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!

Music Background

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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. That is definitely something to look into. I use Mixcraft 8.
  2. It's all good. Maybe I'll download them and try. I have too many plugins anyway...ha ha...One I just got that is free (limited version) is called panagement. It gives you the ability to graphically place any track anywhere in the mix...front to back and side to side. Real fun to play with especially if you are a Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon kind of guy. I am checking it out right now. The cost is only $29 so if it does all it seems to do, I will buy the full version.
  3. Ha ha...I identify with this completely!!!
  4. It states that these are not vst plugins and only work on Reaper.
  5. This Is Heaven Verse 1: I wonder what it's like To walk on streets of gold Experiencing life Where time has no control To live without this fleshly man of death having only thoughts of righteousness Although this place is hard to comprehend I'll hold this blessed hope with confidence Chorus: This, this is Heaven This, this is Heaven No more sorrow, no more pain Every tear's been wiped away All the former doubts and fears are gone Then I'll see my Savior's face Full of wonder of His grace Oh to finally hear those words "Well done" Welcome home This is Heaven Verse 2: I'll take my final breath And reach the finish line This passage we call death A temporary lie For all the battles won and sometimes lost Thank God I never failed to count the cost I'm going to a place prepared for me And with eternal eyes I'll finally see
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Welcome Gary, there are some very talented and helpful folks on this site. Look forward to hearing some of your music. Tony
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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