You Shouldn't Be Singing The Blues Chicago Blues

Released January 1, 2014

     

Sound Recording

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Guitar, vocal, drums.
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Joel Sattler ("joel_sattlersongs")
Chevy Chase Maryland USA
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Lyrics
Ian Bullman ("Sound_Addiction")
Cambridge United Kingdom
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Bass
Brad Dunbar ("BradDunbar")
Memphis Tennessee USA
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Harp
Artist's Notes

YOU SHOULDN'T BE SINGING THE BLUES song lyrics
by Joel Sattler

gotta get a move on
gotta go to work
even though they make me
feel just like a jerk
travelling on the subway
people pull and push
waiting for a message
from a burning bush
this aint the way it should be
this aint the life I choose
but everybody tells me
I guess it aint the news
they say if you didn't wanna suffer
you shouldn't be singing the blues

I tried to say you got it backward
that aint the way it sounds
I mean I always heard it
the other way around
the blues is from the heart
the blues is from the soul
the blues is what you sing
when your life's outta control
you sing instead of crying
you don't sing to amuse
and it's always been that way
since we crawled outta the ooze
but they say if you didn't wanna suffer
you shouldn't be singing the blues

all I want is to be happy
to be satisfied with life
just to have a little family
and a true and faithful wife
but the days are full of nasty
and I never can relax
and my kids are talking trashy
and my bed is full of tacks
but I got this road to travel
and I know I can't refuse
even though I'm overloaded
feel like I'm gonna blow a fuse
but if you didn't wanna suffer
you shouldn't be singing the blues