Standing In The Blues

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It’s always a pleasure to see a song grow and this came from an idea Alan brought back with him after a
trip to France for a nice slow Blues.
Putting it into a major key rather than a minor helped shape the tune and the addition of sung/played
lines, all add to its style and delivery.


How easily you lie babe, you always knew too much about me.
Our friends kept asking why, I lived my life on blended knee.
Seems like nothing I can do
We’re one divided by two,
All this running round you do,
Just leaves me standing round in the Blues.
You know you used to help me fly; Now you’ve reset my world to zero.
I can’t claim no alibi, like you say, I’m no super hero.
Well it’s just another Ghost town, as I walk your lonesome highway.
You’ve left me all tore down, As if things ever went my way.
Chorus to end


from Presence & Gain, released September 11, 2015
Lyrics – Howe & Ibbotson. Music - Howe & Ibbotson
All Guitars, Vocals & Harmony Vocals - Keith Howe.
Drums & Percussion – Alan Ibbotson.
Bass Guitar & Keyboards– Gareth Young



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Formed when Keith Howe and Alan Ibbotson got back together (both well known for their previous work in the Band 'Blue on Black'.
"These guys are Rockin' The Blues in the new Brit' Rock style"..
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