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released November 25, 2016

Words & Music by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos
*except 'Lay Lady Lay' written by Bob Dylan (Big Sky Music)

Engineered, Mixed, Mastered, Produced & Performed by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos

An Always Already Joint
Always Already Publishing (ASCAP)

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Gypsy George & the Open Road Love Affair Brooklyn, New York

Gypsy George & the Open Road Love Affair attempt to take the mood, sounds, air of a random road trip and recreate it though music. Based around multi-instrumentalist Gypsy George and a revolving door of musicians from all different walks of life, the band's motto is, 'if ya played with us once, you're a lifetime member!'

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Track Name: Wanna Be My Lover?
WANNA BE MY LOVER?

You wanna be my lover,
You wanna be my friend?
You don't know what you want, babe.
I'll find out in the end.
Crossing many rivers
and hiding under trees,
I always made you quiver.
You always made me believe.

Sing it!

You think you need Prince Charming.
I know you need a ride.
Life ain't too alarming
so don't run and hide.
You slide right near me
then you tuck away.
Can you really see me?
Should you even stay?

And,
love is strong
love is long
love is wrong
and love can bring you down.

And,
you love me
and
now you don't
and
now you do
and
I don't have a clue

but
I could still love you.

Sing It!

You wanna need your space, girl.
You wanna hold my hand.
You wanna leave no trace, girl.
You still make me a man.
I can't keep on lying.
You can't just pretend
that you keep on trying
when you've reached the end -
that crossroad between lovers,
that road between friends.

And,
love is strong
love is long
love is wrong
and love can bring you down.

And,
you love me
and
now you don't
and
now you do
and
I don't have a clue

but
I could still love you.
Track Name: Cracked Candy
CRACKED CANDY

You said 'good-bye' last night.
You couldn't hold me or fight.
That's all right.
You held my hand, held it tight.
I couldn't let go. I had to let go.
That's all right.

You met me on that New Year's Eve
tugging hard on my sleeve.
Now I grieve. You had to leave me,
left me all alone.
That's all right...
that's all right.

You looked at me. I had to turn,
turn away from you. My heart it burned.
That's all right.
You had to cry. You felt so bad.
The pain you gave me made me sad.
That's all right.

You met me on that New Year's Eve
tugging hard on my sleeve.
Now I grieve. You had to leave me,
left me all alone.
That's all right...
that's all right.

Cracked Candy, you left me
these bits and pieces, bits and pieces.
That's all right.
The common view, I had you.
You had me. You know it's true.
That's all right.

You met me on that New Year's Eve
tugging hard on my sleeve.
Now I grieve. You had to leave me,
left me all alone.
That's all right...
that's all right.

On 21st, you kissed me
on the lips,
on the cheek
and said
'good-bye.'
Track Name: The Myth
THE MYTH

Gravel burns my feet as I hit the street
to get away from who I am.
It was that day the sun stood still.
I lost the will and my girl.
The world it seemed it filled with steam
and glowed like iron in the soul...

Truth -
tried and trying to unwind,
to decide where to go,
where to believe,
all these things, all these things -
closer and
failure and
faith and fleet
and compromise
misdirection, resolution
and the myth...

recollection of all things lost
of reaching to the corner of desperation
of finding somebody to love
moody in the nectar of every day life
a corpse revived by memory
a struggle to receive and conceive
self-worth versus universal love
from above the frame
the intellectual destruction of everywhere
the conceited diatribe of a mimic's cry
and desolation

piano keys prick on the surface of a cartoon profile
poking into the mind's absence
the soul is a moment of substantive sadness
cushion in a boot crooked bricks
tickled by years of neglect
constant sorrow followed by annoyance
dead horn sections

drum beats are supposed to make you move
not sit there at the bar

to drink
and write
and cry

and fight to cry...
Track Name: Lay Lady Lay*
LAY LADY LAY

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed.
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed.

Whatever colors you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed.

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile.
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile.

His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you're the best thing that he's ever seen.

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile.

Why wait any longer for the world to begin?
You can have your cake and eat it too.
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he's standing in front of you?

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed.
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead.

I long to see you in the morning light.
I long to reach for you in the night.

Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead.
Track Name: For The Love Of Banjo (The Meeting)
FOR THE LOVE OF BANJO (THE MEETING)

- instrumental -
Track Name: Catskills
CATSKILLS

You hug a tree right next to me.
You feel the life under your feet.
We'll see the sunrise in the end.
We'll wind up more than just friends.

I held your hand up on that hill.
The lake below was such a thrill.
That busted house was filled with ghosts.
We barely made it to the coast.

You
are the girl who makes me free.

You smell some moss and feel the breeze.
You hold this rock with such ease.
This photograph will never sell
the deeper meaning of this tale.

Your hair, it flows. Your eyes are bright
with blue and gold and red delight.
The day's still long before the night.
The trail has more, but it's all right.

You
are the girl who makes me free.

We reach the top before the dusk.
You go beyond. I smell the musk.
You're like Rapunzel up in that tower.
We need to leave before the hour.

We climb back down to find your hat.
The darker it gets, the less the chance.
You get real sad, but it's okay.
I'll drive us again to get away.

You
are the girl who makes me free.
Track Name: Cape May
CAPE MAY

I can hardly share, even care about the blame.
I feel ashamed for falling deep, for falling hard.
Before these summer stars filled the night near and far,
we would roam hand in hand, day by day.
But, the sun feels so stark in the shadows of my heart
as my eyes catch the darkness as you vanish from view.

What is left to do?
I always think of you
on the beaches of Cape May
and the necklace I bought that day.

The moment I come home
with the fragrance of alone...
if I only had more time...

there is never enough time.

Love can't be blind 'cause your beauty is too real.
Your feelings are sincere and so are mine.
But, what becomes of love when the end comes too soon
and my feelings are aware of the truth
that you and I belong with the twilight of the moon?
Aristophanes idea of love swoons in our cocoon.

What is left to do?
I always think of you
on the beaches of Cape May
and the necklace I bought that day.

The moment I come home
with the fragrance of alone...
if I only had more time...

there is never enough time.

But now my half is gone as I ponder the reasons why
how to fly, how to be, how to move on.

I carve my tale with ribbons on the sand
as the tide creeps in and takes away my hand.
I need to be your one and only man.

Now it sinks in near my bed's window pane
an empty glass...
I'm afraid to ask who you're with
late at night...

For now I have to leave
all my mind,
all my heart,
all my love

on the beaches
of
Cape May.
Track Name: Abandoned Love & Lilac Wine &
ABANDONED LOVE & LILAC WINE &

Every time I see you I feel like a Rolling Stone
or maybe like a Beatle, but probably just alone -
don't let me down, don't let me down.
There was Pinetop Perkins, some Beach Boys too.
Add some Muddy Waters, now I'm feeling blue -
and I'm down, really down.
Lilac Wine really got me through, made me realize
I still love you - now I lost my crown,
I guess I'm down.

Don't you really understand it
what you took from me for granted?
I guess I can not really stand this side of you.
But then again I really like you,
then again I really love you,
then again I hate to lose you -
but
then I did,
I really did.

'Abandoned Love,' I play it all the time
just to remind me I'm really not sublime.
The Spanish moon is rising on the hill.
'While You Were Sleeping,' I felt so alive.
Love is the answer, but you just snore and sigh -
it's time to see what's on TV.
Robin Williams always makes me laugh.
But, I never got over the aftermath
in my mind's wrath - you walked away.

Don't you really understand it
what you took from me for granted?
I guess I can not really stand this side of you.
But then again I really like you
then again I really love you
then again I hate to lose you -
but
then I did,
I really did.

When I'm in that moment and Sinatra's on my side -
'Only the Lonely,' 'Send in the Clowns' -
with the moving tide and demented frowns.
'What A Wonderful World' use to get me through.
Now that I've lived I don't know what to do
when the rooster crows, the hounds begin to howl.
It's time to flip the record over to side two.
But every side is tragic. Will there be something new
when we meet again on the avenue?

Don't you really understand it
what you took from me for granted?
I guess I can not really stand this side of you.
But then again I really like you
then again I really love you
then again I hate to lose you -
but
then I did,
I really did.
Track Name: Another Hello
ANOTHER ALONE

Where are you tonight?
I'm left all alone.
You don't call, you don't even write.
My soul is a sinking stone.

I look at all the love
that loneliness just stole.
When you said 'good-bye'
I thought there'd be another
hello...

Drinking to pretend
that there is more than this.
Thinking until the end
that there is more than this.

I look at all the love
that loneliness just stole.
When you said 'good-bye'
I thought there'd be another
hello...

The night feels like death.
Whiskey has made me numb.
I want to feel your breath
to just hand me a crumb.

I look at all the love
that loneliness just stole.
When you said 'good-bye'
I thought there'd be another
hello...

My bed sleeps alone
with memories of you.
I really can't go on
with the weight of evening's dew,
with these memories of you.

I look at all the love
that loneliness just stole.
When you said 'good-bye'
I thought there'd be another
hello...
Track Name: Denied
DENIED

those lips
those eyes
that smile

her touch
her skin
so soft

holding on to you
I feel so alive
but my love is denied today

her hair
that face
those hands

her curves
that voice
her mind

holding on to you
I feel so alive
but my love is denied today

in bed
we lie
we breathe

you said
these words
I grieve

holding on to you
I feel so alive
but my love is denied today

but...

those lips
those eyes
that smile
Track Name: In Spite Of All The Love
IN SPITE OF ALL THE LOVE

time brought us near
made us laugh
then disappeared
into a cloud of foggy life
dreary days and drunken nights
but
we are here, we are here
in spite of all the love

you made me calm
every time you stroked my arm
and then you fell away
along the side of fearful ways
and yet
we are here, we are here
in spite of all the love

holding you and knowing you
and loving you and feeling you
tonight
holding you and knowing you
I know it's true, I'm loving you
tonight

time brought us tears
brought us more, brought us near
next to you and all you are
beauty, soul and all these stars
and the moon and the light
and the day and the night

I love you...
in spite of all the love
Track Name: Kos nee Ozzie's nee Hey
KOS NEE OZZIE'S NEE HEY

Hey,
take me back to that cafe

where we didn't know
who was what to whom
in that room where I said,

'Hey
what do you do, where are you from?
you look cute in that hat.'

But, there was more than that
behind those words when,

'Hey
I'm a model from Oceanside.
and thanks, I like this hat too.'

And, the looks grew and grew
as our feelings became true and unglued

and
Hey

we grabbed some food
and talked about our moods
about our aspirations
about our favorite foods
about our life's desires
about my fear of fire

and

Hey
you had to go
sing some tunes.

I walked you to the door
without a kiss good-night.
I got a call about cancer
and thought you were the answer
but,

Hey
take me back to that cafe.
Track Name: Backstage
BACKSTAGE

If you see her around town
don't let her know I'm down.
I hope that she's okay.
But life will go on.
At least that's what they say.
I still feel the harm.
I guess that's the charm
of knowing when to cry
and knowing when to lie.

I don't have to know,
but I really want to know -
Who do you love
today?

I saw you the other day.
I was sitting backstage.
You smiled and you waved.
I really didn't know,
know how to behave.
My soul felt like stone.
And I am all alone
sinking through my heart.
My mind is the spark.

Again so are you.
This evening feels so blue.
Who do you love
today?

The haunting and the longing
deep inside my mind
screens the things we used to do
that made me glad all the time.
But now my heart is alabaster in the sand
cracking like these faded dreams
of when I was your only man.

I don't have to know
but I really want to know
who do you love...
Track Name: Overlook Mountain (The Grieving)
OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN (THE GRIEVING)

- instrumental -
Track Name: Cloudy Monday
CLOUDY MONDAY

Cloudy Monday...

a candle flickered dead
with the things that you said
lying naked in my bed
crying instead of trying
to live in love's shed.

Cloudy Monday...

when the sun fell down
my smile was a frown
and I fell to the ground
around the moment you left
bereft by aching sounds.

Cloudy Monday...

the world as it seemed
it filled up with steam
and began to kill the dream
of me and you as life
together as one seam.

Cloudy Monday...

can't you understand
I need to know?
please hold my hand
I can never let go,
Cloudy Monday...

broke apart my heart
as I began to fall apart
inside your arms to start
before I had to let go
and ride the train to part.

Cloudy Monday...

emptied a crooked eye
lips shook and would deny
truth that would bound us in the sky
on a day not like today
squeezing the soul of you and I.

Cloudy Monday.