Parvin & Patterson
More Blues Than I can Use
Mark Patterson
Copyright 2018

The big boss slipped me my pink slip
Just in time for the holidays
Now here I am drinking and thinking
It was cheaper than giving me my raise
Well go ahead and cut me loose
I'm used to the abuse
But that's more blues than I can use

My paramour gave me the heave-ho
She took the flat screen and the pooch
She says I failed to meet her expectations
But she ran out right after the hooch
Wasn't too hard to deduce
It was just a thin excuse
To pile on more blues than I can use

Well she's gone and she took her lovin' cup
The worst part is I'm gonna miss that pup
If I could afford a phone I wouldn't answer it - I can't take the news
I've got more blues than I can use


Robert Johnson taught me a secret
The more misery the better the song
Well then I should be swimming in Grammys
'Cause I'm wading in it all day long
No I don't need a muse
To keep me enthused
I've got more blues than I can use

So somebody play some Willie Dixon
Muddy Waters or one of the Kings
If I can't drown 'em I'll soak my sorrows
If you'd be kind enough to pay for the drinks
You know I don't mind paying dues
But I wasn't born to lose
I've just got more blues that I can use
Yeah I've got more blues that I can use
Oh baby I've got more blues than I can use

Lyrics Credits: Mark Patterson
Music Credits: Mark Patterson
Producer Credits: Parvin & Patterson
Publisher Credits: Distinguishing Marks Music, BMI
Performance Credits: Thad Beckman, guitars and vocals
Label Credits: Distinguishing Marks Records, LLC
Short Song Description:
The song is a slow, acoustic blues number featuring only a male vocal and acoustic guitar, reminiscent of the old delta blues payers.
Long Song Description:
A classic Blues progression in E, "More Blues Than I Can Use" recalls the early delta bluesmen and their slide guitars.The humorous lyrics are intended to reflect a certain sense of resignation that our singer has got more on his plate than he can use for inspiration.
Story Behind the Song:
"More Blues Than I can Use" is a tip of the hat to the bluesmen of yesteryear. It references Robert Johnson and other Blues legends as it describes being overwhelmed by life's troubles.
Song Length: 3:47
Primary Genre: Blues-Delta
Secondary Genre: Blues-Rural
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Frustration
Subject Matter 2: Life
Mood 1: Depressing
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Robert Johnson
Similar Artist 2: Willie Dixon
Language: English
Era: 1920 - 1929