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Blusey and Then Some

 I guess if you feel bluesy, you may as well dive right  into it music and all.  The only way through the blues is to put one foot in front of the other and plod on.  This song is written by the great Janis Ian.  It is performed  by Michelle Wright, a multi-talented Canadian with that soulful, sultry lounge singer voice of Julie London and Diana Krall.


 As Far as Lonely Goes

written by Janis Ian and Matraca Berg

Underneath the neon sign
Of Harry's Bar and Grill
Someone hugs a bottle
To take away the chill.
But the wind still blows
Carries his sleeping soul
As far as lonely goes.

Upstairs in a penthouse
Behind a golden door
Someone's drinking pink champagne
To keep from being bored.
Between the highs and lows
The icy wind still blows
As far as lonely goes.

You would never buy a bottle
To wash away your troubles.
If you could buy a suitcase for your soul.
You would make a pretty package
Of all your extra baggage.
Lock it up and send it down the road

As far as lonely goes.
From the has-beens to the haves
From the mansions to the alleys
From the riches to the rags
Underneath our clothes.
We're all the same
You know
As far as lonely goes.

I would never buy a bottle
To wash away my troubles...

Reader Comments (1)

If you are feeling blue dont listen to blues, read some Stoic sayings and let the dogs comfort you. Good thing none of them howl to the music, pretty ghastly if they do. Jill

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill

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