Curios

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
2.
Ooh .. hot .. ooh ooh ooh hot Ooh .. hot .. ooh ooh ooh hot A nasty case of the Upton blues could lay me up for a week Morning shakes and midnight chills .. Get no relief but you're fading in style .. yeah .. uh huh .. Found me in an east end room like a match so ready to burn High-wire acts are hard to find You better hold on tight, my girl I rock and roll all night - it's been my life And nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free Well, you're in it for a whole lotta love Or you're shaking my tree .. Don't give me those Upton blues .. Don't give me those Upton blues Just this morning, half past nine, I made my way to the street Sunlight surely hurt my eyes .. still not able to see I won't try and chain you, honey .. I'm not made that way Kick off your sandals if you think you might intend to stay .. I rock and roll all night - it's been my life And nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free So you're in it for a whole lotta love Or you're shaking my .. tree Don't give me those Upton blues Give me those Upton blues Upton blues .. the death of me .. I'm running out of time Send a whirling dervish girl To weave in and out of my mind We're stuck here in this east end room And I'm a matchstick ready to burn Well, high-wire acts are hard to find You'd better hold my hand, my girl .. I rock and roll all night - it's been my life Nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free So you're in it for a whole lotta love Or you're shaking my .. I rock and roll all night - it's been my life And nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free So you're in it for a whole lotta love Or you're shaking my tree Give me those Upton blues
3.
What shall I do today - where shall I start Spent all day yesterday nursing broken hearts The sun is up, the sky is blue - the air is suckle sweet With that little smirk of mine I'm walking down your street With my - eyes - wide open And my - arms - wide open Is your - night - is your night wide open 'Cause I'm - wide - I'm wide open ... yeah ... I'm feeling ... like I haven't felt in years There's no dust up there, no pain down here The sun is up, the sky is blue - my calendar is bare Tall drinks on the patio and wander in the square ... With my - eyes - wide open And my - arms - wide open Is your - night - is your night wide open 'Cause I'm - wide - I'm wide open, yeah The sun is up, the sky is blue, the air is suckle sweet With that little smirk of mine I wander down your street With my - eyes - wide open
4.
04:16
Another little urchin in the chain of life Sold your story to me A rage of red turned to blinding white It only gets stranger in dreams - You’re a brat on a hot tin roof - baby You’ll get what’s coming to you - yeah Go find some sanctuary underground Or you’ll pay for a heart battered black and blue Miss runaway You’ve been a bad little girl from the start Miss runaway You’d better cover your tracks if you’re smart - Oh yeah .. You looked so sweet while you were telling me lies You gave me the works - Ran the name on the tip of my tongue .. honey All we could come up with was dirt You’re a brat on a hot tin roof - baby You’ll get what’s coming to you - yeah So find some sanctuary underground Or you’ll pay for a heart battered black and blue You’ll get what’s coming to you .. Miss runaway You’ve been a bad little girl from the start Miss runaway You’d better cover your tracks if you’re smart - Miss runaway You’ve been a bad little girl from the start Miss runaway You’d better .. oh .. baby .. SPOKEN: So the story goes on down the line Electric blue fire on the wire Steal my heart - baby .. tug at my sleeve You never did cool my desire You looked so sweet while you were telling me lies You gave me the works Ran your name on the tip of my tongue Here’s what I heard .. You’re a brat on a hot tin roof - baby You’ll get what’s coming to you - yeah So find some sanctuary underground Or you’ll pay for a heart battered black and blue You’ll get what’s coming to you .. Miss runaway You’ve been a bad little girl from the start Miss runaway You’d better cover your tracks if you’re smart - Miss runaway You’ve been a bad little girl from the start Miss runaway You’d better - you’d better .. You better run away .. oh ..
5.
She worked late at the office So she had a hard day At night she would moonlight, havin’ no fun Just tucking her money away She’d dream of excitement After paying the rent So she’d go to the bank and she’d take out some money But somehow it never got spent Is it love that holds it together Is it love that softens her heart Is it love…..I gotta know When you turn out the lights and whisper goodnight Is it love? Her future is changing Her skies are not sordid and grey At night she still moonlights, she’s havin’ no fun But she’s tucking her money away I feel kinda’ special… When she brings me my coffee for free ‘Cause I work at the bank and she works at the restaurant At midnight she’s waiting for me Is it love that holds it together Is it love that softens her heart Is it love…..I gotta know When you turn out the lights and whisper goodnight Is it love? Is it love .. Is it love that holds it together Is it love that softens her heart Is it love…..I gotta know When you turn out the light and whisper goodnight - Is it love that holds it together Is it love that softens her heart Is it love…..I gotta know When you turn out the lights and whisper goodnight Is it love? Is it love?
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I woke up in the trenches with the smell of mustard gas Stench of fallen comrades all around Such a handsome price you pay for the real estate of war Ten thousand die for one square foot of ground And here I am .... Dragging myself through the bodies Here I am .... Bleeding, hungry and cold I don't mind fighting for home And I don't mind dying alone But do I have to die - on the fields of Flanders Hut two three four - hut two three four .. Hut two three four - hut two three four .. Guns had started speaking when I heard somebody scream “If the armour plate don't stop them we'll catch hell” Some men started running and I guess I fell behind 'Cause the last thing I remember was the shell ... Here I am .. Dragging myself through the bodies Here I am .. Bleeding, hungry and cold I don't mind fighting for home And I don't mind dying alone But do I have to die - on the fields of Flanders Hut two three four - hut two three four .. Hut two three four - hut two .. Sound off! And here I am .... Dragging myself through the bodies Here I am .... Bleeding, hungry and cold I don't mind fighting for home And I don't mind dying alone But do I have to die - on the fields of Flanders On the fields of Flanders On the fields of Flanders

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From time to time I'll stumble on something I think should belong here. Of course it all boils down to reference. In the same sense that "All Lit Up" is a necessary holding tank for new material, "Curios" is here for the oddities, one-offs, artist covers and alternate takes. Hence "Curios". Believe me, there is an awful lot of material in the vault. A lot of which will never see the light of day except for a section here or there stolen for something new. So I leave this for you to discover. From another time ... xoRJ

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released August 13, 2018

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

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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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