Mudcat Café message #178176 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18166   Message #178176
Posted By: Mbo
14-Feb-00 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACKBERRY WAY (Roy Wood)
Up the road walks a rather bedraggled character--he has a raincoat on, but even with the hood that is pulled over his head, one can observe his short auburn hair and the twinkle of his spectacles. It is also evident that he has not used a razor in some time. In one hand, he carries a guitar, and in the other he grips a sack of filled with music and memories. He walks into the innkeeper's house and sets down his fardels. He gently removes his guitar from the soft case that had accompanied him through years of traveling. He pulls up a stool and starts to strum...

Blackberry Way absolutely pouring down with rain,
It's a terrible day.
Up with the lark, silly girl I don't know what to say,
She was running away.

But now I'm standing on the corner,
Lost in the things that I said.
What am I supposed to do now?
Goodbye Blackberry Way

I can't see you, I don't need you.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day.

Flowers in the park overgrowing but the trees are bare
There's a memory there.
Boats on the lake, unattended now for all to drown
I'm incredibly down.
Just like myself they are neglected,
Turn with my eyes to the wall
What am I supposed to do now?

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can't see you, I don't need you.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day.
Run for the train, look behind you for she may be there said a thing in the air
Blackberry Way, See the battlefield of careless sins cast to the winds
So full of emptiness without her,
Lost in the words that I said.
What am I supposed to do now?

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can't see you, I don't need you.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can't see you, I don't need you.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day.


--Mbo