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Piece Of Me wasn't really supposed to be a single. This is actually the demo version I never got around to finishing. The last song to be released in Vancouver. It was meant to appear on the fourth CD. Just part of the new album's prototype. The model version. The album didn't really take on it's own life until after I arrived here in June of 2018. The untimely death of my long-time manager and best friend, Malcolm Summersby, changed everything. Piece Of Me was Malcolm's favourite song (loved it so much he sang on the track) and I felt it was only fitting to release this song as a memorial in his honor. Although the song itself remains unmastered it was felt by all in the Robert James camp that "Uncle Mal" would have wanted this version posted. Perhaps the angels are playing it for him this very moment. So on behalf of Robert and the band, Angry Lion Publishing and The Kingsway Group this one is for you, Malcolm. Rest in Peace our brother in arms. ~ xoRJ

lyrics

When did I start stop making sense
I only turned, now I wonder where my mind went
When do I stop calling your name
I only smiled, now I’m shame-faced and heartless


You’ll always want it all but settle for a piece of me
Call it what you want to call it
You still have a piece of me
A piece of me, yeah


When will I stop hurting myself
I only blink and it hits me like a freight train
When did you stop turning it on
You flipped a switch or maybe just a time zone


You’ll always want it all but settle for a piece of me
Call it what you want to call it
You still have a piece of me
A piece of me, yeah

A little piece of me .... a little piece of me
That's what you want ...

You’ll always want it all but settle for a piece of me
Call it what you want to call it
You still have a piece of me
A piece of me, yeah

Lyrics & Music (c)2012 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2019

credits

from When In Rome (Singles 2008 - 2019), track released August 19, 2013
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Kevan Van Keith: Drums & Backing Vocals
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Mark Gordon: Bass Guitar
Malcolm Summersby: Backing Vocals, Tea & Handclaps
Backing Vocals & Handclaps courtesy of:
(RJ, Kevan, Sid & Malcolm) A piece of who?

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: Uncle Mal’s Visa
Coffees and Teas: Java Hunt Express
Thanks Uncle Mal … Extra vocals never hurt …
Thanks to Sid, Kevan & Mark … yes, yes, yes!
Mixed and Mastered by:
Sid Perez at Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Remastered @CandyLand Recorders 2019

Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix
Cover Photo: The Stavely Collection

Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group
A division of Horace Media 2019
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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