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RIO SAN JUAN Drivin’ on 40, on old Route 66 Destiny searching, just hit or miss And my friend Nate King Cole had it right He said, “just get your kicks” While we drove, through the night Friends of mine, by my side And I see the Rio San Juan Foothills shine in the desert night And a million stars, always a awesome, pleasant sight And the mesa I see (And I think) Hippie’s delight Over there, Monument Valley; Beauty all around, always astounds In a little hurry, now she’s gone from my sight …I see her, the Rio San Juan
WHEN THE BELL RINGS There is no sign of Humankind I seem to be someplace, Home is nowhere Then the bus picks up Johnny And takes him to the school, school yard haven When the Bell Rings… I’m six years old and I can’t believe it Teacher Angel, she sings knowledge to me I got my lunch, and a pencil too A little dodge ball, time to go When the Bell Rings… She goes to school in Austin town Learns the rules, suffer fools Deans List, the honor roll Her ticket wrote, but she knows – Oh, no no When the Bell Rings… Teach your heart, and show the soul Little Johnny, he’s first to know Kid’s all think she’s tough but posed Nothing’s gonna stop the learnin’ When the Bell Rings… If I could just stay here…
LIGHTNING IN MY HEART Can you see me? Don’t deceive me Please drop those walls between us I find you a little groovy… Only Memories, come between us Brings us closer to love’s trust Enter storm clouds of Love.. You bring Lightning to My Heart I’ll never leave you Since you bring Lightning to My Heart Life has a new start You make Lightning in My Heart Well, if sweet pain is by design Or because the stars align Power of Love brings Lightning to My Heart Life has a new start Our love holds, through the Chaos As the globe burns around us You find I’m your favorite crazy So you see me, ever yearning To create the perfect love Heart dance of rock n roll So we’re love birds, soaring skyward Looking for a safe nest and rest River flows to our soul You make Lightning in My Heart
Moonrise 03:57


Features UK singer Angie Mack and songwriter/producer Mike Dawson of Roar Electra. Texas musicians created this Latin influenced art rock at legendary January Sound Studios.


released July 4, 2006

Produced by Mike Dawson
Recorded and mixed by Tye Robison - January Sound Studios
Mastered by George Geurin - DES

Angie Mack - lead vocals
Dawson - piano, synthesizer, Hammond organ, Rhodes
Mitch Paliga - saxophone
Jeff Sorenson - drum kit
Greg Dugan - congas, timbales, percussion
Rick Read - bass, Chapman stick
Mike Davison - guitar, synthesizer
Jamal Mohamed - doumbek, water bowl
Steve Howard - trumpet
Lee Schloss - saxophone, flute
Larry Spencer - trumpet
Kim Corbet - trombone
Tye Robison - Additional percussion and mixing genius

All music and lyrics by Mike Dawson © ℗ 2006 Beechers Brook Publishing (ASCAP) except Rio San Juan and Willy and Molly by Mike Dawson & Mitch Paliga © ℗ 2006 Beechers Brook Publishing (ASCAP) and Burning Pitch Music (BMI)


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Mike Dawson is the Synthphonic Pianist | Piano Driven Rock with Big Band Soul

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