Live in Prague 2015

by Justin Lavash

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    Recorded in Klub Rybanaruby in Prague October 12 and 13th 2015
    Album Production/mixing/mastering: Ian Kelosky
    Album cover design: Lucas Parmentier
    All songs/music/lyrics: Justin Lavash
    Tracklist:
    1) Sell my soul
    2) Something's gotta give
    3) You should see my true love ride
    4) Blow out the candle
    5) Harder and harder
    6) Je t'ai eue
    7) Strange blues
    8) The shape of someone
    9) She's a keeper
    10) Dirty money
    11) No place called home
    12) Herna bar
    13) Liverpool rain
    14) Easy train
    15) Avalanche
    The songs on this CD are live versions of songs originally found on studio recordings and albums Harder and Harder (2007), Fits and Starts (2008), Slide (2010), 25 Years (2012) and Changing of Tides (2015).
    Videos from the show filmed by Karl Kwashivie and featuring projections by Darrell Jónsson and lights by Mike Kyselka available on YouTube:
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1.
Sell my soul 05:58
Sell My Soul (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) I'd sell my soul, but it's way too late I'd sell my soul, but I could not wait I'd sell my soul but I sold it long ago I sold my soul for a nine-to-five to pay the rent to stay alive I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul for your blue, blue eyes I sold my soul, you know I cannot lie I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul for your long, long legs I sold my soul to put you in my bed I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul for some peace and quiet - a shame to admit, but I cannot deny I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul for the men in suits I sold my soul so I could lick their boots I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul - I sold it long ago I sold my soul for a mobile phone I try to get through but there's nobody home I sold my soul. I sold it long ago I sold my soul for an acoustic guitar Twenty-five years and I ain't know star I sold my soul. I sold it long ago I sold my soul. I sold it long ago I sold my soul. I sold it long ago
2.
Something's Gotta Give - Justin Lavash I've been holding forth coz I can't hold back I've been trying my girl to the railroad tracks I want to turn it loose I want to turn it round I wanna tear, wanna tear your playhouse down So, forgive me if I seem a little sensitive but some day, somehow some place Something's going to give I've been working like a dog for some company man I've been getting my fill of the five-year plan He says, "close your eyes, compromise, play your cards right and we'll put you into management". So, forgive me if I seem a little negative but some day, some place some one Something's going to give I've been losing it, schmoozing it, cruisin' it, man I've been picking a fight - I've been losing it I've been making it, faking it, hating it, man I've been taking a vow - I've been breaking it So, excuse me if I seem a little negative but some day, somewhere, some place, some time Something's gonna give
3.
You should see my true love ride - Lavash In the morning's frosty light You should see my true love ride Out across the countryside You should see my true love ride In the evening's cold moonlight You should se my true love ride By a winter fireside You should see my true love ride From up on high to down below You should see my girl come-go By a winter fireside You should see my true love ride There are those who call her name But she's one girl who can't be tamed Out across the countryside You should see my true love ride Out across the countryside You should see my true love ride
4.
Blow out the candle (Words/music - Justin Lavash) Blow out the candle and a sailor dies Turn your head my darling as the gentlemen go by Hang up the horseshoe, upside down Better cross your heart before you drive into town Odds and evens, put a flower on the grave Pay off the priest so a soul can be saved One for sorrow, two for joy The sailor went to sea and now he's looking for the buoy Cover up the clock, roll the blinds right down Keep the music playing till the ship goes down Save up your pennies for the dead man's eyes Cross my palm with silver and I'll tell no lies Me and you sitting on a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G One step, two step, three step, four I saw a blind man knocking at the door Turn around, touch the ground, ee-i-o Button up your coat, it's a long way home
5.
Harder and Harder (Words and Music - Justin Lavash) It's getting harder - harder and harder It's getting harder - harder and harder Everybody wants a piece of the pie Everybody wants to take that ride Everybody's got a game to play But that game ain't going anywhere Can you feel it getting hard again? Can you feel it going round that bend? Can you feel it getting hard, my friend? It's getting harder - harder and harder It's getting harder - harder and harder Just when we thought we'd won our liberty some fundamentalist Christian starts putting on the squeeze Just when we thought we'd got rid of the man the same old shit hits the same old fan Can you feel it getting hard again? Can you feel it going round that bend? Can you feel it getting hard, my friend? Well, here comes the priest with the hard amen. It's getting harder - harder and harder It's getting harder - harder and harder
6.
Je t'ai eue 04:01
Je t'ai eue (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) Je t'ai eue, Je t'ai eue Je t'ai eue comme ca Je t'ai eue mon amour, tant pis pour toi Dans la rue, dans la rue Dans la rue a midi Je t'ai vue avec Jean, Je t'ai vue avec Guy Je t'ai crue, Je t'ai crue Je t'ai crue a moi Mais Je t'ai eue ,Je t'ai eue tant pis pour toi Et la lune, Et la lune Ne te cachera pas Mois, je suis le loup et le loup et comme ca Et je t'ai eu, je t'ai eu je t'ai eu si tu crois Que je suis "authentique" Parce que je ne suis pas Je suis le perfide Albion Et je t'ai eu, je t'ai eu avec cette chanson
7.
Strange Blues (Music/Lyrics: Justin Lavash) I can see the light when I close my eyes and I tell myself it's going to be alright but now there's nothing to which I would subscribe try to see his face but God's not online and I've got the strange blues tonight There's a girl on train trembling in pain I could have reached out my hand but what is there to say? You were pushed out at birth you'll be pushed all the way. You could try and bring it up with God but God's not at his desk today He's got the strange blues they say There's a line in the sand I guess we crossed it, man I know you'd sell all my secrets so you can entertain the clan I'm just leaning on a friend. I'm not looking for a fan and I know I drive you crazy but I know you understand. It's just those strange blues those strange blues again
8.
THE SHAPE OF SOMEONE - Justin Lavash It breaks my heart when you skip town Will we ever work it out? There's miles and miles of road between us We fall in and out of touch but really we don't say so much We rearrange the broken pieces And I feel you move away I feel the isolation We're missing the shape of someone the shape of someone And I still feel it too I still feel it and I miss you Doubled-up, double-down As it goes it comes around When you've got a bleeding belly full of fire It's just increments of bad and worse Every step seems to hurt Thought the whole thing might just expire And I feel you moving on Can I come with you, coz my work here is done We both share the shape of someone the shape of someone And I still feel it too I still feel it and I miss you And I still feel it too Coming on, coming on, coming on through The space between me and you I still feel it I still feel it and I love you
9.
She's a keeper (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) She's a keeper She's a stealer Gonna give her all the love I have She's a sweetheart - a real heartbeater makes me want to be a better man And yes it's true that I have made her cry I don't know why I can't deny Coz she's my baby and she's a keeper gonna be a better man I been around some would say I've been a sinner but I never really gave a damn I don't believe in losers and winners You just gotta do the best you can And yes it's true that she could make me cry Coz I can't abide to see her bad Coz she's my baby She's a keeper I'm gonna be a better man
10.
Dirty Money 04:55
Dirty Money - (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) You can keep your dirty money I don't need your dirty money Where's your dirty money been? What's your dirty money seen? You can keep your dirty loving I don't need your dirty loving Where's your dirty loving been? What's your dirty loving seen? With your dirty, dirty love and your dirty money How we gonna wash the stain clean, buddy? Tell me, which policeman could take the test - put the bluey-white back in this dirty old mess? And here I stand waiting at your door Waiting for you to dish up just a little bit more of your dirty, dirty love - your dirty, dirty money How we gonna wash the stain clean, buddy? Well, the cleanest thing you own is your dirty books but you keep 'em hid away, coz of the dirty looks that all your dirty friends with their dirty little jokes would give you if they knew you knew what they all know - that your Dirty, dirty love and your dirty money ain't never gonna wash the stain clean, buddy Tell me, which politician could take the test - put the bluey-white back in this dirty old mess? And here I stand waiting at your door Waiting for you to dish up just a little bit more of your dirty, dirty love - your dirty, dirty money How we gonna wash the stain clean, buddy? You can keep this lonely chord Take it as a sign of your just reward for being squeaky-clean; it's the new hygiene Come up smelling like a rose dipped in Listerine and sleeping like a log, man, sound as a bell but you're dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty as hell With your dirty, dirty love and your dirty money, etc., etc. You can't keep your dirty money Coz I need your dirty money One thing's been bothering me How we gonna make your dirty money clean? You can't keep your dirty loving Coz I need your dirty loving One thing's been troubling me How we gonna make your dirty loving clean? With your dirty, dirty love and your dirty money, etc., etc.
11.
No Place Called Home (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) My home town... Well, they'll love you to death (and that's no idle threat) Squeeze you so hard that the fingermarks show on the x-rays And they pinned you down And it's cold and it's mean and you never fit in You walked away from the pack but they treat you like kin anyway But you always go back there When you're broke and alone A tickertape parade As you go crawling home My home town... Well, it's streets stocked with memories you'd rather forget a kiss in the doorway the day you let her slip away And they haunt you down But the people got married, the places renamed You thought it was them But really it's you who can't change But you always go back there When you're broke and alone A tickertape parade As you go crawling home (break) But you always said one day You'd go it alone So just keep on walking 'Coz there's no place called home There's no place called home
12.
Herna Bar 06:18
Herna Bar - Lavash Come on man, don't you tell me you don't wanna get high Come on man, don't you tell me you don't wanna get high Ain't been high in so very long I don't know right from wrong Come on man don't you tell me you don't wanna get high Come on girl, let me take you to a Herna Bar Come on girl, let me take you to a Herna Bar Where the people laugh and sing When they play on the slot machines Come on girl, let me take you to a Herna Bar Come on girl, won't you dance with me all night long Come on girl, won't you dance with me all night long Don't know all those Boy Band moves but I got ol' style rhythm and groove Now come on girl, won't you dance with me all night long
13.
Liverpool Rain (Words/Music: Justin Lavash) And as the night grows cold and you're sitting there cursing my name I'm thinking of way back when coz' I'm thinking of Liverpool rain I was naive and proud and I'm sad to say little has changed I had some wild ideas something 'bout fortune and fame and I took you from home and we made it to London by midnight since then it seems that nothing's the same and you're not going anywhere, anywhere, anywhere and I'll see you in the rain somewhere Is it growing old? Watching it all washed away down gutters and gullies and gunnels just like that Liverpool rain And are you keeping score of debts that I still have to pay Can we just call it a draw? Or tell them that rain stopped play Coz you dish out the dirt, jump around on the hood in stilettoes God knows, you'd say, it's long overdue But I'm not going anywhere and I'll see you in the rain somewhere Down Bold street in the rain Lark Lane in the rain I'll see you in the rain somewhere
14.
Easy train 06:12
Easy Train - (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) I wanna ride on the easy train Get a first-class ticket take me out of the rain Sitting in the diner with a glass of champagne You want a window seat? It can be arranged. I wanna ride on the easy train Find me somebody who can take the reins I've got a long limousine; it's a top of the range Start the car - won't you take me home James Here's something for you You can keep the change Find me somebody who can take the reins Won't you get me a doctor who can ease the pain Tell him I'll pay him when my ship comes in I've got to face the music, got to take the blame but first I think I'll have the same again Get me a doctor who can ease the pain Get me a doctor who can ease the pain I've got to go and get it straight with the man It's been a long time coming, been a hell of a shabang Well I wonder if he sees me in the bigger plan Sometimes I wonder if he gives a damn I've got to go and get it straight with the man I've got to go and get it straight with the man
15.
Avalanche 05:21
Avalanche - (Words and music - justin Lavash) It was getting real bad it was hell for a while They were forcing my hand I was forcing a smile I was running on empty trying to keep with the pack I was saying a prayer they would cut me some slack Sometimes it feels like you're drowning and they give you a wave but when you get to the shore that's when you're going to get saved All that speaking in tongues all those reasons and rhymes did we run out of rope for the lifeline? So hold out your hand with the olive branch hold on to your hats, boys Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche I was feeling so old I was fighting for breath I was counting the days I was looking like death I was pushing the boat out getting out of line Put your hand on your heart Say it ain't justified Sometimes it feels like you're flying Then they chop you a line Sometimes they call it a living but we both know it's dying So I hold out my hand with the olive branch hold on to your hats, boys Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche <break> So I hold out my hand with the olive branch hold on to your hats, boys Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche

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Recorded in Klub Rybanaruby in Prague October 12 and 13th 2015
All songs music/lyrics: Justin Lavash
The songs on this CD are live versions of songs originally found on studio recordings and albums Harder and Harder (2007), Fits and Starts (2008), Slide (2010), 25 Years (2012) and Changing of Tides (2015).
Videos from the show filmed by Karl Kwashivie and featuring projections by Darrell Jónsson and lights by Mike Kyselka will be available on YouTube from justinlavash
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQjkkmS9p8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQjkkmS9p8

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released February 2, 2016

Album Production/mixing/mastering: Ian Kelosky
Album cover design: Lucas Parmentier

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Justin Lavash Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic

Justin Lavash (born London 1968) has been based in Prague for fifteen years and during that time has established himself as a must-see act on the Czech music scene and abroad. His music crosses borders - somewhere between blues, folk and jazz. His phenomenal guitar playing has left many audiences wondering how so much polyphony can be made by one man on one instrument. ... more

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