Until Now (Remastered)

by Robert James

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From a chronological point of view, "Until Now" should have seen the light of day long before the "Lizard" disc came about. It's amazing how quickly things did an about face after the disbanding of K.T. Rouge. Six months after the fact I was in possession of a FACTOR grant and armed with a few songs I'd written while still a member of the band. And Until Now was an afterthought. A happy mistake. I was just looking for a song or two to add to the "Beth" album. Malcolm and I spent a lot of time listening to these tracks. "What about this one Bert?" "It always went over well live .. remember the last "Town Pump" gig? Malcolm always encouraged and questioned. So this is his album, I guess. So we ended up spanning a ten year period from 1986 - 1996 and tried to offer you a glimpse into various sections of those days. No way we could cover it all. And so many versions and line-ups to choose from. I'm sorry but I offer no excuses for the mixes or the songs offered to you in their current state. This is a retrospective. How we got to "Lizard". Memories for me .. packed with a lot of love, I might add .. blesses xoRJ

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released January 1, 2006

Please see individual tracks for lyrics, custom artwork, song notes. Yep and those who done what where guys ...

Lyrics & Music (c) 2006 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018

Tape transference & Matering at Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
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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: Is It Love
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 light 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 light 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
That holds it together
Is it love
That softens her heart

Is it love - Aah is it love
Oh Is it love - Aah is it love
Must be love ..
Track Name: Girl's In Trouble
She’s much too vulnerable
To be anybody’s girl
I know what it looks like
But she’s not my girl

She don’t need a heartache
It’d break her in two
She just needs a good friend
to help her out with guys like you
In a bad situation
Only makes her afraid
Swears she’s been hurt by
Every contact she’s made

Oh, I break her fall
But I only get a call
When the girl’s in trouble
Ah, she’s in trouble
The girl’s in trouble
Ah, she’s in trouble

Sometimes it’s comical
To see her overreact
I know what it looks like
But you don’t have all the facts

She don’t need a heartache
It’d break her in two
She just needs a good friend
To help her out with guys like you

Oh, I break her fall
But I only get a call
When the girl’s in trouble
Ah, she’s in trouble
The girl’s in trouble
Ah, she’s in trouble

Yeah - yeah

Oh, I break her fall
But I only get a call
When the girl’s in trouble

Whoa, yeah .. the girl’s in trouble
She’s in trouble
Aww, girl’s in trouble
She’s in trouble
The girl’s in trouble - she’s in trouble - yeah
Track Name: Serious Strains
I walk her beat - from dusk to dawn
Coca-cola flashing sign
Enjoy your beverage here
Enjoy your beverage here

As my head succumbs
To the pounding Euro beat
Coca-cola flashing sign
I used to meet her here
I used to meet her here

And I can’t take no more
As I’m rolling on the floor

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

At night I find I lose my sense of time
Check my Seiko wristwatch
Just to find I’m running late
Just to find I’m running bait - yeah

I shake my head - signals turning red
Coca-cola flashing sign
Enjoy your beverage here
Enjoy your beverage here

And I can’t take no more
As I’m rolling on the floor

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

Get Serious ..

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

World go round ..
Track Name: Somebody Else's Dream
I live with an insomniac
Somewhere inside my head
At midnight when the lights go out
He just won’t go to bed

Is it mental or physical (physical)
Emotional or something more
These dreams they are not tame
Not tame at all

Got no life of my own
He bends and shapes my day
Big black circles under my eyes
Seems they’re here to stay

Is it mental or physical (physical)
Emotional or something more
These dreams they are not tame
Not tame at all

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s dream

I ain’t got no life of my own
He bends and shapes my day
Big black circles under my eyes
It seems they’re here to stay

Is it mental or physical (physical)
Emotional or something more
These dreams they are not tame
Not tame at all

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s dream

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s - dream

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s dream

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream -
Track Name: Last Train
Ah - yeah ..

Something urgent ‘bout what you said
I need to see you tonight
I’ve got a feeling this all could end
If I make excuses or tell you I’m tired

It’s been months since I’ve seen you
Last night I really missed your touch
It bothers me when I dream about you
I guess that’s why I drink so much

But call me if you want to
I’m resigned to the past
I lost what was left of my heart
And the rest of me is fading fast

Am I on the last train tonight
Other fools may want you
But I’m the one waiting in line
Am I on the last train tonight
What do I tell the man at the wicket
Do I need to buy me a ticket, yeah - ah yeah

The pace here is frightening
And my baggage isn’t moving at all
I’m a wreck and I’m still not next
I’m standin’, watching time do the crawl

One more look at the lines on my hands
Those twisted little rivers of fate
There’s no doubt you won’t be hanging about
If I’m just a fraction of a second too late.

But call me if you want to
I’m resigned to the past
Hey, I lost what was left of my heart
And the rest of me is fading fast

Am I on the last train tonight
Other fools may want you
But I’m the one waiting in line
Am I on the last train tonight
What do I tell the man at the wicket
Do I need to buy me a -

Do I need to buy me a ticket ..

Am I on the last train tonight
Am I on the last train tonight
Am I on the last train out tonight
Am I on the last train out tonight
Track Name: Sweat
Yeah -

I wrote a ballad -
It’s gonna make you cry
I won’t play it tonight
Much to your delight
And while I’m at it
I’m gonna break some rules
I’m blowing this coop
Won’t be back tonight - yeah

Baby, you’ll get what you need
You’re knocking so hard on the door
Maybe you’ll get what you need
I just need more

‘Cause I want to see you sweat
Honey, I want to see you sweat
Sugar, I - I got to see you sweat…see you sweat

You’re like an addict
the way you chase me down
All over this town, baby
burning up both sides
You need the action
the way I need your groove
Honey, playing with you
Is like drinking liquid fire, yeah - yeah - yeah

Baby, you’ll get what you need
You’re knocking so hard on the door
Maybe you’ll get what you need
I just need more

‘Cause I - want to see you sweat
Honey, I got to see you sweat
Sugar, I - I got to see you sweat…see you sweat

See you sweat - see you sweat
Sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat ..

I’m running rampant,
Hey - I can feel your heat
Said Angel, you’re sweet
But don’t give me no jive
You’re not a dealer,
You’re just a card in play
Start walking this way, baby,
Keep your mouth shut tight, yeah, yeah, yeah

Baby, you’ll get what you need
You’re knocking so hard on the door
Maybe you’ll get what you need
I just need more - I said

Baby, you’ll get what you need
You’re knocking so hard on the door
Maybe you’ll get what you need
I just need more

‘Cause I want to see you sweat
Honey, I want to see you sweat
Sugar, I - I got to see you sweat…see you sweat

See you sweat - see you sweat -
Yeah, get down and mean it ...
Track Name: The Rover
I’ll search high, I’ll search low
I’ll sail the seven seas to find you
I’ll go from New York city to ‘Frisco Bay
Won’t rest until I’m there beside you.

Ooh, I gotta have you
Right here by my side
Ooh, I gotta have you
And there’s no place you can hide

I’ll take a fast train, an ocean liner
I’ll climb any mountain to find you
I’ll travel the Americas to Asia Minor
Won’t rest ‘til I’m there beside you.

Ooh, I gotta have you
Right here by my side
Ooh, I gotta have you
And there’s no place you can hide

‘Cause I’m a rover
The guy with the telescopic eye
Yeah, I’m a rover
Gonna getcha, gonna make you mine

Aww - fuck
Give it to me -

I’ll search high, I’ll search low
I’ll sail the seven seas to find you
I’ll go from New York city to ‘Frisco Bay
Won’t rest until I’m there beside you.

Ooh, I gotta have you
Right here by my side
Ooh, I gotta have you
And there’s no place you can hide

‘Cause I’m a rover
Yeah, I’m the guy with the telescopic eye
Yeah, I’m a rover
Gonna getcha, gonna make you
Gonna getcha, gonna make you

I’m a rover
Yeah, I’m the guy with the telescopic eye
Yeah, I’m a rover
Gonna getcha, gonna make you
Gonna getcha, gonna make you
Gonna getcha, gonna make you mine
Ha ha -
Track Name: I Ain't Looking For Love
I think I’m in trouble
I’m a bad, bad boy
Last night I broke a heart
Tossed it in the street

Must have been my own fault
Mistook danger for mystique
Here I am sweating bullets
When I should be counting sheep

I ain’t looking for love
Or a shelter from the cold
I ain’t looking for love
Or a hand that won’t let go
Maybe I’ll take you for granted
And maybe pride is bitter stuff
I’m still looking for something sugar
But I ain’t looking for love

Must have been a cruel moon
Made me crazy last night
Should have kept my mouth shut
I was talking cheap

I can’t quite remember
If she was myth or mystery
Now here I am like driftwood
At the mercy of the sea

I ain’t looking for love
Or a shelter from the cold
I ain’t looking for love
Or a hand that won’t let go
Maybe I’ll take you for granted
And maybe pride is bitter stuff

I ain’t lookin’ - I ain’t lookin’
I ain’t lookin’ - I ain’t looking for love

I ain’t lookin’ - for love

I ain’t looking for love
Or a shelter from the cold
I ain’t looking for love
Or a hand that won’t let go
Maybe I’ll take you for granted
And maybe pride is bitter stuff
I’m still looking for something sugar
But I ain’t looking for love

I ain’t lookin’ .. for love ..
Track Name: My Sister's Bringing Alex Chilton Home
Woke up this morning
With my head down in my shoes
My sister called from Memphis
With some real terrific news

Now I’m choking on my coffee
My mother’s just delirious, you know ..
She’s coming back from way out west, yeah
And my sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home

My father asked point blank
What Alex Chilton’s all about
I played a “Big Star” record
He nearly threw me out

He says it’s hell in small change
Alex shows up here - they’re gonna come to blows
But she’s latched onto a December boy
My sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home

Hey, Hey, Hey - Alex Chilton’s on his way
Oh my soul - with a September gurl in tow

It’s like a modern love story ..

It’s only seven-thirty
And our house is under siege
They’ve been lining up for hours
Does this party ever leave

This time I’m cashing in, yeah
These souvenirs I’m holding ain’t for show
I’m renting thirteen rooms at my house
My sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home

Hey, Hey, Hey Alex Chilton’s on his way
Oh my soul, they’re at the station, don’t you know

A limo to the station
Precious time is wasting
Just a small assassination
My sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home
Alex Chilton home - Alex Chilton home
Sisters…bring it home

(That’s enough, baby)