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Ole Lion

by Arte Tedesco

Released 2018
Released 2018
Arte Tedesco delivers strong songs with clear lyrics that define the human experience. Somewhere among his many songs, you will find one that you will feel was written especially about you.
NOTES
Arte Tedesco songs tap into the core of basic human emotion... to reward listeners with music we can all relate to.

Pittsburgh!

by Arte Tedesco

Released 2018
Released 2018
"Pittsburgh!" is the first single release from Arte's 5th album, "Lightning Strikes!". It is a love song for the City of Pittsburgh.
NOTES
Arte Tedesco is a legendary singer-songwriter hailing from Western Pennsylvania. For more than four decades, he has delivered an extremely personal experience with each song. Seeing Arte in concert, one is struck with the feeling that he has stripped away all pretense and is allowing us to see the essence of the man inside. His songs tell of experiences we have all shared… and that is the connection.
During the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, Arte stunned …
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Florida Dream

by Arte Tedesco

Independent
Independent
It is easy to hear the influence of the Florida tropics seasoning these tracks.
  • 03:12 Lyrics A Man's Gonna Love You (Now)

    You’ve been kicked, you feel bad

                You’ve got a case just like one I had

    But don’t worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

     

    You feel alone, but you’re not

                To get away you’d give up all you’ve got

    But don’t you worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU NOW

     

    I don’t care how long it takes to reach you

                And I don’t care what I’ve got to go through

     

    I’ll be around, at midnight

                I’ll go to six to make you feel alright

    So, don’t worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

     

    I don’t care how long it takes to reach you

                And I don’t care what I’ve got to go through

     

    I’ll be around, at midnight

                I’ll go to six to make you feel alright

    So, don’t worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

  • 03:20 Lyrics Head in the Clouds

    I have always lived this way--

         Rambling and struggling

    Looking toward a better day--

         Gambling and juggling

    I was sure my day would come--

         Dreaming and playing

    I knew the odds I'd overcome--

         Scheming and praying... with my

    [CHORUS]

    HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

    Alone in the crowds

    My HEAD IN THE CLOUDS...and my back to the wall!

     

    Easy roads run close to mine--

         Inviting and assuring

    But something I still can't define--

         Exciting and alluring

    Made me take the rougher way--

         Twisting and turning

    Feeling like a castaway--

         Existing and yearning...with my

    [CHORUS]

    HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

    Alone in the crowds

    My HEAD IN THE CLOUDS...and my back to the wall!

     

    I tried to stay on the right side

         But I got lost a time or two

    I'm sorry if I hurt you

         But what was I to do...with my

    [CHORUS]

    HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

    Alone in the crowds

    My HEAD IN THE CLOUDS...and my back to the wall

    (My)

    HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

    Alone in the crowds

    My HEAD IN THE CLOUDS...and my back to the wall!

  • 03:16 Lyrics Florida Dream

    If there’s one thing that I know

                It’s that I’ll always be

    At home in the sunshine

                Surrounded by the sea

    And, if Paradise could lie

                In the world we know today

    It would be right here

                            Beside you, Dear

    In a cabin by the Bay

     

    I’ve traveled all around

                To find out who I’d be

    Looking for a home I found my destiny

                Here with the Old Home Team

                Living in my FLORIDA DREAM

     

    There are places where I’ve been

                The people were so kind

    But they weren’t my style, so in awhile

    I left them all behind

    I was drawn back by the sun,

                The palms and the gentle breeze

    To a place where folks look far ahead

                To meet their children’s needs

     

    I’ve traveled all around

                To find out who I’d be

    Looking for a home I found my destiny

                Here with the Old Home Team

                Living in my FLORIDA DREAM

     

    I once had a feeling of emptiness inside

    Living off my pride

    Taking everything in stride

     

    But, I found that I had to find a better way

    I had gone astray

    My life was only grey

     

    I’ve traveled far and wide

                To find out who I’d be

    Looking for a home I found my destiny

                And you were waiting with the Old Home Team

                Living in my FLORIDA DREAM

  • 02:57 Lyrics To the Archer

    You were the one that I put all my chips on

              Nobody could have told me you weren’t true

    Half of my heart is somewhere deep inside you

              I don’t know where your heart is… girl, do you?

    Do you remember when we made a promise?

              “I’ll never leave you,” we said through our tears

    We had a love we knew would last forever

              I guess forever only lasts ten years!

     

    I’m alone in our room, but I see you

              Smiling at me as if you were here today

    It’s just the ghost of you when you loved me

              My heart’s pounding as the vision fades away

     

    What did I do to you that was so awful

              That you could treat me like an enemy?

    Nobody’s perfect, but I tried so hard, Dear.

              Why do you serve this dish of pain to me?

     

    Take your dream to be free in Colorado

              Give up love, so you can go and play “the game”

    You don’t fool me with your false bravado

              You’re so fragile, you can’t even say my name

     

    Don’t be surprised if you hear through the grapevine

              That I’ve started loving someone new

    “You just don’t get it!” you said, over and over

              Excuse me, now, but I believe I do!

    You were the one that I put all my chips on

              Nobody could have told me you weren’t true

    Half of my heart is somewhere deep inside you

              I don’t know where your heart is… girl, do you?

  • 04:00 Lyrics Outside

    Ain’t it hard when you find. . . your emotions were blind

                Well it’s worse when you finally see. . .

    All the love from your soul. . . you’ve poured into a hole. . .

                Just a pain where your heart used to be.

    Outside looking into a place I called home. . .

                Floating in nowhere. . . I’m so alone!

    Like a man out in space. . . I can’t breathe in this place

                And my world seems so far away.

    But I’ve got to survive. . . to keep love alive,

                And make it through one more day.

    Outside looking into a place I called home. . .

                Floating in nowhere. . . I’m so alone!

    Your blood’s in my veins!  I’m going insane!

                Without you I’m only one half. . .

    You needed a man. . .Babe I’ve done all I can!

                Well at least I was good for a laugh.

    Take your freedom and fly. . . but remember that I

                Will be there if you happen to fall.

    There’s nothing else I can do. . . I will always love you!

                Remember. . .I promised my all!

    Outside  looking into a place I called home. . .

                Floating in nowhere. . . I’m so alone!

                            Oh….Mama…

  • 03:20 Lyrics Miami

    Cruisin’ for fun—South on Route U.S. One, FLA

                Me and the son’s out, kickin’ down Miami Way

    MIAMI—What could anyone say about you?

    MIAMI—(It’s) somewhere north of Peru!

     

    Augie and I seem to fly on my old Yamaha

                We’ve got not worries—We’re not in a hurry, at all

    We’re livin’ like kings, ‘cause we know how to shake off the Blues

                Munchin’ mangoes and matza with lotsa’ Cubans and Jews

    MIAMI— What could anyone say about you?

    MIAMI—(It’s) somewhere north of Peru!

     

    We’ve got a lust for kickin’ up dust—and throwin’ down a memory or two!

    We don’t give a damn, so if we get in a jam—just give us a cell with a view…(of)

     

    MIAMI— What could anyone say about you?

    MIAMI—(It’s) somewhere north of Peru!

     

    We’ve got a lust for kickin’ up dust—and throwin’ down a memory or two!

    We don’t give a damn, so if we get in a jam—just give us a cell with a view (of)

     

    MIAMI—Buenos Dias! Shalom!

    MIAMI—I hope we make it back home! 

    MIAMI!

  • 02:39 Lyrics I Think of You

    Well, I know you know

              ‘Cause we talked about it

    And, I tried so hard to show

              That you were my best friend

              And, I tried… I tried

    To let you see inside me!

    Oh…

    The love you give

              Makes me feel sweet and dizzy

    So positive that I could stay busy

              Loving you

    It’s easy… so easy!

    And, I promise you, My Love

              In everything I do it’s you

    That I’m thinking of

              In everything I do, I Think of You

              And me… writing our own love story

    So sensually

              Living with you is like an endless dream

    It’s easy… so easy!

    And, I promise you, My Love

              With everything I do it’s you

    That I’m thinking of

              In everything I do I Think of You

    Sometimes, life gets tough

              But, I’ll stay here by you

    No, I don’t mind

              I know it’s what you’d do for me, too…

              Loving you… it’s easy, so easy!

    So, I promise you, My Love

              In everything I do it’s you

    That I’m thinking of

              In everything I do I Think of You

  • 03:13 Lyrics Dangerous Man

    I just got in this morning from an all-night revelry

              I was pretty well gone; fell asleep on my lawn

    My neighbors love to talk about me

    They’ve seen me running naked from a girl who stole my car

              And there’s a rumor, I’ve known, that if I come home alone

    I make love to my guitar (and they say I’m a)

    [CHORUS]

    Dangerous Man—always in the middle of it

    Dangerous Man—oooh that’s what I am

     

    I met a girl at a party; everybody said that she was a tease

              They don’t know her—she’s a real cork blower

    She always lets me do what I please

    She knew of a spot on the Southside

              Where we could go to get a little release

    We must have gone too far in the back of my car

              Ended up with the Pittsburgh Police (and they said I’m a)

    [CHORUS]

    Dangerous Man—always in the middle of it

    Dangerous Man—oooh that’s what I am

     

    Now, I spend most of my time running—I’m here—but then I’m not

              And some say I’m wild, but believe me, child

    I give everything—everything I’ve got

    So if there’s a lady out there—who thinks that she and I might fit

              Let me say right now what I’ve said all the while

    I’ll be right in the middle of it (‘cause I’m a)

    [CHORUS]

    Dangerous Man—always in the middle of it

    Dangerous Man—oooh that’s what I am

  • 03:00 Lyrics Secret Rendezvous

    It feels so good… just being here

              To share the magic of the night with you

    Sometimes the past begins to disappear

              It’s another Secret Rendezvous

     

    I stand before you now,

    With no one else around

              Giving everything to you!

    I lie beside you, now

              My clothes are on the ground

    Nobody moves me like you do!

     

    Somehow I can’t believe that it’s a sin

              To have your cake and eat it, too

    The candlelight is dancing on your skin

              It’s another Secret Rendezvous

     

    I stand before you now,

    With no one else around

              Giving everything to you!

    I lie beside you, now

              My clothes are on the ground

    Nobody moves me like you do!

     

    And, in my world

              Everyone depends on me

    All I have to see me through

              Are these nights alone with you

              So, I wait… I wait

     

    Sometimes I wonder how much I can take!

              Is my destruction around the bend?

    It’s a dangerous game we play and hearts could break

              Who can tell us how it’s gonna end?

     

    I stand before you now,

    With no one else around

              Giving everything to you!

    I lie beside you, now

              My clothes are all around!

    Nobody moves me like you do!

    Nobody moves me like you do!

    Nobody moves me… like you do!

NOTES
Florida Dream was produced by Arte Tedesco and John Blanche. The tracks were done at John Blanche Recording Studios in Longwood, Florida.

Dangerous Man

by Arte Tedesco

Independent
Independent
This album was recorded with the Granati Brothers, and their contribution is obvious.
  • 02:51 Lyrics Beautiful Blade

    Drivin’ too hard

              Drinkin’ to sleep

    I’m tryin’ to hold on

              But, I’m slippin’ deep

    Into that hole in my heart that you made

              I didn’t see it comin’… I didn’t see it…BEAUTIFUL BLADE!

     

    On top of the world

              Got nothing to fear

    Makin’ our plans

              While holdinig you near

    But, not near enough

              To see how you played

    I didn’t see it comin’… I didn’t see it…BEAUTIFUL BLADE!

     

    I was blown back when we parted, but you don’t give a damn

    I’d say I’m back to where I started, but I don’t know where I am

     

    I’ve got to be careful

              Move on with my life

    I’m cuttin’ you loose

              But, when I reach for a knife

    I better make damn sure

              This scene ain’t replayed

    I don’t need a brand new… brand new BEAUTIFUL BLADE!

  • 02:58 Lyrics Dangerous Man

    I just got in this morning from an all-night revelry

              I was pretty well gone; fell asleep on my lawn

    My neighbors love to talk about me

    They’ve seen me running naked from a girl who stole my car

              And there’s a rumor, I’ve known, that if I come home alone

    I make love to my guitar (and they say I’m a)

    [CHORUS]

    Dangerous Man—always in the middle of it

    Dangerous Man—oooh that’s what I am

     

    I met a girl at a party; everybody said that she was a tease

              They don’t know her—she’s a real cork blower

    She always lets me do what I please

    She knew of a spot on the Southside

              Where we could go to get a little release

    We must have gone too far in the back of my car

              Ended up with the Pittsburgh Police (and they said I’m a)

    [CHORUS]

    Dangerous Man—always in the middle of it

    Dangerous Man—oooh that’s what I am

     

    Now, I spend most of my time running—I’m here—but then I’m not

              And some say I’m wild, but believe me, child

    I give everything—everything I’ve got

    So if there’s a lady out there—who thinks that she and I might fit

              Let me say right now what I’ve said all the while

    I’ll be right in the middle of it (‘cause I’m a)

    [CHORUS]

    Dangerous Man—always in the middle of it

    Dangerous Man—oooh that’s what I am

  • 03:03 Lyrics A Man's Gonna Love You (Now)

    You’ve been kicked, you feel bad

                You’ve got a case just like one I had

    But don’t worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

     

    You feel alone, but you’re not

                To get away you’d give up all you’ve got

    But don’t you worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU NOW

     

    I don’t care how long it takes to reach you

                And I don’t care what I’ve got to go through

     

    I’ll be around, at midnight

                I’ll go to six to make you feel alright

    So, don’t worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

     

    I don’t care how long it takes to reach you

                And I don’t care what I’ve got to go through

     

    I’ll be around, at midnight

                I’ll go to six to make you feel alright

    So, don’t worry…A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

                No, don’t worry… A MAN’S GONNA LOVE YOU, NOW

  • 03:48 Lyrics Stay With Me Tonight

    It’s getting near the end

                Of one of the longest days I’ve seen

    And, the Night is waiting… like a long, black limousine

                It’s waiting to take us where we want to go…

    Waiting to take us where?  Hell, I don’t know!

     

    There are a lot of places,

    Girl, where you might be

    So, let me say right now…

                How much I love your company

    It feels so good to have you here with me

                It’s the start of my favorite fantasy

     

    [CHORUS]

     

    Stay With Me Tonight

                Call your mama, say you’ll be alright

    Say you won’t be comin’ home tonight

                You’re staying with a friend

    Stay With Me Tonight

                We’ll ride together till the morning light

    And who’s to say now if it’s wrong or right

                The time is ours to spend

     

    There’s a bunch of reasons

    Why your should not stay

    But, this thing is hot enough

                To burn them all away

    And, if you feel a little like I do

                It won’t be long before my ride with you

     

    [CHORUS]

     

    Stay With Me Tonight

                Call your mama, say you’ll be alright

    Say you won’t be comin’ home tonight

                You’re staying with a friend

    Stay With Me Tonight

                We’ll ride together till the morning light

    And who’s to say now if it’s wrong or right

                The time is ours to spend…ours to spend…hours to spend

  • 03:54 Lyrics All Of Me

    I don’t think you know

              The kind of life I’ve had

              I don’t think you the kind of guy I am—aw, too bad!

    I don’t think you see things

              Quite the way I do

              I don’t understand how I got so far with all this hell from you

    Nobody could give you what I do

    ‘Cause no one else could give ALL OF ME to you

     

    (CHORUS)

     

    ALL OF ME (I’m givin’ all of me)

              ALL OF ME (givin’ all of me)

    ALL OF ME

              Can’t you see I’m givin’ ALL OF ME?

     

     

    I’ve got to take my time—

              I’m bending from the load

              If you don’t know I’m on your side by now— I guess you’ll never know

    You make me feel so good

              But, you make me feel bad, too

              I don’t mind the ups and downs, but tell me… Is it me and you?

    Nobody could give you what I do

    ‘Cause no one else could give ALL OF ME to you

     

    (CHORUS)

     

    ALL OF ME (I’m givin’ all of me)

              ALL OF ME (givin’ all of me)

    ALL OF ME

              Can’t you see I’m givin’ ALL OF ME?

  • 03:28 Lyrics Sweet Baby of My Dreams

    Last night I dreamed of you. . . and of some  things that we might do

                With your precious hand in mine. . . my love.

    Every night is a special night. . . and a star is shining bright

                To burn away the darkness. . . for our love.

    Though I’ve never met you. . . and I don’t know your name

                You’ve always been my woman, just the same.

     

    SWEET BABY OF MY DREAMS, come to this lonely heart.

                I wish that I could find you. . .

    But I don’t know where I need to start

                SWEET BABY OF MY DREAMS, I’m yours, and yours alone!

    Smile at me from this crowd of faces. . . Come, and take me home. . .

     

    No one cam take your place. . .I’m waiting for that smiling face

                To tell me that I’ve finally found my love.

    And I will know you’re there for me. . .to take my soul and set me free

                So we can live forever. . . In our love.

    Though I’ve never met you. . . and I don’t know your name

                You’ve always been my woman, just the same.

     

    SWEET BABY OF MY DREAMS, come to this lonely heart.

                I wish that I could find you. . .

    But I don’t know where I need to start

                SWEET BABY OF MY DREAMS, I’m yours, and yours alone!

    Smile at me from this crowd of faces. . . Come, and take me home. . .

                Take me home.                                      

  • 02:47 Lyrics Who Knows?

    How can you run

                   From something inside you?

                                  I don’t know

                                  I don’t know

    Well, Who Knows… the way life goes?

     

    How can you hide

                   From someone beside you?

                                  I don’t know

                                  I don’t know

    Well, Who Knows… the way life goes?

     

    Talk about the weather

                   About a change in scene

    Talkin’ about whether

                   We really know what we really mean

     

    How can you run

                   From something inside you?

                                  I don’t know

                                  I don’t know

    Well, Who Knows… the way life goes?

     

    Lookin’ at each other

                   Things can change so fast

    But, lookin’ through each other’s eyes

                   We can see how we’re gonna last!

     

    How can you run

                   From something inside you?

                                  I don’t know

                                  I don’t know

    Well, Who Knows… the way life goes?

                                  Who knows… the way life goes?

  • 04:29 Lyrics Special Lady

    I don’t have money saved for when it’s raining

                The clothes I own were stylish years ago

    No fancy car is parked out in my driveway

                But I don’t mind, ‘cause there is one thing I know…

     

    (CHORUS)

     

    I’ve got a very SPECIAL LADY

                This one sure knows how to treat me right

    She lifts me up and sends my spirit flying

                She makes me feel like I own the world tonight

     

     

    (And) When I can’t sleep, she’s right here—she soothes me

                When I play the clown, she laughs just like a child

    Anytime I need her, I reach out to her

                With just a glance, she can drive a sane man wild!

     

    (CHORUS)

     

    I’ve got a very SPECIAL LADY

                This one sure knows how to treat me right

    She lifts me up and sends my spirit flying

                She makes me feel like I own the world tonight

     

    Before she came along, my life was empty

                Like a weathered sign with the message worn away

    Like a book without the most important pages

                Rewritten now with the love she brings my way (Oh,)

     

    (CHORUS)

     

    I’ve got a very SPECIAL LADY

                This one sure knows how to treat me right

    She lifts me up and sends my spirit flying

                She makes me feel like the world is mine tonight

  • 02:53 Lyrics Where Will You Go?

    I’ve been looking out for you

    For so long it seems you’re mine!

    It’s crazy, but I think

    We’re near the end of the line

    I hope your realize

    Life’s not all “Sunny Skies”

     

    [CHORUS]

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

     

    Sharin’ dreams, a cliché, it seems

                But it meant so much to me

    We’re part of each other, now

                So, apart what will we be?

    Oh, do you understand

                What you let fly from your hand?

     

    [CHORUS]

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

     

    (BRIDGE)

    How could I not feel it—as we took on separate goals?

                Now my heart is tearing at the seam between our souls

     

    [CHORUS]

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

     

    Well, I won’t be moving on with you

                But, I wish you all the best!

    It’s not what I had planned for us

                Well, that’s the way it goes, I guess

    But I’m sure that if you try

                Somehow you will get by

     

    [CHORUS]

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

    WHERE WILL YOU GO?

                Don’t you know the world can be cold?

    What will you do?

                Don’t you need a dream to hold on to?

  • 04:23 Lyrics Hurricane!

    From across the smoke-filled room

              Your eyes are cutting through the gloom

    And the look on your face

              Sends wigglets up my spine

    Well I know what you would do

              If I was alone with you

    As our spirits have begun to intertwine

     

    [CHORUS]

    But are you ready… for the HURRICANE

              It will pick you up and slam you down again

    You’ll never fly higher and the ride will make you insane

              But that’s just the way it is… with a HURRICANE

     

    You feel so good tonight

              And the mood is set just right

    I see you understand

              the Ancient Song

    It’s ringing in our ears

              It’s sweetness melts away our fears

    And we feel like this is where we both belong

     

    [CHORUS]

    But are you ready… for the HURRICANE

              It will pick you up and slam you down again

    You’ll never fly higher and the ride will make you insane

              But that’s just the way it is… with a HURRICANE

     

    Is this some dream of mine?

              Or some other place in time

    Where am I ?

              Oh, there I go again

    I can feel you hanging on     

              We’re spinning over Avalon

    We’re caught up in a raging HURRICANE

     

    [CHORUS]

    But are you ready… for the HURRICANE

              It will pick you up and slam you down again

    You’ll never fly higher and the ride will make you insane

              But that’s just the way it is… with a HURRICANE

NOTES
Dangerous Man was recorded at Mulberry Street Studio in around 1996. Arte left Florida for 10 days to work on this album with the Granati Brothers. Each day began with Arte playing a song for the boys. They would work the rest of the day until the song was finished. Then, everybody would go upstairs, where the Granati Women would have an Italian feast prepared. Add Joey's wine to that and the magic was complete!