40 Miles of Bad Road

by Lee Thomas Band

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Back in the latter half of the decade known as ‘the eighties’, the Lee Thomas Band originated the form of music known as RockinBloozaBoogie. Throughout the years, the band has been subject to terrific triumphs and terrible tragedies. However, no nasty juju has yet been found that is strong enough to kill off this intrepid ensemble. The Lee Thomas Band remains to this day the definitive purveyor of RockinBloozaBoogie anywhere on the planet. The originators, and as yet unsurpassed standard bearers for this absolutely astonishing American Artform.

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released December 7, 2000

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The Lee Thomas Band is:
Joe Bear - guitars, vocals, keyboards that imitate other things, texturing
David Lee Davis - vocals, guitar, trombone, blues harp, leadership
Dan (Danny Dee) Dettwyler - keyboards, sax, flute, vocals, actualization
Dan (DJ) Jones - drums, vocals, percussion, propulsion
Tom Lindsay - bass, vocals, fundament

As augmented by:
Beth Avedis - vocals, additional lyrics
Shawn Bisaillon - trumpet
Dayle Davidson - trombone
Mike Fogerty - percussion
Rollin' Tumblin' - piano

Indispensable assistance:
Overdub, development, and mix sessions were done at FTM Studios in Lakewood with Steve Avedis doing the driving.
Initial bed tracks recorded at Blue Zephyr studios by Jess Redmon.
Russ Hopkins of Kiva studios performed the format conversion from Blue Zephyr's analog deck to ADAT employed at FTM.
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Track Name: Take A Little Time
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My friends all seem to know what I should do
They say how better off I'll be the sooner I get over you
Deep down inside I know it's true
But they don't know the depths of my blues

Chorus:
It's gonna take a little time
It's gonna take a little time
Yes it's gonna take me some time to get over you
It's gonna take a little time
It's gonna take a little time
Yes it's gonna take me some time to get over you

My one sided love is getting easy to see
Are you really tryin' to tell me that you got to be free
Yeah next time baby I guarantee
You are gonna see the end of me

Chorus

I said my one sided love is getting easy to see
Are you really tryin' to tell me that you got to be free
Yeah next time baby I guarantee
You are gonna see the end of me
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Track Name: Just Pretend
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What do you do, when you get the blues?
Just sit and moan, or do you try to go on?
I get the blues, every now and then
And when I do, I just pretend

That I'm on Venus, or I'm on Mars
I'm out there flyin' through the distant stars
I don't even think of earth down below
I don't crash back down, with my face against the wall

So when I'm moody, and life don't seem right
And the highway runs forever, right into the night
I don't let it get me, don't let it drag me down
It's just the blues, it's got its own kind of sound

Like Jimi Hendrix, or Stevie Ray Vaughan
Roy Buchanan, keeps shinin' on
They take me out flyin', even though they're all gone
You know I still love 'em all
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Track Name: Pack My Bags
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Well my bus is leavin' tomorrow,
missed my plane yesterday
Well my bus is leavin' me tomorrow,
I missed my plane yesterday
Train got no pool table,
I'll keep movin, anyway

Chorus:
So pack my bags, baby
Pack my bags, yeah
So pack my bags, baby
Pack my bags, yeah
Pack my bags, come on baby
It's gettin' time for another show

Lord I feel like 40 miles of bad road
My body been on spin
Lord I feel like 40 miles of bad road
My body been all spent
I sent my brain on out for an overhaul
Lord I done forgotten where it went

Chorus

Well the highway sings to the horizon
Like a mistress that calls for your soul
The highway sings to the horizon
Like a mistress that calls for your soul
Well say you're bags are packed, and so are mine
Baby this time I'm coming along

Chorus
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Track Name: Tides Of Life
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When the tides of life, seem to rise too high
You're feelin' like, you wanna die
From the hole in your heart, pours the blood of another

Chorus:
Breakin' hearts, it's too late, for letting go
Breakin' hearts, it's too late, no hand to hold

If the dark clouds would just go away
And forget the sadness of sayin' goodbye
Sayin' goodbye shadows all my days
And the nighttime sky has no stars for me

Chorus

Yes I remember the oceans we sailed
The fire in our eyes
And now the footprints in the sand
Wash out with the tide

When the tides of life, seem to rise too high
Feelin' like, you wanna cry
From the hole in your heart, pours the blood of another
When the winds of change blow down your dream
And the pain of love is too extreme
I reach out for a hand to hold

Chorus

Reach out...
...for a hand to hold
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Track Name: The Penguin
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Do the penguin In a tuxedo
Do the penguin Raise your libido
Do the penguin Stick out that chest
Do the penguin Be my guest
You don't have to have any rhythm
You can waddle around in a circle
Do the penguin

Do the bird Like you're flyin'
Do the bird Keep on tryin'
Bird's the word Flap them wings
Be absurd honey Shake that thing
And if you think this song is kinda crude
Please don't get it misconstrued
Do the bird

Do the ostrich Stretch that neck
Do the ostrich Ostrich peck
Do the penguin It's pretty hot
Do the penguin Give it what you got
And if you think this song is kinda crude
It's almost over, and it's true
Do the penguin
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Track Name: In Your Space
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Can you remember when you were young, and the teacher offered candy, and taught you to run
Can you still see yourself on the playground, where you ran with your friends, and where you could pretend
That life was forever, and that you'll rule the world

Did he reach for your open hand, when you were all alone on the open road
Were you on your way to everything, when he found you stranded in the middle of nowhere
Where silence fell forever, and he could rule your world

Chorus:
Oh why did he take you away from our lives
Oh why did he take you from this place
I wish he could see how we drown in the pool
Of the tears that are left in your space

Did you have a chance, to look him in the eye and ask him why
Did you have a chance, to look up one last time at the open sky
Where dreams are forever, and you can rule the world

Chorus

Can you see how we miss you, can you see how we're crying day and night
Can you send us a message, can you tell us everything's all right
Well life is forever, and you can rule the world
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Track Name: Jack Daniels
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Ole Jack Daniels, he's a hard drivin' man
Tries to get you, right in the palm of his hand
And once he does, he'll tag along everywhere you go
He's always got to be part of the show

Chorus:
Well he's a part of me, but I can see I'm still a music man
Got to be this ole thing in me to keep doin' what I can
I'm high on life and gettin' by, boogie'n' with this band
But ole Jack Daniels, caught me drinkin' again

Ole Jack Daniels, he get you under his thumb
And once he does you soon find out there ain't no place to run
He come on so nice and easy and takes you by the arm
And all that time, you're gettin' that jive, ain't gonna do you no harm

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Track Name: Blues For Julia
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I say my prayers baby, when you kiss me goodnight
And count my blessings by the morning light
And after all these years
Still can't believe I'm such a lucky man

You've seen some rough times baby I know you felt some sad
All through that time never treated me bad
And after all these years
I just can't believe I'm such a lucky man

You're like many stages of heaven baby
Like a clear blue mountain stream
Like a running fawn in winter
Like the white dove in the spring

You reflect the morning dew that's glistenin' baby
The depths of your eyes, they keep me dreamin'
And your heart, it's always givin'
Sometimes much more, sometimes much more than it's receiving
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Track Name: Lover In Every Crowd
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I can tell by the way you're movin'
You ain't lookin' for no friend
I can feel your arms all around me
But with you, you know I'll never win
You keep people all around you
So you'll never have to be down
And when you're tired of being lonely
You just take a look around

Chorus:
'Cause there's a lover in every crowd
There's a lover in every crowd

I know you got lots of money
And influential friends
Can't you see my heart keeps breakin'
When I see you runnin' 'round with them
You never worry 'bout tomorrow
You keep livin' for today
Well I'm tired of listenin' to your alibis baby
And livin' with your lyin' ways

Chorus
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Track Name: Crossroads
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I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
I went down to the crossroads, got down on my knees
When I begged for mercy, mercy if you please

I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by

Goin' down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
Goin' down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
You can still buy a house baby, by the riverside

You can run you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
Standin' by the crossroads, I believe I'm sinkin' down
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Track Name: Don't Shoot Me
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Take a train to Memphis, to see what I can see
And if I don't like it I'll keep right on movin', right on through Tennessee
I don't need much belongin's, I'll just take what all I need
And find myself a good woman, who'll let me be what I can be

Chorus:
Livin 'round here's been gettin' me down
There's more in life for me
There's nothin' left around town to be found
Gotta move so my soul can be free

There I was down Orlando way workin' 11 to 7 in a 7-11
No combat pay, no music to play, workin' on nothin but an early grave
Then one night I was walkin' downtown, just about the time the sun went down
I didn't see it comin', caught me by surprise, shit flew everywhere, no time to fly

Chorus

So if you see me down by New Orleans, I'll be naturally high on life
And if you don't want me to stick around, don't shoot me, just say goodbye
And I'll go on back to Colorado, where the skies are big and blue
Mountains so high and valleys so low, and get away from these blues

Chorus
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Track Name: Blue To The Bone
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Everything you say and do is a challenge to the rules
If there is a judgment day, it could all come back on you
The future can be hazy, sometimes plans fall through
But don't you ever stop dreamin', I know I won't, even if it leaves me with nothin' but the blues

Life is like walking a tightrope, sometimes without a net
You have to keep your balance, the next step might be your last
You know sometimes late at night about 2:30, three o'clock in the mornin', I'm sittin' back in my easy chair with my thumb stuck on the clicker and I'm goin' through a B & C movie stage
And I know that tomorrow morning, I'm ain't gonna feel like - I'm just not gonna feel like Superman anymore

Now the sax is in the distance
This old bone is in my hand
And the bass is on the bottom
Some kind of balance is the plan
And the guitar it keeps on callin'
To the drums in the blend
And if we get it right this time
Someone might listen in the end

Sometimes I just don't feel like fighting it any more
Sometimes I just don't feel like nothin' any more...
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