Big Road Blues

by The Paul Garner Band

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    The CD is beautifully presented in a six-panel sleeve, featuring a pop-up design with original artwork by Paul Garner. Includes a full-colour 16-page lyrics booklet.

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about

Big Road Blues is inspired by the song of the same name, by Tommy Johnson.

Big Road Blues is our journey through life. It's the journey of the blues itself, from Africa to America and beyond. From the dawn of the 20th Century, into the 21st. Big Road Blues is driving across Europe in our van from gig to gig...

The album was "Mastered for iTunes" which means super hi-fi 24-bit FLAC downloads are available here!

credits

released December 4, 2015

recorded and mixed by:
Mike Thorne at Rimshot Studio, Kent.

mastered by:
Brian Lucey, Magic Garden Mastering, USA.

produced by:
The Paul Garner Band ℗ 2015


Paul Garner
- electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
Claudio Corona
- Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, Wersi bass, Nord Stage
Jason Ribeiro
- drums & percussion

backing vocals on Preaching Blues:
- Sarah Goodwin, Megan McConnell & Alice Southwood


cover photo: NASA

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The Paul Garner Band - a progressive blues trio based in London UK. We play the best, most original and exciting new blues music you will hear anywhere.

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Track Name: Too Much For Love
Well the sun ain’t enough to make a summer
And the moon ain’t enough to make a night
We all have it rough some time or other
Times it’s no use to do what you think is right

Oh, no help could I find
Oh and no peace of mind
Too much, much too much
It was all… too much for love

It takes more than a man to make a man
And whatever sense you’ve got you’ll still need more
Once I had a grand ambition
But now I don’t know anything for sure

Oh, no help could I find
Oh and no peace of mind
Too much, much too much
It was all… too much for love

Sometimes baby I want to set you straight
Oh but I can’t be sure I’d win
And anyway darling I know I’ve left it too late
It’s written right there on your skin

Oh, no help could I find
Oh and no peace of mind
Too much, much too much
It was all… too much for love
Track Name: 7 Waters
Strange flesh in the kitchen
Strange words in my mouth
Me and my baby heading
To the beautiful south
Begging for my fortune
And borrowing all my time
Me and my baby living
On chicken and wine

It’s a long hot summer
With nothing but time to spend
Feels like I made it
To a fortunate end

We peeled back the dark
And we squeezed out the juice
I saw something in your eye
But it’s no use
The waves of love
The particular blues
That I feel baby
When I look at you

It’s a long hot summer
With nothing but time to spend
Feels like I made it
To a fortunate end

We walked together
Where the road turns to dirt
Up on rosemary hill
And we felt like the first
It was a fortunate town
It had seven waters
We gave names to the plants
And we held one another
Track Name: Holes
Hey man it looks like you ate all your money
Now you’re broke and hungry too
You used to think you knew it all didn’t you
Now you know one thing that’s true
And your dreams are homeless children
You know they won’t all survive
You’re working like an anxious father
Trying to keep something alive

You’ve got holes
You’ve got holes
Holes
In the shoes of your soul…

It’s not a pain when you think about her
It’s just a pain that you felt before
Like all the dust there in the corner
It’s not a part of you any more
And those sirens keep on calling
Calling you out into the night
And your shadow’s getting longer
As you get further from the light

You’ve got holes
You’ve got holes
Holes
In the shoes of your soul…

One day you looked out of your window
In time to see her cross the street
You started leaving that window open
And every night you get cold feet
Now you’re on the road just walking
With your wooden begging bowl
Your wooden heart and your broken promises
And these holes in the shoes of your soul
Track Name: Cold Shoulders
Well the green man at the crossroads
Yeah he knows what's on my mind
I’ve got red dirt in my shoes
From the world I left behind

I’ve got a candle in my kitchen
Waiting for her to come around
There's a bad moon rising
And I don’t dare make a sound

Nothing's easy with my baby
Though I'm loyal, kind and honest
She's got more cold shoulders
Than a blue-skinned goddess

She's the queen of capricious karma
And I'm a hungry refugee
I’m camping under yellow street lights
Until she gives me back the key

And the signals keep on changing
Pretty soon there'll be no one left to serve
And my heart is just waiting
For my mind to get the nerve

Nothing's easy with my baby
Though I'm loyal, kind and honest
She's got more cold shoulders
Than a blue-skinned goddess
Well I'm loyal, kind and honest
She’s a blue-skinned goddess
Track Name: Icebreaker
Winter has come
And stayed for nearly a year
It’s after the end of the world
Seems like we’re still here
And the sun never sets
But then it never gets too high
Your hair shines like fire
Against the frozen sky

Here on our icebreaker
Sailing into the white unknown
Here on our icebreaker
Together all alone

Big blue whale in the water
Watching the sealions ball
Do you remember when?
The mercury began to fall
Put on some music honey
And let’s dance for a while
Something slow, something soulful
Something years out of style

Here on our icebreaker
Sailing into the white unknown
Here on our icebreaker
Together all alone

And I bet you never thought
You’d wind up here with me
Or did you always know
It’s the safest place to be
The decks are all empty
It’s a skeleton crew
And the hull it shudders
As we break our way on through...
Track Name: The Word
In the beginning
Was the word
You must be careful
Not to say the word too soon
Some people say
The word must remain unspoken
I don’t believe
The word cares what you do

For my whole life
I’d been searching
Until the word
Found its way to me one day
Standing up here
Looking out at the ocean
Facing deep waters
What are you going to say

Oh, baby you’re the last word
Always got to have the last word
Oh, baby you’re the last word
I ever want to hear

Late one night
While all the animals were sleeping
She said, “Boy if you’ve chosen
You’d better give the word to me.”
So word by word
As I slowly tell my story
Day by day
As you take the words from me

Oh, baby you’re the last word
Always got to have the last word
Oh, baby you’re the last word
I ever want to hear
Track Name: Big Road Blues
I’m going away baby
To a world unknown
Sometimes I wonder
If I’ll ever get back home
And if I can’t take you with me
There’s no one else…
I don’t want to go
Down that big road, baby
By myself

I heard the bells a-ringing
But I didn’t heed their call
She showed me glimpses of the winter
I sent her postcards from the fall
Oh but spring is in our hearts
And there’s nothing left to tell…
I won’t make you go
Down that big road, baby
By yourself

Won’t you walk a little closer
Baby with me
There’s a cold wind blowing
I need to feel your body heat
Everything’s in motion
And you move so well…
We don’t have to go
Down that big road, baby
By ourselves

(Can’t you hear me talking pretty mama
Can’t you hear me calling you)

(The sun’s gonna shine
In my back door some day)
Track Name: Push A Little Harder
So I broke the spell
Now we’re back in ourselves
Once again
Oh but baby I know
We can never quite go
Back to who we once were

Push a little bit harder
Push a little bit harder
My love
Push a little bit harder
Push a little bit harder
My love
And I… baby, I will start to roll

If I think I don’t care
Well this pain my chest
Would suggest
That the thought is a lie
I can’t deny
No matter how I try

I’ve been gathering moss
Trying to gauge from the force
Just when push turns to shove
But we can still distill
A powerful thrill, from this
Firewater love

Push a little bit harder
Push a little bit harder
My love
Push a little bit harder
Push a little bit harder
My love
And I… you and I... baby we will start to roll