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1st full length Roi and the Secret People CD

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released December 25, 2008

Produced and Mixed by Lab Atomix
co Produced by Mike Roi

Mastered by Howie Weinburg

Engineered by Lab Atomix and Scooty (Threshold)

recorded at : Threshold Studios-NY,NY
Bureau for Beat Control-Bronx,NY

cover art by Tony Diterlizzi

players-
Mike Roi-Vocals
Joe Roullier- Guitars, Mandolin
Noel Rockwood-Slide Guitars
Dose-Drums,Percussion,Bass,Acoustic Guitar on Keep it Real
Dan Gindin-Piano,Organ

all songs written by Mike Roi
except STARSHINE (M.Roi,M.Southworth,D.Leatherwood)

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Mike Roi Easton, Pennsylvania

Mike Roi grew up in Jupiter, South Florida, lived and was immersed for years after in the music scenes of Philadelphia and NYC. Now residing in Easton,Pa. Mike has been singing in bands since the age of 16 and has been pursuing his passion for the kind of soulful music he grew up with ever since. ... more

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Track Name: Dog St.
Dog st.

Roll me a bone baby pour me a shot
let the nightmares come darlin let em run hot
see you tonight after the show
saw you leave me once now you're leaving me twice
got your feathers ruffled don't baby look nice
don't baby look nice
maybe i will see you next year
down on dog st. baby there's not much to see
just some kicked in housing with no t.v.
and it's places like these that got me beat
alright now, alright now
pour me another don't get in my way
got to know you better it's a better day
it's a better day
i like those black leathers you wear
she told me her name was geisel
for 40 days and nights with no sleep
i've been walking miles on these 2 damn feet
and it's places like these that got me beat
alright now, alright now
i can't remember when i last got paid
i ain't got no money but i got it made
don't have no job
don't own no car
can't pay my rent by playing guitar
but i got this far
come around maybe tonight
think i got one more bottle of wine
down on dog st. baby there's not much to see
just some kicked in housing with no t.v.
and it's places like these that got me beat
alright now, alright now
Track Name: Arizona
ARIZONA

you got my money
you paid the rent
you got those years of me you spent
you got my diamonds
you got the checks
and after all you had the best
after all you had the best
alright
you kicked your love
you left me blind
i found a tree
i made it mine
you dragged my heart over your coals
you smiled away yeah you let it roast
you smiled away yeah you let it roast
no more
maybe i'm a little crazy
baby you know it's true
right now i think i'll take the time
and drive down to your hood
i drove all night just to get to arizona
i rolled all night baby just to get to you
i drove all night just to get to arizona
rolled all night baby just to get to you
you ate my dish
you drank my wine
you had your fill
and then took mine
you dragged my heart over your coals
you smiled away yeah you let it roast
you smiled away yeah you let it roast
no more
maybe i sound a little crazy
and right now you know i do
right now i think i'll take the time
and drive on down now through your hood
i drove all night just to get to arizona
i rolled all night baby just to get to you
i drove all night just to get to arizona
rolled all night baby just to get to you
to you
to you
to you
Track Name: Nancy
Nancy

my favorite doorgirl Nancy
on a corduroy couch
slapjack's on the table
cigarette's in her mouth
love he comes with an arm of daisies
for you
her pussycat is rubbin'
her head under the bottom of my lip while I'm humming
infatuation's nothing like this
oh god - how i wish it was you
so baby keep it up
never give it up
just try....
back at the house on the second floor
i close my eyes to the sound of more
how can you talk without moving your lips
your smile's the plan i understand
i love you because you're so real
if you struggle when you're down
there'll always be a crawl space to squeeze by
the shotgun memory of a 12 gauge
time has to shoot the sky
Sister, Brother, Mother, Father
get together and try
Everyone hold out for each other
come on get together
plan a little love and make it last forever....
Sister, brother, just try...
Track Name: Starshine
STARSHINE

it's been talked about lately
if heaven is out there
i'll say this once more
if i write this out someday well maybe one day
i'll find the backdoor
i'm gonna get to you
it's what i got to do
come on let me burn you up
all night in my light
my STARSHINE
my STARSHINE

sometimes I feel like I'm standing
out in the open out in the rain
someone come take my hand
if you give me some shelter i'll give you the same
because i'm gonna get to you
it's what I gotta do
once I find a way back into the light
on the phone
she said baby when are you coming home
not tonight
you know there's one more place that I can hide
deep inside she said
little by little we'll try
my STARSHINE
my STARSHINE

i'm gonna get to you
its what I got to do
come on let me burn you up
all night in my light
i'm gonna get to you
its what I gotta do
once I find a way back into the light
my STARSHINE
my STARSHINE
Track Name: Modern Day Samurai
modern day samurai

baby where did you go?
darlin' i don't know
hey now don't say that
she said
why don't you take that
knife out my back
she said get back jack
tuesday night in the devils bed
you give me one more shot of ol' no.7 baby
hey now don't be late
i said hey now i won't be late
10 more miles in this shitty ass ford
i'll be be home tonight
ask me one time am i doin' ya wrong
i'm doin' alright
i'm like a modern day samurai
well it's i-95 that exit sign to you
what can i do
to get through
it's one more line this night time drive
and i need to stay high
to get by
baby it's my style
hey now our house is on fire
before it burns down
lets make it higher
stand back is it too late?
no way
before the morning is on it's way
am i ok? are we ok?
i asked for whiskey you brought gasoline
that's the way you like it
she said sweet and mean
hey hey now baby
don't bring that
i said baby
don't bring that
take me down that road we always go and tell me why
look me in the eye baby
look real close
do you see the fire?
from a modern day samurai
well it's i-95 that exit sign to you
what can i do
to get through
it's one more line this night time drive
and i need to stay high
to get by
baby its my style
darlin' i'm on fire
Track Name: Mississippi Sun
mississippi sun

ooh it's good to know
there's a place where the sun is shining
and the wind calls home
hey where did you go
I just woke up so I don't remember
it's fading slow
all she said to do
is hang on
so I keep hanging on this way
I close my eyes
I am light I am shining
through the rain and cold
so its good to know
things from here will get better
take my hand lead me home
all she said to do
is hang on
so I keep hanging on this way
can someone come and bring
the mississippi sun
bring it to me
who's gonna throw my bones
when I'm all dead and gone
throw 'em for me
are you happy
are you happy
can someone come and bring
the mississippi sun
bring it to me
who's gonna throw my bones
when I'm all dead and gone
throw 'em for me
are we happy
are we happy
Track Name: Keep it Real
KEEP IT REAL

when you're head is cracked
you're feeling
out of whack
and you feel like creeping
you get so close
on your hands and knees
well just breathe slow
it keeps you real
life is catching up
it's all styles
it keeps changing lies
it keeps changing smiles
if you gotta act just like you got big change
just hold on we're all the same
just keep it real
it's all about a bit of money
you look around you say honey oh yeah
all your friends they love you yes they do
no matter how you act no matter what you do
you give 'em the finger and they love that to
just look down at your beat up shoes and
keep it real
keep it real
Track Name: Monday
MONDAY

Wake up and wipe those sweet dreams up from your eyes
give me the smile that brightens my darkened mind
give me one more
start this day right
wake up it's Monday
Tara it's Monday
So life can turn down those side roads you never see
just keep your focus on that straight line to me
no time for left or right
I beleive in the middle line
wake up it's monday
Tara it's monday
Monday for me
is in the middle
Tuesday it seems
just right on time
Wednsday it brings
another city
Thursday to me
never does arrive
Friday I find
my head is spinning
Saturday takes me
back to the starting line
Sunday you'll see
Monday comin'
Monday always
finds that middle line
Monday's always
right on time......
Track Name: Firefly
FIREFLY

hammer me gently in the clear moonlight
my sweet sunshine
my sour delight
that last train to Ocala's got me in sight
so i'll ask one time
firefly
your intentions designed to keep me whole
or bleed me more
it's time i said
goodnight
don't waste my time
it's time i said
goodnight
so i'll ask one time
please spend the night
pull me down quickly into faded light
my sweet sunshine
please stay the night
show me everything inside
one more time
firefly
how you shine
your intentions designed to keep me whole
or bleed me more
it's time i said
goodnight
don't waste my time
it's time i said
goodnight
so i'll ask one time
please spend the night
one more time
firefly
spend the night outside under the moonlight
we'll drink our fill under the stars till daylight
firefly
how you shine
please spend the night
one more time
cover me gently in all you see
it's all inside my heart you'll see
tonight i wait at your door
i said tonight i wait at your door...