Kizza Me Now

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"Kizza Me Now" ~ Candies, mints and pixie sticks. One of the two songs on this ten-song collection that I managed to have the final say on. You chose the other eight. Kudos to you. My inner child is all over this one. Originally written for the “Calendar Girls” collection, I fell in love with this one from the get-go. If I’m not mistaken, she was Miss November. As soon as I finished penning the tune I knew it was going to be the title track for the upcoming fifth release. It started with the little verse bounce and slowly the song took shape. That little whammy bar part is what kept me interested in the song. I’ve played Telecasters for most of my musical career but these last two albums found me recording with a Stratocaster. The white one on the album cover. Dad’s guitar. Why? I had purchased it for him. Had it shipped across Canada for him. And had planned to drive it down in the summer as was my custom. I didn’t bring it along when I went to see the folks during the Christmas holidays because I took the train. And besides, Dad would be in the hospital. An operation he was scheduled for. I didn’t tell him about the guitar. I should have. Hindsight. Hmm. Dad didn’t make it out of the hospital. I have the beautiful guitars he left behind but I play the one he never got to play. So I play for him. And happy to be forever in his shadow. That white Strat, the Gretsch twelve-string and I are brothers now. And it’s all good. The nights when I’m working alone in the studio are the nights when the angels bring Mr. Bert by to check up on me. Inspirational. So kizza me wow! Unlike 2018’s “Satyr’s Day Parade”, I wanted to lead-off with the title track. I think it sets the tone. Don’t get me wrong. Ending with the title track on the “Parade” album worked out well. Everything leading up to the big day. Parade day. So we swept up the confetti and here we are. A movie theatre that happens to be a going concern. Confection. Sweets. Saturday matinees. A few twists and turns and you’ll find yourself in Candyland. As far as the posted demo version was concerned, a few minor additions here. I added an acoustic piano section while Beaverdell was off sick. I actually have more fun in the WarRoom where I can crank things and blow shit up. The recording debut of Candyland Glee (Astrid, Beaverdell and I on backing vocals; with the occasional Rhett joining in). Hell, we almost transformed into the Lennon Sisters. Umm. Not so much. We went looking for the lush sixties sound. We found something else instead. Summer chime. Summertime, summer chime. Man, I wish I would have written this one twenty years ago. It would have fit right in on the “Where’s The Screaming Chicks” tour. (There were none). The toaster just popped up here at CandyLand. Looks like your song’s ready. Kizza me Oww! Careful ... xoRJ.

lyrics

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now - ooh ..

Mystery surrounds you
Like a late night midnight creature feature
My Achilles heel ..
You’re just like popcorn to me

I’ll grab you a soda
Can we be sweet sixteen again
Breath mints in my pocket
Just in case you get some big ideas

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now - ooh ..

Stow you in the back row
There’s an epic on the techni-big screen
Turn down the floodlights
I love it when they change the reels

If I grab you a soda
Can we be seventeen again
Candies, mints and pixie sticks
In case I think you’re up to something

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now - ooh ..

If I grab you a soda
Can we be twenty-three again
I’ll laugh when you kiss my cheek
“Hey baby, what’s the big idea ..”

Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Kizza me now -
C’mon baby .. kizza me now
Plant one on my cheek .. kizza me now ..

Kizza me now .. c’mon baby, kizza me now
Kizza me now .. c’mon baby, kizza me now
Kizza me now .. c’mon baby, kizza me now
Ooh .. kizza me now

credits

from Kizza Me Now, released May 20, 2019
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic Piano
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards
Backing Vocals courtesy of Candyland Glee (RJ, Astrid & Beaverdell)
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of Meet The Blacks and House Of Horace Records

Lyrics & Music (c) 2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2019
robert@robertjames.ca
Recorded and mixed @CandyLand Studios, Canada

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert is busy assembling tracks for what will become his sixth full-length release "All Lit Up". Follow along if you'd like ... We close out 2019 with "Rocketship", a worldwide single release. Enjoy!

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