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Just Leave. It seemed to take forever to finish this song. Writing it. It's a good thing I waited on it. I ended up stumbling blindly on a whole new section which changed the whole arrangement of the song. Accidents happen.The intro to this song will always have special significance for me. The Dobro you hear is a recent purchase. I was in a pawn shop with my brother and he spotted it. As soon as I played it I fell in love with it. So rich. And it reminds me of my brother. I’d been away from the family for many years until recently. As soon as I got her home I polished her up and put new strings on her. Immediately into open A tuning. What a jewel. I’m using my standard gauge strings on her. I have a preference for D’Addario strings for my acoustics. Twelve-string and six-string. The new Dobro, unlike my Dean Resonator does not have a pick-up. Double tracked. Two parts. Three microphones into a sub mix for each take. It was tricky. No one has answered the ad for an assistant. I ended up giving myself a super long count-in with a short drum roll as my cue. This had to be. The main microphone was in a corner. I ended up facing the corner. Like some bad boy from grade school. There’s much more than just guitar there. And of course, you never nail it on first take. A few scramble sessions ensued. Hit record and then run to be little Jack Horner in a corner. A sad tale of woe here but perhaps anti-karmatic. Some bridges are best blown up … xoRJ


Just leave ...

You want it so bad
And want it just right ..
Something so rad - impossibly bright

All here by myself
Small part in this show
You're not on the list .. guess you'd better go

Your baby I'm not .. your baby I'm not
Since you said leave ..
Your baby I'm not .. your baby I'm not
Since you said leave ..

Your baby I'm not ..
Should've been never baby
But you were such a clever story
Stop .. saying "whatever"
It's a little too late for that ..

We don't see things the same
I don't work like you do
No more head in the clouds .. no more I'm losing you

Your baby I'm not .. your baby I'm not
Since you said leave
Your baby I'm not .. your baby I'm not
Since you said leave
Whoa, your baby I'm not .. your baby I'm not
Since you said leave
Just leave ..

Just leave .. bye ..

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A Division of Horace Media 2018


from Satyr's Day Parade 2018, released June 15, 2018
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Dobro
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett)

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of
Meet The Blacks and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2018
Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix
Cover Photo: The Stavely Collection

Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group
A division of Horace Media 2018
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing.


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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

As 2024 rolls along we hope to leave you a few more single releases xoRJ

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