Subversive Soul

by Roger Campo

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1.
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) END OF THE LINE I was headed home – On a train downtown Just across the tracks – You rode the nine uptown I don’t know you – But I could see This ride can be just as lonely for you As it is for me, that’s why Ever since that day I take the number nine At that very station at that very time Hoping that I’ll see you, maybe you’ll see me Hoping maybe, hoping CHORUS Maybe someday At the end of the line You could share your secret smile Laugh a little while Leave this lonely world behind Maybe someday At the end of the line You could share all of your dreams I’ll share my crazy schemes Find what we’ve been missing And ride it to the end of the line Day after day We’re all on that train Slaving away, and working to pay A debt we never made But maybe there’s some place Where no one rides alone If we make a connection I don’t need perfection, Just baby someone to hold, hold, hold And that’s why Ever since that day I take the number nine At that very station at that very time Hoping that I’ll see you, maybe you’ll see me Hoping maybe, hoping CHORUS Love is running late and you say you can’t find it Lonely hearted riders need to be reminded Love ain’t on a schedule no, but have some faith Cause maybe it’s on the next train Maybe some day at the end of the line Maybe some day at the end of the line Is this seat taken – Cause my heart is aching Get on board this train is leaving the station I know someday at the end of the line Oh at the end of the line (repeat)
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Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) SUBVERSIVE SOUL From the day I was born From the moment I took my first breath There was something I felt in the air Oh, something my soul could not accept I could not accept the reasons I could not accept their rules My soul rejected things I learned in church My soul rejected things I learned in school CHORUS I got a, A subversive soul Yeah a tortured heart that I can’t control And I’m fighting a darkness that I can’t let go Fighting for something I can call my own I was born into freedom But it’s a freedom that you have to steal You can talk about freedom But freedoms something that you have to feel Think you’re leaving in freedom Maybe you should ask yourself this Am I living the life that I want Or am I living someone else’s wish CHORUS A Subversive soul – Sub, sub subversive soul (repeat) Fighting for something, something I could, something I could, something I could, something I could, call me own (repeat)
3.
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) BLAME IT ON LOVE Once the secrets of this world Have all been uncovered Once all the mysteries of science Have all been discovered We’ll still be at a loss Loss to explain Why a woman love’s a man And a man, and a man, loves a woman CHORUS No you can’t blame Newton – for falling in love Oh, you can’t blame Pythagoras – if it don’t add up And you can’t blame Einstein- if your universe ain’t right Blame it all on me – blame it all on love Though the human genome Is all figured out I know the human heart Will always be in doubt Though your DNA Explains your life away But what it can’t explain Why you feel, why you feel Why you feel this way CHORUS You can think it over honey, but I think you know the answer You can over think it till your just another lonely dancer Waitin’ for Romeo, waitin’ for Juliet they dance alone Waiting and waiting, they miss the last song We’ll still be at a loss – Loss to explain Why a woman love’s a man And a man, and a man, loves a woman CHORUS You can blame it all on me Don’t tell me what you thinkin’ no Don’t tell me what you thinkin’ no Now show me what you feel Yeah, show me what you feel Tonight, show me this is real Yeah, show me this is real
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Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) SINS OF THE FATHER You have wounds – you try to conceal They run so deep – they may never heal But your eyes – reveal all the pain That I hear in your voice When you call my name CHORUS Cause the sins of the father Are the sins of the son That we’re bound to repeat And we’re bound to pass on And the sins of the mother Will stay in your soul They’ll stay in your heart ‘Til the day you grow old Unless you break this chain (2x) Each generation – reflects the past But you’re still shackled – to the shadow it cast But these chains – are not your own You have carried this weight – for way too long CHORUS You’ve a child – of your own You have sins – that you don’t want to pass on And there’s forgiveness – in this child’s eyes For your father and your mother And every time you crossed the line Cause the sins of the father Are redeemed by the son Who can rise from the ashes And the damage done And the sins of the mother Are all washed away Through the tears of forgiveness When you hear her say Son we need to break this chain – Break this chain Yeah we need to break this chain – Break this chain Come on embrace this change – Break this chain We need to break this chain – Break this chain Come on and break this chain (repeat)
5.
Three Days 04:14
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) THREE DAYS Three days since I last slept Three days since I got some rest Three days – Since I been home Three days I been on the road Three days I crawled inside my soul Three days – Since I been told Now for three long nights I been hearing your voice – Tell me that you’re leaving Tell that you’re leavin’ Now for three long nights I been scared to the bone – Scared to go back to that empty home CHORUS I been riding through the darkness now – for three long nights Winds been howling, it’s been talking now – for three long nights Three nights I been hearing your voice Telling me I’m your second choice Three long nights thinking what went wrong Can’t sleep since you been gone Three nights I seen the sun go down Three nights my soul began to howl Howlin’ – When that moon comes ‘round Three nights I done called out your name Three nights I been feeling this pain Three nights – Since you been gone CHORUS Now for three long nights, I been hearing your voice – Tell me that you’re leaving Tell me that you’re leavin’ Now for three long nights, I been scared to the bone – Scared to go back to that empty home CHORUS Can’t sleep since you been gone – Can’t get no rest Can’t sleep – Can’t sleep a wink – Can’t sleep since you been gone – Tossin’ and turnin’ – Can’t sleep Up all night – Hearing your voice – Can’t sleep since you been gone – I’m your second choice – Can’t sleep since you been gone – What went wrong Can’t sleep – Can’t sleep at all – Can’t sleep since you been gone – Can’t sleep since you been gone – Can’t sleep – Can’t get no rest, since you been gone
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Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) COUNTERFEIT LOVE You can see something once Maybe a thousand times Day after day And not see the disguise Miss the imperfections Right before your eyes Miss the deceptions Miss all the lies, Oh… CHORUS Your love’s a counterfeit love Ain’t nothing ‘bout it that’s real Cause when I gave myself to you Yeah, you played me like a fool There ain’t nothing ‘bout your love that’s true Your love’s a counterfeit love Ain’t nothing ‘bout it Ain’t nothing ‘bout it, that’s real, that’s real It’s getting harder To tell the true from the fake Seems like the real thing Is the one we forsake We buy the illusion We all want to believe We’re all so guarded Yet so easily deceived CHORUS Ain’t nothing clever ‘bout Playing with someone’s trust Playing with someone’s heart Betraying someone’s love CHORUS
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Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) JUST YOU WAIT I was standing in the market I was standing in a line When I heard the tiny voice yeah Of a little baby cryin’ He cried momma I want, momma I need, Momma won’t you buy these things for me And she said CHORUS Don’t worry about what you don’t got Don’t you worry ‘bout what you don’t need In the end my / God’s love will provide Just you wait, just you wait and see I was walking by the old church On a brilliant summer day When I head the congregation Get down on their knees and pray They prayed father we want, father we need Father won’t you bring these things to me And preacher said CHORUS You can spend all your days – waitin’ on a dream But you might miss the one – blowing in the breeze I was walking past the merchants In the market by the sea When my baby she went crazy Wanting everything from me She cried Honey I want, honey I need Honey won’t you buy these things for me, And I said CHORUS Oh don’t you worry – Oh, just you wait – My love will provide – Just you wait – Oh, just you wait – No don’t you worry now – Nah, nah nah nah – Oh, just you wait – My love will provide
8.
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) A WOMAN’S GOT A SONG All men are dogs And all dogs are prose Every woman is a cat And all cats they are poems And a man wants for nothing But a beer in his bowl What a woman really wants She’s got hidden in her soul CHORUS Cause a woman’s got a song That you’ll never hear her sing Though the words are unspoken And your heart may be broken You’ll never understand Though the words are unspoken And your heart may be broken You’ll never understand If a man says something in a forest alone There’s no woman to hear, is he still wrong? Is he wrong for trying, to understand her? Yes, he’s guilty of trying, to understand love CHORUS And she whispers the song in his ear – While he sleeps Only the souls of the dead will know – The secrets that it keeps CHORUS Cause this melody is torn The moment any woman’s born From the heart of every man
9.
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) IF I SHOULD FALL First man down in Iraq First man who’s never comin’ back He was born in Guatemala Born and died in that third world squalor As Jose Gutierrez lie dying on the ground His band of brothers prayed as they gathered round Through the madness you could hear the cries Of a soul fighting to survive CHORUS If I should fall – Far from where I was born Don’t let my soul – Lose its way back home If I should fall – Far from where I was born Don’t let me take – Oh, that long Oh, that long, long, long Walk alone He was orphaned as a child He walked alone and rode trains thousands of miles From the moonlit boxcar he could see The land they say you go to find your dreams As he jumped into the desert night Saw a dead horse lying in the moonlight In the distance as he hit the ground Heard a coyote begin to howl CHORUS He was buried in Guatemala Buried with full military honors After he died they made him American Does God care if you’re a citizen? CHORUS
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Intimate 04:13
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) INTIMATE It’s a hard life, babe It’s a hard world too We all need protection babe Protect me and I’ll protect you Careful babe, who you trust Oh be careful babe, with your love Hide what you hold sacred dear But make sure that you don’t forget Remember where you hid your love Girl, remember how to get CHORUS I want to get intimate Want to get, want to get, want to get Intimate, I want to get with you Intimate Want to get, want to get, want to get Intimate, want to get with you Seen the faces, babe People scared to live Locked their love so far away – So far away They forgot, how to give Scared to feel Scared to touch What they’re trying to protect – They don’t see They already lost CHORUS
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You and I 03:58
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) YOU AND I You and I – Come from the same place I can tell – That you’re hiding an ace No one else can see – What you revealed to me Or what I revealed to you – When you said baby hold me You and I – Are running like two thieves Who plotted petty theft – Oh, but stole the sacred key You and I – are in over our heads There ain’t no turnin’ back – no, this hunger must be fed You and I – are wanted by the law But all we ever wanted – was to break each other’s fall CHORUS There ain’t no fear where love is found – Oh we were wanted Just two brave souls running round – Yeah we were wanted Fighting everything that they face – Oh we were wanted Risking everything, for one more kiss You and I – are hotter than a fire We’re burning with the flames – of this naked raw desire You and I – Tasted something real Something that was raw – We both knew we wanted more CHORUS Now you – And I Had a love – Can’t deny Love so real – love so true Gets in your blood – nothin’ you can do Now you , you, you, you, you You, you, you yeah you You and I – Are running like two thieves Who plotted petty theft – But stole the sacred key You and I – are wanted by the law But all we ever wanted – was to break each other’s fall You and I (repeat)
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This Train 05:02
Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) THIS TRAIN It was on this train Where I met my wife You could say It’s where I started my life Where she first took my hand We’d laugh an hour each way I fell in love with a girl from Queens On a subway train CHORUS On this train your heart is the engine that keeps these wheels rolling along On this train your soul will guide you through these tunnels when you’re lost and alone And this train it stops at the stations of redemption, hope, and mercy and love When we’d ride into the city – Damn, you looked so pretty, as you’d wave goodbye Born and raised in Queens Born to limited means Watching your parents struggle day after day You learn to limit your dreams But the limits of this world They could not limit our love Together we pushed back, and set out on the track To find the dreams we had lost CHORUS Time goes by – People get on this train Some people get off – No one rides to the end There will come a day, when we all run out of time Know that my love will never end, even when we kiss goodbye (repeat) Take that to the end – Take that to the end of the line
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Written by Roger Campo © 2011 Roger Campo (ASCAP) Ⓟ 2011 Campo Music (ASCAP) ALMA SUBVERSIVA Desde el día que yo nací Desde el momento que yo respiré habia algo que yo sentí Algo que nunca acepté No acepté la idea No acepté la ilusión Que dios está escondido Dentro las reglas de las religión Tengo un CORO Un alma subversiva Salvaje, rebelde y herida Que no se deja, deja controlar Sigue peleando no se va entregar Dicen que somos libres – Freedom Que es la tierra de la libertad Pero un hombre no es libre Hasta el día que puede robar Robarse un momento Donde él se encuentra el autor Donde el escribe la historia De su alma y de su corazón CORO

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released December 1, 2011

Musicians:
Lead Vocals: Roger Campo
Piano & Keyboards: Brett Rosenberg except Hammond B3 on Blame It On Love
Guitars: Craig Stull
Drums: Jim Christie
Bass: Will MacGregor
Percussion: M. B. Gordy

Backing Vocals: Robbyn Kirmsse, Linda McCrary & Michael Turner

Saxophone: Jimmy Roberts
Trombone: Nick Lane
Trumpet: Lee Thornburg

Additional Backing Vocals & Guitar: Carmen Grillo – End Of The Line
Hammond B3: Mike Finnigan – Blame It On Love
Accordion: Dan Radlauer – A Woman’s Got A Song

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