Dark Powder​/​Harpo​/​Coffeecan Telephone (Promo Only)

by Mike Ross

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All tracks written by Mike Ross.

From the forthcoming album "Jenny's Place" - due for release March 16th 2016.

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released January 13, 2016

Mike Ross - Guitar/Vocal
Francois DeVille - Bass
Steve Watts - Organ
Darren Lee - Drums
Dave James - Piano

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Mike Ross Brighton, UK

'Timeless, uplifting Americana with
a bluesy bias and a southern swing'

Mike writes soul wrenchin', riff bustin' songs that will make you want to share the tale of his life's journey and the lessons he's learned. Listen and you'll see why one reviewer declared him 'Soaked in soul & burnt in blues'. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Powder
Dark Powder

when the clouds beat the sunshine
it's a gentle decline
I didn't know who had the problem
but it turns out that it's mine

my proclivities they are legion
and so varied in their ways
and they are the means to keep reminding me
that centre on my shame

my temper's caught up in a ring fence
The hell with being dry
feels like life is an asylum
except for cocaine, coffee and wine

and ceaselessly the optimist
but never to begin
to seek the truthful reasoning
that might just let me back in
Track Name: Harpo
said early this morning
when I was all alone
I knew troubles coming when I
I heard the graveyard moan
I went to the window
and I drew down my blind
sick to my stomach now
and I felt cold inside
didn't mean to cry
didn't mean to sigh
didn't wonder why
but it feels alright

and if you don't know
you better be afraid
you don't listen to me
you just look instead
let me reassure you
I won't tell you no lies
there's trouble brewing
In the darkening skies
I didn't mean to cry,
didn't mean to sigh
but I don't wonder why
but it feels alright

well I met a little girl
on a cross town ride
she just opened the door
and I got me inside
she said 'where you goin'
and I just said 'uh huh'
at our destination
things got a little rough

didn't mean to sigh
didn't mean to cry
don't wonder why
but I'm still alive
yeah and it feels alright
and I said oh yeah
take it easy honey
Track Name: Coffeecan Telephone
talking to my baby on the coffee can telephone
talking to my baby on the coffee can telephone
yeah I’m tired and I’m lonely and I don’t want to be alone

you can't get too far from the kitchen with one of these things
you can't get to the car from the kitchen in one of these things
'cos you won't get a signal if the bannister breaks the string

I said whooee baby, you almost drive me crazy
God said the devil made me but he sure do want to save me
talking to my baby on the coffee can telephone

I said whooee baby, you almost drive me crazy
God said the devil made me but he sure do want to take me
talking to my baby on the coffee can telephone

roll me down the river cos there's something blocking the road
roll me down the river cos there's something blocking the road
'cos my baby is my baby and you know he's only five years old