Bandit Blues Motel

by Alex Haynes & the Fever

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1.
Jungle Kid 03:41
Got an alligator heart, with a crocodile smile Holding onto the reins, gonna make it worthwhile Ain’t coming down, why don’t ya come on up Come on over to the other side and try and test your luck I’m the king of the jungle You my jungle kid Gotta ton of sobs, hidden in my shoes Singin’ nursery rhymes, An’ they sound like Bo Diddley’s blues You mean old cat, sitting on the fence I’ve the heart of dog in a jar, And a horse too drunk to ride I’m the king of the jungle You my jungle kid Gotta monkey suit, gotta dragons claw Got everything you need right here and so much more I’m the jungle kid baby, you my jungle kid I’m the jungle kid, you my jungle kid I’m the king of the jungle You my jungle kid And we better keep it hid
2.
What will you say, when y’go on home He’s gonna know, that you been gone A thunderstorm, come rolling in Lightning, flashes down He’s gonna know just where you been You better run, you better run You better run ‘fore your man done come You better run You’ve a pack of lies, which will you use Like the jack of hearts You just been played since the age of young You better run, you better run You better run ‘fore your man done come You better run Stop y’running ‘round, like the ace of spades You sure to fall, honey child You’ll never keep it hid You better run, you better run You better run ‘fore your man done come You better run
3.
There was a time, time past an’ gone There was a time, time past an’ gone Just about any old place, that’s where I’d rest my bones Anywhere honey, just anywhere at all Make it any place honey, just anywhere we to fall I could really use, someone just like you Said, why’d you ask me darlin’ where my love done gone Don’t you ask me darlin’, if my love still strong Y’know it’s right here, could never stay away too long Even ten years on now, could never be too long I like the bacon sizzle and the coffee nice and hot But anytime that we’re together I’ll leave the coffee in the pot Now where’s y’ tambourine honey We got some shaking to be done Well y’know I’m right here, I could never stay away too long
4.
There’s a bad man lying by the side of the road Y’can turn him over once, now he’s a rolling in dirt Ain’t no lesson that’s ever been learnt No more candles, just the feeling it’s all been burnt I’m broke down I’m broke on down, down, down, down, down Y'got me rolling and a tumbling on down Still, I’m looking for the beat, beat, beat I’m a rusty old car – hear me rattle, hear me groan And the brakes they never work now, well, they just moan Ain’t no danger up on the roof If there’s a rhythm in the air well let the whole world shake I’m broke down I’m broke on down, down, down, down, down Y'got me rolling and a tumbling on down Still, I’m looking for the beat, beat, beat Well there’s a nervous shake that’s got me climbing the walls Like a red light flashing, gotta cut on out I could leave today or I could stay behind Kick the ladder as I climb, then I’ll see what we find I’m broke down I’m broke on down, down, down, down, down Y'got me rolling and a tumbling on down Still I’m looking for the beat, beat, beat
5.
Busted 03:05
Good Lord, good Lord Send me an angel down Can't spare no angels, try a helping hand I feel broke, I feel busted Guess broke won't always last But this busted up feelin', seem like it'll never pass Good Lord, good Lord Send me an angel down Can't spare no angels, try a helping hand I feel broke and I feel busted I feel like cryin' but that will never do When there ain't no-one around to be trusted What's a poor boy to do Good Lord, good Lord Send me an angel down Can't spare no angels, try a helping hand Good Lord, good Lord Send me an angel down Can't spare no angels, don't know where I'm bound
6.
Come to Call 02:52
Must I, come and tell you now You won't see your boy no more 'Cause nobody comes around Nobody come to call Girlfriend, well I tell you now You won't see your man no more 'Cause nobody comes around Nobody come to call Mama, well I tell you now You won't see your boy no more 'Cause nobody comes around Nobody come to call
7.
Found me high, found me low Sloppy Drunken Joe That’s my name tonight That’s just bad timing It’s all good, it’s all good – it’s just bad timing honey Found me broke and busted, darling Pocket full of empty No room for no dough That’s timing honey That’ll be bad timing It’s all good, it’s all good – it’s just bad timing honey Blues all around my pillow Must of fell outta my head Met a girl in the evening wanted to show me her bed Took my reputation down, to an all time low Gotta take a spade now Bury my shame so nobody know Found you with another man Kicking in my stall It’s just bad timing honey Too bad, too bad It’s just bad timing
8.
Take a big, big swig Off that old can of oil Wash down a little a rust Write y’name in the dust I’m making my way, my way on back And I can’t stop now Making my way, my way on back And we can’t stop now You can take my blue, blue, blues Yeah, put ‘em in the big ol’ sky Send up your aeroplanes Write your name in the clouds I’m making my way, my way on back And I can’t stop now Making my way, my way on back And we can’t stop now Pull off my dirty, dirty boots Pull ‘em right off at the heel You’ll never keep me from running Running on back to you I’m making my way, my way on back And I can’t stop now Making my way, my way on back And we can’t stop now
9.
Buzz 03:55
Walking 'round all day I see the pretty girls go by I wish that I were a bee and you were all my pretty flowers I'd fly around town and I would just sting you all Wake up girl don't you hear that hum Wake up girl don't you hear that... Well, I must be gettin' old or I must be just working too hard I need the cut 'n' thrust, I need something just to pick me up Four in the morning and I'm wide awake staring 'round the room Wake up girl don't you hear that hum Wake up girl don't you hear that... Buzz, buzz - buzz, buzz, buzz Walking 'round all day I see the pretty girls go by I wish that I was a bee and you were all my pretty flowers I'd fly around town and I would just sting you all Wake up girl don't you hear that hum Wake up girl don't you hear that... Buzz, buzz - buzz, buzz, buzz I said, walking 'round all day I see the pretty girls go by I wish that I were a bee and you were all my pretty flowers I wish that I were a bee and you were all my pretty flowers I wish that I were a bee and you were all my pretty flowers
10.
When you make it out this world alive Tell everybody that you know When you make it to some other side Tell anybody that you meet I was trying, I was trying, trying to come through I was trying, I was trying, trying to come through When you make it on that old, old ship Just look above your head When you reach your golden shore Look up instead You’ll see me flying, I’ll be flying, flying to you I’ll be flying, I’ll be flying, flying to you When you make it out this world alive Reach some other place Tell everyone you know Tell everybody you see I was trying, I was trying Trying to come through I was trying, I was trying, trying to come through Trying to come through Trying to be with you

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released December 22, 2014

Alex Haynes: vocal, guitars, electric piano, drums, percussion
Richard Coulson: piano, electric piano, drums, percussion
Lorne Stockman: harp
All songs written by Alex Haynes
Produced by Alex Haynes at Golden Hum, Hackney
Album artwork: Will Rose
Band photography Annelie Rosencrantz

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Alex Haynes & the Fever UK

A UK blues act playing stripped-back blues with a fresh, rock’n’roll sound.

Haynes' song-writing draws influence from old school blues, Sun/Chess-style R&B and Soul and the Brit-Blues of the 60s.

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