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June 15, 2006


© 2006 Big Blue Sky Records
Recorded in Nashville, TN
Produced by Carl Allocco
Executive Producer: Art Lutschaunig

Pure and Simple

JW Player
  • Someone
  • Ugly Train
  • As Love Walks In
  • Parade
  • Lost
  • Try
  • Fallen
  • All Ways
  • You and Me

Hey, I don't wanna' be rude or come off like I'm better then you
but come on, just look at my face, surely this must be a mistake
'Cause everybody here is so unattractive, it seems so clear
That I belong with the beautiful crowd
But lately that's not working out

I always wind up on the ugly train / Where all the ugly people sit
I'm really getting tired of it / To who can I complain
Seems I'm always on the ugly train / Going where the ugly people go
Maybe it's the face I show / Can anyone explain why I'm always on the ugly train

Here, everybody's cruel and no one every smiles at you
Everybody's skin is gray with eyes that looks away
Where not a word is spoken / All together but all alone
Separate little frozen pieces of people carved in stone
Yeah, I'm talking 'bout the ugly train / Where all the ugly people sit
I really can't believe I fit /Can anyone explain
Why I'm always on the ugly train / Going where the ugly people go
Maybe it's the face I show (I really don't know what I know) / I'm a little bit ashamed
I'm riding on the ugly train

So take me far enough away from here, take me far enough away
Now let me find myself, my place, my dear
Please, just let me find my way

So I can get off of the ugly train . . . (Chorus)

I've been riding on the ugly train . . . does anybody notice me . . . gotta' get off . . .

words & music - Carl Allocco

I believe in you, that’s what she said
now what am I supposed to do
I’ve heard words like those before, that leave you wanting mor
that promise everything
The hope and compromise that takes you by surprise
and wonders where you’ve been
as love walks in

I’d like to be with you
I’m just afraid I might not follow through
All those feelings to expect, the egos to protect
All that history to change
All the damage that’s been done still yet to overcome
trapped beneath the skin
as love walks in

I’m not trying to confuse you, but every living inch of me is doubt
Oh, I could say it to you, but the words just won’t come out
If you only knew
and what I mean by that, well, that’s up to you
‘cause this is not about respect, those feelings we neglect
emotions we ignore
It has more to do with time, spending yours with mine
that place where we begin
as love walks in
As love walks in

words & music - Carl Allocco

I have no direction, just living life in sections
building barricades and monuments and walls
On the road to nowhere, seems I can’t wait to get there
Along the way misplaced the wonder of it all
I’ve been walking in my sleep, I’ve been careless, I’ve been numb
The man I thought I’d be is not the man who I’ve become
I am tired of waiting for redemption
What’s required - what do you need from me

I am lost, and to tell the truth, I’m getting scared
because I’m getting use to the despair
Can anybody, please
I’m asking, selfishly/helplessly/desperately
Can someone, someone
help me find my faith in me

I’ve been standing softly, hoping time rewards me
collecting evidence and gathering goodbyes
Searching for a witness, someone who knows the difference
between I don’t recall and please don’t ask me why
I’ve been holding on to dreams that have long since let go of me
All the things I thought I knew are now just things I don’t believe
I am tired of all the imperfection
Up on this wire is not where I want to be

Because I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to resist
’Seems like the past keeps getting stronger
Reminding me of what I’ve missed

words & music - Carl Allocco

I look around and everything is spinning
but I don’t want to brace myself
I see the ground rising up to greet me
I feel dizzy, but I need no ones help

Here I go diving off the deep end
only hoping I remember how to swim
Here I go smiling as I descend
into someplace I have never been
I know I should be nervous
but this excitement I can’t hide
I feel like now I’ve found a purpose
‘Cause there are arms stretched open wide . . . and

I’ve already fallen
I’ve already fallen
I’ve already fallen
Let love catch me

Looking down, everything is moving faster
as if time . . . doesn’t want to wait
And oh, right now everything is different
My old world’s a brand new place

Here I go grinning like a school boy
who’s discovered what he thinks he shouldn’t know
Here I go, like a ribbon on a new toy
just unwrap me and take me home

It’s never been this easy
It’s always been so hard
This time, could it be she sees me
With not just her eyes, but with her heart . . . and (Chorus)

words & music - Carl Allocco

It’s all pretty simple, it’s not a big deal
You open your mouth - you let the words out
You say what you feel
And there shouldn’t be pressure, this isn’t a test
It’s not who comes first, or how much it’s worth
or which ones the best
And I know, sometimes it seems like you’re standing still
and the sun won’t shine - trust me, it will


Stop looking and you’ll find it
Stop waiting it will come
and stop trying so hard
Stop trying so hard
Stop trying so hard to be someone

It isn’t who’s special, ‘cause everyone’s that
We’re all where we’ve been, on the outside and in, wherever we’re at
And it isn’t who’s smarter, and it’s never who’s tough
The fact that you’re here should make it all clear
You’ve more then enough
And I know, some days everything seems all wrong
well, you won’t hear me say . . . just try and be strong, no . . .

Someone who expects, then reviews and rejects
With his back to the wall, criticizing it all
Always looking for flaws as he’s slamming his doors
in the face that he sees everyday

words & music - Carl Allocco