The Roger Steen Band
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Roger Steen
  1. You're the One
  2. Bone Dry
  3. You Keep Me Tied Up
  4. Daughter of the Sea
  5. Ophelia
  6. Breakthrough
  7. Send It Down the Line
  8. It's What You Do with Love
  9. Dig Deep
  10. Come on Home
Roger Steen: Music, Lyrics (except where otherwise noted), Guitars, Lead vocal.
Prairie Prince: Lyrics for Daughter of the Sea & Dig Deep, Drums on Breakthrough & Dig Deep.
Fee Waybill: Backing vocal on Bone Dry.
Hank Gibson: Bass on Bone Dry & Come on Home,
      Backing vocal on Bone Dry, You Keep Me Tied Up, Ophelia, & Dig Deep.
Bill Walker: Keyboards on Bone Dry, Daughter of the Sea, Ophelia, & Send It Down the Line.
Janice Kang: Backing vocal on You Keep Me Tied Up, You're the One, & Ophelia.
Doug Burns: Harmonica on Send It Down the Line.
Nate Ginsberg: Co-writer for It's What You Do with Love.
Robert Berry: Instrumentation and backing vocals.
CD Cover Art: Prairie Prince.
Photos: Janice Kang.
Layout: Pat Moore.
Recorded at Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA.
Prairie Prince drums recorded at the Expression Center, Emeryville, CA.
Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.
Produced by Roger Steen and Robert Berry.
Released: 2013.


You're the One

Well if you could find someone
You'd be a lucky son of a gun
Standing by your side
Only laughing when the time was right
Through the joy and pain
Well there'd be worries but it'd be okay
When hard times get rough
She's only looking for a lovin' touch

It was so easy
Changing my world in one motion
Now I can't stop or see any other
That's why I know that you're the one

As the years go by
There’s no reason to wonder why
Just try to understand
Holding on to one another's hand

She says she loves me
Said I'm her one in a million
I get to show how much I need her
Telling her, "Baby, you're the one"

You're the one

You're the one that makes me try
Even when I don’t know why
You're the one I know it's true
Baby I'm in love with you

And then tomorrow
As we walk to the setting sun
Sharing this life and all of its journeys
How can I tell you all you’ve done
All you've done
It's so good
'Cause you're the one

You're the one



Bone Dry

You treat love like a candy store
You want somethin' then you want some more
You never mind all the hurting things
Baby come on
You've timed out in some soul dynamic
For true love, you're so blind
You're playin' and the time keeps ticking away

Bone dry
Bone dry
Bone dry

Now true love's not a foregone thing
Holding on to another link
You're still making all the time for only yourself
Well hard luck in a sundown ballad
To stain your mind's eye
Will leave you drifting in the deepest of oceans

Bone dry
Bone dry
Bone dry

I ain't nervous I'll find a love
Keep them ghosts down low
Nice dawn daisies and mourning doves don't
Fill that hope no more
Now you're leaving with all you've come by
Heaven's gone with the wind
Cheers I love you take care and
Next one's on the wing

I guess love's like a kind of star
You wish and wonder 'cause it seems so far
You get to feeling like a kid at the end of long line
You can't love anybody else
You don’t know what you only guess
And faith is something for thirsty fools t' hang onto

Bone dry
Bone dry
Bone dry



You Keep Me Tied Up

I just couldn't help it then
When I was so lonely and we started out
You sure had me running all over town
It was a bit of a rout

Now you keep me tied up
Yeah you keep me tied up

I began to wonder with the days passing by
Just how did I get lost
Spending my life and all of my freedom
Is a hell of a cost

Now you keep me tied up
Yeah you keep me tied up
You keep me tied

Can't we go back and start it all over
Take all the time to get used to the notion
If I only knew what I should've known then
I'd be a sailor floating out on the ocean

No one told me, "Daddy, it would be better
If you just take it slow"
I should've known it, when I saw the signals
But I let it roll

You keep me tied up
Yeah you keep me tied up
You keep me tied

What you wanna make of this love
Why you wanna make it so rough
You got me feelin' so helpless
Oh I guess it's just my luck
You got me wanting for something
Yeah I'm feelin' shackled and chained
Put the key back into the locket
Get your straight jacket off of my brain

Shake it up
Shake it up
Shake it up

Can't we go back and start it all over
Take all the time to get used to the notion
If I only knew what I should've known then
I'd be a sailor floating out on the ocean

You got to believe me now I'm testifying
That I gotta go
Pack up my bags and dust off my shoes baby
Open up the door

You keep me tied up


Daughter of the Sea

She's a pirate's daughter
Folks call her insane
I could paint her picture
Her father's not to blame
Mermaid smiles bore her
And I don't know her name
Looking at her picture
I color in the frame

Hold on to a brush of light
It begins to wane
Searching for her father's eyes
It's a waiting game

Mother was a shipmate whore
Daughter of the sea
Friggin' in the riggin'
Slaughter of "o" 3
Billy was her grandson
Has a way inside
Holds a bone to history
Following his pride

Creature of the black lagoon
Hiding bags of gold da’bloons
Serpentine in turpentine
Holding on this love of mine
Ocean beach is home to her
Pounding waves of foam I hear
Making wild horses manes
Painting the girl insane

Why do you run
Follow the sun
Crows caw and fly
Charcoal and lye


Ophelia

Should I call you now
I can't decide
I found all these ashes blowing around inside
If there's a door
Can't find my way
Well tonight it seems I've lost more than I can say

Ophelia where's that something
Ophelia all my running

And could it be
I didn't understand
As all I really want slips through my hands
Like who we are
And where we're going
No matter how I try it's all gone wrong

Ophelia where's that something
Ophelia all my running
Has caught up now I'm tumbling
You made up all that's good in me

Ooh ooh
Sing my song of love
Ooh ooh
Sing my song of love
Say goodbye my love
Guess I'll die from loving you

Ophelia where's that something
Ophelia all my running
Ophelia my heart's been thumpin'
Ophelia all my running
Has caught up now I'm tumbling
You made up all that's good in me



Breakthrough

Someone said the girl
Was someone else's pain
But I hardly noticed
Who am I to blame
So is love all knowing
What is salt to me
The north wind is crying
What will be will be

Breakthrough

Somewhat sad and drawn
The scene could not be made
Somewhere down there knowing
Like the power we gave
Sing soft my pretty
Guess I'll hang around a while
Oh Sunday morning
And it's going down

Breakthrough

Hear how all of the bells ring out
And how my unenviable soul takes that fateful ride
As we cross over some danger line
Lost now between the longing and days gone by

So his id is known
And his sex is idolized
In the shadows drawn
Making light of all design
And the funny choices
As we find the golden dream
Oh but something guides me
If only I

Breakthrough



Send It Down the Line

Along the rugged borders of the shoreline
Beyond the jagged ridge of distant skylines
You run naked in the sun
My eyes are wide open lookin' down the line

I feel a little shiver run up my spine
Still I can't believe this might be our time
Oh save those second thoughts for someone
Who believes the day will never come

Would you really like to know
Where all of the good ones go
Way up in the atmosphere into the space
Between us here

The more we stand around anticipating
Pretending we believe what we're debating
Oh the farther down the hole we're
Sliding into someplace that we can't get out

I feel the mountain moan
It seems to call me home
The future's torn from us,
It blows away like summer dust

Send it down the line
Send it down the line

Where's your baby gonna go tomorrow
Dressed up in a future begged and borrowed
Now's the time to stop the madness
You gotta turn it on its head and send it down the line

Send it down the line
Send it down the line
Send it down the line
Send it down the line



It's What You Do with Love

Come on show me
What all the birds in the trees know
Hear all the leaves when the wind blows
All whisper your name
Nothing spoken
But it's a spell unbroken
I can't help emotion
I'm drawn into your flame

It's what you do with love
Share with me all the things we know and feel
It's what you do with love
Taking the time to make it real
It's what you do with love
Show me a heart that's open to the truth
It's what you do with love
I'll be the one to come to you

You're gold inside

Come on tell me
How can I shake this longing
I won't believe any warning
We're leaving no stone unturned
Let me tell you
How long I've been holding
Counting the days and hoping
Oh me loving you

You're gold inside



Dig Deep

Open my soul out
Like a flower to a bee
Eat from the early dew
I wanna find you
I wanna find the whole you

Get to the bottom
I wanna find the whole you
I wanna find the whole you

Dig deep baby dig deep
All the way to China
Ah oooh
Dig deep baby dig deep
Maybe Carolina
Ah oooh

Take all the seasons
To find all there is to find out
Open my soul out
I wanna find the whole you
I wanna find the whole you
I wanna find the whole you

Dig deep baby dig deep
All the way to China
Ah oooh
Dig deep baby dig deep
Maybe Carolina
Ah oooh

How deep will you go
Deeper down below


Come on Home

It's such a long, long way
Back to the place that we once belonged
And now I find there's nothing left
It seems I'm all alone
I only wanted for our love to be
Thought you did too
I wanna run until I find a way
To break on through
Now it feels like a long time
Long time
Since you've been gone
Never be any other
Lover
Say you'll come home

Come on home

Will you ever try to love me
Like that girl again
I always think of you that way
And now I can't pretend
I feel a hunger for you
Still I wonder where you are
I put a four leaf teardrop wish
Upon a falling star

Now it feels like a long time
Long time
Since you've been gone
Never be any other
Lover
Say you'll come home

Come on home

If someday you come back
And I know you got a right
Oh those survivors
They got to walk a million miles
Who'll sing for me now
You're still the only one I love
Oh this can't be the ending

Come on home