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  1. I Only Mean It When I Sing the Blues

From the album Cyd Smith: MP3 version

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Lyrics

I ONLY MEAN IT WHEN I SING THE BLUES
Words and Music by Cyd Smith
Vocal: Cyd Smith; Guitar: Joe Pass

I play in a band at weddings and bars
I rise with the moon and fade with the stars
All night long I sing the love songs
For people who think they’ll come true.

But haven’t they seen love’s other side
People take warning, go run and hide
These pretty songs are just part of the lie
I only mean it when I sing the blues.

Funny how they cling to fairy tales
Prince Charming comes in every secret dream
I try to warn them but they don’t seem to hear
When I tell them ‘bout the trouble love brings.

When they cut off the booze and turn up the lights
How quickly we lose the spell of the night
Love’s shadowy dreams vanish from sight
I only mean it when I sing the blues.
I Only Mean It When I Sing the Blues