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 ...

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Sat all night, a lost and lonely chile
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 either 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

But you gimme the blues
Yes, you gimme the blues
Ah, you gimme the blues
The best is gone, yes it’s gone.

I’ve been a victim of some real bad luck
It’s 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

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

credits

from Slouching Towards Bethlehem, released December 1, 2008
RJ: LEAD & BACKING VOCALS, ELECTRIC GUITARS & BASS GUITAR
SID PEREZ: KEYBOARDS, ELECTRIC GUITARS & STYLUS PERCUSSION
JESSICA TRANN: FEMALE GUEST VOCALIST

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Robert James Vancouver, British Columbia

Robert is currently at House Of Horace Studios In Vancouver, Canada recording tracks for his 4th full length CD release, "RJ"

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