"Deacon Blues" is a song by Steely Dan from their 1977 album Aja.
"Deacon Blues" was Steely Dan's fifth Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, where it peaked at #19 in 1978. The song remained in the Top 40 for eight weeks.
It was originally speculated that the song was written about the losing Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, and the NCAA Division I championship Crimson Tide football teams, which was…
This is the day
Of the expanding man
That shape is my shade
There where I used to stand