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All music and lyrics by James Acunto with the exception of

High Above the Hills, music and lyrics by James Acunto & Willie Maiorello

All songs © 2021 ASCAP with the exception of “High Above the Hills” © 2017

STEALING A BREEZE (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Leads vocals, Guitars, Drums. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Background Vocals.

Ray Matuza: Lead Guitar. Carrie Martinelli: Piano. Rich Castillo: Alto Saxophone.)

Havin’ fun in the summertime

Waitin’ awhile for the sun to shine  

Kickin’ back a glass of wine

Stealin’ a breeze from the other side

You never know where your mind could hide

Back flow, easy on the slide

Never know where your mind could hide

Ya never win when you lose that smile

The beast is on the run, better come inside

Lookin’ back for a little while tryin’ to walk a borrowed mile

 Takes two loose that smile

Stealin’ a breeze from the other side

You never know where your mind could hide

Back flow, easy on the slide

Never know where your mind could hide

Ya never win when you lose that smile

The beast is on the run, better come inside

Back flow is it easy on the slide

Come and take another ride with me  

Slow down, complications running high

Situation on the fly with me (repeat)  

Back flow, easy on the slide

Never know where your hands could hide

Hold the line, nowhere in site

The beast is on the run, better come inside

Back flow is it easy on the slide

Come and take another ride with me  

Slow down, complications running high

Situation on the fly with me... [Repeat]

2

LIVING ON A TRAMPOLINE (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Guitars, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Background Vocals. Ray Matuza: Lead Guitar. Nick Gardell: Tenor Saxophone. Kristin Ingegno: Alto Saxophone.)

Living on a trampoline, playing my tambourine

Wish I had a limousine to go far

Living on a tight rope, singing a Leon song

Hope I don’t go wrong and go far

Go too far

Isolation gots me on the loose

Nothing to lose, nothing to lose, nothing to lose

Bringing me all round (second vocal)

Green tomatoes got’s me so confuse

Nothing to lose, nothing to lose, nothing to lose

Living on a trampoline, eatin’ a tangerine

Wish I had some gasoline to go far

Living on a trampoline, singing my song between  

Man I dig the scene

That goes far, goes way far

Isolation gots me on the loose

Nothing to lose, nothing to lose, nothing to lose

Bringing me all round (second vocal)

Green tomatoes gots me so confused

Nothing to lose, nothing to lose, nothing to lose

The wind of change is blowing my mind

The wind of change is blowing my mind

The wind of change is blowing my mind

The wind of change, driving me mad!

3

THE LUCKIEST GUY (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Background Vocals, Percussion.

Nick Post: Background Vocals. Kristin Ingegno: Alto Saxophone, Background vocals. Nick Gardell: Tenor Saxophone.)

I’m the luckiest guy to be in love with you

No one else could do the way you are

I’m the luckiest guy to be in love with you

No one else could do the way you are

Every time I see you smile I want to cry

I’m the luckiest guy

I’m the luckiest guy to be in love with you

No one else could do the way you are

I’m the luckiest guy to be in love with you

No one else could do the way you are

Every time I see your smile

Every time I see your smile I want to cry

I’m the luckiest guy

When somebody loves

And you don’t know what to do

When somebody wants

And you don’t know what to

Don’t know what to do  [Repeat]

Every time I see your smile [Repeat x3]

I want to cry I’m the luckiest guy

4

THINGS ARE GETTIN' BETTER (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Guitars, Drums. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Guitars, Synths, Background vocals.

Carrie Martinelli: Hammond Organ.)

In the Middle

Takes a little to give a little of the love you have to give

In the Middle

Ya bend a little, ya give a little

Of the love you want to share

Don’t you think we’re better?

Faster than a roller coaster

Did you get my letter letters?

Cruise a little faster slower

Times a little

Ya bend a little, ya give a little of the love you want to give

It takes a little in the middle

Takes a little of the love you have to give

Don’t know why a star can shine so brightly

Walk with me a while I take you through the night

Together we’ll walk thru the night

Together we’ll walk to ‘till our hearts bright

Don’t you think we’re better?

Can ya sit a little closer?

Clouds a getting’ smaller

Through the stormy weather

Whether we can make the most of

Most of what we had together

Roll the dice a good chance

A good chance forever

When I cry for you

When I cry for

Hope we’ll be together

But when die

And I die for you

Hope it will be forever

5

AND I WONDER (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Guitars, Drums. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Guitars, Lead guitar, Hammond Organ, Mellotron. Kristin Ingegno: Background Vocals. Joe Lashavio: Galaxy Electric Harp.)

High above the rooftops, hear the trees singing a sad song

Reminds me of the world I used to know

Hide and seek, curb ball

Brings my years another tumble

Timeless hearts will be together

In a season of in memory

Make believe for all good reasons 

Please God, two more innings before I go

And I wonder in the shadows

In the teardrops on the floor

And I wonder how’s your life been?

I hope you don’t regret it wasn’t more!!

High above the rooftops

Hear the trees singing a sweet song

Reminds me of the sunshine long ago

Broken hearts, broken dreams

Never seemed what it means

Days times in between

Passions fly, always burning

Make some peace all is yearning

Please God two more innings before she goes

And I wonder in the shadows

In the teardrops on the floor

And I wonder how’s your life been?

I hope you don’t regret it wasn’t more!!

As heaven starts to fall

Breaks my heart with a tear

Please God two more innings before she goes [Break]

As heaven takes a soul

Breaks my heart you’re not here

Please God two more innings before she goes

And I wonder in the shadows

In the teardrops on the floor

And I wonder how’s your life been?

How's your life been through the years?

And I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder through the years [Repeat]

Wonder how’s your life been!

6

STUCK ON YOU (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Percussion. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals. Kristin Ingegno & Carrie Martinelli: Background Vocals.)

Closes my eyes in the pouring rain

Clear my mind from the drops of pain

It’s a shame, it all seems quite insane

Don’t know when I’m going to see you again

Broken hearts and I wonder why

From the start love slips by

Feels the same, it all seems quite a shame

Don’t know when I’m going to see you again

Hearts a’ pounding

Do you wanta’ just pretend?

Well I’m stuck on you ‘til the sun goes dry

Sittin’ on a shadow watchin’ all the years go by

Go by, go by, go by, go by

Still the sun draws shadows on my mind

Pictures of the past, it all came at last

Maybe we’ll never be this way again

Hearts a’ pounding

Do you wanta’ just be friends?

Well I’m stuck on you ‘til the sun goes dry

Sittin’ on a shadow watchin’ all the years go by

Go by, go by, go by, go by

Steal your heart for a moment

By my side as our worlds collide

‘Till the rain wash out all the pain

Don’t know when I’m going to do this again

Hearts a pounding

Can we just be friends?

Well I’m stuck on you ‘till the sun goes dry

Sittin’ on a shadow watchin’ all the years go by

Go by, go by, go by, go by [Repeat]

Goodbye, goodbye, hope you never say goodbye

7

HIGHT ABOVE THE HILLS (J. ACUNTO &  W. MAIORELLO)

(James Acunto: lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Guitars Hammond Organ.

Kristin Ingegno: Background Vocals. Hanna Guglielmo: Violin. Billy Lucano: Piano. Joe Lashavio: Banjo)

I saw you the other day

Walking down the street

Looking so fine, looking so sweet

Please, I worry about you, are you fine?

Seems like only yesterday we were so divine

Always chasing time with so much on our mind

Please, I worry about you, are you fine?

Living high above the hills

Don’t you know there will be no thrills

It’s not fine to live alone in our home [Repeat]

Once there were better days / In our happy ways

The look in your eyes / Promising lives

Please, I worry about you, are you fine?

Living high above the hills

Don’t you know there will be no thrills

It’s not fine to live alone in our home [Repeat x2]

Let the lazy days roll by / We don’t need a reason why

Living high above our hill / Were we belong

8

CAR WASH MAN (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Leads vocals, Guitars, Drums. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Hammond Organ, Mellotron. Rose Reina: Lead Guitar. Will Mignon: Background Vocals. Car: 1982 240D Mercedes.)

Hey there Mr. Car wash man, please skip all the extras, please

Ya see I’m running late to see my baby tonight

Just do only windows please, wash away my past

So I can see clearer ‘bout which way to go

So I see the future ‘bout which way we go

Hey there Mr. Car wash man, please skip all the extras, please

Ya see I'm running late to see my baby tonight

Just do only windows please, wash away my past

So I can see clearer ‘bout which way to go

So I see the future and throw out all my records, please

Turn off all the lights, wash off all that’s dear to me

Turn off all that’s right

Stuck inside a car wash line, that would be fine

But I have to get to my sunshine before the end day

Before the end night, before the end of time I know she’ll be all mine, mine, mine

She’ll be mine!

You got to have a past to know somewhere to go

Turn on a life somewhere I know

You got to have a past to know somewhere to go

Turn on a life somewhere I know

Throw out all my records

Please Turn off all the lights, wash off all that’s dear to me

Turn off all that's right

You got to have a past to know somewhere to go

Turn on a life somewhere we know

You got to have a past to know somewhere to go

Turn on a life

Somewhere I know [Repeat x3]

9

RAINBOW PARK (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Acoustic Guitar .James Acunto & Nick Post: Background Vocals. Nick Post: 3/4 Upright bass, Acoustic Guitar, Foot Tapping (Size 12). Kristin Ingegno: Background Vocals.)

If the day had its troubles

It would never be under the willow tree in Rainbow Park

If the day had its troubles

It would never be under the willow tree in Rainbow Park

Young girl so charming, fickle like a willow tree

Just a part you and me

Natures gift of common land 

We crossed our legs, made our plans

Where soldiers stood

Oh Oh Oh Why don’t you set me free [Repeat]

One night when the moon was fast

A crazy tale made us laugh

Memory, hope will last

A rainbow paints the evening sky

We gently crush the blades of grass

As night time falls will pass

Oh Oh Oh Why don’t you set me free [Repeat]

One day as the dawn did start

The sacred tree did come apart

Cut down a summer rain

Our tree of life has kept its vow

The secret of its treasure now forever hold Rainbow Park

Oh Oh Oh Why don’t you set me free [Repeat]

If the day had its troubles

It would never be under the willow tree in Rainbow Park

If the day had its troubles

It would never be under the willow tree in Rainbow Park

10

FOUND A PENNY (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Organ, Drums)

Found a penny looking for a diamond

Sparkle has its magic, sometimes really tragic

Clockwise mellow round

Isn’t the only game in town

Looking for that penny

Sometimes never find it, never really find it now

Found a penny looking for a diamond

Sparkle has its magic, sometimes really tragic

Clockwise mellow round

Looking for a game in town

Searching for the penny

Sometimes never find it, never really find it now

Found a penny searching for a diamond

Facets charm to find one, three percent will buy one

Clockwise mellow round

Isn’t the only game in town

Pennies have the magic

Thoughts that might be frantic now

Found a penny looking for a diamond

Sparkle can be tragic, never really magic

Times a’ clocking down, counting every second found

Looking for so many, never to have found it

Always seems to drown in it now

11

CAROLINA ESCAPE (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Guitars, Synths, Hammond Organ, Mellotron. Kristin Ingegno & Will Mignon: Background vocals.)

Leaving on a southbound  

Twelve noon, track eleven

Lifetime of miles to go

Too soon, back to heaven

Taking refuge from a corner of a life

Doesn’t seem right

Leave it all tonight

Think its time to make a change

Seems so clear to me now

Pack some bags, hop a train

The 12:08 seems so damn far

Taking refuge from a corner of a life

Doesn’t seem right

Leave it all tonight

Four rows back with a boxcar to my right

Push it back tonight

Cooper bridge in sight

Carolina is the place I want to be

Escape me if you please

Startin’ to believe, startin’ to believe

Don’t ya know ya

It’s the south wind with a breeze

Lazy by the sea, manner of degrees startin’ to believe

Leaving on a southbound

Too soon, track eleven

Sometimes a bust I know

True love, back to heaven

Taking refuge from a corner of a life

Doesn’t seem right

Leave it all tonight

Hearing voices from a mountain from the past

Wounded by a chance, solitary glance

Carolina is the place I want to be

Escape me if you please

Startin’ to believe

Startin’ to believe

Don’t ya know ya

It’s the south wind with a breeze

Lazy by the sea, manner of degrees startin’ to believe

Carolina is the place I want to be

Summers by the sea

Crazy as can be Startin’ to believe

12

LONELY ISOLATION (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Hammond Organ, Scream.

Nick Post: Mellotron, Slide Guitar, Synths)

Lonely Isolation makes me go back home

To the family

To the neighborhood [Repeat]

[Scream] ooh who ooh who ooh who ooh who

13

SO DEAR TENDER HEART (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Lead vocals, Guitars, Drums, Percussion. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Guitars, Hammond Organ, Mellotron. Chelsea Takami: Flute, Background vocals.)

You got a heart, got a soul, you got everything I know

When I look into your eyes

Summer breaths our lives

Now I hope you are watching! Over!

Watching over me I never saw the other side of a rainbow

Summer falls as winter starts

A shining star will fall into the night

You got a heart, got a soul, you got everything I know

When I look into your life

When I look into the sky

Now I hope your heart is watching! Over!

Watching over me I never saw the other side of a rainbow

Summer falls as winter starts

A shining star will fall into the night

So dear tender heart

As a mother wipes the tears, eyes she holds so dear

In the morning light, everybody knows

When your cup has overflowed

When you're blinded then you see the morning light

I never saw the other side of a rainbow

Summer falls as winter starts 

A shining star will fall into the night

Summer falls as winter starts

A shining star will fall into the night

Everybody knows when your cup has overflowed

When you're blinded then you see the morning light [Repeat]

14

BROOK STREET (J. ACUNTO)

(James Acunto: Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Mellotron. Nick Post: Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Hammond Organ, Mellotron)

[Instrumental]