Blue Glass Blues

by Drew James

Released 2018
Released 2018
Old School plays New Retro Folky Americana
  • 03:33 Lyrics Blue Glass Blues

    Blue Glass Blues

    Drew James © 2013

     

    Evil it lurks way down deep in the dirt

    Till awakened by greed's frozen hands

    Wounding all those who dare to come close

    Striking them down where they stand

     

    Where is the line between justice and crime?

    He once thought the answer was clear

    But protecting his kin somehow thickened his skin

    When his future hopes all disappeared

     

    Now he's left with the Blue Glass blues

    Left with the Blue Glass Blues

    Well he knew from the first hit it would come down to this

    Nothing but the Blue Glass Blues

     

    Temptation it baits the hook then it waits

    With time sitting right on its side

    Just try to erase the smile on its face

    Millions and millions have tried

     

    When it gets toward the end they all try to pretend

    That the pleasure is not worth the pain

    But we all know it's only a show

    When they reach for that hook once again

     

    Now they're left with the Blue Glass blues

    Left with the Blue Glass Blues

    Well they knew from the first hit it would come down to this

    Nothing but the Blue Glass Blues

     

    I took a dose of that Breaking Bad show

    Where the guy cooks the blue dynamite

    I was doing just great when I took the bait

    I was watchin' at least once a night

     

    I just realized, much to my surprise

    There's no more episodes left

    Now I'm coming down and there's no more around

    Reruns are all that I get

     

    Now I'm left with the Blue Glass Blues

    Left with the Blue Glass Blues

    Well I knew from the first hit it would come down to this

    Nothing but the Blue Glass Blues

     

     

NOTES
Drew's studio releases ”Out to Lunch (2017), “Love Through a Prism” (2015), “Screaming at the Sky” (2012) and “Mystic Rhythm Fingers” (2010) include his most requested songs. His 2007 acoustic release "Way Beyond the Maze" includes the Great American Song Contest award winner "You Can Cry to Me" and the Billboard World Song Contest award winner “Thicker than Blood.” His 2006 release “The Last Second Chance,” produced by Bruce Kaphan, was submitted for Grammy consideration. It includes the Billboard Song Contest award winner "That Old Friday Night Feeling." The CD was also featured at the Toofy Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. He appeared on Shuteye Records’ “United State of Americana” compilation CD that made it to #53 on the Americana Music Association charts in 2005.

“On his The Last Second Chance CD (2006), Drew James has created his own music realm, attractive and hospitable to any Real Music lover, no matter his or her genre preferences. Strictly speaking, the album is recorded in a folk-rock key, but there's so much True Blue feeling in every track that they sound "more Blues" to me than many of the "canonized" 12-bar standards. The arrangements and performance are tasteful and natural, and the production is simply perfect (a George Martin level work done by guitarist Bruce Kaphan). To those yet deciding whether to buy or not this CD, I'd say it'd be one of their best investments, a "long term" one - the more you play this record, the better it sounds. Drew James' music world is a place to stay - "you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave".”
- Paul Bondarovski, Midnight Special Blues Radio

“As Far As I Know subscribes to traditional roots songwriting, but bends the rules slightly by subverting traditional sounds with intimate singer/songwriter blues tones” – Ryan Hoffer, Shuteye Records A&R

Award Winning Songwriter

 

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