In Anger, Unkind Words Are Said

In Anger, Unkind Words Are Said

Jim has picked a sort of melancholy theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. I thought of first of choosing a rather obvious track from Oasis. But then decided to try to find something different.

This is a time of year when we end up playing a lot of Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett music. Their deep, lush voices create a wonderful atmosphere. Therefore I was pleased to have a song recorded by Tony Bennett) but originally from country legend Hank Williams Snr.

“Cold. Cold Heart” has some very interesting lyrics. There is a story there of a man in love with a woman who seems to have a hard time trusting his feelings for her. There is a past heartbreak that has scarred her. I also think that line “in anger, unkind words are said” is such an important one to remember. The wrong choice of words can cause so much hurt in a relationship, so Robert and I have found in our three hundred years of marriage to give ourselves time to cool off before we discuss a topic we clearly have very different opinions over.

Credits: Hank Williams Snr

I tried so hard, my dear to show
That you're my every dream
Yet, you're afraid each thing I do
Is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past
Keeps us so far apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

Another love before my time
Made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is paying now
For things I didn't do
In anger unkind words are said
That make the teardrops start
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

[Instrumental Interlude]

There was a time when I believed
That you belonged to me
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you
The more we drift apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

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