How Mama got her Groove back!

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Stunning long awaited Debut Album for this Canadian Funky/Blues Band. Mama Groove doesn’t beat around the bush to say what they have to say or to pass on their message and to bare their souls, musically and lyrically on these 10 original songs.

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released March 16, 2012

Mama Groove is:
Ysabel Gagnon: Vocals, backing vocals
Guy Cardinal: Keyboards, backing vocals
Jacques Gagné: Drums, Percussions, backing vocals
Sylvain Haché: Lead & Rhythm Guitar
George Papafilys: Guitar/Lap Steel/Slide track #1, solo track #3, additional Lead Guitar track #5, Guitar track #6
Joël Marinier: Bass
Additional musicians:
Louis-Philippe Gagnon: backing vocals tracks #5 & #9

All Lyrics by Ysabel Gagnon
Music by Guy Cardinal (All tracks except #1, #6)
Music by George Papafilys (Tracks #1, #6)
All songs, music and lyrics by Mama Groove (SOCAN/BMI)
© 2012 Mama Groove

Produced by Ysabel Gagnon, Guy Cardinal & Daniel Quirion
Arranger: Guy Cardinal & Daniel Quirion
Recorded & mixed by Daniel Quirion at Danquiri Studio, Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, QC Canada
Assistant Engineers: Marc-André Fortin & Joël Marinier Mastering: Jim Rabchuk at Audiobec
Publishing: Les Productions Danquiri
Photos: © 2012 Emmanuel Bévia Photography, Pierre Ménard, Jean-François Desputeaux, Marc-André Fortin

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Mama Groove Montréal, Québec

Blues & New Blues music lovers have been awaiting this CD to come out, & after a close collaboration between its lead band members, this album that includes 10 original songs is now available! It offers a wide range of bluesy styles & musical influences. Mama Groove doesn’t beat around the bush to say what they have to say or to pass on their message & to bare their souls, musically & lyrically! ... more

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Track Name: Soul Distraction
SOUL DISTRACTION LYRICS/Melody: Ysabel G. MUSIC: George Papafilys 2011-10©

THERE’S SOMETHIN SO DAMN GOOD ‘BOUT THE WAY U’RE TOUCHING ME.
DARLIN’ YOU MUST BE CRAZY TO WANNA DOSE THIS ECSTASY.
IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE I SURRENDER EVER MORE,
YOU’VE GOT ME ADDICTED RIGHT DOWN TO THE CORE.

BEING WITH YOU IS SO STIMULATING, SO THRILLING
MY HEAD CAN’T KEEP ITSELF FROM DAYDREAMING
DON’T SAY A WORD, LET YOURSELF BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE
A FULL-LENGTH PLAY I CAN FOR SURE IMPROVISE.

U ARE MY SOUL DISTRACTION; I’M SUFFERIN’ FROM SLEEP DEPRIVATION.
I CAN’T TURN U LOOSE, NO, NO, I JUST PLAIN REFUSE.

U GIVE ME CHILLS RIGHT DOWN TO MY SPINE.
MAKIN’ ME CRAVE HONEY, ‘TIL I NEARLY FLATLINE.
YOU’RE AS SWEET AS MY FAVORITE CHEESECAKE
BOILING INK IN YOUR VEINS, SLOWLY DRIVING ME INSANE.

WISH I WAS THE ONLY ONE PLUCKIN’ A FEATHER FROM YOUR CHEST
BUT ANOTHER GAL IS TRYING TO STEAL THE SHOW WITHOUT REST
ARE YOU GONNA KEEP HAVING SEVERAL IRONS ON THE FIRE
AND KEEP US BOTH AT YOUR FEET UNTIL IT ALL BACKFIRES

U ARE MY SOUL DISTRACTION; I’M TAKEN BY THIS ATTRACTION.
NO MORE TASTE OF YOU AND I’D SURELY GET THE BLUES.

BRIDGE:

U’RE INVINCIBLE, UNTOUCHABLE, IMMORTAL,
BUT DESIRE SHOWS ALL OVER UR FACE.
EVERYTIME I DON’T GIVE U A SIGN, U FIND A WAY TO GET ME RIGHT BACK IN UR EMBRACE.
I KEEP TRYING TO AVOID UR TEXTING, CRUISING, WINKING, SO DAMN CHARMING WAYS.
BUT THEN I START MELTING AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER & ALWAYS.

SOLO

U ARE MY SOUL DISTRACTION; BUT I NEED SOME LOVE AND AFFECTION
I JUST FEEL CONFUSED, AND QUITE A BIT MISUSED.
U ARE MY SOUL DISTRACTION; BUT WAS IT ALL AN ILLUSION.
I DON’T PLAY GAMES, I’M WORTH MORE THAN A DEUCE.
Track Name: Rubbed Dry
RUBBED DRY (YSABEL GAGNON 99, LIGHT MODIFS IN 2011, lyrics & melody) / CARDINAL ©2011

AGAINST ALL I KNOW,
I LOVED YOU BLINDLY.
IT MADE ME SINK SO LOW,
I LOST ALL DIGNITY.

YOU PLAYED ME FOR A FOOL,
SHOULD’VE SEEN IT COMING.
BUT YOU SOUNDED SO COOL,
WITH YOUR FINGER PICKING.

YOU RUBBED ME DRY OF ALL EMOTIONS.
DON’T KNOW IF IT’S FACT OR FICTION.
YOU RUBBED ME DRY OF ALL DEVOTION.
I ALMOST LOST ALL MY REASON.

WAY TOO MUCH BAGGAGE,
I CHOSE NOT TO SEE.
RIGHT THERE ON STAGE,
YOU LAID A GUILT TRIP ON ME.

WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE,
THERE’LL BE ANOTHER DAY.
YOU FORCED ME TO GET RID OF,
WHAT WAS ON THE WAY.

YOU RUBBED ME DRY OF ALL SENSATIONS,
I WENT AGAINST MY DECISION.
YOU RUBBED ME DRY OF MY DIRECTION,
FORGETTING ALL MY CONVICTIONS.

IT’S LIKE YOU STUCK A KNIFE THROUGH MY BELLY,
CONVINCING YOURSELF YOU WERE SETTING ME FREE.
IT WILL ALL COME DOWN ON YOU, NOT ME,
JUST BECAUSE OF YOUR APATHY.

SOLO

CHORUS 1 & 2

YOU’RE KIDDING YOURSELF WITH FALSE REALITY…
Track Name: Chill Giver Blues
CHILL GIVER BLUES Y. GAGNON (lyrics, melody)/G. CARDINAL (Music) 2011 ©

ONCE I GOT ME A MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
HE MADE HIS GUITAR CRY JUST FOR ME
ONCE I GOT ME A MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
HE MADE HIS GUITAR CRY JUST FOR ME
BUT HE COULDN’T MAKE UP HIS MIND
I BECAME THE ONE WHO CRIED FOR HIM.

ONE DAY MY MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
FELT A BIT CAUGHT IN BETWEEN
ONE DAY MY MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
FELT A BIT CAUGHT IN BETWEEN
BRUISED EGOS AND CONTROL FREAKS
THEY WOUNDED AND SCARRED ME DEVILISHLY.

SOLO

I LOVED MY MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
WOULD’VE SACRIFICED IT ALL FOR HIM
I LOVED MY MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
WOULD’VE SACRIFICED IT ALL FOR HIM
BUT I WAS YOUNG AND SO NAÏVE
I LOST MY NAME WHILE HE GOT OFF SCOT-FREE.

IF YOU EVER MEET A MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
DON’T LET A BLINDFOLD COVER YOUR EYES
IF YOU EVER MEET A MEAN MEAN CHILL GIVER
DON’T LET A BLINDFOLD COVER YOUR EYES
OR YOU MAY JUST GO DOWN TO YOUR GRAVE
BURYING YOUR POOR SELF ALIVE.

OH NO, NOT ME!!!
Track Name: Sell my Soul
SELL MY SOUL Lyrics & melody: YSABEL G. 2010-11-26 / Music: G. Cardinal 2011©

WON’T SELL MY SOUL TO THOSE WHO WANT A PIECE OF ME
WON’T SELL MY SOUL TO THOSE WHO JUST CAN’T GUARANTEE
I AM NON NEGOTIABLE, NON-DISPOSABLE AND UNCOPYRIGHTABLE

CHORUS:
IF IT AIN’T CLEAR, (WON’T SELL MY SOUL) OH I’LL TELL YOU TO YOUR FACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)
OH IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, DON’T LET ME PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)

DON’T EVEN TRY TO FOOL ME, BEEN THERE DONE THAT BEFORE
DON’T EVER TRY TO FOOL ME, OR I WILL FOR SURE IGNORE
WASN’T BORN YESTERDAY, YOU NEED TO FADE AWAY OR I’LL TRY TO BREAKAWAY

CHORUS:
OH DIDN’T YOU HEAR, (WON’T SELL MY SOUL) YOU WILL NEVER WIN THIS RACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)
OH I’LL NEVER BE YOUR FRIEND, AND I’LL HELP YOU FALL FROM GRACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL

DON’T WANNA SING IN ANY CHEESY RESTRICTIVE MUSICAL
DON’T WANNA SING IN A CHURCH CHOIR AT A FUNERAL
AND I TELL YOU FOR REAL, DON’T FORCE ME TO FEEL ANY LANGUAGE I DON’T FEEL

DOUBLE CHORUS:
IF IT AIN’T CLEAR, (WON’T SELL MY SOUL) OH YEA I’LL SHOVE IT IN YOUR FACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)
OH IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, DON’T LET ME PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)

Breakdown faire solo


I REFUSE TO BE DEFINED AS SOMEONE I AM NOT
I REFUSE TO BE PLAIN AND I’LL ALWAYS GIVE MY BEST SHOT
I WON’T SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE, WON’T DRINK YOUR KINDA WINE, BELIEVE ME I’LL BE FINE

CHORUS:
IF IT AIN’T CLEAR, (WON’T SELL MY SOUL) OH YEA I’LL SHOVE IT IN YOUR FACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)
OH IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, DON’T LET ME PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)
OH DIDN’T YOU HEAR, (WON’T SELL MY SOUL) YOU’LL NEVER WIN THIS RACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL)
OH I’LL NEVER BE YOUR FRIEND, AND I’LL HELP YOU FALL FROM GRACE (WON’T SELL MY SOUL
Track Name: Black Widow
BLACK WIDOW (lyrics & melody: Ysabel Gagnon 96 et ajouts en 2011/ musique: Guy Cardinal ©2011)


VERSE 1:
A FEW YEARS AGO, YOU THREW DUST INTO MY EYES.
IT TOOK ME TIME TO WIPE IT OFF, NOW I CAN SEE YOUR TRUE COLOURS.

VERSE 2:
GUESS I SHOULD’VE KNOWN, YOU WERE UP TO NO GOOD
I WAS BESIDE MYSELF GRIEVING, YOU WERE PLANNING YOUR MASTER SCHEME.

VERSE 3
WAS LEFT PAYING DEARLY, FOR ALL OF YOUR CRAZINESS
HAD TO FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL, AND FOR THAT I HAVE NO REGRETS

VERSE 4:
I THOUGHT I'D NEVER SEE, THE END OF THAT ROAD.
I LEARNT HOW TO COPE WITH THE PAIN, BUT IT 'LL NEVER FADE AWAY.


CHORUS:
YOU WANTED A PIECE OF HIM, YOU WANTED A PIECE OF ME.
BUT HE KNEW DAMN WELL, WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY, MICE WOULD PLAY.
OH YOU WANTED A PIECE OF HIM,YOU WANTED A PIECE OF ME.
BUT HE KNEW DAMN WELL, WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY, MICE WOULD PLAY.


VERSE 5:
YOU, BLACK WIDOW, GOT HIM STUCK ONTO YOUR WEB.
THE ONLY WAY HE COULD ESCAPE, WAS ASKING FOR GOD'S DELIVERANCE.

VERSE 6:
ALL YOU WANTED WAS MONEY, PRESTIGE & A SUGAR DADDY.
SOME THINGS CAN BE FORGOTTEN, BUT FORGIVEN NO WAY.

VERSE 7:
I TREATED YOU AS FAMILY, GAVE YOU BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
BUT GREED GOT THE BEST OF YOU, IT SQUASHED AND DESTROYED OUR BOND

VERSE 8:
WHAT HE DIDN’T GIVE YOU, YOU JUST STOLE FROM ME
MADE EVERY SINGLE ONE BELIEVE, SPITTING LIZARDS AND TOADS WAS REALITY


CHORUS

Solo KEYS & GUITAR

VERSE 9:
EVEN THOUGH I KNOW NOW, WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF
I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE, WHAT YOU WERE WILLING TO DO TO HAVE IT ALL

VERSE 10:
YOU MADE UP THEM AWFUL LIES, SO YOU CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT
BUT YOU KNOW DEEP DOWN IN YOUR SOUL, YOU SURELY GOT AWAY WITH A CRIME

VERSE 11:
I HEARD ABOUT THAT SNAKE, THAT BIT YOU IN THE HEART
ALREADY POISONED TO THE CORE, YOU DIDN’T EVEN FLINCH SOMEHOW.

VERSE 12:
DON'T EVER TRY TO FIND ME, I HAVE OTHER FISH TO FRY,
BUT STOP TELLIN' PEOPLE THOSE LIES, 'COS, HE TOLD ME THE TRUTH BEFORE HE DIED.

CHORUS
Track Name: Shattered in Thousand Pieces
SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES (Lyrics & Melody: Y. GAGNON/Music: G. Papafilys © 2011)

SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE ME UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.
I REALLY CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT JUST HAPPENED.
ETERNAL INSECURITIES AND TOTAL NEED FOR CERTAINTIES
JUST TURNED MY WHOLE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN INDEED.

HERE I THOUGHT THIS WAS PURE AND TRUE LOVE
I’M CRAWLING TO COME BACK UP AGAIN ALL DISILLUSIONED.
I AIN’T NO RIVAL FOR YOUR OLD COMPULSIVE DEMONS
WHO MAKE YOU CLEAN UP YOUR HOUSE BUT NOT YOUR HEAD.

I’M SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES AND I JUST CAN’T BREATHE.
I’M SHATTERED WAY BEYOND WORDS CAN’T EVEN KEEP THE BEAT.
I’M SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES AND IT’S PRETTY HARD TO HIDE.
I’M SHATTERED WAY BEYOND WORDS ‘COS YOU’RE SURE OUR WORLDS COLLIDE.

FATALISTIC FEARS IN YOUR WORLD SWARM THEIR WAY IN
MAKING YOU BELIEVE THE WORST WHEN YOU’D GET THE BEST.
HANGING ONTO THE TIGHTROPE THIS SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN TAKE THIS INSANITY.

SOON YOU WILL RENDER YOUR FINAL DECISION
A SCENARIO I’M NOT SURE I WANT TO HEAR OR LIVE WITH
WILL THIS VERDICT FINALLY KILL YOUR DEMONS FOR GOOD
OR FOR LIFE INCARCERATE YOUR HEART AND SOUL

I’M SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES AND I JUST CAN’T BREATHE.
I’M SHATTERED WAY BEYOND WORDS CAN’T EVEN KEEP THE BEAT.
I’M SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES AND IT’S PRETTY HARD TO HIDE.
I’M SHATTERED WAY BEYOND WORDS ‘COS YOU’RE SURE OUR WORLDS COLLIDE.

BRIDGE:

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PUTTING A LITTLE WATER IN YOUR WINE
AND TAKE ALL WHAT LIFE WANTS TO GIVE YOU, JUST YOU
STOP WASTING TIME WHEN YOU COULD LOVE AND BE LOVED
REGRETS ARE MUCH WORSE THAN LIVING WITH FEAR.

SOLO

I’M SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES AND I JUST CAN’T BREATHE.
I’M SHATTERED WAY BEYOND WORDS CAN’T EVEN KEEP THE BEAT.
I’M SHATTERED IN THOUSAND PIECES AND IT’S PRETTY HARD TO HIDE.
I’M SHATTERED WAY BEYOND WORDS ‘COS YOU’RE SURE OUR WORLDS COLLIDE.

THEY COLLIDE!
Track Name: Salt in my Wounds
SALT IN MY WOUNDS LYRICS & MELODY: Y. GAGNON 2011 / MUSIC: G. CARDINAL ©2011

AS MUCH AS I TRY MAKING YOU FADE AWAY
I’M STILL BENT OUT OF SHAPE HERE AS I LAY
I WANT YOU LEAVING MY MIND, HEART AND SOUL
SO I CAN JUST STOP DIGGING ME A HOLE.
SO MANY QUESTIONS YOU LEFT UNANSWERED
TEARS FALLING FOR YOU MAKE IT ALL BLURRED.

I LIE AWAKE WITH LEFTOVER SALT IN MY WOUNDS
WON’T YOU COME AND WASH IT OFF NOW THAT’S ENOUGH
I LIE AWAKE WITH LEFTOVER SALT IN MY WOUNDS
YOU PUT IT THERE, RUBBED IT IN, NOW IT’S TOO TOUGH


MY HEAD’S SPINNING TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT
BREAKING INTO A SWEAT LIKE FALLING INTO A PIT
AM I STILL ON YOUR MIND THE WAY YOU ARE ON MINE
HOW CAN YOU PRETEND WE WILL BOTH BE FINE
I HAD SAVED MY HEART FOR SOMEONE LIKE YOU
MUSIC WAS SURVIVAL, BUT I MET MY WATERLOO

IT’S SINKING MY SHIP, NOW I’M STUCK IN THE MUD
I’M WAITING FOR A LIFELINE BURIED IN SEA SUDS
I FEEL LIKE THIS STORYLINE’S FROM A SOAP OPERA
IMPOSSIBLE UNBELIEVABLE FICTIONAL DRAMA
I HEARD YOUR PAIN, I READ YOUR EXPLANATIONS
BUT I STILL THINK IT’S ALL ABERRATIONS

I LIE AWAKE WITH LEFTOVER SALT IN MY WOUNDS
WON’T YOU COME AND WASH IT OFF NOW THAT’S ENOUGH
I LIE AWAKE WITH LEFTOVER SALT IN MY WOUNDS
YOU PUT IT THERE, RUBBED IT IN, NOW IT’S TOO TOUGH

BRIDGE:
YOU CHOSE TO LEAVE, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU COULD
IT AIN’T FOR BETTER FOR SURE, BUT IT’S FOR GOOD
I REALIZED SEA SALT CAN CURE ALL MY ILLS
WHEN I JUMPED IN THE CUBA SEA OVER THE HILLS
FELT BETTER WITH GIO, NUCAY AND THE EMCEE
IN A SPAN OF A WEEK THEY REALLY UNSCARRED ME
CRASHING WAVES WASHED AWAY ALL THAT YOU SAID
I’M STRONG AND NEVER AGAIN HANGING BY A THREAD

I LIE ASLEEP WITH NO MORE SALT IN MY WOUNDS
DON’T YOU COME AND WAKE ME UP, YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH
I LIE ASLEEP WITH NO MORE SALT IN MY WOUNDS
I’M STAYING HERE, ALL TUCKED IN, OH I’VE HAD ENOUGH

I LIE ASLEEP WITH NO MORE SALT IN MY WOUNDS
DON’T YOU COME AND WAKE ME UP, YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH
I LIE ASLEEP WITH NO MORE SALT IN MY WOUNDS
I’M STAYING HERE, ALL TUCKED IN, OH I’VE HAD ENOUGH
I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE HAD ENOUGH
Track Name: Rookie Blue
ROOKIE BLUE (Lyrics, melody: YSABEL G. 2010-11-10 /music G. Cardinal ©2010)

I’LL TELL YOU HOW TO DRESS
I’LL TELL YOU WHO TO SEE
I’LL TAKE EVERYTHING YOU LIKE
AND NEVER SET YOU FREE.

I’LL GIVE YOU SWEET CARESS
I’LL EVEN MAKE YOU TEA
BUT I’LL STEAL YOUR MIKE
AND NEVER LET YOU BE.

CHORUS:
I’M A ROOKIE BLUE, I’M A ROOKIE BLUE YEA.
I CAN NEVER BE KIND, NO, NO,NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.

I’M THE KING OF ALL MEN
THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD
I’LL CONTROL EVERY STEP YOU TAKE,
AND EVERY THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD.

I DESPISE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS
YOU’RE A DAMN CRY BABY SO I SAID
OH I’VE BEEN SUCH A FAKE
I’M KEEPING MY GUN, EVEN IF YOU FLED.

CHORUS:
I’M A ROOKIE BLUE, I’M A ROOKIE BLUE YEA.
I CAN NEVER BE KIND, NO, NO, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.

SOLO

BRIDGE:
YOU’RE SELFISH, YOUR HABITS I’LL BREAK.
I AM THE LAW, SERVE AND PROTECT FOR YOUR SAKE.
I’LL NEVER GET CAUGHT, I’M THE WEST COAST HAMMER,
I’LL JUST PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND SWEAR ON MY HONOR.

SOLO

I’M SURE I’LL GET HOME AND
BY MY TERMS YOU’LL ABIDE;
GET THE RED CARPET TREATMENT
LIKE A STAR ON THE RISE.

BUT THEN I GOT THERE,
I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND
MY BABY IS GONE
AND ALL THAT’S LEFT ARE MY PANTS.

CHORUS:
I’M A ROOKIE BLUE, I’M A ROOKIE BLUE YEA.
I CAN NEVER BE KIND, NO, NO, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.
Track Name: And I feel
AND I FEEL… Lyrics, melody: YSABEL G. 2011/ Music: G. Cardinal 2011©

AND I FEEL LIKE DYING, I FEEL LIKE QUITTING,
MY WHOLE WORLD’S UPSIDE DOWN, LIKE NEVER BEFORE


HOW COULD I LET YOU WALK OUT OF MY LIFE WHEN YOU’RE STILL IN MY HEART
HOW CAN YOU LET THIS LOVE PASS US BY AND KEEP US BOTH APART
I WATCHED YOU THROW IT ALL AWAY IN A MERE BLINK OF AN EYE
I WATCHED YOU SAY OUR LOVE DIDN’T PASS THE TEST AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN TRY

ALL THE THINGS YOU CANNOT SAY, ALL THOSE FEARS EATING YOU AWAY
ALL I WROTE SHOULD’VE MADE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND NO, BUT YOU WON’T STAY
COULDN’T EVEN SAY GOODBYE, YOU CHOKED AND YOU WROTE ME OFF
COULDN’T FACE THE TRUTH OH NO NO, BECAUSE IT WAS WAY TOO TOUGH

AND I FEEL LIKE CRYING, I FEEL LIKE BLAMING
BUT I WON’T BE HANGING AROUND NO MORE, NO MORE

HOW CAN YOU LEAVE SOMEONE WHO’D LET YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM YOU NEED
HOW CAN YOU NOT TURN BACK AND JUST LET ME BLEED
MY TEARS KEEP ROLLING DOWN MY FACE AND IT’S BURNING ME UP INSIDE
MY VOICE’S COMING OUT AS A WHISPER WHEN SCREAMING AGAINST THE TIDE

DEALT WITH SO MANY HEARTACHES, THOUGHT THIS ONE WOULD GO OVER EASILY
BUT IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE, ‘COS IT LOOKED LIKE A PEACEFUL SEA
I BELIEVE I’M NOT TO BLAME AND ALL I WANT IS CURSING YOUR NAME
DRAGGING MY HEART LIKE A BALL AND CHAIN, ‘TIL I CAN PUT OUT THE FLAME

AND I FEEL LIKE DYING, I FEEL LIKE QUITTING,
MY WHOLE WORLD’S UPSIDE DOWN, LIKE NEVER BEFORE
AND I FEEL LIKE CRYING, I FEEL LIKE BLAMING
BUT I WON’T BE HANGING AROUND NO MORE, NO MORE

Bridge:
SO TIRED OF LOVING YOU THIS MUCH AND FOOLISHLY MISSING YOUR TOUCH
BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE, THEY SAY WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
I REALLY WISH YOU NO HARM, BUT THERE’LL BE A STORM BEFORE THE CALM

SOLO

AND I FEEL LIKE DYING, I FEEL LIKE QUITTING,
MY WHOLE WORLD’S UPSIDE DOWN, LIKE NEVER BEFORE
AND I FEEL LIKE CRYING, I FEEL LIKE BLAMING
BUT I WON’T BE HANGING AROUND NO MORE, NO MORE
Track Name: Don't Give me no Blues
DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES Y. GAGNON (lyrics, melody) / G. Cardinal (music) © 2011

HOW MANY MORE TIMES DO I HAVE TO HEAR THAT SAME NUMBER
HOW MANY MORE YEARS ‘TIL YOU KILL THAT QUICK-TEMPER
SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE YOU’VE LOST ALL INTELLIGENCE
A MAN LIKE YOU SHOULDN’T TELL ME THINGS THAT JUST MAKE NO SENSE.

YOU CONSTANTLY LET YOUR DEMONS WIN OVER LOGICALITY
YOU ALWAYS CHOOSE THE EASY WAY LEADING TO FACILITY
I TRIED TO SHOW YOU HOW BEING A TRUE AND HONEST MAN, BUT,
YOU KEEP BENDING YOUR KINDA TRUTH WHICH EVER WAY YOU CAN.


DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, I’VE HAD ENOUGH, ENOUGH CAN’T U SEE
DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, EVEN LESS BITTERSWEET COMEDY


EVERY CHANCE YOU GET YOU LIE OVER AND OVER TO MY FACE
AND YOU THINK I DON’T KNOW YOU’RE JUST FALLING FROM GRACE
MODERN DAY RELATIONSHIP JUST REAR ITS UGLY HEAD
BODY IMAGE SO IMPORTANT TO YOU IT SURELY MAKES ME FEEL DEAD.

TO MAKE SURE I WAS RIGHT I LEFT NO STONES UNTURNED
I FOUND OUT HURTFUL THINGS, GOT TOO CLOSE AND GOT BURNED
AFTER ALL I THOUGHT I DESERVED WAY MORE RESPECT
BUT I ENDED UP DEALING WITH THE DIRTY SIDE-EFFECTS.


DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, I’VE HAD ENOUGH, ENOUGH CAN’T U SEE
DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, EVEN LESS BITTERSWEET COMEDY


Bridge:
SO I GUESS IT’S UP TO ME TO SWALLOW THE RULES OF YOUR GAME
BUT I’M CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT YOU’D SAY IF I DID THE SAME
MAYBE IT WOULD GIVE YOU SOME WISDOM IF I’D BE THE ONE WHO CHEAT
ONE THING IS FOR SURE, SPINNING WHEEL WOULD BE COMPLETE.


DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, I’VE HAD ENOUGH, ENOUGH CAN’T U SEE
DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, EVEN LESS BITTERSWEET COMEDY
DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE HAD ENOUGH
DON’T GIVE ME NO BLUES, EVEN LESS BITTERSWEET COMEDY