Day Gig Blues

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lyrics

Wake from electric dreams, the alarm clock screams:
“Welcome to reality.”
Paste a smile on my face, got no time to waste,
Walk past my guitar grab my suitcase.
Then it’s off to work, feelin’ like a jerk,
Wond’rin’ how I settled for this.
Grind 8 to 6 most days, the rest I’m in a haze,
Searching for inspiration.

[chorus]
Same for walls everyday there’s got to be a better way.
Where has all this got us anyway?
Well, we all pay our dues, we’re all bein’ used.
Heard they called this Day Gig Blues.

Got a lifetime of loans, a home I barely own,
Sell my soul for security.
Heard this was my dream don’t know what they mean,
Thought I’d move behinds for a living.
Wanna go out all night, dance ‘til daylight,
Shake while this body can move.
Work like a dog instead, try to get ahead,
Retire to debts and regrets.

[chorus]
Would someone tell me how does this make the world a better place?
Fear and greed feeding on hopes and dreams.
Ah, but this isn’t the news, we’re all being used.
Can’t help but have the Day Gig Blues.

Don’t you think its greed, gon’ help those in need.
Not here to make some old men rich.
Got to do what’s right, go home every night,
Rest my head soul satisfied.
Tell me why you know what’s best, you sound like the rest,
Talkin’ loud ain’t sayin’ nothing.
People in a world of pain, can’t you please explain,
Can we work together without losing faith?

[chorus]
I got so much love to give, gonna make this world worth living in.
When I find that thing that makes me wanna say.
Hey, finely the life I choose, I’ve found my muse.
Finally lost those Day Gig Blues.
Got nothin’ to lose, I know I’m being used,
You know I have those Day Gig Blues.

credits

from Let's Move, track released June 10, 2011
(c) 2010 Matt Grason

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House of Soul Washington D.C., D.C.

Live without a laptop, Washington D.C.'s House of Soul plays organic dance music, seamlessly fusing the entrancing sets of an underground club DJ with the stirring sounds of live master performers. The six-piece band weaves improvised grooves, "remixes" of classic selections, and original tunes into non-stop sets that keep devoted dancers sweating. ... more

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