ANTHONY PADUANO

ANTHONY PADUANO

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The songs I have written cover a wide range from pop rock to acoustic folk to Broadway-type show tunes. I look for a pleasing melody and good hook first and then look to different topics mainly relationships for lyrical content

Biography

We are a group of well seasoned performers in our 40s that have been kicking around the music scene for years. We decided to get our songs together and show them to today's club-goers and the response has been terrific, so we looking for more original showcases. I have played many solo shows in and around Manhattan, New York playing either my own music or a variety of popular songwriters

Lyrics

Be There

Written By: Anthony Paduano

Be There (© A. Paduano)

One minute, one moment, in one blink of an eye
I spoke out, you walked out, we never said goodbye
Now days pass, so slowly, without you here with me
I hurt you, I lost you, you’ll never hear my plea
If your world sinks low and you don’t know Which way to turn remember this
Say you care and I’ll be there

I tried so, to call you, to find out how you are
I lift up, then hang up, My fear has left a scar
If your world sinks low and you don’t know Which way to turn remember this
Say you care and I’ll be there

When you should need someone there to understand
Someone there to hold you hand, look and see only me

I hope you, forgive me, for all the tears you’ve cried
I’ve learn now, I know now, I’ll change from deep inside
This, the love I send, can change this end And make our world seem right again Say you care and I’ll be there
Please say you care and I’ll be there

It's Over

Written By: Anthony Paduano

You've been living fast and wild
Acting like a little child
Telling me to wait for you to call
But I won't sit here anymore
Picking my pride off the floor
Cause I won't be around to see you fall
Everything we had is gone, you don't even know you're wrong
You don't see the things you should have seen
Because it's over and you don't mean a thing
To me it's over, I'm cutting off your string and now it's over, now

You've been pushing way too hard
Every night I'm on my guard
Separating truth from all your lies
One minute you're wonderful
Next minute impossible
Never hearing any of my cries
Yeah it's hard and hurts me though
Knowing that I loved you so
And gave you all the things
You'd need from me
Because it's over and you don't mean a thing
To me it's over, I'm cutting off your string and now it's over,
I can't take this anymore
I gotta' let you know
I can't take this anymore
I gotta' let you go

I hope you can understand
This was not the way I planned
Ending up our romance bittersweet
Someday far away from now
Someday you may change somehow and you'll learn that
Love's a two-way street
Love's a two-way street
Because it's over and you don't mean a thing
To me it's over, I'm cutting off your string and now it's over, now

Guardian Angel

Written By: Anthony Paduano

GUARDIAN ANGEL

It’s just like I told ya’, it’s coming right off your shoulder
There’s no way around it, cause baby now that you found it
Tell me what you feel baby now that you’re free
I know it’s the way you want it to be
Reach for all but if you should fall, I wanna’ be who you call

Guardian Angel, that’s what I’ll be
I’ll be your guardian Angel, I’ll hear your every plea

No longer surrounded and no longer grounded
It’s all deep inside ya’, say goodbye to what’s tied ya’
This is what you wanted to be on your own
Show that you’re no longer dependency prone
You’re in command, this is your stand
But if you still need a hand

Guardian Angel, that’s what I’ll be
I’ll be your guardian Angel, I’ll hear your every plea

It won’t be easy, and it won’t be fair
And you’ll find nobody else will care
Just trust the voices inside you, the ones that guide you
Will satisfy you

BREAK VERSE 1X

Enjoying the silence, of your independence
Just let it roll now, ‘cause baby you’re in control now
Don’t turn your head, don’t ever look back behind
Don’t let all the shadows change your mind
Forget the rest, give it your best
And if you’re put to the test

Guardian Angel, that’s what I’ll be
I’ll be your guardian Angel, I’ll hear your every plea
REPEAT 1X
I’LL HEAR YOUR EVERY PLEA 2X

I should've walked away

Written By: Anthony Paduano

I should’ve walked away

Why did I ever give a damn?, I should’ve known you were a scam
Time didn’t change you, you were the same
I gotta’ leave you, I’ll never learn your game

You never see my way at all, I should have never made that call
Time didn’t change you, you were the same
I gotta’ leave you, I’ll never learn your game

I should’ve walked away from you
I should have set you straight told you that we’re though
I should’ve walked away from you
I should’ve walked away from you

I thought I’d broken free before, I’m like an addict needing more
Time didn’t change you, you were the same
I gotta’ leave you, I’ll never learn your game

I should’ve walked away from you
I should have set you straight told you that we’re though
I should’ve walked away from you
I should’ve walked away from you

There is something in that face, something in that little grin
Shows the danger that I’m in
Time is patient for a while, soon it’s face will come to you
Better find something that’s true, I should’ve walked away from you

So now I’m stuck with you again, and wishing for this world to end
Time didn’t change you, you were the same
I gotta’ leave you, I’ll never learn your game

I should’ve walked away from you
I should have set you straight told you that we’re though
I should’ve walked away from you
I should’ve walked away from you

Something Real

Written By: Anthony Paduano

My existence had reached an impregnable wall, my moral lay face down on the floor
No more stuff left to pawn, no more blood left to sell
I just told my boss go straight to hell
50 bucks in my savings, 14 in my vest, with an aching for more in m chest
I decided to go where salvation was free, took a bus to Memphis Tennessee
I believed that in Memphis the angels all sing, I believed this was where hope and faith did their thing
Inspiration could come from the soul of the King

So I packed my guitar and I was Graceland bound, rode for hours through town after town
With a lady beside me who swore she was saved, televangelists' power to enslave
We arrived at a diner just one mile away, I awoke to the soup of the day, there were dozens of people with dozens of dreams one big home with collapsible beams
I believed that we'd find what we were searching for
I believed there were answers that opened all doors
At the home of the King is where I hoped to learn more

But will it be?, it's gotta' be
For I desperately need to believe
But will it show?, it's gotta' show
For I need something real in my soul
Yeah, I need something real in my soul, for my heart needs to feel something real

I was looking for something more spiritual than this, I was looking for some peaceful bliss
'Cause in big towns and small towns it's still all the same
Making bucks is the one friggin' game
There were Elvis dolls, Elvis clothes, locks of his hair
I could smell all the greed in the air
Elvis books, Elvis songs, Elvis stamps for the mail, no more spirit just Elvis for sale
I believed this was where all the angels would sing
How the hell was it now just a corporate thing?
Inspiration can't come from the sale of the King
But will it be?, it's gotta' be
For I desperately need to believe
But will it show?, it's gotta' show
For I need something real in my soul
Yeah, I need something real in my soul, for my heart needs to feel something real

Sortie

Written By: Anthony Paduano

Standing away from her this room’s a blur
I can’t stand who I am
Feel like a pervert as I stare up her skirt and morals be damned
The smoke and the smut pull I act like an animal
Knowing it’s wrong
Wanting to touch her though she’ll be with others before very long

I don’t know just who or what I am
I believe that everything’s a scam
That daylight will slip out like sand
That nighttime explodes in my hand

Digging a ditch plan to bury my itch here before it runs wild
Out of control want to tighten my hold on the “Peter Pan” child
Got to stay clear of her hiding from Lucifer
I’m feeling weak
Confused my her face and her leather and lace
Is this all that I seek?

I don’t know just who or what I am
I believe that everything’s a scam
That daylight will slip out like sand
That nighttime explodes in my hand

Then the dream fades, I wash my face in the morning
Then the pain fades that sweats my head in the morning
That sweats my head in the morning

Love is the cure if the vaccine is pure
I can’t wait to get home
Boxed in a cage feeling nothing but rage in this world that I roam
I’ll finish this drink man my clothes they all stink of the night that I’m in
Look through these eyes at the gloss that still hides in a heart filled with sin

I don’t know just who or what I am
I believe that everything’s a scam
That daylight will slip out like sand
That nighttime explodes in my hand

I want love in me

Written By: Anthony Paduano


Too many days gone by, safer to run and hide
I couldn’t be there when she cried
Struggled to find the truth, faced with the end of youth
Some part of me had surely died

I want to touch the good things there in front of me
I want to notice all that everyone could see
She was the vision clear through all the smoky lies
My foolish, stubborn selfish pride

Time’s needs have brought a change, my world is rearranged
I want to be there when she calls
I hope for one more chance to play the sweetheart’s dance
I want to catch her if she falls

I want to see the good things there in front of me
I never noticed all that everyone could see
If there’s a breeze still left then let it rush my face
I hope that she has kept my place

Now I want love in me, hate still reminds me of the way I used to be
Now I want love to set me free, I want love, I want love in me

‘Cause I had spent forever on my own
Just thinking of the chances I had blown
But you have shown me that it’s not too late
And good things can come to the ones who wait
It’s not too late

Don’t let it pass you by, reach up and touch the sky
It’s laid out there in front of you
Love her and make it right, show her an endless night
Strike now the time is overdue

I want to touch these good things there in front of me
I want to notice all that everyone could see
She was the vision clear through all the smoky lies
My foolish, stubborn selfish pride

Now I want love in me, hate still reminds me of the way I used to be
Now I want love to set me free, I want love, I want love in me

Set List

When we perform our original shows we generally will play one set of music consisting of the following songs
1. I think I'm falling 2. Guardian Angel 3. Build it up
4. I should've walked away 5. It's Over 6. Devil to the Daylight 7. Carrie 8. I want love in me 9. Said Goodbye Tonight 10. Be There