Tom Oprendek

Tom Oprendek

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

All words, music, acoustic guitar and vocals by Tom Oprendek.
Electric guitar by Jerry Cortez on "Lost In Summer's Lazy Days," "Storm Comin'," "Chains of Circumstance" and "Never Steal My Soul."
Drums by Steve Riley on "You're My Harmony," The Air Burns Again Tonight" and "America's Best Days Aren't Over Yet"
Keyboards, Bass and drums by Kincaid Miller on "Lost In Summer's Lazy Days," "Storm Comin'," "Chains of Circumstance" and "Never Steal My Soul."
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  • Tom Oprendek Guitarist, Vocalist

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Lyrics

Lost In Summer's Lazy Days

Written By: Tom Oprendek

Listen to the sound of the midnight train
Callin' across the valley.
Heat lightnin' puts on a silent show
Fireflies dance around me.
Now I’m hanging on to any prayer at all that this moment won’t fade
Lost in summer’s lazy days. Lost in summer’s lazy days.

A shooting star steals across the heavens above
Crickets sing their love song
A summer serenade for the two of us
I want to hold you all night long
Now I’m hanging on to any prayer at all that this moment won’t fade.
Lost in summer’s lazy days. Lost in summer’s lazy days.

Lost in summer’s lazy days
No plans for tomorrow like today
Lost in summer’s lazy days
Lost in summer’s lazy days.

Old moon’s starin’ like a chaperone
As we hang on to each other.
A little bit of heaven when I'm in your arms
I want to hold you all summer
Now I’m hanging on to any prayer at all that this moment won’t fade.
Lost in summer’s lazy days. Lost in summer’s lazy days.

You Can Dry Your Eyes

Written By: Tom Oprendek

I know tonight
Didn’t turn out like you wanted it to
So hold on tight
I’ll be there for you
No matter how long it takes
I’ll be there to ease your pain
There’s only one thing I want you to know

You can dry your eyes on my shoulder
Let me comfort you
Now and forever
Make your dreams come true

We all need someone
You can lean on me
Everything will work out
Look in my eyes you’ll see
No matter how long it takes
I’ll be here to ease your pain
There’s only one thing I want you to know

You can dry your eyes on my shoulder
Let me comfort you
Now and forever
Make your dreams come true

If I had three wishes
I’d give them all to you
With all those wishes
You’d never be blue
No matter how long it takes
I’ll be here to ease your pain
There’s only one thing I want you to know

You can dry your eyes on my shoulder
Let me comfort you
Now and forever
Make your dreams come true

Storm Comin'

Written By: Tom Oprendek


Storm comin’ over the mountain now it’s drivin’ me wild
I haven’t felt like runnin’ in the rain since I was a child
What to do I’m shakin’ inside
A flash of lightnin’ tears a hole in the sky
There’s a storm comin’ over the mountain now it’s drivin’ me wild
Storm comin’ Storm comin’

The wind chews the leaves in the trees as the day turns to night
Like a hungry amoeba clouds engulf my life
A part of me wants to run and hide
The other part stands mesmerized
There’s a storm comin’ over the mountain now it’s drivin’ me wild
Storm comin’ Storm comin’

I watch a leaf swirl into a storm drain
I wonder will it ever reach the sea
I think about how much my life has changed
I wonder what’s pullin’ me

The rain begins to fall like missiles it craters the dust
The hot August air gives leave to cool flowin’ gusts
So many changes in so little time
I’m wonderin’ what’s controllin’ my life
There’s a storm comin’ over the mountain now it’s drivin’ me wild
Storm comin’ Storm comin’

Kliptown

Written By: Tom Oprendek

Don’t stare at me from across the tracks
Come on over I’ll shake your hand
Welcome my brothers and my sisters too
Through these streets I will walk with you

Shine Kliptown Shine
Shine Kliptown Shine
Shine Kliptown Shine

Our children laugh, dance and sing
Far from schools and clinics
Each day's a struggle, but they’re full of smiles
Get to know them and you’ll stay awhile

Shine Kliptown Shine
Shine Kliptown Shine
Shine Kliptown Shine

Now that our light is shining for everyone to see
Will they just come to stare or will they bring the change we need

Don’t stare at me from across the tracks
Come on over and lend a hand
You know my brothers and my sisters too
Would really like to get to know you

Shine Kliptown Shine
Shine Kliptown Shine
Shine Kliptown Shine

Another Song For Another Day

Written By: Tom Oprendek

I’m wishin’ on my star tonight
Holdin’ you by candlelight
Of all the places good and bad
Things I could and should have had
The only one I dream about is you

Love, burnin’ like a firefly
On and off, but never dies
Love’s not like the candlelight
That flickers in the wind and dies in the night
Love shines like the stars – forever bright

Night into mornin’, Dawn is callin’
Another song for another day

Words rock me like a lullaby
Soft, they soothe me and calm my mind
Of all the words that you can say
None can move me like the way
A single touch from you seems to do

Night into mornin’, Dawn is callin’
Another song for another day

Keeps Me Thinkin' Of You

Written By: Tom Oprendek


Lights reflect off the bay
Night echoes with the voice of the rain
Keeps me thinkin’ of you
Everything I do keeps me thinkin’ of you

Chimes from the church bell ring
I love when we share our dreams
Keeps me thinkin’ of you
Everything I do keeps me thinkin’ of you

I’ve been out of my senses lately
Every beat of my heart shakes me
I’ve been out of my senses over you

Time can never erase
Tonight and your embrace
Keeps me thinkin’ of you
Everything I do keeps me thinkin’ of you

Time

Written By: Tom Oprendek

Time
Time keeps slippin’ away
Can’t stop the sands of time
Only fools and kings still try
But it always ends in vain
Time keeps slippin’ away

Time
Time keeps slippin’ away
It has no shape or size,
but still it rules our lives
from birth till our dying day
Time keeps slippin’ away

So many mem’ries are safe within my heart
Your joy and laughter are with me when we’re apart

Time
Time keeps slippin’ away
Only love can conquer time
So I'll hold you in my mind
And you'll never fade away
Time keeps slippin’ away

Chains Of Circumstance

Written By: Tom Oprendek

Walkin’ down the tracks in Birmingham
Two steps forward; one step back
Tuxedo Junction, the Firehouse
Civil Rights Square quiet as a mouse
I heard the voices call for justice
To break the chains of circumstance
Heaven and earth can’t move me
Like the way you do
We’ll break the chains of circumstance
It's time to come together, overcome fear's silence
No child lost to hunger, disease or violence

Hurry up little child of mine
Pick up the pace, don’t lag behind
So many things to see and do
How could I ever shelter you?
I heard the voices call for justice
To break the chains of circumstance
Heaven and earth can’t move me
Like the way you do
We’ll break the chains of circumstance
It's time to come together, overcome fear's silence
No child lost to hunger, disease or violence

Got a passion that’s so hard to find
Gonna use it to change our lives
Not afraid to take a stand
To break the chains of circumstance
I heard the voices call for justice
To break the chains of circumstance
Heaven and earth can’t move me
Like the way you do
We’ll break the chains of circumstance
It's time to come together, overcome fear's silence
No child lost to hunger, disease or violence

Remember My Love

Written By: Tom Oprendek

Remember my love
When you're feeling lonely
Remember my love
When you're feeling blue
So far away, but our love is safe
I wish I could reach out to you
Remember my love
Remember my love

Remember my love
In the early morning hours
When you're lying awake
With your worries and prayers
So far away, but our love is safe
I wish I could reach out to you
Remember my love
Remember my love

I wish that I could see
Hold you in my arms
If dreams can paint the future
Someday we'll never be apart

Remember my love
When the breeze strokes your shoulder
When the moon's white glow
Stares back at you
So far away, but our love is safe
I wish I could reach out to you
Remember my love
Remember my love