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Save My Soul

from Lizard On A Rock (RM) by Robert James

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Save My Soul. The passage after the chorus. That's all there was to start with. And after I'd played that piece for awhile I started getting serious about trying to go somewhere else. There's a looseness to this one. Canadiana Rock. Heartland? Isn’t life just full of tags waiting to be applied. No matter. Ragged and honest. Settle on that. This was a nice time. Everything had fallen in line. Kevan and I were gigging steady in our top-40 stint with Paradise Cafe. We’d hit Mainline Studios whenever we weren’t gigging. And super cool for me. The studio was around the corner from my new home. I was writing like crazy and as excited as hell. My first release. I wanted to do it up right. So did Malcolm. Uncle Mal. The package thing. I had two songs on a local compilation. Thanks to Desolation Sound and their Volume Three release. In the beginning it seemed like a mountain. But one worth walking towards. No matter how long it took. Still walking towards that mountain. It’s like that old Donovan song. I hope I get this right. It’s off the top of my head. “First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is …” Well, gee. Maybe sometimes a mountain is not a mountain at all … xoRJ


Keep all my pictures
And don't let 'em fade
Sometimes I feel it all slipping away
Save all my letters
Don't send 'em all back to me

I save all my money
It's all I can do
Save all my nights
But that's nothing new
I'm safe from myself
But there's one thing you could save for

Ooh, I need some salvation
Maybe you can save my soul
If I give you my heart
Give me redemption
Maybe you can save my soul .. oh

Build me a watchfire
Let it burn bright
So I can still find my way home in the night
When I'm out alone
There's no place that I'd rather be

Save me a mountain
So I can belong
A road that leads to it
So I can walk on
It hits here too soon
But there's something you could save for me

Ooh - I need some salvation
Maybe you can save my soul
If I give you my heart
Give me redemption
Maybe you can save my soul .. oh

Maybe you can save my soul

Ooh, I need some salvation
Maybe you can save my soul
If I give you my heart
Give me redemption
Maybe you can save my soul

Ooh, with a few calculations
Maybe you can save my soul
If I give you my light, give me reflection
Maybe you can save my soul......oh
Maybe you can save my soul

Maybe you can save my soul, na na yeah ..

Lyrics & Music (c)2000 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016


from Lizard On A Rock (RM), released July 1, 2000
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
James Sky: Electric Guitars
Dale Pleven: Bass Guitar
Kevan Van Keith: Drums, Percussion & Acoustic Piano
Backing Vocals: RJ & Kevan

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at
Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineer/Mix: Andre Brousseau
Remix/Master: Sid Perez

Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2000

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

Special Thanks to:
Kev for the very cool acoustic piano! Love to bring that home
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Just like lizards … 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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