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(Find Me) Dead or Alive

JR James

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A lil rocker influenced by some of my faves, Springsteen, Petty etc.. well i left my home and family
and made my way out west
i lost my job at the steel mill
im a hoping for the best
in this life
for my kids and wife
just outside of Davenport
I ran into a jam
the lawman tried to jail me
for cheatin Uncle Sam
o’er a dime
now im doin time
am I wrong, am I right?
i wont give up this fight
dead or alive
find me dead or alive
dead or alive
find me dead or alive
well I hitched a ride in alamo
on Highway 83
thinking bout the good times
with my family
how we’d drive
over moutains high
been workin down in Kingman
and send home every dime
workin for the railway
hoping to make time
on the line
ill be home in time
Chorus repeat

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Gene Eric Mann said

Great sounds, choice mixing/mastering, interesting lyrics -- ROCK ON!

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whiterabbit said

another greatly crafted song .... wow .... have you been able to sell your songs?

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another cultural landslide said

What a GREAT track! I here the influences! w;-)

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Gary Fox said

Great feel here, killer blend of country with some ska overtones.

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Nice vocals, like the message and it all fits well with the music bed. Enjoyed.

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Stan Gadziola AKA (gadzooks) said

Great tune James. It does touch a place in that whole Springsteen Jackson Browne feel that I love so much. Great performance. Some nice piano and sax ... good tune!

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Cave Street said

You have done your influences proud with this one! Great mix of all the instruments creates a nice wall of sound without sounding at all cluttered. Well done!

Guest said

Sounds great! Oh nice piano on the end too! Rockin good! Bethan

Guest said

Love brass so much. Great piano too. Banging tune.

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Endicott Road said

Lively tune! Very nice. ER

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Nick P said

Wonderful....great beat!

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Dirty Spirits said

nice springsteen start. cool springsteeny lyrics too.

Guest said

Retro romantic rhythmic rocking rounder tune.

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richardlaceves said

wow, you've got a lot going on here,, and it all blends together sooo well,, excellent! a killer of a song, so to speak,,,,

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Songs From Nowhere Project said

Well done, sir! Well done!

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thetworegs said

Excellent got that Springsteen Petty vibe down to a T you nailed it James...

Guest said

yeah, like Greg said... great foot tapping song!

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Greg Connor said

Wow . . . My feet are tapping. You hit the bullseye James! Nice, Nice, Nice, Song

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Andrew Russe said

My get up and go went some time ago... but this reminds me of it lol Definitely got the Petty/Springsteen vibe - love it. If my fave button worked, it would be faved...

Guest said

Great tune.Well done.

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Lady Jane said

Great thing to listen to first thing - I think my get up and go just got here :)

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Andrew Russe said

Aw - this is the biz. Love the driving rhythm and the story telling vibe to the lyrics.

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