Calling All Saints

by Jan James

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released February 21, 2019

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Track Name: I'm a Gambler
I’m A Gambler Key of Bm / 108 bpm / Time 4:46


So many times I’ve tried to walk away
You pulled me back down now there’s nothing I can say
I’m a gambler -Ain’t nothing left for me to do
Ain’t no taste of heaven
Can save me now I’m just your fool

Just like a prize hanging on a string
I can’t escape can’t you see the shape I’m in
I’m a gambler – just one more toss of the dice
Ain’t no taste of heaven can save me now
I’m just your sacrifice

No matter what I do I cannot break away
Seven come eleven now I’m losing every day
I’m a gambler - I know that this ain’t right
Ain’t no taste of heaven can save me know
No it just ain’t worth the fight

I’m down so low what can anybody do
Aint’ nothing left to stake a claim on you
I’m a gambler – Now I lay it all on the line
Take my soul to heaven
Cause I believe that it’s losing time
I believe that it’s losing time
Track Name: Roll Sweet Daddy
Roll Sweet Daddy Key of G / 90 bpm / Time 3:57


I can’t say that you been on my mind
The memory of you is making me feel fine
So come on Roll Sweet Daddy
Stop and take some time.

Yeah Roll it slowly yeah you got the feel
Slide on up till you got something real
Oh yeah Roll Sweet Daddy
You know how to deal

I say...Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy
You know that this is something real

Ain’t know trouble when you’re feelin right
Step up to the wild side in the light
Whoa come on Roll sweet Daddy
Nothin’s gonna stop us tonight

I say...Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Come on Roll Sweet Daddy
Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy (roll sweet daddy)
Roll Sweet Daddy
Nothin’s gonna stop us tonight
Track Name: Heart of the Blues
Heart of the Blues Key of Am / 108 bpm / Time 4:26


Too many tears we’ve cried
There is no place to hide
In the darkness is there nothing really new
All alone now in the Heart of the Blues

No way to turn around
This emptiness is found
Deep inside is there anything that’s true
Can our love survive in the Heart of the Blues

This pain won’t wash away
Fall deeper everyday
Is there nothing that we can ever do
So long now in the Heart of the Blues

Tremble now at the sight
We both know it ain’t right
Try to find anyway through
And we’re drowning in the heart of the blues
In the heart of the blues
Track Name: Cry Cry Cry
Cry Cry Cry Key of G / 98 bpm / Time 4:03


All you wanna do is make me cry cry cry
I’m always left asking baby why why why
You wanna leave me barely hangin on
Why you gotta hurt me so
While I try to be strong

All I wanna do is baby try try try
But you hurt me so much I wanna die die die
Oh believe me I need you to understand
Why’s it so damn hard for you to be a better man

I caught you baby all you do is lie lie lie
When I pin you down you try to fly fly fly
And everybody knows your just an evil kind of man
Yeah you are. Why you gotta hurt me so
While I try to understand

Now all I can do is say my my my
I’m gonna pack my bags and say bye bye bye
I’m gonna leave you just barely hangin on
You no longer hurt me so
Yeah I’m finally strong

I used to sit around and baby cry cry cry
But now I’m so very very high high high
Oh since I left you baby
Just barely hangin on
You can no longer hurt me so
I’m finally strong
Track Name: Losing Man
Losing Man Key of E / 49 bpm / Time 6:22

In the Lazy Summertime
You haven’t got a dime
You say you’re feelin lucky
But you don’t really got the time
So you lay your money down
And they deal you a losing hand
And as you walk away
Everybody call you the losing man

Livin on whiskey on the hard side of town
Broken down believer
Hoping to be found as you spend all your money
On one toss of the dice
Nothing but a fool Oh you know now baby you’re just a losing man
Aint nothing but a losing man

You think you got it made
As you stroll around in style
You drive your fancy car
Drive the women wild
But the cards they don’t lie
Now go ahead and try to make your stand.
As we watch the tables turn.
Everybody calls you the losing man
Aint nothing but a losing man
Track Name: It's So Easy
It’s So Easy Key of C / 98 bpm / Time 3:01


It’s so easy when you finally found
Someone to love you
Who really wants you round
Oh it’s so easy
Keep you from feeling down

Yeah its so easy to hold your head up high
Oh you got that love
In your bed each night
Oh so damn easy you always feeling right

No ain’t no trouble ain’t no misery
Yeah ain’t no trouble ain’t no misery
Yeah its so damn easy you’re finally feeling free
Track Name: Calling All Saints
Calling All Saints Key of E / 87 bpm / Time 4:26


Too much trouble in the bad part of town
One bullet brings another child to the ground
Now we’re calling all saints to heal them in Chi-town

One man’s faith is just another man’s cause
They shoot em up just ignore the law
We’re calling all saints come on down and save us all

Walk these streets you feel the cold wind blow
Empty eyes as they all fight for the gold
Calling all saints to heal the Chi-town soul

Mr. Mayor please do what you can
Show them the law don’t have to have such a heavy hand
Calling all saints to heal em in Chi-land

Preacher teach there’s got to be a place to start
No bully can tear this town apart
We are the saints to save this Chi-town heart

Tell me why one more child has to die
Stand around and tell the same ol lies
We are the saints that can heal the
Chi-town cry

Too much trouble in the bad part of town
One bullet brings another child to the ground
Now we’re calling all saints to heal them in Chi-town
Track Name: Everybody Wants To Be Loved
Everybody Wants To Be Loved Key of G / 100 bpm / Time 5:02


Everybody wants to be loved
Yell from the tree tops to the heaven above
Everybody just wants to be loved
Well there ain’t no doubt about it
All we need is love

If all the trouble in the world today
Could easily be swept away
What would you give
What would you wanna do Oh Oh Oh
if you could just give love you never really have the blues

Well all the guns would finally be put down
And all the lonely people would be found
If everybody’d show someone they care
We’d all the hate and now...love wouldn’t be so rare

Everybody wants to be loved
Yell from the tree tops to the heaven above
Everybody just wants to be loved Oh Oh Oh
Well there ain’t no doubt about it
All we need is love

Believe in love now there is no doubt
That all this pain can be thrown out
And heaven can be right there for you Oh Oh Oh
I swear love is everywhere it’s shining down on you.

No don’t be cold don’t live in fear
Open your heart let somebody near
Never give up on finding somebody true
I swear that love is everywhere Feel it shining on you.
Can you feel it shining!!!
Track Name: Bucky Blues
Bucky Blues Key of E / 65 bpm / Time 5:04


It’s early in the morning
Not much I can do
My heart is feelin heavy
In the memory of you
This pain don’t go away
I got the Bucky Blues
Why’d you have to leave
Now what am I supposed to do

You left a hole in my heart
Don’t know where to begin
I try to move on but the pain pulls me back in
You were the best in me
Now you’re wearing angels wings
Bucky why’d you have to leave

Everybody knows what you meant to this world
You had a heart of gold really quite a pearl
You’d never run you’d always fight to win
Now Bucky why’d you gone and leave
I need you baby come back in

It’s early in the morning
Not much I can do My heart is feelin heavy
In the memory of you
This pain don’t go away I got the Bucky Blues
Why’d you have to leave
There’s nothing left for me to do
Track Name: Battle of Jessie
Battle of Jessie Key of E / 98 bpm / Time: 3:14

Way down in the holler on the bad side of town
Jessie knew someday they’d take his life
So he ran hard every night, trying to stay in the light
No they won’t break him down without a fight

His daddy was a gambler
His momma played the blues
They never really taught him wrong from right
But Jessie was a good man doing everything he can
No he won’t be broken down without a fight

As the story happens on one hot summer night
The chips were down and Jessie had a gun
Now the bloodstains won’t wash away
Jesse finally had his day and now our man
Is really on the run

The law tried to find him but they couldn’t find a trace
For many years it seemed that he has won
Till one day he came to town and the sheriff tried to
Shoot him down, he was wounded in the arm by the sheriff’s gun.

He held his hand up to the sky and shouted lord why o why
Did you forsake me after all the good I done
No there ain’t no way I die tonight I’m rising up to fight the fight
Ain’t no way the devil wins cause it ain’t right

The moral of the story is to stay out of the street
Cause trouble always finds a way to win
Yes Jessie was a good man, doing everything he can but
Trouble always finds a way to win
Yeah the devil always finds a way to win
Yeah yeah trouble always finds a way to win
Track Name: Trouble With The Water
Trouble With The Water Key of G / 125 bpm / Time 4:35


There’s trouble with the water when will they testify
Trouble with the water how many people lied
When they cover up the story of how many children died
Oh the Trouble with the water
Now there ain’t no place to hide

Just a small town by the river
What can a poor mama do
They said people don’t’ you worry
But they aint talking true
Now everybody’s tryin to help but what can really be done
Oh the trouble with the water’s like a lead loaded gun

Just trying to save a dollar
Well it ain’t so black and white
Well they knew about the trouble
But they lied and it ain’t right
When poison runs through neighborhoods
Where only children do run.
Well the trouble with the water
What has Mr. Synder done

Politicians love their Jesus
But they love their money more
They will justify their actions,
Take advantage of the poor
Well Jesus would be horrified by what some wealthy people do
And the trouble with the water,
Well it really ain’t nothing new

Trouble with the water yeah
Track Name: Black Orchid Blues
Black Orchid Blues Key of Gm / 74 bpm / Time 5:43



Why does everything have to go so wrong
Why do struggle for so long
When all around me everybody’s acting crazy
Why do we carry on

And yes, this is an evil time
I say, Oh yeah this is an evil time
When all around you all you can see baby is so many people
Ain’t no reason why
No, no...ain’t no reason

I know, whoa yeah that someday love will find a way
Whoa and I know whoa oh oh that someday love’s gonna find a way
Yeah and we’ll end all of this suffering cause I know
that love’s the only way

Why, does everything have to go so wrong
Why, why, why why why does everything have to go so wrong
Now when all around everybody’s acting crazy
Why do we carry on, do we carry on

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