Stroll On Over

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“Send another Whiskey my way.” I hadn’t decided what to order when I sat down. I’m surveying my new home. I’m living upstairs. This week. We don’t gig until tomorrow night. Friday Night. But the agency screwed up, double-booked us. We got paid for it anyway. So I’m killing time. We managed to pull a last-minute two-night stint here. Here. Here since Monday morning. Deadsville. Shit you not. I’ve never played here before but I follow my rules. Keep a low profile. Most people around here have only seen hair this long in a movie. So I stick very close to home base. I like this hotel. Friendly staff. Clean. Irish Whiskey in the bar. Civilized for a Deadsville.

I’ve just decided that a shot of Carolyn’s and a shot of Jameson’s in a coffee would be right up my alley. I can relax. Kick back. Soundcheck was done last night. I’m caught up on laundry. We all are. The rest of the boys hit the local lake. Safety in numbers. What’s this. Monique, the only daytime server just set a Whiskey on the rocks in front of me. Compliment of the young lady in the corner. I hadn’t noticed her. And now the red flag dropped itself in my drink. I gestured thanks her way. Then walked over. On the way I was almost certain of what would happen next. Boyfriend. Big ol’ jealous farm boy. Didn’t turn out that way. We had a lot in common. Walking away from her table I was glad I had met her. She can’t promise anything but she might come and see us play tomorrow night. Friday Night. It depends on her boyfriend. Hell, I said, bring him along. Does he like Rockroll? xoRJ

lyrics

If I catch you staring again
With that “got to know you” look in your eye
Might have to - kiss this heart good-bye
And stroll on over

Send another whiskey my way
I might decide it’s my turn to buy
Might have to - cut through the line
And stroll on over

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I been dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
Smile again and I’ll stroll on over

I really do believe what they say
About diamonds just waiting to shine
Might have to - polish up my lines
And stroll on over

So if I catch you looking my way
With the “got to know you” look in your eye
Might have to - wave it all good-bye
And stroll on over

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I been dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
Smile again and I’ll stroll on over

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I’m dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
Smile again ..

If you think it’s fine - I’ll stroll on over
Just one more sign - I’ll stroll on over
If you’ve got the time .. tick-tock - stroll on over
We could make this shine, baby - stroll on over

Look out here I come
My mouth’s all dry
Shaking like a leaf inside ..

I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I’m dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I’m dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over
There’s something I been dyin’ to say
I’ll stroll on over .. look out, here I come ..

(Something I’m dyin’ to say ..)

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2020

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from Friday Night, released May 22, 2020
RJ: Lead Vocals & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards & Electric Piano
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee
(RJ, Astrid & Beaverdell)

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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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