Everything Under The Stars

from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM) by Robert James

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Everything Under The Stars. I love playing this one. Everything flows nicely. It has that RIDE WITH ME feel. I have fun in the park with this one. I have this favourite bench on a hill overlooking a baseball diamond. The acoustics are deadly. Most excellent. The best time to play this song there? It's dusk, night's comin' - there's that slight dampness on the guitar strings and then you strum the Em. Funny thing, I'm usually alone when I start this song - but end up with a large crowd when I finish it. If I do manage to find my way back to Vancouver I’ll have to make a point of stopping off. Sit on that old bench if it’s still there. Strum the guitar. Say hello to my old stomping grounds. And everything under the stars … xoRJ

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Da, da da da da
Everything under the stars are all right
Da, da da da da
Shines with its own little light in the night
Da, da da da da
Everything under the stars are all right
Da, da da da da
Shines with its own little light in the night

Ah oom - Ah oom

I didn’t mean to disappoint you
Had to cancel I was ill
And the doctor wasn’t coming
When I swallowed all these pills

I took one to make me happy
Two to keep things straight
Three to make my night complete
Now there’s four left on my plate

And if that’s what it takes I’ll get through it
Every dog has his day…
Can I stand up straight and prove it to you

Da, da da da da
Everything under the stars are all right
Da, da da da da
Shines with its own little light in the night
Da, da da da da
Everything under the stars are all right
Da, da da da da
Shines with its own little light in the night

Ah oom - Ah oom

I didn’t mean to call the Coast Guard
In this weather I got lost
I can’t navigate these channels
And my gin is almost gone

I took a drink to make me sorry
Two to make me blind
Three to make me stumble
Now there’s four that I can’t find

And if that’s what it takes I’ll get through it
Every dog has his day…
Can I stand up straight and prove it to you

Da, da da da da
Everything under the stars are all right
Da, da da da da
Shines with its own little light in the night
Da, da da da da
Everything under the stars are all right
Da, da da da da
Shines with its own little light in the night

Ah oom - Ah oom

Spoken: (Kevan Van Keith)

“I didn’t want to have to tell you, but somebody has to do it
Everything falls apart for a reason you should know that
But tonight it doesn’t matter ‘cause everything’s a little starry out there
Reminds you of a song you’ve heard before but can’t remember where
You want to know the secrets of things you can’t control
The answer’s in yourself, so grab on or just let go

Lyrics & Music (c) 2008 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016

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from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM), released December 1, 2008
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar
Kevan Van Keith: Drums & Percussion & Spoken Word
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Electric Guitars & Stylus Percussion
Backing Vocals: RJ, Kevan & Sid

Recorded & Mixed @Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez
Assistant Engineer: Robert James
Original Master by Sid Perez 2008
Remastered by Robert James & Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2008
A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Pro Tools and Landr … a worthy righteous combination …
The usual suspects: Fender, National, Gibson & Ovation guitars.
Amplification by Fender, Traynor, Marshall & Gretsch.
Special Thanks to Malcolm Summersby. MAS design.
Kevan Van Keith for the spoken word section. You rock.
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
Here’s to that old park bench. A view from Heaven.
*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. 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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