Song of the Day #3,719: ‘Say You’re Sorry’ – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles is so good I feel a little guilty for not listening to her more.

The truth is I hear her songs quite a bit, especially tracks from her 2007 debut Little Voice, because my daughter plays the hell out of them on long drives. But Bareilles’ second album, 2010’s Kaleidoscope Heart, is very good as well and I never play that one. And I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know she had a third album, 2013’s The Blessed Unrest, which was nominated for an Album of the Year Grammy (it lost to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories).

Then there’s her Tony-nominated songbook for the 2016 musical Waitress, which I’ve neither seen nor heard. Interesting tie-in to yesterday’s SOTD: Waitress features a song titled ‘A Soft Place to Land,’ a phrase I singled out in Brandy Clark’s song ‘Hold My Hand.’

All this to say that Bareilles is a supremely talented singer-songwriter and I should really give a little more of my time to her work. I’m downloading The Blessed Unrest tonight.

[Verse 1]
Circus of silence down at our feet
Paper cut tigers starting to bleed
Hang from your tightrope above the mess
Just say you’re sorry, no more no less
Words you won’t use, you don’t feel them like I do
Show will be over soon

[Chorus]
It’s not the curtain closing causing us to call it a day
I want to walk away too
But I want you to say you are sorry
I’m not the one who went and made a mistake
I want to walk away too
But I want you to say you are sorry

[Verse 2]
I used to believe that the storybook’s true
Now I don’t need it, at least not with you
So if you see him, the man beneath the mask
Tell him I’m leaving and not looking back
Words are no use, you don’t need them like I do
Show will be over soon

[Chorus]
It’s not the curtain closing causing us to call it a day
I want to walk away too
But I want you to say you are sorry
I’m not the one who went and made a mistake
I want to walk away too
But I want you to say you are sorry

[Verse 3]
I want the one word that you refuse to say to me
You’re so good at giving me responsibility
I wash my hands clean and let you watch me as I go
I’m sorry for you, just so you know

[Chorus]
It’s not the curtain closing causing us to call it a day
I want to walk away too
But I want you to say you are sorry
I’m not the one who went and made a mistake
I want to walk away too
But I want you to say you are sorry

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,719: ‘Say You’re Sorry’ – Sara Bareilles

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Waitress is going to be at the Arsht Center this Broadway season. Your whole family would love it.

  2. Peg says:

    I agree it’s a wonderful show!

  3. Maddie says:

    Love Sara’s music and absolutely adore Waitress. Her acting chops were killer too and I’m looking forward to seeing her do more 😍

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