DARLING DON'T BE UNKIND

“Darling Don’t Be Unkind,” is a song that we are particularly fond of. There is a very Beatles vibe to it. The Beatles wanted to “hold your hand,” we went a bit further with “feel your lips on mine.” The song has an uncommon chord progression and a nice melody like many Beatles songs — so we produced it with that sort of vibe.

This is a tongue-in-cheek song – we must have come across “do you know your body starts dying the minute you are born,” joke… or some variation of it somewhere. When we first wrote the song it was about this guy telling a girl that he’s dying (wink... wink not mentioning that it will be in 60 years maybe) and hoping she takes pity on him and kisses him.

But after singing it a couple of times, we realized that the idea gets old pretty fast so we changed it a bit. Like a Beatles song, this one is also quite simple but also complicated at the same time. It must be mentioned that we wrote all these songs without any knowledge of musical theory or even familiarity with more than a handful of chords — although there’s a minor and a barred chord here… wow!

— Thomas Itty (January 2021) —

(Words & Music by Thomas Itty & Krishna Kumar)

 

I found that my life

Is strange and mystifying

Ever since I was born

They tell me that I’ve been dying

Hold my hand don’t let me go

Cos I feel like I’m falling

Mold my life into something better

But save me from dying

 

Darling don’t be unkind

I only want to feel your lips on mine

Darling don’t be unkind

Just tell me once that you’ll be mine

 

Like a candle that’s burning

My life is fading

Like the book that I am reading

The pages are turning

Like the sky that’s raining

And the streaks of lightning

Like the God of whom they’re preaching

That God I just can’t reach him

 

Oh darling don’t be unkind

I only want to feel your lips on mine

Darling don’t be unkind

Just tell me once that you’ll be mine

 

I found that my life

Has all been wasted

Ever since I was born

Only hate have I tasted

Hold me once and love me

Until the morning

Lay beside me now

And let me feel your heart beating

 

 

Oh darling don’t be unkind

I only want to feel your lips on mine

Darling don’t be unkind

Just tell me once that you’ll be mine

 

Oh I found…. la la la la la

Mmmm mmmmm

Mmmm mmmmm

Mmmm mmmmm

Mmmm mmmmm

Mmmm mmmmm

Mmmm mmmmm

Mmmm mmmmm

 

Oh darling don’t be unkind

I only want to feel your lips on mine

Darling don’t be unkind

Just tell me once that you’ll be mine

 

Yeah that’s what I found

 

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ALL SONGS ARE PRODUCED BY THOMAS ITTY AT HIS HOME STUDIO IN OSSINING, NEW YORK

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