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Sad Believer

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Sad Believer is a cautionary tale, and not a happy song. Naivete can get a person caught up in harmful circumstances. Sometimes those who claim to care the most for us only help facilitate our poor choices. At other times we are simply our own worst enemy. I'm not sure which is a sadder state of affairs; being fooled by others or fooled by oneself. I think the latter is the real tragedy.

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Sad Believer
© 2017 Leo Papa

When Amy was a little girl, her daddy used to say
You’ve got to learn about the game, but you don’t have to play
They told her not to press her luck, told her not to breathe
They told her not to run amok, until she’d nearly scream
Spending time on odds and ends, drinking too much wine
She tells her friends, and just pretends, she is doing fine

Is it an act of faith, possibly naive
She’s just a sad believer who is easily deceived

She drinks some booze and pops some pills, and does another line
There’s always methamphetamine, to make a faster climb
She knows just what she wants, because she gets it every time
When push begins to shove, you know she never has a dime
With growing indications, no one’s coming round
She’s looking for a softer spot, each time she hits the ground

She’s unlucky in love, at least that’s what they say.
And what’s the point of loving, when you throw it all away?

She was just a kid, and kept her feelings hid
Wondering if she’d ever find her way
Couldn’t they forgive, the things she often did
Between the edge of night and break of day

Now Amy's on the corner, shooting up the breeze
And ever-loving Johnny’s, still stuck in the deep freeze
Johnny says to Amy, can you help me find a door?
But Amy can’t do nothing, till her friends tell her the score
Amy’s friends on the West End, just keep up a facade
And say that they’re not gamblers, as they calculate the odds

Is it an act of faith, possibly naive
They’re all just sad believers who are easily deceived

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from Levon Bus Travels, released October 9, 2020
Levon Bus - Vocal, rhythm guitar
Jimmy George - Keyboard (piano)
Mo Pair – Bass, vocal harmony

© 2019 Levon Bus Music
© 2019 Leo Papa, Jimmy George & Mo Pair

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