Willie Nelson - Sad Songs And Waltzes Lyrics




I'm writing a song all about you a true song as real as my tears
But you've no need to fear it cause no one will hear it
Cause sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year
I'll tell all about how you cheated I'd like to the whole world to hear
I'd like to get even with you cause you're leavin'
And songs and waltzes aren't selling this year
It's a good thing that I'm not a star you don't know how lucky you are
Though my record may say it no one will play it
Cause sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year
[steel]
Well it's a good thing...





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  1. Beverlee Brown

    Country/real music IS THIS!!! It will never be the same again, will it?

  2. Luis Salas

    Willie Nelson is a national treasure

  3. Undercover Person

    "Its a good thing im not a star", I guess she wasnt lucky in the end huh

  4. Fred Payette

    Wow 20 years later I find out it's a cover song and not Cake. Respect to Mr. Wilson

  5. Pondy Hsu

    I'm writing a song all about you
    A true song as real as my tears
    But you've no need to fear it,
    'cause no one will hear it
    'Cause sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year

    I'll tell all about how you cheated
    I'd like to the whole world to hear
    I'd like to get even with you 'cause you're leaving
    'Cause sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year

    It's a good thing that I'm not a star
    You don't know how lucky you are
    Though my record may say it, no one will play it
    'Cause sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year
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    but It's a good thing that I'm not a star
    You don't know how lucky you are
    Though my record may say it, no one will play it
    'Cause sad songs and waltzes
    aren't selling this year.....

  6. Tyler Downey

    Tyler childers brought me here

  7. T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

    I STILL have my ORIGINAL album, PLUS 45s, 1973. I've never heard of Cake.

    Luis Salas

    You sound like a hipster lol

    Wabi Sabi

    Great band. They do a lot of covers of the classics, from this song to Frank Sinatra to Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive).

    meow meow

    Because no one likes you and you never had a birthday party?

  8. Jerry Morgan JR

    Who the fuck is cake? I leave cakes out in the rain!

  9. insomnom nomnia

    Yoddle kid should do this next

  10. Fish N Chips

    anybody can recommend me another song like this? slow country. i usually hear this kind of song in the middle of nowhere lonely dinner

    Kimble Jury

    Waltz across Texas, Lay Down Beside Me,

    Lauren Ashley

    Nobody answers when I call your name by Vince Gill, I'm over you by Keith Whitley, Promises by Randy Travis are a few slow sad ones I like

  11. Jimmathon Smiteth

    It's kind of ironic that this isn't widely known as being originally by Nelson. You know, cause the song is about not selling.

    nama.pemuaswanita Fg

    sexbebas

    Colter Pett

    Many people don't realize that this is the original song. For a while I thought it was Cake

    Bernadette Fischer

    @Colter Pett Til two minutes ago I did too!!! feel so betrayed by my youth!

  12. William Leidecker

    how do people dislike this smh wtf

  13. heyyyyyynow

    Nothing like a double barrel of Willie straight to the face.

    Derrick Penrod

    I could go for a double barrel to the face right now

  14. Kyle Hire

    Willie is the most.....

  15. Conwayfan98

    ..."because sad songs and waltzes will never sell again." According to the modern country music scene.

    Kenny Dobbins

    There are still a few traditional style artists.

  16. Eric Freeman

    Sturgill Simpson covers this well.

  17. Rodolfo ssdesantana

    Holly mother of God!

  18. Condofoss

    Cake did an excellent cover

  19. giantflyingturtles

    willie nelson: genius

  20. SlalomundSpeed1949

    Bob's version yesterday evening in Mainz was amazing!

    MelonPlanet

    yes...you are right. Dylan played this song in Mainz. Only one time. One and only one wonderful time...

  21. Roger Barrett

    The song "Sad Songs And Waltzes" is a very good song.  But I have to say, I don't mean to sound like an asshole,  Keith Whitley sang it better than ol' Willie, I'm sorry.

    Scott Nowak

    I was hoping someone would mention Keith in the comments section. I agree with you, Roger. Keith's voice and instrumentals are unbeatable on this song.

  22. Peter Oleson

    in those old days i used to live on roosvelt drive Ketchikan no water.

    T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

    Peter Oleson

    been in the same shape.👍

  23. DoubleJ1203

    One of my favorite Willie songs.  Personally, I think this Willie's best album - it has a certain I don't know what, that makes it special.  I'm on my third copy of the album. 

    meow meow

    DoubleJ1203 are you eating them??

  24. Gregory Maslyn

    I don't understand why people even compare covers to the original. There is no "best song". The beauty of music is that anyone can create it, and be valued equally for their artistic expression. Cake didn't try to out-do Willie by playing his song. They chose to perform it because they love it.

    C.I. DeMann

    +Gregory Maslyn So I'm not allowed to have a favorite? Or I'm not allowed to SAY my favorite? Seems kind of messed up to not let people give their opinion. No one's attacking anyone. We're just saying which version we like best.

    Donnie `

    +C.I. DeMann kills yourself

    heyyyyyynow

    Yeah! Let's be an asshole! So cool and original!

    gravecactus

    i guess so. my personal preference is for the cake version, but that's the one i grew up with. Johnny Cash himself covered NIN's song Hurt, and it's a fantastic cover imo. in that case my perception is reversed, because again i grew up with NIN's version :P humans are so fickle eh?

    Kenny Dobbins

    @Donnie `You shouldn't wish ill will on anyone.

  25. Lowell Thomas, Jr.

    Willie, how can we miss 'em when they won't GO AWAY !!! Thanks, Bobby Jindal, Sean Hannity and Susan Powter, and, of course Dan Hicks and his HOT LICKS! Hay yo Jackie King ! lol

  26. justbrad74

    Can't beat the original.

  27. André Carvalho

    Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...

    Fred Payette

    Which is also a cover

  28. MarcBrewer

    Cake used to do a cool cover of George Jone's "The Race Is On" in their shows about 20 years ago.

  29. Lowell Thomas, Jr.

    This album had a profound effect on my musical perceptions and it DID help me through more than a couple of "sinking spells." lol

  30. Jesse Dudas

    Both versions are great, and Willie Nelson is a legend.... However... The superior instrumental backing on the Cake version (especially the horns) makes it the better overall song.....

  31. dio52

    Willie's vocals are a bit better than Cake's version, but the horns in the Cake version just kill it. I gotta go with Cake for this one.

    steelplayer1

    Sorry but no amount of horns can replace a steel guitar.

    1978garfield

    @steelplayer1 I will take the steel and organ over the trumpet too.

  32. jwaltz01

    Yup Cake is better, sorry Willie.

  33. MaKaKitozito

    cake is better.

    Brian Rogers

    MaKaKitozito Keith Whitley version is best

  34. Jim Scott

    Had no clue Cake's was a cover...interesting.

    Devin Moorhead

    That whole album was covers

  35. David Giron

    GCraig, I think that's a spot on take on both versions. I wouldn't want to say which one is better, because they are both good, just different.

  36. Orioles Whiz Craig

    It's a very funny song lyrically and I think Cake really brings that out. Country wise Willie's version leaves you searching for the humor a little more and rest assured, he is the master! Great tune and portrait of a desparate little angry man who's been burned. I truly enjoy both versions.

    Jeremy Renals

    Yes! It's such a funny song! I thought it was just me. I can't sing it without breaking into laughter. Genius!

  37. lester crinklesack

    although cakes version is good and it introduces me to this version,you can almost feel Willies pain as he sings it,its more moving.

  38. Robert Bell

    I like the Cake version. It's good in it's own way. But yeah, the ORIGINAL is by far the best.

  39. LordKellicos

    @danieljh Agreed. No question.