Until Now (Remastered)

by Robert James

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1.
Is It Love 03:39
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 .. Lyrics & Music (c) 1986/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
2.
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 Lyrics & Music (c) 1985/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
3.
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 .. Lyrics & Music (c) 1985/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
4.
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 - Lyrics & Music (c) 1986/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
5.
Last Train 04:07
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 Lyrics & Music (c) 1994/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
6.
Sweat 04:28
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 ... Lyrics & Music (c) 1994/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
7.
The Rover 03:08
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 - Lyrics & Music (c) 1981/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
8.
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 .. Lyrics & Music (c) 1995/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016
9.
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) Lyrics & Music (c) 1995/2006 Robert James Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP A division of Horace Media 2016

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Until Now. Our second release. But here’s the thing. Until Now is a compilation album that should have seen the light of day long before LIZARD ON A ROCK, our debut release. The songs presented here are in chronological order. Various versions of many of these songs were available. I went for a combination of attitude and sound. I basically assembled this compilation before handing it over to Sid at Mainline Sound. The earlier mixes (the first four) were only on a DAT master. 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. So it all started with IS IT LOVE and GIRL’S IN TROUBLE. Until Now was really a bit of 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. 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 an early retrospective at best. How we got to "Lizard". Memories for me. There’s a few empty spots on stage. I’m sad they’re no longer with us but I’m eternally happy that they once were. Heaven’s packed with a lot of love. We’ll meet again but until then … xoRJ

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released January 1, 2006

RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Marty Kinack: Electric Guitars, Keyboards & Drums
Dave Johnstone: Drum Programming
Carey (Dizzy) Sadler: Bass Guitar
Richard (Dash) Trann: Drums
Greg Watson: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Gord Campbell: Electric Guitars
Mike Szekely: Keyboards
Reagan Myers: Keyboards
Dale Pleven: Bass Guitar
Pam Martin: Female Guest Vocals
Bradley Doyle: Keyboard Emulations & FX

Tracks one thru three recorded & Mixed at:
Inside Trak Recorders, Burnaby, Canada
Engineered by Bill Buckingham
Track four recorded & Mixed at:
Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered by Rob Porter
Tracks five thru nine recorded & Mixed at:
Cave Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered by Marty Kinack

Remixed and Mastered @Mainline Sound
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez (2006)
Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2006
A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
Cover Photo from the Dominique Lamarche collection
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Tape transference & Mastering at:
Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
The folks at Landr
All the fab brothers who made an appearance here!
So many amazingly groovy times!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …

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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. And our upcoming seventh release "Piece Of Your Ghost" has been delayed. Expect it in mid to late February of 2021. I'll see what I can do about a single release. Something in mind ... hmmm ... xoRJ ... more

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