• Blues Lyric "We're Gonna Bring The House Down"
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Blues Lyric "We're Gonna Bring The House Down"
on: September 26, 2017, 23:30:44
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 01:21:18 by MrBouzouki »
I think I'm finally starting to spark a bit again on the creative front.  ::OSMAN:: ::OSMAN:: ::OSMAN::

I've been listening to another blues track from my 'Blues-Miester' mate Al Wood and wondering if I could put some words to it.
It's a completely weird lyric I've come up with with no real verse chorus structure, more a structured story if you will.   

Any comments on this folks ???

We're Gonna Bring the House Down

I'm rollin' just rollin'
I'm rollin' down the rails and I'm feelin' fine
I'm rollin' just rollin'
I'm gonna meet my baby at the end of the line

I'm prayin' just prayin'
O Lord that she's been good to me
I'm prayin' just prayin'
That no low-down devil's sat you on his knee

I'm smilin' just smilin'
'Cause you're waitin' at the station with that certain smile
I'm smilin' oh smilin'
'Cause the liquors gonna flow and we're gonna bring the house down

Oh rollin' just rollin'
I'm rollin' with my baby she's so good to me
We're rollin' just rollin'
For what's the use in talkin' when we can bring the house down

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Re: Blues Lyric "We're Gonna Bring The House Down"
Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 02:06:17
It reads like a classic rockin' blues joint to me.

I want to hear it......  ;)

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Re: Blues Lyric "We're Gonna Bring The House Down"
Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 04:54:38
My comment isn't much about the lyrics ..... just that I want you to do another one of those Al Wood lyrical addition edition! The last one you did was really cool! :)
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Re: Blues Lyric "We're Gonna Bring The House Down"
Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 17:01:41
@MrBouzouki i too just want to hear the song! :) looks pretty perfect to me lyricwise. im not native though.
i wish i could write something strait forward like this some time.
may i ask if you write the lyrics before the song or do they come together?


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Re: Blues Lyric "We're Gonna Bring The House Down"
Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 17:43:43
Well @tuff bransch lyrics come to me in many different ways. I guess this is true for most kitchen members.

This particular one came out of hearing Alan's song on SoundCloud and it suggested to me a Rollin' as in Train Rollin' rhythm.

This is the original track here

https://soundcloud.com/a-wood/lets-all-bring-the-house-down

Lyrically it moved on with the repeated Rollin' Just Rollin' phrase, to almost echo the sound of the train on the track. As you are aware many blues songs feature trains
I also employed some simple rhyming involve trains about rails and feeling fine - an obvious rhyme fore me was the cheesy "the end of the line"

Religion features heavily in blues so the idea of praying that his lady has been true seems an obvious next step and then the devil, in this case a low-down one,
seemed to be something he could worry about whilst on his journey.

The next verse moves the story along with her waiting at the station for him so obviously he would be smilin' and then alcohol is invoked and the basic title of Alan's , slightly altered finishes off this verse.

The final one takes the rollin' phrase to a whole new level suggesting they are rollin' together ( I will leave that up to your imagination ) it completes the story arc with the house being brought down with their antics ;-)

I quite like the story arc and it's nice to have a blues go from being a potentially sad story to one of joy at the end. Yes it's a simple blues but it shows how effective it can be using an old style of song like this.

I hope this has been of some help @tuff bransch .

I must post up my 'Ain't Got D'em Blues' song one day - it's the antithesis to the traditional blues I've lost my Woman song. :-)





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