Sara

Story Behind The Song

Madison street musician Art Paul Schlosser and singer/songwriter Cactus Joe collaborated on this quirky funny song. Art Paul wrote the lyrics and Cactus Joe composed the music to complement them. We think it will be a good submission for MOST UNUSUAL SONG at the 2010 MAMA Awards.

Song Description

The guy had a girlfriend named Sara. She died, and ever since then he has trouble remembering girls' names. Therefore he only dates women named Sara, and this song is about the results of that conundrum. He calls all his girlfriends Sara, so it is best if he only dates Saras.

Song Length 4:28 Genre Rock - Indie/Low-Fi, Unique - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Engaging, Pleasant Subject Silliness, Dysfunctional Relations
Similar Artists The Decemberists, Elvis Costello Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Sara
by Cactus Joe and Art Paul Schlosser
COPYRIGHT 2009 Cactus Joe Productions LLC

He finds it hard to remember names, so if your name is Sara...
Well maybe then he might date you cuz his last girlfriend was Sara...
And he likes music by all sorts of women, and his mother's name was Glen...
But all of his girlfriends they were always the name of Sara...

PRE CH
So late at night when he calls Sara, she thinks he's really calling her.
But he's calling the Sara before the 5 other Saras.
Maybe that is why... he only dates women with the name of Sara
His first Sara died and he misses her.

CH
He cries Sara come kiss me dear
Come hold me close
And tender dear
She comes and holds him near and he says, You have lovely perfume dear.
And he softly touches her.

Many years later in the nursing home when he has succumbed to Alzheimers...
He cries out to someone hoping it is his Sara...
He doesn't remember that he doesn't live with her...
The nurse though she's not her tries to act like her.
She realizes with his memory loss he can only remember Sara.

PRE CH
So late at night when he calls Sara, she thinks he's really calling her.
But he's calling the Sara before the 5 other Saras.
Maybe that is why... he only dates women with the name of Sara
His first Sara died and he misses her.

CH
He cries out,
Sara come kiss me dear. COme hold me close and tender dear.
She comes and holds him near and he says, You have lovely perfume dear.
Come and kiss me dear, come hold me close and tender dear.
She comes and holds him close, he feels safe when she is near.
And he softly touches her.

Lyrics Art Paul Schlosser Music Cactus Joe
Producer Cactus Joe Productions LLC Publisher Cactus Joe Productions LLC
Performance Guppy Effect Label Cactus Joe Productions LLC
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Top 10 BTW Radio Panel Songs 6/15/2017
Top 10 BTW Publishing Panel Songs 6/15/2017
John Crossman MAMAs 2010 4/20/2010
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