Stock Music track: The Glass is Half Empty

Slow swing ballad with introspective lyrics referencing alcohol, moods, and outlook on life. Male jazz vocalist and quartet featuring guitar, bass, piano, brush drums. You can’t quite put your finger on whether the mood of the singer is accepting, melancholy, a little of both, or just too drunk to care. Piano and guitar solos. T14162 14.95 54.95

Track details

Track ID number: 14162
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Vocal Blues / Southern -- Blues & Southern Rock
Moods/Emotions: Sad / Sorrowful / Mournful -- Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Loving / Romantic / Tender
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: vocal blues, sad, sorrowful, blues, bluesy
Tempo feel: Very slow -- Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 60
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): John Swanson
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: The glass is half empty
But I don’t feel bad
When the glass is half empty
Middle ground ain’t so bad

A full glass just might spill
And with my luck
It probably will
Even a bottle gets lonely
I’ll give it some company
I’ve got nothing better to do

I don’t feel like crying
When there’s no silver lining
It’s okay by me
The glass is half empty

The glass is half empty
And the light’s getting dim
The glass is half empty
Middle ground to the brim

When you dream
You’re out of your head
And it’s a nightmare
You’ll get instead
Even a tired old cliché
Still works for me anyway
Got to give the devil his due

Hope it’s not too depressing
How I go on confessing
That it’s just fine by me
The glass is half empty
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.