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Roar Electra

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I. Twenty years of payin’ dues Drinking whiskey until half dead One night stands, country tunes Bring Back the Blues I traveled far and wide Looking for my true love Time is short, no more clues Bring Back the Blues Bring Back, Bring Back the blues Some are happy, some sad We will fight the endless night Bring Back the Blues II. Darlin’, I’m home at last I’m sorry it took so long I had to write this song Bring Back the Blues I saw you across the room With my old friends We kissed and danced to tunes Bring Back the Blues Bring Back, Bring Back the blues Please believe, my love We will dance till the very end Bring Back, Bring Back the Blues Some are happy, some sad We will fight the endless night Bring Back the Blues III. I kissed your heart and mind You are love divine Life is like a movie show Bring Back the Blues See you in a wedding dress Only have eyes for you Never thought I’d see this day Bring Back the Blues Bring Back the Blues
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Love and War 05:18
I. It’s the end of war Just a few left to mourn Time to look for love Time to live again Chorus Love and war, is all we have Love and war, our only plan Love and war, it’s not that easy Love and war…. II. Dreams of endless life A lazy summer’s night Listening to the radio Makin’ love under shooting stars Chorus Love and war, is all we have Love and war, our only plan Love and war, what’s it’s for? Love and war, it’s not that easy Love and war, is all we have Love and war, our only plan Love and war, what’s it’s for? Love and war….. Bridge A man once said, “Imagine all the people” Winter’s dark will claim the sun Love’s hot light will return When the heart kills the devil Love and war….. SOLO Chorus Love and war, it’s all we have Love and war, our only plan Love and war, what’s it’s for? Love and war…. Repeat chorus Love and war (3x)
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I. Daddy’s little darling gets tucked in She’s picked a book for bedtime It’s got pictures of dragons and wizards …and a prince Of course, a madman Chorus Time to read a Children’s Story II. Turn to chapter one It says once upon a time Then turn to chapter two Curtains part, enter the evil one Prechorus Then she wakes up and goes to school The fairy tale still alive inside Chorus Time to read, time to dream Mama, will you read a children’s story to me? Time to read, time to dream Daddy, will you read one more story? III. But now she understands evil’s dark plan The real world is full of lies But back home there are unicorns and horses And a prince to take her on that ride to Love…. Chorus Time to read, time to dream A little story Time to read, time to dream One more children’s story…
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Patriot 03:42
YEAH! I. Born red, white, and blue And not much hope I’m pig tight and bull strong I love beer for breakfast And girls from Texas… Are you? Are you a Patriot? A Patriot Are you a Patriot? II. Kick back, surf, and sand…..On Coco Beach Live in a Russian sub, Moscow’s techno clubs I live in Detroit, I live in Kandahar I live in London, at your local pub I live in ‘Frisco, in someone’s disco I dig James Dean, and I love the country scene Call me a Taoist, kids in Vietnam The sands of Iwo Jima, are you my baby Tina? I’m a patriot. Are you a patriot? Are you a Patriot? SOLO I’m a patriot! But are you a patriot of the World? III. My name’s Rodney King, things not what they seem I wax and park your car, or maybe I’ll mow your yard I’m in your karaoki bar, or might read the Bard I live in outer space, or maybe I’m a flying ace I could be a soccer fan, or live in Chicagoland I’m a cop in Asia, sell CD’s in Malaysia Are you a Patriot? SOLO I’m a Patriot!
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I. Early morning kisses We confess darkest wishes A night of passion Cries of delight Chorus Behind Closed Doors II. You make the tea while I pretend to read We both are thinking just one more time A touch of your hand is all it takes The paper falls to the floor, and we laugh Chorus Behind Closed Doors SOLO III. We’ve reached the last page in the book of love Phone keeps singing but we ignore its ringing I whisper soft pleas that you’ll never leave Your smile is the reply, my heart flies Chorus Behind Closed Doors
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I. Mindless zombies, cyber sex There’s an app for that Downloads, uplinks, eyes on screen They text for death Chorus Robots in Traffic II. Asimov, Clark, android brains No plans for you Photons and neutrons Quantum porn Just drones and kill zones Chorus Robots in Traffic SOLO Bridge Attack, release, sustain for fame Saturate, crossfade, circuits in flames Now I see what you’re lookin’ for I can’t believe you’re searching for more Bits and bytes a diet nutritious Modern vampires sticky and malicious Now I see what you’re lookin’ for I can’t believe you’re searching for more! Ha! Ha! Ha! Chorus Robots in Traffic
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Instrumental / Cousteau's Calypso (Allegro)
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Instrumental / Blues for Sagan (Adagio Expressivo)
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Instrumental / Kitty Hawk to Schiaparelli (Canzone Nello Stile Dei Pink Floyd)
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Instrumental / Feynman Dreams of Tuva (Quasi una Fantasia)

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Roar Electra. Now there’s an intriguing title, one that connotes ferocity and eclecticism. Those are two words that conjure up thoughts of strength and finesse, of arty intricacies tempered by no-nonsense musicianship. Those two words also happen to be the title of Mike Dawson’s eighth studio album.

Dawson, a respected Texas singer, songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, also named his current band Roar Electra, an intrepid gang of talented musicians. Roar Electra features co-producer Taylor Tatsch (guitar, bass, background vocals), Greg Dugan (drums, percussion), Stephen Page (violins), and Dawson on lead vocals, keyboards, and guitars. Roar Electra also sports guests Michael Markley and Rick Read.

To call Roar Electra ambitious is quite the understatement. Dawson penned all the tunes, some were written during the recording process while others span a decade of conception. Roar Electra bridges the gap separating rock from classical, its sophistication bested only by its unbridled passion. There’s even a four-movement classical-influenced suite “Poetry of Earth and Sky” that harks to Dawson’s love of science, space travel and atmospheric film and TV scores.

Produced by Dawson with assistance and plenty of creative ingenuity by Tatsch (Shadows of Jets, The Bright), Roar Electra helps Dawson come full circle.

“Roar Electra represents a return to my rock roots,” says Dawson. “I think these are the best songs I've ever written, and having Taylor Tatsch playing brilliantly in the studio has been inspiring. I even broke one of his guitars and he didn't kill me. Now that's exciting!”

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released November 22, 2016

ROAR ELECTRA
by Mike Dawson - Synthphonic Rock
Produced by Mike Dawson and Taylor Tatsch

“Writing music is in my DNA,” says Dawson. “I can’t stop writing music. It’s like commanding my heart to stop beating. Not going to happen. Playing my music for you is an honor beyond compare.”

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

“It is a ‘mission critical - all hands on deck’ time for our society. Music, arts, and scientific curiosity is the glue that holds our modern world together. We must fight to keep the arts and sciences relevant. The alternative is too horrible to contemplate” ... more

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