Party Line!

by Both Sides of the Line

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    New 12 track album released September 2016. Country, rockabilly and jazzy sounds

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released September 16, 2016

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Both Sides of the Line Dunedin, New Zealand

Both Sides of the Line's cd, Sideshow, is " a record chock full of slinky country tunes, built upon 21st Century ‘adult contemporary’ bones. Digging a little beneath the surface you will find cooing swing come-ons here (Magical Man), fleeting touches of Americana there (Macs General Store), rockabilly beats and soft rock tendencies throughout." (Ricardo Kerr, NZ Musician). ... more

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Track Name: Hanging out for Love
Hanging out for Love
J. Sule/G.Rogers

Love is young, love is bold
Gleaming bright like burnished gold
Love grows dull, love grows cold
When you lose hope and then grow old

Love is strong, love is green
The special right of the beauty queen
Love grows flat, love grows lean
When the daily grind removes the sheen

Chorus
Wet sheets hanging limp on the clothesline
They’ve been there weeks, waiting for the sunshine
I’ve been hanging out for love such a long time
Hanging… hanging out for love

Meals to cook, floors to mop
Bills to pay and wood to chop
Love is scrubbed with every pot
That once used to shine like burnished gold

The nights are long, the days are cold
The winter fog has taken hold
The line is filled with clothes to fold
Looks like the sheets are growing mould

Chorus - Wet sheets…

Weather’s wet, weather’s fine
Life is life through rain or shine
Love is there beneath the grime
It just takes a hint of warmth to shine

Chorus
Wet sheets hanging limp on the clothesline
They’ve been there weeks, waiting for the sunshine
I’ve been hanging out for love such a long time
Hanging… Ooh
Wet sheets hanging limp on the clothesline
They’ve been there weeks, waiting for the sunshine
I’ve been hanging out for love such a long time, Hanging… hanging out for love
Track Name: Forgotten your name
Forgotten your Name
J. Sule / G. Rogers

Since you’ve gone the dog whines all day long
Neighbours call and ask me what is wrong, but

Chorus
Don’t think he’s crying tears over you
That we can’t carry on without you
Don’t think I’m crying tears over you
The world is turning fine without you
Back here life continues the same
Back here we’ve forgotten your name

All our friends keep asking where you’ve gone
Why you’re not back here where you belong

Chorus: Don’t think they’re crying tears over you…

Sunshine left the day you packed your bags
Rain-clouds fill the sky like sodden rags

Chorus: Don’t think they’re crying tears over you…

Bridge
Stop the clocks, make them stop
Why should time carry on this way?
Why does the world keep turning round?

Chorus
Don’t think I’m crying tears over you
That I can’t carry on without you
Don’t think I’m crying tears over you
The world is turning fine without you
Back here life continues the same
Back here we’ve forgotten your name
Back here life continues the same
Back here we’ve forgotten your name
Track Name: Turned round, Upside down
Turned Round, Upside down
(J.Sule/G.Rogers)

Fell in love with the wrong kind of man
Played guitar in a rock ‘n roll band
My family didn’t understand
When we left for a far-off land
Very soon I learned my mistake
He caused me nothing but grave heart-ache
Thought my days of loving were done
Now I know they’ve just begun

Heart-ache and misery
Are words well-known to me
But that is history
Now that you have come to me, I’m

Chorus
Turned round, upside down
Fallen in love with you, I’m
Turned round, upside down
Fallen in love with you

I’d given up on loving and trust, but
You came along and you changed my luck
You’re not the kind to break any hearts
You loved me well from the very start
You didn’t try to be a big star
You were great just the way you are
You weren’t out to try and impress
You said it all with a sweet caress

Heartache…
Chorus

Fell in love with the right kind of man
You don’t play in a rock ‘n roll band
No worries who you’re seeing tonight
Cos you and me have got the loving right
Track Name: Johnny was my man
Johnny was my Man

Johnny was my man but he didn’t have a plan
And he never really had a clue
He partied nights away and slumbered through the day
And he wanted me to do that too

Come dancing with me he’d smile and he’d plead
As he rolled himself another joint
Our friends will be there with a flagon of beer
But I couldn’t really see the point

Chorus

Johnny I said, get out of my bed, pet
This is no way for you to get ahead, pet
Johnny I said you’re making me fret, pet
I’ll never be the fool you turned out to be

Johnny was a clown, you’d see him on the town
He was always good for having a laugh
But when the money ran out there was never a doubt
It was me that he would always ask

Chorus

Johnny was a man who didn’t understand
That someone had to pay the rent
He had plenty of charm and he meant me no harm
But I knew that it was time he went
Track Name: In my motorcar
In My Motorcar
J.Sule/G.Rogers

On the street I chanced to see
The very first car that belonged to me
Not as bright as it used to be
But shone like gold to the heart of me
Took me back to days gone by
When cousin Jim taught me how to drive
Best friend Jane and her brother Clyde
Came along too for the fun of the ride

Pre-chorus: We’d go driving – out to the country side
Wind in our hair – music in our ears

Off the road the wheels spun deep
Stuck in the mud with a paddock of sheep
The farmer yelled and towed us out
After he’d called us long-haired louts
Skinny-dipping at Boulder Creek
Scaring each other at Lover’s Leap
Wheels our own and time to spare
Raising dust with never a care

Pre-chorus: We’d go driving – out to the country side
Wind in our hair – music in our ears

Chorus
In my motorcar – we learned to drive
In my motorcar – we thought we’d arrived
In my motorcar – we came alive
We learned how the world turned round [We learned how the world turned round]

Wheels kept turning, time went by
Found myself falling for a handsome guy
No more rambling, daytime trips (just)
Night-time driving and road-side trysts
Mother said don’t play with fire
Shun that back seat late at night
Father said don’t drive too fast, or
This joyride gonna be your last

Pre-chorus: We’d go driving – looking for paradise
Back-seat fumblings – opened up my eyes

Chorus
Track Name: Reacher
Reacher
John Sule/Glenda Rogers

Reacher, enigma, known to thriller readers
Is it true – you are invincible?
Reacher, enigma, sharp investigator
Is it true – you are invincible?

Bridge
Reacher, James D. Grant, or Lee Child
Reacher, James D. Grant, or Lee Child
Who are you – behind those steel blue eyes?

Reacher, enigma, of no fixed abode
Is it true – you don’t live anywhere?
Military policemen, back in the day
Is it true –you don’t trust anyone?

Bridge
Reacher, James D. Grant, or Lee Child
Reacher, James D. Grant, or Lee Child
Who are you – behind those steel blue eyes?

Chorus
You’re just a pseudonym within a pseudonym
Your life is all a fiction …

Reacher, enigma, expert, hardened killer
Is it true – you are invincible?
Reacher, enigma, you’ll be Gone Tomorrow
Is it true – you are invincible?

Bridge
Chorus
Is it true – you are invincible?
Track Name: Let's pretend
Let’s pretend
J.Sule/G.Rogers

Let’s pretend we’re starting out fresh
And yet to do our best
Let’s put a big grin on our faces
Let’s pretend there’s stars in our eyes and put the past to rest
Cos now we’re really going places

You pretend you’re seeing it through
And I’ll pretend that too
We’ll hitch our wagon to a star
I’ll pretend I’m seeing it through
And you pretend that too
Cos now we’re really going far.

Chorus
Slow down No! – push on ahead
This wagon ain’t gonna leave without us
Slow down No! – push on ahead
This wagon ain’t gonna leave without us.

Won’t pretend that nobody cares
And waste our time in tears
Gotta keep that smiling face from sagging
Won’t pretend we’re young in our years
Or nearly millionaires
Gonna jump aboard that rolling wagon
Track Name: Rockabilly Queen
Rockabilly Queen
J.Sule/G.Rogers

Rockabilly Queen
From Oklahoma scene
Rockabilly Queen
Got that back-beat mean

Here comes the – Rockabilly Queen

She learned to do that thing
With rock ‘n roller King
She gave it country swing
And added extra zing

She’s a rock ‘n roll, swingin’, hillbilly Queen

Let’s party up with the Queen now….
Let’s have a party scene now …

She had them rocking more
Back in sixty-four
Rocking on the floor
Spilling out the door


She’s a honky-tonk, boogie-woogie, hillbilly Queen

You have a man real mean
Feed him hillbilly greens
Jumping Mexican beans
Says Rockabilly Queen

Hot dog – she could swing a song!
Track Name: Willing to sell my soul
Willing to sell my Soul
J. Sule/G.Rogers

They offered me the moon and stars
And diamond rings and racing cars
I only had to sell - my soul

They said I had a bright career
No other artist could compare
I only had to sell - my soul

Oh Oh - Oh Oh Oh
I wanted to be rich and grand
They said that I’d have many fans
If I was only willing
To sell my soul

It’s not too much to aim so high
The only limit is the sky
I only want to have -it all

They gave me chains and concrete walls
And sat me on a wrecking ball
I only had to bare - my all

Oh Oh…

The critics said I was obscene
But they all watched me on the screen
And all it cost me was - my soul

The innocence of youth is gone
I sold my body for a song
And with it all I sold my soul

Oh Oh - Oh Oh Oh
I wanted to be rich and grand
They said that I’d have many fans
If I was only willing
To sell my soul

Willing, to sell my soul
Track Name: Live too much
Live Too Much
J. Sule, G. Rogers

I don’t want to make new friends
I don’t care if that offends
I won’t have to learn their names
Don’t have time for their fun and their games

I don’t need to make my mark
I don’t have to win any hearts
I don’t care what people say
I ain’t gonna give my loving away

Chorus
Love is too sharp to touch
It only hurts and cuts
I don’t want to love too much
Life is too sharp to touch
It only hurts and cuts
I don’t want to live too much

I don’t want to aim for the stars
I just need things to stay as they are
I won’t move from my private shell
Don’t mess around with my personal hell

I don’t want to bare my soul
I don’t believe in a heart of gold
I do want to keep to myself
Don’t need you or anybody to help

Chorus

Bridge
Once in a while something passes my by
That gives me a nagging doubt
One simple smile makes me feel I’m alive
Maybe I’m missing out…missing out
Missing out ….Ooh, I’m missing out

Is love too sharp to touch
Does life just hurt and cut
Can you ever love too much?

Maybe I could live a little more….
Track Name: Rainbow in the sky
Rainbow in the Sky
J. Sule and G. Rogers

Rainbow in the sky
Maybe you’ll come by
Rainbow is a sign that you’ll come by

Tui calls to me
High up in the tree
Tui calls to me, come fly with me

Chorus
Like a tree whose roots runs deep
My love grows strong
Earthbound- how can I be free?

Waves roll on the sea
Tossing wild and free
Waves roll endlessly, why couldn’t we?

Ship sails out at sea
Far as I can see
Ship sails out at sea, come carry me.

Chorus: Like a tree…

Bridge:
I want you, I need you
To want me, and need me
I’m churning, I’m burning
My whole world is whirling
I want you to be with me, or let me be free

Rainbow in the sky
Maybe you’ll come by
Rainbow is a sign that you’ll come by

Tui calls to me
High up in the tree
Tui calls to me, come fly with me
Track Name: South East Cemetery
South-East Cemetery
J. Sule/G. Rogers

There’s a place that is not dead centre
Though many stay there once they have entered
South-East of the City, out by the sea

Took a walk through my favourite haunt
Met the undertaker out for a jaunt
Like a bat out of hell in his long, black hearse

Bridge
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell in his long, black hearse

Chorus
There’s no rest at the South-East Cemetery
There’s no peace – hold onto your sanity
Lock your cars at the South-East cemetery
And close the gates

Carried on past the dogs with their owner
Past the dealers selling stuff to the stoners
Digging up the dirt looking for the bones

Up ahead beneath a clump of trees
Lovers meet surreptitiously
Who would ever think to find them here?

Bridge
Things are heating up
Things are heating up in the cold graveyard

Chorus – There’s no rest…

Harper, Willis, McCartney and Craven
All at rest in their concrete haven
Died in the year of nineteen-fifty-one

On her knees was a grief-stricken mourner
Unaware – cos no-one had warned her
Purse was stolen from out of her unlocked car

Bridge
South-East of the city
South-East of the city, out by the sea

Chorus