Right Time

from Piece Of Your Ghost by Robert James

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RIGHT TIME. “An astral traveling vagabond.” The last song added for this release. Very spur of the moment. I lovingly refer to this little ditty as recovery’s last road. The last of a few songs written while I was recovering from my undisclosed illness. You know you’re on the mend when you stare at the pages and realize these songs are ready to go. Gee. You look at the lyrics. You can hear the drums. You haven’t got the guitar parts nailed yet but you can hear them in your head. Hey, body, let’s hurry up and get well. We’ve got work to do. We’re now at least one hundred and three songs behind. Here’s an insane twist. I first played part of this progression to my friend James Skyy. During the LIZARD ON A ROCK sessions. Just that little quick progression based around the E7sus position. Play that little progression slowly and you’re asking David Gates of the band Bread to write the lyrics and melody. Insane. Okay. I don’t know how I managed to resurrect it. Hadn’t played it in years. But stumbling upon it once again. An old friend saying hi. Exactly like that. The lyrics may seem trifle or superficial. The whisper spoke in riddles. The lyrics mean everything to me. Each line has a special meaning. A beacon home. On any other Thursday. I was born on a Thursday. Thursday’s child has far to go. That cat. So, yes. Trifle and superficial to most. It’s so funny thinking about it now. No lyrics at all. Just that slow plodding chord progression. And now. Look at you. Firmly entrenched in the number ten spot. Look at how you shine. Complete. And aptly titled. I can be certain of one thing. This is not an alternate truth … xoRJ

lyrics

On any other Thursday
I would’ve missed the call
But the whisper on the wind
Comforts as it tells you all

I have never been this far
Whisper said okay
Go ahead and freeze on me
I will push you anyway

Go - move -
Or spiderwebs get in the way
Go - you -
Said everything you wanted to say

Okay … I smile … then grin
Then take my place

This is the right time baby
Whatever was near is the now
This is the right time baby
Come on and show them how you shine

Whisper spoke in riddles
Come and read the light
Colours of the spectrum
Are microscopic satellites

Whisper had to leave
I walked around alone
Laughed and said I’m dreaming
An astral traveling vagabond

Go - move -
Or spiderwebs get in the way
Go - you -
Said everything you wanted to say

Okay … I smile … then grin
Then take my place

This is the right time baby
Whatever was near is the now
This is the right time baby
Come on and show them how

Show them how you shine
This is the right time …

Go - move -
Or spiderwebs get in the way
Go - you -
Said everything you wanted to say

This is the right time baby
Whatever was near is the now
This is the right time baby
Come on and show them how you shine

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

credits

from Piece Of Your Ghost, released June 18, 2021
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic Piano
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums
Beaverdell Humes: Hammond B3 Organ
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett) Handclaps were
optional ... all attended ...

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
SongArt photo from the James collection and 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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