Song of the Day #4,566: ‘Hate to See You Like This’ – Fountains of Wayne

Fountains of Wayne’s fifth and final album, 2011’s Sky Full of Holes, is the one I know least. It’s nice, then, to see it pop up on a Random Weekend and treat me to a “new” song.

‘Hate to See You Like This’ is a sweet plea to a loved one who is suffering from depression. I like that the music is more power pop upbeat than you would expect from the lyrics.

Come on girl
You’re not even trying
Your place is a mess
And all your plants are dying
You’re lying around in those sweatpants
You’re staring off into the distance
Come on give me a kiss
I hate to see you like this
I hate to see you like this

Ah ah ah ah
I hate to see you like this

I don’t know
What’s going on in your head now
But I think it’s time
You got on up out of bed now
Let’s get your phone reconnected
Let’s get this room disinfected
Come on give me a kiss
I hate to see you like this
I hate to see you like this

Ah ah ah ah
I hate to see you like this

You know whatever’s on your mind
It’s gonna work itself out over time
But it’s never gonna get much better
If you don’t make a little effort
Just a little effort

Come on girl
Let’s pull it together
You can’t just watch infomercials forever
If you need a hand
Why don’t you take mine?
Let’s get you out
Into the sunshine
Come on give me a kiss
I hate to see you like this
I hate to see you like this

Ah ah ah ah
I hate to see you like this

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,566: ‘Hate to See You Like This’ – Fountains of Wayne

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m used to lighter subject matter from FOW, but this is nice nevertheless.

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