From the recording 5. Beneath Contempt Blues
I took my song "Deep Sink Holes" (from my 2007 CD: Compli-intricated Life) and modified the chords and the refrain a bit. I also made the vocals somewhat bluesier.
BENEATH CONTEMPT BLUESMichael Dyer© 2010
How can you sink so low, Hand-deliver underhanded blows?
How can you lie down in the gutter, Just to lie with some vulgar other?
Oh, what you just had to attempt, Reeks like muck and sinks beneath, Beneath contempt!
He won't care for your special essence. His desire's now, in late senescence.For him it's all just pretend. I know 'cause he was, once a friend. Some friend!
Beneath contempt. You're both beneath contempt, yeah!
You swore we'd grow old together. You swore we would, Weather any weather.You painted such lofty goals, But now I see your deep sinkholes.Swallowing all dreams in sight. Swallowing even the birds in flight.Swallowing our past delights.
Deep sinkholes seem to be our plight. Our blight.
Beneath contempt. Oh, beneath contempt, yeah!
How can you sink so low, Hand-deliver underhanded blows?How can you lie down in the gutter, Just to lie with that vulgar other?
Oh, what you just had to attempt. Reeks like muck and sinks beneath, Beneath contempt.
Oh yeah, you're beneath contempt!
With a modicum of dignity, I hereby declare our love, officially,Just some lost history. Oh, some past history. You're history!