1. This Time (2:57)
2. What Must I Give (3:31)
3. Time Waits For No One (3:33) (featuring Kristina Vinson)
4. Dig Yourself (3:28)
5. Under The Sun (2:38)
6. Last Call For Love (5:31)
7. Lucky Man (3:08)
8. Blue Trail (2:51)
9. George Washington Blues (4:06)
10. Curiosity Killed the cat (2:25)
11. Actions Speak Louder Than Words (4:01)
12. City Ways (3:09)
13. Manzanar (4:47)
14. Reason To Live (4:16)

LYRICS


THIS TIME (Sando / McMahon)

 

THEREíLL BE NO MORE LYINí THEREíLL BE NO MORE CRYINí THIS TIME

THEREíLL BE NO MORE CHEATINí THEREíLL BE NO MISTREATINí THS TIME

THEREíLL BE NO MORE FIGHTINí THEREíLL BE NO LATE NIGHTINí THIS TIME

THIS TIME THIS TIME

 

HONEY WONíT YOU TAKE ME BACK

KNOW I DONE YOU WRONG BUT NOW IíM ON THE RIGHT TRACK

AND IíLL BE GOOD TO YOU

THIS TIME

 

THEREíLL BE NO MORE FLIRTINí THEREíLL BE NO MORE HURTINí THIS TIME

THEREíLL BE NO MORE LEAVINí THEREíLL BE NO DECEIVINí THIS TIME

IíM GONNA HOLD YOU TIGHT IíM GONNA TREAT YOU RIGHT THIS TIME

THIS TIME THIS TIME

 

               BABY GIVE ME ONE MORE SHOT

               AND IíLL GIVE IT EVERY THING I GOT TO PROVE

               MY LOVE FOR YOU IS TRUE

THIS TIME

 

THEREíLL BE NO MORE SIGHINí THEREíLL BE NO GOODBYINí THIS TIME

Thereíll be no Mistakiní thereíll be no heart breakiní this time

THEREíLL BE NO MORE GRIEVINí IF WE JUST BELIEVE IN THIS TIME

THIS TIME THIS TIME

 

What must I give for your love (Sando)

 

 

What must I give for your love

What can I try to catch your eye

What must I do for your heart

What can I say to make you stay

 

            iíD SEARCH the desert and iíd find the key

            if thatís what it takes

            to open up your heart open up your heart for me

 

What must I give for your love

What must I show to let you know

What must I do to get through to you

What must I be to make you believe in me

 

 (INST BREAK)

 

            Iíd run 100 miles Iíd fly to mars

            iíll follow you

            no matter how near no matter how far

 

What must I give for your love

what must I give

What must I do What will I try

Iíll pay the price Iíll sacrifice Iíll do my part

Take me in your heart Take me in your heart

 

TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE   (SANDO)

 

I just canít wait for this I

just canít wait for that I

keep on checkiní that old clock on the wall

a watched pot never cooks

no time write my book

in the end I ainít got nothiní at all

 

(CH.)                          Time waits for no one

                        a year goes by in the wink of an eye

                        time waits for no one

                        you know Iím gonna love you until the day I die

 

life sweet as the day is long I

just canít wait til dawn

anticipating what the fates will allow

weíve been through this before I

never could find a cure

but that was then this is now

 

(CH.)           

 

(BRIDGE)            I wanna capture the moment

                        IĎm gonna live for today

                        tomorrowís never what we thought it would be

                        donít want to spend my time

                        holdiní on to yesterday

           

another new yearís eve my

heart is on my sleeve I

just canít help the way Iím feeling inside

you count the seconds down youíre

listeniní for the sound but

the world keeps turning and thereís no place to hide

 

(CH)

 

DIG YOURSELF (Sando)

 

I can still remember back in Ď68

There was a whole lot of love there was a whole lot of hate

we were looking for answers and we really had to hunt

but the pendulum swings we had to drop back 10 and punt

 

we were mystified when politicians lied and children died and mothers cried so we stemmed the tide to preserve our mental health

Dig Yourself

 

I don't know what to do about what other people think

or what to think Ďbout what other people do

and I donít know what to say when somebody tells a lie

but you can always see the truth if you look it in the eye

 

You criticize and polarize and never realize that all your lies can materialize through the eyes of someone elseÖ

 

            BR) dig yourself- stop living in an alternate reality           

            wake up, and face the facts head on

            get real,  weíve got to live up to our humanity

            just look in the mirror and seeÖDig Yourself

 

50 years later and itís drivng me insane

everythingís different yet everythingís the same

people of the earth weíre running out of time

but thereís a light in the darkness if you open up your mind

 

            you say you canít relate to all the hate but you procrastinate and take the bait and put your fate back up on the shelfÖDig Yourself

 

 

UNDER THE SUN (Sando)

 

    Things are lookiní up said the saucer to the cup

The lights go down and the radio up

tonight's the night we're gonna fall in love

take a little walk 'neath the stars above

we're birds of a feather and we got to stay together

'til the end of time thru any kind of weather

and everything will grow Under The Sun

           

I got fifty bucks and a pickup truck

A golden ring and with a little bit oí luck

cut and dry weíre gonna fly

I'm gonna love you Ďtil the day I die

All in all it takes two to tango thereís

more than one way to skin this mango

and everything will grow Under The Sun

 

East West North South

Which ever way the wind may blow

Red dress well shut my mouth

Címon we gotta go

 

 (INST)

 

East West North South

Which ever way the wind may blow

Red dress well shut my mouth

Címon we gotta go

 

Weíll get married Ďneath a neon sign

Iíll be yours and youíll be mine

We got the earth below and the sky above

Air to breath and a whole lot oí love

Pray for rain and a bumper crop

Weíre gonna work this land til the Lord says stop

and everything will grow Under The Sun


LAST CALL FOR LOVE (Sando)

 

Hey girl, I see you lookiní over here

It's getting late don't hesitate Ďcause your  intent is mighty clear

come on a little closer and Iíll feed you my best line

do you need someone to cling to

do you need someone to love

 

                        Last call for love

                        Do You need somebody to take you home

                        Last call for love

                        I donít want to spend another night alone

 

Don't be COY thereís no time to pretend

just one more round the lights come up and this charade comes to an end

That guy youíve been talking to all night long

heís disappeared with some other girl

do you need someone to cling to

do you need someone to love

 

                        Last call for love

                        Do You need somebody to take you home

                        Last call for love

                        I donít want to spend another night alone

 

            We could turn the lights back down

            and let the music start all over

            we could put our lives together

            and never never come back here

                       

(inst.)

your place or mine let the lovelight shine

I just know itís gonna be so good

do you need someone to cling to

do you need someone to love

 

Last call for love

               Do You need somebody to take you home

Last call for love

I donít want to spend another night alone

 

Lucky man   (Sando)

 

When at first I saw you

Lord I did adore you

you're the one Iíve been dreaming of

How you gave me love neath the stars above

 

Now that I have found you

Iíll build my world around you

I don't know what you've done to me

but it's fun to me and all the world can see

 

Everytime you smile at me oh oh I smile too

You take away the clouds and let that sun come shining through

                        and It feels so grand

                        when weíre walking hand in hand

                        whoís that lucky man with you

 

I just want to hold ya

let my arms enfold ya

never thought I'd be right for you

that youíd love me too Iím so glad you do

 

and now that weíre together

our love will last forever

happiness will be yours and mine

with a love so fine 'til the end of time

           

all my life I have waited for someone like you

no one else could understand my heart like you do

                        and it feels so grand

                        when weíre walking hand in hand

                        I say whoís that lucky man with you

 

reflections in a window

I canít beleve what  I see

I see two lovers hand in hand

and one of them is me


BLUE TRAIL            (Sando)

 

Things are wrong and it's been so long

since anything's made me smile

Iíve been through the mill and now I had my fill and

iím got to get away for awhile

iím gonna drive back down to the edge of town

park at the end of the lane

thereís a bundle of goods up in the Tenafly woods

and you can come along if you're game

 

                 Goin' up the Blue Trail

            Ďjourniní over hill and dale

            searchin for the holy grail

            weíre gonna take our time

            up on the Blue Trail

            put your samich in a lunch pail

            blow your mind on a cattail

            it wonít cost a dime / donítcha fall behind

                       

Any scout would know which way to go

by the blaze that they left behind

I've walked them all and I sure won't stall

when we come to the crossroad sign

Now the red trail died in a subdivide

and the white trail is overgrown

green to the shade by the palisade

or straight ahead to PFisterís Pond

 

     (CHORUS)

 

if the fishinís good  I'm a-knockin on wood

cause thereís a line at the grocery store

we'll have apples for free and sassafrass tea

and I'm hopin that the water's still pure

Tho' I'm travelling light I'm gonna pack my kite

there's a field where you can fly

my knife is sharp and I've got my harp

I never play it but I'm goin' to try

     (INST)


George Washington BLUES    (SANDO)

 

I WENT OUT LAST NIGHT THINKING I HAD NOTHING TO LOSE

YEA WENT OUT LAST NIGHT THINKING I HAD NOTHING TO LOSE

I SLEPT SO MANY PLACES I DONíT KNOW WHERE I LEFT MY SHOES

 

MAMA STAYED UP WAITINí GAVE ME THE THIRD DEGREE

MAMA STAYED UP WAITINí GAVE ME THE THIRD DEGREE

I CANNOT TELL A LIE I JUST CHOPPED DOWN THE CHERRY TREE

 

OH I SLEPT IN ALEXANDRIA SLEPT IN OLD RINGWOOD TOO

SLEPT IN ALEXANDRIA SLEPT UP IN RINGWOOD TOO

WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING I DONíT KNOW WHAT IíM GONNA DO

 

I MAY BE BUSY BUT YOU KNOW IíVE GOT TO GET MY KICKS

I SURE AM BUSY BUT YOU KNOW IíVE GOT TO GET MY KICKS

IíM THE FATHER OF THE COUNTRY THE SPIRIT OF SEVENTY SIX

 

INST  

 

I SLEPT IN HOHOKUS PEEKSKILL AND HAVERSTRAW

I SLEPT IN HOHOKUS PEEKSKILL AND HAVERSTRAW

way UP IN NEW YORK CITY WAY DOWN IN BALTIMORE

 

YOU SEE MY FACE PRINTED ON A DOLLAR BILL

OH YOU SEE MY FACE PRINTED ON EVERY DOLLAR BILL

IíM LEGAL TENDER AND BABY YOU KNOW I WILL

 

IíVE GOT 17,000 MEN, READY TO STEAL THE SHOW

IíVE GOT 17,000 MEN, AND THEYíRE READY TO STEAL THE SHOW

IíVE GOT 150 SLAVES AND I AINíT NEVER GONNA LET THEM GO 

 

INST

 

Curiosity Killed The Cat (Sando)

 

Every night when the cold moon rises

pussy footiní where the grass donít grow

down the alley where itís full of surprises

canít help it when you smell a rat

Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

Iím not askiní why your paws are all dirty

I DONíT CARE where you lost your tail

just sayiní that you seem a little flirty

youíre gonna feel it when you hit the mat

Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

if you stick your nose where it donít belong

             you can wind up wishiní that youíd never been born

             You may have nine lives but thereíll come a day

             when youíre down to the very last one

             and thereís no place left to run

 

Now youíre sleeping with one eye open

waking up with your ear to the ground

day dreaminí wishiní and hopiní

let me tell you just where itís at

Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

INSTRUMENTAL

 

and now that youíve opened up a can of worms

you can try to forget but the flame still burns

so  follow your heart but donít lose your cool

what you donít know ainít gonna hurt

so donít go digginí in the dirt

 

youíre just following a road that goes nowhere

a red herring on a dead end street

he keeps telling you and so you gotta go there

Should have known with a man like that

Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

 

 

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS   (SANDO)

 

don't write me a letter

when we're not together it don't ring true

'cause paper and ink only makes me think

about all the things you never (don't) do

 

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

 

You come to my door the same as before

you been out all night

well don't even speak 'cause talk is cheap

and it won't make it right (it just ain't right)

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

 

      I see your lips move

                    I feel the emptiness

            I can't hear your voice

                  we're running out of time

 

You can make my phone ring and whisper sweet things

but I'm still alone

I'm filled with desire so come start the fire

come on home baby

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

 

CITY WAYS (Jenkins / Sando)

 

I look out my window

Does everyone have a name

People look all the same to me

See how they are moving

They run but know not where

Living so fast and carelessly

 

            and itís Monday to Friday 9 to 5

            Tryiní just to stay on time

            Itís the same routine and the same old jive

well it may sound mean but you should have seen

 

what a man did to me while I was walkiní

he knocked me on the ground

I screamed but nobody heard a sound

 

            ĎCause theyíre too busy flagginí a cab or a bus

            Tryiní just to stay on time

            what in the worldís gonna happen to us

            Hey Buddy can you spare me a dime

                       

(INST)

 

            people worried and hurried and weariní a frown

            trying just to stay on time

            all this hustle and bustle is bringing me down

            itís just rise and grind to the company line

           

Now I get this feeling

I think itís time to leave

find some way to ease my mind

guess Iíll go to the country

where nights are not like days

leave my city ways behind

 

            Cause itís Monday to Friday 9 to 5

            Tryiní not to lose my ground

            Itís the same routine and the same old jive

            and the wheels keep goiní round


Manzanar (Sando)

 

manís voice on the evening news

sneak attack on Oahu

Much fear overcomes this nation 

presidential proclamation

no time to pack your bags

hear them knocking on your door

 

xenophobic retribution

no regard for the constitution

round them up take them away

never liked them anyway

check in at the railway gate

send them off to manzanar

 

(REFRAIN) Manzanar

    THey will forever wear the scar

     for the crime of who they are

    They spend three years in Manzanar

 

roof leaks and the walls are thin

cooped up boxed in

canít breath canít eat

canít sleep in the dust and the heat

new morning pledge the flag

liberty and justice for all

 

night falls and the guards are tense

watch towers and a barbed wire fence

searchlight a man breaks out

guns aimed somebody shouts

stay back lay low

            another day at Manzanar

 

(REFRAIN)

 

In the land of the Rising Sun

A new day has just begun

no need for negotiation               

nuclear  eradication

little boy fat man

300,000 dead and gone

 

word comes down from the powers that be

break it down set them free

bus ticket and 25 bucks

hand shake good luck

everything they owned is gone

            where do they go from Manzanar


REASON TO LIVE                                                 (SANdo)

 

I was born on my birthday

I donít know when I will die

but as long as Iím breathing

Iím gonna give it a try

Iím searching for something

something thatís real and true

 Iím walking through this world

looking for a reason to live

 

I was lost on the highway

afraid and alone

but something inside me

kept on searching for home

it was dark in the tunnel

but there was light at the end

you were waiting there

Thatís when I found my Reason To Live

 

BR:             Everytime I get this feeling

            I close my eyes and think of you

            youíre the one who gives life meaning

            youíre the one who sees me through

 

Now itís late in the evening

thereís no stars in the sky

no words to explain

these tears in my eyes

thereís no sleep to be had

no songs to be sung

Donít leave me now

Donít take away my Reason To Live

 

 

All songs written by Peter Sando except:
ďThis TimeĒ by Peter Sando & Jack McMahon
ďCity WaysĒ by Peter Sando & Bob Jenkins
Peter Sando: guitars, keyboards & harmonica
Bob Jenkins: bass
Eureka Sanchez: drums
Adam Bambrough: piano & organ (Tracks 2, 4, 9, 11)
Steve Toth: dobro (Track 10)
Frank Hubach: accordian (Track 10)
Bliss Sando, Bob Jenkins: backing vocals
Kristina Vinson, Laura Gardner, Sandy Bandes: backing vocals (Track 3)
Cover photo: Jack McMahon
Tray Artwork: Breeze Sando
Produced by Peter Sando
Mastered by Tom Nunes at Atomic Disc
All Songs © 2020 Sandbag Music (BMI) except
ďThis TimeĒ © 2016 Sandbag Music (BMI) / Slowturn Music (BMI)

♥ Special thanx to Bliss & Jack







Email me at peter@petersando.com