Joe Barretta

Joe Barretta

 Turlock, California, USA
BandPopAlternative

eclectic pop rock with a soulful feel

Biography

I am currently performing and writing songs. I am a published songwriter with BMI. I have had a couple of my songs on CBS Television and I am getting steady airplay around Europe. I am primarily a Guitarist / Vocalist. I was raised in Detroit, Michigan. I started playing music when I was 5 years old and started playing gigs at age 8.

At age 16 I joined Sonny Freemans band (BB Kings former drummer) and developed a love for Blues and Jazz. Shortly after moving to California I started performing with such artists as Cornelious Bumpus, Mary Wells, Chester Thompson, Gatemouth Brown, Sonny & Terry, Charlie Mustlewhite, Andy Narrell, Ron Thompson and John Hammond to name a few.

I'm currently promoting my self titled CD "Barretta". You can now purchase my CD on ITunes and CD Baby.

Please feel free to visit my website, joebarretta.com for any further information.

Thanks for your consideration.

Lyrics

Different Dreams

Written By: Joe Barretta Thom Reinstein

Where do we draw the line
Your dream or mine
do we split the sheets or stay
who decides whos way
Theres a fork in the road it seems
Sleeping in the same bed dreaming different Dreams
different Dreams
How did we come to this
I never could resist
Oh how the road does wind
We both know its time
Theres a Fork in the road it seems
Sleeping in the same bed
Dreaming different Dreams
Different Dreams
How can we turn back
How can we turn back from now
Theres no time for sorrow
cause tomorrow im leaving this town
Theres a Fork in the road it seems
Sleeping in the same bed
Dreaming Different Dreams
Different Dreams

Ooh That Girl Was Fine

Written By: Joe Barretta

OOH THAT GIRL

JUST AN ORDINARY DAY IN MY LIFE
I WAS WALKIN ON DOWN THE STREET
I DIDENT REALY FEEL LIKE TAKIN A RIDE I HEADED OUT ON MY OWN TWO FEET
AS I GAZED UP AHEAD AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT
THERE WAS PEOPLE STANDIN ALL AROUND
AS MY EYES GOT FOCUSED AND I GOT A LITTLE CLOSER I COULD SEE WHAT THE FUSS WAS ABOUT
OOH THAT GIRL WAS FINE, I WISH THAT SHE WAS MINE

I WAS PLAYIN ON STAGE JUST PLAYIN GUITAR
WITH SOME REAL GOOD FRIENDS OF MINE
YOU COULD HEAR THE SOUND FROM BLOCKS AROUND
THEY WERE HAVEN THEM A REAL GOOD TIME
A REVOLVING DOOR AND A WOOD DANCE FLOOR
AND THE GIRLS WERE HAVIN FUN
AS SHE WALKED IN AS THE AIR GREW THIN
AND THE HOLE BAND JUST STOPPED PLAYIN
OOH THAT GIRL WAS FINE I WISHED THAT SHE WAS MINE

I WAS GETTING KIND OF HUNGRY
SO I WALKED IN THE KITCHEN AND I NOTICED THAT MY CUPBOARD WAS BARE
SO I WENT TO THE STORE AND I WALKED DOWN THE ISLE
AND I NOTICED SHE WAS THERE
SHE WAS STANDIN BETWEEN THE BANANAS AND CREAM WITH HER LONG DARK CURLY HAIR
THEN SHE TURNED AND STOPPED AND MY MOUTH JUST DROPPED
THERE WAS FOOD FLYING EVERYWHERE
OO THAT GIRL WAS FINE I WISHED THAT SHE WAS MINE
ALL MINE
Copywrite 1-2-2004
Lyrics and Music By Joe Barretta

Slow Crawl To Heaven

Written By: Joe Barretta and Marck Polack

Slow Crawl

its never quite the same
no matter how hard we try
if its yourself you blame
youve got to learn to let it slide

its a slow crawl to heaven

you mean so much to me
its nice to hear your voice
you know i had to leave
i really had no choice

chorus

things will get better
and soon you will be by my side
through any type of weather
never never do we give up the fight

Chorus out
Copywrite 2-10-2004
Lyrics and Music By Joe Barretta and Marc Polack 2-01-04

I Give My Heart

Written By: Joe Barretta

I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU

LONG AGO
IN THE TIME OF KINGS
MANY WARS WERE FOUGHT
OVER FOOLISH THINGS
BETRAIL OF A WOMAN
OR TRUST OF A FRIEND
CAN LOVE SURVIVE
UNTILL THE END

CHORUS
I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU

THE PUREST THING
THAT I KNOW
CAN'T BE BOUGHT
CAN'T BE SOLD
HAS NO COLORS
CAN'T BE SEEN
THOSE WHO KNOW
KNOW WHAT I MEAN

LOVE AND MONEY
LIES AND TRUST
POLISHED STEEL
TURNS INTO RUST
BROKEN HEARTS
NEED TIME TO HEAL
ITS HARD TO KNOW WHAT IS REAL

CHORUS
I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU
COPYWRITE 2-01-05
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Joe Barretta

Discography

Barretta CD

Set List

1. A LOVE SO STRONG
2. GIVE MY HEART
3. WAITING FOR OUR SHIP
4. DIFFERENT DREAMS
5. SLOW CRAWL
6. AINT NO SUNSHINE ( REGGAE VERSION)
7. ANOTHER WORLD
APROX. TIME 45 MIN