PEOPLE IN THE FRONT ROW
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Carlin Music Corp
From the album GARDEN IN THE CITY (1972)
I was out of love, and out of heart
I couldn't quite stop something that I didn't start
Yeah yeah, the critics said "No"
I didn't know how I came, so I couldn't go
I was third on the bill of a second rate show
The audience asked me what, but I didn't know
Oh oh my predicament grew but now I got friends
And I think that my friends are you, yeah.
You know I looked around for faces I'd know
I fell in love with the people in the front row
My predicament grew but now I got friends
And I think that my friends are you, yeah
You can put me here and I'm all yours,
Not for the money and it's not for the applause, no
'Cause after is nothing it's doing the song
I don't have to hear a thing to know I've been grooved on
These chords that I'm using are usually sad
I had to use them, they're the best chords that I have
Oh yeah, this progression is usually sad
But it felt my sorrow and I wanted it to feel me glad, yeah.