All It Takes Is One

by Mike Daly & The Planets

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1.
03:07
You know, I used to practice taekwondo But now I taekwondon't Guess you could say I used to have the will But now I have the won't I just want to stay inside all day Comfy in my jammies Polishing my Grammys that I'll never win, And then later on, I'll order in I've got a knack for slack I used to have ambition Hope I never get it back 'Cause I'd really rather have a snack But more than anything, I'd wanna slack There was a time I used to B 'n' C But now I'm X’n Y Like, "Why does 6 hate on 7 so much?" Because 7 ate 9 I just want to spend each dreaming hour Here in my cabana, singing with Susanna My eternal flame Oh Susanna, do you feel the same? I've got a knack for slack I used to have ambition Hope I never get it back 'Cause I'd really rather have a snack But more than anything... Please don't judge me or begrudge me 'Cause I used to run your race But now I need a different pace And chocolate pudding by the case Slack Pack! I just want to lounge around all day Comfy in my jammies Hangin' with my Grammy She's so freakin' cool Sippin' margaritas by the pool I've got a knack for slack I used to have ambition Hope I never get it back 'Cause I'd really rather have a snack But more than anything I've got a knack for slack I used to have ambition Hope I never get it back I'm serious as a heart attack 'Cause eventually we fade to black So I need you people off my back 'Cause I'd rather have a shot of Jack But more than anything, I wanna slack Copyright 2017 Michael Daly/Pop Goes The World (ASCAP)
2.
04:27
You come along, looking like a refugee From CBGB & OMFUG A living, breathing punk rock fantasy I could feel a tingling inside of me Telling me I should either fight or flee I had a sense you could be the end of me When I asked if you were single You said “Maybe!” And when I asked where you were going You said "Crazy! Wanna come along?" Come along Come along Do you wanna come along? Come along Come along Do you wanna come along? When you said that I should walk you home I couldn’t leave bad enough alone Looking back, I guess I should have known That when you smiled, it was all for show And when you grabbed me and wouldn’t let go I was headed for an all-time low When I woke up in the morning Things were hazy Then I asked where you were going You said "Crazy! Wanna come along?" Come along Come along Do you wanna come along? Come along Come along Do you wanna come along? I was looking for excitement And you dealt it out in spades You were just so bold and vibrant And the worst mistake I ever made You came along looking like a refugee From CBGB and OMFUG When I had a bottle in front of me I’m not the same as I was back then My hindsight is now 20/10 I’ll know I won't go down that road again ‘Cause if you had your way, I might be pushing daisies But at least I learned to recognize the crazy When it comes along Come along Come along Do you wanna come along? Come along Come along Do you wanna come along? Copyright 2018 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
3.
Last night was my last night with Sara Jane She said “Boy, you never age, you always look the same” I saw the fire into her eyes And probably should have realized Last night would be my last night with Sara Jane Last night I woke up from a fever dream I was a match and she was gasoline Trapped inside a raging fire No escape as the blaze grew higher Last night I woke up from a fever dream I knew any given night might be her last She always burned too bright and lived too fast Still I fought my way through the flame That erupted at the mention of her name Sara Jane Today I got the call I always feared And felt a burning anger in my tears A dream deferred, a dream denied A fire forever trapped inside Today I got the call I always feared Tomorrow I will drive around for hours Try to find a field of her favorite flowers I’ll lay them on her resting place And pray she’s in a better place Tomorrow I will drive around for hours I knew any given night might be her last She always burned too bright and lived too fast Still I fought my way through the flame That erupted at the mention of her name Sara Jane Tonight, she came back in different dream I’d never seen her looking so serene She said “Follow me into the fire” But I finally did deny her The time has come to chase a different dream I knew any given night might be her last She always burned too bright and lived too fast Still I fought my way through the flame That erupted at the mention of her name Sara Jane Copyright 2018 Michael Daly and James Smith (ASCAP)
4.
In all passion there is pain Let me say it once again In all passion there is pain In all wisdom there is loss It's the fundamental cost In all wisdom there is loss Tears of grief, tears of joy Well they're all the same, my boy There's only so much pressure You can stand All the tension and fear That's been building through the years Always try to find the pleasure Where you can In all laughter there is hurt That your mind learns to convert In all laughter there is hurt In all anger there is fear Of losing something you hold dear In all anger there is fear Tears of grief, tears of joy Well they're all the same my boy There's only so much pressure You can stand All the tension and fear That's been building through the years Always try to find the pleasure Where you can In all passion there is pain Only so much you can stand In all anger there is fear Find the pleasure when you can Copyright 2017 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
5.
03:06
I'm not lookin' for something different for something "better" as if it even exists I'm not lookin' for greener pastures or youth recaptured what kind of nonsense is this? People runnin' from One to another Go undercover To rediscover their bliss Any bagel fits Any banana, nut That ain't nirvana What kind of nonsense is this? Ain't got no land Ain't got no cheddar Ain't Eddie Vedder Could you find better than this? I guess you could If you want riches, but That ain't what rich is What kind of nonsense is this? Baby you and I make perfect sense When you weigh all of the circumstantial evidence In the present and the future tense You're my one and only One and only One and only One and only one So worry not About tomorrow 'Cause Cupid's arrow Definitely didn't miss I'm not lookin' For something different That would be ignorant What kind of nonsense is this? Copyright 2017 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
6.
06:51
It's so hard to be It's so hard to be It's so hard to be the one Who's always fallin' down Always fallin' down And it's so hard to be So hard to be the tree So hard to be the falling tree that Never makes a sound Never makes a sound But I keep on pushin' through Though I couldn't tell you why Like that stupid ant With the rubber tree plant I guess my hopes are high It's so hard to be It's so hard to be It's so hard to be the one who Keeps the wolves at bay Keeps the wolves at bay And it's so hard to be It's so hard to be It's so hard to be the one who Rarely gets a say Rarely gets a say But I keep on pushin' through Though I couldn't tell you why Like that stupid ram Rammin' into that dam I guess my hopes are high And if you put my hope Under a microscope You'd see a thousand tiny little hopes Fighting to survive And it's up to only me It's up to only me To keep them alive To keep them alive It's so hard to be So very hard to be Yeah, it's so hard to be So very hard to be It's so hard to be It's so hard to be Me But I do it all for you With my head held to the sky It's just like stupid me To never concede I guess my hopes are high I guess my hopes are high Copyright 2016 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
7.
My heart is broken in so many places I don’t believe that it can take any more Here she comes again Hell-bent on proving me wrong And while I’m trying to pick up the pieces Some are trapped between her heel and the floor Here she comes again Hell-bent on being in a song She’s not evil She’s not even in the same time zone She just has trouble Knowing when to leave bad enough alone And it’s bad enough alone I’m so wrapped up in our unhappy ending That I don’t know where to begin anymore Here she comes again Here she comes again Just when I think that she Is finally through with me She’s hell-bent on proving me wrong Copyright 2019 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
8.
02:49
I’m sorry I was mean I didn’t mean it It’s just that I’ve been so unhappy Bitter and tired Weary I’m mired in regret It’s paralyzing There I go again, overanalyzing I see it in your eyes Weary CHORUS: I want to be someone else Anybody else but who I am I wish I were somewhere else Anywhere else, but here I am And I know I’m making things More complicated Than they have to be But that’s just me defeating myself Weary You can’t take anymore Can’t say I blame you You’re showing me the door I guess we’re both exhausted by it all Weary CHORUS: And I try to be up, and I try to be strong But it’s hard when you’re so unkind And I know that this place isn’t where I belong Can you see how I’ve lost my mind? I’m sorry I was mean I didn’t mean it But I was just returning fire No wonder I’m so Weary CHORUS: Copyright 2015 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
9.
03:27
So I’ve been strange My demeanor seems to change Whenever we see each other It makes you uncomfortable but You are so rare That you catch me unprepared To have your light shine on me I’m all but blinded by it If I could give anything to you You’d see you the way that I do As the star you are It’s not just lust It’s not even about us Though you’ll always have my Undying admiration It’s about you And that voodoo that you do The sparkle in your eyes The mischief in your smile If I could give anything to you I’d give you the confidence to Be the star you are And it’s no secret Everyone who knows you knows it’s true It’s no secret to anyone but you And so while I Always take tremendous pride Seeing you in the spotlight Whenever you’ll allow it I want to be there When you finally take your share I’ll be cheering for you ’Cause you know I adore you If I could give anything to you I’d give you the confidence to Be the star you are Copyright 2005 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
10.
You are the hardest drug I've ever done A singular addiction A terminal affliction There've been times I thought we might be through But when they say "Pick your poison" You're the one I always choose All I really wanna do Is breathe you in Drink you in Take a turn on this thrill ride Again and again and again The high you give me isn’t easy to explain But when you're coursing through my veins There's pleasure even in the pain You are the hardest drug I've ever done Your uniqueness Is my greatest weakness I’ve lied to myself That I could just walk away But the truth is that without you I can’t get through the day All I really wanna do Is breathe you in Drink you in Take a turn on this thrill ride Again and again and again The high you give me isn’t easy to explain But when you're coursing through my veins There's pleasure even in the pain And you'll probably be the death of me But I don't mind No, I don't mind Cause I know that it's my destiny And I don't mind No, I don't mind You are the hardest drug I've ever done All I really wanna do Is breathe you in Drink you in Take a turn on this thrill ride Again and again and again The high you give me isn’t easy to explain But when you're coursing through my veins There's pleasure even in the pain Copyright 2017 Michael Daly (ASCAP)
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“All It Takes Is One” is the second album from veteran New Jersey power-poppers Mike Daly and The Planets. Their self-titled 2017 LP won them rave reviews and international airplay.

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released February 28, 2019

Mike Daly (lead vocals. rhythm guitar); John Reynolds (lead guitar, vocals); Jim Smith (drums, vocals); Jim Van Sickle (bass, vocals).

SPECIAL GUESTS: James Higgins (harmonica on “Star”); Alicia Daly and Tom Lucas (backing vocals on “Stupid Me”).

Produced by Mike Daly and Jim Van Sickle. Recorded and mixed by Jim Van Sickle at The Jerk Store, Hawthorne/Montclair, N.J. Mastered by Alex Saltz at APS Mastering, Astoria, N.Y.

All songs written by Michael Daly except “Any Given Night” written by Michael Daly and James Smith. © ℗ 2019 Pop Goes The World, LLC (ASCAP).

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alan Reynolds, Karen Reynolds, Alicia Daly, Eric DeSisto, Larry Geraghty, Tim Jackson, Seth Pilipski, Melissa St. John, Kimberly Vogt, Stacey Volanto.

SUPERFANS: Chris Butler, Bob DeMaio, Jennifer Dwinall, Kevin Lami, Anne LeBart, Mark Runz, Bob Saypol, Donna Smith.

THANKS: Glenn Roughgarden, Amy Marie Smith, Scott Anthony, Anthony Arturi, Alana Bonillo, Bob Coffey, Thomas Daly, Kathleen Dawson, Jay Dravenstadt, Jenn Dundas, Chris Fennelon, Laura Grzymkowski, Stephen Halpern, Betsy Hays, Eileen McGlone, Danielle McGreevy, Eileen Moeller, Kathleen Moeller, Kate Moore, Margery Nardin, Mary Lee Palumbo, David Philp, Steve Pilon, Robert Plafta, Boo Reiners, Dan Salamon, Tim St. Clair, Donna Schuster, James Stanfield, Lynette Surie, Lou Tambone, Pat Tunney, Joanne Van Sickle, Roy Van Tassel, David Yaseen, The RocknRoll HiFives.

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Mike Daly & The Planets Hawthorne, New Jersey

Mike Daly & The Planets are a veteran power-pop group based in New Jersey, USA. The band released their debut EP, “The Cosmic Adventures of ManBoy,” in 2010. They made their live debut opening for The Smithereens in 2011. Their self-titled first album was issued in 2017 to rave reviews. For 4 straight years (2016-19), they’ve been chosen to play the International Pop Overthrow Festival in NYC. ... more

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