Dean Bruni

Dean Bruni

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Triple “A” Artist, Dean Bruni’s sound falls somewhere between the sound of Wilco, Tom Petty, REM, Oasis, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Beatles

Biography

From the Garden State to Los Angeles native. Singer-Songwriter/ guitarist Dean Bruni makes his 2009 solo debut with "These Robot Days". Compared to David Gray, Pete Yorn, Ryan Adams, and Sufjan Stevens, though this artist has his own unique sound and voice. Noticed in many of the top ten broadjam.com song catagories; from top ten classic rock songs, to top ten alternative folk songs. Dean is starting to build a strong L.A. following, and recognized international though, by receiving airplay in Italy on Radio Cortina, as well as jango.com. His cover of Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street" has been downloaded from itunes world wide, and was given a shining review by Italy's "Dusk" magazine, a Genesis fanzine. On November 24th 2010 his first video was released on youtube for his timeless song "Shadow on the Wall" which received 100 views in the first day and a half. Where one fan described the song as "sounds like Bob Dylan, only with a much better voice!' Look for more from this artist in early 2011.

Lyrics

Heal

Written By: Dean Bruni

All of your life has been a question of when
When you’re staring down from that mountain of possible sins
And when the air is so hot, and when the nights are so long
When you start to wonder is there a way to right what’s wrong?

And despite the angels calling, you forever hold that line
And when you finally let go all that you’ve lost is your pride
You can heal
You can heal
You can heal
You can heal
If the light fades out you can always use that line
Your field is open wide

Like a thousand voices in your head talking out loud
The ground starts to rumble still the words just won’t come out
There’s impossible odds backing you in the next race
You look out on the water and you see sweet Mary’s face

And despite the angels calling, you forever hold that line
And when you finally dive in all you wash off is your pride
You can heal
You can heal
You can heal
You can heal
If the light fades out you can always use that line
Your field is open wide

(Instrumental break)

You can heal
You can heal
You can heal
You can heal

Written by Dean Bruni
? 2007 Dean Bruni

Never Want to Stop

Written By: Dean Bruni

Driving my car on the highway after midnight •
I was king of the road with nothing for miles in sight •
Like they rolled out the concrete carpet only for me in the darkness •
There won’t be no trouble following me •
I’m heading East going down to the sea •
No clouds hanging me up •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never ever want to stop •
Don’t know if I’ve gone too far looking for her? •
She was queen of the Sun whispering her fire words •
I need a woman who speaks pure moonlight •
Only for me she helps me feel right •
There won’t be no trouble following me •
I’m heading East going down to the sea •
No clouds hanging me up •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never ever want to stop •
I’ll only sleep when I see the morning sun on the ocean •
And she’ll be there walking in the sand, reaching for my hand •
There will be no troubles following me •
I’m heading East going down to the sea •
No clouds hanging me up •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never want to stop •
I feel like I never ever want to stop

© 2008 Dean Bruni

Shadow on the Wall

Written By: Dean Bruni

I was a shadow on the wall in a town that time forgot •
The sound of nothing happening was deafening •
There were years of lost weekends •
Women’s faces made of stone •
Like a movie with no happy ending •
But I’d taken all I could, but what I stole was all the same •
For the ideas of fools could keep one laughing •
For I’ve run three thousand miles •
Just to stand in the sun •
To find myself with that same shadow on the wall •
It’s just my same shadow on the wall •
There were big city games and hillsides covered with flames •
There were smoke screens in every direction •
There was heat rising up with a fire-like lust •
Love was on extended vacation •
Like a dream gone astray •
I woke up on that fateful day •
To find a stranger tending my garden •
I’d harvest just what I could to save the remaining good for some distant rainy day •
And I’ve run three thousand miles •
Just to stand in the sun •
To find myself with the same shadow on the wall •
It’s just my same shadow on the wall •
With every move that I made •
It’s been the shadow’s serenade that keeps me dancing to a tune that’s too familiar •
And wherever I go there’s a song that I know •
That’s been following me down every highway •
I heard it too many times like a broken nursery rhyme •
That I’ll carry from the cradle to heaven •
And I’ve run three thousand miles •
Just to stand in the sun •
To find myself with the same shadow on the wall •
It’s just my same shadow on the wall •
It’s just my same shadow on the wall •

© 2008 Dean Bruni

Last Child

Written By: Dean Bruni

Outside looking inside
You were the last child showing your misfit smile
They gave you a name, learned to play all their games
You had to jump so high some days just be on your way

But you couldn’t stop the rain of the storm that called your name
You were the last child
You were the last child
And you might sail away forever to find your home
And you might drift upon that water until you know
That you were born in a world run by fools who didn’t have the sense to sing the blues

Modern times are turning to desperate times
We just don’t realize it’s the story of every child
We give them our name they inherit our blame
For the things that we don’t change will surely rise up again

But you couldn’t stop the rain of the storm that called your name
You were the last child
You were the last child
And you might sail away forever to find your home
And you might drift upon that water until you know
That you were born in a world run by fools who didn’t have the sense to sing the blues

They don’t understand the son who cast off the chain he took on
But the last in line will pay the price to change his mind

You might sail away forever to find your home
And you might drift upon that water until you know
That you were born in a world run by fools who didn’t have the sense to sing the blues

Written by Dean Bruni
? 2007 Dean Bruni

Three Steps Backwards

Written By: Dean Bruni

You say your gonna move out
You’ve been living in a cold cold house
He’s not the one you thought he was
In a different direction you’re going (you’ve grown)
You say you only want to be my friend
As you look at me with fire in your eyes
I don’t want to take that road, no
To that burning house of deceit and lies

You say we can fly on the wings of love
You say that it’s not just a game of lust

I’m taking three steps backward I hope you’ll understand
I’m taking three steps backward I can’t hold your hand
(It’s what I’ve got to do)

We’ve had intense moments
Through we never too far
And he is like a roommate now
That you love like an old guitar
You keep him in the corner
Don’t play him anymore
You’ve got a new song in mind now (mama)
So you’re walking out that door

You say we can fly on the wings of love
You say that it’s not just a game of lust

I’m taking three steps backward I hope you’ll understand
I’m taking three steps backward I can’t hold your hand

I hear music playing in my head
She’s the only lover I need right now
In the morning laying in my bed

I’m taking three steps backward I hope you’ll understand
I’m taking three steps backward I can’t hold your hand
I’m taking three steps backward I hope you’ll understand
I’m taking three steps backward I can’t hold your hand
I’m taking three steps backward I hope you’ll understand
I’m taking three steps backward I can’t hold your hand

Written my Dean Bruni
? 2007 Dean Bruni

Invisible Tides

Written By: Dean Bruni

I got something to say and someone to see •
Somewhere, somewhere else to be •
Get out of my way it’s my busy day •
That is I don’t think that I’ve got the time to waste •
And it all falls like the night and it feels like we’re lost in invisible tides •
And it feels like we’re caught in invisible tides •
And it feels like we’re caught in another kind of life •
I traveled a road I thought was my own •
Now the weekend’s for sleeping •
While these miles keep creeping along •
It’s empty at home when I’m always gone •
I’m a name on a card with a company telephone •
And it all falls like the night •
And it feels like we’re caught in invisible tides •
And it feels like we’re caught in invisible tides •
And it feels like we’re caught in another kind of life •
I got something to say and someone to see •
Somewhere, somewhere else to be •
And it all falls like the night •
And it feels like we’re caught in invisible tides •
And it feels like we’re caught in invisible tides •
And it feels like we’re caught in another kind of life (it feels like we’re lost) •
In another kind of life (it feels like we’re lost)...

© 2008 Dean Bruni

Discography

. “These Robot Days,” Bruni’s 2009, 13 song LP release. An ethereal blend of Americana and Vintage 70’s Rock infused with poetic soul.

Set List

These Robot Days
Dean Bruni Songs from latest CD
These Robot Days
Invisible Tides
Last Child
So You Dream
Shadow On The Wall
Never Want To Stop
The Forest
Three Steps Backwards
Heal
The Voice
Your Time
I Feel You

Covers
Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel
I'll Follow You Into The Light - Death Cab For Cutie
Fire And Rain - James Taylor
Strawberry Fields - The Beatles
Killing Floor - Howling Wolf
So Like Candy - Elvis Costello
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
All You Need is Love ~ Beatles

Over all time is about an hour an half or two 45 minute sets.