Time Of Your Life

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“I close my eyes, take a snapshot.” I have the photo. One photo. But I’m lucky to have it. Everything but my memories and that one photo have long since disappeared from my life. The only interaction I have with others happens once a day. Mealtime. And it’s always the same. “Eat well, comrade. They’ll hang you in the morning.” The mouth I see through the small opening has said the same thing daily for as long as I can remember. If I manage to hold on long enough, I may just keep my neck. I know why I’m here but I don’t know why I’m here. I’m a subversive. I don’t know what that means. I write poems. Simple poems. It’s all I know. I’m not the only subversive. Apparently there are many. Artists, painters, writers.

The guards didn’t search me carefully enough. Nobody ever comes in here. One photo. Of her. Taken on a Friday night long ago. When times were better. I took that photo. A busy cafe at night. In the days that followed I had a copy made for her. I am not sure she still has it. I am not sure if she is still alive. There has been no news. Not within this six by eight-foot cell anyway. The lights flicker once before they turn them off for the night. I stare at the photo. And think of Friday night. Darkness comes. In my mind’s eye I see the photo. This time I’m in the photo. Sitting next to her. And it’s Friday Night once more. xoRJ

lyrics

Time, time, time - time, time, time

Tired old Monday .. drags you down
Week gets crazy .. takes it’s toll
I look at a frame, it’s missing a photo
I think of one I’d like to see -
One of you having the time of your life with me

I’d never get enough .. of you
Push those buttons - drive you crazy
I close my eyes .. take a snapshot
A picture I want you to see -
Here you are having the time of your life with me
That’s you here having the time of your life with me

Everything I want
Everything I need is in your arms
What you need to know
What you need to see is in my eyes

Ragged old heart .. trips me up
I don’t trust it - runs away
Here’s an idea I’m kicking around
Like having your scent on the breeze
And have you here having the time of your life with me
To have you here having the time of your life with me

Everything I want
Everything I need is in your arms
What you need to know
What you need to see is in my eyes

Yeah .. ooh, yeah .. time of your life
The time of your life .. c’mon, let’s go
Look at the snapshot ..
Oooh, look at the snapshot .. the time of your life ..

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

credits

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

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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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