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Strange Brew

by Keith Thompson Band

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Cat Scratch Crazy – Keith Thompson Cat scratch crazy, it’s getting hold of me Cat scratch crazy, won’t you let me be I do what I don’t want And don’t do what I want to you see You tell me that I’m stupid I aint got a dime I don’t believe in cupid But I know what’s mine Cat scratch crazy, it’s getting hold of me Cat scratch crazy, won’t you let me be I do what I don’t want And don’t do what I want to you see I can’t control myself You say I’m having fun You’d better thank God that I aint got a gun Cat scratch crazy, it’s getting hold of me Cat scratch crazy, won’t you let me be I do what I don’t want And don’t do what I want to you see
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You Don’t Know Me – Keith Thompson Like a gun you aim and shoot Your words like bullets, there can be no dispute You criticize it, I analyse it But when it comes right down to it You’ve got an attitude You swallow poison; you spit it out You stamp your feet and you scream and shout You talk about me like you know all the facts But when it comes to information There must have been a drought You’re on your own and nobody told you You made your choices; no-one bought and sold you Look after number one; your time is going to come And I will stand up tall You don’t know me at all You don’t know me You don’t know me You don’t know me that could be your downfall You don’t know me You don’t know me You don’t know me at all You never cry, you’ve got your pride But your real enemy, well it’s deep inside I’m not a prostitute; I’ve had enough I aint doing what I do just to keep you satisfied
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Reduce Me To Tears – Keith Thompson Won’t somebody tell me, what is happening here. Television news broadcast the latest trail of fears Children maimed by armies trained to kill in times of war Colour pictures of misery, we’ve seen them all before Change the channel watch a film of violence, the hero wins the race The best part is when he smashes the gun into his enemies face The next day in the newspapers, a child is murdered, first degree And we say if we could catch that violator We’d lock him up and throw away the key Catch a ride to grace land, pay homage to the king But we shot all our leaders; all our heroes deceived us And we’re left without a thing An Englishman’s home is his castle or is it really his cell We all prefer to stay at home And dream by the wishing well What we need today is to make a brand new start What we need is love deeper than the human heart What we need is someone to back up what he said But if he lived today, we’d probably crucify him and leave him for dead But it don’t touch me, I stay inside my virtual reality Outside is a world of fears, but it doesn’t Reduce me to tears
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Little Boy 05:34
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I’M NOT YOUR VICTIM - Keith Thompson I know what you’re thinking, when you’re looking down at me You don’t think I can do it, push the button; turn the key But don’t believe all you read, don’t judge by what you see I’m not your victim…..no more You make me out a loser, by association You never give me any of your appreciation You’ve got it fixed in your head; I’ve got a bad reputation I’m not your victim…….no more You may be doing your best to ruin my self-esteem But still waters run much deeper; I’ve not forgotten how to dream I’m not your victim Too many times have I taken it lying down I’ve turned the other cheek and I let you push me ‘round Now you can laugh all you want, but I’m back in town I’m not your victim
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HEART AND SOUL – Keith Thompson I used to think we were just flesh and blood; truth was as short as it was long My ignorance made my sight like mud, now I see I was wrong I thought I knew it all at 17; I couldn’t take no-ones advice But if you’re like me you’ll see what I mean Before we go you’d better think twice You’ve got to hold on to your self-control Don’t you see we’re mind, body, spirit, heart and soul Water ice and steam – its all-just H2O, And there’s no smoke without fire, and there’s nowhere else you can go Temptations walking down the street, say what you doing tonight Sweetest face you ever could meet But something just aint right You’ve got to hold on to your self-control Don’t you see we’re mind, body, spirit, heart and soul Well thinking too deep may not be your style, and your feeling hard pressed to find a smile And it seems that there’s no-one who will go with you the extra mile You can’t touch my body without my permission, you may not be sure of your own condition There’s more to a human than body and mind Not just an outward exhibition You’ve got to hold on to your self-control Don’t you see we’re mind, body, spirit, heart and soul
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Got My Mind Made Up – Keith Thompson Never used to worry, just do as I feel I lost my money and my woman at the roulette wheel Living for kicks or the latest deal Seems like my heart must have been made of steel I’ve got my mind made up Got my mind made up Got my mind made up It will be better from now on Never cared about the latest style My face would crack if I ever smiled My folks said, what happened to our child? How can a good kid grow up so wild? I’ve got my mind made up Got my mind made up Got my mind made up It will be better from now on No-one knew the reason why, the child in me had to die No-one knew what I was going through but there were tears in my eyes Everybody’s got their problems; I know that’s true But maybe I just had to think too much but I felt so different from you I’ve got my mind made up Got my mind made up Got my mind made up It will be better from now on I took to drinking to try and drown my sorrow Couldn’t see no future, no bright tomorrow Then I decided to stand up and fight Got to keep on walking don’t turn left or right. I’ve got my mind made up Got my mind made up Got my mind made up It will be better from now on
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Count On You 02:57
Count On You – Keith Thompson Advice is free; ignore it at your cost You can’t find out where you fit in till you recognize you’re lost You can’t see where you’re going with sand flying in your face It’s a disgrace You try to tell me what you think I need You say vote for me and your satisfaction’s guaranteed But your indecision paves the way for your own suicide Truth is you lied We can count on you to run We can count on you to overcome But when we count on you do you think of us? Isn’t it obvious? I’ve lost count of your changes of direction Anything to guarantee selection You haven’t got the will to walk the extra moral mile Admit you’re in denial We can count on you to run We can count on you to overcome But when we count on you do you think of us? Isn’t it obvious?
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Blues Don’t Love You – Keith Thompson I try to tell you but you won’t listen to me If you walk in the darkness, you’ll be in misery I know you don’t know you’re in it You just have to take my word for it But if you walk out of my loving you won’t be able to see Stuck at the crossroads, between the devil and the deep blue sea Well a spoonful of sugar won’t be enough to set you free And then he’ll come to tempt you, then he’ll only resent you ‘Cos you could give him everything that you’ve got And he’ll only reject you. The blues don’t love you About you he don’t really care And if you live in his domain Then he’s got you in his snare I know you don’t believe it That’s just how you perceive it You’ve got to take hold of my love that will relieve it Get him out of your hair.
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Crossroads 03:45
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Higher Ground – Keith Thompson We’ve been searching through the pages of repeated history And we’ve been wandering through desert storms And the circle seems unbroken to me We’ve been lied to and we have tried to explain away all our wrongs We have cried and we’ve justified all our actions And the systems we prolong And all those heroes that came for a moment To show us a better way Although their seed has fallen to the ground They still lead us to higher ground I’ve been seeking for the answers To the emptiness within my own heart ‘cos I believe in the way of love but Someone show me how to start ‘cos I’ve been taking instead of giving away what I have inside And blowing in the wind is the voice of compassion From all the prophets that died. And all those heroes that came for a moment To show us a better way Although their seed has fallen to the ground They still lead us to higher ground

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14 tracks on this album. This was the first release on Swiss record label, Brambus.

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released December 12, 2014

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Keith Thompson UK

Keith and the band have repeatedly toured in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, USA & UK and appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals.

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