Reason To Live

by Peter Sando

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1.
This Time 02:59
THIS TIME (SANDO/MCMAHON) THERE’LL BE NO MORE LYIN’ THERE’LL BE NO MORE CRYIN’ THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MORE CHEATIN’ THERE’LL BE NO MISTREATIN’ THS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MORE FIGHTIN’ THERE’LL BE NO LATE NIGHTIN’ THIS TIME THIS TIME THIS TIME HONEY WON’T YOU TAKE ME BACK KNOW I DONE YOU WRONG BUT NOW I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MORE FLIRTIN’ THERE’LL BE NO MORE HURTIN’ THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MORE LEAVIN’ THERE’LL BE NO DECEIVIN’ THIS TIME I’M GONNA HOLD YOU TIGHT I’M GONNA TREAT YOU RIGHT THIS TIME THIS TIME THIS TIME BABY GIVE ME ONE MORE SHOT AND I’LL GIVE IT EVERY THING I GOT TO PROVE MY LOVE FOR YOU IS TRUE THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MORE SIGHIN’ THERE’LL BE NO GOODBYIN’ THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MISTAKIN’ THERE’LL BE NO HEART BREAKIN’ THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO MORE GRIEVIN’ IF WE JUST BELIEVE IN THIS TIME THIS TIME THIS TIME
2.
WHAT MUST I GIVE FOR YOUR LOVE (SANDO) WHAT MUST I GIVE FOR YOUR LOVE WHAT CAN I TRY TO CATCH YOUR EYE WHAT MUST I DO FOR YOUR HEART WHAT CAN I SAY TO MAKE YOU STAY I’D SEARCH THE DESERT AND I’D FIND THE KEY IF THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO OPEN UP YOUR HEART OPEN UP YOUR HEART FOR ME WHAT MUST I GIVE FOR YOUR LOVE WHAT MUST I SHOW TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT MUST I DO TO GET THROUGH TO YOU WHAT MUST I BE TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN ME (INST BREAK) I’D RUN 100 MILES I’D FLY TO MARS I’LL FOLLOW YOU NO MATTER HOW NEAR NO MATTER HOW FAR WHAT MUST I GIVE FOR YOUR LOVE WHAT MUST I GIVE WHAT MUST I DO WHAT WILL I TRY I’LL PAY THE PRICE I’LL SACRIFICE I’LL DO MY PART TAKE ME IN YOUR HEART TAKE ME IN YOUR HEART
3.
TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE I JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS I JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR THAT I KEEP ON CHECKIN’ THAT OLD CLOCK ON THE WALL A WATCHED POT NEVER COOKS NO TIME WRITE MY BOOK IN THE END I AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ AT ALL (CH.) TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE A YEAR GOES BY IN THE WINK OF AN EYE TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE YOU KNOW I’M GONNA LOVE YOU UNTIL THE DAY I DIE LIFE SWEET AS THE DAY IS LONG I JUST CAN’T WAIT TIL DAWN ANTICIPATING WHAT THE FATES WILL ALLOW WE’VE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE I NEVER COULD FIND A CURE BUT THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW (CH.) (BRIDGE) I WANNA CAPTURE THE MOMENT I‘M GONNA LIVE FOR TODAY TOMORROW’S NEVER WHAT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE DON’T WANT TO SPEND MY TIME HOLDIN’ ON TO YESTERDAY ANOTHER NEW YEAR’S EVE MY HEART IS ON MY SLEEVE I JUST CAN’T HELP THE WAY I’M FEELING INSIDE YOU COUNT THE SECONDS DOWN YOU’RE LISTENIN’ FOR THE SOUND BUT THE WORLD KEEPS TURNING AND THERE’S NO PLACE TO HIDE (CH)
4.
Dig Yourself 03:30
DIG YOURSELF (SANDO) I CAN STILL REMEMBER BACK IN ‘68 THERE WAS A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE THERE WAS A WHOLE LOT OF HATE WE WERE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS AND WE REALLY HAD TO HUNT BUT THE PENDULUM SWINGS WE HAD TO DROP BACK 10 AND PUNT WE WERE MYSTIFIED WHEN POLITICIANS LIED AND CHILDREN DIED AND MOTHERS CRIED SO WE STEMMED THE TIDE TO PRESERVE OUR MENTAL HEALTH DIG YOURSELF I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OR WHAT TO THINK ‘BOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY WHEN SOMEBODY TELLS A LIE BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS SEE THE TRUTH IF YOU LOOK IT IN THE EYE YOU CRITICIZE AND POLARIZE AND NEVER REALIZE THAT ALL YOUR LIES CAN MATERIALIZE THROUGH THE EYES OF SOMEONE ELSE… BR) DIG YOURSELF- STOP LIVING IN AN ALTERNATE REALITY WAKE UP, AND FACE THE FACTS HEAD ON GET REAL, WE’VE GOT TO LIVE UP TO OUR HUMANITY JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE…DIG YOURSELF 50 YEARS LATER AND IT’S DRIVNG ME INSANE EVERYTHING’S DIFFERENT YET EVERYTHING’S THE SAME PEOPLE OF THE EARTH WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME BUT THERE’S A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS IF YOU OPEN UP YOUR MIND YOU SAY YOU CAN’T RELATE TO ALL THE HATE BUT YOU PROCRASTINATE AND TAKE THE BAIT AND PUT YOUR FATE BACK UP ON THE SHELF…DIG YOURSELF
5.
UNDER THE SUN (SANDO) THINGS ARE LOOKIN’ UP SAID THE SAUCER TO THE CUP THE LIGHTS GO DOWN AND THE RADIO UP TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT WE'RE GONNA FALL IN LOVE TAKE A LITTLE WALK 'NEATH THE STARS ABOVE WE'RE BIRDS OF A FEATHER AND WE GOT TO STAY TOGETHER 'TIL THE END OF TIME THRU ANY KIND OF WEATHER AND EVERYTHING WILL GROW UNDER THE SUN I GOT FIFTY BUCKS AND A PICKUP TRUCK A GOLDEN RING AND WITH A LITTLE BIT O’ LUCK CUT AND DRY WE’RE GONNA FLY I'M GONNA LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE DAY I DIE ALL IN ALL IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN THIS MANGO AND EVERYTHING WILL GROW UNDER THE SUN EAST WEST NORTH SOUTH WHICH EVER WAY THE WIND MAY BLOW RED DRESS WELL SHUT MY MOUTH C’MON WE GOTTA GO (INST) EAST WEST NORTH SOUTH WHICH EVER WAY THE WIND MAY BLOW RED DRESS WELL SHUT MY MOUTH C’MON WE GOTTA GO WE’LL GET MARRIED ‘NEATH A NEON SIGN I’LL BE YOURS AND YOU’LL BE MINE WE GOT THE EARTH BELOW AND THE SKY ABOVE AIR TO BREATH AND A WHOLE LOT O’ LOVE PRAY FOR RAIN AND A BUMPER CROP WE’RE GONNA WORK THIS LAND TIL THE LORD SAYS STOP AND EVERYTHING WILL GROW UNDER THE SUN
6.
LAST CALL FOR LOVE (SANDO) HEY GIRL, I SEE YOU LOOKIN’ OVER HERE IT'S GETTING LATE DON'T HESITATE ‘CAUSE YOUR INTENT IS MIGHTY CLEAR COME ON A LITTLE CLOSER AND I’LL FEED YOU MY BEST LINE DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO CLING TO DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE LAST CALL FOR LOVE DO YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO TAKE YOU HOME LAST CALL FOR LOVE I DON’T WANT TO SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT ALONE DON'T BE COY THERE’S NO TIME TO PRETEND JUST ONE MORE ROUND THE LIGHTS COME UP AND THIS CHARADE COMES TO AN END THAT GUY YOU’VE BEEN TALKING TO ALL NIGHT LONG HE’S DISAPPEARED WITH SOME OTHER GIRL DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO CLING TO DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE LAST CALL FOR LOVE DO YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO TAKE YOU HOME LAST CALL FOR LOVE I DON’T WANT TO SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT ALONE WE COULD TURN THE LIGHTS BACK DOWN AND LET THE MUSIC START ALL OVER WE COULD PUT OUR LIVES TOGETHER AND NEVER NEVER COME BACK HERE (INST.) YOUR PLACE OR MINE LET THE LOVELIGHT SHINE I JUST KNOW IT’S GONNA BE SO GOOD DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO CLING TO DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE LAST CALL FOR LOVE DO YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO TAKE YOU HOME LAST CALL FOR LOVE I DON’T WANT TO SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT ALONE
7.
Lucky Man 03:10
THAT LUCKY MAN (SANDO) WHEN AT FIRST I SAW YOU LORD I DID ADORE YOU YOU'RE THE ONE I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF HOW YOU GAVE ME LOVE NEATH THE STARS ABOVE NOW THAT I HAVE FOUND YOU I’LL BUILD MY WORLD AROUND YOU I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME BUT IT'S FUN TO ME AND ALL THE WORLD CAN SEE EVERYTIME YOU SMILE AT ME OH OH I SMILE TOO YOU TAKE AWAY THE CLOUDS AND LET THAT SUN COME SHINING THROUGH AND IT FEELS SO GRAND WHEN WE’RE WALKING HAND IN HAND WHO’S THAT LUCKY MAN WITH YOU I JUST WANT TO HOLD YA LET MY ARMS ENFOLD YA NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE RIGHT FOR YOU THAT YOU’D LOVE ME TOO I’M SO GLAD YOU DO AND NOW THAT WE’RE TOGETHER OUR LOVE WILL LAST FOREVER HAPPINESS WILL BE YOURS AND MINE WITH A LOVE SO FINE 'TIL THE END OF TIME ALL MY LIFE I HAVE WAITED FOR SOMEONE LIKE YOU NO ONE ELSE COULD UNDERSTAND MY HEART LIKE YOU DO AND IT FEELS SO GRAND WHEN WE’RE WALKING HAND IN HAND I SAY WHO’S THAT LUCKY MAN WITH YOU REFLECTIONS IN A WINDOW I CAN’T BELEVE WHAT I SEE I SEE TWO LOVERS HAND IN HAND AND ONE OF THEM IS ME
8.
Blue Trail 02:53
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(GEORGE WASHINGTON BLUES) SANDO I WENT OUT LAST NIGHT THINKING I HAD NOTHING TO LOSE YEA WENT OUT LAST NIGHT THINKING I HAD NOTHING TO LOSE I SLEPT SO MANY PLACES I DON’T KNOW WHERE I LEFT MY SHOES MAMA STAYED UP WAITIN’ GAVE ME THE THIRD DEGREE MAMA STAYED UP WAITIN’ GAVE ME THE THIRD DEGREE I CANNOT TELL A LIE I JUST CHOPPED DOWN THE CHERRY TREE OH I SLEPT IN ALEXANDRIA SLEPT IN OLD RINGWOOD TOO SLEPT IN ALEXANDRIA SLEPT UP IN RINGWOOD TOO WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GONNA DO I MAY BE BUSY BUT YOU KNOW I’VE GOT TO GET MY KICKS I SURE AM BUSY BUT YOU KNOW I’VE GOT TO GET MY KICKS I’M THE FATHER OF THE COUNTRY THE SPIRIT OF SEVENTY SIX INST I SLEPT IN HOHOKUS PEEKSKILL AND HAVERSTRAW I SLEPT IN HOHOKUS PEEKSKILL AND HAVERSTRAW UP IN NEW YORK CITY WAY DOWN IN BALTIMORE YOU SEE MY FACE PRINTED ON A DOLLAR BILL OH YOU SEE MY FACE PRINTED ON EVERY DOLLAR BILL I’M LEGAL TENDER AND BABY YOU KNOW I WILL I’VE GOT 17,000 MEN, READY TO STEAL THE SHOW I’VE GOT 17,000 MEN, AND THEY’RE READY TO STEAL THE SHOW I’VE GOT 150 SLAVES AND I AIN’T NEVER GONNA LET THEM GO INST
10.
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT (SANDO) EVERY NIGHT WHEN THE COLD MOON RISES PUSSY FOOTIN’ WHERE THE GRASS DON’T GROW DOWN THE ALLEY WHERE IT’S FULL OF SURPRISES CAN’T HELP IT WHEN YOU SMELL A RAT CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT I’M NOT ASKIN’ WHY YOUR PAWS ARE ALL DIRTY I DON’T CARE WHERE YOU LOST YOUR TAIL JUST SAYIN’ THAT YOU SEEM A LITTLE FLIRTY YOU’RE GONNA FEEL IT WHEN YOU HIT THE MAT CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT IF YOU STICK YOUR NOSE WHERE IT DON’T BELONG YOU CAN WIND UP WISHIN’ THAT YOU’D NEVER BEEN BORN YOU MAY HAVE NINE LIVES BUT THERE’LL COME A DAY WHEN YOU’RE DOWN TO THE VERY LAST ONE AND THERE’S NO PLACE LEFT TO RUN NOW YOU’RE SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN WAKING UP WITH YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND DAY DREAMIN’ WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’ LET ME TELL YOU JUST WHERE IT’S AT CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT INSTRUMENTAL AND NOW THAT YOU’VE OPENED UP A CAN OF WORMS YOU CAN TRY TO FORGET BUT THE FLAME STILL BURNS SO FOLLOW YOUR HEART BUT DON’T LOSE YOUR COOL WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW AIN’T GONNA HURT SO DON’T GO DIGGIN’ IN THE DIRT YOU’RE JUST FOLLOWING A ROAD THAT GOES NOWHERE A RED HERRING ON A DEAD END STREET HE KEEPS TELLING YOU AND SO YOU GOTTA GO THERE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN WITH A MAN LIKE THAT CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
11.
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS DON'T WRITE ME A LETTER WHEN WE'RE NOT TOGETHER IT DON'T RING TRUE 'CAUSE PAPER AND INK ONLY MAKES ME THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU NEVER (DON'T) DO ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS YOU COME TO MY DOOR THE SAME AS BEFORE YOU BEEN OUT ALL NIGHT WELL DON'T EVEN SPEAK 'CAUSE TALK IS CHEAP AND IT WON'T MAKE IT RIGHT (IT JUST AIN'T RIGHT) ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS I SEE YOUR LIPS MOVE I FEEL THE EMPTINESS I CAN'T HEAR YOUR VOICE WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME YOU CAN MAKE MY PHONE RING AND WHISPER SWEET THINGS BUT I'M STILL ALONE I'M FILLED WITH DESIRE SO COME START THE FIRE COME ON HOME BABY ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
12.
City Ways 03:11
CITY WAYS (JENKINS, SANDO) I LOOK OUT MY WINDOW DOES EVERYONE HAVE A NAME PEOPLE LOOK ALL THE SAME TO ME SEE HOW THEY ARE MOVING THEY RUN BUT KNOW NOT WHERE LIVING SO FAST AND CARELESSLY AND IT’S MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9 TO 5 TRYIN’ JUST TO STAY ON TIME IT’S THE SAME ROUTINE AND THE SAME OLD JIVE WELL IT MAY SOUND MEAN BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN WHAT A MAN DID TO ME WHILE I WAS WALKIN’ HE KNOCKED ME ON THE GROUND I SCREAMED BUT NOBODY HEARD A SOUND ‘CAUSE THEY’RE TOO BUSY FLAGGIN’ A CAB OR A BUS TRYIN’ JUST TO STAY ON TIME WHAT IN THE WORLD’S GONNA HAPPEN TO US HEY BUDDY CAN YOU SPARE ME A DIME (INST) PEOPLE WORRIED AND HURRIED AND WEARIN’ A FROWN TRYING JUST TO STAY ON TIME ALL THIS HUSTLE AND BUSTLE IS BRINGING ME DOWN IT’S JUST RISE AND GRIND TO THE COMPANY LINE NOW I GET THIS FEELING I THINK IT’S TIME TO LEAVE FIND SOME WAY TO EASE MY MIND GUESS I’LL GO TO THE COUNTRY WHERE NIGHTS ARE NOT LIKE DAYS LEAVE MY CITY WAYS BEHIND CAUSE IT’S MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9 TO 5 TRYIN’ NOT TO LOSE MY GROUND IT’S THE SAME ROUTINE AND THE SAME OLD JIVE AND THE WHEELS KEEP GOIN’ ROUND
13.
Manzanar 04:49
MANZANAR (SANDO) MAN’S VOICE ON THE EVENING NEWS SNEAK ATTACK ON OAHU MUCH FEAR OVERCOMES THIS NATION PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION NO TIME TO PACK YOUR BAGS HEAR THEM KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR XENOPHOBIC RETRIBUTION NO REGARD FOR THE CONSTITUTION ROUND THEM UP TAKE THEM AWAY NEVER LIKED THEM ANYWAY CHECK IN AT THE RAILWAY GATE SEND THEM OFF TO MANZANAR (REFRAIN) MANZANAR THEY WILL FOREVER WEAR THE SCAR FOR THE CRIME OF WHO THEY ARE THEY SPEND THREE YEARS IN MANZANAR ROOF LEAKS AND THE WALLS ARE THIN COOPED UP BOXED IN CAN’T BREATH CAN’T EAT CAN’T SLEEP IN THE DUST AND THE HEAT NEW MORNING PLEDGE THE FLAG LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL NIGHT FALLS AND THE GUARDS ARE TENSE WATCH TOWERS AND A BARBED WIRE FENCE SEARCHLIGHT A MAN BREAKS OUT GUNS AIMED SOMEBODY SHOUTS STAY BACK LAY LOW ANOTHER DAY AT MANZANAR (REFRAIN) IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN A NEW DAY HAS JUST BEGUN NO NEED FOR NEGOTIATION NUCLEAR ERADICATION LITTLE BOY FAT MAN 300,000 DEAD AND GONE WORD COMES DOWN FROM THE POWERS THAT BE BREAK IT DOWN SET THEM FREE BUS TICKET AND 25 BUCKS HAND SHAKE GOOD LUCK EVERYTHING THEY OWNED IS GONE WHERE DO THEY GO FROM MANZANAR
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REASON TO LIVE (SNADO) I WAS BORN ON MY BIRTHDAY I DON’T KNOW WHEN I WILL DIE BUT AS LONG AS I’M BREATHING I’M GONNA GIVE IT A TRY I’M SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING SOMETHING THAT’S REAL AND TRUE I’M WALKING THROUGH THIS WORLD LOOKING FOR A REASON TO LIVE I WAS LOST ON THE HIGHWAY AFRAID AND ALONE BUT SOMETHING INSIDE ME KEPT ON SEARCHING FOR HOME IT WAS DARK IN THE TUNNEL BUT THERE WAS LIGHT AT THE END YOU WERE WAITING THERE THAT’S WHEN I FOUND MY REASON TO LIVE BR: EVERYTIME I GET THIS FEELING I CLOSE MY EYES AND THINK OF YOU YOU’RE THE ONE WHO GIVES LIFE MEANING YOU’RE THE ONE WHO SEES ME THROUGH NOW IT’S LATE IN THE EVENING THERE’S NO STARS IN THE SKY NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN THESE TEARS IN MY EYES THERE’S NO SLEEP TO BE HAD NO SONGS TO BE SUNG DON’T LEAVE ME NOW DON’T TAKE AWAY MY REASON TO LIVE

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All songs written by Peter Sando except:
“This Time” by Peter Sando & Jack McMahon
“City Ways” by Peter Sando & Bob Jenkins
Peter Sando: guitars, keyboards & harmonica
Bob Jenkins: bass
Eureka Sanchez: drums
Adam Bambrough: piano & organ (Tracks 2, 4, 9, 11)
Steve Toth: dobro (Track 10)
Frank Hubach: accordion (Track 10)
Bliss Sando, Bob Jenkins: backing vocals
Kristina Vinson, Laura Gardner, Sandy Bandes: backing vocals (Track 3)

Cover photo: Jack McMahon
Tray Artwork: Breeze Sando
Produced by Peter Sando
Mastered by Tom Nunes at Atomic Disc

All Songs © 2020 Sandbag Music (BMI) except
“This Time” © 2016 Sandbag Music (BMI) / Slowturn Music (BMI)

♥ Special thanx to Bliss & Jack

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released December 15, 2020

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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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