Bad News

Seems an appropriate title in these trying times. Hope it doesn’t depress you too much and that you’re all keeping safe out there.

Bad news bad news
My woman went away
Bad news bad news
My woman went away
All alone all alone
All alone since she went away

I’m all alone
Walking down that rusty dusty road
I’m all alone
Where i’m going i don’t know
I’m wandering like a hobo
No place to call my own

Like a ship without a rudder
Like a car without a wheel
Don’t know where I’m going
Can’t tell how i feel

Been so sad and lonely
Since she walked out the door
Been so sad and lonely
Since she walked out the door

Bad news bad news
She found somebody else
Bad news
Really doesn’t make no sense

You know I never saw it coming
Never had a clue
No I never saw it coming
What she was gonna do
Bad news bad news
Bad news
It could happen to you

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Street Corner Woman

Been quiet for a while whilst working on the next album with a couple of tracks now in the can. Without giving too much away, this one’s going to be heavy. ‘Nuff said.

In the meantime here’s a jazzy track off Smalltown Blues :

She’s a street corner woman
She’s a good time girl
Street corner woman
Knows just what to do
gonna make you happy
gonna make me blue

she wears a tight black skirt
she’s wearing high heeled shoes
Got a low cut blouse
Gonna smile at you
Take your money
Make a fool of you

Waiting back home
I know just where she’ll be
Waiting back home
She ain’t there with me
She’s a street corner woman
Plain to see

She makes a lot of money
Selling what she got
Makes a lot of money
‘cos she’s got a lot
Street corner woman
Working her plot

She knows her business
And she knows it well
It’s a high grade product
And she knows it sells
Street corner woman
Caught you in her spell

She’s not the kinda girl
You take home for tea
But she’s the sort of girl
That will do for me
But you get what you get
You don’t get it for free

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Thanks for 2019

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Wishing all my listeners a Happy New Year and thank you all for your encouragement and support throughout 2019.

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Somebody’s Acting Like a Fool

Another blues track off the ‘Smalltown Blues’ album which harks back to my very brief encounter with John Mayall way back when. I’ve tried to capture the style of that time with this one.

We had a stupid quarrel
And I don’t know what to do
We had a stupid quarrel
Something dumb with me and you
We need to talk it over
Somebody’s acting like a fool

We’ve been acting really stupid
Can we work out what to do?
We’ve been acting really stupid
Is it me or is it you?
We need to find an answer
Somebody’s acting like a fool

Somebody’s acting like a fool
Somebody’s acting like a fool
Tho’ my recollection’s hazy
I think that we’ve been acting crazy
We need to sort it out now
Somebody’s acting like a fool

I shouldn’t yell or holler
Get hot underneath my collar
We should try to keep it calm
Talking never did no harm
Got to pull ourselves together
Somebody’s acting like a fool

Somebody’s acting like a fool
We treat each other cruel
Like some kids just outta school
Somebody’s acting like a fool
We got to get our act together
Somebody’s acting like a fool

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Politician

With an election coming in a week’s time. I thought it apposite to post this as a comment on the sad choice before us.

Politicians – out for themselves
Politicians – don’t care for no-one else
Politicians – red or blue
Politicians – are out to screw you

I think the lyrics speak for themselves and I quite enjoyed playing the slide as well – but that’s just me.

His lips are moving
The words are coming out
His lips are moving
He’s sowing seeds of doubt
You know he’s lying
He doesn’t mean a word
What he’s saying
Is really quite absurd

His lips are moving
He’s trying to tell us lies
His body language
He really can’t disguise
He’s saying ‘Trust me’
Do you think you could
His lips are moving
He’s saying that you should

Politicians
Playing their games
Politicians
Always the same
You know they’re lying
When their lips move

He looks real natty
In his tailored suit
But beneath the shell
He doesn’t give a hoot
There’s no democracy
So just do what you’re told
You know he’s lying
When his lips move

You see them on the telly
You see them in the street
You know that it’s elections time
When they try to keep you sweet
They’ll tell you anything
To try and get your vote
But when it’s over
They’ve got you by the throat

Politicians – all the same
Politicians – Playing their games

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Breakup Blues

Here’s another tack off the ‘Small Town Blues’ album. This time it’s a slow blues number about breaking up and how at the end of the day you get over it and move on.

I’ve also been working on a collaboration with my good blogger friend, Dioclese, for this year’s Christmas single. It’s become a bit of a tradition that we do this every year. More news on that in due course.

Meanwhile, enjoy ‘Breakup Blues’

You broke my heart
You left me high and dry
You broke my heart
You told me all those lies
You broke me down
Can’t you hear me cry

The day you left me
I didn’t know what to do
The day you left me
All alone and blue
I didn’t think I
Could get over you

But now I’m over you
Like you’re over me
Can’t you see what you did to me
Can’t you see that you set me free

You stole my money
You drank my booze
You stole my money
I had nothing left to lose
It took a while to pick me up
Now I can’t believe my luck

Can’t you see
What you did to me
Can’t you see
That you set me free
Now I’m over you
Like you’re over me

So what you gonna do
When he’s over you
Then you’ll know
How I was sad and blue
You had it coming
Coming back on you

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Heart of Stone

Here’s the opening track from the ‘Small Town Blues’ album.

Hope you like it. I’ll post some more tracks over the coming weeks but if you can’t wait then you can listen to the full album on all the good streaming and download sites like Amazon and Spotify to name but a couple.

She’s a demon she’s a witch
She’s a hard hearted bitch
She’ll love or she’ll hate you
But you’ll never know which
You better watch out
She’s got a heart of stone

If she gets you alone
Then she’ll cut you to the bone
Take my advice
And leave her well alone
You better watch out
She’s got a heart of stone

She’s a hard hearted woman
She’s one of a kind
She’s the one sort of woman
You’d hope you’d never find
Best leave her alone
She’s got a heart of stone

What you gonna do when she’s chewed you up spit you out
Ain’t no use to holler, ain’t use to scream and shout

Ain’t nobody like her
Better leave her well alone
She’ll pick you and put you down
Rip your heart out, throw it around
You better watch out
She’s got a heart of stone

Take my advice and find yourself somebody else
You’ll never see her coming she’s gonna take you by surprise
You better watch out
She’s got a heart of stone
Said you better watch out
She’s got a heart of stone

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