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Love Starvation / Trombone

by Nick Lowe

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1.
I woke up early with love starvation Hugging my pillow all alone in a rickety bed Baby, if it’s any consolation The needle’s in the red It only hit me when I went by a mirror That’s when I saw what was written all over my face I’m suffering love starvation A very bad case I’ll tell you something about love starvation It’s like a prison in your mind you’re locked up in Disappointment, desperation Your two old friends Make it stop, make it stop If only I could turn back the clock Make it so, make it so ‘Cause I tell you that I can’t exist in a world like this Show me a love that comes in colors Or even one I can dream in black and white Any love is better than no love So any love’s right Make it stop, make it stop If only I could turn back the clock now Make it so, make it so ‘Cause I tell you that I can’t exist in a world like this I woke up early with love starvation Hugging my pillow all alone in a rickety bed Baby, if it’s any consolation The needle’s in the red The needle’s in the red Love starvation, baby It’s got me on the back foot It’s put me in a dark and lonely place It’s got me never knowing If I’m ever going to start living again Love starvation, baby
2.
Blue on Blue 03:26
Blue on blue I’ve got a message in a song for you You’re like a mill, you run me through I call you blue on blue Blue on blue You’re only happy when you see me cry I oughta leave, but how can I Tied to blue on blue Blue on blue How has it come to this Your kiss is my one true desire I long each waking hour for you Blue on blue I’ve got a message in a song for you I call you blue on blue I can’t sleep For all the promises you don’t keep I wanna run but I’m in too deep Too deep for blue on blue In my mind I’m on the end of a ball of twine That she jerks from time to time Time for blue on blue Blue on blue How has it come to this Your kiss is my one true desire I long each waking hour for you Blue on blue I’ve got a message in a song for you You’re like a mill, you run me through I call you blue on blue I call you blue on blue I call you blue on blue I call you, call you blue on blue Blue, blue, blue Blue, blue, blue Oh blue, blue, blue
3.
Trombone 04:11 video
Trombone, come play your song Make it the one about good love gone wrong I’m so blue and all alone So blow something sad and slow for me, trombone I’ve been told time's a healer Still I can’t shake the love I lost Seems my destiny’s to count the cost No one calls, who can blame ‘em They’re all out of sympathy Lord, how I could use some company For me, oh yes, proceed Trombone, come play your song Make it the one about good love gone wrong My one true love has flown So blow something sad and slow for me, trombone I should be on the road to glory Not this barren, bleak terrain I pray I’ll never be this way again Spilling from an upper story Comes a half-remembered melody And I’m whistling the missing harmony In B, or C, oh please Trombone, come play your song Make it the one about good love gone wrong My one true love has flown So blow something sad and slow for me Trombone, play your song Make it the one about good love gone wrong I’m so, so blue and all alone So oil up your slide trombone My one true love has flown I’m sitting here in limbo, dear I want you near Trombone Trombone Trombone
4.
I'm gonna throw my raincoat in the river Gonna toss my umbrella in the sea The sun's gonna shine like never before It ain't gonna rain on me no more ‘Cause my baby's comin' back to me Hey can't you see my raincoat in the river Sinkin’ down, ever further out of sight For each drop of rain that fell on my face I know we'll share a sweet embrace ‘Cause she'll be back in my arms tonight Well the rain kept drippin’, drip drop drippin' All the while she went away But all that’s stoppin’, no more drip drip droppin' Now she’s home to stay, so that's why I say Did you see my raincoat in the river Sinkin’ down, ever further out of sight That’s ‘cause she’ll be back in my arms tonight Well the rain kept drippin’, drip drop drippin' All the while she went away But all that’s stoppin’, no more drip drip droppin' Now she’s home to stay, so that's why I say I'm gonna throw my raincoat in the river Gonna toss my umbrella in the sea The sun's gonna shine like never before It ain't gonna rain on me no more ‘Cause my baby's comin' back to me Woah, my baby's comin' back to me No, no, no, no, no, no My baby's comin' back to me

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Two years ago, Nick Lowe had almost convinced himself that his days of making records were over. As detailed in a lengthy retrospective feature in Rolling Stone this past December, Lowe had ridden into 2018 astride a storied forty-plus year career as an artist, producer and one of the most-revered songwriters of his generation. But suddenly, the affable rocker-next-door felt he had to step back to take stock of his situation.

“And then along came the Straitjackets.”

That’s Los Straitjackets, America’s beloved masked men of surf-and-spy guitar instrumentals. Propelled by last year’s well-received Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside EP (Conan O’Brien personally chose them to perform “Tokyo Bay” on the show’s final week of music bookings, before changing to its new 30-minute format), Lowe returns this spring with three crackling new originals “Love Starvation,” “Blue on Blue” and “Trombone,” plus a cover of an obscure Phil Spector-produced gem, “Raincoat in the River.”

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released May 17, 2019

2019, 2019 Nick Lowe Ltd. under exclusive license to Yep Roc Records

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Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. ... more

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