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imgooley
06-01-2008, 10:14 PM
I'm bored, so lets write some lyrics. Originals or ones that fit together are fine.

For example, say I post a line. The next poster comes up with a line to follow. Lets see how many verses we can come up with.

I'll start.

I'm All out of luck, nothin goin right for me (x2)

pwrmax
06-01-2008, 10:17 PM
I need ya to come, and set me free

Beakwithteeth
06-01-2008, 10:22 PM
:D Good idea, except what happens now? Post-rule wise?

gopherthegreat
06-01-2008, 10:22 PM
and boy oh boy, i sure do have to pee

ChordMonger
06-01-2008, 10:23 PM
gaze is cold, you its all ive got

imgooley
06-01-2008, 10:26 PM
:D Good idea, except what happens now? Post-rule wise?
Once a verse is finished, I guess we start a new one. It would be nice if we could make it fit within the context of the starting verse, and when it seems like that one is finished, we can start a new theme.

Sound good?

Beakwithteeth
06-01-2008, 10:31 PM
Yeah it works, I didn't know if I should start the new one or if the person above me should have

imgooley
06-01-2008, 10:33 PM
Do whatever.

Go ahead and start another verse.

Beakwithteeth
06-01-2008, 11:06 PM
I woke up this morning, and then I went back to sleep X2

imgooley
06-01-2008, 11:10 PM
Pray to God for my soul to keep

Pink Zeptallica
06-02-2008, 12:02 AM
Keep the total song so far up the top in first post?

EDIT: I'm lying here in a heap

sorry I have never tryed to write a song so sorry if it's a bit weird
!

imgooley
06-02-2008, 12:07 AM
^Basically, what we are trying to do is make verses that fit a common aesthetic. It's easier to just do the call and response type verses, so I guess once a verse is completed, we can start another one.

I woke up this morning, and then I went back to sleep X2
Pray to God for my soul to keep

is what we have so far.

Come up with a new verse :D

slidething31
06-02-2008, 12:38 AM
I tripped over my woman, and i stubbed my toe x2

Now I'm bleedin, all cause of that ho

imgooley
06-02-2008, 12:43 AM
Yeah, I gonna get that woman, I'm gonna get her good

slidething31
06-02-2008, 01:05 AM
I'm a gonna show her how to act, just how a woman should

imgooley
06-02-2008, 01:27 AM
^Nice one.

Yeah, she's a crazy little thing, Craziest I ever seen

Pink Zeptallica
06-02-2008, 05:35 AM
One day I might just go out and break my spleen.
























:D hahahahaha

ze monsta
06-02-2008, 02:42 PM
I wanna tell all you mens, nice and kind
You lose your best woman don't you fool with mine.

imgooley
06-02-2008, 02:43 PM
She the best kind of woman, she treat me real good.

ze monsta
06-02-2008, 02:49 PM
I never done got lucky, I just never could.

But I wake up next mornin round break o day,
Roll into the pillow where she used to lay.

imgooley
06-02-2008, 03:07 PM
Found some blood on the sheets, what the hell is goin on?

ze monsta
06-02-2008, 03:35 PM
Looks like she's been messed with by some son of a gun.

imgooley
06-02-2008, 04:08 PM
So I go out lookin, try to find her

ze monsta
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Growl like an animal, waitin for a purrrr.

imgooley
06-02-2008, 04:20 PM
Growl like an animal, waitin for a purrrr.
Where are you going with that?

ze monsta
06-02-2008, 04:22 PM
I have no idea...It's an idea taken from a Soledad Brother's song...Face it your ideas were a bit generic...:p:

We should start again, coz I'm getting bored of lame ass calls, and making epic responses.

Here goes:

I went down to the train station with my rucksack in my hand,
Crowd of girls run crying mister won't you be my man.

imgooley
06-02-2008, 04:27 PM
0k

um...

My Car broke down, I'm stranded on the side of the road
It's 2 in the mornin, and I got such a heavy load
I need to get out of this place, before my ass gets caught

ze monsta
06-02-2008, 04:29 PM
Ignore my post then lolz.

mr railroad man, let a poor boy ride the line.
I say please mr railroad man, let a poor boy ride the line.
He said you know I wouldn't mind it son, but you know these trains aint mine.

imgooley
06-02-2008, 04:42 PM
You edited it after I posted!

....


I don't know what to do...

slidething31
06-02-2008, 11:42 PM
mr railroad man, let a poor boy ride the line.
I say please mr railroad man, let a poor boy ride the line.
He said you know I wouldn't mind it son, but you know these trains aint mine.

Well when that man turned away, I hopped on that train
When that man turned away, jumped straight on that train
Ohh, got caught by the poolice man, now i'm back in jail again

MrBlues
06-03-2008, 04:15 AM
Hope this fits, havent written much.

Ive now been here a long long time,
Damn straight that what i said just way too long,
getting more down by the day now, i hardly even remember what i did wrong.

imgooley
06-03-2008, 04:45 AM
Why was I runnin, tryin to get away?
From what, I really can't say
Ridin the rails, in the darkness of night,
Singin this same old lonesome song

ze monsta
06-03-2008, 11:38 AM
^There is always one that insists on breaking the pattern... :rolleyes:

Railroad blues got me, got me turnin in my bed.
Railroad blues got me, got me turnin in my bed.
These railroad blues got me, n now I'm wanted for dead.

imgooley
06-03-2008, 12:42 PM
^What, it fits

ze monsta
06-03-2008, 12:48 PM
*shakes head*

imgooley
06-03-2008, 12:57 PM
Whatever, gus. You said you wanted a break from the conventional lyrics and I tried to do them.

ze monsta
06-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Nah, I meant that the topic was generic. I think we need to agree to stick to one type of verse ie.

Two lines (the same two) and then a third line. For example:

They call it stormy monday, but tuesday is just as bad.
They call it stormy monday, but tuesdays are just as bad.
And wednesday is worst and thursday is oh so sad.

imgooley
06-03-2008, 03:42 PM
...

idk...

That's true, but then you have songs like Leave My Girl Alone that follow that pattern and then break out of it.

ze monsta
06-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Carry on then! :p: Variation is good, I'm sorry. :)

imgooley
06-03-2008, 03:50 PM
I still love you Gus. In a totally homoheterosexual way.

ze monsta
06-03-2008, 03:55 PM
:haha

imgooley
06-07-2008, 09:22 PM
I'm in debt, and I cannot pay
I'm in debt and I cannot pay
The bank's man is gonna come and take my house away.

ze monsta
06-09-2008, 02:50 PM
Done gone lost all my money on one damn card,
I done gone lost my money on one damn card,
I lost all my money and times done got hard.

imgooley
06-09-2008, 02:55 PM
But, you know what? I say **** the collection man
Next time he comes around
I'll shoot him where he stands (back to chorus)

ze monsta
06-09-2008, 02:59 PM
Coz, I'm in such deep debt and I cannot pay,
Lord, I'm in such deep debt and I cannot pay,
Bank man gonna take my home away.

My sweet girl is gonna leave me, leave me standing out in the rain.
My sweet babe is gonna leave me, leave me standin out in the rain.
She done gone broke my heart, and left it in such pain.

imgooley
06-09-2008, 03:23 PM
I came home round 3:30, wasn't no one home
Came home round 3:30, and the was no one home
Why wasn't she there? Where the hell had she gone?

ze monsta
06-09-2008, 03:37 PM
That woman, she's evil, and her other man is evil to.
That woman is evil, and her other man is evil to.
I aint gonna stay around no longer, they'd even put a jinx on you.

imgooley
06-09-2008, 09:19 PM
Yeah they'll curse you, damn you, hex you to hell
Usin that same old voodoo spell
They'll make you do evil, and do it too well.

gopherthegreat
06-09-2008, 10:01 PM
i think we should try to do a 4 verse + chorus song, and then a new one, and post all the songs we get done on the first page. anyone else think that could be a fun idea?

imgooley
06-10-2008, 12:51 AM
Sounds good to me. We could record them too.

ze monsta
06-10-2008, 03:36 PM
Yeah, that'd be great fun!

I'd be happy to try and get in on recording them eventually. :)
But on with lyrics:

There aint a woman in the world that will treat a man right,
There aint a woman in the world that will treat a man right,
They always go messin, messin round at night.

imgooley
06-10-2008, 03:48 PM
Go ahead and start one off, gus

TheDev01dOne
06-11-2008, 06:59 AM
There aint a woman in the world that will treat a man right,
There aint a woman in the world that will treat a man right,
They always go messin, messin round at night.

She's got fire red hair and whiskey brown eyes
She's a lowdown evil woman, she's the devil in disguise
Keep away from that woman, you know she won't treat you right
She'll be messin' 'round, messin' round at night.




I'm gonna join in this stuff just 'cos I can, invade your little party guys.

imgooley
06-11-2008, 07:02 AM
She wears that fire red dress, hot and tight
She's been known to make a man fight
Keep away from that woman, it ain't hard to see
That she's a demon, a killer queen bee.

Does that work?

TheDev01dOne
06-11-2008, 07:10 AM
Works good as like a 'hoochie coochie man' pattern.

ba dada ba dum .. she wears a fire red dress.. ba dada ba dum .. hot and tight
ba dada ba dum .. she be known to ... ba dada ba dum.. make a good man fight
ba dada ba dum .. keep away from that woman .. ba dada ba dum .. it ain't hard to see
ba dada ba dummmm .. That she's a demonn .. dum dum dum dum .. She's a killer queen bee ..

Ain't no woman, no woman in this worrrld treat a man right
They always go out messin', messin' rouund at night.

This song's pretty good. If we're gonna record them I call dibs on this one. Will record it tomorrow before work maybe.

imgooley
06-11-2008, 07:11 AM
Damn you and your dibs. You have better recording gear too.

TheDev01dOne
06-11-2008, 07:20 AM
It's not that great, just sit it on the table and pres play and play along with whatever's coming through the headphones. I don't do anything fancy with it just because I'm lazy. It is capable of much better if I connect it up to the puter and cuBase and use proper microphones and mixing and **** but for all that effort, IMO, it's not that much better anyway for what I do. The rawness adds to the song dynamics a bit I guess.

imgooley
06-11-2008, 07:22 AM
I don't even have a microphone, I just use the one built into my laptop, straight into audacity. Multitracking is hard, too, to get synched correctly.

TheDev01dOne
06-11-2008, 07:37 AM
I use the built in mics on the Zoom H4 that I borrow off my GFs dad. Does the job okay. It has 4 tracks on the actual Zoom thing that you can use. I only usually need 3 (rhythm/vocals/lead or harp) so it works fine but if you hook it up to cubase of audacity or whatever it can get infinte tracks.

Your records are great quality for what you use. the simpler the better IMO, once you start with all this confusing home studio stuff there's far too many things in between the performance and the recording that can go wrong or something and make it sound ****e.

If you only have a laptop mic and audacity, there's only 2 things that can possibly go wrong, which makes it easier to get ther best possible take. Makes sense in my head anyway.

Should we be spamming up this thread with recording talk? Probably not huh..

imgooley
06-11-2008, 07:38 AM
Meh, it's still on topic

ze monsta
06-11-2008, 03:14 PM
Works good as like a 'hoochie coochie man' pattern.

ba dada ba dum .. she wears a fire red dress.. ba dada ba dum .. hot and tight
ba dada ba dum .. she be known to ... ba dada ba dum.. make a good man fight
ba dada ba dum .. keep away from that woman .. ba dada ba dum .. it ain't hard to see
ba dada ba dummmm .. That she's a demonn .. dum dum dum dum .. She's a killer queen bee ..

Ain't no woman, no woman in this worrrld treat a man right
They always go out messin', messin' rouund at night.

This song's pretty good. If we're gonna record them I call dibs on this one. Will record it tomorrow before work maybe.
^Or a simple Piedmont blues like Key To The Highway, and also works like Pride and Joy by SRV.

Lyrics:

Bye bye my baby, I'll see you some sweet day,
and I bet you so sorry you gone drove your good man away.
But I'll tell all you mens, Nice and kind,
You lose your best woman don't you fool with mine.

imgooley
06-11-2008, 04:00 PM
^is that an example verse, or are we starting again?

ze monsta
06-11-2008, 04:02 PM
It was just lyrics, I dunno. You can go from there if you wish!

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 02:13 PM
Anyone?

imgooley
06-12-2008, 02:18 PM
Wow, I must have not even noticed that...

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 02:27 PM
I'll go then...

It's dark and cold woman, dark and cold on the burial ground.
It's dark and cold woman, so dark and cold on the burial ground.
It's dark and I'm weary, gonna catch me a train, coz I'm homeward bound.

imgooley
06-12-2008, 02:30 PM
Yeah, Gonna catch me that train, that old midnight line
And get out of this place, leave you behind
God, help me, I'm cold and weary, and now I'm homeward bound

idk, first thing that came to mind.

slidething31
06-12-2008, 02:32 PM
I'm ridin back down south, cuz I ran out of cash.
I said I'm headin back down south now, cuz I spent all my cash.
I need to find me a job and some food to eat, and you know I need it fast.

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 02:33 PM
It was good. :)

I'm gonna leave you reckless women, leave you all behind.
I'm gonna leave you reckless women, I'm gonna leave you all behind.
I only got one thing babe, and one thing on my mind.

imgooley
06-12-2008, 02:38 PM
If we switch the order of drew's and gus's lyrics, I think it would make more sense.

slidething31
06-12-2008, 02:41 PM
Yea I think that looks good



It's dark and cold woman, dark and cold on the burial ground.
It's dark and cold woman, so dark and cold on the burial ground.
It's dark and I'm weary, gonna catch me a train, coz I'm homeward bound.

Yeah, Gonna catch me that train, that old midnight line
And get out of this place, leave you behind
God, help me, I'm cold and weary, and now I'm homeward bound

I'm gonna leave you reckless women, leave you all behind.
I'm gonna leave you reckless women, I'm gonna leave you all behind.
I only got one thing babe, and one thing on my mind.

I'm ridin back down south, cuz I ran out of cash.
I said I'm headin back down south now, cuz I spent all my cash.
I need to find me a job and some food to eat, and you know I need it fast.

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 02:48 PM
Yeah Goolz, I posted right after he posted(unaware of this) so I thought my post would be after yours. :p:

imgooley
06-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Alright, drop the first chorus at the end of that one, and I think we have something.

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 02:54 PM
I'm so using my verses in this thread for a song. :haha
It's a good way of making sure I have loadsa ideas written down, and gives a good base for topics to develop and ideas to flourish.

imgooley
06-12-2008, 02:56 PM
Hells yeah, son.

I am definitely gonna record these songs. And I'll give credit to everyone who contributed.

So, I will compile all of the songs we have so far.

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 02:57 PM
Goolz, dyou wanna start another one? I've gotta concentrate on my latin homework...but meh, I'll still post.

imgooley
06-12-2008, 03:01 PM
Alright...

Well, I'm goin down to the store, get me some Kentucky Bourbon
Yeah, gonna go down to the store, get me a Fifth of Bourbon
To light up my fire, wake up my soul, and stifle my evil demons.

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 03:10 PM
If I can't find no drink, think I'll go mad.
If I can't get a drink things are gonna turn bad.

Vagabond21
06-12-2008, 03:55 PM
I can't think of anything to go with the drinkin^ lol
If you guys don't mind, I could start a new one.

I'll go ahead and write it in case you decided to use it and also because I'm not sure when I'll be able to check the computer again. Use it if you wanna. (I'll type it like I'd sing it)
Inspired by true events lol.

Woke up with the sun, honay. Walk on down ta (short pause) highway twenty fiiive.
Yessum I woke up this moanin baaaby, took a stroll down twenty fiiive.
If I hafta spike anymore of that backer (tobacco) Honay, (basically saying working in the tobacco fields)
Lord, I just might lay down and diiiie.

Did I write too much?

ze monsta
06-12-2008, 03:59 PM
I work them fields, work them all the time.
I work them fields, workin them all the time.
No matter how hard I work, I only ever get a dime.

Vagabond21
06-12-2008, 04:04 PM
I wish I could record stuff on my computer so bad :(

slidething31
06-14-2008, 04:32 PM
just uploaded a pretty rough take of some of these lyrics. I just called it Homeward Bound Blues and some slide riffs that I had been workin on.

I kinda f'd up the guitar part at the end, but whatever. Didn't feel like doin it again.

ze monsta
06-14-2008, 04:55 PM
Lets go again.

The sun is beatin down, haven't got a place to turn.
Said the sun is beatin down, and I haven't got a place to turn.
Think I'll fall down to me knees, just lay down and burn.

slidething31
06-14-2008, 05:04 PM
You know this field so big, seems lke it got no end.
This field just goes on, like it got no end.
Don't know how much more cotton I can pick, with these here poor hands.

ze monsta
06-14-2008, 05:10 PM
I got aching hand and an aching mind
Yeah I got aching hands and an aching mind,
Talk to me baby and I'll tell you what you will find.

ze monsta
06-15-2008, 09:05 AM
Wow that didn't work....or make sense. :haha

My good girl, I'll tell you, tell you what I'll do
Say my girl, I'll tell you, what I'ma gonna do.
I'll break your backbone and your heart too.

slidething31
08-23-2008, 01:31 PM
Bump because this was fun.

ze monsta
08-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Damn straight, but I did the last two! :haha

ze monsta
09-04-2008, 03:03 PM
OK.

Listen up mother****ers.

You are going to play, and you are going to like it.

That's it you sons of bitches!

:haha

I'm on my way to the city babe, I been living rough long enough in these towns
I'm on my way to the city babe, I been living rough long time in these towns
I'd be a long way from here, but my old massa he tore me down.

slidething31
09-04-2008, 03:09 PM
OK.

Listen up mother****ers.

You are going to play, and you are going to like it.

That's it you sons of bitches!

:haha

I'm on my way to the city babe, I been living rough long enough in these towns
I'm on my way to the city babe, I been living rough long time in these towns
I'd be a long way from here, but my old massa he tore me down.
You know that man wouldnt pay me the money he owed
He didnt gimme a nickel of that money he owed
Now I'm walkin, broke and tired, right on through the cold.

ze monsta
09-04-2008, 03:29 PM
I aint got no money and I aint got no food.
I aint got no money and I aint got no food.
I aint got no shoes, it just aint no good.

imgooley
09-07-2008, 02:30 PM
Well, I'm goin
Yes I'm goin
Down to the 75th street baptist church
Gonna get me some holy water
Hope my soul get's saved
Hope my soul get's saved.

ze monsta
09-07-2008, 03:34 PM
I try do some good in my life, but I get kicked back down
I try to do some good in my life, but I get kicked back down
It's the depressing times chillen, that drive me town to town.

How I hope my soul gets saved
Hope my soul gets saved.

ze monsta
09-08-2008, 12:17 PM
Anyone?

I want this to be something everyone does rather than like 3 people...

TheDev01dOne
11-07-2008, 01:16 AM
Bump this thread yo'..

Been trying to write a song about reckless cheatin' women and trying to incorporate the line 'you can't tame a tiger' because a guy said it at work the other day and I thought it woul work good in a song.. I suck though..

ze monsta
11-07-2008, 02:16 PM
You can't tame a tiger but you can put her on a chain,
You can tie your woman down, but your heart is still in pain

If you don't want that, I'm using that btw :p: But you can have first dibs. :)

TheDev01dOne
11-07-2008, 03:54 PM
That's pretty good man, use it if you want I will try and use that as a base and see what I can come up with and post it later.

ze monsta
11-07-2008, 03:55 PM
Sure thing.

barefootboy
11-07-2008, 06:28 PM
Bump this thread yo'..

Been trying to write a song about reckless cheatin' women and trying to incorporate the line 'you can't tame a tiger' because a guy said it at work the other day and I thought it woul work good in a song.. I suck though..

Dat woman she's just ornery and mean
Yaaa Dat woman just ornery and mean
Ya can't tame a tiger dats da meanest ya ever seen.

ze monsta
11-07-2008, 07:02 PM
I like that! ^

barefootboy
11-08-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks, TheDev01dOne, I've got this rattlin' around in my head now.

Dat woman she's just ornery and mean
Yaaa Dat woman just ornery and mean
Ya can't tame a tiger dats da meanest ya ever seen.

Dat woman she's gonna make ya beg and crawl
Yaaa Dat woman gonna make ya beg and crawl
Ya can't tame a tiger it'll be ya heart dat she'll maul

Dat woman she'll take your last smoke
Yaaa Dat woman'll take your last smoke
Ya can't tame a tiger she'll leave ya lonely, sad and broke

Dat woman she's gonna do ya wrong
Yaaa Dat woman gonna do ya wrong
Ya can't tame a tiger ya'll just be singin' a sad song

Dat woman she's just ornery and mean
Yaaa Dat woman just ornery and mean
Ya can't tame a tiger dats da meanest ya ever seen

Now I need some music.

ze monsta
11-08-2008, 10:21 AM
Dude, that's fantastic, I really enjoyed singing that!

I played it a little like Walking Blues by Robert Johnson and sung it like this with a few alterations:

Dat woman she's just ornery and doggone mean
Treat you like a king and she's a doggone queen
Yaaa Dat woman just ornery and doggone mean
Ya can't tame a tiger dats da meanest ya ever seen.

Dat woman she's gonna make ya beg and crawl
She will take your heart and she woul take ya soul
Yaaa Dat woman gonna make ya beg and crawl
Ya can't tame a tiger it'll be ya heart dat she'll maul

Dat woman she'll take your last smoke
She'll play you just like you her joke
Yaaa Dat woman'll take your last smoke
Ya can't tame a tiger she'll leave ya lonely, sad and broke

Dat woman she's gonna do ya wrong
She didn't have no good intentions all along
Yaaa Dat woman gonna do ya wrong
Ya can't tame a tiger ya'll just be singin' a sad song

Dat woman she's just ornery and mean
Ya can't tame that tiger she's the meanest ya seen
Yaaa Dat woman just ornery and mean
Ya can't tame a tiger dats da meanest ya ever seen



I played it in F# coz vocally it's where I'm most comfortable singing blues.

barefootboy
11-08-2008, 10:30 AM
^ I like


Song for the next blues and jazz album?

TheDev01dOne
11-09-2008, 12:43 AM
They're both cool. Got way further than me, it's cool to see other people' take on the same theme..

I couldn't get anything I liked so I changed it and have a few rough idea for verses but basically something like..

Push and shove me, day and night
Well I won't go down easy, not without a fight
'Cos you can't tame a tiger and
You can't keep a good man down

You can have my money, my house and car
But get your hands off my woman and don't even look at that guitar
You can't take it with you, when they come to get you, and take you to the 'quiet' side of town
Yes you can take my money, but you can't keep a good man down.

etc. etc.

Seems alright so far, needs more verses but it's too late to make noise playing guitar mumbling at myself to finish it now.

I get fed up with bog standard structure and try to just add random extra bars here and there and just long instrumental fill stuff so it probably won't read very cohesively but I'll record a crappy demo of ot when I finish the lyrics.

barefootboy
11-09-2008, 08:19 AM
I await the demo. The music side is harder for me. I get in a rut and all the songs sound the same. I'm trying to break that.

ze monsta
11-09-2008, 09:23 AM
I await the demo. The music side is harder for me. I get in a rut and all the songs sound the same. I'm trying to break that.
Yeah, me to. I just try to sing different and play a different rhythm. When I play and sing, it's the singing that I centre it around and the guitar really is just a background thing. It's all about them words! :)

barefootboy
11-09-2008, 10:30 AM
. It's all about them words! :)

lol Sounds like a movie line, "Eddie and The Cruisers"? It's still true. It might be different if I was a better guitar player.

TheDev01dOne
11-09-2008, 11:06 PM
I think I like a good combination of both, love a good blues that tells a good story though, they're probably my favourite songs. Something like Stagger Lee (or Stack-O-Lee I think most of the blues versions call him..) where the guitar part is pretty simple and you have to "listen to the notes that aren't being played" kinda thing and then obviously the story about Stagger Lee shooting Billy Lyons is cool enough in itself.