Twice Around

Here Before

by Twice Around

Released 2017
Released 2017
Twice Around explores the ups and downs of life with honesty and optimism in these 12 Original Songs. We've all been "Here Before"
  • 04:49 Lyrics
    When

    When
    F. Veres/L. Tanno

    When will you ever turn this into something
    That we can all sing about?
    I find it compelling, you sitting there dwelling
    But when will you figure it out? 

    That you’ve got something we all want, would kill for
    And you’re fine just keeping it down
    Stuck with one foot on the ground

    When you came to me for my point of view
    We decided you’d find your own way
    I offered assistance, encountered resistance
    ‘Maybe but just not today’ 

    But you’ve got something we all want, would kill for
    And you’re fine just keeping it down
    Stuck with one foot on the ground 

    Convenient though you run your show inside your head
    Decide no one will get it
    Once you let it out
    But if you wait for circumstance to be just great,
    You risk the chance you’ll never leave and this here is all you’ll see
    It’s all you’ll see

    When will you ever turn this into something?
    When will you ever just give what you’ve got to give?
    (Why do you hide?)
    When will you ever just be who you are?
    (Why do you hide?) 

    Luisa: lead vocal, percussion
    Frank: harmony vocal, acoustic guitars, bass, percussion
    Fran Merante: drums
    Chris D’Amato: acoustic lead guitar
    Katherine Horne, April Jauregui: background vocals



  • 03:30 Lyrics
    You Know Me

    You Know Me
    L.Tanno/F.Veres

    It’s another day I’m here
    It’s another day I wish I was there
    It’s another day I celebrate my
    Melancholy ways I sit and cry

    Here I go again, I’m sighing
    Here I go again, I’m grateful and flying
    Here I go again, I calculate my
    Almost never-ending reasons why

    I am not alone
    Where’s the telephone?
    I could use a change of view
    Please be home, I’m calling you

    You know me, I’m crazy
    You know me, I can’t decide
    You know me, I’m spinning, spinning wild
    But I’m ok, because you know me

    All I wanna do is see you
    All I wanna do is be by myself
    All I wanna do is contemplate my
    Momentary bliss, I sit and smile

    I feel I’ve lost my mind
    You don’t respond in kind
    I can say that I am free
    In the way you let me be

    Repeat Chorus)

    It may not be I’m crazy I’m just stuck inside my mind
    We all could use a friend from time to time
    And you are mine

    (Repeat Chorus 2 times)

    All I wanna do is see you …

    Luisa: lead vocal, percussion
    Frank: harmony vocal, acoustic guitars, electric guitar, organ, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Billy Bileca: bass

  • 04:26 Lyrics
    Stories of You

    Stories of You
    F. Veres

    Here is a song I never played for you
    Here are the words I never sang to you
    Memories forgotten, were all that we knew
    I’ve never forgotten, those stories of you

    Thanks for the part you gave to me
    I sing you my heart so shamelessly
    Take it or leave it, like an old souvenir
    But I’ve something inside, I’d like you to hear
    La la la la...

    If I had one wish then it would have to be
    That you would just smile when you thought
    Of the times you had with me
    Wishful thinking on my part
    But I’m just singing from my heart
    La la la la...

    Frank: lead vocal, acoustic guitars, mandolin, bass, percussion
    Luisa: harmony vocal
    Chris Aleo: drums

  • 03:54 Lyrics
    My Sacrifice

    My Sacrifice
    L. Tanno

    It’s nine a.m. where my heart is
    And I am all alone at noon
    Left to wonder is it sun that you are under,
    And are you thinking of me?
    Do you get lost in what could be?
    Or have you moved on as well,
    Just like I have, can’t you tell?

    But I was wise to leave you
    So much more I had to do
    It might be nice to have success and love in life
    But me, I knew better
    You must choose one and lose the other
    Life was all about the trade
    And I was proud of the choice I made

    I wasn’t foolish for the leaving
    But I could kick myself believing
    I had to ration my life and make you
    My sacrifice

    All my books are off the shelf
    And still no knowledge of myself
    I had my fairytale, and now I climb through hell
    Thinking that was the way
    Then I was sure it’d be today
    My emptiness it hits me hard
    In the center of my disregard 

    I wasn’t foolish for the leaving
    But I could kick myself believing
    I had to ration my life and make love
    My sacrifice 

    Luisa: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Frank: nylon string guitar
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Billy Bileca: bass
    Tom Filogomo: Percussion

  • 04:10 Lyrics
    I'm Sleepin' In

    I’m Sleepin’ In
    F.Veres/L.Tanno

    There’s trouble in the homeland
    There’s trouble over there
    The trouble with trouble lately
    Is there’s trouble everywhere
    It’s a sad affair

    Beware of all you cannot see
    When nighttime closes in
    The moon makes people crazy
    And paints the shadows they hide in
    It’s a loony bin

    The world keeps turning
    And I do too
    There’s just one thing to do

    I’m sleepin’ in, was up all night
    Don’t ask again, you heard me right
    Not waking up, not feeling blue
    Just sleepin’ in.  So how about you?
    I wish I may, I wish I might
    Pull up the sheets, the sun’s too bright
    You asked before.  I told you then
    It’s like I said, “I’m sleepin’ in”

    Hornets buzzin’ ‘round my basement
    I got a bee in my bonnet too
    Mosquito I just met, that I’m itchin’ to get
    Join the flies at my barbecue
    A total bugaboo

    I used to skate on my favorite pond
    But it just won’t freeze no more
    Now they’re recalling everything that I eat
    Black water’s washing up on the shore
    Time to bar the door

    The world is changing    
    And all too soon
    Wake me up at noon

    I’m sleepin’ in, was up all night
    Don’t ask again, you heard me right
    Not waking up, not feeling blue
    Just sleepin’ in.  So how about you?

    No excuses, I don’t feel bad
    This may be the best idea I ever had
    (repeat chorus)

    I’m sleepin’ in.  I’m sleepin’ in.  I’m sleepin’ in.  Sleepin’

    Frank: lead vocal, National guitar, acoustic guitar, organ, Wurlitzer, percussion
    Luisa: harmony vocal, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Billy Bileca: bass
    Chris D’Amato: lead electric guitar
    Tom Filogomo: percussion

  • 04:40 Lyrics
    Until I Cry

    Until I Cry
    F. Veres/L. Tanno

    Aching, wanting, wishing
    I could have you hear me
    Or just be near me
    Wishful thinking
    A broken heart for just believing
    So hard
    Wasting, longing, knowing  
    I got nothing I can do
    To get next to you again
    But I knew it when I…
    I could feel you as I…
    If we could only just be what we were then
    We were
    Hopeful, easy, trusting
    Days would go on endlessly
    Perfectly our own
    Night is here and so I…
    Morning waits until I
    Can lift the covers from my head and only then
    My memories save me,
    Movies in my mind will satisfy
    Until I cry
    Until I cry
    Until I cry no more

    Luisa: lead vocal
    Frank: acoustic guitars, electric guitars, organ, percussion
    Billy Bileca: stand-up bass
    Chris D’Amato:  National slide guitar

     

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    Pick Me Up

    Pick Me Up
    F. Veres/L. Tanno

    Pick me up, I need get up
    Made up my mind, now its time
    To step it up, I need to wake up
    Right now, somehow

    Do you ever lie around feelin’ down?
    Wanting to break out, find your way off shaky ground
    Waiting to wander, get out from under
    You know you need more, we’ve all been there before
    (Repeat Chorus)

    Yeah, yeah I feel it, it can be mine
    Yeah, yeah I’ll take you with me every time
    Time it will move on, wasted on no one
    Kick down the door
    Go out and look for more

    Pick me up, I need to get up
    Made up my mind, now it’s time

    Do you want it?  Do you need it?
    If you feel it
    You really gotta bring yourself right to it
    You can do it

    Pick up and take me
    (Made up my mind, it’s time so please)
    Pick up and take me
    (My hand’s to you, help pull me through please)
    Pick up and take me
    (Made up my mind, it’s time so please)

    Luisa: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, percussion
    Frank: harmony vocal, 12 string acoustic & archtop guitar, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums

  • 03:21 Lyrics
    Backyard Birds

    Backyard Birds
    L. Tanno

    The backyard birds will come today
    We’ll spread the seed to assure they’ll stay
    Then we’ll watch in wonder at their color display
    Fly me

    We trim the hedge to save the rose
    We sow the bed in neat and even rows
    But their birdsong summons life to grow
    Fly me

    And how their beauty made us stare
    Precious messengers with light to share

    A feather dusts the blanket snow
    A token left for us before they go
    And life continues in perfect prose
    Fly me

    And how their beauty made us stare
    Precious messengers with light to share

    Luisa: lead and harmony vocals
    Frank: acoustic guitars, harmony vocal
    Mark Swigart: flute, clarinet
    Tim Thompson: keyboards
    Tom Filogomo, Tim Thompson: string arrangement

  • 03:28 Lyrics
    Sundays (Don't Suit Her Well)

    Sundays (Don’t Suit Her Well)
    F. Veres

    She needs to be silent, then she wants to shout
    And I’m supposed to know what it’s all about
    A slice of heaven gone straight to hell
    Sundays don’t suit her well

    The sun is shining, there can be no doubt
    But the storm within her I can do without
    On the surface everything is swell
    Trust me, Sundays don’t suit her well

    What a catch, what a find
    I tell my friends she is mine, mine, mine
    Like I said ‘A slice of heaven’
    If only there were six days, instead of seven

    Hey, let’s stop for dinner, there’s your favorite spot
    My mistake…maybe not
    ‘How about that new place we saw downtown?
    Now you think the first spot? Yeah, I’ll turn the car around’

    It must be hard when wherever you are
    Is not the place to be
    When I was in school I never thought this fool would say
    Monday can’t come too soon for me

    I try my best not to upset her
    Was she like this before I met her?
    One look in her eyes and I sure can tell
    She hasn’t lost it yet, but it ain’t goin’ well

    The leaves have fallen, the air is clear
    Tonight we turn the clocks back, like every year
    I know they say ‘with time, love grows stronger’
    But now my night is sixty minutes longer! 

    ‘What’s wrong now, my precious stone?’
    Oh yeah, it’s Sunday…I should have known
    My old self is but a shell
    Because Sundays don’t suit her well…
    As the Lord is my witness
    I say, Sundays don’t suit her well…
    You know I share because I care
    And Sundays don’t suit her well

    Frank: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion
    Luisa: harmony vocal, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Billy Bileca: bass
    Chris D’Amato: lead acoustic guitar 

  • 02:42 Lyrics
    Downtime

    Downtime
    F.Veres/L.Tanno

    Downtime, downtime
    Waiting for the sun
    Downtime, downtime
    Nothing to be done
    Wait, wait, lying on the floor
    Wait, wait, I've been here before

    Downtime, my time
    Dancing with the moon
    My time, this time
    It will happen soon
    Wait, wait, watch the falling sand
    Wait, wait, try and understand

    Downtime, one more time
    Kicking up the dirt
    Downtime, sometimes
    Everybody’s hurt
    Wait, wait, liking how I feel
    Wait, wait, this is real
    Wait .....

    Luisa: lead vocal
    Frank:  acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, organ, percussion
    Gene Heiter:  standup bass
    Chris Aleo: drums

     

  • 03:29 Lyrics
    But I'd Love to Believe

    But I’d Love to Believe
    F. Veres

    I guess I was wrong
    About the saddest I have been
    I wonder how long
    Till my heart feels whole again

    Doesn’t seem right
    Doesn’t seem fair
    I lay here all night
    The emptiness is everywhere

    How can I make the hurt go away?
    What I wouldn’t do
    Just to hold you one more time
    By one more time, I mean forever

    Sometimes I laugh
    I cry just the same
    When I think of your eyes
    Or anytime I hear your name

    If this is the way
    It’s supposed to be
    Then why did we stay
    And meld our hearts just to set them free?

    Someone please make this hurt go away
    Can’t you see I’m dying?
    I have tried, but I didn’t know
    You shouldn’t believe in forever
    But I’d love to believe

    Frank: vocal, acoustic guitar

  • 04:44 Lyrics
    Trace the Sky

    Trace the Sky  
    L. Tanno/F. Veres

    Trace the sky
    Like the doves
    I don’t know why

    But they know
    To sail around the sun
    Each on their own
    They move as one

    Run over stones
    Like the river
    Because she knows

    To rise, to fall
    To reach for it all
    To pine and yearn
    It’s how we learn

    Know that you’re knowing
    Just go
    Where you’re going

    You can run
    And fly and sail to the sky
    All on your own
    But not alone

    Trace the sky
    Like the doves
    You know why

    Luisa: vocals, harmony vocal, acoustic guitar
    Frank: acoustic, nylon string and archtop guitars, keyboards, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Billy Bileca: bass
    Chris D'Amato: lead acoustic guitar
    April Jauregui: background vocals, cello
    Katherine Horne, Tiffanie Rodenberg, Zachary Lane, Dan Murphy: background vocals

     

NOTES
Twice Around is Frank Veres and Luisa Tanno, an acoustic duo from Milford, CT. Their songwriting is diverse, but acoustic guitar, melody and storytelling are always at the heart of their work.

Here Before produced by Twice Around with Tom Filogomo
Frank Veres: guitars, vocals, bass, percussion, keyboards
Luisa Tanno: vocals, guitar, percussion
Chris Aleo: Drums
Billy Bileca: Bass
Chris D'Amato: acoustic, electric and National guitars
Fran Merante: Drums on "When"
Gene Heiter: Bass on "Downtime"
Mark Swigart: flute, clarinet on "Backyard Birds"
Tim Thomspon: keyboards on "Backyard Birds"
Backing Vocals: Katherine Horne, April Jauregui, Zachary Lane, Tiffanie Rodenberg, Dan Murphy