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This is kind of a follow up to Howlin at the Moon. No Jarvo it's not "Growlin at the sun" or any other conotation springs into your mind. Anyway this is about all the goverment cutbacks everywhere you look. Of course we should make sacrifices to insure the bankers and finacial insittutions can still have their Chrismas parties shouldn't we??? The fact is if they just stopped and listened they would here a multitude of voices telling stories of people losing jobs that have worked for years providing services that most other people didn't want to do. This is for them. Stuff the rest.
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20 Year Blues (C) PockBluesman

Your feelin Up,
They Bring you Down.
You wear a smile,
They pass a frown.

You can't believe a thing they say,
Your just work and a workin,
Just a working everyday.
an twenty years passes by in the blink of an eye.

You pay your Tax,
It's not enough.
They want the lot,
Well ain't life tough.

You can't believe a thing they say,
Your just work and a workin,
Just a working everyday.
an twenty years passes by in the blink of an eye.

Solo

You Anti up,
You hunker down.
Your bearing up,
The best you can.

You can't believe a thing they say,
They just look you in the eye,
As they steal your life away.
An twenty years passes by in the blink of an eye.

They've used you up,
They wont confess.
They want more hours,
And pay you less.

You can't believe a thing they say,
Your just work and a workin,
Just a working everyday.
an twenty years passes by in the blink of an eye.

An twenty years passes by in the blink of an eye.





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Plays: 107
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Uploaded: Apr 24, 2011 - 01:23:33 PM
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2011 - 01:23:33 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 05:16:57 PM
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Comments
sheilad said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
20 year blues
Brilliant!! You have definitely summed it up with the lyrics but it is your voice that makes me love this tune the most... thanks.. I was needing a new Pock tune on the ipod
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PockBluesman said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Firsties
Sheil really glad you liked it. It's great when you pop for a listen and your always more than welcome. Thanks for the support. Im off to net the Cherry tree for this years batch. The birds won't beat me this time.
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alackbass said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
20 Year Blues
As a public school teacher with 20+ years of service, how could I not love this? Great lyrics! Economical and to the point! Nice clean production and mix!
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PockBluesman said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
More power to ya
Really glad you liked it. Get the wagons in a circle the government is coming! Repel all borders and fight till the last one of us stands. I ask ya how many Politicians does it take to run a class full of students. The answer absolutely bloody none. But it can't do without a teacher.
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michaeljayklein said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
I salute you...
...as another working stiff, this caught my fancy something great Rick--and that was about the lyrics--I love this style of music, which you've done such a great job with. This is excellent and if I had my way we'd make it our national anthem and it would be right up there with "The St. Louis Blues". Appreciate the download on this one and thanks for treating my ears so well this afternoon. You take care now, Michael
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PockBluesman said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Nice one
Glad you stopped buy and that you enjoyed it. Thanks for your support anc comment Micael it's appreciated.

Keep Well
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Bob Rodgers said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
A
great mix and production.
Love your vocals and guitars, very well played and a perfect blues song.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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PockBluesman said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Cheers Bob
Always nice to see you drop in. Thanks for your comments. Keep well.
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neilh79 said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
20 year blues
Lets hope we are not cut for another 20 years! On the plus side its a great song. Blues exactly how they should be, lyrics are straight to the point and a nice vocal.... ace job!
PockBluesman said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
You an me both
Thanks for dropping in and having a listen Neil.
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PeterB7858 said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Enjoyed
Hi Rick. It is one of life's ironies that workers have to take wage cuts to save their jobs but company executive salaries continue to climb astronomically. Nice song. Nice blues. Nice guitar work. Enjoyed, Peter.
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PockBluesman said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Cheers
Thans for dropping by Peter really glad you liked the song. Guess we all have to live with this topsy turvy world. Thank God for music so we can let off steam and have a laugh abouts all things crappy.

Keep Well
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Moviz said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Really
nice beat and great lyrics.... love that guitar and the easy sounding vocals,..... great blues song..... and if anyone knows how fast twenty years can go... it's me, regards M
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Cheers
Mo so glad you liked it. I'm with ya there on the 20 year thing truely does go with the blink of an eye. Thanks for droppin in.
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Philip18 said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
20 years in the blink of an eye
Congratulations on the lyrics - you'll hit home with many many people. Clean mix and smooth playing.
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
So glad
You liked this thanks for dropping in and having a listen. Your comments are appreciated. Come back any time the doors always open and the kettle on
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davisamerica said 2342 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
automatic
fav.... werk on dude...
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Jack the main man
Glad you liked it bro thanks for havin a listen. Keep it real.
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tf10music said 2342 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
call
and response. I really dig the structure you're working in, and this really swings. It's a lot like some of Bob Dylan's work on Modern Times. Nice work, man.
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Just seemed right
The call and reponce just came with this piece it kinda was a natural return from the baseline. Thanks for droppin in pleased you liked it.
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mrattue said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Great groove!
Love the feel of this one, the rhythm sounds so effortless and comfortable on the ear, and your voice fits it perfectly.

Sounds like an ironic, rather than overly frustrated/angry view of events.

Much enjoyed. Thank you.

marc
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
If anything
I just resign myself to the fact that there's a lot of Rich people out there who fund the politians who pass the laws and then use the loop holes.
The natural order of thing why get upset. Raise an eyebrow let them know that you know what their doing and right a song. Have fun and realise that in the grand scheme of thing were all pretty insignificant. Glade you liked it and if your foot tapped a bit then job done.
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sloparts said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
This one shines Rick
Love the lyrics and vox on this and you've framed it with an infectious blues mix that is outstanding, You are a quick study my friend. This is going on the iPod and in rotation, thanks for the D/L, I love it.

Ed
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Wah ha haaaa (Evil Laugh)
Shouted the mad scientist as he brought life to his creation. Iv'e created a monster.
Ed the up side is if I do anything wrong I can just blame my teacher. Really glad you like this and thanks for the Pre publish feedback as always I listen when you speak. Thanks buddy and keep well. Big hug to Jeannie
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Jarvoid said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Solid gone man,solid gone
......that's what Baloo the Bear would say and I would totally agree with him.Grerat to jam along to as well.No funnies on this one ,too close to the heart and the bone....Very good ,one of my new favourites of yours.

Jarvo
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Stand together bro
Tin helments on repel all borders. Stuff them all. The dust cloud can be seen on the horizon and poo it's coming our way. Duck!!!!
Thanks for the thumbs up buddy. Knew you'd get the meaning of it.
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grahame1956 said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
20 Year Blues
Love the Blues and thus love this. To the point and moves along nicely. Beauty is I also understand every bit of the lyrics with what's happening in blighty at the moment. Donovan's Goldwatch Blues touched on the subject from a slightly (!!) different angle half a century ago.
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Cheera Grahame
I love the blues to glad to hear from a kindred spirit. Thanks for droppin by and having a listen it's appreciated
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TERRAPLANE said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Tellen it like it IS
Awesome song! blues Bro. Excellent writing & delivery .. vocals are superb! has a Mark Knopfler vibe to me. And those guitar licks like candy over a solid rhythm ... You keep on keepin on friend ,,,I really enjoy this & thanks for the D/L..
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PockBluesman said 2341 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
My main man T
Good to see ya drop in blues bro hope you are well. Thanks for the thumbs up it's appreciated. We will have another blues venture real soon. It's been to long.

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KCsGROOVE said 2339 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
I dig political songs
Here in the netherlands things are just the same, the government cuts everywhere and more and more people, decent working folks, get in trouble, while the men in suits get away with their pockets full of money
Good blues!
Enjoyed!
KC
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PockBluesman said 2338 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
glad
I've touched a bit of a global nerve. And extra happy you liked it in my blues. Cheers for listening KC its appreciated.
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CharlyDeeCynthius said 2334 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Blues blues blues
Very cool song...I like it;)
Welcome blues
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PockBluesman said 2326 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Cheers mate
Thanks for dropping in and having listen appreciate it .
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VicDiesel said 2318 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
blues, traditional
Sometimes it's good to sit smack in the middle of a genre. And this song breaks no new ground, but delivers its message in a straightforward way and very well executed. Enjoyed.
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PockBluesman said 2318 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Thanks
Cheers for your comments and Im glad you enjoyed it. I believe that you should only sit on the edge of a genre if your trying to develop or progress and adapt it into something else which is evolution and fine if thats your purpose.my journey is to experience playing improve by self development the different traditional aspects of what is commonly known as the Blues. Whether Delta, chigago or Texas. there's so much to enjoy. If I don't push the bounderies well thats intentional. This Genre has had such an impact on me that if as you say I'm sat right in the middle of it. You'll see me sat right in the middle of it with a big smile on my face tappin my feet and welcoming anyone who wants to stop and listen. Thanks for listening. Isn't our hobby the greatest.
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gadzooks said 2279 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
20 Year Blues
Cool blues and I really like your lyrics. Great vocals and playing.
SG
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PockBluesman said 2247 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
Than
SG Thanks for dropping bye and having a listen its really appreciated. Keep well. PB
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Char said 2259 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
You betcha.
Some well thought out lyrics. But, mostly, I love your music here. Blues, the way they should be. Nice vocal, too. Thanks.
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PockBluesman said 2247 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
Sorry for the delay
Char Sorry for the delay I've not been around for a while. Thanks as always for dropping bye and supporting my meagre offerings. Just glad it might have got your foot tapping. Keep Well. PB
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Soundhound said 2237 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
Time......
Something we never have enough of........

Good song, well played......
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PockBluesman said 2237 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
Cheers
Thanks for dropping by so glad you liked it.
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hackneybloke said 2236 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
20 years
cool blues man. i'm really impressed with the production values here.....crystal clear....and not drab blues....even with the heavy message. perfect length too. effortless and assured vocal delivery....really easy ride all round.
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PockBluesman said 2236 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Appreciated
Julian Thanks for dropping in your comments are apreciated. Drop by anytime.
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lengold said 2234 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Really enjoyed
this - would make a great tv programme theme tune. It actually reminded me of the "Only fools and horses' theme, which I love.
Cheers
Len

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PockBluesman said 2231 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
Wotcha Del Boy
Thanks for droppin in Len. Only fools and Horses Eh? I can live with that if only this was as popular. Cheers Mate
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magnatone said 2215 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
20 Year Blues
Hi Rick - i'm so on board with your sentiment here, and this is delivered with excellent lyrics, great vox, and wonderful music! this is terrific work - sorry i got here a little late!
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PockBluesman said 2210 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Thanks
Karen you know there is always a chair reserved for you in the Pb house. You're a busy lady just glad you pop in at all. Thanks for the comment and I'm chuffed you like it.
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Soundhound said 2211 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
true enough.....
Can't trust them to do the right thing at all....

So you use them before they use you up and you can go out
with a smile......

Well done.....
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PockBluesman said 2210 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Sound hound
Thanks for dropping in and having a listen. Its appreciated.
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Feter said 2210 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
20 Year Blues
I love this street blues groove here ..great licks and ye cool vocal work ..great tone outta this HSS 1 ..so you tuned it one note down ?
awesome ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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PockBluesman said 2210 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Cheers
Thanks mate no I didn't tune it down that's just how Ive read how Srv did it. Im lucky with the twin hums I can get that deeper sound at the flick of a switch. Glad you liked the tome and the song. Thanks for dropping by. Keep well
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richard13 said 2154 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
"You can't believe a thing they say"
ain't that the truth. Cool tune Rick: those lyrics are simple but very effective. Nice playin', singin' and producin'. (Do I hear a little J.J. Cale influence in there?)
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PockBluesman said 2154 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Cheers Richard
You know Listening back I think your right it has got a JJ feel to it. I do like his stuff. Thanks for dropping by and I'm chuffed you liked it. It's quite a while ago I wrote it I've been having a break.
Thanks again.
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egobandit said 2151 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
blink of an eye
So true, I really dig the soul in this solid and great story tellin in this, great song!
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PockBluesman said 2140 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Cheers
Thanks for dropping by I'm glad it struck a chord with you.
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woofer3 said 1728 days ago (December 28th, 2012)
20 Year Blues
Very nice, great foot tappy shuffle. Lovely and clear vocals as is all of the instrumentation as well. Shades of Frank Zappa in the vocals now and again.
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PockBluesman said 1699 days ago (January 26th, 2013)
Cheers
Cheers Woofer glad you've you like it having a break at present so haven't done much but this is one of my favorite. Thanks for visiting
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