BERNIE CHIARAVALLE

DREAMER

Bernie Chiaravalle - Dreamer

Dreamer

Bernie Chiaravalle

Bernoit Music - 2018

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Recorded at The Hideaway, Franklin, TN

Album photos by Gail Chiaravalle

Albums graphics by Adam Chiaravalle

 

Produced by Bernie Chiaravalle

 

All instruments and vocals by Bernie Chiaravalle except “Land of Dreamers” (Bill Gibson, drums) & “How Long Must I Wait” (Mark Douthit, sax).

 

All songs written by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music

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LYRICS

 

YOUR LOVE IS EVERYTHING

What a life

What a time we had

So many memories

Some are good

Some are sad

But I wouldn’t change a thing

 

Through it all

You stood by my side

Even though

I wasn’t there at times

Through thick and thin

You were always there

With a loving smile

 

Your love is everything

Nothing else means more to me

Your love is everything

 

Don’t it seem like yesterday

Has gone by so fast?

Even though our life have changed

Our love will surely last

 

Through it all

You never let me down

Even though

I wasn’t always around

Through thick and thin

You were always there

With a warm embrace

 

Your love is everything

Even more than the air I breathe

Your love is everything

 

Through thick and thin

You were always there

With an open heart

 

Your love is everything

Nothing else means more to me

Your love is everything

 

Your love is everything

No other face that I’d rather see

Your love is everything

Everything and more

 

Your love is everything

It’s everything and more

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

LAND OF DREAMERS

Can’t believe what I’m witnessing now

What’s goin’ on?

Need to find a way back somehow

 

Everything we know

Is falling under siege

All we have and we hold

Is slipping out of

Slipping out of our hands

 

We all live in a land of dreamers

Isn’t that what we’re built upon

Everybody needs something to believe in

Under it all

We’re all dreamers

 

Don’t lose hope

Or sight of your dreams

Don’t you know

Angels are watching over you

Lighting the way and guiding you

 

How’d we every get to this place

So far out of line

All around I see nothing but hate

 

Everything I knew

No longer fits in a mold

No matter what you do

Angels are watching over you

Lighting the way and guiding you

 

We all live in a land of dreamers

Isn’t that what we’re all about

(what we’re all about)

Everybody needs something to believe in

Under it all

We’re all dreamers

Yeah we’re dreamers

 

We all live in a land of dreamers

Isn’t that what we’re built upon

(what we’re built upon)

Everybody everywhere is a believer

Under it all

We’re all dreamers

We’re all dreamers

 

Yeah…

We all live in a land of dreamers

Under it all

We’re all dreamers

We’re all dreamers

 

Yeah…

Under it all

We’re all dreamers

We’re all dreamers

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Bill Gibson: drums

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

DON’T LAST THAT LONG

I hope you had a good life

One with no regret

Was it everything you thought it be

 

We’re only given one chance

So we better get it right

No tellin’ when the sun comes up

We’ll live to see the day

 

Treat everyday like

It could be the last one

You never know what

Lays up ahead

Keep singin’ your heart out

Like you’ve never done before

It don’t last that long

No it don’t

No it don’t

It don’t last that long

 

I hope you fought a good fight

Stood fast by your ground

Never a thought of backing down

 

The end of an era

The changing of the guard

You carried the torch for one and all

Now it’s time to pass it on

 

Treat everyday like

It could be the last one

You never know what

Lays up ahead

Keep singin’ your heart out

Like you’ve never done before

It don’t last that long

It don’t last that long

It don’t last that long

 

No tellin’ when the sun comes up

We’ll see the light of day

 

Treat everyday like

It could be the last one

You never know what

Lays up ahead

Keep singin’ your heart out

Like you’ve never done before

It don’t last that long

It don’t last too long

It don’t last that long

 

Treat everyday like

It could be the last one

You never know what

Lays up ahead

Keep singin’ your heart out

Like you’ve never done before

It don’t last that long

It don’t last that long

It don’t last that long

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

IN THIS TOGETHER

We’re in need of a better plan

Seems to me it’s gotten out of hand

I wonder when we’re gonna take a stand

 

We’re all in this together

Goin’ out on a limb

Holdin’ on to forever

Takin’ the dream to the end

 

Do you believe in a better place

One we can build with both love and grace

It takes a village to pave the way

 

We’re all in this together

Crazy as it may seem

We’re all birds of a feather

Each of us sharing the dream

We’re in this together

Together

 

There’s no way we can let them take us down

Even as dark as it seems

Somehow we’re gonna turn this thing around

If we’re gonna make it in this world

 

I hear a lot of politicians rant

About the things they’ll do and what they can’t

Why don’t they get their heads out of the sand

 

We’re all in this together

Goin’ out on a limb

Holdin’ on to forever

Takin’ the dream to the end

 

We’re all in this together

Crazy as it may seem

We’re all birds of a feather

Taking the dream to the end

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

KEEP IT ALIVE

Looking onward

With my heart in hand

Ever mindful

Of all I don’t understand

 

I know we’re a long long way

From the world that we dream of

It’s all we can do to keep it alive

 

Moving forward

To the mountaintop

Tho’ it seems hopeless

We can never stop

 

I know it’s a long long way

To the place that we dream of

No matter the cost

We’ve got to try

It’s all we can do to keep it alive

 

Come what may

We are the love that we make

Just know the truth is gonna be revealed

Nobody’s gonna change the way we feel

 

Looking inward

To the depths of our minds

What surrounds us

Changes with time

 

I know we’re a long long way

To the place that we dream of

No matter the cost

We’ve got to keep tryin’

When all seems lost

We’ll keep it alive

 

Keep it alive

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

LEAVE ME HEART ALONE

Now here I am alone again

Wonderin’ if this how it ends

You can’t say you didn’t tell me so

Well how could I ever know

Well there’s nothin’ more for us to say

Because you’ve taken all my tears away

 

Just say what you’ve gotta say

And leave it alone

Don’t treat it like it’s all a game

Just leave my heart alone

Just leave it alone

 

I can’t seem to do anything right

Can’t even find my way home tonight

I know I need to be strong enough

But that’s easier said than done

Do me a favor and let me be

Don’t make this harder than it needs to be

 

Just say what you’ve gotta say

And leave me alone

Don’t treat it like it’s all a game

Just leave my heart alone

 

Just say what you’ve gotta say

And leave it alone

Don’t treat it like it’s all a game

Just leave my heart alone

 

You need to walk away

And don’t look back

Because I’ve known you long enough to know

There’s a distance in your eyes

That you just can’t disguise anymore

 

Just say what you’ve gotta say

And leave me alone

Don’t treat it like it’s all a game

Just leave my heart alone

 

Just say what you’ve gotta say

And leave me alone

Don’t treat it like it’s all a game

Just leave my heart alone…

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, banjo, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

HOW LONG MUST I WAIT

I came across an old picture of you

It took me way back in time

I thought by now I’d be well over you

I thought by now

 

You know it seems like another life

That I barely remember

I’m not the man that I was inside

I’m not that man

 

Now will I ever be completely free

Or will this feeling be always with me

Tell me

 

How long must I wait

Till the memory fades away

How long does it take

Till the feeling’s washed away

I don’t wanna spend my life thinking only of you

 

Looking back on who I was back then

So unsure of myself

I won’t let my heart be that lost again

No never again

 

We I live to see the day

Will I learn from mistakes I have made

Tell me

 

How long must I wait

Till the memory fades away

How long does it take

Till the feeling’s washed away

I don’t wanna spend my life thinking only of you

 

How long must I wait

Till the memory fades away

 

How long must I wait

Till the memory fades away

How long will it take

Till the feeling’s washed away

I don’t wanna spend my life thinking only of you

 

How long must I wait

Till the memory fades away

How long does it take

Till the feeling’s washed away

I don’t wanna spend my life thinking only of you

 

How much longer

How much longer

 

I don’t wanna spend my life thinking only of you

 

How much longer

How much longer…

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Mark Douthit: sax

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

BAD FEELING

I’ve got a bad felling

About this situation

Don’t know what’s up or down or sideways

All rhyme and reason

Doesn’t make any sense at all

I can’t get my hopes too high

 

No it’s no way to live a life

On the edge of truth and lies

 

It won’t be too long

Till we see the day

When all hope is gone

When our hearts will break

 

All we can hope for

Is to hold on to what we knew before

Until we find the strength

 

It’s been a bad season

Everything’s out of place

Cuz’ nothin’ I do seems to matter

Searchin’ for a meaning with some reservations

I can’t get my hopes too high

 

How did we ever get to this place

How do we make it all go away

 

It won’t be too long

Till the time is here

When all hope is gone

And love will disappear

 

All we can hope for

Is to hold on to what we knew before

Until we find the strength

 

Turn it around

We can turn it around

It’s up to you and me

We gotta find new ground

 

It won’t be too long

It won’t be long

We’ll see a brand new dawn

We’ll just keep holdin’ on

 

All we can hope for

Is to hold on to what we knew before

Until we find the strength

 

I’ve got a bad felling

About this situation

Don’t know what’s up or down or sideways

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

BACK ON YOU

I’m in wonderment everyday

Seems like the world is going through a change

Whatever happens we may not ever be the same

Everything that I thought I knew

Suddenly doesn’t ring so true

Now I’m wondering if anyone really has a clue

 

I’m ready for it all to end

Turn the page and move on again

Get this all behind us

Once and for all

 

Who would ever thought there’d come a time

When all we’d know we’d barely recognize

 

There’s no logical reason that I can find

 

I don’t wanna hear another lie

Or any promises you can’t realize

I can’t stand to hear another God damn lie

 

It’s just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you

There’s just no denying

The devil’s gonna meet his due

May not know what’s ahead

But there’s surely one thing I know

It’s just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you

 

I don’t think you know how to feel

To look inside and know what’s real

Even though you claim you’ve got the art of the deal

 

I’m ready for it all to end

Turn the page and move on again

Get this all behind us

Once and for all

 

It’s just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you

There’s just no denying

The devil’s gonna meet his due

May not know what’s ahead

But there’s surely one thing I know

 

It’s just a matter of time

Before it all comes down

What goes up must come down

 

It’s just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you

There’s just no denying

The devil’s gonna meet his due

May not know what’s ahead

But there’s surely one thing I know

 

It’s just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you

There’s just no denying

The devil’s gonna meet his due

May not know what’s ahead

But there’s surely one thing I know

It’s just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you

 

Just a matter of time

Before it comes back on you…

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

I DON’T SEE WHY

So many years years of changes

So much of life gone by

Love’s come and gone

Just like a stranger in the night

 

Who would have thought we’d be meeting

After all this time of wondering why

We let it all slip away somehow

Tell me what was going through our minds

 

Let me look at you baby

Let it all come back to me

We’re older but wiser

Than what we used to be

 

I know we both fear the question

Can we pick it up where we left off

There’s only one way to find out

Who’s to say if we are right or wrong

 

I don’t see why

We can’t take it from here

Make a go of it again

One day day at a time

All our hopes and our fears

Become one in the same

You never know where it’ll lead to

Where else can we begin

I don’t see why

We can’t make it from here

Take it from here and now

 

How the years have changed us

Although some things never change

For only now really matters

If you and I both feel the same

 

Let’s take a walk through the valley

Until we reach the point of no return

We’ll never know until we get there

On the way we’ll only live and learn

 

I don’t see why

We can’t take it from here

Make a go of it again

One day day at a time

All our hopes and our fears

Become one in the same

You never know where it’ll lead to

Where else can we begin

 

I don’t see why

We can’t make it

Take it from here

 

I don’t see why…

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP

 

 

FIND A WAY

I’ve got a feeling inside

One that’s hard to describe

That makes me wanna run and hide

I just don’t know what to do

So I turn to you

Maybe you can see it too

 

If we’re both together

We may find a way

Look to the heavens

For a brighter day

 

These are the days

That hopefully we’ll look back upon and laugh

We’ve got to be strong

Until the madness is gone

It’s the only way to make this pass

 

Everywhere I look it’s the same

There’s nothing to say

Only that we’ve lost our way

I need that look form your eyes

So I know I’m alright

Somehow we will survive

 

Maybe then together

We can break the spell

How the storm will weather

Only time will tell

 

These are the days

That someday we’ll look back upon and sigh

So we’ve got to be strong

And keep movin’ on

Till the memory of this disappears

 

If we stand together

We can find a way

Look to the heavens

For a brighter day

 

Maybe we can find a way to break the spell

How the storm will weather

Only time will tell

If we stand together

We can find a way

We can find a way

 

Yeah we can find a way

 

Bernie Chiaravalle: vocals, guitars, bass, drums & keyboards

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

Copyright 2018 Bernoit Music | ASCAP