From the album PLAYING THE GHOST

Lyrics

GOOD MORNING, BLUES!

That gleam in your eye
Has faded and died.
No bright tomorrows
Are waiting for you.

That spring in your step
Has lost all its pep.
The end of the road
Has come into view.

You fall asleep to bad news;
Wake up to “Good morning, Blues!”
You gotta repay your dues –
Wake up to “Good morning, Blues!”

That lilt in your voice
Has left you by choice
With unspoken dreams
That never come true.

That hot blush of youth
Has cooled with the truth:
Your race has been run;
Time’s caught up with you.

You fall asleep to bad news;
Wake up to “Good morning, Blues!”
You gotta repay your dues –
Wake up to “Good morning, Blues!”

Oh, so many years,
A long trail of tears,
Too many sorrows
For one man to count.

Just a few more years
And you’re gone from here.
You’re getting so close
To the full amount.


You fall asleep to bad news;
Wake up to “Good morning, Blues!”
You gotta repay your dues –
Wake up to “Good morning, Blues!”

Copyright © 2006 Lex Zaleta

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