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Matt Rief

Passaic County

Song Title
The Washed-Up Blues

Music Lyrics

Verse 1: I’ll have a smoke in the evening I’ll quit tomorrow Do you have a lighter I can borrow I’ve got the washed-up blues, yeah those washed-up blues In every way I lose with the washed-up blues Verse 2: I said I’d quit tomorrow Now Tomorrow’s today I need a fix now cause I can’t stay away I’ve got the washed-up blues, I’ve got the washed-up blues Yes, In every way I lose, with the washed-up blues Verse 3: They say my life’s at risk But what do they know I only got a cough and the other signs don’t show Yeah the washed-up blues, I’ve got the washed-up blues In every way I lose, with the washed-up blues Bridge: Now worst of all is that I lost control These drugs have taken over and they’re takin’ their toll Been kicked out of school ‘til I clean up my act They say I can’t return until I get back on track Yeah the washed-up blues, I’ve got the washed-up blues Verse 4: Now here’s a lesson Some advice for you Don’t take drugs and drugs won’t take you And then you won’t be singin’ those washed-up blues Instead you’ll be livin’ your whole life through Chorus: So when it’s time to choose Yes, when it’s time to choose I said when it’s time to choose Choose the drug-free you

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Matthew Rief is a 16-year-old from North Jersey who loves all music and plays drums and guitar for his church. His future plans include being accepted into the jazz program at William Paterson University and studying to be a music teacher. He hopes to make a difference with music, which is what inspired him to write this song.

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