Loser Blues...

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Loser Blues

I don't want your time
If I have to take it
And I don't want your mind
If you're not able to make it...
up for me
When you say what will be, will be
If we must be through
can you tell me just what to do
While I'm waiting for you
If I'm just waiting for you

And I don't want
Some other loving arms around me
And I don't want to lose you
When you've already found me
Once again
Well are we saying this is the end
And if we must be through
Can you tell me just what to do
While I'm waiting for you
If I'm just waiting for you

Loser Blues

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  What will I do?
What will I do?

I don't want your time
If I have to take it
And I don't want your mind
If I have to make it up for you
I don't think you know what to do
And I'm sorry but I will not wait for you
You lose....
You lose....
You lose...
You lose...

So, this song is really just what it appears to be - a "kiss-off" to a person unwilling to commit to a relationship. The "first person" in this song is fed up with it, and figures it's the other person missing out; hence the "second person" in this song is the loser. A simple equation, and one many of us have probably experienced.  I find people are always telling me this is one of their favorite of my songs. It was fun to write this song from a musical perspective, because I was literally piling chords on top of each other without a melody in mind at all - which is very contrary to my normal composition method, and I was changing the measure numbers somewhat randomly (my band disliked me greatly when we initially started playing this one as a group because it was difficult to memorize since it had seemingly no predictable structure) and the greatest part of the process was that at the end of day this song found a great groove, and actually ended up 'making sense' structurally. An orderly accident, or accidental order. It's a helluvalotta fun to sing, too. On Road to Hope I especially enjoy the guitar solos of Bill Adams and Rob Lampe.