Serious Strains

from Until Now (Remastered) by Robert James

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I'll always think of this one as the Coca-Cola song. I got caught in the rain after a band rehearsal, walking down the street with my guitar case over my head ... my grey suede shoes had holes in the soles. Stopped under an awning for a minute and there was this old Coca-Cola sign in the window advising me to enjoy my beverage here ... some rehearsals were legendary.

lyrics

I walk her beat - from dusk to dawn
Coca-cola flashing sign
Enjoy your beverage here
Enjoy your beverage here

As my head succumbs
To the pounding Euro beat
Coca-cola flashing sign
I used to meet her here
I used to meet her here

And I can’t take no more
As I’m rolling on the floor

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

At night I find I lose my sense of time
Check my Seiko wristwatch
Just to find I’m running late
Just to find I’m running bait - yeah

I shake my head - signals turning red
Coca-cola flashing sign
Enjoy your beverage here
Enjoy your beverage here

And I can’t take no more
As I’m rolling on the floor

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

Get Serious ..

You could say I’m under serious strains of pressure
You could say I’m unstable and obscure
You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

You couldn’t lose
Standing in my shoes
It takes a serious strain
To make the world go round

World go round ..

credits

from Until Now (Remastered), released January 1, 2006
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Greg Watson: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Gord Campbell: Electric Guitars
Dizzy Richerds: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Mike Szekely: Keyboards
Dave Johnstone: Drums, Percussion and Programs

Lyrics & Music (c) 1985/2006 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018

Recorded at Inside Trak Studios, Burnaby, Canada
horacemedia@gmail.com

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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. 2020's Covid Cutie. "Sweet Tooth" is currently home to at least six tracks that will appear on our upcoming seventh release entitled "Piece Of Your Ghost". I'm currently close to release of two new singles for our "Or In Cyprus" collection. Just one release to date. Lonely soul ... needs pals. xoRJ ... more

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