A. V. Santucci

A. V. Santucci

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

not far behind

Written By: a.v. santucci

from the street, through the window, she’s sitting there
a double whiskey and a blank vacant stare
she pulls a cigarette from her lips

i can hardly breath, i can hardly move
standing frozen like some poor fool
as she wipes down her glass with her fingertips

(b-verse) falling out from the sky
she appeared right before my eyes

she came up from memphis with a mind of her own
a strong attitude and not afraid to be alone
with a long trail of bodies left behind

i’m in ankle high water in a new pair of shoes
she waves me inside, this time i won’t bruise
to her same old answers, and my same old grind

(b-verse) falling out from the sky
she appereared right before my eyes

(chorus) i won’t be denied
i won’t be denied
and I’m not far behind

(bridge) she said, “no, not in another time and place
no, not if we meet again face to face
not in this lifetime
not in this lifeline
or under this sun”
maybe the next one?

i followed her south through the thick heavy rain
the damp southern air, getting closer to insane
leading me down an unfamiliar bend

like a flick of a switch, she turned my smile to a frown
darkened my lights, pullin’ me down
with a quick turn she lost me again

(b-verse) falling out from the sky
disappereared right before my eyes

(chorus) i won’t be denied
i won’t be denied
and I’m not far behind

by a.v. santucci

good enough from here

Written By: a.v. santucci

(verse) watching shadows grow, as the night turned cold
the wind’s been blowin’ hard for hours
and when the day begins, i’ll be sleepin’ in
my alley bed next to the franklin towers

(verse) watching people go by, how i picture their lives
where they live and what they do for pay
and how cheap red wine and a few half cigarettes
can get me through almost any day

(chorus) i can see their fading smiles
and their words are all too clear
“it’ll all turn around tomorrow”
but it all seems good enough from here

(verse) tonight will be a good night, under the flickering street light
in the company of 3rd street raquel
if i get my way, she’ll climb in and stay
to help me through the colder spells

(chorus) i can see their fading smiles
and their word are all too clear
“it’ll all turn around tomorrow”
but it all seems good enough from here

(bridge) they can tell me, you can tell me
which way it goes
how to pull up from below
but i know what i’m doin’
you’ll see, you’ll see.......

(instrumental out)

not far behind

Written By: a.v. santucci

from the street, through the window, she’s sitting there
a double whiskey and a blank vacant stare
she pulls a cigarette from her lips

i can hardly breath, i can hardly move
standing frozen like some poor fool
as she wipes down her glass with her fingertips

falling out from the sky
she appeared right before my eyes

she came up from memphis with a mind of her own
a strong attitude and not afraid to be alone
with a long trail of bodies left behind

i’m in ankle high water in a new pair of shoes
she waves me inside, this time i won’t bruise
to her same old answers, and my same old grind

falling out from the sky
she appereared right before my eyes

(chorus)
i won’t be denied
i won’t be denied
and I’m not far behind

(bridge)
she said, “no, not in another time and place
no, not if we meet again face to face
not in this lifetime
not in this lifeline
or under this sun”
maybe the next one?

i followed her south through the thick heavy rain
the damp southern air, getting closer to insane
leading me down an unfamiliar bend

like a flick of a switch, she turned my smile to a frown
darkened my lights, pullin’ me down
with a quick turn she lost me again

falling out from the sky
then disappereared right before my eyes

(chorus)
i won’t be denied
i won’t be denied
and I’m not far behind
and I'm not far behind
and I'm not far behind

not far behind

Written By: a.v. santucci

from the street, through the window, she’s sitting there
a double whiskey and a blank vacant stare
she pulls a cigarette from her lips

i can hardly breath, i can hardly move
standing frozen like some poor fool
as she wipes down her glass with her fingertips

falling out from the sky
she appeared right before my eyes

she came up from memphis with a mind of her own
a strong attitude and not afraid to be alone
with a long trail of bodies left behind

i’m in ankle high water in a new pair of shoes
she waves me inside, this time i won’t bruise
to her same old answers, and my same old grind

falling out from the sky
she appereared right before my eyes

(chorus)
i won’t be denied
i won’t be denied
and I’m not far behind

(bridge)
she said, “no, not in another time and place
no, not if we meet again face to face
not in this lifetime
not in this lifeline
or under this sun”
maybe the next one?

i followed her south through the thick heavy rain
the damp southern air, getting closer to insane
leading me down an unfamiliar bend

like a flick of a switch, she turned my smile to a frown
darkened my lights, pullin’ me down
with a quick turn she lost me again

falling out from the sky
then disappereared right before my eyes

(chorus)
i won’t be denied
i won’t be denied
and I’m not far behind
and I'm not far behind
and I'm not far behind

good enough from here

Written By: a.v. santucci

watching shadows grow, as the night turned cold
the wind’s been blowin’ hard for hours
and when the day begins, i’ll be sleepin’ in
my alley bed next to the franklin towers

watching people go by, how i picture their lives
where they live and what they do for pay
and how cheap red wine and a few half cigarettes
can get me through almost any day

(chorus)
i can see their fading smiles
and their words are all too clear
“it’ll all turn around tomorrow”
but it all seems good enough from here

tonight will be a good night, under the flickering street light
in the company of 3rd street annie raquel
if i get my way, she’ll climb in and stay
to help me through the colder spells

(chorus)
i can see their fading smiles
and their word are all too clear
“it’ll all turn around tomorrow”
but it all seems good enough from here

(bridge) they can tell me, you can tell me
which way it goes
how to pull up from below
but i know what i’m doin’
you’ll see, you’ll see.......

on the outside lookin' in

Written By: a. v. santucci

on the stairs waiting for her again
trying to sit still, and hopin' the rain would end
through the crowd and smokey air
she seems so happy there
i think i’m on the outside lookin' in

maybe her eyes are wandering
as the vultures are circling
she moves from room to room
as she does, they do too
i think i’m on the outside lookin in

(chorus)
the more she pulls the more i break
the ground is loose, I can feel it shake
got to stay steady, at least as steady as I can
i’d try to fly above it, but i can’t even stand

her long hair, bare shoulders, smooth skin
those soft lips, as i watch her talikin”
she caught my eye and broke my stare
was that a grin or a glare?
i think i’m on the outside lookin in

(bridge)
with me she’s anxious, or just to bored to talk
with one eye on her phone, the other on the clock
the hurried exits, as her skin crawls
she tries to let me down easy, as i try to stall

riding this road back to where it begins
i’m peakin’ through a hole in a map, while drivin’
with all of the wrong curves and turns
i couldn’t find the way back to her
now i’m on the outside lookin’ in

(chorus)
the more she pulls the more i break
the ground is loose, i can feel it shake
got to stay steady, at least as steady as i can
i’d try to fly above it, but i can’t even stand

now i’m on the outside lookin’ in