Upton Blues

from by Robert James

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Sometimes poison is the best ailment. It started off as a funky jam part and ended up being a tribute to 70's rock funk. Or that's how I think of it. I believe there's an alternate mix of this song "the high wire mix". A bit of a fix in the mix to ensure this song was wwfriendly. The alternate mix? Not so much .. My homage to fave bands like Lighthouse, Rare Earth and Five Man Electrical Band.

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Ooh .. hot .. ooh ooh ooh hot
Ooh .. hot .. ooh ooh ooh hot

A nasty case of the Upton blues could lay me up for a week
Morning shakes and midnight chills ..
Get no relief but you're fading in style .. yeah .. uh huh ..

Found me in an east end room like a match so ready to burn
High-wire acts are hard to find
You better hold on tight, my girl

I rock and roll all night - it's been my life
And nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free
Well, you're in it for a whole lotta love
You wanna whole lotta love?
Or you're shaking my tree ..
Don't give me those Upton blues ..
Don't give me those Upton blues

Just this morning, half past nine, I made my way to the street
Sunlight surely hurt my eyes .. still not able to see
I won't try and chain you, honey .. I'm not made that way
Kick off your sandals if you think you might intend to stay ..

I rock and roll all night - it's been my life
And nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free
So you're in it for a whole lotta love
You wanna whole lotta love?
Or you're shaking my .. tree
Don't give me those Upton blues
Give me those Upton blues

Upton blues .. the death of me .. I'm running out of time
Send a whirling dervish girl
To weave in and out of my mind

We're stuck here in this east end room
And I'm a matchstick ready to burn
Well, high-wire acts are hard to find
You'd better hold my hand, my girl ..

I rock and roll all night - it's been my life
Nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free
So you're in it for a whole lotta love
You wanna whole lotta love?
Or you're shaking my ..
I rock and roll all night - it's been my life
And nothing was ever free .. nothing was ever free
So you're in it for a whole lotta love
You wanna whole lotta love?
Or you're shaking my tree

Give me those Upton blues

credits

from Satyr's Day Parade, released June 15, 2018
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric Guitars
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards & Backing Vocals


Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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