Kind of Blue​(​s)

by Larry Salomon Project

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released January 1, 2012

All songs copyright (c) by Larry Salomon Jr. except where noted in individual tracks. All rights reserved.

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Larry Salomon Project New Jersey

The Larry Salomon Project is a never-ending work of authoring, composition, recording, and releasing. Larry, along with the help of several others, enjoy producing music for others to enjoy.

He is a versatile musician playing guitars, bass, and keys as well as a talented arranger. He currently uses Cubase as his DAW of choice along with several instruments both real and virtual.
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Track Name: Crickhollow Stomp
There's a place off the side of the road
Well off of the beaten trail
And when the sun goes down for the night
The horns really start to wail
And the party starts to get going
People come from towns all around
When the music starts a playin'
Everyone's a-gettin' down

When you come in the waitresses greet you
With-a smile upon their face
Don't expect to be sitting down long
It's standing room in this place
First the bass starts to get a-thumpin'
Then the drums start a grooving beat
And the people start to jump on up cause
They wanna move their feet

Everyone is a singing and dancing (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Everyone is a-smiling and laughing (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Every boy has chosen a girl (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Dancing like it's the end of the world (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)

And the party doesn’t stop in the night
It goes right on ‘til dawn
All the boys and the girls keep singing
And dancing with everyone
The band keeps the beat moving
And the singer sings his song
The horns they blast out sunshine
All night long

Everyone is a singing and dancing (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Everyone is a-smiling and laughing (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Telling jokes and trying-to-be clever (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Make her laugh that he can win her (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)

Everyone is a singing and dancing (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Everyone is a-smiling and laughing (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Every boy has won his girl (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Dancing like it's the end of the world (Stomping at the Crickhollow Inn)
Track Name: Grad Student Blues
There's a young man whose name is Noel
He's a good friend of mine and I know him real well
He's gone back to school to get his Ph.D
He'll be up every night studying til 3
'Cause we both know the best things in life ain't free

He'll have classes to teach and research to do
When the weekend comes around what will he do?
He'll be studying instead of in the bars
He'll be back in the lab instead of in his car
In the library 'stead of playing his guitar

He's got the grad student blues
He's got the grad student blues
He can't afford new shoes
He's got the grad student blues
Gonna make a lot of money
Haven't you heard the news?

Five years have gone by and he's still there
Doesn't shave anymore or change his underwear
He's in the lab 20 hours a day
7 days a week but baby that's okay
Gonna finish things up and get his Ph.D someday

He's got the grad student blues
He's got the grad student blues
He counts in base two
He's got the grad student blues
Gonna make a lot of money
Haven't you heard the news?

Noel finally graduated today
He doesn't care if ten years have passed away
He's got a piece of paper in his hand
That'll get him a job anywhere in the land
Think he'll be happy?
I don't think so, and...

...now he's got the post doctorate blues
He's got the post doctorate blues
Maybe he counts in base two
But he's dumber than you
'Cause he spent a lot of money
When he could've went on a cruise
Track Name: It's a Sunny Day
It’s been a real tough year for you baby
And I know that life is treating you bad
Nothing’s going well for you baby
You’re losing everything that you had

Now I know your life has got you bumming
Everything is upside down
You will see good and bright days are coming
Nothing’s gonna slow you down, down

It’s a sunny day now darling
Better times are coming around
Don’t you know it’s a new day honey
Don’t you let life bring you down, down, down

So you see that I know how you feel
It’s never good to be in your shoes
But you got to hang tough there baby
Smile instead of singing the blues, blues

'Cause it’s a sunny day now darling
Better times are coming around
Don’t you see that the clouds have scattered
Life ain’t gonna bring you down, down, down

Solo

It’s a sunny day now darling
Better times are coming around
Don’t you know it’s a new day honey
Don’t you let life bring you down

'Cause it’s a sunny day now darling
Pick yourself up off of the ground
'Cause you know that the good times are coming
Nothing’s gonna keep you down, down, down
Track Name: New York Blues
I’ve got the Chelsea Blues
Don’t know what to do
Because I lost my job now

I said I got the blues
Don’t know what to do
Because I lost my job now

When I came to work yesterday my boss let me go
I’m in a bad spot now don’t you know
And now I’ve got no money to spend now

When they find me tomorrow
After I’ve left this world behind
How will they find me?

I’ve got the Brooklyn Blues
Don’t know what to do
I got no place to live now

I said I got the blues
Don’t know what to do
I got no place to live now

‘Cause I’m way behind, far behind, behind on my rent
Don’t you know I need some heaven sent
Or someone to give me some money now

When they find me tomorrow
After I’ve left this world behind
How will they find me?

Solo

I’ve got the Soho Blues
Don’t know what to do
Because my baby left me

I said I got the blues
Don’t know what to do
Because my baby left me

She said she’s leaving, she’s going, leaving me behind
What will I do? I’m going out of my mind
I need to find me some loving now

When they find me tomorrow
After I’ve left this world behind
How will they find me?
Track Name: Soul Man
Comin' to ya on a dusty road
Good lovin' I got a truck load
And when you get it you got something
So don't worry cause I'm coming

I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man

Got what I got the hard way
And I'll make it better each and every day
So honey don't you fret
Cause you ain't seen nothing yet

I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
Play it Steve!
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man

I was brought up on a side street
I learned how to love before I could eat
I was educated from good stock
When I start lovin' I just can't stop

I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man

Well grab the rope and I'll pull you in
Give you hope and be your only boyfriend

I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
I'm a soul man
Track Name: Hunger
Wow!...Ooh!...Where are you?...Ah! I'm not alone.
C'mon, anybody got a bit of brass?...Hahaha...I knew you was there, hiding somewhere!
Here we go. Yeah! We've got a long journey ahead of us now!

When next door's village falls to the ground,
You step up...Oh yes, there's help around.
When next door's farmers lose their land,
You step up...Oh yes, you give a hand.

You'll put bread on their table, they're dying of hunger.
Fill up their cup, they're dying of thirst.

I don't want to get on your case - I know already, you've done so much - I know

You stepped up as soon as you heard the news
Thank you.
But the end of this song don't mean the end of their blues...now
Think! We got more to do.

We gotta put more bread on their table for their hunger.
So fill their cup - so poor - so pour. Step it up, step it up more ...

Hu-hu-hu-hunger...Step it up...Now!

Now let's look at tomorrow's hunger.
Y'all are stepping so good! Now the next step. Are you ready? Huah!

Build that barn and plant that corn,
Then blow your horn.
Cuz you'll be done when they're back up and running
From dusk to dawn...then they'll have:

Enough bread on their table to end their hunger.
And more than enough in the cup, to be over the worst of the thirst and the worst
Of their hunger.

I'm done.
Track Name: Rising From The Ashes
I had a good life
I had everything I need
Life to me was good indeed
Had me a good job
Had a car and money too
And I didn’t know what was left to do
But let me tell you what happened

Life threw me a curve ball
Hit me below the belt
Pain like that I never felt
Took away what I had
Left me poor and destitute
And I don’t know what I’m gonna do
But I’m gonna rise above it

Watch me streaking across the sky
Cause I’m rising from the ashes with a piercing cry
Like the phoenix I refuse to die
Cause I’m rising from the ashes and my head is high

Solo

Watch me streaking across the sky
Cause I’m rising from the ashes and I’ll tell you why
Like the phoenix I refuse to die
Cause I’m rising from the ashes now watch me fly