My Sunday Song – “Scar” by Def Leppard

For My Sunday Song #155, we are on to a very underrated album called ‘X’.  The song is “Scar” and is another unsung classic in their catalog.  The album ‘X’  didn’t do terribly, it just didn’t do as well as a lot of their previous work. It peaked at #11 on the Billboard charts.  Part of the problem was this was not released as a single.  “Scar” has all the elements people love about the band.

The song is full of layer upon layer of vocals and harmonies that give it the unique Lep trademark vocals.  It has a power ballad feel to it which suits Joe Elliott’s vocal perfectly and it actually seems like it would have fit nicely on one of their best albums, ‘Slang’.  It has a lot of the same tone and feel of that album.

Another piece that I like about the song is the guitar playing of Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell.  There is a hypnotic element to the riffs and when you get to the solo, the back and forth between the two is sensational.  It takes me back to when Phil and Steve would play off each other.  Overall it made feel good.

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Lyrically it is really a sad song about terrible heartache.  It seems this relationship ended in a real bad place.  There was some major deception, cheating or something happened that destroyed all sorts of trust and left a lot of pain.  Joe’s vocals are emotive enough to transmit that heartbreak nicely in the song to lets feel the pain and even the instruments are transmitting the emotion.

It is one of my favorite songs from this album and a top favorite overall for all their songs.  If you haven’t heard it give it a listen.  If you have, listen to it again. Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!

“Scar”

Ooohhhahhhhh

How can I know
How can I see it through your eyes
Now you know
All those promises were lies

You close your eyes
You close your mind
To all you lost
I count the days
I count the ways
I count the cost

All that you are, no conscience
All you believe, no pride
All that you take, no reason
All that you leave, no right
All that you lose, no sorrow
All that you find, no shame
Can’t take away the scar you left behind

How do you cry
When you’ve run right of tears
You justify
But the pain won’t disappear

I count the days
I count the ways
I count the cost

All that you are, no conscience
All you believe, no pride
All that you take, no reason
All that you leave, no right
All that you lose, no sorrow
All that you find, no shame
Can’t take away the scar you left

You close your eyes
You close your mind
To all you lost
I count the days
I count the ways
I count the cost

All that you are, no conscience
All you believe, no pride
All that you take, no reason
All that you leave, no right
All that you lose, no sorrow
All that you find, no shame
Can’t take away the scar you left behind

Ooohhh ahhhhh

Written by Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Pete Woodroffe, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage and Rick Allen

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2 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Scar” by Def Leppard

  1. Man, I forgot about this tune! Good thing you posted the vid John so I could listen to it! It’s a good track from a different kinda album by Leppard!
    Great solo’s from Vivian and Phil on this one.
    I like these series you do as you don’t go with the obvious!
    I may have to revisit this album at some point as I quickly dismissed it when I bought it when it came out!
    Great Job!

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