Doug Caputo

Doug Caputo

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
SoloRockSinger/Songwriter

I started obsessively playing guitar when I was 13, and started obsessively making songs when I was 19. After moving to Nashville in late 2012, I've honed my songwriting skills and dug my feet in. I have recently collaborated with some amazing musicians to make an EP, "Ruby Falls," which available for free listen at http://dougcaputo.bandcamp.com/album/ruby-falls 2015 saw a relocation to Atlanta where I plan on building a following.

Biography

Born in 1991 and raised in suburban Connecticut, I discovered the blues at the age of 13 and beganBorn in 1991 and raised in suburban Connecticut, I discovered the blues at the age of 13 and began playing guitar. Since then I've been trying to be the best guitar player I can be. At the age of 19 I discovered the art of song, since then I've been trying to make the best songs I can. In October of 2012 I relocated to Nashville and released my first EP, "Come Alive," on iTunes and Spotify. After digging my feet in the music scene I honed my songwriting skills and gotten a sense of where I should be musically. Summer 2014 will saw the release of my second EP, "Ruby Falls," and a relocation to Atlanta in 2015 where I hope to build a following and tour the Southeast  


Lyrics

Don't Smoke

Written By: Douglas Caputo

I’m a do nothing go getter
Losing edge winner
I’ve got everything to show for it
A certified amateur
Of loosely tightened clever words
and I still haven’t given up yet

Can I have your attention baby?
Would you know me if I asked you to?
And if you let me drive you crazy?
Could I wake up next to you?

Don’t make the mistake
That will spark your fate
Sound the alarm at the sight of you
In your graces I’ll choke
But please don’t smoke
If you don’t want a fire too

Today I wake
without an ache
Yet I slowly edge towards your door
These flowers I stole for you
The words unsaid I wish I knew
Yet you come back wanting more

Can I have your attention baby?
Would you know me if I asked you to?
And if you let me drive you crazy?
Could I wake up next to you?

Don’t make the mistake
That will spark your fate
Sound the alarm at the sight of you
In your graces I’ll choke
But please don’t smoke
If you don’t want a fire too

From the days I’ve left behind
Still I do not see a sign
Will you learn your lesson through and through?
If love is blind then so am I
A knock ‘em dead standup guy
Leave it to me to fall into you

Can I have your attention baby?
Would you know me if I asked you to?
And if you let me drive you crazy?
Could I wake up next to you?

Don’t make the mistake
That will spark your fate
Sound the alarm at the sight of you
In your graces I’ll choke
But please don’t smoke
If you don’t want a fire too

Sophie

Written By: Douglas Caputo

Sophie you left town the other day
But you didn’t leave me so that’s ok
I never had you at all
I learned to run after you ran
So we never walked together hand in hand
I couldn’t come if you called

It’s all right
I don’t mind
Now that you’re gone
I wonder what went wrong
with you

Sophie you were the
one that got away
Sophie you were the
one that got away

Sophie you said that we’d have our time
As thoughts of love and hope filled my mind
Visions of fruition danced in my head
We stayed up all night without a touch
Waiting around failed to bring me luck
I drove home alone instead

It’s all right
I don’t mind
Now that you’re gone
I wonder what went wrong
With you

Sophie you were the
one that got away
Sophie you were the
one that got away

Sophie you’re there and I’ve moved on
It’s the memory of you I’ve brought along
But I miss the smell and sound
I walk the streets with your silhouette
And the dream that I built of you in my head
Guess I’ll see you around

It’s all right
I don’t mind
Now that you’re gone
I wonder what went wrong
With you

Sophie you were the
one that got away
Sophie you were the
one that got away

Sophie you were the
one that got away
You never will see what I saw
That’s why you are the
one that got away

In Time

Written By: Douglas Caputo

There’s a clock
Ticking in my head
With any hope soon
This hour will be dead

The carpet glows
And I’m cornered by light
Escape to the ceiling
My eyes flee in fright

The static, it hurts my ears
The walls keep painting my fears

I turn off the TV
And crush all the light
Yet the noise is still creeping
Just behind my sight
And I wonder could this be
The end of the line
But for now I’ll sleep in time

Half past
What the lights say
As my thoughts
Have died with the day

I turn off the TV
And crush all the light
Yet the noise is still creeping
Just behind my sight
And I wonder could this be
The end of the line
But for now I’ll sleep in time

I walk along the shadows
As they follow me to bed
I syncopate my steps
Yearning morning instead
But for now I’ll pull down the shades
And let my mind sail away
If there’s not too much
Weight

The static, it hurts my ears
The walls keep painting my fears

I turn off the TV
And crush all the light
Yet the noise is still creeping
Just behind my sight
And I wonder could this be
The end of the line
But for now I’ll sleep
But for now I’ll sleep
But for now I’ll sleep in time

Come Home

Written By: Douglas Caputo

I am waiting
For you to Come Home
The sun don’t shine here
Until you, walk through that door

Run faster, for me
Life is to be lived, not just seen

You can run all night
I’ll be up at your sight
We’ll pack our bags and run
Telling people “we’re still young”

Time moves slower
When I count it down Alone
Rhymes aren’t clever
If you’re not here to
Set them in stone

Run faster, for me
Life is to be lived, not just seen

You can run all night
I’ll be up at your sight
We’ll pack our bags and run
Telling people “we’re still young”

I’m not telling
you what to do
But when I’m falling
I hope you’ll know
To come home

You can run all night
I’ll be up at your sight
We’ll pack our bags and run
Telling people “we’re still young”

You can run all night
I’ll be up at your sight
We’ll pack our bags and run
Telling people “we’re still young”

I am waiting
For you to
Come Home

Hold On Tight

Written By: Doug Caputo

Hold, my hand
Grab it if there's no other way
Keep, your grip
As all my sanity slips away

All I ask you to do
Keep me from straying
Lock the door and lose the key
Keep the light brightly shining on me

I would like to know what is on your mind
In your head and between the lines
Give me a sign and let me have my sight
All I need's a little, just to hold on tight

Shelter me fast
I sense nothing here will last
We, stay silent
Keep our heads down, composed, and quiet

If you regret me
Never saw the fear in my misery
What was all this work for,
To tease, seduce, and leave me?

I would like to know what is on your mind
In your head and between the lines
Give me a sign and let me have my sight
All I need's a little, just to hold on tight

The sun, will rise again
Shadows hide the same
We'll persevere as friends
And know each other by a different name

You know, you haven't been fair
And I know, you don't care

I would like to know what is on your mind
In your head and between the lines
Give me a sign and let me have my sight
All I need's a little, just to hold on tight

Tennessee Rain

Written By: Doug Caputo

I drove up the
Exit ramp of 104
Got no gas left
No money to spend
Nothing to lose
Everything to win
Far past restless
But life don't seem so senseless

Maybe, I'm crazy
Maybe I've lost my mind
But something is telling me
To not go back up 75

Tennessee rain, why don't you want me to stay?
Tennessee rain, why don't you push me away?

Oh Georgia
Since when do you rhyme with home?
My only worry
Is if I'll ever have to leave you alone
You have not failed me
You give me everything I need
Because you know that
This is the only life I know how to lead

Maybe, I'm crazy
Maybe I've lost my mind
But something is telling me
To not go back up 75

Tennessee rain, why don't you want me to stay?
Tennessee rain, why don't you push me away?

I feel my heart beat
Oh how that comforts me
Cause I know what comes next
I know what comes next

Tennessee rain, why don't you want me to stay?

Oh Jessi

Written By: Doug Caputo

Oh Jessi
You can't find your way home
You think running away can solve everything
But it can't, it won't

Oh Jessi
With your tricks and charms
A map full of destinations
And me alone with empty arms

I need to interrupt again
Let the words dig themselves in

Oh Jessi
This is the final straw
All those dreams your hearts been telling you
Aren't wrong, they're not wrong

Oh Jessi
Leave while I sleep
Because your face it gets me through the day
And I'll hold onto yours in my dreams

Drive until you forget my name
I'm sorry, I can't do the same

When, you leave this town for good
Please try to understand, I need the upper hand
I'm sorry

When, when you say my name
Whisper it as soft as you can
So I know there won't be any more pain

Farewell my love, I set you free
I'd be selfish if I wanted you to come back to me

You were born to do your own thing
And it is your song that I was born to sing

I Can't Wait For Forever

Written By: Doug Caputo

Three hands on the clock line up
Some sick reminder of time
We have to wait a bit for forever
Well I'll be first in the waiting line

One day soon
Oh how impatience looms

I can't wait for forever
I can't wait for forever
Now's one of those times
The best I can do, is try

Your hazel eyes begin to leak
The one sight, I never wanna see
I will wipe away this sadness you speak
And the remnants of your past running down your cheek

One day soon
Oh how impatience looms

I can't wait for forever
I can't wait for forever
Now's one of those times
The best I can do, is try

What am I doing?
I'm doubting myself yet again
I find my cruel suspicions
Have forever stained, my good, good
Intentions

One day soon
Oh how impatience looms

I can't wait for forever

Last Box

Written By: Doug Caputo

I tape the last box
There's space on the top still
Pictures collecting dust
Of people I used to trust
Plastics and woods
Imperfect but perfectly good, to me

Some things, were never meant to be
And I think, ever so truthfully

I, can't call this home
While this house has everything I own
Being cold and selfish, is all I've ever known
I still, can't call, this home

This book's aged with stains
I rewind my mind, frame by frame
The scratched and cracked CD's
Well worn, but as good as can be
It's cruel the best memories are in your head
And they're the first ones gone, when you're dead

Some things, were never meant to be
And I think, ever so truthfully

I, can't call this home
While this house has everything I own
Being cold and selfish, is all I've ever known
I still, can't call, this home

I'm sleeping in, a strangers bed
The smell of someone, I haven't met yet
Like the first night in your new house alone
Except I know with all my might
I, still, couldn't call, this home

I tape the last box
There's space on the top

(Until I'm) Comfortable Again

Written By: Doug Caputo

I smell smoke
Crowding in my lungs
Burning the hairs in my nose
With each song I've sung
My home is burning
My soul is on fire
I pray, these flames
Will push me higher

I'm not as tall
As I should be
And I do not mean
The height of my body
This world's not safe
Life's not fair
Wouldn't you rather risk that
Then stay scared?

I found my soul
When I broke my heart
A hole the size of my body
Was dug
It wasn't Alabama clay
That drove me away
I built this house
Out of Tennessee mud

I've seen my blood
It's velvet red, like yours
Mine runs thicker
Now that I am at your door
I gave it my all
And I know that I fell short
I'll shed my skin
Until I'm comfortable again

I make pebbles
Look like gold
I'll break the man
That broke the mold
I sold my soul
And rebuilt my home
Get behind me now
So I don't feel alone

I've seen my blood
It's velvet red, like yours
Mine runs thicker
Now that I am at your door
I gave it my all
And I know that I fell short
I'll shed my skin
Until I'm comfortable again

Discography

Come Alive EP, released 12/11/12. 7 tracks and each are available for single download on iTunes, CDBaby, and Bandcamp.

Come Alive:
1. Don't Smoke
2. Sophie
3. Philosophy
4. In Time
5. Come Home
6. Only Sky
7. Now, You Know

Ruby Falls, released on July 15, 2014, features 6 tracks and is available on iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, Bandcamp, and Amazon.

  1. Hold On Tight
  2. Tennessee Rain
  3. Oh Jessi
  4. I Can't Wait For Forever
  5. Last Box
  6. (Until I'm) Comfortable Again