Just Be Glad (2017)

by Kristina Rocco

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released January 23, 2017

New Frame Records (c) 2017
Written by Kristina & Michael J. Rocco
Cover Art by Johanna Szleszynski
Produced by Michael J. Rocco

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Kristina Rocco

All Original Music Written & Recorded By Kristina Rocco & Michael J. Rocco Except Where Noted. Kristina Rocco is a tenured high school teacher from Long Island, NY and holds a Master of Arts degree. When she’s not teaching, you’ll find her singing on stage or in studio. ... more

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Track Name: Lights Out
See me
Like the others see me.
Hear me
Like the others do.
Cause maybe, baby
I am not a fool.
Maybe, baby
You are wrong.

Watch for me
Oh, when the lights
The lights go out.

Sing for me
Oh, when the lights
The lights go out.

Push me
And I’ll push you further.
Hurt me
And I’ll hurt you harder.
Maybe, baby
I am not a fool.
Maybe, baby
I am strong.

Watch for me
Oh, when the lights
The lights go out.

Sing for me
Oh, when the lights
The lights go out.

Watch for me
Oh, when the lights
The lights go out.

Sing for me
Oh, when the lights
The lights go out.
Track Name: It's Not Real
Love, do not look at it.
Don’t say its name.
Only then
Can it enter your heart.

Try to see through it
Don’t put stock into it.
It’s all an illusion, you see?

And its’ hungry
Yeah, it’s starving.
For your attention
It lives and breathes.

But without you
Feeding it with your fear
it’s nothing but shadows
exposed by light.

Love, stop your crying.
Though your hope is dying.
You’re more in control than you think.

All of your cells will align
With the thoughts in your mind.
Humble servants, you see?

And its’ hungry.
Yeah, it’s starving.
For your attention
It lives and breathes.

But without you
Feeding it with your fear
it’s nothing but shadows
exposed by light.

Though it’s persistent
And sometimes convincing
that doesn’t mean
doesn’t mean it’s real.

Without you
Feeding it with your fear
It’s nothing but shadows
exposed by light.

It can’t harm you.
It can’t harm you.
Track Name: Our Legacy Fulfilled
First you’ll cry
Then you’ll learn to crawl.
Soon you’re running fast.

Off to school
Pressure from all sides.
Acceptance and rejection.

I could say it won’t be easy.
I could tell you what to do.
On many things we won’t agree,
but, baby, I’ll always love you.

One day, you’ll leave
Try to find yourself
Pull away from me.

But I hope
You’ll still come around
when you have the time.

I could say it won’t be easy.
I could tell you what to do.
On many things we won’t agree,
But, baby, I’ll always love you.

Then in my arms
Will sleep a baby girl
Maybe she’ll look like me.

I can leave
with a peaceful heart.
You are our legacy.

I could say it won’t be easy.
I could tell you what to do.
On many things we won’t agree,
But, baby, I’ll always love you.
Track Name: Tonight
I cannot take
feeling this way.
My plastic smile
Is fading.

We cannot make
them understand
that birds were meant to fly.

So, take a chance on me
Let me show you the reasons why
we should leave this town behind.

Take a chance on us.
Throw your stuff in the back
and I’ll drive.
This road is yours and mine
tonight.

I cannot shake
the feeling I get
When I watch the train roll through.

‘Cause here were born.
Here we will die.
is that really
What you want?

So, take a chance on me
Let me show you the reasons why
we should leave this town behind.

Take a chance on us.
Throw your stuff in the back
and I’ll drive.
This road is yours and mine
tonight.
Track Name: Blue Skies From Here
A yellow sun shines in the sky
But I am bluer than before
This ocean view
It makes me miss you.
I know you’d love this place.

I wish I could talk to you…but no.
Dance with you under the stars…but no.
Listen to your boring stories
I won’t mind
To hear you laugh
I would give anything and everything.

You would rock me like a child
You’d kiss my head, I’d tell you that it was gonna’ be alright
Not knowing tomorrow
With all its sorrow
Was waiting by the door.

I wish I could talk to you…but no.
Dance with you under the stars…but no.
Listen to your boring stories
I won’t mind
To hear you laugh
I would give anything and everything.

Sitting here alone.
Staring at the phone.

Then I hear tires on a gravel road.
You’ve decided to come home.
I look ugly when I’m crying
Please don’t mind.
Now that you’re here
I’ll give you anything and everything.
Track Name: What You Do
You once said that I was crazy
I’d say brave’s a better word.
I can’t ignore
The feeling there’s so much more to life
Than the path you’d have me choose.

Why can’t you see
What you do to me? (You do to me)
Why can’t you see
Who I am?
Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me why
I shouldn’t say these things tonight.

Justify your life with logic
I’d say fear’s a better word.
One time you fell
It was enough to compel you to stay
So you’d never fall again.

Why can’t you see
What you do to me?
Why can’t you see
Who I am?
Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me why
I shouldn’t say these things tonight.

My heart beats
For today.
For how long
I can’t say.
So let me be
Who I am
Stay or Leave
But don’t pretend

That you don’t see
What you do to me? (you do to me)
Why can’t you see
Who I am?
Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me why
I shouldn’t say these things tonight.

(repeat)
Track Name: Take It With You
The boxes have been sealed;
Taken to the street below.
What was once our home,
now an empty space.

All the memories rush in
tears and laughs
crazy ideas.

Over there’s where you
Asked to marry me.

Take it with you
I’ll do the same
They’re just walls.
We’re what made them special.

So let’s walk out of this place
Hand in hand
Just like always.
On to something new.
We could use a change.

The house was falling down
And the neighborhood was bad.
But we never cared
‘cause we had each other.

Take it with you
I’ll do the same
They’re just walls.
We’re what made them special.

So let’s walk out of this place
Hand in hand
Just like always.
On to something new.
We could use a change.
Track Name: I Can't Deny
Tell me you love me
Kiss me with your doubting eyes.
Tell me you need me
Like the stars I need your sky.

I can’t deny
No, no I can’t deny
No, No, No

I’ll tell you secret
Promise me that you won’t go.
You are lighthouse
Guide me safely to the shore.

I can’t deny
No, I can’t deny
No, No, No

They will say what they want
They will try to stop us
But you and I know the truth.

I need you more than I ever
Needed anything.
That will never change.

Cause I can’t deny
No, no I can’t deny
No, No, No
Track Name: Empty Promises
You once told me
That you knew best.
To not be stupid
Like the rest.

That I should follow
Your every word.
That I’d be grateful.
That I wouldn’t get hurt.

Throw me up and down
In circles I’m spinning around
Not knowing where I’ll land.

You come up from behind
And make it sound like I am the one
Who’s chasing after you.

I once told you
of a secret place.
Of hidden treasure
that time had not erased.

I could see the
Greedy flame in your eyes.
I gave you passage
and you gave me lies.

You threw me off the boat
Left me there to drown
As I saw you reach the shore.

Empty promises
Tears I’ll never get to cry,
but through another soul.

I will rise again.
Bleed your venom from my veins.
Be beautiful again.

I will never let
Anyone destroy me…
destroy me like you did.
Track Name: Lullaby
I know you’re sad
And I know that you are tired.
You’ve too many wrinkles
around your childish eyes.

I’ll take your broken pieces
And make them fit again.
Better than they did before.

I hope you see that I
Don’t think any less of you.
You have done your best
Sometimes that’s not enough.

Let me take you in my arms
And tell you all the things
That you should have heard long ago.

I know you’re hurt
You’ve never felt so low
But it’s time that you
Picked yourself up off the floor.

Dry your tears
Dust off your self-respect
And I’ll take you home.

You can walk in my arms
And I will tell you all the things
You should have heard long ago.

Things we already know.