Overview & Credits


The power rock blues of Uncle Steve's beerweazl bar anthems.


Musicians

vox, guitar - Steve McPhail
guitar, vox - Darren Sachs
bass, vox - Don Young
drums (Helm) - Kevin Weese
percussion, vox (Helm) - Gary Mundl
drums (R.T.A.) - Kevin Doherty

Production

engineered by - Robi Banerji & Chay McMullen
recorded at - The Helm, Kitchener, ON, Canada
R.T.A., studio 7/8, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
photos - Nezam Soltanzadeh (cover) & Jackie Ross (Tray Insert)
grafx (CD face) - 'Celtic Circle' (traditional)
mastered by - Brett Zilahi
mastered at - FX Studios, Toronto, ON, Canada
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

Say Uncle

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Say pretty baby
Want to be with you...
Say you're going to come
See me real soon...

Say I'm the one
That you love for true...
Say uncle to the one
Who's going to stand by you...

Say uncle...
Going to love you true...
Say uncle...
Going to stand by you...
Say uncle...
Going to stand by you...

Say little darling
Want to be with you...
Say you want to play house
With a southern view...
Say anything at all
But don't be cruel...
Say uncle to the man
Who's going to stand by you...

Beer Weazl

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Darren Sachs & Stephen McPhail

I'll tell you my story
For a bottle of beer...
You look like a sweet thing
I'd like to get near...
My story's a sad one
You could probably tell...
Life's littered with tragedy
On this road to hell...

Beer weazl's blue...
Trying to get close to you...
Beer weazl's blue...
Should be playing with you...
Beer weazl's blue...
Trying to tune in to you...
Beer weazl's blue...
Want to make love to you...

Though my story's full of grief
My spirit's still hearty...
If we slip off together
We could have our own party...
You could tell me your story
For a bottle of beer...
You look like a sweet thing
I'd like to get near...

Early Morn

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Darren Sachs & Stephen McPhail

Early in the morning
About the break of day...
Saw you by the water
We both were ready to play...

Your game is my game...
My game is yours...
Let's build a fire...
Burn down the doors...

Blood is rushing to my head
Love is coming on strong...
Our hearts are free to mingle
You know it can't be wrong...

Early in the morning
My head is filled with dream...
I wake up to write this down
Before you make me scream...

Life Without

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Earl Murphy

Hopes & fears
Back & forth...
Great expectations
For what its worth...
Hopes & fears
Back and forth...

This life of pain
Or, so it seems...
Could only be worse
In a life without dreams...
This life of pain
Or, so it seems...

Life without you
To look toward...
Is work without
My sweet reward...
Life without you
To look toward...

This life of rain
Or, so it seems...
Could only be worse
In a life without dreams...
This life of rain
Or, so it seems...

Living Rock

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Darren Sachs & Stephen McPhail<

You've barely scratched my surface
With your curiosity...
You've tried your best to shut me out
Within your concrete city...

I'm alive, not well, but breathing...
I'm the rock you thought was dead...
I'm the soul of this planet...
I'm the rock that is your bed...

Argument & static
Are your philosophy...
Deaf to the rock of ages'
Hum of serenity...

I'm alive, not well, but breathing...
I'm the nature that you dread...
I'm the power of this planet...
I'm the rock that is your bed...

Ancient architects & masons
Read geometry...
In nature's infinite
Book of mystery...

I'm alive, not well, but breathing...
I'm the living rock, i said...
When you dream of life evolving...
I'm the rock that is your bed...

Kitchen Table

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Sitting at the table
With you in my mind...
Ash trays, empty cups
Filled up with useless words...

Late night kitchen table...
Late night kitchen table...
Late night kitchen table blues...

Late night tv show
Bubbling in the other room...
You & i smiling
Living in our own cartoon...

Smoke the last cigarette
Come my little sleepy head...
Take my hand & douse the light
Lay me down, its time for bed...

Walk Yr Talk

lyric by Liam Coleman & Stephen McPhail
music by Mike Coatsworth & Stephen McPhail

When what you say & what you do
Are running round the block...
Step back & re-connect
Then walk yr talk...

Walk yr talk...
Be yr own fan...
Get a fix on yr problem...
Then formulate yr plan...

When talk, talk, talk...
Is just non-stop...
Walk yr talk...
Keep it in yr sock...

It's easy to be yappin'
Not really listen...
When yr gums are flappin'
There's no inner vision...

Yr moving in a circle
Yr mind is in a square...
Yr talking is a tug of war
Not going anywhere...

Much A Do

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

A pearl in an oyster
Starts with, one grain of sand...
A standing ovation
Starts with, one clap of the hand...
The end of this limbo
Starts with, one look at you...
The dream of a lifetime
Starts without much a do...

Here's to looking at you, kid...
Fools that want you...
To looking at you, kid...
Without much a do...
Here's to looking at you, kid...
Dreams that come true...
To looking at you, kid...
Without much a do...

A past life of heart ache
Starts with, one twinge of pain...
Nightmare in a hurricane
Starts with, one drop of rain...
The end of this limbo
Starts with, one smile from you...
The dream of a lifetime
Starts with-out much a do...

Here's to looking at you, kid...
Rooms with a view...
To looking at you, kid...
Without much a do...
Here's to looking at you, kid...
Dreams that come true...
Without much a do...

The Bridge

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Earl Murphy & Darren Sachs

I gaze across the river
Search the other shore...
I dream that i cross over
To be with you some more...

In the past there was a bridge
That brought two world's together...
In the past there was hope
That hearts & minds could meld forever...

Walking the bridge...
Walking the bridge...
Walking the bridge...
Walking the bridge...

But, in a fit of anger
I raged against this union...
I burned that bridge behind me
Pursued my lonely mission...

Now i realize my purpose
Is to build that bridge anew...
Life has been kind to let me see
The truth is really you...

Believe Me

lyric & music by Stephen McPhail

Believe me when i tell you
It was the last thing on my mind...
You just were so very thoughtful
Altogether much too kind...

You have that certain something
That seems to catch my eye...
That makes me want to jump & shout
Never say goodbye... Say goodbye...

Believe me when i tell you
It was the last thing on my mind...
You just were so very lovely
Altogether much too fine...

You have that certain something
That moves me to my soul...
That makes me think that loving you
Should be my only goal... My only goal...

To Whom

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Darren Sachs & Stephen McPhail

Call this a wish list to santa claus
Or a prayer to god above...
A worker's grievance to the management
Or a poem to my true love...
Call this a shaman's dance for rain
When the forests crash & burn...
Just address this simple message
To whom it may concern...

Bluesman calling for his baby...
Native son screaming, gimme back my land...
Poor man crying, take away my debt...
Homeless drifting with nothing left...
Dying filling out hospital forms...
Lonely barfly with time to kill...
Child looking for approval
Single parent who can't fill the bill...

Call this a gospel of desperation
Or a catelogue of woe...
An application for a bank loan
When the answer's always no...
Call this a heretic's cry for mercy
Just before your gonna burn...
Address this simple message
To whom it may concern...

New Beginning

lyric by Stephen McPhail
music by Earl Murphy

There's a new beginning
To every ending...
Though a few malingering
Doubts may plague you...
The sun shines softly
On new beginnings...

Like springtime after
Harsh cruel winter...
Like your love after
Strange confusion...
The sun shines softly
On new beginnings...

There's a new beginning
To every ending...
There's a new beguiling
Love there waiting...
The sun shines softly
On new beginnings...

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