Nikko Raptoulis - Live for Savannah Songwriter Series (8​/​24​/​14)

by Nikko Raptoulis

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Recorded live in the Main Room of Johnny Harris Restaurant for the Savannah Songwriter Series on 8/24/2014. I was invited to participate in this wonderful showcase a few months prior to the event. I hadn't been performing regularly and this would be my first show in over 9 months. Each songwriter was given an opportunity to perform four original songs of their choice. Although I hadn't been performing, I'm always writing. I wanted to have some sort of conceptual approach to the show, something more interesting than just playing a few select songs. Songwriting is telling a story set to sound. My songs have always been written based on the happenings in my personal life, there's a rhyme and reason and order to these events and I decided to tell a full story based around the four songs. The first song sparks the story and last would be the conclusion. This particular story is based on someone I met, cared deeply about, and lost in a brief episode in time. My hope is that you find my story familiar, but then again, I wouldn't wish that kind of heartache upon anyone.

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released 07 September 2014

Audio Engineer - Tom Cooler member of the Savannah Songwriters

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Track Name: Crazy
She waited for the morning
Til' the sun broke the shade she said
I will not rush, I will be patient it's true
What we're feeling
I'm moving through you
I can not fake this
I will be waiting

You don't need a reason
To be so afraid now
I may be Crazy
but I do what I need to do and
You don't need a reason
to be so ashamed now
I may be Crazy
But I just wanna lay here with you

I asked for forgiveness
You said I was wrong when
I poured my heart out
You watched as it fell to the floor
I'm retreating, I can't ask for more
I see your meaning
In waiting, I'll be waiting

You don't need a reason
To be so afraid now
I may be Crazy
but I do what I need to do and
You don't need a reason
to be so ashamed now
I may be Crazy
But I just wanna lay here with you

If you feel out of order
I will not come back again
And if you feel, you've gone too far now
I will let go of your hand
Ya well I will let go of your hand

You don't need a reason
To be so afraid now
I may be Crazy
but I do what I need to do and
You don't need a reason
to be so ashamed now
I may be Crazy
But I just wanna lay here with you
You don't need a reason
To be so afraid now
I may be Crazy
but I do what I need to do and
You don't need a reason
to be so ashamed now
I may be Crazy
But I just wanna lay here with you

Well now I may be crazy
But I just wanna lay here with you
Track Name: Loaded Gun
She said
Please forgive me
For all the lies
Won't you hear me
When I cry

All you are is a Loaded Gun
By my side
Waiting to go
BOOM

Won't you spare me
Your excuses
Why ya make me feel
So useless

All you are is a Loaded Gun
By my side
Waiting to go
BOOM

Won't you hang on to the part of
That means so much
Don't you start with me
Don't lose your touch

All you are is a Loaded Gun
By my side
Waiting to go
BOOM

All you are is a Loaded Gun
All you are is a Loaded Gun
All you are is a Loaded Gun
By my side
Waiting to go
BOOM
Track Name: What More Could I Do
It was a late Thursday night
I felt your heart cold as ice
I knew that something just wasn't right
I heard your voice on the phone
I never felt so alone, in all my life
Then you were gone

You hoped, you prayed that I'd understand
When you broke the soul of this man

And I'll never
Find another
Kind of Lover
That I'll love
Like I did you
What More Could I Do
And I swear
The warmth of your hand
I will never
Feel again
It tears at me babe
To know, I'm not meant for you
What More Could I Do

Broken dreams, they haunted my sleep
Losing you, I lost all of me
I still can't believe
You left, so suddenly

When I gave, all that I can
Watching you, shut down again
Oh it was Hell, I walked through the fire
Left in your wake

And I'll never
Find another
Kind of Lover
That I'll love
Like I did you
What More Could I Do
And I swear
The warmth of your hand
I will never
Feel again
It tears at me babe
To know, I'm not meant for you
What More Could I Do

What More Could I Do
What More Could I Do
To stand next to you
To stand next to you

And I'll never
Find another
Kind of Lover
That I'll love
Like I did you
What More Could I Do
And I swear
The warmth of your hand
I will never
Feel again
It tears at me babe
To know, I'm not meant for you
What More Could I Do
Track Name: It's Time
I hope you never forget
The first day we met
Oh you were looking so beautiful
There you were
In that little black dress
Oh your eyes they said home to me
I could see that you's get into me
I knew then that
Love was on it's way
How was I to know
That you would go
And leave me, on my own

And It's Time
Ya It's Time
To forget you girl
Get you off of my mind
And It's Time
Ya It's Time
To forget you girl
Get you off of my mind

I hope you never forget
When we said
We would never let each other down
Now I find
You've changed your mind
And you're no longer gonna be around

And It's Time
Ya It's Time
To forget you girl
Get you off of my mind
And It's Time
Ya It's Time
To forget you girl
Get you off of my mind

It's so hard
So hard to do
When I just keep loving you
Why won't you just let me be
It's so hard
So hard to do
When I just keep loving you
Why won't you just let me be

And It's Time
Ya It's Time
To forget you girl
Get you off of my mind
And It's Time
Ya It's Time
To forget you girl
Get you off of my mind

I hope you never forget
The first day we met
Oh you were looking so beautiful