Greg Schlotthauer

Greg Schlotthauer

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Pop - Rock | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 190   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: 2/4/2020
   Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Elton John, Coldplay, Nick Drake, New Pornographers, Tears for Fears, Crowded House,

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Plays:

8

Song Description

With a foundation of a fluid, beautiful acoustic piano track, extremely personal lyrics challenging the judgmental criticism that anybody is "too sensitive" soar alongside arpeggiated harp lines and ambient electric guitar until midway through big drums kick in to complete the expression of rage, asking with the appropriate intensity: "how could I EVER be too sensitive at all?" Almost painful harmonics stir up the pot before the last moving chorus and poignant resolution, that everything subsides in time.

Story Behind the Song

For decades I have ingested the criticism of being "too sensitive" and finally questioned whether that is possible, let alone a kind assessment, and it was a wonderful challenge to write a song to blow that accusation out of the water in the name of shared humanity where all of us have feelings and pain.

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Lyrics

Now and then
all the accusations sound the same
I've never known exactly what to say
but lately I can see another way
it turns out it's a game I don't have to play anymore
I've done my time, I know there's something more

Everyone has a reason and a story to believe
how does anybody change what they perceive
the argument is rarely ever won
but there's no cruelty in this side I'm on
there never was
and it doesn't matter if it's right or wrong
but still

How could I ever be too sensitive at all
why do these people want to make that judgment call
when none of them is immune to any pain
it's the least that I can do today

Now and then
after three decades the wounds are all still there
sticks and stones would doubtfully compare
but what can you achieve when they don't care
you're clinging to the notion it's not fair
but I don't care
I don't want to be someone who'll walk away
now

How could I ever be too sensitive at all
why does anybody need to make a judgment call
when none of them is immune to any pain
it's the least that I can do today

And by the way
have you heard the news today
how could I pretend
how could I pretend

Still
how could I ever be too sensitive at all
how can those people dare to make that judgment call
when none of us is immune to any pain
it's the least that I can do today

Now and then
a crime demands attention in the mind
it lingers and it withers all in time

Song Length
4:37
Genres
Pop - General, Rock - General
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Mixed Vocals
Moods
Distressed, Troubled

Subject Matter
Anger, Liberal, Progressive

Similar Artists
Elton John, Ray LaMontagne, Simon & Garfunkel, Ben, Stevie Wonder, Aimee Mann, Elliott Smith, Crowded
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Music Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Performance Credits Greg Schlotthauer, Gregg Williams, Phil Baker, Marcus Watkins, Allison Allport, Allie Reeves, Paul Roessler