Straight From The Vault

by Frank McComb

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After two failed attempts with two major record labels, the experience of having his unreleased music sold on the black market for pricy figures, and being told from a record company executive that he would never be unsuccessful at selling his own music, Frank McComb decided to take his career into his own hands and release his own music on his own terms."Straight From The Vault" was McComb's first release on his own label "Boobeescoot Music". Originally released in 2004, McComb single-handedly wrote, produced, recorded, mixed, hand-packaged and successfully sold this CD internationally. McComb was awarded "Best Album of the Year" with Soultracks and gained a featured spot with Jill Scott in Oprah Winfrey's "O Magazine".

"The term 'Independent' has now become a genre for most indy artists, but it's literally a lifestyle for me...." -Frank McComb.

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released December 12, 2017

All songs written, produced, edited, mixed and mastered by Frank McComb. All vocals recorded and instruments programmed by Frank McComb.

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Track Name: White Line In The Sky
WHITE LINE IN THE SKY

I WANNA BE AS FREE AS THAT WHITE LINE IN THE SKY
YOU CAN STAY IN THESE LAST EVIL DAYS IF YOU WANT TO.

I WANNA BE AS FREE AS THAT WHITE LINE IN THE SKY
YOU CAN STAY IN THESE LAST EVIL DAYS IF YOU WANT TO.
Track Name: I'd Be A Fool
I’D BE A FOOL

CHORUS
ALL MY PROBLEMS ENDED TO DAY
CAUSE YOUR LOVE CAME AND CHASED THEM AWAY
I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU ENTERED MY LIFE
I’D BE A FOOL NOT TO MAKE YOU MY WIFE

VERSE 1
TIME AND AGAIN I KEPT MYSELF FROM GETTING TOO CLOSE
TO WOMEN THAT I DID NOT KNOW
I GAVE MY HEART ONE TIME TOO MANY AND SHE RAN
SINCE THAT DAY I HAVEN’T SEEN HER AGAIN
GULLIBLE YES I WAS AND TRULY I’M NOT ONE TO PUT UP A FUSS
WHAT THEY DID SEE AS WEAKNEESES IN ME YOU CALLED THEM MY STRENGTHS
I BELIEVE I FOUND LOVE AGAIN

VERSE 2
BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO FINDS LOVE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
UNLESS THE OPPOSITE IS HIS FATE
YOU MUST BELIEVE I AM A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
BECAUSE YOU TELL ME EVERYTHING I AM IS ENOUGH
NOW I DON'T HAVE A DEGREE IN PERFECTION
I DON'T NEED A GUN CAUSE GOD IS MY PROTECTION
AND IT’S GOOD TO SEE THAT YOU DON'T FIND THIS AS A WEEKNESS IN ME BUT AS MY STRENGTH
I THINK I FOUND LOVE OVER AGAIN

BRIDGE
AIN’T NOTHING LIKE HAVING SOMEONE
TO LOVE YOU LIKE YOU ARE
TO TREAT YOU ARE
A STAR
LOVE’S THE KEY IF YOU SEEK TO BE HAPPY
Track Name: The Thing I Failed To Do
THE THING I FAILED TO DO

VERSE 1
YOU HELPED ME FACE THE HEARD TIMES WITH SMILES
YOU SAID IT WOULD ONLY LAST A WHILE
ALL MY FEARS I SHARED WITH YOU
ALWAYS MADE TIME TO HERR ME THROUGH
BUT MY HEART IS COLORED BLUE
CAUSE THE THING I FAILED TO DO
THAT ONE THING I FAILED TO DO
WAS SAY I LOVE YOU

VERSE 2
YOU SEE I NEVER FELT WORTHY OF YOUR HEART
SEEING MYSELF THROUGH EYES I DIDN'T SEEM VERY SMART
TO HANDLE THINGS THE WAY YOU COULD
OR LIKE A STREET SMART MAN WOULD
SO I CAN'T DENY THE TRUTH
THAT THE THING I FAILED TO DO WAS SAY I LOVE YOU

BRIDGE
ONE WOULD NEVER KNOW THE THINGS HE’LL GAIN UNTIL HE
USES HIS VOICE TO SAY THE THINGS HE BELIEVES
NOW EVERYTHING I SEE YOUR FACE I’M REMINDED OF
THAT THING I FAILED TO DO
AND THAT ONE THING I FAILED TO DO
WAS SAY I LOVE YOU.
Track Name: Each Day
EACH DAY

VERSE 1
HEY YOU
DEPENDING ON YOUR GIFTES TO GET YOU THROUGH
AND THINKING ALL YOUR PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED BY MAN
DON'T YOU BE NO FOOL
GOD USES PEOPLE AND YOUR GIFTES TOGETHER AS TOOL
TO BUILD SOLID GROUND FOR YOU TO STAND
BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY (THAT)

CHORUS
EACH DAY
I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND
I PRAY
GRATEFUL CAUSE THE LORD KEEP ME SANE
I GIVE THANKS
FOR PEOPLE LIKE MY FAMILY
AND A CLEAN SLATE
IS WHAT HE STARTS ME OUT WITH EACH DAY

VERSE 2
HEY YOU
STILL DEPENDING ON YOUR GIFTS TO MAKE IT THROUGH
SOON YOU WILL LEARN THAT YOU’LL GET NOWHERE FAST
I TRIED THAT TOO
THEREFORE I’M HERE TO PASS THIS WISDOM ONTO YOU
SO THAT YOUR FUTURE WON’T BE LIKE YOUR PAST
HEAR ME WHEN I SAY….

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE
IT’S TRUE, I HAD BILLS DUE
NO LOOT TO GET THROUGH
LOOKIN’ AT MY MUSIC, THINKIN’ I COULD USE IT
TO GET THROUGH IT, BROTHA DON'T YA DO IT
BECAUSE IT’S PAINFUL AND SHAMEFUL
TRYIN’ TO STAND ON QUICKSAND
I CALLED ON A FAVOR FROM THE SAVIOR
HE RESCUED ME AND TOLD ME TO TELL YOU…..

(CHORUS AND END)
Track Name: The Things That You Do
THE THINGS THAT YOU DO

VERSE 1
WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
AND TURNING OVER SEEING YOUR BODY TO MY RIGHT
MAKES ME THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
AND I’M FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU AS MY GIRL
SEE YOU COULD EASILY BE WITH ANOTHER MAN
BUT YOU’RE HEE WITH ME AND IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE ME UNDERSTAND (THAT)

CHORUS
NO ONE COULD EVER DO THE THINGS THAT YOU DO
NAW, NAW, NAW
NO OTHER WOMAN COULD EVER BE A BETTER WOMAN FOR ME

VERSE 2
I HAVE HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY
TO BRING HOME ANY GIRL TO TAKE WITH ME
BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT I WANNA DO WITH MY LIFE
YOU SEE I WOULD RATHER HAVE TWO KIDS AND A GOOD WIFE
NOW THERE AIN’T NOTHING WRONG WITH RAISING A FAMILY
CAUSE NOAWDAYS, THAT’S WHAT EVERY GOOD MAN NEEDS

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE/PIANO SOLO
YOU HOLD THE KEY TO MY HEART

(CHORUS AND END)
Track Name: Left Alone
LEFT ALONE

VERSE 1
HE HOLDS HER HAND WHILE THEY WALK THROUGH THE PARK
FROM DAWN TIL DARK
PRAISES HER PUBLICLY HE’LL DO THE SWEETEST THINGS TO MAKE HER HAPPY
BUT ONCE THEY’RE HOME IT OVER CAUSE THAT’S WHEN HE GETS IN HIS OWN WORLD
AND IT MAKES HER WONDER…..

CHORUS
HOW CAN TWO PEOPLE BE INSERARABLE
WHEN ONE ALWAYS SEEMS TO FEEL LEFT ALONE
SHE OFTEN WONDERS HOW CAN TWO PEOPLE BE INSERARABLE
WHEN ONE ALWAYS SEEMS TO FEEL LEFT ALL ALONE

VERSE 2
SO SHE GIVES HIM GIFTS BEFORE FAMILY
TO WATCH THEM ALL TURN GREEN WITH ENVY
SHE KISSES HIM LIKE THERE NO END RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR FRIENDS
BUT ONCE THEY’RE HOME IT’S OVER CAUSE THAT’S WHEN SHE GET’S ON HER PHONE
AND SHE LEAVE HIM WONDERING…..

CHORUS
HOW CAN TWO PEOPLE BE INSERARABLE
WHEN ONE ALWAYS SEEMS TO FEEL LEFT ALONE
SHE LEAVES HIM WONDERING HOW CAN TWO PEOPLE BE INSERARABLE
WHEN ONE ALWAYS SEEMS TO FEEL LEFT ALONE

BRIDGE
SHE KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE
LEFT ALONE
SO SHE LETS HIM SEE HOW IT FEELS
TO BE LEFT ALONE
IT’S NOT SUCH A GREAT TO BE
LEFT ALONE
SO SHE LETS HIM SEE HOW IT FEELS
TO BE LEFT ALONE
Track Name: Still Has A Hold On Me
STILL HAS A HOLD ON ME

VERSE 1
SEVEN YEARS AGO WE MET UNDER THE STARS ABOVE
AND RIGHT NOW I MUST ADMIT THAT NIGHT I’D FALLEN IN LOVE
FOR WHEN YOU LOOKED AT ME AND I AT YOU
I BECAME CONFUSED NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO
THE NIGHT WAS YOUNG AND I SAW NO ESCORT BY YOUR SIDE
I SAID TO MYSELF THERE MUST BE A VALID REASON WHY
FINALLY WORDS WERE EXCHANGED
BUT AN ENGAGEMENT RING KILLED THE CONFIDENCE I HAD GAINED
IT WAS SO UNFORTUNATE FOR ME
CAUSE AT THAT TIME THE TWO OF YOU GOT MARRIED

CHORUS
I SHOULD’VE TOLD YOU THAT I LOVED YOU WHEN I HAD MY CHANCE
AND MAYBE NOW WE WOULD BE MORE THAN JUST THE BEST OF FRIENDS
BUT AT THE TIME IT SEEMED YOU WERE IN LOVE
AND MY CHANCES WITH YOU WERE SLIM TO NONE
LOVE OH LOVE , YOUR LOVE
STILL HAS A HOLD ON ME

VERSE 2
THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER AND HE LEFT YOU FOUR YOUNG KIDS
AND NOW YOU’RE BLAMING YOURSELF FOR THE FOOLISH THINGS HE DID
YOU’RE CONTEMPLATING TURNING
CAUSE HE CONTAMINATED YOUR HEART
AND WALKED AWAY
I SORT OF FEEL RESPONSIBLE
BECAUSE I DIDN'T PUSH THE ISSUE TO LET YOU KNOW

CHORUS
I DIDN'T LET YOU KNOW I LOVED YOU WHEN I HAD MY CHANCE
AND MAYBE NOW WE WOULD BE MORE THAN JUST THE BEST OF FRIENDS
BUT AT THE TIME IT SEEMED YOU WERE IN LOVE
AND MY CHANCES WITH YOU WERE SLIM TO NONE
LOVE OH LOVE , YOUR LOVE
STILL HAS A HOLD ON ME

TAG/ADLIBS
I SHOULD’VE TOLD YOU THAT I ADORE YA
AND THAT I PLACED NO ONE ELSE BEFORE YOU, BABY
NOW YOU’VE GOTTA RAISE FOUR KIDS ON YOUR OWN
HE BROKE YOUR HEART, HE BROKE YOUR HEART BABY
AND BROTHA LEFT YOU ALONE
I SHOULD’VE TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU BABY
LIFE COULD’VE BETTER FOR US BOTH, GIRL……
Track Name: It Was You
IT WAS YOU

VERSE
DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME LIFE HELD ME DOWN
AND NO ONE CHOSE TO COME AROUND
EXCEPT YOU, YOU, YOU
I WAS LOST, I HAD NO FRIENDS
COULDN’T EVEN PAY NO ONE TO TAKE IN
BUT AT NO CHARGE THERE WAS YOU, YOU, JUST YOU

PRE CHORUS
YOU LIFED ME HIGHER THAN A CLOUD
AND CONSTANTLY TOLD ME HOW PROUD
OF ME YOU WERE
YOU MADE ME REALIZE MY FRIENDS
WERE ONLY FRIENDS EVERY NOW AND THEN
WHERE WERE THEY WHEN HARD TIMES CAME MY WAY

CHORUS
IT WAS YOU, ONLY YOU, JUST YOU
YOU'RE THE REASO I MADE IT THROUGH
IT WAS YOU, ONLY YOU, JUST YOU
I OWE IT ALL TO YOU
Track Name: Groovin'
GROOVIN’

VERSE 1
EVERYBODY CAME TO PARTY TONIGHT
LEAVE THE PREMISES IF YOU COME TO FIGHT
NO BETTER REASON FOR US ALL TO UNITE
EVEYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS, STOMP YOUR FEET
PEOPLE SITTIN’ DOWN, GET UP OFF YOUR SEATS
SO MANY UNFAMILIAR FACES TO MEET

HOOK
THEN WE’LL BE GROOVIN’
ON THE DANCE FLOOR
LET THE RHYTHM TAKE YOU
SOMEPLACE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE

VERSE 2
EVERYBODY LEFT THEIR PROBLEMS AT HOME
SISTAS HERE WITH DRESSES AND MAKE UP ON
AND BROTHAS TRYIN’ NOT TO LEAVE HERE ALONE
EVERYBODY’S CLAPPIN’ HANDS, STOMPIN’ FEET
PEOPLE SITTIN’ DOWN ARE UP OFF THEIR SEATS
AND NO MORE UNFAMILIAR FACES TO MEET

HOOK
AND EVERYBODY’S GROOVIN’
ON THE DANCE FLOOR
LET THE RHYTHM TAKE YOU
SOMEPLACE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
Track Name: Just A Few More Days
JUST A FEW MORE DAYS

VERSE 1
WILL I SEE HER AGAIN
WE WERE JUST BECOMING GOOD FRIENDS
AM I ASKING TOO MUCH
FOR JUST ONE MORE TOUCH
OR A CALL EVERY NOW AND THEN

CHORUS
I’LL MISS HER WHILE SHE’S GONE
DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG
I JUST WISH SHE COULD STAY
JUST A FEW MORE DAYS

VERSE 2
WILL SHE EVER CALL OR WRITE
I’LL DREAM ABOUT HER EVERY NIGHT
I’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE
IF SHE’LL BE WILLING TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ME
CAUSE I KNOW HER SCHEDULE’S VERY TIGHT

CHORUS
I’LL MISS HER WHILE SHE’S GONE
DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG
I JUST WISH SHE COULD STAY
JUST A FEW MORE DAYS
Track Name: Waiting On The Day
WAITING ON THE DAY

VERSE 1
TIME AND TIME AGAIN I TELL MTSELF THAT I
GOTTA STOP LIVING THIS LIE
I TRY SO HARD TO GET THROUGH EACH DAY ALONE
YET SHE STAYS ON MY MIND
WHERE HAS LOVE GONE
MY HEART IS STILL HOLDING ON
HOPING SHE
WOULD DO THE RIGHT THING AND COME BACK TO ME

CHORUS
I’M STILL WAITING ON THE DAY
SHE CALLS AND SAYS SHE’S COMING BACK TO STAY
CAUSE IT’S HARD FOR ME TO FACE THE EVIL FACT
THAT HER LOVE IS NEVER COMING BACK

VERSE 2
ALL MY FRIENDS SAY I’M OUT OF MY MIND
THAT I WASTE TOO MUCH OF MY TIME
THEY SAY I’VE HELD SO STRONG FOR FAR TOO LONG
BUT I CAN'T LEAVE HER BEHIND
THEY CALL ME A FOOL
FOR KEEPING MEMORIES OF THE ONE WOMAN WHO
GAVE ME HONESTY
WHEN MY FRIENDS WOULD HOLD OUT ON THE TRUTH

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE
WE HAD ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST OF FRIENDS
BUT I FOOLISHLY FELL IN LOVE
CAUSEING THINGS TO CHANGE
MY HEART IS THE BLAME
NOW WE’LL BE THE SAME

SO WHY AM I WAITING…
(CHORUS/END)

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