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The Rover. Wrote this one when I was touring with Penguin back in 1981. I first recorded it with K.T. Rouge after I introduced it to the band. The arrangement didn’t change much. And now here it shows up again. A bad penny perhaps. Nonetheless. A streamlined bad penny. Night and day from the K.T. Rouge demo. Say hello to a cool breakdown section among other things. I'm not really sure what happened to the demo version recorded by the "Rouge" back in the day. It would be interesting to hear it again. The breakdown section is a refreshing addition to this tune and came about by accident really. I was outside messing with this and my roommate Dominique pulled up with Black Sabbath blasting on his car stereo. A riff was repeating itself and the noodling began. Altered the riff, threw it in and the rest is history. This song has proven itself live with three different line-ups performing it and the possibilities still seem endless. Hey Uncle Mal .. one for the "Jazzers". Not so much. Sorry about the F-bomb. Asia Minor will do that to a guy … xoRJ

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I’ll search high, I’ll search low
I’ll sail the seven seas to find you
I’ll go from New York city to ‘Frisco Bay
Won’t rest until I’m there beside you.

Ooh, I gotta have you
Right here by my side
Ooh, I gotta have you
And there’s no place you can hide

I’ll take a fast train, an ocean liner
I’ll climb any mountain to find you
I’ll travel the Americas to Asia Minor
Won’t rest ‘til I’m there beside you.

Ooh, I gotta have you
Right here by my side
Ooh, I gotta have you
And there’s no place you can hide

‘Cause I’m a rover
The guy with the telescopic eye
Yeah, I’m a rover
Gonna getcha, gonna make you mine

Aww - fuck
Give it to me -

I’ll search high, I’ll search low
I’ll sail the seven seas to find you
I’ll go from New York city to ‘Frisco Bay
Won’t rest until I’m there beside you.

Ooh, I gotta have you
Right here by my side
Ooh, I gotta have you
And there’s no place you can hide

‘Cause I’m a rover
Yeah, I’m the guy with the telescopic eye
Yeah, I’m a rover
Gonna getcha, gonna make you
Gonna getcha, gonna make you

I’m a rover
Yeah, I’m the guy with the telescopic eye
Yeah, I’m a rover
Gonna getcha, gonna make you
Gonna getcha, gonna make you
Gonna getcha, gonna make you mine
Ha ha -

Lyrics & Music (c) 1981/2006 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016

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from Until Now (Remastered), released January 1, 2006
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Marty Kinack: Electric Guitars, Keys, Bass & Drums

Original Recording: Cave Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered & Mixed by Marty Kinack

Remixed and Mastered @Mainline Sound
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez (2006)
Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2006
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 from the Dominique Lamarche collection
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Tape transference & Mastering at:
Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
The folks at Landr
All the fab brothers who made an appearance here!
So many amazingly groovy times!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
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. 2020's Covid Cutie. And our upcoming seventh release "Piece Of Your Ghost" has been delayed. Expect it in mid to late February of 2021. I'll see what I can do about a single release. Something in mind ... hmmm ... xoRJ ... more

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