Unlikely Rockstars

by Blue Morris

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Vintage folk-rock vibe, lush harmonies, 70s guitar tones, and classic organ sounds. The first album of all-original songs from Vancouver guitarist Blue Morris. More info at www.bluemorris.com

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released September 17, 2016

Music and lyrics written by Blue Morris
All Rights Reserved SOCAN/ASCAP

Produced by Red Heartbreaker
Engineered & Mixed by Mike Southworth
at Creativ Recording Studios
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering

Blue Morris - Vocals & Guitars
Red Heartbreaker - Backing Vocals & Hand Percussion
Alex Kelley - Backing Vocals, Organ, Piano & Bass
Eric Rasmusson - Drums

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Blue Morris Vancouver, British Columbia

Blue Morris is a guitarist and guitar teacher in Vancouver. His latest album is a collection of original songs in a vintage folk-rock style called "Unlikely Rockstars."

He has been a major force in bringing live music to theatre, dance, and circus in Vancouver.
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Track Name: Making Out with Suzie
Making Out with Suzie - Blue Morris

Big surprise, it's my birthday again
And I'm not turning twenty-one
But I've got all my friends around me,
We're playing guitars for everyone
And I never, never, feel alone
I don't believe in loneliness
But somehow now that it's my birthday,
I could do with a little fun.

Who's that pretty girl standing in the black dress?
With the curly hair all spinning 'round?
She's walking up to me with a smile to lead her way,
Who'd she come with?

Hello there nice to meet you,
She shook my hand
And as we talked she just wouldn't let go
We just stood there holding hands
And as I studied the colour of her eyes,
We talked about our lives
Then she touched me on the arm that way that women do,
To make you know she understands

She took me by the arm and walked me to the kitchen
Looking for a private spot
There was only one place that we could find
Where we could be alone

Making out with Suzie in the bathroom
Making out with Suzie in the john
Don't come knocking, 'cause we're not done,
Making out and having fun

We had no idea how much time had passed
It's hard to tell when you're moving so fast
But I do know when my shirt buttons hit the floor,
We heard the knock on the door

We could hear voices and a line-up
And the through the door, someone called
She looked me in the eye and said “just act natural,
And meet me out in the hall.”

Making out with Suzie in the bathroom
Making out with Suzie in the hall
Don't come knocking, 'cause we're not done
Making out and having fun
Track Name: Love Love Love You
Love Love Love You – Blue Morris

I'll never forget the curl of your smile babe,
That toothy grin, drinking from a tea cup full of gin
Sitting in your polka dots and laughing right at me
We danced and laughed and laughed and danced
and drank too much and did it all again

I could tell your friends were watching, and warning you about me
You shrugged them off and invited me into your taxi

I just wanna love love love love you baby
Ya I just wanna love love love love you baby

The cab stopped in the night and you just left that door open
Morning light came you left me in bed with your cat purrin'

Less than a day and two kicks, was all of your heart's plan
What if I knew then I'd only be your one night man?

I just wanna love love love love you baby
Ya I just wanna love love love love you baby
Track Name: How Hard Do I Gotta Try?
How Hard Do I Gotta Try? - Blue Morris

Working all these hours pushing buttons on a screen
Don't know what the buttons do or even what they mean
I know I'm just a wheel hear my creak
For me the only reason is a pay cheque every week

I think of all the years that I'll be working here
Try to save some money but it's not enough I fear
Most of that will go to rent and beer
That I pour on my heart to make my sorrows disappear

How hard do I gotta try?
How hard do I gotta try?
Try and try and try,
How fuckin' hard do I gotta try?

I had a girl and then I lost the girl then I got the girl again
I know that we'll be married it's just a question when
She says she wants to share her life
When there's money in the bank and our shit together that's when she'll be my wife

Years pass and the bank account is just about the same
Spend so much time together we are playing cruel games
We drink too much and live in a fog
No she's leaving with the TV and joint custody of my dog

Weeks later she said she missed me so we had a kid instead
And fell in love all over again
And fell in debt all over again
When you got nothing left to lose but still so much left to prove
You just close your eyes
Walk through life and love your wife and try to be the best man you can

How hard do I gotta try?
How hard do I gotta try?
Try and try and try,
How fuckin' hard do I gotta try?
Track Name: Kryptonite
Kryptonite – Blue Morris

Maybe I spend too many hours working at my Daily Planet
Coming home late each night, tired and empty handed
Does it matter how I try?
I know you'll say goodbye
Am I a superhuman fool?
Who can't grasp the rules
Don't you dare say you love me
when you say, when you say, goodbye

I'm no man of steel
You can call your justice league
Baby we'll still fight
'cause I'm Kryptonite

I can't dodge so many bullets
Baby we're from different planets
Nothing I do is right
'cause I'm Kryptonite

Baby you're no Lois Lane, but I'm at my worst
You want me to make you feel like the centre of the universe
But baby our planet died
And our wills collide
and now you are the bird, girl
And the plane that flies
Don't you dare say you love me
when you say, when you say, goodbye

Maybe in another universe
with stars and moons that we discover
Leaping in a single bound
I could be your super lover

I'm no man of steel
You can call your justice league
Baby we'll still fight
'cause I'm Kryptonite
Track Name: Unlikely Rockstar
Unlikely Rockstar -- Blue Morris

Not everyone gets to meet their last love
Have the last laugh, gets to have it all
I'm a forty-one year old man and I'm still tryin' to be a rockstar
Laugh at me all you want I'll keep playin' my guitar
The older I get the less I have of time for all the bullshit
I'm too busy rockin' my life to care to see you

Go..... oh..... oh
Go..... oh..... oh

When you're young you're so brave 'cause
You think everything you do is bold and new
But who set the bar? You don't know Dylan from GnR
Now I'm older but I'm still just as brave a man,
In love and life, 'cause if I fail I don't give a damn
Now every day is my own, the biggest commitment that I make in my life now
is to happiness and I can keep my vow, without

you.... ooo.... ooo
you.... ooo.... ooo

I've got so many memories, collected in boxes of regret
And on each box without shame, is a label with a woman's name

When all her things are packed away
You find there's still something there
that she left behind, in your mind
It's all the things you wonder
'bout the kind of man you are
And all the things you do, you didn't do
And all she wished you were

I live alone and I sleep 'till noon,
no wife or kids or a 9 to 5
doesn't mean I'm a cad, I'm a good man,
I just got other plans

Not everyone gets to meet their last love
Have the last laugh, gets to have it all
I'm a forty-one year old man and I'm still tryin' to be a rockstar
Laugh at me all you want I'll keep playin' my guitar
The older I get the less I have of time for your bullshit
I might be the one you left alone, but at least I know I tried it...
Track Name: Ghosting Me
Ghosting Me - Blue Morris

I know you've got my number
It's written on that twenty dollar bill
That you slid into your back pocket
of those jeans that fit you so well

Did you forget my number
was written there on that bill?
It’s right there next to the Queen’s face
I hope you spent her well.

Are you ghosting me?
Are you freezing me?
Dishonestly teasin'?
What comes of this?
We've gone too far
To fall without even a call

What did you buy with that twenty?
I hope it was something fine
Like a good old record with some favourite songs
Or maybe a bottle wine

I hope you got drunk on that bottle,
And had yourself a time,
And spent your fine drunken ass
Feeling lonely with every glass

Are you ghosting me?
Are you freezing me?
Dishonestly teasin'?
What comes of this?
We've gone too far
To fall without even a call

Hey, that's my phone ringing,
Who's calling now?
No pretty-girl voice on the other line,
singing, “Hey, remember me?”

I know you've got my number
it’s written on that twenty dollar bill
How could I fall for this again
'When honey you ain't worth ten

Are you ghosting me?
Are you freezing me?
Dishonestly teasin'?
What comes of this?
We've gone too far
To fall without even a call
Track Name: Who's Gonna Love You To Sleep Tonight?
Who's Gonna Love You to Sleep Tonight? - Blue Morris


It's 8:43 in the morning, I'm sharing a street-side bench
With two other men looking worse than me
And I'm hoping that I won't be them
But in seventeen minutes I'll prob'ly give in
'Cause that's when the liquor store will open
We'll cross the street, spend the bills we find
Crumpled in pockets of raincoats


No wishing things were different,
You know they'd just be the same
Just because I love you
Doesn't mean we won't feel the shame
Nothing in nature lasts forever, and that means you and me
All we are is all we can do for each other in times of need


I made room for you in my life
When you and your toothbrush moved in
You said you adored me
And you want to be my wife
You want' to play house and live like adults
but still act like kids
but that kinda happy is commitment
not a consequence


It wasn't our failures that lead us here,
You know dear it was the drink
Now here I am learning how to resist
By watching you get pissed

you're gonna fall, you're gonna fall,
you're gonna fall, you're gonna fall
you're gonna fall...............


Hiding under your bed covers,
downin' that bottle of wine
Who's gonna love you to sleep tonight darling,
'cause you know that I'll be fine
Who's gonna love you to sleep tonight darling,
'cause you know that I'll be fine
Track Name: Love Will Come Again
Love Will Come Again – Blue Morris

With too many thoughts abusing my mind
I wandered the city alone
I bundled my coat as the wind took my soul
And that's when it started to snow

Took refuge inside an indie cafe
Covered in posters for bands
I sat at the bar, and studied a sign
For a lost black cat named Dan.


That's when the old man sat next to me
He said, “What do you think happened to Dan?”
I said, “I don't know but I do hope he's all right...
We could all use a helping hand.”


He was 68 and fighting fate
Feeling good in a suit from Sally Anne
He worked for the city pouring salt on the streets
But it hadn't snowed here in years.

I said, “What are you doing here dressed so fine?”
He said, “I am meeting a lady I met on-line.
“It's been so long that I've been on my own...
and I do think her pictures are fine.”


He said “Love will come again this year.”
He said, “Love will come again this year
As sure as it snows I do know...
that love will come again this year.”


How long do you wait, for a girl you don't know,
If she might be the girl you could love?
Waiting inside, watching the snow
And knowing that she wouldn't show

And who knows the ways of courtship?
In these days of indifference
If we all join in the same dance
can we blame it on the cruelty of chance?


He said “Love will come again this year.”
He said, “Love will come again this year
As sure as it snows I do know...
that love will come again this year.”

I looked out the window and down at the street,
There in the city lamps' dance
Shiverin' in snow, on four little feet,
was the lost black cat named Dan.
Track Name: Four Seasons
Four Seasons – Blue Morris

Go away my sunshine
Never mind the green grass growin'
I know you will shine on someone else for just a time

I will wait for you four seasons
I will wait for you my love

I will wait for you four seasons
I will wait for you my love

Now all the leaves are brown
Wishing you could hear me falling
Who's the man you're calling home and keeps you shining bright?

Could it be as cold where you are my love?
Could you be as cold to him my love?
How much can I hold without you my love?
If I can't hold you my love?
If I can't hold...

I will wait for you four seasons
I will wait for you my love

I will wait for you four seasons
I will wait for you my love
Track Name: One Last Dance
One Last Dance – Blue Morris

The doors are closed, the curtains are drawn,
Now the lights are turned on and the drunks have gone home
We spin 'round like fools 'till first light
They'll kick us out, we'll have to say good-night

And when that comes, tomorrow I fear
We're just two broken clowns with mugs full of beer
Now the band has stopped playing, never mind
Give me one last dance before I go.

It won't be long, you'll forget my name
‘Cause moonlight is magic and no one's to blame
And if you should ever see me here again
We'll nod to each other awkward from afar.

Tell me your name, don't give me your number
Don't buy me cigars or ever meet my mother
Just hold on to me while they call for the cops,
Give me one last dance,
One last kiss,
One last lovin' before I go.