Bad Love Song

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I tried to write a love song but I couldn't find the words
I tried to be a good man but I never seem to learn
I tried to do your bidding but I couldn't stand myself
did this ever make me happy? I'm too petrified to tell

bad love song, day one it all went wrong
bad love song, too much to keep going on
I just can't seem to fake it, this bad love song is all I've got

I said I'd be your hero but I kept breaking the rules
I said that I was sorry but it wasn't any use
I went to see a doctor but she couldn't make me right
so I grabbed my hat and toothbrush and lit off in the night

maybe I'll be an old man heart shriveled like my skin
lips foaming with curses on the hearts I couldn't win
but if I can't be Cassanova singing from a shining heart
at least I'll be a wrecking ball that can't be smashed apart

So I pretend that I don't feel it, but it stings just like a sore
maybe I've been ruined and I can't love right anymore
still I have to keep on living so I learn how not to cry
so when bad love comes to find me I can look it in the eye


from Wrecker, released November 5, 2013


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The White Tornado Davenport, Iowa

Combine a bluesy, coffee-drinking piano roller and a straightedge synthesizer geek with a Doctor Who penchant and you get the White Tornado - a mean power-piano-trio-backed songwriter who writes songs about life, love, science, and robots.

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