Ain't Nothing Cooler Than The Blues

True story, for the most part. Guy was blowing all kinds of riffs with a boom box next to him, and this elderly gentleman told him "Man, there ain't nothing cooler than the blues." Damn right. I'm not talking about hip, exciting, complex, innovative, or world changing. Just cool.
 
As I was walking down 47th Street
Cat was blowing saxophone to a hip hop beat
Old man came up to him, said "Let me clue you in,
You can't know where you're going, if you don't know where you've been"

There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
You can play anything you choose
But there ain't nothing cooler than the blues

That cat said "Look here, Pops, you don't know what you're saying
This is the hippest thing, if you dig what I'm playing"
Old man said "Listen son, I've seen hip come and go
If you want to talk about cool, there's just one thing I know"

There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
You can play anything you choose
But there ain't nothing cooler than the blues

Hip hop, new wave, rock and roll
Be bop, disco, funk and soul
They all sounding mighty fine
But one thing gets 'em every time

That cat was flipping, man, he started turning red
He didn't understand a thing that old man said
He grabbed his saxophone and walked the other way
I saw him flipping burgers in Chunk y Jeez the other day

Man, there ain't nothing cooler than the blues
There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
You can play anything you choose
But there ain't nothing cooler than the blues

There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
There ain't nothing cooler than the blues
You can play anything you choose
Man, you can play a thrash metal gangsta rap hip hop cd101 neuvo jazz alternative grunge r&b dance new country teenage anthem
But there ain't nothing cooler than the blues


1999 by Russell Alexander, all rights reserved.

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