The Party Guest

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released October 23, 2014

Produced by Pete Mancini

Bryan Gallo: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, 12 String Electric Guitar, Harmonica
Pete Mancini: Electric Guitar, Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Piano
Paul Cianciaruso: Drums, Vocals
Brian Rilley: Bass Guitar
Christopher Smith: Piano, Organ

Mick Hargreaves: Backing Vocal

Mixed & Engineered by Mick Hargreaves with The Lantern Sound Recording Rig

Mastered by Gary Oleyar at Sonoma Beach Studios

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Bryan Gallo New York

Bryan Gallo is a Long Island based singer-songwriter. His songs are inspired by late nights in bars, the backseats of cars, and the pressures and consequences of living life romantically. Intrigued by both the sounds of alternative country-rock and wistful pop music he began to pen songs that would be deeply personal but still readily accessible. ... more

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Track Name: Amber Lynn
Amber Lynn
(Words/Music B.Gallo)

You caught me in a passing glance
under all the right circumstances
I must confess that I'm a mess
you shouldn't wanna be any part of this

Amber Lynn, I know you believe
you would be so perfect for me
What can I do so you can see
somewhere there's a better man for you

You won't conceal the look in your
big brown eyes and I'm tryingto ignore it
The tears they stain your satin dress
you know I never meant to upset you

Amber Lynn, I know you believe
you would be so perfect for me
What can I do so you can see
somewhere there's a better man for you

Oh Amber Lynn, when will you learn
desire's not love and that love often hurts
If just one night keeps you holding on
Let this unravel, I won't string you along

Amber Lynn, I know you believe
you would be so perfect for me
What can I do so you can see
somewhere there's a better man for you

Amber Lynn, I know
you would be so perfect for me
What can I do so you can see
somewhere there's a better man for you
a better man for you, a better man for you

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: When Wallflowers Bloom
When Wallflowers Bloom
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

She is shy but willing to take chances this evening
She is painting pictures in her mind
of the things she's wishing would happen this evening
But she's changing the colors every time

In her eyes I can see there's something happening
but I can't quite figure what it is
everyone has to believe in something
and I believe that she might let me in

Baby where are you going?
The party's getting started
The dance floor looks inviting
but we don't have to dance here
You didn't bring an umbrella
I hope you can stand the weather
But we won't need an umbrella
for where the wallflowers bloom

Her face is serene and slowly revealing
a Mona Lisa smile from cheek to cheek
I can't explain the things I'm feeling
She is nothing short of a masterpiece

I am waiting to see what kind of courage
I can collect from running the bar dry
and I know that something is bound to happen
if by chance her eyes they meet mine

Baby where are you going?
The party's getting started
The dance floor looks inviting
but we don't have to dance here
Run out into the night time
and we'll drive away together
and there'll be no inhibitions
when we're dancing in my room
there'll be no inhibitions
when the wallflowers bloom

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: Waitress On Call
Waitress On Call
[words/music B.Gallo]


The waitress walks by asks me what I need
and I reply, Just a black cup of coffee please.
'Cause I've got a hunger you could never feed,
unless you are willing to come home with me

So gather your tips and let's walk down mainstreet,
I don't care if you've got no stilettos on your feet and
God only knows if we'll get any sleep but we'll
Have all these photos and memories to keep.

Come let your hair down long and help me sing this song
It ain't written yet but if you stay with me,
it might be written by the morning, Come let your
hair down long, and help me sing this song
it ain't finished yet but if you stay with me,
it might be finished by the morning

So gather your keys, your sweater, and your skirt and
make haste for the door because you're late for work.
You've got two shifts and endless faces to serve and there
won't be one to let you know what you're worth

So while collecting your tips, could you please not fall?
I'd hate for you to break because I think I'm in love
I know that you said we weren't serious at all
so I'll just have to be content to have a waitress on call.

Come let your hair down long and help me sing this song
It ain't written yet but if you stay with me,
it might be written by the morning, Come let your
hair down long, and help me sing this song
it ain't finished yet but if you stay with me,
it might be finished by the morning

Don't ask why I hurt, you know it's 'cause you flirt
with no regard for any feelings but your own.
Still every night I dial your number all the while
I know when the sun comes up you'll be gone.

Come let your hair down long and help me sing this song
It ain't written yet but if you stay with me,
it might be written by the morning, Come let your
hair down long, and help me sing this song
it ain't finished yet but if you stay with me,
it might be finished by the morning
it ain't finished yet but if you stay with me,
it might be finished by the morning
it ain't finished yet but if you stay with me,
we might be finished

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: Destined To Never
Destined To Never
(Words/Music B. Gallo)


You smelled like peppermint and cigarette smoke
on a bitter cold Winter's evening
Your eyes were shades of dark blue and gray
that made me decide against leaving

So I stayed until the daybreak sun
diminished like a fading ember
but the sheets lost their heat from the night before
now you're just somebody to remember

You're no longer here, and I am stuck somewhere
between the dreams that have already passed
and the things that are destined to never

This bedroom with the bottles that are all strewn about
only prove what you've done to me
there are no scars tattooed on my wrists,
but the pain is plain to see

So I go to the phone to call up your home
I want to feed you a piece of my mind
but the voice I hear's the operator unclear
telling me there's a disconnected line

You're no longer here, and I am stuck somewhere
between the dreams that have already passed,
and the things that'll never change time

So I'd like to say that the glass is half full
a little sunshine could make me feel better
but darkness will come and optimism
can't make every glass last forever

You're no longer here, and I am stuck somewhere
between the dreams that have already passed
and the things that are destined to never
between the dreams that have already passed
and the things that are destined to never

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: Karma
Karma
(words/music B. Gallo)


I used to run so wild and free
I guess that karma's catching up with me
My bones they ache and I can't sleep,
I guess that karma's catching up with me

It's no wonder why I'm all alone
burning every bridge I've ever crossed
I'm seeking shelter from this storm and
I'm willing to pay whatever cost
You get what you give in and I took too much for free,
I guess that karma's catching up with me

In my younger days I was the king
I guess that karma's catching up with me
In my deck of cards you were my queen of hearts,
I guess that karma's catching up with me

It's no wonder why I'm all alone
burning every bridge I've ever crossed
I'm seeking shelter from this storm and
I'm willing to pay whatever cost

You get what you give in and I took too much for free,
I guess that karma's catching up with me
You get what you give in and I took too much for free,
I guess that karma's catching up with me

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: Tears Never Come
Tears Never Come
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

Strolling down the avenue and the rain starts coming down
a solitary Valentine and the rain it's heavier now
this weather's so appropriate for walking home alone
I don't mind if I get wet 'cause the tears they never come

Walk into a small cafe and the waitress asks of me
Would you like a table for two or just a counter seat?
Could I have the space to have my coffee all alone
I am gonna take my time 'cause the tears they never come

Every night when I convince myself I need to cry
The tears they never come so I never need to dry my eyes

A heart shaped box of chocolates and a single glass of wine
A double bed and a paper back to help to pass the time
I wonder if I'll ever find a place that feels like home
I need someone to break my heart 'cause
the tears they never come
Would you come and break my heart cause
the tears they never come

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: All These Pretty Girls
All These Pretty Girls
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

I'm stranded down in the subway station
while the train shoots down the rails
I've caught her face but I'm a minute too late
I'm feeling pained 'cause I know I failed
in catching the one that seems most likely
to effortlessly change my world
I've gotta stop putting so much stock
in all of these pretty girls

I've rearranged my plans tonight
'cause I heard that you'd be waiting in the wings
You've gone and changed but that's alright
so long as I can hear you sing
'Cause every note that escapes your throat
sends me to another world
I've gotta stop putting so much stock
in all of these pretty girls

Sugar and spice and everything nice
never go hand in hand
The sweeter they seem the harder they bite
that's something that I'll never understand

I tried to hail the same cab you climbed in
so I could get closer to you
But I know you'd only see me as a fan,
a hanger on without a clue
Still I know enough that you would never as much
make me and island in your world
I've gotta stop putting so much stock
in all of these pretty girls
I've gotta stop putting so much stock
in all of these pretty girls

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: Moonlight Bay
Moonlight Bay
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

I saw your eyes
reflect the moonlight
on the bay
I don't know if
I'll find the words
I'll need to say
But if I
get tounge tied
well it's o.k.

I'll follow you
all the way down to
the ocean side
Drifting ourselves
off to sleep
singing lullabyes
If you don't
follow me home
well that's alright

Walk with me tonight
in the moonlight

I saw your eyes
reflecting stars
down by the bay
I don't think I
ever found
the words to say
You'll be walking
in my memories
every day

Walk with me tonight
walk with me tonight
walk with me tonight
in the moonlight

Walk with me tonight
walk with me tonight
walk with me tonight
in the moonlight

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: B-Movie
B Movie
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

Hey pretty baby leave and come downtown
I'm feeling lonely and you can show me around
We'll see the high beams of the passing cars
They'll help us make a movie, and you can be the star

Hey pretty baby come and take my hand
'Cause you've got nothing better to do, I'll make you understand
That I'm worthwhile, I'm surely worth your time
I'll try to make you smile, maybe you'll make me cry

Never find a girl that looks like her
I know this night's not gonna
last forever, last forever, last forever

Hey pretty baby let's leave this place
We'll find somewhere to match the beauty of your face
We'll get some coffee at a classy store
and I know I swear by God I'll leave you wanting more

Hey pretty baby climb into my bed
I'm so tired I'll sleep for days and you'll just rest your head
Sweet little thing let me in your dreams
'Cause we're still filming that final movie scene

No one ever does what she does
I think, I'm pretty sure I'm
falling in love, falling in love, falling in love

Hey pretty baby leave and just go home
I've had a lot to drink and I want to be alone
When I go to open my eyes I can see,
Oh pretty baby you were never
here with me, here with me, here with me

(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: On The Way Down
On The Way Down
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

I'm making excuses again tonight
for why you shouldn't see me
The Winter moon gives off low light
It would illuminate your face
a gorgeous silhouetted portrait
would be etched onto my wall
and ingrained into my mind

And I don't think you should see how
I'm tangled in my sheets
and I may never unwind
I've left the doors unlocked, love
in case you do decide
that you'd be willing to come
come inside

Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down

I'm making excuses again tonight,
for why you shouldn't want me
but magnetism takes its toll
The whiskey glass that was empty
is about to overflow
from a lack of self control,
but it's a surefire way to keep warm

And I don't think you should see how
I'm tangled in my sheets
and I may never unwind
I've left the doors unlocked, love
in case you do decide
that you'd be willing to come
come inside

Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down

Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down
Kiss me on the way down


(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)
Track Name: The Party Guest
The Party Guest
(Words/Music B. Gallo)

It's okay now, I'm willing to finally claim defeat
I'll go home and put The Queen Is Dead infinitely on repeat
'Cause I saw you and your new man walking
hand in hand on the street
and that's just something that I wasn't ready to see

So when the party guests arrive tonight I'll be the first one there
With roses waiting in my hand and a certain sense of despair
When the party guests clear out tonight I'll be the last to go
and I will still be waiting on you wondering if you'll ever show

Everybody tries to remind me that I never belonged to you
So I always have to explain to them I was someone you once knew
You were interested in the things I did, but now I'm just old news
Just a late evening paper that's soaked in rain,
and never gonna get any use

So when the party guests arrive tonight I'll be the first one there
With the roses waiting in my hand and a certain sense of despair
When the party guests clear out tonight I'll be the last to go
and I will still be waiting on you wondering if you'll ever show

I put on my blue suede shoes,
'cause I was hoping to dance
You're not even here to step on them,
So I guess I'll refill my glass

When the party guests arrived tonight I was the first one here
Roses waiting in my hand, and a certain sense of despair
When the party guests cleared out tonight I was the last to go
I was hopelessly waiting on you wondering if you'd ever show
I was stupidly waiting on you knowing you'd never show


(C) 2014 Bryan Gallo (P) 2014 Bryan Gallo Muzak (ASCAP)