Jazz at the Bookstore

Album: Time Being (2006)
  • Leadbelly's in the background
    Being drowned out by the grind
    He's singing about "Rock Island Line"
    Nobody seems to pay him any mind

    Bestsellers and bookshelves
    Full of self-help printed word
    Some faint elegance is heard
    Now was that Ellington or Bird?

    And has it really come to this?
    Can ignorance be bliss?
    I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop
    Jazz at the bookstore
    And blues in the coffee shop
    Jazz at the bookstore
    And blues in the coffee shop

    There's a man standing at the crossroads
    With a dark roast in his hand
    Livin' in white yuppy hand
    Over by the milk and sugar stand

    And have I really come to this
    Cup of caffeinated bliss?

    So we browse around
    All over town
    Sipping coffees that we can't pronounce
    And meanwhile in the blues cemetery
    All the coffins commence to bounce

    Leadbelly's in the cold ground
    Rolling over in his grave
    The hard road where so many slaved
    Is now so smooth and Paved

    And Has it really come to this?
    Can Ignorance be bliss?
    I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop
    Jazz at the bookstore
    And blues in the coffee shop
    Jazz at the bookstore
    And blues in the coffee shop Writer/s: SEXSMITH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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