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The Replacements — Sadly Beautiful
Album: All Shook Down
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Released: 1990
Length: 3:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
From the very first day that you were born
To the very last time you waved and honked your horn
I had no chance at all to watch you grow
Up so sadly, beautiful
Up so sadly, beautiful

Baby needs a brand new pair of eyes
'Cause the ones you got now see only goodbyes
Had no chance at all to let you know
Oh so sadly, beautiful
Sadly, beautiful

Well you got your father's hair
And you got your father's nose
But you got my soul
Sadly, beautiful

From the very last time you waved and honked your horn
To a face that turned away pale and worn
Had no chance at all to let you know
You left me sadly, beautiful
Left me sadly, beautiful

Sadly, beautiful
So sadly
So sadly
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 lily34 wrote:
i forgot all about this song and cd. i love them both! time to go digging!

 
Like an old jumper that you find in the attic when changing clothes from summer to fall, and you are glad you found it, just a comfortable smile comes to you.
Had no chance at all to let you know,
It's all over now, baby blue.
 Stratocaster wrote:

Who the hell listens to lyrics??

Yes, they pad out the line...that's what lyrics do, with a few exceptions.  It's all about the total package - music, lyrics, production, feel, tempo, blah blah blah.

Ever write a song, Fred?  Who ever heard of a "hit lyric" anyway?  Sheesh.
 

There are occasional exceptions of course, but for the most part I agree with you.
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 helloitsme wrote:
"Have you seen Lucky?"

 
Nah, just missed him. How unlucky.
"Have you seen Lucky?"

Stingray wrote:
Sooo American!
 

Glad you like it! {#Roflol}
 fredriley wrote:
"on the very first day that you were born"? What, were there other days on which you were born? Or is the lyricist just trying to pad out the line? Yep, reckon that's it. Reminds me of the stupid song lyric "it's 4am in the morning" (can't remember what twit wrote that, Sting I think).

Were the song that followed at all interesting I'd be happy to overlook the silly lyric, but it's dull, oh so dull, James Blunt-style dull but even duller than that. Sadly dull, duller than paint drying, than grass growing in winter, than watching the test card {#Sleep}
 
Yes, this one is slow but the brilliance of the 'Mats is that they can light a fire under yer ass too.
Sooo American!
i forgot all about this song and cd. i love them both! time to go digging!
 fredriley wrote:
"on the very first day that you were born"? What, were there other days on which you were born? Or is the lyricist just trying to pad out the line? Yep, reckon that's it. Reminds me of the stupid song lyric "it's 4am in the morning" (can't remember what twit wrote that, Sting I think).

Were the song that followed at all interesting I'd be happy to overlook the silly lyric, but it's dull, oh so dull, James Blunt-style dull but even duller than that. Sadly dull, duller than paint drying, than grass growing in winter, than watching the test card {#Sleep}
 
Who the hell listens to lyrics??

Yes, they pad out the line...that's what lyrics do, with a few exceptions.  It's all about the total package - music, lyrics, production, feel, tempo, blah blah blah.

Ever write a song, Fred?  Who ever heard of a "hit lyric" anyway?  Sheesh.

 fredriley wrote:
"on the very first day that you were born"? What, were there other days on which you were born? Or is the lyricist just trying to pad out the line? Yep, reckon that's it. Reminds me of the stupid song lyric "it's 4am in the morning" (can't remember what twit wrote that, Sting I think).

Were the song that followed at all interesting I'd be happy to overlook the silly lyric, but it's dull, oh so dull, James Blunt-style dull but even duller than that. Sadly dull, duller than paint drying, than grass growing in winter, than watching the test card {#Sleep}
 
Well, the song is titled "Sadly Beautiful", one shouldn't expect a polka.
 robca wrote:
Best of his generation IMHO.
 
I like the Replacements and everything, but lets not go getting nutty now.{#Stop}
"on the very first day that you were born"? What, were there other days on which you were born? Or is the lyricist just trying to pad out the line? Yep, reckon that's it. Reminds me of the stupid song lyric "it's 4am in the morning" (can't remember what twit wrote that, Sting I think).

Were the song that followed at all interesting I'd be happy to overlook the silly lyric, but it's dull, oh so dull, James Blunt-style dull but even duller than that. Sadly dull, duller than paint drying, than grass growing in winter, than watching the test card {#Sleep}
My favorite track off this album.
Rickvee wrote:
Wonderful song. Sadly beautiful indeed. Paul Westerberg is a phenomenal songwriter.
agreed. . .
Rickvee wrote:
Wonderful song. Sadly beautiful indeed. Paul Westerberg is a phenomenal songwriter.
amen
:music:
Mugro wrote:
I always wondered what great musicians the Replacements replaced? :stupid: These guys really suck. Never did like them. Bring back the Replaced!
wiki:
The band first formed in Southwest Minneapolis as Dogbreath in 1979 as a punk rock group. Bob Stinson, his brother Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars had been jamming together in the Stinsons' house when they were approached by Paul Westerberg and his guitar, bringing the four together for the first time. Westerberg had been performing in a Rush cover band and heard Dogbreath as he walked home each day. He vowed that he would join the group, but they already had a singer. Westerberg, through series of well-placed lies and manipulations, put the band at odds with their singer and tensions soon forced the singer to depart; Westerberg joined the band soon after. The band then took the name The Impediments for its first show, which was at a halfway house, but they were kicked out for being drunk. The person who booked them vowed to have them blacklisted in Minneapolis-St. Paul, so they quickly changed their name to The Replacements.
Anyone surprised that Mugs don't like the 'Mats? :no:
Rickvee wrote:
Wonderful song. Sadly beautiful indeed. Paul Westerberg is a phenomenal songwriter.
Couldn't agree more a GENIUS!
bokey wrote:
I taped a song of their's once and got the DJ on the tape calling them"The Placemats".I had to sacrifice a few brain cells making sure that didn't stick in my head.
You sure you sacrificed the right ones?
Rickvee wrote:
Wonderful song. Sadly beautiful indeed. Paul Westerberg is a phenomenal songwriter.
Best of his generation IMHO.
radiozep wrote:
:roflol: Not that we all agree with the 'Genius', but that was a funny comment...
Yes, yes. And, if by funny, you mean tired, yes. I am picking up what you are laying down, brother! :)
Wonderful song. Sadly beautiful indeed. Paul Westerberg is a phenomenal songwriter.
bokey wrote:
I taped a song of their's once and got the DJ on the tape calling them"The Placemats".I had to sacrifice a few brain cells making sure that didn't stick in my head.
They refer to themselves as "The Mats."
I taped a song of their's once and got the DJ on the tape calling them"The Placemats". I had to sacrifice a few brain cells making sure that didn't stick in my head.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Sure... about every 3rd show... Paul confessed that they couldn't do a great show every night, and it would most likely be "okay one night, crap the next, but then, mighty."
I once heard Westerberg refer to himself as the 'king of mediocrity" his self effacing manerism and his hard rocking attitude, mixed with slow thoughtful songs like this are part of his charm!
radiozep wrote:
:roflol: Not that we all agree with the 'Genius', but that was a funny comment...
Yes, it was the first time he wrote it. But alas our "Genius" tries out far too many variations of that same line.
10! 10! 10! 10! ...we're not worthy! :sunny:
physicsgenius wrote:
I fell asleep on the way to the rating button.
:roflol: Not that we all agree with the 'Genius', but that was a funny comment...
This is not the up to the level of Let it Be, Tim, or Pleased to Meet Me--3 of the greatest albums in rock. Still, even mediocre Replacements is better than 95% of everything else. A solid 9
physicsgenius wrote:
I fell asleep on the way to the rating button.
Spam!, Spam!, Spam!, Spam! Troll!, Troll!, Troll!, Troll!
physicsgenius wrote:
I fell asleep on the way to the rating button.
and unfortunately, you fall in that 90%.
I fell asleep on the way to the rating button.
This is really a beautiful song!! Love it.
treatment_bound wrote:
Thanks for commenting, but this album ain't even close to "Hootenanny" (which you quoted oh so well). Try ripping off any lyrics to 'Sadly Beautiful' (or any other cut on "All Shook" off the top of your head)--it ain't easy! I see you left Burnsville since August 7, but stayed in Vikingland. There goes your season pass at Buck Hill...
I usually go to Welch anyways ;) I'm one of those goofballs who enjoyed the transition that Westerberg made. Still buy his albums. It's a love or hate thing, definitely.
MickMan wrote:
A great song from one of my all-time favorite discs. I wish I had seen these guys back in the day. I heard they put on quite a show.
Sure... about every 3rd show... Paul confessed that they couldn't do a great show every night, and it would most likely be "okay one night, crap the next, but then, mighty."
veegez wrote:
Totally disagree. Great album. Not like Hootenanny and doesn't have any songs with lyrics like: "First thing we do when we finally pull up. Get sheeeiiitt faced drunk, try to sober up." But, still good. :)
Thanks for commenting, but this album ain't even close to "Hootenanny" (which you quoted oh so well). Try ripping off any lyrics to 'Sadly Beautiful' (or any other cut on "All Shook" off the top of your head)--it ain't easy! I see you left Burnsville since August 7, but stayed in Vikingland. There goes your season pass at Buck Hill...
treatment_bound wrote:
this really wasn't even a Replacements album. Basically, by this point it was Westerberg & whoever else showed for the session, but the label had to market it as a group album (which tanked, AGAIN!). Really a sorry effort for a swan song from a fine band. :puke:
Totally disagree. Great album. Not like Hootenanny and doesn't have any songs with lyrics like: "First thing we do when we finally pull up. Get sheeeiiitt faced drunk, try to sober up." But, still good. :)
this really wasn't even a Replacements album. Basically, by this point it was Westerberg & whoever else showed for the session, but the label had to market it as a group album (which tanked, AGAIN!). Really a sorry effort for a swan song from a fine band. :puke:
A great song from one of my all-time favorite discs. I wish I had seen these guys back in the day. I heard they put on quite a show.
Hey. I have this. And I forgot about it. Sweet.
The kind of song made for overcast days. Aces.
Thanks for the beautiful song. More Replacements/Paul Westerberg please!!!
Not bad, but Jessica Riddle(jacobs) does a better version
i keep hearing about these guys, so i'm glad to get a sampling. i usually need a few listens to judge potentially pretty songs.
I always wondered what great musicians the Replacements replaced? :stupid: These guys really suck. Never did like them. Bring back the Replaced!
Rickvee wrote:
A great solo acoustic Westerberg tune!
ain't it though
A great solo acoustic Westerberg tune!
Great song! :music: