Dawson's New Rage

by Roar Electra

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Dawson's New Rage is Mike Dawson's third album. Released in 2004, his album experiments mixing rock n' roll with American big band and other progressive influences. Featured is the instrumental blockbuster "Another Never Again" (revised from his 1999 first album 'Dawson') and his deep cut "The Morning Heavy." ENJOY!


released July 4, 2004

Produced by Mike Dawson
Recorded and Mixed by Tye Robison at Artisan Recording Studio (aka January Sound) Dallas, Texas
Piano intro on Morning Heavy recorded by Chris Bell, Palmyra Studios
Mastered by George Geurin - Digital Editing Services
Photography by James Bland

KUDOS: Steve Howard, Mitch Paliga, Rhett Butler, Chris Bell, Gene Coleman, Jeff Benton, Tye Robison

Mike Dawson - Vocals, piano, synthesizer, organ, guitars
Brek Lancaster - Lead guitars
Tye Robison - Percussion, drum kit on Another Never Again
Greg Rochford - Bass guitar
Erin O'Shea - Lead, harmony vocals
Chris Schaff - Drum kit
Kim Corbet - Trombone
Steve Howard - Trumpet
Mitch Paliga - Tenor saxophone
Lee Schloss - Alto, tenor saxophone
Larry Spencer - Trumpet, flugelhorn

Kirk Powers - Bass guitar on Another Never Again
Annagrey Labasse - Lead harmony vocal on Living In America
Sammy Lopez - Bass on Another Week
Blake Milton - Lead guitar on Rio San Juan


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Mike Dawson continues the Texas tradition of inspired singer-songwriters. Dawson performs his music with his band Roar Electra. He mixes rock, jazz and world music and has produced eight albums via his Texas World Music label.

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Track Name: Another Week

Peace on Monday
War on Friday
Love is on Tuesday
Hate is on Thursday
And it all ends on Wednesday, baby
New version Saturday….

Another Week (5x)
Love is sweet

The Angel of life is near
Is near, my dear
And Gabriel, he’s lookin’ for you
And he’s blowin’ his horn
The Devil’s mist I fear
So ignore his call…..

Another Week (5x)
Love is, Love is sweet

My baby always told me
You gotta love my god
I hope that he will hear my
Hear my call, yeah
911 to the angels
As we fall…..

Another Week (5x)
Love is, Love is sweet

My honey, will you hold me?
And hug me tight
Kept safe from evil always
You’re my light
The Lord here Easter Sunday
To save us all, Yeah…..

Another Week (5x)
Love is sweet, yeah
Track Name: Hey! Hey!

Well, people!
You people gather ‘round, I sing
And you better listen close
While I sing, sing the truth

The Lord is here to stay
And I sing:
The pain is gonna go away
The pain is gonna go away

Well, sister
You better teach your children well
You better teach ‘em right from wrong
‘Cause I sing the truth, yeah

The Lord is here to stay
And I sing:
The pain is gonna go away
The pain is gonna go away


The Lord is gonna stay
And I sing
The pain is gonna go away
The pain is gonna go away

And now I step, I step to the microphone
And now I have, just one more thing to say to you

The Lord is here to stay
And we sing:
The pain is gonna go away
The pain is gonna go away

Hey! Hey!

Hey! Hey!
Track Name: Mad, Mad Romance

Well the dance floor is full
And the lights are low
And the smoke fills the room
One now, is searching for a soul
She sees the other, low and lonely

Blue and pink collar
It’s a mad, mad romance

Well the trumpets are loud
And the bass is playing low
He just wants to dance, yeah…
And she says, “That I’ll pass”
The silent tears, as she runs away
He stands there dyin’
Suddenly afraid…

It’s a decade of dues
That she has paid
On the concrete paradise
Oh, yeah
It’s a mad, mad, mad romance
It’s a mad, mad, mad romance
Track Name: Mazurka
Track Name: The Charmer

The son of Vietnam
One whose thunder did return
The voices of the past
Try to keep from getting burned
But love is never lost
And he prayed to live another Dawn…

And he went to the West
They say its God’s Country
And he survived nature’s test
Hard living is soul’s foundry…

He loved the girls and let them cry
He didn’t care if he lived or died

And they called him (2x)
The charmer (2x)

A Buckeye ‘till the very, very end
A few old flames and many, many friends
And sons and daughters will defend
Life’s currency is finally spent…

Final meeting upon the mountain
Charmer’s heart, an eternal fountain

And they called him (7x)
The charmer (3x)
Track Name: Rio San Juan

Drivin’ on Highway 40, on old Route 66
Destiny searching, just hit or miss
And my friend Nat 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, but now she’s gone from my sight
…I see her, the Rio San Juan
Track Name: The Morning Heavy & Truth Bells for Gwendolyn

Mother, Mother Theresa
We should have mourned you more
You traveled far and worked hard
To do the work of God
Mother Mary, Mother Mary
Is she the last of the righteous?

And sister Di
You’ve gone before your time
And Elton sang a song in your name
While the whole world watched and sobbed
I hope your dying will do some good someday
Besides making pataratzi rich, rich and feeling good

Once an Eagle
You will always fly like an angel
Into my arms

Find the good and praise It
The morning heavy and a heavy heart

Never saw your pain
As I see you standing in the rain
You both spoke but we didn’t listen
Just watched TV and said,
“It’s not our problem, it’s not our concern”

Once an Eagle
You will always fly like angel
Into my arms (2x)

Find the good and praise It
The morning heavy and a heavy heart (2x)

Track Name: Sunday Walk

Sunday begins for him
Another night alone
Blind man thinks its wearing thin
“Can one stay the same
and not know her name?”
Mystery crush

Still lots of pain

Birds call, through the summer fog
On another Sunday Walk
Found a stray, lost dog
A new friendship begins
Another Sunday stroll, with old Rin Tin Tin
Now a friend

A friend with no sins
His bark in the park
Bird’s sad song
His bark in the park
His glad song

Just another Sunday walk

And he now walks out the door
And asks oneself,
“But what is it, what is it all for?”
A life lived alone
And he wonders why, why he cannot cry
No letters

No calls on the phone
Sun turns to night
Sunday eve’s vision
Soul burns bright light
Brightness by his side

Helping along, ‘cause he’s blind
Man’s best pal, job’s the pride
Just another Sunday walk (3x)
Track Name: Journeys & Living In America

Living in America!
Living in America!

Hey Rosa, where are you?
Hey King, can’t find you
Hey X, you we can’t find
Hey Rosa, where are you?
Yeah, yes! Whoa, yeah!

We’re Living in America (2x)

Hey Jesus, where you been?
Hey Buddha, how ‘bout a clue
Oh Mohammed, give us strength
Say God, a little help now
Oh Yeah!

We’re Living in America (3x)

People just have to learn
To love one another…
We just have to change
Can’t kill one another…

I’m Living in America
We’re Living in America

We’re Living in America (5x)
Track Name: Another Never Again | Prepared Pianos & Triumph of Time
Instrumental Suite

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