Serious Strains

from by Robert James

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I'll always think of this one as the Coca-Cola song. I got caught in the rain after a band rehearsal, walking down the street with my guitar case over my head ... my grey suede shoes had holes in the soles. Stopped under an awning for a minute and there was this old Coca-Cola sign in the window advising me to enjoy my beverage here ... some rehearsals were legendary.

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I walk her beat from dusk to dawn
Coca-cola flashing sign
Enjoy your beverage here
Enjoy your beverage here

As my head succumbs to the pounding Euro beat
Coca-cola flashing sign
I used to meet her here
I used to meet her here

And I can’t take no more
As I’m rolling on the floor

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose, standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain to make the world go round.

At night I find I lose my sense of time
Check my Seiko wristwatch
Just to find I’m running late
Just to find I’m running bait, yeah

I shake my head, signals turning red
Coca-cola flashing sign
Enjoy your beverage here
Enjoy your beverage here

Get Serious

credits

from Until Now (Remastered), released January 1, 2006
RJ: LEAD AND BACKING VOCALS
GREG WATSON: ELECTRIC AND ACOUSTIC GUITARS
GORD CAMPBELL: ELECTRIC GUITARS
DIZZY RICHERDS: BASS GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
MIKE SZEKELY: KEYBOARDS
DAVE JOHNSTONE: DRUMS, PERCUSSION AND ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

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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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