Calendar Girls

by Robert James

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A new song every month for a calendar year .. welcome to my Calendar Girls. How does that suit you? There's a lot going on these days and I can't let the "Meet The Blacks" project take front row. Hmm. Label mates. Meet The Blacks may have a ten-chapter story to go with the debut release. All good and well. You'll find as we unveil more of our new site exciting new features will be ushered in. One of them being the story that should have accompanied the "Beth" CD. And of course the three new ever changing albums. Turn (Works In Progress), Curios, and now Calendar Girls. Don't expect Neil Sedaka to make an appearance anywhere here, we're not that kind of girl ... Much love and affection xoRJ

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released September 16, 2018

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

For a complete overview of each track, please click on the song's title. Once inside you'll see individual song notes, lyrics, custom artwork and credits .. the ol' who done what where ...

Lyrics & Music (c) 2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018
horacemedia@gmail.com

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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Track Name: Rockroll Santa Claus (December)
Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

He loves to boogie in his way cool tricked out ride
Ah he can rhumba, yeah .. but that’s not his gig tonight
Ooh .. a whole new generation wanna make some noise
He brought a lot of amps and electric guitars
For all of the girls and boys

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

He’ll splash your party in his hip red leather suit
He’d love to stick around but he’s got things to do
A couple hundred sets of drums are loaded in his sleigh
A whole new generation
Wants to learn to play

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

Ooh .. A whole new generation wanna make some noise
Pianos, horns, wah-wah pedals
For all the girls and boys

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..

He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus
Track Name: Kizza Me Now (November)
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now - ooh ..

Mystery surrounds you
Like a late night midnight creature feature
My Achilles heel ..
You’re just like popcorn to me

I’ll grab you a soda
Can we be sweet sixteen again
Breath mints in my pocket
Just in case you get some big ideas

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now - ooh ..

Stow you in the back row
There’s an epic on the techni-big screen
Turn down the floodlights
I love it when they change the reels

If I grab you a soda
Can we be seventeen again
Candies, mints and pixie sticks
In case I think you’re up to something

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now - ooh ..

If I grab you a soda
Can we be twenty-three again
I’ll laugh when you kiss my cheek
“Hey baby, what’s the big idea ..”

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Plant one on my cheek .. kizza me now ..

Kizza me now .. c’mon baby, kizza me now
Kizza me now .. c’mon baby, kizza me now
Kizza me now .. c’mon baby, kizza me now
Ooh .. kizza me now
Track Name: Boo (October)
Boo - Boo !
Boo - Boo !

I never seem to get past ‘B’
Thinking about ‘U’
Let’s get the whole thing started

Sending you an SOS
Whenever you can get to me
Send out your rescue party

Oh - you get me started
Tongue just gets all tied
Yes, you do - you get me started

(All the time ..)

Be your boo .. be your bae
Stick to love like goo
Be your boo .. make me bae
The things I'd do for you

Boo - Boo !
Boo - Boo !

Happy with a trick or treat
Whatever you hand out
At least there’s something waiting for me

Suit each other to a ’T’
You could pull the Queen of Spades on me
I laugh - pretend you’re sorry

Oh - you get me started
Tongue just gets all tied
Yes, you do - you get me started

(All the time ..)

Be your boo .. be your bae
Stick to love like glue
Be your boo .. make me bae
The things I'd do for you

Be your boo .. be your bae
Stick to love like glue
Be your boo .. make me bae
The things I'd do for you

Be your boo .. be your bae
Stick to love like glue
Be your boo .. make me bae
The things I'd do for you

Be your boo - oh, I want to be your
Boo - You know I’d be your
Boo - Oh I’d love to be your
Boo - Said I’d be your boo
Ooh, you, your boo
Would you be my
BOO!
Track Name: Bethlehem PA (September)
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 ..
Track Name: Torch-up (August)
(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 ..
Track Name: Spend Your Love (July)
Come to me in rags .. hair unbraided
Come to me in silks .. jewels around your neck
Here beside the hearth .. someone's waiting
Try spending nights like I do ..
Waiting for the day

I've got a hunch there's secret stashes
Little red heart banks hidden round the room
Visit now and then .. so much dust has gathered
You'll have to spend them soon
And I know just the place ..

Spend your love on me
I'm penniless, a pauper
I hear love sets you free
Spend your love on me
Oh baby .. I want to believe ..
Come and spend your love here

One little, two little, three little hearts
Spend 'em all on me
I'm standing on a ladder and hearts are hard to reach

Spend your love on me
I'm penniless, a pauper
I hear love sets you free
Spend your love on me
Oh baby .. I want to believe
Come and spend your love here

My door is always open .. come and spend your love
I'll always be at bargain prices .. come and spend your love
So many discount deals .. hmm .. come and spend your love
F-I-R-E fire sale .. come and spend your love

Spend your love on me
I'm penniless, a pauper
I hear love sets you free
Spend your love on me
Oh baby .. I want to believe
Come and spend your love here

Spend your love on me
Spend your love on me
Spend your love on me .. why don't you
Spend your love on me .. on me