PHIL JAMES

PHIL JAMES

BandFolkAcoustic

CHILLED OUT ACOUSTIC MUSIC WITH OCCASIONAL TINGES OF CONTEMPORARY FOLK. STORIES TOLD IN SONG ENHANCED BY LOCAL REFERENCES WITH UNIVERSAL THEMES OF LOVE, LOSS AND FAITHFULNESS!

Biography

SINGER/SONGWRITER WITH SENSITIVE, THOUGHTFUL LYRICS MAKING OCCASIONAL FORAYS INTO AREAS OF FAITH AND SOCIAL CONSCIENCE. SEMI PROFESSIONAL WORKING IN PRISON WITH YOUNG OFFENDERS COORDINATING CHAPLAINCY TEAM. MUSICAL INSPIRATION DYLAN, SPRINGSTEEN, JAMES TAYLOR, MARC COHN

Lyrics

Honey Blue

Written By: Phil James

Honey Blue

Grid lock out here, there’s nothing I can do
Sunday drivers with Monday blues
But it’s Friday and I’m stuck in this queue
Sneak up the back roads, take a short cut
Cameras flash, well it’s just my luck
To get a ticket today, save on time but I lose
All I want to do is get home to you
Tell you a thousand times, in a thousand ways
You’re mine, still my honey blue

Call on the cell phone, gee that was close
The courts ain’t kind, and the cops ain’t slow
To pull you over these days, and love’s no excuse
Battery’s gone and the credit is low
Drive a little faster I've just got to let you know that
I’m on my way, on my way back to you

And all I want to do is get home to you
Tell you a thousand times, in a thousand ways
You’re mine, you’re still my honey blue
Gotta tell you baby I miss you
All this time, nothing's changed, still mine
Still my honey blue,

I know it could be hard now for you to hear me say I’m sorry
When I’ve strayed so far and stayed away so long
Things are different now give me half a chance and I’ll prove it
I’ll be home soon honey, I’m coming home,

Pull up the driveway get out of the car
Nothings changed, still got my key
And the creak in the door, oh I know it so well,
Walk in the room, but something’s not right,
My heart grows heavy as it dawns on me slowly
You’re long gone, you’re nowhere in sight!

And I’m left trying to get home to you
Tell you a thousand times, in a thousand ways
You’re mine, still my honey blue
Gotta tell you baby I miss you
All this time, all those days you were still mine
Still my honey blue,
You gotta believe there’s never been any one else but you
All those days, all those nights you were still mine
Still my honey blue
I thought about you, the sound of your voice
Your tender touch, wild laughing eyes, crazy smile still mine
Still my honey blue
Phil James
(c) 2005 Best Ears Music

BE WITH YOU

Written By: PHIL JAMES

Be With You

Two lovers like ships collide
Hand in hand, side by side
All I know is I just want to be with you
A thousand nights have passed
How long does heartache last?
All I know is I just want to be with you
Oh I’ll find a way to make it back with you someday
And these long, lonely nights would pass
And love would last!

Hear raindrops on the leaves
Echoes of my own heart beat
Remind me I just want to be with you
Don’t know if I can go on
But I’m still gonna keep trying
All I know is I just want to be with you
Oh I’ll find a way
To make it back with you someday
Anyhow, any day I’ll get through
Oh I’ve not come this far just to be turned away
Anyhow, anyway I’ll get through
To make it up to you

In my mind a thousand dreams,
Freeze frame photo so it seems
Wasn’t expecting you to leave
Walking on some distant shore,
Feels like I’ve been here before,
Torn in two, how can I just walk away?
Pretending is so unreal
Crying, hiding, grieving, no denying,
I’m so blue, oh I’m not over you

True love will find a way
Least that’s what they always say
All I know is I still want to be with you
Oh I’ll find a way
To make it back with you someday
Anyhow, any day I’ll get through
Oh I’ve not come this far
Just to be turned away
Anyhow, anyway I’ll get through
Still in love with you

(Repeat Chorus)

Phil James
(C)2005 Best Ears

MISS YOUR KISS

Written By: PHIL JAMES

Miss Your Kiss

Dear Ex, I hope this letter reaches you
I know we agreed that our relationship was over
Saw you shopping in that all-night supermarket and my
Heart still burned and you took my breath away

It’s been nearly two years, feels like forever since we
Parted company and we promised to be friends
Funny how those empty sentimental phrases always
Wind up tired old excuses in the end
And if you think I’m coming on too strong again
And I can never ever have the right to make amends

I can’t get over you,
I can’t believe that we’re through
After all those good times we had,
Now it finally comes down to this
Still miss your kiss

I still miss your kisses, miss them like crazy
Can’t pretend that I feel different now we’re through
I can see that I just took it all for granted but I …
Oh I’ll do anything to make it up to you
And if you think I’m coming on too strong again
And I can never ever have the right to make amends

I can’t get over ………

By the way that night in the supermarket
Seems to me like you were still on your own
So I will take the risk and ask for your forgiveness
Can we start again, can we start again?

(Break)

So dear ex I hope this letter touches you,
And there is room within your heart for starting over
Tell me will I be your lover or some stranger ’cos my
Heart still burns and you take my breath away!

Phil James
© 1999 Best Ears Music

Discography

THIS IS THE DAY (GOSPEL) 1996
THIS WAY UP! 2001
SHINE LIKE YOU 2005 (RADIO WALES PLAYLISTED)

Set List

PUBS - 2 X 45 MINS SET (MINIMUM)
COVERS INCLUDE CROWDED HOUSE, U2, TRACY CHAPMAN, BOWIE, STONES, ETC

CONCERTS - 1 HOUR ORIGINAL MATERIAL