Failure Is Not An Option

by Gary Johnstone

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shavaughn688 Struggling for one favourite on this album it's out of Man, that boy can play and the day I found blues. Fantastic album x Favorite track: Man, That Boy Could Play!.
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1.
Can't Stop Loving You Well here ain't enough sand in the desert Ain't enough water in the sea No doubt about ain't enough beer from 'Frisco to Tennessee There ain't enough cash in the banks There's ain't enough cheese on the moon The crazy world round there's nothing been found to stop me from loving you I Can't Stop Loving You, I Can't Stop Loving You Darlin what can I do, cos I just can't stop loving you There ain't enough gold in the hills Ain't enough green on the scene Ain't enough strat or tele's been made or movies I wanna see Ain't enough stars in the sky Ain't enough twi in the light I'm telling you girl the whole universe is nothing to your brown eyes I feel like this might last forever But then I thought it always would Now I understand never say never Cos you make me wanna say the words I do
2.
Steamers 03:02
Steamers Every Friday night around ten to ten The boys start looking for a girl to win And the girls don't mind. They're drinking free white wine Well the beer starts talking they've been out since 3 And the girls pretend to like the boy's company Oh but that's all right. It happens every time But deep down we know, they'll all leave alone Cos the boys pass out around around ten past two And a taxi home is the girl's next move The day I see proof that all pigs can fly The day that the moon is pulled by the tide The day all MPs can stop telling lies That's when the steamers shelling out for drinks take home the girl Well you'd think they'd learn by the age they're at There ain't no girl wants a drunken twat But the guys in here yeh they persevere You can tell she's stringin him along for shots But he don't care cos he thinks she's hot For his East coast twang and his transit van They all want their hole but past weeks have shown That the boys pass out around ten to three And the girls go looking for chips and cheese The day Stevie Ray, headlines Glastonbury The day junkies give me peace on the street The day they award a grammy to me That's when the steamers shelling out for drinks take home the girl
3.
Ain't Lookin For Love I don't need you to be the one I just need you to be the someone That I can call a friend please just understand I ain't lookin for love Had a girl she did me wrong and Told myself I seen it comin The truth is I don't know what happened Played the game with good intentions Loved her but upon reflection She's was the best mistake I ever made Now I realise, what I need is right Here before my eyes so let me say I don't need you to be the one I just need you to be the someone That I can call a friend please just understand I ain't lookin for love I don't need anybody else I just need you get me through this Someone I can call a friend please just understand I ain't lookin for love Lately things are so confusing I need to mend my heart with music I'm writing down every thought I think I been on the road so long and Don't know if I'm goin or comin But I just found out where she's been And if I need a friend can I count you in If you're listening please let me say
4.
Man, That Boy Could Play Started up age twelve with a cheap ass toy guitar Worked out a G. Strummed out a coupla bars Started working on lead about the age of seventeen My dad said son go be the best that you can be So I left home without any plans except one And it's the one you're lookin at Cos all I wanna do is this. Bending strings and penning hits Grow a little stronger each day All I wanna do is try to be so good that when I die The only thing my tombstone will say is "Man that boy could play" Got myself a band. Got a lifetime love affair Found the blues inside. I didn't even know it was there Surprised me to find peace playing every day that passed I like to make like every show could be my very last
5.
First Love 02:47
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The Day I Found Blues The day i found blues, i found it deep in my blood It burst through the gates, and covered me like a flood Now the respect is there, take me under your wing Cos I don't believe in God, but i sure pray to three kings Cos I am what I am, trying to be what I can I chopped and I changed, trying to please who I can But my only mistake was sucking up to the man Without no intent, I just opened my heart Put my fingers on the strings and here's what came out Cos I am what I am, trying to be what I can Got a weight off my mind, got some love in my life Bending over for the fame, now that just ain't my style Singin straight from the soul, shredding my fingers to the bone Centre stage with my guitar, thats the place that I call home Cos I am what I am, trying to be what I can
7.
That Girl's Gon Hurt Me I got a bad bad feelin deep down in my bones That girl's goin' hurt me more than I've ever known I'm fallin so hard for her, I can't even breathe Well now she's my baby, I pray she never leaves She's my world yeh. I'm her boy When she's lonely I'm running to her door With a bad bad feelin deep down in my bones That girl's goin' hurt me more than I've ever known I got a bad bad feeling she's goin make me cry I want to be her baby, until the day i die
8.
Sober 03:14
Sober I'm getting sober if it kills me I'm getting sick of the break of day Falling in and out of love with The golden liquor that keeps me sane If ain't drinkin I'm hungover If I'm hungover it kills the pain I found a life that some would kill for And I'm just pissin it down the drain Why won't you let me go and Why can't I just say no cos I know I'm in over my head I'm getting sober if it kills me I'm getting sick of the third degree I'm getting jealous of my best friends Cos they can do without easily If I ain't drinkin I'm a loner I just wanna be by myself Cos I ain't no use to nobody Unless i drink til I'm someone else I'm gettin sober if it kills me, So count this as a cry for help
9.
Friday Night 02:39
Friday Night Well I got my keys my cash my microphone I lock the door I'm good to go Few drinks with my friends before the show Tune my guitar I'm good to go All my life I've been looking for good times When the weekend's on the rise bring me Friday night The working day gets longer every week Kick back relax take time to breathe Sometimes it feels like life is just so tough Two day weekends just ain't enough And I ain't taking prisoners And I don't need those bright lights to invite me twice
10.
I'm With You 03:21
I'm With You No matter where i may go with my good friends or alone Girl you know ill be true cos im with you And if i leave for a second. Minutes hours or days Or even a year just to be clear I'm with you Done my chasing in days gone by Played the game or at least i tried Burned that black book. Binned those dice Soon as i saw the love of my life No matter who i may meet be they cute or be they sweet girl you know ill be true cos im with you
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Words & Music Been roaming around finding love in the science of sound I fear what you feel. When I'm up am I bringing you down? Never wanna fly too close, never wanna get too safe Never wanna make choices that'll reveal mistakes Got a pocket full of ideas. Got a head full of daydreams Got a lot of explaining to myself to do Now only words and music will eliviate the pain of feeling Washed up, losing to an unwinnable game But really all that matters is the centre of the sound And leaving bruised and battered, for standing my ground I've fallen in love. It's the kind that you never give up Cos nothing can break the bond between musician and stage Never wanna shout too loud. Never wanna get too brave Never wanna make choices that'll reveal mistakes Got a pocket full of ideas. Got a head full of daydreams Got a lot of explaining to myself to do You can find anytime a place to get out of your mind It’s a vauge memory of the spaces between the lines Of the music and words you once heard
13.
Goodbye Baby (Cos I Pick Blues) I went to see my baby. I drove all night long I bought a ring and flowers to declare my love I put the car in park. Straightened myself up But when I knocked her door another man answered I said a where's my woman and who the hell are you He said I'm her man. I said "Oh is that true?" I walked right in and on the bed she sat Almost naked and covered in sweat I said tell me baby who's this man? She said I'm sorry. You been away so long I got a part time lover while you were living your dream He treats me so much better. He's always there for me Well I'd been on the road for two months straight Playing my shows and drinking my weight She said it's me or the music and you gotta choose I said well goodbye baby cos I pick blues So when I left i figured it wasn't meant to be I couldn't blame that feller. He didn't know about me She was a beautiful woman. We had a good long run But if that's her game I guess she ain't my one Now I'm back on the road for three months straight Playing my shows yeh life's just great I stepped on the gas, and cut her loose Cos my one true love is just playing the blues

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Debut album from Scottish blues rock singer/guitarist Gary Johnstone. For fans of blues, rock and country artists such as John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Stevie Ray Vaughan etc

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released April 16, 2016

All songs by Gary Johnstone © 2016
Produced by Samuel Gallagher at Essgee Productions. Special thanks to additional musicians Jim Keilt - guitar on That Girls Gonna Hurt Me,
Dean Johnstone - backing vocals on Aint Lookin For Love, Robbie Noble - keyboards on Aint Lookin For Love and Im With You
All other instruments and programming by GJ.
Photography by kirk lothian - glasgowbluesplayers.com

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Gary Johnstone Glasgow, UK

Guitarist, songwriterist and singist from Dumfriesshire in Scotland, UK

Normally seen playing around Scotland in covers band Three Card Trick. Started putting out my own music and touring round Europe and the States under my own name in 2015. Thanks for checking out my tunes. ... more

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