4. Rejection

VERSE 1: 
Rejection, is hard to take, especially from a friend
When you said, "No, not tonight", I knew it was the end
You said I called too much, and I can't deny it's true
My empty room grows colder, every night I'm without you
I know I should be stronger, I just can't believe it's true

VERSE 2:
So I'll reach for the telephone, dial the letters of you name
One ear hears the dial tone, the other falling rain
'Cause it hurts when your on the losing end, of a never ending game
One side's always winning, while the other takes the blame
I've thought it out a thousand times, it still comes out the same

VERSE 3:
So my guitar and piano will be my friends tonight
The glowing coals in the fireplace, will be my only light
I'll write a song and sing it, until the break of dawn
I'll sing it 'till the morning sun, reminds me you are gone
I'll sing it 'till the morning sun, reminds me you are gone

CHORUS REPRISE:
I'll write a song and sing it, until the break of dawn
I'll sing it'till the morning sun, reminds me you are gone
I guess that I'm a loser, in the game that you just won
Rejection... is hard to take... especially from a friend

 

When I first moved to Hollywood, I lived in a Laurel Canyon house with two brothers, both musicians. Next door were two sisters, who had also moved to LA to further their singing act. One sister, who became my friend, moved to the next canyon with her boyfriend, John. No, she was never my girlfriend but I did think of her as one of my best friends. One day when I called her, she was very short, curt , and rude. She said, "I don't have time to talk with you." It hurt. I felt rejected. I pulled out a pad and wrote down, "Rejection, is hard to take, especially from a friend". I was on my way to writing my first country song, and here it is.