Standard Issue Lies

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A last minute cast-off for the killing floor. There were five or six songs that didn't make the final cut for the "Beth" disc. We hung onto "Standard Issue Lies" until quite late on in the game. Demos don't usually make it to an advanced stage with me. When I'm building an album there's already tons of material in the vault. Even in a slump I'll write two or three new songs a week. Pre-production begins the moment I come up with the new Album's name. Yep, folk, that's my starting point. Title, then cover, then concept (hasn't happened yet ..) Beth came close. It's odd that the title is never a last minute thing with me. You'll probably figure this one out for yourself. Some things just come standard issue. Trampled hearts shouldn't have to .. I've said it before and I'll say it again .. war is hell. RJ

lyrics

She learned young
From her momma - maybe
Set the pace with those “fool you” eyes
You’ll always want her ..
She never will deliver
She comes with standard issue lies

She’s not the playground
You’d like to get to know better
Lots of sorry soldiers who have tried
Out on the battlefield
She won’t take any prisoners
She comes with standard issue lies ..
She comes with standard issue lies

Crawl around with a wound
That doesn’t want to close again -
And every battle you lose
Makes her harder to defend -
She comes with standard issue lies ..
She comes with standard issue lies

She’ll learn to love ..
From another - maybe
Never one to savour a good-bye
You’ll always need her -
It won’t get any better
She comes with standard issue lies ..
She comes with standard issue lies

Crawl around with a wound
That doesn’t want to close again -
And every battle you lose
Makes her harder to defend -
She comes with standard issue lies ..
She comes with standard issue lies

Crawl around with a wound
That doesn’t want to close again -
And every battle you lose
Makes her harder to defend -
She comes with standard issue lies ..
She’s oh, so standard issue -

Crawl around with a wound
That doesn’t want to close again -
And every battle you lose
Makes her harder to defend -
She comes with standard issue lies ..
She comes with standard issue lies

credits

from Curios, released August 13, 2018
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitars
Kevan Van Keith: Drums & Percussion
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar

Recorded at Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez

Lyrics & Music (c) 2008 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018
horacemedia@gmail.com

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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