Twice Around

Short Story Long

by Twice Around

Released 2006
Released 2006
Serious Acoustic Succotash
  • 03:18 Story Lyrics
    Believe in Love

    (Veres/Tanno)

    Was it you, who said you always knew
    that you believed in love?
    Foolish pride, must you decide
    you will be leaving love?

    Some spend their time searching to find
    a peace of mind they own
    To stop and feel, may soon reveal
    what you already know

    You’ve been sold, “to have is not to hold”
    You’ve been deceived in love

    Some spend their time searching to find
    a peace of mind they own
    To stop and feel, may soon reveal
    what we already know

    If it’s true, that dreaming gets us through
    we must believe in love
    Later on, when doubt and fear are gone
    We’ll all believe in love


    Luisa: lead vocal
    Frank: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, organ, harmony vocal, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Hubert Martin: congas, bongos, vocal
    Nicole Martinson & Lauren Hering: harmony vocals
    Jesse McDonald: vocal
    Steve Young: electric lead guitar

  • 03:39 Story Lyrics
    Jane Street

    (Tanno/Veres)

    Men who write poetry stop by to see women in black
    They all look comfortable wearing the skin that they’ve got
    City streets called my name, oh maybe lifetimes ago
    The sidewalk’s a gallery hosting a VIP show
    And you can inhale romance like a cigarette
    Your feet will float to freedom the closer that you get
     

    And feel that backbeat on the 22nd floor of
    Jane Street, Oh Jane Street
    To know what life means
    Well it looks like they know
    Those that call Jane Street home
    I’ve got a few blocks to go

    Is it a month from now or only two steps away?
    I’m on a magic ride.  How far is today?
    The streets are all quiet now or so they’d have you believe
    Streetlamps are gossiping, subways are lettin’ off steam
    And you can inhale passion like an autumn breeze
    The Universe is pleading with you to find the key

    And feel that backbeat on the 22nd floor of
    Jane Street, Oh Jane Street
    To know what life means
    Well it looks like they know
    Those that call Jane Street home

    It’s clear I wear my expectations high
    Like the buildings wear the sky
    People tell me every streets the same
    To which I say, why not Jane?

    Is it a month from now or maybe lifetime’s ago?
    I’m on a magic ride, I’m gonna be in that show

    Luisa:  lead vocal, harmony vocals, acoustic guitars
    Frank: acoustic guitar, bass, organ, harmonica, harmony vocals, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Chris D’Amato (aka Smokin Opey): electric lead guitar

     

  • 03:21 Story Lyrics
    Sometimes Your Love

    (Veres)
    My day isn't through 
    Until I open up my arms and take hold of you 
    Long is the night 
    Until you take me in your arms and you hold me tight
    Sometimes you gentle smile is all I need

    I'm not the same 
    Someone has stole away my heart and baby you're to blame 
    What can I do 
    Except to open up my arms and take hold of you 
    Sometimes your gentle touch is all I need

    Some night you may need a shoulder to cry on 
    Come lay your head down next to mine 
    'Cause my heart is one that you can rely on darling
    So close your eyes. I'll make it right

    Some night when I need a shoulder to cry on 
    Come lay your head down next to mine 
    'Cause your heart is one I've come to rely on darling 
    So close your eyes. And make it right

    My day isn't through 
    Until I open up my arms and take hold of you
    Warm is the night 
    When you take me in your arms and you hold me tight 
    Sometimes your love is all I need

    Frank: lead, harmony & backround vocals, acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, bass, percussion 
    Luisa: harmony and backround vocals, percussion

  • 04:17 Story Lyrics
    Maggie's Hometown

    (Tanno)
    In Maggie’s hometown they wear Jesus on their sleeve
    Like a yellow badge of immunity
    And they hold their heads high
    And they look down their nose
    at different and label it foe

    But Maggie’s got her journal and her black ink pen
    To scribble her defense to this white-walled den
    And she’s kind to strangers
    And she thinks love’s endangered
    By these God fearing rangers of faith

    Sunday in church Maggie will pray
    Why can’t I have God my way
    He’s hip and kind, he easily smiles
    at different.  He even likes it

    Maggie’s had fingers pointed in her face
    People have asked her why she dresses that way
    Her boots, they’re untied, and her eyes are black-lined
    And she shuffles her stride and opens her mind

    Sunday in church Maggie will pray
    Why can’t they see God my way?
    He’s open and kind, He easily smiles
    at girls who are different, and wear black eyeliner

    Maggie will pack up all her bags one day
    She’ll thank her town for showing her one way
    Then she’ll thank God for her soul and the power to have known
    There’s more than one way to go, she finds her own

    Her last day in church she’ll stand up and say
    We all see God in our own way
    Mine’s free and kind, He easily smiles
    at different and even likes it

      

    Luisa: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, chair
    Frank: acoustic & electric guitars, Wurlitzer, bass, organ, percussion
    Chris Aleo: drums

  • 03:22 Story Lyrics
    Breathe It In

    (Tanno/Veres)
    I've asked questions without answers 
    and learned something I've been dizzy and euphoric then I'm wanting 
    Life's elating, it's exhausting, I know one thing 
    Kindness always makes it 
    You've just got to take it 
    Inside out and outside in 
    Find your stride, chase the wind 
    Breathe it in 

    Every person I encounter has a token 
    Like a password to a cavern not yet opened 
    They light my way, I light their way, so I'm hopin' 
    Make experience your friend, you"re in it when 
    Inside's out and outside's in 
    Find your stride, chase the wind 
    Breathe it in 

    Wrestle your demons on a cotton cloud 
    Laugh big, love hard, cry out 
    Spend only seconds on doubt 
    And say those soft things out loud 

    Inside out and outside in 
    Find your stride, chase the wind 
    Inside out and outside in 
    Find your stride, catch the wind 
    Breathe it in


    Luisa: lead vocal 
    Frank: acoustic guitar, electric guitars, bass, harmony vocal, percussion 
    Chris Aleo: drums 
    Hubert Martin: congas, bongos

  • 02:58 Story Lyrics
    The Rain Again

    (Veres)
    Here comes the rain a pourin' down
    Grey skies are here again
    Buckets of pain fall all around
    Here comes the rain again
    I'll run inside and hide my head
    Lay down till who knows when
    It's warm and dry inside my bed
    Here come that rain again

    Jump down, and look around
    There's something on the way
    Where it begins, starts deep within
    There's no one left to play
    Jump down, and look around
    And see the winds of change
    Soon you will find, your story line
    Has all been rearranged

    Can't feel the sun shine down anymore
    Big cloud came rollin' in
    Washed away all that was here before
    I'm out in the rain again
    I'm out in the rain again
    Stuck in the rain again

    Frank: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, organ, bass, handclaps
    Luisa: harmony vocal, percussion, handclaps
    Chris Aleo: drums
    Steve Young: electric lead guitar
    Karen Stochmal: handclaps

  • 03:12 Story Lyrics
    Child Song

    (Tanno)

    I'm a hero. I'm an angel. I'm a monster too
    On the playground I'm a leader. We go two by two
    The color green feels so clean to my eye I think I'll use it for the sky 

    I have daydreams. I have nightmares. I don't know what's real
    Everyday I learn a new word, a new way to feel
    Teacher says I'm shy and I don't get along 
    But I feel fine like I belong 

    The other kids do like to tease
    Big people I just try to please
    I think they really count on me
    'Cause they keep asking what I'll be 
    I am just me

    I make wishes. I draw pictures. I write stories too
    Make-believing is my favorite thing to do
    I know the rules to all the games that we play 
    But I like my rules just the same


    The other kids do like to tease
    Big people I just try to please I think they really count on me
    'Cause they keep asking what I'll be
    I am just me I am just me I am just me

    Luisa: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel
    Frank: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, electric piano, harmony & background vocals
    ChrisAleo: drums & percussion
    Maureen Wasik: harmony & background vocals

  • 03:38 Story Lyrics
    Alone

    (Veres)
    For every journey that we make 
    This much is known 
    From the first breath that we take 
    We are alone 

    And through it all we carry on yet wonder why 
    we allow the dreams we meant to live just pass us by 

    We look for answers on the way 
    to guide us through 
    We give our hearts to those who stay 
    as if they knew 

    And further on we cast our eyes beyond the wall 
    but "happy ever after" is a place inside us all 

    One heart to share 
    One soul laid bare 
    Too late we find 
    It all gets left behind 

    For every journey that we make 
    This much is known 
    Until the last breath that we take 
    We are alone


    Luisa: lead vocal 
    Frank: acoustic guitar

  • 03:21 Story Lyrics
    Broad & Wide

    (Tanno)
    Were you expecting something soft & gentle? 
    Were you expecting me to give away again? 
    Yeah, you deem all my excursions mental 
    Of course you take the cheap & easy win 
    Win, win, you win Sure we"ll both climb the jagged peaks
    But you"ll call yours yours 
    And call mine weak 

    Forgive my tracks and side-step ways 
    But broad & wide are not the strokes that I intended to make 

    Well I took a breath to cool the hot down 
    But the heat it didn't want to go away 
    And after letting it fuel the come 'round 
    I decided just to give the hot its day 
    Day, day, this day 

    Sure I"ll fall down the sainted trail 
    But those who know me best will anoint me well 
    Forgive my tracks and side-step ways 
    But broad & wide are not the strokes that I intended to make


    Luisa: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, percussion 
    Frank: acoustic guitar, electric guitars, bass, "œthailaphone" harmony vocal 
    Chris Aleo: drums

  • 04:16 Story Lyrics
    Accused

    (Tanno)
    We all catalogue our fears 
    In an order that's perverse 
    We decide sharing is the worst 
    I've been known to state with pride 
    Just how few have seen me cry 
    As if that's somehow divine 

    But now I stand here accused 
    Of having a heart I don't much use 
    And how the truth can wound you on an honest day 
    When your actions take intention a whole other way 
    And as I choke on all the things I want to say 
    He walks away 

    I'm not really trying to hide 
    It's not like I haven't tried 
    To expose what goes on inside 
    I suppose as we mature 
    Closeness has a new allure 
    But desire does not provide a cure 

    So I stand accused 
    Of having a heart I don't much use 
    And how the truth can wound you on an honest day 
    When your actions take intention a whole other way 
    And as I choke on all the things I want to say 
    He walks away 

    And could it feel this bad to just have given all I had 
    He walks away, He walks away


    Luisa: vocal, acoustic guitar 
    Frank: acoustic & electric guitar, bass

  • 04:27 Story Lyrics
    Autumn Song

    (Veres)
    Windy night, late September 
    The leaves lose their hold 
    On the porch I remember 
    The stories we told 
    Appearing soon is a cradle moon 
    To start its walk 'cross the sky 
    And all last week it played hide and seek 
    With the clouds rolling by 

    A tire swings from the old tree 
    Where I used to play 
    It hangs around like a memory 
    Lost along the way 
    As night moves on, and I look upon 
    All the years passing by 
    The old and new have a rendezvous 
    Right here by my side 

    Roads to be followed 
    Are joined to trails gone by 

    I think tonight, I just might 
    Un-hitch my wagon from its star 
    "cause now and then, where you should have been, 
    is exactly where you are 

    Roads to be followed 
    Are joined to trails gone by 

    Windy night late September 
    The leaves lose their hold 
    The stories I will remember 
    Still wait to be told


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

  • 06:05 Story
    Afterglow
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