PLAY!

by Michael J Fry

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released November 24, 2019

All tracks written and performed by Michael J Fry

Derek Chai - Bass Guitar
Lewis Harding - Electric Guitar
Justin Mitchell - Flugelhorn

Recorded and mixed by Micah Stafford at Hotbox Studio, Whitstable
Matered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio Ltd.

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Michael J Fry Chichester, UK

Singer Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Michael J Fry releases his new EP, PLAY! a collection of 5 songs, beautifully recorded through analogue process by Micah Stafford at Hotbox Studio in Whitstable, Kent.

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Track Name: PLAY!
Ask the DJ to play another record for me,
You know in your heart when I gotta move my feet
You're gonna make it JB,
And Aretha's like a blessing, when all the day is done
But I tell you that the greatest 3 minutes of my life
Was with Dusty and The Preacher Man's Son

So ask the DJ to play another record for me,
The needle hits the disk and my blood starts to flow
To that sweet symphony.

I remember it well, it was 1975
Queen were on top but my Grandaddy and me
were on The Trail of The Lonesome Pine
But the Rhapsody was so sweet and I recall how my brothers and me,
Man, we were playing on the furniture, hairbrush and broom
Like some band at the Old Wembley.

So ask the DJ to play another record for me.
Make it sad, make it sweet, make me stay on my feet,
Above all, may it please set me free!

Ask the DJ to play another record before we all meet the sky
and did I say, that the Man with the Child in his Eyes,
Oh Sarah, will always make me cry?
Oh, and Isn't it a Pity, now the Darkhorse has gone?
But I know he's gonna give me such strength and such love
In the words of each and every song!

So ask the DJ to play another record for me,
You know in your heart when I've got to move my feet
You'll always make it JB
Oh, and Bob is like a blessing,
Say Eyed Lady may you stay Forever Young!
But still, the greatest 3 minutes of my life
was with Dusty and The Preacher Man's Son.

So ask the DJ to play another record for me,
The needle hits the disk and my blood starts to flow
To that sweet symphony.

So ask the DJ to play another record, make me smile.
Track Name: TALES FROM THE TAVERN
I met him in a Tavern, I hadn't been in this town for long
He soaked my night in whiskey so I regaled him with a song
We sat exchanging hard luck stories, laughing hard at what we'd done
When he left I heard the wind start crying,

"There's one less Pirate upon this ship
A little less Rock, a little less Roll
There's a little less sound from the Telecaster now
But this ship keeps sailing on."

Now the sea was full but rising, like potential in a child
The beauty and the power, so infinite so wild
But you had to listen to the sirens, go taste that final kiss
But I only heard the wind still crying,

"There's one less Pirate upon this ship
A little less Rock, a little less Roll
There's a little less sound from the Telecaster now
But this ship keeps sailing on."

Now we're standing in our own reflections, tears dancing with our smiles
But I just heard the wind, she whispered,

"There's one less Pirate upon this ship
A little less Rock, a little less Roll
There's a little less sound from the Telecaster now
But this ship keeps sailing on."
Track Name: JOIN THE DANCE
Well, I've had one foot in the future, one foot in the past
I've been missing out on the present, man but I think it's gonna pass
'cos sweet vibration's growing, I feel it in the air
I stop and I weep with joy at the beauty everywhere!

So come on good people, won't you join with me
Life's a celebration and we're living to be free
Now come on good people, won't you join the dance
In this, the life we live you've gotta take a chance.

Sat on a rock, like some Buddha with a grin
The past it was close behind, the future was yet to begin
But in that single moment I've got everything I need
The sky, she laughs along with me, so happy to be free!

Now come on good people, won't you join with me
Life's a celebration and we're living to be free
Now come on good people, won't you join the dance
In this, the life we live you've gotta take a chance.

Sweet vibration's growing and you feel it in the air
When you stop and you weep with joy at the beauty everywhere!

Now come on good people, come on good people
I said, come on good people, yeah, you gotta join the dance
Now come on good people, come on good people
I said, come on good people, yeah, you gotta join the dance!

Now come on good people, won't you join with me
Life's a celebration and we're living to be free
Now come on good people, won't you join the dance
In this, the life we live you've gotta take a chance.
Track Name: MAMMA'S CRAZY GARDEN
In Mamma's Crazy Garden, there's things growing for free,
I hope that she's got something growing there for me,
She got buttercup and daisy, the big old bumble bee,
C'mon now Mamma, where's that honey for my tea?

I'm talkin' about Love, Sweet old love!

In Mamma's Crazy Kitchen, she's cookin' all night long,
She went n cooked some crazy shhhhhh, and that's why I wrote this song,
C'mon now Mamma. won't you give it up for me,
C'mon now Mamma, yeah, I said what's the mystery

Just gimme some love, Sweet old love!

Every night, every single day
Said look out boys!
Listen to what your Mamma say
Cos she knows her stuff, yeah I'm talkin' about love!
Track Name: CLOSE IN MY HEART
Lying here in the candle light,
I got your back, babe, it's alright
Carla Morrison's singing words I don't understand,
But she sounds real good and your love has made me a fan.
Everytime we say hello, we say goodbye,
But I promised myself that I wouldn't cry

I'll just keep Holding You Close in My Heart.

Your sweet face in my hands,
I look deep into your soul and I understand.
One beat of our hearts and we could be there,
Through thousands of miles of cold clear air,
But these are just words and they seem to fail
So you must understand, love is not frail,

It just keeps Holding You Close In My Heart.