Heart By Heart

from Piece Of Your Ghost by Robert James

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HEART BY HEART “Stay after school until your grades are off the charts.” The obvious came to mind. Even after POOR KITTY was sitting comfortably in the number four slot on our program. Yes. The obvious. Let’s have a lark. Two school songs back to back. Zero to sixty in no time. I’ll start as Miss Malloy’s avid pupil and end up becoming the teacher. Hell, maybe even the principal. Full cycle. So I played around with the flow. Poor Kitty hissed. The claws came out. Ferocious kitty. Heart By Heart is in a great spot. The last true rocker. Before we wind down. Even after Poor Kitty won the battle I wasn’t sure where to place this little nugget. So I did what I usually do. I got on with my day. I flew the tracks into the MediaRoom setup and blasted away. Oh, the neighbours love it when I do this. I usually sing along. Plenty of off-key ad lib harmony lines to go around. Blesses to all who put up with my world’s oldest teenager antics. And bless my heart for meaning well. Anyway. Vacuum. Do dishes. Bake a cake. Shock Jehovah Witnesses when they come to your door. But. Listen to the flow. Eventually our little Heart By Heart found her way into the number nine spot. It’s pretty magical when you find the album flow that works for you. Think about it from my point of view. Listening to these songs day in and day out. Eating, sleeping and breathing these little numbers. These toe-tappers, if you will. So, oh you know it. When the magic combo finally hits you. After it happens more than once you begin to recognize that certain feeling. The magic stumble. You know that baby. Dare I say, heart by heart … xoRJ

lyrics

Lesson number one …
Take out your book
The subject is my heart
Won’t you have a look …
Don’t skip a chapter
That’s no way to start
Get to know my heart by heart

Lesson number two …
Take out your pen
On the picture of my heart
Write your name within
Stay after school
Until your grades are off the charts
And you will know my heart by heart

Heart by heart
Every cut and scrape
How that heart was made
Ancient history, poetry and art
Heart by heart

Lesson number three
Find yourself a chair
You best get comfy
You’re not going anywhere …
Kick off your shoes
The show’s about to start
I watch you watch my heart by heart

Heart by heart
Every cut and scrape
How that heart was made
Ancient history, poetry and art
Heart by ...

Someone should show you
What a healing heart can do
Maybe there’s something here for you

Heart by heart
Every cut and scrape
How that heart was made
Ancient history, poetry and art
Heart by ...
Heart by heart

Ooh - yeah -- heart by heart
Oh yeah - ooh yeah - heart by heart
Ooh - yeah - heart by heart
Oh yeah - ooh yeah - heart by heart

Heart by heart

Lyrics & Music (c)2021 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, Acoustic Piano
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums
Sal Paglisi: Horns
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett) Handclaps were
optional ... all attended ...

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Coffees and Teas: Tiff’s Teaze & Coffee
Special thanks once again to Sal. Horns, baby!
It's Ray Charles, honey ... (in my best Fergie voice ...)
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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