Live at the Lion's Den August 29, 2015

by Jim Dalton

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I see it's been One of those days Because it's written on your face This seat is free Come take a load off And have a drink on me Have a drink on me Tell me your problems I'll lend an ear Maybe we'll solve 'em over a beer So what'll it be? I got this round Have a drink on me Have a drink on me And when your world is getting crazy It's good to get away and get a little reprieve You don't need to repay me I got this round, so what'll it be? We've all got troubles Everybody gets down We have our struggles every then and now So what'll it be? I got this round Have a drink on me Have a drink on me
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Gunfight 02:18
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Whiskey Rain 04:06
Well here I am once again In this darkness on my own And I don't have anybody show me the light I am alone Just one more glass to drown this sorrow Then it's time for me to go I won't be back here tomorrow Where I'm headed, Lord only knows I've been drivin' down this dark stretch of highway for as long as I can recall It don't matter if they don't approve of my way that won't change things at all Whiskey rain, whiskey rain Come down on me and wash away this pain Whiskey rain don't you go away I need you to stay Another night in this bar room that don't see the light of day and I've been guided by the full moon but I never do find my way So one more glass could drown this sorrow Then it's time for me to go I won't be back here tomorrow Where I'm headed, Lord only knows I've been drivin' down this dark stretch of highway for as long as I can recall and don't matter if they don't approve of my way That won't change me at all
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Rollin' down the highway, on lazy Saturday Things are goin' my way, I got no blues for a change And I ain't gotta be no place, ain't gotta be nowhere and I ain't got a single worry, or a single care Ah and I feel okay It's a lazy Saturday Southbound 85, I'm headed for Puerto Penasco, Mexico One toke over the line, sweet Jesus, is playing on my radio And I ain't gotta be anybody, report to anyone And I'm sure not in any big hurry to get anything done Ah and I feel okay It's a lazy Saturday
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Shorty 00:27
This is the shortest song I ever wrote
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In My Head 04:47
Today's my birthday I'm turning 30 I'm perfectly healthy Independently wealthy In my head And that's Bill Murray I'm his best friend He's at my party Pouring shots again And having a good time In my head Sinatra's crooning All the girls are swooning Everyone is here Even the Goonies In my head In my head the sun is shining bright tonight In my head those I've lost are still alive In my head the world is so unusually happy In my head everyone loves everyone In my head no one needs to use a gun In my head the world is so unusually happy Took a rocket to outer space Found the cure for cancer For the human race And brought it back In my head In my head, everything it's beautiful In my head, life is one big musical In my head the world is so unusually happy In my head, there is nothing but good will In my head, no one uses God to kill In my head the world is so unusually happy
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Mexican Jail 03:20
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Day after day I wake up and I say where did I go right? To have all these beautiful babes chase me night after night I look in the mirror and I can't help but ask myself why Why did I turn out to be such a good looking guy? When I'm stage people don't even know that I play the bass Cause everyone's busy just staring at my gorgeous face I really can't blame them when they look at me and ask why When did Nick Scropos become such a good looking guy? I'm just a good looking guy Something sweet for your eye Thank me when I pass by For being a such a good looking guy I walk down the street and I watch people passing me by They turn to each other and say "Wow, did you see that guy?" I really can't blame them when they look at me and ask why How did he turn out to be such a good looking guy?
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You're telling me that you would leave him If you could have a chance with me Well I hate to break it to ya Some things just aren't meant to be So you might hold on to what you have 'cause there's no chance for you and me I'm not trying to make you sad I'm just trying to make you see I can't love you like he can I hope that you can understand I want a woman not a man So I can't love you like he can Now you're telling me it's hard Well I just don't know what to say Except buddy, it ain't in the cards So you must turn and walk away Cause you're barking up the wrong tree That dog don't hunt for me Don't wanna see tears in your eyes But I love the ladies, not the guys So I can't love you like he can I hope that you can understand I want a woman not a man So I can't love you like he can I'm not trying to be rude It's not that I do not approve But long ago I did conclude I could never do a dude Stand behind your man Cause I can't love you like he can
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Well it's hard telling where I'm going when I look at where I've been I'm feeling like a tumbleweed blown' in the wind But the road that I am traveling is a road that leads somewhere so I'm holding to hope there's something better out there so I keep rollin' on down the highway I keep rollin' like a wheel Until I finally find something that's real I'll be rollin', like a wheel Well I've always been a drifter but I'm tryin' to find my way I don't worry 'bout tomorrow, I'm just livin' for today and I'm tryin' to find a better place where I can stay so I can finally settle down and end my driftin ways so I keep rollin' on down the highway I keep rollin' like a wheel well I always will remember where it is that I come from I only hope it's not a sign of future things to come 'cause when I look behind me now the only thing I see is a long and winding highway of broken down dreams but I keep rollin'….
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I see you acting high and mightier than thou All I can do is scratch my head and wonder how You get away with things you do and say You'll step on anyone who gets in your way Well I've had it up to here with you So what I'm gonna say is long overdue I'm getting tired of biting my lip So I'm doing you a favor and giving you a tip You got a problem You gotta fix that shit You got a problem Everybody's tired of it You flaunt your money, wear expensive clothes Buy pricey shoes to use for stepping on toes But there are certain things you can't buy with dough But that's something that you're never gonna know If you keep looking out for number one You're never gonna realize what you've done And like I said I'm tired of biting my lip So I'll say it once again, I'm shooting from the hip You got a problem You gotta fix that shit You got a problem Everybody's tired of it You think the world never did revolve around anyone but you You are the most important person in world in the eyes of you
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"Post-poop" 00:46
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Well there's a road that I know that can get you up to heaven for a day Where you just might see an eagle fly or watch the bighorn play Or you can take a trail that'll lead you to the river's edge Where you can listen to the rollin' waters carry all your troubles away On I-70 Westbound, I-70 Westbound We'll get away for a little while on I-70 Westbound There's nothing that can quite compare to the Colorado sun When you're high in the Rocky Mountains and away from everyone And you know the Mile High city always will be home to me But for those times when I gotta get away there's a place I'll be On I-70 Westbound, I-70 Westbound We'll get away for a little while on I-70 Westbound Well I just can't wait to get next to a fire tonight Where I can hold my baby in my arms until morning light And when we wake up we can take a long walk and see what we can find Come on let's pack it up, hit the road, it's time to leave the city behind
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Marie 03:11
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Amigos 06:08
When you're out at the bar and you've had way too much Who's gonna come pick you up? Next time just call me and don't go to jail You still owe me last weekend's bail Wherever we go, no matter how far Nothing can change who we are Amigos, amigos When your piece of shit pickup breaks down once again I know you don't have AAA Who will reluctantly help out a friend? Who's only a phone call way? And when you've got a secret that you need to hide, who's gonna keep it inside Amigos, right from the start Amigos, we'll never part Amigos, is Spanish for friends Amigos, until the end And if some jerk, down at your work Is pissing you off to no end Don't kick his ass, you'll probably get canned I'll handle your light work my friend When you're crazy ass girlfriend kicks you out again You know who lives just 'round the bend By the way that relationship's one you should end I'm telling you this as a friend Cause I heard she's seeing like 10 other guys Amigos will tell you no lies
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Pantalones 03:43
Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Donde esta? Mi pantalones Donde estamos? I cannot find you Donde esta? One weekend I did go To Puerto Peñasco It's down in Mexico Where I lay on the sand I met some locals And there was a man He had marijuana There in his hand There was a fiesta Yo bebo sangria Y dos cervezas Then dos more cervazas One in each hand And then came tequila and a mariachi band Too much fiesta I took a siesta There on the sand Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Donde esta?
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These Times 03:01
So my friends this is the end It's time to move along down the line Someday when I'm looking back I'm gonna smile As I remember these times It's been fun but now we've come To the moment we must say our goodbyes One day when you're looking back I hope you will smile As you remember these times I'll be reminiscing Won't be second guessing I will appreciate the times that we've had All of the good ones and even the bad So my friend this is the end It's time to move along down the line One day when I'm looking back I know I will smile As I remember these times

about

Hi music loving person. This is me solo at a really cool place they call the Lion's Den in Pinetop, Arizona, on the afternoon of August, 29, 2015. Just before I got there, it rained and was cold and cloudy and there was lightning. I thought the gig wasn't going to happen. But it did. And that made me happy because everyone there was really cool and fun. Friendships were made. Laughs were had. Many beverages were consumed. I love me a good day-drinking crowd. Oh, and the Lion's Den has this burger called the "wine burger" that you should try if you ever get there. Nothing has been "fixed in in the mix." All clams are left fully intact. For you non-musicians, "clams" are mistakes. No auto-tuned vocals here (well except intentionally like on the Cher and Madonna covers I did) but unfortunately those could not be shared here for copyright reasons. I admit I cringed often times as I listened to my far from perfect vocals, and my sometimes ill-timed and flubby guitar solos but I hope it gives you of sense of how nice it was to be there that day.
Thanks for listening,
JD
ps.. There are hidden bonus tracks included with purchase.

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released September 1, 2015

Recording engineer: Jeff Lusby-Breault
Live sound engineer: Jim Coleman
Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Jim Dalton
Graphic design/cover art by Jim Dalton
All songs writen by James Dalton © ASCAP
Except : "Mexican Jail" (Dalton/Hickman), "I Drive a Truck" (T. Asnicar), and "Go With the Flow" and "Marie" (Dalton/Clyne)

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Jim Dalton Denver, Colorado

Colorado-based Country, Americana, Roots singer-songwriter, and lead guitarist for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Lead singer & guitarist of the Railbenders and the Hickman-Dalton Gang.

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