With that slinky second-line shuffle, the groove swings so hard it might hurt somebody. This is a powerful blues-flavored melody delivered over the enigmatic sound of Louisiana street-jazz.
Borrowing a life-or-death gravitas from the Robert Johnson side of lyric-writing, Old Nobodaddy leaves nothing to fate. This party has been over for some time.
“I got keys to the lock
that I lost long ago
and my dream keep hiding
Because I’m getting too close
you forewarn or you foretell
whatever it is that you foresee
but the deal been done
the cards come
you read em and weep”— Old Nobodaddy
Read 'em and Weep, the latest from New Orleans native Old Nobodaddy, is equal parts Mardi Gras, blues testimony, and funky voodoo.
Old Nobodaddy is the bastard child of teeth and nails and old wives tales. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.