You Gimme The Blues

from by Robert James

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The last song written for the 'Beth' CD. I already had more than enough material for the disc, but was inspired to write this one after a magical day in the studio. That intro riff came first, just something I started humming to myself on the way home from the studio. I literally ran the rest of the way home, praying that the riff would still be intact in my head when I got there. For some reason, I've always found lost love much easier to write about than the mushy, starry-eyed stuff. I imagine by the blues purist's standards, that this isn't really blues at all. Then again, it's hard for me to wrap my mind around something I know very little about. Try to picture me as Sven, the happy blues wanderer. Nope, no razor blades in my medicine cabinet .. A special thank-you to Jessica Trann for helping out as guest vocalist. You can visit her in our Curios section.

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Sat all night - a lost and lonely child
Here in my room
A paper bag with the few things you have
Tells me we’re through

The why of leaving .. it just doesn’t matter
You’re tired or in love
If truth be told I’ll give you an hour
If push comes to shove ..

But, yeah I know - when you walk out that door
I’ll take you back like I always do

You gimme the blues
You gimme the blues
Ah, you gimme the blues
The best is gone, lord it’s gone.

I’ve been a victim of some real bad luck
It followed me here
Though faith in kindness is not your strongest suit
One thing is clear ..

An hour after you’re crossing that line
I’ll pull you back like I always do

You gimme the blues
You gimme the blues
Ah, you gimme the blues
The best is gone .. lord it’s gone.

An hour after you walk out that door
You’ll beg me back like you always do

You gimme the blues
You gimme the blues
Ah, you gimme the blues
The best is gone .. lord it’s gone -

credits

from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM), released December 1, 2008
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Electric Guitars & Stylus Percussion
Jessica Trann: Female Guest Vocalist

Lyrics & Music (c) 2008 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018
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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". No rest for the wicked. Turn (Works In Progress) is where you'll find him hard at work. Mixes will change. Eventually ten songs will be chosen for the next full length release. Title still undetermined. ... more

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