Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad

Album: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
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  • Got to find me a way
    To take me back to yesterday.
    How can I ever hope to forget you?
    Won't you show me a place
    Where I can hide my lonely face?
    I know you're going to break my heart if I let you.

    [Chorus]
    Why does love got to be so sad?
    Why does love got to be so sad?
    Why does love got to be so sad?
    Why does love got to be so sad?

    Like a moth to a flame,
    Like a song without a name,
    I've never been the same since I met you.
    Like a bird on the wing,
    I've got a brand new song to sing,
    I can't keep from singing about you.

    [Chorus]

    I'm beginning to see
    What a fool you've made of me.
    I might have to break the law when I find you.
    Stop running away;
    I've got a better game to play,
    You know I can't go on living without you.

    [Chorus] Writer/s: BOBBY WHITLOCK, ERIC PATRICK CLAPTON, ROBERT S. WHITLOCK
    Publisher: MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Jeff from AlabamaDefinitely not Jim Keltner anywhere on this album. It was all Jim Gordon on this album.
  • Francis L. Vena from New York City,, NyDuane played lead with EC on this song; the guitar
    pharsing at the end is simply magical. It's
    truly a shame that Duane and EC could not have
    collaberated on more projects. It's so sad
    the good brother Duane was killed on his bike.
    Next to Layla this song is on my top ten list
    of all time- Duane studio work on the Layla
    album was the crowning achievement of his guitar
    work- Also buy the ABB live at the Fillmore
    remastered CD- the guitar tracks jump off the
    disc- This CD is cataloged at the Smithsoian
    Museum as a seminal moment in American music history-flv
  • Jim from Batavia, IlUhhhhhh, I believe the drummer on this Why does love have to be so sad to be JIM GORDON....who is in prison for killing his mother at the state prison for the crimminaly insane in Atascadero California. Jim Gordon played drums in Derek and the Dominoes both in the studio and on the Live version of this song.

    The two guitar players on this song are Eric Clapton and Duane ALLMAN....on the studio version that is. The live version was just Eric Clapton alone.
  • William from Las Cruces, NmBig Jim Keltner's drum intro is thrilling. Sets up the whole song.
  • Evan from Fullerton, CaI was under the impression that Clapton and Allman shared lead guitar duties on this song.
  • Marvin from Harwich, MaI believe that It was Duane Allman that Played Guitar on "Why does love have to be so sad?" not Greg as is credited on the site.
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