Wrapped Up In The Blues

by John Pippus

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1.
When my baby loves me She loves me way too much I love the way she smells I love the way she touch When my baby’s coming She’s coming way too much I love her crooked smile And I love the way she touch When my baby goes to work Men don’t know her name They beg and plead and whine and moan But to her they’re all the same When my baby loves me She loves me all night long She shakes her jewelry in my face I’m home where I belong I’m home where I belong I’m home where I belong When my baby loves me I’m home where I belong © 2011 John Pippus
2.
Airplane woman Take me for a ride Not coming down ‘Til you’re satisfied Airplane woman take me for a ride Not coming down ‘til you’re satisfied Mama called the doctor Said she needs a shot Don’t know what it is she got But she needs it a lot Mama called the doctor, said she needs a shot Don’t know what she got, but she needs it a lot You men eat dinner Coal dust and beans I eat more chicken Than any man has ever seen You men eat dinner, coal dust and beans But I eat more chicken, than any man ever seen Airplane woman Airplane woman Airplane woman © 2010 John Pippus (with a nod to Willie Dixon)
3.
Tell Me Why 04:32
Tell me why You want to take it so slow (2X) Give me all your love on Tuesday Wednesday you don’t want to know Treat me good on Thursday Friday you don’t care (2X) That’s no way to love me Honey it’s just not fair Saturday you’re busy Sunday, Monday too (2X) Pretty soon now I’m thinking about quitting you You follow me to the river Just to watch me drown (2X) If you’re not going to miss me I’m not going to stick around Tell me why Tell me why (2X) Pretty soon now I’m gonna to say bye bye Pretty soon now I’m gonna say so long
4.
Walk Away 03:22
When the waters surround you And the TV is dumb The lines in the valley Emit an endless hum You got to walk away When the cars in the canyon Use up all the air Tempers are rising You’re going nowhere You got to walk away You got to walk away Blind to your decision Pissing on your fate Locked up in your little shell You swear it’s not too late You got to walk away Walk away You got to fight it You got to change it Change your life Change your wife Change the days you got left This ain’t no disco This ain’t no heebie jeebies Just walk away Walk away Walk away now © 2011 John Pippus
5.
One World 02:41
Young man alone at the side of the road Can’t find a reason he should carry on Young man alone at the side of the road How come this world is such a sad old place? You know there’s only one human race Sister please help me find my way I need some comfort only you can give Oh sister please help me find my way How come this world is such a sad old place? You know there’s only one human race Children learn from what they see Show them love and it’ll come around Children learn from what they see How come this world is such a sad old place? You know there’s only one human race Oh world Oh world Oh world © 2011 John Pippus
6.
I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night He was playing his telly Wearing his three-piece suit When I woke up this morning I just had to play me the blues He was playing a Jimmy Reed song He was playing a Jimmy Reed song Laying it down Playing it real slow When I woke up this morning I had me all I need to know I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night He was so cool He didn’t say much When I woke up this morning I believe I could feel Muddy’s touch I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night I dreamed about Muddy Waters last night © 2010 John Pippus
7.
There’s a change in the weather A change in the sea I don’t love you baby How come you still love me? I got a new direction Gonna find another scene When the dust has settled You’ll be glad I told the truth I didn’t waste your time Holding back the news I didn’t try to obfuscate On someone else’s dime So I’ll just say bye-bye I’m gone You want me to save you But I can’t save myself I like getting loaded With whatever’s on the shelf I need some protection I need another plan Darling now you look so good In that slinky dress Sitting here so close to me Your hair a perfect mess I love it when you talk like that I hate to see you pout But I got to say bye-bye I’m out Sitting in this basement room My mind’s in overdrive I was a little hasty I miss you at my side I’m coming home now Will you take me back? I wanna wake up in the morning And see you lying there I wanna taste your jelly roll It’s the best I swear I wanna smell your sweet perfume And give you what you need I’ll never say good bye I’m home I’m coming home now. I’m coming home © 2008 John Pippus
8.
There's something different 'bout that hard headed woman of mine She used to drink water now she only drinks water or wine...
9.
Son's House 02:13
I’m walking in the neighborhood where Son once lived Lots of big old houses with big front porches Son House lived here for many years When he worked on the Empire State Express He’d cross the river at the end of his shift To his wife and guitar and his TV set Down at 61 Greig St, Rochester New York 61 Greig St Rochester New York Hear the wheels going bumpety-bump Through the countryside, past the city junk Hear the rhythm that the driver made Son worked hard but he liked to play He loved the bottle just a little too much But he could make his music, never lost his touch Down at 61 Greig St, Rochester New York 61 Greig St, Rochester New York He sang “Preachin’ Blues” and “Grinning In Your Face” “John The Revelator” and “Clarksdale Moan” “My Black Mama” still sounds real good He was a bluesman doing what a bluesman should Son made his music at the end of the day Playing guitar, not fade away Down at 61 Greig St, Rochester New York 61 Greig St, Rochester New York © 2011 John Pippus
10.
Yes, I'm gonna get me religion, I'm gonna join the Baptist Church Yes, I'm gonna get me religion, I'm gonna join the Baptist Church I’m gonna be a deacon so I don’t have to work I’m gonna be a Baptist preacher, so I don't have to work One sister jumped up, and she began to shout One sister jumped up, and she began to shout She said "I'll be so glad when this corn liquor's running out" One deacon looked around, and he began to grin One deacon looked up, and he began to grin He said, "You know one thing, elder. I believe I'll go back to barrelhousin’ again" Another sister jumped up, she said, "Why don't ya hush?" Another sister jumped up, she said, "Why don't ya hush?" "You know he's abandoned, and you outta hush your fuss" So I grabbed my suitcase and I took off down the road Grabbed my suitcase and I took off down the road I said, "Farewell church, may the good Lord bless your soul" I was in the pulpit, I was jumpin straight up and down I was in the pulpit, I was jumpin straight up and down My sisters over in the corner, they're hollerin' Alabama bound You know I wish I had a heaven of my own You know I wish I had me a heaven of my own I'd give all my women a long and happy home You know I wish I had a heaven of my own You know I wish I had a heaven of my own I'd give all my women a long and happy home I'm gonna preach these blues and I'm gonna choose my seat and sit down I'm gonna preach these blues and I'm gonna choose my seat and sit down But, when the Spirit comes, I want you to jump straight up and down

about

"The Vancouver bluesman lives and breathes his musical muse."
- Francois Marchand, The Vancouver Sun, Sept. 16/11

"[The album is]... blues based but he takes liberties, occasionally, as in “Walk Away,” sounding like Led Zeppelin rather than a blues purist.
- Tom Harrison, The Vancouver Province, Sept. 16/11

"Pippus is a songwriter and a story teller. This time out his story is the blues. He bends words as easily as he bends notes on his harmonica and he plays his guitar like he stole it. The album has some grit and you can’t be entirely certain that Pippus didn’t gargle with Jack Daniels before he recorded the songs".
- Shelley Gummeson, Earshot, Sept. 22/11

"[An]... innovative recording bringing to mind all sorts of imagery from John Cale and Lou Reed to Brian Wilson."
- Bman's Blues Report, Oct. 4/11

"The real take-away here is the sense of fun and energy that comes through on every song. Pippus has the attitude and personality to put out an upbeat dead-on-tempo blues party"
- RustZine.com, Nov/11

" Fortunately, in Vancouver Canada, blues is alive and well, full of expressiveness with artists like John. Thanks a lot, John Pippus! GREAT."
- La Hora Del Blues, Barcelona, Spain, Feb/12

credits

released August 31, 2011

All songs written and performed by John Pippus except "Preachin' Blues". (Written by Eddie "Son" House Jr. Licensed through SonDick Publishing). See individual tracks for additional credits and lyrics.
Produced by Adam Bailie

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"He has a gift for making us believe that he's been down the road and around the block, and is still kickin' it.” Shelley Gummeson, Earshot Magazine,

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