Tiffany Bastow's Place 2018

from When In Rome (Singles 2008 - 2019) by Robert James

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One of two songs I've written about famous folk. The other being "My Sister's Bringing Alex Chilton Home" from the "Until Now" compilation. I actually met Alex, a major influence on my music. Which brings us to .. ta da .. Tiffany Bastow. You dream of a face for over twenty years and it finally comes to life. Yep, my muse. Bits and pieces in many songs. A sprinkling here and there. And finally, a name to go with the face. Then .. complete songs. Just over a year ago I saw her face on the internet for the first time. Believe me, I shook for three days when I found out my “dream face” belonged to a real person. It's been imposter after imposter. Everybody wants to be Tiff .. One day I’d like to tell her the whole story. That hasn't happened yet .. if, Tiff. I thought I was looking for the girl next door but found an American Supermodel. Interesting concept. What to do? Get it out on paper. If you've followed my side project Meet The Blacks on Facebook, you may have read the story. It's there for the reading, ten chapters worth. You'll know her in chapters one through seven as Jett Black's redo girl. In chapter eight her identity is revealed as Jennifer Barstow. Jennifer's Barstow Place is a rockabilly country swing version of the one you're hearing now. After all, they're outlaw Country .. Trust Jett Black of “Meet The Blacks” to come up with a witty title. Netflix would love her. And they will. Check out the story. It's gonna be a long one ... Texas rollercoaster, indeed .. T4Texas .. And hey Tiff, this can always be your home away from home. A "Tiffany Bastow Place" if you will .. xoRJ

lyrics

I fall asleep .. then every morning
I'm piecing a dream that won't go away
Eyes are shut tight
It's my six thousandth time
At Tiffany Bastow's place

For half of my life .. this dream has not died
Every crowd .. I search for her face
Drift off to sleep
Then wake up and be
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Same dream each night
I walk up the drive
I swear I feel the wind on my face
I open the door and the fire's so warm
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Haunted by dreams for so many years
I tried to lock them away ..
And when I finally put a name to the face
I find she's even further away ..
Now she's even further away .. yeah yeah

I fall asleep .. then every morning
I'm piecing a dream that won't go away
Eyes are shut tight
And I'm back here tonight
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Same dream each night
I walk up the drive
I swear I feel the wind on my face
I open the door and the fires just roar
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Haunted by dreams for so many years
I tried to lock them away
And when I finally put a name to the face
I find she's even further away
Now she's even further away

Same dream each night
I walk up the drive
I swear I feel the wind on my face
I open the door and the fires just roar
At Tiffany Bastow's place

I open the door and the fires just roar
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Eyes are shut tight
It's my six thousandth time
At Tiffany Bastow's place

Lyrics & Music (c)2017 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2019

credits

from When In Rome (Singles 2008 - 2019), track released November 29, 2018
RJ: Lead Vocals & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards & String Arrangements
Backing Vocals courtesy of CandyLand Glee
(RJ, Astrid, Beaverdell & Rhett)

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: SugarMountain Confectionary
Coffees and Teas: Tiff’s Teaze & Coffee
Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of
Meet The Blacks and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2019
Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mel @Hirografix
Cover Photo: The Stavely Collection

Recorded & Mixed @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group
A division of Horace Media 2019
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing.

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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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