Just Pretend

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This is probably our most straight ahead rock tune. Give a RockinBloozaBoogie band a straight F-Am vamp to chew on, and this is what pops out. Close your eyes, listen to the weighty synth intro, check out the echo swirls, and you can almost smell the ganja in the air...

Dave brought this one in. He credits Dale Peavey for the inspiration behind it.

lyrics

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What do you do, when you get the blues?
Just sit and moan, or do you try to go on?
I get the blues, every now and then
And when I do, I just pretend

That I'm on Venus, or I'm on Mars
I'm out there flyin' through the distant stars
I don't even think of earth down below
I don't crash back down, with my face against the wall

So when I'm moody, and life don't seem right
And the highway runs forever, right into the night
I don't let it get me, don't let it drag me down
It's just the blues, it's got its own kind of sound

Like Jimi Hendrix, or Stevie Ray Vaughan
Roy Buchanan, keeps shinin' on
They take me out flyin', even though they're all gone
You know I still love 'em all
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credits

from 40 Miles of Bad Road, released December 7, 2000
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Dual (duel?) Leads @ 0:25 - Joe & Dave
Lead vocal - Dave
Texture guitar, leads - Joe
Backing vocals - DJ, the LTB daemon chorus
Key solo - Danny Dee
Slide solo @ 3:05 - Joe
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