Paul Iwancio

Paul Iwancio

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Paul Iwancio-Jackson Browne meets James Brown with a touch of Ruth Brown. Infectious folk-rock-pop with a funky touch of the blues.

Biography

Paul Iwancio is a native of Baltimore, MD. Paul is the founder and president emeritus of The Baltimore Songwriters Association. He has won songwriting awards from the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, The Great American Song Contest, a finalist at the Avalon Music Festival and a semi-finalist at The NewSong Festival.

Lyrics

The Revolution Begins Inside of You

Written By: Paul Iwancio

The Revolution Begins ©2004 Paul Iwancio

If the clothes you wear don’t fit
the way you feel anymore.
And if the colors in your closet
are as dull as a stockroom floor.
Give ‘em away.
You don’t have to hang on to threads that don’t last.
You’re too precious to live this life so downcast.
Even if you don’t want a pink slip,
you can skirt the laws of fashion nowadays.
Break the ties of conformity, lead your own parade.

Find a new way.
Feel what is true.
Because the revolution
begins inside of you.

If the language that you use
doesn’t match the thought you think
You’re stuck going round in circles
in your mind’s own roller rink.
Tear the past away.
One word is all you need to make a start.
Mix in some oranges to your mental appplecart.
Make a new word,
don’t worry about which ones aren’t allowed
Free the tongue that’s been stuck
to the roof of your mouth.

Find a new way.
Feel what is true.
Because the revolution
begins inside of you.

If the road you’re walking on
has left you with tired and swollen feet.
And all you see is clutter on this littered street.
Kick off your shoes
And find a grass-paved path.
Add a chapter to your earthly epithaph.
Because the road you choose
is the key to your journey’s health
Make it a good one
even if you have to build it yourself.

Find a new way.
Feel what is true.
Because the revolution
begins inside of you.

Discography

Open Heart Stories-debut CD