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'm so happy for them all. Great Job!
I look forward to hearing more. Favorite track: Everyday [Walking In Sunshine].
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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 Berlin, Germany

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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Track Name: The Days
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
Track Name: Everyday [Walking In Sunshine]
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
Track Name: Henry
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
Track Name: Outta My Head
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
Track Name: Where Can Man Go
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
Track Name: Makings of You
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
Track Name: Whicha Way To Go
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
Track Name: Superstar [Nothing Left To Do]
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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.
Track Name: Unshakable
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