Dead End

I don’t mind if you call me once or twice
I don’t mind if you need some great advice
I don’t mind if you want to be my friend
But I really do mind if this is a dead end

I don’t mind if you need a little space
I don’t mind if I'm not your ace
I don’t mind if at times you won’t bend
But I really do mind if this is a dead end

Cause you’ve got your life and I’ve got mine
And it’s really up to us how we spend our time
But going nowhere together is such a sin
Going nowhere, it’s a dead end
Nobody wins

I don’t mind if you want to be alone to cry
I don’t mind if you tell me a white lie
I don’t mind if you feel the need to defend
But I really do mind if this is a dead end

I don’t mind if there are secrets you never share
I don’t mind running the maze to find that you care
I don’t mind if at times I have to pretend
But I really do mind if this is a dead end
Nobody wins, Nobody wins, Nobody wins

© 1997 Words and music by Cyndy DiBeneditto

World Reunion

We had a meeting of the minds
To discuss, the hero’s of our time
We cried at all the empty space
Between each heart, as a human race

It’s time for a world reunion
The perfect time for a world reunion
If we cry alone, who’ll wipe our tears
If we try alone, who’ll make light of our fears
As we hope and we pray for a world reunion

We walked silently and prayed
To our God who may have been misplaced
We keep hoping that
inner peace can be found
From our hearts to the top of our crown

Reunion, I’m sending an invitation
Reunion, bring your thoughts of integration
Reunion.....

Our leaders can only lend advice
But it’s so hard to read between the lines
Come on now, can I count everybody in
It’s gonna take us all
If we’re ever, ever, ever gonna win

It’s the perfect time for a world reunion
It’s the perfect, there’s no better time
It’s the perfect time, the time is right now
It’s the perfect time for a world reunion
A world reunion

© 1994 Words and music by Cyndy DiBeneditto

War of Words

What goes around comes around
Once it’s gone it’s gone forever
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Out of sight, out of mind
What are you trying to tell me?

If some things never change
How come all things must pass
And if money is the root of all evil
Why does wealth bring happiness
What are you trying to tell me?

Let it go in one ear and out the other
Listen hard and you’ll discover
The war of words, the war of words, The battles on

If we’re made of steel
How do hearts get broken
And if whatever will be will be
Why try to shape our destiny
What are you trying to tell me?

Watch your back, trust everybody
Plan ahead, live for the moment, You gotta live right now

If the past comes back to haunt you
What are the good old days
And if older means wiser
Why stay young at heart
What are you trying to tell me?

© 1996 Words and music by
Cyndy DiBeneditto

Name of the Game

Looking high, feeling low
Pouring out your feelings for
everyone to know
Feeling blind, yet seeing too much
Take it all in, try to get in touch

Is there a reason we all play the game
Feeling like a pawn, about to go insane
Loving, hating, the point is the same
Believing in yourself is the name of the game
Oh yeah, the name of the game

Peace in your heart, can it be done
By ranting and raving just to get attention
Open the scar, angry at the voice
One thing’s for sure it’s got to be your choice

Go ahead, blow out the candle
Stay in the dark, stay out of trouble
Reach ahead it’s something you can handle
Get to your feelings, on the double

Go farther on back through the years
Bring to the surface all of your tears
One more time feeling the pain
I hope for you, you’ve got something to gain

Climb out from under the rubble
See the light, see the trouble
Reach ahead it’s something you can handle
Get to your feelings, on the double

© 1989 Words and Music
by Cyndy Dibeneditto

Northwest of the Moon

We all wait for the moment
Of bliss and wonder
Comfort through the night
And we all dream of the moment
When the ocean touches the sky
It can’t happen all too soon
To find paradise
Northwest of the moon

It’s not something you plan for
Grab your coat and your hat
And your love, that will do
Cause it won’t matter
What you're wearing
When the sun touches you
It can’t happen all too soon,
To find paradise
Northwest of the moon

The warmth of the water
And the coolness of the night
The feel of your touch
And the stars shining so bright

Thank you for the moment
Of bliss and wonder
Comfort through the night
I remember the moment
When the ocean touched the sky
It happened with you, I found paradise
Northwest of the moon

© 1994 Words and Music
by Cyndy DiBeneditto

Just Say Yes

Treading through the water
Feel the pull of the deep blue sea
And wondering why
Everyone always feels the need
To protect their dreams

Going through the motions
Every rule we try to apply
Is it all just a force of habit just to try
Try and try and try

Just a nod from a stranger
Can wash away the pain and the anger
What if you said yes instead of no
What would life be like if it were so
All you’d have to do is ask
Just say yes instead of no

Past the point of quarreling
Lies the truth that we seek
And what we give out we get back
So then why make someone’s spirit weak

Open your door and let them in
That someone might just be your friend
It only takes a moment of time
And worth the price in the end

© 1996 Words and music by Cyndy Ditto

Violence for Violence

He hangs his head in shame,
it was just a small mistake
Shaking from the inside out,
wondering how much he could take
It was just a lapse of judgement
A simple dose of mental pain
Now he’s counting the hours,
til they beat him again

She sits quietly and wonders,
how safe could her secret be
Cause the bruises on her arms,
show his gentleness so blatantly
He told her not to breathe a word
But in her silence she couldn’t win
Now she’s counting the hours,
til he beats her again

Tell me when does it end,
all that violence for violence
Tell me how does it stop,
all that violence for violence
You know they’re doing it over there
Why not do it here? When does it end,
violence for violence

We elect our brave leaders,
we trust them to navigate
But this no pain , no gain notion,
can’t help us communicate
It’s taken us a long long time
So long you’d think we were insane
No more counting the hours,
they can’t beat us again

Tell me when does it end
When it’s hard enough,
when it’s bad enough
Tell me when does it end
When it’s painful enough,
When we’ve destroyed enough
Tell me when does it end
When it’s low enough,
when we’ve killed enough
Tell me when does it end
When it’s fearful enough,
haven’t we had enough

© 1996 Words and music by Cyndy DiBeneditto

Mama Faith

Talkin, talkin, talkin, talkin,
Talkin, talkin, talkin, talkin
Seems like I keep talkin to myself
I say the same thing everyday
I just gotta make it through today
But even I don’t dare
walk through my own hell

Lookin, lookin, lookin, lookin,
Lookin, lookin, lookin, lookin
Seems like I keep lookin outside myself
There’s gotta be someone out there
Who’s gonna make me aware
but no one's  face even rings a bell

The darkness crept up suddenly
The light up ahead seems to ignore me but
If I believe in what I can’t touch, hear or see
Mama faith will take me
home

Dreamin, dreamin, dreamin, dreamin
Dreamin, dreamin, dreamin, dreamin
Seems like I keep dreamin about myself
With so much frustration
In my world of imagination
What’s real and what is not, I just can’t tell

I know you can’t feel it
I know that you can’t hear it
Everybody knows you can’t touch it
But you gotta believe it

© 1997 Words and music
by Cyndy Dibeneditto

New Ways to Love

I sit here and I wonder what to do with myself
From the moment that I wake up,
Til I put that book on the shelf
You see I’ve been there and done that
I really know just where it’s at

Then a stranger approached me,
She said there’s a new road up ahead
I said “I know the one that they paved in"
She said no, the one that’s in your head
You think you’ve been there and done that
You don't really know just where it’s at
Then I realize that it’s a new day ,
with new sights, new dreams, new lessons,
new people and new ways to love

Now I sit here and I wonder, which road to take
Someone may come along to help ,
But it’s my decision to make
I’ve never really been there and done that
I don’t really know just where it’s at

Then I realize that it’s a new day
With new sights, new dreams, new lessons
New words, new thoughts, new times
new questions, new voices, new sounds
new joys, new feelings, new passions
new fears, new doubts, new healings
new people and new, new ways to love

Well you know I sit here and I wonder ,
What do to with myself
So many choices from sun up to sun down
And through the night my dreams don’t help
Cause if I been there and done that
why don’t I know just where it’s at?

© 1996 Words and music by Cyndy DiBeneditto

Hideaway

What is your reason for slowing it down
Are you waiting for the friend
That you never found
Does the passion you feel tear you up inside
Did you find a place where you both can hide

Hideaway, hideaway, Make your escape
Burn like the candle that leaves no waste
Hideaway, hideaway, Bury the lies
Burn like the feather that touches the sky

Why are you hoping for an endless search
Just look in your heart, save time and work
Are you safe in your space of anger and fear
Do you even know the difference between
a day and year

Hideaway, hideaway, Make your mistakes
The eagle still flies no matter what’s at stake
Hideaway, hideaway, Go where you may
Your conscience will always
Make sure you’re awake
You don’t have to hide, hideaway

I know you got your reasons
They change with every season
I know you got your reasons
But you don’t have to hide anymore

What is your reason for slowing it down
Are you waiting for the friend that you never found

© 1994 Words and Music by Cyndy DiBeneditto

Something you can count on

I remember all the laughter and the tears
Shared so many dreams, throughout the years
We walked a million miles, together and apart
And it’s times like these I feel my heavy heart

Tell me where’s the fairness, your life had just begun
So young and so worthy, of your place in the sun
I suppose that you would tell us, that you are riding high
I’ll remember that everytime I cry

So here’s to you, my friend, I know you finally won
And remembering you is something you can count on
Your body betrayed you, but your spirit lives on
And missing you is, something you can count on

Your courage and your strength, so misunderstood
You just looked so much farther,
than any of us ever could
Your love has touched us all, and your words will stay
Help us see your not so far away

You can count on us, to win this fight
You can count on us, to make it right
You can count on us, to win this fight
You can count on us, were going to make it right

© 1996 Words and Music by Cyndy DiBeneditto

The Players

1. World Reunion
Cyndy DiBeneditto - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard Synthesizer
Michelle DeDominicis - Lead Guitar, Bass, Vocals
2. Dead End
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Drum Synthesizer
Michelle DeDominicis - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Rusty Boris - Bass
3. Northwest of the Moon
Cyndy DiBeneditto - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Vocals, Lead Guitar
4. War of Words
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass
5. Permission to Love
Cyndy DiBeneditto - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass
6. Name of the Game
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Rusty Boris - Bass
7. Mama Faith
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Lead Guitar
Nancy Janutolo - Percussion
Rusty Boris - Bass

8. New Ways to Love
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Drum Synthesizer
Michelle DeDominicis - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Rusty Boris - Bass
9. Hideaway
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Nancy Janutolo - Bodhrans
10. Violence for Violence
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rusty Boris - Bass
George Fletcher - Lead Guitar
11. Just Say Yes
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead and Background Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle DeDominicis - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass
12. Something you can count on
(Dedicated to Colleen...Thank
you for the laughter and the tears....We miss you.)
Cyndy DiBeneditto  - Lead Vocals, Keyboard Synthesizer
Michelle DeDominicis - Vocals, Guitar Synthesizer

World Reunion
Ditto's third album.  Hear Samples and Purchase digital download here.

Permission to Love

There’s nothing better than showing your love
After all, love is what were made of
Love for the mountains, the air and the water
For my family and my friends, not for my lover

You make the rules don’t ask don’t tell
Then you have the nerve to say
You want to know me well
What I do for work, where I live
And my favorite color
Just as long as I don’t mention
My love for my lover

Since when do I need your permission to love
Do you really think I’m going to oblige
Since when do I need your permission to love
When I’d never even think of asking you for mine

Years go by and the days they are few
I’m just waiting in the darkness
For my love to come through
In the master plan, it takes all kinds
So you’ll just have to live with
This love I call mine

I can hug my mother, my sister and my brother
My father and my friends, just not my lover....
Why not everyone? Show your love to everyone...

Hold on to the picture of your perfect world
Mama and Papa, boy and a girl
Then time will force all to get older and
There in the darkness is your child and her lover

© 1997 Words and music by Cyndy Dibeneditto

Performed, Produced, Arranged, Engineered and Written by Cyndy DiBeneditto and Michelle DeDominicis

"It's time for  a world reunion, the perfect time for a world reunion, if we cry alone who'll wipe our tears, if we try alone who'll make light of our fears and we hope and we pray for a world reunion."

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