I Just Can't Be Me Without You

by Robb Strandlund and the Neon Sinners

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    New CD from Platinum Singer Songwriter Robb Strandlund and his band the Neon Sinners. Ten original songs written by Robb in his California Country style.

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released 11 November 2011

Songs Written by: Robb Strandlund
Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Robb Strandlund
Keyboards & Violins: James Shirey
Pedal Steel: Jaydee Maness
Telecaster: Rick Shea
Bass: Michael Barry
Drums: Dave Healy
Drums on “When Things Go Bad” Dan Whittimore
Acoustic Bass: Alex Frank
Produced by: James Shirey
Recorded at: Griffith Park Recorders, Burbank

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Robb Strandlund and the Neon Sinners Los Angeles, California

Robb Strandlund is a multi-platinum songwriter, with songs on the best selling album of all time, “Eagles - Their Greatest Hits”, and the Country Music Association's 1994 multi-platinum album of the year, “Common Thread”. He also wrote Vern Gosden's #1 country song of the year, "I Can Tell by the Way You Dance." His song writing credits also include several movies and television shows. ... more

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Track Name: Beer Whiskey and Wine
CHORUS
BEER, WHISKEY AND WINE, BEER WHISKEY AND WINE.
ANY OL' PLACE, ANY OL' TIME JUST,
DON'T EVER LEAVE ME BEHIND.
I SAID, BEER, WHISKEY, BEER, WHISKEY AND WINE.
I CAN BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME WITH BEER, WHISKEY AND WINE.

LET'S GO DOWN TO THE WAGON WHEEL,
THEY GOT A BAND WITH A SMOKIN' STEEL.
GONNA MAKE YOU DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY.
BOBS DRINKIN' TURKEY, DAVES' DRINKIN' JACK,
BILLS GOT A PITCHER OF DRAFT ON TAP.
NOBODY'S ASKIN' WHAT I'LL HAVE THIS TIME, I GOT MINE.

CHORUS

BOBS GOT SALLY, DAVES GOT SUE,
BILLS ALL ALONE WONDERIN' WHAT TO DO.
I'M IN THE BOOTH WITH MY FAVORITE COMPANY.
YEAH THEY SAY THE ACTIONS ON THE FLOOR,
BUT I TELL THE BARMAID "BRING ONE MORE"
I'M SITTIN' HERE JUST AS HAPPY AS CAN BE, GOT ALL THREE, I GOT,..

CHORUS

NOW WE'RE SITTIN' HERE IT'S JUST US FOUR,
CLOSIN TIME AND THEY'VE LOCKED THE DOOR.
BANDS PACKED UP AND THE BARMAID YELLS "LAST CALL, YA'ALL".
BOB & BILL & DAVE STRUCK OUT,
I'M HAVIN' FUN JUST WATCHING UM' POUT.
THEY'RE ALL ALONE BUT IT ISN'T SO FOR ME, GOT ALL THREE, I GOT...

CHORUS
Track Name: School For Fools
THERE OUGHT TO BE A COLLEGE,
WHERE GUYS LIKE ME CAN GO,
'CAUSE THERE'S A KIND OF KNOWLEDGE,
I THINK I NEED TO KNOW.
A HALL OF HIGHER LEARNING,
WHERE I'D GET MY DEGREE.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A SCHOOL FOR FOOLS LIKE ME.

I'D TAKE A CLASS IN CHEATING,
AND ONE IN LYING TOO.
GO TO LECTURES ON MISTREATING,
LEARN NEW WAYS TO HURT YOU.
I'D GET AN A IN "WALK AWAY",
AND "PLAIN STUPIDITY".
THERE OUGHT TO BE A SCHOOL FOR FOOLS LIKE ME.

I'D BE THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT,
JUST LIKE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN,
I'D BE THE ONE MOST LIKELY TOO SUCCEED,
AT LOOSIN' YOU AGAIN.
AND THEN I'D GRADUATE WITH MY B.A. IN JEALOUSY.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A SCHOOL FOR FOOLS LIKE ME.

MY MAJOR WOULD BE HEARTACHE,
MY MINOR FEELIN' BLUE,
I'D POLISH ALL THE SKILLS I LEARN,
AND PRACTICE THEM ON YOU.
I'D SURELY WIN A SCHOLARSHIP,
AND GO TUITION FREE.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A SCHOOL FOR FOOLS LIKE ME.

I'D JOIN THE JERKS FRATERNITY,
AND BE THE CAMPUS CLOWN.
AND YOU COULD TAKE A CLASS OR TWO,
IF YOUR STILL HANGIN' 'ROUND.
I'D GRADUATE WITH HONORS,
AND JOIN THE FACULTY.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A SCHOOL FOR FOOLS LIKE ME.
A REAL LIFE LOSERS UNIVERSITY.
Track Name: I Just Can't Be Me Without You
LIKE A HORSE THAT CANNOT RUN,
OUT ON A RACE TRACK.
OR A CLOUDY WINTER SKY,
THAT LOST IT'S BLUE.
LIKE A TRAIN WITHOUT A RAIL,
OR A SHIP WITHOUT A SAIL,
DARLIN' I JUST CAN'T BE ME, WITHOUT YOU.

LIKE A CAR WITHOUT IT'S WHEELS,
AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE.
OR A PLANE UP IN THE SKY,
WITHOUT A CREW.
LIKE A WIND, WITHOUT A BREEZE,
OR A TREE WITHOUT IT'S LEAVES,
DARLIN' I JUST CAN'T BE ME, WITHOUT YOU.

WITHOUT YOU I'M LIKE A WAVE, OUT ON THE OCEAN.
ROLLIN' AIMLESS ON A SEA, OF BROKEN DREAMS.
PEOPLE FLOAT UPON A THE TIDE, SEEKING DEVOTION.
JUST TO FIND THAT LOVE IS NEVER WHAT IT SEEMS.

LIKE A BIRD THAT CANNOT FLY,
LOOKS TO HEAVEN.
OR AN OLD MAN KNOWS THERE'S THINGS,
HE'LL NEVER DO.
LIKE A SINGER WITH NO VOICE,
OR A MAN WITHOUT A CHOICE,
DARLIN' I JUST CAN'T BE ME, WITHOUT YOU.
DARLIN' I JUST CAN'T BE ME, WITHOUT YOU.
Track Name: Just Too Late Again
I TRIED TO TELL YOU THIS MORNING,
BUT THE KIDS WERE ALL THAT CAME INTO MY MIND.
SO I TRIED TO TELL YOU ON THE TELEPHONE,
BUT THAT SEEMED JUST A LITTLE TO UNKIND.
SO I THOUGHT I'D WAIT 'TILL AFTER DINNER,
BUT THEN I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE PAIN.
NOW WE'RE HERE IN BED AND YOU'RE ASLEEP IN MY ARMS,
AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S JUST TOO LATE AGAIN.

IT'S MUCH TOO LATE TO TELL YOU ABOUT HER.
I'D ONLY HAVE TO WAKE YOU FROM YOUR DREAM'S.
TO SAY WHAT'S ON MY MIND SHOULD BE SO EASY.
BUT FOR ME IT'S SO MUCH HARDER THAN IT SEEMS.

NOW I WONDER, IF I'LL EVER FIND THE RIGHT TIME,
TO TEAR APART THE WORLD YOU'RE LIVIN' IN.
I GUESS I'LL PUT IT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW,
'CAUSE TONIGHT IT'S JUST TOO LATE AGAIN.
YES TONIGHT IT'S JUST TOO LATE AGAIN.
Track Name: Unthinkable
I’M OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR
IN THE SAWDUST AND BEER
IT’S THREE IN THE MORNING
THERE’S NOBODY HERE
THE SONGS ON THE JUKEBOX
THEY ALL JUST CAME TRUE
AND THE SOFT NEON GLOW
HIDES TEARDROPS THAT SHOW
I’VE BEEN THINKIN’ BOUT YOU

BUT IT’S UNTHINKABLE
YOU TOLD ME A LIE
SAID OUR LOVE WAS UNSINKABLE
THEN YOU SAID GOODBYE
BARTENDER POUR SOME MORE WINE
I’LL PRETEND THAT IT’S DRINKABLE
BUT WRITING A SONG ‘BOUT YOU BEING GONE
THAT’S UNTHINKABLE

THIS HONKY TONK BARROOM
HAS BEEN MY NEW HOME
SURROUNDED BY STRANGERS
I LIVE HERE ALONE
CAN’T LIVE WITH YOUR MEMORY
THAT’S WHAT THE WINE’S FOR
WHEN I DRINK TO FORGET
I DON’T KNOW WHEN TO QUIT
OR START DRINKIN SOME MORE

BUT IT’S UNTHINKABLE
YOU TOLD ME A LIE
SAID OUR LOVE WAS UNSINKABLE
THEN YOU SAID GOODBYE
BARTENDER POUR SOME MORE WINE
I’LL PRETEND THAT IT’S DRINKABLE
BUT WRITING A SONG ‘BOUT YOU BEING GONE
THAT’S UNTHINKABLE
Track Name: Mama's Guitar
MAMA’S GUITAR
IS BATTERED AND WORN
THEY TELL ME SHE BOUGHT IT
BEFORE I WAS BORN
SHE SANG AND SHE PLAYED IT
IN SMOKEY OLD BARS
AND THE FIRST SOUND THAT I HEARD
WAS MAMA’S GUITAR

THEY SAY IT’S A MARTIN
AND SO VERY OLD
THAT I’D BE A RICH MAN
IF EVER IT SOLD
NOW MONEY CAN BUY YOU
A HOUSE AND A CAR
BUT MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU
MAMA’S GUITAR

HER VOICE WAS AS PURE
AS THE NEW FALLIN’ SNOW
AND THERE WASN’T A SONG
THAT SHE DIDN’T KNOW
SHE NEVER GOT FAMOUS
SHE WAS NEVER A STAR
BUT THAT DIDN’T MATTER
TO MAMA’S GUITAR

SHE TAUGHT ME TO PLAY IT
WHEN I WAS JUST FOUR
I SCARCELY COULD HOLD IT
AND MY FINGERS GOT SORE
ONE DAY I DROPPED IT
YOU CAN STILL SEE THE SCAR
THERE’S A FEW THOUSAND MEMORIES
IN MAMA’S GUITAR

HER VOICE WAS AS PURE
AS THE NEW FALLIN’ SNOW
AND THERE WASN’T A SONG
THAT SHE DIDN’T KNOW
MAMA SHE’S GONE NOW
BUT SHE AIN’T GONE THAT FAR
SHE’S ALWAYS HERE WITH ME
IN HER OLD GUITAR

MAMA’S GUITAR IS BATTERED AND WORN
Track Name: Honkytonk Nights
I'VE BEEN ALL NIGHT DRINKIN',
NOW THE SUN IS ON THE RISE.
AS MORNIN' STARTS TO FILL THE ROOM,
I SLOWLY REALIZE.
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WOMAN'S FACE,
AS I TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS.
I WISH I KNEW HER NAME, IT'S BEEN A,
HONKY TONK NIGHT.

ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORKIN',
I STOPPED IN FOR A BEER.
AND HOW IT GOT TO CLOSIN' TIME,
IS NOW EXACTLY CLEAR.
I LOST MY WEDDING RING,
YOU KNOW IT NEVER WAS THAT TIGHT.
I CAN'T GO HOME IT'S BEEN A,
HONKY TONK NIGHT.

I KNOW THAT I'M A FOOL TO THINK,
I'LL CHANGE THE WAY I AM.
IT'S ALWAYS JUST ANOTHER DRINK,
AND SOME BARMAID AGAIN.

I'D BURN DOWN EVERY BAR IN TOWN,
IF I JUST HAD THE RIGHT,
'CAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY I'LL STOP,
THESE HONKY TONK NIGHTS.

I KNOW THAT I'M A FOOL TO THINK,
I'LL CHANGE THE WAY I AM.
IT'S ALWAYS JUST ANOTHER DRINK,
AND SOME BARMAID AGAIN.

I'D BURN DOWN EVERY BAR IN TOWN,
IF I JUST HAD THE RIGHT,
'CAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY I'LL STOP,
THESE HONKY TONK NIGHTS.

I'D BURN DOWN EVERY BAR IN TOWN,
IF I JUST HAD THE RIGHT,
'CAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY I'LL STOP,
THESE HONKY TONK NIGHTS.
Track Name: When Things Go Bad
A WEEPIN' WILLOW,
AN EMPTY PILLOW,
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SAD.
EVERYDAY'S THE SAME OLD SONG,
WHEN THINGS GO BAD.

ALONE AND CRYIN',
STILL I'M TRYIN',
TO KEEP THE LOVE WE HAD.
BUT I CAN FEEL IT SLIP AWAY,
WHEN THINGS GO BAD.

IT DOESN'T MATTER, IF IT'S RAININ',
LET THOSE RAIN DROPS FALL.
IT COULD BE SNOWIN', WHERE I'M GOIN',
IT DOESN'T MATTER AT ALL.

TOO MUCH DRINKIN',
I'M STILL THINKIN',
OF THE LOVE WE HAD.
NOTHIN' FEELS QUITE THE SAME,
WHEN THINGS GO BAD.

IT DOESN'T MATTER, IF IT'S RAININ',
LET THOSE RAIN DROPS FALL.
IT COULD BE SNOWIN', WHERE I'M GOIN',
IT DOESN'T MATTER AT ALL.

TOO MUCH DRINKIN',
I'M STILL THINKIN',
OF THE LOVE WE HAD.
EVERY DAYS THE SAME OLD SONG,
WHEN THINGS GO BAD.
WHEN THINGS GO BAD.
WHEN THINGS GO BAD.
WHEN THINGS GO -------------BAD
Track Name: Loma Linda
NOW I MET A LOVELY GIRL NAMED LOMA LINDA,
AT A BAR ON COLORADO BLVD.
SHE WAS SERVING DRINKS AND WAITING TABLES,
IN HER FLOWERED DRESS AND PURPLE LEOTARD
IT WAS HAPPY HOUR AT LOCO JOES CANTINA,
WHEN I ASKED HER FOR A DATE JUST ON A HUNCH.
LINDA SAID SHE'D MEET ME AFTER CLOSING.
BUT IMMIGRATION BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH.

LOMA LINDA I WILL WAIT FOR YOU I KNOW YOUR NOT TO BLAME,
EVEN THOUGH THE OWNER TOLD ME THAT WAS NOT YOUR REAL NAME.
YOU BLEW ME A KISS BEFORE THEY HANDCUFFED YOU IN SHAME.
NOW I'M DOWN IN SAN YSIDRO WAITING FOR YOU JUST THE SAME.

WELL I SAW LOMA LINDA IN THE MOONLIGHT,
ON A LADDER BY THE FENCE ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
SHE LOOKED LOVELY AS SHE CROSSED THE BORDER,
AND HIDING IN THE SHADOWS FROM THE LIGHT.
SHE WAS JUST A HUNDRED YARDS FROM MY TOYOTA,
WHEN A GUARD DOG GRABBED HER LEG AND BROUGHT HER DOWN.
THE BORDER PATROL JUST GAVE ME A WARNING,
BUT THEY SENT MY LOMA LINDA SOUTHWARD BOUND

LOMA LINDA I WILL WAIT FOR YOU I KNOW YOUR NOT TO BLAME,
EVEN THOUGH THE BORDER GUARDS
THEY SAY THAT'S NOT YOUR REAL NAME
YOU BLEW ME A KISS BEFORE THEY HANDCUFFED YOU IN SHAME,
NOW I'M STILL IN SAN YSIDRO WAITING FOR YOU JUST THE SAME.

NOW I GOT A LETTER FROM MY LOMA LINDA,
SAYS SHE HAS A COUSIN WHO'S A COYOTE.
HE SAYS HE CAN SNEAK HER ACROSS THE BORDER
THE ONLY PROBLEM IS A LITTLE FEE.
JUST A FAKE ID AND SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS,
THEN WE CAN BE TOGETHER SHE AND I.
PLUS MAMACITA AND HER ANCHOR BABIES,
I BURNED THE LETTER AND BEGAN TO CRY.

NOW I'M BACK AT LOCO JOES WITHOUT THE LOVE I LEFT BEHIND
I'M SORRY WHAT SHE THINKS OF ME OR THAT I'M SO UNKIND
BUT NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU I CAN TELL YOU LOVE IS BLIND
CAUSE I'M IN PASADENA ----------- WITH LOMA LINDA ON MY MIND.

LOMA LINDA, LOMA LINDA, VOY A ESPERAR POR TI
Track Name: What's Next?
WOKE UP THIS MORNIN', GOT IN MY CAR
WENT OUT ON THE FREEWAY, DIDN'T GET TOO FAR
POLICE TOLD ME, I WAS ON THE PHONE.
I SAID THAT WAS JUST CAUSE, I WAS ALL ALONE.
WELL THAT'S ILLEGAL, THEY INTERJECT.
TELL ME WHATS NEXT, OH LORD, TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT,

WENT DOWN TO THE BARROOM, JUST TO HAVE A BEER.
BARMAID SHE TOLD ME, YOU CAN'T SMOKE IN HERE.
NOW CAN YOU TELL ME, WHAT'S A GUY TO DO?
JUST WHAT ARE THEY THINKIN', BAN DRINKIN' TOO?
WHERE'S ALL THIS GOIN'? IT LEAVES ME VEXED.
TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT, OH LORD, TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT.

TELL ME WHAT THEY GONNA DO,
WHERE'S THIS OLD WORLD GOIN' TO.
MY LIFE JUST JUST GETS MORE COMPLEX,
I JUST DON'T NO RESPECT.
TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT, OH LORD, TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT.


VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER AND CHILD,
THEM HERETICS GOT, RUMORS RUNNIN' WILD.
THERE'S THIS PROBLEM, LIKE NEITZSCHE SAID.
WHO'S HIS DADDY? IF GOD IS DEAD.
WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER? MARY'S PERPLEXED.
TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT, OH LORD, TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT

IT'S BEEN GOIN' ON ALL THIS TIME,
THERE'S NO REASON THERE'S NO RHYME.
PEOPLE CAN'T LEAVE US ALONE,
I JUST WISH THEY'D ALL STAY HOME.
TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT, OH LORD, TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT
TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT, OH LORD, TELL ME WHAT'S NEXT....