10. Lost-Cause Blues

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Michael Dyer
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Story

"Lost Cause" was one of the first songs I ever wrote (many years ago, but I never played it publicly and I didn't copyright it until 2006, just before it came out on my second CD: Our Unwinding Time). Recently, I began playing this song in a less folksy and more laid-back, bluesy manner (and with a key shift). My mother-in-law had said that some of my songs are "too wordy" so I cut out over 20 words from the lyrics of the folk version and also changed a few other words here and there.

Lyrics

LOST-CAUSE BLUES Michael Dyer © 2009 (Derived from Dyer's song "Lost Cause" © 2006) Our bodies risin', but our dreams fallin' down. Not surprisin', seein' as that’s where we’re bound. Y' wanted me to, be your answer. Wanted me for, your sole enhancer. But I can’t be, what I’ve never been. When I now see, what I never was. It’s a lost cause. Lost cause, hmmm. Clouds are risin', but the sun lays low. Not surprising', seein' as it’s time to go, Our separate ways. Nothin' stays, Quite the same. No one to blame. But a burned-out flame. Ya can’t be lovers, When ya don’t love the soul, Of one you never, took the time to know. Wanted to find love. What can I say? Took a chance. Didn’t go our way. Can’t remain. Can’t keep playing games. Oh what time does. What never was. It’s a lost cause. Lost cause, hmmm. My body’s risin', but my mind is on the lam. Not surprisin', seein' as that’s where I am. Y' wanted me to, be your answer. Wanted me for, your soul enhancer. But I can’t be, what I’ve never been. When I now see, what I never was. It‘s a lost cause. Lost cause, hmmm.

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