Aug 13, 2010

Friday left me fumblin' with the blues...

Thanks for the feedback yesterday. My decision has been made (simple). I'm going to start doing regular weekly features right here on The Verdant Dude. Look for a schedule of upcoming events later in the month. I'm going to start/re-start the new features in September.

So until then, there's this...


Fumblin' With the Blues
Tom Waits

Friday left me fumblin' with the blues
And it's hard to win when you always lose
Because the nightspots spend your spirit
Beat your head against the wall
Two dead ends and you've still got to choose

You know the bartenders
They all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

You know the ladies I've been seeing off and on
Well they spend your love and then they're gone
You can't be lovin' someone who is savage and cruel
Take your love and then they leave on out of town
No they do

Well now fallin' in love is such a breeze
But its standin' up that's so hard for me
I wanna squeeze you but I'm scared to death I'd break your back
You know your perfume
Well it won't let me be

You know the bartenders all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

Come on baby
Let your love light shine
Gotta bury me inside of your fire
Because your eyes are 'nough to blind me
You're like a-looking at the sun
You gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one
Gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one


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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Let your love light shine.

8 comments:

Slyde said...

why dont you just come on home and wrap the verdant dude back into slydesblog?

its cold and lonely at night and i miss you.

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - Like a baby sliding back into the womb, eh? I'll pass.

sybil law said...

Awwww.. thanks for letting me start my day with Tom Waits!

Heff said...

i LOVE most blues, but you lost me there, lol !

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - You welcome!

Heff - Even though its there in the title, I'm not sure blues describes what's going on in the song. More jazzy than anything.

Kevin Spencer said...

I don't know if I've mentioned here or somewhere else but I don't have a single Tom Waits song in my collection. I've always been a little intrigued by him and have said on more than one occasion that I should really get a couple of his albums.

B.E. Earl said...

Kevin - I think you have mentioned it. I didn't either until about a year ago. Now I'm hooked.

Kate said...

Waits is addicting.