To the edge

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

I walked on to the edge
And reached out to touch the moon
He was my brother too
He was made of me and you
When I see that moon shining
All these blues, they fade away

I rode on to the edge
And laid down on the railroad tracks
I stared up at the stars for once
And they all were winkin' back
Ride on past those city lights
To see where heavens at

I strolled up to the edge
And stared down at the deep blue sea
All my blues washed away
As I watched her breathe
Got so much mud on these hands
Gonna take a life to make them clean

I kneeled down at the edge
And closed my eyes so I could see
I thanked that person up above
For making me free
At the edge of a paradise
Down on my knees

Black water rising

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

I see the black water rising
Ain’t no time to sail away
I see the black water rising
Ain’t no time for worry
When the black water meets the black sky
All these blues, they fade away

I see the black water rising
It’s flowing through my front door
That black water keeps rising
Right on through my floor
Got that black water in my veins
And I can’t take it anymore

I saw the black water rising
So I started to play the blues
It was the only way to swim away
As the black water grew
Black water, lord have mercy on me
And let me sing to you

I saw the black water rising
So I played a different tune
Something satin himself would like
Something filthy for a few
I played all day and into the night
I played for me and you

I tried

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

I tried it their way
And every day the blues got a grip on me
I would wake up in the mornin'
And was afraid to face today
Splash that water on my face
May the lord have mercy on me

I tried it their way
And the man got a grip on me
He bought this and she bought that
All we talked about was money
Took my brain to the bank
And I cashed it in for change

I tried it their way
But this girl still got a grip on me
They say love can't last forever
In this day and age
Let's prove them wrong babay
Ain't no time for yesterday

I tried it their way
But my mind got a grip on me
He had me worry day and night
This isn't how it's supposed to be
I need the sun and the moon and the seas
So my mind can have mercy on me

I tried it their way
But this child got a grip on me
She traveled here from up above
From a star so far I can't see
Let's take a run around on this playground
I think I like this journey

On this lost highway

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

They say I’m just another guy
Who lost his way
They say they see me drivin’ down
The lost highway
And I keep on drivin’
So I don’t want to hit replay

They say I’m just another guy
Who wasted time
They say they see me drivin’
Too far down the line
And I keep on drivin’
Cuz I know this ain’t the only line

They say I’m just another guy
Who left his home
That I’m not coming back
Cuz I’m too far down the road
But when I close my eyes at night
I dream of where I came from

They say I’m just another guy
Who we’ll forget
They don’t know that someday
No one remembers this shit
You’ll be a guest to another moon
That you’ve never met

They say I’m just another guy
Who went the wrong way
I say I’m goin there
Cuz I got something to say
Come and take a ride with me
On this lost highway

This girl

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

That girl wasn’t there for me
When I was looking for more
She had plans of her own
And it was more money, more more
I paid my respects
And it was time ramble down the road

That girl told me she sees
Hell on my trail
I told her
There’s angels there as well
I took off them chains
And I’m holdin’ on to an angel’s wings

This girl caught me drifting and drifting and drifting
On a deep and dark sea
She was from cross town
But she was diggin’ on me
The wind was rising, rising, rising
And she blew my blues away

 

Time to be alive

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

I woke up this mornin’
And I ain’t dead and gone
Crawlin’ to the coffee
To move this day along
The sun rise, I step out that door
And the world roars

Woke up this mornin’
Didn’t know right from wrong
Gonna ride the pine this mornin’
Down that lonesome road
The sun sets, I step in that door
And I hit the floor

I woke up this mornin’
And I ain’t leavin’ home
It’s about damn time
I see my baby grown
The stars rise in the sky
I think it’s time to be alive

 

If lovin' is the answer

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

If the blues is the answer
Then pain gon’ play its part
If the blues is the answer
Then let go of your heart
Hold on to them blues
Lest you fall apart

If singin’ is the answer
Then breathe in those lungs
If this singin’ is the answer
Then we’ll rise above
Hold on to that song
That brings you home

If lovin’ is the answer
Then you already home
If this lovin’ is the answer
Then we already home
Hold on to that love
Before you gone

 

She caught me drifting

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

She caught me drifting
And put me under her wings
She caught me drifting
And put me under her wings
She looked me in the eye
And said young boy it’s time to sing

I started singin’
Lookin’ for my wings
I started singin’
Lookin’ for my wings
She looked me in the eye
And said boy don’t stop drifting

We started movin’
Once we had wings
We started movin’
Once we had wings
We looked to the sky
And said thank you for everything

 

Blue always

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

Trouble in my mind
This trouble, been around for days
Trouble in my mind
Got me feelin’ blue
This trouble got me in a daze
But I won’t be blue always

Whiskey in my mind
To sail away from blue
Whiskey in my mind
Got me sailing back to you
This whiskey got me in a haze
And my trouble hides away

My woman on my mind
As I lose track of time
The sun ain’t gonna shine
Unless she smiles
This trouble gonna fade
As long as she smiles today

 

Roll on river

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

If the river was whiskey
I’d be divin’ in
If the river was whiskey
I’d be divin’ in
Roll on river
Cuz we about to sin

If you’re singin’ the blues
Imma listen on in
If you’re singin’ the blues
Imma listen on in
Roll on river
Cuz we about to sin

If you give me your love
Imma jump right in
If you give me your love
Imma jump right in
Roll on river
Cuz we about to sin

 

Unto dust

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

Ten thousand nights
Ten thousand nights I dreamt of you
In those ten thousand nights
It was a pretty nice view
Then unto dust you do return
And once again I’m blue

The ground that I’m sleepin’ on
Well, that’s pretty nice too
But nothing compares
To when I dream of you
Then unto dust this world returns
So I can remember you

It’s a hard livin’ life
If you love someone who don’t love you
Can’t find a reason for this life
If you always feelin’ blue
Then unto dust I do return
Maybe I’ll see you

 

Gonna pack up my suitcase

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

Gonna pack up my suitcase
And move on down the line
Gonna pack up my suitcase
Don’t forget the moonshine
This ain’t the first time I left
And it won’t be the last time

She started packin’ up her suitcase
And told me she needed some time
I told her you might find
Something down the line
She said we’ll see
Cuz I just need to clear my mind

Gonna pack up my suitcase
And take that train back home
I’m heading up north
Cuz I left my baby alone
And when I got there
She was gone down that lonesome railroad

 

Night school

Lyrics to a 12-Bar blues song

I went to night school
For playin’ the blues
Yeah, I went to night school
For singin’ the blues
They say Imma lose
But I just walk in my shoes

I went to night school
For whiskey and wimmen too
Yeah, I went to night school
For the booze and those blonde girls too
They say Imma lose
So I just sing the blues

This pretty little lady
Said she liked my shoes
I asked if she wanted to go
To night school
She said we’ll see
But only if you play the blues