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1.
Simple Pleasure A loaf of bread a jug of wine Simple pleasure suits me fine Mornin’ coffee black and sweet Walkin’ shoes that fit my feet My own bed to sleep at night Same old same old’s what I like A rollin’ stone that’s found its place Unconfused and full of grace Two-four-seven three-six-five Couldn’t feel much more alive Driftin’ through the grand design Simple pleasure suits me fine I don’t know but I been told The road to hell is paved with gold Never seen that highway yet ‘Cause I’m as poor as I can get A loaf of bread a jug of wine Simple pleasure suits me fine
2.
02:54
Lovestruck I’ve been trying to get your attention But nothing seems to work Every time I open my mouth I feel like such a jerk Cause I’m Lovestruck Man I got it bad Please take pity on a lovestruck fool Ain’t felt this way since I was back in school Lovestruck I asked you out for dinner You said you never eat I asked you out for coffee You said it robs your sleep But I’m Lovestruck So I just can’t let it be I know I’m acting like a lovestruck pup But my heart keeps telling me to not give up Lovestruck Don’t misunderstand me If you want I’ll go away But sometimes you give me that certain look Makes me feel like you want me to stay Oh yeah I’m Lovestruck I guess I could be wrong Ah, please tell me that you’re lovestruck too Got all this love I want to give to you Lovestruck
3.
03:53
Blinded I’d like to think you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone But I’m not sure I believe it’s true Because the way that you been talking on the phone Makes me think you’ve found some other fool Oh the ways of love are strange I’ve been living in the kingdom of the blind Wonder what I could have changed Why did you have to be so unkind Blinded oh oh oh I was Blinded Blinded oh oh oh I was Blinded Blinded oh oh oh I was Blinded Well, I guess that I was out of my league And I never really had a chance I must admit that I was intrigued It felt like such a great romance Oh the way of love is strange I s’pose I never noticed the signs Was this really all in vain Why did you have to be so unkind Blinded oh oh oh I was Blinded Blinded oh oh oh I was Blinded Blinded oh oh oh I was Blinded
4.
02:27
Bedroom Eyes She had a Hollywood profile and a New York smile A Miami tan and a Fellini style It all fit together with no hint of disguise On top of all that she had Bedroom Eyes She was my Helen of Troy I was her King of Spain I tried to tie her down but it was all in vain In the kingdom of truth she was the queen of lies On top of all that she had Bedroom Eyes Bedroom Eyes That filled me with desire Bedroom Eyes That set my soul on fire Bedroom Eyes And now I can’t break free Bedroom Eyes Will be the death of me I tried a Hand of Glory and a Conqueroo I went down to the crossroads when the moon was full I even begged for mercy all she did was sigh On top of all that she had Bedroom Eyes
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What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out There’ve been times in your life when you’ve run out of money Times when your friends have left you high and dry Times when you feel like you’ve run out of chances When the city closes in and you’ve run out of sky But What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out You can borrow a dollar, beg for a chance But life don’t mean nothin’ without romance Will you cry and moan will you scream and shout What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out Just when you think you got it all together It feels like your problems are only in your head Then the blues walks in and all you feel is lonely You wake up in the morning in a single bed What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out You can borrow a dollar, beg for a chance But life ain’t nothin without romance Will you cry and moan will you scream and shout What You Gonna Do When the Love Runs Out
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03:51
Boogie On I got a friend with a golden throat She could rock your world with a single note Her advice, in a manner of speakin’ It’s a great life if you don’t weaken Ya got to boogie on Ya got to boogie on If you stop you’re done Ya got to boogie on A dance marathon is a great example In the beginning the field is ample When you get to the end without a doubt Stayin’ on your feet is what it’s all about Ya got to boogie on Ya got to boogie on If you stop you’re done Ya got to boogie on The sound is atrocious the club is a dive The crowd looks ready to eat me alive My fingers hurt, that is a given Man this sure beats workin’ for a livin’ Ya got to boogie on Ya got to boogie on If you stop you’re done Ya got to boogie on Three score and five is a magic number How I survived is a thing of wonder They tell me if I make it to three score and ten I can wind back the clock and start over again Ya got to boogie on Ya got to boogie on If you stop you’re done Ya got to boogie on
7.
03:31
Third Act Layin in the bed late at night, it ain’t worry it ain’t fright Just so damned aware of where I be Sleep hit hard like a speedin truck, I stay down with a little luck Future past and present let me be If the temple can’t be trusted, then the bubble sure is busted Stark against the nightime like a tree All the angles run together, every moment lasts forever Tell me what you’d do if you were me The third act is a killer, no one leaves before the end Zero dialog is filler, very hip and very chiller And the playwright does a rewrite with a very special pen Don’t look forward, don’t look back, keep it moving down the track Try the best ya can to make it free Win or lose, ebb and flow, open up and let it go Rollin like a wave upon the sea I decide what’s fact or fiction I can choose the way it falls If my diction causes friction I declare an interdiction It’s a monologue my brother, I’m the one who makes the call
8.
No More Ramblin' No More Ramblin' I have found my settlin’ place Like the feelin’ everybody knows my face No more searchin no more need to run and chase Strong and grounded I am steady on my base Look around me everything is in it’s place Friends and family there to lean on just in case Not too crowded, got a bit of breathing space Looking forward, all the future to embrace Long time comin’, I’ve rejoined human race
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10.
Existential Boogie It’s too late now for mojo The time for luck is past So get out now And devil take the last Go into the mountains Far as you can ride All you need Is what you have inside Stone will be your bed Stars will be your wife Pain will keep you fed Time will be your knife Nothing now can touch you Nothing from before What you will Is still the only law Let them run their races Let them battle on Never fear They will not know you’re gone Stone will be your bed Stars will be your wife Pain will keep you fed Time will be your knife It’s too late now for mojo The time for luck is past So get out now And devil take the last
11.
Too Long Time Too long time been doin Too long time to go Too long time betweenin Too long---- too slow Too late smart they tell me Too soon old on top Too late to be certain Too soon----to stop I been searchin for the answer For three score years and some The closer I approach it The further it become Too long time been doin Too long time to go Too long time betweenin Too long---- too slow

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released June 30, 2014

Smiling Jack Smith, Guitar and Voice
David Gwynn, Lead Guitar
All songs words and music ©Jack Smith 2014 (SGAE/SOCAN)
Recorded at Moco de Pavo Studios, engineer Steve Jordan
Mixed and mastered at Audiomatic/Drax Studios by J.M. Rosillo
Photo by Bren Murphy
Cover design by Carmen Ayuso

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Smiling Jack and David Gwynn Madrid, Spain

Smiling Jack Smith and David Gwynn are two American-born musicians iiving in Spain, both made the move for love and found a place where music is loved by all.
Jack moved to Spain after living 20 years in Vancouver, Canada and has released 7 CDs in Spain. David is a multifaceted guitarist from California who has worked with some of the best known acts in Spain and has the Blues deep in his heart.
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