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Music Memory Monday: Sad Nights

Hey Blue Rodeo Fans,



This MMM is from Margaret Truskolaski, from the super cool FB group Blue Rodeo Crazies, 5,500+ strong! Here's Margaret...




The official video for Sad Nights


Here's Jim telling the story of, and singing Sad Nights, in 2011 at the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia...


Jim: “Years ago when we lived in New York, my wife was going to acting school, Greg and I were trying to get a band together, and this was, uh, this was before my wife and I got married. And you really think, I don’t know why our parents didn’t try to stop us, I mean, an actor and a musician? (laughter from the crowd) Just by the luck of the draw, we made it through. Anyway, this was a time she used to go work at the film festival and we lived in New York City. That was when I realized, that it was too hard to do without her, so that’s why we got married. (applause)


Jim sings:


Walked you to the corner


Stood beside the bus


And tears rolled down our faces


As the driver stared at us


Typical summer


That time of year


When you go back to Toronto


And I stay here


And I miss the way you wake up


And the way you sigh


And I miss the way you turn your head away when you cry


I don't think this time will fly



Here comes sad nights again


Here comes


Sad nights again



Around about midnight


When it's still too hot to think


We'll go back down to the neighbourhood


And get ourselves a drink


Every day working


Not getting far


No, this town ain't much for starting off


It's only made for stars


And later when I'm walking underneath the starless sky


There's a couple in a doorway


And I think I hear them cry


But they turn their heads


When I go by



Here comes sad nights again


Here comes


Sad nights again



Last days of summer


San Janelle feast


There's music hanging in the air


And dancing in the streets


People line the corners


And they stand beside the fires


And I'm watching from my window


As the sparks go by


And somewhere there's a gunshot


People scatter everywhere


And it happens every day


So there's still laughter in the air


And as I lay down


I wish you were here



And here comes sad nights again


Here comes


Sad nights again


Here comes sad nights again



Well this is a good place to sign off, it should give all of us a chance to find a box of Kleenex...


Thanks to Margaret Truskolaski for her Music Memory, and to you for dropping by.


We'll see you down the road...



Dave Brinton, True Rodeo.




Sources: Margaret Truskolaski, Youtube, and other sites as linked.



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