"Rage of Travers" as written by and John Darnielle....
Close the balcony and the rainbow
Because the promoter says so
Aviators and a buckskin frontier hat
How come they dress like that?
They break the news to me so gentle
But I start to feel sentimental
This used to be the place to go
Still draw pretty good in Ontario

Nobody wants to hear the twelve bar blues
From a guy in platform shoes

Let's just have a good time when the show's done
Ask where the good clubs are and go find one
Roll up to the curb
Spill out of the car
Everyone's dressed up like corpses
I brought my guitar
Set it down by the stage
The singer's locked up in a steel cage
Shaking the bars
Eyes wild with fear
I don't belong here

Nobody wants to hear the twelve bar blues
From a guy in platform shoes


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"Rage of Travers" as written by John Darnielle

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    General CommentThis song is about Pat Travers, a Canadian rocker from the 70's, He was popular in the 70's, but he became unpopular in the 80's as the world moved onto something else. This song seems to be sung from Pat Travers point of view. He is unhappy that he and his music are no longer popular and he does not understand or like the new trend.

    "Nobody wants to hear the 12-bar blues from a guy in platform shoes." This is just Pat Travers making excuses. KISS write mostly pretty basic rock songs and they wear platform shoes onstage and they're still popular to this day.
    cbinghamon January 20, 2018   Link

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