Bill Rotella

Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

Lyrics

I’ve been sleepin’ longer than I really want to

I’ve been actin’ wronger  than I really ought to

I’ve been hangin’ out in all the wrong places

Drinkin’ all weekend and actin’ pretty shameless

 

I ‘ve been livin’ like there might be no tomorrow

I’ve been drinkin’ every dollar I can borrow

I’ve been hearin’ my behaviors outrageous

That’s O.K I’m not the first to be shameless                 

 

Shameless, you can say I’m that

                  Dangerous, hey now that’s a fact

                  Blameless, I’m really not to blame

                  Since she’s been gone I’m shameless

Shameless every day

 

I’ve been hangin’ out wakin’ up where ever

I’ve been tellin’ lies to girls I can’t remember

My friends are actin’ like I’m contagious

They’d better stay away I’m still shameless

 

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Tell me why I’m the guy who’s torn in two

Cuz every night I lose my mind it helps I’ve got nothing left to lose

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Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

Lyrics

I had my ride on the road I was in it

                  My pop said “hold on there son for a minute”

                  He leaned in my window and said “son, sometimes we get lost but we’re never alone”

                  Remember that all roads lead home

I was gassed up and ready I couldn’t wait to find out how much fun I could have

I had no use for a rear view that day cuz the last place I was lookin’ was back

I had my ride on the road I was in it

                  I had my ride on the road I was in it

                  My pop said “hold on there son for a minute”

                  He leaned in my window and said “son, sometimes we get lost but we’re never alone”

                  Remember that all roads lead home

There were some choices I made I regret and the old man bailed me out a few times

All I needed was a kick in the ass and a few bucks to help me get by

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We all make u-turns and hit some dead ends and make some foolish stops along the way

You may wind up workin’ half way ‘round the world but the road back home will never change

As the years go by there comes a time our loved ones meet their hour of need

And we get a chance to give back what they gave

It always feels good to go back home and I remember the words my father spoke

Like it was yesterday pullin’ out my driveway

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Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

Lyrics

There are some things I should have learned a long time ago when you hear the siren song you can get cut if you get too close But sometimes you gotta take that chance dance with the devil let her do her dance gettin’ in trouble no one does it faster  gettin’ out’s an art I have yet to master

There I was walkin’ in the warm rain thinkin’ somethings I need to learn the hard way

You’d think by now I would know better but she’s had a hold on my soul forever

Oooh she put her tattoo on my heart a broken arrow through a fallen star

I’m often reminded about that old sayin’ and I learned it quick about well intentioned men who get attracted to the flame only to get burned by it

She knows you won’t forget her a sweet taste you’ll always remember

She wants attention not time and she gets what she gives and she takes what she likes

Oooh she put her tattoo on my heart a broken arrow through a fallen star

                  Sweet as honey in the morning she’s  like love in a summer rain

She’s a price you wanna pay she’s honey on a razorblade

I try not to think about it much however long this lasts will be enough

I don’t deny the addiction of the sin or the sweet lies I wanna hear again

Oooh she put her tattoo on my heart a broken arrow through a fallen star

                  Sweet as honey in the morning she’s like love in a summer rain

She’s a price you wanna pay she’s honey on a razorblade

            And if that honey’s gonna kill me I surely don’t mind dyin’

Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

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When you left everything went right

And I can’t hide the tears that I never cried

You said If you left I’d be a mess on my own

Well I wish I was this bad a long time ago

                  I lost your love and found me a life

                  What I’ll do with this free time I just can’t decide

                  Everythings comin’ up roses and it’s all your fault

                  If it wasn’t for this good luck I’d have no luck at all

When you left everything went right

And I can’t hide the tears that I never cried

You said If you left I’d be a mess on my own

Well I wish I was this bad a long time ago

                  Weekends of regret those days are gone

                  I miss your honey do list like I miss your mom

                  And I won’t lay blame for the way you’ve changed

                  Cuz if I had to do it over again ..well I wouldn’t

When you left everything went right

And I can’t hide the tears that I never cried

You said If you left I’d be a mess on my own

Well I wish I was this bad a long time ago

Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

Lyrics

I remember it well I wasn’t very young my father said “what the hell you doing son”?

You’re just wastin’ your life playin’ guitar sleepin’ ‘til noon

Got a job but I just couldn’t hang so I quit the very next day

Threw my guitar in my van and I got back at it again

Later on when I was only 31 the girl who said she loved me said the time had come

Said I was chasin’ a dream that passed me long ago

So I kissed her goodbye and I hit the road to rediscover the trouble I used to know

She came and went now I’m back at it again

                  One by one another day flies by

I’m gonna live my life or I’m gonna die tryin’

If I lose my who, what, why or when

I just get right back at it again

I told myself I’d never be the one holds a hundred different women like some dudes I know

But that’s who I was ‘til I thought I met the one

So I burned my book and closed my eyes ‘til she tried to turn me into some other guy

I’ve got some love to spend now I’m back at it again

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The boys in the band all went different ways I was left to figure out what I was meant to play

So many years passed then out of the blue it came

The telephone rang and on the other end was old bud who sang with me way back when

I knew right then we were getting’ back at it again

Sometimes we blame our fortunes on our own bad luck it don’t matter if we fall but if we get back up

I’m standin’ here today in front of you to testify

If you’re lookin’ for a rebel I’m your poster child had to get out of Dodge for a very long while

I f you know me now you wouldn’t want to know me then they say I fell off the wagon but I got back in

It was just another fight I had to win to get back again

Makin’ music with my friends we’re back at it again

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Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

Lyrics

He went walkin’ on a mid-west mornin’ said if I don’t go now I may never leave

Said some words to his father who passed on when he was just 17

She was sittin’ on a hillside countin’ the clouds climbin’ up above the bay

Pulled her shoes from her purse and headed for work at the corner café

                  There’s no lookin’ back now

                  Let the bridges burn to the ground

                  There’s no lookin’ back now

                  Feel the walls fallin’ down

When he arrived the ocean rain was fallin’ on the streets littered with broken dreams

He called home and let his family know the city was something to see

She was workin’ when he came in from the rain

She poured him coffee and they sat and talked a while

She showed him poems on the wall he saw a flower child

                  There’s no lookin’ back now

                  Let the bridges burn to the ground

                  There’s no lookin’ back now

                  Feel the walls fallin’ down

       They talk a lot about all they’ve got and not a word about what was lost

       They know it’s up to them and really no one else to make this life worth livin’ or living hell

They spend the summer makin’ plans and losin’ doubt

He fills his pick up with the things they can’t live without

She said let’s head for some sun and some fun that’s what life’s about

Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella

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The sun is sinking in my open hands

Catch me dreamin’ of where I am

She’s a gift I lived not long ago

Monterosso

 

Morning sunbeams turn to midday rain

She won’t let you leave the way you came

The moonlight finds you reminds you you’re not alone

Monterosso

 

What you’ve lost you can leave behind

It’s a different day under a different sky

Sink to the bottom then you can swim to the stars

Welcome to where you are

Monterosso

 

Speak in language you wish to hear

See the sun smiles when they appear

Choose a life not a living then you’ll know

Monterosso

 

What you’ve lost you can leave behind

It’s a different day under a different sky

Swim to the bottom then you can swim to the stars

Welcome to where you are

Monterosso

 

 

Watch your thoughts as they drift by

What you won’t see will fill your eyes

Walk this road it’s one you’ve always known

Now keep you eyes closed

You can find your way home

Monterosso