Alan Gillis (Gulliver)
Traffic Jam Blues
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Lyrics
Traffic Jam Blues (Words and music by Alan Gillis)

Verse 1
Sitting in my car trying to get where I'm going
Stuck in the middle of a traffic jam
I am in a hurry
And it's so frustrating
When I'm stuck here waiting for somebody to move
Turn on the radio and hear the traffic news that I already know

Verse 2
Look at the gauge see the temperature rising
There's no way I'm gonna get out of this place
There's a space if I hurry
Somebody beat me to it
This time I really blew it now the engine has stalled
Here comes the law and I bet he thinks that I am the cause of it all

Chorus

There's nothing I can do I got the traffic jam blues
I really made the news with the traffic jam blues
It's the longest one in history
It really is a mystery
How they blame a record tailback
On my overheated hatchback
There's nothing I can do
I've got the traffic jam blues

Verse 3
My water's boiling over and I'm running out of gas
I'm really in mess and I wish I'd stayed in bed
I said believe me sergeant
I'm a law-abiding driver
And I know that I've a lot of explaining to do
I really made the news - I've got the traffic jam blues

Repeat chorus

There's nothing I can do I've got the traffic jam blues
There's nothing I can do I've got the traffic jam blues
There's nothing I can do
I've got the traffic jam blues

© 1984 / 2002
Description
Short Song Description:
More rock than blues - solid beat with repetitive guitar riff.Backing harmonies on chorus.
Long Song Description:
More rock than blues - solid beat with repetitive guitar riff duetting with bass in places.Backing harmonies on chorus. Basically 12 bar blues but with my own variation.
Story Behind the Song:
Believe it or not I was stuck in a Traffic Jam.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Alan Gillis
Music Credits: Alan Gillis
Producer Credits: Alan Gillis
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Gulliver (Alan Gillis)
Label Credits: Gulliver
Metadata
Song Length: 4:34
Primary Genre: Rock-Hard Rock
Secondary Genre: Rock-General
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Cars
Mood 1: Uptight
Mood 2: Stressed
Language: English
Era: 1990 - 1999