THOMAS ITTY

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This page features a few songs that I've recorded in the past year. Some of them are available for purchase on all the major music sites while others haven't been released yet.

 

All songs copyright Thomas Itty (ASCAP)

Same Old Story

(Lyrics & music by Thomas Itty/©Thomas Itty)

 

When I was a young man

I thought I had a plan

Work hard for my money

And put it in the bank

Then I met a woman

She took all I had

Left me with nothing

And feeling sad

It’s the same old… same old story now

It’s the same old… same old story now

 

I wandered through the East

A pilgrim with no cash

Looking for enlightenment

And some hash

Somewhere near Calcutta

The shit hit the fan

I left there in a hurry

For Japan

It’s the same old… same old story now

It’s the same old… same old story now

 

Made my way to Reno

I fell in with a clan

They were hiding in the mountains

From the Man

Didn’t share their paranoia

Or their point of view

I escaped before

My debut

 

It’s the same old… same old story now

It’s the same old… same old story now

 

Had several more adventures

Since those younger days

But now I’ve settled down

In one place

Have a good woman

Live in perfect bliss

But every now and then

I reminisce

It’s the same old… same old story now

It’s the same old… same old story now

 

It’s the same old… same old story now

It’s the same old… same old story now

Days Like These

(Lyrics & music by Thomas Itty/©Thomas Itty)

 

Shadows are falling

Time passes by

The scene is changing

And I don’t know why

The story is unwritten

With a new twist in sight

Do things in the daytime

I used to do at night

In my mind I can see

The man I was at twenty-three

When everything was within reach

Never imagined days like these… days like these

 

I see my mortality

And I just carry on

I break with tradition

From dusk to dawn

I look to the future

But I don’t forget the past

I count my blessings

Even when I’m harassed

It don’t matter what you do

Life has no certitude

It could just be a figure of speech

When you talk about days like these… days like these

 

I looked for answers

In philosophy

In literature I found

To be or nor to be

General Sun Tsui

Taught me about the art of war

When I found religion

It was through my guitar

I don’t want to be immortal

And live forever on a web portal

Just give me love and give me peace

And give me days like these… days like these

Days like these… days like these

Exit To Danger

(Lyrics & music by Thomas Itty/©Thomas Itty)

 

Black cat sitting by the side of the interstate

Old woman with no teeth says she knows my fate

You can see the fires burn down below

Pretty young thing offers you a blow

You’ve only got moments to decide after all

Exit to danger… see the signs

Exit to danger… heed these lines

It may be an adventure

But you may not make it home alive

Exit to danger… be advised

 

Starting that war seemed easy at the start

Kill the bad guys and win those natives’ hearts

But soon a thousand of our soldiers are dead

They’re capturing journalists and cutting off their heads

It don’t seem like such a good idea after all

Exit to danger… see the signs

Exit to danger… heed these lines

It may be an adventure

But you may not make it home alive

Exit to danger… be advised

 

Using fossil fuels used to be the cardinal rule

Until the earth got hotter and it wasn’t so cool

Some people say that nothing has changed

Others keep screaming like they’re deranged

The truth is somewhere in the middle after all

Exit to danger… see the signs

Exit to danger… heed these lines

It may be an adventure

But you may not make it home alive

Exit to danger… be advised

 

A little religion may be good for your soul

But when you go too far you turn into a real asshole

You want everyone to be how you think

Someone should tell you that your ideas stink

And you’re closed minded not enlightened after all

Exit to danger… see the signs

Exit to danger… heed these lines

It may be an adventure

But you may not make it home alive

Exit to danger… be advised

2 Of U

(Lyrics & music by Thomas Itty/©Thomas Itty)

 

Two of you laying together

In your mommy’s womb

One little girl and one little boy

Can’t wait to see you soon

Two of you looking so happy

In my mind’s eye

Two of you playing together

Under a blue sky

 

Don’t fear the wind or the hurricane

Don’t fear the fire or the driving rain

Always know you can make it through

You can just be you

 

Two of you walking together

On your way to school

Two of you looking so smart

Two of you looking so cool

Two of you growing up strong

Two of you growing up wise

Two of you growing together

Two of you looking so nice

 

In my mind I can see it all

As I sit here writing this song

All my blessings and wishes to you

Always know that I love you

 

Two of you laying together

In your mommy’s womb

One little girl and one little boy

Can’t wait to see you soon

Letter From The Front

(Lyrics & music by Thomas Itty/©Thomas Itty)

 

Mama I’m drinking with my friends

Mama I’m drinking with my friends

Along with this note all my love I send

Mama I’m drinking with my friends

 

Mama I’m not sure why I’m here

Mama I’m not sure why I’m here

No one told me why and the reason isn’t clear

Mama I’m not sure why I’m here

 

Mama my back’s against the wall

Mama my back’s against the wall

At early morning light I’ll hear that bugle call

Mama my back’s against the wall

 

Mama tell everyone goodbye

Mama tell everyone goodbye

I’m thinking of you all as I look up at the sky

Mama tell everyone goodbye

 

How many of our young men must be killed in vain

What will it take for man to abstain

From fighting for country and killing in God’s name

Young people its time you broke this chain

 

Mama I’m afraid to die

Mama I’m afraid to die

My hands are shaking but I’m too ashamed to cry

Mama I’m afraid to die

 

Mama I don’t want to die

Mama I don’t want to die

This war is hell and my death is nigh

But mama I don’t want to die

 

Mama I don’t want to die

Mama I don’t want to die

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