Still Carrying A Flame

by John Miller and his Country Casuals

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Long awaited 3rd solo album from Scotland's favourite Honky Tonk Country Artist.
A Product of The Folk'n'Western Recording Co.
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, Guitar
Martin Barrett - Electric Guitar
Andy McDowell - Bass Guitar
Francis Macdonald - Drums
BJ Cole - Pedal Steel, Dobro
Seonaid Aitken - Fiddle, Vocals
David McClean - Piano, Organ
Johnny Cameron - 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


Produced by John Miller and Duncan Cameron at Riverside Studios*, Busby, Scotland Tel: +44 (0)141 644 5571
*Pedal Steel and Dobro recorded in Southgate, London by BJ Cole

Cover photos by Marc Marnie at Stagefright Photography

Cover design by John Miller and Misisipi Mike Wolf

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: Take It From Somebody Who Knows
Take it from somebody who knows she’s not the one for you
Take it from somebody who knows she’s gonna prove untrue
Well I know she makes you happy you’ve been telling everyone in town
But take it from somebody who knows she won’t stick around

Take it from somebody who knows she may be nice and sweet
But take it from somebody who knows what’s really underneath
For below that warm exterior beats a heart as cold as ice
Take it from somebody who knows or you’ll pay the price

Take it from somebody who knows the way she really feels
Her love is only just for show it ain’t the real deal

Take it from somebody who knows before you say goodbye
Take it from somebody who knows she’s gonna make you cry
For you may win her heart tonight but tomorrow you’re bound to lose
Take it from somebody who’s stood there in your shoes

Take it from somebody who knows, who’s seen the way she acts
She no sooner comes than goes. You gotta face the facts

Take it from somebody who knows she’s not the one for you
Take it from somebody who knows she’s gonna prove untrue
Well I know she makes you happy you’ve been telling everyone in town
But take it from somebody who knows she won’t stick around

Take it from somebody who knows she won’t stick around
Track Name: I'm Still Carrying A Flame
I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart
For a girl I used to love even though we’re far apart
I thought love was just a game. Guess I wasn’t too smart
Now I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart

If I could take the hands of time and turn them back again
I would set them to rewind to the love that I knew then
If I’d only known when she was mine that I’d feel this way
Then I would have held her tight and I wouldn’t let her walk away

Now I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart
For a girl I used to love even though we’re far apart
I thought love was just a game. Guess I wasn’t too smart
Now I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart

I didn’t think the foolishness of youth would haunt me still today
Kids all believe they know the truth no matter what their betters say
And I believed that I was right to walk away with my pride
When I should have stayed behind to fight to make that girl my bride

Now I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart
For a girl I used to love even though we’re far apart
I thought love was just a game. Guess I wasn’t too smart
Now I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart

I thought that love was just a game. Guess I wasn’t too smart
Now I’m still carrying a flame of love in my heart
Track Name: Heavy Hangs The Head
A fool and his gold are easily parted
By a girl who knows how to play the game
I woke up this morning broken hearted
Without even two pennies to my name

Now heavy hangs the head that last night wore the crown
I offered her my kingdom while she showed me the town
I thought I was king of the world it seems I’m just a clown
Now heavy hangs the head that last night wore the crown

She played me for a fool and I must testify
I couldn’t see the truth while I was busy getting high
And the only way to go from there is down
And heavy hangs the head that last night wore the crown

Now you may wonder why I keep on falling
When I’ve been let down so many times before
But every time the bright lights start to calling
I’m beating a pathway to their door

Now heavy hangs the head that last night wore the crown
Yesterday was heaven, Today I’m sorrow bound
I thought I was king of the world it seems I’m just a clown
Now heavy hangs the head that last night wore the crown

Heavy hangs the head that last night wore the crown
Track Name: My Dreaming Party
No-one knows me here today, All my friends have moved away
And sometimes it’s so hard to start all over again
But I’ve found a new way of getting through the lonely day
And facing all my troubles like a man
You may think that it’s so hard to face each night alone
But in my dreams there’s a party going on

And here come all my old friends, my old lovers back again
Here come all those folks who know just how to treat me right
The party lights are glowing and the warm red wine is flowing
At my dreaming party where I go every night

You’ll never find me crying and you know that I’d be lying
If I was to tell you that life sure gets me down
Although my days are lonely it feels so good to know I only
Have to wait till night time comes around
I just have to close my eyes and sleep comes rolling in
That’s when I find happiness again

For here come all my old friends, my old lovers back again
Here come all those folks who know just how to treat me right
The party lights are glowing and the warm red wine is flowing
At my dreaming party where I go every night

The party lights are glowing and the warm red wine is flowing
At my dreaming party where I go every night
Track Name: My Baby Ain't My Baby Anymore
Well once I had myself a pretty baby
She used to say she loved me every night
And I guess it made me kind of lazy
For I took her for granted though I knew it wasn’t right
Now my baby’s gone and changed her point of view
And she’s left me all alone for someone new

Now my baby ain’t my baby anymore
She’s got all the fellows hanging round her door
I wish I’d loved her better when she was mine before
Now my baby ain’t my baby anymore

Well I know there ain’t enough love to go round
Still I lost the one true love I’d found

Now all you fellows better take a warning
Never ever treat your baby wrong
Or you’re gonna wake up one morning
And just like me you’ll find out that your baby’s up and gone
If you’re not prepared to shower her with love
Then like this fool you’ll get what you deserve

Now my baby ain’t my baby anymore
She’s got all the fellows hanging round her door
I wish I’d loved her better when she was mine before
Now my baby ain’t my baby anymore

Oh no, my baby ain’t my baby anymore
Let me tell you my baby ain’t my baby anymore
Track Name: Mama Says No
Mama says no Papa says no and… you do too

Baby Baby Baby I’ve got a love for you
Baby Baby Baby you know that I do
Now Baby Baby Baby I can’t believe it’s true
That Mama says no Papa says no and… you do too

Baby Baby Baby watch me bill and coo
Baby Baby Baby I’m pitching woo
But Baby Baby Baby I just haven’t got a clue
Why Mama says no Papa says no and… you do too

Just like a cow in clover my heart was filled with joy
Now you say it’s over I’m one unhappy boy

Baby Baby Baby Why’d you say were through?
Baby Baby Baby you make me so blue
Oh Baby Baby Baby tell me what am I to do?
If Mama says no Papa says no and… you do too

Just like the lark in springtime I was happy I was high
Now like that lonesome whippoorwill I hang my haed and cry

Baby Baby Baby here’s my point of view
Baby Baby Baby I’m crazy over you
But Baby Baby Baby It seems I missed my cue
’Cause Mama says no Papa says no and… you do too

Mama says no Papa says no and… you do too
Track Name: I Just Can't Live Without You
I wake up every morning from dreams of you and I
That’s when I realise we’re still apart
I see the empty space beside me where you used to lie
And it hits me like a freight train in my heart

I see the empty pillow where I laid my head
And my lonely blues take on a deeper hue
That’s when I get to thinking I might as well be dead
For I just can’t live without you

I just can’t live without you by my side
I don’t have my future and I don’t have my pride
If I was a braver man I’d surely take my life
For I just can’t live without you

My days are the longest that I’ve ever known
There’s just no end in sight that I can see
And the night times are the coldest when you’re all alone
And my lonely heart won’t let your memory be

I play sad songs of love gone wrong on our old stereo
And every word they seem to say is true
But I find they just remind me why you had to go
And I just can’t live without you

I just can’t live without you by my side
I don’t have my future and I don’t have my pride
If I was a braver man I’d surely take my life
For I just can’t live without you
Track Name: Take Me Back To San Francisco
Take me back to San Francisco and scatter my soul to the wind

I’ve always lived on the wrong side
A constant companion of crime
Now they’ve locked me down in this dirty old town
To die ahead of my time

The further I travelled from home Lord
The further my life went astray
Now I wait for the breath of the Angel of Death
To take my freedom away

To take me back to San Francisco
To the only city that called me a friend
Carry me up to the cross on Mount Davidson
And scatter my soul to the wind

Father I won’t ask for earthly forgiveness
It’s not fair that you should decide
Only the Lord can grant me that reward
When I get to the other side

But won’t you please tell the warden
To grant me my final request
Make him carry me away to the City on the Bay
And lay my poor soul to rest

Make him take me back to San Francisco
To the only city that called me a friend
Carry me up to the cross on Mount Davidson
And scatter my soul to the wind

Guess I was just a kid acting smart
Believeing I was a man
And I swear it’s just breaking my heart
That I’ll never see that Golden Gate again

So won’t you please tell the warden
To grant me my final request
Make him carry me away to the City on the Bay
And lay this poor sinner to rest

Make him take me back to San Francisco
To the only city that called me a friend
Carry me up to the cross on Mount Davidson
And scatter my soul to the wind

Scatter my soul to the wind
Track Name: Let Me Go
Lately something’s going wrong in our home
Our love is strong yet I’ve never felt so all alone
And even though you’re with me every day
I feel like you’re a million miles away

Don’t know how you came to be so cold
But let me tell you now if I may be so bold
There’s one thing I’ve found I’ve come to know
You don’t want me around so let me go

Let me go and you won’t see me again
Let me go and I’ll always regard you as a friend
If it’s so you don’t want me anymore
Let me go and I’ll walk right out the door

I can’t change overnight from loving you
It isn’t right and I don’t think you’d expect me to
And even though my heart must surely break
I won’t tell you that you’re making a mistake

And I won’t criticise the choice you’ve made
Don’t act so surprised at all the things I’ve said
And please don’t tell me lies or tell me no
I can see it in your eyes so let me go

Let me go and you won’t see me again
Let me go and I’ll always regard you as a friend
If it’s so you don’t want me anymore
Let me go and I’ll walk right out the door

Let me go and I’ll walk right out the door
Track Name: Tiny Sweetheart Roses
Those tiny sweetheart roses come back to haunt me each day

In a tiny corner of the garden is a spot we once held dear
Though it’s long been neglected it still blossoms each year
And each time it blossoms I wish that you were here
Standing right beside me to wipe away my tears

You know that I have always loved you that much I can’t deny
But I never imagined you’d become another’s bride
And the heartache doesn’t stop when the blossoms have all died
I can picture tham clearly each time I close my eyes

Those tiny sweetheart roses in a wedding bouquet
Take me back to the church where we stood on that day
You said I do and I handed you away
Now those tiny sweetheart roses come back to haunt me each day

Those tiny sweetheart roses in a wedding bouquet
Take me back to the church where we stood on that day
You said I do and I handed you away
Now those tiny sweetheart roses come back to haunt me each day

Those tiny sweetheart roses come back to haunt me each day
Track Name: Feeling Sorry For Ourselves
We’re sitting feeling sorry for ourselves
Now we’ve gone our separate ways again
It was your fault the last time this time it’s all mine
Why must our love be a game

Every time we try to start anew
We always seem to break each other’s heart
Though it’s hard to get along our love is just so strong
We can’t seem to live apart

I guess we’re stuck with each other
There’s no-one else who wants to play
Nobody wants somebody else’s lover
If they’re too set in their ways

So we’ll have to try to get along
Or spend our whole lives on our own
It’s me for you and you for me and that’s the way it’s gotta be
If we don’t want to be alone

It’s me for you and you for me and that’s the way it’s gotta be
If we don’t want to be alone
Track Name: Trucking On Back To You
Well Baby you’re my Baby but I’m a big truck driving man
I may be gone but not for long I’ll be back as soon as I can
So don’t be crying I ain’t lying Honey you know it’s true
When I’m done at the end of the run I’ll be trucking on back to you

Honey girl you are my world but it’s gotta be this way
I got a load to haul but I promise I’ll call at the end of every day
I’m built to last and I’m going so fast I swear I almost flew
But if I gotta fly at least I know why I’m trucking on back to you

I’m in such a rush to get back to us I often forget to brake
Then my eighteen wheels ride rims of steel on every little bend I take
But it’ll be worthwhile and I’ll sure smile when our hometown comes in view
The miles are long but I’m staying strong ‘cause I’m trucking on back to you

Well I’m in such a rush to get back to us I often forget to brake
Then my eighteen wheels ride rims of steel on every little bend I take
But it’ll be worthwhile and I’ll sure smile when our hometown comes in view
The miles are long but I’m staying strong ‘cause I’m trucking on back to you

Now the road is filled with pretty girls but they don’t get a ride from me
And the beauty in the blouse in any roadhouse is just another cup of coffee to me
I swear that I’m a one woman guy and that’s what gets me through
And when I unload at the end of the road I’ll be trucking on back to you

When I unload at the end of the road I’ll be trucking on back to you