Big Bill Broonzy’s Got The Blues Again (2019)


Big Bill Broonzy’s Got the Blues Again – Harvey Dog (2019)

The chimes at midnight
reverberate down my spine / into my soul
A coyote packs howling
sets the dogs to barking / & I’m shaking
The sound of a broken acoustic guitar
pierces my soul /
Big Bill Broonzy’s in my dreams again
Big Bill Broonzy’s in my dreams again

Black, Brown & White
(preach on Big Bill)
treat everybody right,
Big Bill looked over at me
and he asked me:
“Is it really so hard / not to hate?”
The wind whispered into the silence
and the summers get hotter
& the floods get higher
& higher higher

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Big Bill Broonzy’s got the blues again
Big Bill Broonzy’s got the blues again
You ain’t learned shit since you stole the blues
give him his money, he’s paid his dues
Big Bill Broonzy’s got the blues again
Big Bill Broonzy’s got the blues again

You fuckers!
You ain’t learned nuthin’
it’s the same old song
it’s the same old dance
we saw broken down souls
scouring the sewer
searching for hope,
a tear fell from Big Bill’s eye
we shook hands & said goodbye,
you tell those folks of yours
we’re still waiting for a change (3X)

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Big Bill Broonzy’s in my dreams again
Big Bill Broonzy’s in my dreams again

Goodnight Big Bill


Harvey Dog – Big Bill Broonzy’s Got the Blues Again (2019)

Notes

  • I had this title since the beginning of the year – with different lyrics. About a month ago the lyrics to this one dropped by for a visit, and they moved in permanently.
  • Stop the Hate – or we’re doomed.

Written: August 2019


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