Ain’t That Somethin’

you ever hear Blind Lemon
he had quite a style
people down in Texas
they came for miles
to listen to the big man play
and they’d say

ain’t that somethin’

you ever hear Billie Holliday
when she was singin’ her song
and everything was just right
right where it belonged
gardenias in her midnight hair
she could take you anywhere

ain’t that somethin’

tell you what, because
if that ain’t somethin’
then somethin’ ain’t nothin’ at all

Lemon went to Chicago
to make his name
froze out the sidewalk
when the winter came
and Billie died broke
it all went up in smoke

ain’t that somethin’

you could spend your whole life
livin’ in the sound
one snap of the fingers
and it all comes down
funny thing is after you’re gone
everybody’s singin’ your song

ain’t that somethin’

I’ll tell you what, because
if that ain’t somethin’
then somethin’ ain’t nothin’ at all

where can we go dancin’
where the music plays slow
everybody’s in a hurry
like they got some place to go
and maybe they do, how would I know
but me, I’m just gonna let it go

because sometimes when you touch me
it takes me by surprise
and I don’t know what to do
I just get lost inside your eyes
I don’t need to be reassured
I’m just running out of words

ain’t that somethin’

I’ll tell you what, because
if that ain’t somethin’
then somethin’ ain’t nothin’ at all