Phantoms Of The Human Blues - Live At Northcote Social Club



I'm a seeker. That means that I'm looking for the answers. It so happens that life is far more complicated or simpler than I tend to imagine.


Most of the time, this seeking comes after some kind of colossal crash in my life and I'm out there processing it and trying to find answers on how I can avoid that kind of trouble in the future.

There seems to be a part of me that sends me off on these wild goose chases for answers. I call that the phantom of the human blues. It's the voice that entices me forward to try new things.


Sometimes though, it's the voice of massive distraction!!! Telling me to do this, try that, start something new, drop the hard thing I've been working towards and just do what's easy.


That usually feels good to begin with, then the human blues set in.


I get off track, I do less music, I end up less connected with my life and who I am and what I truly need to be fulfilled. The phantom of self-sabotage wins again! Damn it!


So, this song is a reminder to me that the phantom exists and I need to keep a keen eye on him so I don't get sucked into another distracting goose chase while he stands behind a bush in stiches watching me run around like a fool!

I've put the lyrics under the video so you can sing along. 🧑‍🎤🎵


This was recorded live at the Golden Moment album launch at Northcote Social Club. Listen to the entire album here and get a signed copy.


If you got something from this song, scroll down and let me know in the comments below.

PHANTOMS OF THE HUMAN BLUES


A rock came smashing through my window with a

letter attached by a piece of string.

I keep getting these strange invitations by a

phantom requesting my pursuit of him.

Once I have his scent I begin to think

that this was my idea from the very beginning.

Signed by the phantoms of love, freedom, grace,

Abstinence and then my very own name.


As I skulk through the alley I sense them in the sewer beneath

As I dive deep down to the coral their shadows move among the reef, evading me.


I write return to sender and now the postmaster is bent and confused.

He’ll have a challenge getting back and beyond the reaches of the known universe.

Out there beyond where thought comes from he’ll see the phantoms emotional hues.

None is more devastating to the eye than all of these human blues.


As I trawl through the valley I hear their voices coming from the mount.

As I summit the peak I see them sailing across the oceans skin, without me.


I again write return to sender and now the postmaster is bent and confused.

He’ll have a challenge getting back and beyond the reaches of the known universe.

Out there beyond where love comes from he’ll see the phantoms emotional hues.

None is more devastating to the eye than all of these human blues.


All of these human blues

All of these human blues

All of these human blues

All of these human blues


All of these human blues

All of these human blues

All of these human blues

All of these human blues

I'd love to hear from you in the comments below. Scroll down and let me know how this song made you think or feel differently.

Big love,

Mijo


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