Frank Grimaldi

Frank Grimaldi

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Frank Grimaldi is a unique songwriter and singer with a persona to match. His Baritone vocal style is somewhere between the Robert Palmer and David Bowie.

Biography

Grimaldi's influences are to vast to mention - but his main influence is David Bowie. What sets him apart from other artists is traditional yet off beat approach to music. It's rock-n-roll but boarders on Caberat. Sometimes it's Jazz but boarders on being alternative.

Lyrics

Bad Habits ©2004 FrankGrimaldiMusic(BMI)

Written By: Frank Grimaldi

Lay down the plastic
Sign on the dotted line
I work like a slave
But I don’t see a dime

Cheap talk and cocktails
Smoked all my cigarettes
Got three loaded ashtrays
And a mountain of regrets

Bad Habits
Give me false sense of pride
(And) I will be paying for this
Until the day I die

I met him in the men’s room
He spot me for the blow
He said, “Bro you owe me interest”
How was I to know?

My mind was on over-drive
I could not even think
It had been 3 long days
And I hadn’t slept a wink

Bad Habits
Give me false sense of pride
(And) I will be paying for this
Until the day I die

One habit feeds another
The chain never ends
You plot you’re escape to be
Trapped once again

The moment I claim victory
Is the moment of defeat!
I allow myself to gamble
Thinking I am free

Bad Habits
Give me false sense of pride
(And) I will be paying for this
Until the day I die
(musical break) (first Verse & Chorus)

Blueprint ©2004 FrankGrimaldiMusic/Oh! ReallyMusic(BMI)

Written By: Words by Frank Grimaldi/Music by F.Grimaldi & B.Goldstein

I grew up in a family of women. Daddy died a drunk.
Mom never married again. She said, “One man was enough.”

Where is the blueprint that tells me how to live with you?
Where is the blueprint that tells me what to do?

My Aunt was my father’s sister. I was her surrogate son.
She never dated, never married. She said “I live my life for God”

Where is the blueprint that tells me how to live with you?
Where is the blueprint that tells me what to do?

With future in-front of me
All I see is a vacancy
To serve me - To serve me
I need a memory
I learned my lessons through trail and error
But I’m running out of time
Before we go any further
What I need is a basic design

What I’m trying to say
Is I love you and I want to stick together
What I’m trying to say
Is let’s work it out

I need a blueprint that shows me how to live with you
Where is my blueprint that tells me what to do?

I grew up in a family of women. Daddy died a drunk.

The Same Mistake©2004 FrankGrimaldiMusic(BMI)

Written By: Frank Grimaldi

How can you pretend
To be in love?
It isn’t true
While you defend
What you define
Love is for you

I’ve been among
The broken hearts
Left lying in your wake
While you profess
To be in love
You knowingly push me away

I have learned that I want something more
More than your heart can afford
Though I will never be sure
What I’m searching for
Won’t be THE SAME MISTAKE

Search and you will find
Longing looks
From naked eyes
They reveal a truth
You regard
Then despise

I’ve been among
The broken hearts
Left lying in your wake
While you profess
To be in love
You knowingly push me away

I have learned that I want something more
More than your heart can afford
Though I will never be sure
What I’m searching for
Won’t be THE SAME MISTAKE

Over and over
Time and time again
I believed every word
Until the very end

How can you pretend?
To be in love
It isn’t true
While you defend
What you define
Love is for you

I have learned that I want something more
More than you’re heart can afford
Though I will never be sure
What I’m searching for
Won’t be THE SAME MISTAKE

Discography

1996 Walking Backward

2004 Balance

Set List

Walking Backward (Funk Version)
Blueprint (Rock)
Love is not the same (Reggae Feel)
The Man Killing Time (Ballad)
One Night Kiss (Ballad)
Shut up and list - 2 minute rock song
Bad Habits (blues - usually used to introduce the band and provide solo's)
All Of Your Love -R& B