Bart Caruso

Bart Caruso

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Melodic Rock,contemporary yet infused with a Beatle-esque flavor. Sometimes Dylanesque. After all w/ those 2 artists everything's covered

Biography

Bart Caruso has led both The Dharma Bums & Naked Lunch Box before going out under his own name.These bands were staples on the Boston scene,playing The Paradise,The Middle East,T.T the Bears, among many others.Bob Dylan and Neil Young were major influences on the more "roots" orriented Dharma Bums. As Caruso's song writing progressed a wider stylistic sound came in(Naked Lunch Box drummer Rick Klane had a jazz background) Today the songs seamlessly incorporate the chordal and rythmic changes used in later day Beatle song.
Bartcaruso65@comcast.net
617-764-0250

Lyrics

La La La

Written By: Bart Caruso

she comes and goes
one never knows
when or if she will ever show
just like a friend
but now and then
just when you thought your love
would end
come with me
its a circle game don't quit me
come with me my friend
La La La

she's hot and cold
an ancient soul
a wonder to have and have not
hold
she'll shoot the breeze
then let you freeze
got her own wind chill factory
come with me
it's a circle game don't quit me
come with me my friend

she's just a tease
a gentle breeze
why are you down there on your
knees
she's come and gone
but life goes on
what are you waiting for dear
John

Why Can't You Be TRue

Written By: Bart Caruso

You and I we try
but still we never find our peace
of mind
So we go from high to low
and never know the reason why
Until we find a way
and you're here to stay
don't ask me for my heart
Was I just wasting time
thinking you were mine to start

Why Can't You Be True
Why,why do I love you

Now and then is when
we will fall out again
my fickle friend
Wistful sighs,you cry
Oh damn your alibis
all they imply
Why should I wait for you
hoping you'll come through
my heart upon a shelf
have I such greed for love
I'd put my need above myself

Was I just wasting time
thinking you were mine
my heart upon a shelf
have I such greed for love
I'd put my need above myself

Why Can't You Be true
why can't you be true
why,why do I love you

Hold me tighter

In My Weakest Moments

Written By: Bart Caruso

Tales of modern romance
We had great expectations
Lost a little something
Somewhere in the translation
Talk of low fidelity
and miss-matched components
Still I sometimes think of you
In My Weakest Moments

Down time ,up hill climb
Now I'm
In My Weakest Moments weakness

Once I knew a woman Of biblical proportions
Imaculate conception
Our love was an abortion
She took me back to school
Well I guess you live and learn
Emotional investments
Bring deminishing returns

Downtime...

Love was our commodity
Now that day is done
Take stock ,take heart
We had our mutual fun
Tales of modern romance
We had great expectations
Lost alittle something
Somewhere in the translation

Downtime...


Waste Not Want Not

Written By: Bart Caruso

Maybe tomorrow I'll make up my mind
Stop wasting my time
Later that evening...
Ahh...never mind
I think I'll get high

Grey skies threaten rain
Let it rain,let it rain ,let it rain
Let it come down on me

Waste Not Want Not love
Can it be
Why can't it be
You and Me

Night Whispers

Written By: Bart Caruso

Lost in thought
I turn to hear the night whisper
and all it cost was loneliness
and thought blisters

When I walk down the street
The angels come and walk with me
They whisper in my ear
If only I could hear

For crying out loud
Can't shake this cloud That's followed me
Guess I'm too proud
To join that crowd
On the sunny streeet

When I do take my leave
And only for myself I grieve
There's nothing up my sleeve
And nothing I can Believe

When I walk down the street
The angels come and walk with me
Their whispers fill the air
I can hear them now I swear

Lost in thought I turn to hear
The midnight ride of Paul Revere
They say he passed not far from
here
Well I think I'll stop in for a beer
Still these Night Whispers

Baby,I'm Beginning to Think You're Strange

Written By: Bart Caruso

Sucking a stone from your parched
terrain
Dying of thirst as you pray for rain
A smile creases your lips as mine
crack in pain
Baby, I'm beginning to think you're
strange

Call off your dogs and we'll call it a
day
Let go of my hand it's time for a
change
Once I thought I knew you but it
was just a name
Baby...

You jumped the track,you're a run-
away train
You're lost in space while you're
home on the range
I'd be afraid to know what goes on
in your brain
Baby.....

Sucking a stone from your parched
terrain
Dying of thirst as you dance in the
rain
All you ever wanted was to cause
me some pain
Baby,I'm beginning to think you're
Strange

Discography

Dharma Bums-Everything is Always Alright ( L.P)
Everything You Never Knew You
Wanted (cassette)
Naked Lunch Box - C.D
Bart Caruso- In My Room (C.D)
Now & Then (C.D)

Set List

Night Whispers
Waste Not Want Not
One Time
Baby, I'm Beginning to think You're Strange
Why Can't You Be True
Nailed to the Floor
(Man Don't Need Religion when He's Got a )Good Car
La La La
(songs we have covered):
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Neil Young)
Hey Bulldog (The Beatles)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh ,it Takes a Train to Cry(Bob Dylan)
She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan)