Wishes cd

by Michele Riganese

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This was my parlay back into music after a loooohong hiatus from writing and performing. It was years since I had written a note and when I picked up that guitar and headed into the woods to write, it all came out.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the entire process to bring it to you.

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released April 5, 2010

Produced by Michele Riganese & Drew Yowell
Cry & Hallelujah produced by Michele Riganese/Engineered & mixed by Brian Flood
Mastered by Jeff Thatcher

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Michele has been charming audiences with her bigger-than-her-size-clear-as-a-bell voice coupled with her sometimes heart-tugging sometimes uplifting and always melodic songs. Hear what the fuss is all about...

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Track Name: Learn To Love
Early daylight when she wakes up
Fixes her hair, puts on her make-up
Stands at the front door for a while
Looking for something to make her smile
But you’ve been gone now for days and days
Took that old broken heart of yours and a suitcase

She tried to love you and tried some more
But there was silence, walls and more trap doors
And every bitter word that was said
Sinks like an arrow that never leaves her heart
Take up defenses and turn your head
Leave everything behind us somewhere else

Why must we go on like this trying to hold on
Time’s going to run out on us if we don’t learn to love

Kicking the stones against a charcoal sky
The clouds all turning to say goodbye
And you remember when you saw
Eternity in everything she was
And now that little clock is ticking
You better find a reason to listen

Why must we go on like this trying to hold on
Time’s going to run out on us if we don’t learn to love
Track Name: Falling Away
The spring has passed, life became new, but here I am remembering you
The flowers bloomed, the trees went green and here I am remembering
Time has not healed all he things we said an dhow we feel
And I can tell that this will never leave my heart as well
Tireless, wasted daydreams
I still find you there

Falling away from you was the hardest thing to do
Like a carousel going round and round
But never catch the ring and make it to the ground
I wanted to with you

The way you came was like a dream
Was nothing like I had ever seen
And love reached in and gave me such a wonderful gift
And what was made was beautiful and taught me who I am
But finding out much much too late that I could not hold onto you this way
Tireless, wasted daydreams
I still look for you there

Falling away from you was the hardest thing to do
Like a carousel going round and round
But never catch the ring and make it to the ground
I wanted to
I wanted to
I wanted to with you
Track Name: Cry
I’ve been watching you slipping away
Far too many days have come and gone of feeling this way
And I know that love ain’t supposed to be like this
But I don’t know why I keep on

I’ve been looking off in the wrong direction
I’ve been looking for some kind of simple perfection
And I know that love ain’t designed to be like this
But I’m hoping that someone can fix it

Why do I try to fit a square inside a circled line
The heart is bleeding open training wheels broken and I cry

I guess we’re finding out that love ain’t gonna make us happy
But I keep wondering if one day it’ll just happen
And I know that love ain’t supposed to hurt like this
I just want love

So why do I try to fit a square inside a perfect lie
The heart is bleeding open training wheels broken and I cry
Track Name: Wishes
You've been wishing for too long
That things be different than they are
And all that beauty is just lost
Wishes, wishes

You put and "x" right through the heart
And show nobody who you are
But spend your time wanting more
Wishes, wishes

And time is just a restless child that always gets its' way
So never mind your tired eyes and broken up remains

Sometimes you have got to face
How things can just so quickly change
Regardless of what you can take
Wishes, wishes

And time is just a poor reminder that just gets in the way
So never mind your tired eyes and stupid old mistakes

Walk, walk along, let it fall where you are
Fall away, let it start, rising up where you are

Time is traveling at a clip
And you will miss it if you blink
But you should keep your little dream - Wishes, wishes
Track Name: Right As Rain
Take off your shoes and pull a chair up
Set down your troubles from their cage
It gets so damn hard to just be happy
When it seems like it never ends

You’ve got every true and pure intention
To make things the way that they should be
But some days there’s nothing in your favor
Like trying to swim upstream

And you’re right as rain, right as rain
You’re right as rain will ever be
You’re right as rain, you’re right as rain
You’re right as rain will ever be

You’ve been over every little detail
And the guilt just suffocates the rage
Even though you may know better
It’s gonna be ok

Oh so anchored the things we can’t unwind
And all those chances that get lost along the line

Somehow you’ll have to just get over
It is what it is and that won’t change
But you can try again tomorrow
It’ll be waiting
Track Name: Hide Your Eyes
Hide your eyes, wear the love
The daylight is fading
You tell your broken heart to stay a while over and over

It’s a long way down, it’s a long way down, it’s along way down
To find your love

The fire is almost gone and you remain
The ashes are fallen
Retire the memory of yesterday and look for tomorrow

It’s a long way down, it’s a long way down, it’s along way down
To find your love

The years fly by with a suspicion
Remember why the aim is worth the fight
You try and try and try and try - try

It’s a long way down, it’s a long way down, it’s a long way down
To find your love
Track Name: Into The Blue
Away from the cold, away from the rain
Just looking for sunshine all over the place
You’re looking to Thailand somewhere by May
I’m looking for something to take me away
Over the all these oceans into the blue

Over the winter, over the pain
Just waiting for something that I couldn’t name
A plane ride to Phoenix and I’ll be ok
Just get me the hell on outta this place
Roll these clouds of thunder into the blue

Up and outwards over these mountains to you
I have been waiting when will I see you again

Little I’m able to let it all in
Now that I’ve found you all over again
And you’re on the highway out in the world
And I’m running reckless on into myself
Roll these clouds behind us into the blue

Up and outwards over these mountains to you
I have been waiting when will I see you again

Will I go or will I stay?
Will I find you next time again?
When I try it just changes shape
And I fall behind with every little step I take

Up and outwards over these mountains to you
I have been waiting when will I see you again
Again, Again, Again
Track Name: Hallelujah
When you’ve been walking for miles nowhere
And it’s too far to turn back ‘round
When you have forgotten just who you were
And you’re just begging to be found

And every sign you’re seeing is telling you it’s so
That you’re gonna feel those trains collide
But you're only getting closer to hearing the truth
Hallelujah

The bittersweet choices that we must make
Will always seem to break us down
But we never grow that seed we have inside
If we had all the answers figured out

And every uphill battle that you climb up through
Is gonna teach you something ‘bout inside
It’s cold and it’s dark and it’s lonely but further on inside
Hallelujah