white boy lost in the blues lyrics – lyle lovett

white boy lost in the blues
(originally by sonny terry and brownie mcghee)

you bought you a six string gibson
you bought you a great big house
you try to sing like muddy waters
and play like lightnin’ sounds

but since i blowed my harp
you feelin’ mean and confused.
it got you chained to your earphones,
you just a white boy, lost in the blues.

you got your 44 desoto
great big h*rns that toots,
44 bad b*ttons on your every-day suit,
but since i bent mah strings
you been feelin’ mean and confused
it got you chained to your earphones,
you just a white boy, lost in the blues.

i got my home on the hillside
never feel the cold
got my loving woman
and the bluuuues in my soul
since i heard you cooking
i been really mean and confused
it got me chained to my headphones
white boy, lost in the blues…

it’s got you chained to your earphones
yer jes’ a white boy. lost int he blues…

it’s got me chained to my earphones
a white boy, lost in the blues…

it’s got you chained to your earphones,
a white boy, lost in the blues!

/ lyle lovett lyrics