The Hard Way

by Adam Plomaritas

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released February 5, 2013

Drums on 1, 2, 8, 9 - Mike Shea
Drums on 3 - 7 - Billy Harrington
Auxiliary Percussion - Mike Shea and Billy Harrington
Keyboards (Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Hammond) - Ben King
Bass Guitar - Joe Dart
Lead Guitar on 5 - Chris Dupont
Background Vocals - Chris Dupont, Betsy King, Christina Thomashefski
All Horn Arrangements by Corey Richardson
Except #4 by Gabe Steiner
Trombone - Alec Stnezel; Sax - Alekos Syropoulos; Trumpet - Andy Warren
All other guitars and all lead vocals - Adam Plomaritas

All songs written by Adam Plomaritas
Produced by Nick Nagurka and Adam Plomaritas

Engineered and Mixed by Nick Nagurka
Mastered by Alex Hug

Core tracking was completed over 3 days at the Tempermil Studio in Ferndale, MI. Additional tracking and mixing at Backseat Studio in Ann Arbor, MI.

Album Artwork by Casey Maxwell

Special thanks to the all the Kickstarter contributors that made this album possible, especially:

Jessica Hahn
Kate Nagurka
Patrick Tew
Paul Katzman
Sean McConville
Tom and Nancy Nagurka
The Akschamowitsch Family
Jordan
Pat DuBois
The Word of God Community

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Adam Plomaritas Ypsilanti, Michigan

His latest release, "The Hard Way", was named #3 album of the year by Ann Arbor Radio's John Bommarito.

Adam Plomaritas presents an onslaught of tight, satisfying rock 'n roll, tastefully
seasoned with soul and blues. You might say that Mariah Carey, Michael McDonald,
and Stevie Wonder all got eaten by a Telecaster-toting grizzly.
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Track Name: Dig
I had my eye on you
I think you saw me too
I'll wait patiently for you to dig on me
Take you by the hand and make you understand
That all I need is to have you needing me

Well it gets me through the night
That I get to hold you tight
And never let you go

Could be my one last chance to kiss you on this dance
I might miss my shot if I don't give it all I got
I see you standing there like you haven't got a care

Do you dig on me like I dig on you?

Does it get you through the night that you get to hold me tight
and never let me go?
Like it gets me through the night that I get to hold you tight
and never let you go?
Track Name: Alibi
You've been living your life on the run
Now you're wasting away in the mid-day sun

You don't even like what you got anyway
But if you want what you need you better give it away
The heart always wants the heart can't get
But if you leave it alone you know you're bound to forget

That love don't need no alibi
Why don't you just give it a try, and let your heart take chances?
And here's hoping you can wish on a prayer
Maybe you will find it there
But I know that love will find you

You've been waiting around for your day to come
And now you're afraid that it's come and gone

Worry ain't no way for you to get along
But if you give it some time love won't do you wrong
The heart always wants what the heart can't get
But baby don't ever forget
Track Name: Broken & Small
If I want you to go
Then, Darling, please know that I don't want to be hurt no more
Don't see nothing worth fighting for

Holding hands in the dark means nothing at all
That's the truth when your heart's all broken and small
When you return my love
When you return my love
When you return my love... will still be around

If I don't want you to stay
Just know it's better this way
And I don't wanna be hurt no more
Don't see nothing worth fighting for

There will come a day when you would want to say
That you got no regrets
When that day comes to, I'm gonna promise you
That you'll never forget
Track Name: Rome
I'm gonna make a million dollars if it takes all day
I'm gonna climb the Eiffel Tower, let nothing get in my way

Well if it all sounds so amazing
And impossible as it may seem
Your love was all around me
Now it's gone - that's how Rome fell in a day

I'm gonna swim the English Channel on the Fourth of July
Tear down the Great Wall of China just one brick at a time
Track Name: Midnight Run
Hey pretty lady with the high heels on
I know you like it when I play my song
So drop a dollar in the hat or a nickel or two
Honey, it comes back to you

I've been-a-working all day and night
Been trying so hard just to get it right
And then it comes together and the music shines through
Honey, it comes back to you

You better roll with the punches, son
How's it feel to be under the gun?
Now it's time for your midnight run

You see 'em waiting, what's the fuss about?
Anticipation you can feel out loud
And then they open up the doors and the music starts to play
Honey, it comes back to you
Track Name: 2 Steps
They tell me, "You better get up and start your day off right"
That ain't my problem, see, I got no finish line in sight
They say, "You do, you get a lot of things done"
I get a lot of things done for everyone else

Love is on my mind

That only gets me 2 steps closer to nowhere
Closer to somewhere I'll never find
It only gets me 2 steps closer to nowhere
Closer to somewhere 1 step behind

Well just the other day I was up all night
I'm writing music, see, will never see the light of day
You got your money, got you cars, you got a good time
I'd trade everything of you'd lend me your ear

It's all a matter of your perspective
When you see all the good I've done
Track Name: What You Need
You and I are both in love, so let's be more than friends
Put your little hand in mine and let's give love a chance

What you need is love
'Cause you do it, oh so well
What you need is love
And you got me under your spell
The love you have in your heart, you don't need to hide...
Don't keep it inside

Dancing in the candle light is sure to set your mood
Tell you what I have in mind but please don't find it rude

I just think you need love
'Cause you do it, oh so well
What you need is love
And you got me under your spell
The love you have in your heart, you don't need to hide...
Don't keep it inside

Like the sun in June, your loving keeps me warm
Like a kiss from you when it's don I still want more

You and I are both in love, so let's be more than friends
Put your little hand in mine and let's make a sweet romance
Track Name: Hard Way
Those uptown women make you lose control
Ain't got no rhythm, but they sure got soul
I got a good one, but she wants it right
Can't be the captain if the ship ain't tight

I've been steady for you, now I'm ready for you
We can leave it all behind

Love ain't nothing, I've found, but having your feet never touch the ground
You give me something that's real, I can't wrap my heart around

I've been learning the hard way, but your love has taught me to begin
Where I'm going's not so far away, when I take a look at where I've been
And I'm done learning the hard way

She said, "Stop, one minute! Are you outta your mind?
You living life or you just doing time?
I said, "Is that your opinion, is that a matter of fact?"
These day to days have got me on the wrong track

Well, I've been steady for you, now I'm ready for you
We can take the world tonight

Just one step at a time is not enough when you're so far behind
Oh, you give me something that's real, can't wrap my heart around

And it's a lonely road
When you're making it on your own
But I know that every time
Your love is there right beside me
Track Name: Who Can Do It Better
Who can give you sunshine when it's only been rain?
(Who can do it better?)
Who can give you laughter when you're feeling pain?
(Who can do it better?)
Who can do it better?
(Who can do it better?)
Who can do it better?
(Who can do it better?)
Who can do it better, do it better than this?

It's alright if you want to
It's alright if you can't
It's alright, I will hold you with these 2 hands

Close your eyes if want to
Close your eyes if you must
Who can tell if you're falling or flying, when it's only a matter of trust?

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