Michael D'Agostino

Drummer, vocalist and Songwriter

Lyrics

               Sarah Lane

I took a walk by the old schoolyard

Back when the distant seas still roared

We used to run, down that long hall

I remember it all

 

Now some of those things that we learned

They take many years to unlearn

I hope you set sail for the sun

Release the anchor, the rope and the chains

We’re pointing this ship north in a gale

 

There was a girl in that old schoolyard

You could see with the light in her eyes

And in the fall when we stayed at the shore

I remember it all

 

Now some of those things that we learned

They take many years to unlearn

When those seas battle and churn

Release the anchor, the rope and the chains

Were pointing this ship north in a gale

 

(Instr)

 

Some of those things that we learned

They take many years to unlearn

And when those seas battle and churn

Release the anchor, the rope and the chains

We’re pointing this ship north in a gale

We’re sailing on the ol’ Sarah Lane

 

©2016 words/music by Michael D’Agostino

 

                The Distance

 

The distant road, one blink it’s here

The white lines go flying by, the northern lights, paint the sky

There’s a moonlight over Boston, do you see it there in Portland

I’ll see that road again, when you’re here

 

Don’t you ever feel sometimes that the, road is long

What you’re gonna need my friend is to, to be strong

When there’s a fork in the road you measure, straight to the heart

Into the forest under the trees, it’s where you belong

 

So you’re heading down to Bal’more

Gonna take every scenic highway

Gonna take some time, to heal

In the distance land of thunder

Did we give more then we plundered

Can we lead that road away from here

 

It’s time to open up those windows and let the wind blow

Whether we set sail together or drift apart

It’s just the distance, won’t keep us apart

It’s just the distance, to your heart

 

It’s time to open up those windows and let the wind blow

It’s for the distance, that scenic road

It’s just the distance, to letting it go

It’s for, the distance you know

 

(Solo)

 

It’s time to open up those windows and let the wind blow

It’s for the distance, that scenic road

It’s just the distance, of letting it go

You’re moving onward, down the dusty road

 

The distance, from you to me

The distance, won’t you come and see

The distance, to letting it go

We’re moving onward, down the dusty road

 

You’re watching it grow

You’re letting it go

On the distant road

 

©2016 words/music by Michael D’Agostino

 

     Falling Leaves

 

When you came in my direction

I knew I’d never be the same

Reflected in your eyes

Was the light of a flame

 

You let down your protection

My cover was stripped away

Standing in a new dimension

The holy would reveal her name

 

Falling leaves, upon the snow

Dance as they let go

Love’s a spring, just watch it grow

Reaching for the sky

 

You led me to redemption

I’m giving back all I can

You’ve got a heart that shines like a diamond, in my hand

Some love’s got that power

It’s just hard to explain

It’s tearing down those walls

Deep inside of us

 

Falling Leaves upon the snow

Dance as they let go

Love’s a spring, just watch it grow

Reaching for the light

 

The weight is over

Cause we let it go

Over that horizon

Through the starry night

What the head makes cloudy

The heart makes clear

We can scale these walls

You and me

 

Falling leave upon the snow

Dance as they let go

Love’s a spring, just watch it grow

Reaching for, the light

Falling leaves upon the snow

Dance as they let go

Love’s a spring, just watch it grow

 

Reaching for, the starry night

 

©2016 words/music by Michael D’Agostino

 

Only Love

 

The ceilings is the stars tonight, look at them so bright

Somewhere from high above, send down your love

A simple solemn prayer came over me

 

When you’re the underdogs, underdog

Things don’t seem, the way they oughta be

It’s only love that can show you so much pain

It’s only love that can heal you again.

 

How far can we see at night, can anybody say

Some things that we can’t see, are the ones so real

You’re beyond mystical, when I look at you

 

Oh Lord, what’s happened here

It’s a big smoke screen yet one things clear

It’s only love, that can show you so much pain

It’s only love, that can heal you, again

(Instr)

 

The best things in life are free

They’re staring right in front of me

Don’t want to wait till my time is up

To feel the things I need so much

More than how you toss the dice

Cutting once, you measure twice

It’s staring right in front of me

This time I’ll open my eyes and see

Echoes from the distant past, I feel it haunting me

The flames that are burning are clearing the field

So fire away from here, it’s all you ever say

But the flames are building, there burning so we can see

The flame’s that’s upon us they’re burning, their clearing so we can see.

 

 

©2016 words/music by Michael D’Agostino

 

Where Do You Find Love?

 

 

Long ago we’ve all been there

Those long days without a care

When we finally slowed down

 

Staring at the screen all day

You’re driving home, can you get away

Even for a minute

 

Where do you find love?

Which way is it hiding?

Where do you find love?

Which way is it hiding?

 

Careful who you hold too close

It’s hard to tell till you’ve had a dose

Of bad intention

 

Knowing all the things you do

And everybody’s point of view

Are we that much better?

 

Where do you find love?

Which way is it hiding?

Where do you find love?

Which way is it hiding?

 

When I saw you, standing near the lake

I was hypnotized, I couldn’t speak, time slipped away

All those years, have turned to dust

Whatever time remains, I wanna fan the flame

 

Whatever time remains, I wanna fan the flame

 

Where do you find love?

Which way is it hiding?

Where do you find love?

 

Which way?

Which way?

 

© 2014 Music: Michael D’Agostino and David Biglin, Lyrics: Michael D’Agostino

 

        Peace

 

Walk by the shore

Do you swim anymore?

Walk by the hill

Do you climb anymore?

 

It’s only a hill

That leads to the mountainside

Where we go to chill

And find a little peace

 

We’ll run through the field

Forget all our plans  

We’ll step out over the ledge

Gonna see where we land

 

If owning the hill

Means losing the mountainside

Are hearts made of steel?

 

The fortress is breaking

There’s goons on the hill

The rush that they’re feeling

Has gone to there heads

A fine summer morning

With you by my side

 

If all you ever do

Is run for the mile

The river’s so wild as it runs to the sea

Cause there you will find, it’s taking you higher

The river’s alive as it runs to the sea

 

Instrumental

 

If all you ever do is run for the mile

The river’s alive as it runs to the sea

It’s there you will find

Peace……….

© 2010 Music: Music:Michael D’Agostino and David Biglin Lyrics: Michael D’Agostino

 

           Far Away

 

When you’re hurting bad

And everything’s leading you away from where you wanna be

Like a long forgotten symphony

 

When I look in your eyes

It’s getting hard to read the sign

You’re trying to send to me

From beyond a veil of mystery

 

If it’s love it just turns her on

Deceive her, and she flies away

If it’s love it just turns her on

It takes her so far

If you’re feeling down and low

Again, I’ll comfort you and then

I think we need to be alone

This feeling’s gonna take us home

It’s coming round the bend

If it’s love it just turns her on

Deceive her and she flies away

If it’s love it just turns her on

It takes her so far

We can leave right now but before we go

There’s just one thing that you should know

A love so real cuts to the bone

Down to the river we’ll go

We’ll dive and wash away those years

When tranquil seasons disappeared

One thing is forever clear

If it’s love

If it’s love

If it’s love

If it’s love it just turns her on

Deceive her and she flies away if it’s love it just turns her on

It takes her so far

So far away

© 2012 Michael D’Agostino and David Biglin

 

                     Hallowed Ground

 

I rearrange my line of sight, when she walks in the room

So many feelings that lie hidden, that’d long since been entombed

After all is said and done, we’re all on hallowed ground

Can you feel it, can you feel it

After all that we’ve been through, I keep running back to you

 

I just can’t fight it anymore

 

We watched the shadows on the floor as the sunlight rolls away

It’s long past the midnight hour, we’re fading fast, I’m so glad you came

 

After all is said and done, we’re all on hallowed ground

Can you feel it if it’s rolling away

After all that we’ve been through

I keep running back to you

 

I just can’t fight it anymore

 

The minute you walk away

The minute you walk away

 

And if you finally found the time

To follow your dreams

And swallow your pride

When you start to let it go

You’ll   be on the other side

I rearrange my line of sight, when she walks in the room

So many feelings that lie hidden, that’d long since been entombed

After all is said and done, we’re all on hallowed ground

Can you feel it, can you feel it

After all that we’ve been through

I keep running back to you

I just can’t fight it anymore

 

© 2012 Michael D’Agostino and David Biglin

 

                     Half Alive

 

She must look like an angel in the morning

When I’m only half alive

I never knew how to let love in

Not the kind I can see in your eyes

Cause I’m only half alive

 

With a little more money

Just a little more fame

Maybe then we’d let love in

And not push it away

 

Love hasn’t been around here

Lord knows where it’s been

 

It’s time to look inside and let it in

Let it in, let it in

It’s time to look inside and let it in

 

Put this book back on the shelf, it’s the evening

It’s time to unwind

I’m still only half alive

I never knew how to let love in

Not the kind I can, see in your eyes

When I am only half alive

 

With a little more money, just a little more fame

Maybe then we’d let love in, and not push it away

Love hasn’t been around here, hell knows where it’s been

It’s time to look inside and let it in, let it in, let it in

It’s time to look inside and let it in

 

I’ve seen where we’ve been

Let’s see where this goes

If we can’t see what love is

Then how can it grow?

 

How can it grow?

 

She must look like an angel in the morning

 

 

© 2012 Michael D’Agostino and David Biglin

 

                Again

 

Did she think there was more?

He left the light on, and a note at the door

Walking by the old saloon, it’s been a hundred years since they tied horses here

She just wants to see him

 

Again she loves him against her will

Again she wants him again

 

 

She lives life here on the farm

The leaves are building by the barn

The dogs are barking they just won’t come in

She walks the street so late at night

Feeling lost and feeling torn

She tells her friends she’s doing fine, deep inside she’s doing time

 

Again she loves sees him against her will

Again she wants him cause no one else will

Every time she looks in his eyes, she gets so lost along the way

Again she loves him, again

 

Bridge

 

Again she loves him against her will

Again she wants him cause no one else will

Every time she looks in his eyes, she gets so lost along the way

 

Again she loves him again

 

© 2012 Music Michael D’Agostino and David Biglin, Lyrics: Michael D’Agostino