Lizard On A Rock (Remastered)

by Robert James

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1.
I barely move at all .. I’m a lizard on a rock I stick to the surface when the sun gets nice and hot I don’t think about much at all I change my colours when it’s time to crawl Yeah – I like this lizard on a rock Heat doesn’t bother me ... I like to soak it up I’m in the lap of luxury in this desert that I love Don’t need a special friend I been alone since time began Yeah - I own this lizard on a rock Rattlesnakes don’t bother me And I’m much too tough to eat It’s harsh and unforgiving, baby In this desert heat Oh – lizard on a rock Oh – lizard on a rock I only catch my dinner When it wanders up too close And then I jump right in there, yeah ... ’Cause I love their flesh the most I barely move and I never blink I watch the sun just rise and sink Yeah - I am this lizard on a rock Rattlesnakes don’t bother me And I’m much too tough to eat It’s harsh and unforgiving, baby In this desert heat Oh – lizard on a rock Oh – lizard on a rock Oh – lizard on a rock Oh – lizard on a rock On a rock, on a rock, I’m a lizard on a rock -
2.
Save My Soul 03:04
Keep all my pictures And don't let 'em fade Sometimes I feel it all slipping away Save all my letters Don't send 'em all back to me I save all my money It's all I can do Save all my nights But that's nothing new I'm safe from myself But there's one thing you could save for Ooh, I need some salvation Maybe you can save my soul If I give you my heart Give me redemption Maybe you can save my soul .. oh Build me a watchfire Let it burn bright So I can still find my way home in the night When I'm out alone There's no place that I'd rather be Save me a mountain So I can belong A road that leads to it So I can walk on It hits here too soon But there's something you could save for me Ooh - I need some salvation Maybe you can save my soul If I give you my heart Give me redemption Maybe you can save my soul .. oh Maybe you can save my soul Ooh, I need some salvation Maybe you can save my soul If I give you my heart Give me redemption Maybe you can save my soul Ooh, with a few calculations Maybe you can save my soul If I give you my light, give me reflection Maybe you can save my soul......oh Maybe you can save my soul Maybe you can save my soul, na na yeah ..
3.
Ride With Me 03:08
It’s a perfect night for a drive along the coastline Ocean wind is warm and it really loves your hair Tryin’ to find some happiness and concrete makes you crazy Box yourself in when everything is just out there - - Let’s walk the beach……. I’ll show you what you mean to me Let’s let the ocean lap our feet Just out of reach There’s a new plateau I’d like to see Aw baby, say you’ll ride with me Instill a perfect heartbeat, yeah – to everything around you I hold the moon in high esteem, it lights you up just right And there’s a midnight move or two I’d like to show you Can’t make it last if we can’t shame the night Let’s walk the beach……. I’ll show you what you mean to me Let’s let the ocean lap our feet Just out of reach, there’s a new plateau I’d like to see Aw baby, say you’ll ride with me Aw baby, say you’ll ride with me Ride with me .. say you’ll ride with me - Don’cha wanna ride – say you wanna ride Don’cha wanna ride……(ride with me)
4.
You Tear Me 03:03
A change a-comin' in the wind Tons of sobs and a heart full of pins Chances are .. Chances aren't good I'll get out Knew that someday I would see All of the reasons she had to be free Still I sow the seeds In the shadow of a doubt So I forgot to slam the door It doesn't matter anymore You know I never let them see You tear me A brand new chill is in the night I cross my fingers 'til I feel alright Chances are .. Chances aren't good I'll get by Know that somewhere down the road She'll forget all the reasons she had to let go Shouting and counting And naming the stars in the sky So I forgot to slam the door It doesn't matter anymore You know I never let them see You tear me .. (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) You tear me - (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) Oh - you tear me (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) Yeah - you tear me (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) You tear me - So I forgot to slam the door It doesn't matter anymore You know I never let them see You tear me .. (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) Yeah - you tear me (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) You really tear me (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) Why doncha’ tear me (Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see) Just tear me .. you really tear me
5.
Diary 04:57
Look through my diary Tell me what you see I see the scandal there in your diary Do all the characters on each page apply to me I just can't stand to see your diary I don't want to read it Anymore - I don't want to open the pages like before In your diary And with the winter's pass Will you remember me It's all in black and white in your diary When summer comes and goes And leaves fall from the tree Will I be remembered in your diary I don't want to read it Anymore - I don't want to open the pages like before In your diary Through all the changes that have been (Da do da do do do) Read each line and then read in between In your diary Through all the times we shared Why where you scared of me Scared of what I might find in your diary If I built a nest for two Would you come live with me I'll always love you in your diary I don't want to read it Anymore - I don't want to open the pages like before In your diary Through all the changes that have been (Da do da do do do) Read each line and then read in between (Da do da do do do) And with all the changes that have been (Da do da do do do) Read each line and then read in between In your diary In your diary In your diary .. Lyrics & Music (c) 2000 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2018
6.
Nice face - has it ever been to China Sent a postcard and wanted to remind you The view behind the wall is great Through my eyes .. Thought of you when I saw the Eiffel tower Clouds had menaced promising a shower A new world every seven days Through my eyes .. Nobody lies about being lonely Scrap the notes - baby you just call me Foreign country life is getting out of hand In a language I don’t even understand Every face looks so afraid Through my eyes ... Look around it’s anything to do you in Big boys still take it on the chin You build a life like working clay Through my eyes ... Nobody lies about being lonely Scrap the notes baby you just call me If the hour’s not too late Here the hour’s never late Through my eyes Nobody lies about being lonely Scrap the notes - baby you just call me If the hour’s not too late If the hour’s not too late .. Nobody lies about being lonely Scrap the notes baby you just call me If the hour’s not too late Here the hour’s never late Through my eyes - Whoa - oh - oh - oh … Through my eyes - Lyrics & Music (c) 1992/2000 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A Division of Horace Media 2018
7.
B-r-r-o-o oow .. yeah … Somewhere a lion's roaring in the distance Nearby a monkey cries out in the night The neighbours live in constant fear There's nothing they can do They sense and feel the master of the zoo The river's thick, she's runnin', lord, she's twistin' She'll toss her toys like wild rivers do Throw toxins in the ocean No ripple of emotion Small presents from the master of the zoo Who wants to be the master of the zoo Make mistakes, beat the earth black and blue Be responsible for all the wildest nightmares that come true Who wants to be the master of the zoo The sun is hot ... so white it makes you blister Yeah, mister it's just coming down on you You're deadly when you deal For the things you cannot steal Small wonder for the master of the zoo Who wants to be the master of the zoo Make mistakes, beat the earth black and blue Be responsible for all the wildest nightmares that come true .. Who wants to be the master of the zoo Make mistakes, beat the earth black and blue Be responsible for all the wildest nightmares that come true Who wants to be the master Who wants to be the master Who wants to be the master of the zoo

about

The debut release. "Rockers galore, a breezy beach song, a downright haunting version of "Diary" and two previously released nuggets makes this offering a surprisingly refreshing first effort". It's always nice to read a review like that .. When I was going about designing "Lizard", I wanted to set up a template guideline for future releases as well. So it had to be well rounded. Tunes like "Save My Soul", the rockers, are nice to have in the rockroll club setting. I'll always love rockroll. And songs like "Ride With Me", the loungers (as Uncle Mal/Malcolm Summersby) liked to call them. Looking back I'm very thankful it came together thusly. Nice to be able to plug in anywhere. "Lizard" was probably the most organic of all the releases so far. Hit the stage and give these songs another go round.

credits

released July 1, 2000

This was the core for the recording of Lizard On A Rock:
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
James Sky: Electric Guitars & Backing Vocals
Dale Pleven: Bass Guitar
Kevan Van Keith: Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Sid Perez: Keyboards

Please see individual tracks for additional credits, lyrics, song notes, etc.
Those who done what where guys ...
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

We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. 2020's Covid Cutie. "Sweet Tooth" is currently home to at least six tracks that will appear on our upcoming seventh release entitled "Piece Of Your Ghost". I'm currently close to release of two new singles for our "Or In Cyprus" collection. Just one release to date. Lonely soul ... needs pals. xoRJ ... more

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