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1st solo album from former Radio Sweethearts singer John Miller.
First released in 2002 this new edition features for the first time the great "lost" song "A Train Bound For Glory" recorded at the original "Popping Pills" session.
Individual Tracks are just 70p each or download the whole album for the incredible bargain price of only £4 (or more - you choose).
Due to restricted stock availability this album is available for digital download only.

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released August 28, 2012

John Miller: Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica
David Scott: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ, Glockenspiel, Vocals.
Malcolm McMaster: Pedal Steel
Francis Macdonald: Drums
Phil Sakerski: Banjo, Dobro
Alasdair Kennedy: Mandolin, Fiddle
Derek Star: Percussion
Fraser Reid: Electric Guitar
Kathy Stewart: Vocals
The Lazy Ranch Hands: Vocals

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
Mastered by Kevin Key

Front cover by John Miller and Andrew Symington (Divine Inc).
Photos by Marc Marnie at Stagefright Photography.

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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John Miller and his Country Casuals Glasgow, UK

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 Of Those Old Country Songs
It’s hard to keep the ghosts at bay
and stop my life from going astray
I struggle for new words to say so I just sing along...
With all of those old country songs

I’m trying to find a line or two
that maybe I could use on you
Some phrase I'm sure you never knew or ever heard before...
But there’s no use to try anymore

And I sure am in a sorry state
when the only thing that makes my day
is hearing James Burton play guitar
Oh why does every one of those old songs
make me want to sing along
before too long they make me want to cry

I believe I'd like to try
to find some meaning to my life
I’ve made a few mistakes and I've been on the road too long...
Like one of those old country songs

And I sure am in a sorry state
when the only thing that makes my day
is hearing James Burton play guitar
Oh why does every one of those old songs
make me want to sing along
before too long they make me want to cry

I guess I'd really like to try
to find some meaning to my life
I’ve made a few mistakes and I've been on the road too long...
Like one of those old country songs

Like one of those old country songs
Track Name: Don't Forget To Tell Him
If you're out tonight and having a good time
Remember that you promised to be mine
And if someone puts his heart out on his sleeve for you
Remember I'm the one whose love is really true

Don’t forget to tell him you’re in love with me
Don’t forget to tell him that you’re mine
And if he tries to tell you that your heart is free
Don’t forget to tell him that he’s wasting his time

If you’re in some honky-tonk with your new friends
Remember how you swore our love would never end
And if some guy should try to steal your love away
Then darling you know what you have to say

Don’t forget to tell him you’re in love with me
Don’t forget to tell him that you’re mine
And if he tries to tell you that your heart is free
Don’t forget to tell him that he’s wasting his time

Well I don’t mind you going out and having fun
I’m not the kind of guy to keep you locked up at home

But when the night is over and the hour is late
Don’t forget the love that sits at home and waits
And if some guy should try his best to take you home
Remember that your love is mine and mine alone

Don’t forget to tell him you’re in love with me
Don’t forget to tell him that you’re mine
And if he tries to tell you that your heart is free
Don’t forget to tell him that he’s wasting his time

No, don’t forget to tell him that he’s wasting his time
Track Name: The Dream I Had Last Night
Oh what a dream I had last evening
I dreamed our love had all gone wrong
I dreamed I saw you out walking
with some fellow that I didn't know
I dreamed that I took out my pistol
and waited 'til I had him in my sights
Then I shot him right between the eyes
in the dream that I had last night

Oh what a dream I had this morning
I dreamed I'd awoken by myself
But I wasn't laying in our bedroom
I was lying in a cold grey prison cell
I dreamed the warden stood there laughing
and said today you're bound to die
For the man that you shot he died on the spot
in the dream that you had last night

I can’t believe that I was only dreaming
it all seems so very real
I wonder if there's some hidden meaning
that is soon going to be revealed

Oh what a dream I had this evening
I dreamed I was lying in my grave
But I wasn't buried in the churchyard
for they said that my soul could not be saved
I dreamed the devil came to take me
to a place where the fires burn so bright
And I'll never return for I'm destined to burn
in the dream that I had tonight

Yes I dreamed that the devil came to take me
to a place where the fires burn so bright
And I'll never return for I'm destined to burn
in the dream that I had tonight
Track Name: Down Mexico Way
There's a little town just south of the border
with a cantina friendly and clean
And there's a lady who's waiting to take your order
with a smile that's as wide as the sea
She's got eyes that sparkle out under the moonlight
and if you don't believe that is true
Just ask her outside when the moon's shining bright
and you’ll fall in love with her too

I’m in love with the lady in a little cantina down Mexico way
She's as sweet as the flowers that bloom in the desert
for only one day
But unlike those blossoms her beauty does not die away
that's why I love the lady in a little cantina... Down Mexico way

She's a sight to behold when I'm hungry and cold
and her beauty is beyond compare
And I love the way that she pours me tequila
as if it was precious and rare
And late at night when it starts to get quiet
she comes over and sits by my side
And the look in her eyes makes me realise
that I want to make her my bride

I’m in love with the lady in a little cantina down Mexico way
She's as sweet as the flowers that bloom in the desert
for only one day
But unlike those blossoms her beauty does not die away
that's why I love the lady in a little cantina... Down Mexico way

And late at night when it starts to get quiet
she comes over and sits by my side
And the love in her eyes makes me realise
that I want to make her my bride

I’m in love with the lady in a little cantina down Mexico way
She's as sweet as the flowers that bloom in the desert
for only one day
But unlike those blossoms her beauty does not die away
that's why I love the lady in a little cantina... Down Mexico way

that's why I love the lady in a little cantina... Down Mexico way
Track Name: Taking The Long Walk To Freedom
I’m taking the long walk to freedom
at last I'm going away from here
I’m counting the hours till they take me
to a place where my heart will feel no fear
Thirty years I have lain here in this prison
that's ten more than I spent outside
And they've taken their toll on my body
but they could never take my pride

I'm taking the long walk to freedom
Don't shed no tears over me
I'm taking the long walk to freedom
to be with my saviour today

I'm taking the long walk to freedom
before too long I'll be gone
I'm taking a small white slab of marble
in exchange for this cold grey tomb of stone
I've given up most of my lifetime
to pay for the wrong I have done
Now I'm gonna spend a little fine time
with Jesus around that golden throne

I'm taking the long walk to freedom
Don't shed no tears over me
I'm taking the long walk to freedom
to be with my saviour today
Track Name: We Don't Care Anymore
We don’t care any more if we’re wrong or if we’re right
We don’t bother any more to keep our feelings out of sight
When we lay there every night beneath the covers
It’s plain to see we don’t care for each other
We don't care for each other

When we were younger we acted like we were fools
We had no thought or need for playing by the rules
But we found out the hard way not to push too far
for the rules were made by people who are smarter than we are

We don’t care any more if we’re wrong or if we’re right
We don’t bother any more to keep our feelings out of sight
When we lay there every night beneath the covers
It’s plain to see we don’t care for each other
We don't care for each other

We set our love in motion threw caution to the side
Now we’re lost upon an ocean of tears that we have cried

And in this sea of make believe we’re going to drown
For with every passing day we’re getting further down
And we’re too far from the shore to reach a lifeline
So I know we’re never going to make it back this time

We don’t care any more if we’re wrong or if we’re right
We don’t bother any more to keep our feelings out of sight
When we lay there every night beneath the covers
It’s plain to see we don’t care for each other
We don't care for each other
Track Name: Everybody Knows
Everybody knows my heart is breaking everybody knows it’s true
Everybody knows how much I'm aching but nobody knows what to do
And everybody needs someone to lean on when they’re down
everybody knows you ain’t around

I’ve told everyone in town and all the county too
there's no-one else around that I can tell my troubles to
And everybody knows I feel so lonely without you
everybody knows you’ve been untrue

Everybody knows how much I'm crying
everybody sees my teardrops fall
Everybody knows how much I'm dying waiting around for your call
And everybody knows I'm trying to get by on my own
everybody knows you wont be home

I’ve told everyone in town and all the county too
there's no-one else around that I can tell my troubles to
And everybody knows how much I miss you now you’re gone everybody knows you done me wrong

Everybody knows you done me wrong
Track Name: This Pain Inside
Guess mine is not the first heart to break
this time I've had more than I can take
If I thought there was a way don’t you think I'd take it
If I thought there was a way to ease this pain inside

My mind is playing tricks on me now
when I'm trying to sort myself out
it keeps letting me down Just when I think I'll make it
and I wish there was a way to ease this pain inside

Teardrops prick the back of my eyes and I don’t know why
I know that I should let it all out
but sometimes I don’t remember how to cry

Guess mine is not the first heart to break
This time I've had more than I can take
If I thought there was a way don’t you think I'd take it
If I thought there was a way to ease this pain inside
Track Name: Popping Pills
Now gather around me all you rambling men
and hear this tale that I must tell
It’s about a fellow from down in Alabam
I’m sure you knew him well
He loved to sing and he loved to love
and he loved a cold cold beer
But his soul went up to the good lord above
at a very early year

Popping pills is gonna get you
passing thrills but they won’t let you
Slip away they won’t forget you
they’re gonna steal your soul some day

I’ll tell you about a fellow who’s been around a while
He’s been twice to Hell and back
He doesn’t dress in the most particular style
but everything he wears is black
He found his Jesus then he seemed to lose the way
for the devil had him in his grip
Now it wont be long some unkind people say
before he takes his final trip

Popping pills is gonna get you
passing thrills but they won’t let you
Slip away they won’t forget you
they’re gonna steal your soul some day

Now finally let me tell about another crazy guy,
one of Nashville’s favourite sons
He missed so many concerts through getting way too high
that they called him no show Jones
Just one drink, just one more was his idea of fun
he thought he'd have himself a ball
Now he takes great pleasure in telling everyone
that he lived to tell it all

Popping pills is gonna get you
passing thrills but they won’t let you
Slip away they won’t forget you
they’re gonna steal your soul some day
Good Lord they're gonna steal your soul some day
Track Name: I'm A Loser Again
I'm a loser again as you walk out the door
No use to pretend if you don't love me anymore
Did I hear you say we'll always be friends
Why don't you stay if you feel that way I'm a loser again

I'm a loser again you've let me down
The whole town knows you're out running round
And as that warning bell starts ringing again
I find I'm alone I might have known I'm a loser again

The whole world's banging on my shoulders
for a piece of the action
But there ain't no satisfaction in loving someone
with nothing in return

I'm a loser again you've broken my heart
My wonderland is falling apart
And as it finally comes to this bitter end
I sit and cry you know why I'm a loser again

I sit and cry you know why I'm a loser again
Track Name: We've Fought Once Too Often Now
I guess we’ve fought just once too often now.
You would have thought we’d learned our lesson by now
We really ought to try to sort this out somehow
but I guess we’ve fought just once too often now

We tend to have these little quarrels now and then
But we always take a deep breath count to ten then start again
But from your last attack there's no way back so why pretend
I guess if hearts break once too often they never mend

And I guess we’ve fought just once too often now.
You would have thought we’d learned our lesson by now
We really ought to try to sort this out somehow
but I guess we’ve fought just once too often now

The angry words that we exchange all sound the same
Its always the same thing over and over again
We should both agree if we should leave or if it's worthwhile staying Before we drive the both of us insane

I guess we’ve fought just once too often now.
You would have thought we’d learned our lesson by now
We really ought to try to sort this out somehow
but I guess we’ve fought just once too often now

I know love is just a game but it can go wrong
there are no rules on the box
We make them up as we go along

And I guess we’ve fought just once too often now.
You would have thought we’d learned our lesson by now
We really ought to try to sort this out somehow
but I guess we’ve fought just once too often now

To love till death we part was our true vow
but I guess we’ve fought just once too often now

I guess we’ve fought just once too often now
Track Name: A Train Bound For Glory
There is someone who's waiting in Heaven
He's seated upon a golden throne
And he's waiting to judge everybody
For the wrong that they have done

He's a fountain of love and of mercy
But he rules with a firm and steady hand
So it's better to find out you're worthy
Long before you reach that promised land
Long before you reach that promised land

This life of sin you're leading
Is not going to show you the way
The message of God you should be heeding
As we head for the great judgement day

I know that the road can be rocky
Don't let that cause you dismay
You can ride on a train bound for glory
If you fall to your knees and pray

If you follow the path of the righteous
There's no need to be afraid
If you call on the saviour who guides us
Your soul will surely be saved

Turn away from the Devil's temptation
Don't let him draw you aside
And you'll find your eternal salvation
Where the soul of man never dies
Where the soul of man never dies

This life of sin you're leading
Is not going to show you the way
The message of God you should be heeding
As we head for the great judgement day

I know that the road can be rocky
Don't let that cause you dismay
You can ride on a train bound for glory
If you fall to your knees and pray