The Lion Tamer Rag

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"Forgiveness is a dish best served cold"


She’s never had the blues
Only promises what she's prepared to lose
Makes great use of her walking shoes
So she'll never have the blues

She’s never lost her way
Claims she can see the stars in the light of day
As long as she obeys what they say
She’ll never lose her way

She’s never been left behind
What thought could want to leave such a beautiful mind?
So her sun will eternally shine
And shimmer like a glass of wine

She sends her energy into the galaxy
Her prayer and her song
But this dark universe, is just a cosmic hearse,
bearing the dead along

But she’s never had the blues
Others’ happiness is hers to use
Without a heart of her own to bruise
She’s never had the blues

She’ll never go without
Never taste a dram of life’s doubt
So soaked in faith that she can’t dry out
Holy spirits in a drought

She went to find herself but she found someone else
Another voice in her head
And as the years went by and the music died
She could finally hear what it said:

You’ve never had the blues...


from Bare Bones, released August 12, 2016
Performed by:
Marlon Hurt: vocals; guitars; bass
Michael "the Bull" LoBue: trombone; whistle; glockenspiel; percussion

Written by:
Marlon Hurt



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The Hurt Project New York, New York

The Hurt Project writes original blues while staying true to the traditions that make the blues great. THP has released a collection of original blues singles, "The Shady Bear Sessions," an EP of originals, "After the Storms," and a full album of acoustic blues, "Bare Bones." The band has opened for Jane Lee Hooker in NYC, and been called "a great band" by Beth Hart. THP gigs regularly around NYC. ... more

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