People You May Know

by Greg Humphreys

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People You May Know is a series of character sketches inspired by experience, observation, imagination, and affairs of the heart. You may know these people. You may even be one of these people. Every song is a story.

Of course, the album title is also a wink and a nod at social networks' current ubiquity and how these networks have changed our interactions with the world. They connect and reveal us to each other, but their presence can also serve to isolate us or complicate relationships.

People You May Know is my third solo album, following 2009's Trunk Songs and 2010's Realign Your Mind. While I'm still hewing roughly to the troubador's path, my genre adventures in songwriting continue. Jazz Standards, Soul Classics, Folk Songs, Beach Music, Murder Ballads, and Classic Pop Hits (among other things) flavor the gumbo this time around.

Many of these recordings were realized with the able collaboration of some very talented musicians and songwriters: Pianist Eric Hirsh, Bassist Peter Kimosh, Drummer Stephen Coffman, Guitarist Gibb Droll, multi-instrumentalist / engineer Eric Fritsch, Bassist Aaron Oliva, and songwriters Nancy Armstrong and Brian Ashley Jones. Thanks to these folks for their help. As always, Thank *YOU* for listening.
Cheers,
Greg

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released September 1, 2011

all songs written by Greg Humphreys, © Greg Humphreys BMI except:
"Must Be The Moon" © Greg Humphreys BMI, Nancy Armstrong BMI
"Low And Meddlesome sound" © Greg Humphreys BMI, Brian Ashley Jones BMI

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Track Name: Only One of Me
There are thousands of ships in the ocean,
there are millions of fish in the sea.
There are billions of stars in the sky, dear,
but there's only one of me.

There are hundreds of suitors to woo you.
There are thousands of things you could be.
There are plenty of dudes who would do you,
but there's only one of me.

There are so many ways to be lonely,
and so many ways to be blue...
and you might find a tear in my eye, girl,
'cause i know that there's only one you.
only one you

So consider it well, and i'll betcha
that you and i soon will agree
there are many that might try to getcha
but there's only one of me

©Greg Humphreys BMI
Track Name: Must Be The Moon
You asked and I gave,
you text and I call;
you smoke and I drink,
you laugh and I crawl.

I wanted more, you wanted less -
I want a kiss, you want a caress;

must be the moon
must be the moon
must be the moon... shine.

You say let's write more,
i say we should wait;
you think it's not done,
i think it's just great.

You wanted more, I wanted less -
you want a kiss, I want a caress;

must be the moon
must be the moon
must be the moon... shine.

So let's agree
to disagree;
i can't think for you,
you can't speak for me...

but i want it bad, and you do too -
there's only one thing left to do...

must be the moon
must be the moon
must be the moon shine -

must be the moon
must be the moon
must be the moon... shine

© Greg Humphreys BMI, Nancy Armstrong BMI
Track Name: Alice In The Morning
Sunrise, awake in a cold room
go walk the girls, load the stove
brew up a tea, light the incense
hold me so tight, make me think
we're
in love
love

Feed all the cats, check your facebook
warm lentil soup and cold black bread
back to the brawl always brewing
making your point to the ghosts
in
your head
head

Shining white skin, she is sparkling
perfect guitar, 'til death i'd play
she doesn't share in my wanting
she's not for sale, and in tune
she
won't stay
she won't stay
she won't stay

©Greg Humphreys BMI
Track Name: Oo La La (I Love You)
Well, it was late in the day -
I was walkin' down the beach alone,
just a wishin' and hopin'
that i could find a love of my own.
Such a beautiful girl, so i stopped
and i asked her name -
I can honestly say since that day
that my life's not the same.
Now we walk in the sand -
she takes my hand (and says)

Oo la la la la, babe, l love you (and i said)
Oo la la la la, babe, i do
Oo la la la la, babe, l love you
Oo la la la la, babe, i do

And there's no doubt about it,
I need her for life -
there under the boardwalk,
I asked her to be my wife (and i said)

Oo la la la la, babe, l love you
Oo la la la la, babe, i do
Oo la la la la, babe, l love you
Oo la la la la, babe, i do

Oo la la la la la, love

© Greg Humphreys BMI
Track Name: Low And Meddlesome Sound
I heard a low and meddlesome sound...
heard a low and meddlesome sound.
High and lonesome, close to the ground...
I heard a low and meddlesome sound.

I hear the shouts of men as they run...
hear a whip and the crack of gun.
Rustling leaves and the bay of a hound...
I heard a low and meddlesome sound.

I found a man alone with my wife...
struck him down, and ran for my life.
My ear to the wall as they lay the ground...
I heard a low and meddlesome sound.

I hear them now they’re coming for me...
when i’m found, I’ll hang by a tree.
They’ll string me up, and they’ll drop me down...
I heard a low and meddlesome sound.

I heard a low and meddlesome sound...
I heard a low and meddlesome sound.
High and lonesome, close to the ground...
I heard a low and meddlesome sound.

© Greg Humphreys BMI / Brian Ashley Jones BMI
Track Name: Comin' Home Soon
I'm flyin' away
on a plane up in the sky
I'm flyin' away
but i had to say goodbye
and I know that you'll miss me
I'm gonna miss you too
I'm flyin' away
but i'm comin' home soon

Now I'm out in a field
far off in a foreign Land
I'm out in a field
with a rifle in my hand
and I know that you miss me
you know I miss you too
I'm out in a field
but i'm comin' home soon

I'll be home soon
(I can't stay away too long)
be home soon
(I'm comin' home, baby)
I'll be home soon
I'm comin' home soon

Looks like they got me
my platoon came under fire
looks like they got me
and I feel like I might die
I have someone to live for
and Doc says I'll pull through
I'm flyin' away
and I'm comin' home soon

I'll be home soon
(I can't stay away too long)
be home soon
(I'm comin' home, baby)
I'll be home soon
I'm comin' home soon

© Greg Humphreys BMI
Track Name: You're Gonna Change Your Mind
Sky
starin', wonderin' why
you and i said goodbye
I'm lonely since you left me

Booze
tryin' to blot out the blues
never knew there were so many hues
I'm lonely since you left me

Now I'm
waitin' for a sign
that in time
you're gonna change your mind

Wine
one sip over the line
ceasar crossin' the rhine
I'm lonely since you left me

Dues
wonderin' what is the use
tryin' to keep up the ruse
I'm lonely since you left me

Now I'm
waitin' for a sign
that in time
you're gonna change your mind

I'm
waitin' for a sign
you're gonna change your mind
I'm lonely since you left me

I'm
waitin' for a sign
you're gonna change your mind
lonely since you left me

Age
lived my life on a stage
now it feels like a cage
I'm lonely since you left me

Sky
starin', wonderin why
you and i said goodbye
I'm lonely since you left me

I'm lonely since you left me

© Greg Humphreys BMI
Track Name: Running Away
Cardboard boxes full of stuff
that I don't need anymore.
Candles on a TV tray,
an old futon on the floor...

and I'm running away,
running away for my life.
Running away,
running away for my life.

A duplex down in east LA,
a truck in Seattle town.
Chicago lasted 90 days,
and Austin's bringin' me down...

so I'm running away,
running away for my life.
Running away,
running away for my life.

Some days I dream of goin' home -
rent my own little room...
A cabin deep in Chatham County,
birds and bees and blooms.

The hardest lessons I have learned,
some people will use you for fun,
and when a woman whispers "babe, I'm crazy",
pack up your shit, boy, and run...

and I'm running away,
running away for my life.
Running away,
running away for my life.

Running away,
running away for my life.
Running away,
running away for my life.

Cardboard boxes full of stuff
that I don't need anymore.

© Greg Humphreys BMI
Track Name: Dani-Lynn
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