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Mine, Mine, Mine. As far as the vinyl concept goes, this would be cut one, side two. That’s a pretty strong opening punch for a side two. And I guess that’s how it ended up being the sixth track in. Yes. I got all adventurous. Lofty ideals. Let’s do a slab of vinyl. Who’s your twelve-inch daddy? This was my original vision for this release. Yep, my first vinyl release. As Robert James. My last excursion into the vinyl world was back in the day. A song I recorded with Vancouver based K.T. Rouge. A song called "Fields Of Flanders" on the Waterfront Compilation double vinyl LP back in '84. I was nostalgic for a moment. Until I looked at the final tally in the cost department. No problem doing it now but the belt was pretty tight around the waist back then. This song started with the basic 'A' bounce and the music basically wrote itself. The lyrics (well, the first couple of verses) were part of a whirlwind story novel of sorts. Ten verses became two. And you'll never know just how much fun I had recording the riffs and guitar passages. The original demo featured a guitar sound that was more buzz saw than guitar. But tucked just under a clean guitar. So there’s that edge. Experimentation. Now that brings out the inner child. Ended up being pretty darn happy with this one. Nobody to blame anyway. In the end it rests squarely on shoulders. Mine, mine, mine … xoRJ

lyrics

When you stare with the blues
I’m a little bit more than a bit confused
When I reach for a glass
I squeeze too hard and I cut my hand
So I fall to my knees
Pick up the pieces that are easy to see
Somehow, something still gets left behind -

If I think I might drown
I grab at straws when I’m going down
On the edge or the brink
I’m a lit cigarette in your kitchen sink
With the funk that I’m in
Put a hole in my heart with a safety pin
If there’s a heart with clothes out on the line -

It’s mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
It’s mine, mine, mine

It’s only all mine…
You know it’s all mine
It’s only all mine
Mine, mine, mine

All the threats and abuse
I just shrug it off ‘til I’m ready to move
Find a soul - paint it black
Give your momma a heart attack
Call you up on the phone
I’ll tell you all my sins until you’re deaf as stone
If just one voice sends shivers down your spine -

It’s mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine

It’s only all mine…
You know it’s all mine
It’s only all mine
Mine, mine, mine

Oh -

It’s mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine

Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine
Mine, mine, mine

Lyrics & Music (c) 2008 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016

credits

from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM), released December 1, 2008
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar
Kevan Van Keith: Drums & Percussion
Sid Perez: Keyboards & Stylus Percussion
Backing Vocals: RJ, Kevan & Sid

Recorded & Mixed @Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez
Assistant Engineer: Robert James
Original Master by Sid Perez 2008
Remastered by Robert James & Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2008

A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Pro Tools and Landr … a worthy righteous combination …
The usual suspects: Fender, National, Gibson & Ovation guitars.
Amplification by Fender, Traynor, Marshall & Gretsch.
Special Thanks to Malcolm Summersby. MAS design.
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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