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Everybody Say Yes: An Edward Hopper Dream

1. An Edward Hopper Dream
(Steve Vozzolo)

People say this world is not the way it used to be
I've been around a few years now change comes suddenly
Good people of the city draw their window shades at night
Nighthawks eyes are closing with the day's first light

Dangerous men dream in the daytime
Dangerous men in the shadows of the night
Their beautiful women may not be what they seem
I've been lost and found in an Edward Hopper dream

People say that God will hear a righteous prayer
I believe an answer may come from anywhere
Shadows dance before the moon a partner can't be found
A thousand voices in the choir I can't hear a sound

Dangerous men dream in the daytime
Dangerous men in the shadows of the night
Their beautiful women may not be what they seem
I've been lost and found in an Edward Hopper dream

Can you hear the choir singing?
Can you hear the sound?
Can you hear the church bells ringing?
Can you hear the sound?


2. I Wonder What Tomorrow Knows
(Steve Vozzolo)

I am up today at the break of dawn
Good morning Mister Sun
If I can hurry up, I'll be right on time
For the New York, New Haven and Hartford run

I can hear that old train whistle blow
I wonder who I'll meet and where I'll go?
Is today the day my four aces show?
Or just another day spent as a wandering soul
Another day spent as a wandering soul

I am all caught up in my head today
I can't wait to find
I'm on the edge of my seat, can't wait to hear
The next big idea that will cross my mind

I am walking down that winding road
I paid all the money on that debt I owed
Tune in next time for the next episode
Of the true adventures of the wandering soul
The true adventures of the wandering soul

I wonder what tomorrow knows
I'll find out soon enough and I suppose
It's time that I accept this life I chose
As fast as tomorrow comes, there it goes
As fast as tomorrow comes, there it goes
No time to look back there it goes


3. Lost in the Shadows of the Night
(Steve Vozzolo)

I was a man born of the sea, living on land,
wanting to fly in the air
I was a man searching for a shadow to be my partner in dance,
someone who would always be there

I got lost in the shadows of New York City,
Lost in the shadows of the night
Walking alone, in the pale moonlight
Lost in the shadows of the night

I was an artist, I was a poet, I was a strong man,
I was a seeker of the truth
I was the light, I was the darkness, light and dark,
You can't separate the two

I got lost in the shadows of New York City,
Lost in the shadows of the night
Walking alone, in the city lights
Lost in the shadows of the night


4. Saxophone
(Steve Vozzolo)

The skyline of the city is etched in gray
The city lights shine like diamonds tonight
In an hour or two the sun will rise
The glory of the morning's first light

My view of the world from this window in my room
Looks fine as I drift away
I watch the world pass by
From the window of my train

I wish that I had learned to play the saxophone
I wish I started when I was still young
I hear the radio through the wall
I remember the first time I heard that song

My view of the world from this window in my room
Looks fine as I drift away
I watch the world pass by
From the window of my train

In my dream I'm standing all alone on a rooftop
Making sure my saxophone is in tune
I stop for a moment, look out on the city that I love
I start to play, I hear somebody say, Lord take me home soon

I wish that I had learned to play the saxophone
I wish I started when I was still young

5. The Way You Make Me Feel
(Steve Vozzolo)

The dog is barking in the night, the stray cat is on the prowl
There's music in the streets and people everywhere
The wolf is howling at the moon, all the girls have flowers in their hair
The birds and the bees are flying high, there's love in the air

You are a beautiful woman
I have really enjoyed meeting you and talking with you tonight
You are a beautiful woman
I can only imagine how fine you would look in the morning light
It's not so much what you say, it's not so much what you do
It's the way you make me feel

I sail along, I sail along, I sail along
I sail along, I sail along, I sail along

You are a beautiful woman
I have really enjoyed meeting you and talking with you tonight
You are a beautiful woman
I can only imagine how fine you would look in the morning light
It's not so much what you say, it's not so much what you do
It's the way you make me feel


6. Sunday Morning
(Steve Vozzolo)

Sunday morning...I awaken with the dawn
The earth is turning, another night that seemed so long
Sounds of morning...I hear a whisper in the wind
Without a doubt, today a new life will begin

The signs are everywhere
A perfect plan we're meant to be here
The measure of our lives
Is the love we leave behind

Sunday morning...the music plays in perfect time
I hear a voice, the lyric sung in perfect rhyme

The signs are everywhere
A perfect plan we're meant to be here
The measure of our lives
Is the love we leave behind

I have resolved all doubt
There is no question in my mind
The measure of our lives
Is the love we leave behind


7. I Will Never Let You Into My Heart
(Steve Vozzolo)

I have silver and gold, emeralds and diamonds
Riches untold that exceed your dreams
I have mansions on mountains, bridges and fountains
Wild black stallions, castles by the sea

I will take you and touch you and hold you forever
One thing you must understand from the start
I will give you all that you ever imagined
But, I will never let you into my heart

I will share my dreams, tell you my secrets
Read you poetry, sing you love songs
I will drape you in velvet, bathe you in flowers
Always protect you, always be strong

I will take you and touch you and hold you forever
One thing you must understand from the start
I will give you all that you ever imagined
But, I will never let you into my heart

I see a new world inside your eyes
I'll show you the world behind the skies
I promise you I will always stay
Without you I'd fade away


8. Time Stands Still
(Steve Vozzolo)

I can picture myself in a boat on the ocean sailing away into the blue
I can only imagine what is beyond the horizon...I can only imagine...

I sail away...Time stands still...
I sail away...Time stands still...

As I sail away, I close my eyes, I dream a million dreams
My imagination just runs wild, I fall into the arms of sleep...

At the end of the day, as the red sun is setting, I watch as the stars fill the sky
I am here in this moment, no thought of tomorrow... I am lost in this moment

I drift away...Time stands still...
I drift away...Time stands still...

As I drift away, I close my eyes, I dream a million dreams

My imagination just runs wild, I fall into the arms of sleep...

I can picture myself in a boat on the ocean sailing away into the blue...


9. Who Is Watching the Watchers?
(Steve Vozzolo)

You can't imagine who is at knocking at your door
It seems you don't get visitors very often anymore

To some...this is a prison
To some...a kind of freedom

You watch the sea birds fly from your gilded cage
You feel like a stranger in an unfamiliar place

To some... this is a prison
To some... the hope of freedom

Who is watching the watchers?
Who is watching the watchers?

 

10. I Wish it Would Rain
(Steve Vozzolo)

Children have children, the hard drinkers die
You're coming down and flat broke, but your expectations rise
The dog runs away, the autumn leaves fall
Like an old classic movie, you can hear Paris call

Lightning is striking like a knife in my heart
Thunder crashes in my brain
You say you don't love me anymore
I wish it would rain

I see the moon over the mountain, from this window where I write
Why do I wish I was someplace else tonight?
The black night turns to gray, the morning paper flies
All I see is your face every time I close my eyes

Lightning is striking like a knife in my heart
Thunder crashes in my brain
You say you are going away
I wish it would rain


11. Out of Work Actors
(Steve Vozzolo)

Some people burn out in a blaze of glory
Kind of like the setting sun
This world will keep on turning, probably forever
Maybe it's me that's coming undone

Out of work actors, Painters who don't paint
Singers who have never sung
The words were never written, The story never told
The journey was never begun

You look so fine tonight, The stars are in your eyes
Please let tonight be ours, Soon the sun will rise, the sun will rise

No one ever promised us tomorrow
I know we can only try
With my imagination, Your hopes and dreams
Maybe somehow we can get out in time

Out of work actors, Painters who don't paint
Singers who have never sung
The words were never written, The story never told
The journey was never begun

You look so fine tonight, The stars are in your eyes
Please let tonight be ours, Soon the sun will rise, the sun will rise

Sometimes it feels like tomorrow is a million years away
What was in fact a long time ago seems just like yesterday


12. She Would Know How I Feel
(Steve Vozzolo)

I can see a silhouette of her standing in the door,

by the light of the moon
I can only pray she'll speak to me, take me by the hand, then she'll show me her room

I am overcome by her beauty, amazed by her spirit,
does she know how I feel?
I am I just living a fantasy, is this just a dream?
I don't know if she's real

If I could touch her...I would know that she's real
If I could kiss her...She would know how I feel
If I could hold her...I would know that she's real
If I could love her...She would know how I feel

I have seen her on the city streets, glancing back at me,
in the rush of the day
I have seen her walk this way before, my heart just soars,
but then she fades away
I can't seem to get her off my mind, I'm not really trying,
does she know I exist?
If she'd just stop and talk to me, spend some time with me,
she just couldn't resist

If I could touch her... I would know that she's real
If I could kiss her... She would know how I feel
If I could hold her... I would know that she's real
If I could love her... She would know how I feel


13. St. Mary's Hill
(Steve Vozzolo)

I dreamed I heard the bells ring on St. Mary's Hill
In my dream it was midnight
I dreamed I saw an angel on St. Mary's Hill
Underneath the pale moonlight

In the shadow of the old tree
I felt the spirit touch me, I fell to my knees

I dreamed I saw a vision of The Lord above
I heard a voice like the wind
He spoke to me, he said, "I am The Lord above"
"I forgive you for you sin"

In the shadow of the old tree
I felt the spirit touch me, I fell to my knees

I know you wouldn't do the things I've done
I know you wouldn't say the things I've said
I know you wouldn't feel the way I feel
I know it must be hard to understand

In the shadow of the old tree
I felt the spirit touch me, I fell to my knees

I dreamed I heard the bells ring on St. Mary's Hill
In my dream it was midnight


14. Gabrielle
(Steve Vozzolo)

A thousand years ago, torn from the ancient book's page,
The storytellers of the sea have told the tale...
Of the finest and grandest ship of the age,
The painted ship with the painted sail...

The strongest and bravest mariner of the day,
Would captain the ship they named "Eternity"...
With cargo of gold that the merchants would trade,
They readied the ship to sail the Eastern Sea...

Ooooo...Gabrielle,
Forever and a day your spirit will dwell...
In every lighthouse, on every shore,
Watching and waiting...for evermore...

The wife of The Captain, whose Son she would bear,
Possessed the beauty of a goddess and so the ancients tell...
Of her eyes dark as night, flowing raven-colored hair,
Behold the glory of the woman named Gabrielle...

"Eternity" sailed, She prayed as she weeped,
"Lord, keep the Father of my Son safe at sea"...
"Forever in my heart this promise I will keep"
"And wait for the day when you return him to me..."

Ooooo...Gabrielle,
Forever and a day your spirit will dwell...
In every lighthouse, on every shore,
Watching and waiting... for evermore...

The child's time came, A violent storm raged,
Gabrielle died on that fateful night...
With her last breath she vowed, she'd keep the promise she made,
Her son would become the first born keeper of the light...

Ooooo...Gabrielle,
Forever and a day your spirit will dwell...
In every lighthouse, on every shore,
Watching and waiting...for evermore...


15. There Is A Love
(Steve Vozzolo)

I had the promise of your love before I knew you
I had a feeling in my heart, somehow I knew
That the love that I would find, would be the extraordinary kind
And when I fell in love I'd know I'd touched the sun

There is a love for which there is no love song
There is a love beyond the painter's masterpiece
There is a love of which the poets cannot tell
There is a love that lasts until the end of time

A thousand voices in my head crash like thunder
A million old and new emotions fall like rain
Of all the voices that I hear, a gentle whisper draws me near
When you speak my name I know I've found the one

There is a love for which there is no love song
There is a love beyond the painter's masterpiece
There is a love of which the poets cannot tell
There is a love that lasts until the end of time

There is a love for which there is no love song...


16. The Whisper Inside
(Steve Vozzolo)

Falling down
I'm half asleep
It seems clear I need a minute to think
Give me a moment I'll be back on my feet

I'm ready to face another day
I guess it's all in the way you look at life
At least that's what they say
I want to hear the whisper that's inside
The engines of this world keep turning the wheel
Take the time to find out how you really feel

Standing up
Standing tall
It seems clear now I'm feeling pretty strong
The days that I had broken down I still recall

I'm ready to face another day
I guess it's all in the way you look at life
No matter what they say
I want to hear the whisper that's inside
The engines of this world keep turning the wheel
Take the time to find out how you really feel

Don't deny it, don't try to hide it
Take the time to find out how you feel

 

17. Summer Evening
(Steve Vozzolo)

We took a walk on a summer evening
We talked a while on her front porch
I said to myself, "I must be in heaven"
"I have never met a girl like this before"

While we talked it seemed like time flew away
She seemed to know just the right things to say
She looked so fine underneath that porch light
"Are you free on Saturday night?"

"May I call you on Friday?"
It was just another summer evening
I checked my watch I said, "I really should go"
She said, "Before you leave I have something to tell you"
"There is something you really should know"

"A man I met said he can make me a star"
"He said with my looks I could really go far"
"He says he knows a lot of people in L.A."
"He said he'd even find a place for me to stay"

"I'll be leaving on Sunday"
She said, "I'll be leaving on Sunday"


18. Everybody Say Yes
(Steve Vozzolo)

If I can convince you to sing along with my songs
In a way, I can control your mind
If I can convince you to believe in my dreams
In a way, I can inspire you

Ooo, Ooo, Everybody say yes...
Ooo, Ooo, Everybody say yes...
La na, la na na, na na...
La na, la na, na na na na na...

If I can convince you to listen to the sound of my voice
In a way, I can control your mind
If I can convince you to look into my eyes
In a way, I can inspire you

Ooo, Ooo, Everybody say yes...
Ooo, Ooo, Everybody say yes...
La na, la na na, na na...
La na, la na, na na na na na...

Ooo, Ooo, Everybody say yes...