This is one of those rare instances where I'm the lyricist.
Listen to this and you'll see why it's rare. This was written for
my kids... when they pout, stamp, have a tantrum, hold their breaths,
etc., it's time to sing The Sad Song. It's pretty impossible to stay
sad when you hear this.
Of course the overall theme is from the old children's verse, "Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I'm gonna eat some worms,"
but I chucked almost all of the old lyrics. Then I chucked the old
tune, gave it a new bouncy one, and a polka at that. So it's like
my grandfather's axe... the head's been replaced twice, and the handle
five times, but it's still my grandfather's axe.
This is the short version. The longer
version just reprises the instrumental and repeats a verse. All
the important stuff is in here. Actually, I'm joking. There is no important stuff in this song..