Johnny C. Lately

Johnny C. Lately

 Humble, Texas, USA
SoloAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

For 25 years Johnny C. Lately played numerous venues performing other artists' material, always searching for the sound that expressed his personal world view.  Then, in 2006, after a life-changing experience, he began writing and performing his own songs. Since then, he has written hundreds of original compositions in his own unique voice blending the styles from different musical genres including folk, country, blues, and reggae.

Biography

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta country, Johnny C. Lately spent most of his adult life roaming the hills and plains of Texas where he currently makes his home. A regular player on the Northeast Texas music scene since the late 1970s, he has performed in bars, restaurants, wineries, and music festivals, both solo and with accompaniment.

Johnny was a member of the folk-rock band Diamonds in the Rough during the mid 70s and in 1980, began performing with The 3 Bobs, an experimental acoustic group, in the Dallas area.

Teamed up with Diamond Jack Holdsworth in 2008, he was the winner of the Paris, Texas "Blues Challenge" in the Duo Category.

Johnny C. Lately plays solo now and has been busy songwriting. He had a CD released in 2013 by Upright Beaver Music and he has a second CD in the works.

BOOKING:
Woodrow Thomas - Upright Beaver Music
info@johnnyclately.com

Lyrics

The Last Dance, Second Chance Ball

Written By: Woodrow Thomas

Can’t you hear the whistle blow, when it’s moanin’ soft & low,
And it blends with the whipporwill’s call?
We’ll all be comin’ home, no more for us to roam,
At the Last Dance, Second Chance Ball.
The sun is goin’ in, but after night, it shines again,
And the ghosts don’t seem scary after all.
A heart that’s left behind, is the only kind you’ll find,
At the Last Dance, Second Chance Ball.

Line up to take the cure, ‘cause it’s a waltz-time for sure,
And we’ll dance away the falters and the falls.
The losers sometimes win,
As the mem’ries come floodin’ in,
At the Last Dance, Second Chance Ball.

Instrumental verse

Line up to take the cure, ‘cause it’s a waltz-time for sure,
And we’ll dance away the falters and the falls.
The losers sometimes win,
As the mem’ries come floodin’ in,
At the Last Dance, Second Chance Ball.

You can roll away the stone, but you’ll still go home alone,
When the bartender cries out, “Last call.”
We’re all just long-lost friends,
Cause we’ll meet here once again,
At the Last Dance, Second Chance Ball.
At the Last Dance, Second Chance Ball.

Me and You

Written By: Woodrow Thomas

I wake up every mornin’ with a smile upon my face,
Happy for what the day might bring.
Since I met you, Babe, I’m in a special place,
And I don’t need a thing.

Except for you..... me and you.

Some people tie the knot and then they go on with their lives,
But they keep somethin’ on the side.
Others just despise their husbands or their wives,
Tryin’ to figure out how to get “untied.”

But not you.... not me and you.
But not you Babe.... not me and you.

Everybody’s lookin’ for the passion that has died.
Nobody’s usin’ any sense.
Looks like the grass is greener on the other side.
That’s why they go and jump the fence.

But not you.... not me and you.
But not you, Babe.... not me and you.

Instrumental verse

I wake up every mornin’ with a smile upon my face,
Happy for what the day might bring.
I’m so glad to be one of the human race,
And a part of everything.

Along with you.... me and you.
Along with you, Babe... me and you.

Discography

6 song EP due to be released in 2012