by Arthur Ahbez

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A début by Arthur Ahbez.


released August 16, 2013

All songs written by Arthur Ahbez

Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Bass, Percussion - Arthur Ahbez
Keyboard Organ - Anton Tennant
Drums for "Walk On" and "I Believe In Greatness" - Alex Brown
Drums for "The Fundamentals" - Chey Douglas
Harmonica for "Gold" - Michael Barnett/Ryan Ballinger
Pedal Steel for "Gold" - Matthew Hutching

Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Arthur Ahebz
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk, NY
Artwork by Bryan Olson

A huge thank you to all the friends who pushed and believed in me from the start.


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Arthur Ahbez Auckland, New Zealand

Best described as a soul lost in the spirit of song, Arthur finds solace in the ethos of Jazz, Folk, and Psychedelia movements of the 20th century.

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Track Name: Wine Store Woman
My little mamma you're so fine
I'll keep you here drinking my wine

Now that you know where I'm from, holdin' on won't be long
Sun is warm, ice is cool, baby now I'm a fool
Fool for you, gimmie time to think It through

Love is gone
Track Name: The Fundamentals
Journey to the center of my mind and you'll find, nothin'
Journey to the center of my soul and you'll know, nothin'
Journey to the center of my heart and you'll hear. nothin'

A man's only worth what he pays for.
Track Name: Slow Train Comin'
Girl, on my mind
Girl, I can't find
Girl, what to do
Girl, I need you

Girl, by my side
Girl, feelin' fine
Girl, what to do
Girl, I need you

Girl, like I said
Girl, in my head
Girl, what to do
Girl, I need you
Track Name: Walk On
Drinkin' with the man, drinkin' when I can,
Lord I know I'm no good, I never done what I should
Lord I know I'm no good, I never done what I should

When I get the booze, baby then I choose
I'm in the jam, oh throw me in the can
Thrown me down in that can, oh don't you do it again

Cause when I get those blues, then I hit the booze
And I start to sing, about that love you bring
Well I start to sing, about that love you bring

Walk On

Mumma told her kid, beatin' while she did
I'm gonna throw you out, and when she did I'll shout
Babe I knew that you could, I never thought that you would

Rudy here I come, pass me down that gun
I got some things to do, before I think them through
I got some things to do, before I think them through

Swallow down that wine, makin' me feel fine
I got a place to go and a radio
I got a place to go and a radio

Walk on
Track Name: Think It Over
Gave my heart to Sue, now I'm wonderin' what to do
Cause that fell away, who to say, who indeed
But there's a session man inside, face to face with his own kind
But now that you're done, where's the fun, in what you play

There's a dandy on my mind, I'll remember a good time
From a rainy day, back in may, when she was kind
But a greedy greedy man, won't commit to his own plan
To give away, half a day, with his own child
Track Name: Stranger Song
I heard a stranger callin', he didn't know my name
I been' where he'd been and saw what he said to the losers of his game
And now it's worth him nothing, as the rain it keeps on fallin' down
He lost his time on woman and wine, travellin' through the day

His afternoon keeps commin', commin' back with cold
Well I rest my eyes and hope to die, to keep from getting old
But then I saw what you'd call, livin' like a lair
Spare me the change of what you've rearranged, I'll throw it on the fire

Cause Maureeny Wishful sung it, he sung it all the time
It's a crime, to be bored, with you in mind.

I heard a stranger singing, singing all my songs
But he missed a rhyme at the end of a line, as I tried to sing along
And what do you do with colour, when all you have is blue
It covers my bed and all of my walls, I can't think what to do

Well hold out your hand, from what I understand you need a place to stay
I'd take you back home but my woman is all alone, standin' on the corner

And the last time, I saw you, you were standing in the rain
It's a shame, to be blamed, for your pain
Track Name: A Way To Weaken
Morning woke me yesterday and sent me on my way
A glass of juice was all I had, and a hug from Dad
Son don't worry about the rain, it only kills my pain
And take word along the road, about the good I've told

I got shot walkin' to work, I asked the gunman why
He said he caught me diggin' his dirt, to make my life worth while
I spoke the truth that he judged me wrong, he knew it all along
Can't you tell I've been workin' the fields, to keep you in my eyes?

I think I'll stick to getting robbed, then get another job
Cause all my monies turned to rust, and a life of dust
They set forth along my trail, but forgot to wail
And now their left, diggin' my tomb, but there's still no room

I've got one more lie to tell, and that it's served me well
Sometimes I feel I could, but I never should
I lost faith at the door, come back later and get some more
I sent your son down a floor, he had a sin not much like yours

Hold me in the sky, I think I'm doin' it wrong
Track Name: Slow Longer
A lonely child, walkin' home

A lonely man, bottle in hand

The bottle, oh the bottle