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Brought It On Myself


"Brought It On Myself"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

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"Brought It On Myself"

Song by Scott Cooley from the album Used To Be Good Looking
Position #7
Released 2014
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, East Lansing, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana, blues
Length 5:28
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley

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It's bragging to cover up insecurity and emptiness and regret over a choice to live life on the road, but only as an anonymous person singing it in a song, careful to point out he does not brag about it in everyday practice.  So, it's a reflection-type of song about his past choices, and some fear and loathing about his future.  

This is a conceited song where the main character can easily hook up with chicks, and he barely escapes the trouble that type of lifestyle can bring, having the advantage of being a travelling musician and all, but he is constantly worried it's going to catch up with him, so it's bittersweet, and thus, he has the blues.

It's probably technically a 12-bar blues, although I don't know for sure, but it's slow, and it serves as a cautionary tale about promiscuity.