Fire Burns Inside

by Allan Parkinson

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"(9 out of 10) It’s filled with some seriously powerful blues based rock that will light you up." - Blues Rock Review

"Allan's songs are multi-dimensional....there's lots of riff-heavy guitar shredding most notably on the thought-provoking 'White Man Sings The Blues'." - Blues In Britain

Allan Parkinson's first solo album is an earthy and eclectic mix of blues, rock, soul and jazz styles. With his wonderful, ever present guitar work complimented by the raunchy, power vocals and drums from son, Ben. Recorded between July and August 2012.

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released October 1, 2012

Engineered, mixed and produced by James Parkinson of www.onecureforman.com
Mastered by John Meredith of www.armyourears.com
All music and words written by Allan Parkinson except Feels Just Right, music by Allan Parkinson, words by Ben Parkinson

Cover Artwork by Tim Slater www.cargocollective.com/timslater
Design by James Parkinson

Allan Parkinson - Lead & Rhythm Guitar & Bass Guitar
Ben Parkinson - Lead Vocals, Drums, Bass Guitar on I Feel Down & Bass Solo on White Man Sings The Blues
James Parkinson - Extra Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Keys & Percussion
Mark Hargreaves - Lead & Backing Vocals on I Feel Down
Ryan Eltringham - Harmonica on When Love Grows Cold
Matthew Nutter - Congas on I Feel Down, Shaker on Long Day & Once You Were A Man
Jon Read - Featured Trumpet on Long Day
Amanda Williams - Trumpet on Long Day

Thank you to Hazel Cooke & Jillian Parkinson for their support

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Allan Parkinson Lancashire, UK

The late Allan Parkinson was one of the finest blues, rock guitarists and songwriters in the north of England. His emotive, fiery guitar playing enthralled audiences for decades. An original member of the Lancashire 70's group Slack Alice, Allan also had local success in Do-It in the 80's and 90's. Allan died on stage with his son, James and band 'Dark Horse' in his hometown, May 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Long Day
Long Day

It's been a long day
When you're sitting all alone
Yeah, It's been a long day
When your'e sitting by the phone
And you're never gonna know where you went wrong

It's been a long day
In an empty room
yeah, It's been a long day
Sitting in the gloom
And you're never gonna see her face again

Wish I could understand, where I went wrong
Baby it's never too late, we've got to be strong


Lyrics written by Allan Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: Tell Me Baby
Tell Me Baby

Tell me baby, what is wrong with you?
Tell me baby, what is wrong with you?
Said you look so sad, what can a poor boy do?

Tell me woman, who is on the telephone?
Yeah, tell me woman, who's that on the telephone?
You know there's something wrong
Why do you wanna be alone?

Tell me baby, what is wrong with you?
Tell me baby, what is wrong with you?
You look so sad, what can a poor boy do?

Tell me woman, who is on the phone?
Tell me woman, who is on that telephone?
You know there's something wrong
Why do you wanna be alone?
You know there's something wrong
Why do you wanna be alone?
I know there's something wrong
Why do you wanna be alone?


Lyrics written by Allan Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: When Love Grows Cold
When Love Grows Cold

Said I can tell when I look at you babe
Just how you feel
Said I can tell when I look at you babe
Said I can tell just how you feel
Feel it so much baby, it tears me apart

When your mood is good babe,
The fires burns inside
When your mood is good babe,
The fires burns inside
You take me to another level,
Then you tear me apart

When love grows cold, it's so sad I know
I said when love grows cold, it's so sad I know
I can take it no more, it tears me apart


Lyrics written by Allan Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: I Feel Down
I Feel Down

Everybody sees my bad times
Nobody knows how i feel
These tears my friend, oh they are so real
I feel down

Same old story, same old words
sometimes you need to cry
And I can't think of a better time than this
I feel down

I see you there and you just turn away
Oh theres nothing there
Funny, people said we would be alright
I feel down


Lyrics written by Allan Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: White Man Sings The Blues
White Man Sings The Blues

Down in Louisiana
Cotton grows so high
The sun burns your back
But you don't ask why

White man comes along
Never paid his dues
He never suffered
He's never paid his dues
And the white man,
Sings the blues
And the white man,
Sings the blues

Mississippi burning
Black man takes his toll
Cruel to the bone
He sings from his soul

North to Chicago
B.B plays his blues
Oh you know he suffered
He really paid his dues
And the white man,
Sings the blues
And the white man,
Sings the blues

Black man calling out the blues
He always seems to lose
Black man calling out his song
He'd never do you wrong


Lyrics by Allan Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: Feels Just Right
Feels Just Right

It’s been so long since you came to my door,
Woman never seen you look so good before,
My heart beats heavy and my pulse it quickens,
I start to feel the heat as my blood begins to thicken

And it feels, yes it feels just right
And it feels, yes it feels alright

Summer’s here but you’re dressed in black,
You sink your feline claws right into my back,
You dig so hard that it breaks the skin,
Woman all I need is some discipline

And it feels, yes it feels just right
And it feels, yes it feels alright

Your breath so heavy, we both begin to sweat,
I know that your close but you’re not there yet,
I’ve been caged but now the beast is free,
Woman lie back and taste my ecstasy



Lyrics written by Ben Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: Heaven Needs You
Heaven Needs You

Stevie, no Texas flood in your eyes
I said Stevie, no Marys to cry
Hope you see purple jester in the sky
Hope you see purple jester in the sky

Two Strats playing, in the deep red sky
Two Strats screaming and we know why
Heaven needs, heaven needs you to play a while
Heaven needs, heaven needs you to play a while

Voodoo Chile plays the texas howl,
If we could hear you, we’d be going wild
Heaven needs, heaven needs you to play a while
Heaven needs, heaven needs you to play a while


Lyrics written by Allan Parkinson ©2012
Track Name: Once You Were A Man
Once You Were A Man

Once you were a man
A man of the world
You had pretty girls
In the palm of your hands
Now you look sad
So sad and alone

Once you were a man
A man of the world
You had so many things
But you gave them all away
Now you look sad
So sad and alone

Don't know what you're trying to do
Don't know what you're trying to say
There are so many people there
That have never heard you play

Once you were a man
A man of the world
You had some pretty girls
In the palm of your hands
Now you look sad
Sad and alone


Lyrics written by Allan Parkinson ©2012