Songwriter's Scarpbook

by Peter Sando

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A collection of previously unreleased tracks from 1971-2001

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released March 17, 2017

MUSICIANS | Bass: Bob Jenkins / Drums Bruce Stuart, C.J. Allen, Peter Sando / Pedal Steel: Steve Toth / Piano: Joe Delia / Backing Vocals: Bill Peters, Sue Peters/ Guitars, Keyboards, Programming: Peter Sando

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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: I Want You Back Again
I WANT YOU BACK AGAIN

I woke up to the ringing of the telephone
long distance from Atlanta to my bed
We must have had some kind of bad connection
I don't believe I heard the words you said
was it loneliness
or only just the change of season
there isn't any reason to pretend
I had to tell you
that my life is not the same without you
thinking more about you
and I want you back again

I took out the pieces of your letter
and put it all together one more time
and though I tried to find the hidden meaning
you made it hard to read between the lines
was it loneliness
or only just the change of season
there isn't any reason to pretend
I had to tell you
that my life is not the same without you
thinking more about you
and I want you back again

So meet me at the station
we'll walk along the shore
and spend the night together
and maybe nothing more
but please don't close the door

For now I’ll sing this lonesome song to no one
I wish I could forget about it all
but I find myself staring at your picture
How long have I been talking to the wall
was it loneliness
or only just the change of season
there isn't any reason to pretend
I had to tell you
that my life is not the same without you
thinking more about you
and I want you back again
Track Name: The Song That Made Me Cry
The Song That Made Me Cry

I was home alone at four A.M.
waiting for the night to end
with a weariness that no sleep could satisfy
the time was passing much too slow
so I turned on the radio
'twas then I heard the song that made me cry

Please Mr. record man
won't you try and understand
I don't know what it's called or who it's by
but it's something about a girl in the rain
and it has a very sad refrain
help me find the song that made me cry

well it hit me to my heart
and made me wonder why
when I heard the song that made me cry

Thanks again I gotta go
and get back to my radio
maybe they will play it by and by
and I'll go over every line
I hope it means as much this time
when I hear the song that made me cry
it made me cry
oh I can hear it now
it made me cry
Track Name: Think It Over
THINK IT OVER

There was a time when I really didn't know my place
I was just about to lose another race
I worried so much about the troubles that we all must face
my days were lonely and my nightd were blue
then you came along to see me thru

You filled my life with lovin' that was hard to find
and made the world go easy on my mind
but things have changed and I'm feelin' kind of left behind
would you go and turn your back on me
after givin' your love so free

(CHORUS) Take the time
and Think It Over
just listen to your heart
and if we have to part
just say goodbye
and I won't try to change your mind
but Think It Over one more time

Everyone's entitled to a point of view
but some folks think I don't deserve to be with you
well nevermind what your freinds'll tell you to do
there ain't nothin' like a freind in need
baby baby won't you hear my plea

(CHORUS) Take the time
and Think It Over
just think of all we've done
and if that feelin's gone
just say goodbye
and I won't try to change your mind
but Think It Over one more time

(Sando) © Sandbag Music
Track Name: I Cry
I CRY

It's a funny day
so I pull my shade
I think of you
in a funny way
I walk the floor
and even more
I Cry

There's a place I know
I sometimes go
I force a smile
and say hello
I drink to you
and when I'm through
I Cry

What makes me lock out the sunlight
What makes me close my eyes
The memory of that one night fades
but never dies

If I were you
and you were me
you'd know how lonesome
life can be
I'm torn in half
and when I laugh
I Cry

What makes me lock out the sunlight
What makes me close my eyes
The memory of that one night fades
but never dies
Track Name: Trying To Get To You
Trying To Get To You

I've seen lots of pretty girls
some were good and some were bad
and I've come to realize
you're the best I've ever had

and I'm Trying To Get To You
Baby I'm Trying To Get To You
I'm Trying To Get To You
before it's too late

Right from the very start
you were always by my side
I had to find out for myself
now I'm puttin' away my pride

and I'm Trying To Get To You
Baby I'm Trying To Get To You
I'm Trying To Get To You
before it's too late

And if by chance you hear this song before I reach you
Please forgive me what I've done
Yea I know that I was wrong

Did you cry for me at night
did you miss me for awhile
have you found somebody new
is he walking you down the aisle

and I'm Trying To Get To You
Baby I'm Trying To Get To You
I'm Trying To Get To You
before it's too late
Track Name: Baby Please Come Home
BABY PLEASE COME HOME

Since you've been gone
my world is just an empty shell
my freinds they come around
wondering where's the guy they knew so well
yes I've changed
girl I don't know who I am
only you can understand and you're not here

(CHORUS) Baby, Please Come Home
I can't make it on my own
you've been gone too long
Baby Baby Please Come Home

I must be mad
to play a losing game this way
but maybe in this song
I could catch the love I threw away
can't you see
my whole life is hinged on you
tell me what am I to do without you near

(CHORUS) Baby, Please Come Home
I can't make it on my own
you've been gone too long
Baby Baby Please Come Home

You were here and I was somewhere out in the blue
Now you're there and I'm back here calling for you

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Music and Lyrics by Peter Sando
©1992 Sandbag Music
Track Name: Just A Dream Away
JUST A DREAM AWAY

I DREAMED I FOUND THE HORN OF PLENTY
WOKE UP WITH MY POCKETS EMPTY
BUT YOU WON'T SEE ME STANDING ON THAT LINE
I WOULD NOT LEAVE WITHOUT A REASON
BUT THE CUPBOARD'S BEAR AND THIS PLACE IS FREEZING
COULD IT BE I'M RUNNIN’ OUT OF TIME

AS SURE AS THERE ARE STARS ABOVE YOU
I’D LIKE TO STAY TONIGHT AND LOVE YOU
BUT I'VE GOT MILES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO
WHEN THESE HARD TIMES ARE FINALLY OVER
YOU'LL WALK WITH ME ON FIELDS OF CLOVER
I HOPE THERE'S SOMETHING LEFT OF ME FOR YOU

I'M JUST A DREAM AWAY I'M JUST A DREAM AWAY
GETTING LESS THAN I'VE BEEN GIVING
BUT I'M NOT GIVING UP ON LIVING
I'M A DREAM AWAY LORD I'M JUST A DREAM AWAY
WHAT MORE CAN A POOR MAN DO
BUT DREAM UNTIL THESE DREAMS COME TRUE

SO HOLD THE STARCH IN MY BLUE COLLAR
I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE AN HONEST DOLLAR
BUT EVERYTHING I DO TURNS OUT WRONG
AND IT'S DOWN THE ROAD THROUGH NASTY WEATHER
IF THIS OLD RIG WOULD ONLY HOLD TOGETHER
CARRY ME BACK HOME WHERE I BELONG

I'M JUST A DREAM AWAY I'M JUST A DREAM AWAY
SEEMS THAT TROUBLE'S ALL I'M SEEING
GUESS I'M TIRED OF ALWAYS BEING
JUST A DREAM AWAY LORD I'M JUST A DREAM AWAY
WHAT MORE CAN A POOR MAN DO
BUT DREAM UNTIL MY DREAMS COME TRUE

(Sando, Jenkins)
© Sandbag Music, Inc.
Track Name: Torn Apart
TORN APART

Almost forgotten
when I saw you yesterday
It's still the same old feelin' when we touch
We know there's no tomorrow
and we can't go on this way
'cause now and then can never be enough
Girl it’s so unfair when you compare my love to his
I never thought you could be bought
I never knew we'd come to this

Torn apart
looking at a brand new start
I thought all along I was the only one
Love is blind
how could I believe your line
How was I to know I'd be the lonely one

You never even told me
I never even asked
I guess I knew the answer all along
You took me for granted
now I'm taking you to task
there isn't any use in holding on
Girl it’s so unfair when you compare my love to his
I never thought you could be bought
I never knew we'd come to this

REAPEAT REFRAIN
Track Name: Love And Learn (Featuring Bob Jenkins)
LOVE AND LEARN

A BRIGHT NEW DAY
AWAITS US ALL AND YOU'LL RECALL
HOW YESTERDAY
YOU FELT SO BAD TOMORROW THIS WILL SEEM SO SMALL

YOU TOOK A RIDE
WITH GUYS YOU'VE KNOWN AND NOW THEY'VE FLOWN
YOU LOST YOUR PRIDE
THE THRILL IS GONE AND NOW YOU'RE LEFT OUT ON YOUR OWN

LOVE, LOVE AND LEARN
IT'S NOT A GAME TO PLAY
HEAR WHAT I SAY
WHEN YOU GET BURNED
YOU'D BETTER LEARN ABOUT LOVE
LOVE, LOVE AND LEARN
JUST LIKE A CHILD IN SCHOOL
YOU BROKE THE RULE (YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE COOL) AND YOU GOT BURNED
NOW YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE

TAKE IT FROM A FREIND WHO KNOWS BEST
YOU'D BETTER SLOW DOWN
TAKE THE TIME TO GET YOUR FEET BACK ON THE GROUND

TAKE CARE TO CHOOSE
ANOTHER LOVER UNLIKE THE OTHER
AND WHEN YOU DO
DON'T LET HIM OWN YOU 'CAUSE IN THE END YOU'RE GONNA LOSE

(CHORUS)

Music and Lyrics by
Bob Jenkins
Peter Sando
© 2017 Sandbag Music
Track Name: Don't Stop Now
Don't Stop Now

Life is so hard
it's a bigger bite than we can chew
Girl it's up to me and you
to keep trying no more crying

Our love is so strong
and I realize we have dug in deep
but the fruits of love can be ours to keep
if we choose it we won't lose it

Don't stop now
you can take all of the money
just keep on lovin' me honey
Don't stop now
I'd be lost if we parted
let's finish what we started

The best is yet to come
there's more to this than meets the eye
if we set our hearts and let them fly
together it's now or never

Don't stop now
you can take all of the money
just keep on loving me honey
Don't stop now
and I know we'll be winning
it's only the beginning

Music and Lyrics by
Peter Sando
©1992 Sandbag Music
Track Name: You've Got The Love
YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE


Everytime she walks down the street
All the birdies go tweet tweet tweet
Long blonde hair flowin’ down her back
just one look give me a heart attack

You’ve got the love that I want
You've got the love that I need
You've got the love that I want
You've got the love that I need

Tell me baby what you want me to do
Call my name I'll come runnin’ to you
Lots of fishes in the deep blue sea
but no one else could ever satisfy me

You’ve got the love that I want
You've got the love that I need
You've got the love that I want
You've got the love that I need

You’re too much you look so fine
you got me goin’ I’m a’losin’ my mind
Bedroom eyes dress so tight
just one look and I can see the light

You’ve got the love that I want
You've got the love that I need
You've got the love that I want
You've got the love that I need