Eros Ebb and Flow

by John Tabacco

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SONG TO A WAITRESS It’s a natural fact I love you That’s all I really want to say You may never think about me But I can dream and I can pray How many times I wish that I could tell you how I feel How many times I wonder if you’re made up or you’re real I’ll take a nice cold glass of water And could you add a slice of lemon too Could you take down one more order? Anything so I am next to you Another glass of water My throat is dry (my flimsy alibi) It’s a natural fact I love you At least I hope by now you see All my questions have no reasons other than to hear you speak How many times I wish that I could get you all alone How many times will fear prevent me from calling you on the phone? I’ll have a nice cold glass of water And could you add a slice of lemon too? Could you take down one more order? Anything so I am next to you Another glass of water My one regret It’s you I won’t forget Now I know you’re seeing someone else that’s the story of my life it seems But before our orbits run their course Let me make my feelings clear It’s a natural fact I love you You’re the high light of my day That natural glowing that surrounds you Puts every neon sign to shame How many times have I been taken by your charm and grace? How many times have I awaken to visions of your face? I’ll have a nice cold glass of water And could you add a slice of lemon too? Could you take down one more order? Anything so I am next to you Another glass of water Could you add a slice of lemon too? Could you take down one more order? Anything so I am next to you Anything so I am next to you My biggest fear : One day you won’t be here
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CAN’T CHANGE THESE BLACK EYES TO BLUE Packed up my suitcase smoked my last cigarette knowing your face is the one face I won't ever forget Saved this old photo you slipped under the door and it hurts me to know that you won't be there anymore You can't change the old ways to new ones (aww no...) You can't change these black eyes for blue ones They say there's a town where everybody fools around You can't change these black eyes to blue Looked through my phone book to find some old friends but all I could find me was bunch of loose ends Seems that I've been there and back and then Start the whole thing over making the same mistakes again You can't change the old ways to new ones (aww no...) You can't change these black eyes for blue ones They say there's a town where everybody fools around You can't change these black eyes to blue I keep movin' on Pack my bags again Buyin' postcards of places that I’ve never been! Now honey you're the reason I've been thinkin' so long It took two thousand miles to see I've done you wrong I was blinded by weakness while you were being strong Now I'm left lonely, singing this sad & sorry song You can't change the old ways to new ones You can't change these black eyes for blue ones They say there's a town where everybody fools around You can't change these black eyes no... You can't change the old ways to new ones (aww no...) You can't change these black eyes for blue ones They say there's a town where everybody fools around No you can't change these black eyes no No you can't change these black eyes No you can't change these black eyes They keep you blue...
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Yes It Is This Boy (free) 03:13
YES IT IS If you wear red tonight Remember what I said tonight For red is the color that my baby wore And what is more, it's true Yes it is Scarlet were the clothes she wore Everybody knows I've sure I could remember all the things we planned Understand, it's true Yes it is, it's true Yes it is I could be happy with you by my side If I could forget her, but it's my pride Yes it is, yes it is Oh, yes it is, yeah Please don't wear red tonight This is what I said tonight For red is the color that will make me blue In spite of you, it's true Yes it is, it's true Yes it is I could be happy with you by my side If I could forget her, but it's my pride Yes it is, yes it is Oh, yes it is, yeah Please don't wear red tonight This is what I said tonight For red is the color that will make me blue In spite of you, it's true Yes it is, it's true Yes it is, it's true
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You Shot Me With The Moon If I was a river I would flow to your lips If I was a slow dance baby I would sway on your hips But I’m just a silly rabbit with a taste for your Trix™ And I love it when you dazzle and confuse me You shot me with the moon You flashed me with the sun You rolled me in the ocean You dropped me from a tree You kissed me like a train You shot me and I’m laughin’ If I was a flower I would bloom from your breath If I was a rain drop baby I would get you all wet But I’m just another loafer with my soul in a sweat And I love it when you dangle and amuse me You shot me with the moon You flashed me with the sun You rolled me in the ocean You dropped me from a tree You kissed me like a train You shot me and I’m laughin’ But I hope the time will come when I can shake the coldness in your heart And let you feel the warmth of my embrace And shatter your iron curtain You shot me with the moon You flashed me with the sun You rolled me in the ocean You dropped me from a tree You kissed me like a train You shot me and I’m laughin’
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FLUB IN MY HEART Anthony Pomes and Debbie Genova : ...worked to hard to falter And I won’t lie I have shown my truest colors So is it wrong that I should feel this way? Have I wasted time or does it matter? Is it wrong that I should feel this way? When you set the rest of me on fire! I don’t know what to think I just know (laughs) there’s a space in my heart I said the rest of you on fire - it’s best I can’t do that. I don’t know... Debbie : You gotta stop. Anthony: Ok. I gotta do that again. Debbie : But actually... JT (on control room mic) : That was very funny. Anthony: What’s that? Debbie : Ha ha ha, you wanna keep that? JT (on control room mic) : I’ll keep anything. Debbie: That’s what we’re afraid of.
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I GUESS I’VE FALLEN Never thought I'd find myself falling for you But here I am questioning the choices I choose How was I to know you had your mind set on me Girl you know you turned me 'round now I can't see Guess I've fallen for you... Coulda been the wrong place Coulda been the wrong time Coulda said the right words Coulda been the wrong, wrong line Couldn't have to save face if I could follow the signs I guess fate has ways of changing your mind Now you say you know me, think you've opened my heart Well, everyone's a stranger till you play in the dark Try to get a handle on the things that are real But the more I lose control it's hard to conceal that I've fallen for you... Coulda been the wrong place Coulda been the wrong time Coulda said the right words Coulda been the wrong, wrong line Wouldn't have to save face if I could follow the signs I guess fate has ways of changing your mind When it comes to love I was a diplomat I was never one to break any rules But your lovin' is a state that's got me losing track I keep fallin’ for you I'm fallin' Coulda been the wrong place Coulda been the wrong time Coulda said the right words Woulda been the wrong wrong line Wouldn't have to save face if I could follow the signs I guess fate has ways of changing your mind
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WAY TOO MANY SECRETS Reclined inside a rented car positioned right in front of your house Watching as your uncle takes liberties undoing your blouse Curious but jealous - mixed emotions that I could not foresee You can nix the wedding plans for me This is silly Way too many secrets Way too many lies Way too many secrets to keep us occupied Senses overload as I can hear you moan and groan from the street I’d like to ring your door but my subconscious has a hold of my feet Funny thing about it - it excites me like I’ve never been done It’s the essence now of what I’ve become Does that sound silly? Way too many secrets Way too many lies Way too many reasons to keep us occupied Way too many secrets Way too many lies Way too many reasons to keep the thing alive Second thoughts keep rushing as the climax to the evening is through There’s no point in me marrying you - that would be silly... Way too many secrets Way too many lies Way too many reasons to keep us occupied Way too many secrets Way too many lies Way too many reasons to keep the thing alive
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POSTCARDS OF PLACES AND THINGS Life here at the campsite Sixty thousand miles from home I can’t believe the caves I can’t believe the graves Meanwhile in a city so very far away He takes a glimpse through venetian blinds And views this picture in his mind And just when I feel neglected He cooks it up - sends it off - delivers it soon And then I show the folks the wonder and the gift he has for drawing up those Postcards of places and things he’s never visited before Postcards of places I know he’s always gonna be a star with those Postcards of places Nice to know he’s watching when I’m feeling small Met him through a window on some lonely barren plane Where words are never spoke and dreams are never broke I - I was a blank space lost and feeling cold He pulled me in through his color wheel I lost my sense of what was real And just when I felt sedated he grabbed a pen, He pinned me down caressing my face until it brought me back the wonders of a child in a floating frame, he drew : Postcards of places and things he’s never visited before Postcards of places I know he’s always gonna be the star with those Postcards of places Nice to know he’s watching when I’m feeling small Nice to know he’s watching, keeping me at home
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MUCK HYSTERIA IN A WHITE SAUCE JT : The pleasure is back... JT / LT : 99%... tar free - BARKLAY! Susan DeVita : I decided to omit the ‘um succulent French fruits because as it turns out they don’t have word for shoe raisin. JT: When love is an obligation It’s time for the separation Ya just gotta let it go Wait a minute it’s right up your hole here... Wait a minute 10% spinning wheel got to go ‘round! LOOKS DON'T LAST Pull the drapes and run for cover Here they come the crazy lovers What went wrong you'll soon discover Based their love on one another's Looks don't last Illusions fade real fast Conclusion: Wear a mask Contusions to the brain also work!
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OBLIGATORY MARRIAGES Hi honey I’m home. Honey? Honey I’m home. Honey? Hi hon.. Hey, what are you doing with that knife in your hand? Honey, what’s wrong? Hey. Hey! Put that down. Put that down! Get that thing away from me! Hey - hey Awwww! Obligatory Marriages Saint Cynic : Marriage is the kind of institution where... The woman and man find themselves buying a couch and complaining about their sexual unfulfilled desires. Tom Waits Impersonator : Christ, you don’t know the meaning of heartbreak! Take my old lady - married for fifteen years. Never knew she cheated on the side with a bottle of Ex-lax™! Christ, you don’t know the meaning! Hired Babylon Sister Angels: It looked so good on paper...............Ahggggggggg Cliche wife complaining : (under a poorly disguised version of “Here Comes The Bride”) That’s the fifth time this week that you’ve come home late after I’ve suffered over a hot stove! I think there’s something going on! You don’t find me attractive anymore. I’m going home to mother! Saint Cynic and the sympathetic choir of Obligeness: Too bad for obligatory marriages Obligatory marriages - TOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Under a poorly disguised version of “Love Will Keep Us Together”) TW : Christ, you were a tramp when I married ya and you’re still one! Wife (sobbing) : Well you’re the one who forced me under the steering wheel! Ahh-haaa!
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DIS'SOCIATE'S DEGREE I’m earning my dis'sociates degree I’m no dummy - I’m now laughing at you I’m earning my dis'sociates degree No more dummy - Man, I’ve had it with you I barely had a life acting out on the stage I had patience I used to roll on command You always lined the bottom of my animal cage with papers of your marital plans I'm earning my dis'sociates degree I’m no dummy - I’m now laughing at you I’m earning my dis'sociates degree No more Honey - Man, I’ve had it with you Fake news only goes so far Promises, promises only lead to scars Feel sorry for the next sucker you claim But live and let learn is name of the game I’m earning my dis'sociates degree I’m no dummy - I’m now laughing at you I’m earning my dis'sociates degree No more Honey - I'm done hangin' with you I'm earning an dis'sociates degree I’m no dummy - Now I’m now laughing at you I’m earning my dis'sociates degree No more dummy - Christ, I’ve had it with you!
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Another Midi clot excerpt and then... KB and KG : There they go right there! Yo’ there going in the house right there! THINK IT OVAHHH They want to love it but instead they kill it when they can not except that it’s theirs They make excuses, disregard commitments the first time they lose an affair. I hope someday they’ll flash light the silhouette that shadows the faith that they need Regardless of what the epitaph this bastard is beggin’ you please Try to to love it Try to keep the feeding of it even when times may be hard If left to grow up it can be your aces when your deck doesn’t hold any cards I’m not about to sell you a preacher’s line I’m just telling you the facts as I see Regardless of time and my enemies this bastard is beggin’ you please Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............Ahhhhhh! (Think solo) I’m not about to sell you a preacher’s line I’m just telling you the facts as I see Regardless of time and my enemies this bastard is beggin’ you please Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh.............. Think it ovahhh............ Ahhhhhh! KG : ...‘member I wuz tellin’ you about those kids that be doin’ those drop offs at the houses? KB : Yeah, yeah KG : Yo’ I got the word dat they doin’ a drop off tonight KB : Word? A slowed up "Freeze Dried Baby" plays here : In heaven there’s a nozzle constantly discharging royal Freeze Dried Baby Surprise Mulch and unripe tomata in red eye Little Freeze Dried Baby Surprise Add a dash of vigara™ and dry ice Little Freeze Dried Baby- ayyyyy Go on give it a try
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Dreaming Of 02:35
DREAMING OF... When the whistle blows and sleep is in my head What will I be dreaming of? When I pull the shades and you’re not in my bed What will I be dreaming of? For you and I have magical ties A kiss, a flame, a tattered buckle shoe And every storm ridden night We held each other tight Was that more than a passing train? When you leave the Earth to find another skin Who will you be dreaming of? When the whistle blows and pages take the wind What will you be dreaming of? For you and I had three things in mind A kiss, a touch, a double sided rule Where the devil in our hearts melted like a fool Maybe this was more than what we hoped for? Now the ride is through and only clouds remain What will we be dreaming of? What will we be dreaming of?
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FEEL LIKE LOVE TONIGHT The moment I met you I knew inside my heart it was forever Tried so hard to get you To hold you in my arms and feel you close to me I need you in my life and girl you know it’s true I know deep in my soul that you want me to want you Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight When we come together all at once the passion starts to flow Giving you pleasure Watching as we both start to let go It’s worth everything to see that look in your eye Both of burning, now I can’t deny that.... Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Waking up together, our hearts beat as one Can we keep this precious moment alive? Then I hear you calling out my name And I know I’m here for you again Now I know that we were meant to last forever Hiiiiiii feel like love tonight Hiiiiiii feel like love tonight etc...
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Run To Me 02:57
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Nobody Says Sweet Heart Anymore I wanna be your star I wanna be your moon Glow on your pillow Crawl down your sheets and sleep like spoons And when the morning comes I wanna shine your sun Rain in your shower Steam up your tea and breathe on you But nobody says sweet heart anymore And nobody says I do Nobody says sweet heart anymore Sweet heart do you? Call me a pirate's fool Steal all my treasure too But don't call me fickle My offers stand tried and true for you But nobody says sweet heart anymore And nobody says I do Nobody says sweet heart anymore Sweet heart do you? Tried to forget it I tried to let go Sometimes that's a hard thing to do The world that we know is not always as it's seen through other's eyes I wish you could see through mine Would you? - Could you? But nobody says sweet heart anymore And nobody says I do Nobody says sweet heart anymore Sweet heart do you? Sweet heart do you?
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LOVE ME LOVE ME NOT Do you love me or love me not? If you know, why don’t you show me? If you love me or love me not Flowers and time is all I’ve got The wind kissed me and I thought of you I always do Have you missed me Or did I blow away like the pedals at my feet Do you love me or love me not? If you know why don’t you show me? If you love me or love me not Flowers and time is all I’ve got I’m your prisoner for a secret crime that wasn’t mine Those foot prints on your heart were there before I walked in Barefoot in your temple Naked in your rain Palms up at your waterfall Did you feel the same? The wind kissed me and I thought of you Do you love me or love me not? If you know why don’t you show me? If you love me or love me not Flowers and time is all I’ve got
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Polyamory 01:19
POLYAMORY Polyamory Could it work for me? Polyamory Could it set me free? I don’t know but I’m willing to try I don’t know but I think I might just open up my heart And see if it is torn by jealousy and fear Or commitments of monogamy that I’ve harbored since my birth Pre-conditioned to see my worth with one relation at a time How can I be free if I live with this restriction Should I check my inhibitions out the window?
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I REMEMBER EASTER (preamble) JT : I see that they have like this little… these pages. You can, can continue the Bible apparently after it’s over. ND : (laughs) - Continue the Bible.. JT : Here it says... ND : In case something happens. JT : This is line number twenty, Revelations. It goes : He who testifies to these things say... Says, surely I am coming.. (laughs) ND : Like a mad man JT : Like a racehorse and... ND : Ha ha ha ha ha... JT : And, and Jesus can not stop me. ND : And Jesus can not even stop me... JT : The grace of Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Ahhh... ND : Let me see that book for a second. JT : It’s interes..., I can’t find Zekiel at all. ND : It’s “E” – zekiel I Remember Easter I remember Easter And that Easter day parade When magic bunny sparkles caught our eyes And since that happy Easter Those sparkles still - a - shine I hope that Easter magic never dies I remember Easter Watching rain clouds turn to sun Both of us enraptured by a kiss And like a page from a teenage Bible The two became a one I remember Easter in the sun We all know time can change the way we feel It can make some try to find a better deal But a love that’s true is never bought and sold It’s wrapped up tight just like this band of gold Well I remember Easter Though some things are not the same All our friends have gone their separate ways Yet, here’s another Easter with my one and only friend I hope this happy Easter never ends Well, I hope this happy Easter never ends Well, I hope that this happy Easter never ends! Hop along now...
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Song To 01:52
Song To (Poem by Edgar Allen Poe) I’m father Tom Hartman over 28 years of being a priest I’ve witnessed over 4000 weddings and I frequently get a chance of standing in the sacristy with the groom. He tends to be nervous. He’s wondering. And then he walks out into the church and from the back of the church, the music in the background he sees his beloved coming down the isle. Ah, the love. The smile. The anticipation. “Song to”.... I saw thee on thy bridal day When a burning blush came o'er thee, Though happiness around thee lay, The world all love before thee: And in thine eye a kindling light (Whatever it might be) Was all on Earth my aching sight Of Loveliness could see. That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame As such it well may pass- Though its glow hath raised a fiercer flame In the breast of him, alas! Who saw thee on that bridal day, When that deep blush would come o'er thee, Though happiness around thee lay; The world all love before thee.
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I'm In Pain 02:07
I’M IN PAIN I’m in pain - you finally got the best of me So don’t ask me for my sympathy I ain’t coming back to you no more I’m in pain - all these years of crying had me fooled All your teardrop lies filled a swimming pool I was such tool but no more Now when night time comes around And you’re waiting by the door Don’t expect me to waltz right in ‘Cause I’m gone Yes, I’m gone I’m in pain - I will miss the crazy things you do I will miss the way you make a move When you’re in the mood to be loved I’m in pain - all those years I tried to make you see That the love you had was meant for me So selfishly I was wrong I try so hard to forget you But your face is all I see You’re a curse that will blow over Eventually
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How Can A... 03:03
How Can A... How - how can a man be holy? Tell me how How can a man be holy when the only thing he cares Is the growth of stocks and shares And the things he can buy How - How can a man be lonely? Tell me how How can a man be lonely When his lover’s by his side, and with him ‘till he dies And he’s on his way Well get’em back to where he started from From the mountains to the sea It’s a fact we’re always on the run It’s a terminal disease How - How can a marriage stay true Tell me how How can a marriage stay true when people are meant to change? Philosophies re-arrange And they go their own ways Well get’em back to where they started from From the mountains to the sea It’s a fact we’re always on the run It’s a terminal disease I get frustrated hunting for answers Scoping the endless waves Can’t see a reason, though in a heartbeat It can carry me to my grave By design or by proxy I’m left with questions... So get me back to where they started from From the mountains to the sea It’s a fact we’re always on the run It’s a terminal disease
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THE OTHER SIDE OF SUNRISE JT : Once a month I have to take a look and make sure I don’t forget my sexuality. Joanne Worley : I’ve lost my head over you. JT : I look over my stomach and say there’s my dingle dangle jingle jangle jingle jangle jingle jangle jingle jangles. ND : My winkus! JT : Those are my family jewels that I can no longer use. I can polish them off but I can’t use ‘em anymore. Maybe if I cut them off and give them to my daughter it’ll be good fertility luck. ND : Fertility luck! (Meryl Mathews piano improvisation juxtaposed over a Celeste Paul’s Oddball Odd out take) Debbie Jones : With a dream that has been shattered to the bone. Yes, the life I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... (She actually holds that note out without me having to loop it) Debbie Jones : Sunrise can fool me a like serious fist of dandelions. Sheila Barkan : Hi Paul. Oh, what a lot of messages you have. Ah, I just wanted to repeat in case you missed it. Ah, the message I left last night, that the eggplant in Walbaums, in Setauket, they’re holding it there for you at the ah, service desk. You know, where you return the bottles and buy the stamps? And they put it in a bag with Barkan on it. So if you could pick that up on your way back. I think you’re not too far away. Thank you very much. Bye, bye. Debbie Jones : Oh nooooooooooooooooooo.... Highway 64 (A heavenly type of instrumental written on Roland™ D-70)
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SUNRISE CAN FOOL ME Sunrise can fool me like a mystery kiss on Valentines Sunrise can fool me like a serious fist of dandelions Sunrise is truly one of nature’s best disguise The start of a new beginning The end of an old demise Sunrise can fool me like a mystery kiss on Valentines Sunrise can fool me like a serious fist of dandelions Sunrise is truly one of nature’s best disguise Sunrise can fool me Sunrise can rule me When I’m lost - I’m alone With a dream that has been shattered to the bone Yes the light from sunrise saves me now From the fear of the dark unknown Sunrise can fool me like a mystery kiss on Valentines Sunrise can fool me like a serious fist of dandelions

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This is an ongoing compilation of relationship songs and or songs about love. Many of them co-written with my friends.
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This CD was originally entitled Thermoil Chapter Three and then called The Other Side Of Sunrise eventually ending up as Eros Ebb And Flow. If you like songs about human relationships than this is a CD for you. It features the widest variety of singers I've had on a CD. Sherry Jean Waite and Chris Pati put in impressive performances on "Postcards of Places". Donna Bach-Heitner flawlessly belts it out on the rare Fuzzy Gray Logic country tune "Can't Change These Black Eyes". Nick DiMauro goes for a convincing r&b style on "Feel Like Love Tonight". Deborah Jones rips our hearts out with a spot on performance of "Sunrise Can Fool Me". Susan DeVita soaks us in her longing, lust fueled vocal in "Love Me Love Me Not" and the comedy of "You Shot Me With The Moon", of course I sing some wacky philosophical stuff regarding sex and marriage along with a jazzy / bluesy version of the Beatles' classic "Yes It Is". Variety is really the key here; something for everyone who likes popular song like material. Excellent collection for your next romantic mix tape! Sweet!

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released September 15, 2014

JT : Vocals, Instruments, Recording, Mixing, Editing
Donna Bach-Heitner : Vocals
Sheila Barkan : Phone Message
Susan DeVita : Vocals
Jim Dexter : Guitar
Gian DiMauro : Vocals, Programming, Mix
Nick DiMauro : Vocals, Programming, Mix
Brian Dunne : Drums
Marci Geller : Vocals
Sherry-Jean Waite : Vocals
Deb Jones : Vocals
Meryl Mathews : Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Pati : Guitar, Production
Anthony Pomes : Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Laura Tabacco : Voice

SA3 Mastering : Bob Ball and John Tabacco

Recorded at the following locations :
Backdoor Recording Studios, Huntington Station, NY
Jupiter Moon Studios, Commack, NY
Modern Voices Recording Studios, Centerport, NY
Presidents Street Studios, Centerport, NY
Sonic Underground Studios, Stony Brook, NY
Suburban Hermit Studios I, St. James, NY
Suburban Hermit Studios II, Stony Brook. NY

CD cover and design © 2007 by Farben Fosfeen Artwerks

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John Tabacco is a composer, singer-songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and visual artist.

Like an unfolding musical diary / puzzle, Tabacco’s music and art are constantly being re-worked, juxtaposed and intertwined.

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