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Lift me, won't you lift me above the old routine
Make it nice, play it clean, Jazzman

When the Jazzman's testifyin'
A faithless man believes
He can sing you into paradise
Or bring you to your knees
It's a gospel kind of feelin'
A touch of Georgia slide
A song of pure revival
And a style that's sanctified

Jazzman, take my blues away
Make my pain the same as yours
With every change you play
Jazzman, oh, Jazzman

When the Jazzman's signifyin'
And the band is windin' low
It's the late night side of morning
In the darkness of his soul
He can fill a room with sadness
As he fills his horn with tears
He can cry like a fallen angel
When risin' time is near

Jazzman, take my blues away
Make my pain the same as yours
With every change you play

Oh, lift me, won't you lift me with every turnaround
Play it sweetly, take me down, oh, Jazzman



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    Susan ThomasMay 24, 2013 at 6:45 am
    Hear, hear - really...hear,hear!!!! This is immensely well-crafted song - lyrically and musically. So glad to have experienced the apex of this time in music.
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 1:11 am
    I think of all the amazing, wonderful things i have in life. Sadness, happiness, pain and joy. This song makes me feel alive. True american inspiration (kinda makes me wish i lived in the usa) - this coming from a canadian!
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    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    There is a feeling that this person rely's on and the "jazzman" is this emotion that can make any of the pain seem like it is worth it. I do not believe that she is referring to a real jazz singer. But more pleading to her emotions to find a way to get peace.

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