Happy With The Blues

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Sick of hearing songs that tell you to be happy? This one tells you to accept depression as a part of life, go through it and come out the other side with some perspective!

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HAPPY WITH THE BLUES ©Roo Friend APRA 2016

BOBBY MACFERRIN AND PHERELL WILLIAMS HAVE GOT A LOT TO ANSWER FOR
THEY LEFT ME TRYING TO CLAP ALONG HAPPY IN A ROOM WITHOUT A FLOOR
I WAS TRYING TO WORRY DIDN’T WANNA BE HAPPY HAD A PROBLEM UNDER CONSIDERATION
BUT I STILL WANT THE NUMBER OF THE GUY THAT SUPPLIES BOBBY AND PHERELL’S MEDICATION

HAPPY WITH THE BLUES DON’T BOTHER CLAPPING ALONG COS THERE IS NO INFECTIOUS SPIRIT IN THIS SONG
HAPPY WITH THE BLUES ROOF IS COMING DOWN ON ME TODAY BUT I FEEL BETTER THAN I FELT YESTERDAY

I USED TO WATCH THE NEWS WHEN I WAS FEELING HAPPY BUT IT MADE ME A CYNICAL MAN
SO NOW WHEN THINGS ARE DEPRESSING I FIND IT SO REFRESHING
TO SEE PEOPLE MUCH WORSE OFF THAN I AM
ITS AN ARROGANT PERVERSION A PATHETIC ANAESTHETIC TO COMPARE ANY LIFE I WOULD PREFER
BUT IT’S HARD TO HAVE IDEALS WHEN YOU’RE EATING TV MEALS
WATCHING REFUGEES DROWNING ON THE SOFA

HAD A SESSION WITH A DOCTOR WHO GAVE ME ANTIDEPRESSANTS BUT I CHUCKED ALL THE PILLS IN THE BIN
IT MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD I GOT A SECOND PRESCRIPTION AND CHUCKED ‘EM ALL AWAY AGAIN
HEARD ABOUT A THERAPY DECIDED TO TRY IT YOGA AT A VEGETARIAN GYM
BUT NOTHIN’ REALLY HAPPENED TILL THE FEMALE GYM INSTRUCTOR
MADE MY PHEREMONES FINALLY KICK IN
HAPPY WITH THE BLUES DON’T BOTHER CLAPPING ALONG COS THERE IS NO INFECTIOUS SPIRIT IN THIS SONG
HAPPY WITH THE BLUES HERE’S A LITTLE BLUES THAT I WROTE
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SING IT NOTE FOR NOTE

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from Thinking Man's Blues, released May 7, 2017
Roo Friend baritone hybrid guitar, vox, lead guitar
Arlo Buble drums
engineered and mixed by Arlo Buble
mastered by Don Grossinger New York
produced by Roo Friend

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Stomperoo Brisbane, Australia

Stomperoo, sideman to the famous, playing guitar music crossing over on blues, jazz, folk and funk, re-defining and de- constructing everything from divorce, property settlement, gardening and crop rotation to junk food, obesity, infants, terrorism, sex and traffic, in the style of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame, Tom Waits, and Arlo Guthrie. ... more

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