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This is my second album and I think my classic rock and indie sensibilities are still intact. I am in love with and influenced by the historic bands of the 60's but listen to the best current rock and indie rock I can find. I am a fan of the Black Keys, the Rival Sons, the Foo Fighters and the Struts to name a few. I write the songs, play guitar and bring in heavyweight musicians -- Dave Scott, Brian Cunningham and Peter George to bring the songs to life. I am incredibly fortunate to have this kind of talent close by. I hope you like the album.

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released February 9, 2017

Scott Leslie: Music & Lyrics, Guitars
Dave Scott: Vocals, Solo Guitar, Recording Engineer
Peter George: Bass Guitar
Brian Cunningham: Drums

All songs ©Scott Leslie 2017

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Scott Leslie Vero Beach, Florida

I’m a self-taught guitarist/songwriter and my influences are from the amazing music of the 60’s and 70's. In the late 60’s/early 70’s I had the good fortune to be a part-time roadie working the DC area, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York for a number of bands. They included; The Jeff Beck Group, Ten Years After, The Doors, The Who, ELP and many others. So I had some interesting influences. ... more

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Track Name: Back In Day
Back In The Day

Back in the day our world was really changing
Our parents freaked, our lives were rearranging
Outlandish clothes, free love, drugs and more
It was just the beginning,
We had so much in store

Back in the day we listened to the Beatles and the Stones
History was being made and to us, it was known
We had long hair, we acted like stars
We listened to eight-tracks
And cruised in our cars

Well back in the day, our president was slain
His brother and Dr. King, they didn’t die in vain
Wearing t-shirts and sandals, and our jeans in tatters
Parties, protests and love
Is everything that matters

It was our time to love, it was our time to fly
Always had our music, thought we’d never die
Knew the love we’d made would be our legacy
Little did we know how it would turn out to be

Back in the day we loved the Yardbirds and the Who
Love was in the air and for us it was true
Well Dylan wrote the lyrics for an entire generation
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Were another sensation

Back in the day, we hated Tricky Dick
Tried to pull off Watergate but couldn’t pull off slick
Had our own battle, four dead at Kent State
Death and dying students,
We feared of war and hate

Back in the day we never looked ahead
Wanted to be young, or better off dead
Music was our politics, we thought we were right
We played our guitars,
And we played ‘em all night

It was our time to love, it was our time to fly
Always had our music, thought we’d never die
Knew the love we’d made would be our legacy
Little did we know how it would turn out to be

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: God's Behave
Gods Behave

Lord please save my tortured soul
The devils’ coming, I’m feeling bold
He takes me places I’ve never been
Bellows fire and parts the wind

Help me, help me, help me please
Help me, help me, I’m down on my knees
Help me, help me, save me today
Maybe it’s time to find another way

The devils outside and I want to go.
He wants my soul don’tchya know
Trouble follows throughout my day
I hear the siren call I can’t look away

Help me, help me, help me please
Help me, help me, I’m down on my knees
Help me, help me, save me today
Maybe it’s time to find another way

There’s no fire no brimstone here
The loving’s easy I get my share
Lord leave me I’ll be all right
Save another soul, I’ll take the night

Gods behave like the people who made them
Gods behave like the people I know
Gods behave like the people who made them
Gods behave like the people I know
Gods behave like the people who made them
Gods behave like the people I know
Gods behave like the people who made them
Gods behave like the people I know

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: Heroes & Criminals
Heroes & Criminals

Who’s holding us down, turning us back
Our bloodstained bodies, fall in their tracks
All we need is help, someone to care
All we need is a reason, a reason to care

Heroes and criminals fighting it out
Heroes and criminals, I don’t know which
Heroes and criminals, the meaning’s all wrong
Because in this life, all heroes are gone

Push our people back, back into the sea
Treat us like dogs, for all eternity
Threaten us, bomb us, and lead us to slaughter
Feed us shelter us, it doesn’t really matter

Heroes and criminals fighting it out
Heroes and criminals, I don’t know which
Heroes and criminals, the meaning’s all wrong
Because in this life, all heroes are gone

Use your weapons wisely, go for the kill
If you don’t get us now, you never will
Revolution is coming, can’t you can feel it near
Behold the uprising, can you feel the fear
Can you feel the fear
Can you feel the fear
Can you feel the fear
Can you feel the fear

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: Song For The Living
Song For The Living

People live and die these days
Thinking there’s nothing wrong
The balance of life, a slippery slope
Don’t ya know it
Don’t you hear it
Does it take so long
This is a song for the living
It’s not our time to die
This is a song for the living
Oh baby please don’t cry

Sometimes I wonder what we’ve done,
I wonder where we’ve gone
Our lives seem so cheap and false
Don’t you feel it
Don’t you know it
Have you done no wrong
This is a song for the living
It’s not our time to die
This is a song for the living
Baby please don’t cry

Love and ignorance knows no bounds
But I see the truth in their eyes
There’s beauty everywhere
I can see it
I can taste it
I can feel this song
This is a song for the living
It’s not our time to die
This is a song for the living
Baby you and I
(Repeat last chorus x 2)

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: Post Election Blues
Post Election Blues

Our country is divided
That is plain to see
Where do we go from here?
What can we believe?
It’s a post truth era
And we have to do more
Left and right are fighting
We don’t want civil war

I can’t take the fighting, the war in the street
If our lives don’t matter, our nation is beat
If we can’t resolve our differences, what will we do?
No more, no more, I’ve got the post election blues

Black and white dead on
Also brown and yellow
Fear causes our hate
Violence is never mellow
Why are facts so scary?
To those who don’t believe
Ignorance is never bliss
The truth is not relieved

I can’t take the fighting, the war in the street
If our lives don’t matter, our nation is beat
If we can’t resolve our differences, what will we do?
No more, no more, I’ve got the post election blues

We have to find a peace
A way to work together
We can’t be obstructionist
We cannot fight our brother
If we lose our way
We’ll lose our country too
The world will lose faith
And we’ll be forever blue

I can’t take the fighting, the war in the street
If our lives don’t matter, our nation is beat
If we can’t resolve our differences, what will we do?
No more, no more, I’ve got the post election blues

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: Terrible Man
Terrible Man

I’m a terrible man, done terrible things
The ladies love me, I make them sing

Yeah I’m a terrible man, been bad all my life
I’ll bring you bad luck, I’ll bring you strife

They come to me because of what I do
Yeah I’m a terrible man

You won’t see me coming, I’ll get in your way
I’m your bad boy, I’ll come every day

Yeah I’ll steal your wife, take all your money
Your son wants to be me, your daughter calls me honey

They come to me because of what I do
Yeah I’m a terrible man
Oh yeah
I’m a terrible man

I’m a terrible man, I got nasty taste
Like the devil says, I’ll lay your soul to waste

Yeah I’m a terrible man, been bad all my life
I’ll bring you bad luck, I’ll bring you strife

They come to me because of what I do
Yeah I’m a terrible man
A terrible man
Yes I am
Just a terrible man
I’m your bad boy
A terrible man

©Scott Leslie
Track Name: I'll Find My Own Way
I'll find my own way

I was out digging a grave
You never know who I might save
I was looking for some love today
But no one told me about the pay
Can you find your way
Can you find your way

She told me once, she told me twice
Don't look 'em in the eye, don't ya be so nice
You got to be careful out in the street
Don't look around, stop looking at your feet
Can you find your way
Can you find your way

Don'tchya tell me, what I don't wanna hear
Don'tchya tell me, about my worst fears
Oh yeah

She always says I’m a dumb redneck
All I can say is what the heck
I don't want to talk to her no more
I’ll throw her out through the front door
Can you find your way
Can you find your way

Some peace and quiet’ll be all mine
I’ll do what I want, I’ll take my time
I'll keep on living like I always do
I'll keep on looking for someone like you
Can you find your way
Can you find your way

Don'tchya tell me, what I don't wanna hear
Don'tchya tell me, about my worst fears
Oh yeah

I'll find my own way
I'll find my own way
I'll find my own way

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: Dark Sunshine
Dark Sunshine

Walking by the lake in the dark sunshine
Hearing you sing a sad song
I knew that we were just passing time
You said nothing was wrong

Our feelings were real
We were blind, we were blind
We tried to heal
We were wrong, we were wrong
Our love was so blue
And we knew, we knew

Out searching for a meaningful sign
While missing dark clouds above
Nothing was there for us to find
Only memories of our lost love

Our feelings were real
We were blind, we were blind
We tried to heal
We were wrong, we were wrong
Our love was so blue
And we knew, we knew

The lake was bathed in the softest glow
The noises we made were so sad
Both of us searching just had to know
Why together we were so bad

Our feelings were real
We were blind, we were blind
We tried to heal
We were wrong, we were wrong
Our love was so blue
And we knew, we knew

We’re on the wrong side of goodbye
We can’t take it much lower
Why oh why did we have to lie
Noises in the right order

Our feelings were real
We were blind, we were blind
We tried to heal
We were wrong, we were wrong
Our love was so blue
And we knew, we knew

©Scott Leslie 2017
Track Name: All You Need Is Me
All You Need Is Me

Everything that’s mine, is yours
Everything that yours, is mine
Please I want you here in the morning
Don’tchya be afraid, I’m gonna love ya
All you need is me
I’ve got you till the end of time

Trouble, life’s a throw, of the dice
Trouble, there’s no trouble in paradise
Trouble, life’s a throw, of the dice
Trouble, there’s no trouble in paradise

It’s our time to fly oh yeah
It’s our time to die oh yeah
Back and forth we go every day
Don’tchya ask me how I know
All you need is me
I’ve got you till the end of time

Trouble, life’s a throw, of the dice
Trouble, there’s no trouble in paradise
Trouble, life’s a throw, of the dice
Trouble, there’s no trouble in paradise

Love’s a funny thing, maybe
You make me want to sing, baby
Parading down the street in the nighttime
Strangers in the dark will meet us
All you need is me
You’ve got me till the end of time

Trouble, life’s a throw, of the dice
Trouble, there’s no trouble in paradise
Trouble, life’s a throw, of the dice
Trouble, there’s no trouble in paradise

©Scott Leslie 2017