Mad at the Microbes

There’s a certain amount of anger here. The economy is shattered by a bug. You and I are out of a job. It was the first of the month days ago. Companionship and meeting with the fam is out of the question. So you look for solace, and start searching for blues songs that express how you feel, which is mad at the impartial nature of Mother Nature, who you’ve screwed so many times without paying her back, that she’s balancing the scales by reducing your numbers. In my book, this is a true existential threat. It always makes me fearful and mad to see the microbes winning.

I know that it’s evil
I know that it’s got to be
I know I ain’t doing much
Doing nothing means a lot to me
Living on a shoe string
A fifty cent millionaire
Open to charity
Rock ‘n’ roller welfare

Sitting in my Cadillac
Listening to my radio
Suzy baby get on in
Tell me where she want to go
I’m living in a nightmare
She’s looking like a wet dream
I got myself a Cadillac
But I can’t afford the gasoline

[Chorus]:
I’ve got holes in my shoes
And I’m way overdue
Down payment blues

Get myself a steady job
Some responsibility
Can’t even feed my cat
On social security
Hiding from the rent man
Oh it makes me want to cry
Sheriff knocking on my door
Ain’t it funny how the time flies

Sitting on my sailing boat
Sipping off my champagne
Suzy baby all at sea
Say she want to come again
Feeling like a paper cup
Floating down a storm drain
Got myself a sailing boat
But I can’t afford a drop of rain

©Steven Hunley 2020

https://youtu.be/QFyGuuJJfKU Down Payment Blues ACDC

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