Wish You Could Be Here

by Bob Russell

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From 1987, found on an old cassette. Done on a Portastudio 4-track, no MIDI, AutoTune or other artifices.

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I drop in my quarter and block out the din
Of the crowd in this rowdy old Holiday Inn
And then you answer; the crowd fades away
And then I start searching for something to say

'Cause nothing's happened here that didn't happen last night
But f I didn't call, I just wouldn't feel right

And I wish you could be here, if this was any place to be
Just say you love me; I'll be home again by three

The crowd's kind of cold; they don't care what we do
And I'd lose my mind if I couldn't call you
Things could be worse, but it seems so unkind
That loving and livings don't always combine

So six nights a week at a quarter to ten,
I wait for the dial tone and do it again...

And I wish you could be here, if this was any place to be
Just say you love me; I'll be home again by three

Each time the lights dim, I think of you at home
Loving like I do and left all alone
With paperback novels and cable TV
And waiting in bed for the sound of my key

But first break is over and I've got to go
I love you; I miss you, but I'm sure you know

And I wish you could be here, if this was any place to be
Just say you love me; I'll be home again by three

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released April 26, 2017
All instruments, Bob Russell.

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Bob Russell Wilmington, North Carolina

I started playing guitar in 1965 and never stopped. I've played with artists famous and not-so-famous in a variety of settings from baseball stadiums to concert halls to country bars. I taught jazz guitar at a university for twenty years, but I love and play many other styles of music. To me, Duke Ellington said it all: "If it sounds good, it IS good." ... more

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