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Say Something (Stirred and Shaken)
I Don't Mind (Stirred and Shaken)
Phantom of Main and Ordinary Street (Short Stack)
Buzz Buzz Buzz and Tweedlee Dee (Stirred and Shaken)

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I Don't Mind

I don’t mind being alone
No one calls my telephone
No one rings my bell
For me, it’s just as well
‘Cause I don’t mind being alone

I don’t mind feeling so blue
Gives my heart something to do
I’ve tried on other shades
But this one never fades
Now I don’t mind feeling so blue

I don’t mind at all
When you’re down, you never fall

And luckily, I don’t mind doing without
It’s all I’ve got to talk about
What she took away
I treasure every day
So I don’t mind doing without

I don’t mind one bit
You can’t lose if first you quit

And luckily, I don’t mind wearing a frown
That's my smile grown up-side down
I flipped it just to see
But it just wasn't me
Now I don’t mind wearing
I don't mind sharing
I don't mind, baby

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2006

That Ain't Right

Standing there is a blue eyed blonde in designer jeans
Without a care…turning heads as she’s walking by

My oh my, ain’t she fine walking down the street
I wish that I could make her mine but she won’t even look at me
And that ain’t right…that ain’t right

I can see a green eyed angel, I must be in love
Can’t believe heaven sent her down here from above
Chorus

What to do with lovely ladies far as I can see
Will one or two turn around and take a look at me

My oh my, ain’t she fine walking down the street
I wish that I could make her mine but she won’t even look at me
Here she comes closer now, it’s time to make my move
And there she goes right on by without a second look
That ain’t right…that ain’t right…that ain’t right…that ain’t right

Words and music by Dan Rivizzigno © 2006

Intoxicated

Should I seem a little bit intoxicated
It’s not wine that’s making me sway
Should your touch be something I hallucinated
Real or not, don’t take it away

I have had the myriad martinis they can brew
I prefer to drink in her
She leaves me stirred and shaken too

Egg nog lights my Christmas nights
Champagne brings auld lang syne
Only she, my cup of tea
Could be my valentine

Should I seem a little bit intoxicated
It’s not wine that’s making me sway
Should your touch be something I hallucinated
Real or not, don’t take it away

Should I seem a little bit intoxicated
It’s not wine that’s making me sway
Should your touch be something I hallucinated
Real or not, don’t take it away

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2006

Tina

Stuck here together
With all this tropical weather
Tina, Tina, Tina

This situation
Could lead to infatuation
Tina, Tina, Tina

No flag, no flare, no signal fire
No message in a bottle
They pray
While I conspire
She's not your average fashion model

No phone, no lights, no motorcar
No mail, no running water
Just her
My movie star
How could I love the farmer's daughter

I'll take my chances
And wait for island romances
Tina, Tina, Tina

I've got forever
And all this tropical weather
Tina, Tina, Tina

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2009

All Along

Do I count on your love to pull me through
When I am down and out
I do, but I did all along

Do I know that my heart would break in two
Were you to walk away
I do, but I did all along

I know you’re thinking of the past
When every scene went by so fast
Without a touch, a smile, a hello or goodbye
But even though I did you wrong
I always loved you all along                                           
Why I never did tell you so, well, I couldn’t say why

Do I breathe every breath as if I knew
How lonely I would be
I do, but I did all along

Can you imagine my surprise
To see the sadness in your eyes
And here I thought that you could always read my mind
But if you let me take your hand
I’ll never let it go again
And when the big question comes, oh baby answer in kind

Do I trust that you’ll never be untrue
Long as we both shall live
I do, but I did all along
But I did all along
But I did all along

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2009

This Signpost Leads to Love

Take a chance on romance
Let me show you how
Just follow me and you will see
This signpost leads to love

Grab the wheel it’s time to yield
And merge into my lane
Don’t slow down or turn around
This signpost leads to love

No more detours, no tolls to cross
On my freeway you are never lost

There’s one more thing that you should bring
To hang outside the door
With just two words…don’t disturb
This signpost leads to love

No more detours, no tolls to cross
On my freeway you will never get lost

There’s one more thing that you should bring
To hang outside the door
With just two words…don’t disturb
This signpost leads to love
This signpost leads to love

Words and music by Dan Rivizzigno © 2009

Say Something

Say something, say anything
Say anything you might be thinking of
Say something, say anything
Say anything but no, 'cause I'm in love

Our eyes connect across a noisy room
This foreign language, I don't read so well
What you might think is like a sonic boom
Doesn't ring a single decibel

Say something, say anything
Say anything you might be thinking of
Say something, say anything
Say anything but no, 'cause I'm in love

You're staring at me like I could be on fire
And I'm burning up, it's true, but not like that
Your silence in the face of my desire
Plays the devil with my thermostat

Say something, say anything
Say anything you might be thinking of
Say something, say anything
Say anything but no, 'cause I'm in love

You're staring at me like I could be on fire
And I'm burning up, it's true, but not like that
Your silence in the face of my desire
Plays the devil with my thermostat

Say something, say anything
Say anything you might be thinking of
Say something, say anything
Say anything but no, 'cause I'm in love
'Cause I'm in love, 'cause I'm in love
'Cause I'm in love

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2006

When I Have to Say Goodbye

There may come a day when I have to go away
How hard is it to say goodbye
Will I see the signs of sadness in your eyes
And the tears that you hide away

When I have to say goodbye, will you, one more time, simply hold me
When I have to go away, I just need to hear you say you love me
And you’ll always be mine

Promise you’ll be strong, cause I couldn’t stand for long
The thought of your breaking heart
If I’m gone awhile, across a thousand miles
I will dream of you every night

Words and music by Dan Rivizzigno © 1989

Buzz Buzz Buzz and Tweedlee Dee

You said that I would be remiss
Without a nod to blues in every key
Well, I don't know about this
I only buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee

You handed me a hat
And said a country song works better for me
Well, I don't know about that
I only buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee

Now that I'm in the ring
I should've never had a doubt
I'm gonna stay and swing
Until they knock me out

You said no matter what you do
You got to be just what they want you to be
Well, I don't know about you
I only buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee

Now that I'm in the ring
I should've never had a doubt
I'm gonna stay and swing
Until I'm all swung out

You said no matter what you do
You got to be just what they want you to be
Well, I don't know about you
I only buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee

Now that I'm in the ring
I should've never had a doubt
I'm gonna stay and swing
Until they knock me out

You said no matter what you do
You got to be just what they want you to be
Well, I don't know about you
I only buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee
I buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee
I buzz buzz buzz and tweedlee dee

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2006

Another Candle

Item one: someone fun
Who’s there before the party has begun
And with this wish, I blow another candle out

Item two: something true
Like aim, or facts, or love, to name a few
And with this wish, I blow another candle out

Now, every year, I volunteer
The answer to this quiz
I love you – if that’s not true, then I don’t know what is

Where were we…?  Item three:
A slow song that was written just for me
And with this wish, I blow another candle out

Now, if I sing like Frank or Bing
Or play the piano part
I could do no justice to
The music of my heart

Item four: just one more
That my abiding guest would lock the door
And with this wish, I blow another candle out

And with this wish, I blow the other candles out.

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2009

Skyscraper Rock

There was a little girl that I knew so well
Face like an angel, voice like a bell
Smile was sweet, she had me under her spell
But when she heard rock and roll, she’d rock like hell

She rock, rock and roll…rock until she drop
She rock, rock and roll…and she could not stop
Now my baby’s gone and I can’t go on
Rock and roll took her away

Met her at a dance where she caught my eye
Band was playing rock and roll and my oh my
Body was a-wiggling and twisting all about
Then I knew she was for me, I knew without a doubt

My baby and me went to New York one day
To the top of the building where King Kong played
Rock and roll was playing on the radio
Before I knew it, man, she rocked through the window

She rock, rock and roll…rock until she drop
She rock, rock and roll…till she finally stopped
Now my baby’s gone and I can’t go on
Rock and roll took her away
Yeah my baby’s gone and I can’t go on
Rock and roll took her away

Words and music by Dan Rivizzigno © 1977

Earlysville

For days, I haven't been alive in any meaningful sense of the word
I left behind my heartless crime and now the center lines have blurred
I'm driving east to try to stop the beast before it's ever even born
Better late then never when there's nothing left to mourn

But going back's a simple act of will
And I believe I'll do it by and by
In Earlysville

I heard about it from a frequent flyer over generation gap
Who clued me in to a little town that wasn't printed on my map
Said, "You don't have to deal in second guesses even though the die be cast
If you know of a place to go where you can get behind the past

Where yesterday's a simple act of will”
And I believe I'll get there by and by
In Earlysville

With every sign that whispers by to tell me that I am closing in
The hot regret of every ice cold sweat’s evaporating off my skin
And could it be that when you’re bad, you’re lost, and when you’re lost, it’s not for good
Yeah, I will find me if I can rewind me and I’ll make it understood

That going back's a simple act of will
And I believe I'll do it by and by
In Earlysville

Words and music by Michael Sottong © 2009

Taking in the View

Looking out my window at the city
All alone, feeling kind of blue
Wishing I was somewhere with my baby
Anywhere taking in the view

Minutes tick away and into hours
Stuck inside with nothing much to do
Wishing I was somewhere with my baby
Anywhere taking in the view

Anytime, day or night
Anywhere would be all right

Gray skies up above they make me crazy
Think it’s time to look for something new
Wishing I was somewhere with my baby
Anywhere taking in the view

Words and music by Dan Rivizzigno and Michael Sottong © 2006

Child in My Eyes

Brown eyes open wide, laughter shining deep inside
Small hands fast at play make the most of every day

Even after you are grown with children of your own
And after years have passed us by, you’ll still be a child in my eyes

Racing in the sun, legs go flying as we run
Fall down to the ground, laughing as we roll around

I don’t know just what you’ll be as you go on your way
And though you may be far away, I’ll be with you every day

Brown eyes look up at me full of love and joy to be
Standing hand in hand, some day you will understand

That even after you are grown with children of your own
And after years have passed us by, you’ll still be a child in my eyes

You’ll still be a child in my eyes

Words and music by Dan Rivizzigno © 2006