Outlaws – There Goes Another Love Song

I’ve always liked the flow of the guitar intro in this song. Many of the 1970’s southern rock bands were influenced by Cream, Free, and The Stones but they put their own spin on it.

The song peaked at #34 in the Billboard 100 in 1975.

This song’s chorus was written by Outlaws drummer Monte Yoho, and lead guitarist/singer Hughie Thomasson filled out the rest of the words.

Clive Davis of Arista Records discovered them and signed the group to their first record deal; they became the fledgling label’s first rock band. Their self-titled debut album quickly went gold on the success of hits like “Green Grass and High Tides,” and this song.

Guitar Player Henry Paul: “‘There goes another love song,’ that specific line, ‘Someone’s singing about me again, now I need more than a friend,’ was written by Monte. He was a man of very few words, our drummer. He was a very smart and sharp, witty guy, but he wasn’t the most poetic character. I’m not trying to say that he was a dumb guy, just that his sense of poetry was on the target, but it wasn’t close to the center. But he wrote that, and then Hughie sort of rounded out the song with the verses.”

From Songfacts

Henry Paul, founding member of The Outlaws, says this is another in their repertoire of songs about being on the road: “‘Trying to get back to where I know I belong,’ there we are again, sitting in some stupid Days Inn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1974.” And even though they were doing something they loved, and on the edge of serious success, it didn’t assuage the caged feeling of not being able to see their loved ones. Says Paul, “Even as much as you love your job, there’s things about that lifestyle that’ll make you do things you don’t want to admit that you did. That’s why they throw TVs out of window. That’s why the rock and roll thing is so violent and self-destructive.It’s kind of like being a lab rat stuck in some treadmill hell, that in order to keep your sanity you’ve got to lash out at what’s right immediately there, whether it’s your hotel room or shooting a TV or being Keith Moon over and over again. But that’s where that song came from, and it had a very commercial appeal, and it was a single for us. And although it didn’t chart particularly high, it was obviously and definitely a cornerstone in our musical career.”

There Goes Another Love Song

Sometimes I feel like I’m getting kinda low
Thoughts that I’m thinkin’ are the reason
So I try to remember without talkin’ to myself
Things that I said or maybe things that I felt about you

Sittin’ in a corner of a crowded bar room
People all around me and I still feel alone
Just when I know I’m gonna break down and cry
Someone played a tune that dried the tear from my eye

There goes another love song
Someone singin’ about me again
There goes another love song
Now I need more than a friend

Lonesome and lonely, far from my home
Tryin’ to get back to where I know I belong
Wishin’ and hopin’ I was already there
I just heard a voice whispered in my ear, singin’

There goes another love song
Someone singin’ about me again
There goes another love song
Now I need more than a friend

There goes another love song
Someone singin’ about me again
There goes another love song
Now I need it more than a friend

There goes another love song
Someone singin’ about me again
There goes another love song
Now I need more than a friend

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

10 thoughts on “Outlaws – There Goes Another Love Song”

    1. Oh it was huge especially in the mid-70s. And it went to influence good or bad modern country music. Basically it’s southern rock with a twang

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  1. Nice tune! While I recently included a new Outlaws song I like in my “Best of What’s New” feature, essentially, I don’t know this band yet. I feel “There Goes Another Love Song” is another reason I should take a closer look at these guys.

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