Marching Song

from Friday Night by Robert James

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Marching Song. Anarchy out in the streets, I see it every night. Mein Gott. I knew him barely three years ago. I was a celebrated singer and he, a struggling artist who couldn’t draw people. Empty landscapes. I laughed at him. I told him he wouldn’t amount to much if he couldn’t connect with the people. And now. A country brainwashed. My fatherland is tainted. I’m Aryan. Pure Aryan. Most of my friends are Jewish. My parents died when I was but a child. Nobody would care for me. I wandered around for days. An old Jewish man, Jakob, found me on the street. And took me in. One summer I nearly drowned. His son, Israel, saved my life. And now I hide. Because of my music I have become a pariah. Sing this. I could not. Denounce your friends. I could not.

Perhaps I should have seen things more clearly. Recognized the youth group I was asked to join for what it was. Evil. Hatred. Brown-shirted thugs. And that evil little man who can’t paint people. Sadly, he did at last find a way to connect. There is a thin ray of hope, however. I can be smuggled out by train. The last train out. It leaves tomorrow night. And I’m feeling good. In fact, I’m feeling lucky. Because there’s a boat. Waiting for me. After my train ride is finished. My friends will be aboard. We’re going to America. And so I cross my fingers. Say a prayer. It’s a make it or break it moment. There’s no turning back. I can’t stay here. I’m a target. Everywhere I turn. The brown-shirted thugs. The evil little man who can’t paint people. And there’s no room here for a singer who won’t sing marching songs. I close my eyes. Either way, Friday Night can’t come soon enough ... xoRJ

lyrics

I may be standing still
Refuse to turn around
No one to the left
They’ve all gone underground
Anarchy out in the streets
I see it every night
Everybody’s marching on the right

Get goin’ …

I wore a different coat back in ’38
Jackboots and their uniforms
Came marchin’ through the gates
Street lamps shone on broken glass
Like crystal in the night
And everyone was marching on the right

Borrow the militia’s ammunition
Grab your rifles and grenades
I think you’d better hurry - I always start to worry
When the only ones with loaded guns
Are marching on parade …

Get goin’ … Cha …

Borrow the militia’s ammunition
Grab your rifles and grenades
I think you’d better hurry - I always start to worry
When the only ones with loaded guns
Are marching on parade …

I may be walking slow
Because I’m looking down
Trying to avoid the bodies on the ground
No FBI, no CIA and not a cop in sight
When everybody’s marching on the right

Anarchy out in the streets
I see it every night
Everybody’s marching on the right, yeah

Everybody’s marching on the right … (yep, a bunch of guys singing about marching …)

Lyrics & Music(c)2019 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2020

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from Friday Night, released May 22, 2020
RJ: Lead Vocals & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett) Occasional grunts
and oohs from Rhett

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Coffees and Teas: Tiff’s Teaze and Coffees
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of
Meet The Blacks and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2020
Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix
Cover Photo: Wendy Huber Collection

Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group
A division of Horace Media 2020
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing.

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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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