Tony Romanello and the Black Jackets
Pleased To Meet Us (2012)

Credits and Production Notes:
Tony Romanello vocals, guitars
Andy Callis guitars, backing vocals
Mike Taylor guitars, backing vocals
Matt Vandaveer bass
Mike Friedemann drums
Philip Zoellner special guest keys on tracks 2, 4, and 5


All lyrics by Tony Romanello [BMI; music by Tony Romanello [BMI], Andy Callis [BMI], Mike Taylor [BMI], Matt Vandaveer [BMI], and Mike Friedemann [BMI]. Recorded March 2011 July 2012 Tulsa, OK. Mastered by George Geurin at DES Mastering, Dallas, TX 2012. Copyright Tony Romanello 2012 All rights reserved.

Lyrics:
The Way It Goes:
Right now it's a little late to say "no regrets". But I've said it once before, and I'll say it once again. Been waiting for hours and days on end. But denial's just a little closer now than it was way back then... I keep hopin' to hear from you again. I keep holdin' out for a long lost friend. It's the way it goes, Now make it last. It's the way it goes, Come on make it last. Fast times on the edge of a night with nothing better to do. "5 dollars, won't you take me down to Lindsey Street" - that time I won't forget. Been thinkin' back lately and time flies by. It seems just like yesterday since I last saw you... I keep hopin' to hear from you again. I keep holdin' out for a long lost friend. It's the way it goes, Now make it last. It's the way it goes, Come on make it last.

Time Stood Still: All these times that I've wasted, These times that stood still, All these times that I've chased it and I lost my will, I''ve been movin' myself back away from the edge. Keep on holdin' yourself back, away from the edge. I keep runnin' in circles - been caught in a haze, Been confused and forgotten, Turned around in this maze, I keep movin' myself back away from the edge. Keep on holdin' yourself back, away from the edge. Time stood still. Time stood still. (Come on and take me home) I keep movin' myself back away from the edge. (Come on and take me home, come on and take me home) Keep on holdin' yourself back, away from the edge. (Come on and take me home, come on and take me home). I keep movin' myself back away from the edge. (Come on and take me home, come on and take me home). Keep on holdin' yourself back, away from the edge.

February's Falling: February came out of no where, I didn't see it comin', yes I swear to you, to you. You made me feel like there was no tomorrow, Like it would never end, Nothing matttered we were everything... That's why I took that photograph. Saved a moment that's gonna last at a time, When you opened up so free. But February came and went and now that memory's gone to silent - I'm tryin' to find it... So that picture reminds me That it would never end. It would never end. February's falling from the sky, the light turns into shade the stars behave afraid, afraid... Afraid just like there is no tomorrow, It all begins to fade, I'd give up anything to keep us there... That's why I took that photograph. Saved a moment that's gonna last at a time, When you opened up so free. But February came and went and now that memory's gone to silent - I'm tryin' to find it... So that picture reminds me That it would never end. It would never end.

Lifting Me Higher: Where is love, just when you need it? It's in your sight, open your eyes, if you can't feel it. Where is hope, when you can't seem to grasp it? Just take a chance, open your hands, go ahead and reach for it. It's just a song that's lingering. It says "love is all you need". I hear the choirs of angels singin' - It's lifting me up again. You need touch, before you believe in it. But it takes faith to open up, although you can't see it. We all feel lost one time or another But we feel grace, we feel the same, because we're together. It's just a song that's lingering. It says "love is all you need". I hear the choirs of angels singin' - It's lifting me up again. Where is love? You know that we need it. You know that we need it. It's just a song that's lingering. It says "love is all you need". I hear the choirs of angels singin' - It's lifting me up again. It's just a song that's lingering, a song that's lingering, a song that's lingering - it's lifting me up again.

Streets Of Tulsa: On the streets of Tulsa, it was just after 3am and I was feelin... (down). Down to the corner, open the car door, wonderin' what if you were... (around). Around the streets and lights dim down, it's 3am and no one on the streets of... (this town). This town of puzzle, town of might, pulled me under, kept me thinkin' everything's gonna be... Everything's gonna be alright. Yeah... I know the names of these streets, and I know the bands and there beats, I know the signs on the ground, I've seen these clubs and played these crowds, And I know what day it is, And I know the age I am, But I just don't understand... I just don't know where I am... On the streets of Tulsa. Hold these places quite familiar, of all these faces I remember... (hers). Her eyes of lightening, eyes of stars, the freeway lights and runaway... (cars). Cars that pass by wondering: are they on their way in, or are they... (leaving). Leaving days, another past, and I just sit here and keep on wishin' that we could... Oh we coulda made it last. Yeah... I know the times, I know the place, And all these roads, I know the race, I've heard the rumors run around, And know which doors have been knocked down, Know where I'm lost and where I'm found, Some say I know too much for this town, But I just don't understand... Cause I just don't know where I am... On the streets of Tulsa.

 

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