El Tapado

by Alan Tyler

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The new album from Alan Tyler, lead singer of The Rockingbirds.

Post truth melancholia with electro hooks and country harmonies.

CD released on Hanky Panky Records on 5 January 2018 with additional track, a cover of Hank Devito's Hangin' Up My Heart.

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released December 25, 2017

Alan Tyler - vocals, acoustic guitar, OP-1 synthesiser and programming
Patrick Ralla - lead acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Angie Gannon - vocals
Sean Read - backing vocals, brass, percussion, recording and production

Songs written by Alan Tyler, except Something To Believe, written by Alan Tyler & Sean Read.

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Alan Tyler London, UK

Alan Tyler is the lead singer of English country rockers The Rockingbirds. He has also released albums withThe Lost Sons Of Littlefield, The Alan Tyler Show, and as a solo artist.

El Tapado is his new solo album, released on Hanky Panky Records in January 2018.
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Track Name: Shattered
Shattered
Close your eyes and take yourself away
It doesn't matter
Mattered
But you can play and fight another day
Better
Leave it at the door and lay it down
You're no regretter
If she’s gone, we’ll write that letter

Summer
When the summer's gone another comes
It's kind of easy
Never
Let the winter weather get you down
Ever
Wonder where they go or why they come?
There is no answer
Be a soldier, be a dancer

Give yourself a break now
Not a breakdown
I can see you're shattered
Shattered
You can always stay
Stay a long time
Have yourself some peace time
Shattered, Shattered, Shattered

Close your eyes and take yourself away
There is no answer
Be a soldier, be a dancer
Be a soldier, be a dancer

And I know, and I believe
If we live, we can achieve
Never go, don't ever leave
Shattered
Shattered
Track Name: Lucky Lonesome
Hey! You’ve got a problem
What’s your problem?
Well I don’t know.
It’s raining
What d’ya mean it’s raining?
It’s always raining
What ya talking about?

If you’re looking for an answer
Swing that question and rock a little faster
You say life has got no reason
I say it’s better than being in prison

Say lucky smile
Lucky lonesome smile
Lonesome smile
Lucky lonesome smile

Well I woke up this morning
When I woke this morning
I felt real good.
And oh, your suggestion
Is a good suggestion
Let’s do it now

I can’t touch a soul but I can feel an emotion
With people like me love is the strangest notion
If you’re looking for an answer
Swing that question and rock a little faster

Say lucky…
You’ve got your plan
And you’ve got your dreams
A fistful of dollars
For hair-brained schemes
On invisible waves your ship’s set sail
Just when I thought I was on your trail
This thing calls for an explanation
Maybe I figure it’s your creation
You’ve got nobody now
Where’d you get that smile,
Lucky lonesome?

Where did you get that
Where did you get that
Where did you get that smile?
Say Lucky Smile.
Track Name: I Don't Dream
Where are the seasons?
Where are the answers?
What are the reasons?
What is my name?
I can’t deliver
I can’t forgive her
I felt the shiver
I felt the rain
Fair was the summer
Fall into winter
There was a river
Clear was the stream
I can’t get over
I can’t go under
I heard the thunder
Now I don’t dream

Did I tell you that I don’t dream?
Do we still have a tale to tell?
Is there anything left to sell?
Is there anything left to dream?

We got a phoney
We get baloney
Boney Maroney
Was more my scene
I’d like to see you
I’d like to free you
But I can’t be you
Now I don’t dream

Did I tell you that I don’t dream?
Do we still have a tale to tell?
Is there anything left to sell?
Is there anything left to dream?

Did I tell you that I don’t dream?
Do we still have a tale to tell?
Is there anything left to sell?
Is there anything left to dream?
Did I tell you that I don’t Dream?
Track Name: Going Back To Mexico
Dad paid for the train
Next stop is Dunblane
Roll up on a rainy day
They had hopes for you
What you wanted to do
Then you went to Monterrey

London came and went
No more help with the rent
Find another place to go
As the towns fly by
In the blink of an eye
Going back to Mexico

Going back to Mexico, my friend
Going back to Mexico
Thinking of a place, a place you know
Going back to Mexico

It’s not far at all
Up and over the wall
Adiós a los bastardos
Navega sobre el mar
Donde querías estar
Saborealo mi amigo

Wake up from your dream
Time is 07:16
You’ll go where you’ve got to go
Everything is fine
Won’t be a long time
You’ll be back in Mexico

Going back to Mexico, my friend
Going back to Mexico
Thinking of a place, a place you know
Going back to Mexico
Going back to Mexico
Going back to Mexico
Track Name: I Will
Follow the lines
Follow that star
We won’t get far
But I will
Moon into sun
Sun into sky
Time doesn’t fly
But I will

Left with no long goodbye
You’ll never wonder why
Trouble or care or cry
But I will

All that we had
All we could be
Won’t set us free
But I will
I'm flying away
On judgement day
No time to pray
But I will

What are the seeds we sow?
Where does this river flow?
Down the old road I go.
Go.

Left with no long goodbye
You’ll never wonder why
Trouble or care or cry
But I will
But I will
Track Name: My Heart Was Always Wrong
Nice to see you
Good to be here
Been a long time
Been a long year
Hesitating
Meditating
Waiting waiting
Waiting waiting
How's the son and
How's the daughter?
Are they doing
What they oughta?
What do they do?
How can this be?
Did you miss me?
Will you *ss me?

I followed my heart
But my heart was always wrong
My heart was always wrong
My heart was always wrong
I wanted your arms
In those arms where I belong
Those arms where I belong
Those arms were never wrong

Still the same old
Crazy crazy
You be lovely
I be lazy
Come on over
Do the talking
While I listen
Like I'm stalking
Nothing changes
Re-arranges
Are we strangers
In this strangeness?
What shall we do?
Why am I here?
Just to see you?
Just one last beer?

Yes I remember
To the last detail
My epic fail
When I set sail
I followed my heart
But my heart was always wrong
My heart was always wrong

I followed my heart
But my heart was always wrong
My heart was always wrong
My heart was always wrong
I wanted your arms
In these arms where I belong
These arms where I belong
Your arms are never wrong
Track Name: There
Talking alone
Words turn to dust
Colours may fade
Images last
Like watching your face
While you're wearing a mask
Too bad

It's always the same
With the people you meet
Miss it the first time
Miss the repeat
Still the sound of a voice
And the shuffle of feet
Lead me

It starts with a whisper
That ends in a shout
I just wanna know
What the hell it's about
And if
There is any way out

I love you but
I can't explain
I'd put out the fire
But I can't find the flame
There's nothing
There
That I can name

You hide and you hope
That someone will seek
You're under the staircase
For more than a week
You feel like a clown
Or a carnival freak
The word’s only all that it seems

Adored or ignored
Are just things you can be
I know it's a choice
But I think I can see
The truth is that we'll
Never ever be free
So free

You turn round a corner
Your feet in the sand
Like Robinson Crusoe
In his alien land
Who thought
It had all been planned

You stumble round
You search for clues
You try to win
But still you lose
The loss
Is what
You use.
Track Name: Something To Believe
You found me lying by the way
A wingless bird, a voiceless song
But now we’re learning to get along
With something to believe

You never try to prove me wrong
You take me weak you make me strong
Now we’re learning to get along
So love the little that you can
I’ll do my level best
To be your level man

A friend’s a friend
A fact’s a fact
But what I want is not exact
It’s not a promise and it’s not an act

It’s something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe

A friend’s a friend
A fact’s a fact
But what I want is not exact
It’s not a promise and it’s not an act

It’s something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe
Track Name: Jason
Out on his own
When Jason comes home
I’m dead at the end
Of a working day
He’s singing along
And getting it wrong
It could be OK
Could be hell to pay

We’re back in the red
It’s doing my head
Forgot what I said
About a better way
Am I left behind?
Us innocent kind
Are gonna get blind
Gonna have our day

I’m lying in till
One again
Now that Saturday’s come
And we might still
Have fun again
Now that Saturday’s come
We could be on an aeroplane
A-heading for the sun
I wish we had the mun

Say how would it be
If just you and me
Took a few days
In the out of town?
Maybe the sea?
An airbnb?
I know it ain’t free
But we’re getting down

There’s too much to do
So much to get through
I’d like to have you
But I can’t assume
I’m battling the grime
With so little time
I’m hitting the wine
In the other room

I’m lying in till
One again
Now that Saturday’s come
You’d think we might
Have fun again
Now that Saturday’s come
But Jason’s got a game today
He’s going with a chum
He’s asked me if I’d like
To come.

Jason
Oh Jason
Jason
It’s OK
Track Name: To Be One Of The Boys
It’s good to be one of the boys
Good to be one of the boys
You’ll always be one of the boys
Always be one of the boys
You know how to say what is said
You give up your gold for the lead
Oh when will my bundle of joys
Ever be one of the boys

It’s hard to be one of the gang
Hard to be one of the gang
Remember the songs that we sang
And hang in the places we hang
The lion must lie with the lamb
I am what I am what I am
Oh when will my bundle of joys
Ever be one of the boys

To be one of the boys
To be one of the boys
To be one of the boys
To be one of the boys
Ohh, Ohh!

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