Blues Wrapped Round My Head (live, 2010)

December 19, 2010 4:43 PM

This is a live version of a tune I originally posted here back in 2007. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite


scissors cut paper
paper blows away
stone smashes scissors
and so it goes another day
but it's all downhill from here
at least that's what sisyphus said
ah you're fucked six ways from sunday
with the blues wrapped round your head

need to call my baby
but her number's been unlisted
wonder will i ever straighten out
all the words that woman twisted
gonna move out to the country
paint my mailbox red
say please wait a minute mister postman
got the blues wrapped round my head

what's the use of having a memory
when it only moves in one direction
you think you learn from experience
but that's just a misconception
so just save your cheerful good mornings
i'm staying right here in this bed
and don't you dare open up those curtains
i got the blues wrapped round my head

i'll have one more for the road
six more for the ditch
been sitting in your electric chair for years
so just go ahead now and throw the switch
but the joke's gonna be on you
you see i'm already dead
at least that's how it feels
when the blues blues wrap round your head

copyright P & C Samm Bennett - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:44 PM on December 19, 2010

Either you edited the roaring applause out of the end of this or your audience was left in stunned awe.

Man, if I was an "L.A." guy, I'd totally ask for your agent to call me. I'm not though, and you probably don't have an agent. You should. (One in L.A.)
posted by snsranch at 7:47 PM on December 20, 2010

Ha! Yeah, sns, I often leave applause in on these live pieces, cause that's what happens at live events, after all, and it's kind of a natural coda or bookend or something. But I noticed that with this tune, with its somewhat delicate ending and all, the applause at the end seemed kinda jarring, so I faded it out real quick.

Man, if I was an "L.A." guy...

You mean Lower Alabama, of course, right?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:08 AM on December 21, 2010

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