American Hawk

American Hawk

BandAmericanaCountry

American Hawk is country rock with a dash of blues, rockabilly, folk, roots, patriotic country and southern rock. We didn't want to miss anything!

Biography

American Hawk are veterans of the East Coast music scene with over 15 years of touring.
After 9/11 Bob wrote "Home of the Brave" a tribute to the heroes of the WTC disaster.
The band has performed this song on television in the Philly area and have opened shows for a diverse collection of artist's such as Jack Bruce, Chuck Berry, Peter Tork, The Bellamy Bros. and many others.

Lyrics

Everything Here But You

Written By: Bob Rotondo

I've got a '69 Roadrunner parked out in the driveway
I've got a '64 Rickenbacker red 12 string guitar
I've got a Johnny Cash autograph
photogragh in the hallway
I've got a PC, TV telescope to the stars
I've got a baby grand piano and a tape of the Soprano's first season
I've a snakeskin substitute hep cat suit in a drawer
I've got a Beatle bass common
place fireplace for when it's freezin'
I've got an oval aubusson Hong Kong rug on the floor
CHORUS
Well I've got everything
Everything here but you
I've got everything but it means nothin' if i don't have you
When I gave you my ring you said my love wasn't true
Well I've got everything now
Everything here but you
Everything but you
I've got a Picasso colossul black ceiling in my bedroom
I've got the moon and the stars and the sun painted on it too
I've got a velvet Elvis wall trellis growin' out in the garden
I've got a hot tub swimmin' pool really cool barbeque
Chorus

These Colors Are Mine

Written By: Bob Rotondo

(Verse#1)
Well I gave three years to my country
And a few more in reserves.
Gave me back all that I needed
maybe more then I deserved.
But now I hear a rumblin'
people tryin' to tear us down
Well it's time to stand up tall and never give an inch of ground
(Chorus)
Well these colors stand up and these colors will fight
And if you don't believe in that well it's your right
These colors won't fade and these colors won't hide, I'll wave this freedom flag each day until I die.
And these colors are mine
These colors are mine.
(Verse#2)
To all you sons and daughters shipping out now everywhere
Each day we're thinkin' 'bout you every night you're in our prayers
To the ships in angry waters cuttin' through the highest waves.
God speed to you and courage from the home of the brave.
(Chorus)

"Back Home"

Written By: Bob Rotondo

IF I COULD PAINT A SINGLE PICTURE OF THE PERFECT WOMAN
SHE WOULD LOOK LIKE YOU
IF I COULD DREAM OF HER IN COLOR AND I LOOKED INTO HER EYES THEY WOULD BE BLUE LIKE YOURS
BUT I CAN'T DO EITHER ONE OF THOSE, SO I'LL JUST PRAY YOU FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME

IF I COULD BUID A FIRE ENOUGH TO HEAT THE WORLD I COULD WHEN I DESIRE YOU
YOU SAID YOU NEEDED TIME TO FIND YOURSELF BUT YOU'VE BEEN GONE THREE MONTHS THIS WEEK DECEMBER TWELTH
I KNOW IT 'S ME YOUR RUNNIN' FROM, SO I'LL JUST PRAY YOU FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME

I'M FELLING LIKE I'M LOSING FAITH I WON'T GIVE IN ANYMORE
WELL I'VE THOUGHT OF YOU A THOUSAND TIMES WALKIN' RIGHT THROUGH MY DOOR I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER
NO IT'S NOT OVER

IF I COULD FLY AROUND THE WORLD I'D STOP IN EVERY TOWN AND STREET TO LOOK FOR YOU
AND IF I COULD WRITE A STORY
A PERFECT ENDING BE A SIMPLE THING THAT I COULD DO

BUT I CAN'T DO EITHER ONE OF THOSE SO I'LL JUST PRAY YOU FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME
AND THOUGH I SIT HERE ALL ALONE
I KNOW YOUR ON THE WAY YOUR COMIN' HOME.......

Discography

American Hawk's debut CD is called "Americana Brew". 10 original songs all written by guitarist
Bob Rotondo.

Set List

We perform original music and some covers.
We can do 3 one hour sets.
partial list:
Home of the Brave
These Colors Are Mine
The Way I Look
The Weekend (wore me out)
Midnight Train
Lorraine
Everything Here But You
Cajun Queen
The Sunset of Your Love
Pride & Joy
Key to the Highway
That's All Right
I Know a Little
The Midnight Special
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Sweet Home Alamama
Who'll Stop the Rain