Ever hear an unbeat song with very depressing lyrics?
Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics, The Everly Brothers
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Don't want your love anymore.
Don't want your kisses, that's for sure.
I die each time I hear this sound,
"Here he comes, That's Cathy's Clown."
This is a story of a guy becoming an object of ridicule because the title Cathy has humiliated him with lies. When I heard it as a kid it stuck out in my mind as one of the most quirkily romantic tunes of the early sixties. Quirky, yes, because it does have a few points where a slightly downbeat note betrays the song's angst. But when I was a kid, that was easily overlooked and it still sticks in my mind as one of the most dreamily romantic tunes of the era, consistent with a notion I then had, not understanding most of the words, that any song about a clown must surely be cheerful. And even now that I understand the lyrics, the tune alone still seems predominantly upbeat, for all the angst being conveyed.
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening
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