Sisyphus Blues

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​George Stephen Kelly: Vocal, Acoustic, Rhythm & Lead Guitars  
Michael Jenkins: Rhythm Guitar  
Chris Codish: Hammond Organ  
Ryland Kelly: Bass  
Antonio Johnson: Drums  
Motor City Josh: Tambourine

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Sisyphus Blues 

​I rolled the stone to the top of the hill 
Then it rolled back down again 
I rolled the stone to the top of the hill 
It rolled back down again 
Exercising futility 
That’s how my days are spent 

Woke up this morning, went to work again 
Just like I did the day before 
Woke up this morning, went to work again 
Just like I did the day before 
The same thing on a different day 
It's the chain in life that I forged 

Today is just like yesterday 
Tomorrow’s gonna be like today 
Today is just like yesterday 
Tomorrow’s gonna be like today 
It’s the stage of absurdity 
My part in the play 

©George S. Kelly  2015, Ace Sleeve Music BMI

Behind the Song

Sisyphus is the Greek mythological figure that was punished for his craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity. Maybe this is where we got the term "Rock and Roll"! I know I've had musical experiences (and other work-related monotony) that were just as frustrating.

Albert Camus (insert Alex Trebek pronunciation) wrote a  book called The Myth of Sisyphus. The gods were wise, Camus suggested, in perceiving that an eternity of futile labor is a hideous punishment. 

There's also a quote from Charles Dickens in the lyrics. Identify it and win a prize or something

Rock 'n' Roll

Rock 'n' Roll

GSK

GSK

Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

Chris Codish

Chris Codish

Ryland Kelly

Ryland Kelly

Antonio Johnson

Antonio Johnson