BERNIE CHIARAVALLE

photography by Rachel Chiaravalle

Lyrics

 

 

Make Some Sense of This

2017 Bernoit Music

Produced by Bernie Chiaravalle

All vocals and instruments by Bernie Chiaravalle

Photography by Rachel Chiaravalle

 

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Peace of Mind

 

You’ve got your reasons

I’ve got mine

We could stand here till the end of time

And never get anywhere

There’s somethin’ happenin’ I don't understand

All around me the world’s gone man

People will say anything

 

Have we all just lost our minds

What can you say

Got to find a way somehow

If we can find any common ground

I need to know for my own peace of mind

 

No solution that I can see

Is gonna change anything you believe

Or make you feel what I feel

In one ear

Out the other

We stopped listening to one another

Where did we go wrong now

 

Sometimes we have no choice

But to raise our voices

Is there no turnin’ back now

Will we find our way somehow

I wish I knew for my own peace of mind

 

I don’t know where we’re gonna go from here

I don't know what to believe

Oh no

 

Have we all just lost our way

Are we going insane

We’ve gotta make it together

Learn to never say never

I need to know for my own peace of mind

Or we’ll never know

I need to know for my own peace of mind

 

You’ve got your reasons

I’ve got mine

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

I Choose Love

 

Think about the words

That you used on me

Ever knowingly

Put me in my place

Till you drove the point home

 

I’ve got news for you

All that you do

Won’t bring me down

‘Cuz I’m, I’m on to you

You can’t hide behind the crowd

 

I choose love

Over anything else I’ve been dreamin’ of

It’s never enough

It’s the only thing we have

That matters all

Why can’t everyone see that

Divided we fall

I choose love

I choose love

 

You have a way

Of making things

Seem like you know more

I won’t take the bait

I’ve been down that road before

‘Cuz I

Don’t need the grief

Or this misery

That you bring around

This time

I choose to believe

There’s a better way to be found

 

I choose love

Over anything else I’ve been dreamin’ of

It’s never enough

It’s the only thing we have

That matters all

Why can’t everyone see that

Divided we fall

I choose love

I choose love

I choose love

I choose love

 

I’ve got news for you

All that you do

Won’t bring me down

And I’m

I’m on to you

There’s a better way to break ground

 

I choose love

Over anything else I’ve been dreamin’ of

It’s never enough

Why can’t everyone see

Divided we fall

 

I choose love

Over anything else I’ve been dreamin’ of

It’s never enough

It’s the only thing we have

That matters all

Why can’t everyone see that

Divided we fall

It’s the only thing we have

That matters all

Why can’t everyone see that

Divided we fall

I choose love

I choose love

I choose love

I choose love…

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Make Some Sense of This

 

I don’t where to begin

To find the right words to tell

I’ve got a feelin’ within

And I know

It’s gonna take some time

And understanding

To make some sense of this

 

Well maybe you can help me out

Before I lose my way somehow

To give me the hope I need

To lift me up

And chase my worries away

 

So beside myself

I’ve got no rhyme or reason

As far as I can tell

I’m not alone

Well I hear many voices crying out

Where do we go now

 

Well maybe you could shine a light

And tell me it’ll be alright

Give me the hope I need

To lift me up

And chase the blues away

 

I’ve never seen anything

Quite like this

How ‘bout you

I think we better hold on tight

To each other

Until we see this through

Please tell me it’s gonna be alright

Please tell me

 

Well maybe you can help me out

Before I lose my way somehow

To give me the hope I need

To lift me up

And chase my worries away

 

I’m searchin’ deep down inside

To find a way to move onward

Sometimes I just wanna cry

And I know

It’s gonna take some time

And understanding

To make some sense of this

 

It’s gonna take some time

And understanding

I don’t know where to begin

But I know

It’s gonna take some time

And understanding

To make some sense of this

 

It’s gonna take some time

And understanding

To make some sense of it all

It’s gonna take some time

And understanding

To make some sense of this

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Ever Changing World

 

I don’t know what to make of

All I see

It’s too much to take in

And everything in sight

Is unravelling

We’re walkin’ on needles and pins

 

And everything I believe

Doesn’t mean a thing

To exist in this ever changing world

The sun ain’t gonna shine

If it’s rainin’ in our hearts

To keep it bright in this ever changing world of ours

 

I’ve got to find a way

To comprehend

To ease my troubled mind

Can’t there be a balance

So we can bend

We’re livin’ on borrowed time

 

There’s a legacy to leave

That may not survive

If we don't care for this

Ever changing world

What will the future bring

Many years from now

Will we make it in this ever changing world of ours

 

So I cast my fate into the wind

What will be will come our way

Only hope can heal the suffering

As we pray for better days

 

Why is it so hard

For us to see

What’s right before our eyes

Livin’ in denial

Is no way to be

No matter if your left our right

 

There’s only one chance we get

To say the ones we love

And everything in this ever changing world

We’re all shepherds on this earth

And all living things

Need our love

In this ever changing world of ours

 

So I cast my fate into the wind

What will be will come our way

Only hope can bring us peace within

As we pray on better days

 

So I cast my fate into the wind

What will be will come our way

Only hope can heal the suffering

And we’ll pray for brighter days

 

So I cast my fate

Only hope can save us

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

See the Light

 

I’ve gotta wonder

What will it take for you to realize

To open you eyes

(Let the truth come through)

 

I can’t imagine

That anyone believes a single word they say

It’s all a mistake

(They’ll make a fool out of you)

 

Everybody needs to see the truth at hand

But it seems that no one really understands

Don’t let it ever fool you

Or lose yourself and let it rule you

The time has come for us to shine the light

 

Hard to believe it

All the fear and hate I’m reading everyday

It’s so hard to take

(When will it come to a head)

 

Is this what they’ve come to

Everyone just hiding behind a vail of disguise

Covered in lies

(Livin’ in a world of pretend)

 

Everybody needs to see the truth at hand

But it seems that no one really understands

Don’t let it ever fool you

Or lose yourself and let them rule you

The time has come for us to shine the light

 

Don’t let it ever fool you

Or lose yourself and let them rule you

The time has come for us to see the light

 

But it seems that no one really understands

Don’t let it ever fool you

Or lose yourself and let them rule you

The time has come for us to shine the light

 

I’ve gotta wonder

What will it take for you to realize

To open you eyes

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Say What You Will

 

Say what you will but you’ll never fool me

They’ll catch on to you eventually

Say anything to fulfill your needs

And they’ll flock to you just like a herd of sheep

 

I don’t know why

We could be so blind

Can’t they read the writing on the wall

I don’t know how

We’ll ever survive

 

We’ll do whatever we have to do

To keep alive what we know to be true

Say what you will

But you won’t fool me

 

Somebody wake me from this sleep

And reassure me that it’s all a bad dream

I’ve never seen anything like this

How they believe in anything so remiss

 

I don’t know why

We don’t see the light

As they pull the wool over our eyes

I don’t know how

We’ll ever survive

 

We’ll do whatever we have to do

To keep alive what we know to be true

Say what you will

But you won’t fool me

No you don’t fool me

 

I’ll say it once

I’ll say it again

I haven’t felt like this since I don’t know when

It’s not so much about me against you

I’m more concerned about what we’re going through yeah

 

I don’t know why

We jump so high

Do you really think they care at all

I don’t know how

We’ll ever survive

 

We’ll do whatever we have to do

To keep alive what we know to be true

Say what you will

But you won’t fool me

 

We’ll do whatever we have to do

To keep alive what we hold to be true

Say what you will

But you won’t fool me

Never, never, never, never

So say what you will

No you’ll never fool me

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Castle To the Sky

 

You’ve got a million dollar smile

And it’s picture perfect

You’ve got a nation on the rise

And so they follow you like sheep

With no reservation

Faith is blind

And talk is cheap

But it keeps ‘em goin’

 

You say you’ll build a castle to the sky

Another monumental waste of precious time

And then you claim it in the name of love

But is it all in vain

 

You’re the great deceiver

And your true believers

They’re the ones who pay the price

You prey on the lonely

My God if they only

Could see through your disguise

 

You’re gonna rise over all

On the television

You got ‘em right where you want

Yeah you got ‘em goin’ now

 

You say you’ll build a castle to the sky

Another monumental waste of precious time

And then you claim it in the name of love

But is it all in vain

 

You’re the great deceiver

And your true believers

They’re the ones who pay the price

You prey on the lonely

My God if they only

Could see through your disguise

 

You say you’ll build a castle to the sky

Another monumental waste of precious time

And then you claim it in the name of love

But is it all in vain

 

You’re the great deceiver

And your true believers

They’re the ones who pay the price

You prey on the lonely

My God if they only

Could see through your disguise

My, my…

 

You’re the great deceiver

And your true believers

They’re the ones who pay the price

You prey on the lonely

My God if they only

Could see through your disguise

My, my…

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Follow Your Heart

 

You got somethin’ to tell me

Well come on out with it now

There’s no reason to hold out

As long as I’m around

I can see you’re uneasy

By the way that you move

I can’t say that I blame you

‘Cuz I’ve been there too

 

Now open your eyes

And see where you are

And reach for the sky

Learn to follow your heart

Now follow your heart

 

I don’t wanna deceive you

Or give the wrong idea

I just want you to see me

As someone who is near

Take a hold of my hand now

In your time of need

Until your able to stand up

And find what you believe

 

Now open your eyes

And see where you are

And reach for the sky

Learn to follow your heart

 

Say goodbye to your lonely heart

Get in line with your rising star

There’s no reason to be afraid

There’s no reason to be afraid

Don’t be afraid

Don’t be afraid now

 

To open your eyes

And see where you are

And reach for the sky

Learn to follow your heart

 

Come on and follow your heart

Oo yeah…

 

Come on out

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Now or Never

 

Some days I’ve had enough

At times it’s all too much

To ignore

I thought I’d seen it all

But I don’t really know

Anymore, anymore

 

It’s now or never if we’re gonna make it out alive

Maybe together we can find a way to make it right

Make it right

 

Some nights I lay awake

And in my mind I pray

For us all

So many lives in need

And so willing to believe

Till they fall

And they fall

 

It’s now or never if we’re gonna make it out alive

(Run for your life)

Maybe together we can find a way to make it right

Make it right

 

I know I’m not the only one

Who worries like I do

But you know it breaks my heart

To see it’s true

I used to believe in a time

When all we needed was love

Wonder will we

Ever be there

 

It’s now or never

Maybe together we can find a way to make it right

Make it right

 

It’s now or never if we’re gonna make it out alive

Maybe together we can find a way to make it right

Make it right

 

It’s now or never

Maybe together

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)

 

 

Real World

 

Now and then I lose my nerve

Unable

To grab a hold of anything

When did it become so hard to reason

Seems the more I learn the less I know

How to make sense of a world on the go

It’s an uphill climb

With the test of time

 

Is the real world still out there

Don’t know what I’ll find

At the end of the line

 

Nowadays I ask myself

And wonder

Did I let the chance slip by me

If I had it all to do all over

I’m not so sure I’d see things differently

I’ve always believed in things I can’t see

Is it all in my mind

What I’ve been waiting to find

 

Is the real world still out there

Don’t know what I’ll find

At the end of the line

 

Now would it be so much to ask

For some sort of sign

I would give all that I have

Till the end of time

 

Is the real world still out there

Does the road lead to nowhere

Don’t know what I’ll find

At the end of the line

 

Is the real world still out there

 

Words and music by Bernie Chiaravalle

© Bernoit Music (ASCAP)