Late Nights & Sad Songs

by Wayne Bertone

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Recorded live in my living room.
It doesn't get much more baller than that.
I'm releasing this on my birthday for free as a gift to you, because I obviously don't understand how gifts work.
Please enjoy!

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released August 12, 2016

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Wayne Bertone

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Track Name: I'll Be Damned
~chorus
There's no way for you
To tell me which way i won't
Cause I'll be damned if i do
And I'll be damned if i don't
Oh I'll be damned if I do
And I'll be damned if I don't

~verse
When we were young and we were broke
Nobody ever said that simple life is such a joke
It's all gone
All this pain, death, and what haves ya
Life all starts and then you blink
It's all gone
There's no time left when you think
A whole life lives within a wink
It's all gone
There's many roads there's many ways
Looks like my choice is due today

~chorus
There's no way for you
To tell me which way i won't
Cause I'll be damned if i do
And I'll be damned if i don't
Oh I'll be damned if i do
And I'll be damned if i don't
I'll be damned if i do
And I'll be damned if i don't

~bridge
Sometimes this life
It only deals aces and 8's
It's nothing but 666 and are you okays
The fog will lift the sky will part
You need to pay attention to the middle part
It's not what's first it's not what's last
It's what's in between

~chorus
There's no way for you
To tell me which way I won't
Cause I'll be damned if I do
And I'll be damned if I don't
Oh I'll be damned if I do
And I'll be damned if I don't
I'll be damned if I do
And I'll be damned if I don't
Track Name: I Don't Mind
~verse
I've been searching this life for a piece of the pie
But all that I've found are faded goodbyes
The love that I keep seeking might never be found
But I'll hold this feeling in my hand and carry it around
I don't mind

~verse
All this life I've been living I been doing it wrong
I should've known that it didn't have to be all that hard
Sometimes I get confused trying to follow my heart
I'll just pickup all the broken pieces and continue my walk
I don't mind

~refrain
I don't mind
I don't mind

~verse
And these spinning wheels in my heart they're fixing the holes
Of every last rip that was torn in my soul
There'll be no more stomping angels at the expense of my heart
And I can ride off into the night knowing I've played no part
I don't mind

~refrain
I don't mind
I don't mind
Track Name: Trying My Luck
~verse
They say the sky's the limit but there's footprints on the moon
All these dreams that I'm having will be coming to me soon
There's no reason to think any different I've known it all along
Not being arrogant but confident and take my place up with the stars
There's nothing that can stop me now I've got this in the bag

~chorus
But I didn't hear the sound of the gun go click
In the pitch black and now its like I'm on the run

~verse
I drove my way down through Mexico stopped at every single bar
I lived out on the pueblo did what I had just to survive
Met a sweet young farmer girl but you know she weren't no fool
All she did was let me meet her dad messed around and bought a mule
So I'm headed back towards the border I've got nothing more to lose

~chorus
All that's left of this life I don't want
You can keep it cause I don't give a fuck

~bridge
Cause all this life we're living is nothing but one big lie
We run around in a daydream yet let our dreams pass us by
Busy with all you can't change it neglects the stuff that you can
Nurture the things you can change and not the things that you can't

~chorus
All that's left of this life I don't want
You can keep it cause I don't give a fuck

~verse
Well I went down to the graveyard and I fell down on my knees
I said Lord what you're doing could ya hurry up please
Cause I'm through with all this hurtin there's no life left in me
I've lived too much already I've seen all there is to see
All those dreams they are too fuzzy they mean nothing more to me

~chorus
All that's left of this life I don't want
You can keep it cause I'm done trying my luck
Track Name: It Is What It Is
~verse
You killed my soul
I could feel it when it slipped away
I thought I'd be fine
But I wasn't
I'll never be the same again
I kinda wanna be but I'm glad that I'm not

~chorus
That's just how it goes sometimes
It is what it is and that's just fine

~verse
I'm sure I must've deserved
At least most of what I got
The Lord knows I'm perfectly flawed
And that makes me an easy mark
You chewed me up like some bubble gum
Now I'm outta shape with no flavor left

~chorus
That's just how it goes sometimes
It is what it is and that's just fine

~bridge
Sometimes that's just how it goes
There's no need to try to explain it nobody really knows
Anyhow we make it up as we go
There's no pill or prescription you can get
There's just no antidote
Sometimes that's just how it goes
There's no need to try to explain it nobody really knows
Sometimes that's just how it goes
There's no need to try to explain it nobody really knows

~chorus
That's just how it goes sometimes
It is what its and that's just fine
Track Name: Gotta Get Out
~verse
The crunch of the leaves underneath my feet
Is a crunchy reprieve from all this blood that I bleed
I'm a thousand degrees about to bust at the seams
I gotta get out before it happens again
I gotta get out of all these traps in my brain
I gotta get out there's no other way to explain
I gotta get out of all this flawless pain
Can no longer find my way around this place baby

~verse
There's no way to see the forest for the trees
I try to break out but end up on my knees
I try to find worth but end up sleeping with thieves
I gotta get out before it happens again
I gotta get out of all these traps in my brain
I gotta get out there's no other way to explain
I gotta get out of all this flawless pain
Can no longer find my way around this place baby

Music Break

~verse
I can't fight this feeling I've been here before
It's a book that's been read and not worth fighting for
This song has been written a thousand times or more
I gotta get out before it happens again
I gotta get out of all these traps in my brain
I gotta get out there's no other way to explain
I gotta get out of all this flawless pain
Can no longer find my way around this place baby
Track Name: Stopped @ A Green Light
~verse
This road is windy and I've been lost for awhile
I no longer know where I'm going and I don't know where I've been
It's like waking up in a new day every day
It's like being trapped in a movie but there's no Bill Murray
Sometimes you find yourself in nothing but a lot of pain
You wonder to yourself who you should point the blame
But there's no one to blame only yourself
It's time you wake up baby go ahead and make the change
Somethings gotta give because you'll break before it does
You're stopped at a green light you just gotta give it a nudge

~chorus
Something about this place it ain't doing it for me tonight
I'll be back on the road before dawn so don't wait up it'll be alright
"I'll talk to you again soon" was written on the bottom of my left shoe
And you could read the footprints as they faded down that old dirt road too

~verse
It's been so long since I've felt this way
In the grand scheme of things we'll all just die one day
So I want to spend the rest of this life staring death in the face
White knuckled, hanging on with my eyes on the very next place
I don't want to live in a world of constant confusion
I shouldn't have to live a life of what ifs and might've beens
I'ma take this world by the coattails and make it spin
I'ma be the cause of all your good times and just say when's
Come on people now smile on your brother
Everybody get together and try to love one another right now

~chorus
Something about this place is doing everything for me tonight
I'll be back tomorrow morning don't worry baby my key fits alright
"There's waffles in the oven" was written on a napkin by the stove
I wanna walk in the room, snatch you up, and steal you away to Mexico
Track Name: Return Me
~verse
I don't mind flying alone
I don't mind it when I'm the only one home
I used to be beside myself
Now I just put it in a bottle I leave up on the shelf
Let me lay and watch you fly
In the sun and through the sky
Can you tell the sun to never lie
Can you catch the tears that fall from my eye

~chorus
Return me
To the wind
Return me
So I can begin

~verse
We're like nothing that you can fully explain
A soft machine running around in some old blue jeans
As simple and complex as you can think or guess
Like just stop trying and enjoy the dusk instead
You see that little lonely butterfly
Sunset stretched out across the sky
Sometimes you lose make the best of it
It is what it is we swerve and let things live

~chorus
Return me
To the wind
Return me
So I can begin

~bridge
Crunchy leaves and grass
Clouds above watch them pass
No longer here no longer me
A whole brand new world for me to see

~chorus
Return me
To the wind
Return me
So I can begin

~verse
Hey new world what you gonna do
Make us work 5 to enjoy 2
Struggling with a feeling you just don't understand
Stopped at a green light with your head in your hands
All these try's and struggles might be bittersweet
Serenade yourself and stand up on your feet
Maybe just once you gotta get out
But keep it all together and rise above yourself

~chorus
Return me
To the wind
Return me
So I can begin
Track Name: Mr. Irresponsible
~verse
I would like to see
What it's about and why it must be
All of the dreams that I once had
Still seem so far and impossible to grab
Is there a sign a pill or a guide
I'm pretty sure if there was then I must've been blind

~chorus
Call me mister irresponsible
Call me what you will
Call me every name thats in the book
Call me cause my soul has been shook

~verse
Sometimes this life can make you feel sad
Rob cheat and steal what little left you have
Half steps and harmonies are all that survive
From a life filled with turmoil and strife
Why must we pay rent just to live on this earth
We've been hurtling through space since the day of our birth

~chorus
Call me mister irresponsible
Call me what you will
Call me every name that is in the book
Call me so you don't have to look
Track Name: It's Just The Blues
~verse
I travel down this lonely street
Say hello to anyone that I meet
But it seems like life ain't what it used to be

They walk around with their heads to their feet
They try to escape with phones to their cheeks
And when I walk passed them they don't acknowledge me

It's like life's just a rush from A to B
It's like life's just a rush from A to B
~verse
Sipping coffee on Boliver beach
Near Corpus Cristi where the sands are sweet
And it feels like life ain't bad and I just cry

Driving up and down i35
Stop in towns with at least one good dive
And I wish you were here one more time

Instead of living another life
Instead of living another life
~bridge
And all this life we're living
Seems to be found
In the middle parts of the moments
Before hello and the dawn
But we're all too busy and we keep on dancing
To the beat of a different drum
There's a hundred infinity planets in the galaxy
We're on the same one
So let's pause for the cause so I can take a breath
And this don't run on too long
~verse
Now I'm old as hell but I still wanna get ill
Go down to the park to where the B boys chill
And listen to every track on Licensed to Ill

Take off my clothes and leave on my hat
Stumble up to the top of the hill
And watch this old world keep closing in on me

Because I'm cool that this is how it'll be
We're all searching for the simple life
And I know that this is simply life
Track Name: Breakdown
~verse
When I sit
All alone
And you see
See me cry
There's no tell
Telling why
I just don't know
How to let that demon go

~chorus
So now that feeling that keeps building up is breaking me down

~verse
Now I'm not drinking from that well no more
And I'm not gonna go and sell my soul
I'm not looking to be the first or the last
I'm fine with middle place so go on and kiss my ass
Honey Ima shoot ya straight I just ain't the same no more
Honey Ima gonna ya straight cause I ain't the same no more

~chorus
So now that feeling that keeps building up ain't breaking me down

~bridge
Ooooo breaking me down
Ooooo breaking me down
Ooooo breaking me down
Ooooo breaking me down

~chorus
So now that feeling that keeps building up ain't even around