Bill Vivino

Bill Vivino

 Wayne, New Jersey, USA
BandPopRock

Pop-rock with a jazz-tinged flavor.

Biography

From his early days as a child plunking out notes on the piano bench next to his grandfather, a jazz pianist, Bill has tried to make music that comes from his heart. In his current work you can hear the pangs of heartache, the pictorial expression of true love, and the yearning and self-conflict of finding one's own place in the cosmos. He tries ardently to express these age-old themes in a modern musical fabric before fine-tuning everything with the best musicians he can find in the studio. Bill has said, "Everything I write about comes out of something I have the urge to express, be it a feeling or an idea or a story that I think is funny or interesting in some way." Wanting to further bring his music to the world, Bill put together a group of musicians who have each enjoyed much experience performing around New Jersey and New York at various venues, including Maxwells, Pianos, the Knitting Factory, and the Crash Mansion. Together, they have created a new, eclectic, jazz-tinged pop-rock sound that is sure to delight the listener.

Lyrics

I Found You

Written By: Bill Vivino

Sometimes I'd think and ask myself, "I wonder where I am" when the stars came down to me on earth each time I held your hand.

Heaven creates this strange twist of fate.

You taught me more about this life than I have ever learned. You gave me more than I could ever know how to return.

And I can't explain, I can only say

[Chorus]
That I found you and you really turned my life around. You gave me more to live for than I ever knew before. 'Cause I found you, and you gave me all I'll ever need, I am everything I am and everything I'll be from your love.

And until my dying day I will never leave your side. You there is no ocean deep, no distance to wide. This love we've made, it will never fade.

[Chorus]
Cause I found you and you really turned my life around.
You gave me more to live for than I ever knew before.
Cause I found you and you gave me all I'll ever need, I am everything I am and everything I'll be from your love, girl, from your love.

[Bridge]
'Cause there are so many things I wish that I could say but I don't know where to begin.
'Cause I can't tell you enough how much I need your love and how perfect it's been.

[Chorus]

Sunday

Written By: Bill Vivino

Hope someday you’ll read this letter
There’s something I need you to know
Sunday was the last I’d see you
You said that you needed to go

Did you find a splendid new illusion?
Did you find an end to all your pain and your confusion?

Chorus:
Cause I wonder if you ever think about me
In a moment of pretending to yourself

It could have been the season
Maybe my timing went dead
Before you cast stones on these reasons
Have you ever disagreed with things you’ve said?

You really think we’re different people? (Think we’re different people)
Or is that just some rationale you try to use?

Chorus:
Cause I wonder if you ever think about me
In a moment of pretending to yourself
And I wonder if you think things could be better
Even though you’re lying next to someone else

Please come back
Please come back

Cause I wonder if you ever think about me
In a moment of pretending to yourself
And I wonder if you think things could be better
Even though you’re lying next to someone else
Please come back
Please come back

Still Frame

Written By: Bill Vivino

If I could sit back and just accept the way things seem to be,
I'd never question anything this world brings to me.
But I just can't avoid this search for truth and pure confusion.
Will I find the missing pieces and the right solution?
Good things won't come to those who wait.
Tomorrow's here, it's getting late.
Time moves on, and then it's gone, gone, gone.
I feel it slipping away.
The picture's fading, it doesn't sting my mind like yesterday;
A graying still-frame of a man who hangs his head in shame.
No matter where he turns, the world has trapped him behind cinder walls.
He missed his chances of escaping when real living called.
[Chorus]
Don't get too comfortable, don't get too comfortable, yeah.
[Chorus]

I Never Knew

Written By: Bill Vivino & Anthony Dini

I Never Knew

Verse 1
When I took your hand I didn’t know
I didn’t know what I’d got into
I was blind, intertwined in your promises
Never had a plan for letting go
Never thought that I would lose you
In your mind, I was tossed aside, not even second best

Pre Chorus
Suddenly you’re telling me my time with you was wasted
Can’t believe you’d take my trust then carelessly replace it

Chorus
I never knew
I never knew that about you
That you could hide so many lies behind those soothing eyes
I never knew
I never knew that about you
The brightest star in my sky could leave me cold as ice

Verse 2
I thought I knew you very well
Thought we shared our deepest secrets
But in the dark, you kept apart from me your selfishness
Like a poet thrown into a cell
For calling life just as he’d seen it
All my words, and I’m all worth, you turned it to regret

[Pre Chorus]

[Chorus]

Bridge
You always said, always said there was no other (was no other for you)
That we were meant, we were meant for each
But now I know you were lying every time, lying every time

[Chorus]

See You Again

Written By: Bill Vivino & Anthony Dini

See You Again

VERSE
When the clock says 8am I arrive.
Coffees’ keepin’ me awake, but not alive.
And I start to miss you.
Though I’m filling in this stack of forms.
I’m feeling emptier than before.
Oh what a mindless chore!

CHORUS
I can’t wait till the bell rings.
Wait for the real things.
Spending time apart from you is breaking me down
When I’m not on the right track
Wish I could turn back
Cut through the slack
I can’t wait to see you again.
I can’t wait to see you again.

VERSE 2
When I see your name light up my phone
I’m excited ‘till I find the connection’s gone.
Oh, I hate these stupid dead zones!
Just another lost call for another lost day.
From behind these walls I’ve lost my say.
Oh, I’m tired of living this way!

[Repeat Chorus]

BRIDGE
With all this time I could do more than
Any day-dreaming-job I’d find
Through all of the days of
Seemingly endless compromise and sacrifice.

[Guitar Solo]

[Repeat Chorus]

[Repeat Chorus]

Two Roads

Written By: Bill Vivino

Two Roads

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
I looked down one as far as I could

Then took the other, perhaps with the better claim,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And I, I really wonder why
You would have passed me by
Had the road been wrong
And I, I really wonder why
Roads that we traveled on
Have led our hearts to be, our hearts to be as one

The two roads were really about the same,
And both of them on that morning lay
In leaves that no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
Doubt if I should ever be back.

And I, I really wonder why
You would have passed me by
Had the road been wrong
And I, I really wonder why
Roads that we traveled on
Have led our hearts to be, our hearts to be as one

Wait a minute, baby!
I need you in my life
Think about you night and day
We took the chance, we made the choice
And we were right
Now I know I'll never need another way

[Organ solo]

And I, I really wonder why
You would have passed me by
Had the road been wrong
And I, I really wonder why
Roads that we traveled on
Have led our hearts to be, our hearts to be as one

Two roads, two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Discography

The Still Frame EP, 2005 - www.cdbaby.com/billvivino, www.billvivino.com,
www.myspace.com/billvivinomusic,

Set List

Typical Set List - 11 Original songs, including:
Still Frame
Sunday
Blinded
Everything
Change Your Mind
Crazy For Your Love
Internet Girl
I Found You
You Are the One for Me
You Made a Fool Out of Me
Better Days
A few covers as needed, such as:
Billy Joel - New York State of Mind
Elton John - Your Song
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
John Mayer - My Stupid Mouth

Sets are usually 45 mins to an hour long.