Bobby Manriquez

Bobby Manriquez

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Blues - Rock | Austin, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,159   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 9/16/2017
   Sounds Like: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Lyrics-"Prayin' the Blues" (cont

Slinky

All the time I?ve been hangin? around
Something lost inside me wanted to be found.
From a weak little flicker to a raging fire
Burned soul-based questions ?bout my heart?s desire.
Wasn?t able to rightly figure.
Fact is, it didn?t make no sense.
Sure made my little heart quiver
Every time I?d come by trouble
The more interest in what it meant
Lord if you?ll just slink me outta this one
Think I?ve found my love
Been right under my soul
Wears a robe of sackcloth
Greatest story ever told
Well, I?m waitin? on my Master
And his name is Love
Saved some folks from disaster
Fixed the Cana jug
Ain?t got no four wheel driver
Ain?t got no soft-tail hog
Just got that sandal leather
Ain?t got no yacht with kitchen
Don?t stop that water glide
Me helpin? His boys with fishin?
Think I?ve found my love
Been right under my soul
Wears a robe of sackcloth
Greatest story ever told
Well, I?m waitin? on my Master
And her name is Love
Saved some folks from disaster
Fixed the Cana jug
Ain?t got no four wheel driver
Ain?t got no soft-tail hog
Just got that sandal leather
Ain?t got no yacht with kitchen
Don?t stop that water glide
Me helpin? His boys with fishin?
John. 2, Matt. 4:19, John 21:6



G- Blue (inspired)

I got nothin? against worldly riches
but money don?t soothe my soul
Family love is priceless
worth much more to me than solid gold
Fact is nothin?s nothin?
?Less you?re down with Him you see
Got to get that real stuff-
Comes from Holy G
Spent years goin? ?round in circles
Playin? my fingers to the bone
Time wasted seekin? others treasures
Stopped me from seein? my own
Take me to the pilot
I?m tired of ridin? coach
Talkin? ?bout the Father, Son
I need that third One most
Fact is nothin?s nothin?
Less you?re down with Him you see
Got to have that real good stuff
That comes only from the G
Holy G, be my savior, rescue me
Light up my life, Lord,
with the torch in Your heart
Put the fire in me
I?m askin? for the power
Comes from the Holy G
I?ve been up to my neck in trouble
But now I?m down on my bended knee
Just waiting for the fullness
That comes from the Holy G
Without love we ain?t nothin?
So you might as well tap the source
We?re just ridin? through the desert
It?s about time to name the horse
I used every excuse I could think of
And I can?t do it all just with me
I need me the perfect helper
Who goes by the name of G
There?s no denying-
We can all share the victory
And I believe it comes
With casting out the darkness
With the light
John 14:16-20, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 26:18



FT3

Wanna talk to you babe?.
Like that funk.
I eat that guitar on this one, babe;
That?s not my pick, it?s my mouth.
I like that.
You alright? You fine?
I?m fine,
You alright? You fine?
I?m fine, but I find that there?s a very fine line
sometimes..
Between love, between hurt-
Between life, between dirt,
Well it?s about to the point where soon there?ll be the
BIG ALERT
Shoot!... I don?t know about you
But I?m gonna get myself together here.
Know what I mean?
Anger?s just a guise for fear.
Let?s plant it...with the dead;
And get ahead.
Stop hurting each other.
Get the real G.- Get GOD, and sail.....
You know what?
Cause you?ll never, no, never catch up with your tail.
Matt. 3:2, Col. 3:8-10, Eph. 4:30-32



BIO

There?s a redemptive quality to Bobby Manriquez?s music, a spirit
compelling listeners to believe that - just like a phoenix rising from the ashes - something good can come out of the madness of life.

Bobby Manriquez, a native Washingtonian guitarist, singer/songwriter, has repeatedly broken through what for most is an impenetrable barrier, rising from local to national and international stages.

In the early 70?s he shared lead guitar duties in a D.C. based band climaxing in the A & M Records release of ?Daddy?s Girl? in 1976. During the same period, he was selected to be the lead guitarist for the touring band of Capitol records artist Kathi McDonald, parts vocalist for the likes of the Rolling Stones and Tina Turner. Her just released album, ?Insane Asylum?, was manned by guitar greats Neil Schon of Journey and Ronnie Montrose. The new group joined such acts as Rufus, KISS, and Earth, Wind & Fire in entertaining U.S. audiences. Work with the late, great producer David Briggs (Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Nils Lofgren) began for Bobby as Capitol anticipated the release of a second album for Kathi.

The late 70?s brought a very successful affiliation with gifted guitarist/songwriter and current E-Street Band member Nils Lofgren, which saw extensive U.S. and European touring. Milestone performances included Oakland Coliseum?s ?Day on the Green?. Sharing the stage with Nils and Bobby were Jeff Beck, Santana (who referred to Bobby as a ?gifted, soulful, and inspired player?), Tower of Power and Journey. A hot summer performance in New York?s Central Park with Rick Derringer earned Bobby a place in Rolling Stone Magazine. Long time Rolling Stone head writer Dave Marsh remarked, ?When have four guitarists (Nils Lofgren, Bobby Manriquez, Rick Derringer, and Danny Johnson) this good been on the same stage on the same evening lately?? Further positive press included mentions in Billboard Magazine and several large city papers. Also, such T.V. appearances as the London BBC recording of the ?Old Grey Whistle Test? would later be released by Lofgren on a 1993 CD titled the same.

What followed was a period of more than a decade of tending to matters of the soul, which led to a departure from the kind of lifestyle that so many fell victim to in the 70?s and 80?s. He stopped playing. He started praying.

In 1994 music again called Bobby to the stage. He signed on as lead guitarist for soul legend Wilson Pickett, who fondly said of Bobby, ?That boy can play!!? And play he did. Reviewers again began writing great things about Bobby?s playing, and Bobby began doing some writing of his own.

In July 2000, Bobby released a demo which led to his first solo album, ?Another Shade of Blue(s).? Bobby penned and sang the songs, produced the CD, and played most or all of the instruments on every cut. The CD has met with critical acclaim. A syndicated review, appearing on RollingStone.com and the All Music Guide stated, ?Bobby Manriquez is an amazing musician that has given [music fans] proof that some great music is still being made.?

More importantly, ?Another Shade of Blue(s)? brought Bobby Manriquez back home to music, on his own terms, giving his fans something to not only enjoy but also to believe in.

Bobby?s second CD, ?Prayin? the Blues,? is set for release in 2005. It is a passionate effort studded with an array of nationally recognized artists who converged to contribute.

©Copyright 2004

"The Boogie Man's Comin'"

THE BOOGIE MAN'S COMIN'

It's been ten long years since the snake last bit;
Fortunate times in the life of a tramp
Lookin' for some dirt
Gonna put it to work
I'll make disease come right outta my amp
I come to mess with you-what you gonna do?
The Boogie Man's Comin'
A dream can't come true till you first fall asleep
Come take a good, strong whiff of my spice
Rest and let me creep-the toll just might be dear
But the finest cost no more than buying the cheapest twice
And when I'm finally through- I'll scare the blues outta you
The Boogie Man's Comin'
Boogie Man's comin'-better hold down your goods Nail your bass to the floor Boogie Man's comin'- better buy the weeks food You get a shot, you'll wanna buy more, more, more
Boogie Man's comin'-better play what he wants
Hit that drum on the rim
Don't you misplace a beat, buddy, you may not survive
The fix that you get yourself in
The Boogie Man's Comin'
Well I see what there is, I take only the best
You can have the root, I'll take the flower
While you're tryin' to compare, I'll bite you and then be gone
Having relieved you of your blues power
Feel kinda' weak and light?
Just my brand of stage fright
The Boogie Man's Comin'

Lyrics-

DEVIL HEART

You reek with pain
Eyes black with liner
Blind to the finer things in life
The crack cocaine
Stole your very soul (Babe, you're)
Left with just a hole
Where your spirit used to hang
Girl I'm not playin'
I'd be prayin' for a brand new start
Yeah you're not askin'
But I'm still sayin'
You've got the devil in your heart
You're scared to death-got somethin' chasin1
Heart always racin', mind about to fall
There's no erasin' the things (that) you'll do
And fear can make you run from what's not chasin' you at all
Yeah-I'm complainin'-Your insanin'
You'll blow yourself right up if some changing doesn't start
You're on the dark side, girl
You've got the devil in your heart
Your soul's as barren as a con-man's conscience
You're as two faced as a tower clock
You're on the wrong side of most everyone
This scene has got to stop
You flew too high on borrowed wings
There's nothing more to gain
Each taste of your desire fills your empty heart with shame
I know you're lying when your mouth starts to move
So wrapped up in yourself yet so scantily dressed
Pick up your pride, woman, it's in a pawn shop on Broadway
Signed by "nothing to lose;" and undervalue, "not assessed."
Don't think he's playin'
I'd say he's preying
Just circlin' the meat waitin' on spoilage to start
And you're not too tasty, babe
You've got the devil in your heart
Your life will wash away like tears in the rain
You've got the devil in your heart


FT2
Like that funk.
I eat that guitar on this one, babe;
That's not my pick, it's my mouth. I like that.

You alright? You fine? I'm fine,
But I find that there's a very fine line sometimes
Between love, between hurt-
Between life, between dirt,
Well it's about to the point
Where soon there'll be the BIG ALERT

Shoot I don't know about you
But I'm gonna get myself together here.
Know what I mean?

Anger's just a guise for fear.
Let's plant it with the dead; And get ahead.
Stop hurting each other.
Get the real G.- Get GOD, and sail
Cause you'll never, no, never catch up with your tail;
Uhm mmm Shibleoo-bobleoo-bay
There ain't nothin' like family and blood who cares. I like it. I like it.

GOIN' UP


Going down to the dope-man's comer
Gonna pass him on the right
Follow the numbered streets
Till I'm clean outta sight

Got my wingtips polished;
My hat it's tipped right
Stop the cab for six roses
I'm getting down tonight

But I'm talkin' up-town
Uptown mama, gonna take you down

Worked hard all week long
Now I've finally got my pay
Passin' trouble and doin' no wrong
Now I'm looking for my baby

Girl's so fine and real
And here I am wearin' my Pay-Less shoes
Baby says it's no big deal
Says I'll be playin' in the big league blues

Baby says Daddy's gonna like me
Respects a man who works an honest day
I'm trying to listen but she excites me
When she moves her lips that way

Goin' up the steps of the altar
Got my best friend on the right
Follow my baby's eyes as they sparkle in the light
"Yes I do," she told me
Made my chest feel a little tight
Daddy's kinda pale-lookin'
I'm getting' down tonight

Lyrics- "Another Shade"

ANOTHER SHADE of BLUE

It's no hard luck story; Fact is I'm in a real good mood Feelings come as I strum along It just flows with my attitude
Nothing real unusual
It's just another shade of blue
I gotta soft gentle feeling
It's kinda sexy too
I want you to move with me, baby
Let the music be our body glue
Slow, easy, feel the color
It's just a different shade of blue
Dream makers, heart breakers Unreal and true
No matter what version your story; This little song's for you
Might sound melancholy, But baby there's just no gloom I got some strong, strong feelings Just you and me in this here cozy room Feeling is believing.......
It's just another shade of blue
Relive them, forgive them-
Old things and new
Seems simple, but it's not so easy, baby
To feel this good without you
I feel you tremblin', baby
I feel most unusual, too
Meter's in the red zone, girl
'fraid we're stuck like glue
Nothin' real unusual
It's just another shade of blue
My hands will start things flowin', baby
It's just a gentle touch of blue

FAMILY TRADITIONS

It's sociological misinformation says that blood is thicker than the H20
Got some news for the old
That says what's thick is the head
On top this old fashioned mission we call Family Tradition.
Dysfunction dictates certain rules of order
Not to mention border-line insanity
To keep the peace on holiday (we'll) do it mama's way
Haven't seen daddy; sis-she tends to preach
Unreal how some with no young seem to know what's really up with patience and
bringing up the kids.
Just love those silent meals with spicy forced conversation
Hopin' decades of steam don't pop the family lid.
We're talkin' a wide line between love and blood
It's occurring to me that we're talkin about babes
And when you're doing it, may not be thinkin' much of makin' them
Then show 'em the rules; they definitely tend to be breakin' 'em....Why'?
Cause it can get confusin'
As the signs are there when through life you go cruisin'
Formality can get on down the pike
I'm more comfy knowin' I can have love without like
My babe is still seekin her dad's approval
Seems like he improved some with his second wife.
Hearin' some low down stories bout some absent parties
Hope they don't get started on my haggard life
Family Traditions

HOW WE START

I'll give you something of my song ,baby
Show you the rhythm of my heart
Let you hear just the way I feel
It's important just how we start
I'll show you the depth of my love, girl
Make sure you know I'll do my part
I'm in no hurry to get my needs met, Les
It's crucial just how we start

You're my little babe,
No need to get right up and in it
My little girl, don't wanna start out too slow
Between you and me there's a right way to begin it
Then let it go; let it grow

I'll tell you the meaning in my plan, girl
Don't want the horse behind the cart, but...
Ask your permission for your sweet little hand
It's important just how we start
Start with me, babe


Lyrics- "Prayin' Blues" (cont)

Unhooked

You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
Well it?s time now for some walking straight
And ditch the games in your head.
You don?t ever have to resort back.
You got choice. You?re no longer dead.
There?s a well of strength for drawing from.
A good idea to be prayin?
You don?t ever have to go back there.
I think you know what I?m sayin?.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
Stand back and you can watch yourself
You got to love what you see.
It might take some time to realize how nice it is to be free
The urge might creep right up on you
Grab you if you let it.
Or maybe you?ll be blessed like me.
Didn?t take much to forget it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
It?s all set up.
We inherit the Word.
And the Word?s ?All things are new.?
Hop on the train to a brand new life.
The choice is up to you.
There is hope in every step you take.
Footprints are right beside ya.
Relax, sit back and take the tour
Because He?s right there to guide ya.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
You?re unhooked, now claim it.
Matt. 11:28-30, James 2:5, John 8:34-36



FT3.5

Cause you?ll never, no, never
catch up with your tail;
uhm mmm
Shibleoo-bobleoo-bay
There ain?t nothin? like family and
blood who cares.
I like it. I like it.
I got somethin? to say and I don?t know how,
So I?ll say it straight
I shoulda made it by now.
Ps.107:41





Sweetest Love

Sweetest love of all time
I see it in your eyes
Forever and a day
We?ll have love come what may
Love, I love the way you love
You move me like no one else
Had to come from up above
Had to be meant only for me
Your eyes are deep I see
Way down right to your soul
We?re fused by passion with devotion
So glad we?re married
Sweetest love of all time
I see it in your eyes
Forever and a day
We?ll have love come what may
Each time we join with lovers? grace
A new time, unlike before
Same lips, same smile, same dance
But love makes for new romance
Sweetest love of all time
I see it in your eyes
Forever and day
We?ll have love come what may
We pledge our love each time
We choose to dance forever
I?m yours, I know you?re mine
Together...leave you never
Sweetest love of all time
I see it in your eyes
Forever and a day
We?ll have love come what may
Repeat/ad lib
Song of Sol. 4:9-11




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