Lori Rosolowsky

Lori Rosolowsky

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Amsterdam

Written By: Lori Rosolowsky

Amsterdam

Words and music by Lori J. Rosolowsky. Copyright © 2002 by Lori J. Rosolowsky All Rights Reserved.

Many popular songs deal with falling in love again.“Amsterdam” celebrates a rarer phenomenon—falling in love again with one’s spouse!

VERSE 1
Standing in the lane between the bikes and tram
I fell in love again in Amsterdam
I reached to kiss you like the days of yore
Like when we met when I was twenty-four

VERSE 2
Strolling in the gardens of Keukenhof
You just beamed in every photograph
The brilliant tulips that we did see
Paled in comparison to you and me oh

CHORUS
TAKE ME BACK TO AMSTERDAM
WE’LL DODGE THE RAINDROPS TO SEE REMBRANDT
AND LET ME LOVE YOU LIKE IN AMSTERDAM
I’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND YOU WILL HOLD MY HAND

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3
Sitting on a tour bus in a traffic jam
I leaned against you in Amsterdam
The bus went nowhere--I didn’t care
I could have sat all day with you right there

VERSE 4
Staring out our hotel on Beethovenstraat
It was cold outside but I was not
When I remember us in that place
I cannot wipe the smile off my face oh

CHORUS
TAKE ME BACK TO AMSTERDAM
WE’LL DODGE THE RAINDROPS TO SEE REMBRANDT
AND LET ME LOVE YOU LIKE IN AMSTERDAM
I’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND YOU WILL HOLD MY HAND

TAG
I’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND YOU WILL HOLD MY HAND
IN AMSTERDAM, AMSTERDAM (3X)

Hotel Rendezvous

Written By: Lori Rosolowsky

Words and music by Lori J. Rosolowsky. Copyright © 2002 by Lori J. Rosolowsky. All rights reserved.

When a swanky hotel in California refused me access to a piano for “insurance reasons,” I became obsessed with getting my hands on one.

VERSE 1
They keep you shiny, like patent leather shoes

We’re not to touch you, for fear of abuse

The ones who use get paid to after dark

If they’d let me, I’d touch you with all my heart.

1st PRE-CHORUS
I’m alone in my hotel room, staring at the waves

While the others catch California rays

In the Pacific, but I’ll feel no peace

Until I get my hands on your ivories.

1st CHORUS
BABY… BABY GRAND PIANO

MAYBE I COULD PLAY YA

LET’S SAY WE RENDEZVOUS.

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 2
You sit there silent, neglected from disuse

I sit here silent, imprisoned with my muse

The guys in charge here have this policy

That keeps out people who love you just like me.

2nd PRE-CHORUS
I’m alone in my hotel room, staring at the waves

While the others catch California rays

In the Pacific, but I’ll feel no peace

Unless I can caress your gentle keys.

2nd CHORUS
BABY… BABY GRAND PIANO

MAYBE I COULD PLAY YA

If You Want To Be A Voter (The Ballad of Sarasota)

Written By: Lori Rosolowsky

IF YOU WANT TO BE A VOTER (THE BALLAD OF SARASOTA)
Words and music by Lori J. Rosolowsky © 2007 All rights reserved
VERSE 1:
Woody Guthrie said this land was made for you and me
He walked where soldiers paved the way for our democracy
Like Trenton, Saratoga, New Orleans, the Alamo
Well there’s another battleground, a place you ought to know

CHORUS:
If you want to be a voter don’t count on Sarasota
Because in Sarasota your vote doesn’t have to count
Eighteen thousand votes are missing, and the media ain’t listening
Electronic voting’s in, democracy is out

VERSE 2:
I walked up to the courthouse and heard the people say
Something rotten happened here on Election Day
The judge said “Sorry, people, you can’t look at what’s inside
These machines are corporate secrets, this ain’t the time for civic pride”

2nd CHORUS:
If you want to be a voter, don’t count on Sarasota
Because the judge here told us, “Your vote doesn’t have to count”
Eighteen thousand votes are missing, is anybody listening?
Electronic voting’s in, democracy is out

VERSE 3:
I saw a crowd of people by the county jail
Hundreds held up signs that said, “Democracy for sale”
Then I telephoned my sister who is serving in Iraq
She said, “Keep up the fight in Florida and take our country back!”

BRIDGE:
Where does it say?
That machines should have the right to take our vote away?

3rd CHORUS:
Listen to the voters who fight for Sarasota
We have the right to see our vote, have proof it really counts
Raise your voices and demand
DRE machines be banned
Everywhere, across this land, democracy—that’s what it’s all about
Coda: Woody Guthrie said this land was made for you and me

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If You Want to Be A Voter (The Ballad of Sarasota)

Written By: Lori J. Rosolowsky

"If You Want to Be a Voter (The Ballad of Sarasota)"
Words and Music by Lori Rosolowsky © 2007 Permission granted to distribute song
Verse 1
Woody Guthrie said this land was made for you and me
He walked where soldiers paved the way for our democracy
Like Trenton, Saratoga, New Orleans, the Alamo
Well, there's another battleground, a place you ought to know

Chorus
If you want to be a voter, don't count on Sarasota
Because in Sarasota your vote doesn't have to count
Eighteen thousand votes are missing, and the media ain't listening
Electronic voting's in, democracy is out

Verse 2
I walked up to the courthouse and heard the people say
Something rotten happened here on Election Day
The judge said, "Sorry, people, you can't look at what's inside
These machines are corporate secrets, this ain't the time for civic pride

2nd Chorus
If you want to be a voter, don't count on Sarasota
Because the judge here told us, "Your vote doesn't have to count"
Eighteen thousand votes are missing, is anybody listening?
Electronic voting's in, democracy is out

Verse 3
Then I saw a crowd of people by the county jail
Hundreds held up signs that said, "Democracy for sale"
So I telephoned my sister who is serving in Iraq
She said, "Keep up the fight in Florida and take our country back!"

Bridge
Where does it say
That machines should have the right to take our vote away?

3rd Chorus
Listen to the voters who fight for Sarasota
We have the right to see our vote, have proof it really counts
Raise your voices and demand
DRE machines be banned
Everywhere, across this land, democracy—that's what it's all about

Coda
Woody Guthrie said this land was made for you and me
www.LoriRosolowsky.com LoriRosolowsky@comcast.net www.Voiceofthevoters.org

Hotel Rendezvous

Written By: Lori J. Rosolowsky

Hotel Rendezvous

Words and music by Lori J. Rosolowsky. Copyright © 2002 by Lori J. Rosolowsky. All rights reserved.

When a swanky hotel in California refused me access to a piano for “insurance reasons,” I became obsessed with getting my hands on one.

1st Verse:
They keep you shiny, like patent leather shoes
We’re not to touch you, for fear of abuse
The ones who use get paid to after dark
If they’d let me, I’d touch you with all my heart.

Pre-chorus:
I’m alone in my hotel room, staring at the waves
While the others catch California rays
In the Pacific, but I’ll feel no peace
Until I get my hands on your ivories.

1st Chorus
BABY… BABY GRAND PIANO

MAYBE I COULD PLAY YA

LET’S SAY WE RENDEZVOUS.

(Instrumental)*

2nd Verse:
You sit there silent, neglected from disuse
I sit here silent, imprisoned with my muse
The guys in charge here have this policy
That keeps out people who love you just like me.

2nd Pre-chorus
I’m alone in my hotel room, staring at the waves
While the others catch California rays
In the Pacific, but I’ll feel no peace
Unless I can caress your gentle keys.

2nd Chorus
BABY… BABY GRAND PIANO

MAYBE I COULD PLAY YA

LET’S SAY WE RENDEZVOUS

LET MY PLAY WITH YOU.

*Note: In performance, I move instrumental to after 2nd Chorus and end song with repeat of 2nd
chorus. In other words, song structure is: 1st Verse, 1st Prechorus, 1st Chorus, 2nd Verse, 2nd Prechorus, 2nd Chorus, Instrumental, repeat 2nd Chorus.

Amsterdam

Written By: Lori J. Rosolowsky

Amsterdam

Words and music by Lori J. Rosolowsky. Copyright © 2002 by Lori J. Rosolowsky All Rights Reserved.

VERSE 1
Standing in the lane between the bikes and tram
I fell in love again in Amsterdam
I reached to kiss you like the days of yore
Like when we met when I was twenty-four

VERSE 2
Strolling in the gardens of Keukenhof
You just beamed in every photograph
The brilliant tulips that we did see
Paled in comparison to you and me oh

CHORUS
TAKE ME BACK TO AMSTERDAM
WE’LL DODGE THE RAINDROPS TO SEE REMBRANDT
AND LET ME LOVE YOU LIKE IN AMSTERDAM
I’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND YOU WILL HOLD MY HAND

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3
Sitting on a tour bus in a traffic jam
I leaned against you in Amsterdam
The bus went nowhere--I didn’t care
I could have sat all day with you right there

VERSE 4
Staring out our hotel on Beethovenstraat
It was cold outside but I was not
When I remember us in that place
I cannot wipe the smile off my face oh

CHORUS
TAKE ME BACK TO AMSTERDAM
WE’LL DODGE THE RAINDROPS TO SEE REMBRANDT
AND LET ME LOVE YOU LIKE IN AMSTERDAM
I’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND YOU WILL HOLD MY HAND

TAG
I’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND YOU WILL HOLD MY HAND
IN AMSTERDAM, AMSTERDAM (3X)

Hotel Rendezvous

Written By: Lori J. Rosolowsky

Hotel Rendezvous

Words and music by Lori J. Rosolowsky. Copyright © 2002 by Lori J. Rosolowsky. All rights reserved.

1st Verse:
They keep you shiny, like patent leather shoes
We’re not to touch you, for fear of abuse
The ones who use get paid to after dark
If they’d let me, I’d touch you with all my heart.

Pre-chorus:
I’m alone in my hotel room, staring at the waves
While the others catch California rays
In the Pacific, but I’ll feel no peace
Until I get my hands on your ivories.

1st Chorus
BABY… BABY GRAND PIANO

MAYBE I COULD PLAY YA

LET’S SAY WE RENDEZVOUS.

(Instrumental)*

2nd Verse:
You sit there silent, neglected from disuse
I sit here silent, imprisoned with my muse
The guys in charge here have this policy
That keeps out people who love you just like me.

2nd Pre-chorus
I’m alone in my hotel room, staring at the waves
While the others catch California rays
In the Pacific, but I’ll feel no peace
Unless I can caress your gentle keys.

2nd Chorus
BABY… BABY GRAND PIANO

MAYBE I COULD PLAY YA

LET’S SAY WE RENDEZVOUS

LET MY PLAY WITH YOU.

*Note: In performance, the instrumental follows the 2nd Chorus and song ends with repeat of 2nd
chorus. In other words, song structure is: 1st Verse-Prechorus-Chorus; 2nd Verse-Prechorus-Chorus; Instrumental; Chorus

Discography

"Pass It On"
"If You Want To Be A Voter" single--theme song for Voice of the Voters radio show

Set List

Hotel Rendezvous
What I Am
Amsterdam
Mixed Marriages
A Mile to Cry
If You Want to Be A Voter
Don't Call Me Ma'am
Seven Fewer Stars
Great Divide