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Poet of the Week House of the Blues

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Frank John Colli

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 7:00 am

Listen up now people there’s a story to be told

About a thing that happened to me

And it wasn’t long ago

It was late at night and raining

And I was driven all alone

When my motor started missing

And I didn’t think I’d make it home

So I pulled into a parking lot

To see what I could do

And there a sign said welcome

To the House of Blues

So I stepped inside the building

Ya know the place was really packed

I asked the bartender about the phone

He introduced himself as Jack

He handed me a cold one and said

Kick back and hang around

We got a band for one night only

Playen blues and gettun down.

The sound man hit the stage lights

And a drummer took his chair

Everybody on the stage was a legend standing there

I saw Freddy king and Albert

On I’ll play the blues for you

Stevie Ray and Jimmy Hendrix

Said let us show what we can do.

On the side was Buddy Holly

Richey Valens and Otis to.

Then everything got real quiet

At The House of Blues

The curtain finally opened

And you couldn’t hear a thing

Everybody should respect

For Elvis the King

Yea I woke up in the morning

The sun was shining and the rain had stopped

I was lying on the front seat in an empty parking lot

There was a bottle there beside me

It was dry nothing left

The last thing I remembered

I was dancing with the best.

I asked an old man that was sweeping

Ain’t this The House of Blues?

He said, ‘Yea you right son.

But it’s been closed since ’62.

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