Turn (Works In Progress)

by Robert James

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Ah .. Turn (Works In Progress) My little oasis. My audio cocktail lounge if you will. Purgatory for the new material and songs that didn't make the last album. No one song will stay on this playlist for longer than a year. With the exception of our song of the month, there won’t be any announcements here. You'll have to check the song's liner notes on the lyric page. Remixes, additional tracking, additional songs are updated behind the scenes. Some songs will be shuffled to a new album under quarantine while other songs will be sent back to the vault. Once the playlist is loaded (ten songs) then choices have to be made. From the looks of things, that won’t be long … I will let you know when a track is destined for the vault. It may be your last chance to purchase the track. Ever .. If you want to see where you think the next album may be headed, you'll want to check in here more often. I love it when you visit .. Thanks for the listen .. RJ Add on September 02.18 .. seriously overloaded. Only enough lifejackets for 10 .. two of you swim for shore ..

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released May 13, 2018

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

Additional Musicians:
Jett Black: Acoustic Guitar

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". No rest for the wicked. Turn (Works In Progress) is where you'll find him hard at work. Mixes will change. Eventually ten songs will be chosen for the next full length release. Title still undetermined. ... more

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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 wire’s 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Tiffany Bastow's Place
I fall asleep - then every morning
I'm piecing a dream that won't go away
Eyes are shut tight, it's my six thousandth time
At Tiffany Bastow's place .. yeah .. well well

For half of my life - this dream has not died
In every crowd I've searched for her face
I'd drift off to sleep then wake up and be
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Same dream each night .. I walk up the drive
I swear I feel the wind on my face
I open the door and the fire's so warm
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Haunted by dreams for so many years
I tried to lock them away ..
When I finally put a name to her face
I find she's even further away ..
I find she's even further away .. yeah .. yeah yeah

I fall asleep .. then every morning
I'm piecing a dream that won't go away
Eyes are shut tight and I'm back here tonight
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Same dream each night .. I walk up the drive
I swear I feel the wind on my face
I open the door and the fires just roar
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Haunted by dreams for so many years
I tried to lock them away
And when I finally put a name to the face
I find she's even further away ..
Now she's even further away

Same dream each night .. I walk up the drive
So real I feel the wind on my face
I open the door and the fires just roar
At Tiffany Bastow's place

I open the door and the fires just roar
At Tiffany Bastow's place
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: 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: Big Stone House (For Anna)
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