Birthday Girl

from by Robert James

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Birthday Girl ~ C’mon Birthday Girl .. not sure if I cheated on this one or not. I promised you twenty-five demos before the end of 2018. Finished this one at 11:45 December 31st. Mama Gisele’s birthday. Obviously not about her as a good time was had by all. There’s always the sad girl though. Every story has one. And we all stumble and fall. No perfect girl, no perfect world. Everybody breaks a little sometimes. If you’re lucky enough someone will be there to catch you and gently put you down to earth. Maybe that in itself is the start of the great mend. Fireflies all agree. My birthday is coming up soon. Not much of a chance of me being the “birthday girl” .. not a big fan of cake. Wasn’t sure which way to go on this one so I left it earthy. If I seriously consider taking this song further I may transpose it. Actually had one of the 12-string tracks capoed on the second fret. And still rough vocals all the way around. Wanted to add some slide to this one. Still not sure about the fades. Needs work. Fireflies all agree .. big sigh .. xoRJ

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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 -

credits

from All Lit Up, released August 16, 2019
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards, Congas & Backing Vocals

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2019
email: robert@robertjames.ca

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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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