Nude at the Piano


"Nude at the Piano" is a song by John Musto featuring the text of Mark Campbell.


The recording of "Nude at the Piano," provided in the audio playlist to the right, is made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. The performers are Keith Colclough, bass-baritone, and Sungha Lee, piano, and the performance took place on June 19, 2010 at Pepperdine University. To listen, click on the track name itself.

Nude at the Piano
by Mark Campbell

Here I sit,
Nude at the piano,
on this cold, cold stool.
I got with me here
A bottle of beer
And I’m feeling like a fool.

And while I
Brood at the piano
You are somewhere faraway.
So I sit and I freeze
And I stare at the keys
Wishing I knew how to play.

I would jump
Off the Verrazano
but I’m really just too blue...

So I sit,
Nude at the piano,
The piano
I bought for you.

Audio PLaylist