The Jim Italiano Band

The Jim Italiano Band

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

The band has a roots rock sound. Singer songwriter influenced songs in the vein of Tom Petty, Don Henley, John Couger.

Biography

" The Jim Italiano Band hit the Canadian music scene in 2007.The band is made up of former members of Ray Lyell and The Storm and current memers of "The Robert Michaels Band".

Jim Italiano draws his song writing influences from artists like Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, John Cougar and The Eagles.

"What sets our band apart from others, is that we are all seasoned musicians with a ton of recording and live experience."
The band was formed in 2007.Soon dates were booked Club 54 and at the famed Cavern Club in Liverpool England. The band began working on it's debut album and had it's CD release party at a sold out Club 54 in Burlington on February 4th, 2010.

Lyrics

No Lovin Man

Written By: Jim Italiano

It's Friday night heading on downtown
I just Gotta blow of a little steam.
Cruisin all the girls in the local bars
Playin that same old scene

Well you pick em up
rip it up
break it up
Let em down
it always ends up the same
With a wicked hang over
and a long drive home
Just trying to remember her name

And she was oh so sweet
I'll give her that
But I got a pocket full of dreams
see I got my own plans
that includes running wild

Aint goona love her
Or any other
I can't love her like that
Aint goona love her I'm under cover cause I'm no lovin man
No

My mama always said don't play the musc too loud
She said you better stay in school
Chasing girls playing in a rock n roll band
Don't sound like no golden rule
Well you pick em up
rip it up
break it up
let em down
Why do you always make them cry
It's time you started thinking bout settling down
So I can look your father in the eye.

And they are all so sweet
I'll give them that
But I got a pocket full of dreams
see I got my on plans
That includes running wild

Chorus

I wanna live my own life
I'm not changing my mind
When your living for someone else
That's crossing the line
Well I'm drawing the line
Yea I'm drawing the line

Chorus

Aint Goona love her cause
I'm no Lovin man

Not Coming Back

Written By: Jim Italiano

Head on my pillow
Withth no chance for sleep
My eyes are wide open
I'm lost in a dream

My only hunger
Is for your gentle touch
What I'd give for just one more smile
Guess I'm asking too much

But when sunrise appears at my window
And the light fights it's way throught the cracks
I'll think of the promises made and broken
I watch the sunlight start turning to black
When I call out your name do you hear me
Do you ever stop to look back
To see the emotion that runs down my face
When I stare at this old photograph
It looks like your not coming back

Searching for answers
That I'll never find
It sure don't help the way that I'm feeling
Deep down inside

There's always tomorrow
As the sun starts to fade
Along with the memories
And the plans that we made

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

To this path we were taking
To this family we were making
To all the words that were spoken
To all the hearts that are broken

When I call out your name do you here me
Do you ever stop to look back
To see the emotion
That runs down my face when I
Stare at this old photograph

When sunrise appears at my window
And the light fights it's way through the cracks
I'll think of the promises made and broken
I watch the sunlight start turning to black
Well I better start facing the facts
It looks like your not coming back

Not coming back

Follow Me

Written By: Jim Italiano

You say you believe in Kharma
What you put out comes back around
Your words still ringing in my ear
See all I ever really wanted
Was to keep my feet on the ground
Well the next sound that you here

Is confusion it's passion it's emotion
I could never see the forest from the trees
You mistook my undying emotion
For something that could bring to my knees you said

Follow Me
If you really want to be something
Follow Me and you just can't fail
Forget all about those dreams that amounted to nothing
I'll lead you to the holy grail
You said you'd catch me if I was falling
But I hit the ground as far as I can tell
You promised to take me to heaven
So how'd I wind up at the gates of hell
Follow me you said

Can you hear the roaring thunder
Do you thik you can weather the storm
While chasing someone elses dream
Just put your life on hold now
And don't you ever stop to wonder
That maybe life just isn't all that it seems.

It's just confusion it's passion it's emotion
I thought it could be more if I believed
You mistook my undying devotion
For something that can bring me to my knees, you said

Chorus

Round and round we go
In a viscious circle
Somehow I got caught up in between
Sometimes you laugh sometimes you cry
Don't let life pass you by
We all ned somehing to believe in

You must still believe in Kharma
cause what you put out come back around
Are my words ringing in your ear
Bet all you ever really wanted
was to keep your feet on the ground
Well the next sound that you hear.

Follow Me
Follow Me
Follow Me
Follow Me

Won't Give Up

Written By: Jim Italiano

Can you hear the trembling in voice
Man I'm really scared
How you left me with no choice
And I'm so unprepared
Well I don't thik that I can do this
Living under the same roof
While you rearrange the schedule
So I won't run into you

Well how'd it ever come to this
Is ther nothing that can save us from ourselves

We won't give up
Can't give in
It's just another fight
Nobody going to win

So let the battle rage
The wars begun
We'll camouflage this place
So noone sees the gun
Won't give up

I can see the worry in your eyes
It's really wearing you down
There's only so much you can disguise
When your world is upside down
Tell me is the grass much greener
On the other side
I've never been much of a believer
In letting go of my pride

Well how'd it ever come to this
Is ther nothing that can save us from ourselves

We won't give up
Can't give in
It's just another fight
Nobody going to win

We'll keep it to ourselves
Like a secret hiding place
Yea we'll fool them all
They'll never see it on our faces
Won't give up

So let the battle rage
The wars begun
We'll camouflage this place
So noone sees the gun

Won't Give up
Can't Give in
It's just another fight
Nobody going to win
Won't give up
No we won't give up

Well I don't see no white flag
Flying up above
Is there nothing that can save us from ourselves

I Wanna Be

Written By: Jim Italiano

Working over time but that's alright
When I get home my baby holds me tight
Spend all my money yea cause life aint cheap
I don't mind one bit got a girl
I want to keep and, a girl like that is so hard to find
I wanna tell you that's why I

I wanna be in her arms at night
She's the only one that do me right
Just one kiss and I lose control
and she always takes me where I want to go and
Think you kow by now what I'm trying to say
There aint nothing gong to stand in my way

I wanna be holding on to the girl I love
There aint nothing we can't rise above
Nothing in the world going to drag us down
I wanna be making love to her every night
Working at something going to work out right
Oh all her sweet lovin
Just keeps coming my engine is hummin
I wanna be

Still drive junker yea but that's ok
My baby come for the ride any way
And she always let's me do my thing
She's just happy to wear my ring
A girl like that she's one of a kind
I drive her crazy and she don't mind

I wanna be holding on to the girl I love
here aint nothing we can't rise above
Nothing in the world going to drag us down
I wanna be making love to her every night
Working at something going to work out right
Oh all her sweet lovin
Just keeps coming my engine is hummin

oh yea
well alright ah huh

I wanna be in her arms at night
she's the only one that do me right
She gotta way yea she moves my soul
She always takes me where I want to go oh

I wanna be holding on to the girl I love
There aint nothing we can't rise above
Nothing in the world going to drag us down
I wanna be making love to her every night
Working at something going to work out right
Oh all her sweet lovin
Just keeps coming my engine is hummin
I wanna be

Faster Than Lightning

Written By: Jim Italiano

You judge a book by it's cover
You read the title and then
Pass it off as fiction with no happy ending
You say you've read it all before
So you turn the page again

Well I look to the common man
to find peae in my soul
And I'll never change my way
Of thinking at all
Cause I've been down your road before
Ain't going down that road again

You say I comfort you
I somehow make it right
I always say this can't go on forever
But when I look in your eyes
I know I can't pretend, suddenly

Faster than lightning
it's so very frightening
I feel the thunder roar right through my heart again

I'm caught in the middle
Am I just a friend
See I was kind of hoping
I'd be the one at the ending
You say you've heard it all before
Your going to hear it once again

You say I comfort you
I somehow make it right
I always say this can't go on forever
But when I look in your eyes
I know I can't pretend, suddenly

Faster than lightning
it's so very frightening
I feel the thunder roar right through my heart again

Too may hearts been broken
Too many lovers been crossed
They go down like the setting sun
Thinking there the only one
Just anoher soul gets lost

Be still little darling
Your moving too fast
You must treasure something
Try making it last
You say you've read it all before
So you turn the page again

You say I comfort you
I someow make it right
I always say this can't go on forever
But when I look in your eyes
I know I can't pretend, suddenly

Faster than lightning
it's so very frightening
I feel the thunder roar right through my heart again
Faster than lightning
It's so very frightning
I feel the thunder roar right through my heart again

oh yea
yea yea yea yea

Everyone I Love

Written By: Jim Italiano

Well you'd
Wipe my nose when i would come in from the cold
You'd always dry the tears from my eyes
Guess you had no choice
When you left on that autumn day
Still so much I had to say
The chance is gone away
Don't know why

Everyone I love wants to leave me
Sometimes I can't hide the pain
When it hurts that much you don't want to love again
That's why I close my eyes so I can't see
Why everyone I love wants to leave

You'd take me to that park
We'd throw that ball around
And when times were tough
You always kept my feet right on the ground
Angels came again and took you on cloudy day
Took a piece of my life away
Now there's no place left to play
Don't know why

Everyone I love wants to leave me
Sometimes I can't hide the pain
When it hurts that much you don't want to love again
That's why I close my eyes so I can't see
Why everyone I love wants to leave

Well I think I'm going to need some help
To make some sense of it
You know I've grown weary
Of all these things that I don't get
Hell it makes no sense at all
Why all the good ones fall
And your left with all the pieces that don't fit.

You came into my life
You turned my world around
Then you walked away so quickly
You barely made a sound
And I trusted you
I loved you with my heart and soul
So how come you had to go
I guess I'll never know
Well I guess I'll never know why

Everyone I love wants to leave me
Sometimes I can't hide the pain
When it hurts that much you don't want to love again
That's why I close my eyes so I can't see
Why everyone I love wants to leave

Right Here With Me

Written By: Jim Italiano

Standing at the side of the road
Trying to lighten my load
I feel the sun on my back
Damn the wind just took my hat

Well I finally decided that I must be on my way
And I will go where ever this road leads
With my guitar on my shoulder
With the holes in my jeans
So much I want to say aout what I believe

When I recall the moonlight in your eyes
Makes it hard to say goodbye
At a time like this I wish that you could be
Right here with me

It wasn't you it was me
I wasn't the man that I wanted to be
To lead you on wasn't right
That's why I'm leaving here tonight

Well I finally decided that I must be on my way
And I will go where ever this road leads
With my guitar on my shoulder
With the holes in my jeans
So much I want to say aout what I believe

When I recall the moonlight in your eyes
Makes it hard to say goodbye
At a time like this I wish that you could be
Right here with me

Standing at the side of the road
Trying to lighten my load
I feel the sun on my back
The wind of change is blowing
Means I won't be coming back

Well I finally decided that I must be on my way
And I will go where ever this road leads
With my guitar on my shoulder
With the holes in my jeans
So much I want to say aout what I believe

When I recall the moonlight in your eyes
Makes it hard to say goodbye
At a time like this I wish that you could be
Right here with me

One More Chance

Written By: Jim Italiano

I spent too much time
Looking over rmy shoulder
That I couldn't see you walking away
Not a single night goes by
I think about what might have been if only I tried
To change just one single day
Now all I have is time
So I just have to ask you

Can you find it in your heart
To give this love a brand new start
And then I'll make you see
That that this thing we have
That it was meant to be
All I'm asking for is one more dance
And one more chance

One more chance
One more night
Alone with you

I had a crazy dream
And I woke up with a silly grin on my face
Cause I finally knew just how to feel
But I never got the chance to show you
Cause you'd gone another way
Now I'm left living with the deal
Now all I have is time
So I just have to ask you

Can you find it in your heart
To give this love a brand new start
And then I'll make you see
That that this thing we have
That it was meant to be
All I'm asking for is one more dance
Finally ready for a true romance
And one more chance
Just one more chance

Every Night

Written By: Jim Italiano

Take the water from the sea
I'll get by
Hot desert sun beating down on me
I'll get by
If earth should crumble beneath my feet
Girl you know I'll get by
There ain't no river that's too deep
No no

Just don't ever take your heart away
Because with each passing day
I can feel you in my blood oh yea

Every night and every day
Want to feel myself around you
Hear the words you say and I long
For every night and every day
Just got to be around you
Every night

If the sky decides to fall
I'll get by
There ain't no mountain that's too tall
You know I'll climb it
If the moon and the sun should disappear
Girl you know I'll get by
Do whatever it takes to stay alive oh yea

Just don't ever take your heart away
Because with each passing day
I can feel you in my blood oh yea

Every night and every day
Want to feel myself around you
Here the words you say and I long
For every night and every day
The magic that surrounds you
Every night

Oh girl
I've got so much love
Oh yea

Every night and every day
Want to feel myself around you
Here the words you say and I long
For every night and every day
Come on now now

Every night and every day
Want to feel myself around you
Here the words you say and I long
For every night and every day

Discography

"Won't Give Up" Released Feb 4th, 2010.
1. No Lovin Man
2.Follow Me
3. Won't Give Up
4. Not Coming Back
5. I Wanna Be
6. Faster Than Lightning
7. With You
8. Everyone I Love
9. Right Here With Me
10. One More Chance
11. Every Night

Set List

set 1
1. No Lovin Man (original)
2 Follow Me
3. Won't Give Up
4. Copper Head Road (Steve Earl)
5. With You
6. I Wanna Be
7. Faster Than Lightning
8. Dirty Laundry (Don Henley)
9. Walk Of Life (Dire Straits)
10. Everyone I love
11. Not Coming Back
12. Lonely Old Night
13. Refugee
14. One More Chance
15. Right Here With Me
16. Every Night
17. Like A Rollng Stone
18. What I Like About You (Romantics)
19. Ring Of Fire (John Cash)
20. Freeze Frame (J. Geils Band)
21. Can't Do That (The Beatles)
22. I Saw her Standing There (The Beatles)