New Single/Lyric Video: “Side Effects”

A Funny and Touching Song

My latest recording that I’ve completed is now available as a single on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms. This song has both humor and depth; and I really found myself channeling Elvis Costello vocally. It’s my take on pharmaceutical ads and disclaimers.

Here’s the track on Bandcamp.

Here’s the lyric video on YouTube:

Here’s a one-minute TikTok video where I perform the first verse and chorus:

@jasondidner New single #SideEffects to launch on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms Friday Sep 9. Here’s a special performance of the first verse/chorus. #SupportIndependentMusic ♬ original sound – Jason Didner Music

Here are the complete lyrics, co-written with my wife Amy:

You may wake up in the dead of night
Your mind needs rest, yet it's taking flight
It's hard to focus on the task at hand
‘Cause you’re dealing with a feeling you don’t understand
If you have any of the above
You may be feeling the side effects of love

You may notice thoughts racing through your brain
And you're seeing things that you can't explain
You skip through fields, dance along the shore
See your lover in a bathtub next to yours
If you have any of the above
You may be feeling the side effects of love

Love may keep you waiting
Keep you ringing for the nurse
Can change you for the better
Though your side effects seem worse

If you're on top of the world and you still feel blue
Ask your doctor if love is right for you
You should read the disclaimer by the asterisk
Still the benefits outweigh the risk
I'm the case study I'm speaking of
You can live with the side effects of love

I'm the case study I'm speaking of
You can live with the side effects of love

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Singer/songwriter Jason Didner on the keyboard
Jason Didner on electronic keyboard
Jason Didner lyric meme for new song "Side Effects" 2022
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