Something Borrowed Something Blue

by Stomperoo

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Have you ever had a fling with an ex, who is just about to get married?
They have that fling, and then she marries the other guy. He is devastated...he had so much foolishly invested in her, and she gave him hope, and ecstasy, for a short while.

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It's a rocky track in the style of the Doobie Brothers, complete with horns, percussion, keyboards and a couple of guitars.

I wrote it about 3 years ago because I love Gary Moore's "Still Got The Blues For You", and wanted a track like that, based on a jazz progression.

I hope you love this rocks!


Something Borrowed Something Blue

We sparked...and who knows why, not long before your wedding day
And I still wonder why you didn’t tell the truth
Our love was so sublime, that time my dreams came true
The old became the new I was revived

We spoke and I asked why, if you feel this way for me
what are you going to do
when you have to walk on down that aisle?
before you say I do
are you gonna tell him that we did?
is this your final bid
for something for you?
Something borrowed something blue

I saw you on the street we didn't meet
thank God thank the Lord thank the heavens above
on ya finger the golden band o love
you were walking with he
everybody could see ya shame ma pain ma abject misery
a sight I knew everybody must see
he thinks you love him I thought ya loved me its amazing what a deluded fool can believe
I thought you could give something to me
I thought I could give something to you
but its never a gift if yo love aint true
your alone its a loan and the interest is high
so you can kiss that bad investment goodbye
now nobody knows which way the wind blows
or what you said was a lie
or was true

And now that I am old, my dreams are turned to dust
I just can’t help but wonder where you are...what might have been
I’m tied to yesterday with chains that pull me deep
Never wanting to admit I couldn’t keep
Something borrowed something blue

lyrics (c) copyright 2020 Roo Friend APRA


released May 12, 2020
gtr/bass/drums/vox/percussion: Roo Friend
sax: Shaun Ballagh
trumpet: Cyprian Pandrea
trombone: Shane Hannan
electric piano/organ: Sam Pace
recorded: Level 6 Studio and The Pocket Studio, Brisbane 2018
mixed and mastered at The Pocket Studio, Brisbane 2020 by Roo Friend
copyright Roo Friend APRA 2020
Roo Friend Music Australia


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Stomperoo Brisbane, Australia

Stomperoo, sideman to the famous, playing guitar music crossing over on blues, jazz, folk and funk, re-defining and de- constructing everything from divorce, property settlement, gardening and crop rotation to junk food, obesity, infants, terrorism, sex and traffic, in the style of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame, Tom Waits, and Arlo Guthrie. ... more

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