"Ain't It Sad To Stand And Watch Love Die?" is the soporific ballad from Conway Twitty's 1968 album Next In Line.
There's nothing obscure about the message in this song; the protagonist in "Ain't It Sad" is longing for a relationship with his wife who has been unfaithful, and his only reprisal is murdering her and the neighbor who she apparently was unfaithful with.
The ballad doesn't end here though- it gets darker. Our narrator then decides to take his own life:
"So I placed a gun up to my head and this was my reply
Neighbor ain't it sad to stand & watch love die?"
This protagonist may not have had the strongest conviction, but Conway carries the tune with his usual assured twang and hint of anguish.
Listen to this Conway deep cut below.
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