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Heroine. Everybody knows this story. For those of you who don't, wander over to our CDBaby page for the ‘Beth' write-up. This song probably has more fans than I do. Very popular with the ladies! The lyrics to this song were almost thrown out by mistake, I began writing a new song on the flip-side of the page and well, it wasn't going well and I would have tossed it out if not for the telltale coffee cup ring. I spent six hours working out the parts on Baby Taylor in Nashville tuning. No reason really, as I had nailed the parts and picking structure within the first fifteen minutes. I just didn't want to stop playing. The only track to feature my manager Malcolm’s twelve-string. The only time I ever got to record with it in the studio. Story has it that it once belonged to Leo Kottke. Nicked from him at the Airport terminal in Montreal, Canada. And then sold to Malcolm’s mom. A Gibson Heritage 12-string. A beauty of a girl. So there she is, next to Baby Taylor in those fat acoustic tracks. A true heroine … xoRJ

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Here I am…make your move
It isn’t hard for you to hold me tonight
You should know - you can’t lose
I’m the best thing you could have in your life

Shall I wait .. in a room
‘Til your small voice beckons me on
Until that day gets closer, babe
It’s just one more night alone.

I only want to be a hero
In a world where we can win
I’ll be the author of your story
And you will be my heroine.

Ah, the moon … burns like a candle
Pools of wax all over the ground
Tonight the nightbirds scream your name
And you’re nowhere to be found

Shall I stay … in this tomb
With tapestries as dark as the stone
One more day in this empty place
And just one more night alone

I only want to be a hero
In a world where we can win
I’ll be the author of your story
And you will be my heroine.

I only want to be a hero
In a world where we can win
I’ll be the author of your story
And you will be my heroine.

I only want to be a hero
In a world where we can win
I’ll be the author of your story
And you will be my heroine.

You will be my heroine
You will be my heroine
You could be my heroine

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
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Electric Guitars & Stylus Percussion
Backing Vocals: RJ & 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.
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
Which reminds me … thanks to Mal & Leo Kottke’s guitar?
*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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