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Sid

 Caldwell, New Jersey, USA
BandRockWorld

Perfect pitch but only in an elevator. Versatile song writer and performer.

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

Check Your Heart In At The Door

Written By: Joseph S Pagano

Check Your Heart In At The Door
(c) Copyright 2002 Joseph S. Pagano

Verse I

I woke up on Tuesday morning and I
Was running a few minutes late for work
Didn’t know the world was breaking and that
Local heroes were about to emerge and it

Pre Chorus

It isn’t easy when you cannot stop the bleeding
Sometimes delusion is the only way to hide

Chorus

Just check your heart in at the door
Just check your heart in at the door
You feel like falling to the floor…. But you
You just check your heart in at the door

Verse II

We’re searching for a soul tonight and I
Just want to get deep inside and I
Feel the need to keep on fighting and I
Just want to hear the sound of life and it’s

Pre Chorus

It’s very numbing when the world has gone to pieces
We will rebuild it with the angels on our side

Chorus

Just check your heart in at the door
Just check your heart in at the door
You feel like calling for a war but you
You just check your heart in at the door

Bridge / Solo

Collective hope, collective love, a world of people ringing the bell
The cheering crowds were like the voice of god in what just seemed like the center of hell

Verse III

It’s getting late at night and I
Just want to go home to my bed and
Tuck my babies in and then I just
Want to forget about the bloodshed

Pre Chorus

It don't come easy when you complicate your thinking
Sometimes just being is the only way to cry

Chorus

Just check your heart in at the door
Just check your heart in at the door
You feel like falling on the floor…. But you
You just check your heart in at the door

World That's In Your Head

Written By: Joseph S Pagano

World That’s In Your Head
© 2002 Joseph S. Pagano

Verse (Am, C, G, D)

You woke up and your head was spinning, and the children were playing
You weren’t sure about where you were or, what they were saying

If there is nothing wrong than it must be right so why are you shaking?
If it seems all right then there’s nothing wrong so why are you quaking?

Chorus (F#, GG, D)

You’re always living in a world that’s in your head
You never know if you’re alive or if you’re dead
You wake up in the morning with your eyes all blood shot red
You’re always living in a world that’s in your head

Verse (Am, C, G, D)

The morning air just hits your face and, now your awakened
Scientific clues surround you and gravity’s weighing

And it seems all right that there’s nothing wrong except for the daydreams
And you speak out loud when you’re all alone; your mind keeps on racing

Chorus (F#, GG, D)

You’re always living in a world that’s in your head
You sleep all night but you just can’t get out of bed
You hear voices but no one else can hear what’s said
You’re always living in a world that’s in your head

Bridge (A, F, C, G)

If not for you I would be gone, thank goodness that someone played along
You kept the faith and medicated me, removing the delusional fantasy

LEAD (A, F, C, G)

Chorus (F#, GG, D)

You’re always living in a world that’s in your head
You never know if you’re alive or if you’re dead
You wake up in the morning with your eyes all blood shot red
You’re always living in a world that’s in your head

Millennium Infinity

Written By: Joseph S Pagano

Millennium Infinity; copyright © 2000 Joseph S. Pagano

Intro 4 bars

Verse I [A]
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

Chorus [D/A/E/D]
The longer you look back, the farther ahead you can see
A sophisticated time machine, Millennium Infinity yeah

1X

Verse II [A]
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

Chorus [D/A/E/D]
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

8X Guitar Lead

4X Bridge/Drums
[Key of E/F#m/E/D]
Starring at the evening stars you wonder where the answers are
Are we one big experiment or some idea of punishment

Verse III [A]
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
Chorus [D/A/E/D]
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