Piece Of Your Ghost

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PIECE OF YOUR GHOST. “Here’s a private show for a piece of your ghost.” I was awfully tempted. I imagine every photo collection has at least one racy shot. You’ve got to respect ambition. So here we go. Second song in and boasting. Chest puffed out. Letting the world know this is indeed the title track. Big-headed. If it wasn’t for me there wouldn’t even be an album. A ghost with attitude. In spades. Funny old world. The moment I sat the pen and guitar down I knew I had the cornerstone for an album. Ghosts. I have plenty of them. Every song contains a multitude of them. I live with that. But they’re most excellent ghosts. Well behaved indeed. Not at all like those Leprechaun angels I’ve mentioned on previous album liner notes. And perhaps ghosts are a common thing. Some you want to banish and some you don’t. And then there’s the ones who persistently get stuck in the toaster. It’s a heat thing I guess. Never once did it occur to me to place this song in the top slot. In the great scheme of things this was the second song written for this album. RIVERSIDE ROCKROLL REVIVAL wasn’t originally intended to end up here but was indeed the first one written. Both Piece Of Your Ghost and LONG DARK NIGHT were written in the same session. A session that included two other songs. Waiting in the wings. I’m sure they’ll find their way into the SWEET TOOTH collection at some point. After listening to the lead-off track I knew I’d found the one-two punch. I was contemplating removing the intro kick but after a million listens I decided to leave things as is. You’ll never know how often I thought of that. As I got closer to final mix-down I actually started to groove on it. Go figure. All the fave ghosts come around during a mix-down. Dad, brother Darcy, Uncle Mal and another million stars I love. Sitting in silence until the magic starts dialing itself in. Those little pieces. There’s an awful lot of happy ghosts in CandyLand at the moment. And I smile the brightest … xoRJ

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(Clean this house …)
Piece of your ghost stuck in my toaster
All the other ghosts are gone
Pieces must be lonely when I vacuum up their friends
Send them to wherever they belong

A piece of your ghost was in my closet
And then I saw it wander down the hall
Found another one … havin’ lots of fun
Scaring all the neighbours with telephone calls
Here’s another piece of your ghost -

Ooh yeah
Here’s another piece of your ghost
Ooh yeah

Piece of your ghost lurking in the kitchen
Going through the cupboards while I sleep
Poor thing must be starving, getting no attention
Fighting with the fruit flies over sweets

Piece of your ghost in the shower
Winking at me through the steam
And here’s another one having lots of fun
Tryin’ to take racy pictures of me
Uh, here’s a private show for a piece of your ghost

Ah yeah
Here’s another piece of your ghost
Ooh yeah

A piece of your ghost in the shower
Winking at me through the steam
And here’s another one having lots of fun
Tryin’ to take racy pictures of me
Watch me drink a toast with a piece of your ghost

Ooh yeah
Here’s another piece of your ghost
Ah yeah
Here’s another piece of your ghost
Here’s another piece of your ghost
A toast to the ghost with the most
Here’s another piece of your (shhh …) ghost

Lyrics & Music (c)2020 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2021

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from Piece Of Your Ghost, released June 18, 2021
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Clavinet & Organ
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett)

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Coffees and Teas: Tiff’s Teaze & Coffee
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of
Meet The Blacks and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2021
Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix

Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for HOH Records
A division of Horace Media 2021
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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