When I Give You Up

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Previously released on "Shack Daddys" (Neverglades 1014)


When the sun stops shining
when the stars don't come out at night
when there's never a question
between what's wrong and what's right
when the morning dew
don't feel good beneath the skin of your bare feet
when a drop of honey
don't taste sweet

Well, that's when I give you up
when I give you up

When the deepest question
can't be simply said
when the blood of soldiers
don't run red
when the darkest hour
ain't followed by the dawn of a brand new day
when young men stop dying
in the wars that the old ones make

Well, that's when I give you up
when I give you up

It's not that I don't want things to change
you know I do
but as long as things remain the same
I still got you

When the wind stops blowing
when the house won't take a bet
when the birds ain't singing
and the elephants all forget
when the righteous people
stop believing in the hopes of a kingdom come
when I see your sweet thang
and I don't want some

Well, that's when I give you up
when I give you up
when I give you up
when I give you up


from Anthology, released November 1, 2014
(J. Stacey, Stabro Music)
Bonefish Johnny - vocals, guitar
"Kilmo" Carl Pacillo - bass
Jeff Renza - drums, shaker
Bob Taylor - keyboards, congas, cowbell
Colin Kenny - lead guitar
Jeff Watkins- saxophones
John Yarling - shakers, big drum
Nicole Yarling, Bobby Groszer - background vocals
Doug Leibinger - trombone, baritone sax
Tony Luschen - trumpet
Teddy Mullet - trumpet

Produced by Jeff Renza for Noiz Boiz Productions
Engineered by Jeff Renza, Rich Randazzo, Jeff Watkins
Mixed by Jeff Renza, Jeff Watkins, Shack Daddys
Pre-mastered by Brian Campbell/Digital Insights
Mastered by Mike Fuller at Fuller Sound, Miami, Florida
Recorded at Noiz Boiz Studios, Pompano Beach, Florida
Horn arrangements by Jeff Watkins



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Bonefish Johnny Fort Lauderdale, Florida

His name's borrowed from a Bahamian angler, his music from a driftwood pile of blues, funk and island grooves. The driving force behind funk rock act Groove Thangs and eclectic barband Shack Daddys, Bonefish Johnny's been crossing over between the blues, indie and jamband scenes for years. With his Funky Roots Revue, solo and with other artists, he continues to move bodies and minds. ... more

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