one bass one voice Simply ONESONG

by Danny Rongo

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Singer/Songwriter, acoustic bass guitarist and activist Danny Rongo's 3rd CD is a complete replication of how he performs 'LIVE'! Like the title says, this unique record features just one bass and one voice! Danny continues to share his message of 'oneness' here in this 15 track work of art

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released July 1, 2015

ALL SONGS MUSIC AND LYRICS: Danny Rongo / DR ONESONG MUSIC / BMI / © 2014
EXCEPT: ‘When Sunny Gets Blue’ Music by Marvin Fisher Lyrics by Jack Segal 1956
‘Sugar In My Bowl’ Music and Lyrics Bessy Smith 1931

RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED AT: The Sound Spa Edison NJ 2014-2015
ENGINEERED: Stephen DeAcutis
PRODUCED: Danny Rongo & Stephen DeAcutis

ALL BASS & VOCALS: Danny Rongo
ALL PERCUSSION: Stephen DeAcutis

** It’s Not About Me: Recorded and mixed at City Lights Recording Studio Farmingdale NJ 2013
Engineered: Guy Daniel
Produced: Danny Rongo, Guy Daniel
Piano and Strings: Annika Vitolo

Danny Rongo plays Dean acoustic bass guitars, and Fender Jazz bass guitars

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Danny Rongo Manalapan, New Jersey

SINGER/SONGWRITER AND ACOUSTIC BASS GUITARIST DANNY RONGO: DR ONESONG MUSIC - BMI. Performing and recording artist. Supporting CD's ‘Two Songs-Two Causes’ and 'PRODUCTIONS' throughout tri-state area. Founder of The DR Onesong Foundation. Activist for U.S Veterans, Peace, Spirituality, Music. Supporting the PAY IT FORWARD movement. Ending Global Warming and Cancer. Member U.S. Army Freedom Team ... more

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Track Name: Just Love
Harmonize, to think and sing a melody as one
And then romanticize, while all the notes of life just come undone
You’re always there to hold me
When times are tough you told me
You just love - JUST LOVE
Fantasize, in hopes to find our world embracing peace
And never compromise, is the only way to see the hating cease
Don’t hesitate just start now
It’s not too late you’ll know how
You just love - JUST LOVE, JUST LOVE
So let it fill your every day, and be your one and only way
Within your heart is where it stays, now
Because it’s all we have to give, and if you truly want to live
Then let it all come from within, now

And you just love - JUST LOVE
Tranquilize, become the calm that nullifies the storm
That’s when you’ll neutralize, the hectic driven pace that was the norm
So let this message tell you
There’s nothing left you can do
You just love - JUST LOVE
JUST LOVE, JUST LOVE
Track Name: The Younger You
VERSE
Remember years of total bliss?
Those carefree days of youth we miss.
Re-introduce, to something new
Your inner kid, The Younger You

VERSE
Had no stress, in turn no strife
Always lead to, a simpler life.
In darkest times the sky seemed blue
Remember now? The Younger You

CHORUS
It's still right here, it isn't gone
It's how you think, just 'turn it on'
The feelings, thoughts, oh yes it's true
It's here right now, The Younger You.

VERSE
Go back and get it! don't delay
No need to waste another day.
Don't contemplate on what to do,
Just welcome back, The Younger You

CHORUS

VERSE
You're feeling nice, and living fine
You find you're laughing all the time
It isn't luck, the fat you chew
You went and found, The Younger You

CHORUS
Track Name: When Sunny Gets Blue
When Sunny Gets Blue
Her Eyes Get Grey And Cloudy
Then The Rain Begins To Fall
Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter
Love Has Gone, so What Can Matter
No Sweet Love Of Mine Comes To Call

When Sunny Gets Blue
She Breathes A Sigh Of Sadness
Like The Wind That Stirs The Trees
Wind That Sets The Leave To Swayin'
Like Some Violins Are Playin'
Weird And Haunting Melodies

People Use To Love
To Hear Her Laugh See Her Smile
That Is How She Did Get Her Name
But Since That Sad Affair
She's Lost Her Smile And She's Changed Her Style
Somehow She's Not The Same

Memories Will Fade
Pretty Dreams Will Rise Up
While Her Other Dreams Fell Through
Hurry New Love Hurry Near
Kiss Away These Lonely Tears
Hold Her Near When Sunny Gets Blue
Hurry New Love Hurry Near
Kiss Away These Lonely Tears
Hold Her Near When Sunny Gets Blue
Hold Her Near When Sunny Gets Blue
Track Name: Is This The Dream?
VERSE
We battle every day, just to try and make ends meet
A constant pressure builds within my mind
And knowing that tomorrow may not bring a brighter day
I hate to even think what I might find

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks along these lines
And wonders how we all became so tense
And as I go to bed each night, before I close my eyes
A question comes to me that might make sense.
CHORUS
Is this the dream that we’re living in, or what we call each day?
Is this the dream even though we feel awake?
Because we’re searching for an answer, and for what you just might say
So tell me please somehow, is this the dream?
VERSE
Imagine for a moment, if this really is the case
Would you change anything, or how you feel?
Could the worrying and stress you have, still make you so upset?
If you knew it’s just a dream, and so not real

Remembering a lullaby my Mom would sing to me
‘Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream’
To hear these words again, now changes everything for me
I’m knowing now that ‘Life is but a dream’
REPEAT CHORUS – OUT
Track Name: And Then There's Love
VERSE 1:
Holding hands, I never ever felt that I was lonely
Forever friends, I knew that I had found my one and only.
Sharing time, with every passing day became a passion,
And sippin’ wine, as music filled the air became the fashion.


CHORUS:
And then there’s love
That followed everywhere
And then there’s love
For all we had to share.

VERSE 2:
Days and nights, together now as one as you excite me
Candle light, a glance becomes a touch as you delight me

CHORUS:
And then there’s love
That followed everywhere
And then there’s love
For all we had to share.

BRIDGE:
See beyond my eyes and touch my soul
Know my very heart, and fill my life.
Breathe my every breath and live your dreams
Sing your special song and shine on me

CHORUS:
And then there’s love
That followed everywhere
And then there’s love
For all we had to share.

And then there’s love
In moments caught in time
And then there’s love
Together, yours and mine
Track Name: Mind Body Spirit
Need to come together, need to make things right
Will you follow me forever, to a never-ending light?
There’s a time to think things over, and a time to rearrange
This is when a love takes over, and a life begins to change.

Can you feel it? Can you see it, can you hear it?
MIND, BODY SPIRIT

(Bass solo)

Now more than ever, this is how we need to be
Can we try a new endeavor, holistic trilogy?
It’s a total celebration, in a way it all makes sense
It can cause a new sensation, live your life in confidence.

Can you feel it? Can you see it, can you hear it?
MIND, BODY SPIRIT

(Percussion break down)

Now more than ever, this is how we need to be
Can we try a new endeavor, holistic trilogy?
It’s a total celebration, in a way it all makes sense
It can cause a new sensation, live your life in confidence.

Can you feel it? Can you see it, can you hear it?
MIND, BODY SPIRIT
Can you feel it? Can you see it, can you hear it?
MIND, BODY SPIRIT
Track Name: A Soldier's Christmas Song
Receive your letters every day,
Always helps to pass the time away
December for a soldier’s heavy heart.

So many wonder as you try to say,
‘How do you make through the holidays?’
I’ll tell you from a soldier’s point of view..

We see the Christmas Star but from afar
Hear the jingle bells, just not as well
Always pray for silent nights
Cause we see different Christmas Lights.
We’ll say a Christmas prayer, wish we were there
Hang the mistletoe, but miss you so
Hope to God we’re not here long,
This is A Soldier’s Christmas Song

Our job is harder at this time of year,
Christmas Spirit wraps around our fear
Yet there’s a knowing that we stand for something more..

We see the Christmas Star but from afar
Hear the jingle bells, just not as well
Always pray for silent nights
Cause we see different Christmas Lights.
We’ll say a Christmas prayer, wish we were there
Hang the mistletoe, but miss you so
Hope to God we’re not here long,
This is A Soldier’s Christmas Song

Our simple manger scene, is caught between
All that we saw, from ‘Shock & Awe’.
Our plastic baby Jesus cries for us
And from our eagle’s wings, we find 3 Kings
An angel’s hand, our desert land
We thank you for the love you send our way

We see the Christmas Star but from afar
Hear the jingle bells, just not as well
Always pray for silent nights
Cause we see different Christmas Lights.
We’ll say a Christmas prayer, wish we were there
Hang the mistletoe, but miss you so
Hope to God we’re not here long,
This is A Soldier’s Christmas Song
Track Name: Micaela Mia
Looking at each day I'm facing, Indecisive thoughts erasing
Taking over me
Wondering if odds are taken Could I, should I, be mistaken.
If that's all to be
Now, I'm longing for a certain smile..

There's someone who's always behind me
Picks me up encouragely guides me
Micaela Mia smile for me

Living far apart and feeling mutualistically appealing.
What you mean to me
Waiting for her is so exciting best of all is reuniting.
All that's came to be
Love to stretch forever and a mile..

There's someone who's always behind me
Picks me up encouragely guides me
Micaela Mia smile for me
She's the girl I'd challenge the sky for
Anything and actually die for Micaela Mia smile for me.

Oh, remembering the days, when she was small A wonder for us all.
The years to follow then, I've seen her face uutshine the stars in space,
and show me..
Track Name: Rongo, Caravella Blues
A generation passed me by, whoa did time fly!
Seeing decades turn the corner, see’em laugh and say ‘bye-bye’
All this a reminder, inevitable old-age finder
Kids all say ‘It’s so far away and I really do not mind her’

Well I’m here to tell you, that no matter what you do
That growing old will come so fast, the days of youth just never last

SPREAD THE NEWS…..Rongo, Caravella Blues
YOU JUST PAY YOUR DUES….Rongo, Caravella Blues

Being kids just having fun, in the snow and in the sun
Getting dates, act the fool, but predominantly cool
Always young, always on, never knew it would be gone
Cause the hands of time, like yours and mine eventually turn blue

So here I say to you, ‘Oh yes, it did come true’
Now thinking of our days gone past, a major freakin pain in the ass

SPREAD THE NEWS…..Rongo, Caravella Blues
WE ALL HATE TO LOSE….Rongo, Caravella Blues

Well I’m here and can’t go back, that’s a straight matter of fact
Toss and turn, live and learn, play with fire still get burned
Moving slow, getting grey, think too long for things to say
If it’s all the same, forgot my name don’t know why I even bother

Guess what! I don’t give a damn; I still love green eggs and ham
‘Been there, done that’ my golden rule, don’t give a shit, nobody’s fool!

SPREAD THE NEWS…..Rongo, Caravella Blues
LIFE COMES IN TWO’S….Rongo, Caravella Blues
Track Name: Simply ONESONG
Someone far away, you never could’ve met
Now’s going through some times that are difficult to handle.
Back home all is fine, when suddenly your thoughts, they change
And inside you can tell there’s a person who’s in need now
Why is this so? Because;

Somewhere there’s a love to tie around the world
Reach out from your heart, and share what’s in us all
A Uni-verse is: SIMPLY ONESONG

There he sits on the ground, alone and with no shelter
Fantasizing thoughts that to us would seem so simple
Keep your eyes straight ahead; you’ve learned to hide your heart (somehow)
But inside you can tell he’s no different from you now
How is this so? Because;

Somewhere there’s a light to shine around the world
Teach now from afar; repair what’s in us all
Our Uni-verse is: SIMPLY ONESONG, SIMPLY ONESONG
Somewhere there’s a light to shine around the world
Teach now from afar; repair what’s in us all
That’s heard by all, and resonates through time
Eternal lullaby
That fills your heart, resides within your mind
We need to know that,

Somewhere there’s a love to tie around the world
Reach out from your heart, and share what’s in us all
I HEAR ONESONG
Somewhere there’s a light to shine around the world
Teach now from afar; repair what’s in us all
Somewhere there’s a light to shine around the world
Teach now from afar; repair what’s in us all
Track Name: Set Them High On Love
Teenage years of broken hearts, first love has gone away
The tears that seem to never end, occupied each lonely day
She used to fight to hide the pain and forever wonder why
That if love had felt so strong, how could all this make her cry


Daddy said you’re a gift from up above,
If you set your standards high,
Just Set Them High On Love
Set Them High On Love, Set Them High On Love
Just Set Them High On Love

She came home one night in tears as her life just made a change,
Figured at 31 she learned enough, but still must rearrange.
Wondered why her life seemed full, but only love cannot shine through
Remembering her younger years now far away and what Daddy said to do.

He said girl, you’re a gift from up above,
If you set your standards high,
Just Set Them High On Love
Set Them High On Love, Set Them High On Love
Just Set Them High On Love


Reach for all your heart's content and never accept less,
Don't feel you have to settle on, move forward, don't regress.
And let your standards do the rest

And Set Them High On Love
Set Them High On Love, Set Them High On Love
Just Set Them High On Love
Track Name: Smoke & Mirrors
In bed with deception, hypocrisy, lies
Your soul misconception, a part of you ups and dies
Leading your life is Smoke & Mirrors

A selfish confusion, you ask yourself why?
Through daily illusions, you live an internal lie
Cause leading your life is Smoke & Mirrors
Cause leading your life is Smoke & Mirrors

You wonder if abracadabra
Can lead you to all that is good
When you think that you find what you’re after
Will vanish away just like magic would

No more misdirection, or sleight of hand mime
You’re part of perfection, and all that is yours and mine
You’ve given up life from Smoke & Mirrors
You’ve given up life from Smoke & Mirrors
Track Name: Sugar In My Bowl
I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a some sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some lovin', oh so bad
I feel so lonely and I feel so sad

I want a little steam, on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up, so they'll go
Whatsa matter Momma, come save my soul
I want some sugar in my bowl
I ain't foolin'
I want some sugar in my bowl

You been acting different, I've been told
Soothe me Momma, put some sugar in my bowl
I want some steam, on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up, so they'll go
Whatsa matter Momma, come save my soul
I want some sugar in my bowl
I ain't foolin'
I want some sugar in my bowl
Go back to schoolin’
I want some sugar, in my bowl
Track Name: I AM
I am one of many,
Who have come to sing their song
I am ordinary,
But know that I belong - yeah

I am one forever,
Though sometimes I do not know
I am you remember?
Though sometimes it did not show – yeah

The words that will comfort me – I AM
The words that inspire me – I AM
Two words that encourage me – I AM
My lifetime and legacy – I AM

I am here to learn how,
To grow within my heart
I am not alone now,
Although I lived apart – from you

The words that will comfort me – I AM
The words that inspire me – I AM
Two words that encourage me – I AM
My lifetime and legacy – I AM

The words that will comfort me – I AM
The words that inspire me – I AM
Two words that encourage me – I AM
My lifetime and legacy – I AM – I AM

I am one of many,
Who have come to sing their song - yeah
Track Name: It's Not About Me
We live a lifetime, of tribulations
To struggle is our recreation
Life is filled with constant fear and doubt

We grew up learning, ‘There’s no easy way’
Keep the blinders on and grind it every day
Forget all others and just focus on yourself
…Now that’s a thought, that just couldn’t be more wrong

Cause it’s not about you, it’s not about me
And gathering all we can see
It’s not about yours, it’s not about mine
Possessions we must leave behind
To figure out life, and understand all it can be
Just know that it’s not about you…IT’S NOT ABOUT ME

Do you ever wonder, just when your life will turn
Surviving’s hard enough there’s still so much to learn
So tell me why that being selfish is so wrong?
…It’s all right here; I’ve put the answer in this song

It’s not about you, it’s not about me
And gathering all we can see
It’s not about yours, it’s not about mine
Possessions we must leave behind
To figure out life, and understand all it can be
Just know that it’s not about you…IT’S NOT ABOUT ME

It’s all about giving, beyond your hearts content
Without a dime being spent, or just making a call
It means to put someone ahead of yourself
They matter more than anything else, so can’t you see

That it’s not about you, it’s not about me
And gathering all we can see
It’s not about yours, it’s not about mine
Possessions we must leave behind

It’s not about you, it’s not about me
And gathering all we can see
It’s not about yours, it’s not about mine
Possessions we must leave behind
To figure out life, and understand all it can be
Just know that it’s not about you…IT’S NOT ABOUT ME
Just know that it’s not about you…IT’S NOT ABOUT ME