Checking Out

(Peloso,Pereyra)

 

There was a time not so long ago

When you & I shared the same dream

Spent the night in each other's arms

Sharing starlight and moonbeams

 

 Something happened along the road

You’re now so distant & so cold

What became of the story we loved

Guess you can’t melt a frozen heart

 

 Tried & tried to get us back

No matter what I did couldn’t get on track

We could never, ever make this right

You have no care & I’ve lost all fight

You were checking out of love & there’s no way

You were checking out of love anyway

You were checking out

Anyway

 

Kept fooling myself into thinking

Maybe someday you’d come back

Always knew it was not worth believing

This dream ain't coming back

 

So it seems you stepped away now

Leaving me with empty hands

 Wishing we had what we had

But I guess our story had to end

It wasn’t part of the plan

 

Tried & tried & tried to get us back

No matter what I did couldn’t get on track

We could never, ever make this right

You have no care & I’ve lost all fight

You were checking out of love & there’s no way

You were checking out of love anyway

You were checking out

Anyway

 

Fade away, you fade away

So stay away

Checking out of love anyway

 

 Tried & tried & tried to get us back

No matter what I did couldn’t get on track

We could never, ever make this right

You have no care & I’ve lost all fight

You were checking out of love & there’s no way

You were checking out of love anyway

You were checking out

Checking out of love

Checking out of love

Anyway

 

Lost & Found 
(Peloso, Jean) 

The moon has always known its place in line 
Its fate written before the stars ever shined 
Forever is reflecting in your eyes 
The sun goes down & you lay gently by my side 

& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
In you 


Your hand fits perfectly into mine 
Like a thief you stole my heart & got away with a crime 
You fill the cup & I drink the wine 
The table is set & we begin to dine 

& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
& I’m lost & I’m lost 
I get so lost in you 
In you 

It’s always been this way for me 
Thought I was happy sailing alone in the sea 
& now I’ve crashed upon your shore 
& I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be 
With you right next to me 

& I’ve found & I’ve found 
What I need in you 
& I’ve found & I’ve found 
What I need in you 
& I’ve found & I’ve found 
What I need in you 
& I’ve found & I’ve found 
What I need in you 
In you 
In you 
In you 

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The Letting Go

(Jean, Peloso)

If I told you this rain would stop

& my clouds would fly away.

Would you believe what I’m saying?

Would it lead you out to play?

Sometimes moving ahead

Means leaving it all behind

Be born into a brand new world

Seeing even when we are blind, blind

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

 

If you’re afraid the past will haunt you

& what you’ve buried will try to rise

The lessons we learn transcends us

Open windows to a brand new life

Take my hand, love my soul

Let’s close the door to yesterday

We will take this journey together

Make new memories that will stand the test of time

 

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ear to the ground

Ear to the ground

What we lost may never be found

The things we see, we never see, we never see

Always make the loudest sound

The loudest sound

The loudest sound

 

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Ooh the letting go

Letting Go

 

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2018 Four Simple Notes Music

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Can She Stay
(Peloso, Sy)

In my mind I know it’s time
To let her spread her wings
She has to let her voice fly
And I have to let her sing
She has a smile on her face
As long as a summer’s day
She can’t wait to start her new life
And I have to step away

But it’s hard to do, feeling like a fool
This heart of mine still aches
As she holds my hand, whispers in my ear
The memory remains

From the first day of the rest of her life
She’s never left my side
She’s given me so much pride
I’m just along for the ride
A little voice inside my head
Saying let her on her way
But my heart is asking
If there’s a chance
Can she stay?

Tell me where the time has gone
I wish to God I knew
It’s like an old forgotten song
In my heart she sings it to
I wish I could make her stay the same
A child in every single way
And as she grows into a lady
I got to let her go some day

But it’s hard to do, went by all too soon
Moments drift away
As I close my eyes, think of all those years
The memories remain

From the first day of the rest of her life
She’s never left my side
She’s given me so much pride
I’m just along for the ride
A little voice inside my head
Saying let her on her way
But my hearts the one that’s asking
If there’s a chance
Can she stay?

In my mind I know it’s time
The hourglass stood still
And as I walked her down the aisle
I’m holding back the tears
She’s got this smile on her face
Lift her veil, gave her a kiss
As she turned to start her new life
I say it’s time to go your way

On this first of the rest of your life
I’ll never leave your side
You’ve given me so much pride
I’m just along for the ride
A little voice inside my head
Saying let you go your way
But my hearts the one that’s asking
If there’s a chance
Can you stay?

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2017 DSY Music
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Alive 
(Peloso, F.Vitale, S.Vitale)

Sun set, sun rises 
Moments etched in time 
Taking them with us 
On heights we will climb

People don’t remain the same 
Even cupid had bad aim 
But when it comes to me & you 
I guess he is to blame

Left for dead till I looked in your eyes 
Clock hands still but time flies by 
Couldn’t shake you even if I tried 
One look from you & I’m brought back alive 
Alive 
Alive

I needed air 
And you helped me breathe 
Wherever you are right now 
Is where I need to be

People don’t remain the same 
Even cupid had bad aim 
But when it comes to me & you 
I guess he is to blame

Mesmerized when I look in your eyes 
Clock hands still but time flies by 
Couldn’t shake you even if I tried 
One look from you & I’m brought back alive 
Alive 
Alive

Instant connection 
Divine intervention 
Sometimes in life 
We’re not meant to understand

Mesmerized when I look in your eyes 
Clock hands still but time flies by 
Couldn’t shake you even if I tried 
One look from you & I’m brought back alive 
Alive 
Alive 
Alive

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Please Don’t
(Jean, Peloso)
 
Please don’t touch me
Like some savior with healing hands
Pretending that you care
And please don’t watch me
Wasn’t it you that left me exposed
Like some tree the earth stripped bare
 
I’ll be damned if I let you come back
And steal my soul
You want it all & leave me here with nothing
So I’ll be damned if I let you come back
And steal my soul
You took it all
I’m lying helpless on the floor
Like some child learning to crawl
 
Please don’t help me
As I learn how to stand back up
You’ve run out of luck
And please don’t love me
Cause’ if your love is the only love
Then I might as well give up
 
I’ll be damned if I let you come back
And steal my soul
You want it all & leave me here with nothing
So I’ll be damned if I let you come back
And steal my soul
You took it all
I’m lying helpless on the floor
Like some child learning to crawl
 
Please don’t
(Repeats 8x)
 
I’ll be damned if I let you come back
And steal my soul
You want it all & leave me here with nothing
So I’ll be damned if I let you come back
And steal my soul
You took it all
I’m lying helpless on the floor
Like some child learning to crawl


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You & Me
(Peloso, Pereyra)
 
Rain, rain falling down
No one but you & me around
So let’s lay, lay it down
And listen to the world moving around
Listen to the world moving round
 
In between time & space
There’s nothing to take the place
Of you & me
I’ll cross the bridge of ice & flames
There’s nothing that can stand in the way
Of you & me
Of you & me
Of you & me
Baby it’s just you & me
 
Close, close your eyes
And take a leap into the sky
I’m not, not just passing by
I’m promise above we will rise
Above it all we will rise
 
In between time & space
There’s nothing to take the place
Of you & me
I’ll cross the bridge of ice & flames
There’s nothing that can stand in the way
Of you & me
Of you & me
Of you & me
Baby it’s just you & me
 
The wall you’ve built so high
It won’t stand in our way
When it all comes crumbling down
My arms they will embrace
To let you know it will be ok
It will be ok
 
In between time & space
There’s nothing that can take the place
Of you & me
I’ll cross the bridge of ice & flames
There’s nothing that can stand in the way
Of you & me
Of you & me
Of you & me
Baby it’s just you & me
Baby it’s just you & me
 
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2016 Ekat Music
 

Cindy
(Peloso)


Cindy whispers her prayer everyday
Talking to a place called heaven
But her wishes will always fade
Every night half-past eleven
When the city lights come on
And she’s laying on a strangers arm
Her rosary will just have to wait
And so I pray
So I pray

Hold on Cindy, hold on
Tomorrow is another day
Hold on Cindy, hold on
A new rainbow awaits
I know you want to run
Run so far away
But hold on Cindy hold on
Just one more day
One more day
 
She’s lived life waiting on her porch
For something that never came
Memories burn like a flaming torch
While she’s collecting bruised veins
And she laughs & says nothing’s wrong
But I can see past her raging storm
And she can’t get off this ride she’s on
And so I pray
So I pray
 
Hold on Cindy, hold on
Tomorrow is another day
Hold on Cindy, hold on
A new rainbow awaits
I know you want to run
Run so far away
But hold on Cindy hold on
Just one more day
One more day

She’s lying down somewhere tonight
Looking up that same starry night
But she never sees the light
And through her cries I hear the lies
And tell her it will be alright
But it’s the lies that keep her safe at night
 
Hold on Cindy, hold on
Tomorrow is another day
Hold on Cindy, hold on
A new rainbow awaits
I know you want to run
Run so far away
But hold on Cindy hold on
Just one more day
One more day

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Street of Gold
(Peloso, Vitale)
 
Doors once opened
Now suddenly closed
Stripped of everything
Naked & exposed
The gallows around me
Hang low from above
And what I call betrayal
You call love
 
Stranded on this corner
With no bread or water
A fallen angel from above
A lamb led to its slaughter
The gallows around me
Hang low from above
And what I called betrayal
You call love
 
Yet I keep coming back
With this empty bag that I own
Filled with a heavy load of dreams still untold
Guilty of buying everything your smile sold
And you think of me as a beggar
Standing on this street of gold
 
Fables, fairytales
Don’t always end so well
Don’t worry
All those secrets you hold
I will never tell
 
And what I call betrayal
You call love
 
Yet I keep coming back
With this empty bag that I own
Filled with a heavy load of dreams still untold
Guilty of buying everything your smile sold
And you think of me as a beggar
Standing on this street of gold
 
Gold, gold, gold, gold
 
Guilty of buying everything your smile sold
And you think of me as just a beggar
Stranded on this street of gold
 
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Just My Luck

(Peloso)

 Itching for that open road
Feeling the need to unload
This burden you laid upon my front door
Now out on that four lane road
All these lanes have narrowed
And I still miss you
 
And it’s just my luck
Riding shotgun in this beat up truck
And it’s just my luck
I can’t think about anything but us
And it’s just my luck
It’s just my luck
 
Now I’m seeing the crossroads
Left or right who knows
Black crows are to my left flying above the fields
Back on that four lane road
All the lanes have narrowed
But I still miss you
 
And it’s just my luck
Riding shotgun in this beat up truck
And it’s just my luck
I can’t think about anything but us
And it’s just my luck
It’s just my luck
 
What you feel I can’t decide
But how long does it take to make up your mind
It takes two to keep this alive
But only one to let it all go
Only one to let it all go
 
And it’s just my luck
Riding shotgun in this beat up truck
And it’s just my luck
I can’t think about anything but us
And it’s just my luck
And it’s just my luck
 
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Angels Aren’t Listening

(Peloso)

She used to fly her kite up in the sky
But let it go & waved goodbye
Like all that’s in her life she let it leave
Just like the words she used to whisper on her knees
 
Now she’s calling out, calling out
But even angels aren’t listening
Calling out, calling out
Nobody’s there
Calling out, calling out
While life’s moving on
And she’s running, running out of prayers
 
Many answered her calls for a rescue
I thought that I’d be the one to come through
But she was a pretty rose whose thorns could not be seen
Just another nightmare dressed as a dream
 
And she’s calling out, calling out
But even angels aren’t listening
Calling out, calling out
Nobody’s there
Calling out, calling out
While life’s moving on
And she’s running, running out of prayers
 
Even as the sky is falling
She still stands there calling
Calling, calling, calling
 
And she’s calling out, calling out
But even angels aren’t listening
Calling out, calling out
Nobody’s there
Calling out, calling out
While life’s moving on
& she’s running, running out of prayers
 
Now I’m calling out, calling out
But even angels aren’t listening
Calling out, calling out
Nobody’s there
Calling out, calling out
While life’s moving on
And I’m running, running out of prayers

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All words written by Michael Peloso