Don't Steal My Heart Away

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"I had originally penned this tune for a group I briefly moonlighted with called The Goodnight Process in the spring of 2010. The band had been a local staple on the Portland, ME music scene playing pop/rock that was very influenced by groups like Rooney and Sondre Lerche, but when I joined the group we took a more straight ahead 70’s power pop approach, trying to draw heavily on groups like the Knack and Electric Light Orchestra.

“Don’t Steal My Heart Away” could have been a The Leftovers tune, but playing it with a whole set of musicians in the Goodnight Process really shaped how the song would eventually turn out. I dug this tune so much, and the audience reception to it was always great whenever we played it live, so after my stay in The Goodnight Process, this was one of the first tunes I wanted to record for my upcoming solo album of all original material.

This track features some excellent synth and back up vocal work from Kris “Fingers” Rodgers, and a killer lead guitar solo that channels The Shirelles “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, thanks to guitar monster Miek Rodrigue." - Kurt Baker, Portland Maine

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"Don’t Steal My Heart Away"

It started out like nothing new, it’s still the same old story
I saw her dancing at the show, she looked my way and suddenly

I got the feeling, hits me every time
One more one night stand, where do I draw the line?

(Hey now baby) You’ve got A lot to Learn
(About some loving) But since it is your turn
(So don’t misuse it) Don’t steal my heart away

She said she’s like to know me more, but I know all about her
She’ll have her way til she gets bored, I’m through with this encounter

No more guessing and hide your disguise
You’ll be on to the next one before it’s goodbye

(Hey now baby) You’ve got A lot to Learn
(About some loving) But since it is your turn
(So don’t misuse it) Don’t steal my heart away

Tell me - tell me what your doing, I can’t stop from losing
It’s a shame they call it love
So i’m through, being your affection, if you just want attention
And i’m not giving it up

No more guessing and hide your disguise
You’ll be on to the next one before it’s goodbye

(Hey now baby) You’ve got A lot to Learn
(About some loving) But since it is your turn
(So take it easy) Don’t steal my heart away

credits

from Rockin' For A Living, track released October 25, 2011
Produced by Kurt Baker & Jonathan Wyman

Recorded and Mixed by Jonathan Wyman 1/10 - 1/11 2011
@ The Halo - Windham, ME

Mastered by Wyatt Funderburk
@ Nebulon II - Nashville, TN

Personnel :
Kurt Baker - Lead & Background Vox, Bass guitar
Kris “Fingers” Rodgers - Background Vox, Rhodes, Moog, Hammond, Farfisa
Geoff Palmer - Left rhythm Guitar, Background Vox
Josh Malia - Right rhythm Guitar, Background Vox
Craig Sala - Drums, Percussion
Michael “Miek” Rodrigue - Lead Guitar

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KURT BAKER Portland

Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time”. He was the founding member of the notable pop/punk outfit the Leftovers. Since his solo career starting in 2010 Baker has toured the States and Europe and will be releasing his new full length "Brand New Beat" on Oct. 30th 2012. ... more

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