Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blues Poem


Here's a poem in the structure of a classic blues tune. We lost power at our house very early this morning, which made for a chilly breakfast. We only had to endure the cold for a few hours, but that was inspiration enough.


Cold Road Blues
Jim Haas

It’s cold outside
Cold as I’ve ever felt
I say it’s cold outside, honey
Cold as I’ve ever felt
Can’t even feel my toes
Don’t know when the ice might melt

Gotta leave for the coast, man
Tell my friends goodbye
Gotta leave for the coast
Tell my friends goodbye
Just seems inevitable
Though I don’t know why

Out on the open road
Drivin’ through the night
Out on the open road, baby
Drivin’ through the night
Can’t shake this crazy feelin’
That somethin’ just ain’t right

Radio is playin’
But I don’t hear a thing
Yes, the radio is playin’, people
But I don’t hear a thing
All I want to do is
Stare at the moon and sing

It’s a grey grey dawn
Sun hidin’ behind the trees
It’s a grey grey dawn, brother
Sun hidin’ behind the trees
Time to get our stuff together
Stop this prayin’ on our knees

Can’t stand the dust and dirt
Gotta stop this crazy race
Can’t stand the dust and dirt no more
Gotta stop this crazy race
Make a home in the mountains
Put a smile on your face.

Make a home in the mountains, yeah

Put a big smile on your pretty face

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