Short Songs From A Little Room

by Phillip Bonanno

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03:08
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02:10
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04:20
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about

When I was a kid, I used to sit in my room for hours with a Karaoke machine that had duel tape decks. I would record myself playing and singing. Then I would bounce those tracks off to another tape and add two more instruments.

It was a crude way of making solo multitrack recordings, but it taught me a lot.

This is a little side project I made in the spirit of those first recordings.
Of course, I'm no longer using a Karaoke machine.

After my band SNAFU finished recording "SNAFU:The Album" in 2012,
I ended up storing the recording equipment inside a little room in my house. One weekend, I decided to set up all the equipment and lay down a few ideas I'd been working on. Each song was recorded one weekend at a time, reflecting the mood I happened to be in that week.
The result is a musical journey of emotion from start to end.

With a host of instruments on hand and unlimited digital tracks to record to, I was a free spirited kid again, creating whatever came to mind.
Only this time I had a much bigger canvas.
-Phil

credits

released March 9, 2013

Phillip Bonnanno- Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Organ,
Keys, Bass, Harmonica, Procession

Steve Taylor- Bass (Tracks 1, 2 & 5)

Todd Bonanno- Organ (Track 2)

Produced by Phillip Bonanno & Theo Schmidt

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Track Name: Living
If you're not not living life
Now's the best time to begin
You really never know when it's your last breath in.
No more excuses
No more defaults
Take off your mask and break down the walls
It's hard to find a friend
When you're not comfortable in your skin

If you're not in love
It's time to let love in
You'd be surprised at the power of human compassion
They say they who love themselves first
Really know the value of what life is worth
It's time to sing along
Celebrate life with a song

If the party hasn't started
Then what the hell you waiting for
Get the party started
Now that my feet are through the door
You got to live your life for living
Cause there may be no tomorrow

Do the best with the time thats given
No more pain and no more sorrow
Track Name: Whatever You Want
Whatever you want
Whatever you need
Just know it's not taken
when you get it from me

I have open arms
And my heart's on my sleeve
I know we can make it
Love will never leave

This life's not about all the things we can get
It's about what we've given
When it's all said and we're dead
It's what we've left behind

Everything passes
No possession is ours
It all comes around
There's no value in cost
What we've lost
Someone else will find

Whatever you want
Whatever you need
Just know it's not taken
when you get it from me

I have open arms
And my heart's on my sleeve
I know we can make it
Love will never leave
Track Name: Fade
Take me to the dawn
Far from babylon
Because I don't belong
Where I can't feel strong
And I'll sing my song
Until the crowd is gone
Take me to the dawn

Drive right through the night
So I can see the light
Shining on what's right
Then I'll know who to fight
Whenever I lose sight
And The worlds too black and white
Drive right through the night

And we sing along
Cause everyone feels alone
But on day the walls will fade
Track Name: Can You Feel It Now
I'll tell you one thing I really want you to know
I love you baby and you know that I love your soul
I'm taking it easy but there's no doubt you're on my mind
Come tomorrow what may when our yesterdays left behind

Whatever you do
I'm here for you
Can you feel it now

No need to hide
I'm on your side
Can you feel it now
Can you feel it now
I be the one to look after you.

I'll tell you one thing I really want you to see
Right past the ego and right down to the real me

'm taking it easy but there's no doubt you're on my mind
Come tomorrow what may when our yesterdays left behind

Whatever you do
I'm here for you
Can you feel it now

No need to hide
I'm on your side
Can you feel it now
Can you feel it now
I be the one to look after you.
Track Name: While You Survive
There's no time to waist
So you best make haste
You'll try and You'll fail
And you'll fall flat on your face
Legs and feet and knees are what you see the most
Vamping through your life as if you're a ghost

When there's no satiation for your needs
You cry and you wale for someone to help you feed
Dependent on others but that soon will change
Sooner or latter you will join the parade

Just remember all you see
Is just the image of a dream
There is no black and white
The color of truth is gray

Won't make it out
This world alive
Better live while you survive
Track Name: One Man Army
Taking back the day again
Holding on to me
Sailing off with the dying wind
to the sea

It's hard to fight your enemies
When they all come from within
Haunting me like memories
Of past sin

And they call me
A One Man Army
At war with myself
Yes they call me
A One Man Army
I fight no one else
But myself

I don't know whats wrong with me
So I'll focus on whats right
No more dwelling in that
endless shit in my life

It's so hard to fight your enemies
When a part of you wants them to win
trust in yourself and
I'm sure you'll find
You can

And they call me
A One Man Army
At war with myself
Yes they call me
A One Man Army
I fight no one else
But myself
Track Name: Phillip Bonanno - Short Line (King's Quest-Fool's Errand)
Standing in a short line
And I've been waiting here for way too long
I don't even know what I'm here for

Are we living in a society
That's under occupation by big money
Are we working for our wages
Or are we only working off servitude in our cages
Where did we go wrong I wonder
And is it too late

Standing in a short line
And I've been waiting here for way too long
I don't even know what I'm here for

There's dubious corporations
Who puppet politicians of big nations
They sold us on the lie that we want it
And we're creatures of comfort so we bought in
Now we're all ruining the planet
Future generations are gonna remember us
As the ones who damned it

Standing in a short line
And I've been waiting here for way too long
I don't even have my hand out

Like Pavlov's dogs
We drool and salivate
To the lies they advertise and propagate
Before we know it it's way too late
And we're standing in a short line.