Last Train

from Until Now (RM) by Robert James

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Last Train. Recording this one was a lot of fun. It should have been; it was recorded at Vancouver's Cave Studios. We tested these songs live and we played some great gigs. We called ourselves the Bad Carrots. There’s a bit of trivia for you. Formed as a bit of a lark really. Both THROUGH MY EYES and MASTER OF THE ZOO from our LIZARD ON A ROCK release featured members of the Bad Carrots. Let’s see; Richard (Dash) Trann on drums, Dave Pollock on bass and Marty Kinack and I on guitars. When we called it a day there was only Marty and I left to carry on and do the recording. So you roll with the punches. You have to. This seemed to be the theme before "Lizard". Progression is slow and frustrating when there's a band member to replace. Rehashing and rehearsing old songs before new ones can be introduced into the fold.
During this period I was writing like crazy, akin to where I am now, and it was always hard wanting to move on but making sure the foundation was intact. The revolving door policy was taking its toll. So this was refreshing and very organic. And I noticed the more I wrote, the rockier it got. Edgy. It felt good to leave the artsy stuff behind for a bit. So these last sessions would prove to be building blocks for the ‘Lizard’ album. If you want to get all wacky and time slot things then these last five songs should be played after the ‘Lizard’ disc. Just to keep the train on track … xoRJ

lyrics

Ah - yeah ..

Something urgent ‘bout what you said
I need to see you tonight
I’ve got a feeling this all could end
If I make excuses or tell you I’m tired

It’s been months since I’ve seen you
Last night I really missed your touch
It bothers me when I dream about you
I guess that’s why I drink so much

But call me if you want to
I’m resigned to the past
I lost what was left of my heart
And the rest of me is fading fast

Am I on the last train tonight
Other fools may want you
But I’m the one waiting in line
Am I on the last train tonight
What do I tell the man at the wicket
Do I need to buy me a ticket, yeah - ah yeah

The pace here is frightening
And my baggage isn’t moving at all
I’m a wreck and I’m still not next
I’m standin’, watching time do the crawl

One more look at the lines on my hands
Those twisted little rivers of fate
There’s no doubt you won’t be hanging about
If I’m just a fraction of a second too late.

But call me if you want to
I’m resigned to the past
Hey, I lost what was left of my heart
And the rest of me is fading fast

Am I on the last train tonight
Other fools may want you
But I’m the one waiting in line
Am I on the last train tonight
What do I tell the man at the wicket
Do I need to buy me a -

Do I need to buy me a ticket ..

Am I on the last train tonight
Am I on the last train tonight
Am I on the last train out tonight
Am I on the last train out tonight

Lyrics & Music (c) 1994/2006 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016

credits

from Until Now (RM), released January 1, 2006
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Marty Kinack: Electric Guitars, Bass & Drums
Pam Martin: Female Guest Vocals

Original Recording: Cave Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered & Mixed by Marty Kinack

Remixed and Mastered @Mainline Sound
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez (2006)
Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2006

A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
Cover Photo from the Dominique Lamarche collection
Special Thanks to Pam Martin. Rock on, sister …
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Tape transference & Mastering at:
Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
The folks at Landr
All the fab brothers who made an appearance here!
So many amazingly groovy times!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
*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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