Hello, I'm Sad

by Lee Quick

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Sad songs, written and performed by Lee Quick.

Simple, spare recordings, mostly guitar and vocal, mostly done in one take.

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released September 8, 2017

All songs ©2017 L Quick (BMI)
except "So Easy To Cry" L Quick/J Quick, "If I Apologize" L Quick/A Whitman (BMI).

Produced, recorded and performed by Lee Quick
except "So Easy To Cry (JW)" and "If I Apologize (JW)" produced and performed by Jim Wood and Lee Quick (2010)
"Something To Say" produced by Mike West and Lee Quick (2004)

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Lee Quick Los Angeles, California

Lee Quick is a teacher, singer-songwriter-guitarist, ex-Army bassoonist, and Katrina refugee with a penchant for folk music.

This Louisiana-born and classically-trained musician writes in a variety of acoustic, roots and country styles, minimally self-produced and often performed solo.

Lee's eclectic major influences include Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, George Harrison, and Johnny Cash.
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Track Name: So Easy To Cry (JW)
So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I know we’re through

Even though I know you’re gone, my tears keep flowing
And its hard to keep this broken heart from showing

So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I’m all alone

I should never be apart from you
But my tears won’t touch the heart of you
It’s so hard on me
But it’s so easy to cry over you

So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I know we’re through

Now and then I drop my guard and stop pretending
Then my teardrops flow like rivers never ending

So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I’m all alone

Though it tears me up to part from you
All my tears won’t touch the heart of you
It’s so hard on me
But it’s so easy to cry over you
Track Name: The Other Woman
written Nov 20, 2005
revised Jan 30, 2006 (bridge & lyrics)
revised July 4, 2012 (lyrics)


She’d rather not drink coffee all alone every morning
She’d rather have him standing there beside her when she goes walking
She’d rather not keep wondering if he might be calling her this evening
But she’d really rather be the other woman than nothing at all

I told her, darlin’, you don’t have to settle for what he gives you
He’s got another life and if he’s leaving, he would have told you
You shouldn’t sit around and wait for just another man who don’t respect you
Would you really rather be the other woman than nothing at all?

She just smiled and tidied up her kitchen to picture perfect
He don’t have to marry me, she said, I can’t expect that
As long as, every now and then, he makes me feel like someone who’s important

She poured herself another cup of coffee, though she was shaking
I couldn’t figure out if she was angry, or close to crying
I’d rather not admit it, but I think I understood what she was feeling
And I think I’d rather be the other woman than nothing at all
I’d really rather be the other woman than nothing at all.
Track Name: The Black Line (live at the Bluebird 2007)
There’s a black hole
in the highway
It hurts my head to hit it every day
But it’s just too small
so they won’t come
to fill it in and make it smooth again

I can’t help it
but it bothers me

There’s a black mark
on my white dress
I don’t think it will ever fade away
And it wears me down
and I wonder
what would ever make it white again

I can’t help it
but it bothers me

There’s a black line
on my front door
I see it in my memory every day
And it won’t come off
even though I
have tried and tried to make it clean again

I can’t help it
but it bothers me

There’s a black hole
in my memory
of how it feels to get away from pain
But I can’t go back
and there’s nothing
to fill my soul and make it right again

I can’t help it
but it bothers me
Track Name: If I Apologize (JW)
If I apologize, will you forgive?
If I say I'm sorry for the way that I've lived
Think of the good times when our love was new
I'm saying I'm sorry, I apologize to you

If I apologize, can we go on?
Please don't believe that our love is all gone
We had so much together, forgive me my sin
I'm saying I'm sorry, I need you back again

I know that I'm guilty, I'll take all the blame
And I'll try to do better, would you do the same?

If I should promise, will you agree?
That we'll stay together and you'll never leave
Let's try to forget all the pain we've been through
I'm saying I'm sorry, I apologize to you

I loved you much more than I ever knew
I'm saying I'm sorry, I apologize to you
Track Name: I Will Forget (live at the Bluebird 2006)
(written October 19, 2006)

If I’ve ever hurt you bad, let’s pretend I didn’t
If you’ve ever hurt me back, I know you didn’t mean it

If it’s useless to remember
I will forget

When my skin is cut, it takes a little while to heal it
When the scar finally fades, you can hardly see it

When it’s useless to remember
I will forget
Forget

Why live on the bad side
Why put salt in the wound
Why remember the bad times
Just remember the good

If I ever break your heart, let’s go back before it
If you ever make me cry, they’ll dry before you know it

If it’s useless to remember
I will forget
Forget
Track Name: Not Okay (acoustic)
If you kiss me, I won’t have to speak
If you touch me, I won’t have to feel
But if you ask me, I’ll have to say
I’m not okay

If you joke with me, I won’t have to think
If you dance with me, I won’t have to sit
But if you ask me, I’ll have to say
I’m not okay

Take me, make me forget
Take me outside my head
Save me from feeling
Take all my pain away

If you lay with me, I won’t have to lie
If you carry me, I won’t have to try
But if you ask me, I’ll have to say
I’m not okay

Take me, make me forget
Take me outside my head
Save me from feeling
Take all my pain away

If you hold me, I won’t have to stand
If you catch me, I won’t have to land
But if you ask me, I’ll have to say
I’m not okay
I’m not okay
Track Name: Something To Say
When I was young and lost
You were so wise and strong
But when I gave my trust
You were already gone

Why don’t you take off that mask
And take a day to explain
I just don’t believe you’ll have something to say
Anything to say
Anytime soon

When I looked up to you
You looked away and turned your back
A little girl's love refused
A lifetime of questions passed

Why don’t you take off that mask
And take away all the pain
I just don’t believe you’ll have something to say
Anything to say
Anytime soon

Why do these ties keep on pulling us apart?
And when will the time wear down that wall around your heart?

Now you are old and lost
And time is pressing on your back
There must be a way to touch
With more than a passing glance

I’ll have to take off my mask
And search my soul till it hurts
I’ll look into the glass
And I’ll take stock of my words
I’ve got to believe I’ll have something to say
Anything to say
Sometime soon
Track Name: So Easy To Cry (demo)
So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I know we’re through

Even though I know you’re gone, my tears keep flowing
And its hard to keep this broken heart from showing

So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I’m all alone

I should never be apart from you
But my tears won’t touch the heart of you
It’s so hard on me
But it’s so easy to cry over you

So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I know we’re through

Now and then I drop my guard and stop pretending
Then my teardrops flow like rivers never ending

So easy to cry
Now that I’ve lost you
So easy to cry
Now that I’m all alone

Though it tears me up to part from you
All my tears won’t touch the heart of you
It’s so hard on me
But it’s so easy to cry over you

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