James Michael Taylor

James Michael Taylor

from Cowtown Texas, US

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THE BURDEN OF SANITY As I turned on to Calhoun I could hear the music from the street A dog piss on a speaker as I found myself a seat Now, Buster is a caveman all hunched over his bones Hair matted like a buffalo, like he’d never owned…read more
Guest said

This is incredible work….music,art , theatre, poetry, all haunted by the truth…the wonderful truth..
James Michael Taylor is a master of the truth..
Thank you James for sharing..
Matt in Ireland .

After seeing a quick pick up at the Leather Ball Saloon in Dallas one 1974 evening. (C) 2011 Royal T Music
stoman said

Great stuff, and what a beautiful voice!

After seeing a quick pick up at the Leather Ball Saloon in Dallas one 1974 evening. (C) 2011 Royal T Music
Guest said

OMG I just realized… this has always been one of my most favorite JMT songs… and it comes from one of my most favorite JMT albums(FITW 1976)… the VERY first JMT album I ever owned! An album that was recorded over 40 years ago! I remember when JMT offered it For Sale from the stage of Montana Mining Company in Midland, Texas… and I jumped to buy it! OMG… My dear, dear old friend… has it really… has it really been 40 years? OMG

THE BURDEN OF SANITY As I turned on to Calhoun I could hear the music from the street A dog piss on a speaker as I found myself a seat Now, Buster is a caveman all hunched over his bones Hair matted like a buffalo, like he’d never owned…read more
James Michael Taylor said

“The years can kill your spirit. The years you can’t explain
The years that simply melt away… like mascara in the rain.”

Damn… what great words. JMT words.
Words that paint a picture… on the canvas of my spirit. `
Jon McCabe

Some people have someone to hold them when they are lonely Some people have someone to call their one and only Some folks miss the boat, or get a boat that won’t float Or get a goat that eats their grass Some people have someone to call their…read more
Guest said

The stormy weather these last few days have had me hurting; yesterday was pretty bad… last night worse; this morning bad… very bad. I see JMT sent me a note that he had a new album on Alonetone; I decided to take my pain meds and listen to JMT. At the first sound of Jimmy’s new album… I smiled; my body still hurts, but my spirit has found respite. Thanks, old friend. Thanks, for all the years of respite you have given me.

MAYBE YOU I've been told that girls like boys that already have a girl I wanna know If it’s true that girls like boys that already have a girl Will you be mine You won’t have to hold my hand If you don't I'll understand Just be…read more
Guest said

I love it. I miss your deliverance.

She threw her slip into the bed spread She threw her panties on the stack Tomorrow it goes to the cleaners He said that he will not be back She turned and reached into the corner She took her guitar from the rack...
KCsGroove said

wonderful song
love the vocals and airy harmonies
enjoyed!
KC

MAYBE YOU I've been told that girls like boys that already have a girl I wanna know If it’s true that girls like boys that already have a girl Will you be mine You won’t have to hold my hand If you don't I'll understand Just be…read more
KCsGroove said

the vocals have a CSN vibe
wonderful song
enjoyed!
KC

THE CIRCLE OF NO REGRETS Key C If my heart be broken let it be by beauty If my tears be spoken let it be by music If my silence must be ending let it be by laughing If my love must say good-bye let it be in dying If my pockets empty…read more
pharmakeus said

Lovely song, beautifully performed :)

THE BURDEN OF SANITY As I turned on to Calhoun I could hear the music from the street A dog piss on a speaker as I found myself a seat Now, Buster is a caveman all hunched over his bones Hair matted like a buffalo, like he’d never owned…read more
pharmakeus said

Powerful!

How many miles must Guillermo walk? Before all my good intentions are more that just talk... How many shoes must his toe wear thru? How many miles must Guillermo walk? Thursday afternoon and the bridge is a mess No chance to pull over so…read more
pharmakeus said

really speaks to me …

How many miles must Guillermo walk? Before all my good intentions are more that just talk... How many shoes must his toe wear thru? How many miles must Guillermo walk? Thursday afternoon and the bridge is a mess No chance to pull over so…read more
pharmakeus said

wow! Dark and very very cool!

INSTRUMENTAL
pharmakeus said

2nd listen to this one. It’s really great

Me life is different with me mother gone She has left her son for the great beyond At the end of the day I must carry on Life be different with me father gone When the sun goes down I feel so alone With me children abed it be time for a…read more
pharmakeus said

This one is kind of Scottish? :)

Buddy Holly said he made songs out of things he'd heard his mother say a;; his life... I'll always remember what mama said I'll never forget what my mama said: She said, "That'll be the day when you say good bye That'll be the day when you…read more
pharmakeus said

Great songwriting. The melody is awesome. Rollicking

Some people have someone to hold them when they are lonely Some people have someone to call their one and only Some folks miss the boat, or get a boat that won’t float Or get a goat that eats their grass Some people have someone to call their…read more
pharmakeus said

Cool song
I like the old style picking
Great lyrics, imho

INSTRUMENTAL
pharmakeus said

wow. The guitar is really lovely and so are the vox . Angelic :)

MAYBE YOU I've been told that girls like boys that already have a girl I wanna know If it’s true that girls like boys that already have a girl Will you be mine You won’t have to hold my hand If you don't I'll understand Just be…read more
pharmakeus said

Beautiful composition. I am reminded slightly of Neil Young :)

INSTRUMENTAL
pharmakeus said

Lovely picking and the pads are a great support :) Nice!

It's about Fog... The fog that crept into the window at the Fort Ord stockade back in 1965, when I would skip breakfast and sit in the barber chair and smell the ocean air.
Guest said

Nice. I like it.

Some people have someone to hold them when they are lonely Some people have someone to call their one and only Some folks miss the boat, or get a boat that won’t float Or get a goat that eats their grass Some people have someone to call their…read more
kavin. said

Great new batch of songs, JMT. Sounds like you’ve turned a corner. All the exquisite choral harmonies are still there.

Thirty one years in this city. Thirty one years on this street Fighting in the morning. Fighting at night. This place has the smell of defeat. But, when we get to Colorado. When we get to Colorado... That Bob is a genius. Everyone agrees…read more
kavin. said

I just like saying it.

THE BURDEN OF SANITY As I turned on to Calhoun I could hear the music from the street A dog piss on a speaker as I found myself a seat Now, Buster is a caveman all hunched over his bones Hair matted like a buffalo, like he’d never owned…read more
Guest said

I really like Burden of Sanity James!
Sam Gross

MAYBE YOU I've been told that girls like boys that already have a girl I wanna know If it’s true that girls like boys that already have a girl Will you be mine You won’t have to hold my hand If you don't I'll understand Just be…read more
MemphisMaiden said

real nice, love the lyrics !

She threw her slip into the bed spread She threw her panties on the stack Tomorrow it goes to the cleaners He said that he will not be back She turned and reached into the corner She took her guitar from the rack...
Colleen Dillon said

Cool melancholy melody!

This song might be better suited for a girl but I don't have a girl anymore.
Guest said

I think this is good, but it’s more folk than country, but the most popular country is rock.

THE BURDEN OF SANITY As I turned on to Calhoun I could hear the music from the street A dog piss on a speaker as I found myself a seat Now, Buster is a caveman all hunched over his bones Hair matted like a buffalo, like he’d never owned…read more
KCsGroove said

you paint a wonderful picture here
A fine song!
enjoyed!
KC

How many miles must Guillermo walk? Before all my good intentions are more that just talk... How many shoes must his toe wear thru? How many miles must Guillermo walk? Thursday afternoon and the bridge is a mess No chance to pull over so…read more
KCsGroove said

I dig the desolate mood here
cool vocals

Recorded at Texas Central with Pete Thompson turning the knobs. Pete also played the drums and bass. Thank you, Pete. LANCASTER STREET Midnight in Cowtown. 90 degrees Too hot for a blanket. Too hot for a sheet The trash on the sidewalk…read more
pharmakeus said

not enough tacos

Recorded at Texas Central with Pete Thompson turning the knobs. Pete also played the drums and bass. Thank you, Pete. LANCASTER STREET Midnight in Cowtown. 90 degrees Too hot for a blanket. Too hot for a sheet The trash on the sidewalk…read more
pharmakeus said

Awesome track. Brilliant