TPistilli

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About TPistilli

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  • Birthday 06/18/1962

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    https://soundcloud.com/ctonyp

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    United States of America
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    Serving Jesus Christ! Loving my family! Having a blast creating music!

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    Cardiac Arrest
  • Musical Influences
    Bob Dylan, Jim Croce (I wish I could play like him), James Taylor, The Cars, Styx....and a bunch of others...lol

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  1. Big time rewrite. I thought a lot of this through and I like where it is going and the progression of the lyrics.... I'm not sure how this is going to translate to others. It makes sense to me and the progression of the lyrics were not random but much labored over. Let me know what you think. It is a Christian song starting off as a non-believer to becoming a Christian. A LOVE LIKE THIS V1 I'm enslaved So afraid My heart’s chained My soul caged Why does it have to be like this? V2 This charade Such a fake My own way My mistake It doesn’t have to be like this V3 Bowed and prayed Faith engaged Now I’m saved Now awake . . . (instrumental build up) Bridge Now my life's remade And I'm so amazed All my sins erased All that He forgave I never felt a love like this I never felt a love like this I never felt a love like this
  2. Haha....yes, it needs LOTS of help. It was just a concept I was working on. I'm not the greatest guitar player or singer that's for sure. I am very new at mixing as well. This was done quite a while ago and just listening to it now I can tell the tone of the guitar is pretty harsh and it's way too hot also. It would be fun to get some collaboration on this one, but it's hard to find someone. thanks for the listen and comments. I really appreciate it. Tony
  3. Cool idea for a song...and so true! There is a bit of a difference in the syllables between v1 and v2. They should match up or be pretty close in. At the least the stressed syllables should be in the same place with the same number in the corresponding lyric lines. Verse One: - - / - - - / (7 syllables) My mind's bouncing with ideas, - - - - / - - - - - / (11 syllables) I've got inspiration coming out my ears, - - / / - - - - / - - - / (13 syllables) But I can't catch these words with this paper or this pen, - - - / - - - / - - / - (12 syllables) I always find myself beginning again with... Verse Two: / - / - - - / - - (9) Quiet moments full of voiceless thought - / - - / - - - / - / (11) this line is ok Are all I can manage though I know I ought - - - - - / - - - - - / (12) To show you all the feelings you have never seen, - - / - - / - - - - - - / - (14) All the unwritten melodies lingering between the.. (this line is difficult to say, imo....) - also, how can something unwritten be between blank notebooks? - the chorus states that you have written and crossed out lines so the notebooks aren't really blank, right? Just some observations, keep or sweep. I do like the idea you have going. Keep it up! Tony
  4. Welcome Gary, there are some very talented and helpful folks on this site. Look forward to hearing some of your music. Tony
  5. SEE FOR YOURSELF (c) Tony Pistilli 2017 CHORUS YOU GOTTA SEE FOR YOURSELF A SECOND-HAND KNOWLEDGE WON’T DO YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND GOOGLE IT BUT UNTIL YOU START PURSUIN' IT YOU WILL NEVER REALLY HAVE A CLUE BUT WHEN YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF YOU’LL BE BORN ALL OVER AGAIN AND WHEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR PEARL YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD YOU GOTTA SEE IT FOR YOURSELF VERSE 1 LIKE A MAN BORN BLIND DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WATCH THE SUN MELTING INTO THE SEA OR THE STARS AT NIGHT AS THEY WINK IN THE SKY OR WHEN THEY DIE IN A FIERY STREAK JUST LIKE KISSING YOUR BRIDE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME THINKIN' "MAN, WHAT A HAND I'VE BEEN DEALT" THERE'RE SO MANY THINGS THAT YOU CANNOT EXPLAIN YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF CHORUS YOU GOTTA SEE FOR YOURSELF A SECOND-HAND KNOWLEDGE WON’T DO YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND GOOGLE IT BUT UNTIL YOU START PURSUIN' IT YOU WILL NEVER REALLY HAVE A CLUE BUT WHEN YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF YOU’LL BE BORN ALL OVER AGAIN AND WHEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR PEARL YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD YOU GOTTA SEE IT FOR YOURSELF VERSE 2 IF YOUR MIND'S DEPRESSED, FEELING WORTHLESS AND STRESSED LIKE A DOG LEFT TO DIE ON A CHAIN AND YOUR HEART'S BEEN BROKE, HARDLY ABLE TO COPE CAN BARELY PUMP ENOUGH LIFE IN YOUR VEINS IF YOU'LL OFFER A PRAYER, TO THE SAVIOR WHO CARES YOU'LL BE FREED FROM YOUR PERSONAL HELL IT'S CALLED THE GOOD NEWS, YOU GOT NOTHING TO LOSE YOU'LL KNOW WHY WHEN YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF CHORUS (x2)
  6. OH LORD ©2015 Tony Pistilli Verse 1 Oh Lord I desperately need You You've got to get a hold of my heart I can't do this all alone Help me to see thru the dark Oh Lord, O Lord Verse 2 Oh Lord I try to be faithful But now I find I’m sinking again I won’t make it on my own Please take a hold of my hand Oh Lord, Oh Lord Bridge: As I reach up to You in worship And You reach down to answer my prayer I'm cleansed by the flood of Your life giving blood I thank You for making me new Oh Lord, Oh Lord
  7. FILL THIS PLACE © Tony Pistilli 2016 VERSE 1: WE HAVE COME TO PURCHASE OIL SO OUR LAMPS STAY BURNING BRIGHT SO PLEASE FILL US WITH YOUR JOY AND WE WILL FLOOD THIS WORLD WITH LIGHT AS WE SING THIS SONG OF WORSHIP FAN THIS FLAME INTO A BLAZE HOW WE NEED YOU HOLY SPIRIT TO COME DOWN AND FILL THIS PLACE CHORUS: FILL THIS PLACE FILL THIS PLACE WITH YOUR GLORY AND YOUR GRACE 'CAUSE WE'VE COME TO SEEK YOUR FACE FILL THIS PLACE FILL THIS PLACE FILL THIS PLACE, HOLY GHOST FILL THIS PLACE VERSE 2: WE’RE PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING WITH OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WE WILL KEEP OUR FIRE BURNING TO BE READY DAY OR NIGHT AS WE SING THIS SONG OF WORSHIP FAN THIS FLAME INTO A BLAZE HOW WE NEED YOU HOLY SPIRIT TO COME DOWN AND FILL THIS PLACE
  8. YOU FOUND ME © Tony Pistilli 2015 Verse 1: I was losing my mind Losing control Losing my way And losing my soul That's when I found You Or should I say You found me Verse 2: I was wasting my life Numbing my pain Starving my will And wasting away That's when I found You Or should I say You found me Pre Chorus: O Lord I am so grateful that you looked my way And saw my desperate plight Cause no one else could see right through my masquerade Propped up by foolish pride Chorus: Just like a little child who wanders Far away from home While chasing phantom butterflies Soon lost and all alone When darkness started closing in That is when You found me Verse 3: You have salvaged my life Covered my shame Washed all my sin And salvaged my name Because I found You Or should I say You found me
  9. SURRENDER TO WIN © Tony Pistilli 2017 Verse 1 Remember where I found you, hopeless in your plight When you trusted me and turned away from sin You finally found the freedom, from the strongholds of your mind When you bowed your knee and you were born again Even though it made no earthly sense You made the choice to listen and obey Finding out that what I said I meant My ways are not your ways Chorus: You call me Father So let Me keep you safe Don't be discouraged, this battle's Mine to take You call me Master So heed the words I say I have a purpose so put your sword away I know the ending Before you even begin You've got to surrender to win Verse 2: It breaks my heart to see you struggle in this fight But it matters where you choose to place your trust Your vision's growing dimmer with the swelling of your pride The prize cannot be won by flesh and blood Sometimes it makes no earthly sense But when you’re looking thru the eyes of faith You will see that what I said I meant My ways are not your ways Chorus: Bridge: There is a time to fight And there's a time to trust So put your trust in Me Put your trust in Me Chorus – End
  10. More Than Six Feet Deep © 2015 Tony Pistilli Verse 1: Gotta “COEXIST” bumper sticker On the back of my pickup truck And I pray before eatin’ my dinner. Go to church when I’m down on my luck Gotta bobble-headed virgin Mary On the dashboard to keep me safe But I lost a tooth in a fender bender When she flew right into my face Pre Chorus: I try to have all my bases covered But I’m finding out that it just ain’t workin’ Chorus: What’s it all about Why do I keep Breathing in and out Eat, sleep, repeat ‘Cause I gotta know when I go That it won’t be…. More than six feet deep Verse 2: Gotta hardback Gideon bible That I stole from the Motel 6 But it's hard to read all those thee's and thou's My mind’s just a bit too thick Gotta an extra burger and a French fry For that guy with the cardboard sign Then I saw him leave about an hour later In a car that was better than mine Pre Chorus Chorus Bridge: I’m scratchin’ my head here ponderin’ About something my granddad said “You can get it right with the Lord tonight Or spend the rest of your life still wondering” Chorus
  11. Look Upon Me (c) Tony Pistilli 2016 Verse 1: I’m Ezekiel’s bones on the dusty dry ground Bleached out memories scattered all around Every fragment a remnant of the warrior I used to be But something’s stirring in me… So I’ll prophesy to these old bones What’s impossible for me is as easy as breathing For the One who died for me and it’s time I finally seek Him So I gaze up to the heavens and I pray… Chorus: Jesus would you look upon me With the grace and the fullness of Your love You’re the only hope that I need Let the breath of Your spirit give me life I don’t want to be the man that I’ve been But the man that You called me to be Jesus would you look upon me, would You look upon me Jesus would you look upon me Verse 2: I’m in Lazarus’ tomb and my heart’s in decay Cold and unmoving from a fallow faith While the stench of indifference causes hopelessness and atrophy But something’s stirring in me… ‘Cause I believe in the Giver of life What’s impossible for me Is as easy as breathing For the One who died for me And it’s time I finally seek Him So I gaze up to the heavens and I pray… Bridge: When I stumble and fall Or give up the call When the enemy strikes And I’m losing the fight When the fire’s dies down Or smothered by doubt When I fall on my face Or I’m losing the race Then I’ll gaze up to the heavens and pray…
  12. Little Boy Blue Little Boy Blue, barely four years old And his teen-aged mama, how she loved him so But the drugs and the booze weren’t the only thing she abused He was left by himself, for days at a time Scrounging for scraps, and covered in grime While mama’s latest flame left his body broken and bruised Ooh, ooh….Little Boy Blue… Needs someone who care, someone who cares Somebody like you. Little Boy Blue was finally taken away Placed with a family in a place far away It may not be his home but, thank God, at least he was safe He spent a couple years bouncing home to home Causing all kinds of trouble and he thinks he knows If he wasn’t such a bad little boy, maybe then he could stay Ooh, ooh….Little Boy Blue… Needs someone who care, someone who cares Somebody like you. Then a couple was willing to make him their own Not just for a while, but until he is grown Sharing life, love, and laughter and even give him their name No more….Little Boy Blue… Just needed someone who cared, someone who cared Somebody like you. Just needed someone who cared, someone who cared Somebody like you.
  13. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY STUFF VERSE 1: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING? ARE YOU CRAZY? HAVE YOU GONE INSANE? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU’RE FOOLING? YOU BE READY FOR A WORLD OF PAIN WHEN YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, GONNA GET YOURSELF BURNED YOU’RE SUCH A LIAR, AREN’T YOU EVER GONNA LEARN YOU FILTHY, SNEAKY, DIRTY ROTTEN SWINE THAT LAST DONUT WAS MINE! CHORUS: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF ALL OF MY STUFF I’VE BEEN PATIENT BUT I’VE HAD ENOUGH BETTER STOP BEFORE I FINALLY GET ROUGH KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY STUFF VERSE 2: MAYBE YOU THINK IT’S FUNNY GET A LIFE, MAYBE GROW A BRAIN I SURE AIN’T MADE OF MONEY SEEMS IT’S ALWAYS GOING UP IN FLAMES YOU GOT ME STRESSING, GOT MY HEAD IN MY HANDS I JUST DON’T GET IT, WON’T YOU TRY TO UNDERSTAND THIS SITUATION IS ALL KIND OF WRONG THE TOILET PAPER’S ALL GONE CHORUS BRIDGE: YOU’VE BEEN USING MY THINGS, BUT YOU DON’T PAY NO RENT IT’S COSTING ME DOLLARS, BUT IT MAKES NO SENSE I’M NOT YOUR MOMMA, I’M NOT TELLING YOU AGAIN…. CHORUS
  14. IT'S NOT YOURS © 2015 Tony Pistilli vs 1: ADAM AND EVE LIVING IN PARADISE THEY COULD EAT OF ANY TREE THAT THEY LIKED BUT GOD SAID "THERE'S ONE TREE THAT'S MINE IF YOU SO MUCH AS TOUCH IT YOU'LL DIE" BUT THEY THOUGHT, "HEY, THIS IS MY LIFE IT COULDN'T HURT TO HAVE JUST ONE BITE" THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THEY COULDN'T SEE HOW THEIR SIN WOULD AFFECT YOU AND ME. chorus: IT'S NOT YOURS, (THIS) LITTLE THING WE CALL LIFE IT'S NOT YOURS, TO DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE IT'S NOT YOURS OR MINE WHEN YOU REALLY GIVE JESUS YOUR LIFE IT'S NOT YOUR'S vs 2: REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY WHEN YOU BOWED YOUR KNEE IN REPENTANCE AND PRAYED YOU SAID JESUS YOU'RE THE LORD OF MY LIFE BUT NOW YOU WANT TO READ HIM YOUR RIGHTS THERE'S SOMETHING YOU MUST UNDERSTAND GOD SAVED YOU AS PART OF HIS PLAN WITH SO MANY PEOPLE TO REACH GOD NEEDS ALL HIS PEOPLE TO PREACH chorus: (X2)
  15. I LIFT MY PRASE © Tony Pistilli 2016 Verse 1 You made the blind see You made the lame walk You gave me everything That by sin, I had lost Because Your sacrifice My life has been redeemed So with all my heart I sing . . . Chorus I lift my praise I lift my praise I lift my praise Jesus to You I lift my praise I lift my praise I lift my praise Jesus to You Verse 2 It’s not about me It’s all about You To bow before my King Is what I came to do I laid my guilty soul Before Your mercy seat By grace I’ve been set free . . . Chorus