This song is from the score of the original short film Gratuitous Violence.
Listen to .mp3 sample of You Could’ve Been Something Special (Love Theme from Gratuitous Violence) from the Original Soundtrack Recording.
Sung by Rudy Cosenza.
2007, 1992 Mark S. Meritt
You could’ve been something special
You could’ve been my friend
But then you left me all alone
From the start, my heart was yours
A love for all the world to see
I didn’t know how very happy
I could be
But then you left me for bright lights and fame
Now you pretend that you don’t know my name
And nowadays all that I get from you
Mark felt the music for this song worth reusing for a piece with a greater likelihood for longevity. In 2001, he expanded and rewrote the song as Gratuitous Silence. Other than the title being a nod, the lyrics are essentially unrelated to the original.
© 2007 Mark S. Meritt; © 1992 Mark S. Meritt and Rudy Cosenza