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Algoma Central Blues


"Algoma Central Blues"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

There's too much time to think on the Algoma Central

Through the middle of such wild stretch of land

Past endless woods and lakes on your way back from Wawa,

You try to be tough, but you could cry on command

It's normal to feel dejected on the Algoma Central

Downin’ Labatts as you chug along to beat the band

From the middle of nowhere back to the Soo

It's so much different than the Rio Grande

It's desolate, just like a life with no love

It's magnificent, that's why it's no place to be alone

Where a melancholy mood gets worse with each moon

The northern lights let you know you're so far from home

It’s not a bad place for low spirits on the Algoma Central

If you want to see a canyon, you can

Life's just as empty along the Gichigumee

Sometimes getting away from it all can be so bland

The rivers run but it’s not much fun along the Algoma Central

The Great White North never seems to be a great plan

There’s nothing much to do but get out and paddle a canoe

What went wrong you won’t ever understand

The pain can’t be escaped, on a train when your heart aches

It may be bad luck but somehow it always works out the same

When the woman you love leaves you, a railway won’t relieve you

When you realize you’re the only one to blame


It’s always sad when you ride the Algoma Central

At least that’s always how it’s been for me

And although it’s a beauty way to go, there’s too much introspection

From my lonesome thoughts I just can’t be free

Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.


Algoma Central Blues
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Used To Be Good Looking
Position Track # 9
Duration 5:09
Released June 21st, 2014
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, Canadian blues, acoustic blues ballad
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, acoustic lap steel slide guitar, blues harp
Track Chronology
"American Dream"

"Algoma Central Blues"

"Happily Mad"

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Brief Description

An understated acoustic blues ballad song about a heartbroken guy who is drinking beer to feel better while riding a train in Ontario, with light harmonica.

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