Have I Told You Lately

by Denis Laing

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1.
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY YOU LOOK BETTER THROUGH THE YEARS AND THAT YOU’RE SO MY LADY I FEEL BETTER FOR THE TEARS AND HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU JUST HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE AND HOW I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, YOU, ARE MY STAR HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY I LOVE EVERY LITTLE LINE AND HOW I’M OH SO GRATEFUL FOR EACH DAY YOU ARE MINE AND IF YOU EVER WONDER JUST HOW LONG MY LOVE WILL LAST YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HAPPINESS IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU’VE GOT TO TELL IF YOU NEED LIKE I NEED YOU SAY THE WORD AND GIVE SOME KIND OF SIGN I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW AS TIME AFTER TIME WE GET BETTER LIKE WINE HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY I’M GLAD YOU’RE MINE TIME TICKS AWAY EVERYONE PAYS MOMENTS ARE LOST COUNTING THE COST WHILE THE FORTUNES OF LOVE ARE TRUE AS NIGHT AFETER NIGHT LOVE IS BETTER THAN NEW HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU
2.
WHEN I OPENED UP MY EYES YOU WERE THERE AND THROUGH EVERY LITTLE STEP OF LIFE YOU STILL CARED CLOUDS ROLLED UP SKY GOT DARK YOU WERE BUSY SEWIN ME A BRAND NEW HEART IF I CUT MY KNEE IN OUR BACK YARD WHO COULD EASE THE PAIN WITH A DECK OF CARDS AND AN INEXHAUSTIBLE SUPPLY OF SOOTHING WORDS AND LULLABYES OH I ONLY CALLED TO SAY A BOY SHOULD CALL HOME EVERY DAY I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU HOW I REALLY NEED YOU SEASONS DIE FORTUNES FADE LITTLE FINGERS GEGTIN BUSY EVERY DAY OH I MIGHT GROW UP AND MOVE AWAY AND NEVER LISTEN TO ANOTHER THING YOU SAY OH I ONLY CALLED TO SAY A BOY SHOULD CALL HOME EVERY DAY BUT IN THIS CRAZY CIRCUMSTANCE OF LIFE WE DON’T GET HALF A CHANCE I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU HOW I REALLY NEED YOU NOW WHEN I SAW YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES I WAS SCARED BUT I SEARCHED FOR YOU INSIDE AND ALL I KNOW IS YOU WERE STILL THERE WITH AN INEXHAUSTIBLE SUPPLY OF SOOTHING WORDS AND LULLABYES OH I ONLY CALLED TO SAY A BOY SHOULD CALL HOME EVERY DAY I STILL WANT TO TELL YOU HOW I REALL NEED YOU OH I ONLY CALLED YO SAY A BOY SHOULD CALL HOME EVERY DAY BUT IN THIS CRAZY CIRCUMSTANCEOF LIFE WE DON’T GET HALF A CHANCE I STILL NEVER TOLD YOU HOW BUT I REALLY NEED YOU NOW
3.
Chew Bones 03:39
TRIXIE MY LOVE, YOU WERE SENT FROM ABOVE TO GIVE ME A SHOVE, AND TO SHOW ME TRUE LOVE AND WHAT I’M MADE OF, IS NOW MUCH BETTER STUFF JUST FOR KNOWING YOU LOVE, COME ON HOME WITH ME LOVE AND COME WITH ME NOW TO AN ISLAND OF CHEW BONES ALL OF THE GOOD GIRLS AND BOYS ARE FAST ASLEEP ON ‘TIL THE DAWN IN OUR ISLAND OF CHEW BONES I’LL MAKE THE BREAKFAST FOR MUMMY YOU AND ME, AND ITS COME WITH ME NOW, BRING YOUR DOLLY RUN WITH ME NOW, LET’S GET JOLLY HAVE FUN WITH ME NOW, MELANCHOLY IS SO NOT ALLOWED LET’S GET JOLLY HAVE FUN WITH ME NOW, RUN WITH ME NOW AND COME WITH ME NOW TO AN ISLAND OF CHEW BONES I’LL WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN YOU CAN SIT AND DREAM DREAM US A DAY ON AN ISLAND OF CHEW BONES DREAM US A BACK YARD YOU’RE COMIN HOME AND TRIXIE MY LOVE YOU’RE IN ALL OF MY PLACES ALWAYS ON MY MIND AND DEEP INSIDE MY HEART ON TIL THE DAWN IN OUR ISLAND OF CHEW BONES I’M COMIN HOME GIRL AND WE’LL NEVER PART, AND I’TS COME WITH ME NOW, BRING YOUR DOLLY RUN WITH ME NOW, MELANCHOLY IS SO NOT ALLOWED, BACK YARD FOLLIES ON OUR FAVOURITE CLOUD, HAVE SOME JOLLY FUN WITH ME NOW, RUN WITH ME NOW AND COME WITH ME NOW TO AN ISLAND OF CHEW BONES I’LL WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN MUMMY’S MAKING TEA
4.
Big Dumb Guy 03:59
I’M A BIG DUMB GUY MOMMA TOLD ME SO NAW IT WONT TAKE ME ALL THAT LONG TO TELL YOU EVERYTGING I KNOW AND I DON’T KNOW WHY I LOOKED AT YOU OH BUT ALL I KNOW IS WHEN I DID THE BROKEN PIECES START TO FIT IN A WORLD OF PAIN WE CAN RISE ABOVE OH BABY LET’S STOP COUNTING STUFF WHEN ALL WE REALLY NEED IS LOVE COS BABY I GOT SMART WHEN I FOUND YOU YOU BROKE INTO MY HEART FROM OUT OF THE BLUE YOU TORE MY WORLD APART HONEY YOU GAVE ME MY START NOW DARLIN’ WITHOUT YOU I IM JUST A BIG DUMG GUY YEA BIG DUMB GUY I DON’T NOW HOW CAN DO WITHOUT ALL THE LOVE YOU POURED INSIDE THAT FOR SO LONG HAD BEEN DENIED AND I THANK MY STARS FOR THE DAY YOU COME HONEY YOU COME ROUND WHER I COME FROM WHER ALL GOOD GUYS ARE BIG AND DUMB COS BABY I GOT SMART WHEN I FOUND YOU YOU BROKE INTO MY HEART FROM OUT OF THE BLUE YOU TORE MY WORLD APART HONEY YOU GAVE ME MY START NOW DARLIN’ WITHOUT YOU I I’M A BIG DUMB GUY BABY TALK REAL SLOW TELL ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW, NOW TELL IT SOFT AND TELL IT LOW THEN SAY IT ALL AGAIN ‘TIL IT ALL COMES TRUE I KNOW SONY SAID IT BEST WHEN HE SAID YOU GOT ME AND I GOT YOU BABE
5.
Every Time 05:49
EVERY TIME I SLAM THAT DOOR I REALLY WANT TO GO TO WAR BUT THERE’S NO ENEMY IN FRONT OF ME SO I VILIFY YOUR SOUL TO SANCTIFY MY OWN AND THAT’S A RECIPE YOU GET FROM ME IF YOU EVER WANT TO BE THAT DUMB IF YOU EVER WANT FEEL THAT NUMB CAUSE WHEN I TURN MY BACK ON YOU I REALLY TURN IT ON ME TOO OH AND YOU KNOW I NEVER SEE IT COME DID I COME IN HERE TO HIDE CAUSE WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE IS EVERY THING I WANT I DON’T KNOW WHAT IM HIDING FROM OR WHY I ALWAYS WAIT THIS LONG HIDING FROM YOU HIDING FROM ME HIDING FROM TRUE LOVE AND EVERY THING I WANT HIDING FROM TRUTH HIDING FROM PAIN HIDING FROM FORGIVENESS ‘TIL I SEE YOU AGAIN BEYOND THE HEARTACHE AND THE HARM BESIDE A STILL SMALL VOICE OF CALM AND THEN I HEAR YOU SAY DON’T THROW AWAY TRUE LOVE YOU’LL NEVER GET IT BACK
6.
Ideas 03:06
MY IDEAS WENT OVER BADLY WHEN I TOLD HER I LOVED HER MADLY SHE SAID SOMEONE IN MY CONDITION THERE AINT NO CURE, NO REMISSION SO I TOLD HER MY LOVE MUST COUNT FOR SOMETHIN’ SHE SAID YOUR DREAMS DON’T MOUNT TO NOTHIN’ AT ALL OOH YEA TO ME I LIKE SCIENCE NOW SHE LIKES ART NO CONTRIVANCE HERE ON MY PART MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN, IN HOW SHE SEES ME AND IN HER EYES I STILL SEE OH GOD PLEASE RELEASE ME SO I TOLD HER MY LOVE MUST COUNT FOR SOMETHIN’ AND SHE SAID YOUR WHOLE LIFE DON’T MOUNT TO NOTHIN’ AT ALL OOH YEA TO ME NOTHIN’ AT ALL OOH YEA TO ME ALL OUR IDEAS NOW PUT TOGETHER COULD NOT SAVE US DEAR FROM WHATEVER AS FOREVER ENDS TODAY I WILL NEVER HEAR YOU SAY I LOVE YOU FOREVER ENDS TO DAY HEY HEY AND I’LL NEVER HEAR YOU SAY I OVE YOU FOREVER ENDS TODAY AND I WILL NEVER HEAR YOU SAY I LOVE YOU FOREVER ENDS TODAY AND I WILL NEVER HEAR YOU SAY I LOVE YOU YEA I LOVE YOU I STILL LOVE YOU I STILL LOVE YOU I STILL LOVE YOU
7.
YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MY HEART ACHES TO SEE YOU HAVIN’ FUN THIS WAY DANCIN’ ON MY HEART ‘TIL DAWN SHARIN’ YOURS WITH EVERYONE AND MY OH MY HOW THE TIME DON’T FLY WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT TO EAT IS PRIDE AND EVERY DAY’S LIKE A BRAND NEW DAY SO WHY DO I FEEL THE SAME OLD WAY LISTEN YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME NOW I’M JUST A SHADOW OF ANOTHER SECOND WITHOUT YOUR LOVE JUST BRINGS ME DOWN I KNOW I SAID ID SEE YOU ROUND, BUT I THOUGHT WHEN I WAS FREE OF YOU I’D RUN AROUND LIKE MOST MEN DO IN AND OUT OF LOVE SO FAST BUT THE ONLY THOUGHTS THAT EVER SEEM TO LAST IS YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME NOW I’M JUST A SHADOW OF ANOTHER SECOND WITHOUT YOUR LOVE JUST BRINGS ME DOWN AND YOU DON’T MISS ME BUT YOU DON’T KNOW ME NOW YOU DONT KNOW ME GIRL I MOVED OFF YOU MOVED ON AND NOTHING EVER FELT SO WRONG WELL THERES NOTHING LEFT FOR ME I GUESS BUT TO FALL UPON YOUR FORGIVENESS YOU DON’T MISS ME THAT’S FOR SURE BUT YOU CAN’T MISS WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW AND YOU DON’T KNOW HOW HARD I’LL TRY TO MAKE IT UP TO YOU THIS TIME ALL I NEED IS ONE MORE CHANCE I SWEAR I’LL NEVER STRAY AGAIN FOR I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON WELL I’VE SEEN HEAVEN BEEN THROUGH HELL I HAVE SEARCHED MY SOUL ALL THROUGH AND ALL I’LL EVER NEED IS YOU LISTEN YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME NOW I’M JUST A SHADOW OF ANOTHER SECOND WITHOU YOUR LOVE JUST BRINGS ME DOWN AND YOU DON’T MISS ME BUT YOU DON’T KNOW ME NOW
8.
It's Only Me 04:07
HEY YOU, IT’S ONLY ME SAY WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO OUT BOWLING ON A FRIDAY NIGHT THAT IS UNLESS YOU GET THE CALL YOU’RE WAITIN’ FOR I MEAN THERE MUST BE SOMETHING ELSE THAT YOU’D WANT MORE I’M NOT THE MAN YOU THINK YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR IM NOT THE VISION THAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU SLEEP IM NOT AN ANSWER TO THOSE DREAMS DESIRE WEAVES I’M JUST A MAN WHO LOVES YOU SO THAT HE CAN’T SPEAK IM NOT THE MAN YOU THINK YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR, IT’S ONLY ME WHY NOT ME, WHY NOT YOU WHY DON’T WE TAKE THE TIME TO REALIZE THE TRUTH, WHY DON’T WE THAT IS UNLESS WE FEAR THE TRUTH A LITTLE MORE THE WAY WE DO EACH TIME YOU LEAVE ME AT THE DOOR I’M NOT THE MAN YOU THINK YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR, IT’S ONLY ME BUT I’VE LOVED YOU FROM SUCH A DISTANCE I FEAR YOU MAY NEVER KNOW, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW YOU CAN REACH OUT WITH YOUR HANDS AND HOLD ME AND TELL ME ALL THE CRAZY DREAMS YOU NEVER TOLD ME I’M NOT THE MAN YOU THINK YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR, IT’S ONLY ME DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL YOUR CALANDAR IS FREE OR TIL THE ONLY MAN LEFT STANDING HERE IS ME IM NOT THE MAN YOU THINK YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR I’M NOT THE VISION THAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU SLEEP I’M NO ONES ANSWER TO THOSE DREAMS DESIRE WEAVES IM JUST A MAN WHO LOVES YOU SO THAT HE CAN’T SPEAK I’M NOT THE MAN YOU THINK YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR ITS TRUE BUT MAYBE I’M THE ONLY MAN WHO LOOKS FOR YOU TO BE THE STAR IN EVERY DREAM THAT JUST CAN’T BE, IT’S ONLY ME DREAMIN, IT’S ONLY ME, DREAMIN, IT’S ONLY ME
9.
WE BOTH LIVE TWO SIDES OF THE COUNTRY NOW YOU’RE OUT OF TOWN I’M STILL STUCK HERE IN THE CITY BABY WE PLAY GAMES AND TELEPHONE TAG AROUND I’M STILL YOUR CLOWN YOU’RE STILL PRETTY TO THE EYES YOU NEVER SEE AS ALL MY THOUGHTS OF YOU COME BACK TO ME IN REVELRY I WONDER WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT I LOOK INSIDE MYSELF AND YOU’D BE THERE, YOU’RE HANGIN OUT I WONDER WHAT YOU’RE DOIN NOW WE BOTH SEE TWO SIDES OF A POINT OF VIEW YOU’RE NOT LIKE ME THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU WE BOTH MUST AGREE TO DISAGREE HEY THAT’S ALRIGHT THAT’S JUST ME RESPECTING YOU RESPECTING ME AS ALL MY THOUGHTS OF YOU COME BACK TO ME IN REVELRY I WONDER WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT I LOOKIN INSIDE MYSELF AND YOU’D BE THERE, YOU’RE HANGIN OUT OH BABE I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA DO ME PROUD WE BOTH LIVE TWO SIDES OF THE COUNTRY NOW HEY THAT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME IF THAT’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU WE BOTH SEE TWO SIDES OF A LOVE AFFAIR HEY THAT’S ALRIGHT I’M STILL OVER HERE YOU OVER THERE DISTANCE DON’T MEAN NOTHING TO THE HEART YOU’RE IN ME NOW THERE AIN’T NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT THAT AS ALL MY THOUGHTS OF YOU COME BACK TO ME IN REVELRY I WONDER WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT I LOOKIN INSIDE MYSELF AND YOU’D BE THERE, YOU’RE HANGIN OUT I WONDER WHAT YOU’RE DREAMIN NOW WE BOTH LIVE TWO SIDES OF THE COUNTRY NOW HEY THAT’S ALRIGHT THAT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME IF THAT’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU
10.
SCRAPPY LITTLE JOHNNY HE SADLY MISSED HIS MOMMY STARTED HIM TO STRUMMING BASH THEM CHORDS, BETTER BASH THEM CHORDS OH YOU NEVER SEE IT COMING AND THERE AINT ANY RUNNIN BETTER KEEP IT STRUMMING BASH THEM CHORDS, BETTER BASH.. I WON’T CRY WHEN IT’S ALL THROUGH IN MY LIFE I FOUND YOU I WON’T MOAN WHEN DAY IS DONE IN MY LIFE YOU’RE THE ONE BASHY LITTLE RINGO BANGING ON HIS BONGOS TELL ME HOW THE SONG GOES BETTER BASH THEM DRUMS, BETTER BASH THEM DRUMS I WON’T CRY WHEN IT’S ALL THROUGH IN MY LIFE I FOUND YOU I WON’T MOAN WHEN DAY IS DONE IN MY LIFE YOU’RE THE ONE

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Have I Told You Lately is the centerpiece of Denis' latest recordings and is a collection of his most emotional compositions. Its title track is for his wife, Sharon, and he cites it as his most important song. This is followed by 'I Really Need You Now', a tender song written for his mother. 'Chew Bones' is for yet another leading lady in his life, Trixie the dog! A sweet depiction of the bond between man and animal, it is also an intimate portrayal of his daily life with his wife in Florida. Ever the romanticist, Denis penned many songs of love and its importance, as you will hear across the songs of this album, including 'Big Dumb Guy' (another song for Sharon), and 'If That's Alright With You', inspired by his daughter's long distance relationship during the year she temporarily moved to FL to spend time with him after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Laced through all is his unique voice, a character all its own bespeaking of his feelings.

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released January 24, 2017

All songs (except 'Have I Told You Lately' and 'Every Time') are performed solely by Denis Laing.

'Have I Told You Lately', & 'Scrappy Little Johnny': vocals by Denis Laing, guitar by Ben Laing
'Every Time': vocals by Erika Laing, guitar by Denis and Ben Laing

Sound Engineering: Erika Laing
Shaken Not Stirred, Mixed Not Mastered

All tracks ©2017 by Denis Laing

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Denis Laing Jensen Beach, Florida

Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Denis has been a lifelong songwriter and musician, generating a huge catalog of material ranging from pop punk to country to singer-songwriter genres. He has also been a huge inspiration to his children, both of whom are musicians and songwriters themselves, simply in admiration of their father. ... more

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