(Frank Maier – 2014)
For the Basement Boys
We were playin’ the blues down in the basement one night.
We were feeling real good and sounding just right.
I was right in the groove and playing with pride,
Then the vocals ended and it was time for my ride.
*(change from staccato dah-dah… to walking bass blues D for chorus)
Shit! I fucked it up again! (A)
Played some real bad notes, and then (E)
Everybody in the band yelled, “Amen! (D)
$50, brother!” (A)
*Keyboard ride (verse form-chorus form)
*V2 (back to staccato dah-dah-etc.)
The Godfather of Soul was Mister James Brown.
When he got his band rockin’, they could really put it down;
But if he heard you fucking up, he’d throw you a harsh frown;
Then charge you $50 and sit your lame ass down!
*Guitar ride (verse form-chorus form)
*Bridge (walking D)
Beethoven said you can play a wrong note, (A)
But if you play without passion, that’s what makes you a goat. (D)
If Ludwig said that, ya know it works for me,(E)
So I’m gonna set my solo spirit free!
*V3 (back to staccato dah-dah-etc. )
So we’re rockin’ this old basement every Tuesday night
And we really don’t care if each note is wrong or right.
The most important thing under the sun
Is that everybody’s down there just to have some fun!
*(Chorus – with responses)
Shit! I fucked it up again! (So what?)
Played some real bad notes, and then (Me, too!)
Everybody in the band yelled, “Amen! (That’s true!)
$50, brother!” (Not really!)
*OUTRO: (A) same as intro