More Blues Than I Can Use (Electric)

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 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.

Song Length 3:12 Genre Blues - Rock, Blues - Modern
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Stressed, Endearing Subject Frustration, Failure
Similar Artists ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan Language English
Era 2000 and later


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 Mark Patterson Music Mark Patterson
Producer Scott Harter Publisher Distinguishing Marks Music, BMI
Label Distinguishing Marks Records, LLC

Other Songs By Parvin & Patterson

Sweet Angelique
Country - Traditional
Plays: 70
No Matter Never Mind
Jazz - Standards
Plays: 24
The Balladeer
Country - Traditional
Plays: 112
Pop - Easy Listening
Plays: 220
Barely Hanging On
Rock - Classic
Plays: 56
Beat It Out Of Baton Rouge
Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll
Plays: 130
Rock - Classic
Plays: 68
When The Fertilizer Hits The Ventilator
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 286
More Blues Than I can Use
Blues - Delta
Plays: 73
Before You Tap out (Get Your Licks In)
Rap - General
Plays: 228
View All Songs
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00