You Tear Me

from Lizard On A Rock (RM) by Robert James

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You Tear Me. So. You’ve finally decided to shut the door. Please don’t slam it. Do it quietly. With grace. For yourself. You. Look after you. It’s a full-time job. Trust me. Life rewards you with lessons. Slamming doors never does any good. Because that’s just the reaction they want from you. And it makes you look weak. You won’t see that in the heat of the moment. Just satisfaction. But. You’re more than that. Close the door softly. And there. You’ve just won. Walk out with the best prize of all. You. Sometimes the best response is no response at all. Or a soft one. We all know the old saying. Since young immortal. Thank your parents. When one door closes, another one opens. Come on in. It’s about time I lived with someone other than ghosts. Have a seat. Relax. Try not to tear me ... xoRJ

lyrics

A change a-comin' in the wind
Tons of sobs and a heart full of pins
Chances are ..
Chances aren't good I'll get out

Knew that someday I would see
All of the reasons she had to be free
Still I sow the seeds
In the shadow of a doubt

So I forgot to slam the door
It doesn't matter anymore
You know I never let them see
You tear me

A brand new chill is in the night
I cross my fingers 'til I feel alright
Chances are ..
Chances aren't good I'll get by

Know that somewhere down the road
She'll forget all the reasons she had to let go
Shouting and counting
And naming the stars in the sky

So I forgot to slam the door
It doesn't matter anymore
You know I never let them see
You tear me ..

(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
You tear me -
(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
Oh - you tear me
(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
Yeah - you tear me
(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
You tear me -

So I forgot to slam the door
It doesn't matter anymore
You know I never let them see
You tear me ..

(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
Yeah - you tear me
(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
You really tear me
(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
Why doncha’ tear me
(Never let ‘em, never let ‘em, never let ‘em see)
Just tear me .. you really tear me

Lyrics & Music (c)2000 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016

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from Lizard On A Rock (RM), released July 1, 2000
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Dale Pleven: Bass Guitar
Kevan Van Keith: Drums,Percussion & Piano
Backing Vocals: RJ & Kevan

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at
Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineer/Mix: Andre Brousseau
Remix/Master: Sid Perez

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:
Kev for rocking out on Acoustic Piano … above and beyond.
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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