There's Talk On The Street

by David Nyro

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The inspiration for this song comes from Motown, Stax-Volt, Philly soul and all that great R&B pop vibe of the 60's and early 70's. The spirits of Aretha, Stevie, Marvin, Sam and Dave and others hover. I'd love to see Adele or Sam Smith cover it. More importantly, hope you can groove to it. I love the voices on this from Sheila Kelly and Gena, Tia, Pat, and David of the Total Experience Gospel Choir. Feel free to dance!

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There’s Talk on the Street
© 2014 by David Nyro

Hook/refrain:
There’s talk on the street There’s talk on the street
There’s talk on the street There’s talk on the street

Verse 1:
I don’t know what you’ve heard
There’s talk on the street
I know every word carries some heat,
a heavy drum beat against my heart

Verse 2:
Some of it may be true I’ll grant you that,
I’ll own it too, but it’s only one view,
a piece of just who I really am

Chorus: (Singers) Don’t believe it
(David): I’m not what they say
(Singers): Don’t believe it
(David): I’m just not that w ay
(Singers) Don’t believe it
(David): If you want to believe in me

Verse 3:
You be the judge and make up your mind,
see what you find
When you read ‘tween the lines
and discover what’s real

Verse 4:
People say what they say
can’t say why they say what they say
All I know is I love you
and I will be true

Chorus: (singers): Don’t believe it
(David): I’m not what they say
(singers): Don’t believe it
(David): I’m just not that way
(singers): Don’t believe it
(David): If you want to believe in me

Instrumental Em C Em C Em F G Am

There’s talk on the street There’s talk on the street There’s talk on the street There’s talk on the street
There's talk on the street there's talk on the street
There's talk on the street There's talk on the street

Chorus: (singers): Don’t believe it
(David): I’m not what they say
(singers): Don’t believe it
(David): I’m just not that way
(singers): Don’t believe it
David): If you want to believe in me

There’s talk on the street 4 x’s.

Chorus: (David): Don’t believe it I’m not what they say
(David): Don’t believe it, I’m just not that way
(David): Don’t believe it, if you want to believe in me

Chorus:
Don’t believe it I’m not what they say
Don't believe it I'm just not that way
Don’t believe it If you want to believe in me

credits

released December 10, 2014
Piano, Hammond B-3, vocal: David Nyro
Bass and guitar: Michael Connolly
Drums: Sean Lane
Backing vocals: Gena Brooks, Tia Young, Patrinell Wright, David Niven and Sheila Kelly
Handclaps and fingersnaps: Gena Brooks, Tia Young, Patrinell Wright and David Nyro
Recorded at Empty Sea Studios, Seattle, in the fall of 2014.
Co-producers: David Nyro and Michael Connolly
Engineer: Michael Connolly

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David Nyro Seattle, Washington

It began with the Beatles. Since then, Bowie, Rundgren, Joni, Laura, Motown, Marvin, Stevie, Nick Drake, Jimi, Gram, Who, Weather Report, Procol Harum, Jarrett, Kinks, Neil, U2, Replacements, Sugar, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, Toad, Goo Goo Dolls, Oasis, Wilco, James, Bela, Adele, Amy, Shins, Mumford & Sons, Dum Dum Girls, The National, Tame Impala, Father John Misty; a life-long love affair. ... more

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