Lizard On A Rock

from by Robert James

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Lizard On A Rock: The working title was lizard on a box ... I needed one more song for the project and I had a nice verse pattern that I was messing with on the Ovation acoustic. There was this plastic lizard sitting on top of a small wooden box on a shelf. A beautiful sunny day and out of my mouth pops "I barely move at all, I'm a lizard on a box ..." After a couple of Weird Al verses, I finally got serious with the song. Always thought Michael and INXS should have covered this one ...

lyrics

I barely move at all ... I’m a lizard on a rock
Stick to the surface when the sun gets nice and hot
Don’t think about much at all
Change my colours when it’s time to crawl
Yeah – I own this lizard on a rock

Heat doesn’t bother me ... I like to soak it up
In the lap of luxury in this desert that I love
I don’t need a special friend
I been alone since time began
I like this lizard on a rock

Rattlesnakes don’t bother me and I’m much too tough to eat
It’s harsh and unforgiving, baby ... in this desert heat
Oh – lizard on a rock ... Oh – lizard on a rock

I only catch my dinner when it wanders up too close
Then I jump right in there, yeah ... ’cause I love that flesh the most
I barely move and I never blink
Watch the sun just rise and sink
I am this lizard on a rock

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from Lizard On A Rock (Remastered), released July 1, 2000
RJ: LEAD & BACKING VOCALS, ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITARS
JAMES SKY: LEAD GUITAR
DALE PLEVEN: BASS GUITAR
KEVAN VAN KEITH: DRUMS & PERCUSSION
SID PEREZ: KEYBOARDS
ROSE REITER: FEMALE GUEST VOCALIST

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Robert James Vancouver, British Columbia

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and is writing and recording his upcoming 4th CD, "Satyr's Day". The 10 song outing should be availably near the beginning of April 2018. In addition, he's almost assembled the 10 tracks for his upcoming side project "Meet The Blacks". Watch for their second single in late November of 2017. ... more

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