Carmen Magro

Carmen Magro

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Carmen Magro paints a story with every song and delivers it with passion and energy that music fans of all ages enjoy. His music is truly original, timeless and popular, crossing genres as melody and rhythm marry with his moving lyrics perfectly.

Biography

Carmen played many instruments as a child never being formally trained. His mother gave him a drum set for his 14th birthday and he was on his way to stage performances. After losing his father when he was ten, the passing of his mother when he was 19 really hit him hard and influenced the rest of his life. Remembering his mother's influence to do so, he began writing music at the piano and has not stopped since. He continues to learn multiple instruments and shares the stage on piano and guitar as he fronts his band singing his original music. Currently, Carmen has a 6 piece band including guitars, drums, keys and piano, horns and a multitude of hand instruments that come alive on stage. You may find him working solo or as a duo or trio for some shows where you can hear the unplugged version of his music on an intimate level. Only recently did Carmen begin studio recording after finding a veteran producer, Arty Skye in New York City who he is working with to complete his debut album for release in early 2013.

Lyrics

Come Alive

Written By: Carmen Magro

I’ve been dreaming of things I have not seen
And they’re so beautiful
I’m always thinking of words I just don’t say
But they bring me peace
When I close my eyes
I’m in a world I just don’t know
And you’re the only one who can save me

‘Cause only in your eyes
Can I believe
Or can I see my world
Only in your soul
It’s where I know
I’ll come alive

I’m always searching for things I just can’t find
But they bring me hope
A long time ago, I turned down this winding road
Just trying to find my way back home
Can you see me through these eyes and in this light I see
Will you ever know this man I am

‘Cause only in your eyes
Can I believe
Can I see my world
Only in your soul
It’s where I know
I’ll come alive

Only in your eyes
Can I believe
Can I see my world
Only in your soul
It’s where I know
It’s where I’ll go
To come alive
To come alive

Take Me Back

Written By: Carmen Magro

I’m remembering those times
Hanging down at the park
With my friends I swore were friends ‘til the end
Always something to do
Always somewhere to go
We were young boys just trying to be men

Now working 9 to 5 seems to blow my tired mind
I wanna go home and play the radio
I’m gonna grab myself a drink
And maybe slip into a dream
Baby I’ll tell you where I wanna go

Can you take me back to that feeling again
To those warm summer nights that I wished would never end
Take me back to that time that’s never far from my mind
For the Lord knows that’s where I belong

Now I watch the years going by
But I’m still young at heart
I wanna be a kid til the day they put me in my grave
I never played by no rules
Always acted so cool
My soul no Angel’s ever gonna save

We used to dance in the rain when the sun wouldn’t shine
Didn’t care what any people had to say
We never closed our eyes
Just didn’t have the time
We swore we’d never go our separate ways

Can you take me back to that feeling again
To those warm summer nights that I wished would never end
Take me back to that time
That’s never far from my mind
For the Lord knows that’s where I belong

So I say my prayers each night
That these dreams will never die
They keep me sane but this line is very fine
And I go to work each day
And these thoughts I put away
In my heart where I know they’ll never die

Take me back to that feeling again
To those warm summer nights that I wished would never end
Take me back to that time
That’s never far from my mind
For the Lord knows that’s where I belong
Take me home now
Can you take me home now
Oh….Take me home
Yeah the Lord knows that’s where I belong

America

Written By: Carmen Magro

Hey Uncle Charlie can you tell me about my father
I wish he hadn’t died quite so young
Son don’t you shed a tear
Though it’s been so many years
I’ll tell you all I know and what he’d want

The day the bombs fell on our shore
And all those men who lost that war
Your father looked at me and said it’s time
He said I’m going off to fight this war
And I know what I’m fighting for
I’ll tell you son it was you that was on his mind
‘Cause I could hear him singing in the rain

America you’re beautiful
I would give my life for you
And protect your every truth
America you’re beautiful
But can you do one thing for me
Won’t you watch my family

I woke up this morning
And I looked out my window
I saw the people come and go as they will
I wonder if they even know
The things that I believe are so
Things I know will make your heart stand still

Though I never fought in any war
I know what they’re fighting for
I see it in the smile of my girl
And I would give up everything
Just to know she’ll reach her dreams
And always see the grace of our world
And remember what my father said

America you’re beautiful
I would give my life for you
And protect your every truth
America you’re beautiful
But can you do one thing for me
Won’t you watch my family

When she holds my hand
And looks up at me
I can hear those voices singing

America you’re beautiful
I would give my life for you

Oh America you’re beautiful
I would give my life for you
And protect your every truth
America you’re beautiful
But won’t you do one thing for me
Can you do one thing for me
Won’t you watch my family

Looking at Me

Written By: Carmen Magro

I don’t wanna be, I don’t wanna see
If I can’t be with you
And every little thing you do
It drives me wild and free, I’ll dance and sing
I can do anything
As long as I know I’ve got you
I’ll be all right

‘Cause I know
Life is too short to live it on my own
I just want a place that I can always call my home
Where it’s always free to roam
Don’t you know
It doesn’t take much to keep me satisfied
Every time I see you I get lost in your eyes
When you’re looking at me

Every time you laugh, every time you smile
What it does to me
This much I can say is true
You take my breath away, no words can say
Just how I feel for you
If I could take you any way
You would be as you are right now

‘Cause I know
Nothing could be better than to spend my life
Living every moment while taking every stride
With you right by my side…
Oh do you wanna go
Somewhere we can dance into the midnight sun
And feel that moment when our hearts beat as one
When you’re looking at me
Yeah our hearts beat as one
When you’re looking at me

Baby can you feel it
Everything is real when you’re here with me
Tell me that you feel it too
And I will make you laugh, I’ll make you smile
You can’t do anything
That doesn’t make me feel all right
I’m in love with you

Every time you laugh, every time you smile
What it does to me
This much I can say is true
You take my breath away, no words can say
Just how I feel for you
If I could take you any way
You would be as you are right now

‘Cause I know nothing could be better than to spend my life
Living every moment while taking every stride
With you right by my side
Oh do you wanna go
Somewhere we can dance into the midnight sun
And feel that moment when our hearts beat as one
When you’re looking at me
Yeah our hearts beat as one
When you’re looking at me
Can you feel that moment when our hearts beat as one
When you’re looking at me

Our World

Written By: Carmen Magro

Stop for a moment
Close your eyes
And breathe the air
Now look at your brother
Who’s standing there
Waiting on your queue

Now make your choice
Make it right
We’re running out of time

It’s our world
All the rivers and the clear blue seas
Should remind us of an endless dream
Where the pain and the hate have no room to grow
It’s our world

And It seems that Heaven
Is farther away
Than it’s ever been
Are we lost
Or just blind
Either way
It’s a choice we make

So get up and be strong
For your sister
Don’t lose your faith

It’s our world
All the rivers and the clear blue seas
Should remind us of an endless dream
Where the pain and the hate have no room to grow
It’s our world
Take the time to put up a fight
For the things that you know will set us right
Show the love that it takes to pave the bright road home

It’s our world
Be Strong
I won’t ever let this go
Would you do…
the same…For me

Sleep silently
It’s what we want
For every child
For me
I hope she sees…everything
She wants me to be

It’s our world
All the rivers and the clear blue seas
Remind me of an endless dream
Where the pain and the hate have no room to grow
It’s our world
Take the time to put up a fight
For the things that you know will set us right
Show the love that it takes to pave the bright road home

Pave the bright road home
Pave the bright road home
Show the love it takes
To pave the bright road home

Christmas To Me

Written By: Carmen Magro

When I was a young boy
My mother said to me
Son do you know what Christmas means
I remember praying
She’d make it through the year
There was nothing more I wanted under my tree

And on that silent night
I held on to her so tight

Christmas is a time to hold the ones you love
And be thankful for the grace
That will come with another day
To accept life’s warm embrace
And see the light through the pouring rain
That spells Christmas to me

I greet each day now like it’s the start of my life
I like to breathe the air at the break of day
Have you ever seen the shimmer of a crystal laden tree in winter
I swear it will take your breath away

And I recall that night
That helped define this life

Christmas is a time to hold the ones you love
And be thankful for the grace
That will come with another day
To accept life’s warm embrace
And see the light through the pouring rain
That spells Christmas to me
Momma that spells Christmas to me

A Miracle in Me

Written By: Carmen Magro

Mother don't you worry though I know it's hard
To see me here this way
Father don't you preach what's wrong or right
No words can make this change
Brother tell me something that makes me smile
'Cause I see you that way

But don't cry for me, it's still me lying here
What my eyes can't see, I feel it in your tears
It's my only dream that one day you will see
This miracle in me

In a moment my life was in my eyes
Everything and everyone I love
I rose above my world and looked down on me
To find my strength to breather just enough
Now an anger fills every ounce of me
I wanna stand on my two feet and let this world hear me

But don't cry for me, it's still me lying here
What my eyes can't see, I feel it in your tears
It's my only dream that one day you will see
This miracle in me

Oh don't cry for me, it's still me lying here
What my eyes can't see, I feel it in your tears
It's my only dream that one day you will see
This miracle in me
This miracle in me
There's a miracle in me

I'm All Yours

Written By: Carmen Magro

You’re a million miles away and we just hung up the phone
I could feel it in your voice and could tell that something’s wrong
I’m ready to fly just to hold you tonight
And feel your skin on min
I can’t tell you in words how I’m feeling for you
And how I know it will be all right

‘Cause everything you do
Captures all of me
I see you in all my dreams

I don’t mind if you take my time
To say what’s on your mind
Any time of day
Any time of night
All my life
I’ve prayed for this
Now I crave your kiss
All throughout the day
And throughout the night
I’m all yours

Every step that I take I know it’s one step closer to you
‘Cause everything I do I just can’t get my mind away from you and me
Just close your eyes and imagine I’m there beside you tonight
And I’m holding you close and I’m letting you know
Everything’s just right

‘Cause everything you do
Captures all of me
I see you in all my dreams
Oh…

I don’t mind if you take my time
To say what’s on your mind
Any time of day
Any time of night
All my life
I’ve prayed for this
And now I crave your kiss
All throughout my day
And throughout the night
I’m all yours
I’m all yours

Discography

Carmen's debut single 'America' was featured in a video produced and directed by Anthony Werhun with 23rd Letter films just released and now on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zc-yrt8S7o. His 'America' video just won the Accolade Award of Merit, a prestigious award in the film industry.

Several of his singles are now being aired on internet radio stations in the US and England as his fans reach from the US to the Philippines to Canada and Europe. Carmen distributes his music under his own label "Carmen Rose Records" named after his father and mother who he thanks for leaving him with a humble nature he never ignores or takes for granted.

His single 'I Am Hope', just released was inspired by the amazing story of hope experienced by Olivia Scheinman and her amazing twin sister Hailey and their parents. Carmen hopes the proceeds from its sales can help the Scheinman's organization Livy's Hope (livyshope.com). Go to http://getconquer.com/carmenmagro to purchase his single.

Set List

Looking at Me
Come Alive
One Fine Day
Slow Your Road
A Miracle in Me
The Rain
Anywhere but Here
Our World
America
I Am Hope
Take Me Back