Crocodile Tears

from Piece Of Your Ghost by Robert James

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CROCODILE TEARS “That’s enough of those silly love songs.” Playing in my head all night. Remember that first song? Not being able to shut down? Like that blasted radio. And that warm bed of nails. This song was feeling like that. Even after the mixes started building. What a stiff song. Where is that magic groove hiding. I took the song apart with a fine tooth comb. I decided to take a different approach and re-recorded the rhythm guitar track. Give it meat and prominence. Strong enough to stand alone if need be. I’m convinced it can. I could loop this song and play it for hours and be content just playing that rhythm part. Fun, fun, fun. Like finally dusting yourself off after a bad situation and saying lesson learned. Exhilarating. That big ol’ crocodile is gone and so are those tears. I mean really. Who in their right mind would want to get close enough to see that bugger cry. Once bitten … xoRJ

lyrics

You mope around like you lost me
In your little game, you put me in play
Never asked you to want me
You break hearts - I’m breaking away

That’s enough of those silly love songs
Playing in my head all night
That’s enough of those burning questions
Running through my mind -

Like, baby, why - the crocodile tears
You picked the angles - you played them all
You should be fine … you weren’t happy here
Why are you crying crocodile tears
Oh, don’t cry - no, no - no more
Crocodile tears - mm mm ..

Glad you got what you wanted
By taking the time to make up your mind
Your calculations were off, babe
The next one in line just left you behind

That’s enough of those silly love songs
Playing in my head all night
That’s enough of those burning questions
Running through my mind -

Like, baby, why - the crocodile tears
You picked the angles - you played them all
You should be fine … you weren’t happy here
Why are you crying crocodile tears
Oh, don’t cry - uh uh uh - cry
Don’t you cry - mm no no - mmhmm
Crying - oh no -

No - (Plenty more no’s where these came from)

Like, baby, why - the crocodile tears
You played the angles - you played them all
You should be fine … you weren’t happy here
Why are you crying crocodile tears

Well don’t cry - you played the angles -uh uh
You weren’t happy here - crocodile tears
Ooh yeah - crocodile tears

( Plenty more crocodile tears where those came from …)

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

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from Piece Of Your Ghost, released June 18, 2021
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Upright Piano & Congas
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett)

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Coffees and Teas: Tiff’s Teaze & Coffee
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of
Meet The Blacks and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2021
Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix

Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for HOH Records
A division of Horace Media 2021
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. Our seventh full-length release "Piece Of Your Ghost" becomes available on June 18th, 2021. I'll see what I can do about a single release or two. September sounds good. Summer's coming! Time to kick a few ghosts around ... Something in mind ... hmmm ... xoRJ ... more

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