Live at the Tempe Tavern New Year's Day

by Jim Dalton

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Recorded at the Tempe Tavern in Tempe, Arizona on New Year's Day, 2016 in front of a live, wonderfully loud, hungover, and drunk audience. Special guest guitarist on tracks 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24, Steve Larson. Bonus tracks feature special performance by Chris Kantor and spoken word performance by Marc Norman.
Thanks to all of the awesome people who helped me start the year off right!
Me love you long time,
JD

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released January 6, 2016

All songs written by James Dalton (ASCAP), except "Marie" (Dalton/Clyne) and "Swingin' Balls" (Dalton/Naffah).

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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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Track Name: For You, Anything
I'll be anything you want me to be
Show you anything that you wanna see
Get you anything, whatever you need
For you, anything

I'll go anywhere you want me to go
Tell you anything that you wanna know
Take it fast or we can take it slow
For you, anything

I'll stay anywhere you want me to stay
Dark of the night or in the light of the day
And if you're lost then I will show you the way
For you, anything

For you, anything
Anything
For you, anything
Anything
For you, anything
Anything
For you, anything
Track Name: Here and Now
I don't like to think about the end of the story
I only hope when my time's out
It won't have been boring

Cause what's it's really all about
Without a question, there's no doubt
The only certainty there is here to be found
Is you and me, here and now

So come with me and let's go fly
And seek out new places
We'll take the highway in the sky
Through wide open spaces

I'm tired of worrying bout tomorrow
It may not get here anyhow
The only certainty there is here to be found
Is you and me, here and now

And if suddenly I find myself again lost in the darkness
Just shine your light on through
Let it shine on through
And I'll follow it to you

And if suddenly you're swimming in a sea of desperation
I won't let you drown
I'll throw my line on down
And pull you right back out
Track Name: When She's Drinking
She doesn't ever call me over
Anytime that she is sober
Because she isn't in the mood
Only gives me attitude
But then she'll have like seven brews
And she'll insist that I get nude
My observations got me thinking
She only calls my booty when she's drinking

She's always losing her bikini
After she's had a few martinis
But when she's having milk and cookies
I never seem to get no nookie
But once she gets into that vino
She thinks I'm Rudy Valentino
A few more reasons I've been thinking
She only calls my booty when she's drinking

Can't get no hugging from my shorty
Unless she's chugging on a 40
She don't be dishing out the candy
Unless she's sipping on her brandy
Now I don't claim to be no genius
But when she drinks she always wants to be my Venus
Just some reasons I've been thinking
She only calls my booty when she's drinking
Track Name: Have a Drink On Me
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
Track Name: "Jeff Davidson"
Jeff's tab was $4,536 .24.
Track Name: I'll Be Around
I spend my time slinging booze, beer, and wine
6 nights a week at this bar
I live on the south side
In a one-room apartment
And I drove an old beat up car
But I got it good in this old neighborhood
I pick spirits up when they're down
They bring me their troubles
I pour 'em a double
When I'm needed
I'll be around

I can spread good cheer
With a warm smile and cold beer
And you can say what's your mind
Let that weight on your shoulder
Roll off like a boulder
This is your place to unwind
Cause I'm your bartender
I'm a bad day ender
A friend when you find yourself down
If you've got the blues
Well have I got the booze
If you need me, I'll be around

I'll be around
You can find me in any old town
Setting 'em up while they knock 'em down
I'll be around

I hear all the stories
The hard lucks, the glories
The ups, downs, and all in-between
I'll listen if you share
But it's going nowhere
Your secret's safe here with me
Cause I'm your bartender
An expert ear lender
A friend when you find yourself down
If you've got the blues
Well have I got the booze
Should you need me, I'll be around

So bring me your troubles
and I'll pour you a double
When you find yourself feeling down
When you've got the blues
Then with me you can't lose
If you need me, I'll be around

Yeah this watering hole
Here is good for the soul
It picks spirits up when they're down
so bring me your troubles
I"ll pour you a double
Come see me, I'll be around
Track Name: Whiskey Rain
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
Track Name: Big Ol' Dick
Big ol' dick
Big ol' dick
He is my friend
From Kennewick

Big ol' dick
Big ol' dick
He is with me
Through thin and thick

Big ol' Dick
He is the best
Once you see
You'll be impressed

Big Ol' Dick
You will agree
That he's as big
as a big oak tree!

Big ol' dick
Big ol' dick
Big ol' dick
Big ol' dick

It's Big ol' Dick
The ladies love
He is their gift
From up above

Big ol' dick
He is their friend
They stay with him
Through thick and thin
Track Name: Pantalones
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?
Track Name: ¡Amigos!
When you're out at the bar and you've had way too much
Who's gonna come pick you up?
Next time please 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, that's 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, 'cause 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
Track Name: She's Talkin' Spanish (x3)
She's talking Spanish
She's talking Spanish
Can't understand it
Don't know what she's trying to say

She's talking Spanish
She's talking Spanish
I don't talk Spanish
But I like it anyway

Her words they flow oh so effortlessly
It's a thing a beauty
I don't know what she is saying to me
This mexican cutie

If she's asking "How are you?"
I don't have a damn clue
I know not what she's speaking of
She's talking Spanish
And I just can't get enough
Track Name: Gone Fishin'
Gone fishing
If you're looking' for me
I've gone fishing
By the river's where I'll be
Gone fishing
Gone fishing

Gone fishing
Ain't no place I'd rather be
I've gone fishing
Can't nobody bother me
Gone fishing
Gone fishing
Track Name: Elizabeth
As I drive around the bend
to that Pennsylvania borderline again
I seem to find, my mind racing back to you

Wishing you were by my side
Just the two of us, nothing to hide
We find that place
That only you and I can find

And how I need you
God knows I need you
Liz how I miss you
and how I wish that you were here with me tonight

Hey Elizabeth
Let's run away
So far away we'll leave it all behind
Elizabeth let's run away
And start a brand new day tonight

You say they wouldn't understand
and I know I didn't figure in their plan
But say what you will
Nothing can change the way we feel

Like Romeo and Juliet
Ours is a love that time will not forget
It will live on
Long after you and I are gone

Hey Elizabeth
Let's run away
So far away we'll leave it all behind
Elizabeth let's run away
And start a brand new day tonight

And how I need you
God knows I need you
Track Name: Ballad of Nick, the Good Lookin' Guy
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
Why 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 see 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
Why did he turn out to be such a good looking guy?

He's just a good looking guy
Something sweet for your eye
Thank him when he walks by
For being a such a good looking guy

He's just a good looking guy
Something sweet for your eye
Thank him when he walks by
For being a such a good looking guy
Track Name: You Got a Problem
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
Track Name: Swinging Balls
My balls are swinging
To everybody's delight
The folks are bringing
their dancing shoes tonight

My balls are swinging
From the left to the right
Such fun they're bringing
Have a ball tonight

My swinging balls
Bring joy to all
Come one, come all
Enjoy my balls

My swinging balls
Bring joy to all
Come one, come all
You gotta try my balls
Track Name: Marie
Four riders behind me
Three bullets left
Two hours 'til sunset
Just one regret

I went lusting for gold
I found only lead
Lo siento, siento, Marie

Marie, ah, Marie
Even in death my heart waits only for thee
Marie, ah, Marie
Mi corazon pertenece
Ahora y siempre
En vida o muerte
Solo a ti

Crying, she stood in her white Sunday dress
The wide world awaits, I would ride to possess
My own envy and greed
I let lure me away
When I knew in my heart with Marie I should stay

Marie, ah, Marie
Even in death my heart waits only for thee
Marie, ah, Marie
Mi corazon pertenece
Ahor e siempre
En vida o muerte
Solo a ti
Track Name: We Had a Good Time
I wanna thank you for being here
I wanna thank you for the shots and beers

Did everybody have a good time?...

Hell yeah, we had a good time.....
Track Name: I-70 Westbound
Well there's a road that I know that'll 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
Track Name: Tucson Troubadour
There's a dude I know from north of Mexico
Some people call him Roger
I just call him bro
And I also call him "Singing Scorpion"
and the "Dylan of the desert"
He's a poet on the run

His name is Roger Clyne and he lives among the cactus
He's never on time and he doesn't like to practice
He sings about an open door
He's the Tucson Troubadour

He is lean and mean, a songwriting machine
He wrote that song "Banditos" and the "King of the Hill" theme
He is also a conservationist and when people don't recycle, he gets kinda pissed

His name is Roger Clyne and lives among the cactus
He's never on time and he doesn't like to practice
He always leaves 'em wanting more
He's the Tucson Troubadour

And you can take him out of Arizona
but you'll never take Arizona out the man
He's loves the Arizona land
He digs the Arizona sand

Yeah you can take him out of Arizona
but you'll never take Arizona out the man
He's got an Arizona tan
Give him an Arizona hand

And he has a lot of songs that rhyme with "O" like Dinero, Mexico, Americano, Buffalo
Just went I thought that he was done rhyming in "O"
He went and wrote another and it's called "Geronimo!"

His name is Roger Clyne and lives among the cactus
He's never on time and he doesn't like to practice
He sings about an open door
He's the Tucson Troubadour