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"It's hard not to give a shit man."
Blind man spits at the sun,
'Cause he can't stand the heat of it
Sightless shadows cannot run

Some times it seems a cabaret, though, running the night long

Where the bare and naked tender ladies play
those lonesome now blues for day

I left him on that hot now, on that Arkansas now, on that Arkansas road
I got the oil I needed, oh yes the oil I needed for that broken down ford
Drove on to California, my trouble there was more

Well trouble came a knocking, knocking on my awful front door
Trouble came a knocking, yes a, on my old front door

I hear the animals cry outside my window
The coyotes howl and the owls do crow

All the animals were talking with a voice only they did know
All the animals were speaking with a cold voice oh so unknown
All the animals were talking with a cold voice only they did know

You know by that good lord, I've been alone
I've got the blues lord, those blues for day
And that devil moon sure won't let 'em pass away
And all that I've seen beneath the sun, it's all too much to say
I've got the blues Lord, those blues for day

Oh that cold blue moon won't let 'em now, won't let 'em now pass away
Oh that blue moon sure won't let it go on, pass on there weary way
Oh Lordy won't you let that blue moon go on and pass along its weary way
Oh but I know you won't let that moon go on and go on and pass away

No it's not easy, howling free at the moon
Knowing full well, the sun will beat you down soon
No it's not easy, howling free at the moon
Knowing full well, the sun will beat you down soon

Well it's the taste of menís' feet that cut this corn what makes this whiskey true
Knowing full well the sun will come out and beat them down too
It's not easy howling free at the moon
It's not easy howling free at the moon
It's not easy howling free at the moon
It's not easy howling free at the moon

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from Lost Blues & Forgotten Ballads, released September 9, 2009

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William Lee and the Modern Primitives Nashville, Tennessee

William Lee is the nom de guerre of William B. Sealy.

The question of humanity—it's loss through privation of the spirit, it's corruption by seemingly unsurmountable forces, and it's redemption and salvation by acts and actors of disproportionate courage—is a pervasive theme throughout Lee's work. ... more

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