Patti Russo — Demos

Unreleased tracks / Demo 2000
1 In My Heart 4:21 Kasim Sulton / …
2 Where Were You 4:53 unknown
3 Ballerina * 5:30 unknown
4 Madeline 3:23 Patti Russo / …
Andrew Brel / Spike Edney Demos 2001
7 One More Chance 3:24 Andrew Brel / Spike Edney
11 Alone 4:01 Andrew Brel / Spike Edney
Russo / Crook Sessions 2006
Take a Ride 3:25 Patti Russo / Paul Crook
Take Good Care of My Heart * 4:41 Patti Russo / David Drew
The Wrong Thing 3:52 Patti Russo / Paul Crook
2006
Bring Me a Bible and a Beer 4:13 Jon Tiven / Sally Tiven / Patti Russo
Here We Are *†‡ 4:08 Patti Russo / Randy Flowers
How Long *†‡ 3:37 Patti Russo
The Existents feat. Patti Russo — Stone Cold Sober 3:32 Ty Taylor
2007
Angels on the Side of the Road 4:48 Patti Russo / Gabriel Katonah
Fight * 2:37 Patti Russo / Paul Crook
The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be 6:46 Jim Steinman
One Door Opens *‡ 4:58 Gabriel Katonah / Patti Russo
Silly Girl * 2:56 Patti Russo
These Arms 4:15 Patti Russo / Andrew Fromm / Dave Greenberg
Vision of You 3:49 David Drew / Patti Russo
2008
Enjoy the World 4:08 Patti Russo / Gabriel Katonah
Feels Like Home * 4:10 Patti Russo
Fight (Reanimated) * 3:18 Patti Russo / Paul Crook
I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You 3:55 Patti Russo / Gabriel Katonah
Madeline (Hannover version) * 3:06 Patti Russo
2009
Don’t Ever Put Out the Flame (work in progress) 2:20 Patti Russo / ?
Cruel 1:25
And I Think About You 0:53

* These tracks were available through the SNOCAP MyStore on Patti’s MySpace.
† These tracks are available from iTunes
‡ Trese tracks are also available as Patti’s XO!! EP

Unreleased tracks / Demo 2000

Produced by Kasim Sulton
Recorded at Cloud 9 Recoding, Long Island, NY, Feb—March 2000

Not a whole lot of information can be found on these four demo tracks. From Patti’s page on Cloud 9’s website one would assume that the recording-engineer is Cloud 9 Recording co-owner/chief-engineer Joe Napoli, drums by John Miceli, and guitars by George Cintron, who is in the band Grand Baby with John. Best guess for bass is of course Kasim.
These tracks were never officially released.

Andrew Brel / Spike Edney Demos 2001

Recorded at Riverbank by Andrew Brel

Programming: Andrew Brel
All Instruments: Spike Edney
Vocal: Patti Russo

Originating from the Andrew Brel and Spike Edney songwriting sessions for the SAS BAND "Hits" album. Both songs can be found on Andrew Brel’s website: One More Chance and Alone.

Russo / Crook Sessions 2006

While staying in Las Vegas for their stint in "We Will Rock You", Patti Russo recorded some demos with Paul Crook. "Fight" might also be recorded around this time. "Take a Ride" has been recorded as "Hell n Hide" by steve Steinman.
I found these while digging around in places I probably shouldn’t have been able to dig around in. Don’t ask, I don’t know how either.

Other songs

Most songs were available through MySpace, with the exception of "The Future …", for which we have to thank Pudding, and the post-EP work in progress tracks at Soundcloud.

In My Heart

The seasons are changing
Colors are fading in front of my eyes
I look past the darkness
And wait for the sun to rise

Now maybe I’m blinded
Maybe my love’s in the way
Maybe I’m helpless
Or maybe the facts are too hard to face

‘Cause I know where I stand, I know I should leave
But my heart won’t let me
I know what is true and I know what it means
But the truth won’t set me free

I can remember
When there were no thoughts that we couldn’t share
But now you have secrets
And I look away as if they’re not there

Living without you
Something I can’t bear to take
Maybe I’m foolish
Or maybe the ties are too hard to break

I know where I stand, I know I should leave
But my heart won’t let me
And the reasons to stay go on I my dreams
And they’re all you’ve left me
I know what is true, I know what it means
But the truth won’t set me free

(on and on)
It seems the more I hold on
The more you are drifting away
(––, so long)
To let this go on one more day

I can’t forget what you’ve put me through
And it won’t upset me
‘Cause no matter what, I will always love
And love won’t forget me

I know where I stand, I know I should leave
But my heart won’t let me
I know what is true, I know what it means
But the truth won’t set me free, yeah

(on you’ve led me)
I know where I stand, I know I should leave
I know the truth won’t set me free, yeah, oh yeah....

Where Were You

The first time I saw you I knew I was falling too fast
You reassured me that what we were feeling would last
So I held you close in my arms
Then I surrendered my heart

Just like a storybook romance you played me so well
And the more I believed you, the harder I fell
Something was missing inside
And when I opened my eyes

Where were you?
Where was I?
When our world started crumbling I searched for a reason why
I looked deep in my heart
Trying to find

I can remember the passion that burned in your eyes
I can’t bear that another feels that passion tonight
While I sit alone in the dark
My life is falling apart

Where were you?
Where was I?
When our world started crumbling I searched for a reason why
I looked deep in my heart
Trying to find
A reason you’d take all my love and leave me behind

How can you just walk away, was it all just a game for you?
And could I be such a fool, giving all my love to you
Still I sit alone in the dark
My life is falling apart–over you....

Where were you?
Where was I?
When our world started crumbling I searched for a reason why
I looked deep in my heart
Trying to find
A reason you’d take all my love and leave me behind....

Well, I can remember the passion that burned in your eyes

Where were you…?

6/29/07
Some of you have already heard this song, as it was on the recording studio’s website quite a few years ago. Well, now I get the chance to put it up!
I grew up listening to alot of Italian music so it was inevitable that I’d end up writing a song with that style in mind. I’m in the process of translating the lyrics to sing this one in....ITALIAN!! (bet you never saw that coming...) My Mom doesn’t know I am doing this so SHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!! xxoo Ciao!!!Patti Russo, myspace

Ballerina

Ballerina, child can you hear me?
Turn away, but you were never gone at all
Young child, come to me, I shall keep you warm

Ballerina, dance for me
You’re the only shadow on the wall
Are you listening to me, at all…?

Can you show me?
I wanna be like you
Oh, if only
I could be like you

Show me
I wanna be like you
Ballerina…

Little girl, can you hear me?
Can you spare a moment of your time for me?
That’s all I’ll ever need

Come to me, with all your broken hearts and sorry dreams
No one will ever hear the cries
When you keep all your hurt inside

You need me
You know me
Are you listening to me at all?
You can’t be without me
I’m the one who cast you on the wall
Believe me, you need me!

Ballerina, child can you hear me?
You turn away, but you were never gone at all
Young child, come to me, I shall keep you warm

Lonely one, reveal your tired, troubled soul to me
I’m the one that you’ll refuse
But I’m the one you’ll hate to lose!

You need me
You know me
Are you listening to me at all?
You can’t be without me
I’m the one who cast you on the wall
Believe me, you need me! Aaaah!

Lonely shadow on the wall
You turn around, I try to call you
Who are you…?

You need me
You know me
Are you listening when I call you?
You can’t be without me
I’m the one who cast you on the wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall…
I’m the fairest one of all…
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
I’m the fairest one of all…
(repeat)

Madeline

Looking through the dust and gloom
With eyes trying so hard to fool you
Dreams that never had the chance to see the light of day
Do you ever wonder what they’ve done to you?
Is there’s anything left for you?

Oh Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Don’t let them use you
Madeline, time and again
Don’t let them get too close

Is this all some twisted dream
That they will have you to believe?
That all the wonders of the world will fall around your feet
Well, once upon a time is only make believe
Once is all it takes to see

Oh Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Don’t let them use you
Madeline, time and again
Don’t let them get too close

Was it that you would defy any reason?
No one could tame you and no one could please you
You held the world in the palm of your hand
Now, where do you stand … Madeline....

Oh, cast away this lonely life
Reveal the fire in your eyes
Or can the fires burn away the pain inside your heart
Do you ever wonder what they’ve done to you?
And do you listen when I cry for you?

Oh Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Don’t let them use you
Madeline, time and again
Don’t let them get too close

Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
(don’t let them use you)
Oh Madeline, time and again
(don’t let them use you)
Madeline
(don’t let them get too close)
(don’t let them use you)
(Madeline, time and again)
(don’t let them get too close)
Oh, Madeline
(don’t let them get too close)
(don’t let them use you)
(Madeline, time and again)
Hold on, ooooh
(don’t let them get too close)
(don’t let them use you)
Madeline....
(fade)

One More chance

Who oh oh oh — I made up my mind
Whatever you wanna do
I’m gonna leave it all up to you

Coz I been walking the line
Taken all I could do
Oh lord, I’ve fallen
This time it’s true

(love conquers all - now my back’s against the wall)

I wanna tell you that - I never wanted to leave you at all

I held the world in the palm of my hand
I looked away and I don’t understand
Now I’m down on my knees, baby please

Give me just one more chance

To get back to you
Whatever you ask I’ll do
Oh baby, I’ve got nothing left to prove

Oh I - I’ll reach out to you
Heaven and Earth I’ll move
Whenever you ask me to

(love conquers all - and I’m heading for a fall)

I wanna tell you that — I never wanted to leave you at all

I held the world in the palm of my hand
I looked away and I don’t understand
Now I’m down on my knees, baby please

Give me just one more chance

I never wanted to leave you at all

I held the world in the palm of my hand
I looked away and I don’t understand
Now I’m down on my knees, baby please

(I held the world in the palm of my hand)
(I looked away and I don’t understand)
I just don’t understand
(now I’m down on my knees, baby please)
Please
(give me just one more chance)
One more chance
One … more …
(give me just one more chance)
Chance
(give me just one more chance)
One more chance
Oh baby
Baby please
Baby please
Baby
One more chance …

Alone

There was a time
I would cry myself to sleep
Wondering why life left me to find
All of the secrets I can’t keep

And how could I know
It was written long ago
With colors so bright they opened my eyes
And showed me the part of you in me

So I’m not alone
I know your love is all around
Your in the stars, here in my heart
And when I need you now, I know
That I’m not alone

I see you any time at all
Though your not here whenever I call
Darling, I know
I’m not alone

Life can be hard
It can tear your world apart
Nobody knows when destiny calls
Leaving you there and on your own

But I’m not alone
I know your love is all around
Your in the stars, here in my heart
And when I need you now, I know That I’m not alone

I see you any time at all
Though your not here whenever I call
Darling, I know
I’m not alone

(Spikes orchestration)

But I’m not alone
I know your love is all around
Your in the stars, here in my heart
And when I need you now, I know
That I’m not alone

And will never be begone
Here in my heart
That’s where you are
Darling, I know
I’m not alone.

Take a Ride

The sun comes up, another hammer to fall
Your screaming inside but never wanna answer the call
You’re spending all this time just wasting your life away
With just a 9 to 5 baby, I can tell you that ain’t no way to live

‘Cause there’s a world my friend that you’ve been missing
So when the sun goes down, oh, you’ll be wishing
Beter hold on tight now, get ready for some living

Take a ride to hell and hide
If you wanna good time
We’re gonna do it tonight, aah

Take a ride

You’ve got your whole damn life just waiting around for you (to go and live it)
You’ve got your dreams on high but still you wanna play by the rules
Oo one of these days those dreams are gonna walk out of your life
Leave you standing on the corner like a little old fool

Well it’s a God damned shame, ooh
‘Cause you’re wasting your life away now
Everybody’s gotta work all day oh
Find time to do some living
Hit it!

Ha! Take a ride to hell and hide
If you wanna good time
We’re gonna do it tonight

No! Ain’t no time for denying all you wanna do
If you wanna good time
Come on and take a ride

Take a ride
Come on....

Take a ride to hell and hide
If you wanna good time
We’re gonna do it tonight

No! Ain’t no time for denying all you wanna do
If you wanna good time
Come on and take a ride

Take a ride
Come on, take a ride
Take a ride....

Take Good Care of My Heart

The time is near and I’ll have to go
I’ll drown myself in a river of tears, I know
‘Cause you have you life to live, and I have my own
But just one thing:

Take good care of my heart
Take good care of my heart
Don’t ever let it know I’m gone from yours
Take good care of my heart

Don’t want to face the night when I’m with you one last time
Don’t know just what I’ll do, leaving you behind
Before we say goodbye, take this heart of mine
Then let me go

Take good care of my heart
Take good care of my heart
Don’t ever let it know I’m gone from yours
Take good care of my heart

Why does love tell you to follow your heart?
Well, I did and now I’m falling all apart
Baby, you know that if I could I’d stay
I’d stay.....

Don’t ever let it know I’m gone from yours
Take
(take good care of my heart)
Take my heart
(take good care of my heart)
Forever—ever—ever
I don’t want my heart to break
When I’m gone, so take it
(take good care of my heart)
Take my heart
(take good care of my heart)
Don’t ever let it know I’m gone
Don’t wanna break it
Baby, take good care of my heart
My heart
My heart
My heart
My heart....

Some of you may have already heard this one. I had started writing this one in 2001 and had a rather dodgy demo just sitting in my computer. My longtime friend, Fred Weinberg, heard it and told me someone wanted to use it in a film he was directing called, "South Beach Dreams". Trouble with the demo was.......it was dodgy! I had a week to put together a more presentable version. I was in Vegas at the time this was all happening.....with not a lot of time to spare. THANKFULLY, I was surrounded by a lot of musical talent from the We Will Rock You show and I made the deadline!!! With time to spare!!! A zillion thank you’s to Paul for his playing, his studio, and his time. The song made it to the movie. The MOVIE? Well, it made it STRAIGHT to DVD....!!! Oh well.....better luck next time. xxoo Patti Russo, Myspace

The Wrong Thing

Boy: How do you tell the one you love the wrong thing?
What do you say, and where do you start?
Keeping me up for days, I’m only thinking of one thing
I don’t wanna say the wrong thing
And be the one who breaks your heart

With everything that we’ve been through
Saying the wrong thing will be the hardest thing to do
Whoa oh oh oh
I don’t wanna say the wrong thing

Girl: How do you tell the one you love the wrong thing?
When the right thing to do is tell him the truth?
Tell me, tell me how right now—I’m not a fool
You don’t wanna say the wrong thing
But I can see it on you

Boy: All this time it never crossed my mind
But I walked right through the fire
I don’t know why

Girl: Now you’re trying to find the words
Well, I got something to say:
When you saw the fire, you did the wrong thing
You should’ve walked away

Both: No....

Girl:Don’t
Boy:Don’t
Girl:Don’t say a word
Boy:Don’t say a word
Girl:‘Cause I don’t wanna hear it
Boy:And I don’t wanna say
Both:The wrong thing
Girl:I don’t wanna know
Boy:And I don’t wanna say
Girl:Don’t tell me
Boy:Don’t know what to do
Girl:I don’t wanna know
Boy:What to say, what to do
Both:Don’t wanna say the wrong thing, ooh....

Bring Me a Bible and a Beer

Well, I’m angry, confused
Disappointed in you
A devil in disguise
Took me for a ride

Took my heart and dissappeared
How could I be such a fool thinking he was sincere?
It’s gonna be a long road
I ain’t going down alone

Is somebody out there? Is anybody here?
Somebody bring me a bible and a beer
Give me a reason, I need another round to wash him down
Somebody bring me a bible and a beer

I’m not an angel, just a fool
Lookin’ for something to save me, save me from you
I didn’t see the signs
Of a sinner in your eyes

He took my heart, now he’s gone
Bring me a bible, Thy will be done
I’m going down
Lord, help me now

Is somebody out there? Is anybody here?
Somebody bring me a bible and a beer
Just give me a reason and another round, gonna wash him down
Somebody bring me a bible and a beer

I’m calling out to anyone who can hear it
I need a holy and unholy spirit
Someday soon I’m gonna be fine
But it’s gonna take something stronger than time....

Is somebody out there? Lord, is anybody here?
Somebody bring me a bible and a beer
Oh, just give me a reason, send another round: gotta wash him down
Somebody bring me a bible and a beer
Oh, bible and a beer
Bible and a beer
Just bring me a bible....

Here We Are

This is hard for me to say
Don’t know where to start
This isn’t where we were supposed to be
But here we are

Maybe the silence on the phone
The nights I cried alone
Thought we would never be apart
But here we are

Here we are
Breaking hearts and breaking dreams
Doesn’t sound like you and me, no
Not you me
Took a turn and look, just crashed and burned
Not a word
That is when it all just fell apart
Here we are

Now I’m not trying to place the blame
I’m not saying anything
‘Cause if we’d tried so hard
Then we tried to hard
‘Cause here we are

Here we are
Broken hearts and broken dreams
Doesn’t sound like you and me, no
Love was here and now it’s gone
And we keep on hanging on
But the road don’t go that far
‘Cause here we are

Here we are
Never thought I’d see the time
We’d be living separate lives
You and I
Love was here and now it’s gone
And we keep on hanging on
Did you ever think we’d be apart?
Here we are
So close, so far
Here we are
Here we are....

The Existents feat. Patti Russo - Stone Cold Sober

Stumbling
Expectation can be a trip when you
Don’t get what you want to
And you’re not prepared for falling

We’re not so due
Nothing’s ever as good as it appears
You said that was the fear
Inside me talking

There you go, ‘round the bend
Since when did forever end?
From alive to alone again
From cool to colder

Tell me what I do now
With you nowhere to be found
The highest tumble down
And we’re stone cold sober

Sending
Tearing throught every star that lined my sky
I sing by every truth that I deny
To satisfy my disillusion

Now I’ve become
Something that I’ve said I would never be
Someone too blind
To find their way from confusion

Off you go, on the wind
My love, my life, my long lost friend
From alive to alone again
From cool to colder

Tell me what I do now
That you’re nowhere to be found
The highest tumble down
And we’re stone cold sober

And ooooh
I wish I didn’t bleed and need you
But I do—

I start pretending there is no pain
Can’t help but hear you cry my name
I’m still in shock and still in shame
Clearly I’ll never be the same

My mind is hiding from the blame
My soul is rolling in the rain
My body can’t escape the chain
Stay

There you go, ‘round the bend
Since when did forever end?
From alive to alone again
From cool to colder

Tell me what I do now
With you nowhere to be found
The highest tumble down
And we’re stone cold sober

Could not be colder
Oooh, sober....

Angels on the Side of the Road

Hmmmm mmm

Never let anybody tell you that you’re wastin’ time
Following your dreams, just reach for the skies
It’s not easy, no no no, but it’s not impossible

You might lose your way for a moment that’s gonna feel like forever
You you wanna give up trying, those days’ll happen too
But don’t you worry, don’t worry, it’s part of the journey (it’s all in your hands)
Be all that you can be
And no one ever wrote the rules

There are angels waiting on the side of the road
Watching over you and where you go, where you go
So keep on keeping on, follow your dream
And know that, whatever road you choose, there’s someone there with you everywhere you go
There are angels on the side of the road, they’re everywhere

(remember)
Everywhere for you baby
(don’t you worry bout a thing)
But baby don’t you worry, no no no, you just keep on believing
Listen to your heart and soul
([...])
Each passing day brings something new that’s gonna get you through
The bad times
Sad times
Any time
So you take it all in, oh, every moment
There’s true love, good memories
Pictures of your live you carry in your heart
And while you’re finding your way
Until you reach that place
There angels with you every step of the way

(remember)
There are angels waiting on the side of the road
Watching over you and where you go, where you go (angels everywhere)
So keep on keeping on, follow your dream
And know that, and understand that everywhere you go you never walk alone, no
‘Cause there are angels on the side of the road
(angels) Ooh yeah, they’re right there
(angels) They’re gonna lift you up, lend a hand
(angels) They’re right there, right there, right there
(angels) They’re everywhere, side of the road, oh
(angels) Oooh yeah
(angels) …

19 dec 2007
This is yet another wonderful collaboration with my dear friend, Gabriel. It’s been sitting in my own personal "vault" for some time. I wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season. Lotsa Love, Patti

I dedicate this to you, Joe. Gonna miss you like crazy. RIP.Patti Russo, MySpace

Fight

All your words of love
They won’t let you win
Fight—for me now
Right to the end
Remember
Don’t surrender
Fight—if you need me
Fight—if you want me
Or stay away

I live, I die—inside of you
I live, I die

I’m feeling the fire
Burn—inside of you
There can’t be no ending
Can’t have you now

I live, I die—inside of you
I live, I die
I live, I die—inside of you
I live, I die

Fight! (forever, forever)
Fight! (forever, forever)
Or stay away

I live, I die—inside of you
I live, I die
I live, I die—inside of you
I live, I die

Fight....

8/22/07
This song seems fitting with my last blog.....;-) I wrote this with none other than Paul Crook. Metal. xxooPatti Russo, myspace

The Future Just Ain’t What It Used To Be

I never knew so many bad times
Could follow me so mercilessly
It’s almost surreal
All the pain that I feel

The future ain’t what it used to be

It doesn’t matter what they’re thinking
It doesn’t matter what they’re thinking of me
It’s always so cold
I’m to young to be old

The future ain’t what it used to be

Were there ever any stars in the sky?
Did the sun ever shine so bright?
Do you have any dreams I could borrow
Just to get me through the lonely nights?

Is there anything left to hold on to
When the rivers wash it all away?
Is there anyone left to hold on to?
Is there anything left I can say?

Say a prayer for the falling angels
Stem the tide of the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters

The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all these tears are washing over me
And I’m crying — I’m lost forever
In a future that ain’t what it used to be… no more
No more, no more…

It’s like a storm that’s never ending
It’s like a shadow on the land and the sea
There’s nothing as sad
As a tomorrow gone bad

The future ain’t what it used to be

Some days I feel so numb and empty
And those would be the good days for me
Nothing gets to me now
Unless I’m thinking of how

The future ain’t what it used to be....

Is there anything left to hold on to
When the rivers wash it all away?
Is there anyone left to hold on to?
Is there anything left I can say?

Say a prayer for the falling angels
Stem the tide on the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters

The endless night has got a hold on me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all these tears are washing over me
And I’m crying — lost forever
In a future that ain’t what it used to be… no more
No more, no more…
No more, no more…
Hmmm, no…

The future just ain’t what it used to be
The future just ain’t what it used to be

The future just ain’t what it used to be
It’s never gonna be like it was
The future just ain’t what it used to be
Wish it wouldn’t come
Wish it wouldn’t come
I wish it wouldn’t come… but it always does....

How Long

There’s a rainbow outside
But I don’t see a thing through water-colored eyes
And even if I could
Doesn’t do me any good
Tonight

Just keep banging my head against the wall
Trying not to make sense of all, no
Senselessness
Thoughtlessness

(how long) ‘Til I finally breathe again
(how long) Feel nothing but pride about my heart again
(oooohhh) ‘Cause everything is wrong
(how long)

Seasons change but I still feel the same
So much for time healing the wounds
Scars are gone
Hearts still bruise

(how long) Can I keep on crying?
(how long) Must I keep dying
(oooohhh) Something has to give, and I’ve given it all
(how long) How long

(how long) ‘Til I’m not looking back
(how long) And you just fade to black
(how long) Like an ending to song
(how long) How long?

(how long) ‘Til I feel sunlight on my face
(how long) And I feel a warm embrace
(oooohhh) And learn to love again, tell me how long
(how long) …

One Door Opens

I never thought I’d see the sun again
I never thought I’d see the day
Kept on falling on my face again
But I learned along the way

I could’ve went down that road
It would’ve been easy
Nobody would have thought any more
Or any less of me

I fought so hard but I kept my silence, silence
And when I put it all behind me

One door opens if you learn to let it go
Taking only those sweet moments that’ll carry you along
One door closes, and if you have to close one door
To save a heart from being broken, one more will open

Life, it isn’t only just the giving
Taking for granted things you think will never change
Well, just like that your world comes falling down
And things will never be the same (do you think you’ll never be the same?)

And right about now you want to run and hide away (run and hide away)
You can’t think about how you’ll get through one more day (I know)
There ain’t no rhyme or reason, and Lord, I know that feeling
This wasn’t in the plans—it’s outta your hands

And though you might feel afraid to change you life (close the door)
Close the door, and step inside

One door opens if you learn to let it go
It’s gonna take you through the darkness, gonna carry you home
One door opens, when you finally see the light
Truer words were never spoken, one more will open

One more will open....

I promise you
You’ll make it through

Oooh

One door opens as long as you believe
It’s gonna get you through the hard times, give you everything you need
One door closes, and if you have to close one more
One more will open

One more will open....

Silly Girl

This is the saddest song I’ll write
The saddest times
These are the days you made for me
The saddest days

Silly girl — wanting to share world
Silly me — oh, I believed

These are the days I’ll hang my head
And how I dread
The hardest thought
Would be having to turn my heart

Silly fool — believed in you
And silly me — I too believed...

Silly girl

It’s time to say goodbye
To the saddest song

Silly girl — to the saddest times
Silly girl — I believed
Silly me....

I got an email from a friend (YOU know who you ARE!!) ;-) who asked me why I write such sad songs??? Well, oddly enough, reading THAT email was the inspiration to write yet ANOTHER one!!

I had no musicians around, so I jumped into Garageband and was able to compose this entire song, using only Garageband "instruments". I surprised myself on this one. I was able to change guitar sounds into orchestral strings and took snippets of other loops and floated them around. I had a lot of fun with this one, even if it is ANOTHER sad song !!!

xxoo

P.S. I’m not sure how the mix is going to sound as I did some last minute tweaking using headphones instead of proper monitors...For some reason, I really wanted to put the song up tonight so I am throwing caution to the wind!! Patti Russo, myspace

These Arms

The winds are howling, crying a deafening tune
Are they trying to tell me where to find you?
I know that you’re afraid but I know that you love me
Just the thought of you feeds the fires that’s burning me

So don’t believe our love was lust in vain
I’ve been trying to reach you, oh
But I just can’t find the way

These arms feel the pain
Of holding just a memory
But you’ve gotta believe and when I find you
These arms, when they hold you again, will never let go
Just hold on

The night is falling down on me
I close my eyes and you’ll I see
Crying in the dark, and I feel like a fool
‘Cause I know I can’t live if I don’t have you

You’re an angel, still your mystified
But will you only be a memory
Am I running out of time?

These arms feel the pain
Of holding just a memory
But you’ve gotta believe and when I find you
These arms, when they hold you again, they’ll never let go, no

In a moment we knew it was more than a dream
Oh we were so much in love, we were destined to be
Yet in a flash we were torn apart by the ones we thought were run aside
But the love never died
Can you feel it inside? …

But you’ve gotta believe and when I find you
These arms, when they hold you again, they’ll never let go
Hold on—

I had been singing Jim Steinman songs for about a year and his music was most certainly becoming a part of my life and working it’s way into my songwriting.

This song started out as a rocker, which had the working title of "Ruby". I called up my friend, Andrew Fromm, and I began singing my version to him on the phone. He played it back to me on the piano with much more feeling and I knew we were writing a new song....Goodbye, Ruby!! (hmmmm. that sounds like a good title for a new one! Ruby may see the light of day after all !! )

This version was recorded in Hannover. Hope you like it!Patti Russo, myspace

Vision of You

Aaaaah…

I had a vision of you
But it slipped from my eyes
Still I caught a glimpse
Of what it must be like
To feel so free
I had a vision of you and me

Aaaaah…

I had a vision of you
In the heat of the night
A vision so hot
It seems to come alive
And I knew that it was only a dream
But now this vision of you
Started a fire in me

It was all that I need
It was all coming true
I got down on my knees and prayed
For another vision of you

Of you…

(in the night…)
(in the night…)

It was all that I need
It was all I could do
I got down on my knees and prayed
For another vision of you

It was in the heat of the night
A vision so hot
I need the visions in the night

Aaaaah…
Aaaaah…
Aaaaah…
Aaaaah…

Hi !
This one was inspired by hearing Kylie Minogue. Unfortunately, the music track was given to me AFTER I had met Kylie at the Royal Variety Show where I performed a song for the show I was doing at the time ....(Notre Dame de Paris) Sheizer@!
Is she looking for new songs???!!! ;-)
The music track ( and the signature line) was written by David Drew.I threw in my bits to make it come from a "girly-girl" standpoint. ( Hiya Girly girl ! ;-)
I had just come home from Europe and Kylie was ( and STILL is ) an incredible singer/entertainer. I tried my best to "channel" the vibe. In my dreams of many dreams, I would love to hear her sing this one. please enjoy!
xxooPatti Russo, myspace

Enjoy the World

We’re all caught up in the world sometimes
Wanna be the firts to cross that finish line
Doesn’t anybody smile anymore?
Take a little bit of time anymore?

These are the best times

The celebrations have begun
An invintation to the world
What better way to start and end each day?
Come on and celebrate

Enjoy the world

So wake up with a smile on your face
Thank yourself for another day
Take some time for those you love
But most of all don’t be too hard on yourself

Enjoy the world

Enjoy the world

There’s so much in our lives we take for granted
When we don’t even know just how long we’ll be around
But we’re all invited

Come on!
The celebrations have begon
Everyone
A brand new world
Join us in this celebration
A brand new world
Starting today
We’re united in this celebration
We all have an invitation
What better way?
Enjoy the day
It’s mine and yours

Enjoy the world....

Feels Like Home

You came like a warm gentle breeze when you brushed by me yeah
You took my breath away
Go on, try to pass it all on like a itty bitty crush
But it’s much too late

Now you’re everywhere I turn (everywhere I turn)
You’re the moon, the stars, the earth

It’s such a natural feeling
That’s washing over me, yeah
Something I never felt before
Yet it feels like home, oh, like home

And you smile, makes the butterflies inside just wanna fly
Right to your arms
And when you look at me the way you do, oh ah
It feels so right

Just to have you by my side (by your side)
Like a dream can lie

It’s such a natural feeling
And I just can’t believe it
Something I never felt before
Yet it feels like home—home, home

I’m kicking off my ruby heels
I don’t care where I’m going
When I’m with you—feels like home....

It doesn’t matter where I go
I’m with you—feels like home

It’s such a natural feeling
And I just can’t believe it
Something I never felt before
Yet it feels like home—home, home
Like home
can you feel it?
Can you feel it? …...

This song is yet another collaboration with my friend, Gabriel’s music. I’ve had the music for quite awhile now. A few weeks ago, I woke up at 5am, (usually the time I am GOING to sleep ! HA!) put the coffee on, and went straight to the studio, where the rest of the song just came to me.
I had wanted to post this song yesterday, which would’ve been my Dad’s birthday. My sister and I spent the day together, thinking of what could’ve been and should’ve been. Somehow through all of this reflection, we shared some laughter through those tears. Driving last night, I saw a white bird that seem to come out of nowhere...This hasn’t been the first time something like this has happened to me....In that SAME area, mind you....(twilight zone music can be heard in the background...!)
Seriously though, seeing that bird (and all of those other little "glimpses" of the unusual throughout my life) to me, is like getting little "clues" into this world we live in. It put a smile on my face. Just wanted to share that...
I’ll shut up now!
Enjoy!
Lotsa Love Patti, 2007-03-11

I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You

Oh, I wouldn’t wanna be you

I didn’t wanna believe
Someone could be that cruel — as someone like you

You can’t fool the world

I think you have everything you need:
No heart, two faces, and your greed
Someone like you will never have — someone like me

Well, now look at what you done
With what you did you made your bed, now lie in it

I wouldn’t wanna be you

You can’t fool the world

No, I wouldn’t walk in your shoes

I wouldn’t wanna be you

I see the walls are coming down
It’s much too late to say you’re sorry now (sorry now)
Ha! As if you even know how

Oh, now watch me cut you down
And make my moves — I’ve learned them all from you

I wouldn’t wanna be you
I wouldn’t wanna be you (sorry now)
I wouldn’t wanna be you

Oh, no, you’re falling from grace
Right down on your face
Can’t turn it around — you’re going down

You made all the choices
And you made your bed, baby, lie in it — oh lie in it

I wouldn’t wanna be
I wouldn’t wanna be you
I wouldn’t wanna be you (sorry now)

Comes around, goes around
Oh, what comes around, goes around
Oh, what comes around, goes around (sorry now)
What comes around, goes around
Oh, it comes around, goes around (sorry now)
Oh, what comes around, goes around
Goes around, goes around

I wouldn’t wanna be you....

Happy New Year!!! This is yet another collaboration with my friend, Gabriel. I really enjoy coming up with melodies and lyrics to his music. Good teamwork!!

Anyway.....Have a listen when you can and Rock on 2008!!!!

Lotsa Love!Patti

Madeline (Hannover version)

Looking through the dust and gloom
With eyes trying so hard to fool you
Dreams that never had the chance to see the light of day
Do you ever wonder what they’ve done to you?
Is there’s anything left for you?

Oh Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Don’t let them use you
Madeline, time and again
Don’t let them get too close

Is this all some twisted dream
That they will have you to believe?
That all the wonders of the world will fall around your feet
Well, once upon a time is only make believe
Once is all it takes to see

Oh Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Don’t let them use you
Madeline, time and again
Don’t let them get too close

Was it that you would defy any reason?
No one could tame you and no one could please you
You held the world in the palm of your hand
Now, where do you stand....

Oh, cast away this lonely life
Reveal the fire in your eyes
Can the fires burn away the pain inside your heart
Do you ever wonder what they’ve done to you?
And do you listen when I cry for you?

Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Don’t let them use you
Madeline, time and again
Don’t let them get too close

Madeline
Don’t let them get too close
Oh Madeline, time and again
Madeline
(fade)

Hi !
TA-RAAAA!!!! A few have asked to hear some of my older songs. I am calling this spot, "The Vault" !! I will update from time to time so keep checking in !
This one is called, "Madeline". I was driving down the Taconic Parkway one day and this melody came into my head. The chorus came first and I don’t remember if my sister phoned me or what, but I found myself singing her name! And it fit!
I recorded this version in Hannover (HANGOVER!) Germany. Hope you like it !!
Ciao for now!xxooPatti Russo, myspace

Don’t Ever Put Out the Flame

I never claimed to be the kind to tell you how to live your live
I wouldn’t want that job ‘cause living mine is hard enough
No it’s not easy but we’re barely holding on
The weight of the world’s a heavy load
And you’re scared as hell to think about what could happen if you let go
Someone else can carry the world for a while
You need to think about you now

(sooner or later, later)

Feed that fire
Whatever comes your way
Don’t ever put it out the flame
Let it burn, stronger and brighter
Whatever comes your way
Don’t let it get you down
Don’t ever put it out the flame

No no, oh, oh

(ooh, sooner or later)

No, I’ll never change in mystery
You and I like a big ballon
And suddenly it all falls down on you
Crash, bang … boom
Take a little bit of time to clear your mind
Take it all in stride (start a new day)
Shine your light on every turn
And feel that fire burn....

Work In Progress.....

Hello, hello. It’s been a while...Hope this finds you all well.
Not sure what possessed me to put up an unfinished song....but I did it ! Spur of the moment.
Curious to know if you like the direction this one is going in. It’s been just sitting in my computer for ages and I guess I am looking for a kick in the ass to finish it!
Sending out an SOS....! ;-)
Thanks again for stopping by.
Take Care and Lotsa Love
Patti, 2009-08-04

Cruel

You didn’t have to be so mean
Didn’t have to be so cruel
Didn’t have to break my heart
Didn’t have to go that far

Didn’t need to bring me down
Was it the way I had to fall?
Didn’t have to be so mean
Didn’t have to be at all

And it’s just like you
To go and play me for a fool
When you had a heart you had a soul
And like me, you let ‘em go
You didn’t had to be so mean
Not you
So cruel
So cruel

Cruel

And I Think About You

There are times
When I
Just want to listen to the radio
In my car
And drive
Don’t know where I’m gonna go
But it takes me there
Back in time
We were seeing the world too young to rise
And I think about that
While I’m wondering why
We have to leave it all behind
As I turn the dail I wonder …
[fade]

And I Think About You