The Blues Continuum

by Half Deaf Clatch

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Movin' On 04:25
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
5.
R.J. Blues 02:49
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
6.
Deathly Blue 04:26
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Good Things 03:12
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
10.
Go It Alone 03:56
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
11.
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

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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

Independent label for the recording projects of Andrew McLatchie (aka Half Deaf Clatch). Alt-Blues, Dark Roots ,Gothic Americana and Doom Country.

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