Let There Be Love

by Peter Sando

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    The third solo release from Peter Sando, singer/writer from
    60’s classic psych group Gandalf, brings us 12 new original
    songs. Highlights are Captive’s Choice, which examines the
    phenomenon of white children captured by Native Americans
    at a young age and assimilating into their culture; and The
    Beginning of the End, a stark warning to future generations of
    the consequences of income inequality and climate denial. Also
    featured is a stunning tribute to songwriter Tim Hardin, cowritten
    with Jack McMahon (bandcamp.com/jackmcmahon).

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The third solo release from Peter Sando, singer/writer from
60’s classic psych group Gandalf, brings us 12 new original
songs. Highlights are Captive’s Choice, which examines the
phenomenon of white children captured by Native Americans
at a young age and assimilating into their culture; and The
Beginning of the End, a stark warning to future generations of
the consequences of income inequality and climate denial. Also
featured is a stunning tribute to songwriter Tim Hardin, cowritten
with Jack McMahon (bandcamp.com/jackmcmahon).

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released December 25, 2015

Produced by Peter Sando
All songs written by Peter Sando
(© 2015 Sandbag Music) BMI except for:
We Can Make It by Peter Sando (© 1981 Sandbag Music) BMI
Misty Roses On A Stone, Let There Be Love, Jeannie And Janey
by Peter Sando and Jack McMahon
(© 2014 Sandbag Music / Slowturn Music) BMI
and Soul Deep - Produced by Joe Delia
written by Peter Sando and Joe Delia
(©1999 Sandbag Music, Slymoon Pub. Co.) BMI
Peter Sando: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Electric Sitar
Bob Jenkins: Bass
Eureka Sanchez: Drums and Percussion
Bliss Sando: Background Vocals, Pro Tools consultant
Frank “Pancho” Hubach: Accordion on Jeannie and Janey
Garry Bonner, Susan Bonner: Background Vocals on We Can Make It
Danny Toan: Guitars, Bass on Soul Deep
Ron Thomas: Drums on Soul Deep
Photos - Cover, Roberta Olsen / Back, Jack McMahon / Inside, Peter Sando
Mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion - Portland, Oregon
Special Thanks: Jack, Bliss, Bob, Joe
Dedicated to Wenke & the Three B’s

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Peter Sando Ringwood, New Jersey

Peter Sando emerged in the late 60's from the band Gandalf, formerly the Rahgoos. The GANDALF album was released on Capitol in 1969 and has become a psychedelic classic. Peter also sang lead on two singles as the Barracuda on RCA, including "The Dance at St. Francis" which charted briefly in 1968. Peter continues to write, record and perform throughout the New York/New Jersey area folk circuit. ... more

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Track Name: Let There Be Love
Once upon a lonely time the world was dark and hearts were blind
Then one day a light appeared to warm the soul and dry the tears
Adrift upon an angry sea I was my own worst enemy
I came upon your harbor light to guide me through the stormy night

Let the sun shine in the sky
Let me look into your eyes
Like the river runs to the sea
Let your heart reach out to me

All at once I see it written in the stars above
Let There Be Love

I can’t believe what I have found happiness is all around
I did my time I paid the price now I’m with you in paradise
The rain is gone my heart is free the road is clear in front of me
And like a never ending song your melody will lead me on

Let the sun shine in the sky
Let me look into your eyes
Like the river runs to the sea
Let your heart reach out to me

All at once I see it written in the stars above
Let There Be Love
Track Name: Lazy Susan
Lazy Susan
set on the table
willing and able to please
so much to choose tell me how can you lose
spin me the crackers and cheese

Lazy Susan
in the midst of the chatter
none of it matters to her
no ifs, ands, or buts, just raisins and nuts
or whatever it is you prefer

Round and around the Susan will turn
don’t you refuse her soon you will learn
the girl of the hour always a treat
she can be sour she can be sweet oh

Lazy Susan
caught in the middle
speaking her riddle and rhyme
no need to reach for a pear or a peach
everything comes in good time

Lazy Susan
(INSTRUMENTAL)

Round and around the Susan will go
taking you high and leaving you low
the life of the party always a hoot
she can be cunning she can be cute oh

Lazy Susan
scattered and crumbled
everything’s jumbled and done
but come back again and she’ll make you her friend
with kisses and candy and gum
kisses and candy and gum
kisses and candy and gum
Track Name: Misty Roses On A Stone (Tribute to Tim Hardin)
Geese flying north ‘cross a grey October sky
Twin Oaks in a foggy dawn
we journeyed southward from Portland on I-5
Misty Roses on a Stone

An old guitar in the backseat of a car
muse and mem’ries here and gone
we sang your songs yes they’re still alive
Misty Roses on a Stone

(BRIDGE) In the midst of that Greenwich Village scene
crossing over the line
mumbling stumbling hanging on to a dream
slowly vanishing in time

(INSTRUMENTAL)

(BRIDGE) you left your soul and your poetry
pressed in vinyl on a shelf
robbed of your pride and your honesty
no one could save you from yourself

And so we bring this simple gift today
after all you’re not alone
fresh from a garden to the place where you lay
Misty Roses on a Stone
Track Name: And The Rest Is History
I remember the day when I first laid eyes on you
right then I knew you were the one
An angel in white just a’dancing on the floor
forevermore had just begun

A friend of a friend we were introduced that way
You looked my way so graciously
biding my time as I knew you had his ring
waiting in the wings so patiently

call it luck call it fate
not too early not too late
I could not control what was happening to me
Just one kiss And The Rest Is History

(INSTRUMENTAL)

sometimes up sometimes down
sometimes smile sometimes frown
and all the beautiful things that were to be
Just one kiss And The Rest Is History

As I look back over all the joy and tears
the precious years I’ve had with you
I remember the kiss underneath the stars above
everlasting love was meant to be

sometimes pleasure sometimes pain
sometimes sunshine sometimes rain
working together to build a family
Just one kiss just one kiss
just that kiss And The Rest Is History
Track Name: Captive's Choice
And alas, I have found you my long lost child
how I’ve feared and fretted dear daughter
See my loving eyes and outstretched hand
oh won’t you come home with your mother

I do not remember your loving eyes
though you say that i am your daughter
and now I am one with my husband you see
and I wish to be with no other

But they burned our house and stole our horses
they tortured and murdered your father
They dragged you away in a burlap sack
took you away from your mother

Oh so many memories the years have erased
tho’ your face i fain would remember
I only know now of my children three
and I wish to be with no other

And who is this man who stands at your side,
who is this person dear daughter
tell him we’ve won at Bushy Run
you are free to come home with your mother

Behold a chief of the Delaware
true, brave and handsome
He has taken me and protected me
I cannot comply with your ransom

Oh what have they done to you Mary my dear
your face and fingers all weathered
And what are these colors you wear on your skin
your hair all braided and feathered

We work each day in the sun and THE wind
gathering food together
and I’m proud of the colors I wear on my skin
my hair all braided and feathered

Come hither my dear let me take you back
back to the life you were livin’
your clothes shall be clean and plate be full
your bed shall be warm with white linen

I would rather sleep ‘neath the open sky
and feel the Great Spirit above me
These are my people and this is my home
I must stay with my husband who loves me

Oh don’t you remember the cottonwood tree
where you laughed and played with your brother
where the breezes blew and the dandelions grew
by a cabin that sits by the water

I do not remember a cottonwood tree
or a cabin that sits by the water
I only know of my children three
BUT you say that I have a brother

And alas I have found you my long lost child
how I’ve feared and fretted dear daughter
Now won’t you remember the song I sang
so sweetly to you and your brother

So sing me oh sing me the song you sang
so sweetly to me and my brother
Oh yes, I remember your lullaby song
Rock me oh rock me to slumber
Mother, rock me to slumber
Track Name: Soul Deep
You got me burnin’ since you came my way
my wheels are turnin’ can’t stay away
I found you locked up in a ball and chain
I had to set you free girl
now your love is like a hurricane

Soul Deep
in a love that we just can’t keep
Love Pain
when you leave me I just go insane
Feel Touch
am I ever gonna get enough
Soul Deep
ever since you went and put your spell on me

I wake up cryin’ don’t wanna lose your love
keep on tryin’ it’s getting mighty tough
The wind is blowin’ blowin’ through my mind
girl you got me goin’ deaf dumb and blind
‘til I don’t know what to say or do
My heart keeps poundin’
everynight I gotta run to you

Soul Deep
in a love that we just can’t keep
Love Pain
when you leave me I just go insane
Feel Touch
am I ever gonna get enough
Soul Deep
ever since you went and put your spell on me
Track Name: High School Reunion
Got a call from an old friend yesterday
I hadn’t heard from him since I don’t know when
It seems what’s left of the class of ‘63
will gather once again at the Inn

High school reunion
I know she’ll be there
to see her would be more than I can bear

I don’t wanna go I don’t wanna know
why I lost her love somehow
And who’s holding her now
I don’t wanna see I don’t wanna be
The one who’s hiding in the hall
with my face to the wall
Oh no I don’t wanna go

I told my friend I had better things to do
Old memories are more than enough
He said “Jim won’t you come along anyway,
we could have ourselves some laughs at the pub”

Facebook connection
She still looks so fine
but nothing you can say will change my mind

I don’t wanna go I don’t wanna know
When she looks into my eyes
I’ll just break down and cry
I don’t wanna see I don’t wanna be
the one who’s talking thru my tears
and have it fall on deaf ears
Oh no, I don’t wanna go
Oh no, I don’t wanna go
Track Name: Whoever You Are
Everything's crazy my head's spinnin round
You learned to fly and left me here on the ground
the night is fallin' and the radio's playin that old song
It says "Go now, do what you gotta do"
but all I want to do is to be with you
and give you all of my loving how can that be wrong

Now I don't wanna make it hard on you baby
it's hard enough just trying to be real in this old phony world
but if you ever need somebody to talk to
I'll be right there you know I care
I'm gonna love you Whoever You Are

Outside the wind whispers your name
if I can't see you I may go insane
but they say there's a time for holding on and a time for letting go
I know you'll change but keep your soul
you don't have to go around playing the role
so go on and find yourself but don't blind yourself let your spirit flow

And I don't wanna make it hard on you baby
it's hard enough just trying to be real in this old phony world
but if you ever need somebody to talk to
I'll be right there you know I care
I'm gonna love you Whoever You Are
Track Name: The Picture Of Dorian Gray
As I was walking down that dead end street
I saw the reflection of a man who looked like me
Is it just my getting older that makes me look this way
or has my soul been exposed IN TIME
like the Picture of Dorian Gray

guilt can be a ball and chain
drags you down and it eats your brain
Is it just my getting Colder that makes me FEEL this way
or has my soul been exposed IN TIME
like the Picture of Dorian Gray

And every night it’s the same secret PLace
Idraw the curtain and stand face to face
Is it just my getting Bolder that makes me WANT TO FADE AWAY
Yes my soul has been exposed THIS TIME
like the Picture of Dorian Gray
Track Name: Jeannie And Janey
Jeannie and Janey were childhood friends
going through their formative years
always together through the thick and the thin
sharing all the laughter and tears
Johnny was always hanging around
the proverbial boy next door
Jeannie and Janey didn’t care about boys
Johnny thought that girls were a bore
Time goes by, growing up faster than grass
my oh my, innocence just doesn’t last

Jeannie was the valedictorian girl
Janey the queen of the prom
Johnny played guitar in a rock and roll band
living his life in a song
Johnny thought Janey was out of this world
Jeannie thought Johnny was dumb
Janey told Jeannie her heart was on fire
Jeannie told Janey to run
Time goes by, flying like a bird on the wing
By and by, Johnny gave Janey a ring

Janey & Johnny were married that Spring
Li’l Jimmy came late in the fall
Johnny enlisted to find a career
then he went off to the war
meanwhile Jeannie was a’working so hard
doin’ just fine on her own
Janey and Jimmy were struggling so
Jeannie gave Janey a loan
(INST BREAK)
why oh why, Johnny won’t be coming back home
cry cry cry, Janey couldn’t face it alone

Jeannie and Janey were married last june
Li’l Jimmy thought the wedding was fun
he never really got to know his Dad
and two Moms are better than one
Track Name: We Can Make It
We can make it
We can make it
We can make it
to the top of the hill

We've got problems
but everybody's got problems
and I know we can make it
I know that we will

Love will come and love will go
people tend to change like the weather
but thru the rain and sleet and snow
baby we can make it together forever

We don't have much money
but I still love you honey
and I know we're gonna make it
I know that we will

Well it's a mean old world but if you'll be my girl
We can make it
It's a long hard climb but baby we got time and
We can make it
Oh yea oh yea oh yea
I know we can make it
We can make it
Climb up a little higher
We can make it
(fade)
Track Name: The Beginning Of The End
The sun comes up it’s brand new morning
there’s revolution in the air
sometimes pain is an early warning
and now it’s more than we can bear

The rich get rich and the poor are get poorer
there’s greed and corruption all around
but the winds of change are blowing stronger
what goes up must come down

We have our chance is anybody listening
there may be no next time my friend
Is this the end of the beginning
or just The Beginning Of The End

Chemicals rise the fires are burning
we live our lives under the gun
but Mother Earth she just keeps on a’turning
In spite of the damage that we’ve done

Some they scoff at the change in the weather
left and right the pendulum swings
sometimes things get worse before they get better
we’ll just have to see what the future brings

So turn the page and it’s the same old story
everything old is new again
Is this the end of the beginning
Or just the Beginning Of The End

Is this the end of the beginning
Or just The Beginning Of The End