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Stop Singing These Sad Songs
by Harry Chapin

Stop singing these sad songs
Just tell me 'bout the good times
I have heard that cold hard truth so many time before
Stop singing these sad songs
Just tell me 'bout the good times, baby
'Cause I don't want to hear them old heart breaking sad songs anymore


Ah, don't you listen to my lyrics
'Cause they don't make much sense
And if they rhyme every other line
It's only coincidence


Stop singing these sad songs
Just tell me 'bout the good times
I have heard that cold hard truth so many time before
Stop singing these sad songs
Just tell me 'bout the good times, baby
'Cause I don't want to hear them old heart breaking sad songs anymore


I'll help you with your burden, babe
I'll help you lug your load, lady
I'll skip up a smile each and every mile
As you're skipping down the road


Stop singing these sad songs
Just tell me 'bout the good times
I have heard that cold hard truth so many time before
Stop singing these sad songs
Just tell me 'bout the good times, baby
'Cause I don't want to hear them old heart breaking sad songs anymore
Well, hold it now and feel it
I don't want to hear them old heart breaking sad songs anymore
Now baby, I don't want to them sad songs any,
One more time for time for the kids in the hospital,
I don't want to hear these sad songs anymore


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Sniper & Other Love Songs

 
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In 1972, Harry released Sniper & Other Love Songs. Thirty years would pass before the album would ever reach the CD format. Sniper was finally re-released in June, 2002.

Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city. The album features the original studio versions of Chapin classics "A Better Place to Be" and "Circle." But perhaps more importantly (as those songs are already well-distributed on compilation CDs), the album features seemingly lost Chapin stories, including "And the Baby Never Cries," "Burning Herself," "Barefoot Boy," and "Woman Child."

Sniper is for the seasoned Chapin fan. New fans would do better to check out Greatest Stories Live. But for Chapin fans who have reached the level of the Dance Band on the Titanic album, this is the next step. Slightly over-produced and having a little of the "forced" feel that some of Harry's studio albums possess, this album does not capture the powerfully live Harry Chapin. Nonetheless, it captures Harry's great iconoclastic songwriting--Harry takes the story song to new heights here. But the album works best for those ready for it; don't buy it until you are ready to appreciate it!