One Excuse Too Many

by John Miller and his Country Casuals

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2nd album from former Radio Sweethearts singer John Miller.
This remastered album is available exclusively online on this site and is not available from any other online retailer.
First released in 2003 this new edition has been fully remastered from the original tapes and sounds absolutely amazing.
Individual Tracks are just 70p each or download the whole album for the incredible bargain price of only £4 (or more - you choose).

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released August 28, 2012

John Miller: Vocals, Guitars
David Scott: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ, Vocals.
Andy McDowell: Bass Guitar
Malcolm McMaster: Pedal Steel
Francis Macdonald: Drums
Ray Prior: Fiddle
Phil Sakerski: Banjo
Derek Star: Percussion
Willie Gamble: Vocals

Strings by The Wally Scott Strings
Arranged and Conducted by Wally Scott

All songs written by John Miller
(c) 2012 John Miller Music/Copyright Control.
Under exclusive license to The Folk'n'Western Recording Co.
All rights reserved.
Further info at
www.johnmillermusic.com
www.facebook.com/CountryCasuals

Arranged and Produced by John Miller and David Scott.
Recorded and Mixed by David Scott, Joe Savage and John Miller at The Arts Centre, East Kilbride Scotland *
*Drum Tracks (except 4&9) recorded by Duncan Cameron at Riverside Studios, Busby, Scotland. Tel: +44 (0)141 644 5571.
Fully Remastered from the original tapes by Duncan Cameron at Riverside Music Complex, January 2010.

Front cover by John Miller and Andrew Symington based on an original design by Carolanne Paterson.

Contact: You can contact John Miller and his Country Casuals via Charles Staines, General Manager at The Folk'n'Western Recording Co.
Email: folknwestern@btinternet.com
Web: www.facebook.com/folknwestern

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Miller’s a traditional country singer; there’s no gimmicks and no newfangled twists. If he can be dubbed alternative these days it’s because he cleaves to the verities, sure in the power and emotion of his own voice...
Consequently he’s the purest country singer practising his art on these islands, and the finest
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Track Name: One Excuse Too Many
Don’t say a word don’t even try
to explain what kept you out so late this evening
For I have heard enough of your lies
you’ve used one excuse too many to believe in

I can’t believe the feelings I once had for you
now there's a suitcase in the corner that screams for your clothes
For I've finally come to see what I want you to do
There's a bus on the corner take it as far as it goes

But don't say a word don't even try
to explain the way you think things ought to be
For I have heard enough of your lies
you've used one excuse too many for me

I used to get so tired waiting up for you
while your late nights just got later all the time
Now I've just grown tired of you trying to make me blue
It’s too late now to change my mind

So don't say a word don't even try
to explain what you can do to make things right
For I have heard enough of your lies
You've used one excuse too many tonight

For I have heard enough of your lies
You've used one excuse too many, your words sound so empty
You've used one excuse too many tonight
Track Name: Leave My Darling Alone
Please leave my darling alone

I saw your roving eye light on my baby
While we were all out dancing tonight
And I saw the way you flirted with that lady
Let me tell you Mister it ain't right
I know you could have your choice of all the lovely girls
But for me she is the only one
So please leave my darling alone

It's not fair you could come here
With your fancy clothes and things
And turn the heart of someone else's girl
Take a love I thought was strong enough to buy the ring
And use it to destroy my very world
She's my only chance of lasting happiness
And my life would be a mess if she were gone
So please leave my darling alone

I saw your roving eye light on my baby
While we were all out dancing tonight
And I saw the way you flirted with that lady
Let me tell you Mister it ain't right
I know you could pick and choose whatever girl appeals to you
But for me she is the only one
So please leave my darling alone

Please leave my darling alone,
Please leave my darling alone
Track Name: All Alone
I'm all alone in this cold, wicked world. No-one to call my own
I gave it all for the love of a girl who very soon was gone, gone, gone
All alone without a friend to comfort me when I’m blue
I lost the one true love I’d known when she broke my heart in two

I used to believe She was the girl for me
and together we would grow old
How could I know She’d hurt me so
and her love would grow so cold
I fell out of touch with folks who meant so much
and gave all my attention to her
Now no-one’s there with a shoulder to spare
on which to cry these bitter tears

I'm all alone in this cold, wicked world. No-one to call my own
I gave it all for the love of a girl who very soon was gone, gone, gone
All alone without a friend to comfort me when I’m blue
I lost the one true love I’d known when she broke my heart in two

I can’t comprehend why our love had to end
when I thought that she was the one
It hurt to discover our romance was over before it had even begun
I felt from the start that ‘til death do us part
was a vow we could easily make
It was my fate to find out too late I was making my greatest mistake

For she was not the marrying kind, could not be faithful to me
I only wish I’d realised before I was destined to be

All alone in this cold, wicked world. No-one to call my own
I gave it all for the love of a girl who very soon was gone, gone, gone
All alone without a friend to comfort me when I’m blue
I lost the one true love I’d known when she broke my heart in two
Hmm… she broke my heart in two
Track Name: I Close My Eyes
I close my eyes against the morning light
as another day of loneliness begins
Wondering why, if things were going so right,
I’m left without her loving again
I could cry until I hurt my eyes
but I’m just wasting good water and salt
And if I die because I can’t live without her,
it’s no-one else’s fault

It’s just one of those get up in the morning,
stretching and yawning, stumbling downstairs in a haze
Trying to stay awake and finding myself shaking
feeling forsaken kind of days

I close my eyes so I don’t have to see
those dirty dishes piling tall
It won’t be long till I forget to eat
then the squalor won’t bother me at all
I could lie and say I don’t miss her,
I don’t care if she never comes home
But behind the pretence of laughter I’m still left here all alone

Facing one of those late in the evening,
crying and grieving, seeing it all in a different light
Drowning my sorrow, can’t face tomorrow,
pining for her kind of nights

I close my eyes against the coming night
as the darkness closes in
Wondering why, if things were going so right,
I’m left without her loving again
Track Name: Another Sweetheart On Your Mind
I can’t believe that you’d really leave.
I thought the love we had was doing just fine
Now way too late you’re telling me
that you’ve got another sweetheart on your mind

I couldn’t see that you were acting strange.
I couldn’t understand the warning signs.
I just don’t know when you began to change
but you’ve got another sweetheart on your mind

There ain’t no use me telling you the way I feel today
You’re only going to take my heart and break it anyway
How could it be that I could be so blind.
Now you’ve got another sweetheart on your mind

I believed that your sinful heart was true.
I thought you’d always say that you were mine
But now my dreams are battered and blue
for you’ve got another sweetheart on your mind

You’ve got another sweetheart on your mind
Track Name: The Water Of Life
Oh the water of life is golden brown It picks me up when I feel down
Lord I wish that I could drown In the water of life... so golden brown

It don't come from a faucet it don't come from a stream
It don't fall from the mountains or follow rivers to the sea
It don't come from the oceans like waves upon the sand
It just comes from this bottle that I'm holding in my hand

Oh the water of life is golden brown It picks me up when I feel down
Lord I wish that I could drown In the water of life... so golden brown

It don't come from an oasis in a desert burning bright
It don't fall from the heavens like raindrops in the night
It don't come from the great lakes in some far off northern land
It just comes from this bottle that I'm holding in my hand

Oh the water of life is golden brown It picks me up when I feel down
Lord I wish that I could drown In the water of life... so golden brown
Track Name: Acting Like A Stranger
There you go acting like a stranger causing me all kinds of pain
For I don’t know what you’re trying to say Or why you feel this way
And I can’t shake... This feeling of danger
You’re acting like a stranger again today

Why should you act so cold my dear Do you want to make me cry
I only want to hold you near but I'm afraid to try
It seems your love for me is dying it weakens by the day
And I can’t help but wonder why you have to act this way, but

There you go acting like a stranger causing me all kinds of pain
For I don’t know what you’re trying to say Or why you feel this way
And I can’t shake... This feeling of danger
You’re acting like a stranger again today

Once we were so content and everything was fine
Now it’s like you never meant it when You promised to be mine
I Don’t know where the time has gone It's passed so quickly now
I thought nothing could go wrong Now my world’s tumbling down, And

There you go acting like a stranger causing me all kinds of pain
For I don’t know what you’re trying to say Or why you feel this way
And I can’t shake... This feeling of danger
You’re acting like a stranger again today

You’re acting like a stranger again today
Track Name: A Real Ghost Town
Nestled in a valley of rolling hills
by the side of a river are some cotton mills
And it’s nigh on thirty years since they shut down
It was back in sixty-eight
that the factory finally closed it’s gates
And turned this place into a real ghost town

With no work to do folks moved away
and the town fell into a state of decay
Until one day some bright spark came around
He said there ain’t no gold in them there hills
but there’s money in them cotton mills
If we turn this place into a real ghost town

We’ll make one of those mills a hotel
and another one will do real well
If we fill it’s shell with a shopping mall
And the last of all we’ll strip inside
and replace it with a fairground ride
So folks can come and have themselves a ball

Yes they decided history is a million dollar industry
and they love to see you lay your money down
They’ll slap your heritage on a plate
and serve it to you while you wait
Ain’t it great inside a real ghost town

Now one of those mills is a hotel and another one’s doing real well
Since they filled it’s shell with a shopping mall
And the last of all they’ve stripped inside
and replaced it with a fairground ride
So come along and have yourself a ball

Yes step right up and meet your host
she’s a real-life genuine man-made ghost
From coast to soast her legend is renowned
People come from far and near
and there’s hundreds of thousands every year
They all want to hear about a real ghost town
And we’d love to see you here inside a real ghost town
Track Name: Just Let Me Know
You told me you were leaving with the morning light
and I hung my head and cried
There was nothing I could do to make things right
but I'd like to have tried

If you change your mind tomorrow I'll be waiting here
just let me know just let me know
I’d do anything to lose this sorrow that I feel
just let me know just let me know

You told me you were leaving and I couldn’t think
of a single word I could say
I knew it wouldn’t do no good but I felt like sinking
to my knees to pray

If you change your mind tomorrow I'll be waiting here
just let me know just let me know
I’d do anything to lose this sorrow that I feel
just let me know just let me know

Just let me know just let me know
Track Name: The Last Thing I Want To Do
You beg me to forgive you when you’ve done nothing wrong
You ask if you can lean on me but I've never been that strong
You can pour your heart out and I might just lend an ear
but that's not what you came tonight to hear

I don't want to say its over or that I've found someone new
That's the kind of story that can only make you blue
believe me that's the last thing that I want to do

I can’t bear to sit here and watch you while you cry
You beg me to come running when all I want to do is fly
You turn around and tell me I might as well be free
but its not the way I wanted it to be
I don't want to say its over or that I've found someone new
That's the kind of story that can only make you blue
believe me that's the last thing that I want to do

I guess the time has come for me to say goodbye
you ask me where I'm going but you never ask me why
We both know its wrong but we still don't know what's right
but that's the way its got to be tonight
that's the way its got to be tonight
Track Name: Two Into Three Won't Go
I’ve never been the brightest star in God’s great universe
but somehow my arithmetic has lately gotten worse
For I can’t seem to figure out the answer but I know
that two into three won’t go

They tell me that the sum of parts is equal to the whole
but somebody’s messing with your heart and he’s gotta be told
For I’m so scared he’ll take away the love I’ve come to know
and two into three won’t go

Two into three won’t go without tearing one apart
And I know the end result is gonna be a broken heart
And you’re the one I’m counting on to just tell him no,
tell him two into three won’t go

I’ve never understood the rule of probability
but someone’s being made a fool and it’s probably me
Cause something doesn’t quite add up, the figures clearly show
that two into three won’t go

Two into three won’t go without leaving one behind
to be the remainder of a love I thought was mine
If you don’t want this division then you’ve got to tell him no,
tell him two into three won’t go
Track Name: Butt Out
Well if I start to thinking about doing a little drinking
and I do it once or twice
If my tongue gets thicker from too much liquor
then, Brother, that’s my choice
I don’t need you complaining,
my head’s got a brain and I don’t need your advice

So Butt Out, Butt Out, That’s what I’m telling you.
Butt Out or there’s no telling what I’ll do
I might lose my head and start seeing red and take it out on you

If I’m too old or crazy to go chasing ladies
through every Honky-Tonk in town
Too fond of the good times
and showing no sign of ever settling down
Stop your hear a-bleeding I love the life I lead and
I don’t need to see you frown

So Butt Out, Butt Out that’s what I’m telling you.
Butt Out or there’s no telling what I’ll do
I may get me satisfaction but I might regret my actions
if I take it out on you

Well, it’s not that I’m an angry man or self-control I lack
I just need my privacy so get the damn hell off my back

Well you claim that you’re choking on this thing I’m smoking.
Saying it’s bad for your health
You’re giving me verbal for smoking something herbal
that you can’t buy off the shelf
Well, Brother, it’s made for sharing but you’re so overbearing
that I’m gonna keep it to myself

Butt Out, Butt Out that’s what I’m telling you.
Butt Out or there’s no telling what I’ll do Oh, Lord
I might lose my head and start seeing red and take it out on you
I may get me satisfaction but I might regret my actions
if I take it out on you