Why I think the blues are the hardest songs to write

Discussion in 'Song/Lyric Writing' started by blackcoffeeblues, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    All bases have been covered--over and over and over 100,000s of times before, the cheating-the drinking-the missing the train-the gambling -being broke--can't find a job--gotta get out of town--my baby left--woke up this morning-gotta get back to my baby--they have been the subject to the blues since the blues began pretty much the only thing that has changed is the beat and the electric guitar but the lyrics always seem to be pretty much the same-after awhile they get a little boring the same story over and over same with the guitar. JMOP
     
  2. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    You're right but maybe a ... Sounds like you got the songwriting blues...? ;-)

    Ohhh I ain't got no new lyrics...
    And my licks all sound the same

    Said I ain't got no new lyrics
    and my licks all sound the same

    Baby I got the songwriting blues...
    that's the name of this game!!!
     
  3. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    You got it pretty much on the money there JM
     
  4. JPsuff

    JPsuff Student Of The Blues

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    Ever notice how most of the problems people write Blues tunes about begin in the morning?

    I've often thought that folks who write and sing the Blues might have less tragic lives if they worked night jobs.

    Think about it.

    How many Blues songs start with "Woke up this afternoon"? :)
     
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  5. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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  6. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    Yep Capn; I got one brewing in my spaghetti pot now---"Gimme dem bones"---:):Beer::) bye the way- Merry Christmas and a great New Year, and thanks for being a friend-----(wow I think I just pledgerized THE GOLDEN GIRLS):):):)
     
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  7. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Merry Christmas to you as well(y)
    I'll be waiting for dem bones.:sneaky:
     
  8. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    Capn; I just listened to the Funeral song---now that is low down "BLUES" as it gets. Don't know how I missed it if you put it on the forum.
    maybe out of town????? "DEM BONES" is a by-product of "north bounds blocked with chickens going "INSANE".;)
     
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  9. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Thanks for the listen.
    I put that out a year or two ago.
    Most of my songs come from something that inspires me to make a statement.
    That one was inspired by the homeless Vets I see on the streets.

    Take care.
    Merry Christmas
     
  10. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    That takes that to a different level. Good Job---Later
     
  11. Rancid Rumpboogie

    Rancid Rumpboogie Blues Mangler

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  12. Rancid Rumpboogie

    Rancid Rumpboogie Blues Mangler

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    That would be me. Must mean I'm a hopeless failure for writing blues tunes. :ROFLMAO:
     
  13. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Thanks RR.
    It's been around a while, hope create some new stuff soon.
     
  14. Davy

    Davy Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Woke up this afternoon
    Should've been the morning
    Stupid alarm clock broke
    I was already on a warning.

    Boss man called me in
    Said 'get your stuff and go'
    Don't need no part timers
    Oh boy do I feel low.
    :):)
     
  15. WilliamEnright

    WilliamEnright Blues Newbie

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    very new to this but tentatively submitting this as an idea:
    I was a child on my daddy’s knee

    I could not hear what he tried to tell me

    I did not care that he had walked through the night

    I was too young to hear of his fight

    I was a teen in my daddy’s face

    I did not treat him with care or with grace

    I disrespected that man before me

    I could not bend and he was angry with me.

    He don’t need a flag and he don’t need a band

    He needs a son who can understand

    He don’t need parades and he don’t need a gun

    He needs your respect for the things that he done.

    I found a girl and a place of my own

    Then my dad helped me build her a home

    He showed me a hammer, he showed me a saw

    But he could show me the things that he saw

    Along then comes my son and it hits like a stone

    I know now how my dad felt all alone

    I never seen but now I feel what Dad saw

    Beach, paddy or desert, his soul was raw

    He don’t need a flag and he don’t need a band

    He needs a son who can understand

    He don’t need parades and he don’t need a gun

    He needs your respect for the things that he done.

    Dad’s hair is silver and his heart is gold

    He never faltered, he carried the load

    He can straighten his back and look in your eyes

    He’ll stare down the Reaper on the day that he dies


    Steve E
     
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  16. Davy

    Davy Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Ouch!! A painful one Steve? That'll make a great blues song. Can't wait to hear it played in the basement.:)
     
  17. WilliamEnright

    WilliamEnright Blues Newbie

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    Ah, if only I could play. ;-)
    Please feel free to contribute any musicality to it.
    My dad was in WWII, North Africa and is in his 90's now. Was listening to Max Hastings talk about his new book about Vietnam. I was 12 years at sea and away a lot afterwards too.My boy is a man now....
     
  18. WilliamEnright

    WilliamEnright Blues Newbie

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    Just to explain the name on the thread too.
    William is the family name...even the dog....so we all get called by our second names...hence Steve for me.
     
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    Davy Biking+Blues=Bliss

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  20. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    Steven William Enright; Man that was not just good--that was great great----I see a future for your writings. Again that was awesome. Thanks:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:..