Overview & Credits


Uncle Steve's debut release of his early rock classics.


Musicians

vox, guitar, percussion - Steve McPhail
guitar, percussion - Robi Banerji
bass - Mark Villman
drums, keys - Darrell Gasparini
saxes - Liam Coleman
b. vox - Aunties - Didi, Renee, Monika
Uncles - Robi, Darrell, Mark

Production

engineered by - Robi Banerji & Darrell Gasparini
recorded at - Presence Studio, Toronto, ON, Canada
mastered by - Rob Davies
mastered at - Accudub Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
photos - Carol Royston (cover) & Stephen McPhail (Tray Insert)
grafx (CD face) - 'Cycle' by M.C. Escher
artwork - Richard Boudreau
manufactured at - Accudub Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
produced by Derek Stephen McPhail
a Beer Weazl Production
published by - Float Street Music, Silver City, NM, U.S.A.
EdTeja@gilanet.com
all songs © 1992 D. S. McPhail - SOCAN

Wet Pavement

lyric by Jim Callaghan & Stephen McPhail
music by Stephen McPhail

Moving down the highway
Twelve o'clock at night...
Rain on my windshield
Headlights shining bright...
I can see what's up ahead...
I can feel what's behind...
On wet pavement...

Got a long way to go
But, its a long way i've come...
Been talking to my soul
Got to find what i'm running from...

My dream of love that's past
I've let go at last...
My dream of love to be
I know that i will see...
On wet pavement...

Forever

lyric by Jim Callaghan & Stephen McPhail
music by Stephen McPhail

Filled out my application form
Made it out real neat...
But there's still no reference
To the life I really lead...

Everything takes forever...
My dreams won't come together...
Still the same as I've always been...
Everything takes forever...

Worked for eighteen lifetimes
Boss don't know my name...
Thought I was kind of clever
But, my pay is still the same...

It's the end of the world
My head is in a whirl...
Not the right job
Not the right girl...

Dragon Blues

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

There's fire coming out of my nostrils
Smoke coming out of my ears...
Love burns fierce in this heart of mine
My cheeks are steaming from tears...

I'm a fire breathing dragon
Of the first degree...
Living in this furnace
Is all I've known...
I'm a fire breathing dragon
Of the first degree
Sound of my breathing is a wailing moan...

Like squeezing coal into diamonds
Music is forged out of pain...
Like squeezing you inside my arms
Earth & air burst into flame...

Man, there's a bill collector
Coming up yr back stairs...
For the unpaid labour of caring
Yr moma is in despair...

The Feeling

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Leave me with the feeling
That you done right by me...
Leave me with the feeling
That I didn't waste my time...

Cause I'm going to give you
What I've got to give...
You know i love you
For the way you want to live...
I sure need what you
Got to give...
You know I love you
For what you give...

Leave me with the feeling
That you want me to stick around...
Leave me with the feeling
That I'm not in the lost & found...

Spell Breaker

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Somebody put a spell on you
You're going to shake it... Shake it...
Somebody put a spell on you
I'm here to break it...

I know, love, its been a heartacher...
But you know, love, I'm a spell breaker...
It shows, love, you're a little love maker...
All it takes is love to break on through...

You don't know it yet
But you're going to shake it... Shake it...
You don't know it yet
But we're going to make it...

We're coming together now
Smiling like the sun...
We're coming together now
Living just for fun...

Show me a better way
I'm open to it...
Show you a better way
Get down to it...

I'm a spell breaker
Breaking the spell...

Sweet Music

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Let's make sweet music together, baby
Sweet music together...
Let's make sweet music together, baby
Sweet music forever...

We've been bashing our way through life
Not into the flow...
Let's take the time to explore each other
Get on a glow...

Take my hand & you will see
Come on darling, dance with me...
Let's make sweet music just you & me
Sweet music just you & me...

You & I are so good together
Believe me it shows...
Our bodies move with a mind of their own
Feel the heat grow...

Wonkin'

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

I was wonking down the street today
Found the needle in the hay...
I guess things must be going my way
Oh yeah, going my way?...

I was wonking...
J-j-just a wonking...
Keep on wonking now
Wonk on...

I was sitting on my little stool
Watching fishies in the pool...
I guess things must be going real cool
Oh yeah...

I was riding on my moma's back
She gave me such a terrible smack...
Love it when she bucks like that
Ride ‘em cowboy...

Brer bear, brer fox & brer rabbit stew
Shuffling through the briar patch, talking witchoo...
Good ole uncle remus & the bluebird too
Fly away now, ooh far away...

Neighbourhood

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

There goes the neighbourhood
Since those people moved in...
Use to be such a peaceful place
Now you never know what's happening...

Don't matter what time of day
They got that music blaring...
You can't credit some people's taste
Its hard to stop from staring...

The way they carry on in public
They should learn some manners...
Simply outrageous behavior
Unimagined by our town planners...

Don't they know to have security
You've got to find a steady job...
Once you're martyred to a life style
You can rise above the mob...

But they think they know better
Maybe love can pay the rent...
Maybe music soothes the savage beast
Maybe money's heaven sent...

There goes the neighbourhood
Of all the nerve to flaunt such freedom...
We were happy with our life in chains
Till reminded of the problem...

Play it by Ear

lyric & by Stephen McPhail
music by Liam Coleman

Close your eyes, so tired from working
Try to play, play it by ear...
It's easy to show, by how you glow
Whenever you play, play it by ear...

Feel the fear, of all that's missing
Wash away, in all of what's here...
What you got, is an awful lot
Whenever you play, play it by ear...

All of yr plans, yr fussing & fighting
Won't ever make things clear, make things clear...
Relax yr mind & try to be kind
At work & at play, play it by ear...

Tumbleweed

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Tumbleweed friend
Roll on...
Tumbleweed friend
Roll on...

There's only one thing
You should know...
That i really love you...
Yes, i do...

Tumbleweed friend
Roll on...

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