Country Nights

Country Nights Album CoverCountry Nights is Jam Seven’s first official album. The twelve songs range in style from country to country/pop and country/rock.

 

To be released:
2021

 

 

All songs written by Tom Beninate
Executive Producer - Tom Beninate
Producer - Manny Beninate
Editor - Susan Castellano

MUSICIANS:
TOM BENINATE - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, E. Drums, Bass
MANNY BENINATE - Rhythm Guitars
NICK D'Virgilio - Acoustic Drums
RORY HOFFMAN - Harmonica, Mandolin
MIKE JOHNSON- Steel Guitar
TIM LORSCH - Violin, Viola
DAVE MARTIN - Acoustic Upright Bass

RECORDING STUDIOS:
TOM BENINATE - Master Seven - Toms River, NJ
MANNY BENINATE - Clear Blue Vision - Fort Pierce, FL
NICK D'VIRGILIO - Sweetwater - Fort Wayne, IN
RORY HOFFMAN - Nashville, TN
MIKE JOHNSON - Nashville, TN
TIM LORSCH - Nashville, TN
DAVE MARTIN - Sweetwater - Fort Wayne, IN

MIXING/MASTERING STUDIO - Master Seven - Toms River, NJ
MIXING STUDIO - Clear Blue Vision - Fort Pierce, FL

LYRICS AND DETAILS:

1841
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:23
180 bpm
20030605

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Nick D’Virgilio – Drums

Just bought a ticket for the seven-thirty line.
The morning trains are late the cars are speeding by.
The sun is rising.  Just got to be there by nine.

And just ahead the traffic jams on highway nine.
The morning rush sits by the cornfields and the rye.
The sun is rising.  Just got to be there on time.

CHORUS
I want to live where it's easy to unwind.
No cars, no traffic and no worries on my mind.
I want to live in a world that's not so blind.
Take my computer and tv if you’d be kind.

Just bought a ticket at the airport JFK.
The lines are longer and the flights are all delayed.
The sun is rising. Just got to be on the way.

Take My Hand
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:02
128 bpm
20030103

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Tim Lorsch – Violin, Viola

Looking to the sky as the sun is rising today
A small plane is flying high as you drive your car away.

CHORUS
There’s something in your eyes
And I just want you to know
Take my hand and never let it go.

Listen to the leaves rustling as the warm wind blows
I think I hear our song coming from a radio.

CHORUS
There’s something in your eyes
And I just want you to know
Take my hand and never let it go.

In this changing world there are highs and there are lows.
It's easy to deny the things you know.
But you will understand. You will understand.
So take my hand and never let it go.

Thunder rumbling by rolling in a cloudy night.
Walking side by side closer when the lightning strikes.

CHORUS
There’s something in your eyes
And I just want you to know
(So) Take my hand and never let it go.

Get Reeled In
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:24
114 bpm
20160727

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Rory Hoffman – Harmonica
Mike Johnson – Steel Guitar

Lessons taught in school are just for show
Things learned on the road are what you know
Sometimes it's the drink that clouds the sin
That's when the loss feels just like a win

CHORUS       
You took the bait, got hooked, and got reeled in

She was just another country girl
We simply thought to give it a whirl
Maybe it was too much beer and gin
I got set up like a bowling pin

CHORUS
I took the bait. got hooked, and got reeled in

So we all walk down that lonesome lane
Searching for that lucky break in vain

CHORUS
We took the bait, got hooked, and got reeled in

Funny how we look back at the time
When we spent our paycheck every dime
If we only knew where we had been
We'd have money for our next of kin

CHORUS
So take the bait, get hooked, and get reeled in

FOUNTAIN OF HOPE
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 4:58
100 bpm
20030717

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Rory Hoffman – Harmonica

Have you ever seen your world    from far away
Pondered something clever though   you would not say
Can you see what happened    How you could not cope
Can you see the whole thing   sliding down a slippery slope

CHORUS
Can you tell me     where to find a bounty of hope
Can you tell me     where to find the fountain of hope

Have you ever heard one flip    the words you say
Have the burning forest winds      blown smoke your way
Someone must have passed out     smoking too much dope
Things are getting tighter     at the end of the rope

CHORUS
Can you tell me     where to find a bounty of hope
Can you tell me     where to find the fountain of hope

ALRIGHT
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:05
142 bpm
20030314

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars

This time it’ll be alright
We’ll make it through the night
Pass another beer along
Have a drink and sing this song
This time it’ll be alright

We’ll make it all seem right
No time to be uptight
Pass another beer along
Have a cheer and sing this song
We’ll make it all seem right

Anyone can come along
There will be no right or wrong
This time it'll be alright

There’ll be no work to do
Only some points of view
Have no fear and sing this song
Sing it as you walk along
There’ll be no work to do

This time it’ll be alright
We’ll make it through the night
Pass another beer along
Have a drink and sing this song
This time it’ll be alright

By My Side
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 2:35
141 bpm
19820529

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Rory Hoffman – Harmonica

Frustration on the way to work, don’t want to go.
Another day of politics time for the show.
I can’t wait to get out of here office desk and the phone.
There’s a lady with her head on straight. I can’t wait to go home.

CHORUS       
Things go around so fine when you are by my side.

Expensive cars and business suits tools of the game.
Where general ledger is the drug, things never change.
I can’t wait to get out of here    office desk and the phone.
There’s a lady with her head on straight. I can’t wait to go home.

CHORUS
Things go around so fine when you are by my side.

I can’t wait to get out of here    office desk and the phone.
There’s a lady with her head on straight. I can’t wait to go home.

CHORUS
Things go around so fine when you are by my side. 

IT’S YOU
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
3:20 minutes
139 bpm
20030606

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars

Walking on this winding road
Life is so free and unplanned
Working to make a living off this land

Suddenly you stood right there
The way you seemed to move the air
Dark sunglasses, lipstick and that flair

CHORUS
It’s you who knew it all along
The laughing through the night
It’s you who proved it all along
That things would be alright

Never thought in all these years
Things could be so very clear
Why must this be a feeling that is rare

The shadow cast around your eyes
Is brighter than a spring sunrise
Funny how the breeze can move your hair

CHORUS
It’s you who knew it all along
The laughing through the night
It’s you who proved it all along
That things would be alright

Sinners and Saints
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:04
130bpm* and 160bpm**
20060503

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Electric Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Dave Martin - Acoustic Upright Bass

*VERSE 1
Well I got no time for anger and completely closed the door
No more comments from the hanger who just always had one more
Yet I had to find the reason why the method was a chore
It was slick like toxic treason and like lava it did pour
This was work of a haranguer just a weak competitor
Now there's no more time for anger so I firmly closed the door

**VERSE 2
Well I figured the connection would just help to pay the rent
But a simple misconception put that thinking on the bent
That's when the suspicious angle made the deal not quite square
The exchange became a tangle somehow lost was the word fair
Now I got no time for sinners and I might not be a saint
If I'm not among the winners at least I know what I ain't

Lady Chevy
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:18
120bpm
19850722

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars

Lady Chevy cruising down the street.
Slick and flashy and she can’t be beat.
Mirror finish hiding her blue eyes.
Come and get me with your modified.

Highway honey driving dressed in white.
You’ve got no money but you’re just my height.
Make a right turn with your four by four.
I’ll be waiting standing at the door.

CHORUS
I know (that) you’re the only one.
I know (that) you’re second to none.
Come on, let’s sit in the sun.
Let me finish what you, you’ve begun.

Dancing dreamer shuffling down the road.
Don’t have to tell me I’m already sold.
Start your engine. Let’s go for a ride.
Run this highway 'cause you're qualified.

CHORUS

Lady Chevy on the interstate.
She's got the stuff, but you're just too late.
Can't you see she's a one man ride.
Never looking to the other side.

CHORUS

Walk The Line
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 3:00
168 bpm
20161229

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Rory Hoffman – Harmonica

This land was once for you and me
Back when they fought for liberty
Now that it's gone restraints are on
This land is where we ought to be

If knowledge blows by in the wind
Said with a smile as he grinned
When you don't know you'll take the blow
Then life goes blowing in the wind            

CHORUS
Take a stand on this beat
Rise above all the heat
Let it shine Raise a sign
Draw a line Walk your line

I heard your only need is love
Push away this greed with a shove
I want to be around to see
The day when you only need love

CHORUS
Take a stand on this beat
Rise above all the heat
Let it shine Raise a sign
Draw a line Walk your line

Summer Day
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 2:55
127 bpm
20030427

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Rory Hoffman – Harmonica, Mandolin

Say, pardon the rhyme but work is the grime
that gets in the way

CHORUS
I did the time and now I’ll be on my way
On this cool summer day

Say, can you see some things seem to be
so far and away

CHORUS
I’ll take the time and then look to find a way
On this cool summer day

The world changes fast to live in the past
is simply one way

CHORUS
I'll make the time and so I will find the way
To that cool summer day

Save Me Some Time
©Tom Beninate. All Rights Reserved
Time - 4:25
120 bpm, then 102 bpm
20030228

Tom Beninate – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Manny Beninate – Rhythm Guitars
Nick D’Virgilio - Drums
Rory Hoffman – Harmonica
Mike Johnson – Steel Guitar

Say, can you really save me some time now?
And, you won’t need a nickel or dime now

CHORUS
Save me some time for the children
Save me some time for the people
Save me some time for the loving
Save me some time.

Say, can you really save me some time now?
Yes, just a little bit of your time now

CHORUS
Save me some time for the children
Save me some time for the people
Save me some time for the loving
Save me some time.