One to Sing the Blues

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"The One to Sing the Blues" is a song by the British heavy metal band Motörhead, which Epic Records released in a number of formats; 7-inch and 12-inch singles, cassette-single, CD-single as well as a shaped picture disc. It reached number 45 in the UK Singles Chart. It is the opening track on the 1916 album. It was the band's first CD single. Although its official release date is 5 January 1991, Lemmy stated it "came out a few weeks earlier — on my birthday, as a matter of fact", which is 24 December 1990 continuing to say "that's a really great song — maybe we'll put it back in the set one of these days".  


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Don't know what I did
To make you feel that way
I can't always say
Just what I want to say
I'm out of place again,
You're on my case again
Bringing up the past
And sling it in my face again
Put me in the frame,
So even if I win I lose,
Going down slow
Ain't the only way to go,
Listen to me honey,
tell me something funny,
Miss me when I'm gone
You'll be the one to sing the blues,

Seems to me the good times
Ended way too soon
Seems like faded echoes
In an empty room,
Strangers in the night,
Strangers in the light,
Seems like every word we say
Just makes us scratch and bite,
Thought we had the answers,
we were sure couldn't lose,
What you want from me,
Is all the things that I can't be
Listen to me baby,
I'm beginning to go crazy
Miss me when I'm gone
You'll be the one to sing the blues,

More I think about it,
It's a goddamn shame,
Opposites attract
'Till they become the same,
Daggers in our eyes,
Time to say goodbye,
Time to stop pretending,
Time to stop the endless lies
I wish you luck, babe
I hope you find a dream and it comes true
What my eyes can't see
Don't make no difference to me
Listen to me faking,
Even though my heart is breaking
Miss you now you're gone
Now I'm the one to sing the blues

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Motörhead ( /ˈmoʊtərhɛd/) are an English heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to or one of the earliest members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. To date, Motörhead have released twenty studio albums, seven live recordings, five compilation albums and five EPs. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead's reputation as one o… more »

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