Tom Fedora

Tom Fedora

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter with all tempos and flavors blending in a mix of Americana, reggae and country rock. Great for house concerts...with fun "crowd pleaser" material. Most songs are original.

Biography

Tom Fedora Biography

Tom Fedora was born and raised in the exotic suburbs of northern New Jersey. After college, Tom settled in Colorado where he performed in various clubs and ski resorts while working also as a whitewater river guide and expedition leader. Moving on to Los Angeles Tom pursed a full time music career. His unique songwriting style was recognized by Graham Nash and producer, Craig Doerge. Graham Nash recorded “Chippin' Away” on his first solo album, Innocent Eyes. The song was rerecorded in November of 1989, by Crosby, Stills and Nash (James Taylor on guest vocals) as a tribute to the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. “ Chippin' Away” is the only outside song to be done by the group other than “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell.

In 1992 Tom moved to Nashville to further pursue his songwriting career. Tom can be seen at various songwriter clubs in and around the Nashville area. Some of the Nashville clubs you can see Tom perform live are, the Broken Spoke Café, The Bluebird, Douglas Corner, and the Holiday Inn Select Commodore Lounge.

Lyrics

Angeline

Written By: Tom Fedora


I’VE BEEN STANDIN’ ON THIS CORNER
WITH THESE FLOWERS IN MY HAND
THE BUS DRIVER ON THIS ROUTE MUST THINK I’M CRAZY
I’VE BEEN WAITIN’ ON THAT WOMAN
EVER SINCE HIS SHIFT BEGAN
IF HE PASSES ONE MORE TIME I’M LEAVIN’
THOUGH I SAID THAT TWICE BEFORE SO DON’T BELIEVE IT
I’VE GOT IT BAD FOR THAT WOMAN
AND IT WON’T LET ME BE
I JUST CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT HER
THAT’S PROBABLY WHY SHE’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME

ANGELINE
HONEY, WHY YOU DO THESE THINGS TO ME
ANGELINE
YOU’RE NEVER WHERE YOU SAY YOU’RE GONNA BE
I LOVE YOU LIKE A DEVIL
THOUGH YOU TREAT ME SO DOGGONE MEAN
I KNOW THERE’S AN ANGEL IN ANGELINE

SOME SAY I’M A DREAMER
SOME CALL ME A FOOL
THEY TELL ME I’M PLAYIN’ WITH FIRE
BUT I’M A MAN WITH A MISSION
AND I AIN’T GIVIN’ IN
THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THERE
I’M GONNA FIND HER
THOUGH THE FLAMES BURNIN’ HIGHER AND HIGHER
SHOW ME SOME MERCY
GIVE ME A SIGN
THIS CRAZY GAME WE’RE PLAYIN’
IS DRIVIN’ ME OUT OF MY MIND

CHORUS

Must of Been Somethin' I Never Said

Written By: Tom Fedora

IT’S KINDA HARD TO TALK ABOUT IT
BUT THERE’S NO WAY AROUND IT
I LET LOVE WALK RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE
SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE CARED ABOUT ME
SAID SHE COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT ME
I JUST SMILED
I NEVER REPLIED

SHE PULLED ME CLOSE
KISSED ME AGAIN
IF I WAS EVER GONNA SAY IT
I SHOULD HAVE SAID IT RIGHT THEN
BUT THOSE THREE LITTLE WORDS
STAYED ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE
SHE WALKED OUT
DIDN’T EVEN TURN HER HEAD
MUST HAVE BEEN SOMETHIN’ I NEVER SAID

ALL OF THAT LOVE THERE WAITING
I KEPT ON HESITATING
IT’S TOO LATE NOW
THE DAMAGE IS DONE
THE VERY THING I RESISTED
THAT'S THE VERY THING THAT I’M MISSIN’
NOW I SEE SHE WAS THE ONE

CHORUS

That's How You Make Love

Written By: Tom Fedora

MY OLDEST (BOY/GIRL) IS SIX YEARS OLD
AND (HE’S/SHE’S) QUITE A LITTLE (GUY/GIRL/GAL)
(HE’S/SHE’S) AT THAT AGE WHERE (HE’S/SHE’S) JUST FULL OF QUESTIONS
ALWAYS ASKIN’ ME WHY
THE OTHER DAY (HE/SHE) REALLY ASKED THE BIG ONE
THE ONE I’VE BEEN SO AFRAID OF
(HE/SHE) LOOKED AT ME WITH THOSE INNOCENT EYES
AND SAID, “ DADDY HOW DO YOU MAKE LOVE?”
I ADMIT I HAD TO THINK A MINUTE
SAT THERE SCRATCHIN’ MY HEAD
THEN I REMEMBERED WHAT MY DADDY TOLD ME
SO THIS IS WHAT I SAID

FIRST YOU MAKE A VOW
THAT FROM HERE AND NOW
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER
THAT’S HOW YOU STAY
DAY AFTER DAY
UNTIL IT BECOMES FOREVER
YOU KEEP HOLDIN’ ON THROUGH THICK AND THIN
OR WHEN TIMES GET A LITTLE ROUGH
THAT’S HOW YOU MAKE LOVE

WELL, (HE/SHE) DIDN’T LIKE THAT ANSWER MUCH
(HE/SHE) KNEW THERE JUST HAD TO BE MORE
(HE/SHE) SAID, “ I’VE SEEN IT ALL ON TV AND IN MAGAZINES
DOWN AT THE GROCERY STORE”
I SAID (SON/GIRL/WHOA) THAT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT THING
DON’T EVER GET THE TWO MIXED UP
YOU CAN WASTE YOUR WHOLE LIFE MAKIN’ TIME
BUT IF YOU REALLY WANNA MAKE LOVE

CHORUS

That Jukebox Has A Mind Of Its Own

Written By: Tom Fedora

THAT JUKEBOX HAS A MIND OF IT’S OWN
IT KEEPS SAYIN’ THINGS ABOUT ME
THERE’S NO WAY IT COULD HAVE KNOWN
IT MUST SEE EVERYTHING I DO
CAUSE EVERY SONG IT PLAYS IS TRUE
THAT JUKEBOX HAS A MIND OF IT’S OWN

I WAS SITTIN’ AT THE BAR LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
HOLDIN’ HANDS WITH MY BEST FRIEND’S WIFE
I MUST ADMIT I GOT QUITE A START
WHEN THAT JUKEBOX PLAYED “ YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART”
MY WIFE WALKED IN AND SAW HER AND ME
IT PLAYED ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E”
THAT JUKEBOX HAS A MIND OF IT’S OWN

CHORUS

NOW HERE I AM WITH A “ TEAR IN MY BEER”
HOW MANY TIMES AM I GONNA HEAR
HANK SR. SINGIN’ WITH A MOURNFUL SIGH
“ I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY”
THAT JUKEBOX MUST FOLLOW ME AROUND
SOMEBODY IN THERE WRITES IT ALL DOWN
CAUSE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT I DO
IT KNOWS JUST WHAT I’M GOIN’ THROUGH
THAT JUKEBOX HAS A MIND OF IT’S OWN

EVERY TIME A PRETTY GIRL WALKS ACROSS THE FLOOR
IT PLAYS THE BELLAMY BROTHERS, NUMBER A24
“IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY
WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME”
THEN SHE GIVES ME A LOOK KIND OF LOW AND MEAN
I SAY HEY DON’T BLAME ME
IT’S THAT THERE MACHINE
THAT JUKE BOX HAS A MIND OF IT’S OWN

CHORUS

Discography

-Top 10 winner of the NSAI/CMT Songwriter Competition 2006 with "That Jukebox Has A Mind Of Its Own"
-Crosby, Stills, & Nash cut with "Chippin Away" in November of 1989
-www.cdbaby.com/fedora for CD "Leap Of Faith"

Set List

May perform cover tunes such as southern rock, folk, Jimmy Buffet style songs along with some originals. Enough material for a 2 hour show or longer. Check back for songlist.