The Story Of The Blues Part One Lyrics

Artist: The Mighty Wah!

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Story Of The Blues
FROM: DANH@VMS.HUJI.AC.IL (RAMI)

Below are the words of the speech made by Pete Wylie at the end of the
12" version of The Mighty Wah`s undeservedly forgetable
"The Story of the Blues", which i transcripted by listening to a
home-tape recording of the song - the result of which is a few
question-marks and maybe a few mistakes, anyone who wishes to make
a comment is welcome (address above).

"Our hearts are breaking, one more song to go" (Faded Flowers - Shriekback)

"...well that`s my story and i`ll stick into that, let`s have another
drink and let`s talk about the blues, blues is about dignity, it`s about
self-respect, and no matter what they take away from you - that`s yours
for keeps, i remember how it was, how every medium - T.V. and papers and
radio and all those people were saying:'you`re on the scrap-heep, you`re
useless', i remember how easy it was to start believe in that, i remember
how you`d hear people take it for granted that it was true - just `cause
someone with an 'outer power' said so.
And that`s a problem now, too many out-balls(?), too many pocketbook
psychologists and would-be philosophers with an axe to grind,
but there`s a solution, it`s not easy, but it`s a matter of commitment(?)
in your heart, the situation you`re in, a matter of choosing how things go
for you and not having things forced upon you, there are plenty of forces
against you, forcing you against your will, your ideals - you`ve got to hope
for the best, and that`s the best you can hope for - you`ve got to hope
against hope...
I remember something Sal Paradise said, he said:'the city intellectuals of
the world are divided from the folk body blood-of-the-land and are just
ruthless(?) fools'
So listen, when the smile, the condescending pat-on-the-back comes and says:
'we`re sorry, but you`re nothing, you`ve got nothing for us and we`ve got
nothing for you', you say:'no', and say it loud:"NO!", remember, people who
talk about revolution and a class-struggle without refering explicitly to
everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about law, and what
is positive in the refusal and constraint... since people have a core to
their hearts(?)..."

Halleluyah and Farewell,
The Mighty Ram.

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THE MIGHTY WAH! - THE STORY OF THE BLUES PART ONE Lyrics

Artist: The Mighty Wah!

Title: The Story Of The Blues Part One

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