Baby Steps

by The Como Brothers Band

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This is The Como Brothers first full length album!

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released 01 October 2013
Credits
Recorded at VuDu Studios (Port Jefferson, NY)
Produced by Mike Watts and Tom Flynn
Mastered by Steven Haigler
Engineered by Tom Flynn
Assistant Engineered by Anthony Augusta

All words and music by Matt and Andrew Como ©Ⓟ 2013

Matt Como: Bass, Vocals, Percussion
Andrew Como: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Drums on Bad Karma
Dan Gluszak: Drums on all tracks except Bad Karma & Only Me
Mike Watts: Piano, Honky Tonk Piano, B3 Organ, Fender Rhodes, Synths, Mellotron Strings, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Marimba, Percussion
Tom Flynn: Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Pasquale T. Ianelli: Soprano, Tenor, Alto, and Baritone Saxophones
Andrew Mericle: Trumpet
Casey Crescenzo: Mellotron Strings on Late Nights; Fender Rhodes on Chasing Ambience
James Como and Anthony Augusta: Percussion

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Track Name: Gotta Be True
Gotta Be True
The toss of a coin and a heart attack
Rolling the dice now she wants it back
Patiently stalling
Two in the morning
Using my head but I can’t react
And she knows that it’s been on top of my mind
And I’m trying but no heart can stop on a dime

It’s Gotta Be True
I’m growing on you
I’m gaining my ground
I’ll take what I’ve found
‘Cause living your life can get you going but under the grass the roots start showing
It’s Gotta Be True
I’m growing on you, growing on you, growing on you

The words on the wall never cleared my doubt
Don’t want to stall but my engine’s out
Wheels are turning
Got me learning
You can’t talk love if your tongue is proud

And she knows that it’s been on top of my mind
And I’m trying but no heart can stop on a dime

It’s Gotta Be True
I’m growing on you
I’m gaining my ground
I’ll take what I’ve found
‘Cause living your life can get you going but under the grass the roots start showing
It’s Gotta Be True
I’m growing on you, growing on you, growing on you

What would you say if I loved you more? If I loved you more…
I’m hoping lately that you’ll see the shore
Knowing I will be saved
Let the flares go to waste

It’s Gotta Be True
I’m growing on you
I’m gaining my ground
I’ll take what I’ve found
‘Cause living your life can get you going but under the grass the roots start showing
It’s Gotta Be True
I’m growing on you, growing on you, growing on you
Track Name: Numbed
Numbed
Out of line in the thick of night getting back alone
No such thing as clarity well you got my number wrong
Fold in the neatest way if you’re losing out
Call my name no one’s listening to echoes of sound

I, I’ll give you everything that you want
Numbed by the feeling from the start
And I want it all well you got it all
Ohh, I’ve been trying with a troubled heart
Numbed

Trying to hide under splitting walls
Breaking but never found
Heading out but only once ‘cause once is enough to drown
Who says there’s no belief falling out of view
Nothing’s changed now make your move baby it’s on

I, I’ll give you everything that you want
Numbed by the feeling from the start
And I want it all well you got it all
Ohh, I’ve been trying with a troubled heart
Numbed

Well we been travelling across the land
Forty-five
After five
And my flag in the ship leaves a whole in the bottom of it
Déjà vu
Hitting me
like a brick
lying on the side of the road
Lying from your side of the phone

I, I’ll give you everything that you want
Numbed by the feeling from the start
And I want it all well you got it all
Ohh, I’ve been trying with a troubled heart
Numbed

Honestly
Ever in the way skies are fading.
Diving into water can make you blue
A darkened cloud has me raining but…
But I fall… just to have you

I know that I will rise up. Know that I could take you some place away from here
Believe darker days are gonna light up, when nothing is going your way at all
Try not to say everything it means to me, cause honestly I know

Cold are the shadows upon us
Never did the leaves fall so hard
Walk in through an open door slam it shut
Lay awake heavy on my heart

I know that I will rise up. Know that I could take you some place away from here
Believe darker days are gonna light up, when nothing is going your way at all
Try not to say everything it means to me, cause honestly I know

I won’t try alone cause I don’t have the answers
Please let me go if I have it down
I’m losing control and I’m scared to grow old
But life will replace what you know

I know that I will rise up. Know that I could take you some place away from here
Believe darker days are gonna light up, when nothing is going your way at all
Try not to say everything it means to me, cause honestly I know
Track Name: Only Me
Only Me
I cannot go up from the ground life is an everlasting
What you don’t see has been there before a similar thought contrasting

Not what I meant never mind
I awkwardly kiss her goodbye

I’ve been thinking it will be just me and that’s just fine
And I desperately want to speak but I’ve got this tongue it’s in the way
And I want ten but minus nine
‘Cause it’s only me and for the moment that’s alright

Oooooo yeahhh
Oooooo yeahhhh
I try to get out I look for the door wondering why I’m sprinting
‘Cause all that I want is all that I saw, or is it just wishful thinking?

Not what I meant never mind
I awkwardly kiss her goodbye

I’ve been thinking it will be just me and that’s just fine
And I desperately want to speak but I’ve got this tongue it’s in the way
And I want ten but minus nine
‘Cause it’s only me and for the moment that’s alright

HooOooOoo yeahhh
Going with ten but minus nine
HooOooOoo yeahhhh
For the moment that’s alright
HooOooOoo yeahhh
Living with ten but minus nine
HooOooOoo yeahhhh
It’s only me

So take all your shoes and put ‘em down
‘Cause I won’t live once if you’re not around
You said the wind will always blow always blow
I’m trying to find where the leaves will never go

I’ve been thinking it will be just me and that’s just fine
And I desperately want to speak but I’ve got this tongue it’s in the way
And I want ten but minus nine
‘Cause it’s only me and for the moment that’s alright
Track Name: Straight Face
Straight Face
I can’t be growing on you, you say I’m really nice I think you’re pretty slow
Well you can’t be growing on me I want you in my life but you can’t be my own

The clouds are keeping me down.
Pushing my feet to the ground
She wasn’t there when I woke up leaving my broke

Yes I can say it with a straight face your love is for me
And I been thinking ‘bout your kisses lying under the tree
Well if wrong is looking right then I’ll let it be
I love your smile it runs for miles from my land to your sea

You scream my love was too late I feel my heart melt I look like a fool
Well ice cream it comes with a spoon with sprinkles on top, a cherry or two

The clouds are keeping me down.
Pushing my feet to the ground
She wasn’t there when I woke up leaving my broke

Yes I can say it with a straight face your love is for me
And I been thinking ‘bout your kisses lying under the tree
Well if wrong is looking right then I’ll let it be

[bridge instrumental]

Yes I can say it with a straight face your love is for me
And I been thinking ‘bout your kisses lying under the tree
Well if wrong is looking right then I’ll let it be

You are my Cinderella Dixie cup you make me smile and fill me up when everything is going wrong you come back for me. You can’t be wrong no but you’re always right with me. I can’t be strong, and I know I can’t go…

yeah yeah… yeah yeah…. Yeah yeah…. Yeah yeah yeah yeah x2.
Track Name: Late Nights
Late Nights
I’m so, I’m so ashamed. The feeling when the light is on, the light is on me.
Keep up try to keep up. Floating down the riverside, you’ll drown underneath

Late Nights going to my head I can’t respect them all
Say you’re gonna change, say you’re gonna change now
White light running through my brain, we’re gonna hit the wall
Say you’re gonna change, say you’re gonna change now

Woke up head on the floor, an afterthought leaving you cold out the door
You’re down, down but not out. Your mind is not fleeting you, it’s speaking out loud

Late Nights going to my head I can’t respect them all
Say you’re gonna change, say you’re gonna change now
White light running through my brain, we’re gonna hit the wall
Say you’re gonna change, say you’re gonna change now

Don’t believe all that you see, the sun is eclipsing the light that we used to need
So rise on up, for no one, you’ve had enough, you’re going
Straight to the top you can stop what you’re gonna do

Late Nights going to my head I can’t respect them all
Say you’re gonna change, say you’re gonna change now
White light running through my brain, we’re gonna hit the wall
Say you’re gonna change, say you’re gonna change now
Track Name: Hey Kristen
Hey Kristen
Feelings grow I do know they are strong
I could be right I could be right I’ve been wrong
Here it goes chest explodes and I wonder
My mind is taught pools of thought and I’ll go right under

Well I hope the light it goes away
Someday yeah
You keep the sun I’ll take the rain
Now how ‘bout that girl
Oh I’d love to know your name no no
‘Cause you’re the one who has me feeling fine all the time

Oh I will paint the lines pretending that you are my own
And if I bent the color spectrum could I take you home
I’ll never live my life relenting so let it be known
Hey Kristen
I wrote this song for you
Hey Kristen
Oh I wrote the song for you
[da-da-da-da-da-da-pa]

Look and see she said to me out of sight
I could be wrong I could be wrong I’ve been right
Put hands and feet within your seat or you’re gonna get kicked of the ride right now
A river flows water goes I can’t seem to float on with the rhythm

Well I hope the light it goes away
Someday yeah
You keep the sun I’ll take the rain
Now how ‘bout that girl
Oh I’d love to know your name no no
‘Cause you’re the one who has me feeling fine all the time

Oh I will paint the lines pretending that you are my own
And if I bent the color spectrum could I take you home
I’ll never live my life relenting so let it be known
Hey Kristen
I wrote this song for you
Hey Kristen
Oh I wrote the song for you

Ba-da-da no doh oh
Ba-da-da duhn doh oh
Ba-da-da no duhn oh
Ba-da-da doh oh duhn-no

Ba-da-da doh ho-oh oh
Ba-da-da

Oh I will paint the lines pretending that you are my own
And if I bent the color spectrum could I take you home
I’ll never live my life relenting so let it be known
Hey Kristen
I wrote this song for you
Hey Kristen
Oh I wrote the song for you
Track Name: Make A Move
Make A Move
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo

Well I’ve been gone before never knowing
Tried to calm the storm but the sun don’t set you free
Well not for me

Yeah I’ve been loved before by another
I survived the war but the pain that hurt doesn’t hide
Yeah never died

Yes I know
I know
It’s been on me

Girl I know you want me to make a move
You must think I’m slow but I ain’t no fool
Know how you feel when you’re looking at me
But love’s not the game that I thought it would be

Well it’s a winding road and it’s long
But I’ll find my way ‘cause I’m strong

Now I’m looking for a brighter day and I’m walking home singing

Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo
Doo-Doo-Ba-Doo-Doo

Yeah you brought something new and I know you
And you taught the rules but the lessons have left your eyes
You say nevermind

When water gets rained upon is it wetter?
It’s a chilling thought but the fluids will dry your soul
Yeah burn a hole

Yes I know
I know
It’s been on me

Girl I know you want me to make a move
You must think I’m slow but I ain’t no fool
Know how you feel when you’re looking at me
But love’s not the game that I thought it would be

Well it’s a winding road and it’s long
But I’ll find my way ‘cause I’m strong

Now I’m looking for a brighter day and I’m walking home singing

Well you’re leaving a lover who’s always been true always been true
You won’t find another so take away two no-oh-oh
I won’t believe going is the first way to get you home
You’re on your own
Another tether to be sewn

Girl I know you want me to make a move
You must think I’m slow but I ain’t no fool
Know how you feel when you’re looking at me
But love’s not the game that I thought it would be

Well it’s a winding road and it’s long
But I’ll find my way ‘cause I’m strong

Now I’m looking for a brighter day and I’m walking home singing
Track Name: Broken
Broken
The sunshine is always flowing
Embrace all the wind that’s blowing
Going into your head
The air is open-minded

Well you’re down you lost your cool
No love can’t be left to fools
Bruised
Hear without sound
It could leave you helpless

It’s hard to be free when you know what you need
You’re leaving me down
Ohhh
I wanted help from your love but you left me Broken

Never thought I had to hid
Colors all inside the lines
Fines
Paying my dues
Yeah it left me heartless

Sailing through an open sound
Moving but my anchor’s down
Frown not for me
You know your soul is blinded

It’s hard to be free when you know what you need
You’re leaving me down
Ohhh
I wanted help from your love but you left me Broken

Guitar solo

Give it all put your best foot right
Always look at a soul’s inside
You don’t know what to do

It’s funny how everyday can change
Settle down just to rearrange
You left my heart in two
You left my heart in two
It’s hard to be free when you know what you need
You’re leaving me down
Ohhh
I wanted help from your love but you left me Broken
Track Name: Honestly
Honestly
Ever in the way skies are fading.
Diving into water can make you blue
A darkened cloud has me raining but…
But I fall… just to have you

I know that I will rise up. Know that I could take you some place away from here
Believe darker days are gonna light up, when nothing is going your way at all
Try not to say everything it means to me, cause honestly I know

Cold are the shadows upon us
Never did the leaves fall so hard
Walk in through an open door slam it shut
Lay awake heavy on my heart

I know that I will rise up. Know that I could take you some place away from here
Believe darker days are gonna light up, when nothing is going your way at all
Try not to say everything it means to me, cause honestly I know

I won’t try alone cause I don’t have the answers
Please let me go if I have it down
I’m losing control and I’m scared to grow old
But life will replace what you know

I know that I will rise up. Know that I could take you some place away from here
Believe darker days are gonna light up, when nothing is going your way at all
Try not to say everything it means to me, cause honestly I know
Track Name: Bad Karma
Bad Karma
Words and music by Matt and Andrew Como.

Jenny works and she's always alone.
She's never scared. You can tell by her tone. She wont back down for free
I hear the crackdown lurking in her apathy. There goes the clock can you hear the alarm? (hear the alarm?) The sun will shine every day till its gone. Believe her for me so I won't see here. Lying in her vanity.

Bad Karma's gonna get you, you, yeah. In the dark of night, she tells poisonous lies. Bad Karma's gunna get you, you, yeah. It's getting cold out side in the still of the night.

Dreaming big but its all for herself. Take her mind put her heart on the shelf. Drive out whats drawn and you will find out her lesson in your afterthought. Feelings hide but they're never concealed. (Never concealed.) They'll eat your soul and they'll numb what is real. Don't lose them. I tried. You can't choose them, but following all the warning signs.

Bad Karma's gonna get you, you, yeah. In the dark of night, she tells poisonous lies. Bad Karma's gunna get you, you, yeah. It's getting cold out side in the still of the night.

STILL WATERS run deep will we ever find our way towards truth. Clouds cannot be seen if all they're ever asking for is not to be alone.

guitar solo

Bad Karma's gonna get you, you, yeah. In the dark of night, she tells poisonous lies. Bad Karma's gunna get you, you, yeah. It's getting cold out side in the still of the night.