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Letter Writing Blues

posted May 20, 2009, 11:33 AM by David Storlie   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 8:42 PM ]
I've been writing blues this evening
held my pencil as it cried.
Yes, I been scrawlin' blue and grieving
while the guitar whined I sighed
cause when I read your letters
the blues can't keep me satisfied. 

Teardrops keep me sinking
like a baby in a crib.
Tears will keep me drinking
like this baby needs a bib.
I can't seem to drown my sorrows
before I soak my head. 

If you were a cheatin' lover
I'd have my anger keep me warm.
If you were double-dealin'
I'd let anger keep me warm.
Though you may let me simmer
it's these miles that do the harm. 

My lips can take a beating
the've been long without a kiss.
My lips could use the breathing
they long to feel your kiss.
But my heart can't hold out woman
no more lonesome nights of this.