Kizza Me Now

by Robert James

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Ta Da! (finally …) Wow. One word. Making this album was a ton of fun but, man, there were a lot of gremlins flying around. Messing with the angels I suppose. Even the voting process got muddled but you found a way to vote for your faves. Kudos to you. I was more than a bit overwhelmed at the responses I received through the e-mail address on the website. All positive. Some of you listed three or four songs. Some of you listed all nine. Some of you listed ten, trying to convince me to drop the title track. The only one I picked. I also gathered up playlist stats and took those numbers into account as well. But it really came down to your votes. Your personal touch because this is your album. The one I always wanted to make for you. The one I could tour with. Thank-you for that. And you’ll love this. A surprise ending! There ended up being a tie for the tenth spot. I chose neither but do plan to release both as singles. “Candyland” was a last-minute add-on and I left it sparse. Spoiled fruit. Spoiled treats. Oh sure, we start out with breath mints in our pockets and end up with something for the dreams. And well, isn’t that what life is like living in Candyland? Blesses to you and thank you for the album. The Kizza Karma is all for you. xoRJ

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released May 20, 2019

Those notorious "Kizza Me" bandits:

RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic Piano, Harmonica
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rhett Black: Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards, Horn Arrangements & Backing Vocals
Additional Vocal Harmonies & Arrangements by Candyland Glee (RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & the occasional yodel or yelp from Rhett)
Additional musicians:
Jett Black: Acoustic Guitar (Gliding)

*See individual track listing(s) for who dun what where ...
As always, Jett Black, Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of Meet The Blacks and House Of Horace Records. A Division of Horace Media. 2019
Lyrics & Music by Robert James
Recorded & mixed @CandyLand Studios, Canada
Mastering courtesy of LANDR

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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: Kizza Me Now
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: Time Bomb
Tick one .. tempermental
Tick two .. I’m unpredictable
Tick three .. handle with caution
Tick four .. hit the floor

I’m a time bomb - baby
Ready to go off on you
I’m a time bomb - baby
Tick - tick - tick - tick

Tick one .. timer’s faulty
Tick two .. my wires are crossed
Tick three .. watch for fall-out
Tick four .. hit the floor

I’m a time bomb - baby
Ready to go off on you
I’m a time bomb - baby
Tick - tick - tick - tick - boom ..

Mmm .. yeah, yeah .. mmm yeah
I’m a time bomb - baby

Tick one .. untested model
Tick two .. I’m the prototype
Tick three .. honey, there’s no kill switch
Tick four .. hit the floor

I’m a time bomb - baby
Ready to go off on you
I’m a time bomb - baby
Tick - tick - tick - tick

Time bomb - baby
Ready to go off on you
I’m a time bomb - baby
Tick - tick - tick - tick - boom ..

I’m a time bomb - oh, I’m a time bomb
Ooo yeah ooh yeah
Mama said - now, yeah - you’re a time bomb
Ooh, I’m ready to go off on you
Time bomb - baby
Ready to go off on you
I’m your time bomb - baby - yeah yeah
Ready to go off on you
Ready to go - ready to go
Whoo hoo hoo - ready to go off on you
Ready to go - I’m ready to go ..
Track Name: Body Stalking
(Body stalking - body stalking)

Aw yeah .. you’re on my mind
Early in the mornin’ ’til the sun don’t shine
Aw yeah .. live in sin
No one needs to know what the cat dragged in
Aw yeah .. there’s no doubt
Life gets better when the troops come out
Aw yeah .. preach to me
But this I gotta see -

Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me

Aw yeah .. dangerous curves
Come around the corner and I lose my nerve
Aw yeah .. mind the store
Gonna let you know what the key is for
Aw yeah .. knock me out
TKO in the seventh round
Aw yeah .. remedy me
‘Cause this I gotta see -

Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Where I wanna go .. close my eyes tonight .. (body stalking)
What I wanna hear .. silence in the night .. (bodies talking)

Body stalking - body stalking - body stalking

Aw yeah .. the restless kind
Soul gets happy when the heart’s online
Aw yeah .. nameless street
Can’t get to heaven if the roads don’t meet
Aw yeah .. down to time
Wait too long and you lose your ride
Aw yeah .. if it’s destiny
Well .. this I gotta see -

Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Where I wanna go .. close my eyes tonight .. (body stalking)
What I wanna hear .. silence in the night .. (bodies talking)

Aw yeah .. you’re on my mind
Early in the mornin’ ’til the sun don’t shine
Bawdy stockings
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me

Aw yeah .. live in sin
No one needs to know what the cat dragged in
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me

Aw yeah .. there’s no doubt
Life gets better when the troops come out
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me

Aw yeah .. dangerous curves
Come around the corner and I lose my nerve
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me

Aw yeah .. knock me out
TKO in the seventh round
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Body stalking -
Baby come ‘a’ share your body with me
Track Name: All Of The Things
I .. I have known .. you are golden, my girl
And I have been waiting for you
Oh I’ve seen .. I believe to my soul
Your magic will always come through

It’s all in the things that you do
Those little things that you do

I .. I lose count .. can’t keep track
Of all of the things that you do
Oh, I smile .. and I see in your eyes
That magic will always come through

Picture me a day .. I’ll make it that way
Paint me up a night .. I’ll make one you like

Oh - all for the things that you do
Those little things that you do
It’s all in the things that you do
Those little things that you do

I .. I stand here .. just in awe
And witness the things that you do
Every day .. I’m amazed and I know
Your magic will always come through

Yeah .. it’s all in the things that you do
Those little things that you do
It’s all in the things that you do
Those little things that you do

All of the things that you do -

It’s all in the things that you do
Those little things that you do
It’s all in the things that you do
Those little things that you do

.. all in the things that you do ..
Track Name: Boo
Boo!
Boo!

I never seem to get past ‘B’
Thinking about you
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 ...
You know I’d be your ...
Oh, I’d love to be your ...
Said I’ll be your boo
Ooh, you, your boo
Would you be my ...

Love to have you -- love to have you ...
Track Name: Spend Your Love
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
Track Name: Gliding
Yay yeah - I'm gliding ..

The universe is a big one .. I'm feeling right at home
Chatting up a storm with every ghost I've ever known ..
They drag those chains behind me
But they can't slow me down
'Cause I am gliding .. yay yeah .. yes I'm gliding ..
(Look at us)

Yay yeah .. I'm gliding ..

Welcome to the big one - you're in it on your own
No sugar coating here .. you'll have to stand alone
I know you can make it through - oh you were made for this
You'll soon be gliding ..
Yay yeah - yeah you're gliding

Never wanted to learn to hurt
Sent the sadness away
Lantern, lantern .. burn me bright
Like a comet 'cross the night sky

Ooh - you're gliding ..
Ooh - oh yeah you're gliding ..
You're gliding - you - are - gliding ..

Welcome to the righteous age - don't walk through that door
We have to find ourselves before they chain us to the floor
Once we hit the open road .. no need to speed at all
'Cause we'll be gliding -
Yay yeah .. oh yeah we're gliding

Never wanted to learn to hurt
Sent the sadness away
Lantern, lantern burn me bright
Like a comet 'cross the night sky

Look at us - (looking good) - Oh we're gliding
Look at us .. we are gliding

We're gliding - we - are - gliding
Oh we're gliding - yes we're gliding
Oh we're .. gliding ..

Yay yeah
Track Name: Teaser (She)
She doesn’t answer when I place another video call
Feeling disconnected .. more or less expected
Flag down a taxi - “cabbie, take me to the Crown”
Heart starts racing .. she knows I’m chasing her

She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so

To the cabbie she is golden .. surely gets around
Uptown, downtown .. keeps the fleet a’rollin’
Devil’s on her shoulder .. whispers in her ear
“Keep him waiting .. you love it when he’s chasing you ..”

She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
Teaser .. yeah .. she tease me so

(The electronic angel sings now)

Outside looking in .. can’t seem to break the glass
See her everywhere .. nowhere in particular
Reads her daily horoscope .. says I’m not her type
Says she’s an Aquarius - or maybe Sagittarius ...

She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
Teaser .. yeah .. she tease me so

(The electronic angel sings once again .. akin to a redo dream .. )

She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
She - teaser, yeah .. she tease me so
Teaser .. yeah .. she tease me so
Teaser .. yeah .. she tease me so
Teaser .. yeah .. she tease me so
SHE A
Track Name: Angels Dream Too
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la

I’m of the common people
My soul is all shiny and new
Mama once told me .. you bet I believe her
She said that angels dream too

Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la

If searching the whole world over
Is something you’re wanting to do
I’ll never ask you to stay on my mountain
I know that angels dream too

I am so here - I’m not blue
Bide my time .. fingers crossed
I always knew - angels dream too -

Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la .. angels dream too
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la

I look at the valley while tending my garden
I see all the love that I grew
Maybe someday you might come and share it
If I’m in your angel dream too ...

Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la .. angel dream2
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la

Of all of the stars I could possibly wish upon
This is the one that I choose
A box of regrets that I store in a cupboard drawer
Reminds me that angels dream too

I am so here - I’m not blue
Bide my time .. fingers crossed
I always knew ...

I am so here - I’m not blue
Bide my time .. fingers crossed
I always knew - angels dream too -

Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la .. angels dream too
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la Fa-la-la-la-la Fa la la la la
Fa-la-la-la-la ... (for the angels as requested)
Track Name: Candyland (Cracked Actress Mix)
Ginger bred girl in a big bowl of lemon drops
That’s what it’s like for her
Living in Candyland
Peppermint twists - Cherry loves baby talk
That is what life is like
Living in Candyland

Men just fall like leaves
Vanilla cream is in the bath
Spearmint on the breeze … in Candyland

Stakes are high - walls are higher still
You keep the sugar in
When you’re living in Candyland
Something for the dreams - cheesecake slumber
Cars smell like cinnamon
Parked there in Candyland

She’s a tangerine
Gin and tea in frosted glass
Do hearts still fall like leaves … ooh … in Candyland

Candy cane girl in a cotton candy world
Smiles like caramel
But only in Candyland
Licorice whips - Cherry loves dirty talk
Everything’s frosted …
And waiting in Candyland

Men just fall like leaves
Vanilla cream is in the bath
Spearmint on the breeze … in Candyland
She’s a tangerine
Gin and tea in frosted glass
Do hearts still fall like leaves … ooh … in Candyland

Peppermint twists - Cherry loves baby talk
That is what life is like
Living in Candyland
Something for the dreams - cheesecake slumber
Cars smell like cinnamon
Parked there in Candyland
Licorice whips - Cherry loves dirty talk
Everything’s frosted …
And waiting in Candyland

Everything’s frosted and waiting in Candyland -