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Lyric Change

912pjan19 Songs are the least of it, but there’s this one, “Dese Blues” I wrote in 198something. I’ve played it with One Minute to Midnight for a long time. From about the week it started until sometime in December, the lyric is:

I don’t mind when it’s time to pay my dues
No I don’t mind when it’s time to pay my dues
If I didn’t live this way, I wouldn’t know how to play Dese Blues

I don’t mind all the sufferin’ and the pain
Don’t mind the sufferin’ I can stand the pain
It’s always Dese Blues and Dese Blues always feel the same

I jumped off a cliff
And I shot myself too
Neither feels as bad as
Dese Blues I got from you
I got Dese Blues from you
Nothin feels as bad as
Dese Blues I got from you

If I could be somebody else
I’d wanna be B.B. King
If I could be somebody better
You know I’d wanna be B.B. King
I just love the way he make Lucille sing

guitar solo chorus first verse out

The song has been real powerful through some real highs and lows. A big abyss divorce gave me a demon bitch focus for the jump chorus and pain. But then in December, warmed by a great job and a sweet girlfriend, I get a difference grip, and at a practice before New Year’s, the second verus and jump changes:

Y’say I’m in a rut, I consider it a groove
You call it a rut, man, that’s my groove
Freedom’s just another word
For no dignity to lose

I bit the bullet
I took the fall
In the end
You don’t matter much at all
It’s Dese Blues, Dese Blues dats true
It’s Dese Blues dats true

Great way to bring in the year. It’s gettin’ better all the time.

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