Noël Coward, New Mayfair Orchestra 20th Century Blues cover

20th Century Blues
by & New Mayfair Orchestra
Lyrics and Meaning


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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Why is it that civilized humanity
Can make the world so wrong?
In this hurly-burly of insanity
Our dreams cannot last long.
Verse 2
We've reached a deadline,
A press headline,
Every sorrow.
Blues value
Is news value
Tomorrow.
Verse 3
Blues
Twentieth century blues
Are getting me down.
Blues
Escape those weary
Twentieth century blues.
Verse 4
Why,
If there's a God in the sky,
Why shouldn't He grin
High
Above this dreary
Twentieth century din?
Verse 5
In this strange illusion,
Chaos and confusion,
People seem to lose their way.
What is there to strive for,
Love or keep alive for,
Say, 'Hey, hey!'
Call it a day?
Verse 6
Blues
Nothing to win or to lose,
It's getting me down.
Blues
Escape those weary
Twentieth century blues.
Verse 7
We've reached a deadline,
A press headline,
Every sorrow.
Blues value
Is news value
Tomorrow.
Verse 8
Blues
Nothing to win or to lose,
It's getting me down.
Blues
Escape those dreary
Twentieth century
Blues.

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