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I imagine we all go through this .. if you haven't it's a good thing you're hearing this. In life you skin your heart and your knees. Thick skin it or get knee pads. Some of my favourite parts of songs end up being ones assembled on the spot. Not sure at first but after a few listens ... the whole "water under the bridge" passage came about thusly ... Heaven sent, honey ... I was going for a late 50's/mid-60's style. Route 66 in a ragtop.

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Water under the bridge .. water under the bridge

I was a fool to believe you
When you said you believed in me
I've been on my own so long
Living in a stalled menagerie
I was sure fooled by the twinkle
Of your eyes when you scoped out the room
And if I ever thought I was the prey that you stalk
Well, I won't let on that I knew ..

You made it all up .. all of the dreams
You said you were saving for us
You made it all up .. plans by the fire
Pinch me -- I'll never wake up
I never called it surrender
My end was all soldiered up
Maybe feelings are novel and new
When you make it all up

Water under the bridge .. water under the bridge

If only a moth to be near you
To see how brightly you burn
The star on the stage never fading away
Dreaming of her big return
I never pawn my affection
I am mine when I walk in the room
If tomorrow's as stark and as black as your heart
I won't let on that I knew ..

You made it all up .. all of the dreams
You said you were saving for us
You made it all up .. plans by the fire
Pinch me -- I'll never wake up
I never called it surrender
My end was all soldiered up

Maybe feelings are novel and new ..

I always thought you were special
But something just didn't add up
Now we're water under the bridge

Water under the bridge .. water under the bridge
Water under the bridge .. water under the bridge
Water under the bridge .. water under the bridge

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from Satyr's Day Parade, released June 15, 2018
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Beaverdell Humes: Electric Piano & Backing Vocals
Rhett Black: Drums & Backing Vocals

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media
horacemedia@gmail.com

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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