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“For every bird on every tree …” Ha. Here it is. Your birthday song. And so I wrote a song for everyone. And my first single release of 2021. The second release on a new label. Yes. I threw my lot in with HOH Records. BIRTHDAY SONG was originally titled HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. Happy Birthday to you was taken, I believe. Walt Disney? No matter. I simply assumed you needed something a little more up to date. A toe-tapper, if you will. So I wrote you one. This one was originally destined for PIECE OF YOUR GHOST and to be released on my birthday. Hence, the birthday song. One of the last additions to the album’s line-up. Well, it’s a long story and you’ve heard it by now. Album delay. And well, the gang all got together. “Let’s see what we can do …” And so we decided to release this as a single. Something stand-alone that wouldn’t get buried as an album track. I don’t feel the need to keep this on the album. It just feels right as third song in on the …OR IN CYPRUS compilation. A stroke of luck has Catlin Hawley sitting in on Bass Guitar for this one. We were fumbling around with parts and not finding the right mesh. Catlin to the rescue. Special thanks, my amigo. Thanks to all for the ongoing support and dedication, it truly humbles me. So here’s a little slice of my life right back to you with love. The moment I wrote down the original title I knew it was wrong. This is our cake. For all of us. Maybe the only thing missing is more party crowns. Yes, that’s it. Happy Birthday to we. From every bird on every tree … xoRJ

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One little cake - one little party crown
One little cat with a grin
If I get a guest I'm sure I'll have a heart attack
Nobody knows where I live

And so the angels got together
"Let's see what we can do ..."
They scaled back the clouds
Pasted in a sun
And a pencil crayon coloured in the Peacock Blue

And then they trained the birds in my backyard
To sing ... Happy Birthday to me
Every bird on every tree - Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me ...

Last little drink from a big red coffee cup
Then get to work on my day
Sit on the patio - birds all wondering
Which guitar I'll play

And well, the gang all got together
"Let's see what we can do ..."
They scaled back the clouds
Pasted in a sun
And a pencil crayon coloured in the Peacock Blue

And then they trained the birds in my backyard
To sing ... Happy Birthday to me
Every bird on every tree - Happy Birthday to me

And then they trained the birds in my backyard
To sing ... Happy Birthday to me
Every bird on every tree - Happy Birthday to me

Every bird on every tree ...

Lyrics & Music(c)2020 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2021

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from .​.​. Or In Cyprus (2020 and beyond), track released January 18, 2021
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Piano
Catlin Hawley: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee ...
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett ... thanks for the scare ...)

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Special thanks to Catlin on bass! Dialed in and cookin'
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of Meet The Blacks
and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2021
Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for HOH Records
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing.

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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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