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Debut album by Gypsy George & the Open Road Love Affair - re-mixed, re-mastered, re-released - HEY!!!

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released March 24, 2003

written, arranged, produced, engineered, mixed, mastered, & performed by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos.

co-engineered by Paul Ordonez.

additional musicians:

Tim Jimenez: Drums
Ty Smith: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Tambourine
Timmy Hutton: Bass
John Graves: Upright Bass
Johnny Two-Times: Trombone
Alana Gentry: Vocals
Aphrodite Camello: Vocals

An Always Already Production
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!'

see ya' on the open road!
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Track Name: Open Road Love Affair.
Open Road Love Affair

Driving all alone on the open road and my car knows where to go.
The Mississippi glows like a one-night show as the visions begin to flow.
People twist like clouds through my mind,
Oh, why I say!
I hope that their smiles will never fade away.
My, my! I hope I never die.

Freedom through the lines of the sights I see and this is where I need to be.
The sky is dimming like a blind man’s vision ‘though he still sees better than me.
Breathing like a wanted man,
Oh, man! I say!
The road keeps twisting on and on today.
My, my! I hope I never die.

Misty morning drinking Mountain Dews as the highway bleeds in blue.
The radio is humming as I sing along and think of what’s left to do.
I guess I’ll just keep on driving on,
I say!
What I need to find I’ll find along the way.
My, my! I hope I never die.

Green grass swarms with Iowa corn as the sunlight hovers free.
Stopping at a diner there’s nothing finer than this waitress who talks to me.
I finish my coffee and leave my tip,
I say!
The waitress waves good-bye without delay.
My, my! I hope I never die.

Passing through Greenville on the way to somewhere as the rain begins to fall.
The water splashes with the speed of my heart as it guides me along the road.
Kankakee or Kalamazoo,
I say!
Where it ends it cannot be today.
My, my! I hope I never die.

The rain slows down without a frown as the wind begins to blow.
Time is time with no regrets living on the open road.
Who is left for me to see,
I say!
My car is free to lead me along the way.
My, my! I hope I never die.
Track Name: Gin & Tonics.
Gin & Tonics

So...
so you met me at a bar long ago
so...
you were drinking gin and tonics
without lime

I...
I was dreaming about my life long ago
I...
I was thinking that you cam
just in time

But,
sitting next to you I’m feeling down
without love.

So...
you felt obliged to make me smile, make me grin
So...
you tickled me’ cause I wouldn’t
laugh at your jokes

I...
I spoke in tongues you looked at me like a fool
I...
I apologized for the moment,
for the moment

But,
sitting next to you I’m feeling down
without love.

You just faked it all the time to get the nice reviews,
combed your hair all the time to keep things
in their place

So...
so you met me at a bar long ago
and I…
I was drinking gin and tonics
without lime
Track Name: Shivering Man.
Shivering Man

Here I am just a shivering man
stuck in a corner holding onto my soul.
With a bottle of whiskey in my right hand,
She says she loves me, but now she don’t.

Here I am stuck on the path
between suicide and the past.
With a photograph in my left hand,
she says she loves me, but now she don’t

Don’t owe me nothing when you’re gone.
Don’t show me you love me when I’m down.

Sitting over there in my rocking chair
waving your cigarette like you just don’t care.
With a bottle of tears and too many beers,
forget the ashtray, just ash on the floor.

Singing some songs and playing along
dancing real slow with candles and waltzes.
Sunflower drawings and early mornings
the sun don’t come ‘cause he just ain’t around.

Don’t owe me nothing when you’re gone.
Don’t show me you love me when I’m down.

Here I am just a shivering man
stuck in a corner holding onto my gun.
With a bottle of whiskey in my right hand,
she says she loves me, but now she don’t.

Here I am just a shivering man.
Track Name: Be The One.
Be the One

I saw you across the avenue
and I saw your silhouette in white.
I wondered about the things you’d do
if I kissed your neck all night, tonight.
And I saw you.

I don’t want to be the one who has to walk away
I don’t want to be the one who asks you to stay
I just want to be the one who holds you late at night
I just want to be the one
who makes everything all right.

I saw your eyes entwine with mine
and I felt your soul begin to fly.
I whispered something behind these blinds
as you polished your smile with crimson cries.
And I was blue.

I don’t want to be the one who has to walk away
I don’t want to be the one who asks you to stay
I just want to be the one who holds you late at night
I just want to be the one
who makes everything all right.

I walk along this road feeling full of fear
as you turn your head to me and start to smile.
I don’t know why or where or who you want me by
Yet, I know I just belong with you.

I don’t want to be the one who has to walk away
I don’t want to be the one who asks you to stay
I just want to be the one who holds you late at night
I just want to be the one
who makes everything all right.
Track Name: Puppet.
Puppet

Jim Beam and charades, honey,
you tease me all night.
We dance so sentimental, baby,
I want to hold you tight.
Your lips are making dimples, honey,
your eyes are changing hues.
You whisper something sweetly, baby,
what is left to do?

Don’t walk away like a puppet on a string.
Come here next to me,
it’s all right.

We talk about Muddy Waters, honey,
about our favorite tune.
You blow me kisses calmly, baby,
I need to hold your hand.
You call me ‘a gentleman,’ honey,
I bow like Farinelli.
One more dance you ask of me -
Hey! What’s a gentleman to do?

Don’t walk away like a puppet on a string.
Come here next to me,
it’s all right.

Why are you hiding in the shadows, honey?
Why are you crawling around my name?
Just grab you drink and laugh.
Track Name: Leaving.
Leaving

I don’t know why
I’m sitting here just wasting my precious little time.
I guess I’ll get by.
I’ll crumble these blues in the palm of my empty, brittle hand.

And I don’t know.
I don’t
want to be the one who has to explain
why you’re leaving.
I don’t want to be the one with this pain.
Why are you leaving now?

Just look in my eyes.
They’re hazel and sad and they droop just like the setting sun.
I wear this disguise.
I look like Ginsberg at night with my Moloch undone.

And I don’t know,
I don’t
want to be the one who has to explain
why you’re leaving.
I don’t want to be the one with this pain.
Why are you leaving now?

You come to my door,
you seem kind of bored.
And then,
I look in your eyes
and I see in your eyes
just a brilliant disguise.

And I won’t go,
and I don’t

Want to be the one who has to explain
why you’re leaving.
I don’t want to be the one with this pain.
Why are you leaving now?
Track Name: Sleeve.
Sleeve

I see that shine within your eyes.
It’s leading me to midnight skies.

I think I remember the day we met.
You were the one, the right from left.
A sable mare without a care glares at me.

Why do you keep tugging my sleeve?

An empty room begins to swoon
a melody that’s misconstrued.

A tortured sigh escapes my life
as loneliness entwines my life.
Baby blue, these skies today won’t fade away.

Why do you keep tugging my sleeve?

And,
I won’t push away
my great dismay.

Your ponytail flops in my face.
Your Martini glass falls into place.

The Dresden Room on this dusty right
brings back that shine within your eyes.
Sitting on no dream relief, a setting sun.

Why don’t you keep tugging my sleeve?
Track Name: He Who Cometh As He Who Sayeth (Nothing's Happening).
He Who Cometh As He Who Sayeth (Nothing’s Happening)

Who is that god
who told me that I am his one and only love
and
why does he wear so much jewelry?

‘cause
nothing’s happening around here.
Where’s all the laughter and all the cheer?
Nothing’s happening around here.

Why did he leave,
that man who they call ‘god’
and
why does he laugh so cynically?

‘cause
nothing’s happening around here.
Where’s all the laughter and all the cheer?
Nothing’s happening around here.

Hey! You bum over there
drinking beers!
just look in my eyes there’s nothing to fear.
I tell you ‘cause I know,
I think that you should adhere,
I think that it’s very clear

that
nothing’s happening around here.
Where’s all the laughter and all the cheer?
Nothing’s happening around here.
Track Name: Squinted Eyes.
Squinted Eyes

Squinted eyes in silhouette,
she brings here finger to her lips.
Is she trying to forget
or remember the first day that they met

Who’s she seeing in her eyes
as thoughts protect her with innocent lies?
Would she want, she want to hold him
like haunted, melted, stolen time?

Sucking on the laughing gas
confusion’s all around.
Sitting next to her best friend
the rhythm and the sound
of staring long,
breathing deep,
deep with feeling
she’s holding on

She lights a candle and looks at a shadow,
then she looks into his eyes.
The candle drips onto her tablecloth
with puddles of wax that just won’t die.

Her to me and me to him,
the pity of past dances in her grin.
Feeling glued with love in her eyes
she finds her passions and her dreams.

Sucking on the laughing gas
confusion’s all around.
Sitting next to her best friend
the rhythm and the sound
of staring long,
breathing deep,
deep with feeling,
she’s holding on.

She’s holding on.
Track Name: Twice For Advice.
Twice For Advice

Face down
a beer in my hand
feeling kinda’ lonely my buzz is getting bad.

I never thought I’d be the one for advice -
No -
I never thought I had to be the one to think twice.

Go there
right by my chair
feeling kinda’ awkward, feeling kinda’ square.

I never thought I’d be the one for advice -
No -
I never thought I had to be the one to think twice

I don’t want see it
want to mean it
want to be it
want to scream it
want to dream it
want to flee it
want to breath it -
Oh, no.

I don’t want to bring you down
and tug you down the line
to the time when you were mine.
You were mine,
Never mind the lies -
Oh, no.

Sit down
right over there
don’t you understand it I’m feeling kinda’ bare.

I never thought I’d be the one for advice -
No -
I never thought I had to be the one to think twice.
Track Name: Door County Nights.
Door County Nights

Winding roads,
they twist right through my mind
My mind begins to hover deep inside
Inside feelings start to cry
I bleed
and then I wonder why I’m gone
driving down this road

Sturgeon Bay is fading in my mirror
Gills Rock lies straight ahead
These Door County nights
are so free
You will see
that the end is just an island.

Moonlight shines between my brittle eyes
My eyes begin to flutter without pride
Without pride
I look behind to see what’s left
In my blue mind
I’m gone
Driving down this road

Sturgeon Bay is fading in my mirror
Gills Rock lies straight ahead
These Door County nights
are so free
You will see
that the end is just an island.

Don’t you understand me,
I’m alone
heading south today?

Stars are shining bright within my heart
My heart begins to spark without much flare
Without much flare
I sit and stare with half-closed eyes
At the rim of life
Driving down this road.