ALAN MERRILL - "NUMBERS" -The Collections, Volume 2 - Lyrics

Nothing Ever Happens
Whole World Rock
Sands Of Time
Helium Hag
Automatic Pilot
Slaves
Shake Me
Touch Too Much
I Love Rock N Roll
My Last Night With You
Always Another Train
At The Candy Shop
Baby Doll
Keep On Comin'
Numbers
Trisha Uptown
When The Night Comes
The Sound Of Jets

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"NOTHING EVER HAPPENS"

I'm waiting for something, I don't know why
Maybe just a hand from the sky
Or peace of mind on a silver plate
I can't wait

But nothing ever happens
And time ain't standing still
No nothing ever happens
And I wonder
If it ever will

I'm hoping for nothing
It's all the same
When something comes along
It just goes wrong
There's only hope to blame
It's a crying shame

Nothing ever happens
And time ain't standing still
No nothing ever happens
And I wonder if it ever will

Good luck to you
Good luck to me
Every boy and girl
Good luck to you
Good luck to me
And spin on, world
Spin on world
Spin on world
Spin on world
Spin on world

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"WHOLE WORLD ROCK"

Tiny funk princess
In her rag doll dress
I've been into her
And she was the best
Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Uh huh, Everybody rock, uh huh

Little loaded repeater's
Got a cocaine walk
I get flashes like lightning
Just to hear her talk
Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Uh huh, everybody rock, uh huh

Everybody's talking
'Bout a magical groove
Makes skyscrapers sway
And the Himalayas move
Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Uh huh, everybody rock, uh huh

Hot vacuum virgin
Is a fast fire ball
And Hammerwind Hawk
He's taking it all
Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Uh huh, Everybody rock, uh huh

Mind game Miyu's
A professional tease
But her pink vibrator's
Buzzing like bees
Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Uh huh, everybody rock, uh huh

Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Everybody rock, uh huh
Uh huh, whole world rock, uh huh
Everybody rock, uh huh
Whole world rock, uh huh
Everybody rock, uh huh
Yeeaaaaaah!

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"SANDS OF TIME"

Whoever gave Marilyn
Her overdose
Killed a whole generation
It happened that as soon
As her flame was snuffed out
Cult figure deification

It's so sad
The brightest star we ever had
So unfair
In a hundred years
No one will care

Sands of time
Sweet dreams along the way
Put on your masquarade
For the passing parade
Sands of time
Like I used to hear you say
Better make it soon
They're walking on the moon

Jet age Jesus
And cereal box
Cartoon commercial religeon
It's all in vain
The whole world's gone insane
From watching it on television

What a joke
I try not to laugh
But I choke
What a bang!
When the gravity fails
you just hang

Sands of time
sweet dreams along the way
Put on your masquarade
For the passing parade
Sands of time
Like I used to hear you say
Better make it soon
They're walking on the moon

La la la

What a joke
I try not to laugh
But I choke
What a bang!
When the gravity fails
you just hang

Sands of time
Sweet dreams along the way
Put on your masquarade
For the passing parade
Sands of time
Like I used to hear you say
Better make it soon
They're walking on the moon
Sands of time
Sweet dreams along the way
Put on your masquarade
For the passing parade
Sands of time
Like I used to hear you say
Better make it soon
We're walking on the moon

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"HELIUM HAG"

The Helium Hag, in her astral drag
From her head to her socks
She's got a heart of rock
But with a few hot licks
She's a slick wet quick
The Helium Hag (yeah yeah!)

She's got spider hips
And boot lace lips
With rubber band eyes
And black belt thighs
She's gonna finish your body
With her bump, rub you out karate (yeah yeah!)

Look out boy
You're playing with a sorcerer's daughter
Look out boy
She's gonna use the tricks
That he taught her


Her hair is long
And she wrote this song
When she walks she floats
And she owns the oats
She invented insane
And Vanity's her real name (yeah yeah!)

Look out boy
You're playing with a sorcerer's daughter
Look out boy
She's gonna use the tricks
That he taught her

The Helium Hag, in her astral drag
From her head to her socks
She's got a heart of rock
But with a few hot licks
She's a slick wet quick
The Helium Hag (yeah yeah!)
Yeah yeah! Yeah Yeah!
My baby's strange


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"AUTOMATIC PILOT"

Soul sister snake
She's no fake
There's no give
It's just take
With soul sister snake

TV Glider's
A pay per view ride
It's a long cool slide
For TV Glider

Automatic Pilot
The revolution's a riot
Automatic Pilot
I'm gonna let you fly it
Right now, right now

Escalator boots
And bamboo shoots
Hey I've got no roots
In my escalator boots

David the whip
He's so hip
He runs a very tight trip
David the whip

Automatic Pilot
The revolution's a riot
Automatic Pilot
I'm gonna let you fly it
Right now, right now

Yuki means snow
Eyes like Bardot
She''s a geisha to go
Yuki means snow

Pablo don't mind
He's a Gingerbread Kind
Left the whole world behind
Now Pablo don't mind

Automatic Pilot
The revolution's a riot
Automatic Pilot
I'm gonna let you fly it
Right now, right now

Automatic Pilot
Automatic Pilot
Fly fly
So fly

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"SLAVES"

We're all slaves to the sun
We circle around
Until our time comes
We're all slaves
To the sun

We're unknown
To The Stars
Too small to show
And anyway much too far
We're unknown to the stars

Dont take this life too hard
If you think you're gonna fall apart
Don't take this life too hard
Lose your dreams
Your'e gonna lose your heart

Whenever you want to cry
Remember
That I tried to tell you why
Whenever you want to cry

Cos we're all slaves to the sun
We circle around
Until our time comes
We're all slaves
To the sun

Dont take this life too hard
If you think you're gonna fall apart
Don't take this life too hard
Lose your dreams
Your'e gonna lose your heart

Don't take this life too hard
If you think you're gonna fall apart
Cos we're all slaves to the sun
Yeah we're all slaves to the sun
We're all slaves to the sun

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"SHAKE ME!"

The beat goes on and on
The night is almost gone
I've gotta get to you
Before the night is through
To hold you close and tight
Would make me feel all right

Come on and shake me!
Like you wanna
You gotta take me like you do
Come on and shake me!
Like you wanna
Ahh, I just want to make it with you

I like my music loud
To be inside a crowd
You gotta let me know
Before it's time to go
Hey, you don't look so rough
I bet you ain't tough enough

Come on and shake me!
Like you wanna
You gotta take me like you do
Come on and shake me!
Like you want it
Come on and shake me!
Like you wanna
Ahhh, I just wanna make it with you
Shake me!
Guitar solo
Come on and shake me!
Like you wanna
You gotta take me like you do
Come on and shake me!
Like you wanna
Come on come come on and shake me
Like you wanna
Ahh, I just want to make it with you!

Shake Me!

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"TOUCH TOO MUCH"


Well, you got me shakin from my head
To the bottom of my toes
Shakin all over
Like nobody knows
With your head on my shoulder
And your hand on my knee
Loosen up baby now
Mama can't see
All I can do is hold on tight
Make it together all through the night
Mama don't mind
What mama don't see
It's getting so hot that you're burning me

I wanna touch too much of your tender love
A touch too much of your good good lovin'
Just a touch too much of your tender love
Now I'm runnin a fever of 90 above

Well, it ain't east to figure out
The way I feel
Somehow honey it don't seem real
You lit the fire of my desire
Now the flames of love
Burn higher and higher
Every little word you say to me
Make my backbone shiver
I get weak at the knee
Oh my my you turn me on
How can anyone say
That it won't last long

I wanna touch too much of your tender love
A touch too much of your good good lovin'
Just a touch too much of your tender love
Now I'm runnin a fever of 90 above

Ahh.. come on now honey
Let's slow it all down
Just a little
I wanna feel your touch
Cos honey
You know you make me shake
And I just want you
To loosen up a little bit for me
Awww honey...
You know what I want !!

I, I, I, I,

I wanna touch too much of your tender love
A touch too much of your good good lovin'
Just a touch too much of your tender love
Now I'm runnin a fever of 90 above

I wanna touch too much of your tender love
A touch too much of your good good lovin'
Just a touch too much of your tender love
Now I'm runnin a fever of 90 above


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"I LOVE ROCK N ROLL"

I love rock 'n roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me

I saw her dancin' there by the record machine
I knew she must have been about seventeen
The beat was goin' strong
Playin' my favorite song
And I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till she was with me, yeah me
And I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till she was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock 'n roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me

She smiled so I got up and asked for her name
That don't matter, she said,
'Cos it's all the same

I said can I take you home
where we can be alone

Next we were movin' on
And she was with me, yeah me

Next we were movin' on
And she was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock 'n roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me - (guitar solo) -

I said can I take you home
Where we can be alone
Next we were movin� on
And she was with me And we were movin� on and
And singin' that same old song
Yeah with me, singin'
I love rock 'n roll
so put another dime in the jukebox baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me


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"MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU"

One night without you
Would break my dreams about you
Will you still love me
When this night is through?
Your love is deceiving
And now that you're leaving
Baby, baby
This is my last night with you

It hurts me to love you
'Cos you don't care like I do
But oh when I lose you
That hurts me too
And now that you're leaving
I'll just go on dreaming
This is my last night with you

Tonight will soon pass by
Don't leave, don't even try
Oh, don't say goodbye
Now that I'm cry-cry-crying

The heartbreak and sorrow
Will leave me tomorrow
But I'll still love you
When this night is through
I'm down on my knees now
Beggin' you please now
Baby, baby I'm beggin' you baby now
This is my last night with you
Baby, babe I don't wanna be alone no more
This is my last night with you
Baby, baby I'm beggin' you please because
This is my last night with you
Last night with you

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"ALWAYS ANOTHER TRAIN"

Sometimes, I think about you baby
Though it's been a long time
I think about you, yes I do
I was hard bit, when somebody told me
You know I really died inside
Until I caught the next ride
And I found out

If you miss the train
There's always another train
Comin' along that winding track
There'll be no looking back
And if you lose your lover
There'll always be another
Another to love you
There's aways another train

Two faces, they talk about me baby
Who gone sneakin' 'round you
Talkin' 'bout me
Nobody
Even half way as sly
Could have missed that look in your eye
I did't ask why
I just said bye bye

Cos if you miss the train
There's always another train
Comin' along that winding track
There'll be no looking back
And if you lose your lover
There'll always be another
Another to love you
There's aways another train

Train, train
Well theres always another (always another)
Always another (always another
Always another train, always another train
Well theres always another (always another)
Always another (always another)
Always another train

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"AT THE CANDY SHOP"

Once upon a time, in New York City
East 49th street, there around
There was a place
With wall to wall sweeties
They put the icing on this town
Pick out a girl
Go up to a room
And have a whole lot of fun
Go back downstairs
Have drink or two
Then pick another one
At The Candy Shop, yeah yeah

The madam there
A lady named "T"
She got the long black hair
I like her cousin
Little Amy Jamie
She gets me rockin' down there
There's smackie Jackie
With her bowed backside
It's just as round as it can be
And Cindy's really pretty
But she never likes to work
And Savannah's doing me for free

At The Candy Shop (at the candy shop)
You can rock until you drop
At the candy shop (at the candy shop)

If you have the money
You never have to stop At The Candy Shop

Then one sad day
The po-lice came came around
Vice moved madam "T" away
I hear she's got
A brand new house of heat
Down in sunny FLA.
Where you can
Pick out a girl
Go up to a room
And have a whole lot of fun
Go back downstairs
Have drink or two
Then pic another one

At The Candy Shop (at the candy shop)
You can rock until you drop
At the candy shop (at the candy shop)

If you have the money
You never have to stop At The Candy Shop
You can rock 'n rock 'n rock
At The Candy Shop
If you have the money
You can get the honey
At The Candy Shop
Yeah
At The Candy Shop, sexy sexy ladies
Well well, at The Candy Shop
What about Melissa, Zoe, Kimberly
"T"'s all right, Yeah
At The Candy Shop
If you have the money
You'll have a good time!

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"BABY DOLL"

Mother nature must have made her
With perfection in mind
I'm so happy that I found her
That girl is one of a kind
There's nobody else
In this wide world

Yeah she's my baby doll (baby doll)
Our love's a lock
It's solid as a rock
Yeah she's my baby doll (baby doll)

From the first time
That I saw her
I never seen a girl so fine
In the cradle of creation
That girl is one of a kind
There's nobody else
In this wide world
Can do the things to me she do

Cos she's my baby doll (baby doll)
Our love's a lock
It's solid as a rock
Yeah she's my baby doll (baby doll)

Ooh, ooh she's my baby doll
My baby doll
Ooh, ooh she's my baby doll
Ain't nobody else
Ooh, ooh she's my baby doll
I keep her to myself
Ooh, ooh she's my baby doll


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"KEEP ON COMIN'"

I saw you there on those spiral stairs
Making your way to the top
That's when I knew right then and there
Nothing would make me stop
Nothing could get in my way
I'd set a time and a day
That we'd be alone
Just you and me
The way it was meant to be

I'm gonna keep on comin'
Knockin' at your door
Night and day
I'm gonna keep on comin'
Comin' back for more
I can't stay away too long

I took a chance
And I aimed for the heart
Setting you in my sights
I was the hunter and you were the game
And I want to play every night
Keepin' this passion alive
Until the morning arrives
No one could ever be asking for more
There's never been something so sure

I'm gonna keep on comin'
Knockin' at your door
Night and day
I'm gonna keep on comin'
Comin' back for more
I can't stay away too long

Because I found a paradise
Right here on earth
I'm holding on to this heaven
I know what it's worth
That's why I'm gonna

Keep on comin'
Knockin' at your door
Night and day, yeah
I'm gonna keep on comin'
Comin' back for more
I can't stay away too long
Keep on comin'
Give it to me right now
You got the good good love
Keep on comin'
All I want every now
Keep on comin'
Aaoooohhhh!!!
Keep on comin'


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"NUMBERS"

When I come up to confusion
As I go on down the road
When I get so disillusioned
At how it all unfolds
I've had my expectations
Spit out upon the street
And the legal complications
To make it all complete

Who's running the numbers
Who's a gambling man
Who's running the numbers
And who holds the winning hand?

By the way I try retaining
Everything that's sane to me
By it slipping through my fingers
Like the sand tossed by the sea
If I ever tried pretending
There was something to believe in

If it's like I think it is
Then it's still a mystery

Who's running the numbers
Who's a gambling man
Who's running the numbers
And who holds the winning hand?

Did you believe
In your heart of hearts
That you'd reach that perfect round conclusion
Did you believe
When the music starts
That you'd dance
To that distant bright illusion

Who's running the numbers
Who's a gambling man
Who's running the numbers
And who holds the winning hand?

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"TRISHA UPTOWN"


Trisha Uptown
I'll never understand you
The face of an angel
That's haunting me
Still, I want to love you
But I never will

Trisha Uptown
She may be my one obsession
And I see the sunlight
Right there in her smile
If I could just hold her
For a little while

Did you lose in love
How did your heart get broken
Was it just one mistake
Or is life too hard to take?
Oooh baby!

Trisha Uptown
The girl is my fixation
A true definition
Of beauty to me
But I love the ladies, and so does she!
Haha!
Trisha Uptown
Trisha Uptown, ooh yeah
Pretty Triha Uptown
Sweet Trisha
Man that girl is fine, wooh!
Ahh Trisha...


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"WHEN THE NIGHT COMES"

I know Kyoto well as a foreigner can
No gaijin really knows Japan
We can walk the streets
Take in the view
The Kamogawa flows true
I'd love to show it to you

When the night comes
I'm going to stand there
In the moonlight with you
We're going to sleep
Under the dark sky too
Stars a rising
When the night comes

The streets of Paris
hey've got something
I love the atmosphere
In spring
Soul kissing by the stony
Banks of the Seine
Left Bank and perfect rain
I want to go there again

When the night comes
I'm going to stand there
In the moonlight with you
We're going to sleep
Under the dark sky too
Stars a rising
When the night comes

Everybody knows
It's better in the midnight hour
Wilson Pickett says it's better
In the midnight hour

When the night comes
I'm going to stand there
In the moonlight with you
We're going to sleep
Under the dark sky too
Stars a rising
When the night comes

I want to be there
When the night comes
I want to be there
I've got to be there
When the night comes
When the night comes


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"THE SOUND OF JETS"

The sound of jets
Fill the skies
Like a love that I once had
Touch my life
A jet brought you to me
Now it's fying you back home
Skyway high, to L.A.
And the sound of jets
Are crying today, crying today

An unrequited love is bittersweet
And the feeling never ends
If you don't meet again
And the vows are sure to bind
Until the sands of time
Turn the love dream
Hopelessly away

And the sound of jets
are crying today

A jet brought you to me
Now it's flying you back home
Skyway high, to L.A.
And the sound of jets
Are crying today, crying today


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Sands Of Time (Japanese lyrics) & sheet music

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Automatic Pilot (Japanese lyrics) & sheet music

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- All songs composed by Alan Merrill except where indicated.

----- ALAN MERRILL

NUMBERS

The Collections, Volume 2

1. Nothing Ever Happens (Alan Merrill)
2. Whole World Rock (Alan Merrill)
3. Sands Of Time (Alan Merrill)
4. Helium Hag (Alan Merrill)
5. Automatic Pilot (Alan Merrill)
6. Slaves (Alan Merrill)
7. Shake Me! (Alan Merrill / Jake Hooker)
8. Touch Too Much (Mike Chapman / Nicky Chinn)
9. I Love Rock N Roll (Alan Merrill / Jake Hooker)
10. My Last Night With You (Roger Ferris)
11. Always Another Train (Alan Merrill / Jake Hooker / Terry Taylor)
12. At The Candy Shop (Alan Merrill / Terry Taylor / Bill Wyman)
13. Baby Doll (Alan Merrill / Terry Taylor / Bill Wyman)
14. Keep On Comin (Alan Merrill)
15. Numbers (Alan Merrill)
16. Trisha Uptown (Alan Merrill)
17. When The Night Comes (Alan Merrill)
18. The Sound Of Jets (Alan Merrill)

Bonus tracks-

19. Automatic Pilot [in Japanese] (Alan Merrill / Hiroshi Oguchi) 4:03
20. Sands Of Time [in Japanese] (Alan Merrill / Hiroshi Oguchi) 3:36

~ The Story ~

This album is the second in a series of Alan Merrill collections, the first being “The Face Of 69, Volume 1” which was released in 2010. Volume 2 starts off with a 6 song neo-glam combination, including English language versions of his early 70s Japanese hits that he wrote and sang with his band Vodka Collins, “Sands Of Time” and “Automatic Pilot,” plus some previously unreleased songs from that era.

Songs 7 through 10 concentrate on Alan Merrill’s mid seventies work with The Arrows power pop group as front man, including the band’s chart hit singles. Songs 11 through 15 are representative of his post-Arrows musical projects and include studio recordings with Rolling Stones members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, Traffic’s Steve Winwood, Crosby Stills & Nash drummer Dallas Taylor. Glitter band drummer Peter Phipps and bassist Dave Glover, McCartney & Wings drummer Steve Holley, Steve Gould of bands Rare Bird / Runner, Terry Taylor of The Arrows / Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and the Derringer band (sans Rick) Donnie Kisselbach & Jimmy Wilcox.

The heartfelt last song on the album "The Sound Of Jets" was written in 1976 for Alan Merrill's then girlfriend Mackenzie Phillips after she left London to resume her acting career in LA. The following two bonus tracks are Alan's glam hits from his band Vodka Collins in the seventies, Japanese language versions. This is a diverse album and covers many musical genres showing this artist's versatility and the broad scope of his talent. -

Van Walker, Feb. 2011

Alan Merrill photo by Akihiro "Zaku" Hosoya- Nov. 2010 Club Sensation, Yokohama Japan

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ALAN MERRILL, NUMBERS, THE COLLECTIONS Vol. 2

The Cast:

Alan Merrill, lead vocals, 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion

Additional players:

Drums - Steve Holley, Pete Phipps, Dallas Taylor, Ollie E. Brown, Jimmy Wilcox, Mike Driscoll

Bass –Dave Glover, Bill Wyman, Don Kisselbach

Guitars – Mick Taylor, Terry Taylor, Steve Gould

Keyboards – Steve Winwood, Joel Diamond

Harmony vocals – Steve Gould, Dave Glover, Pete Phipps, Jan Tilley, Don Kisselbach, Jimmy Wilcox, Fiona, the Paris gang & the New York City gang chorus singers

Engineers – Shawn Kimon, Dean Baltulonis, Kirk Yano, Frank Garfi, Joe Johnson, Brian McGee and more. Mastering- Larry Lachmann

Studios – Studio 900, Stone Room Studios, Wild Arctic, Atomic, Planet, Iguana and more. Executive producer & production– Alan Merrill

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Photos below

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(Above) Alan Merrill portrait by Alexandra Philippe

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Alan Merrill photo at The R Bar, December 2010, NY

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Alan Merrill photo by Makico Kawashima, Nov. 2010 Yokohama Japan

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Alan Merrill photo by Makico Kawashima, Nov. 2010 Yokohama Japan

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Alan Merrill photo by Makico Kawashima Nov. 2010 Yokohama Japan

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Alan Merrill photo by Makico Kawashima Nov. 2010 Yokohama Japan

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Alan Merrill solo acoustic show at Fontana's NYC 2010 (above)

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Alan Merrill, Photo- January 2010 Duo Exchange Tokyo Japan.

Photos- Eva Dyrinda Taylor (above and below)

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"Thank you to all the talented artists who contributed to this project!"

Alan Merrill

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