Through My Eyes

from Lizard On A Rock (RM) by Robert James

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Through My Eyes. The song that made me want to do an album in the first place. This track was lifted from the Desolation Sound release. Local Vancouver acts. A nice concept. The moment I heard the first mix of this song I was hooked. It came blasting out of the big speakers at Desolation Sound. Like lava. It washed over me. It didn’t matter if I was on the right path or not. As far as the world revolves. But it was the right path for me. And I knew. I didn't want anyone calling the shots for me. Ever again. I'd spend the rest of my life working my ass off at a day job just so I could keep recording what I wanted. Put out my own CDs, whatever it took. Drive myself to exhaustion just to make music. If I manage to make an extra dollar, it's back in the studio I go. God made a machine. Not nearly as tall as the Eiffel tower. A machine nonetheless … xoRJ

lyrics

Nice face - has it ever been to China
Sent a postcard and wanted to remind you
The view behind the wall is great
Through my eyes ..

Thought of you when I saw the Eiffel tower
Clouds had menaced promising a shower
A new world every seven days
Through my eyes ..

Nobody lies about being lonely
Scrap the notes - baby you just call me

Foreign country life is getting out of hand
In a language I don’t even understand
Every face looks so afraid
Through my eyes ...

Look around it’s anything to do you in
Big boys still take it on the chin
You build a life like working clay
Through my eyes ...

Nobody lies about being lonely
Scrap the notes baby you just call me
If the hour’s not too late
Here the hour’s never late
Through my eyes

Nobody lies about being lonely
Scrap the notes - baby you just call me
If the hour’s not too late
If the hour’s not too late ..

Nobody lies about being lonely
Scrap the notes baby you just call me
If the hour’s not too late
Here the hour’s never late
Through my eyes -

Whoa - oh - oh - oh …

Through my eyes -

Lyrics & Music (c)1992 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A Division of Horace Media 2016

credits

from Lizard On A Rock (RM), released July 1, 2000
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Marty Kinack: Electric Guitars
Maarten Ene: Electric Guitars
Kirsten Nash: Saxophone
Dave Pollock: Bass Guitar
Richard Trann: Drums
Malcolm Summersby: Chants, Backing Vocals and "Hey, it's Tea time
Backing Vocals: RJ, Dash & Uncle Mal

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at
Desolation Sound, North Vancouver, Canada
Engineer/Mix: Craig Arnott
Remix/Master: Craig Arnott/CINRAM
*Originally released on 1992's Desolation Sound Volume III *

Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2000

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 of old mush head: Rick Bird collection
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Kirsten Nash: Most excellent memories! Thank you!
Malcolm (Uncle Mal) Summersby: You’re a star, baby!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Just like lizards … 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. Our seventh full-length release "Piece Of Your Ghost" becomes available on June 18th, 2021. I'll see what I can do about a single release or two. September sounds good. Summer's coming! Time to kick a few ghosts around ... Something in mind ... hmmm ... xoRJ ... more

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