KATE AND LOU GIAMPETRUZZI - SONGWRITERS

KATE AND LOU

OUR SONGWRITING PAGE

Copyright. All music and lyrics on this page by

Kathleen and Louis Giampetruzzi

Do not use without permission.

All songs ASCAP.

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We have been writing songs for over 29 years. The songs span genre's as our musical interest developed and changed. This page will list many of our songs and has links to the lyrics. The table below lists many of our songs with links to the lyrics.

Tree Tops is the affectionately named apartment in Brooklyn, NY where we lived and recorded many of the songs listed on this site. Those songs were recorded on home recording equipment such as the TEAC 3440 and TEAC 8 track Cassette deck with microphones, acoustic guitars, a Kurzweil K-1000 keyboard, a Proteus 1 sound module and a few sound effects and processors such as reverb. We started with Cakewalk sequencing software for DOS and the original tape stereo masters of these songs were transferred to digital using CAKEWALK PRO AUDIO 9 beginning 1999. We are in the process of recording our newer material using the digial medium.

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KATE AND LOU ORIGINAL SONGS

Mississippi Ripple

instrumental

Looks Like It's Gonna Rain

lyrics

To Have and Hold

lyrics

Where Do You Go (When Love Goes Wrong)

lyrics

As Far As Love Can Go

lyrics

Crimes Of The Heart

lyrics

Working Man

lyrics

Angels Heard My Crying

lyrics

Moonlight and Roses

lyrics

He's Always Been The One For Me

lyrics

Aces and Spades

lyrics

Luck In Love

lyrics

I'm In Love Again

lyrics

Nashville

lyrics

You Don't Even Stand a Chance

lyrics

Listening to Others( To Learn To Live As One)

lyrics

The Children Of The Ghetto

lyrics

Now It's Time To Let Go

lyrics

Torch Song

lyrics

The Love Is Real

lyrics

Waiting For Love

lyrics

He's Hard But Helpless

lyrics

Access

lyrics

Chains of Anger

lyrics

Love at Christmas Time

lyrics

The "F" Train (The Death of Joy)

lyrics

KrystalNacht

instrumental

Johnny's Gone

lyrics

Life Goes On

lyrics

The Darkest Day

lyrics

The Stars Make You Wonder

lyrics

Talk It Over

 lyrics

Autumn Breeze  
Say You Love Me

 lyrics

If I Only Knew Then  
Please Don't Let This Moment Slip By

lyrics

Little Bird

lyrics

6:30 In The Morning

lyrics

G Whiz

instrumental

A Minor Event

instrumental

Merry-Go-Rag

instrumental

Summer On The Mountain

instrumental

Lou's Blues

instrumental

   
Charlo

 lyrics

Give Me Time and I'll Get Over Loving You  
We Always Held Together

scroll down for lyrics

In This World Full of Fools

scroll down for lyrics

Becky

scroll down for lyrics

444 MacArthur Ave

scroll down for lyrics

Florida Song

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THE LYRICS


LISTENING TO OTHERS

Its not always easy, black and white
My mother taught me wrong from right
But in these matters, what really matters is
Our greatest strength is learning to forgive

Jesse and Martin, Malcolm too
All spoke words that ring so true
Dreams and hope, a sense of urgency
Fighting for their people to be free

Friday's sins and Sunday's songs
A cycle full of rights and wrongs
Must we always judge our fellow man
It's time for us to try to understand


CHORUS
Great songs try to teach us
Of RESPECT and PEACE and LOVE
To IMAGINE a better world for everyone
But news of terror, hate and war
Undermine, underscore
The need, for us, to learn to live as one

Our differences are few
Although it seems like me and you
Are miles and miles and miles and miles apart
Listening to others
My mother taught me oh so well
The need, for us, to learn to live as one


Kings and Queens have come and gone
And left us here to carry on
Side by side our church bells ring so loud
Mosques and temples also stand so proud

All around the world
There are people fighting for their kind
Our race, religion and language sometimes clash
Can we leave these battles in the past

Gandhi, Confusious and Lincoln too
JFK and Sitting Bull
All had visions of a better world
Where truth and love and justice all prevail

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CHAINS Of ANGER


It's Saturday night in the city
'round about a quarter to nine
There's a woman in her bedroom window
Trying to keep from crying
She's looking out on the street
But there ain't nobody out tonight
And even if he comes back home
There will be another terrible fight

CHORUS

Bound together by chains of anger
Stronger than steel
They haven't shared a warm embrace
In what feels like a hundred years

It's cold and dark by the water
He's standing alone on the pier
The pain of the words between them roars
Louder then the wind in his ears
He knows that he's got a bad temper
But he puts a high value on pride
So its one more angry storm to ride out
And the hurtins as high as the tide

CHORUS

Tucked into bed in the back room
A little boy fights not to cry
But every time his dad threatens his mom
He wishes his old man would die
He's 10 goin on 100
His heart has been burned by their flames
He longs for that TV show family
Where life is all sweet fun and games

CHORUS

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THE CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO


The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more
The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more
Be it neglect, or famine, or war
The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more

On the scales of justice
On the scales of justice
On the scales of justice
How heavy is the pain
Of the children of the ghetto

Just look into their eyes
They stare into the distance
Will they ever feel love
Only in the eyes, of the children, of the ghetto
Can be found societies heart

The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more
The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more
Be it neglect, or famine, or war
The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more

On the scales of justice
On the scales of justice
On the scales of justice
How heavy is the pain
Of the children of the ghetto

Where are the songs
There is silence
The voices of the children are not heard
Only in the words, of the children, of the ghetto
Can be found societies soul

The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more
The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more
Be it neglect, or famine, or war
The children of the ghetto, they aren't smiling any more

Where are the smiles, where are the laughs (repeat and fade)

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WHERE DO YOU GO (WHEN LOVE GOES WRONG)


She stood in the driveway watching him go
In his second hand van headed for Mexico
And turning the corner he was going, going, gone
She went back in the house and put the coffee on

The phone rang, she didn't pick it up
Sat back, lit a cigarette, poured some cream into her cup
And as the first tear rolled down her face
She said to herself, I gotta get out of this place

BRIDGE
I thought our love was true
I thought I'd be with you forever
Forever and ever
My dreams go up in smoke
If there is any hope
Tell me, Oh won't you tell me

CHORUS
Where do you go when love goes wrong,
When you feel so weak and you need to be strong
Can you stop the heart from breaking in two
When it's pain, not love that's been making you

Why does anyone fall in love
What in the world are people thinking of
Doesn't everybody have a friend whose had a broken heart
Weren't you there when their world fell apart

Over and over and over again,
It's like swearing off the bottle then your drinking again
Light a candle to your favorite saint
You are what you are
And you ain't what you ain't

Repeat CHORUS

She stood in the driveway watching him go
In his second hand van headed for Mexico
Turning the corner he was going, going, gone

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LIFE GOES ON


Fire burns
Tears flow
Blood boils
Life goes on

With hand and pail
And diesel truck
With crane and barge
They clean it up

Take it away-------
Take the pain away…………..
Take the pain away

The unborn child
The waiting bride
The naked grief
We cannot hide

The dying prayer
The dying wish
The benediction
Of one last sweet kiss

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THE DARKEST DAY


The darkness and the pain
The sun don't shine at noon
I want my old life back
Without the doom and gloom

The smell of smoke, the choking dust, the silence
Where your heartbeat used to be

I don't know how my God
Thinks I can stand this pain
I'm shot right through my heart
I'm numb right through my brain

The smell of smoke, the choking dust, the silence
Where your heartbeat used to be

A long, long time from now
When all the world is free
This time will buy its place
In human history
With pain and blood and trembling
Within the lion's heart
The devil left to dance on his own grave

I want my old life back
Without the gloom and doom
I want my baby back
Just sleeping in his room

The smell of smoke, the choking dust, the silence
Where your heartbeat used to be.

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JOHNNY'S GONE


The break of dawn brought the bad news
Johnnie's gone, Johnnie's gone,
At first she thought I must be dreaming
Then oh no, oh no
The world turned dark
The sky turned black
And she fell to the ground
And the breaking of her heart was the only sound
CHOURS
She was praying take me, oh Johnnie take me
Cause I can't live without your love
You gotta take me, come on and take me Johnny
Cause I can't live without your love
And then somewhere far away up in heaven
An angel turned when he heard that sound
And without hesitation
Spread his wings and headed for the ground

She lay down alone on their bed
Through an open window a breeze began to blow
Behind her eyes she saw a bright light
In a color that she did not know
But she could smell the sea
And see the stars
There was music everywhere
And Johnnie's voice calling softly
Darling, hold on, we're almost there

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LOOKS LIKE ITS GONNA RAIN


I guess this old fire
Its' about burnt out
Looks like it's gonna rain
Toss on just a few more twigs
See if I can make it burn again

The wind picks up
And then it dies down
The storm is coming in
Toss on just a few more twigs
See if I can make this fire burn again

(CHORUS)

Looks like it's gonna rain
Looks like it's gonna rain
Looks like it's gonna rain


Lady luck she'll send you down
Some rocky rugged trails
Some hard times you may have
Playing your guitar
Singing sad songs
Of a true love you once had

Sometimes it takes a long while
To make a fire burn
But if you do
It just might roar
Toss on just a few more twigs
See if I can make this fire burn again

(CHORUS)

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CRIMES OF THE HEART


One hearts' holding on
One hearts' letting go
Both of them pretending that it doesn't show
Turning off that main road, there's no map
They might get lost and never come back

CHORUS
Harmony and Ecstasy
They walk hand and hand
Salty tears and loneliness
They fill the grandstand
Every time somebody gives someone
An untrue kiss,
You'll find another heartache,
Just like this

One hearts beating faster
One hearts beating slow
One heart longs to stay at home
And one heat longs to go
Playing with emotions,
Telling lies,
Crimes of the heart are the serious kind

SECOND CHORUS
Poets, writers, troubadours
It's their favorite theme
Broken hearts of real life
Broken hearts of dreams
Movies, TV, video all document the fact
But like a moth drawn to the flame,
We can't hold back

Harmony and ecstasy
They walk hand in hand
Salty tears and loneliness
Fill the grandstand
Every time somebody gives
Someone an untrue kiss,
You'll find another heartache, just like this

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NOW IT'S TIME TO LET GO


They say you can't live on just memories
They say you can't live off past times
Memories always seem to make me smile
For times as good as those
I'll wait awhile

(CHORUS)

Love endures it will wait
When the time is right we'll know
Love endures it will wait for us
Nows the time
Now it's time to let go

I'm in no hurry
My heads on straight
For the right companion
I've got time I'll wait
Rushing things can only bring confusion
When your down
Be wary of illusion

(CHORUS)

I've gone running from time to time
So concerned with life passing by
Forgettings hard
But not as hard as leaving
When wanting love
It seems so out of reach

(CHORUS)

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LITTLE BIRD


Little bird, little bird
Up in the tree
I sit by my window
And I wish I could be
A little bird a little bird
So wild and free
Under a shady leaf
Kissed by the summer breeze

CHORUS
You never wonder who you are
If you should stay at home or wander
You never worry if the clocks on time
Every note is true, and it's sung in perfect time

Little bird, little bird
How far can you see
Over the valley
Down to the deep blue sea
Little bird, little bird
Whisper to me
A secret for sharing
One for just you and me

REPEAT CHORUS

I wish that we could sing a sweet duet
Wish you knew my name
But we haven't met
So I'll be content with my treetop view
And listen to your song
While I sing along with you

REPEAT CHORUS

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THE LOVE IS REAL


Summer love it's over now
It's time to pick up the pieces now
They tell me I'll forget, but the pain is now

It may all seem petty to you
One day together
The next we're through
They tell me I'll forget, but the heartache is now

(CHORUS)

Its all in the way you feel
That tells you if love is real
Love is real
Love is real

It seems to happen every year
August love I whisper in your ear
The autumn brings September tears
I loved you completely
And then I was told
Love is perfect, it's hard to hold

(CHORUS)

Springtimes coming
Will my heart mend
A new beginning
Were lover and friend
We walk along together
Love is blind
Love is cruel
Experience teaches
But people are fools
We walk along together

(CHORUS)

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HE'S HARD BUT HELPLESS


He comes home from working
Slams shut the door
Speaking to no one
Life is a war

(BRIDGE)

His muscle or his manhood
Couldn't keep his heart from breaking
His emotions their shattered
His fury is shaken

(CHORUS)

He's lovin kind of man
He's a hurtin kind of man
Wants his girl to love him
But he gets out of hand
He's hard
But when he's fallin in love
He's helpless

Won't ask your opinion
He's afraid of the truth
He'd rather control things
He's afraid to lose

(BRIDGE, CHORUS)

He's hard but helpless
He slammed down the phone
She told him that tonight
He'd be sleeping alone

(BRIDGE, CHORUS)

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THE STARS MAKE YOU WONDER

The world sometimes it treats me cruel
Makes me feel just like a fool
To tell you that I love you
Tell you that I care, But you know it
Care, But you know it

(Chorus)
Sittin on a hillside
Lookin at the moon
Suddenly I'm in tears my life is ruined
Funny even when you know that your in love
The stars make you wonder
The stars make you wonder

(Repeat Chorus)

Lookin down at the fog in the lights
Such a pleasant evening can also be a fright
Life can play two way games on your mind
And your heart

(Repeat Chorus)

Jealousy
Treats me mean inside
I get so mad that I can't hide
But all it means
Is that I love you
With all of my heart

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TORCH SONG

They used yo say it's over now
Don't put up a fight
Bow out like a lady
Stay out of sight
Don't rock the boat now
And just lay down and cry
Don't make waves for him
And just lay down and die


CHORUS

Don't play me a torch song
Something soft and sweet
Don't try to sooth me
I won't accept deafeat


So you feel bad
But you won't talk
You'd rather turn your head
And just walk
But the tides have turned now
I'm standing in the door
I want you to explain to me
What your leaving for

REPEAT CHORUS

You said I was unfaithful
But you were too
You couldn't accept me
Cause I was like you
I'll move from the door now
And we can part
Now that the story's straigh
It won't break my heart

REPEAT CHORUS

STAY WITH ME

It's not always what you think
It's not always the obvious
This is not a movie
It's not a book
It's really us
Don't jump to conclusions
You could be wrong
This is not a movie
It's not a book
It's really us

(CHORUS)

So we disagree
You turn around
Turn your head and go away
Don't you think
There's maybe a chance
You should stay
Stay
Stay with me

So things can't always be perfect
Even if you want them to
This is not a movie it's not a book
Its a true lovers song

(CHORUS)

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TO HAVE AND HOLD

I have a piece of silk my daddy wove
When he was very young
My mother passed it on to me when I turned 21
I've got a rocking chair, a china dish, a clock with a wind-up key
Land in the oldest part of town
And a doll my grandma made for me

CHORUS
Oh the things we love to have and hold
That keep us young when we grow old
The fondest kind of memories
That light the way so we can see
A tender kind of melody

I take a lot of comfort from old things
Old music, old friends, old wine
When we married we danced on the front lawn
Like in my grandpa's time
He had a barber shop down on Main Street
In a picture he stands out front
His arms are folded over his chest
What he's thinking I cannot guess
I want him to speak, but he hasn't yet
I love him though we never met

REPEAT CHORUS

It's dusty down in the cellar
But there are many treasures there
I have to close my eyes and tell myself
That daddy isn't there
Standing at his workbench
Fixing something for me
A leather shoe or a book bag strap
He was good with his hands and things like that
He loved to sing "coming through the rye"
When I hear that song it makes me cry

Repeat CHORUS

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TALK IT OVER

The waves rush in, footprints in the sand
Just fade away
Just fade away like you did
The sun is hot
But the sea breeze cools me down
But sweet thoughts of you remain

(CHORUS)

Lets talk, talk it over
My thoughts say talk it over
Just one more time
Let's talk, talk it over
My thoughts say talk it over
Just one more time
Let's talk, talk it over
My thoughts say talk it over
But now your gone

The moonlight sines so brightly on the sea
Does she think of me
Or are these thoughts all mine
The seagull glides
And then she drifts and dives
Then flies away
Just flies away in the night

Now I ride away
My feelings have not changes
Not changed at all
I just hope for your return
But tonight when I reach out in the night
Just to hold you close
All I'll hold
Is my memories of you

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LOVE AT CHRISTMAS TIME


PRELUDE
When the calendar begins to say
That winter time is on it's way
We all know what time is near
Cause Christmas comes just once a year
and
We'll have, they'll be, I want

Cocoa and candy canes
Snow-angel games and lots of jolly-holly
Christmas candles and carols sung by friends
Familiar voices fill the air and snowflakes falling everywhere
Christmas cookies that Mommy bakes for me
The song the redbird sings out from the old fir tree
All the sights and sounds and sighs that mean it's Christmas time
All the precious things that Christmas means to me.

BRIDGE
When the snow goes crunch 'cause it's so cold
You'd swear an icicle has just replaced your nose
And when your ears thaw out and feel like the're on fire
Wet snow down in your boots makes you dream of warm and dry

CHORUS
The sweetest thing of all is still your kiss
Take all the rest away that's what I'd really miss
'Cause we need love, love, love, love, love, love, love at Christmas time
More love at Christmas time then any time of year


The river is frozen end to end
Round up some friends, for skating and for sledding
Crackling fires, the fresh smell of the pines
The taste of snowflakes on my tongue, can't wait for Christmas time to come
Now its time, to pick the Christmas tree
And place a shining star on top for all to see
And we'll share love, love, love, love, love, love love at Christmas time
More love at Christmas time then anytime of year

BRIDGE
Your finger please to help me tie this bow
Kiss me quick I'm sure no one will know
And please don't shake the presents 'neath the tree
Except the one that's marked from "Santa Claus" especially for me

REPEAT CHORUS

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WE ALWAYS HELD TOGETHER

We've been together
And we've been apart
It was gonna be a rough time
But we knew it from the start
Now those rough times they seem easy
Life has been good

(CHORUS)
We always held together and tried to make things work out
As best as we could


Don't you remember
Those moonlight fights we had
Moonlight for fightin'
Now don't it seem sad
All that precious times been wasted
But now we'll make good

(
CHORUS)

Now this is our beginning
Would be some poor lovers end
He'd be trying to patch up his broken heart
In need of a friend
We always thought of each other
Kept each other in mind

(CHORUS)

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He's Always Been The One For Me

He's hurtin, and your hurtin too
Everybody's saying, girl, what's gotten into you
You better turn back
You better turn back fast
An opportunity like this
Well, it ain't gonna last

BRIDGE
You could have his love for your own
He wants to be your husband
He wants to give you a happy home
'Swear, there's one last thing that I'm gonna do
You don't do right by him
I'm gonna steal him away from you

CHORUS
Cause in my heart,
He's always been the one
And in my dreams,
The one that I dream of
He's always been the one
Always been the one for me

He's hurtin
And I'm hurtin too
We been friends for some time
So I ain't gonna lie to you
If you go now
If you turn away
He won't be waitin
When you come back here someday

SECOND BRIDGE
Cause I will have his love for my own
I'll be a good wife
I'll give him a happy home
'Swear there's one last thing
That I'm gonna do
You don't do right by him
I'm gonna steal him away from you

CHORUS

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IN THIS WORLD FULL OF FOOLS


I wake up in the morning
And I start my day
I try to make some new friends
Try to make some new friends
Their a funny kind of crowd
They got funny kind of ways
Since I left you I know
Since I left you I know

(CHORUS)

In this world full of fools
Oh I guess I'm one
In this world full of fools
All those good times now are done

When the evening comes around
And I stroll into town
I go to a movie
I go to a show
Oh the nightcaps not the same
Find I'm callin your name
Calling your name

(CHORUS)

It's the only peaceful time of day
When I'm home alone
I'm thinking of you
Thinkin of you
Oh the nightlife and the daylife too
Seems so confusing and cruel
Since I left you I know
Since I left you I know


(CHORUS)

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ANGELS HEARD MY CRYING


Straight to your heart
That's where you said you'd lead me
Well show me the way
'Cause that's where I want to go
Show me the way
You say your gonna love me
Take me away
To that far-off promised land

CHORUS
Angles must have heard my crying
Angles must have heard my crying
Angles must have sent your love to me

Straight to the part
Where true love lasts forever
Always getting better
Each and every day
No make believe
And no pretending
Love will be strong
It will show us the way

CHORUS

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ACCESS


People like to shout
People like to yell out loud
People like to shout
People like to yell out loud

(CHORUS)

Give me access to the thing I want
Give me access
Give me access to your heart

Some people fool around
They don't tell you whats on their mind
Some people fool around
They don't tell you whats on their mind

(CHORUS)

On the outside your cold
But I know your on fire inside
On the outside your cold
But I know your on fire inside

(CHORUS)

If you want me just call
I'm always available
If you want me just call
I'm always available

(CHORUS)

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YOU DON'T EVEN STAND A CHANCE


You meet a man like him
And it's all over for you
And you don't even know it
Until it's too late
There isn't anything that you won't do
Anything you'll do for love
No baby, you don't even stand a chance

CHORUS

You take one good look
Into those big, baby-blue eyes
And every fantasy you ever had
Is commin true

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CHARLO


Charlo he came up from New Mexico
He came up on a hunch and a crazy dream
Now his pockets their empty
And his shoes are full of mud
I guess it was nothing
But a crazy dream

(CHORUS)

Charlo, Charlo, where you been so long
Charlo where've you been so long
He said,
I've been all alone
I've been searchin for a home
Searching for a home
And a lady

(CHORUS)

A lot of girls hang around
Where Charlo hangs around
But Charlo he don't have one
A lot of money
Passin hand to hand
But Charlo he don't have none

(CHORUS)

The dishwasher gave him a friendly smile
The barmaid she gave him a shove
Charlo he left town
No sense to hand around
I guess it was nothing but a crazy dream

(CHORUS)

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I'M IN LOVE AGAIN


A country song is playing on the radio
Your holding me close
And we're dancing real slow
I'm feelin' so good
I Don't want it to end
Mr. D.J. Can you play
My favorite song again?

(CHORUS)
Soft music, you in my arms and I'm in love again
No doubt about it
I just want to shout it
I'm in love again

I've been dreamin of this
For a long, long time
Hoping and praying
That you would be mine
Now I find out
That my dreams can come true,
'Cause here i am
Dancing this last dance with you

Can this be real
Oh yes I feel your heart
Beatin close to mine
Baby you don't have to second guess
Ask me now
And I'll say yes

(CHORUS)

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GIVE ME TIME AND I'LL GET OVER LOVING YOU

(COMING SOON)

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ACES AND SPADES


Frightened by the howl of the midnight wind
Frightened by the situation I'm in
Frightened cause I love you
Frightened cause I care
Frightened cause I call your name
And your never there

(CHORUS)


I call your name
And then I call your game
Aces and Spades
Another ones made you happy
I call your name
I call it out in vein
Aces and Spades
Another ones made you happy

Friday night in downtown the winter is in
All the people they just seem
To stare at me and grin
Look at me with empty eyes
As empty as my heart
It's a fools paradise
A burden to cart

(CHORUS)

Sentimental feelings there confusing to me
I don't know if I should feel so sad or just be free
The morning sun is coming up
I think I'll go to sleep
You fell in love with someone else
Your his now for keeps

(CHORUS)

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WORKING MAN

When things are going, nice and smooth
A weekly check, a cold longneck
Nothing left to prove
You take things for granted, every day
Baby stays home and you bring home the pay

(BRIDGE)

Boss man he came down
Pink slips all around
Old blue Monday
Their shuttin down

(CHORUS)

It shot my pride
At first I wished that I had died
I'm a working man, from a working man's family
In a working man's town
At first I lied
I told myself (my friends) that I'd get by
I'm a working man, from a working man's family
In a working man's town

Sunday morning, classified
Same old story, no experience
Need not apply
The telephone rings, the bills are due
The credit man he's coming after you


Working forty, that's my line
Toast and coffee, A.M. traffic
Gettin there on time
They owed me nothin, that's what they said
After 15 years, I'm just overhead


(REPEAT CHORUS)

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NASHVILLE

Last night when the lights came on in Nashville
I was feelin like a Nashville country queen
The magic of the sweet September moonlight
Held the promise of a thousand dreams
And you and me
Already been together
Longer than any hit songs' on the charts
And after all this time together
It still feels like the start

New York is a long, long, way from Nashville
We started out on US 81
Sunday gospel music on our car radio
Gave the world a special Southern glow
And when we kissed outside the city limits
We made a vow like all true lovers do
As long as were in this together
There's nothing we can't do

CHORUS
'Cause dreams are for dreaming
And dreams do come true
Abandon yours along the way
It'll come back and haunt you someday
Regret is the ghost of what you didn't do
And always wanted to

Last night when my head hit the pillow
It was filled up with our day on Music Row
Write and call and come and see, please listen
Were in town one more day then we gotta go
Those records on the wall down at the Music Mill
Are mixing things up
So that I can't hardly sleep
To have a record made of gold
A little dream that you get to keep

Last night when the lights came on in Nashville
I was feeling like a Nashville Country Queen

SAY YOU LOVE ME


Say you love me
Right now
Say you care
Right now
Say you want me
Right now

(CHORUS)
I need your love
More than all the stars above
I need your love
More than all the stars above

It's just a feeling
I can't hide
There's some emotions
I can't hide
It's my love
I can't hide

(CHORUS)

There's no question
What I feel
Every day
It's what I feel
I'd never gamble
I'd never deal

(CHORUS

It makes no difference to me
Where we go
What we see
When it's only me


Noon or midnight
Every hour I need your love
Summer or fall
I'll be happy
As long as you call

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6:30 IN THE MORNING

At 6:30 in the morning
At 6:30 in the morning
At 6:30 in the morning
Hear that morning bell ring

(CHORUS)
Oh the morning sun shines so bright
Tells every workman its the end of the night
Its the end of the peaceful night

At 6:30 in the morning
At 6:30 in the morning
At 6:30 in the morning
Hear that first train whistle blow

(CHORUS)

At 6:30 in the morning
At 6:30 in the morning
At 6:30 in the morning
Hear that first box call roll by

(CHORUS)

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PLEASE DON'T LET THIS MOMENT SLIP BY

All I want to do
Is hold you in my arms
And tell you that I love you so
But complications rise
Let's forget about them now
Please don't this moment slip by

CHORUS
Time and time again
We fight and then make friends
It seems like such a waste of time
Life is full of moments
Each one so important
Please don't let this moment slip by

Love makes no guarantees
Not even for you and me
It's promises and day by day
But sometimes we are foolish
And things get in the way
Please don't let this moment slip by

CHORUS

Sometimes when I'm walking
And your so far away
I think of you and then I smile
Life is full of moments
Each one so important
Please don' let this moment slip by

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WAITING FOR LOVE

Days go by
And nights I cry
Holding on
I don't know why
You gave your reasons
Told me no lies

CHORUS
Waiting for love
Waiting for love
Hurry up, I can't wait much longer
Waiting for love

I remember you smile
I remember your eyes
The way you touch me
Feels so right
A love like ours is hard to find

CHORUS

The talk around town
Says your feeling down
Your mind is cloudy
Your emotions drowned
No direction
No perception

CHORUS

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WHAT'S YOUR LUCK IN LOVE

She said she'd meet me
About sundown
At the usual place, I'll be there on time
But I know
She might not show
This could be another night, of waiting, here for you

CHORUS
What's your luck in love
Will you spend the night alone
Or will you dance the night away
I hold you in my arms
What's your luck in love
Is she waiting there for you
Or will she come tonight at all
What's your luck in love

BRIDGE
I know there could be another
I close my eyes I do not wish to see you in anothers arms
Giving all your charms as I stand here alone

It's quiet
In the moonlight
Sometimes I wonder why, I wait so long here, for you
Oh the moonlight
The stars shine brightly
A perfect night for lovers
a perfect night for me and you

It's the morning
I watch the sunrise

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444 Mac ARTHUR AVENUE

There's a house full of memories for me and you
At 444 MacArthur Avenue
Built by your dad after world war 11
He circled the globe in his Navy blues

In a house in Passaic, lived sweet Emily
A child of the depression and frugality
But the stars in the heavens were making their plans
When they matched up your mother and dad

CHORUS

And you know and I know the power of love
The more that you give love,
The more that it grows
The harder the task, there greater the risk
The sweeter the taste of love
The sweeter the taste of love

I can't imagine how it would be
Life in this world if there was no you for me
A new constellation of our love as the plan
Our stars will burn forever eternally glad

REPEAT CHORUS

BECKY


Becky's gonna have a baby,
Well how do you thing she feels
Can she tell the world about it
Or keep quiet, with her fears
Can she tell it to her mom and dad
Can she tell it to her boyfriend
Guess she'll handle this one on her own
She's just 17 and lives at home

CHORUS

Time to pay for that first big mistake
Measure wheat you give and what you take
Find out too late that its' sad but true
Ain't it funny, what love can do to you

Becky's crying in her bedroom, whispers on the telephone
Got to find a way to end this, so sad and so all alone
Now she's feeling trapped within her fears
She prays to God but he don't seem to hear
Knows they'd never live the scandal down
Not in this nice suburban kind of town
REPEAT CHORUS

Becky's having an abortion out on the edge of town
If your not 18 you can't get one less your parents come around
So she gets infected from the blade spreads and spreads and she will not be saved
Becky and her baby what a price to pay
Dam the law that made it end this way

CHORUS

Becky died and went to heaven
Or maybe she went to hell
Everyone has an opinion,
But who can really tell
All I know is we are left behind
With her story burned into our minds
This songs for Becky and the many more
Whose lack of choice will lead to death's front door
REPEAT CHORUS

FLORIDA SONG


Every night getting ready for bed, she kisses his photograph
42 years of sharing his love, now it's all in her past
Now she's along and she lies in the dark
Gathers the pieces of her broken heart
Prays for salvation and begs for a chance to be held in his arms

Out on the street, head held up high, you wouldn't have a clue
That someone so fragile, a veteran of life, still has so much fighting to do
Days may be long but she gives them her best
night is the time faith is put to the test
Gathers her strength like a sergeant at arms she will fight to the death

6 AM call, I'm out of bed, booked on the morning flight
She's making coffee and grapefruit for me, won't let me out of her sight
Out on the runway I started to cry, just couldn't hold back the tears in my eyes
1200 miles is a long way to fly from someone that you love

10:45, we're touching down, welcome back to New York
I never realized the runways rough edge, lies on the great salt marsh
I know my husband is waiting for me, opens his arms and I'm home and I'm free
But something inside me is hurting, I wish I could set that part free


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Kate and Lou Giampetruzzi
email to:
kandlgiamp@aol.com

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