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Whole Lotta Pain

©1994 Sandra L. Reay
©2007 Sandra L. Reay / Ernie Martinez

Colorado Sandstorm Music, B.M.I. / Ash Street Music, ASCAP

 
1.
You used to love me in the sunshine You left me out here in the pouring rain
  You said you loved me in the sunshine You left me out here in the pouring rain
  Because you’re in Atlanta I’m in a Whole Lotta Pain
 
2.
You introduced me to the bad stuff; now it’s messing with my brain
  You introduced me to the bad stuff; now it’s messing with my brain
  Because you’re in Atlanta and I’m in a Whole Lotta Pain
 
bridge 'Cause you’re a mean, nasty woman and you're out there raising cane
  'Cause you’re a mean, nasty woman and you're driving me half insane
 
3.
Now I’m a-standing on a platform, just a-waiting for a train
  Just standing on a platform, I'm just a-waiting on that high-ball train
  ‘Cause you’re in Atlanta and I’m in a Whole Lotta Pain
   
bridge  
   
coda You said you loved me in the sunshine now I’m out here in the pouring rain
  You said you loved me in the sunshine; you left me standing out here in the pouring rain
  You introduced me to the bad stuff; now it’s messing with my brain
  You introduced me to the bad stuff; now it’s messing with my brain
  And I’m standing on a platform, I’m just a-waiting on a train
  Standing on a platform, I’m just a-waiting for that highball train
  I’m out here standing in the pouring rain
  Cause it’s a-messing with my brain
(3 times) ‘Cause you’re in Atlanta I’m in a whole lotta pain
(2 times) ‘Cause you’re in Atlanta ooh ooh
 

"I dreamt the hook, 'you’re in Atlanta and I’m in a Whole Lotta Pain,' in 1994. I tried to write or co-write it into a song several times, but never liked the results. One night I was listening to a blues jam, and I realized the hook fit into a 12-bar blues pattern. I started writing rhyming couplets." — San

 
Whole Lotta Pain
Full-length Demo / Rough
 
 
Samples from Production Versions:
 
I Wanted to Fly - Sandy Reay & Friends

 

I Wanted to Fly CD
823 K
Sandy Reay & Friends: I Wanted to Fly
 
 

Whole Lotta Pain is a jam tune. The lyrics shown are the skeleton of the song.

Ernie Martinez performs the song with The Ouzo Project, and the song varies with each performance.

 

Jeff Ingram suggested doubling the first line to fill out the 12-bar blues progression.

Ernie had a 12-bar blues progression he'd been working on. During a break while working on One Lonely Rider, they put the lyrics and music together. Ernie suggested the bridge which they wrote together.

     
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