Tom Bona

Tom Bona

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPop

Rootsy Pop with a Groovy Soul....

Biography

Celebrating 25 Years of songwriting, recording, performing and touring internationally.

Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, The Good Brothers, Maple Blues Revue Band, Sue Foley, Roxanne Potvin, Raoul and the Big Time, Colin James, Long John Baldry, Jeff Healy, Wickens Knight, Duke Robillard, Martha and the Muffins, Hennessey, Steve Lukather, SoulStack, Simon Tell, BonaVoice...

Multiple Award Winning Drummer

Songwriter and Producer.

Road Manager / Tour Manager.

Lyrics

Lonely Afternoon

Written By: Tom Bona (copyright 2004 - SOCAN)

Are you lonely in your afternoon, are you lonely in your evening
Are you looking for an answer, do you long for something new
Days go by without a moment you can hold onto
You can hold me darling, as I am lonely too

We’ll say bye, bye to yesterday
And we’ll try something new
Fill a void inside, if it’s the last thing we do…

Are you lonely in your afternoon, are you lonely in your evening
Are you looking for an answer, do you long for something new
Days go by without a moment you can hold onto
You can hold me darling, as I am lonely too

You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t
What brought you to ecstasy may also bury you in doubt
So dive in the afterglow ‘cause you know that you may never know
You may never know….

Never again will you have to look behind
Through darkness of innocence, I can clear your cluttered mind
I’ll spread my sincerity, and I know you’ll bring it back to me
I’ll anger the ghost of trouble enough to make him fly…

Solo

I will lie beside your majesty
(Lie beside your majesty, I’ll breathe real life on your face breathe)
And I’ll breathe real life on your face
(I’ll sigh a mellow tone today, I’ll lie beside your majesty)
Sigh a mellow tone and forgo the human race
(I’ll breathe real life on your face breathe, I’ll sigh a mellow tone today, You can forgo the world this way)

Are you lonely in your afternoon, are you lonely in your evening
Days may pass without a moment you can hold onto
You can hold me darling, as I am lonely too

Can I hold you darling, on this lonely afternoon

Lonely afternoon
Lonely afternoon

Sweet Gabriel

Written By: Tom Bona

Sweet Gabriel
©tbona (SOCAN/BMI)

Verse 1:
I will find my beloved Gabriel
I will find him, you will see
I will find my beloved Gabriel
Our true love will bring him back to me

Chorus:
Whoa Sweet Gabriel
Where have you gone?
Oh I know Sweet Gabriel
Our true love will keep us from harm

Verse 2:
Be of good cheer, my beloved Gabriel
Be of good cheer, my love, don't you see?
Be of good cheer, my beloved Gabriel
Our true love will bring you back to me

Chorus:
Whoa Sweet Gabriel
Where have you gone?
Oh I know Sweet Gabriel
Our true love will keep us from harm

Bridge:
I must keep looking for him, as I pray, you will see…
Father in Heaven, I thank thee, for bringing him to me…

Verse 3:
I have found, my beloved Gabriel
I have found him, now our hearts are free
I have found, my beloved Gabriel
We're together now and will always be
We're together now, we’ll always be

Chorus:
Whoa Sweet Gabriel
Finally in my arms
Oh I know Sweet Gabriel
Our true love will keep us from harm

Whoa Sweet Gabriel
Dying in my arms
How I know Sweet Gabriel
Our true love has kept us from harm
Our true love had kept us from harm

California Reign

Written By: tbona - copyright 2007

California Reign
(A song for Kevin Gilbert)
© 2007 tbona

Could have seen the sun
Instead he chose the pain
Couldn’t see the light
On his face again
He never realized
His California Reign

Even thru the night
He worked his life away
The Shaming of the True
and Kaviar displayed
The Thud of his arrival
As the California Reign

California Reign
There’s no denying
California Reign
One in the same
California Reign
No Compromising
Now all that remains
Is the California Reign

Could have seen the signs
Could have made a change
But he was too entwined
In his creative rage
The Truth is he denied
His California Reign...

Figure It Out

Written By: Tom Bona

Figure It Out © tom bona

Such a heavy load
When you carry two
There were other roads
But you’ve got to follow through

Chorus:
And without a doubt
We’ll figure it out
The truth will come out
And we’ll figure it out

If it’s a cross to bear
I’ll wear it too
Now, we can sit and stare
Or turn and face the true (truth)

Chorus / Bridge

It’s our turn to grow
Like we never knew
And shortly we will know
The difference in going through

Chorus / Chorus Out

Without a doubt
We’ll figure it out
We’ll figure it out

Discography

International releases in pop, rock, blues and roots
Go to www.tombona.com for more info.

Available for recording sessions, producing, co-writing, arranging, touring and teaching.

contact: tom@tombona.com

Set List

Check out my songwriting demo's in the audio section.

Bonasound Studio Productions. These are demos, not finished product, so please enjoy the clams as well as the good stuff.

Louanne Baker is the featured vocalist on "Sweet Gabriel".