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by Jeff Lehman's City Lights Band

This is Detroit power pop rock at it's finest. This 2018 release by Jeff Lehman's CLB contains all the elements of what makes this band great: awesome singing, songwriting, soaring harmonies, and great playing; sometimes soulful, sometimes soul searching.
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1. I Gotta Believe
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2. Your 15 Minutes Are Up
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3. This Town Tonight
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4. Red Letter Day
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5. Part of the Plan
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6. Deep
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7. One More Happy Ending Scene
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8. Boomerang
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9. When I See the Clear Blue Sky
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is the 2018 release from Jeff Lehman's CLB. Recorded over a period of 2012 through 2018, it contains a vast musical landscape of ideas not contained in the previous releases. A summer theme is present, throughout. African drums and percussion are sometimes combined with a standard kit, electronics, and the introduction of drum loops. This characteristic is most present on the title track, ATTACHMENT UNAVAILABLE, which uses elements of all the above.

Each song is imprinted with its own style:

I GOTTA BELIEVE-This is a soulful groove which combines funk and rock elements.

YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP-Jeff co-wrote this in December 2011 by Skype with Kimberley Dahme, formerly of Boston. At the time of writing, Kim was still with Boston. There were hopes that this song might become a Boston song. This is the first CLB song to feature Jeff on lead guitar, playing the 2nd lead. The first lead, was played by Ray Palumbit. Eric Mackey joins in on bass, and Rob Emanuel is rocking the drums.

RED LETTER DAY-This track, with all the instruments played by Jeff, lends a nod to the progressive rock era with it's heavily inverted chord structure, and jazz/rock time structure.

PART OF THE PLAN-Jeff and Kevin Holevar are on this, soulful, bluesy groove about how everything that happens to us, is "part of the plan," to get us where we need to go.

DEEP-A somber instrumental ballad which lives up to it's name. This song is the first song on a CLB record to feature the Korg Micro Vocoder, which Jeff purchased from the estate of the late Andrew Gold, in 2016.

ONE MORE HAPPY ENDING SCENE-This song was recorded with two groups: Jeff Lehman's CLB, and Population 3. It's a new rock styled up-tempo rocker in the vein of Matchbox 20.

BOOMERANG-This soul tinged pop number pays a slight tribute to the Philly soul sound with its strings and mid tempo groove. Besides singing, playing keyboards, guitar, and percussion, Jeff plays acoustic drums throughout.

WHEN I SEE THE CLEAR BLUE SKY-Jeff plays all the instruments from vocals, keyboards, drum loops, drums, and the vocoder. This is a song about holding onto hope, even if hope is all you have.

ATTACHMENT UNAVAILABLE-This is the longest song on the CD. It has a unique inverted chord structure, and various modal changes through out. It concerns things in society which attempt to control us, for better or for worse. It is the breakdown of the individual which sneaks up on us when we're least aware.


I GOTTA BELIEVE.
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, keyboard bass, drums and drum loops, shakers
Mark Szymanski background vocals, rhythm guitar, wah guitar
Kevin Holevar lead guitar
Recorded from 10-23-2016 thru 09-27-2017.
Mixed by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman on 09-27-2017. Final mix on 11-12-2017, mastered on
10-21-2018.
©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman and Kimberley Dahme
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, 2nd lead guitar, keyboards, keyboard bass,
Eric Mackey bass
Ray Palumbit rhythm guitar, 1st lead guitar
Rob Emanuel drums
Recorded from 01-01-2012 thru 04-14-2017
Mixed by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman on 09-29-2016. Final mix and mastering on 06-30-2018.
©2012 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI) and Harmony Roundup Music (ASCAP)


THIS TOWN TONIGHT
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, electric guitar, keyboards, keyboard bass, percussion
Eric Mackey rhythm guitar
Kevin Holevar lead guitar
Rob Emanuel drums
Mixed by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman on 02-23-2018 and 10-19-2018, at Underground Productions. Mastered 10-21-2018, at Sound Advice Studios, Warren, MI.
©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


RED LETTER DAY
Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman keyboards, keyboard bass, keyboard drums, djembe, percussion
Recorded from 06-02-18-2018 thru 06-03-2018. Mixed and mastered by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman on 09-21-2018, at Underground Productions, Roseville, MI.
©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


PART OF THE PLAN
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, keyboard bass, drum loops, percussion
Kevin Holevar lead and rhythm guitar
Recorded from 06-22-2018 thru 11-10-2018
Mixed and mastered by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman 11-10-2018
©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


DEEP
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman keyboards, keyboard bass, vocoder, drum loops
Recorded from 04-28-2012 thru 04-17-2016
Mixed and mastered by Jeff Lehman 10-21-2018.
©2012, 2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


ONE MORE HAPPY ENDING SCENE
(CLB with Population 3)
Word and Music by Jeff Lehman, Gary Penz
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, keyboards
Gary Penz lead and rhythm guitar, bass
Mark Szymanski rhythm guitar, background vocals
Tom Bush drums and background vocals
Recorded/Mixed at various times during 2015 at Sound Advice Studios and Gary Penz’s studio
Final Mix on 11-27-2015, and 10-25-2018 at Sound Advice Studios, Warren, MI. Mastered by Jeff Lehman on 11-01-2018.
©2015 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


BOOMERANG
Word and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, keyboard bass, drums, djembe
Kevin Holevar lead and rhythm guitar
Recorded at Sound Advice Studios and Underground Productions from 12-27-2015 thru
05-20-2016. Mixed by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman at Underground Productions 05-20-2016. Mastered at Sound Advice Studios 07-27-2016.
©2015 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


WHEN I SEE THE CLEAR BLUE SKY
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman lead vocals, keyboards, keyboard bass, vocoder, drums and drum loops
Recorded from 08-12-2012 thru 04-06-2017
Mixed and mastered by Jeff Lehman on 04-14-2017
©2012, 2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


ATTACHMENT UNAVAILABLE
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, keyboard bass, vocoder, drums,
Kevin Holevar lead guitar
Recorded at Sound Advice Studios from 09-28-2017 through 05-04-2018. Mixed and mastered at Underground Productions by Kevin Holevar and Jeff Lehman 09-21-2018.
©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)


Importance of Civic Involvement
Alec Lehman

Civic involvement is important to any community in the world. It bonds the community together and helps solve common problems amongst the community such as shelters and food for the homeless, crime, and poverty. This is the main reason we do canned food drives, toys for tots, and other fundraisers to help others in need. If there is nobody in the community willing to stand up and take action to help get the homeless and the poor what they need, the rich will get richer and rise above the community while the poor get poorer. If we stand up as a community and help the poor people to be able to contribute to the community then they will help other poor people and other homeless people contribute to the common good until we reach a point where there is nobody in poverty and nobody on the streets with nowhere to go. The more people that help contribute to protect and serve the community also means the less criminals because neighborhoods will be under neighborhood watch and stores and public buildings will have trusted citizens nearby to watch out for any criminals or suspicious activity. Citizens loyal to the community will most likely not litter and vandalize buildings with graffiti. All of these acts of civic involvement add up to equal a safer and cleaner environment for the people. The more we teach young men and women the importance of civic involvement, the more they will spread their knowledge to others.

Note: My son Alec was 12 when he wrote this in May of 2015.

I GOTTA BELIEVE
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman

Too much time spent worrying ‘bout tomorrow, when tomorrow moves into today
Too many moments spent waiting for the shoe to fall, only to find it stepped the other way
If I had a dollar for each and every worry, I’d be the richest SOB alive
When I fuss about the damage before it came, most of the time it never came at all
I gotta believe if I keep on doing the right thing I gotta believe worry falls away
I gotta believe moving down the highway, I gotta believe I’ll arrive in my own way

Too much time spent feeding on the anger, of some minor slight of everyday life
Too much fuel was driving the revenge train, as it drove me right off the track

If I got a minute back for each moment of anger, I’d have a whole life coming back to me
I’d relive each scene with a brand, new vibe, and spend my time more leisurely

I gotta believe if I keep on doing the right thing I gotta believe anger falls away
I gotta believe if I keep moving down the highway, I gotta believe I’ll arrive in my own way
I gotta believe depression is a lying son of a bitch, followed by worry and anger all around
A little faith is the dope I need to carry me to higher ground look out!!

I got to believe that something is gonna come my way, if I keep on moving to the rhythm deep inside

And let the hater voice roll by the wayside, right now
I gotta believe, I’ve got to believe I’ve got to believe I have got to believe

©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)




YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman and Kimberley Dahme

You were dressed so fine spinning on a dime no end in sight people’s money all at your feet
You brought us in with your crooked grin left with everything riding a one way street of deceit
Your airtight alibi is leaking
Thought you hoodwinked everyone
Your 15 minutes are over (your 15 minutes have gone by) your records played out worn and tired (your records played out worn and tired)
Hear the violins playing for ya (hear those violins play) your warranty has now expired

We hung right in on your every whim blank check in hand let you take us to the store
But the truth walked in on your pile of sin nowhere left to stand as you were lead right to the door

Your airtight alibi is leaking
Thought you hoodwinked everyone
(Your 15 Minutes are over)
In this game you thought you were winning karma was always keeping score

Your 15 minutes are over (your 15 minutes have gone by) your records played out worn and tired (your records played out worn and tired)
Hear the violins playing for ya (hear those violins play) your warranty has now expired
our 15 minutes are over (your 15 minutes have gone by) your records played out worn and tired (your records played out worn and tired)

Hear the violins playing for ya (hear those violins play) your warranty has now expired
Your 15 minutes are over (your 15 minutes have gone by) your records played out worn and tired (your records played out worn and tired) (repeat)

©2012 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI) and Harmony Roundup Music (ASCAP)


THIS TOWN TONIGHT
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman

Chained and shackled at this day job staring at the clock upon the wall
Wish I could speed up the hands of time and keep it frozen at 5 o’clock My mind drifts into the future thinking ‘bout great times to come

Like a bull behind the rodeo gate I’m about to charge into it all

This town tonight this town tonight it all takes flight in this town tonight

Punch the clock and grab my car key race out the lot like a Nascar scene
Go home and grab my guitar head for the gig right down the street All amps a glow stage lights are rising crowd shrieks out like a poor man’s scream

Anticipating emotion the thrill to be heard and seen

This town tonight this town tonight it all takes flight in this town tonight

See me, feel me no you’ll never know until you live it live
Hear me, fear me gonna do the smack down in 4/4 time
All night, all night all night all night

(guitar solo)

Backstage we await the encore, crowd still screaming more, more, more another sold out show, in another town tomorrow we hit the road in morn’
This town tonight, this town tonight….

©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)



PART OF THE PLAN
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman

There’ll be times when life just knocks you over, steal your crown, and smash it to the ground
There’ll be days when your cup just runneth over, bad breaks, pain, and misery all around

But you see there’s a reason for the madness, unseen to the naked eye

It’s all part of the plan, for every boy, girl, woman, and man, it’s all part of the plan
To get you where you can, make you stronger, man
It’s all part of the plan

There lies a reason for your low down, a reward from ashes on the ground
Somewhere your movie’s being created, with every scene perfectly aligned

And you know there’s a fighter inside you, who will endure all in perfect time
All in perfect time

It’s all part of the plan, for every boy, girl, woman, and man, it’s all part of the plan
To get you where you can, make you stronger, man
It’s all part of the plan

(climb)
(Em7 guitar solo)

It’s all part of the plan, for every boy, girl, woman, and man, it’s all part of the plan
To get you where you can, make you stronger, man
It’s all part of the plan

It’s all part of the plan, for every boy, girl, woman, and man, it’s all part of the plan
To get you where you can, make you stronger, man
It’s all part of the plan

(music fades)

It’s all part of the plan its all part of the plan its all part of the plan its all part of the plan (fade)

©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)



ONE MORE HAPPY ENDING SCENE
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman and Gary Penz

Living day by day going nowhere, just looking out for you know who
I walk along this lonesome highway, try to find the road that leads back to you
Cut to the scene of where you save me, just save me one more time

One more time, let’s find a happy ending scene (One more time, yeah)
One more time and there you and I will meet

Looking out my back door window, I long to find a street of gold
Stuck in a scene without a heroine, another chapter that can’t be told
Cut to the scene of where you save me, just save me one more time

One more time, let’s find a happy ending scene (One more time, yeah)
One more time and there you and I will meet

We’ve lost our happily ever after, can’t seem to find a dream come true
Another movies without laughter. Lets change this script to you and me

Looking out my back door window, I long to find a street of gold
Stuck in a scene without a heroine, another chapter that can’t be told
Cut to the scene of where you save me, just save me one more time

One more time, let’s find a happy ending scene (One more time, yeah)
One more time and there you and I will meet

Looking out my back door window, I long to find a street of gold
Stuck in a scene without a heroine, another chapter that can’t be told
Cut to the scene of where you save me, just save me one more time

One more time, let’s find a happy ending scene (One more time, yeah)
One more time and there you and I will meet

©2015, 2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)



BOOMERANG
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman

Two kinds of people in this world, those who give and those who take
Two kinds of ideas in this world, one is to build, one is to break

You plant the seed, you grow the garden. You change the crop from green to red
When you take the stage from that moment, it’s time to face the music playing in your head

Oh Miss Karma, she’s gotta way, of paying back the due, how she reacts with a frown or a smile, the decision is left up to you.

Boom, boom, boom, boom, boomerang, what you throw out will come back to you
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boomerang, what you throw out will come back to you

Two kinds of ways of the world, one is love, one is hate
Two big roads travelled in this world, Assistance Alley and Self-Righteous Street

You build your home from the bricks of your soul, cement every word from every idea at stake
You pave the floor with your intention, what you use to build it will determine its fate

And if the good that you’ve done hasn’t found its way back to you
Just hold on tight and stick around, fate will remember the due

Boom, boom, boom, boom, boomerang, what you throw out will come back to you
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boomerang, what you throw out will come back to you

(solo)

(guitar lick)

Boomerang, Boomerang

Boom, boom, boom, boom, boomerang, what you throw out will come back to you
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boomerang, what you throw out will come back to you (repeat and fade)


©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)



WHEN I SEE THE CLEAR BLUE SKY
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman

I have paid the price, with my mind and soul for every due that I’ve paid, a brand new light has shined the road

When I see the clear blue sky, when this darkness fades away I’ll walk along that golden avenue of joy

I will rise again from these broken chains, made of pain and anger that a hearts desire could not let restrain

When I see the clear blue sky, when this darkness fades away I’ll walk along that golden avenue of joy

I will keep on reaching higher, to grasp my heart’s desire Through a cloud of negative I can see the other side, the clear blue sky

The clear blue sky it smiles for me, when I see the clear blue sky
The clear blue sky it smiles for me, when I see the clear blue sky
The clear blue sky it smiles for me, when I see the clear blue sky
The clear blue sky

©2012 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BM)


ATTACHMENT UNAVAILABLE
Words and Music by Jeff Lehman

They keep you unsure about the future, tearing your neighbor down
They use buzzwords and codes to gather you around
Big brother makes it all- right as he guides you into social media
So he knows right where you are found

So when they come to paralyze you into submission if you non-conform to their way
Tell them you’re not gonna buy it, you’ve found a better way

Attachment unavailable, not gonna let that fear attach inside
Attachment unavailable, not gonna let them tear a flesh wound in my pride

They analyze Joe Q. Public, find out what makes him tick
Strip him down to the very minimum, keep him angry, bored, and sick
Keep him envy of the Jones, while the Jones envy the Smiths
Keep him dangling by a carrot, while he’s chomping at the bit

So when the salesman arrives, to get you to sign the dotted line
Tell him you’re not gonna buy it, there’s no guarantee in mind

Attachment unavailable, not gonna let that anger poisen my mind
Attachment unavailable, not gonna let them sneak up from behind

The bitter trials, the money files, the pedophiles, the bloodshed miles, dead anglophiles
And so the sickness shows

The danger rate, the anger hate, the sinking fate, the gay and straight, the ending date
And so the story goes

The profit line, the welfare sign, the rumor vine, the heavy fine, the hidden mine,
And so the Cancer grows

Joe Q. Public, in search of the real, driving down the rocky road of life
As he looks the other way, thieves try to steal his soul, and liquidate his assets, kids, and wife

©2018 Lehman Family Music Publishing (BMI)










Underwater GoPro photography by Alec Lehman on 08-21-2015, Sterling Heights, MI, at “The Lehman House” of Bill and Pat Lehman.

Cover by Carlos Ferriera at Sketch Tank, Los Angeles, CA, completed 05-07-2017. Additional retouching by Kat Orlando, West Bloomfield, MI completed 09-11-2018.

All tracks recorded at Sound Advice Studios, Warren, MI from 01-01-2012 through 11-10-2018, unless otherwise noted.

A very special thanks to Donna Lehman, Alec Lehman, Tara Moore, Marley, Bill and Pat Lehman, Joey Barrix, Troy Barrix, Leslie Kogan Gold, for selling me the awesome Korg Micro Vocoder, formerly owned by her husband, the late Andrew Gold, and all the CLB listeners worldwide on Facebook, Reverbnation, and everywhere else.

If you wish to have the 20 page booklet which accompanies this purchase, please email us, attaching a copy of your receipt to: jjleh@aol.com. Please put JEFF LEHMAN'S CLB, ATTACHMENT UNAVAILABLE BOOKLET, in the subject line.

Thanks and peace

Jeff Lehman's CLB
November 17, 2018





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