LIVE & LO​-​FI @ THE ACT (2018)

by Bob Westfall Moonlight Poet

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LOST IN AUSTIN I'm lost in Austin At the Chili Parlor Bar Drinking Mad Dog margaritas Looking for Guy Clark There's salt on the rim There's a lime at the bottom They say the nachos'll kill ya So I got 'em I'm soaking up the scene Just sittin' here Watching a woman suck back Lonestar beer There's a fat man eating chili With a tear in his eye It takes more than a senorita To make a Texican cry Guess I'll pay my bill Get up and go Blow down south To San Antonio I'm lost in Austin At the Chili Parlor Bar Drinking Mad Dog Margaritas Looking for Guy Clark
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HUNDRED MILES TO HOUSTON Hundred miles to Houston The sun is sinking low Purple sky in my rear view Over San Antonio Hundred miles to Houston How I long to be home In the arms of my sweetheart Waiting all alone Well, San Antonio was sad and lonely, though Just like that Alamo, it's history. Now I'm.. Hundred miles to Houston But Houston's not my home I'm bound for Canada Two thousand miles to go I'm going back to the arms of my sweetheart Two thousand miles to go...
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MEET ME IN TEXAS Meet me in Texas in the middle of May I'll be in Houston counting the days Until, my love, we're together again And our lonely hearts can at last mend Too gone too long is no way to be It's hard for love to grow with an ocean between You in your world, me in mine We keep trying to make our love light shine Maybe too much time has passed Maybe I've been living too fast Maybe I did not try enough 'Cause now I'm in Texas, blue as the sky above Now I'm in Texas, blue as the sky above.
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TALKIN' CRUMB GOBBLER BLUES I was driving west on Texas 71 Burning up the Lexus in the Texas sun An hour from Austin, the day near done I saw a sign that said, "cold beer sold here" I figured, what's a fella to do? Thought I'd stop and have a brew Found a table at Peter's BBQ Across from handsome Molly and her mother so dear. Handsome Molly got married last summer There she sat, saying, "What a bummer" Thirty years old and not gettin' any younger She said, "If I wanna have a baby, now's the time to do it." She was sitting there choppin' up a plumb cobbler Talkin' 'bout popping out a crumb gobbler Dreamin' of cleaning up toddler slobber She said, "I've got a husband and I know how to use it." Well, handsome Molly was quite the looker She would've made a mighty fine hooker If she wasn't tied down, I'd've took her For a long joy ride in my Lexus. It was then I remembered I was in the bible belt That caused my smile to melt For if Molly knew what was on my mind, well, She'd probably call me a sexist swine Hell, with thoughts like mine I just can't win Every thought in my mind's a genuine sin There's no use lying, I might as well begin To walk the path of the heavenly father Maybe then I'd get a woman like Molly Twice as handsome and three times jolly With a little luck me and pretty Polly We'd have ourselves seven crumb gobblers I was driving west on Texas 71 Burning up the Lexus in the Texas sun An hour from Austin, the day near done I saw a sign that said, "cold beer sold here".
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SMILE WHILE THE SUN SHINES Smile while the sun shines Tomorrow may rain Love while the heart sings While it knows no pain Life is a dream, a finite aside Someday it will be a flash before our eyes. So, Smile while the sun shines Tomorrow may rain Love while the heart sings While it knows no pain Seeking beauty, seeking truth Finding wisdom in the innocence of youth Smile while the sun shines Tomorrow may rain Love while the heart sings While it knows no pain
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OLD FRIEND I will always remember the good times we've had I dust off the memories whenever I feel bad I always will cherish the good days gone by With moments so sweet I almost could cry Old friend, I want to thank you Old friend, I want to thank you again For helping to make my life what it's been Old friend, I want to thank you again The photos have faded, the edges have torn The album sits proud like an old coat well worn And yet I've seen through the passage of time Each image remains crystal clear in my mind Old friend, I want to thank you Old friend, I want to thank you again For helping to make my life what it's been Old friend, I want to thank you again
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TIME HURRIES ON Day begins with the rustling of leaves in the wind Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, pass the bottle of gin Wander down the overgrown gravel road Take a trip down memory lane All those years ago, sure looks different now, you know But the feeling is almost the same Night comes on strong and fills the sky with diamonds It's a milky way buffet, reach right up and try one It's all I can do to find a chair I just sit and stare at a billion stars burning bright My mind is blown so beautifully, so truthfully I retire to the firelight
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THE LOVE OF A MOTHER The love of a mother is the strongest love of all It stands firm as a mountain, will never crumble or fall It weighs more than silver, more than lead, and more than steel It's worth more than gold, and I swear it's twice as pure The love of a mother brings the birth of a world The joy and the pain that endlessly unfurls And when the weight of the world starts taking its toll She is there to care and to lighten the load All I want to say to you, dear Mother Is I love you. A mountain might get lonely and an angel's tear might fall The roses all wilt when Cinderella must miss the ball The years keep on coming and the skin ain't quite as soft Oh, dear Mother, life is such a cost Oh Mother, if you believe in the Lord Home ain't where you've been, it's where you're sure to go When your soul is safe in Heaven high above With amazing grace you will fly with the doves in peace All I want to say to you, dear Mother Is I love you.
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ANOTHER COCONUT SHAKE Got my toes in the sand, drink in my hand The smell of a sweet cigar 'Neath the palm trees, shootin' the breeze Old Joe behind the bar Hey bartender, don't stop that blender You know what to make Yes indeed man, you know I need Another coconut shake Ocean wind, sunbaked skin Tropical dream Life's a nice pineapple slice In sweet coconut cream Hey bartender, don't stop that blender You know what to make Yes indeed man, you know I need Another coconut shake Clear blue sky, sun in my eyes Got a blanket on the beach Mid day snooze, glass of booze Always within reach There's a sleeping cat in my panama hat My little purring pet The sky's alive on the wide horizon The sun begins to set Hey bartender, don't stop that blender You know what to make Yes indeed man, you know I need Another coconut shake
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THE HOBO SONG Oh how I'd love to be a hobo and live in a shack A little run down shanty by an old railroad track The rumble of a midnight train to rock me as I dream Asleep by the light of a silvery moon beam I'd forsake everything I own to travel this land Harmonica in my pocket and a guitar in my hand Oh how I'd love to be a hobo and bum on down the line Spending what I ain't got on women and wine Playing my hand in poker games, dealing stud Passing out and waking up face down in the mud I'd forsake everything I own to travel this land Harmonica in my pocket and a guitar in my hand Oh how I'd love to be a hobo and live by my own rules I wouldn't answer to anyone or be nobody's fool To feel the ground beneath my feet, knowing that I'm free To walk the walk and talk the talk, sounds alright by me I'd forsake everything I own to travel this land Harmonica in my pocket and a guitar in my hand Oh how I'd love to be a hobo, a real rambling man Got no interest, ain't my business being a family man I'd be drifting 'round and singing the hobo's lullaby 'Til the day I climb aboard that freight train in the sky I'd forsake everything I own to travel this land Harmonica in my pocket and a guitar in my hand
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BOY WITH THE STARS IN HIS EYES See the boy with the stars in his eyes Overjoyed, gazing far into the sky Nature's child Dreaming of deep blue oceans He's in love with that sweet breeze blowing Spirit's wild Smile child, your heart is full of light The future's yours, it's oh so bright Climb upon a rainbow, kiss the golden sun Paradise the state of mind to keep the spirit young Oh, what a joy it is to be young Follow your heart, keep on dreaming Always start with believing Dreams come true Facing the far, wide open skies Don't let the stars fall from your eyes Let them be a part of you Smile child, your heart is full of light The future's yours, it's oh so bright Climb upon a rainbow, kiss the golden sun Paradise the state of mind to keep the spirit young Oh, what a joy it is to be young

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This album came from a concert I played at The ACT in Maple Ridge, Canada, on 11 April, 2017. All songs on this album are original. I've called this a "Lo-Fi" recording because the audio was recorded with just a small Zoom microphone at the back of the room. When I was editing the recordings I was unable to adjust the volumes or make changes to any specific instrument without affecting the entire recording, as it was recorded all on one track. Therefore, I did what I could, the best I could, to make it sound half decent in terms of EQ, compression, etc. (editing & mixing process). I hope you will enjoy it!

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released January 1, 2019

Guitar/harmonica/vocal by Bob Westfall

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