Struff & Terry

Struff & Terry

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

“The craft and poetry of their music and lyrics will bring you back again and again. There's a comfort and a longing in their music that's timeless in its beauty.” - Paul Williams ("Evergreen")

Biography

In 1968 Robert Terry asked Lothar Struff to join his band, ASIAN FLU, a local band in Toledo, Ohio. That was the start of a journey which has spanned more than three decades. Playing the local venues around Detroit and Toledo they shared the stage with artists like Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, and Joe Walsh and the James Gang. ASIAN FLU soon disbanded but the desire to write and sing together remained. As two members of an acoustic trio named Zaftig they toured the college coffeehouse circuit and opened a stadium concert for Richie Havens shortly after his Woodstock glory. Vocals and songwriting have always been the focal point of Struff & Terry and over the years they've collaborated with some wonderful artists; Amy Holland, Michael McDonald, Paul Williams, and Joel Sonnier to name a few. Now the journey has come full circle and they're back to doing what they like best. Writing and singing together.

Lyrics

Postcards From Lost In Blue

Written By: Lothar Struff and Robert Terry

Postcards from lost in blue
Riding a train
New England rain
Nothing the same but September
Somewhere lost in blue

Postcards in shades of you
Memories unfold
Red, yellow gold
A heart growing cold still remembers
Lost in shades of you
Somewhere lost in blue

Pictures in shadows grey
Promises made
Images fade
Gone I'm afraid, forever
Somewhere lost in blue

This journey I'm taking is not what it seems
Like picture postcards in old magazines
Lost in a landscape
Searching, dreaming these dreams

Postcards from lost in blue
What will I find
Falling through time
Drifting like snows in December
Lost in shades of you
Somewhere lost in blue

Forever Bound This Way

Written By: Lothar Struff and Robert Terry

Once upon a summer dream
Twice around the world it seemed
Somewhere in the after glo
Someplace where I long to go
I'll be chasing rainbows
Wondering where the time goes

Standing on a mountain high
Tryin' to catch a fallin' sky
Dancin' down a dusty road
Lookin' for a motherload
There on the horizon
Walkin' in the mornin' sun

I'm lost and found
Forever bound this way
Where wind and tide
Make dreams collide I'll stay another day

Stranded on a Grecian isle
Falling for a perfect smile
Walking on the desert sand
Searching for the holy land
Driven by these choices
From all these inner voices

Diving in an ocean blue
Everybody’s passing through
Savoring a little rain
Something that I can’t explain
The circle of the seasons
The rhyming of my reasons

I'm lost and found
Forever bound this way
Where wind and tide
Make dreams collide I'll stay another day

Clinging to a feeling (that keeps me)
Crying out for truth (that keeps me)
Holding on to faith (that keeps me)

Lost and found
Forever bound this way
Where wind and tide
Make dreams collide I'll stay another day

Hold On

Written By: Lothar Struff and Robert Terry

She's dusting the pictures arranging the chairs
Sweeping the floors as if somebody cares
The flowers are placed on the mantel just right
She opens the blinds to let in the light
She keeps herself busy she likes it that way
Or is it we both know there's nothing to say
How do we choose what to feel and forget
The unspoken language of loss and regret
If something to die for worth staying alive for is gone

Hold on (we just) Hold on
Maybe we both feel we must carry on
How long (can we) Go on
Pretending, believing in love all along

The manicured lawns, every house looks the same
The gardener, the pool man, all part of the game
We meet all our friends at the usual place
We laugh and avoid what we don't want to face
Maybe we're buying the time to start trying again

Hold on (we just) Hold on
Maybe we both feel we must carry on
How long (can we) Go on
Pretending, believing in love all along

Can we borrow from tomorrow what we lost yesterday

If something to die for worth staying alive for is gone

Hold on (we just) Hold on
Maybe we both feel we must carry on
How long (can we) Go on
Pretending, believing in love all along

Discography

Postcards From Lost In Blue - CD

Set List

45 minute set
1 Get It Right
2 Hang On To The Innocence
3 I Don’t Need The World
4 Hold On
5 Feels Like I'm Falling
6 Surrender It All
7 Persevere
8 Mesmerized
9 Postcards From Lost In Blue
10 Forever Bound This Way