Joe's Blues

Joe's Blues

Todd Snider

We're gonna slip on the dark shades for ya this time,
Sing ya some of Joe's blues huh, uh huh.
You can't groove on dope
You can't groove on wine
If you're trying to catch a groove watchin' TV
Man you're a'wasting time
Well you can do what you want
You want get far
You know the only way to groove is on a bass guitar

Uh, huh
You find a loose little rhythm
Then you lock in tight
Yes you roll on it over and over
'Til it sounds just exactly right
You can learn to sing lead if you need to be a star
But the only way to groove is on a bass guitar
I said it fills out the bottom, dirty and mean
It's down right greasy when the soundman's clean
You know the eyes in the room they all lookin' at the star
The butts are all shakin' to the bass guitar

Huh, huh
Give me a little love, Mike
You could dress real cool, Wear dark shades
You might be sleak, sharp, and shiny just like a razor blade
Yeah, you drive around town in a long black car
But the only way to groove is on the bass guitar
You know it fills out the bottom, dirty and mean
It's down right grunge when the soundguy's clean
The eyes in the room they's all lookin' at the star
The butts are all shakin' to the bass guitar
Play it for me one time my brother.

You know my friend, the good doctor Joe Mariencheck brought me
This song
He told me it was the perfect country and western song.
I told him it was not the perfect country and western song cause it
Didn't mention momma, it didn't mention trucks, hell it didn't have a
Country beat.
It's more of a kind of a jazz thing. And it's about bass.
I don't know what he's talkin' about.
Check him out though, he's good.

Joe, do something, hey,
Yes you can do what you want
Do what you want
How, how, how, how

Written by JOE MARIENCHECK, TODD SNYDER
Published by BUG MUSIC, CARLIN AMERICA INC, KEITH SYKES MUSIC

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