Ahmads Blues – Song and Lyrics by Ahmad Jamal


Written by: AHMAD JAMAL

Duration: 2:59

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Ahmads Blues’ by Ahmad Jamal. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Ahmad Jamal or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

I go through the strangest kind of changes
Tryin’ to find myself a way to pay my dues
And would you believe it I’m so urban
My suburban friends don’t know my bag of blues
I’m up in the morning on the corner so siditty

That you’d hardly know it’s me
And late in the evening when I’m mellow
There’s my fellow with the world for me to see
It’s a world full of cocktails at nine
And dinners and wine very late shows
And where the crowd goes

I’m a girl with a world of her owna queen on her throne
Till everything’s gone and then
I wake up to find that I’m a stranger
In a world where I have never before
I look for my man who held my hand

But now I know that he’ll be coming back no more
I’m telling you ’bout this bag of blues
Paid a whole lotta dues baby
Gonna change my way of livin’ talkin’ bags of blues
Mister don’t you see I’m paying dues
Gonna change me some shoes baby

Walkin’ in a daze to my apartment where I’ll grab another wink
And doze on the sofa ’til eleven then get up and pour myself another drink
While back at the party I’ll be hardy while I’m waitin’ for some better news
But now in the meantime I’ll just sit right here and cool it
We’re gonna cool it now and listen to the rhythm
Ahmad’s blues

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