Joseph Pagano

Joseph Pagano

 Caldwell, New Jersey, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Alternative rock, Americana singer songwriter.

Biography

Joseph Pagano is releasing his first EP record in February 2015 titled Graveyard of Dreams via CD Baby.  The record is a collection of original songs based on Joseph’s observations and life experiences in traveling the world over the past decade with a mix of grass roots Americana, Rock, and electronic instrumental inspirations.  The title track Graveyard of Dreams was inspired by a trip to the Grammy Awards in 2014 spending time on the historic Sunset Boulevard in LA.

Joseph is a singer songwriter from NJ who played the guitar solo on the dance song single Cecelia, released in 1985 on Debbie Records Silk City Sound with the band N-Kuntrol founded by Jeffrey T. Crooms.  Joseph played guitar, bass, and arranged the B-side, If I Said I Love you on the same release, the rare vinyl single which is selling for as much as $80 today on Discogs!.  Joseph played rhythm and lead guitar in several bands touring the NY / NJ area including Profile, Junior’s Farm, and Straight Shoot’r.  He played guitar and sang for 11,000 people at a private function at the TD Waterhouse arena in Orlando, FL and continues to write and produce original rock and dance music.  Graveyard of Dreams is his first EP release scheduled for drop in CD format and in online digital storefronts in February 2015. 

On the Graveyard of Dreams track Little Girls, Joseph was in mid-song recording the demo track in his home studio when his young daughter walked in during the recording with her friend, oblivious to the fact he was recording, asked him to order dinner or watch her baby sister. The live interruption made the final track which you can hear midway through the song Little Girls! Now 18 Julia Pagano, Joseph’s daughter has a credit on the record for photography and album art.

Joseph wrote, recorded and produced all of the parts on the 7 tracks including vocals, guitar, ukulele, drums, harmonica, keyboards, bass, percussion, midi programming and drum loop integration.

 

CONTACT

JSP Artists – jspartists@gmail.com 

Lyrics

Little Girls

Written By: Joseph Pagano

I’ve got this little little girl, her name is Julia
I’ve got this other little girl, her name is Grace
I’ve got these little little girls, each has a pretty face
I’ve got these crazy little girls, they love to wreck the place

They like to run around the house and play with all their toys
They break so many things that you might even think they’re boys
They’re smarter than they look they’re just like rug rats, very coy
No matter how spoiled they get they will always be my little… bundles of joy

I’ve got these little little girls, they like to watch tv
I’ve got these little little girls, they like to go out to eat
I’ve got these little little girls, they love to eat grilled cheese
The smaller little little girl, she loves to eat her peas

When they go to sleep at night they dream that they can fly
They don’t have wings but they can see down from the sky
The things that happen in the world they have lots of questions why
I just tell them how lucky they are to have each other and that-will-keep-them-fine

They run around the park and race to feed the ducks
And even though they’re girls they like to watch for yellow trucks
They fight to count-the-beetle cars as if it was for good luck
They eat like horses but somehow they both have… very skinny butts

I’ve got these little little girls, they love to make a mess
I’ve got these little little girls, they love to wear a dress
I’ve got these little little girls, they never seem to rest
I’ve got these little little girls, and they’re the very best

Millenium Infinity

Written By: Joseph S Pagano

Welcome to the new millennium, how did we get here I don’t know
Non-Zero sum ness is the answer, but how will that save all our souls
The Year two thousand came and went, anticipation evident
You think we might have blown each other up by now, if you look around

The longer you look back, the farther ahead you can see
A sophisticated time machine, Millennium Infinity yeah

Welcome to the New Economy, how did we get here I don’t know
Irrational Exuberance, or misdirected common sense
Rags to riches riches to rags, which is harder to be had
You think we might have seen the writing on the wall before now

The longer you look back, the farther ahead you can see
A sophisticated time machine, Millennium Infinity
The longer you look back he said, the farther ahead you can see
Reincarnated history, Millennium Infinity yeah

Starring at the evening stars you wonder where the answers are
Are we one big experiment or some idea of punishment

Welcome to the new millennium, how did we get here I don’t know
Non-Zero sum ness is the answer but how will that save all our souls
A random state of harmony, or is it programmed destiny
You think we might have solved the common cold by now, in this day of old

The longer you look back the farther ahead you can see
A sophisticated time machine, Millennium Infinity
The longer you look back he said, the farther ahead you can see
Reincarnated history, Millennium Infinity
Millennium Infinity, Millennium Infinity Yeah

Millennium, Millennium, Millennium Infinity yeah
Millennium, Millennium, Millennium Infinity yeah

Uckfe Ouye

Written By: Joseph Pagano

what do ya know about rock n roll
what you do would you ever tell
I say uckfe ouye ya know what I mean
if ya don’t then ya live in a spell

you said I play guitar like a big rock star
but I can’t even pay for the rent
give it up give it up cause ya know what you want
and it aint really heaven sent.. that’s right now

you know everything’s cool when you make up the rules
in a game that will never end
give it up give it up you can do what you want
make believe that you never pretend

I say what do ya know about rock n roll
can ya swim where the water is deep
give it up give it up dont step on my feet
sing it UCKFE OUYE ya know what I mean, rock on

To The Rescue

Written By: Joseph Pagano

To The Rescue
Copyright © 2006 Joseph S. Pagano

Verse I
Things are cloudy I can't see
The air is thin and I can't breathe
It feels like the whole world is coming down on me

I see a light what could it be
I see a hand reach out for me
I hear a voice from the heavens calling down on me

Hold my hand and don't let go until we fall into the rainbow
And you'll never see this wretched place again
And the tears you’re crying will soon be washed away

Out of Love

When and where my life began and
How and why it will end and
Is it not or is it here and now today?

Things-I-still need to do and say and
Children I’m supposed to make and
Did I tell my loved ones that I love them today?

Hold my hand and don't let go until we fall into the rainbow
And you'll never see those evil ways again
And together we will silence all the pain

Don't know your name
But I'm glad you came
To the rescue, Out of love

Through the smoke and flames
You still came
To rescue me, with dignity

Out of love
Out of love
Out of love
Out of love

A life of possibilities
A world with vulnerabilities
It's good to-know-that-we-are not alone

I'll tell you what you mean to me
A life is gone so easily
Does it matter who the hell we portend to be

Just hold my hand and don't let go until we fall into the rainbow
And the winds of fate will carry us away

I don't know your name
But I'm glad you came
To the rescue, oh no

Don't know your name
But I'm glad you came
To fly with me, with dignity

Out of love
Out of love
Out of love
Out of love

Candles, Hope, & Faith

Written By: Joseph S Pagano

Verse I (G / D / C / G)
she lived in a world with love and pain
with things she’d would rather not explain
like losing her innocence so young
and becoming a teen age mom

Verse II
she raised a boy all by herself
she sent him away to find his self
she said go take the world with all my flare
remember the words we shared

Chorus (D / C / G / D / C / G)
candles hope and faith
will dry the tears off of your face in your darkest days
candles hope and faith
will make the world a better place in your memories

Verse III
he calls it the information age
but sometimes he feels like he lives in a cage
she e-mails from an internet apart
with pictures of broken hearts

Chorus
candles hope and faith
will dry the tears off of your face in the darkest days
candles hope and faith
can make the world a better place in your memories
candles hope and faith
can put a smile back on your face when the clouds all clear
candles hope and faith
do what words can never say in a world away

Bridge
(Bm / C / G / D)
She wished upon a shooting star and she won’t ever forget about the angels by her side
Every day a new dream is born and with it his new doors will open with time…. [extend guitar]
(Em / C / G / D)
Lead Guitar (2X)

Verse Final
She lived in a place where people need
a glimmer of light and dignity
she was laid to rest doing what she loved
caring for children of god

Chorus Final
candles hope and faith
will make the world a better place in your memories
candles hope and faith
can bring the tears of joy to your face in your living days
candles hope and faith
do what words can never say in a world away
Candles hope and faith
can turn your world into a place with harmony

Don't Let Chances Pass You By

Written By: Joseph Pagano

D/A/Em/G INTRO 2X

Verse I
I look at the world between the headlines
And that’s where I find truth
Teaching a child to save an insect
And that’s when I met you
American Girl Store in the city
Where millions of dreams come true
A begger was asking for a dollar
And you go gave him 2
If all of the world could be so giving
Then maybe we’d all find truth

Chorus
Sunshine’s pouring from the sky (Em / G / D / A)
The Yellow taxis passing by (Bm / G / D / A)
What do you say let’s go for a ride (Bm / G / D / A)
Don’t let chances pass you by (Em / G / D)

Verse II
How do you make it in the city?
A pretty girl like you
Where everyone judges by the cover
Not what’s inside of you
If all of the world could be so simple
Then maybe we’d all find truth
I thank you for living in the moment
And letting me fall for you

Chorus
Sunshine’s pouring from the sky (Em / G / D / A)
The Yellow taxis passing by (Bm / G / D / A)
What do you say let’s go for a ride (Bm / G / D / A)
Don’t let chances pass you by (Em / G / D)

Bridge
The homeless man he smiling wide (G / F#/G / Em – F#)
His Dusty Dreams and weary eyes (G / F#/G / Em – F#)
Today you made a grown man cry (Bm / G / D / A)
You don’t let chances pass you by (Em / G / D)

Chorus
Sunshine’s pouring from the sky (Em / G / D / A)
The Yellow taxis passing by (Bm / G / D / A)
What do you say let’s go for a ride (Bm / G / D / A)
Don’t let chances pass you by (Em / G / D)
Don’t let chances pass you by (Em / G / D)
Don’t let chances pass you by (Em / G / D)

END

Mamma Don't Call Me Home

Written By: Joseph Pagano

Verse I
LOL OMG what the heck do you want from me
7th grade renegade the text message king
Ding dong ditchin like there ain't no reason for my mamma to come call me home

Chorus
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home

Verse II
RUT, SUP this homework's gonna make me freak
CD9 make it rhyme the text message queen
The girls are singing and the boys are ringing saying mamma please don't call me home

Chorus
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home

Bridge
Hey there look around it's getting late the sun is down I'm headed into trouble again
My phone keeps ringing and the message is saying that I better get my butt into bed

Verse III
LOL OMG what the heck do you want from me
7th grade renegade the text message king
Ding dong ditchin like there ain't no reason for my mamma to come call me home

Chorus
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home
mamma, mamma, mamma don't call me home

Discography

Songs selected for bandradio.com; have released singles on Silk City Sound label in prior band.