UpscaleBlues

UpscaleBlues

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David Wells found his voice as a songwriter by combining the passion of blues and rock with the craftsmanship and subtlety of jazz.

Biography

David Wells is a singer-songwriter who came of age playing lead guitar in a rock band for six years while studying music theory and composition in college. Later under the tutelage of songwriter Jack Segal (60,000,000 records sold), he developed a love for the timeless lyrics and harmonies of jazz standards. Hi debut album features some of the best musicians in Los Angeles.

Lyrics

Monument To War

Written By: David Wells

He sits by the side of the road in squalor
I do the Macarena when he asks for a dollar
The cardboard sign in his hand says “Vet”
He looks like every homeless bum that I ever met

He had a mother
Mybe he’s somebody’s brother
Look in his eyes; emptiness to the core
A living monument to war

Jingle in his pocket jogs his memory
Empty shell casings are his reason to be
For every life he wasted, he keeps a bullet shell
A tangible reminder of his personal hell

Guilt in his pocket
Like a grenade on a rocket
In case you wonder what he’s doing it for
He’s a living monument to war

Instrumental bridge

Empty shells in his pocket
Each nightmare in a locket
He didn’t want to be the one to keep score but
He’s a living monument to war

Yeah, guilt in his pocket
Like a grenade on a rocket
In case you wonder what he’s doing it for
He’s a living monument to war
A living monument to war

Discography

Blue Groove Album