Larry May

Larry May

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockPop

Melodic hook laden rock in the vein of Elliott Smith and Foo Fighters that doesn't forget the crunch or the little toy surprise.

Biography

From numerous airings on All My Children, One Life to Live, The Young and Restless, NCIS, Parenthood, Melrose Place, 90210, America’s Prom Queen, Caroline in the City, Summerland, DeGrassi: The Next Generation, Teen Cribs, Sunday’s Best, True Life, Laguna Beach and Harper’s Island to a finalist in prestigious songwriting contests, Larry May, a native New Yorker, has been receiving nothing but praise from his body of work.

A multi-talented singer/songwriter with guitar chops to match, his thought-provoking lyrics and memorable melodies make his music top-notch.

Listen to his songs and your quote, too, can be on this page. Visit his website at www.myspace.com/larrymay
Quotes:

"Kicks out power pop with promise" - Travis Mitchell (Pop Matters)

"Refreshing rock passages with Lennonesque brilliance" (German Music Press)

"Every song is a hit!" (The Night Guide)

"May plays heart-on-sleeve power/pop that really should be heard by the masses- (Kevin Amorim, New York Newsday)

Lyrics

Long Goodbyes

Written By: Larry May

When you’re thinking life is normal now you get a call today
Haven’t heard from you in two years, you summon the nerve to say
When things go wrong, you smile my way

Hey, hey, hey, never liked long goodbyes
Never liked long goodbyes, you used to tell me (repeat)

Said you’ve been thinking about me all these years
Come out and stay with me
Show you the sites you haven’t seen my town
Or collection of lingerie
When things go wrong you call my name

Hey, hey, hey, never liked long goodbyes
Never liked long goodbyes, you used to tell me (repeat)

Now I’m sitting on your bed again
I can’t help you fix your life, my friend

Hey, hey, hey, never liked long goodbyes
Never liked long goodbyes, you used to tell me (repeat)

You Can't Hurt Me

Written By: Larry May & Jimmy Santis

Told me I should meet you right outside the club
Didn’t wanna to get dressed and leave my tub
When accusations turn to screams and bitterness
You can’t sweet talk me and end it with a single kiss
Turned my cell off
Pain has a cost

You constant lies are so deceptive
Apology is not accepted
Now I’ve got a new perspective
You can’t hurt me
Take back all your fake excuses
Tryin’ to change my mind is useless
Deep inside I think you knew this
You can’t hurt me now…

Showed up at my place for a booty call
Didn’t wanna answer ‘cause I’ve heard it all
You left me hangin’ danglin’ one too many times
Like the night you left me stranded on the movie line
Count my tattoos
Had yours removed

(chorus)

Wore your shirt -‘cause it used to fit - but now it doesn’t
‘cause I found you out, I’ve found you out
Baby don’t wait or hold your breath, just walk away
‘cause it’s over now, it’s over now….

Lost and Found

Written By: Larry May, Jimmy Santis

If you ever wear my old sweater
Remember me
I gave it you on that autumn day
Rolling in the leaves
I’m not always sure who I am
But I know who you are

You’re the one I lost and found
You’re the one I lost and found / can’t feel my feet touch the ground –
It’s like living in an empty world
When you’re not around
You’re the one I lost and found

I’m sick of emailing calling
and sailing the seas to you
If you were nearer
Things would be clearer the sky always blue
Stop hiding behind the battle scars
‘cause I know who you are

You’re the one I lost and found
You’re the one I lost and found
It’s like living in an empty world
When you’re not around
You’re the one I lost and found

Sometimes when I look too far it’s very hard to see
The one thing that I needed most is right in front of me

Ghost in My Heart

Written By: Larry May, Jimmy Santis, Hugh Colocott

There are days when I find
That I can’t stop thinking about her
You would think I’d be over her by now
There are nights I can’t sleep
And in the wind I hear her calling
And I’m falling back in time again
She lingers in the shadows of my mind…

I try to run away but I can’t shake her
Everything I do she follows me
Like a ghost in my heart
I can feel her eyes on me
And in my life she’ll always be
The ghost in my heart

All alone on a train
See her face in the moonlight
Through the tears she’s looking back at me
Not a word, not a sound
Reaching out through the distance
Suddenly I turn and she’s gone
Losing you just goes on and on…

I try to run away but I can’t shake her
Everything I do she follows me
Like a ghost in my heart
I can feel her eyes on me
And in my life she’ll always be
The ghost in my heart

Time Wounds All Heals

Written By: Larry May

There’s a rule I live by
If the agreement is clear the friendship is long
But there are those, who cheat and lie
Try to steal your freedom but their day will come when

Time wounds all heals (repeat)

Hold your pride, don’t be shy
To step out of line when you’ve been wronged
They’ll watch you, maybe tap your phones
Until you tell big brother that no one’s home when

Time wounds all heals (repeat)

The press might misspell your name
But don’t give up it’s not about fame to you…

Time wounds all heals (repeat)

One Word

Written By: L. May, J. Santis, H. Colocott


I wanna new fortune
‘Cause the tarot cards keep turning over blank
I don’t wanna be tortured
‘cause each day it seems I’m walking off a plank

But somehow you can make it all ok
You always know the perfect thing to say

One word
One simple truth
One touch
And I’m lost inside of you
One chance
A dream that’s made for two
One word that changes everything I knew
The word is you

Eyes sweet as a sunrise
They calm the waters of my restless mind
You’re always a surprise
Like a mystery not knowing what I’ll find

You make all my worries go away
Seem to now the perfect thing to say

One word
One simple truth
One touch
And I’m lost inside of you
One chance
A dream that’s made for two
One word that changes everything I knew
The word is you

I just wanna hold you close
Never wanna let you go
Please stay, just say

One word
One simple truth
One touch
And I’m lost inside of you
One chance
A dream that’s made for two
One word that changes everything I knew
The word is you

Red Lipstick and Tanqueray

Written By: Larry May

You kiss me ten times a day
Red lipstick and Tanqueray

Saw you through the window on a Saturday
So I tipped the waiter got a table next to you
Then I turned abruptly and spilled my red wine
On your skirt and the Times

You kissed me ten times a day
Red lipstick and Tanqueray

We drove in the moonlight on new year’s eve
Heard an ‘80s flashback on the radio
Then I pulled you closer and
Just as the ball dropped I wanted you so

You kissed me ten times a day
Red lipstick and Tanqueray

Finished another bottle
You hit the high score playing pinball
Leave the initials LUV

You kissed me ten times a day
Red lipstick and Tanqueray
You kissed me ten times a day
Red lipstick and Tanqueray

Starting Today

Written By: Larry May

Held me when my world was so lame
Made me laugh when the forecast called for pain
I wanna be that strong for you
To watch your back as you watched mine too

You know we are only starting today
Our new life together, a new life today
You know we are only starting today
The mirror reflects your love my way

How I found you was like musical chairs
When the last song stopped, you were standing there
How lucky am I now?
To walk with you under the hazel stars

You know we are only starting today
Our new life together, a new life today
You know we are only starting today
The mirror reflects your love my way

Our goals and dreams might one day change
But we can sing one more sweet refrain
Your love runs through my veins…always

You know we are only starting today
Our new life together, a new life today
You know we are only starting today
The mirror reflects your love my way
I’ll treasure this day
Starting today

Bang, Bang, Bang

Written By: L. May, H. Colocott, J. Santis

Hear that thumping in my head
It stirs my dreams and shakes my bed
It tells me that the weekend has arrived
Hit the alarm and open wide and go

Bang, bang, bang, we're shooting out the lights
Gonna hit the floor and rock out tonight
Bang, bang, bang from New York to Milan
The party's on, the party's on

Out the door and onto the street
You know we're ready to feel the heat
Let your head trips go reach for the sky
Pass the bottle we're gonna fly and go

Bang, bang, bang, we're shooting out the lights
Gonna hit the floor and rock out tonight
Bang, bang, bang from New York to Milan
The party's on, the party's on

Bang, bang, bang we're shooting out the lights
The club is rocking and the dj's tight
Bang, bang, bang the beat's never gonna stop
The party's on, the party's on

Shake your body, let's cut loose
We're burning down the house
Light my fuse

Bang, bang, bang, we're shooting out the lights
Gonna hit the floor and rock out tonight
Bang, bang, bang from New York to Milan
The party's on, the party's on

Bang, bang, bang we're shooting out the lights
The club is rocking and the dj's tight
Bang, bang, bang the beat's never gonna stop
The party's on, the party's on

Discography

Junk Male "temp", Larry May "eponymous"