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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.
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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
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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.
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Be The One. 04:41
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.
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Puppet. 04:55
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.
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Leaving. 04:51
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?
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Sleeve. 03:49
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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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