The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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This is a narrative that sets the stage for the album and leads into the first song.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/10
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This is Snuffy at the end of his life, looking back at the choices he's made, feeling that the end is near.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy talks about how life was when he was a younger man.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Many bluesmen have songs in which they proclaim to the world just how tough they are.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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It ain't braggin' if you can back it up.  Snuffy knew that he could, and he wasn't shy about it. 

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Another song from Snuffy where he beats his chest a bit.  This is more of a rocker than a straight blues.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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A narrative where Snuffy discusses meeting Liza, the love of his life.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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This is as close as Snuffy would ever get to writing a love song.

When we make love, the Angels sing, when we chase lust they scream...

When Liza Cries, I want to die.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy talks about his decision to live a "normal" life.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
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This is Snuffy talking about how he - and just about anyone, for that matter - valued and chased different things throughout his life.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Most men seem content when they have a good woman, good love, and a good job.  Snuffy was finding out he was not among them.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy begins to realize that he is losing himself and who he truly is.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy realizes that a change is coming.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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The title pretty much says it all.  Snuffy begins to truly understand that the life he chose just isn't right for him.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy prepares to leave; to get back out on the road. 

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy hits the road with little more than a bag and his guitar.  He mostly manages to convince himself that maybe he and Liza weren't meant to be together; that maybe they never really got along.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Life often gives you what you need, and it's rarely what you want.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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I think the chorus for this song really says it all.

When you get what you want, you don't want what you got

you find you want something else instead.

You're never satisfied, and when you die

you find that heaven ain't that grand.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Angry and bitter that life isn't working out the way that he wanted, Snuffy starts sliding into depression.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Sometimes a man hits rock bottom.  Sometimes he wants to die.  Sometimes, one comes before the other. 

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Blues may have its roots in gospel (or vice versa), but this bluesman's prayer isn't likely to be heard in any church.

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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This is the bottom of the barrel for Snuffy.  He's convinced God laughs at him; that he was created to be mocked...to feel the ache of unfulfilled desire for all that he really wants.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy begins to find the slightest bit of peace.  He no longer hates God, and begins to wonder about the family he left behind.  

The Life & Times of Snuffy Wilson
12/05/2010
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Snuffy decides to go back home on Thanksgiving to see his family.  What he finds and how he reacts might be the epitome of bittersweet.

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