The James Alan Band

The James Alan Band

BandCountryAmericana

Rockin' Country with some Soul Searching Ballads

Biography

This is not a likely meeting between these four but more an unlikely meeting. Their backgrounds and musical styles are varied and far between, but when combined they come up with some of the freshest and heartfelt new country music around. They all have a rock n' roll background that you can hear in the music, but when you combine the lead vocals of James and Alan to it, then it's country all the way. James and Alan have a highly melodic sense when it comes to songwriting, and the songs will have you humming a tune from the morning until night. All the band members have been on the music scene for many years playing and opening for acts such as: The Pure Prarie Leauge, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys, Cinderella, Peter Frampton, Greg Kiln, Donnie Iris, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Head East, Three Dog Night, and Bob Dylan just to name a few. Now they want to spend as much time as they can in the recording studio. As to date they have over one hundred songs to be recorded. The magic in the music can be felt by all and it's that magic that keeps these guys doing what they do best-creating and capturing the emotion that comes through the heart and soul of The James Alan Band.

Lyrics

HOLLY

Written By: HOWE/KERR

Goodnight turn out the lights
You don't say you love me as you roll on your side uh uh
You never do
Help me Holly
Help me keep a hold of you

You give a harsh word and I'm at a loss
It makes me think about a white towel toss uh uh
But I don't wanna say were through do you
Help me Holly
Help me keep a hold of you

I can feel our love slipping away
Like a twilight on a winters day
When it's over there'll be nothing more to say
Holly won't you help me
Holly won't you help me
Hold on
Hold on

It was absolute when I said I do
But till death do us part may be here soon uh uh
And our death is on you it's true
Help me Holly
Help me keep a hold of you

Baby give me just a little sign
Give me one small reason to try one more time
I'd be with you for the rest of my life
Holly won't you help me
Holly won't you help me
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on

OUTLAW

Written By: HOWE/KERR

I love you pretty baby
I think you’re divine
But I’ve already left you
Left you in my mind
I saddled up and rode out
Just like old times
It’s that outlaw way of thinking
Preying on my mind

Girl it’s always been there
Running my life
Telling me to leave things
I don’t want to leave behind
Still I always ride out with my anger and my pride
It’s that outlaw way of thinking
Preying on my mind

It’s that outlaw way of thinking
Pulling hard against my reins
Leading me to nowhere
And leaving me in chains

Before I met you baby
I was riding insane
Lies and jails and whiskey
Trying hard to beat the game
I don’t want to listen to it
I don’t want to pay the price
It’s that outlaw way of thinking
I’m gonna let it pass on by
Cause you’re the only woman
Who could ever change my mind
Cause you’re the only woman
Who could ever change my mind
Cause you’re the only woman
Who could ever change this man

REMEMBER

Written By: HOWE/KERR

Do you remember
Back when our love first began
Do you remember
When you called me your loving man
Now you can write a million lines
Of what you’d like to straighten out in me
My love hasn’t changed
If you’ll remember

Do you remember
How I held you on the day we met
Do you remember
Well I guess it’s easy to forget
I found a note that’s tattered now
Telling me I’m your perfect man
My love hasn’t changed
If you’ll remember

It’s so easy to push aside
The love in your life
Always searching to find
Something right before your eyes

Do you remember
When we let all the small things slide
Do you remember
Why now there is no compromise
I still feel the same for you
As I felt all those yesterdays
My love hasn’t changed if you’ll remember
My love will never change if you’ll remember
If you’ll remember
If you’ll remember
If you’ll remember

I KNOW WHY

Written By: HOWE/KERR

I turned the world upside down
Looking for something
I never found
I never was satisfied
Running round in circles

I thought if I had money to burn
I’d cash in on this crazy world
But the things I held were holding me
And keeping love away

Now I know why the music never stops
I know why the hands fell off the clock
With every step my two feet walk
It’s only you

You’re smile that can’t be replace
Is a blessing I will never forsake
I give myself completely to you
You’re worth the world to me

Now I know why a diamond shines to bright
I know why me eyes see with the light
With every breath of air that fills these two lungs of mine
It’s only you

Tempting temptations hide heaven above
Now and for the rest of my life
I will reach for your love

I know why the music never stops
I know why the hands fell off the clock
With every step my two feet walk
It’s only you
Now I know why a diamond shines to bright
I know why me eyes see with the light
With every breath of air that fills these two lungs of mine
It’s only you

WISHES

Written By: HOWE/KERR

I wish I had a horse to ride
I wish I had a game to play
I wish I had you here with me again
And I wish that this time you could stay

I wish I had a plush car to style in
I wish I had money for days
I wish I had you here with me again
And I wish that this time you could stay
But if wishes were horses beggars would ride
If wishes were horses beggars would ride

Ride
Ride
Ride

I wish I had a house to call my own
I wish I had had the will to pray
I wish I had you here with me again
And I wish that this time you could stay

But if wishes were horses beggars would ride
If wishes were horses beggars would ride
But if wishes were horses beggars would ride
If wishes were horses beggars would ride

Ride
Ride
Ride
Ride

Daddy said,

If wishes were horses beggars would ride

Discography

CD: California Country
Streaming Airplay: Holly, Outlaw, Remember