All Lit Up Playlist - Demos

by Robert James

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1.
03:14
“Like” button - “Love” button “Like” button - “Love” button Sexy little posts Hints of dynamite So I respond in kind Where does she get Those crazy little devils She puts at the end of her text line I used to notice flowers Now they’re flaming hearts and devils Start to disconnect and I say “next time” I always hit the “like” button - I’m kinda shy But I’m gonna hit her “love” button - next time Gonna wait around - she’s gonna come online Then I’ll hit the “love” button - hit the “love” button Gonna hit the “love” button - next time … yeah “Like” button - “Love” button Really has a flair The way she builds her words Her punctuation’s fine So where does she get Those steamy little devils She puts all over her text lines Power to the planet, power to the people I’ll have to plan it better When my heart’s on the line … I always hit the “like” button - I’m kinda shy But I’m gonna hit her “love” button - next time Gonna wait around - she’s gonna come online Then I’ll hit the “love” button - hit the “love” button Gonna hit the “love” button - next time … yeah Funky little flowers Are flaming hearts and devils Heart's all horse with reins on fire Hot cold sweats - get me to a medic Better keep 'em close When I'm here online “Like” button, “Love” button, “Like” button, “Love” button “Like” button, “Love” button, “Like” button, “Love” button “Like” button, “Love” button, “Like” button, “Love” button “Like” button, “Love” button, “Like” button, “Love” button That's all ... Lyrics & Music (c)2020 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2020
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Hi there! Morning comes - hello sun You’ve got a busy day Take my message - north to south Bring your light her way Give the girl a bright hello From who she needs to see Oh, it’s me - (Hi, how are you) Yes, it’s me - (Hello, how are you) Wake her slowly - kiss her eyelids Dazzle up her hair Trace the lifeline on her palm With her fate line, I am there She’ll need a guiding light Her architect of dreams Oh, it’s me - (Hi, how are you) Yeah, it’s me - (Hello, how are you) It’s me - put me in her cup I’m honey for her tea It’s me - let her drink me up I’m honey in her tea Yes, it’s me — I know it’s me If thunder rolls - watch the coastline Warn her in advance Let the harbor tell her story Tales of luck and chance Tell her to wait and watch For someone on the breeze Ah, it’s me - (Hi, how are you) Yes, it’s me - (Hello, how are you) It’s me - put me in her cup I’m honey for her tea It’s me - let her drink me up I’m honey in her tea It’s me — Yes, it’s me It’s me - put me in her cup I’m honey for her tea It’s me - let her drink me up I’m honey in her tea It’s me — Yes, it’s me Yes, it’s me — Ooh, it’s me Hi there! Ooh, it’s me (how high are you) Lyrics & Music (c)2020 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2020
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(Round and round and round) Don't ever want to be without you Or ever have to do without you There's nothing going on without you 'round I never wanna wake without you Redo those crazy dreams about you Stars come crashing down without you 'round Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral .. Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral Without you 'round .. around .. around I always want to see you happy Do my best to keep you that way Bad days are a frown without you 'round Aw let me have a room in your heart You got a knack for making fun start Stars come crashing down without you 'round Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral .. Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral Without you 'round .. around Without you 'round .. ya yeah - yeah Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral .. Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral .. Without you 'round - down I go Twist and turn and spiral Without you 'round .. around Without you 'round .. yeah Without you 'round Without you .. (Round and round and round)
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04:22
I used to say I'd live a quiet life But baby, that's not where you are I used to say I'd never stay out late Until I hitched on to your star I wanna lay your body down Taste your little pain .. I used to say I had a single dream But the ones you have are real I used to save mine for a rainy day All hands, all touch .. no feel I wanna lay your body down Taste your little pain Take you to that little room And make you shout my name .. Until I'm strangled .. by my love Yes I'm strangled .. by my love Oh I'm strangled .. by my love My love for you .. I used to say I'd always keep in touch Now you're the only one I call I used to say I'd never stalk my prey But now your picture's on my wall I wanna lay your body down Taste your little pain Take you to that little room And make you shout my name 'Til I'm strangled .. by my love Yes I'm strangled .. by my love Oh yeah I'm strangled .. by my love My love for you (my love for you) I wanna lay your body down Taste your little pain Take you to that little room And make you shout my name 'Til I'm strangled .. by my love Yes I'm strangled .. by my love Oh I'm strangled .. by my love Yes I'm strangled .. by my love Yes I'm strangled .. strangled .. strangled strangled .. strangled .. strangled (My love for you)
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03:59
(Little Texas) - Torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up (Little Tejas) Spent a crazy night down in Houston Stranded at the Lone Star Hotel A little dive out on I-25 and that's where the action is Saw her in the doorway Cool, long-legged and blonde Someone kicked the jukebox .. And "Your Cheatin' Heart" came on Yeah yeah .. She sat down on a barstool And asked if I'd been waiting here long I looked right at an angel Cowgirl hat and denim A little Texas torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up (Little Tejas) Started up a conversation Told her I was passing through A Canadian man in a Canadian band Visiting the Red, White & Blue Then a cowboy with an Arkansas toothpick Staggered up and called her a whore I had to show that big ol' boy What a big ol' fist was for I drew a crowd when I put him down So I backed my way to the door As I was walking down the highway Who pulled up beside me But the little Texas torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up job (Little Texas) - Torch-up She was so much sleeker Than the black Corvette she drove Pedal to the metal - Highway Queenie loves to roll ... Spent a crazy night down in Houston Stranded at the Lone Star Hotel A little dive out on I-25 and that's where the action is Saw her in the doorway Cool, long-legged and blonde Someone kicked the jukebox And "Your Cheatin' Heart" came on Yeah yeah .. She sat down on a barstool And asked if I'd been waiting here long I looked right at an angel Cowgirl hat and denim A little Texas torch-up job She really was an angel Love her like the devil My little Texas torch-up job Little Texas ... T4Texas ..
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Uh huh - Old Joe Boudreau had a still on the hill With the ‘G’ men and ’T’ men just sniffing around When a couple kids went blind And another couple died They knew they had to find him quick and take the man Take him down - take the man down Take him down - that’s the only way they do it When Old Joe missed the curve ‘cuz his brakes just wouldn’t work They knew they’d finally found a way to take the man down Take the man down … Uh huh - Tony was the king of the sex and drug type thing Get high all day on China White and play with his gun When he shot his self a cop After shooting up the town They knew they had to find him quick and take the man down Take him down - take the man down Take him down - that’s the only way they do it When a girl he used to beat cooked him up his final treat They knew they’d finally found a way to take the man down Take the man down … Uh huh - If you step out of song, you’re dead, right or wrong You’ll cover up your tracks and keep an ear to the ground When the morning finds you shot down Like a dog out in the street You’ll know they finally found a way to take the man down Take him down - take the man down Take him down - that’s the only way they do it You cover up your tracks and keep an ear to the ground In the end they’re gonna find a way to take the man down Take him down - take the man down Take him down - that’s the only way they do it When the morning finds you fenced up like a mongrel in the pound You know they finally found a way to take the man down Take the man down Uh huh - Take the man down - take the man down Uh huh - Take the man down - take the man down Uh huh - Take the man down
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03:16
Under your Cypress moon Look at you - how you shine Stars are out on display And every one sends a sign Love notes to you - under your Cypress moon It's been a long, long road Not always sunny and warm Saved all the brightest rays To shield my heart in a storm I send it to you to show to your Cypress moon Light up your candle Show me the way Just keep it burning for me I'll be there in a jiffy and a shake Light up your candle Show me the way Just keep it burning for me I'll be there in a jiffy and a shake Under your Cypress moon Night air to warm your soul Soft music on the breeze Every song you know Here's one I wrote for you and your Cypress moon Here's one I wrote for you ... Here's one I wrote for you.
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04:00
There she stands - With the wind whipping through Her hair … And her hands … Are trembling from the fear she feels inside her Still, she waits - ’Til the bright red fear Is a numbing grey - It’s then she hears the voice that seems to guide her Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Far below - There’s a hundred lights And a million souls - Who’d love to know what’s going on inside her She hesitates - A final push … then it’s much too late - To wonder - If she’s any good at flying — yeah, yeah - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - oh yeah Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Yeah … yeah Angel gets her wings - she gets her wings Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - Tonight’s the night Zen Angel gets her wings - There she stands - With the wind whipping through Her hair … and her hands - Are trembling from the fear she feels inside her …
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04:01
Here I am in Bethlehem Looking for your street In a ’60 Ford I found along the way When night hits Alabama Some woman’s gonna freak - Ford ain’t where she left it yesterday You said if I got lonely It was best to come on by After twenty years or more What’s a few more miles .. I’m driving aimlessly through Bethlehem PA Looking for an address that was postmarked ’98 I’ve got to see the girl but I can’t stay They know me well here .. Might be time to change my ride Find a small sedan I don’t recognize the street I’m on When dawn hits ol’ Savannah Somebody will come home To a ransacked house and all their money gone But, yeah - you said if I got lonely It was best to come on by I just came back to say hello Before I say good-bye I’m driving aimlessly through Bethlehem PA Looking for an address that was postmarked ’98 I’ve got to see the girl but I can’t stay They know me well here Oh they know me well Yes they know me well in Bethlehem PA They know me well Ah, they know me well here They know me well in Bethlehem PA They know me well here They really know me well here They know me well in Bethlehem PA ..
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Blow your horn .. ah, yeah - On the black road that leads east There’s a pail beside an old stone well Where the saviour as a child would draw the water When the face of one who looked back On the cities of sin and evil Bore a sour smile and then it was no more Well you can - pack up my tents You fetch my wine and water I will waste out in the desert Before I’d hear that angry roar .. When Gabriel blows his horn Every wall will rattle and shake When Gabriel blows his horn One blast - all it takes .. When Gabriel blows his horn .. yeah, yeah There’s a wall near Tel Mediggo` With blood that stains but never dries A sailor from Damascus who would wander Every evening down the cobbled streets With glowing lantern held up high A bandage round a head that held no eyes Fuck yeah .. You pack up my tents You fetch my wine and water I will waste out in the desert Before I’d hear that angry roar .. When Gabriel blows his horn Every wall will rattle and shake When Gabriel blows his horn One blast - all it takes — When Gabriel blows his horn .. yeah, yeah Gabriel blows his horn .. Well, you can .. pack up my tents You fetch my wine and water I will waste out in the desert Before I’d hear that angry roar .. When Gabriel blows his horn Every wall will rattle and shake Every wall will rattle and shake Every wall will rattle and shake In other words .. a whole lotta rattling and shaking .. possibly a little horn blowing as well ..
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04:08
Rings .. (a whole bunch of 'em) You don't see much here now do you Are you moving along - moving along There's not much chance for a maybe But maybe you're wrong .. just maybe .. Of all the things I wanted I'd still be your fool I'd make the sun rise and die in your eyes Say it matters to you Tonight the stars just aren't bright enough Come over here let me light you up It's all eclipsing - waiting on you Think of me when you see rings around the moon Rings .. Nothing to fear here with my heart It's your open door .. ah yeah, ah yeah Keep it around if you need it That's what it's for .. ah yeah Of all the things I wanted I'd still be your fool I'd make the sun rise and die in your eyes Say it matters to you Tonight the stars just aren't bright enough Come over here let me light you up It's all eclipsing - waiting on you Think of me when you see rings around the moon Tonight the stars just aren't bright enough - oh no Come over here let me light you up It's all eclipsing - waiting on you Think of me when you see rings around the moon Rings ..
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Oh my .. look who’s crying now Your “life of the party” never showed up at all Some news .. your heartbreak kid Was spotted in a club downtown With another pretty girl who looked a lot like you .. C’mon Birthday Girl Don’t you cry in your cake Your tears are gonna ruin the icing .. Be a perfect girl Think of the mess that you’ll make Those tears are lethal .. Birthday Girl Oh no .. let’s just dry those eyes Let’s make the best of it .. get you through the night There’s stars still up for grabs Fireflies all agree Birthday girl - make it true Have your cake and eat it too .. C’mon Birthday Girl Don’t you cry in your cake Your tears are gonna ruin the icing .. Be a perfect girl Think of the mess that you’ll make Your tears are gonna ruin the icing .. C’mon Birthday Girl Don’t you cry in your cake Your tears are gonna ruin the icing .. Be a perfect girl Think of the mess that you’ll make -
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One little, two little mickeys of Gin Tucked in my boots and I’m sneakin’ ‘em in My friend Julie .. her boyfriend Jack Invited me down past the railroad tracks Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Stan .. he got a snare, a kick and a hat A nasty ol’ demeanour he got from his dad Stevie got a bass he bought at a pawn And a second-hand amp from a neighbour named John Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Well, the rockroll tunes are fast and tight Down by the riverside Gonna shake, gonna rattle .. roll all night Down by the riverside Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Slim knows a girl .. her name’s Irene Smooth talker, fast girl - a Bordeaux Queen She’s got a couple girlfriends she’s bringing along A little razzle dazzle and the beat goes on Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Well, the rockroll tunes are fast and tight Down by the riverside Gonna shake, gonna rattle .. roll all night Down by the riverside Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Woo yeah - One little, two little mickeys of Gin Tucked in my boots and I’m sneakin’ ‘em in My friend Julie .. her boyfriend Jack Invited me down past the railroad tracks Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Well, the rockroll tunes are fast and tight Down by the riverside Gonna shake, gonna rattle .. roll all night Down by the riverside Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Woo yeah - Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight Woo yeah -
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It's blazing hot, crazy sunny outside The boys are into the grain But I'm expecting rain - Weatherman says the lord’s on his side So he’s predicting more of the same But I’m expecting rain - Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl Hoping nothing has changed But my letters go unanswered I’m expecting rain - Postman bops by shaking his head Says there’s nothing today But I’m expecting rain Said she’d write a letter in Mexico City Then mail it when she got into Spain But I’m expecting rain Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl Hoping nothing has changed But my letters go unanswered I’m expecting rain - I’m expecting rain - Hey hey - yeah I remember that look through the steam on the glass As you took to your seat on the train I remember those words on the back of a photo As you pressed it tight to the pane Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl Hoping nothing has changed But my letters go unanswered I’m expecting rain - My letters go unanswered My letters go unanswered I’m expecting rain -
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04:37
Indigo heart Sky is a blue .. almost black Something I lost in the light Is haunting me now in the night Indigo heart Witness the dread and despair Evil I see in myself Show it to nobody else I’ll cry at sunrise .. light coming over the hill I’ll miss your bright eyes I’ve got my whole life to kill .. Indigo heart - can’t kill your indigo heart Indigo heart Castle walls crumble and fall Give you my heart and my soul Just take them both when you go Indigo heart I know you’re trying your best Something gets left in the rain Torrent will wash it away I’ll cry at sunrise .. light coming over the hill I’ll miss your bright eyes And I’ve got my whole life to kill .. Indigo heart - can’t kill your indigo heart Indigo heart Sky is a black .. almost blue It’s just a trick of the soul Holding and not letting go Indigo heart All of the time that we have Love that I see in myself For you and for nobody else I’ll die at sunrise .. light coming over the hill Just take your sweet time I’ve got my whole life to kill It’s almost sunrise .. a ribbon of light on the hill The hangman’s waiting And I have my whole life to kill .. Indigo heart .. they can’t kill your indigo heart
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03:24
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I really need you .. by my side Open your arms and love me I’d love to - baby If I had three wishes .. you would be mine Stay by my side and love me I’d love to - baby .. Send you my love Been waiting here for years Send you my love - heart attached I need to see you .. eyes open wide Come for my soul then love me I’d love to - baby .. If I had three wishes .. never let go Time after time you’d love me I’d love to - baby .. Send you my love Been waiting here for years Send you my love - heart attached Heart attached .. Oh, yeah - heart attached .. Aw .. ooh - heart attached .. heart attached I’ve got some secrets .. let me confide - I’m taking you home .. so trust me I’d love to - baby .. If I had three wishes .. one would be time Just say you’ll be there to touch me I love you baby I’ll send you my love Been waiting here for years Send you my love Oh I need to feel you here .. I’ll send you my love .. heart attached Heart attached .. oh I’ll send you my love Heart attached
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03:40
Come on out for a drink - maybe two You’ve been cooped up too long Maybe ask a girl for a dance Or the band to let you up for a song Had my back to the wall Fumbling with my chair Ten friends at a table They looked at her like the only girl there The room was loud - enjoying the crowd Vibe was getting strong No one I wanted to dance with But when the band played “Tush” I sang along Had my back to the wall Or I’d have fallen right out of my chair Ten friends at a table She looked at me like the only one there Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Hey! Tongue tied .. a drink - maybe two I’m in the spider’s lair In a booth .. my back to the wall Ram-a-lama girl had me pinned in there With my back to the wall Very much trapped in my chair Ten friends said adios` And ram-a-lama girl’s still sitting there .. Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Hey! Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Bowl me over - make me sing Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Ram-a-lama ding dong .. three times Ram-a-lama d ..
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03:17
Sunrise for my ocean You're what I've been needing Barge right in and blast me .. heat and sound Beat my heart electric And you are all you seem Someone slipped your face into my dream Watch the time .. tide is rushing in Bang your drum .. let the fun begin I have tried to look away But you were always my focus Land's end - sunrise for my ocean Sunrise for my ocean I've discovered meaning Given up for lost but now I'm found Solar face - electric And baby's skin is coo-o-o-o-l Just maybe I'm the ocean for your view Watch the time .. tide is rushing in Bang your drum .. let the fun begin I have tried to stay away But you were always my focus Land's end - sunrise for my ocean Watch the time .. tide is rushing in Bang your drum .. let the fun begin I have waited long enough And you were always my potion Land's end - sunrise for my ocean Land's end - sunrise for my ocean
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When they hear the iron bell The workers in the field Know it's time to meet at the big stone house You can hear it peal Rings across the hills Time to find your seat at the big stone house A table made of oak Probably polished in the sunlight By hands that enjoyed a job well done Silver dishes shine Bread is freshly baked No one's turned away at the big stone house Oh the day's been very hot So they're slow comin' in Still they make their way to the big stone house They feel the cooling water Fever goes away Another perfect day at the big stone house A table made of oak Probably polished in the sunlight By hands that enjoyed a job well done Silver dishes shine Bread is freshly baked No one's turned away at the big stone house All the birds and beasts know When it's time to meet Someone rings the bell at the big stone house When you hear it chime You'll want to go and see Hear the joy and mirth at the big stone house A table made of oak Probably polished in the sunlight By hands that enjoyed a job well done Silver dishes shine Bread is freshly baked No one's turned away at the big stone house When they hear the iron bell The workers in the field Know it's time to meet at the big stone house You can hear it peal Rings across the hills Time to find your seat at the big stone house Time to find your seat at the big stone house No one's turned away at the big stone house

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Tick Tock … Amazing. I find myself decking the halls here @CandyLand. The WarRoom is looking festive. The Randi Billies have set up camp as of late. A new project to sink my teeth into. As if I don’t have enough on my plate. And so the list grows. Balance. “All Lit Up” is my new to-do list. I had hoped to have this ten-song album finished by mid-January of 2020. Fat chance. And as you can see, there’s a hell of a lot more than ten songs. The list will grow. There’s at least five more songs to add to this playlist before I can begin to downsize. They’re coming. If you’ve been keeping an eye on things here, you’ll notice that we’ve added two new demos. “Marching Song” and “Cypress Moon” are both new compositions. The playlist is in no particular order as these are merely demos. Just a to-do list. If you do have a fave or two, we’d love to hear about it. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and interest in my music. And to let you know I appreciate it. Heart and soul. On behalf of Angry Lion Publishing, Horace Media, Meet The Blacks, The Randi Billies and Robert James, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! All the very best … a new year is coming … tick tock. xoRJ

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released January 20, 2020

RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic Piano
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards & Horn Arrangements

Lyrics & Music by Robert James. Angry Lion Publishing. Administered by Horace Media 2019 Recorded at CandyLand Studios, Canada

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In just over a month, RJ will release his sixth full-length album. A demo mock-up of "Friday Night" is ready for discovery. We'll pull it all down in a week or so. On May 22nd, come and say hello to "Friday Night". A full moon, no less ... Enjoy! xoRJ

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