How Long Is Now

by James & Black

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WAYENBERG FIDUCIAIRE Poweful voices, solid groove. A good dip in the Southern Soul of these times Favorite track: Makings of You.
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Patricia Rivers-Smith I have been following them for a very long time

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I look forward to hearing more. Favorite track: Everyday [Walking In Sunshine].
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1.
The Days 03:54
These are the day that we will remember These are the day that will remember us We're not running away, we're marching forward We're not refugees, we are explorers
2.
Every day I'm walkin in sunshine Every night I dance on the moon And when it starts to rain I paint rainbow stars in the sky The earth is yours and mine to behold Everyone has a story to be told And the day will come When you must take a stand VERSE I know sometimes we all get weary When it's cold outside, so dark and dreary They say, nothin lasts forever Don't need the sun to change the weather CHORUS VERSE I know these are trying times If you see me sinkin, throw me a line You & I, we can make it through In the eye of the storm you can always see the Sun shining through
3.
Henry 04:39
Henry where you been I been sitting up in the dark It's a 1/2 past 3 Where the hell could you be Henry where you been Mama spoke it and she told the truth A man that drank that firewater never turn him loose We fuss and fight and drive me insane It's a doggone shame I ever took yo last name Henry where you been I been sitting up in the dark It's a 1/2 past 3 Where the hell could you be Henry where you been Jack Daniel is yo only friend I'm tired of bailing you out I know I'll never win I know how life can break you down As a child of God I won't forfeit my crown Henry where you been I been sitting up in the dark It's a 1/2 past 3 Where the hell could you be Henry where you been I do my best to treat ya right I know in my heart that I'm living a lie Three months to get sober Pack yo shit and be out by October Henry where you been I been sitting up in the dark It's a 1/2 past 3 Where the hell could you be Henry I don't know and now I don't care Where the hell you been
4.
Rolling stones' " Black and Blue" spinning on a table in he corner of the room It was the best we could do to keep the laughter alive, like Gloria Gaynor, we will survive It's 4 in the morning and there's no sleep in sight, working , lurking the halls of the night Writing letters until the break of dawn, wish I could be there but that would be wrong Got to get you outta my head Daylights knocking on my door, the dogs are asleep on the floor Let him knock, I'm not finished and I face the day with a half cigarette. One foot in the grave, one foot on the bed And I think to myself I have to get you out of my head
5.
Where can man go across the earth and the seas Where can man go plant a seed grow a tree Where can man go in this life to be free To be free, None of us are free History teaches us kingdoms fall Only the righteous stay standing tall Lord don't let me be misunderstood Mind control they want your soul Poison your body evil so bold Soldier back home fighting from overseas Now he says he's anti war they want to hang him from a tree Lord don't let me be misunderstood Politicians say war bring peace to the world For every man, woman, boy and little girl
6.
Add a little sugar, honey suckle and A great big expression of happiness Boy you couldn't miss with a dozen roses Such would astound you The joy of children laughing around you These are the makings of you It is true, the makings of you The righteous way to go Little one would know Or believe if I told them so You're second to none Love of all mankind Should reflect some sign Of these words I've tried to recite They're close but not quite Almost impossible to do Reciting the makings of you
7.
He said I'll meet ya right down by the crossroads we'll see whicha way to go Said we can't go north gun at my back Can't go south dogs following my tracks We'll head straight through the woods towards Uncle Jesse shack Sunny blue skies in Indian Hill Today the song of a mockingbird it gave me chills I clean house everyday for Miss Sadie Jane Mama said hard work it'll keep me sane Hard hard work it'll keep me sane Boss James came home in a raging huff Bloody whip in his hand cowardly tough Screaming in my face where's Big John he ain't workin the field he ran away from the farm 2x I say run run run Big John He said I'll meet ya right down by the crossroads we'll see whicha way to go Said we can't go north gun at my back Can't go south dogs following my tracks We'll head straight through the woods towards Uncle Jesse shack I knew right away what happened to him Planned years ago day is finally here He's running the road Freedoms only way 2x Rather die today than live a slave Runaway train roll down the track Hound dogs a howlin posse on horseback Sante Fe train head Mexico We freedom bound stowed away in a hole 2x I said we freedom bound 2x He said I'll meet ya right down by the crossroads we'll see whicha way to go Said we can't go north gun at my back Can't go south dogs following my tracks 2x We'll head straight through the woods towards Uncle Jesse shack
8.
(No Subject) Actions James Black 11:32 AM Keep this message at the top of your inbox To: Bruce James Watching shadows on the wall and the bartender says last call I'm in the corner with my head in a drink To myself I quietly think so many things to get you off And I cough and I scoff and take another drag from my cigarette I don't mid if the sun don't shine Cloudy weather suits me fine Pour another glass of wine on the bar Tonight I think I'll be a superstar How can you mend a heart that's broken in two When you've done all you can and there's nothing left to do. The room is still and thick with smoke So thick it makes you choke Crowd files in , the coffees kicking and my patience is wearing thin I'm lonelier than a single sax on a quiet city street Things aren't always greener on the sunny side of the street.
9.
Unshakable 03:42
I got a text on my phone that he's leaving today Said he's taking all his things and he's sorry he strayed My love has gone away and I'm so crazy I'll die Grabbed my purse and my pistol then I went for a ride Going by that bitch house and she better not be there Cause I'm seeing red blood in her future I swear Heard she been flirting behind my back all along Smiling in my face how could she be so wrong Chorus I'm goin crazy crazy what I do wrong Our love was unshakeable forever strong Crazy crazy he gone don't know why It don't matter now cause our love was a lie Knocked on the door but no answer came Waited in my car my body shaking with pain Ring ring ring it's that bitch Said she ain't got nothing to do with our shhh Told her to come out but she say she too scared She know when I'm angry I bring down hell As the long dark night faded into the day I came to my senses and decided my fate I was better off without him he can move along Got him out my system when I sang this song Crazy crazy what I do wrong Our love was unshakeable forever strong Crazy crazy he gone don't know why 2x It don't matter now cause I love was a lie It don't matter now My baby's gone I'm alone I'm going crazy
10.
52 Stories 04:09

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released May 1, 2015

Bruce James - Music, beats, vocals
Bella Black - Vocals
DJ Phil Ross - Turntables, samplers
Paolo Magnani - Guitar
Mischa Den Haring - Slide guitar on "Whicha Way to Go"
Rocky Marsiano - Beats on "The Days"

An Auase Production - Luigi Macchiaizzano and Bruce James

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James & Black Earth, Texas

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since. The roots of their music definitely spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback. ... more

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