Stowaway

by Ronney Abramson

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YOUR LOVE GETS ME AROUND Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) Well I don’t imagine, it’s out of fashion
 To love and complain
 Living in transit, business demands it
 It’s not always okay, no no
 But I don’t got no bus to take me on no holiday My car won’t run, the clutch is gone
 There’s just no way
 Though I got no means to take me to New Orleans today Your love get me ‘round
 I said your love get me ‘round Oh well your love get me ‘round okay A train is for running away just for nothing And a cloud is for rain Maybe tomorrow I’ll get down and borrow back
 My newly-born glimpse of the Seine I would like to be a sailor or a stowaway
 And sail my dreams out to the seas
 Of turtle bay
 Though I’ve got no anchor in Marseilles today Your love get me ‘round 
I said your love get me ‘round
 Oh well your love get me ‘round okay
2.
MOON'S MEMORY / SOMETIME Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) I’ve seen the ways of wonder I’ve lived inside a jar I’ve been a wayward car Inside a spiral I’ve walked the road to silence I’ve been that way before I’ve tried to close the door On all that matters Oh sometime Would you like to be mine? And I’ll close my eyes On your heartwarming lullabies I see you follow madness And so we meet again A mind is meant to bend Or it won’t travel The sign that says existence It’s hanging on my wall I tried to be so tall It was hard to hang it Oh sometime Would you like to be mine? And I’ll close my eyes On your heartwarming lullabies Oh sometime Would you like to be mine? And I’ll close my eyes On your heartwarming lullabies
3.
LONG LONELY WINTER Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) The words are shot dead right through their heads Like some worn out empty bodies Nothing to do except kill me a few And hope that their meanings Their floors and their ceilings Will somehow, sometime come through It’s gonna be a long lonely winter If the times keep bringing us down It’s gonna be a long lonely winter With summer so hard to track down And what’s this about the lights going out With daytime only half empty? I guess it must mean the days that I’ve seen Are more than just leanings On scores and on dealings And will somehow, sometime shine through It’s gonna be a long lonely winter If the times keep bringing us down It’s gonna be a long lonely winter With summer so hard to track down The sailing is rough, it’s hard to be tough With nothing to show for the waiting So hold on to me ‘cause I don’t want to see The flight of our love go Through doors and through windows Like homeless, tired bad company It’s gonna be a long lonely winter If the times keep bringing us down It’s gonna be a long lonely winter With summer so hard to track down
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S-T-O-Please 03:45
S-T-O-PLEASE Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) He was a mighty dancer A steelyard king at the slot machine An all-night rider paladin They called him Cowboy Jim Barman said expect a fight He’s higher than a kite tonight High explosive dynamite is he She was a maid of honour An angel-cake of the movie screen A flowered darlin’, a violin She was a roadside queen And she said why don’t you let it go And listen to the radio For God sake just let it go for me And she said S-T-O-Please why don’t you let him be Please stop I’m beggin’ on my bended knees S-T-O-Please He’s underneath the ice machine Uh-oh, what does it mean? He’s got to understand you’re the king Oh Cowboy Jim Barman says you better look around Or you’re gonna get yourself run downtown The cops don’t come for just anyone, you see Motel lights are out tonight Oh-oh, what can it mean? Someone said that’s the last they’ve seen Of Cowboy Jim Standing by the slot machine She rids her head of steelyard dreams She’ll never see her paladin again And she said S-T-O-Please why don’t you let him be Please stop I’m beggin’ on my bended knees S-T-O-Please And she said S-T-O-Please why don’t you let him be Please, stop I’m asking you to S-T-O-Please Please stop I’m asking you to S-T-O-Please Please stop I’m asking you to S-T-O-Please
5.
BABY BROWN EYES Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) When I hear you sigh Oh I love my baby brown eyes Tell you why You’re my baby brown eyes And all my dreams All my commandments can be scattered to the wind I was kind of hoping I could be joking but I can’t hide a thing Oh baby when you shine for me Those baby brown eyes now just for me, oh oh Get a glimpse now it’s time to see You’re my baby brown eyes When I hear you sigh Oh I love my baby brown eyes Tell you why You’re my baby brown eyes And all my dreams All my commandments can be scattered to the wind I was kind of hoping I could be joking but I can’t hide a thing Oh baby when you shine for me Those baby brown eyes now just for me, oh oh Get a glimpse now it’s time to see You’re my baby brown eyes And all my dreams All my commandments can be scattered to the wind I was kind of hoping I could be joking but I can’t hide a thing Oh baby when you shine for me Those baby brown eyes now just for me, oh oh Get a glimpse now it’s time to see You’re my baby brown eyes My baby brown eyes My baby brown eyes
6.
TWO FACES OF WOMAN Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) Take me down to where the devil goes underground Where he turns on the heat Maybe god will be sweet and give us some rain And tell the people when it all comes down That would be as far as it could go As far as it could go Oh devil I’m leaving I curse the day you went and took me in and put Two faces of woman on me Heaven knows why it’s hard to be alone again But the devil in my eyes Is as strong as the ties of being in love Please believe me when it all turns ‘round You make me wise enough to know That only love can show Woah baby it’s hard to choose Two faces are hard to use And you know baby I’d love to lose The two faces of woman through the love of one man Oh devil I’m leaving I curse the day you went and took me in and put Two faces of woman on me
7.
AS TIME SNEAKS BY Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) All the money in the world I swear Wouldn’t get me anywhere ‘Cause I love you And time sneaks by If my hand were the kind to win Would you take me back again? Oh baby You’re such a crazy man And I know it’s pure frustration To be caught in this sort of situation I think I’ll get up and change the station I’ve tried to hide it Time to live beside it again Feelings are for hearts to bear I know they won’t get me where I’m bound to go But they change me I know you tried to be the one I could rest my head upon But that’s not so free And I understand And I know that I can’t change it Only time and days and months can mend it I know baby how hard it is to bend it I’ve tried to hide it Time to live beside it again You say that we can’t live as one I guess we tried too hard too long And you found out It was like getting older So I think I’ll say goodbye in there And tell you that it’s nice to care About someone As time sneaks by And I know it’s pure frustration To be caught in this sort of situation I think I’ll get up and change the station I’ve tried to hide it Time to live beside it again I’ve tried to hide it Time to live beside it again
8.
NEVER SEEM TO GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) My heart is like an open door When you walk in I’d like to lock it for sure Safely inside I see Just you and me The world outside Has got no key Well we just get along We just get along No doubt about it There’s no way around it I never seem to get along I never seem to get along Without you I never seem to get along I never seem to get along Without you Some days I’m just beside myself ‘Till you walk in Just you and nobody else And you give me that silly smile Like a crocodile You hold me like A puppy child Well we just get along We just get along No doubt about it There’s no way around it I never seem to get along I never seem to get along Without you I never seem to get along I never seem to get along Without you I never seem to get along Never seem to get along Without you I never seem to get along I never seem to get along Without you
9.
SONG FOR CANAAN Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) Little bells in my head ringing Never seem to go away How can I just keep on singing If in my key they will not play? And they’re ringing out of tune A lampoon to a solitary moon In keys too high to climb Oh tell me, is Canaan really hard to find? Little birds in my heart winging Never seem to fly away How can I just keep on thinking If from my thoughts I cannot stray It’s like flying from a jail From the smell of a seedy old hotel Through skies too high to climb Oh tell me, is Canaan really hard to find? And those bells keep getting louder Enough to scare those birds away Taking their time, too high to climb Oh tell me, is Canaan really hard to find? Little bells in my head ringing Never seem to go away How can I just keep on singing If in my key they will not play? And they’re ringing out of tune A lampoon to a solitary moon In keys too high to climb Oh tell me, is Canaan really hard to find? Hard to find Hard to find Hard to find
10.
THE BEST FRIEND I'VE EVER KNOWN Music & Lyrics by Ronney Abramson © 1977 Castor Island Music (SOCAN) You, in my dreams You are my heavenly light it seems You don’t bear me down When I’m off of the ground Oh baby, I love you for the patience you have shown And thank you, babe For being the best friend I’ve ever known Who’d understand The indecisive woman I am When I try so hard And you’ve got my heart Oh baby, such a style of romance all your own Well thank you, babe For being the best friend I’ve ever known And the shakiness inside of me Wants to dance a better beat When you aren’t here to comfort me And life is all there is until tomorrow This face is all I own ‘Till I hear that telephone Well, thank you babe For being the best friend I’ve ever known And the shakiness inside of me Wants to dance a better beat When you aren’t here to comfort me And life is all there is until tomorrow This face is all I own ‘Till I hear that telephone Well, thank you babe For being the best friend I’ve ever known You, in my dreams You are my heavenly light it seems

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STOWAWAY
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released December 22, 2017

All songs written by Ronney Abramson
and published by Castor Island Music (SOCAN)

Produced by Matthew McCauley and Fred Mollin for
True North Productions (1977)

Recorded at Manta Sound Studios, Toronto
Engineers: Andrew Hermant and Gary Grey

Strings recorded at Eastern Sound, Toronto
Engineer: Ken Friesen

Strings arranged and conducted by Matthew McCauley

Originally mastered for vinyl by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc
Photography and art direction: Bart Schoales

Restoration and remastering:
Paul Edwards / Houdini Recordings, Montreal

℗ 2017 Castor Island Music / Ronney Abramson

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With a style that warmly blends gentle jazz-infused rock and R&B-inspired pop, Ronney Abramson is back doing what she loves most: playing music and writing songs.
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