Melissa Yamello

Melissa Yamello

 West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
BandCountryAcoustic

I'm a singer/songwriter from New Jersey, writing mostly country/contemporary country lyrics and music with an occasional adult contemporary or pop song. I play piano by ear, and started playing guitar about 4 years ago. I didn't start singing in front of people until I was 35, all because of fear. I may have missed out on being an artist (that ship has sailed!) which is kind of a good thing that I can be just be dedicated to the craft of songwriting.

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Lyrics

I Like It

Written By: Melissa Yamello

I Like It

You're lookin at me
and I'm looking at you
And our eyes lock together
And I like it

I'm wondering what it might
Be like to kiss you
I think about it
And I like it

I don't know what you do
but it gets me all silly inside
You make me blush and oooh that rush
I think I've got butterflies

But I like it
I like the way I feel when I'm with you
I like it, I like it
And I think you might like it to

I hope you can't see my heart
go pitter patter when I'm standing by your side
I'm trying my best to keep it together
But you make me feel so alive

And now you're moving in closer
And I can't back away
And then you kiss me and
I feel like I might faint
but that's ok

Cause I like it
I like the way I feel when I'm with you
I like it, I like it
And I think you might like it to

I don't know what you do
but it gets me all silly inside
You make me blush and ooh that rush
I think I’ve got butterflies

But I like it
I like the way I feel when I'm with you
I like it, I like it
And I think you might like it to

Used To Be

Written By: Melissa Yamello

Used To Be

I saw you just the other day
Walking in the shadows
Next to our old place
And I
I struggled for a moment
Just to find the words
That I would say

Then you turned around
And once again you broke my heart
In two
As she was standing there
Right next to you

Oh it’s been a while
Since I’ve seen that smile
Guess it’s good to know that
You’ve moved on
And I
Guess I could lie
And say I’m alright
And that I haven’t cried
A day since you’ve been gone
But you’ve known me for
Too long

You know it used to be you and I
Against the world
You were my man and I was your girl
And we had all we ever needed
That’s the way it used to be
When it was you and I
Just falling in love
And your arm around my shoulder was
More than enough for me
But now all I see
Is what used to be

These days I spend my time slowly
Throwing away
Every memory of you and I
No matter how hard I try to forget
It still takes me back
I get lost
And I close my eyes

And we’re sitting at that sidewalk café
You’re holding my hand
Touching my face
And you say it over and over
It’s gonna last forever baby
Yeah

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It used to be you and I
Against the world
You were my man and I was your girl
And we had all we ever needed
That’s the way it used to be
When it was
You and I just falling in love
And your arm around my shoulder was more than enough for me

Can’t we just go back
To the way it used to be
Oh the way it used to be…

It's Not Over

Written By: Melissa Yamello

It’s Not Over

What are you gonna say
When you catch me
Looking your way
And how will you react
When I decide
That I just can’t hide it
Anymore
Will you close the door
And tell me it’s too late
And that you’ve figured out
What it’s all about
Well I’m not thinking straight

But, baby I
Don’t sleep at night
I’m haunted by this picture of
You and I
In my mind
They say it will go away soon
And true love won’t hurt me
Like you do oooh no

But it’s not o-o over
Even though I know
That you don’t care
I’m still hanging on
Thinking we were meant to be

No it’s not o-o over
Cause I
I still wanna go there
And I know it might be hard to believe
But it’s not over
It’s not o-o-over for me

Well couldn’t we try just one more time
Won’t you let me
Change your mind
It might not be as hard as it seems

Deep down I think you miss me
And I know you can’t resist me
When I’m down on my knees
Begging you please

It’s not o-o over
Even though I know
That you don’t care
I still keep hanging on
Thinking we were meant to be

No it’s not o-o over
Cause I
I still wanna go there
And I know it might be hard to believe
But it’s not over
It’s not o-o - oh

My hearts still on fire
Can’t you feel flame
I’m hoping you’ll get closer and
You’ll feel the same
I wish you’d take just one more look into my eyes
And say
It’s not o o o over baby

It’s not o-o-over
Even though I know
That you don’t care
I still keep hanging on
Thinking we were meant to be

No it’s not o-o over
Cause I
I still wanna go there
And I know it might be hard to believe
But it’s not over
It’s not o-o – ver for me
No no no
It’s not over

The Night

Written By: Melissa Yamello

The Night

(M) It’s late at night
And the moonlight pours into the room
And she’s by my side
With her pretty face lying on the pillow right
Next to mine
And I still feel
like the luckiest man alive

(F) It’s late at night
And you think that I’ve been sleeping
Cause’ I’ve
Closed my eyes
But I’ve been lying here thinking
About breaking ties, and long goodbyes
Sometimes
I wish you’d realize

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(F)Cause we both know (M)(we both know)
(B)That something here has been missing
For a long, long while

But when we’re this close
And I can hear, your heart keeping time,
I feel that love’s still on our side

Oh-oh we may both be in the dark but it all feels right
When I’m lying
Here with you
In the quiet of the night

(F)It used to be so easy
We’d lie there together and
Dream about forever
Without a doubt
In our hearts

(M) But man it feels like lately
We’re just picking up the pieces
That fell to the ground and
(B) Trying to keep our love alive
And keep it all from falling apart

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(B)Cause we both know (we both know)
That something here has been missing
For a long, long while

But when we’re this close
And I can hear, your heart keeping time,
I feel that love’s still on our side

Oh-oh we may both be in the dark but it all feels right
When I’m lying
Here with you
In the quiet of the night

Bridge
(M)I don’t know what to do
(F)I don’t know what to say
(B)I just know that I want you hold me
And love me
Anyway…

(B)Cause we both know (we both know)
That something here has been missing
For a long, long while

But when we’re this close
And I can hear, your heart keeping time,
I feel that love’s still on our side

Oh-oh we may both be in the dark but it all feels right
When I’m lying
Here with you
In the quiet of the night

Mama's Girl

Written By: Melissa Yamello

Mama's Girl 

Last night I wrote a letter, I knew I'd never send
Put my pen to paper, 'Dear Daddy, how ya been
I know it's been a while, so I thought I'd fill you in
I'm all grown up, and doing just fine in case you're wondering

Pre-Chorus
A daddy's girl I'll never be, but God must have heard my prayer
Cause mama loved me twice as hard, and she was always there

Chorus
When you missed all my birthdays
Scraped up knees and belly aches
My first crush, my first kiss
My first love, she'd never miss

The long talks, like a best friend
And gave me tough love when I needed it
She didn't have much but she gave me the world
And I thank God I'm mama's girl

Verse 2
Just about the time, I turned sweet sixteen
I started wearing makeup and a promise ring
My teeth were straight from the braces, she couldn't afford
She did without a lot of things, so she could give me more

And I'm pretty sure I gave her, more than her share
Of good ole' teenage trouble but, still she was there

Chorus

Bridge
I found myself right where she was so many years ago
And I'm raising my girl all alone

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And I'll never miss her birthdays
Scraped up knee's or belly aches
Her first crush or her first kiss
Her first love, I'll never miss
Those long talks like her best friend
I'll giver her tough love when she needs it
I don't have much but I'll give her the world
Cause she's my gift from God,
She's mama's girl

©2013 Melissa Yamello. All Rights Reserved.

Sleeping In His T-Shirt

Written By: Melissa Yamello

Sleeping in his T-Shirt

V1
I dug a hole in the middle of my back yard
Threw in the flowers, the candy and the Hallmark cards
I drank tequila, lit a match, and watched it burn
So much for love, but look at all the lessons I’ve learned

And it felt good, just not quite good enough
So I put his Mac on Ebay and sold all his stuff
And with the money I bought a pair of Jimmy Choos
And I walked away with brand new shoes

Chorus
But how can I still be sleeping in his t-shirt
He wasn’t nothing but a flat-out loser
And I don’t want him back don’t get me wrong
Just leave me sleeping in his t-shirt all day long

Oh-ooo-ooo
I look good in it, like the way it fits
The way it smells like him, a little bit

V2
Well some of my friends have been a little concerned
Guess they saw all the bottles in the can at the curb
My mama called she said wait til' you see
The cake that I baked you, too bad I can’t eat but

I feel good, just not quite good enough
To fake a smile for the world when my attitude sucks
Maybe today I’ll see the daisies pop up
Until then, I'll be singing the blues

Chorus

Bridge
I’m well aware, that it’s over and I don’t care
It’s just a shirt, what could it hurt
If I put it on, and pretend he’s not really gone, gone, gone.

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