Hey folks - you found my little hidden “Cookie” link to my music page. Woodworking is not my only passion. In fact, music was a huge part of my life when I was younger. I used to be in a couple of bands and even had a solo act under the stage name of Philip Moon.

 

Today, however, I just play around in my home studio when I’m not in the workshop. I still love to write and record my original songs. It’s therapeutic for me and a lot cheaper than a psychiatrist. (LOL) The following tracks were all performed by me and recorded in my home studio. I hope you find them entertaining.

Mortal Flesh

Music/Lyrics Phil DeCarlo

I came to you to forget her

I came to you to hear me cry

I’m hoping you will understand me

Ignore my flaws and try to love me

Ignore the pain I try to hide

 

Too blind to fall, too weak to crawl

Two bloodshot eyes, too numb to cry

 

Demented signs to think I’m crazy

Self-help crap, gift-wrapped taboo

Palpitating heart that slows me

A future grey that glooms above me

Lead to a lazy path to you 

 

Chorus

The soul is crushed, the nerves are broken

Through darkened rain, my body cries

Remorseful words already spoken

If a tortured soul already rose, then

Mortal flesh remains to die 

 

Casting shadows across the water

Feel the breeze, ignore the signs

Trying not to think about her

Is causing me to lose my mind

 

Chorus

End

This is one view of my home studio

Instruments used for Mortal Flesh are Epiphone Casino, Hammer SS, Les Paul Studio, Hammond Organ, Various Synth patches, Fender Jazz Bass, Gretch Drum kit. Behringer  T-47 Vacuum Condenser Mic.

Valerie

Music/Lyrics Phil DeCarlo

Come to me, come to me Valerie

I call out, call your name desperately

Love you, love you, love me

In my mind, it's hard to find

the words to say

Walk into my dreams

Let me touch your hair

Love me if you dare

Please be happy

I see her standing underneath a shaded tree

She doesn't see the hurt of shades inside of me

Why do I fool myself its clear to me

Memories of love that wasn't

meant to be

But memories won't let go

Nothing I can do

I'll always remember you

Please be happy

My thoughts are spinning me around

At last, I finally found a memory

At first a face with no name

But then it finally came where I could see

Valerie

 

But memories won't let go

Nothing I can do

I'll always remember you

Please be happy

Valerie

This is another view of my home studio.

The instruments used for Valerie are Upright Bass patch, Harp Synth patch, Piano, Strings,  Fender Telecaster, Gretch Drum kit and Behringer T-47 Vacuum Condenser Mic.

Red (Who Will Say)

Music/Lyrics Phil DeCarlo

Who believed you when your days were cold?

Who believed there was a star in you?

Red, you know I loved you

Red, I'll think always of you

     Please be my angel girl

     watch down upon me

Red, our hearts are broken

Red, the Gods have spoken

     Now go in peace and love

     and spread your pretty wings

Who will say, if your love will cross my way, if your life was meant to stay, who would say?

Who would know, if your life was touch and go, live your life though you don't know 

who would say

 

Whoever doubted you were beautiful

I believed you at our first hello

Chorus

Living life without a reason

Knowone listens to her word

I gave her meaning for the seasons

'til her voice was finally heard

 

Chorus 

Legendary Tom Scholz (Boston) on the right with me. 

The instruments used on Red are Fender Strat, Epiphone Casino, Piano, Fender Jazz Bass, Strings and various Synth patches, Gretch Drum Kit, Behringer T-47. Vacuum Condenser mic.

Backing Vocals are my Wife Heather, eldest daughter Arissa and me.

I'm Gonna Ask Her Out

Music/Lyrics Phil DeCarlo

I got this funny feeling again

This time she put my head in a spin

I met her beauty through my friends

Oh God she's so pretty

She's from New Your city

She makes me feel so dizzy

Sitting at the bar, her and I

I stared at her, she caught my eye

I smirked, she smiled,

she drives me wild

'Til that night I met her

I'm always dreaming of her

I'm gonna ask her out

I'm gonna ask her out now

I'm gonna ask her out

I'm gonna ask her out now

Seems there's no courage left in me

Why do I think she'll come to me

Sometimes I don't think logically

But see, I'm a dreamer.

Dreaming only of her

But now I think I love her

Chorus

Philip Moon promo shot

 

The instruments used on Gonna Ask Her Out are Hammond Organ, Gibson Les Paul, Hammer SS, Fender Jazz Bass, Gretch Drum kit, 

She's Killing Me

Music/Lyrics Phil DeCarlo

She's killing me

Why can't she see it in my eyes

She's killing me

Why can't she hear it in my cry

She's falling out

She's falling out of love

She's killing me

How can she ask to be set free

She's killing me

How can she ignore her love for me

She's falling out

She's falling out of love

Skies are falling

She's never played the game

Hear the thunder, feel the rain again

Skies are falling

I'm running from the pain

The stars won't shine the same again

She's killing me

I ran out of words to make her stay

She's killing me

Unfolding her wings to fly away

She's falling out

She's falling out of love

She's killing me. 

Why can't she see it in my eyes

This is 21 years old me (look at that hair!)

Instruments used on She's Killing Me are Ovation Elite Acoustic, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Fender Jazz Bass, Piano, Strings, Gretch Drum Kit, Behringer T-47 Mic.

NOTE: Slide guitar was done on my Les Paul using a 3/4 inch Craftsman wrench socket. LOL

Where did the time slip away

Music/Lyrics Phil DeCarlo

Sunday morning, where did the time slip away

Without warning, where did the time slip away

Love is forming, where did the time slip away

She's adoring, where did the time slip away

I remember all the nights that I'd

taste the lipstick kiss from you

I always dreaded when we'd say goodbye

Do you remember me, the way that I remembered you

Rain is pouring, where did the time slip away

Wind is soring, where did the time slip away

Love outpouring, where did the time slip away

She's adoring, where did the time slip away

I remember all the days I tried

tried to spend more time with you

Breathing your air would truly pacify

Do you remember me, the way that I remember you

No ignoring, where did the time slip away

She's adoring, where did the time slip away

Was it a waste of time, with nothing else to do

or does it mean that I'm falling in love with you

Holding you in my arms, breathing you inside of me

Makes me realize I'm whole again, Heather can't you see

Chorus

The instruments used on Where Did The Time Slip Away are Brian Moore iM electric with built-in MIDI controls, Roland GR-55 Synthesizer, Piano, Various Synth patches, Hammond Organ, Fender Jass Bass, Fender Telecaster, Gretch Drum Kit, Behringer T-57 Mic.

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