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Joe's Blues

 

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You can't groove on dope
You can't groove on wine
If you're trying to catch a groove watching TV
Man you're wasting time
Well you can do what you want
You won't get far
You know the only way to groove is on the bass guitar

You find a loose little rhythm
Then you lock in tight
Yes you roll on it over and over
'Til it sounds just exactly right
You can learn to sing lead if you need to be a star
But the only way to groove is on the bass guitar

I said it fills out the bottom, dirty and mean
It's down right greasy when the soundman's clean
You know the eyes in the room they all lookin' at the star
The butts are all shakin' to the bass guitar

You could dress real cool, wear dark shades
You might be sleak, sharp, and shiny just like a razor blade
Yeah, you drive around town in a long black car
But the only way to groove is on the bass guitar

You know it fills out the bottom, dirty and mean
It's down right grunge when the soundguy's clean
The eyes in the room they's all lookin' at the star
The butts are all shakin' to the bass guitar

You know my friend, the good doctor Joe Mariencheck brought me this song
He told me it was the perfect country and western song
I told him it was not the perfect country and western song
Cause it didn't mention mama, it didn't mention trucks
Hell it didn't have a country beat
It's more of a kind of a jazz thing
And it's about bass
I don't know what he's talkin' about
Check him out though, he's good

 
LAST UPDATED: Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:16 AM