Leftovers

by Robert James

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Leftovers - April 17.19 We spent the latter part of 2018 assembling tracks for our fifth release. Twenty-five songs were posted and we kindly asked you for assistance picking the nine songs that would appear on the album. You came through with flying colors. So here are the songs that didn’t make the cut. Still in very rough form. But that will change. There’s at least seven tracks on this playlist that are destined for other ventures. But first things first. And the list is long. Your album “Kizza Me Now” is in quarantine. She’s a bad girl. Get that bad girl ready for worldwide release and the machine starts rolling. We’re a couple of weeks away from release. I have to say the race was pretty tight. Thank you for voting! You sure know how to put a guy to work … Love and light to all xoRJ

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released March 15, 2019

RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rhett Black: Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
See individual song credits for whodunwhat. Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of Meet The Blacks and House Of Horace Records. Lyrics courtesy of Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP. House Of Horace Records/Angry Lion Publishing. Horace Media (c) 2018

Recorded at Candyland Studios

Additional Musicians:
Jett Black: Acoustic Guitar

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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: Strangled
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)
Track Name: Without You 'Round
(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)
Track Name: Stroll On Over
If I catch you staring again
With that “got to know you” look in your eye
Might have to - kiss this heart good-bye
And stroll on over

Send another whiskey my way
I might decide it’s my turn to buy
Might have to - cut through the line
And stroll on over

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I been dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
Smile again and I’ll stroll on over

I really do believe what they say
About diamonds just waiting to shine
Might have to - polish up my lines
And stroll on over

So if I catch you looking my way
With the “got to know you” look in your eye
Might have to - wave it all good-bye
And stroll on over

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I been dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
Smile again and I’ll stroll on over

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I’m dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
Smile again ..

If you think it’s fine - I’ll stroll on over
Just one more sign - I’ll stroll on over
If you’ve got the time .. tick-tock - stroll on over
We could make this shine, baby - stroll on over

Look out here I come
My mouth’s all dry
Shaking like a leaf inside ..

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I’m dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I’m dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I been dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over .. look out, here I come ..

(Something I’m dyin’ to say ..)
Track Name: Time Of Your Life
Time, time, time - time, time, time

Tired old Monday .. drags you down
Week gets crazy .. takes it’s toll
I look at a frame, it’s missing a photo
I think of one I’d like to see -
One of you having the time of your life with me

I’d never get enough .. of you
Push those buttons - drive you crazy
I close my eyes .. take a snapshot
A picture I want you to see -
Here you are having the time of your life with me
That’s you here having the time of your life with me

Everything I want
Everything I need is in your arms
What you need to know
What you need to see is in my eyes

Ragged old heart .. trips me up
I don’t trust it - runs away
Here’s an idea I’m kicking around
Like having your scent on the breeze
And have you here having the time of your life with me
To have you here having the time of your life with me

Everything I want
Everything I need is in your arms
What you need to know
What you need to see is in my eyes

Yeah .. ooh, yeah .. time of your life
The time of your life .. c’mon, let’s go
Look at the snapshot ..
Oooh, look at the snapshot .. the time of your life ..
Track Name: Rings
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 ..
Track Name: Land's End
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
Track Name: Riverside Rockroll Revival
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 -
Track Name: Expecting Rain
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 -
Track Name: Rocketship
Another night - I can’t sleep
Not getting any further with you in my dreams
So I’m gonna fly my rocketship to your heart

Wanna write - I wanna call
I’m stuck here behind a grade ‘A’ wall
So I’m gonna fly my rocketship to your heart

I’ll fly my rocketship
Park next to your heart
I’ll walk right in and claim it mine

Checked the stars - lunar tides
All systems go tonight
So I’m gonna fly my rocketship to your heart

Losin’ ground - losing time
But giving up ain’t on my mind
So I’m gonna fly my rocketship to your heart

Gauges up - thrusters on
Count from ten and then I’m gone
Off to fly my rocketship to your heart

I’ll fly my rocketship
Park next to your heart
I’ll walk right in and claim it mine

Another night - I can’t sleep
Not getting any further with you in my dreams
I’m gonna fly my rocketship to your heart

I’m gonna fly my rocketship
I’m gonna fly my rocketship to your heart
Track Name: Indigo Heart
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
Track Name: Gabriel's Horn
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 ..
Track Name: 49th Street
Ooh yeah -

Don’t come looking for me
Ooh, I’m trouble enough
And you aren’t really what I need

Don’t ya knock on my door
Tonight’s my night to howl
I’ll be somewhere on 49th Street, yeah yeah

49th Street - looking for crazy kicks
I missed .. when I was a kid
Those crazy kicks - ooh .. crazy kicks

Got a bottle of Tennessee Rye
And if that ain’t enough
I’ll find something sweet out walkin’ the street

When the bars are all closed down
The alley’s all the shelter I’ll need
Wait for the darker life on 49th Street .. yeah

49th Street - looking for crazy kicks
I missed .. when I was a kid
Those crazy kicks - those crazy kicks

rockroll - my my .. let’s get crazy ..

49th Street - looking for crazy kicks
I missed .. when I was a kid
Those crazy kicks - ah .. those crazy kicks

On 49th Street ..
Track Name: Torch-up
(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: Bethlehem PA
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: 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

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
Track Name: Bowl Me Over
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 ..
Track Name: Birthday Girl
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 -