Off The Radar

by Berglund & Bonafede

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I got the idea for the song "Off The Radar" when I was walking along the beach and saw a bunch of homeless guys sleeping and hanging out on a grassy area near the beach. I just thought 'these guys live day to day, nobody knows anything about them, they are basically off the radar'. I wrote the song based on that and then we gathered some of our previously recorded (but not released songs) that had sort of an "off the radar or off the grid" kinda theme, some more than others.
I want to be clear that this album and some of it's songs are not meant to exploit the plight of the homeless, and hopefully someday be used in some way to help those truly in need. My vision is to have this album performed in it's entirety live as a benefit concert to raise awrenes of the magnitude of our homeless population. - Frank

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released December 21, 2012

Dave Berglund: Guitars, vocals, lyrics
Frank Bonafede: Lyrics, keyboards, harmonica

Mixed by Dave and Frank
Mastered by Armando "Mando" Padilla
Photography in downtown San Diego by Christina Bonafede

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Track Name: Prelude
Instrumental
Track Name: Off The Radar
Off The Radar

Whatcha doin’ layin ‘ in the grass
I knew you once, when you had class
How’d you get here down and out
Whatcha gonna do, where ya goin’ now

Sun is rising on the rolling waves
Neighbors huddled in their outdoor caves
Behind the scenes it’s a different world
No caviar, no diamonds or pearls

Off the radar and layin’ low
Packed some bags but nowhere to go
Used to be just an average guy
Sittin’ here watching life go by

You fought a war but a war fights you
Livin’ each day with nothin’ to do
If ya went back could ya change it all
The war goes on behind your wall

You’re everywhere, like the stars at night
You’re hot and cold, can’t see the light
The sign you hold begs for sympathy
While your mind gives up on your dignity

Off the radar and layin’ low
Packed some bags but nowhere to go
Used to be just an average guy
Sittin’ here watching life go by

You fought a war but a war fights you
Livin’ each day with nothin’ to do
Now you know you can’t change at all
The war goes on behind your wall
(repeat chorus)

Off the radar

© 2010 Berglund / Bonafede
Track Name: Nowhere To Go
Instrumental
Track Name: You Ain't Found Nothin' If You Don't Have Love
You Ain’t Found Nothin’ (If You Don’t Have Love)

Time goes on and on and on
You don’t know what you had til it’s gone, gone
You can have riches but they won’t mean a thing
Without a queen how can you be king

You keep on lookin’ for that pot of gold
You keep on lookin’ for the key
But all you’ll find is that you’ve just grown old
Misery loves company

You ain’t found nothin’
If you don’t have love
You ain’t found nothin’
If you don’t have love

You can climb mountains or sail the seven seas
You can have your name go down in history
You can be remembered for the things you have done
But a lonely heart is like a setting sun

You keep on lookin’ for that pot of gold
You keep on lookin’ for the key
But all you’ll find is that you’ve just grown old
Misery loves company

You ain’t found nothin’
If you don’t have love
You ain’t found nothin’
If you don’t have love

© 2004 Berglund/Bonafede
Track Name: Let Me Take You Back
Let Me Take You Back

Another day you’re cold
And this shit is getting old
Oh how I needed you
After all that we’ve been through
Yet you walk away again
And I thought you were my friend
Tell me where does it end

Another year has passed
My, the time goes by so fast
And I think I might give in
Guess I’ll take it on the chin
Sometimes you just can’t win
You just can’t win

So let me take you back
To a time when we were young
When you and I were one
Let me take you back
Seems like nothing ever lasts
And here we are at last
So let me take you back

© 2011 Berglund / Bonafede
Track Name: I Wanna Be With You
I Wanna Be With You

December felt so cold
Just like a long lost soul
Another day goes by
And it makes me wanna cry
You’re so far away
Why’d you have to go away

I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you

I miss you so much
Oh how I miss your touch
The love within your eyes
Is where my heart lies
And I need you here with me
Won’t you come back to me

I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you

It’s so hard now that you’re gone
It’s so hard to carry on
What am I supposed to do

I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
Baby you know I do
I wanna be with you
Oh baby it’s true
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you

© 2011 Berglund / Bonafede
Track Name: Brother Lightning & Sister Dupree
Brother Lightning And Sister Dupree

Brother Lightnin’ and Sister Dupree
Been on the run since ‘63
Names and faces, crazy places
County fairs and stock car races

Brother Lightnin’ and Ssister Dupree
Saw it all from sea to sea
Cities, jungles, power struggles
A world of chaos and body doubles

Another town, another name
It all seems to look the same
You can’t be found, don’t make a sound
Your life is just a secret game

Can’t get much colder behind the wall
Look over your shoulder to watch it fall
Assassinations and third world nations
And ports of call
Lookin’ back, you’ve seen it all

Brother Lightnin’ and Sister Dupree
Settled down in ‘93
No more jackals, no more hassles
Or sneakin’ ‘round in haunted castles

Brother Lightnin’ and Sister Dupree
On the beach in Rio D
No more lies, no more drawls
Livin’ free, but took the call
They took the call

© 2008 Berglund / Bonafede
Track Name: Travel Lightly
Travel Lightly

The past is gone, the time is now
I’d like to see you when time allows
Us to be together
No stormy weather

Hold my hand, let’s take a walk
See my eyes, they want to talk
About you and I
And sunny skies

The world is ours to do what we want to do
So come with me and we’ll see it through
Rendezvous

Travel lightly my dear
Hold me tightly, it’s clear
That you love me
Yeah you said you love me
Holding you, it feels so right
Hug and kiss me tonight
‘Cause you love me
Yeah you said you love me

The world is ours to do what we want to do
Let’s sing a song, carry on, me and you
Deja vu

Travel lightly my dear
Hold me tightly, it’s clear
That you love me
Yeah you said you love me
Holding you, it feels so right
Hug and kiss me tonight
‘Cause you love me
Yeah you said you love me

© 2009 Berglund / /Bonafede
Track Name: West of 8th
West Of Eighth

There’s a place, keep your faith
West of 8th
Another day, still we pray
West of 8th
Through struggle and strife
Hang on for your life

West of 8th, trouble’s callin’
West of 8th, the man has fallen
West of 8th……….Your home

Darkness nears, pools of tears
West of 8th
Screams and shouts, shots ring out
West of 8th
On a hot summer night
Where gangs take flight

West of 8th, trouble’s callin’
West of 8th, the man has fallen
West of 8th……….Your home

Nothing lasts, nothing changes
West of 8th
Fear and death is not a stranger
West of 8th
You stay but you know
A child can’t grow

West of 8th, trouble’s callin’
West of 8th, the man has fallen
West of 8th……….Your home

Don’t look for help
Nobody gonna listen
If you can’t take the heat
Get out of the kitchen

© 2004 Berglund / Bonafede
Track Name: Beg, Borrow, & Steal
Beg, Borrow, & Steal

Easy come and easy go
Man when your luck runs out
Then you will know
How it’s gonna feel
Feel so real
Fighting to survive
For me it’s no big deal
In comes the coldness of the night
What is wrong and what is right
Look away, can’t stand the sight
A ghostly demon in the night
Through your eyes I may not be
What it is you want to see
Even though you don’t agree
We’re the same, you and me
I have to beg, borrow and steal
And you don’t know how that makes me feel
I have to beg, borrow and steal
Alone without a home, lookin’ for my next meal
Another dawn, another day
Another sky turns to gray
Where can I go, where can I stay
A hopeless soul is turned away
Around the world I hear the cry
From people just like you and I
Young and old left to die
It leaves me with one question, why?
Listen to it good
Tell me what you hear
The writing’s on the wall
The message all too clear
I have to beg, borrow and steal
And you don’t know how that makes me feel

I have to beg, borrow and steal
And you don’t know how that makes me feel
I have to beg, borrow and steal
Alone without a home, lookin’ for my next meal
I have to beg, borrow and steal
And you don’t know how that makes me feel
I have to beg, borrow and steal
Alone without a home, lookin’ for my next meal

© 2004 Berglund/Bonafede
Track Name: Another Millenium
Another Millenium

Time has past another year
People livin’ in doubt and fear
Some say the end is near for us

2000 we took note
Remember what Nostradamus wrote
Tell me now
Can you deal with this

Do you believe what the prophet sees
War and famine and disease
Maybe the answer lies within the stars at night
Another millennium…………..that’s all

39 at heaven’s gate
39 that couldn’t wait
39 who met their fate too soon……………too soon
Hop aboard catch the train
It won’t come by this way again
Tell me now what do we do my friend

I believe it’s just another day
No matter what the prophets say
And they say
You better get on your knees tonight and pray
Another millennium……………that’s all

I believe it’s just another day
No matter what the prophets say
And they say
You better get on your knees tonight and pray
Another millennium……………that’s all

That’s all………………………………..

© 1999 Dave Berglund
© 2012 Berglund / Bonafede