A Textbook Case of the Blues

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Sung by Mark S. Meritt.

Lyrics

My life don’t make no sense, so I’ve been searching around for clues
No, no, no, nothing’s making sense, so I’ve been searching everywhere for some clues
But no matter where I look
I’ve got a textbook case of the blues

I try to play the game, but every hand is one I lose
Yes, I try to stay in the game, but every hand is one that I lose
Someone’s marking all the decks
I’ve got a textbook case of the blues

Lonely, lonely me, while other people go in twos
Oh, lonely, lonely me, everyone else is going two-by-twos
I am severely undersexed
I’ve got a textbook case of the blues

No matter where I amble
It never is a gamble
I always end up in a wreck
It’s terribly frustrating
There’s always someone waiting
To slip a noose around my neck

People telling me that I should have a seat in the church pews
All those people telling me I should be seeking solace in pews
But all that hokey dreck
Can’t cure my textbook case of the blues

I’m a monkey in the middle of lots of don’ts & dos
I am a monkey in the middle and I don’t know how to choose
They’ve got me confused
Don’t know where to go to next
I’ve got a textbook case of the blues

No one to rely on
No shoulder I can cry on
I wallow here, a babblin’ brook
No answers for my questions
No hopes and no possessions
I don’t even know how to cook

A smile’s so hard to come by when there’s nothing to make you amused
I’m frowning everyday along this one-way displeasure cruise
All this sadness has me shook
Can’t shake this textbook case of the blues

I wear it up and down, from my head straight to my shoes
I wear it ’round the town, from aquariums to zoos
From the bottom to apex
Zero balance in my checks
Someone’s cursed me with a hex
And I am left completely vexed
Life’s a crook, it’s all been took
Except my textbook case of the blues

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