A Long Way From Heaven

by Wily Bo Walker & Kareña K

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THIS IS THE STORY OF JOHNNY AND LOUISE DOWN ON KENNEDY BOULEVARD COULD BE THE STORY OF YOU AND ME LOSING TRACK OF THE FOLKS WE BOTH ARE SOME HOLD ON TO DREAMS SOME HOLD ON TO THE FEAR THEY’RE JUST GROWING OLD… LOUISE TURNS TO JOHNNY PUTS HER HAND INTO HIS WITH A SMILE THAT ONLY HE KNOWS SUCH A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN SUCH A LONG WAY HOME JOHNNY SAYS “LOUISE, I DON’T KNOW HOW FAR WE’VE COME DOWN THIS ROAD THIS TOWN DON’T HOLD THE SAME FASCINATION I DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY WE SHOULD GO” HE LOOKS ACROSS TO THE SUN SINKING DOWN IN THE SHIMMERING, SHIMMERING GOLD ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY CALL A PLACE YOU CAN’T RETURN FROM… LORD… I DON’T WANT TO KNOW’ SUCH A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN SUCH A LONG WAY HOME TIRED AND ALONE AND A LONG WAY FROM HOME JOHNNY AND SWEET, SWEET LOUISE… PULLED THEIR HOPES OUT OF THE OCEAN HAND IN HAND IN THE SWEET SUMMER BREEZE SUCH A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN SUCH A LONG WAY HOME WHEN YOU’RE DOWN UPON YOUR LUCK YOU’RE LUCKY TO HAVE SOMEONE YOU CAN HOLD A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN A LONG WAY HOME… © 2012 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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I COULD BE RIGHT I GUESS I COULD BE WRONG A CHANGE OF HEART CAN COME AROUND WITH JUST A SONG SO TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN IT’S SUCH A LOVELY DAY AND IF THIS WORLD GETS YOU DOWN LOVE WILL FIND A WAY HERE COMES TROUBLE RED SKIES OVER DAWN HALF MOON RISIN’ ON A SAN FRANCISCO LAWN TURN MY WORLD UPSIDE DOWN IT’S SUCH A LOVELY DAY AND IF THIS WORLD GETS YOU DOWN LOVE WILL FIND A WAY I’M IN BLUE HEAVEN WITH A POCKETFUL OF DIMES CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE GONNA DO THAT EVERYTIME TURN THAT WORLD UPSIDE DOWN IT’S SUCH A LOVELY DAY THIS BIG OL’ WORLD WON’T GET YOU DOWN COS LOVE WILL FIND A WAY I COULD BE RIGHT I GUESS I COULD BE WRONG BUT I HEARD LOUIS SING ABOUT IT IN A SONG SO TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN IT’S SUCH A LOVELY DAY AND IF THIS WORLD GETS YOU DOWN LOVE WILL FIND A WAY… © 2014 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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SAY GOODBYE TO DONNIE G AND WILY BO… THEY’RE LEAVING IN THE MORNING FOR A LIFE OF ROCK AND ROLL SAY THEY'RE TIRED OF ALL THIS HANGING AROUND YOU KNOW THAT TIME AIN'T GOOD FOR NOTHING IN THIS GODFORSAKEN TOWN… SUSIE CHILD ITS A PERFECT DISGRACE YOU'VE GOT A PERFECT DISGUISE UNDER THAT PERFECT FACE DRIFTING AROUND BETWEEN THE STARS AND THE MOON AND THE SUN YOU'VE GOT TO USE WHAT TIME HAS GIVEN WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG WHEN YOU'RE STILL YOUNG… WELL I WAS TALKING WITH MY FRIENDS JUST THE OTHER DAY TRYING TO FIND ME SOME SWEET PEACE OF MIND SOMEHOW SOMEWHERE WE ALL GO OUR SEPARATE WAYS SEARCHING FOR OUR ANGELS… ANGELS IN THE NIGHT ON A DIRT TRACK ROAD ON A HOT SUMMERS DAY I WAS STARING THROUGH THE SHIMMER AT THOSE STEELYARD GRAVES COMES A TIME WE'VE ALL GOT TO GET AWAY… YOU MIGHT LOSE WHAT TIME HAS GIVEN YOU ONE DAY SO LONG BABY BABY SO LONG WHAT YOU’VE GOT ONE MOMENT AH YOU KNOW THE NEXT ITS GONE KEEP IT SHINING HONEY SHINING LIKE A LIGHT SEARCHING FOR THOSE ANGELS… ANGELS IN THE NIGHT… © 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU I GUESS MY DRINKIN’ GOT IN THE WAY AND ALL THE STARS SHINING ABOVE YOU COULDN’T KEEP ME FROM LOSING MY WAY NOW I’M ALL BROKEN DOWN ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN I THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD HAVE ONE MORE DAY DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU I GUESS THE ANGELS WILL HEAR ME TODAY DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU I NEEDED YOU I NEEDED YOU MORE WITH EACH PASSING DAY DID I FORGET TO SAY I BELIEVE IN YOU BELIEVE IN YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY WELL I’VE ALREADY GONE AND WROTE IT DOWN IN A SONG I HOPE THAT YOU WILL HEAR IT ONE DAY DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU WELL THOSE WERE THE WORDS THAT I WANTED TO SAY NOW I’M ALL BROKEN DOWN ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN I THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD HAVE ONE MORE DAY DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU… WELL THOSE WERE THE WORDS THAT I WANTED TO SAY GOODBYE BABY IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG, LONG LONELY DAY SO LONG DARLING MAYBE, MAYBE ONE DAY… GOODBYE BABY ALL THE ANGELS WILL HEAR ME TODAY… SO LONG DARLING… GOODBYE BABE… © 2012 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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MIDNIGHT GAMES THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES RENDEZ-VOUS DES CHEMINOTS ANTOINE TURNS HE TAP MY SHOULDER AND SIGHS SAYS SHE’S WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN SOME CRAZY JIVE I DRANK A COLD, SOUR COFFEE WROTE YOU OFF AS A LOSS I CAN’T BELIEVE THE LIES HOW YOU DOUBLE-CROSSED ME YOU DREW THE HEAT NOW HONEY, I MASTERED COOL ONE STEP AHEAD IN THIS CITY OF FOOLS I WROTE HER OFF BACK IN SEVENTY-THREE HEARD THAT SHE DIED THAT WAY IN SOME CRIME I NEVER SEE PUT A COIN IN THAT JUKEBOX LET THAT RECORD SPIN IT DRIVE ME CRAZY JUST TO HEAR HER SING AND THE SOUND OF MISS HOLIDAY’S VOICE IN MY HEAD “ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME – I’M DEAD” CALL ME SOLO YOU CAN CALL ME ALONE WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME TOMORROW ON THE TELEPHONE LOVER BEWARE YOU KNOW HOW LOVE IS BLIND YOU LIE TO YOURSELF JUST TO KEEP IT KIND THIS EMPTY SPACE AMID THESE FLASHING SIGNS SAYS THAT WE’LL MAYBE MEET AGAIN BUT HONEY NOT THIS TIME… I DRANK A COLD, SOUR COFFEE WROTE YOU OFF AS A LOSS I CAN’T BELIEVE THE LIES HOW YOU DOUBLE-CROSSED ME YOU DREW THE HEAT HONEY, I MASTERED COOL ONE STEP AHEAD IN THIS CITY OF FOOLS MIDNIGHT GAMES THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES A RENDEZ-VOUS DOWN AT DES CHEMINOTS ANTOINE TURN HE SHRUG HIS SHOULDER AND SIGH I CLOSE THE DOOR AND TURN MY COLLAR TO THE COLD MOONLIGHT AND THE SOUND OF MISS HOLIDAY’S VOICE IN MY HEAD “ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME – I’M DEAD” CALL ME SOLO YOU CAN CALL ME ALONE WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME TOMORROW ON THAT TELEPHONE Lyrics © 2013 Wily Bo Walker Music © 2013 Wily Bo Walker / E D Brayshaw. All Rights Reserved.
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IT TOOK ME YEARS AT THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTLE WHEN YOU WALKED ON OUT TEN GODDAMN YEARS AT THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTLE WHEN YOU WALKED ON OUT YOU DIDN’T KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DOING DIDN’T KNOW YOU WOULD BE SCREWING WITH MY MIND YOU’RE SO UNKIND LED ME RIGHT BACK DOWN THAT ROAD THAT ROAD SO LONG CLOSED AND THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL JUST WENT OUT WELL I THOUGHT YOU KNEW ME BUT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS TO ME, IF YOU DID I THOUGHT YOU KNEW ME BUT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS TO ME LORD IF YOU DID I PUT ALL THAT STUFF BEHIND ME NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD FIND ME BUT IT’S HERE OH LORD IT’S HERE THAT OLD FEELING’S BACK AGAIN WITH A WHOLE NEW CROWD OF FRIENDS AND THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL JUST WENT OUT IT JUST WENT OUT… WELL I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY FRIEND BUT ALL GOOD THINGS HAVE TO END THEN THEY DID YES THEY DID I DON’T WANT YOUR SYMPATHY I’M JUST GETTING BACK TO ME AND THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL JUST WENT OUT IT JUST WENT OUT… © 2014 Kareña K. All Rights Reserved.

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'A Long Way From Heaven…' is a 6-track mini album highlighting the work of Wily Bo Walker and the backing vocals of Kareña K. Their voices, described as barbed wire and angels, bourbon and roses, work so well together and, in these original songs, showcase timeless & 'blues-infused' music for all.

Wily Bo was nominated for Best Male Vocalist in the 2014 British Blues Awards and his solo single 'I Want To Know', which features Kareña on backing vocals, was also considered for a Grammy nomination for 2015 in the 'Traditional R&B' category.

From the ultra-cool and quirky acapella of 'Love Will Find A Way', the enormous ballad production of 'Long Way To Heaven', the film noir swing of 'Rendezvous des Cheminots' through various styles of blues in 'Angels in the Night', 'Did I Forget' and 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' this album is a set of tracks that can only be described as 'classic'.

Cover Artwork: 'Guitar Owl Cat Blues' © 2014 Susan Shulman. All Rights Reserved.
(www.susanshulman.com)

Inside Promo Photo 'Wily Bo Walker & Kareña K 60's Timewarp' © Chris Wood. All Rights Reserved.

Exclusive bundle items include the Video for 'Love Will Find A Way', a Hi-Res Artwork & Lyrics Booklet as well as assorted promo photos and the original promo video for the single 'Long Way To Heaven'…

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released January 26, 2015

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Wily Bo Walker London, UK

Wily Bo Walker is a Scottish artist & songwriter noted for his characterful vocals & swaggering 'live' performances

Inducted in to the U.S. Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist, Wily Bo adds his blues-infused style across the many genres of his work

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