The Journey Continues

Hard Road Home, Bill’s most ambitious album to date, continues his signature Rock Americana style fusing memorably moving melodies and poetically inspired lyrics with soaring three-part harmonies and a rock-solid beat. In Hard Road Home, Bill has produced a truly inspiring album around a key universal theme: self-fulfillment is only achieved through hard work and perseverance. And each song on the CD speaks to one of the many challenges we all may face during our lives.

Whether it be the eternal quest for self-fulfillment (Still Running), the negativism of a toxic relationship (Heart Of Stone), staying positive in an increasingly negative world (If Only To Be Me), balancing the idealism of youth vs. the wisdom of old age (A Fool’s Heart Crying), celebrating true friendship in an isolated digital world (Call My Name) or remaining steadfast in the face of adversity (The Point Of No Return), Bill’s message is clear, “Whatever happens to the life you live you got to understand it’s all within your hands.”

The CD ends with Bill revealing his personal life’s quest... finding his true love, Lydia. Says Bill, “In the end it was a series of failed relationships that ultimately led me to Lydia, a union of total mutual respect and acceptance.” That is Bill’s uniquely personal message in Hard Road Home: “I’m not half the man I’d hope to be. And yet I’m still your number one.”

Track List




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Still Running FREE DOWNLOAD
The Point of No Return FREE DOWNLOAD
Heart of Stone FREE DOWNLOAD
Call My Name FREE DOWNLOAD
She's The One FREE DOWNLOAD
A Fool’s Heart Crying FREE DOWNLOAD
If Only To Be Me FREE DOWNLOAD
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Song Lyrics

Verse 1

There comes a time when you pay to play.
If your numbers up you gotta make your way.
I never thought that it could be this way...
The way you look tonight.
It's been a long road home just to be with you.
The way you took my hand... made me understand.
I never thought that it could be this way...
The way you look tonight.

Chorus 1

I saw angels fly when they had no wings.
I heard children cry 'cause they couldn't sing.
I saw beggars dance as if they would be king.
I saw mothers lie just to save the day.
I heard fathers cry 'cause they couldn't stay.
I saw old men grieve a life long gone astray.
It's been a hard road home.
Such a hard road home...
Oh it's been a hard road.

Verse 2

Whatever happens to the life you live
You gotta understand it's all within your hands.
I never thought that it could be this way...
The way she looks tonight.
I know some people say life's a one-act play.
You have to be your best... faith will do the rest.
I never thought that it could be this way...
The way she looks tonight.

Chorus 2

I saw angels fly when they had no wings.
I heard children cry 'cause they couldn't sing.
I saw beggars dance as if they would be king.
I saw mothers lie just to save the day.
I heard fathers cry 'cause they couldn't stay.
I saw old men grieve a life long gone astray.
It's been a hard road home.
Such a hard road home...
Oh it's been a hard road.

Chorus 3

I saw angels fly when they had no wings.
I heard children cry 'cause they couldn't sing.
I saw beggars dance as if they would be king.
I saw mothers lie just to save the day.
I heard fathers cry 'cause they couldn't stay.
I saw old men grieve a life long gone astray.
It's been a hard road home.
(REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE OUT)

Verse 1

Just another magic moment
Another point in time when you realize
You're not who you should be.
Chasing yet another sunrise
Knowing that the night will be falling soon
Closing in on me.

Bridge 1

It don’t matter much to me
All I know is I must
Be a man who will take a stand. So I'm...

Chorus 1

Running... All my life you know I'm
Running... To a world I’ll never see
Where I can just be me.
But I'm still... Running

Verse 2

Though the years have passed me by
And all my dreams have died
I'm still running hard
To where I need to be.
Yet another broken promise
Another point in time when you realize
They got the best of me.

Bridge 2

It don’t matter much to me
All I know is I must
Be a man who will take a stand. So I'm...

Chorus 2

Running... All my life you know I'm
Running... To a world I’ll never see
Where I can just be me.
But I'm still... Running

Bridge 3

It don’t matter much to me
All I know is I must
Be a man who will take a stand. So I'm...

Chorus 3

Running... All my life you know I'm
Running... To a world I’ll never see
Where I can just be me.
But I'm still... Running

Outro

Running...Running...
Running...Running... I’m still running.

(REPEAT AND FADE)

Verse 1

Frozen in time... a measure of hope denied.
The cold winds of change pour down from the sky.
The laws of the past no longer can be applied.
The pain that's inside... can't be denied... nowhere to hide.

Chorus 1

When the truth cannot be found.
And your world is crumbling down.
Take a leap this time around...
A chance to be free.
You’ve no choice but to rebound.
Pick yourself up off the ground.
As you learn that you have found the point of no return...
The point of no return.

Verse 2

No time to dwell on changes that might have been.
Fear holds you down… the weight of your sins.
Hide from the truth... the light that you won't let in.
The point of a gun... with nowhere to run... still pulls from within.

Chorus 2

When the truth cannot be found.
And your world is crumbling down.
Take a leap this time around...
A chance to be free.
You’ve no choice but to rebound.
Pick yourself up off the ground.
As you learn that you have found the point of no return...
The point of no return.

Chorus 3

When the truth cannot be found.
And your world is crumbling down.
Take a leap this time around...
A chance to be free.
You’ve no choice but to rebound.

Pick yourself up off the ground.
As you learn that you have found the point of no return...
The point of no return.

The point of no return.
(REPEAT & FADE)

Verse 1

She don't care what you say or do.
She just wants to have her way with you.
Her heart is cold... her aim is straight and true.
She's gonna get her way tonight.

Bridge 1

She has it out for you.
There’s nothing you can do.
Try to stop her if you can.
She’ll take your soul away.
With every breath you’ll pay.
But you just can’t live without that...

Chorus 1

Heart of stone...
She don't care, she's got a mind of her own.
Heart of stone...
She's got a heart of stone.

Verse 2

Those who say that her heart is true
She just wants to make a fool of you.
Her eyes are warm… her touch is soft as dew.
She’s gonna get her way tonight.

Bridge 2>

She has it out for you.
There’s nothing you can do.
Try to stop her if you can.
She’ll take your soul away.
With every breath you’ll pay.
But you just can’t live without that…

Chorus 2

Heart of stone...
She don't care, she's got a mind of her own.
Heart of stone...
She's got a heart of stone.

Bridge 3

She has it out for you.
There’s nothing you can do.
Try to stop her if you can.
She’ll take your soul away.
With every breath you’ll pay.
But you just can’t live without that...

Chorus 3

Heart of stone...
She don't care, she's got a mind of her own.
Heart of stone...
She's got a heart of stone.

Outro

(REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE)

Verse 1

Times are changing… spirits are raging.
Just another faded dream.
Your world is shaken… your heart is breaking.
You know that you can count on me.

Bridge 1

I can’t tell what’s in my heart.
All I know is that I’m lost
When we’re apart.

Chorus 1

So just call my name
When the sky is grey and the sun won’t shine.
Just call my name
And I’ll be there for you
By your side.

Verse 2

Friends have taken… family has forsaken.
No one left whose heart is true.
The pain keeps coming… but you just keep on running.
There’s nothing more that you can do.

Bridge 2

I can’t tell what’s in my heart.
All I know is that I’m lost
When we’re apart.

Chorus 2

So just call my name
When the sky is grey and the sun won’t shine.
Just call my name
And I’ll be there for you
By your side.

Bridge 3

I can’t tell what’s in my heart.
All I know is that I’m lost
When we’re apart.

Chorus 3

So just call my name
When the sky is grey and the sun won’t shine.
Just call my name
And I’ll be there for you
By your side.

Outro

You gotta call my name…
Come on and call my name
You know you want to call my name
You just call my name
You gotta call my name
Come on and call my name
You know you want to call my name
You just call my name
You gotta call my name…

Verse 1

There she stands... she's the woman with all the charm.
And there she goes... men clinging to both her velvet arms.
And how she vies for the envy of all the guys.
She knows too much to ever be out of touch.

Chorus 1

But she’s the one who’ll always be a friend
Even when her heart is on the mend.
She’s the one who never will pretend
As she looks into your eyes.
She’s the one who questions yet again
A steady stream of never ending men.
But she’s the one whose heart will never bend
Till she looks into his eyes.
She’s the one…

Verse 2

She fears that she may never be loved again.
She prays that she will someday be more than just a friend.
For now she can at the drop of a single hand
Arrange her life at the whim of her own command.

Chorus 2

But she’s the one who’ll always be a friend
Even when her heart is on the mend.
She’s the one who never will pretend
As she looks into your eyes.
She’s the one who questions yet again
A steady stream of never ending men.
But she’s the one whose heart will never bend
Till she looks into his eyes.
She’s the one…

Chorus 3

But she’s the one who’ll always be a friend
Even when her heart is on the mend.
She’s the one who never will pretend
As she looks into your eyes.
She’s the one who questions yet again
A steady stream of never ending men.
But she’s the one whose heart will never bend
Till she looks into his eyes.
She’s the one…

(REPEAT AND FADE)

Verse 1

You know it does get old
When you're being told
There is no other way.
But you've done your best to change along the way.
And if the truth be told
You're just an ancient soul
All but hid away.
Yet you know there's still a lot you have to say.

Chorus 1

It’s just a fool’s heart crying
For a time long gone
When there was nothing wrong
With doing what you say.
It's just a fool's heart crying
Cause he's lost his way.
Yes, he’s lost his way.

Verse 2

Well you can still recall
Long before the fall
The sky was never grey.
There was a feeling all was right in every way.
But if the truth be told
Your heart has since grown cold
And turned to better days.
To a time that seems for now so far away.

Chorus 2

It’s just a fool’s heart crying
For a time long gone
When there was nothing wrong
With doing what you say.
It's just a fool's heart crying
Cause he's lost his way.
Yes, he’s lost his way.

Bridge

You know there's nothing you can do...
Your world is fading fast and closing in on you...

Chorus 3

It’s just a fool’s heart crying
For a time long gone
When there was nothing wrong
With doing what you say.
It's just a fool's heart crying
Cause he's lost his way.
Yes, he’s lost his way.

Outro

Just a fool with a heart that’s crying…
Come and see the fool with a heart that’s crying…
I am but a fool with a heart that’s crying…
Look at the fool with a heart that’s crying…
Come and see the fool with a heart that’s crying…
I am the fool with a heart that’s crying…

Verse 1

Doesn't matter what you say.
You’re gonna fake it it anyway.
You’re just another broken heart
Looking to be torn apart.
You can't fix what you can't see.
Knowing what's about to be
You take another worthless shot...
Looking through your long lost heart
You see... who you could never be.

Chorus 1

But I want to reach for the open sky
Never questioning who or why
When the clouds roll in.
And I never thought it would be this way.
Can't you see the price I paid
If only to be me.

Verse 2

Doesn't matter how it ends.
Faith alone can't make amends.
You’re just another broken soul
Hoping yet to be made whole.
You can't laugh if you can't cry.
Ask yourself the question why
You never seem to get the part
And always with a broken heart
You see... who you can never be.

Chorus 2

But I want to reach for the open sky
Never questioning who or why
When the clouds roll in.
And I never thought it would be this way.
Can't you see the price I paid
If only to be me.

Chorus 3

But I want to reach for the open sky
Never questioning who or why
When the clouds roll in.
And I never thought it would be this way.
Can't you see the price I paid
If only to be me.

Chorus 4

I want to reach for the open sky
Never questioning who or why
When the clouds roll in.
And I never thought it would be this way.
Can't you see the price I paid
If only to be me.

Outro

If only to be me.
If only to be me.

(REPEAT & FADE)

Love Gone Wrong

Verse 1

She stood by his side
Forsaking her pride.
His was a love worth winning.
As strange as it seems
She still has her dreams.
But he's no longer in them.

Chorus 1

Love gone wrong...
There's nothing you can do
When two souls are set apart.
Love gone wrong...
There's nothing you can say
That can ease an aching heart.

Verse 2

He once gave his heart
And right from the start
Hers was a love worth winning.
As strange as it seems
He too has his dreams.
But she's no longer in them.

Chorus 2

Love gone wrong...
There's nothing you can do
When two souls are set apart.
Love gone wrong...
There's nothing you can say
That can ease an aching heart.

Verse 3

What can you say
When a child feels betrayed
And you’re the one they turn to? You see in their eyes
The tears they can't hide
And how your love has failed them.

Chorus 3

Love gone wrong...
There's nothing you can do
When two souls are set apart.
Love gone wrong...
There's nothing you can say
That can ease an aching heart.

Outro

Love gone wrong…
Love gone wrong…
(REPEAT AND FADE)

Walk With Me

Verse 1

With every fall I've taken...And every trust mistaken...
You’re forever by my side.
When every dream is shaken...
Promises forsaken...
Your love can never be denied.

Bridge 1

I'm not half the man I use to be.
And yet I'm still your number one.

Chorus 1

Walk with me...
Now's not the time for us to let it be.
You are the only one who sets me free.
So take my hand
And come and walk with me...
Come on and walk with me.

Verse 2

With every step I've taken...
And every dream forsaken...
Love’s forever on our side.
With every life's temptation
Trials and tribulations.
Our hearts can never be untied.

Bridge 2

I'm not half the man you thought I’d be.
And yet I'm still your number one.

Chorus 2

Walk with me...
Now's not the time for us to let it be.
You are the only one who sets me free.
So take my hand
And come and walk with me...
Come on and walk with me.

Bridge 3

I'm not half the man I'd hope to be.
And yet I'm still your number one.

Chorus 3

Walk with me...
Now's not the time for us to let it be.
You are the only one who sets me free.
So take my hand
And come and walk with me...
Come on and walk with me.

Chorus 4

Walk with me...
Now's not the time for us to let it be.
You are the only one who sets me free.
So take my hand
And come and walk with me...

Outro

You are the only.
Walk with me...
Now's not the time for us to let it be.
You are the only one who sets me free.
So take my hand
And come and walk with me...

(REPEAT & FADE)

The Musicians

Musicians who worked on Hard Road Home

Son Of An American Dream: Bill Curreri’s celebration of his life-long journey back to music

“Son Of An American Dream”, Bill’s second musical offering picks up where his debut album, “Long Time Gone” left off. The album is a hybrid of classic rock and contemporary Americana, with elements of pop, R&B and country entering the mix.  Inspired by boomer-generation icons like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Byrds, as well as a cross-section of singer-songwriters ranging from Jackson Browne to Tom Petty and Bob Seger, Bill has crafted an album of songs that captures the universal experiences of everyday life that is sure to inspire both young and old alike.”

Track List




Free Song Downloads

Son Of An American Dream FREE DOWNLOAD
Fade Away FREE DOWNLOAD
To See You Again FREE DOWNLOAD
Hold On To Your Heart FREE DOWNLOAD
She's Still Got A Hold On Me FREE DOWNLOAD
Captain Jack FREE DOWNLOAD
With Lydia FREE DOWNLOAD
Last Chance For Changes FREE DOWNLOAD
Pain Is Coming FREE DOWNLOAD
I'm Alright Now FREE DOWNLOAD

Song Lyrics

I came upon the truth one night
As I fled inside my dreams
Reflecting on the lessons of my life.
I tried so hard to make amends
And to set the record right.
I’m gonna make some changes in my life.

Cause I’m the son of an American dream.
Look at me and tell me what you see.
And I stand before you crisp and clean
Cause I’m the son of an American dream

You know a father’s schemes and a mother’s dreams
Can bring a young man down.
A helping hand can sometimes take a life.
But in the end we make amends and somehow get it right.
I’m gonna make some changes in my life.

Cause I’m the son of an American dream.
Look at me and tell me what you see.
And I stand before you crisp and clean
Cause I’m the son of an American dream.

(BREAK)

As long as I can stand my ground I’ll hold on to my dreams.
Only time will tell whose wrong or right.
And I need no one to thread on me
Staring down upon their throne.
I’m gonna make some changes in my life.

Cause I’m the son of an American dream.
Look at me and tell me what you see.
And I stand before you crisp and clean
Cause I’m the son of an American dream
Yes, I’m the son of an American dream.

I’m the son of an American dream.
Yes I’m the son of an American dream.
You know I’m the son of an American dream,
I’m the son of an American dream.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

There’s something I can’t explain.
You said there would be no pain.
Yet nothing for me remains
But firelight.
A shadow that lurks the dark.
Forever a precious spark.
If only to be forgot.
It’s firelight.

You said you were the one for me.
You stood your ground for all to see.
You did your best to get to me.
Then you just fade away.
You said that there would be no rules.
Your words would shine like precious jewels.
You gave your heart to me to rule.
Then you just fade away.

There’s nearly a sense of shame.
And never a scent of blame.
She only gives up her name...
It’s firelight.
Try to discern her truth.
Pierce through her ruthless ruse.
If only to be confused.
It’s firelight.

You said you were the one for me.
You stood your ground for all to see.
You did your best to get to me.
Then you just fade away.
You said that there would be no rules.
Your words would shine like precious jewels.
You gave your heart to me to rule.
Then you just fade away.

(BREAK)

You said you were the one for me.
You stood your ground for all to see.
You did your best to get to me.
Then you just fade away.
You said that there would be no rules.
Your words would shine like precious jewels.
You gave your heart to me to rule.
Then you just fade away.

(REPEAT & FADE)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Every little thing that you said to me
Is locked inside my heart.
Every little thing that you did for me
Forever stands apart.
There was a time when I knew you were the one.
Then came a time when my life
Became undone.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.
To see you again...

If ever there were thoughts of what should be
They’d always lead to you.
If ever there were words to comfort me
I could never make them true.
I did not know you were lost
From the start.
For I had my way and then failed
To do my part.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.
To see you again...

(BREAK)

You were the one who was right
From the start.
But sometimes it’s hard to believe
What’s in your heart.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.
To see you again.

To see you again.
To see you again.
To see you again.
To see you again.

(REPEAT & FADE OUT)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

I never thought it be this way.
I always thought that I could play.
There was a feeling I could fly.
And now you come to me with this.
You know you never could resist
Your need to cut me down to size.

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart.

You know it happens to be true.
And though it wasn’t meant for you
You took whatever you could find.
You tried to steal me with a kiss.
You knew I never would resist.
But now its time for me to fly.

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart.

(Break)

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart...
Hold on.

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

All things must come to pass.
What held such promise often never does last.
You know truth can be so elusive.
When all is said and done
We’re all just strangers taking comfort on the run.
Heaven knows it’s driving me crazy.

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me... Can’t you see?
She’s driving me crazy!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!

I know there comes a time
When dreams must end... no more mountains to climb.
Hard to find and harder to face it.
And though she’s long since gone
Her voice still haunts me and to her I’m still drawn.
Heaven knows she’s driving me crazy.

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me... Can’t you see?
She’s driving me crazy!
She’s still got a hold on me!

(BREAK)

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me... Can’t you see?
She’s driving me crazy!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!

(Repeat & Fade)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

It’s 8 am and time to rise.
The tv draws us to our prize
To see the man we knew as Captain Jack.
He laughs with us to start our day
Even shows us how to pray.
Oh how we loved that Captain Jack.

You’re the one the kids call Captain Jack.
You’re the one they say is coming back.
We think of you throughout our day
Even though we cannot play
With the man we knew as Captain Jack.

The morning’s now a different pace.
That child-like look has left our face.
And in it’s place there is no Captain Jack.
There was a time when we’d just stare
At the man we loved so dear...
The man we came to know as, Captain Jack.

You’re the one the kids call Captain Jack.
You’re the one they say is coming back.
We think of you throughout our day
Even though we cannot play
With the man we knew as Captain Jack.

(BREAK)

You’re the one the kids call Captain Jack.
You’re the one they say is coming back.
We think of you throughout our day
Even though we cannot play
With the man we knew as Captain Jack.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

There is no illusion.
She’s a woman who is too good to be true.
But she is never in disguise.
There is no confusion.
She’s a lady who will always stand by you.
You can see that in her heart and in her eyes.

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.
My Lydia.

There is no delusion.
There are moments when we don’t quite get it right.
But she is never one to fight.
A simple conclusion.
She’s a lady who’s a prize in her own right.
You can see that in the way she lights the night.

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.
My Lydia.

(BREAK)

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.
With Lydia.
With Lydia.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

We were the ones who wondered why
Caught in our dreams which too would die.
Destiny’s lie
Hoping only to turn the tide
Of the waters which once were ours to cry.

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
I said last chance for changes in our lives.

Hard to believe how time does fly.
A turn of the head...
A flash of the eye.
But the time will come
When the problems and we are one.
Still I gotta believe that we’ll survive.

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes in our lives.

(BREAK)

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
I said last chance for changes in our lives.

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
I said last chance for changes in our lives.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

What kind of fool do you think would want this?
Each day arrives not knowing what’s to come.
She knows your patience is your weakness.
She’s got your heart under her thumb.

Pain is coming.
Pain is near.
Pain is coming.
You can feel it in the air.
You can taste it in the air.

Some find it easy to condemn her
As evil sheds its crude disguise.
Yet she’s the one who says she won’t be mistreated.
She’s got that fire in her eyes.

Pain is coming.
Pain is near.
Pain is coming.
You can feel it in the air.
You can taste it in the air.

(BREAK)

What kind of woman weaves such sadness?
And does she know or does she even care?
But now her silence tells her story.
There’s nothing left but her despair.

Pain is coming.
Pain is near.
Pain is coming.
You can feel it in the air.
You can taste it in the air.
You can feel it everywhere

Pain is coming...
Pain is near.
Pain is coming...
Pain is coming...
Pain is coming...
Pain is coming...

(REPEAT & FADE)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Lay me down.
I don’t want to walk this road no more.
My body’s broken and been washed up on the shore.
Lay me down.
There’s nothing left for me to answer for.
My soul is searching...and it won’t come back no more.

But I’m alright now.
Yes, I’m alright now
You know I’m alright now...
Since I lay my burden down.

Lay me down.
I’m afraid I’ve nothing left to give.
My freedom’s faded... and my life has been outlived.
Lay me down.
Let me dwell on all that might have been.
My heart is heavy... and is burdened with my sins.

But I’m alright now.
Yes, I’m alright now
You know I’m alright now...
Since I lay my burden down.

(BREAK)

But I’m alright now.
Yes, I’m alright now
You know I’m alright now...
Since I lay my burden down.

Alright now... Yes I laid that burden down.
Alright now... You know I laid my burden down.
Alright now... You gotta lay that burden down.
Alright now... Since I lay my burden down.
Alright now... Yes I laid that burden down.
Alright now... You know I laid my burden down.
Alright now... You gotta lay that burden down

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Musician Bios

Performance Videos

Long Time Gone: the critically acclaimed debut album from Bill Curreri

Inspired by his Greenwich Village roots and backed by an ensemble of accomplished, world-class musicians, Bill’s debut album “Long Time Gone” has been a lifetime in the making. Blending personal experiences and poetic lyrics that reflect the chords of his life together with a rock solid beat, Bill has produced an album of remarkable emotional clarity, a reflection on the journey we call life and the lessons learned along the way.

Track List




Free Song Downloads

Brother FREE DOWNLOAD
This Time I'm Gonna Make It FREE DOWNLOAD
When I Was A King FREE DOWNLOAD
This Night FREE DOWNLOAD
Feather In The Wind FREE DOWNLOAD
Know Yourself FREE DOWNLOAD
Hard To Say Goodbye FREE DOWNLOAD
Lay Your Money Down FREE DOWNLOAD
Let Me Be The One FREE DOWNLOAD
Old Friend FREE DOWNLOAD

Song Lyrics

There’s something strange I can’t tell about you.
Except that you’re the child with the golden hair.
I can’t live with you and I can’t live without you.
Walking down the street your voice is everywhere.
It’s been years since you tried to get to me
And now you say you want to set things right…

It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
Since I’ve seen you act this way.
It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
But as of now you’re gonna pay.

There’s something wrong I can’t tell about you.
Except that you’re the child for whom the seas would part.
I’ve often wondered how greed could corrupt you.
Your broken soul bought and broke my heart.
It’s been years since I bled my heart for you
Tears long lost along with sleepless nights…

It’s been a long time.. brother such a long, long time.
Since I’ve seen you act this way.
It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
But as of now you’re gonna pay.

(BREAK)

It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
Since I’ve seen you act this way.
It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
But as of now you’re gonna pay.

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

This time I’ll take a chance
Kick back… Be a little stronger.
This time I’ll make it last
Think smart… be a little bolder.

This too shall pass.
No time can last forever.
Forget the past.
Can’t change what doesn’t matter.
This time I know… This time I see
This time I’m gonna make it.
This time I’m gonna make it yea, ahh ah ah ah ah ah uh

Back then the road was where
You’d sit back … drive a little faster.
Back then the goal was clear.
Think big… and be your own master.

But that too did pass.
That too’s all but a memory.
Forget the past,
Can’t change what doesn’t matter.
This time I know… This time I see…
This time I’m gonna make it.
This time I’m gonna make it yea, ahh ah ah ah ah ah uh

(BREAK)

Next time you take a chance
Kick back… Be a little stronger
Next time you make it last
Think smart… Be a little bolder.

That too shall pass.
No time can last forever.
Forget the past.
Can’t change what doesn’t matter.
This time I know… This time I see…
This time I’m gonna make it.
This time I’m gonna make it yea, ahh ah ah ah ah ah uh

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Look at me now
See how time has changed me.
Long days…
And even longer nights.
There was a time
The world was at my fingers.

I could grab the brass ring.
I could do anything.
When I was a king.

Women would dance
To capture my attention.
Fortune and fame
Worshipped at my feet.
All of my dreams
Were there for the taking.

I could grab the brass ring.
I could do anything.
When I was a king.

(BREAK)

Look at me now
See how life’s betrayed me.
Know now
My fate is yours to come.
Alone in the night
My memories all that’s left me.

I could grab the brass ring.
I could do anything
When I was a king.

When I was a king…
When I was a king…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

There’s something in the air this night.
There’s something wrong… it’s just not right.
You were the one I gave my life.
And now your touch is cold as ice.

When did we cross that solid line?
How could I not know all this time?
There were the lies I couldn’t tell.
Inside my world all was well.

There’s no way back now baby.
The fire’s all but gone.
And all that’s left now baby
Cold ashes on the ground.

Now I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What I could have done and what I should have said.
I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What we’ve lost this night.

(BREAK)

There’s no way back now baby.
The fire’s all but gone.
And all that’s left now baby
Cold ashes on the ground.

Now I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What I could have done and what I should have said.
I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What we’ve lost this night.

There’s something in the air tonight.
There’s something wrong… it’s just not right

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

It’s just a matter of a conversation
Before she has you on a string.
You know it’s only your imagination
Deception is her King.

You take a chance and find romance
As she captures you inside.
She has a way of stealing souls
She’s the devil in disguise…

She’s gone but she’s not forgotten.
She’ll be back… you know she always will.
She’s gone but she’s not forsaken.
She’s a feather in the wind.

Then there’s a matter of a revelation.
You know it happens all the time.
You’re attracted to her consolations.
She’s gonna get you every time.

You surrender to her one last time
As she sees it in your eyes.
She’s gonna have her way with you
She’s the devil in disguise…

She’s gone but she’s not forgotten.
She’ll be back… you know she always will.
She’s gone but she’s not forsaken.
She’s a feather in the wind.
Just a feather in the wind…

(BREAK)

She’s gone but she’s not forgotten.
She’ll be back… you know she always will.
She’s gone but she’s not forsaken.
She’s a feather in the wind.
Just a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind…
Like a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind…
Just a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind…
Like a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind.
Just a feather in the wind…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

On the road from here to nowhere
We seem to have lost our way.
What’s right for me may not be right for you.
The constants of the ages past
So sacred, so revered
Lost in the sands as we knelt down to pray.
Oh, I know that we should try somehow
To seek shelter from the rain.
But it’s hard to cry for help sometime
When you can’t feel the pain.

Know Yourself… Know Yourself.
And the world you thought that you could never see
Could finally become reality
If you’d only know yourself.

As the sun comes up from nowhere
As it warms the new-found day
A child stands tall, silver gun in hand.
Choosing now to have it all
His elders chase their dreams
Lost in themselves, nowhere to be seen.
Oh, I know that we should try somehow
To seek shelter from the rain.
But it’s hard to cry for help sometime
When you can’t feel the pain.

Know Yourself… Know Yourself.
And the world you thought that you could never see
Could finally become reality
If you’d only know yourself.

(BREAK)

Know Yourself… Know Yourself… Know Yourself… Know Yourself…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Stay with me… If only just for one last time.
Tell me how much you care.
Hold on and keep me near.
Can’t you see I’m not prepared to say goodbye.
There’s no time for us to cry…
No time to question why.

Remember when you told me not to run too far?
Well I thought that you should know
Despite how far I’d go
You were always by my side.
There’s still so much to tell you… How, the time did fly!
But it’s hard to make a change
Hard to rearrange
So hard to say goodbye

Stay with me…It’s not yet time to say goodbye.
There’s so much I want to say
But time now is in the way.
Can’t you see… I’ve done all that you’ve asked of me
Stay just one moment more
My love’s forevermore.

Remember when you told me not to run too far?
Well I thought that you should know
Despite how far I’d go
You were always by my side.
There’s still so much to tell you… How, the time did fly!
But it’s hard to make a change.
Hard to rearrange.
So hard to say goodbye.

(BREAK)

Remember when you told me not to run too far?
Well I thought that you should know
Despite how far I’d go
You were always by my side.
There’s still so much to tell you… How the time did fly!
But it’s hard to make a change
Hard to rearrange
So hard to say goodbye.
Yes it’s hard to make a change
Hard to rearrange
So hard to say goodbye.

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

I put you in
And I’ll take you out
You’ve had your dreams
Now its time to pay out.

It don’t matter
Just lay your money down

There was a time
Not too long ago
When all that mattered
Was all you need know.

Now it don’t matter.
You just lay your money down.
Yea, it don’t matter.
You gotta lay that money down

(BREAK)

I put you in
And I’ll take you out.
You’ve had your dreams
Now its time to pay out.

It don’t matter.
You just lay your money down.
Yea it don’t matter.
You gotta lay that money down.

You gotta lay that money down.
Just lay that money down.
C’mon and lay that money down.
Just lay that money down.
C’mon and lay that money down.
Just lay your money down

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Can I be the one to tell you I love you?
Locked in your dreams; forever be true.
Open your arms and baby let me be the one.
We’ve had our chances hoping to make it
Only to find it wouldn’t quite do.
Lift up your heart and tell me I’m the one.
Ooh, let me be the one…
Ooh, let me be the one.

It’s easy to settle, harder to make it.
That makes it better when it comes due.
Just take a chance and baby let me be the one.
Heard all the stories, seen all the faces.
People still searching, never quite through.
Think with your heart and tell me I’m the one.
Ooh, let me be the one…
Ooh, let me be the one.

(BREAK)

Can I be the one to tell you I love you?
Can I be the one to tell you I care?
Open your heart and baby let me be the one.
Seeking the dream we all seem to want it
Knowing there’s someone needing it too.
Give me your heart and tell me I’m the one.
Ooh, let me be the one…
Ooh, let me be the one.

(Repeat Fade)

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Old friend…
The worlds we knew don’t need us now.
We use to fly so high
Our spirits filled the sky.
But I know I can rely
On my old friend.

Old friend
The times we knew still fill us now.
We use to laugh and cry
And never question why.
And you know I can rely
On my old friend.

And if you want someone to give a hand
And if you need someone to make a stand.
I just want to help you…
I’ve seen that lonely place before.

(BREAK)

Old friend…
The worlds we knew don’t need us now.
We use to fly so high
Our spirits filled the sky.
But you know I still rely
On my old friend

And if you want someone to give a hand
And if you need someone to make a stand.
I just want to help you…
I’ve seen that lonely place before.

Old friend…
Old friend…
Old friend…
Old friend…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Musician Bios

Performance Videos

A very special thank you to Harlem Parlour Recording and Alex Saltz of APS Mastering for their inspiring creative contributions and unmatched professionalism in the production and mastering of “Long Time Gone”.

Bill Curreri, lead and harmony vocals

Bill is a 21st century Renaissance man who grew up in Greenwich Village during the socially turbulent 1960′s. After successful careers in advertising and academia, Bill returns to his unfiltered roots and first love... music. Blending personal experiences and poetic lyrics that reflect the chords of his life together with a rock-solid beat, Bill has produced an album of remarkable emotional clarity, a reflection on the journey we call life and the lessons learned along the way.

Roger Fife, bass guitar and co-producer

Roger is an accomplished producer/engineer and has worked with Antony and the Johnsons, The Infadels, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Boy Slim, Tricky, Jagz Kooner, Desmond Dekker, Fischer Z, Ruby Blue and many more. Roger has also worked on entertainment projects for SONY/ATV, Sony BMG, WARNERS, UNIVERSAL, Island, VH1, HBO, ESPN (USA), Stop Start Records, Rough Trade and many other labels and publishers as well as having composed and mixed sound for both television and film.

Roger Fife, bass guitar and producer

Roger is an accomplished producer/engineer and has worked with Antony and the Johnsons, The Infadels, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Boy Slim, Tricky, Jagz Kooner, Desmond Dekker, Fischer Z, Ruby Blue and many more. Roger has also worked on entertainment projects for SONY/ATV, Sony BMG, WARNERS, UNIVERSAL, Island, VH1, HBO, ESPN (USA), Stop Start Records, Rough Trade and many other labels and publishers as well as having composed and mixed sound for both television and film.

Sammy Merendino, drums and additional production

Sammy is highly in demand as a session drummer/programmer based in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top artists including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Pat Methany, Ziggy Marley and many others with multiple world tours under his belt. He has appeared numerous times on television including Late Night With David Letterman, GMA, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Last Call With Carson Daly. Born in Akron, Ohio, Sammy now works from his state-of-the-art recording studio, Harlem Parlour Recording, located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone in Harlem and is currently performing in the Grammy-award winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.

Sammy Merendino, drums and co-producer

Sammy is highly in demand as a session drummer/programmer based in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top artists including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Pat Methany, Ziggy Marley and many others with multiple world tours under his belt. He has appeared numerous times on television including Late Night With David Letterman, GMA, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Last Call With Carson Daly. Born in Akron, Ohio, Sammy now works from his state-of-the-art recording studio, Harlem Parlour Recording, located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone in Harlem and is currently performing in the Grammy-award winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.

Chris Palmaro, keyboards

Chris has been working in the New York City session scene for many years writing numerous television and radio commercials and was an ongoing member of the Saturday Night Live Band for four years. He has also performed live and/or recorded with many of today’s music icons including Aretha Franklin, Sting, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Mac Cohn and Joan Osbourne, among others.

John Putnam, electric and acoustic guitars

John is a native New Yorker and has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of artists- including Madonna, Cher, David Johansen, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplanski, Darlene Love, Jimmy Cliff, Avril Lavigne, John Denver, Southside Johnny, James Montgomery, J. Geils, Shemekia Copeland, and the Boston Pops! John has also composed numerous independent film scores and commercial television spots and has performed on Broadway in both The Who’s Tommy and Memphis. John is currently back on Broadway performing in the Grammy-award winning musical, Kinky Boots.

Katia Floreska, backup vocals

Katia is a NYC based singer, musician, songwriter and voice-over artist. She was a back-up singer for Ronnie Spector as a “Ronnette”. Performed and collaborated with numerous bands, artists and producers in New York, Los Angeles and London for both live shows and studio sessions. Katia continues to perform live with NYC’s beloved institution, The Loser’s Lounge as well as The Tall Pines where she’s on keyboards and backing vocals. Her work is ongoing with upcoming solo and collaborative music projects in the US and UK including a previous release of her UK single, “Who Needs Love” by Colourphonic available on iTunes.

David Mansfield, electric guitar (Lay Your Money Down) and fiddle

The Son of classical musicians and formally trained as a violinist, David is a former member of Bob Dylan’s band having recorded three albums with the legend starting with Rolling Thunder Review. In addition to releasing three albums for Arista Records, David is an award-winning film and television composer with many major scoring credits, including the Emmy-nominated A&E mini-series Broken Trail, co-written with Van Dyke Parks plus numerous feature film scores including Heaven’s Gate, Year of the Dragon and The Sicilian. A founding member of Bruce Hornsby and the Range, David received an RIAA platinum album and Grammy Award for “The Way It Is”, as well as RIAA gold albums for Dylan’s “Desire” and “Hard Rain.”