The Blues on Banjo

Todd Snider

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Todd Snider

Todd Daniel Snider (born October 11, 1966 in Portland, Oregon) is an American singer-songwriter with a musical style that combines Americana, alt-country, and folk. more »


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I WOKE UP THIS MORNING 
AND I REALIZED THAT I  REPEAT MYSELF
I SAID I WOKE UP THIS MORNING 
AND I REALIZED THAT I REPEAT MYSELF
I WOKE UP THIS MORNING 

THEY SAY ""ONE AND ONE IS TWO"" 
BUT I HAVE MY SUSPICIONS
I BELIEVE IT MAY WELL BE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE 
CRAZY OLD RELIGIOUS  SUPERSTITIONS
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT THE SAME FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
BACKING BOTH SIDES OF EVERY WAR 
SINCE BEFORE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
STILL RUN THE FEDERAL RESERVE 
IN ALL BUT JUST A SMALL HANDFUL OF NATIONS?
IT'S A PAPERCLIP OPERATION
BY EVEN THE MOST REASONABLE EXPLANATION				
IT MAY WELL BE THE SINGLE LONGEST 
WHITEST BRONCO CHASE 
IN THE HISTORY OF THE CONSPIRACY OF TELEVISION, 
IS ALL I'M SAYING 

IT'S ONE FOR THE MONEY, TWO FOR THE MONEY, 
THREE FOR THE MONEY, FOUR FOR EVEN MORE MONEY
THE SEVENTH WONDER WAS SAYING 
IN  SEVENTH HEAVEN 
WATCHING THE SEVENTH BUILDING 
FALLING ON NINE ELEVEN
SCREAMIN LOCKHEED MARTIN,
NORTHROP GRUMMAN, 
HONEYWELL AND L3 COMMUNICATIONS 
THESE ARE THE CORPORATIONS 
SELLING PERPETUAL MURDER AND MASS DESTRUCTION
UNDER THE FALSE FLAG OF MY PROTECTION 
FROM THE SHADOW BRANCH OF A GOVERNMENT 
STILL UNDER THE SPELL OF IT'S OWN ADDICTION 
TO UNTOLD COMMERCIALIZATION 								

				
WHY IT WOULD SEEM EASY TO ME TO SEE 
WITHOUT TOO MUCH HESITATION 
HOW  SOMEBODY COULD JUST 
WAKE UP ONE MORNING
AND COME TO THE RICHARD LEWIS 
LIKE CONCLUSION AND OR REALIZATION 
THAT THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO HOPE WHATSOEVER 
LEFT FOR EVEN THE SLIGHTEST PORTION OF OUR ENTIRE CIVILIZATION

SO ZIPPITY DOODAH MOTHER FUCKERS 
AND ZIPPITY AYE........ 
MY OH MY WHAT A WONDERFUL CASE OF THE BLUES 
I AM EXPERIENCING TODAY
WHY THE AIR IN MY MOTEL HAS BEEN CONDITIONED 
IN JUST SUCH A WAY
THAT IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY SINGLE NOTE 
I ASK THIS PRICELESS  BANJO OF MINE TO PLAY
TAKES THE UNMISTAKABLE SOUNDS OF MY DEPTHS 
AND MY PAINS AND MY SORROW 
AND TURNS THEM INTO SOME KIND OF EMBARRASSING 
SOUNDING HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW						
AND THAT'S NOT ME, THAT'S NOT WHO I AM...

YOU KNOW WE MISTAKE DESPERATE PEOPLE 
FOR THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME
SO THERE IS NO  REAL WAY OF KNOWING 
WHAT KIND OF DEAL IT WAS 
THAT I ACTUALLY SIGNED
BUT IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT  
I WOULD BE THE GREATEST BLUES GUITAR PLAYER 
IN THE WORLD BY NOW AND I AM NOT
IN FACT TO THE CONTRARY  
I AM JUST ANOTHER WORKING FUCKING SCHMUCK 
OUT HERE STANDING AROUND WAITING TO GET SHOT

IN YET ANOTHER TRAGIC ADDITION TO 
AN ALREADY SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS
WITH YET ANOTHER SET OF POLITICIANS 
TAKING TO THE TOP OF ANOTHER 
SET OF COURTHOUSE STAIRS
												
YOU KNOW YOU ARE OUT OF IDEAS WHEN 
YOU GET DOWN TO YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR PRAYERS
BUT THAT'S JUST WHAT THEY ARE DOING DOWN HERE 
DOWN HERE ON THESE COURTHOUSE STAIRS
THEY'RE SENDING OUT THEIR THOUGHTS AND THEIR PRAYERS
THEY'RE SENDING OUT THEIR THOUGHTS AND THEIR PRAYERS 
THEY'RE SENDING OUT THEIR THOUGHTS AND THEIR PRAYERS 
(ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY)
SENDING OUT THEIR THOUGHTS AND THEIR PRAYERS
WELL I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
AND I REALIZED THAT I REPEAT MYSELF

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Written by: TODD DANIEL SNIDER

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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