“Lullaby”

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Track Notes:
My friend was dating someone, who, one could call a stalker in training. When she broke up with him it started getting really weird. He’d stand under the window of her apartment shouting her name. He’d call non-stop. He’d drop by her work. All kinds of strange things. The more he did, the less she’d want to be around him. Of course in his mind he was working on winning her back (and I think he thought he was pretty close).

I thought it might be interesting to write a love song (of sorts) from his viewpoint after the breakup.

Seven Graylands: Drums, keyboards/samples
David Wilkie: Vocals
Paget Campbell: Guitar

Copyright Seven Graylands 1992


Lyrics:
It’s a quarter after two
all the wreckage outside reminds me of you
At a quarter after three
I wrote down the words how much you mean to me
and I’m not sure
I don’t know how you seem to take my heart
and make it a bit squishy mess

You say to me “ignore me”
You say that you don’t care for me
You smiled and then you left me
…but things could work out
You say to me you hate me
And now you just make fun of me
Remember how we used to be
things will work out
If you sing to me that lullaby again
Just hold me and sing that song again

It’s a quarter after four
I stood here and thought of you some more
At five o’clock I call
But somehow your words just make my heart fall
to my knees
I guess that I’ll just sit here
and stare right through the window
and wonder what you mean

When you say to me “ignore me”
You say that you don’t care for me
You smile and then you left me
…things could work out
You say to me you hate me
And now you just make fun of me
Remember how we used to be
things could work out
If you sing to me that lullaby again
Hold me and sing that song again

It’s six o’clock A.M.
I thought I’d try to ring you up again
and sometime after ten
four police are banging on my door
but then I’m not sure
Why you think that all
of those court orders matter
when there’s so much love between us

You say to me “ignore me”
You say that you don’t care for me
You smile and then you left me
…things could work out
Sing to me that lullaby again
Just hold me and sing that song again

“Rain, rain go away come again some other day.”

One comment to “Lullaby”

  • Brian Horst  says:

    i’ve never heard any of this stuff. this must’ve been right around the time you “disappeared” andi went to SF

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