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    Question meaning of The Blues

    Hi!I would like to know what " the blues " means in this piece of lyric from Carpenters: " What Ive got they used to call the blues "

    Thank !!

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    Re: meaning of The Blues

    Blues means sadness, a state of depression.

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    Re: meaning of The Blues

    To sydneysider: Could you be so kind to expand your explanation on this sentence? What exact it means? As I 'm not a native englishspeaking man I meet a lot of difficulties for understanding. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: meaning of The Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Almadi View Post
    To sydneysider: Could you be so kind to expand your explanation on this sentence? What exact it means? As I 'm not a native englishspeaking man I meet a lot of difficulties for understanding. Thanks in advance.
    Here is the complete lyrics of Rainy Days And Mondays.

    Written:Paul Williams/Roger Nichols

    Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
    Sometimes I'd like to quit
    Nothing ever seems to fit
    Hangin' around
    Nothing to do but frown
    Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

    What I've got they used to call the blues(means the sadness that I got; people used to call it the blues, as sydney said.)
    Nothin' is really wrong
    Feelin' like I don't belong
    Walkin' around
    Some kind of lonely clown
    Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

    Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you
    Nice to know somebody loves me
    Funny but it seems that it's the only thing to do
    Run and find the one who loves me.

    What I feel has come and gone before
    No need to talk it out
    We know what it's all about
    Hangin' around
    Nothing to do but frown
    Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

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    Re: meaning of The Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Here is the complete lyrics of Rainy Days And Mondays.

    Written:Paul Williams/Roger Nichols

    Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
    Sometimes I'd like to quit
    Nothing ever seems to fit
    Hangin' around
    Nothing to do but frown
    Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

    What I've got they used to call the blues(means the sadness that I got; people used to call it the blues, as sydney said.)
    Nothin' is really wrong
    Feelin' like I don't belong
    Walkin' around
    Some kind of lonely clown
    Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

    Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you
    Nice to know somebody loves me
    Funny but it seems that it's the only thing to do
    Run and find the one who loves me.

    What I feel has come and gone before
    No need to talk it out
    We know what it's all about
    Hangin' around
    Nothing to do but frown
    Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.
    To angliholic: roger, thanks.

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