Lyrics & Liner Notes

ALBUM:  Falling In Love Again

track 1:  Falling In Love Again 

 

This song is about Love’s beginnings ...  About the joy of finding out that there can still be hope for us even after we’ve given up.

It is also the story of how I met and fell in love with my wife, Kathy.  

You could say we have a match made in Heaven, and you wouldn't be wrong.

  (But you could also say it's a match made  Down at Pete's Grille   which is the title of the B-Side of my new single.)

LYRICS:

VERSE 

I already knew by  quarter-of-2:00

    that I wanted to be your guy

(I could)   feel-your-soul-when-I looked-into-your  eyes

 

So, at closing time I invited you 

    to an All-Night donut shop 

I didn’t want       our conversation     to ever stop

 

        (4 Bar Guitar Break)

 

VERSE 

(Never) thought another  Woman  would touch my  soul

    the way     that        you  touch  mine

 I was  sure that     I was  done with  love  

           ’til the end of time

 

But when we met     I knew right away

    I was willing    to take a chance

And I think the Good Lord     planned that in advance

 

PRE-CHORUS

I went out that night just to clear my head

     ’n’play  music with my friends

The last thing that was on my mind 

    was Falling In Love Again  .. whoa, oh

 

CHORUS

Falling in love again

    Ya got me falling  in love again

        Falling in love again …

    

Ya got me falling  in love again

    falling in love again

        falling in love again …

 

        (4 Bar Guitar Break)

 

BRIDGE

    Spent half my life   with a losing hand 

        I was Walkin-Round in a trance

    Thinking  my life was  over

        … I’d given up on romance

    Sellin’ everything   and movin’ away

        was just one of my crazy plans

    Never once suspected

        … I’d be given   another   chance

 

        (4 Bar Guitar Break)

 

VERSE

Ever since that night we’ve been together

    in our house down by the sea

    I love-YOU-     and-     I  know YOU love me

 

We live our lives in harmony

    composed   as    a    duet

A song about two people    and how lucky they could get

 

 

Because ... We’ve fallen in love again

 fallen  in love again

   fallen  in love again

    

Ya got me falling  in love again

    falling in love again

        falling in love again …

 

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track 2:  Ain’t Wastin’ Time 

 

Ain't Wastin' Time expresses some of the emotions we experience as a relationship starts to grow into what somehow always feels like "the one we've been waiting for all our life".   As if everything that happened before that point in our life was just preparing us for this time...

 

It's a nice feeling whether it is accurate or not.  It's that feeling that keeps us coming back for more.

 

LYRICS:

 

All my life I been waiting just to love you

Hangin’ ‘round and wastin’ time for sure

    I never knew     a time when I was happy

    but     I never knew     ‘til I walked in your door.

    You opened up my eyes to the future,

    You gave me all that I’d been searching for.

    You showed me that my past was truly over

       and now I can’t see wastin’ time no more.

    The time has come for You and Me 

    I ain’t wastin’ time no more.     

 

You pulled me out of darkness into sunshine

I was very nearly blinded that’s for sure.

You held me in your arms and loved me sweetly.

Even when I left you cryin’ at the door

    You opened up my eyes to the future,

    You gave me all that I been searching for.

    You showed me that my past was truly over

    and now I can’t see wastin’ time no more.

  The time has come for You and Me 

    I ain’t wastin’ time no more. 

 

(instrumental break)

 

My life was like    a ship lost on the ocean

Your love, a guiding lighthouse on the shore.

Your arms became     my sweet and gentle harbor

The calm amidst the violence of the storm.

    That’s when I knew         I could be with you forever

    ‘cause you’re the girl that     I been searching for.

      That’s when I knew     my past was truly over

    and I can’t imagine wastin’ time no more.

  The time has come for You and Me        I ain’t wastin’ time no more.   

  The time has come for You and Me        I ain’t wastin’ time no more.

 

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track 3:  Your Love 

 

This one deals with the Glow Phase of love, when everything seems wonderful in the world .  If you’re lucky, the Glow Phase never ends… 

 

LYRICS:

 

VERSE:

Girl ...  it feels like I’m in Love with you

My   world … is upside down from my point of view

 

    (RAP)

    (n’when you)  smile at me    

      ya get inside of me n’my       head starts spinning round

      I’m like a ship out on the sea that          just ran aground 

 

 I   feel … like I gotta be alone with you

   ‘Cuz when you’re in my arms    you fit me like a glove

      I’m hoping that you feel that I’m deserving of

         Your Love   … all your love

 

 

VERSE:

When I …   call you on the phone

The sound of   your voice …     Ya know it thrills me to the bone

 

     (RAP)

    We make a plan for tonight   ’n it feels so right    

    Everything’s  OK        no matter what  we say

    The sound of your laugh is like a photograph

          of  sunrise on a Summer’s day

 

 I   feel … like I gotta be alone with you

    ‘Cuz when you’re in my arms    you fit me like a glove

      I’m hoping that you feel that I’m deserving of

         Your Love   … all your love

 

VERSE:

Someday … I’m hoping that you’ll marry me

Then we’ll slip away… for a  honeymoon across the sea

 

   (RAP)

    n’when we get home  our life’s gonna be

      like the dream we always  hoped to see

    Then every day we can write and play 

      another new  song   about  you and me  

     

Then We ‘ll    be making love until the break of day

    ‘Cuz when you’re in my arms    you fit me like a glove

      and I will always know ya feel that I’m deserving of

         Your Love   … all your love

 

 

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track 4:  There’s Nothing Wrong 

 

I've heard it said that, to be able to truly love someone else, one must first be able to love and accept oneself.   

 

Sometimes we meet someone who apparently can't seem to find anything good to say about themself or what goes on in their life.

 

For reasons that aren't obvious to anyone else, these people constantly point out their own flaws and failures.  "Debbie Downers"  are always using social media posts as a platform to tell the world how unfortunate they are and how unfair life has been to them.  I find this very sad...

 

This song is for someone I know who does those things. I wrote it in the hope that she might listen to it and like it ... and then maybe cut herself a little slack.

 

LYRICS:

 

Some days you’re feeling real strong

It’s like     you can    do no wrong

But those days     they go by so fast        

It feels like              good times  never last

 

    Oh… That’s when you have to keep in mind

       that even though your not inclined 

        to tell yourself    what you know to be   true 

        …    there’s nothing wrong with you

              that’s just the way it goes

            it’s just your angle of view

            … so just go with the flow

     

 

Then there are bad days when you don’t know what to do

You feel out of control,  your life is escaping  you

You feel yourself,  falling behind    and you’re sure   …

                    you’re sure you’re gonna lose your mind

 

    Oh… That’s when you’ve got to keep in mind

       that even though your not inclined 

        to tell yourself    what you know to be   true 

        …    there’s nothing wrong with you

              that’s just the way life goes

            it’s just your angle of view

            … so just go with the flow

     

(guitar)

 

Oh Yeah you always have to keep in mind

       that even though your not inclined 

        to tell yourself    what we all know to be   true 

        …    there’s nothing wrong with you

              that’s just the way life goes

            it’s your angle of view

            … so Baby just go with the flow

 

        …    there’s nothing wrong with you

              yeah. that’s the way life goes

            it’s your angle of view

            … so just go with the flow

 

            it’s just your angle of view

            … Yeah you gotta  go with the flow

 

            it’s just your angle of view

                … so   go with the flow

 

 

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track 5:  ‘cuz I Like the Way You Look 

 

Sometimes we’re lucky enough, or maybe it's unlucky enough that we meet someone who makes us feel so good when we’re with them that, even though it's obvious that they are only using us ... we just don't care.

 

A romance like that can be such a great ride that, while everyone tells you that you're headed for disaster,  you don't mind ignoring them.  You just want to enjoy it while it lasts... even if you end up needing therapy afterwards.

 

LYRICS:

 

One and one is Two        Two and two is Four

  Every time I turn around you’re walking out the door

Three and three is six, now    And four and four is Eight

  no-matter-WHEN you-SAY-that YOU’ll be BACK,  I know it will be late

    And I don’t care to hear where,     you SAY that  YOU will GO.

    I know that it will be a lie    so I don’t want to know

By the time that you get home    the birds are waking up

   and you’re still winding down while I pour  coffee in my cup

 

 

 

Everybody tells me   all round the neighborhood

  that  staying out ’til sunrise means you’re up to nothin’ good

They say leopards don’t have zebra stripes  and tigers don’t eat hay

  They say  a girl like you is trouble      and it’ll always be that way

    I just don’t care to hear where,     YOU-say  THAT-you  go.

    I know it’s gonna be a lie    so I don’t want to know

You won’t pick up your dirty clothes    and it’s a good thing I can cook.

  I guess I should break up with you       but I like the way you look

 

 

[solos]

 

 

When we’re both in the bedroom    at the same time in one bed

  Ya make me GLAD I never LIStened     to the THINGS those people SAID

For all the toils and troubles      that your lifestyle causes  me

  Those few hours   make it all         SEEM worthWHILE to me

    So I don’t wan na   hear about    the places that you go

    I KNOW you’ll JUST make SOMEthing up    so I don’t want to know

Maybe someday I’ll be sorry        but not for very long

  ‘cause I know that your memory    will make    me write this song

 

 

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track 6:  Strat-o-Nova 

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The original tracks for this song were written and recorded by my nephew, Drew Duncan.  He sent me the demo that he had developed, and told me he  wasn't inspired to write lyrics for it.  

 

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to say with it because the musical style was so different from my own.  The end result was this recording.  Drew and I are working on more songs together that will be released later this year.

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The story is that of an up and coming performer whose success on the road is adversely impacting his relationship with the girl back home.  He comes to realize that all her encouragements and promises of love that were given before his career took off are beginning to show their true colors. 

 

He begins to see that she never truly believed in him. That she was giving him all the rope he needed to hang himself.  She always assumed that someday he would give up his dream and  "grow up”. Then she would be able to mold him into the man that she wanted him to be all along.   

 

LYRICS:

 

You’re  sitting at home Waiting alone.

For the sound of my voice on your telephone.

I tell you I miss you and I wish you were here

They all love the show.  They’re all buying me beer.

    But I think “Love”    was the only word 

    in that whole sentence… that you  actually heard.

 

   I wonder why it's so hard for you   

      cause all I’m doin’ is doin’ what I do

   You know I’m just working    n’I asked you to go.

   You think I put you behind people I don’t even know

 

   Where’s the Solution  and  the ties that bind?

   We keep on this way    I'm gonna lose my mind.

   How many times     I got to  let you know?

      That I’m  a Strat-o-Nova and I HAVE to go.

 … then you say,  a Nova    is shiny and bright

    but if you wanna get to see  it

    you got to  stay awake all night

 

That night that we spent     pouring out our souls

    when we told each other     our hopes and our goals

Talkin’ bout things    we both need to do 

   to be the kinda people      we would look up to

    But  you only said             what I wanted to hear

    you thought you could  change me  you weren’t bein’ sincere

    

      I wonder why    it's so hard for you   

      cause all I’m doin’         is doin’ what I do

   You know I’m working my job      n’I asked you to go.

      but you’d rather be jealous     of the fans at my show

 

   Where’s the Solution          And  the ties that bind?

   We keep on this way        I'm gonna lose my mind.

   How many times     I gotta  let you know?

      That I’m  a Strat-o-Nova and I NEED to go.

… But then you say   “No Va”  

        in Espanol … 

    Is  another way of saying,  Don’t Go

 

I’ll tell you right now        I really care about you

..in spite of  all the trouble that    we  been  through

I think you and me        we need to talk tonight  

   and figure out how     to treat each other right

    but we gotta face it             2-3-4    

    if ‘we don’t see eye to eye        3-4

    Maybe we reached the point     3-4

    that we should say Goodbye

 

   I wonder why         it’s so hard for you   

      when all I’m doin’         is doin’ what I do}

   What can I do        to make  you understand

   that Trust and Love         go Hand in Hand

   Why all of a sudden         ya try’n a talk me out OF …

     the things about me     that made you fall in love

 

   Where’s the Solution      and  the ties that bind?

   We keep on like this        I'm gonna lose my mind.

   How many times     I gotta  let you know?

      That I’m  a Strat-o-Nova and I NEED to go.

   …But then you say  that  “Nova”  

        means something “NEW”  

        ’n  maybe that oughta be a clue …

        …     for what you and me should do

 

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track 7:  Finish Loving You 

 

Long ago, when I was a young man, I wrote a Jazz ballad. The story was written from a woman's viewpoint about a guy... a real jerk...  who claimed to love her, but kept hurting her and then pulling her back in .  He did care for her but he was unable to resist running back to the arms of his needy, and neurotic old girlfriend.  

 

Sadly, I didn't make this stuff up... that jerk was me, and so I wrote the song and gave it to her to try to make amends.

 

I never had any luck finding a female Jazz singer who wanted to record it, so it hung around for years gathering dust on my hard drive until 2018 when I correctly concluded that it never was a very good Jazz ballad anyway.  

 

But it was important for me to do something with it, so I chose a more accessible style, re-wrote the music and sang it myself.

 

LYRICS:

 

VERSE

Once upon a time…         I used to be happy 

But that     ended    when you    smiled at me

I’ve been your  prisoner… from the first “How do you do?”

 

Now you started to  lie,    but I can’t say goodbye.

So I cry     and   every day I try…

to convince you    that your love for me is true

 

REFRAIN

    But it seems like  I’ll never …

    No, I’ll  never …

    I will never,   ever finish   loving you

 

 

VERSE

(We spent our time)    holding each other tight.

Now you’re with him,     and I stare into the night.

know-ing-that-his-arms    are holding you . . .

 

You build a wall      whenever   you    answer his call, 

…  and-you-run-back-to   him a-gain.

You’re a fool     for pushing me away from you.

 

 

REFRAIN

    But I guess I’ll never …

    No, probably, never …

    I guess I’ll never, ever finish loving you  (Yeahhhhhh)

 

(guitar)

 

VERSE

I must have been blind … that man I used to be

   … always lettin’ ya     toy with me

But my eyes are open now and I can finally see

 

 

…that you broke my heart,     I feel it every day.

We’ve split apart,    but I bet  you’ll be back  someday.

To torture me     the way you always do . . .

 

    But I’m Hoping …

    Oh Yeah I’m Hoping …

    I’m Hoping that I’m finished loving you.

 

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track 8  Free of You 

 

This song deals with the dreaded "Downhill Slide" in full swing.  The point where you begin to realize that everything you thought you knew for sure, has turned out to be wrong.

 

Unfortunately for me, the one thing about this song that is NOT autobiographical is, that there has never been a time in my life when I have gone for a run every morning.  

 

 

LYRICS:

 

VERSE 1:

When we met     you always said

    That someday  we would be wed

‘Cause when we were born        our future was sworn

    we’d be together     until we were Dead

 

We had fun        out in the sun

    Every morning we’d go for a run

And ev-ery night         you would always recite

    that I would be your only one

 

 

   CHORUS:

    Now you say    it wasnt me it was you

        and you’re sorry   for-what   you put me through

    you said you couldn’t foresee     your need to be free

    so the best thing for me                   is for me to be free of you

        Free of You

 

 

VERSE 2:

Every night        Now that  you’re gone

    I lie in bed awake until dawn

No matter what I do        I end up missing you

    and it’s  all I can do     to go on

 

When you said    Good bye

    I couldn’t think of what I could  try

to convince you to stay       and so you went away

    and I just wanted to die

 

 

    CHORUS:

    You said it wasnt me it was you

        and you’re sorry  for-what   you put me through

    you said you couldn’t foresee     your need to be free

    so the best thing for me                   is for me to be free of you

        Free of You

 

 

 

VERSE 3:

Before you         bid me adieu

    there’s something that I want to tell you

I really believe    that after you leave

     I’m bound to change my point of view

 

So be sure        you’re secure

    and that all your motives are pure

cuz once you are gone    I’m bound to move on

    and your decision will have to endure    

 

 

 

    FINAL  CHORUS:

 

    You said it wasn’t me it  was you        

        and now I really  think so too

    you say you’re getting rid of me    cuz  you need to be free

            but what I’m starting to see

        ..is I’m finally   getting rid of you

    

        I’m getting rid of you

        I’m getting rid of you

        Yeah .. rid of you

 

 

 

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track 9:  While I Still Have a Heart

 

I wrote this song in 2019, but in it I talk about a relationship that I was in a very long time ago.  I was young and had no direction in life at the time, so I allowed myself to be led around by someone I thought was better than me and worth the trouble.  She dumped me more than once and always changed her mind and took me back… I am forever grateful for the fact that, in the end, it was me who finally walked away and never looked back.    

 

 

LYRICS:

 

VERSE

You and Me      we come from different worlds

    We both know that it’s true

If I say, Let’s stay home tonight,   you say you’d rather go out 

   and WE ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

 

Yesterday,  You went out with your friends

 …and you didn’t want me tagging along    You said

   they don’t really like me … anyway

    .. and besides… 

    I might  say something wrong…

    … and that’s what really burns 

 

CHORUS

     You always cut me down !

       Act like I won’t feel the sting

     You won’t set me free   

    You keep me on  a string 

 

    I DONT NEED YOU

    I DON’T WANT YOU

    Time for you and me to part

    While I still got a heart    

 

 

 

VERSE

I know your parents told you   GO AND HAVE SOME FUN

    but  you always have to   KEEP  in mind

They said …    Enjoy yourself…  but don’t you ever forget…

  That Boy   will NEVER be YOUR kind

 

But see  I’m makin’  plans  that don’t include you

You’re more trouble than you’re worth to me

So when I say    it’s time for you to go

You better listen to my decree …

 

You’re always cutting me down

..act like I won’t feel the sting 

You won't set me free 

always keep me on a string

 

    but I DONT NEED YOU

    and I DON’T WANT YOU

    Time for you and me to part

    While I still got a heart    

 

(ad lib)

 

 

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track 10:  You Wear Me Out 

 

I’m very happy to announce that I made this song up without drawing too much on my own personal experience (thank goodness).

 

I think it makes for a fitting end to the album because it represents Love's Last Gasp.

 

 

 

LYRICS:

 

You wear me out      You’re always on the go

   … and I’m    always 3 steps behind

I really wish that you   would cut me a break 

   You’re driving me out of my mind

    

    You gonna gimme  a heart    attack 

       If we don’t slow down girl

    I just can’t     keep     up with you

       I don’t think I can  live in your world

 

  You Wear Me Out    …You Wear Me Out

 

 

We were going to a show   just about a week ago

  … the tickets were so hard to find

Then you got a call     and without a thought at all

the next thing   I     know you changed your mind

 

I feel like a hamster on a wheel with you

    … never, ever gaining any ground

I don’t want to leave you   but I’m willin’ to bet

that you’d hardly notice if I’m not around

 

  You Wear Me Out    …You Wear Me Out

 

BRIDGE:

    You’re always in the right place 

        and always at the right time

    Living at the center of the Universe

        your life is always sublime

 

    But You Wear Me Out    

         …You Wear Me Out

 

 

We planned to meet     after work    for a drink 

      At Divina’s Trattoria** down town

I sat alone   drinking    ’til   half past 8

     watching the sun go down

 

I paid my tab and and stood up to leave

     feeling just like a clown

    

Then I saw you at a table with another guy

      and you wouldn’t even turn   around.

 

 

You’re welcome to the right place

you can have it all the time

You’re welcome to  your  own  universe

As long as you stay out of mine

 

    Cuz, You Wear Me Out    

         …You Wear Me Out

         GOOD BYE …

 

 

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BONUS track:  There Ain’t No Cure for the COVID-19 

 

The lockdown … the Social Distancing … The New World Order … 

 

  • During the entire Vietnam War there were 58,220 U.S. military fatal casualties.

  • So far this year, just in the United States,  more than 178,000 people have died from the CCP Viral attack on the Free World

  • The Chinese people are not to blame.  It is their murderous Chinese Communist Party who bears the responsibility. 

 

Will things ever return to the way it was before …?  I don’t know.  That’s not my area of expertise.

So I wrote some new lyrics to an old song to try to take some of the sting out of this mess we are all in.  

 

But before we get to the lyrics, I have a quick message for

the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrats and Republicans need to put aside their pettiness

and find a way to work together to

Strike Back at the Chinese Communist Party

 

LYRICS:

 

(sung to the music of “Summertime Blues” )

 

Well I’m gonna raise a fuss and I’m gonna raise a holler

I’m sick o watching’ movies     on the TV in the parlor

Every time I call my baby,     to try to get a date

    She says, “We Hafta  stay home..

              so, you gonna have to wait”

Sometimes I wonder     why God is so Mean

    There ain't no cure for the COVID-19

 

 

The President said    he gonna send a bunch a money

I check the mail every day      now my nose is getting runny

They won’t let me work         cuz I been sick

    I hope this Damn Quarantine

                 Is Over Real Quick

I  think I’m gonna        rupture my spleen

    Cuz there ain't no cure for the COVID-19

 

 

The first two weeks, we had a fine vacation

Until we used up the last of our Toilet Paper Ration

When I called my congressman he put me on HOLD

    said, “You prob’ly gonna croak

                 cuz you’re too damn OLD”

It made me wanna Cry        and it made me wanna Scream

    Cuz there ain't no cure for the    COVID-19

Hey, Xi Jinping ...

You may have lots of guns,

but you will never have enough bullets.

There's 1.4 Billion pissed off    Chinese people right behind you...

and they are getting mighty

    Sick of Your Shit

and so is the Rest of the World.

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