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International BLUES FAMILY CD Reviews

The latest all original CD
recorded in Croatia & Germany

for Reviews and Airplay

1.    Big Time    5:52                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                   BMI Work #:  4802873       ISWC:  T-070.948.659-8
Gave me all his lovin'
Brought me all his huggin'
Stop this hurt I'm feelin'
Help! My head is reelin'

Break this spell I'm under
Make me run for cover
Stop my knees from shakin'
Keep my heart from brakin'

I've got a bad thing for him big time
Burnin' down deep inside.
I wanna hear him say he'll be mine
or I'm gonna lose my mind.

Life is made for livin'
Love is made for givin'
Time is flying faster
Hope is what I'm after

Hate to see him walkin'
Hate to hear him talkin'
with that ho...
Knees just turn to jello

2.    Don't Have To Worry    5:44                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                           BMI Work #:   8185813        ISWC:  T-072.519.514-1
You don’t have to worry…don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
   No matter what you say or do
   I will always take care of you
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright

And when you are lonely…nobody there to talk to
You know I will hurry   I’ll rush to be there with you
   No matter where I happen to be
   Across the ocean or the deep blue sea
You know I will hurry just to be there with you

You don’t have to worry…don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
   No matter what you say or do
   I will always take care of you
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright

You don’t have to worry    Don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry    Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You don’t have to worry    Don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry    Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You don’t have to worry    Don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry    Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You don’t have to worry…

3.    Dancin' With The Blues    5:00                © 2011 E.L.Arnold / M.A. Records, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                                 BMI Work #:   13821401        ISWC:  _________________
Baby, where you been?
I had dreams of you all night long
I can’t describe what you did to me
It’s driving me crazy

I don’t wanna be hurt no more
I don’t wanna be let down like before
This is a cold and lonely game
Nobody but you to blame

I’m dancing with the blues in my lonely room
My soul is dying and I’m tired of crying
I’m dancing with the blues

Slowly you moved out of my life, and you left me here in the night
Now I have to learn to live without you baby
‘til I find somebody new to hold me tight
I been down this road before
Don’t wanna go there anymore
This is my life. What am I gonna do?

I’m dancing with the blues in my lonely, lonely room
I’m losing my mind. I’m spending my time
just dancing with the blues

You promised to treat me better
and baby, I really that that you would
You are a mean mistreater, and you didn’t mean me no good

4.    Got The Power    4:30                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                  BMI Work #:   1808199        ISWC:  T-700.089.908-3
Life brings a body such a long, hard road
and I know it might be a lie.
But you can sarry such a heavy load
If you only give it a try.

We are the masters and we move so fast.
See the future flow like a stream.
Look to tomorrow and don't re-live the past
and always just remember your dream.

Politicians lying to the whole human race
say that we must be afraid
of all the power that is takes to change this place
to a planet without borders, without nation-states.

We've got the power to demand what we want.
No one can stand in our way.
Go tell your brother and your sister-in-law,
"We've got the right to change this planet today".

5.    Cavern Crawl    3:25                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                  BMI Work #:   10258847        ISWC:  T-901.850.550-5
                 INSTRUMENTAL

6.    Let The Spirit    3:48                © 2011 E.L.Arnold, W.Bak / M.A. Records, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                                 BMI Work #:   13821399        ISWC:  _________________
Let the spirit have it’s way
Open up your heart today
Let the light come shining through
Illuminate ev’rything you do

In spite of what they say
the spirit will make a way
Love will get you t hrough
no matter what people do

You may have to cry sometime
Just let the spirit have it’s way

One day you will find
you’ll have to rearrange your mind
When life weighs heavily on you
know that love will see you through

I was so sick I sure could’ve died
Threw my hands up and now I testify
I thought the road would end
Faith has brought me back again

You may have to cry sometime
Just let the spirit have it’s way

Let the spirit…Let the spirit
Let the spirit…Let the spirit
Let the spirit…Let the spirit
Let the spirit have it’s way

If life gets tough and luck just ain’t enough
Just know deep inside that the Spirit will be your guide
You may have to cry sometime
Just let the spirit have it’s way

7.    Hard To Have The Blues    4:17                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                                     BMI Work #:   5733837        ISWC:  T-071.282.259-7
My baby needs me everyday.
My baby loves me in every way.
It's hard to have the blues
when you know you'll never lose --your baby's love.

Don't need no money--no fancy car.
I could be a rock and roll star.
But I don't need those things
if I know I've got my baby's love.

She ain't no saint -- perfect she ain't...
but I know she loves me and she's my mate.
How do I know -- that she loves me so?
Her eyes convey the message and her
smile gives her feelings away.

I need my baby everyday.
She make me feel like I wanna pray.
I fall down on my knees
and thank my lucky stars I've got you.

8.    Stand For Something    4:55                © 2011 E.L.Arnold, W.Bak / M.A. Records, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                                 BMI Work #:   13821400        ISWC:  _________________
I was looking for direction but no compass to be found
In a world with no mercy, I was living underground
I had no way of knowing what you was telling me was wrong
until I heard what was the real deal when BB sang ‘The Thrill Is Gone’

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything
And if you don’t love everybody how can you ever love yourself

Now I’m on the right track and I ain’t gonna turn around
I won’t let nothing bring me down
I know I’ve got a place in the world where I can stand
And for the first time in my life, I feel I have a real chance

I’m a little older now, but I feel I’m getting better
My soul is flying high now. It’s like, like a feather

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything
If you don’t love everybody how can you ever love yourself

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything
If you don’t love everybody how could you love yourself

Love yourself, Love yourself, Love your sister, Love yourself

9.    Devil In You    4:58                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                             BMI Work #:   13508631        ISWC:  ____________________
I gave you ev’rything I could
I shoulda known that you would
treat me like a doggone fool
I shoulda known you’d treat me cruel

But I was in love
wasn’t thinkin’ of
the devil in you

You made my life a living hell
look at just how far I fell
You are Satan in a dress
Left my life in such a mess
But I was in love
wasn’t thinkin’ of
the devil in you

Someday it could happen to you
without a warning, without a clue
I’m gonna tell you just what you should do
Put a million miles between her and you

I gave you ev’rything I could
I shoulda known that you would
treat me like a doggone fool
I shoulda known you’d treat me cruel

But I was in love
wasn’t thinkin’ of
the devil in you

10.    South Austin Shuffle    2:37                © 2011 Bak, Robbins, Fuller/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                             BMI Work #:   5662239        ISWC:  T-071.604.348-9
                 INSTRUMENTAL

11.    Shoulda Listened    4:58                © 2011 Bak, Robbins, Fuller/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                         BMI Work #:   5662238        ISWC:  T-902.206.462-6
(I) can't blame nobody but myself.
(I) can't blame nobody but myself.
I'm stubborn as a mule, did what I wanted to.
(I) can't blame nobody but myself.
(I) can't put it on ya, (or) put it on nobody else.

(I) just had to come out West.
(I) just had to come out West.
But you know I thought, thought it was the best.
(I) just had to come out West.
Out in California -- now ev'rything is a mess.

I shoulda listened to you. I shoulda listened to you.
I'm stubborn as a mule, did what I wanted to.
I shoulda listened to you.
I shoulda done, done what you wanted me to.

I shoulda gone on to school. I shoulda gone on to school.
I shoulda studied. Just hangin' with my buddies.
I shoulda gone on to school.
Now you know I'm sittin'. Sittin' here just like a fool.

12.    Change Is Gonna Come    4:40                © 2011 E.L.Arnold, W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                                     BMI Work #:   10631435        ISWC:  T-902.206.462-6
Everything’s gonna change    no matter what you say or do
If your heart’s in the right place    doors will open for you
This could be the Golden Age    both for me and for you
So take my advice    and all your dreams will come true

You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come

(Oh yes, a change is gonna come) If you are a righteous man,    they will look up to you
And if you’re a poor man    with nothing else to lose
Your body will lifted    and your dreams will come true
No more pain and sorrow    just keep love in your heart

You can say what you want,    but I still believe a change is gonna come

They say the strong will survive,and the meek shall inherit the earth and
Everything will surely change  and the evils in this world will soon be rearranged

Everything’s gonna change    no matter what you say or do
If your heart’s in the right place    doors will open for you
This could be a Golden Age    both for me and for you
So take my advice    and all your dreams will come true

You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come

I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (A change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)

Because they got us on run, but a New Age is surely gonna come

I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GOTTA COME  (I said a change is gotta come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)

There’ll be no where to run, there’ll be no need to hide when your change comes

I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)

You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come
Well you can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gotta come
You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come

14.    Backyard Boogie    3:42                © 2011 W.Bak/Lightning Red Music, BMI
         download MP3 sample                                       BMI Work #:   10644396        ISWC:  T-902.226.291-5
                 INSTRUMENTAL

the groovemaster CD

The all original CD
the groovemaster
from Austin, Texas

for airplay and reviews

1.     One Man's Heaven   4:11               © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                              BMI Work #:  1807251       ISWC:  T-700.089.818-2                                                                                           download MP3 sample
One man’s heaven is another man’s hell
One man’s poison is another man’s well
One rises early and the other works all night
One fights for peace and the other picks a fight

It’s all in the way you look at it
Nobody knows what is right
You like the symphony and I like the blues
Don’t try to change me and I won’t mess with you

One woman’s pleasure is another woman’s pain
What makes her happy only makes her insane
She likes `em muscular but she likes `em thin
To her it’s wonderful…she knows it’s a sin<

Many religions and political views
So much variety and skin color hues
Some like it tropical and some hate the heat
May love the city or your country retreat

It’s all in the way you look at it
Nobody knows what is right
You like the symphony and I like the blues
Don’t try to change me and I won’t mess with you.


2.     Don't Have To Worry   4:11                   © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  8185813       ISWC:  T-072.519.514-1                                                                                                        download MP3 sample
You don’t have to worry…don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
   No matter what you say or do
   I will always take care of you
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright

And when you are lonely…nobody there to talk to
You know I will hurry   I’ll rush to be there with you
   No matter where I happen to be
   Across the ocean or the deep blue sea
You know I will hurry just to be there with you

You don’t have to worry…don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
   No matter what you say or do
   I will always take care of you
You don’t have to worry   Ev’rything’s gonna be alright

You don’t have to worry    Don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry    Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You don’t have to worry    Don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry    Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You don’t have to worry    Don’t have to cry at night
You don’t have to worry    Ev’rything’s gonna be alright
You don’t have to worry…


3.     Do The Revolution   3:51                   © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  10258846       ISWC:  T-901.852.162-5                                                                                                        download MP3 sample
Do The Revolution…   on the dance floor
Be the revolution. What are you waiting for?

You can do it to this rock and roll
Hip Hop or UK Soul
In the spring    In the fall
Do The Revolution, baby all night long

Do The Revolution…   on the dance floor
Be the revolution    What are you waiting for?

(n’) while you’re groovin’ to this brand new beat
In the night club or in the street
As you twist    Raise your fist
(n’) shout the Constitution as you’re dancing along

Do The Revolution…   on the dance floor
Be the revolution


4.     Voluptuous   3:46                   © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak) & Austin Krecz
                                                        BMI Work #:  10264023       ISWC:  T-901.928.989-5                                                                                                download MP3 sample

                 INSTRUMENTAL

 

 

5.     Tortured Mind   5:02                             © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  5662241       ISWC:  T-071.125.588-7                                                                                                               download MP3 sample
Standing on the border between insanity and fame
No one has to tell him “That is the nature of the game”
Sun shines in his window…but all he ever sees is rain
His mind just beats him senseless and aggravates his endless pain

Fighting for the freedom to believe that he is going home
An open invitation…an empty promise in his bones
His heart is flying faster than his body ever will
The road just winds around him and tries its best to get him killed

    And all he ever wanted was a chance to show the world what he knew
    Not too shy about it when the audience was shouting for the blues
    Got to find some sanctuary or he’ll lose his tortured mind


6.     Cavern Crawl   3:36                   © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                          BMI Work #:  10258847       ISWC:  T-901.850.550-5                                                                                                 download MP3 sample

                 INSTRUMENTAL

 

 

7.     Change Is Gonna Come   4:39           © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak) & LZ Love (E.L.Arnold)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  10631435       ISWC:  T-902.206.462-6                                                                                                                           download MP3 sample
Everything’s gonna change    no matter what you say or do
If your heart’s in the right place    doors will open for you
This could be the Golden Age    both for me and for you
So take my advice    and all your dreams will come true

You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come

(Oh yes, a change is gonna come) If you are a righteous man,    they will look up to you
And if you’re a poor man    with nothing else to lose
Your body will lifted    and your dreams will come true
No more pain and sorrow    just keep love in your heart

You can say what you want,    but I still believe a change is gonna come

They say the strong will survive,and the meek shall inherit the earth and
Everything will surely change  and the evils in this world will soon be rearranged

Everything’s gonna change    no matter what you say or do
If your heart’s in the right place    doors will open for you
This could be a Golden Age    both for me and for you
So take my advice    and all your dreams will come true

You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come

I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (A change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)

Because they got us on run, but a New Age is surely gonna come

I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GOTTA COME  (I said a change is gotta come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)

There’ll be no where to run, there’ll be no need to hide when your change comes

I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)
I said a CHANGE IS GONNA COME  (I said a change is gonna come)

You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come
Well you can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gotta come
You can say what you want, but I still believe a change is gonna come


8.     The Meek   4:42                                    © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  10261279       ISWC:  T-901.852.527-4                                                                                                                                  download MP3 sample
Is this what it’s gonna be like when the power goes out?
No way to control and shut us out
Won’t be no emailin’   Photons will be takin’
ev’rything down…   as they’re flyin’ all around
and take the grid down…   without a single sound

When night so bright you have to hide your eyes
follows days of darkness in the skies
The masses will be wailin’   The leaders will be takin’
the underground…   but their safety won’t be found
as their armies fall down…   and (the)
       children gather all around.

       ‘Cause the meek shall inherit the earth
       all those drums of war won’t beat here anymore
       and wealth won’t be what it’s worth
       for two thousand years…joy instead of tears
       Yes, the meek shall inherit the earth


9.     Lie No More   4:34                                © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  8185808       ISWC:  T-072.519.509-4                                                                                                                    download MP3 sample
I had to lie to get by, and I don’t wanna lie no more
No matter how hard I tried, (they) would not let me thru that door

If I am a friend to you will I be a scoundrel too?
Cheatin’ and stealin’ is all you can do.
I had to lie to get by. Don’t wanna lie no more
(Had to lie to get by…don’t wanna lie no more)

Want you to give something back, and not just a snack
a five course dinner for ev’ryone in Iraq
You tried to lie to get by. Don’t want you to lie no more

If I am a friend to you, will I be a scoundrel too?
Cheatin’ and stealin’ is all you can do
I had to lie to get by. Don’t wanna lie no more
No matter how hard I try, can’t get you to lie no more
No matter how hard we try, can’t get you to stop your war


10.     The Shake   2:34                   © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                        BMI Work #:  10261277       ISWC:  T-901.851.423-3                                                                                                download MP3 sample

                 INSTRUMENTAL

 

 

11.     No Matter What   4:51                                © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                                      BMI Work #:  10261278       ISWC:  T-901.852.272-0                                                                                                                    download MP3 sample
(I) Just wanna hold you…  if that’s all I do
Just wanna touch you…  if you want me to
Just wanna hug you…  ’til this day is through
Just wanna kiss you

No matter what you say or do

You don’t have to hug me…  here under the moon
You don’t have to kiss me   I’ll dream that you do
You don’t have to love me…  the way I love you
(Just) don’t leave me lonely

No matter what you say or do
I’m in love with you
I’m in love with you, baby…

No matter what you say or do
I’m in love with you
I’m in love with you …

Cause I’m in love with you
Cause I’m in love with you…
No I don’t know what to do
I’m in love with you…


12.     What It Takes   3:36                   © 2008 Lightning Red (W.Bak)
                                                              BMI Work #:  10264024       ISWC:  T-901.928.990-8                                                                                                     download MP3 sample

                 INSTRUMENTAL

                                         

Gut Bucket Blues CD

the all acoustic CD
featuring LZ LOVE
Gut Bucket Blues

songs © 2007 Lightning Red (W.Bak) /
Lightning Red Music, BMI


3.   Lie No More   3:46                   BMI Work #:  8185808
                                                                       ISWC:  T-072.519.509-4
                                                                       download MP3 sample

I had to lie to get by, and I don’t wanna lie no more
No matter how hard I tried, (they) would not let me thru that door

If I am a friend to you will I be a scoundrel too?
Cheatin’ and stealin’ is all you can do.
I had to lie to get by. Don’t wanna lie no more
(Had to lie to get by…don’t wanna lie no more)

Want you to give something back, and not just a snack
a five course dinner for ev’ryone in Iraq
You tried to lie to get by. Don’t want you to lie no more

If I am a friend to you, will I be a scoundrel too?
Cheatin’ and stealin’ is all you can do
I had to lie to get by. Don’t wanna lie no more
No matter how hard I try, can’t get you to lie no more
No matter how hard we try, can’t get you to stop your war


5.   Backyard Boogie  2:56            BMI Work #:  8185806
                                                                       ISWC:  T-072.519.507-2
                                                                       download MP3 sample

            INSTRUMENTAL

 

 

7.   Can't Help Myself  3:46            BMI Work #:  8185810
                                                                       ISWC:  T-072.519.511-8
                                                                       download MP3 sample

(I) Feel like a chil(d) playin with his toys
Screamin' out with laughter, Cryin' out with joy.

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
(I) Just can't help myself.
'Cause I'm your little baby boy,
and I ain't got nobody else.

Tell me that I am the only one for you.
Hold me pretty baby and kiss me like you do.

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
(I) Just can't help myself.
'Cause I'm your little baby boy,
and I ain't got nobody else.

When I see you, baby you kindle my desire.
And when we're makin' love you set my heart on fire.

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
(I) Just can't help myself.
'Cause I'm your little baby boy,
and you ain't got nobody else.


8.   Cotton Pickin  3:00            BMI Work #:  8185811
                                                                       ISWC:  T-072.519.512-9
                                                                       download MP3 sample

            INSTRUMENTAL

 

 

9.   Gates Of Heaven  3:32            BMI Work #:  8185812
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(I was) Standin' at the gates of Heaven
         but they would not let me in.
They said someone just passed through and
         told 'em what a sinner I'd been.

(I said) "Who was that? Who said those lies?"
         They said she was a blond bombshell
with a big 'ol Texas hat and
         boots beaten up like hell.

I asked if she had a big tattoo
         of an arrow through a heart
right there on her left arm
         and did it look like it was torn apart?

When they said "Yes" that's when I knew
         all the trouble that I was in.
(I) did not know just where to go
         and I didn't see no Holiday Inn!

Swear I heard a dirty word
         and laughter directed at me.
Gabriel blushed, his cheek was flushed
         and that's when he turned to me

And he said, he said "Who is that woman?
                 Who can she be?"
                 And when I said that she had been my wife
                 the gates of Heaven opened for me.
                

Tortured Mind CD

another all original CD
Tortured MIND
produced by Gray Gregson for

Angelwing Records

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1.     Dynamite   3:25               © 2000  Patrick Daniels / Lightning Red (W.Bak)
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Tall and leggy - hot and ready.
She's gotta move to that groove.
Got that soul that makes her whole.
Nice and right. You know she's dynamite.

Swing those hips. Pout them lips.
Shake your hair. Throw it ev'rywhere.
Feelin' alright - she'll dance all night.
She's top-flight. You know she's dynamite.

Hot and fast - make ev'ry second last
`cause when she goes disappointment shows.
Then you'll know you're movin' slow.
She's out of sight. You know she's dynamite.

Tall and leggy - hot and ready.
She's gotta move to that groove.
Got that soul that makes her whole.
Nice and right. You know she's dynamite.
      You know she's dynamite.
      You know she's DYNAMITE.


2.     Hard To Have The Blues  3:00        © 2000  Lightning Red (W.Bak)
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My baby needs me everyday.
My baby loves me in every way.
It's hard to have the blues
when you know you'll never lose --your baby's love.

Don't need no money--no fancy car.
I could be a rock and roll star.
But I don't need those things
if I know I've got my baby's love.

She ain't no saint -- perfect she ain't...
but I know she loves me and she's my mate.
How do I know -- that she loves me so?
Her eyes convey the message and her
smile gives her feelings away.

I need my baby everyday.
She make me feel like I wanna pray.
I fall down on my knees
and thank my lucky stars I've got you.


3.     Tortured Mind  5:32                            © 2000  Lightning Red (W.Bak)
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Standing on the border between insanity and fame.
No one has to tell him "That is the nature of the game."
Sun shines in his window…but all he ever sees is rain.
His mind just beats him senseless and aggravates his endless pain.

Fighting for the freedom to believe that he is going home.
An open invitation…an empty promise in his bones.
His heart is flying faster than his body ever will.
The road just winds around him and tries its best to get him killed.

    And all he ever wanted was a chance to show the world what he knew.
    Not too shy about it when the audience was shouting for the blues.
    Somewhere deep inside must be a place where he can hide.
    Got to find some sanctuary or he'll lose his tortured mind.

Standing on the border between insanity and fame.
No one has to tell him "That is the nature of the game."
Sun shines in his window…but all he ever sees is rain.
His mind just beats him senseless and aggravates his endless pain.

    And all he ever wanted was a chance to show the world what he knew.
    Not too shy about it when the audience was shouting for the blues.
    Somewhere deep inside must be a place where he can hide.
    Got to find some sanctuary or he'll lose his tortured mind.

Fighting for the freedom to believe that he is going home.
An open invitation…an empty promise in his bones.
His heart is flying faster than his body ever will.
The road just winds around him and tries its best to get him killed.
His mind just beats him senseless and aggravates his endless pain.


4.     Houston Blues  3:52                   © 2000  Lightning Red (W.Bak)
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You know I love you Houston `cause you give me, you give me the blues.
You know I love you Houston `cause you give me, you give me the blues.
You watch your back in Houston…more than your wallet that you might lose.

And out on the freeway…better be careful just what you do.
And out on the freeway…better be careful just what you do.
If you flash `em a finger…might just flash a piston at you.

Life was hard…I've got the scars I can show you.
I gotta go far…at least a thousand miles from you.
You're a dirty `ol town…(I) just can't hang around.
You've got your claws in me and I won't let you drag me down

I was always leavin' Houston…but something was always drawin' me back.
I was always leavin' Houston…but something was always drawin' me back.
That's where my sweet woman was…and you know, that's where I hung my hat.

Life was hard…I've got the scars I can show you.
I gotta go far…at least a thousand miles from you.
You're a dirty `ol town…(I) just can't hang around.
You've got your claws in me and I won't let you drag me down.


5.     Shoulda Listened  4:02              © 2000  T. Robbins / C. Fuller / W.Bak
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(I) can't blame nobody but myself.
(I) can't blame nobody but myself.
I'm stubborn as a mule, did what I wanted to.
(I) can't blame nobody but myself.
(I) can't put it on ya, (or) put it on nobody else.

(I) just had to come out West.
(I) just had to come out West.
But you know I thought, thought it was the best.
(I) just had to come out West.
Out in California -- now ev'rything is a mess.

I shoulda listened to you. I shoulda listened to you.
I'm stubborn as a mule, did what I wanted to.
I shoulda listened to you.
I shoulda done, done what you wanted me to.

I shoulda gone on to school. I shoulda gone on to school.
I shoulda studied. Just hangin' with my buddies.
I shoulda gone on to school.
Now you know I'm sittin'. Sittin' here just like a fool.


6.     Thunder and Lightning  1:52          © 2000  Chris Gipson / W.Bak
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7.     Headin' For The Country  4:31    © 2000  T. Robbins / C. Fuller / W.Bak
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(I) went up to the mountain -- (I) went down to the sea.
Hiked out in the forest (and) that city's callin' me.
(but I've) gotta find some shelter.
That Devil's chasin' me.
You know I love that nightlife (but) now I need some sanctuary.

Some love their life in Boston. They thrive in New Orleans.
Chicago is so funky and Austin is so clean.
(But I'm) headin' for the country.
That urban blues is chasin' me.
(You know) I love that nightlife (but) now I need some sanctuary.

I'm headin' for the country.
Headin' for the country.
Gotta leave the city.
(Just) headin' for the country.
I gotta find some peace of mind there.
Gotta set my weary soul free.


8.     Bitta Man  4:16                            © 2000  T. Robbins / C. Fuller / W.Bak
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Sometimes it don't make sense.
She told him to reveal
emotions that lay deep in his heart.
She might as well've had a license to kill.
Tore the life from his soul - destroyed his dignity.
No regard for the way that he feels -
no remorse for the cold, dirty deal.

In life you do what you can.
You try to be an upstanding man.
and then you find that she stabbed you in the back.
She might as well have tied him to the rack.
Tore the life from his soul - destroyed his dignity.
Could not believe the next thing she said.
Had the audacity to mess with his head,

"You're a bitta man!
  You're a bitta man!
  You're a bitta man!
  You're a bitta man!"

  Bitta Man
  Bitta Man
  Bitta Man
  Bitta Man
  Bitta Man…


9.     South Austin Shuffle  3:18          © 2000  T. Robbins / C. Fuller / W.Bak
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10.     Back To Texas  3:38                 © 2000  T. Robbins / C. Fuller / W.Bak
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Well, you know that I've been East.
You know that I've been West.
But I have to tell you that Texas is the best.
Miles and miles of miles for you to cruise all day.

I been to San Diego - up Route One.
Seattle is so cool…and I really had some fun
down in Tallahassee, then up in Detroit.
But I could not wait a minute to get back on that bike of mine
      and get back to Texas.

                                         

Texas Thunder Blues
The Original Songs on
Texas Thunder Blues
1998 Heroic Records HR-103

1.  Big Time     4:14

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Gave me all her lovin'
Brought me all her huggin'
Stop this hurt I'm feelin'
Help! My head is reelin'

Break this spell I'm under
Make me run for cover
Stop my knees from shakin'
Keep my heart from brakin'

I've got a bad thing for her big time
Burnin' down deep inside.
I wanna hear her say she'll be mine
or I'm gonna lose my mind.

Life is made for livin'
Love is made for givin'
Time is flying faster
Hope is what I'm after

Hurts to see her walkin'
Hate to hear her talkin'
with that other fellow
Knees just turn to jello


2.   Endless Boogie   3:27       MP3 sample


3.   Goin On   2:54

© 1994 Chris Gipson / W.Bak    MP3 Sample

When I first met you, we had it goin' on.
Makin' love, child, from dusk 'til dawn.
We'd be getting' it on all night long.
I said, "Baby let's just get it on.
Let's make love 'til the break 'o dawn."

Now when I get home I'll be sittin' alone.
Sittin' there waitin' by the telephone.
I feel so blue because I ain't got you.
Ain't gonna get no lovin' tonight.
And everybody's knowin' that's tight.

But when you knocked on my door last Friday night
you had a glare in yo' stare and your dress pulled tight.
She said, "Boy, what you waitin' on?"
I said, "Baby let's just get it on.
Let's make love 'til the break 'o dawn."

You know we' been up and then we been down.
Our relationship's been all around.
Ain't even livin' in the same damn town.

(but we're) both gonna get some lovin' tonight.
And you know that we'll be feelin' alright.
I said, "Baby let's just get it on.
Let's make love 'til the break 'o dawn."


4.  Lost My Baby     7:16

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I Lost my baby and I almost lost my mind.
Lost my baby and I almost lost my mind.
She's a sweet little child.
You know she really drives me wild.

She left me this mornin'. Said she was never comin' home.
Left me this mornin'. Said she was never comin' home.
`Cause of that bay, you know I really gotta roam.

I Lost my baby and I almost lost my mind.
Lost my baby and I almost lost my mind.
She's a sweet little child.
She would love me all the time.

 

Red's Blues
The Original Songs on
Red's Blues

1996 Heroic Records HR-102

1.  Like An Angel    2:55

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I don't know, baby what you're doin' to me.
I don't know, baby what you're doin' to me.
'Cause whatever it is, I cannot believe how I feel.

You're just like an angel.
You're just like an angel.
You make love like a devil.
(but you) treat me like an angel.
You take me up to Heaven and drag me down to Hell.

And when I look into your beautiful eyes,
your love is something that cannot be disguised.
My heart is punding. It's a fact I can't hide.
Just like an angel you came down to my side.

Ev'rybody knows, baby what you're doin' to me.
Ev'rybody knows, baby what you're doin' to me.
You know just how to do it. You make me cry in ecstasy.

You're just like an angel.
You're just like an angel.
You make love like a devil.
(but you) treat me like an angel.
And girl I gotta tell ya'. I really love you so.


2.  East St. Louis    4:42

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Well my baby's been gone for a long, long time now.
Well my baby's been gone for much too long.
Well she's been gone for two or three days now.
Said she's been gone for two or three days.

She been walkin' in East Saint Louis.
Walkin' in East Saint Louis.
Walkin' in East Saint Louis all night long.

Well my lady's been gone for two or three days now.
Well my lady's been gone for much too long.
(Yea yea)
Sent my baby out…down to the corner store now.

She been walkin' in East Saint Louis.
Walkin' in East Saint Louis.
Walkin' in East Saint Louis all night long.

I called the Illinois State Police.
I called the Illinois State Police.
I called the Illinois State Police.
"Where (has) my baby gone?"

I just sent her to the corner store.
I just sent her to the corner store.
I just sent her to the corner store.
She's been gone too long.

For some beer and cigarettes…
For some beer and cigarettes…
For some beer and cigarettes…
I lost my baby.

I called the Illinois State Police.
I called the Illinois State Police.
I called the Illinois State Police.
"Where (has) my baby gone?"

She been gone, She been gone, She been gone,
She been gone (Yea)
She been walkin' in East Saint Louis.
Walkin' in East Saint Louis.
Walkin' in East Saint Louis all night long.


3.  Irene    3:31

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Don't walk away Irene.
Want cho to be my River City Queen.
Don't walk away Irene.
What makes you wanna be so doggone mean?
Cause you know that I need you…
Know I gotta have you next to me.

When you walk that walk,
oh baby what you do to me.
And when you talk that talk,
up on a throne is where you outta be.
And I wanna make sure you
always live a life of luxury.


4.  Austin Boogie    1:57

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3.  Red's Blues    2:26

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Too much, too soon.
(We) ain't got enough…we got too much blues.
Let's go, so slow.
Grab your hat…put on your trav'lin' shoes.
We're leavin' Texas and we're really gonna have a ball.

All right, next flight.
Our plane is leavin' in the mornin' light.
On top, can't stop.
Gonna hit the stage on a Saturday night.
Goin' `round the world to spread the gospel of the blues.

We' been gone just about six weeks.
I miss my baby and my little dog Zeke.
Dean is lookin' like he needs some sun
And all the boys are havin' so much fun.

In France, in Spain...
we hit the stage and play the blues again.
Tonight, that's right.
We'll be jammin' in the bright spotloight.
And when it's fin'ly over Austin is a wonderful sight.


6.  One Man's Heaven    4:22

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One Man's heaven is another man's hell.
One Man's poison is another man's well.
One rises early and another works all night.
One fights for peace and the other picks a fight.

It's all in the way you look at it.
Nobody knows what is right.
You like the symphony and I like the blues.
Don't try to change me and I won't mess with you.

One woman's pleasure is another woman's pain.
What makes her happy only makes her insane.
She likes 'em muscular but she likes 'em thin.
To her it's wonderful…she knows it's a sin.

It's all in the way you look at it.
Nobody knows what is right.
You like the symphony and I like the blues.
Don't try to change me and I won't mess with you.

Many religions and political views.
So much variety and skin color hues.
Some like it tropical and some hate the heat.
May love the city or your country retreat.


7.  If You See Me    7:18

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If you see me walkin' won't you please give me a ride?
If you see me walkin' won't you please give me a ride?
Because I used to be your baby.
I used to sit right by your side.

Put your cards right on the table
and let me see what's in your hand.
Put your cards right on the table
and let me see what's in your hand.

I cannot live with your deceivin'.
Know that I've got to take a stand.

Oh little baby, let me be your drivin' man.
Oh little baby, no one can love you like I can.
I love to give you all I got.
I'll turn your tap from cold to hot.

I think you know me better
than you'll ever know a man.
I think you know me better
than you'll ever know a man.
No matter who you start to lovin',
can't make you tremble like I can.

Some day your gonna find
you'll wish you had a man like me.
Some day your gonna find
you'll wish you had a man like me.
You're gonna have me on your mind…
so sorry that you set me free.


8.  Big City Blues    3:52

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Take me to Chicago, back to Belmont Avenue.
I wanna feel them big city blues.
Take me down to Wabash
to hear a jammin' Buddy Guy.
This Eisenhower 'xpressway is movin' slow tonight.

Take me to Teresa's or a Newtown club or two.
Calumet or Rush street, or a Westside barbecue.
The Southside is a rough side
but the Northside's got the blues.
Irving and Polaski…Diversy welcomes you.

Ev'rybody wond'rin just where I learned the blues
'cause whlen I went to Texas took some good ol' tunes
I learned from Muddy Waters,
Otis Rush and Sammy Lay.
My heart is in Chicago but my bady can't stay.

Big City Blues. You just can't lose those
Big City Blues. They're the ones you can use, those
Big City Blues, It ain't no use to refuse
'cause once you got `em they always follow you


9.  How Much?    3:00

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You know that I love you babe.
You know that I do.
What is the reason that you
always make me blue?

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
Just can't help myself.
And you always ask me, "Darlin',
how much, how much?"

Come over to your house babe
and knock upon your door.
Yo' mama's angry voice said,
"Don't come back no more!"

But I'm in love with you baby.
Just can't help myself.
And you always ask me, "Darlin', how much, how much?"

I take you for a ride…
We're goin' 'round in my car.
"Where you wanna go?"
Just baby tell me how far.
I love you too much.
Please don't mess with my health
by tellin' me that
you're lovin' with somebody else.

I write a little letter babe and
send it on to you.
You toss it in the trashcan.
You treat me like a fool.


10.  Got The Power    4:43

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Life brings a body such a long, hard road
and I know it might be a lie.
But you can sarry such a heavy load
If you only give it a try.

We are the masters and we move so fast.
See the future flow like a stream.
Look to tomorrow and don't re-live the past
and always just remember your dream.

Politicians lying to the whole human race
say that we must be afraid
of all the power that is takes to change this place
to a planet without borders, without nation-states.

We've got the power to demand what we want.
No one can stand in our way.
Go tell your brother and your sister-in-law,
"We've got the right to change this planet today".


a long way home CD

the all acoustic CD
'a long way home'

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songs © 2006 Lightning Red (W.Bak) /
Lightning Red Music, BMI


1.    Heart Attack   3:39

You give me a heart attack ev'ry time I take you back.
(I) Know you don't believe that. I'll be as mean as I can be
You've got me wrapped around your finger.
(You've got) my soul right there in your hand.

I'm tired of what you do. Ain't gonna let you do it no more
A thousand miles from you.
I'll kick your butt (right) outta that door
You're playin' loose with my emotions.
(Gotta) run just as fast as I can.

(I) just jump and shout when I hear you sneakin' out
with your other man ev'ry chance you can
And I get uptight. I'm ready for a fight
If I could only catch her,
(I) would drag her home tonight.

(I) would drag her home tonight.
(I) would drag her home tonight…


2.    Lonely Man Blues   3:17

My baby's on the East coast
and I am out here on the West.
My baby's on the East coast
and I am out here on the West.
It hurts to have to leave her.
She is the one that I love best.

(I) left on Monday mornin'.
(I) kissed a teardrop from her eye.
(I) left on Monday mornin'.
(I) kissed a teardrop from her eye.
I did not want to leave her,
but I had to say "goodbye".

(I) Came to California…
came out here to save my life.
(I) Came to California…
came out here to save my life.
If I lose it all tomorrow,
at least I've got my lovin' wife.


3.    Lie No More   3:25

I had to lie to get by,
and I don't wanna lie no more.
No matter how hard I tried,
(they) would not let me thru that door

If I am a friend to you will I be a scoundrel too?
Cheatin' and stealin' is all you can do.
I had to lie to get by.
(I) don't wanna lie no more

Want you to give something back,
and not just a snack...
a five course dinner for ev'ryone in Iraq.
You tried to lie to get by.
Don't want you to lie no more.

If I am a friend to you, will I be a scoundrel too?
Cheatin' and stealin' is all you can do.
I had to lie to get by.
(I) Don't wanna lie no more.
No matter how hard I try,
can't get you to lie no more.
No matter how hard we try,
can't get you to stop your war.


4.    Can't Help Myself   3:46

(I) Feel like a chil(d) playin with his toys
Screamin' out with laughter, Cryin' out with joy.

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
(I) Just can't help myself.
'Cause I'm your little baby boy,
and I ain't got nobody else.

Tell me that I am the only one for you.
Hold me pretty baby and kiss me like you do.

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
(I) Just can't help myself.
'Cause I'm your little baby boy,
and I ain't got nobody else.

When I see you, baby you kindle my desire.
And when we're makin' love you set my heart on fire.

'Cause I'm in love with you baby.
(I) Just can't help myself.
'Cause I'm your little baby boy,
and you ain't got nobody else.


5.    Gates Of Heaven   3:35

(I was) Standin' at the gates of Heaven
         but they would not let me in.
They said someone just passed through and
         told 'em what a sinner I'd been.

(I said) "Who was that? Who said those lies?"
         They said she was a blond bombshell
with a big 'ol Texas hat and
         boots beaten up like hell.

I asked if she had a big tattoo
         of an arrow through a heart
right there on her left arm
         and did it look like it was torn apart?

When they said "Yes" that's when I knew
         all the trouble that I was in.
(I) did not know just where to go
         and I didn't see no Holiday Inn!

Swear I heard a dirty word
         and laughter directed at me.
Gabriel blushed, his cheek was flushed
         and that's when he turned to me

And he said, he said "Who is that woman?
                 Who can she be?"
                 And when I said that she had been my wife
                 the gates of Heaven opened for me.
                 They opened them wide just for me.


6.    Cotton Pickin   3:00


7.    Don't Have To Worry  3:23

You don't have to worry, don't have to cry at night.
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.
No matter what you say or do
I will always take care of you
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.

And when you are lonely, nobody there to talk to.
You know I will hurry. I'll rush to be there with you.
No matter where I happen to be
across the ocean or the deep blue sea.
You know I will hurry just to be there with you

You don't have to worry, don't have to cry at night.
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.
No matter what you say or do,
I will always take care of you.
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.

You don't have to worry Don't have to cry at night.
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.
You don't have to worry Don't have to cry at night.
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.
You don't have to worry. Don't have to cry at night.
You don't have to worry. Ev'rything's gonna be alright.
You don't have to worry…


8.    Backdoor Boogie  3:03


9.    Triple X  4:04

He had his trenchcoat on
and the the smell, the smell was strong.
(He) Had something hangin' long
where it did not belong.

At the triple X    At the triple X...

A black hat on his head...
Swore I saw something red.
Because it could not hide
those horns pokin' up inside

At the triple X     At the triple X
At the triple X     …I met the Devil


10.   Lookin At Las Vegas   3:12

Lookin' at Las Vegas
sittin' high upon a hill.
How I hear it callin'.
Those bright lights give me a thrill.
Will they take my money
and leave me (with) a dollar bill?

No, I'm not a gambler,
and that is not why I am here.
I'm here to see m' fam'ly,
and share some Christmas cheer.
But, see the city shimmer
just like a Christmas tree.

I went on down to the gambling strip
with my best friend...oh, what a trip.
The people down there were playin' those cards.
I tried to hold my money, but I didn't try too hard.


11.   Texas Boogie   2:54

        (instrumental)

 
 
 
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