The Hard Way

by Adam Plomaritas

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1.
03:24
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?
2.
04:47
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
3.
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
4.
04:56
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
5.
03:35
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
6.
04:27
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
7.
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
8.
04:27
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
9.
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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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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