chapter four (sad song)

from in the event of rhythm by steve

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“Weird Kid” has led us away from the darkness of Tracks 1 and 2 to this poignant and heartbreaking ballad about the struggles in Ramsier’s life. Unflinchingly personal lyrics long for times past and lost memories. In the final verse, Ramsier raises quiet, subtle vocals, encouraging us to sing “My sad song.”

-Ryan LaBo, HỲP magazine (December 2000)


play rhythm on my drum
play rhythm on my drum
can i sing to you my sad song?

lyrics run through my mind
but all my thoughts can’t combine
do you want to hear a song that almost rhymes?
or am i just a waste of your time
can i sing to you my . . .

my sad song?
my sad song?
my sad song?
my sad song?

life ain’t simple like it had been
i could always run to the cabin
even as our time ran thin
we used to have the cabin
this is why I sing my . . .

my sad song?
my sad song?
my sad song?
my sad song?

it’s hard to read an emotion
and to see through all this commotion
feelings from other songs might bring
hope that someday i could sing

My sad song?
My sad song?
My sad song?
My sad song?

When did it all go wrong?
And how long does this have to go on
I think my soul is starting to rip
Yet I still hold hope that Jesus wept
Even Jesus wept

As I play a rhythm
On my drum.


from in the event of rhythm, released December 30, 2000

ramsier: vocals, percussion
b. ullman: rhythm guitar
d. ullman: rhythm and lead guitars, backup vocals
jackson: harmonica
robinson: bass, backup vocals


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