The Lover Abused Renounceth Love

by Naked at the Curb

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Written and recorded at Troy's home studio in spring of 2015 when Roscoe was visiting Austin, TX. Just something we did for fun. The first verse is a poem by Thomas Wyatt.

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My love to scorn, my service to retain,
Therein, methought, you used cruelty;
Since with good will I lost my liberty,
To follow her which causeth all my pain.
Might never woe yet cause me to refrain;
But only this, which is extremity,
To give me nought, alas, nor to agree
That, as I was, your man I might remain:
But since that thus ye list to order me,
That would have been your servant true and fast;
Displease you not, my doting time is past;
And with my loss to leave I must agree:
For as there is a certain time to rage,
So is there time such madness to assuage.

(My love my love my love)
Why be so cruel?
(My love my love my love)
Why be so cruel?
(My love my love my love)
Why be so cruel?

My love she took scorn
She took my love and ran
But why I ask must she have be so cruel?
I gave her all you can ask of a man
To follow her made me become the fool
But baby, I can still your man remain
We can work it out through all of this pain
But I'll leave and from this madness refrain
oh, I refrain

(My love my love my love)
Why be so cruel?
(My love my love my love)
Why be so cruel?
(My love my love my love)
Why be so cruel?

credits

released November 14, 2015
Arrangement: Roscoe and Troy Grooms
Lyrics: Roscoe and Thomas Wyatt
Vocals: Roscoe
Guitar: Roscoe
Bass: Troy Grooms
Drums: Troy and the computer machine
Mixing: Troy Grooms

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