The Blues Continuum

by Half Deaf Clatch

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NOMINATED ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN THIS YEARS BRITISH BLUES AWARDS!

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released September 1, 2014

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Speak Up Recordings UK

Downhome blues from the UK, homemade recordings, one take wonders. Just pure and simple acoustic blues, and nothing but.

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Track Name: Storm Brewin'
There's a storm brewin' - and it's headin' my way
I said there's a storm brewin' - and it's a bad bad day
Clouds gather - and it looks like rain
Nothin' I can do
Get on my knees and pray

There's a train comin' - and it knows my name
Good lord there's a train comin' - and I'm leavin' today
Wheels turnin' - and I'm on my way
Nothin' I can do
Get on my knees and pray

I know where I'm headin' - it's where I'm gonna stay
Oh lord where the sun's shinin' - shinin' every day
No worries - and there ain't no rain
All I'm gonna do
Take my guitar and play

So when the rain's fallin' - and the skies are grey
Oh lord when the blues are callin' - you gotta get away
Keep movin' - where there ain't no pain
All you gotta do
Get on your knees and pray
Track Name: Hill Country Rain
We only left an hour ago, it's gettin' hard to see our way
I know that time is running out, not much light left in the day
The heavy rain is falling hard, escaping from this town
The road ahead is far from clear, so much water we thought we'd drown

We're drivin' in the Hill Country Rain
We're drivin' in the Hill Country Rain

Rosetta playin' on the radio, Didn't it rain children, didn't it rain
Such a sense of irony - our situation's just the same
There's nothin' biblical about this scene but it feels like Judgement Day
There ain't no dove to bring us hope, no light to guide our way

We're drivin' in the Hill Country Rain
We're drivin' in the Hill Country Rain

We only left an hour ago It's gettin' hard to see our way
I know that time is running out, not much light left in the day
The heavy rain is falling hard, escaping from this town
The road ahead is far from clear, so much water we thought we'd drown

We're drivin' in the Hill Country Rain
We're drivin' in the Hill Country Rain
Track Name: Get Your Stomp On
Times are harder than they've been before
Got the rent man knockin' at your bedroom door
Just one thing can get these blues beat
You gotta get your stomp on and move your feet

You gotta get your stomp on
Get your stomp on
Get your stomp on
You gotta get your stomp on and move your feet

Sunk so low, got nothin' to lose
You got great big holes in your stompin' shoes
You need to ditch this crap and hit the street
You gotta get your stomp on and move your feet

You gotta get your stomp on
Get your stomp on
Get your stomp on
You gotta get your stomp on and move your feet

Turn your back on what you know
You know it ain't no use to you any more
You never know where you're going or who you'll meet
When you get your stomp on and move your feet

You gotta get your stomp on
Get your stomp on
Get your stomp on
You gotta get your stomp on and move your feet
Track Name: Movin' On
The time has come for this old crow to fly
Spent far too long putting dreams aside
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

Worked all my life in a job I hate
Gonna get this done before it's too late
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

So here I go - my guitar and me
No shackles now - just playin' free
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

Just take the chance, you know I gotta try
Cos this old crow, oh he's gonna fly
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

And if I fail - then I know I tried
And I'll see you there - on the other side
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on
Track Name: R.J. Blues
He got the music in his soul
He got the music in his soul
He got the music
And he got some place to go

Two years gone to play the blues
Two years gone to play the blues
Two years gone
Son, he gonna spread the news

His soul was sold, that's what they say
His soul was sold, that's what they say
His soul was sold
He'll meet Diablo again some day

Well he did drink and he did fight
He did drink and he did fight
He did drink
Just one last drink, just one last night

He got the music in his soul
He got the music in his soul
He got the music
And he got some place to go
Track Name: Deathly Blue
Put on a record and close my eyes
Be in your presence, go back in time
Listen to your music, hear your voice
Be right beside you, given the choice

To know what you knew, go where you went
To see what you saw and to know what it meant
The lord he was ready, was your turn to move
You nearly made it - he took you too soon

Son took his suitcase and went the same way
A lifetime of preaching and blues he would play
Frozen in time in the words of a song
Judgement Day came and now he is gone

Deathly Blue
Deathly Blue

You play your music - I'll learn from your hand
To know how you lived - then we'd all understand
Just to thank you and play you my song
To teach you the words and have you sing along

You tell me your stories - I'll listen and learn
Your spirit released me - and now it's my turn
I know who you were - walked a mile in your shoes
A life dedicated to playing the blues

You tell me your stories
I'll listen and learn
Your spirit released me
And now it's my turn
I know who you were
Walked a mile in your shoes
A life dedicated to playing the blues

You tell me your stories
Your spirit released me
Walked a mile in your shoes
It's your path that I choose
A life dedicated to playing the blues
Track Name: Bury My Bones
It's November and it's comin' cold
Hung around so long I done got old
The street's not where I wanna be
If it don't change soon, they gonna bury me

My guitar's the only thing I own
It goes with me everywhere I go
And when I play, it sings to me
If it don't change soon, they gonna bury me

I sit me down, for change I play
I get moved on each place I stay
Just a down-and-out, that's what they see
If it don't change soon, they gonna bury me

Lord when I die, I'll need your help
Cos I can't do it all by myself
In Heaven's where I wanna be
Things gonna change soon - and they'll bury me

Don't wanna travel on my own
So when they bury my old bones
Dig it deep and set me free
Just one last favour - bury my guitar with me
Track Name: If The Cap Fits
When the music won't go away
It's all you're feelin' both night and day
If the cap fits - you're gonna wear it someday

You know the blues are in safe hands - hear it echoed across the land
If the cap fits, you're gonna wear it someday

Just keep your head down - that's what they say
Choose your direction - go your own way
If the cap fits - you're gonna wear it someday

When it's rainin' and skies are grey - You bring the sunshine each time you play
If the cap fits - you're gonna wear it someday

Well you ain't cut out to do no nine to five
Just do what you do to keep your soul alive
I know how you feel and it ain't no crime
You'll learn how to deal with these blues in time
Blues in time

When the music won't go away
It's all you're feelin' both night and day
If the cap fits - you're gonna wear it someday
Track Name: Good Things
CHORUS:
Well my baby, she likes the good things
Well my baby, she likes the good things
She likes silver and gold and great big diamond rings

Work my ass off, bring home the bacon
Work my ass off, bring home the bacon
I just can't please her on the money I'm makin'

*INSTRUMENTAL*

She upped and left me, found someone better
She upped and left me, found someone better
She's been nothin' but trouble since the day I met her

CHORUS

*INSTRUMENTAL*

Kinda miss her, now ain't that funny
Kinda miss her, now ain't that funny
Ain't got no woman, I ain't short o' money

CHORUS x 2
Track Name: Go It Alone
When trouble's on your trail
When others see you fail
Be strong, you don't need no-one
Brother, go it alone

When you're needy, no-one cares
You reach out - there's no-one there
Look within and you will find you
Brother, go it alone

If you're lonely, on your own
All your loved ones upped and gone
Close your eyes and say a prayer now
Brother, go it alone

When you're beaten, feeling low
When you've got no place to go
Stand up and be a man now
Brother, go it alone

Yes, brother, go it alone
Track Name: Movin' On (banjolele version)
The time has come for this old crow to fly
Spent far too long putting dreams aside
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

Worked all my life in a job I hate
Gonna get this done before it's too late
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

So here I go - my guitar and me
No shackles now - just playin' free
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

Just take the chance, you know I gotta try
Cos this old crow, oh he's gonna fly
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on

And if I fail - then I know I tried
And I'll see you there - on the other side
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on
So long farewell, I'm moving on