Sad Days Lonely Nights
The Black Keys Lyrics


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My mama told me
When I was a child
She said, "Son, gonna have hard days"
My daddy told me too
He said "Son, gonna have sad days, lonely nights"
Sittin' alone, head hung down
Tears runnin' down
Sad days, lonely nights
Done overtaken me

Sometimes I sit alone
I wonder 'bout the things
My mama and daddy told me
Sad days, lonely nights
Done overtaken me

Sometimes I sit alone
And I wonder 'bout the thing
My mama and daddy told me




Sad days, lonely nights
Done overtaken me

Overall Meaning

The Black Keys's song Sad Days Lonely Nights captures the pain and struggles of life through the words of the singer who remembers the advice of his parents. The song highlights the difficult times we face and the loneliness we might experience while going through these struggles. The simple yet powerful lyrics, "My mama told me when I was a child, she said, "Son, gonna have hard days,"" and "My daddy told me too, he said 'Son, gonna have sad days, lonely nights'” emphasize the singer's appreciation of his parent's guidance and how it continues to resonate with him even when he is alone.


The theme of the song is the emotional state of the singer, who is alone and overcome by sadness. The lyrics, "Sitting alone, head hung down, tears running down, sad days, lonely nights, done overtaken me," paint a vivid picture of the singer's pain and despair. The reference to the singer sitting alone, with his head down and tears running down, is a strong metaphor for the emotional state of someone who is feeling the weight of life. The lines, "Sometimes I sit alone, and I wonder 'bout the things, my mama and daddy told me, sad days, lonely nights, done overtaken me" reveal the singer's vulnerability and deep sense of loss.


The Black Keys' song Sad Days Lonely Nights is a reminder that everyone goes through difficult times in life, and we need the love and reassurance of our loved ones to help us get through them. The song conveys the importance of family and their guidance in our lives.


Line by Line Meaning

My mama told me
The singer's mother gave him advice when he was young


When I was a child
This advice was given to the singer when he was young


She said, "Son, gonna have hard days"
The singer's mother told him that life would be difficult


My daddy told me too
The singer's father also gave him advice


He said "Son, gonna have sad days, lonely nights"
The singer's father warned him that he would experience heartache and loneliness


Sittin' alone, head hung down
The singer is currently feeling sad and defeated


Tears runnin' down
The singer is crying


Sad days, lonely nights
The singer is experiencing deep sadness and loneliness


Done overtaken me
The feelings of sadness and loneliness have completely consumed the singer


Sometimes I sit alone
The singer often spends time by himself


I wonder 'bout the things
The singer thinks about the advice his parents gave him


Sad days, lonely nights
The singer is still struggling with feelings of sadness and loneliness


Done overtaken me
The singer is still completely consumed by his feelings of sadness and loneliness




Lyrics Β© Wixen Music Publishing, O/B/O CAPASSO
Written by: Junior Kimbrough

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Jesus-un8ok

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My mama told me
When I was a child
She said "𝘚𝘰𝘯, 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘒 𝘩𝘒𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘒𝘳π˜₯ π˜₯𝘒𝘺𝘴"
My daddy told me too
He said "𝘚𝘰𝘯, 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘒 𝘩𝘒𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘒π˜₯ π˜₯𝘒𝘺𝘴, 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘯π˜ͺ𝘨𝘩𝘡𝘴"
Sittin' alone, head hung down
Tears runnin' down
Sad days, lonely nights
Done overtaken me

Sometimes I sit alone
I wonder about things
My mama and daddy told me
Sad days, lonely nights
Done overtaken me

Sometimes I sit alone
I wonder about things
My mama and daddy told me
Sad days, lonely nights
Done overtaken me



All comments from YouTube:

@Trollslayer_LA

Delta blues is just what the good doctor ordered for sad and lonely people that are hanging on in quiet desperation.

@manuelbucciriedel7363

YESSSS

@corey3216

Hands down best album since Brothers. I’ve been missing this sound. No more sad days and lonely nights for me.

@nikopoa6555

Yup. The old Keys are back.

@kbsmoka

@@nikopoa6555 these are covers of old songs. Still very good but not original music.

@the2ndcoming135

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@angelemerald1

@@kbsmoka True. But the music fills my soul.

@kbsmoka

@@angelemerald1 for sure

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@joshmagee1

So great to see a contemporary band bringing back that old time rhythm N blues

@dustinheffker3524

I agree, but they were a blues band that went contemporary, now going back to blues 😏

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