Song Lyric Sunday – It’s a Good Day for the Blues by Storyville

I was a bit concerned about finding a song for this week because when I think of a music theme like The Blues, I tend to think I don’t know any Blues music, which, of course, isn’t true at all.  The first thing I did was Google “Blues songs”, and as I was going through the lists that popped up, I realized that I know and love a lot of Blues!

I eventually remembered a band that Wikipedia told me was formed in the early 90’s.  They recorded two albums and eventually broke up, but I managed to somehow own their second album, A Piece of Your Soul.  It wasn’t my favorite album (I think there were only a few songs I actually liked on it), but I think about this particular song all the time, especially when I’m having a bad day.

This morning, I woke up to dark rain clouds, heavy rain and a feeling of hopelessness.  It seemed rather fitting that I remembered this song not just on a bad day, but also just in time for Blues week .  I’m not sure there’s ever a “good day for the blues” but if you find yourself waking up to a heavy soul, you might as well make it one.  Blues or not, it can still be a good day, or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself.

I chose to go with the studio version that I know and love, but there is also a live version I found which you might like as well.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

It’s a Good Day for the Blues by Storyville
Written by: There just isn’t enough information out there to find who wrote the song, but the band members are Malford Milligan, David Grissom, David Holt, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton
Lyrics found at Lyrics Mania

Sometimes you fly so high
You can’t find a place to land
Got money in the bank

A drink in your hand
When the love gets low
Someone’s gonna loseCause our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues

When you shuffle your cards
You always have a winning hand
When luck is on the run
You never have to take a stand
When the chips get low
You know you’re gonna have to choose

Cause our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues

It’s a good day, for Bobby Blue Bland
For the thrill isn’t gone, Magic Stand
Whatever it takes, I do what I can do
To bridge this river that flows from me to you

Our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues

Whatever it takes, I do what I can do
To bridge this river that flows from me to you

Our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to share a Blues song.  It is open to anyone who wants to share music, so please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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2 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – It’s a Good Day for the Blues by Storyville

  1. When I think of the blues, I think of the old timers. Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and others. I don’t listen to these songs so I did not know the artist you picked. Thanks for sharing your song pick each week. I enjoy listening to them.

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