Who Sang Jazz at the Bookstore? Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith Time Being cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:30
Lyrics
Leadbelly's in the background
Being drowned out by the grind
He's singing about "Rock Island Line"
Nobody seems to pay him any mind

Bestsellers and bookshelves
Full of self-help printed word
Some faint elegance is heard
Now was that Ellington or Bird?

And has it really come to this?
Can ignorance be bliss?
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop
Jazz at the bookstore
And blues in the coffee shop
Jazz at the bookstore
And blues in the coffee shop

There's a man standing at the crossroads
With a dark roast in his hand
Livin' in white yuppy hand
Over by the milk and sugar stand

And have I really come to this
Cup of caffeinated bliss?

So we browse around
All over town
Sipping coffees that we can't pronounce
And meanwhile in the blues cemetery
All the coffins commence to bounce

Leadbelly's in the cold ground
Rolling over in his grave
The hard road where so many slaved
Is now so smooth and Paved

And Has it really come to this?
Can Ignorance be bliss?
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop
Jazz at the bookstore
And blues in the coffee shop
Jazz at the bookstore
And blues in the coffee shop

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hands of Time
  • 2 Snow Angel
  • 3 All in Good Time
  • 4 Never Give Up
  • 5 I Think We're Lost
  • 6 Reason for Our Love
  • 7 Cold Hearted Wind
  • 8 Jazz at the Bookstore
  • 9 Ship of Fools
  • 10 The Grim Trucker
  • 11 Some Dusty Things
  • 12 And Now the Day Is Done

  • Release information
    label: wea
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 825646318520
    script: Latin