My newest album “Nothing’s Gonna End The Way You Want It To” is out today!

nothing's gonna end cover

Correct-a-mundo. The new album of nine originals and one cover is out TODAY.
Get it HERE.

The first song on the album is

WHAT WE DO
(Robertson 2020)

you’ve got this strange little tell
its’ a dead give away that you’re tryin to sell
an idea you don’t believe in
gonna take us for a wild spin

but now the foots on the other shoe
‘cuz lying is what we do

you’ve got a heart like a stone
but its a dead giveaway, so leave me alone
same ol’ dumbass shell game
all the credit but none of the blame

now the foots on the other shoe
‘cuz lyin’ is what we do

I used to be in the CIA but now I’m in the FBI
Some people get their facts straight but I don’t even try
all the time you spend lookin in the mirror
is a total waste cuz you cant make it clear

now that the foot is on the other shoe
cuz lyin ‘is what we do

MY LATEST JONES…the last song on my album “Sinner”

latest jones

Addiction isn’t limited to drugs or alcohol. It can be a method of dealing with all reality.

(Robertson 2020)

sitting here in tom
mys bar
tryin to hide another scar
I dont need no clinic methadone
I met her here two nights ago
I think she liked me I dont know
she’s the strangest girl
my latest jones
I’ve got her in my mobile phone
I’m waiting for a dial tone
I call her up but she wants to be alone
she dont need no company
she dont need you and she dont need me
shes the strangest girl
my latest jones
I been sleepin’ in my car
try’m to follow my own star
I don’t need no clinic methadone
but Im okay in spite of it
a nd if I’m pressed I would admit
Shes the strangest girl
my latest jones
chorus
I don’t need no clinic methadone
but I’m okay, Im doin’ fine
but I dont think she pays me any mind
chorus
from Sinner, released April 25, 2020

CAT IN A TREE…the tenth song on the album “Sinner”

cat in a tree

How did I end up here? what is this place?

listen to the song, buy the album

(Robertson 2020)
I used to be a cat in the jungle
now I’m a cat in a tree
help is not something I needed
I don’t know whats happened to me
animals in cages
I just set them free
I used to be a cat in the jungle
now I’m a cat in a tree
all the boats you made out of paper
are floating off into the sea
they carry your father and mother
but that doesnt matter 2 me
I’ve gotten rid of all my baggage
when I travel I move carefully
I used to be a cat in the jungle
now I’m a cat in a tree
all of the presents you gave me
I unwrapped and set aside
there’s one for every time
that you answered my questions with lies
there’s so many I havent opened
but they don’t matter to me
I used to be a cat in the jungle
now I’m a cat in a tree
the city streets are deserted
I’ve never seen it like this before
I’m a blank page in a notebook
and I don’t go out anymore
birds fly into my windows
the sound of their deaths startles me
I used to be a cat in the jungle
now I’m a cat up a tree

from Sinner, released April 25, 2020

LILLIBRIDGE STREET…a song from the 2011 album “Dancing on the Edge of the Knife”

Aiyana-DJ

Lillibridge Street
(c. robertson 2010)

It was just after midnight,
morning of May sixteen,
The neighbors said the streetlights
Were out on Lillibridge street.

Aiyana was asleep on the couch
While her grandmother watched TV.
In the downstairs apartment
Down On Lillibridge street

A flash grenade went through the window
It shook the house like thunder
it landed so close to Aiyana
it burned the blanket she lay under.

Officer Weekley burst into the house
Did he fire because he was scared?
But they had entered the wrong apartment,
The man they wanted was upstairs.

It was a nighttime raid by the SWAT team
For the reality TV crew
But a seven year old girl was shot and killed
It’s just too bad to be true.

Damn the criminals
damn the police
damn
the tv shows
Reality is something else
Everybody knows.

Now, you could blame the TV show
or the people who watch each night
Sitting on their couches
In the flickering ghost light.

You could blame the Detroit police
or their TV ego trip
You could blame the poverty
That crushed all in its grip

But you couldn’t blame Aiyana
No matter how hard you tried
Seven year old girls are not criminals
And don’t deserve to die.

 

or more info: thestreetsdontloveyouback.ning.com/profiles/blogs/aiyana-jones-one-year

IN IT’S PATH…from the 2017 album “Thunderstorm” …welcome to the police state.

Thunderstorm

IN IT’S PATH

(Robertson 17)

welcome to the police state

come in and look around

they don’t mind you lookin’

just don’t make a sound

It ain’t funny…I don’t want to see you laugh

it’s a thunderstorm and we’re all in it’s path

you don’t have to protest

you don’t have to march

you won’t have the battle

but you’ll have the scars

It ain’t funny…I don’t want to see you laugh

it’s a thunderstorm and we’re all in it’s path

there’s fires in the city

there’s a fire in your heart

be prepared to finish

anything you start

It ain’t funny…I don’t want to see you laugh

it’s a thunderstorm and we’re all in it’s path

welcome to the police state

come in and look around

they don’t mind you lookin’

just don’t make a sound

It ain’t funny…I don’t want to see you laugh

it’s a thunderstorm and we’re all in it’s path

THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER…the 9th song on my album “Sinner”

Millais_farmers-daughter

(painting by John Vincent Millais)

THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER
(Robertson 2011)

every sunday morning over in Union Square
all the farmers bring their produce in
and try to sell it there

she stands under one canopy
her hair’s fireengine red
with all her charms she’s five alarms, it’s said

chorus: She’s the farmer’s daughter
and she ain’t no joke
she’s the farmer’s daughter
where there’s fire there’s smoke

there’s apples and there’s peaches
there’s ears of corn galore
and everything is fresher
than you’d find in the local store
the tomatoes are much redder
cause they just came off the vine
she don’t give it away
but nobody seems to mind.

Chorus

one sunday it was rainin’
no market in the square
we just hung around thinkin’
that the weather was unfair.
I tried to smoke a cigarette
but I couldn’t keep it lit.
I just left it hangin’ from my lips
in spite of it.

chorus

from Sinner, released April 25, 2020

PATRIOT BLUES….the eighth song on the album “Sinner”

patriot

in a rare moment of synchronicity, a song for one of our nows…

PATRIOT BLUES
(Robertson 2020)

Oh, say, can you see in the middle of the night
it was just you and me by the dawn’s early light
and I don’t know what we’re doin’ this for
cause I don’t want to fight anymore

Oh, say, can you see it’s the rocket’s red glare
it’s the Fourth of July everywhere
and all this feels too goddam unreal
we are what we are what we feel.

Bridge:
it’s now or never playing on the radio
I never liked it but it’s so apropos

Lying in the moon’s feeble light
another one lights up the night
the smoke curls up like a snake in the sun
this evening is under the gun

Oh, say, can you see in the middle of the night
it was just you and me by the dawn’s early light
and I don’t know what we’re doin’ this for
cause I don’t want to fight anymore

credits

from Sinner, released April 25, 2020

MOVE ALONG MOVE ALONG…the seventh song on the album “Sinner”

move along

don’t be a dilettante. buy the album.

MOVE ALONG MOVE ALONG
(Robertson 2020)

Looking at store windows
on an empty street
reflections are the only
people that I meet
animals are coming out
in the light of day
I smiled at a peacock
and it ran away

chorus:
If you think you’re right
you should stay and fight
but if you know you’re wrong
you should move along

I greet the night electric
sitting on my porch
I’m not keeping track of time
since I lost my watch
stars are spinning around my head
like a crown of thorns
the fabric of reality is so thin
and it’s been torn

chorus

I don’t think I’m gonna move
until the world stops spinning
I don’t think I’m gonna move
until the world stops spinning
I don’t think I’m gonna move
until the world stops spinning
I don’t think I’m gonna move
until the world stops spinning

chorus

these tables are so crowded although you know I doubt it\
would be better if we came another day
the music is so loud and I’m not really very proud
we can dance or we can listen to them play
everybody disappears like a river full of tears
all that’s left is a handful of stars
the beach at 3am is like a distant friend
the band is gone they’re closing up the bars

IT’S NOT…the fifth song on the album “Sinner”

ukeMore ‘trutherism’.   Two ukuleles, bass, and voice.  Buy the album!

IT’S NOT
(Robertson 2020)

I know you think it’s true
they all talk behind your back
I know it makes you blue
when they smile and then attack
I know you try to hang on to
every thing you’ve got
I know you think it’s true
but it’s not.

I know you see the stars
when you’re lying on your back
those little men from Mars
are just waiting to attack
I know you try to hang on to
the things that you forgot
I know you think it’s true
but it’s not

I know you think the sun
spins around the earth
and I know you think a gun
is a measure of what you’re worth
I know you see reality
as just another plot
I know you think it’s true
but it’s not