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Say Sorry. Just my classic riff-rocker. The main riff is just a tiny bit deceptive. I love that. It all started with a basic drum pattern, sometimes I'll hit the drum machine while doing chores around the shack. And that may just explain why I'm still single. Anyway. In between my washing and drying dishes, I picked up a guitar and started banging out the opening chords. I fell in love with the staggered riff and started humming along. The lyrics would come the following weekend, but that's another story. A horror story to be sure. Uncomfortable at best for this Capricorn. Public scenes are shunned but at least I’m the referee. It wasn’t the riff that started the rift but replaying the night’s events, it would certainly make a good soundtrack. A score to settle, if you will … xoRJ


If he never would’ve dumped her
He’d never have to suffer
I told him that time and again
How could he have a problem with that hot little body
And the tight little dress it was in - yeah

The band played a slow one
So she asked him to dance
He rolled his eyes and shrugged her off
She told a silly joke and I started laughing
He told us both to fuck off -

I said say sorry
You’re a fool to treat the girl like that
I said say sorry
Cause believe me you can’t leave a girl like that
Say sorry…

She reached for him to calm her
She was headed for hysterics
He smiled and pushed her away
Said don’t ever touch me
Then he turned around and left her
She started cryin’ on me - yeah

I reached for a napkin
From somewhere on the table
I did my best to dry her eyes
She sadly smiled
Said it was building for awhile
But the sad thing is he just didn’t try

I said I’m sorry -
He’s a fool to treat a girl like that
I said I’m sorry -
He’s a fool to leave a girl like that

I said I’m sorry -
It’s so cruel to treat a girl like that
I said I’m sorry but believe me ..
I won’t leave a girl like that

A girl like that…
Why don’t you just say sorry….
Say sorry
Say sorry - just say sorry

You’ve torn your dress; your face is a mess….

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


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

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.
Kevan Van Keith & Mark Gordon.
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
Special dedication to my StarMan … You’ve torn your dress.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …


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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

As 2024 rolls along we hope to leave you a few more single releases xoRJ

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