Learning to Fly

Been working on a new album and about half way there at the mpment.

In the meantime here’s another rock track off “Handyman”


Don’t put me in a pigeonhole
Or hang a tag on me
Cos what you see
Is what you get with me
I’m not gonna be diverted
Not gonna be coerced
I’ve spread my wings
And now I’m gonna fly

You’ll never learn to fly
If you never try
Its better to fall down than not get up
Failure is another way
To find out how things work
I’d rather be a has been
Than be a never was

You criticize my dress sense
You say I don’t look hip
But I don’t care cos I’m relaxed with it
The car I drive is getting on
It feels a bit like me
I wonder if I’ll pass my MOT

If you don’t like my music
There’s nothing I can do
So look for something else more in tune with you
I play out what I’m feeling
Sometimes it’s out of tune
Sometimes I really wonder what I’m doing

Even if I fail at least know I tried
Don’t clip my wings or tie me down
Don’t tell me what to do
Don’t let me be a bird that never flew

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We’re Through

Been quiet for a while so here’s a bit of bluesy rock to liven things up a bit.


You know that when I met you girl
You were such a sweet young thing
I saved up all my money
So I could buy you a diamond ring
Well you put it on your finger
And put another through my nose
You been leading me around like a goddamn fool
And I ain’t gonna take no more
This time it’s really over
You and I are through

It seems to me that you think it’s funny
That you can mess me about
Every day it’s those little things
Those nagging little doubts
Well I’ve had enough
Of your fooling round
And getting things your way
It’s been like this
For much too long
It’s time to call it a day

You’re messing around with every man in town
And I never know where you are
So I followed you last Tuesday
To a sleazy little run down bar
You were kinda friendly with a guy called Eddie
Then you went back to his place
And when I asked you
Where you been girl?
You know you lied right to my face
So I got news for you
Get it through your head

You been messed around for far too long
And you know I’ve had enough
It’s plain to see that things are wrong
And the going’s getting tough
This time it’s really over
You and I are through

It seems to me that you think it’s funny
That you can mess me ‘round
You’re fooling around with every man in town
I never know where you are
You been leading me around like a goddamn fool
And I ain’t gonna take no more
Get it through your head girl
You and I are through

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Highway Blues

Another song for all you blues lovers out there.

Currently I’m working on a new album which will be a return to pure blues. I’ll keep you posted.


Going down to the highway
Try to hitch a ride
Going down to the highway
Gotta hitch a ride
Don’t want to be here
Got to get away

Got a hitch from a trucker
Asked me where I’m bound
Got a hitch from a trucker
Asked me where I’m bound
I said anywhere will do man
I can’t hang around

Don’t know where I’m going
Need to get away
I don’t know where I’m going
Just can’t say
Going down that highway
Going far away

You know that you hurt me
With you fooling round
Yes you know that you hurt me
With your fooling round
I’m leaving on the highway
Gonna quit this town

It’s a great long road
Leading anywhere
Yes it’s a great long road
Where it goes i don’t care
Got to get me fresh start
Wash you out my hair

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Going Home

Happy New Year to all you blues lovers out there.

I guess I picked this song for today because of the first verse. I’m not a great lover of Hogmanay although the haggis I had for dinner was quite enjoyable. And New Year resolutions? Well, I’ve tried but never managed to keep one yet so now I don’t bother.

New Year, new blues song. Rather contradictorily, I’m happy.


I been downtown with a bunch of my mates
We drank some beer and we stayed out late
Now my head is banging , I can’t take no more
Just watch me walking out that door.
I’m going home
I’ve had enough
I’m going home

Worked all day for a packet of pay
Things ain’t really been going my way
I shuffled my papers and answered my phone
But my heart’s not in it so I’m going home
I’m going home
Leave me alone
I’m going home

I met this woman the other day
She took me to her place and said what’re’ya say
I was tempted for a minute til her man walked in
Asked for a tiresome but it ain’t my thing
So I’m going home
To my chill out zone
I’m going home

I get up in morning take a shower and shave
Look forward to a date as a wage slave
The train’s packed out each and every day
All the people look the other way
I’m going home
Home alone
I’m going home

I’m really quite happy being on my own
It really don’t bother me being alone
People often ask me what I like to do
well, I like to get away from this human zoo
I’m going home
Home on my own
I’m going home

Going home
I’m going home
I’m eading for my chill out zone
I’m going home
All alone
Disconnect the telephone
I’m going home ‘cos I’ve had enough
I’m going home

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Man

It’s Christmas so I thought I’d netter break away from the doom and gloom and give you all something upbeat!

This is where I came from really and where I still pretty much am today. I started in a band at school as a lot of us did. We had a lot of fun but we never made a lot of money but in those days money was seen as ‘selling out’ the music.

I love upbeat blues based rock which is why I enjoyed recording this song. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and may your God go with you. Like Christmas, it ain’t about the money.

I cut my teeth in a high school band
Copying the riffs of that ol’ Slow Hand
We sounded pretty bad so said everyone
Never made money but we had some fun
Had a beat up old guitar and a ten watt amp
With dreams of owning a six foot stack
And a Les Paul Custom or a Fender Strat
I had a cheap ol’ copy and made do with that

I know what I am – I’m a rock ‘n’ roll man
I been a big fan since the day it began
I know what I am – I’m a rock ‘n’ roll man
Ain’t no mistaking this rock ‘n’ roll man

Don’t give me reggae I’m sure that it’s fine
And don’t give me ballads in 3 4 time
Give me the rhythm and give me them blues
Ain’t nothing else that’s gonna do
Take me back to those days in the clubs
And the run down rooms over run down pubs
Piled in with the gear in the back of the van
It was all worth it to this rock ’n’ man

Give a guitar and give me those drums
Give me a beat that moves my feet
You can tell me I’m wrong – I give a damn
‘cos I know what I am – I’m a rock ‘n’ roll man

Give me a beat that drives along
And I’ll give you a smile as you play that song
It’s the rhythm of life that you just can’t beat
It makes me what I am – I’m a rock ‘n’ roll man

I know what I am
I’m a rock ‘n’ roll man

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Stupid People

Given the events in Parliament in the last week over the Brexit plans, I thought that the title of this song was rather poignant – although it has sod all to do with Brexit!

Stupid people – we all know them don’t we? Especially if you live in my neck of the woods.

You can find them everywhere
Always getting in your hair
Doesn’t matter what you do
They will still gang up on you
Like to tell you what they think
Always kicking up a stink
Don’t care if you’re wrong or right
Shut up or they’ll start a fight
Stupid people everywhere
Stupid people just don’t care

And whenever things go wrong
They all sing the same old song
They will tell you what to do
Then that it’s all down to you
Doesn’t matter what you say
They will always have their way
Stupid people just don’t care
Stupid people everywhere

Mustn’t grumble or complain
Mustn’t moan or be a pain

Mustn’t grumble or complain
Mustn’t moan or be a pain
Stupid people everywhere
Everywhere is just the same
Shut your mouth don’t make a fuss
Even when you’ve enough
Stand ‘em up against the wall
Line ‘em up and shoot ‘em all

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Send the Cavalry


Every year, I get together with a blogger mate and produce a Christmas single. Never mind “Mistletoe and Wine” because you can keep the mistletoe, just send the bloody wine!

Anyhow, this years turkey for the chopping block is one I’ve hated ever since I first heard it – Jonah Lewie. Sorry Jonah, but I really hate this song. Good luck to you, because I’ve no doubt it makes a great pension fund, but it’s not for me so I’ve rewritten it. Hope you have a sense of humour?

So here it is – click this link – “Send the Cavalry (Stop the Jonah Lewie)” and give it a listen.

And if that’s not enough for you, there’s loads more in my Christmas Album for Christmas haters everywhere “Crappy Christmas”. Enjoy!

Please click the links! It’s free for you and I’m just a poor old pensioner who desperately needs the money for Christmas.

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