I Let You Down

I Let You Down

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Liner Notes: 

I hear this as mostly sweet and upbeat but with a tinge of sadness. Yeah, the lyric is a downer, but the music doesn't have to be!

Still, if you want it and you hear it darker, that's fine, too.

--Doug

NOTE: Corey has asked to set this one to music.

Lyrics: 

In a garret
Alone in Paris
Looking out at mansard roofs
And a sky of clouds

Spending hours
Looking for answers
Trying to redeem myself
Though I don’t know how

Chorus
I let you down
I let you down
I let you down
And I won’t ever be the same
(2X)

You intrigued me
A kind of mystery
I could tell you felt a spark
So I played along

You are worth it
But I made no effort
To give you something more than time
Yeah, I did you wrong

Chorus
I let you down
I let you down
I let you down
And I won’t ever be the same
(2X)

(Bridge)
When I woke up in the morning
And found you’d slipped away
The face I saw in the mirror
Was of someone who’d betrayed
What it means to have…
A heart
I let myself down, too

(Instrumental)

Chorus
I let you down
I let you down
I let you down
And I won’t ever be the same
(3X)



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Comments

coreystewart's picture

Hi Doug, I love the bittersweet nature of your lyric, I reckon I could match that with some music. May I have a go?

tjeff's picture

Good lyric, I relate to the sentiment in your story and it brought out some sadness in me. I'll look forward to hearing the finished version.

cleanshoes's picture

Great lyrics. There's a sort of muted nostalgia about this--the sadness doesn't feel immediate, and I like that. Looking forward to hearing the music.

Edward 9th Street's picture

Very cool. Tight form but says a lot. Relatable for many, I'd say.