I got a cold grey morning
Waiting for me
I look out my window
Sure don't like what I see
Seems like the devil himself
Is singing my song
But I pick myself up
And I will go on

Black dogs are howling
In the wind and the rain
Seems like the devil himself
Is calling my name

But I can never give up
No matter how long
So I pick myself up
And I will go on

There's thunder on the mountain
There's a wild storm at sea
But when I think of your sweet love
It means nothing to me

So I will never give up
No matter how long
I pick myself up

And I will go on

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    My OpinionChris Rea has been through the mill in terms of his health so this final track on his last studio album, 'Santo Spirito Blues', in 2011 finishes with this positive note of encouragement to keep going. I think too that we can all relate to the sentiments of the song and the graphic symbolism in the lyrics as the writer tries to paint a picture of his own trials and tribulations. It is a slow blues ballad missing the usual heavy instrumentation from Rea and band but the lyrics and delivery are heart-felt and genuine as he articulates his own struggles, and perhaps yours, as he signs-off the album. The oft repeated refrain, "I pick myself up, And I will go on" is where many of us are at times and this is like a song to us all not to let the difficulties of life drag us down.
    robertcousinson September 14, 2016   Link

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