The Yard Work Blues

The Yard Work Blues

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Liner Notes: 

I live in the desert and today we got our first rain of the summer. I was waiting for this because it is over 100 degrees every single day this time of year. Yeah, so I was out in the yard doing yard work in the rain this morning. I wrote these lyrics while I was working. It looks a lot better out there but I am beat up.

Production notes: First, sorry about the length being so long I had problems with the balls of my guitar effect dropped off. I was trouble shooting as I was playing. Turned out it was operator error as I turned down the volume of my guitar while I was playing. Next thing I know the song is 7 or more minutes long...excuse me on that. Also, my presets for Guitar Rig have disappeared and I didn't take time to troubleshoot that so I grabbed an amp and delay and just worked with that This was a pretty easy project but it still took a long time to record this demo. Thanks for listening.

Lyrics: 

Yard Work Blues

I got the yard work blues
I got the yard work blues
Well, it finally did rain and it's messing with my playing
I got the yard work blues today

Weed eating the yard
Weed eating the yard
Well it is so very hard raking up the yard
I got the yard work blues today

Pickin' up the pine
Pickin' up the pine
I can feel it in my spine and it's taking all my time
I got the yard work blues today

Bending over a lot
Bending over a lot
Well, it's all that I've got and I'd rather not
I got the yard work blues today

Working in the rain
Working in the rain
I got doggy pee and poo it's just another thing I have to do
I got the yard work blues today

I have to sit now and rest
I have to sit now and rest
Well I try to do my best, I got nothing left
Because the yard work blues
Because the yard work blues
The yard work blues today



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Comments

barbara's picture

This being long is sure not a problem for me! I'm enjoying the excursion. Vocal delivery is expressive and playful, right from the guttural get-go. Smile And the instrumental interlude and experimentation was fun too.

coolparadiso's picture

Knowall about that heat! unfortunately we are in drought - have not seen rain in ever! everything is as dry as that cough! lovely bluesy guitar cant be too long for me. I can see all the heads nodding along.

Rockwrites75's picture

Hey Jerry, my friend you did an excellent job on your new demo I like it bro. "The Yard Work Blues" is a good title and it has great lyrics to. I have lots of rain here and thunderstorms. It's hot here but I still like the heat though.

CorinneLucy's picture

I really enjoyed the crying at the top! Super effective! The soloing is really great in between the verses, and I love all the breaks in the guitar where it's just voice and drums. Really damn fun to listen to.

katpiercemusic's picture

Relatable for a lot of people. We have the other problem here. A lot of humidity and some heat (though only one day near 100 in a while). The music and lyrics are all really solid standard blues form. Good guitar soloing too.