Andrew Snowdon

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I Don’t Get How They Call It The Blues

In Uncategorized on Wednesday 25 April 2012 at 12:55

(sung to the tune of I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues by Elton John)

It came out last night
The Ottawa Bluesfest band roster
Between you and me something just isn’t right
The lineup could be so much hotter

Go get us some beers
Hope no-one’s stolen your bike
And it won’t be long before you and me run
Back and forth between bands that we like

But I don’t get how they call it the blues
Just random bands, and a blues act or two
Really, now: Metric, L-M-F-A-O
Then Iron Maiden, and Blue Ro-dé-o?
I just don’t get how they call it the blues

Just stare at the stage
Squint through the rain at the band
Think of the money they’re making off boomers
And you, who’s not really a fan

Wait on me girl
I need to go to the loo (the portaloo)
It’s such a shame we paid so much money
The good bands play at the same time

So do you get how they call it the blues
Like Just for Laughs, what does that have to do
With freaking music?  Did I say Metric?
Not even trying; this is pathetic
And I don’t get how they call it the blues

Wait on me girl
I need to go to the loo (round number two)
I’m so ashamed we paid so much money
For bands that are so far away

But I can’t get how they call it the blues
Where are the bands with a guitar or two
Who play the real blues, live out of their trunk
Oh well, I guess there’s always MonkeyJunk
I still don’t get how they call it the blues

I Mother Earth and Our Lady Peace too
And I don’t get how they call it the blues
Love Alice Cooper, but who are you kidding
I can’t fathom how they call it the blues

(with apologies to Elton John, Bernie Taupin, several perfectly good bands, and the good folks who do all the hard work for Bluesfest)