Greg Schlotthauer

Greg Schlotthauer

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Pop - Rock | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 194   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Elton John, Coldplay, Nick Drake, New Pornographers, Tears for Fears, Crowded House,

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Song Description

This 70's rock groove has a Sheryl Crow feel with Christian Cassan on drums and guitar while Greg plays a Fender Rhodes keyboard, singing a desperate play on words from John Lennon's writing in the Beatles' "Yer Blues" with "yes, I'm lonely, but I don't wanna die." This is a personal song of hope that from admitting the most basic struggle in life, addiction can be arrested.

Story Behind the Song

I personified addiction and spoke directly to it in this song: "oh, why are you making me sing this song again..." and reduced the cycle of addiction and relapse to its most basic struggle, admitting I don't know how to live.

Lyrics

Oh, why are you making me sing this song again
Oh, why have I put myself through this again
I had get out of my head
but I sure wasn't trying to get into you
Hell, no
Hell no !

I don't know how to live ...

It never seems like I know what's good for me
but I know that what I really want can never be
so come on over to my place
I've got music, pictures, wine and I'll forget your name
I swear I'll forget your name

I don't know how to live
I don't know how to live
I don't know how to live
and that's all I really have to say, yeah
It's the only thing that makes any sense
and all that I can tell you honestly

I don't know how to live
I don't know how to live
I don't know how to live
and that's all I really have to say, yeah

to get to the heart of this bleeding heart
I'm sick of lying
pacifying all my demons
I think I'm ready to get stronger
and say it straight into the mirror's eyes:
"Yes, I'm lonely"
yeah, but I don't wanna die

Oh, but I don't know how to live
I don't know how to live
I don't know how to live
and that's all I really have to say

It's the only thing that makes any sense
the deepest I can get to find hope for me

Oh, is there hope for me
I know there is hope for me
There's got to be hope for me
Yes, I know there is hope for me

Song Length
3:52
Genres
Rock - General, Rock - Classic
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tense, Stressed

Subject Matter
Addiction, Life

Similar Artists
Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Beatles, Arcade Fire, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, Todd Rundgren
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Music Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Performance Credits Greg Schlotthauer, Christian Cassan, Ariel Levine, Steve Rossiter, Adinah Alexander