M100FS (Rock Version) – 98 – “The Saddest Song” – The Ataris

 

The Ataris are an American rock band from Anderson, Indiana. Formed in 1996, they released five studio albums between 1997 and 2007. Their best-selling album is So Long, Astoria (2003), which was certified gold. Their high-charting single is the cover song “The Boys of Summer” from So Long, Astoria.

Yes but on that album there’s this! 

The Saddest Song is about a Dad and his young daughter who he rarely sees because of a marriage break up. But does he do enough?

“I remember waiting for you to call” is a nod to all those kids like me, who was six when his father upped and left, left waiting.

And waiting.

“I know what it’s like growing up with your Father in your life”

So maybe it happened to him? A repeat cycle.

This is a great song with energy despite lyrically being sensitive and poignant.

And at the finish…

“Forgive me. I’m so sorry. I will make it up to you”.

Words can come so easy. I hope he did.

Only two more days until your birthday
Yesterday was mine
You’ll be turning five, I know what it’s like
Growing up without your father in your life
So I pretend, I’m doing all I can
And hope someday you’ll find it in your heart
To understand why I’m not around
And forgive me for not being in your life
I remember waiting for you to come
Remember waiting for you to call
Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
I remember waiting
(Waiting for you to come)
I remember waiting
(Waiting for you to call)
Waiting there to find nothing at all
Maybe someday you’ll really get to know me
Not just the letters read to you
I pray I get the chance to make it up to you
We’ve gotta lot of catchin’ up to do
So I pretend, I’m doin’ all I can
And I hope someday you’ll find it in your heart
To understand why I’m not around
And forgive me for not being in your life
I remember waiting for you to come
I remember waiting for you to call
Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
I remember waiting
(Waiting for you to come)
I remember waiting
(Waiting for you to call)
Waiting there to find nothing at all
I remember waiting
(Waiting for you to come, waiting for you to come)
I remember
(Waiting for you to come)
Forgive me
(Waiting for you to come)
I’m so sorry
I will make it up to you

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