13 Month Blues

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13 Month Blues: The lyrics

'13 Month Blues' was written, literally, when my youngest was 13 months old, and my children’s dad had decided to leave us.  I was in a real state, and I guess it was the perfect time to write a heartfelt blues – I was facing becoming a single mum whilst trying to carry on my freelance career as a trumpet player, which I knew would be almost impossible, since the kids were only 5 and 1 at the time, and I didn’t have any family close by to help out. 

The backgound to 13 Month Blues

You could knock me down with a feather
The **** all happens together
I just don’t know how to cope
People tell me that
What don’t kill you makes you stronger
But will I live any longer
Why does it all happen to me
Why does it all happen to me

There’s no smoke without fire
You’ve turned out to be such a liar
I just don’t know how to cope
Yes, I discovered you were having that “affair”
Now I know you no longer care
Why does it all happen to me
Why does it all happen to me

It’s as well that your name’s not Lucille
Coz that’s just how I feel
I just don’t know how to cope
Aaargh! - You picked a fine time to leave me lonely
And now our children have their Mum only
Why does it all happen to me
Why does it all happen … ?

                                                                               Avelia Moisey