The Things You Left Behind

by Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers

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released March 15, 2019

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Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers Croton On Hudson, New York

Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers are a roots-rock-Americana band that captures the sparkle of an 1965 AM transistor radio and the twang of a modern garage band. Hook-laden rock and roll with a touch of Heartbreakers, Kinks, Bodeans, and and a pinch of soul, great live show, check out their third release "The Things You Left Behind" featuring 10 new songs! ... more

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Track Name: The Things You Left Behind
The things you left behind are nailed up on the wall
the things you left behind still echo in these halls
I’m the last man standing-with the things you left behind
The things you left behind-show what there used to be
But the things you left behind ain’t no good to me
They’re just the painful reminders-the things you left behind its hard to keep it all together when it’s fallen thru the cracks
The writing on the wall says you’re never coming back
I should’ve seen it coming but they say that love is blind
Now I’m sifting through the rubble of the things you left behind The things you left behind still rattle in my brain
The things you left behind might drive this man insane
What am I’m i to do with the things you left behind
Try and put it back together-but it shattered just like glass Cant figure out a reason but you know it never lasts
Trying to find a way back to another place and time-
but i’m tangled in the wreckage
One of the things you left behind-is a broken piece of man
That just the kind of thing that you’d never understand
I’m tryin hard to sort through the mess-the things you left behind-
All the things you left behind weigh heavy in my heart
And the things you left behind are tearing me apart
Can’t put it in the past With all the things you left behind
All the things you left behind-were from some fairy tale affair They’re lying in our bed and they’re strewn all down the stairs
I can’t pack them all away Alll the things you left behind
Track Name: She Moves Like A Mystery
She Moves Like a Mystery

She moves like a mystery- to places I can't find
Lipstick traces and fingerprints-is what she leaves behind
She disappears in the shadows, and I don't know what to do She leaves me with her perfume scent- and that's my only clue

And I can't read her mind and I cant find the lines
That tell the secrets in her eyes
And every twist and turn, every kiss that burns,
Are wrapped up-in a beautiful disguise
She reads like a movie script-across a silver screen
And she plays it to the camera- when she's staring back at me She speaks like a sonnet- in crafted measured lines
Each word is chosen-with a rhythm and a rhyme
Bridge:
And this old typewriter won't help me turn a phrase
'Been staring at the page so long that the night's turned into day-
I'm so lost and tangled, in her twisted lover's net-but the final chapters-ain't been written yet-
Instrumental
Bridge:
And I can't read her mind and I cant find the lines That tell the secrets in her eyes
And every twist and turn, every kiss that burns, Are wrapped up-in a beautiful disguise
She moves like a mystery- to places I can't find
Lipstick traces and fingerprints-is what she leaves behind She disappears in the shadows, to places I can't see She moves like mystery-a mystery to me (3x)
Track Name: Take It Back
They take another nickel, they squeeze another dime
Pint of blood from a stone-they’re takin’ their sweet time They always seem to get a little more than what they need
Nothings ever left when it comes to you and me
Living in a town where no one knows your name
You thought you were a player but your were never in the game You can’t find a reason to stay and stick around
You try and take a step -they knock you to the ground

I Wanna Take it Back- I Wanna Take it Back-for me
I Wanna Take it Back- No I won't let them take another piece of my soul from me

I’m drinking watered down beer, and sipping cheap red wine I bite off more than I can chew-and I swallow it just fine Even if it kills me-I’m not wasting any time
I’m not waiting round for ever-I’m not standing on their line

Now I’m turning off the TV-I’m hanging up the phone I’m feeling anti-social- but I don’t want to be alone I’ll find another way to see the forest from the trees I’m fighting for survival and I’m doing what I please
I Wanna Take it Back- I Wanna Take it Back-for me
I Wanna Take it Back- No I won't let them take another piece of my soul from me I Wanna Take it Back- I Wanna Take it Back-for me
I Wanna Take it Back- No I won't let them take another piece of my soul-
Track Name: Vagabond Shoes
Whiskey and an old guitar-A blue line can take you pretty far A west wind- puts you in the mood


I’m tyin’ up these laces, following the soles
Of these vagabond shoes


London & Kerouac- You can’t lose, with a pair of Jacks Don’t know-if I’m coming back
I’m tyin’ up these laces, following the soles
Of these vagabond shoes


So many miles left behind- So many faces lost in time
Don’t matter where I go to sleep-
There’s still a road, still a road, in the morning, waiting for me


So many miles left to find- So many places left behind
Don’t matter where I go to sleep-
There’s still a road, still a road, in the morning, waiting for me
Whiskey and an old guitar-A blue line can take you pretty far
A west wind- puts you in the mood
I’m tyin’ up these laces, following the soles, take me to new places
In my vagabond shoes
Track Name: The Fire Inside
There was a time she had a lover-now just a shadow of a man-Find a way to change your cover
Just be careful how you land
she feels she’s had it rough -she think she’s had enough Throwing caution to the breeze-She left him on his knees Yea she lets the night come down Feels it falling all around her She feels the darkness grow inside
she can feel a fire raging in her heart And she doesn’t need a place to hide
She was hoping for a lover & another second chance she didn’t need another Man who’d wanna tie her hands
she’s not looking for forgiveness She’s not afraid to change her plans-she’s not that kind of woman
She doesn’t need that kind of man
Track Name: I Wanna Know
Why you walking that way cant you hear what I say
Don't You wanna try can't you tell me why you want to be alone I've been tryin' to talk to you -tryin' figure out
Can't you tell me what you got on your mind?
I've been trying to understand why you might need another man All the things that you keep inside make you want to turn the tide
Once upon a time we used to talk about the dreams-
the hopes and the schemes and the only thing that mattered was me and you
Nothing in the past could ever hold us down
And all the things I wanted so bad I thought you wanted them too
Now you want me to understand as I watch you take it all from my hand
You're telling me that you've changed the plan, You put your faith in another man
I wanna know-what he does for you
I wanna know the things that he says are true I wanna know if you think we're through
But most of all-What ever happened to me and you
I'm watching time slip-I'm losing my grip
Everything I thought was all mine is drifting out of my reach I'm down on my knees - I'm begging you please
For one last chance but you tell me it's already too late
Track Name: She's Not Coming Home
She’s Not Coming Home

He sits in the dark with his head in his hands
There’s so many things he can’t understand
And he replays the days and the nights and weeks Trying find where he lost all control
There are somethings in life that you just can’t explain And somethings you’ll never know
Bridge:
She has a heart - and a mind of her own
And she keeps it close to herself
And you can’t catch the wind and you won’t pin her down You can have her all to yourself
Chorus
And this time-she’s not coming home No- this time, she’s not coming home
He walks through the house and he looks for a trace He remembers her smile and still sees her face
And he wakes in the night and he calls out her name But he knows he’s just lost in his dreams
All the things that he had in the palm of his hand Now seem so out of reach
Track Name: The Key To Your Heart
Walkin’through town on a cold wet nite
Knowin all along this just isn’t right
The wind starts howlin’ as I walk down your street I don’t think twice as I follow my feet-


No matter what I do- No matter what I try-

You never let me inside

So many nights I sit by your gate- from early in the morning till it gets too late
To knock on your door-and walk inside-
And pour out all the love that you want me to hide Bridge
No matter what I do- No matter what I try-
You never let me inside
Chorus

How long must I beg - How long must I plead Would it change a thing if I fell to my knees What’s it gonna take for you to give me-
The key to your heart

Verse 3
I’m not the type who’d steal your heart-take what I need And sell the spare parts
Diamonds are forever-and so I am told
Your love to me is more precious than gold.
No matter what I do- No matter what I try- You never let me inside
How long must I beg - How long must I plead Would it change a thing if I fell to my knees What’s it gonna take for you to give me-
The key to your hear
Track Name: Only Here (Explicit)
Only Here

Only here we seem immune to gunshots in the hall

Children huddled down in fear-blood splattered on the wall

Only here we pile backpacks in a high school parking lot


While the cries and screams still ringing through the echoes of the shots

Only here- why- only here?
Only here we turn a blind eye- time and time again

Can’t answer that one question- When’s it ever gonna end Only here- why- only here?
Chorus

We only tear down all the places where children learn and play
But the thing we should destroy is the fcking NRA


The falsehoods and the lies, the politicians that they buy-

Thoughts and prayers don’t matter, too many people’ve died. Only here- why-only here?

Every life cut down is this county’s bloody stain

Twisted laws and bottom lines and guns for the insane Only here we seem immune to gunshots in the hall Children hiding out in fear-their blood splattered on the wall Only here- why-only here?

America, America, this is our greatest shame

So many lives have been cut short- With endless waves of pain Only here- Why only here?
Track Name: Every Bartendender In This Town Knows My Name
Every Bar Tender in Town-Knows My Name

I don’t drive down the street in a fancy car
I don’t walk around this town like a movies star

Don’t wear no big fancy diamond rings-Nobody’s in the crowd when I show up to sing

But every bar tender in this town knows my name Yea- Every bar tender in this town knows my name
The only time I sign an autograph is when the alimony’s due
And if you buy me a round I will sit down and talk with you.
That’s all I need in terms of fortune and fame-Don’t matter to me if I ain’t in the game
‘Cause every bar tender in this town knows my name
Yea- Every bar tender in this town knows my name
Bridge-
I don’t have places to go- I don’t have people to meet
I don’t have contracts to sign- Nobody knows me when I’m walking down the street
Every bar in town knows what I like to drink
There’s a barstool waitin’ for me and I don’t even have to think
The bright lights of Broadway are way too bright-The neon in this bar makes me look just right
And every bar tender in this town knows my name
Yea- Every bar tender in this town knows my name
Track Name: Only Here (Radio Edit)
Only Here

Only here we seem immune to gunshots in the hall

Children huddled down in fear-blood splattered on the wall

Only here we pile backpacks in a high school parking lot


While the cries and screams still ringing through the echoes of the shots

Only here- why- only here?
Only here we turn a blind eye- time and time again

Can’t answer that one question- When’s it ever gonna end Only here- why- only here?
Chorus

We only tear down all the places where children learn and play
But the thing we should destroy is the fcking NRA


The falsehoods and the lies, the politicians that they buy-

Thoughts and prayers don’t matter, too many people’ve died. Only here- why-only here?

Every life cut down is this county’s bloody stain

Twisted laws and bottom lines and guns for the insane Only here we seem immune to gunshots in the hall Children hiding out in fear-their blood splattered on the wall Only here- why-only here?

America, America, this is our greatest shame

So many lives have been cut short- With endless waves of pain Only here- Why only here?

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