Parvin & Patterson
More Blues Than I Can Use (Electric)
Mark Patterson © 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 already 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 than I can use
Yeah I've got more blues than I can use
Oh baby I've got more blues than I can use
Lyrics Credits: Mark Patterson
Music Credits: Mark Patterson
Producer Credits: Scott Harter
Publisher Credits: Distinguishing Marks Music, BMI
Label Credits: Distinguishing Marks Records, LLC
Short Song Description:
The song is an uptempo, Texas-style blues track in the spirit of ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Long Song Description:
The song is an electric version of the original recording. It showcases just how versatile the genre is - from acoustic guitar and vocal to full on blues rock.
Story Behind the Song:
"More Blues Than I can Use" is a tongue-in-cheek look at the blues, and having more than enough misery to play them.
Song Length: 3:12
Primary Genre: Blues-Rock
Secondary Genre: Blues-Modern
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Frustration
Subject Matter 2: Failure
Mood 1: Stressed
Mood 2: Endearing
Similar Artist 1: ZZ Top
Similar Artist 2: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later