WHITE MAN SINGS THE BLUES
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Songs of Melanie (ASCAP)
From the 2016 release RAGAMUFFIN

 

I can't take no more, there ain't no use

Can't keep on doin' what it is you think I do

And the words that I've been listening to

Are as honest as a white man sounds when he sings the blues

I know we're through

 

Take me where the wild things grow

Where the truth is found 'cause its roots are down below

Where the system is a saviourís song

Where I feel the rhythm but the tune is still unborn

I know it's one

 

String a feather on a silken twine

Weave the twine with the laurel leaves

Wring a river to make a wine

Brew the wine with the laurel to make a tea

Drink me

 

I can't take no more, there ain't no use

I can't keep on doin' what it is you think I do

And the words that I've been listening to

Are as honest as a white man sounds when he sings the blues

I know we're through

 

Itís like a white man singing the blues

Like a white man singing the blues