Blues Came Down

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BLUES CAME DOWN

I woke up after breakfast
I left her bedroom late
The streets were filled with strangers
Half expecting a parade
I never saw it coming
As the first applause began
Then the blues came down
on the heels of a marching band

Silver on my fingers
Sugar on my tongue
My father stood behind me
And he asked what I’d become
I said I speak a language
That you’ll never understand
Then the blues came down
on the heels of a marching band

Blues came down, Blues came down

They say that truth and justice
Must be their own reward
I grew rich pretending
While the honest all went poor
Don’t you play dumb about it
When you’re on that witness stand
Why the blues came down
on the heels of a marching band