Continental Breakfast

by Big Monti Amundson

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is part of a 4-CD set called "The Songwriter" but is available separately as well.

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Within four hours of landing in Paris I started drinking again. Make of that what you will, but I assure the reader that it was a coincidence that it was five years to the day since I had last had a drink. It was June 17, 1992 and like so many times before, I was starting a new life.

The first time I traveled to Europe was with the Blubinos, a year earlier. We had been invited to perform at the Handzame Blues Festival in Belgium. At dinner our host opened a fairly expensive bottle of wine in our honer and we insulted him by refusing a drink.

This time I said yes, thank you. I wanted to mirror the Europeans in every way, to eat and drink in exact proportion. They seemed to know what they were doing. Everyone seemed to get more out of the simple things in life. I wanted some of that.

I wrote the title song "Continental Breakfast" on my second day in France. How cliche is that? I wasn't going to spend any more time worrying about tomorrow. I was going to have a life first and if it worked out that I could have a modest career as well, so be it.

The first nine songs on the CD "Continental Breakfast" are different versions of songs you can find on my other CDs but are previously unreleased. They feature the fine work of Portland A-listers Jimi Bott, Willy Barber and DK Stewart.

- Big Monti

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released 13 October 2009

All songs written and produced by Monti Amundson

Tracks 1 - 9 recorded and mixed by Steve Branson at buzz Klickenpop Mobile Digital Recording, Portland, Oregon

Tracks 10 - 12 recorded and mixed by Evert Kaatee at Yland Studio, Amsterdam.

Mastered by Ryan Foster at Freq Mastering, Portland, Oregon

Monti Amundson, guitar and vocals
Willy Barber, bass, tracks 1-9
Jimi Bott, drums tracks 1-9
DK Stewart, piano, tracks 4,7,9
Boyd Small, drums tracks 10-12
Jasper Mortier, bass, tracks 10-12
Mischa Den Haring, guitar, track 12
Kim Snelton, harp, track 12

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Track Name: Man On The Floor
Man On The Floor

Man on the floor
Oh what a scene
A couple more just like it
If you know what I mean
Man on the floor
Like her in the past
Swear up and down
This will be the last

Man on the floor
There’s a man on the floor
Man on the floor
Wondering what he came here for

Man on the floor
Such words I’ve never heard
A telling introduction
For what has just occurred
Man on the floor
Oh what a shame
No one walking here
Will ever be the same

Man on the floor
Oh what a scene
A hundred more just like it
If you know what I mean
Man on the floor
Like her in the past
Swear up and down
This will be the last
Track Name: I See Trouble
I See Trouble

When she leaves a room
A room lies in ruin
So nonchalant
I know what she’s doin’
When she smiles at me
I see the gears turnin’
I may be slow
But baby I’m learnin’
I see trouble

When she calls my name
I know that I’m through
‘cause I got no defense
For what a woman can do
When she talks about love
She’ already plannin’
A little flower garden
And a house to put a man in

I see trouble
Trouble for the rest of my life
I see trouble
Trouble for the rest of my life

When she kisses my lips
A man lies in ruin
A logical progression
When you know what you’re doin’
When she talks about love
It’s already decided
Who sleeps on what side
And how the closets are divided

I See trouble
Trouble for the rest of my life
I see trouble
Trouble for the rest of my life

She’s counting on me to have a one-track mind
‘cause she knows every man is the marrying kind
Track Name: Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast

I’ll have a continental breakfast
In my usual chair
A flower on the table
At the booth of despair
Waitress please don’t look like you care
Might be more can I can bare

I’ll have a continental breakfast
For old time sake
Equal parts coffee
Tears and heartache
Waitress please don’t make the mistake
To set the table with a second plate

I’ll have a continental breakfast
And I’ll try to explain
Why I’m through with love
When I get on that plane
Waitress please remove my name
From that booth of regret and shame

I’ll have a continental breakfast
And never again
Will I cry in my coffee
‘bout what might have been
Waitress please forgive me for my sins
I aint never coming back this way again
I aint never coming back this way again
I aint never coming back this way
Track Name: Cornbread Blues
Cornbread Blues

About what I said I hope that we’re okay
I got a bit dramatic I got carried away
I know baby what’s a worryin’ you
But I aint tryin’ to put no moves on you
It’s your cornbread baby
I love your cornbread baby
It’s your cornbread baby
And baby that’s enough for me

About what I said I hope we’re cool
Otherwise I’m just the biggest fool
Come on baby don’t you worry so
You’re good but I sure could go
For some of that cornbread baby
I love your cornbread baby
It’s your cornbread baby
And baby that’s enough for me

I’ll tell ya baby what I’d like to do
Whip up some fixin’s in the kitchen with you
Little sister you and me
I’m thinkin’ ‘bout things that should never be

About what I said I hope that we’re alright
You know I cannot help it when I’m not so bright
Come on baby don’t you worry none
I’ve had plenty of lovers but I’d sure like some
Of your cornbread baby
I love your cornbread baby
It’s your cornbread baby
And baby that’s enough for me
Track Name: Cream in My Heart
Cream In My Heart

Well I guess that wraps things up or pretty close to
Things didn’t quite turn out like they s’posed to
Who could weather all that we been exposed to
All I know is what I know right now
Aint no cream in my heart

Well I guess that wraps things up for us as lovers
Things aint been real good underneath the covers
Hell we can’t even be civil to one another
All I know is what I know right
Aint no cream in my heart

Well I guess that wraps things up or pretty close to
Things didn’t quite turn out like they s’posed to
Aint no cream in my heart
Track Name: Oh Johnny Why
Oh Johnny Why

I was talking with Johnny Walker
‘bout why I been so low
How I aint got no one to love me
No place to call my own
How the devil conned my mama
To spite her only son
‘cause she never will forgive me
For things I aint never done

Oh Johnny why
Oh Johnny why
Oh Johnny why
Why do they treat me this way

Me and Johnny was reminiscing
‘bout the way things used to be
When I made love to my baby
She said there aint nobody but me
She said aint no way no body
Could treat her like I do
But I took her love for granted
Now my baby is untrue

I was talking with Johnny Walker
He’s been my only friend
He’ll stand by me forever
At least until the end
He calms me when I’m troubled
He helps me carry on
Everyday I need his courage
‘cause all of mine is gone
Track Name: Killin' Time
Killing Time

It’s hard killing time with nickles and dimes
Where will you go where will you dine
It’s hard
Hard killing time
You feel so isolated and you got no peace of mind

Killing time is breaking me down
I’m down on Burnside in ol’ P-town
I’m down
Baby I’m down
Well I tried to find your number
But you could not be found

Killing time is killing me slow
Killing me slow baby what would you know
It’s hard
Hard killing time
You feel so isolated and you get no peace of mind

Killing time with cheap shots and beer
Bought by a friend who’s loved me for years
It’s hard
Hard killing time
It aint so complicated man I done it all my life
Track Name: What Was I Thinking
What Was I Thinking

What was I thinking when we first met
What was I thinking when we first met
Already got more trouble than a man can get
What was I thinking
The question begs asking again
What was I thinking when I let you in

What was I thinking when we first kissed
What was I thinking when we first kissed
‘bout all the lovin’ I have missed
What was I thinking
The question begs asking again
What was I thinking when I let you in

What was I thinking baby
Was I out of my mind
Oh babe how could you treat me so unkind
Come on baby what’s a man to do
When he’s so in love with you

What was I thinking when I held you tight
What was I drinking made my head so light
Thinking everything baby would be alright
What was I thinking
The question begs asking again
What was I thinking when I let you in

What was I thinking
What was I thinking
What was I thinking
What was I thinking
The question begs asking again
What was I thinking when I let you in
Track Name: I Live a Good Life
I Live A Good Life

One that love I love don’t love me at all
She just want a man who’s dark and tall
I make the same mistake every now and again
I haven’t had a clue since I don’t know when
But I live a good life
Yeah I live a good life
My judgment aint so hot
But like it or not
I live a good life

IRS is knockin’ at my door
Gave ‘em all my money couple years before
The postman confirms what I already knew
The lights shut off tomorrow and the rent’s past due
But I live a good life
Yeah I live a good life
When all’s said and done
I’m the one having fun
I live a good life

Yeah I live a good life
You know I live a good life
I live a good life
I live a good life
Oh by the way have I told you today
I live a good life

People they admire the things that I have done
They make a point to tell me that I’m the lucky one
If one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor
Sure got a lot to be thankful for
‘cause I live a good life
Yeah I live a good life
My judgment aint so hot
But like it or not
I live a good life
Track Name: Calculatin' Woman Blues
Calculatin’ Woman Blues

I believe
I believe I will be strong
I believe
I believe I will be strong
She’s a calculatin’ woman
And she’s going to do me harm

I Believe
I believe I will be going
I believe
I believe I will be going
She’s a calculatin’ woman
And she’s going to do me harm

She’s a calculatin’ woman
From her head down to her toes
She’s simply dominatin’
Everywhere she goes
I believe
I will be strong
I’ve got to walk away from here
Before my strength is gone

I believe
I believe I will be strong
I believe
I believe I will be strong
She’s a calculatin’ woman
And she’s going to do me harm
Track Name: Standing Next to You
Standing Next To You

When I’m standing next to you
It’s almost more than I can do
Keep my hands to myself
I know you love somebody else

When you smile at me that way
Any man would take my place
Just to be in your light for a little while

Look at me
I’m a real hard case
I believe
Someday in time and space
You and me
We’ll have it all worked out
And I’ll be the one you love
(I’ll be the one you love)
(I’ll be the one you love)

When you’re standing oh so near
The picture in my mind is clear
I’ll keep the highlights to myself
I know you love somebody else

When you look at me that way
Any man would take my place
Just to be in your sights for a little while
Track Name: Landlady Came By
Landlady Came By

Well the landlady came by the other night
She said I know things been kind of tight
But we can make things close to even right here tonight
She said if you aint got the money
You got to treat your landlady right

I said hey landlady, what you want me to do
She said I’ll be by at a quarter after two tonight
Ooh! I said all right
She said if you aint got the money
You got to treat your landlady right

Hey Big Monti let’s get it right
You aint good lookin’ but you’re kinda bright
I said all right baby – that’s me
She said if you aint got the money
You got to treat your landlady right

Well the landlady left about a quarter to four
Said she’ll be back for more tonight
Ooh! I said all right
If you aint got the money
You got to treat your landlady right

I said hey landlady what you want me to do
She said let’s work on next month and next year too
All right baby
Ooh! That’s me
She said if you aint got the money
You got to treat your landlady right