song lyrics

As a response to requests for me to post the lyrics to our original songs, here you go!

YOU ALWAYS WERE

PLAY IT LOUD

HOW DID I KNOW

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018


My back was to the water
So I didn’t hear or see
Your wave was just about
To crash all over me
I did not see you coming
And I didn’t plan on you
Oh then my surprised and opened heart
You flowed right into

It had been so long but not so far
That I’d forget the voice.
Confused and frustrated
To a path with little choice
I’m on a road I thought had ended
But now it’s back on course.
My hopes, my fears, my dreams now spin
With desire and such force

CHORUS
Why did you come back now?
Why, when everything was on as planned?
I’m trying hard to understand
With feelings not felt for so long
With passion so warm and so strong
Your song grows within me
Where it first started to stir
You’re now a part of who I am
But I think you always were

I stood to balance my heart and head
To feel that I was steady
Your wave had washed me off my feet
And though I’m far from ready
Well, here I am, I’m saying yes
Watch me the leap
Oh, and here’re my heart, my soul, my mind
They’re yours to keep. Oh... oh....

Instrumental

CHORUS
Ohhh, why did you come back now?
Why, when everything was on as planned?
I’m trying hard to understand.
With feelings not felt for so long
With passion so warm and so strong
Your song grows within me
Where it first started to stir
You’re now a part of who I am
But I think you always were

And, I love that you came back now     
Now, it’s ‘cause of you that all has changed
My life has now been rearranged
Oh by feelings not felt for so long
With passion so warm and so strong
Your song flows within me
Where it first started to stir
You’re now a part of who I am
But I think you always were

I know you always were
You always were

 

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018


I hit the floor runnin’
‘Cuz that’s the way I roll
Get kids up, kids fed
And out with some control
I’ll play it calm
I’ll play it sweet
Takin’ care of business
And crossin’ all the T’s

But then when time is mine again
I’ll climb into my ride
I’ll open up my playlist
To start the drivin’ slide

CHORUS
I play it loud
I play it up
Other drivers say, “Girl, what’s up?”
‘Can be myself
Release some stress
And sing for me, not to impress
I’ll sing em’ fast, or I’ll sing ‘em slow
But I’ll play it loud!
I’ll play it loud!

It’s off to work I go
Get there just in time
To clock in, say hello
‘Time to earn a dime
I’ll play it cool
I’ll play it pro
Keep groovin’ til the clock says it’s
Time to go

But then when time is mine again
I’ll climb back in my ride
I’ll open up my playlist
To start the drivin’ slide

Repeat CHORUS

Hey, but when I’m away from you
I can’t wait to get back
Oh, oh, you know me so well
No games to play
And soon I’ll be in your arms
Where I’ll stay ... yeah


Instrumental

Repeat Chorus 2x

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018


Sometimes you catch my eye
With a wink
A kiss on my neck
While I stand at the sink
You leave for work in the dark
But not without a kiss
Your scent left in my hair
It’s you I already miss

Sometimes it’s just another busy day
I’ll look forward to the night
The plans we’ve made
You’d think in all of this time
The waves would cease to be
That I couldn’t still feel
Butterflies inside me

CHORUS
How did I know you’d be the one
To make my dreams come true?
That there’d be joy and pain
That we’d go through

That you’d love me
Through good and bad
In this life we’ve made
Hold our children, laugh with me
Wipe my tears when I’m afraid
How did I know?
How did I know?

It hasn’t been perfect
But we never quit
We’ve been connected
Been a perfect fit
Well thank you babe
For your promise
To share our life together
You still take my breath away
I’ll thank God every day

Instrumental

How did I know
When we were so young?
How did I know?


CHORUS
How did I know you’d be the one
To make my dreams come true?
That there’d be joy and pain
That we’d go through
That you’d love me
Through good and bad
In this life we’ve made
Hold our children, laugh with me
Wipe my tears when I’m afraid
How did I know?
How did I know?

Repeat CHORUS

WHEN I HOLD YOU

NEW YORKER AT HEART

TAKE YOUR TIME

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018

I wanted you so much
First, you were only a dream
I needed you in my life
A natural step it would seem

I didn’t feel ready for a while
But when I felt that I could
I longed so hard for you
Like I never thought I would


CHORUS
And then I held you in my arms
And my world’s complete
What did I do to deserve you?
You’ve made my life so sweet.


Time rolls along and life is filled
with good times and with bad
You and I have grown together
On this journey that we’ve had


CHORUS
And when I hold you in my arms
And my world’s complete
What did I do to deserve you?
You’ve made my life so sweet.


BRIDGE
I left one day, too, you know
What I feel was once felt by another
It’s what must happen, you know
When a woman becomes a mother

Instrumental

Oh, still when I hold you in my arms
My world’s complete
What did I do to deserve you?
You’ve made my life so sweet
Honey you’ve made my life so sweet

Baby, you make my life so sweet

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018


Whenever I’m asked where I’m from
I’ll think of the states where I’ve lived
Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Florida
But New York is the answer I give

Not just about geography
A state of mind can’t be explained
When you get it, you get it, you can’t shake it
A spirit and force that can’t be drained


When I’m in the city, it’s like I never left
I’m at home on the stage or on the street
Thriving in the speed, the sights, the sounds
Can walk forever, ignor my sore feet


CHORUS
My loves are in the sunshine state
where our home has been for a while
But when I get the chance to fly up
I just can’t help but smile
The city’s alive and in my blood
My dreams were born here from the start
It’s a love affair my husband doesn’t mind
Cuz I’m a true New Yorker at heart


I’m living my dream and feel blessed
This city has played a big part
It always welcomes me with opened arms
The day it was hurt, broke my heart

There’re special places in the world
But if you ask me, Heaven’s here.
Not all would agree, ‘cuz it has its faults
But from the rooftops, the future looks clear!

Instrumental

Oh, when I’m in the city, it’s like I never left
I’m at home on the stage or on the street
Thriving in the speed, the sights, the sounds
Can walk forever, ignor my sore feet

CHORUS
My loves are in the sunshine state
where our home has been for a while
But when I get the chance to fly up
I just can’t help but smile
The city’s alive and in my blood
My dreams were born here from the start
It’s a love affair my husband doesn’t mind
Cuz I’m a true New Yorker at heart

It’s a love affair my husband doesn’t really mind
Cuz I’m a true New Yorker at heart
A true New Yorker at heart
A true New Yorker at heart


 

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018


We’re all in such a hurry
Rush to get there, rush to leave
We put on such pressure
We push to do more, push to achieve.

Let’s break this cycle
Break this long, gripping chain
Step out just for a while
Before we wreck our own fast train


CHORUS
Slow down, take a breath,
Put down that blasted phone
Take a walk, take a hike
spend some time alone
Take a chance, take a minute
Take a break, it’s not a crime
Take a risk, take good advice
Take a trip, and take your time
Just take your time!


Where’s all the hurry got us?
Pressure, fear and pain
We are just hurting ourselves
We’re hurting our heart, soul, and brain.

It’s time to see the details
Smell the roses, gaze into eyes
Love deeper, hug longer
And love ourselves without disguise yeah.

Repeat CHORUS

Whoa whoa whoa, whoa whoa whoa

INSTRUMENTAL

Just take your time
Just take your time

Repeat CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

Just take your time ... yeah
Whoa whoa whoa, whoa whoa whoa
Ah

INSTRUMENTAL

Yeah
Slow down, take a breath,
Put down that blasted phone
Take a walk, take a hike
Spend some time alone
Take a chance, take a minute,
Take a break, it’s not a crime
Take a risk, take good advice
Take a trip, and take your time

Just take your time


 

YOU DIDN'T WANT ME

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Album "YOU ALWAYS WERE"  © 2018

There was something about you
Your smile, your laugh, your eyes
It’s true what they say
That you really fall.
Happened so fast, so surprised

Shook my head, could not be true
Tried to brush it off, could not be real
But it was strong
Would not be ignored
Why can’t we control the way we feel?


CHORUS
I wanted these feeling to end.
Until they were gone, I couldn’t feel free
I fell so hard, but I had to accept that
You didn’t want me.
You didn’t want me.


I wanted to be mad at you
But I couldn’t blame you for
Not feeling the same
I’d been in that spot you were in
Nothing done wrong,
No fault to blame


CHORUS
I wanted these feeling to end
Until they were gone, I couldn’t feel free
I fell so hard, but I had to accept that
You didn’t want me.
OH
You didn’t want me ... oh no

Instrumental

Repeat CHORUS



 

TAKE ME BACK

THIS HEART

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Single release © 2019


I remember a time when we wanted
Only to be alone
Discovering one another
Giving freely to each other
As love had grown

I turn and look at you now
So close yet so far away
When did it happen
That we let our life get in our way?

BRIDGE
When I close my eyes
I’ll dream of the times
You touched me softly
And held me tight
I’ll wake to tears burning my eyes and I know
Our love will be worth any fight

CHORUS
Take me back
Take me where nothing matters but us
Take me back
Take me back
I’ll give you all of me, please know you can trust
Take me back

In the dark I can feel when you touch me
Your hand warm on my skin
Another dream, I don’t want to wake
How long has it been?

My eyes still closed and you kiss me
My heart wells up in tears
I’ve missed you so much
My body betrays my hopes and fears

What’s happened to us?
When did we lose the sight of what matters most?
Take me back in your arms
And back to a time
When our love was alive
Not a ghost

Repeat CHORUS

When I close my eyes
I’ll dream of the times
You touched me softly
And held me tight
I’ll wake to tears burning my eyes and I know
Our love will be worth any fight

Repeat 1st VERSE
Repeat BRIDGE
Repeat CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

Repeat CHORUS

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Single release © 2019


Long ago this heart
Fell in love
A love so sure was sent
From up above
For a time it beat with passion
It was so warm
But betrayal ignited a painful storm

CHORUS 1
Now I feel so drawn to you
I can never repeat the past
If I agree to let you in
Will you prove your love will last
Can we make it through together
And make this heart
Beat forever?

Through the hard rain
It began to tear
This heart of mine would beat
But without a care
It tore away from the pain
And all the grief
Forever to ache became its belief

CHORUS 2
And now I feel so drawn to you
But I can never repeat the past
If I agree to let you in
Can we make it through together
And make this heart
Beat forever?

BRIDGE
I can feel you moving
Under my skin
You have my defenses
Wearing thin
Please prove that I can trust you
So I can let you in

CHORUS 3
Cuz now I feel so close to you
But I can never repeat the past
If I agree to let you in
Will you prove your love will last
Can we make it through together
And make this heart
Beat forever?
And make this love last forever?

 

FEELING GOOD

NEVER AGAIN

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

Written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Arrangement by Kenny Levine
Licensed by Harry Fox

Single release 2019

Birds flyin’ high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom on the tree
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun
you know what I mean, don’t you know
Butterflies all havin’ fun
you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done
that’s what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

INSTRUMENTAL

Stars when you shine
You know how I feel
Scent of the pine
You know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good
I’m feeling good
I’m feeling so good
I feel so good

So good

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Single release © 2019


I could feel it in my chest
I just hadn’t been my best
I really hadn’t followed through
Well that’s when I’m alone
It hits me like a stone
I really disappointed you

Ashamed to say the least
My eyebrows deeply creased
I had to accept that I failed
Has everything been wrecked?
Have I lost all your respect?
Has our train now been derailed?

I could crawl under a rock
and just throw it all away
I can’t turn back the clock
But I could ask you to stay

CHORUS
I’ll take away what I had to learn
I’ll find out what went wrong
I refuse to let our bridges burn
I’ve wanted this far too long

I promise this won’t happen again
Never again
Never again

I’ll forget for a little while
I might even start to smile
Then it comes flooding back to me
I wish I could change the past
Oh, I’d turn it around so fast
I’m truly sorry, can you forgive me?

INSTRUMENTAL

I could crawl under a rock
and just throw it all away
I can’t turn back the clock
But I could ask you to stay

Repeat CHORUS x2



 

Composition by Kenny Levine
Lyrics by Fran Pitre
Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre
Single release © 2019


Where did the time go?
How did it fly so fast?
There would always be tomorrow
But now years have passed

So much you planned to be
You believed the years would wait
That book to write, the grad degree
Is it really now too late?

You always had the drive and thirst
But always something else to do
You put it off, put others first
The time has arrived, it’s time for you to ...

CHORUS
Follow your dreams
You have seeds you’re meant to plant
Follow your dreams
Yes you can, don’t say you can’t
Follow your dreams
They weren’t given by mistake
You have hills to climb and records to break

I know that you can do it
Don’t give up on your heart
They can say that it’s not sensible
But it’s not too late to start

The dreams you had in youth
Today they’re no less real
They’re not by chance, they tell the truth
And upon your soul they’re sealed

Cuz you always had the drive and thirst
But always something else to do
You put it off, put others first
The time has arrived, well it’s time for you to ...

Repeat CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

Time doesn’t change you
If you try, it might be tough
But don’t regret, it’s there for you
If you want it bad enough

The time is now for you
New knowledge you could bring
Mend friendships that are overdue
And maybe some songs to sing, so ...

Repeat CHORUS x2

Follow your dreams
Don’t give up on your heart
Follow your dreams
It’s not too late to start
Follow your dream
The time is now for you
Follow your dreams
Just think what you could do





 

MY LIFE BETWEEN YOUR ARMS

NICE TO MEET YOU

CHOOSE LOVE

Composition by Kenny Levine

Lyrics by Fran Pitre

Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre

Single release © 2019


When the music began
And I gave you my hand
We didn’t know where it would lead

Your hand on my waist
My eyes met your gaze
And I knew this was all that I’d need

I pulled you to me
Close as two could be
Your body was warm against mine

Your smile slowly grew
And that’s when I knew
With you everything would be fine

When I loosened my grip
You prevented my slip
It was you who held us together

When you pulled away
I convinced you to stay
We survived the difficult weather

Give and take is the way
Is the way of the game
Through good and bad we will remain

INSTRUMENTAL

The dance we began didn’t end
We still hold each other today
You’re my love, my partner, my friend
I wouldn’t want it any other way

One day the music must end
Until then I will spend
My life between your arms
My life between your arms

Composition by Kenny Levine

Lyrics by Fran Pitre

Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre

Single release © 2020


Can’t be out this late
Morning’s coming fast
But you caught my eye
When I saw you pass

First I looked at you
Then you looked at me
In your arms is where I want to be
 
And we’re dancing now
Oh, how I love that song
Can it be that you are the one
I’ve waited for so long?

It feels so good to
Hold you this close to me
The room is crowded
But you’re all I see

CHORUS
When I close my eyes
Other senses arise
It’s all brand new with you
The music and
You’re holding my hand
Nice to meet you

But do I admit
That you stole my heart?
You’ve captured me
Right from the start

Should I play the game
and just play it cool?
I’m too confused
To follow any rule

So I’ll just let it go
And enjoy this moment now
I’ve received all the signs you’ve sent
You feel it too
I just know somehow

INSTRUMENTAL

REPEAT CHORUS x2

Nice to meet you
Nice to meet you
Very nice to meet you.

Composition by Kenny Levine

Lyrics by Fran Pitre

Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre

Single release © 2020


Is it a mood
After a restless night
or distraction from our pressure?
We're sad over words
Words from a fight
That we measure

There’s a million chances
To make a choice
That show up each day

CHORUS
But we can choose what our hearts say
So let’s choose love
to light the way

Speaking out loud
Thoughts without thinking
Let our anger drive our words
We don’t hesitate
We don’t realize
So much hurting

Do we choose to give
Our thoughts a voice
Or let it fall away?

CHORUS
But we can choose what our hearts say
So let’s choose love
And we can choose what our hearts say
So let’s choose love to light

BRIDGE
Hate is a feeling too heavy to hold
We've got to balance the scales
But forgiveness
Never gets old
God is Love ... Love never fails

INSTRUMENTAL

We’re not always right
We can’t imagine
Thoughts unlike our own
Won’t always agree
What's important
Is the love we’ve shown

There’s a million chances
To make a choice
That show up each day
But we can choose what our hearts say
So let’s choose love

CHORUS x2

JUST LIKE THAT

Composition by Kenny Levine

Lyrics by Fran Pitre

Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre

Single release © 2020


We go all along everyday
Our lives pull and demand
So much to do, so much to say
On track as we planned

So busy we can’t see
What’s right around
Just like the drop of a hat
It turns upside down

Don’t have it figured out
Probably never will
We’re filled with doubt, wish our minds stood still

CHORUS
And just like that it can all change
Whoa oh! Flip like a switch
Just like that we head for the ditch
Uh oh!

A blindside that shakes us could cause us to unhitch
Just like that! Just like that!
Stay strong, we got this
No matter what the sitch
Just like that! Just like that!

And so jolted off right off our base
We don’t know what just hit
Shook to the soul, out of control
Feels like nothing can fit

But change can make new things
Embrace the chance
Life now is re-directed
Here’s a brand new dance

Don’t have it figured out
Probably never will
We’re filled with doubt, wish our minds stood still

CHORUS
And Just like that it can all change
Whoa oh! Flip like a switch
Just like that we head for the ditch
Uh oh!

A blindside that shakes us could can us to unhitch
Just like that! Just like that!
Stay strong, we got this
No matter what the sitch
Just like that! Just like that!
Oo…Oo Just like that! Just like that!
Oo…Oo Just like that! Just like that!

INTERLUDE

Just like that it can all change
Whoa oh! Flip like a switch
Just like that we head for the ditch
Uh oh!
Oo…Oo Just like that! Just like that!
Oo…Oo Just like that! Just like that!
REPEAT x2

I AM TELLING YOU NOW

Composition by Kenny Levine

Lyrics by Fran Pitre

Produced by Kenny Levine and Fran Pitre

Single release © 2020


I used to say what I was feeling
And didn’t hold back out of fear
But as time went on
I started concealing
Because of doubt, my dear
I was afraid to get too near
I pulled from your touch
And we missed so much

CHORUS
So I am telling you now
I know we can’t return
I’m telling you now
It’s time for love we yearn
Yes I am telling you now
I know that this is true
I’m telling you now
I’m telling you now I love you

No, we’re not promised tomorrow
Don’t let another day go through
Cuz time is what we ...
We only borrow
And we’d better tell the ones
We love that we do

SHORT CHORUS
So I am telling you now
Though I know we can’t return
I’m telling you now
It’s time for love we yearn
Yes, I am telling you now
Now, I love you

BRIDGE
If I could go back I would
I’d break down the wall
I’d love you the way that I should
And there would be no doubt at all
There would be no doubt at all .... oooo

INSTRUMENTAL

CHORUS
So I am telling you now
Though I know we can’t return
I’m telling you now
It’s time for love we yearn
Yes I am telling you now
I know that this is true
I’m telling you now
I’m telling you now I love you

INSTRUMENTAL

I am telling you now
I know that this is true
I’m telling you now
I’m telling you now I love you

 

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