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The Last Fair Deal

by Chris Clinton

Soulful melodies, meaningful and moving lyrics, with a gritty edge.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. Where Did All the Good Times Go
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2. It Ain't Me
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3. Something They Need
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4. We Are All
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5. Sea of Sound
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6. Memphis
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7. Leave It All Behind
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8. The Last Fair Deal
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9. Used to Be
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10. Contagious Dream
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11. One Time or Another
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
About:

In a world of prefab records that no one played on, Chris Clinton strikes a deeper and more honest chord in an album filled with raw tracks that speak to the heart and soul. The lyrics are introspective and honest. The vocals go from raw to haunting. The guitar hooks and rhythm section are guaranteed to keep you pulled along for the ride.

If you're looking for songs that have deeper meaning and music that makes you move, you can find it in Chris Clinton. Don't take our word for it, here is what others are saying:

“Sounds Good! Keep up the good work...”
Jeff Sullivan –Drummer
Drivin’ N Cryin’

"Yo, Chris, I have to tell ya, you've got something here, dude. Grabbed me immediately. Love it. Cool, haunting voice. Great phrasing. Love the little guitar lines. The writing is dead on. I believed it right away."
ZORKI - www.zorki.net

Credits:

Track 1) "Where Did All The Good Times Go"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic & electric guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboard.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar, backing vocals.
Words and music written by Chris Clinton (2012)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 2) "It Ain't Me"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic and electric guitars, lead and backing vocals.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar
Words and music written by Chris Clinton (2011)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 3) "Something They Need"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic, electric and slide guitars, lead and backing vocals.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar, backing vocals.
Words and music written by Chris Clinton (2011)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.


Track 4) "We Are All"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic and electric guitars, lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, keyboards.
Crystal Clinton: Drums
Words and music by Chris Clinton (2011)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 5) "Sea of Sound"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic and electric guitars, lead and backing vocals, keyboard, bass guitar.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, backing vocals.
Words and music by Chris Clinton (2014)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 6) "Memphis"

Words and music by Chris Clinton (2006)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 7) "Leave it all Behind"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic and electric guitars, lead and backing vocals, keyboard.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar, backing vocals.
Words and music by Chris Clinton (1993, 2007, 2014)
Engineered, produced and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.
Mixed by Graham Cochran - Silver Sun Productions Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

Track 8) "The Last Fair Deal"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic & electric guitars, lead & backing vocals, keyboard.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar, backing vocals
Words and music by Chris Clinton (2012)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 9) "Used to Be"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, keyboard.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar.
Words and music by Chris Clinton (2013)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.

Track 10) "Contagious Dream"

Chris Clinton: Guitars, keyboard, lead and backing vocals.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar, backing vocals
Words and music by Chris Clinton (2007, 2014)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.


Track 11) "One Time or Another"

Chris Clinton: Acoustic and electric guitars, lead and backing vocals, keyboard.
Crystal Clinton: Drums, bass guitar.
Words and music by: Chris Clinton (2014)
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clinton at the Storm Room for Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA.


Cover photo and art by Crystal Clinton, Crystal Rose Productions, Young Harris, GA (2014).
Photo touch up by John Landress, Threadz Ink, Hiawassee, GA


Special thanks:
I have so much to be thankful for. My God, my family, music, friends and so many blessings that I can't count them all. A lot goes into making a record and this record would have never been made possible without the support of some key players.

I want to thank first and foremost Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith, who created all things in heaven and earth, for giving me life, salvation, family and a burning desire for music.

I also want to thank my soul mate, band mate, manager, promoter, chief supporter and best friend, Crystal, for all the support, encouragement and ultimatums to get this thing done. I would have never finished this project without you. I love you more than you'll ever know!

I want to thank Rosa-Jane, Ian and Gabe for putting up with all the demands and being patient. I know it wasn't much fun at times.

I also want to thank Jerry Clinton, Robert Emory, Daniel Joseph, Joe Spellman and Zorki for being my test subjects and offering invaluable support during the process.

I want to thank all my family and friends that have offered support and encouragement through the years, especially the fans who encouraged us along the way, from the early days through the Ian Thorn period until now. You have continued to support and encourage and I am very appreciative of that. You all are the greatest!

~ Chris


Song lyrics:
Track 1) "Where Did All The Good Times Go?"

She's been sleeping and I've been thinking
is that the best we can do?
All the patience brings reservations.
What's a poor boy to do?

Find it hard to just let go,
Bathing in the afterglow.
Just for once, I should have known,
The ember burned out long ago.

Where did all the good times go?
Where did all the good times go?

I've been sleeping and she's been thinking,
Of all the things she meant to do.
All the madness fills with sadness.
It's just something we go through.
(Repeat Chorus)

Track 2) "It Ain't Me"

Put another lie in a bottle and toss it overboard,
Into your ocean of despair.
Put another dime in a box and call home.
Maybe you will find somebody there,
But it ain't me, no...

Peel another top from a bottle and pass it over here.
Maybe we could find something to share.
Put it under oath, raise your hand, baby, you don't have to swear.
Maybe you could find someone who cares,
But it ain't me, no....

All the times we had to bout,
And all the love that got left out.
We've been down this way before.
Could this be all of it, or could there be some more,
But it ain't me.


Track 3) "Something They Need"

Lay your bread on the water.
Toss your pearls before swine.
Talk is cheap, but the questions,
They get harder with time.

Everybody's got questions,
What they're feeling inside.
Everybody's got problems,
We got something to hide.

They don't really know you,
But they like your disease.
They don't really love you,
But you've got something they need.

It's not perfect, but it's worth a grin.
Are you now, boy, have you ever been?
It's either nice or it's nothing at all.
They come running anytime you call.

(Chorus)


Track 4) "We Are All"

We are all invited.
We are all so strident.
We are all just minions,
But we are all God's children.

Oh, the webs we weave, the times we try, the hearts we grieve.
I remember well the times I left to wish you well.
She's so contagious in the way she moves, she knows me well.
All the times that I'd forget, forgive...

(Chorus)

Oh, that I could find a way to say how much I care.
There's no excusing all the lies we tell, it's truth-or-dare.
There's no replacing all the time we lost, she knows too well.
All the times that I'd forget, forgive...

(Chorus)

Track 5) "Sea of Sound"

Adrift on an ocean of misfortune,
I lost sight of what's important.
All my dreams are self-abandoned.
I cling to a raft made of sarcasm.

Then I see you smile at me,
Miles away from home.
Calm the wind and raging sea,
Encompassing me.
I just want to be free,
So I can move around.
Swallowed in a sea of sound,
Encompassing me.

Reason replaced with wishful thinking.
This ship of fools is finally sinking.
No use worrying about tomorrow.
No need now to beg or borrow.

(Chorus)


Track 6) "Memphis"

Wasting my time in Memphis, Lord,
I'm gonna roll right out of state.
I spent my time with talking, babe,
I'm gonna prove every word I say.

People sitting, listening to me play,
They know I only got myself to blame.
But all my time keep pouring it on me,
'Cause I'm still gonna make the grade.

And all them dime store singers gonna bring you down.
People gather round me, baby, when they hear the sound.

I'm getting kind of tired of spending all my time,
Trying to hear every word they say.
If I catch you hanging 'round about closing time,
I'm gonna learn ya best get out the way.

And all them dime store singers gonna bring you down.
People gather round me, baby, when they hear the sound.
And all them ten cent singers gonna bring you down.
People gather round me, baby, when they hear the sound.


Track 7) "Leave it all Behind"

Somewhere you're waiting.
I'm all alone. On my knees I'm praying.
But don't tell me what he means to you.
I don't want to hear; I don't believe it's true.
'Cause somewhere you're all alone,
In a darkness fading, hear me calling you home.

Vacate my world, vacate my mind.
Vacate my world, leave it all behind.

Bedlam girls they all smile for me.
They're easily won, but what they give ain't free.
And they're only a substitute.
Mistaken for love, but never mistaken for you.
I want to carve your name in the sky.
I want to carry your flame in the broad daylight.

Vacate my world, vacate my mind.
Vacate my world, leave it all behind.


Track 8) "The Last Fair Deal"
When all my dreams have been abandoned.
The things I've seen are lost to me.
I don't have time for desperation.
Won't you come here and rescue me?

'Cause it's the last fair deal going down.
The last fair deal going down.

If I speak with tongues of angels,
Before my time on Earth is done,
And don't have love then what's the meaning?
Won't you come here and rescue me?

'Cause it's the last fair deal going down.
The last fair deal going down.


Track 9) "Used to be"
Stuck here with myself and everything she said,
And everything I felt, and it's all in my head.

All I want and all I dreamed,
And everything I used to be,
It used to be...
It used to be...

Did you come to raise the dead?
Cure the sickness in my head?
Take me off a shelf.
Tell me, it's not over yet...

All I want and all I dreamed,
And everything I used to be,
It used to be...
It used to be...


Track 10) "Contagious Dream"
Seldom understood and yet so often failed.
I try so hard to climb these walls, but I still slide down.
As I crawl beneath the seams, I try and lose myself in me.
There is no bottom to the deep, but I dive right in.

(Chorus)
(And I'm) crawlin' through the motions. I drown myself in me.
Swallowed by your ocean in a self-contagious dream.

Crawling softly underneath between a vision and a dream.
You'll never find yourself in me, but you'll always hear the screams.
I'm seldom understood and yet so often fail.
I try so hard to climb these walls, but I still slide down.

(Chorus)

Listen to the angels, who whisper through the ages as we sing.
Listen to the angels, who glory in a Lamb who died for me.

(Chorus)


Track 11) "One Time or Another"

When I'm down
Working on a feeling,
when I drop out,
the way I do.

Will you be there,
hold me as I'm falling,
push away the darkness,
the way you do?

I don't need,
to know the rhyme, or reason.
It's more than just a feeling,
It's what I do.

One time, or another.
We've all become amused
One time, or another,
Just the latest in our ruse.
One time, or another.
Is it me, or is it you?

And if I take,
more than I've been given.
It doesn't mean I'm driven.
It's what I do.
Will you be there,
to hold me as I'm dreaming?
It's more than just a feeling,
it's what I do...

Chorus:



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Andrea Bracken Lyvers

Awesome music!......Our awesome and talented sheriff and his family.....
Love the soulful, gritty sound of the lead and the complimenting background harmonies.....Great job! I love the whole album bu my personal favorite: One Time or Another...... God bless you, Chris, Crystal and your beautiful family.....
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J. Hall

Passion & Artistry
The words are poetic and the feeling is real. Chris Clinton debuts his first Indie rock album with heart and soul. It is a nice change of pace from slick, overproduced music. You can really hear the artist at work. This singer-songwriter shares Christian themes and everyday struggles. There is a catchy, upbeat tempo in 'Memphis' which captures Southern roots. The street-wise tale of 'Something They Need' rocks out with a bit of blues. The strong lead and backing vocals take center stage with a range from raw to smooth. But then the electric guitar takes over with a different rhythm. The advanced technique on the electric guitar seems natural and improvised. The Last Fair Deal by Chris Clinton brings new music home with passion and artistry.
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