Realizations & Declarations Vol. 2

by Scott Krokoff

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Realizations & Declarations Vol. 2, released September 2015, is the follow-up to 2012's Realizations & Declarations Vol. 1 and contains 6 new tracks and a new edited version of an oldie but goodie!

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released September 4, 2015

Scott Krokoff - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Bob Stander - bass, electric guitar
Paul Errico - accordion, keys
Steve Holley - drums
Jon Preddice - cello on "Scared Little Boy"
Alisa Rabbitt - violin, viola on "Scared Little Boy"
Adam Minkoff - String arrangement for "Scared Little Boy"
Shawn Murray - drums on "Sparrows"
Mark Newman - dobro on "Sparrows"
John Michel - backup vocals on "Sparrows"

Produced, engineered & mixed by Bob Stander
Mastered by Gene Paul at G&J Audio
All tracks recorded at Parcheesi Studios, Huntington Station, NY
except "Sparrows" recorded at VuDu Studios, NY

All songs written by Scott Krokoff (BMI)

CD Design and Layout by Pursuit Design and Round 2 Design

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Scott Krokoff New York, New York

With a rich and melodic sound drawn primarily from his love of 60s and 70s music, Scott Krokoff (pron: Crow-Cough) weaves elements of folk rock & country pop into confessional and compelling Americana. He is an evocative and introspective songwriter, and a deft finger-picker in the vein of James Taylor and Paul Simon with “an edge of Replacements styled alt rock to his strum” (Hiplanta). ... more

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Track Name: The Right Place
You wanna know how the hell you ended here
Maybe it had to do with something that you feared
Maybe you made certain moves that weren’t wise
And now from sun-up to sunset you despise

Maybe you took the path that everybody chooses
But it’s not over you can still pursue your muse at
The right place, the right time
You just need the right place, the right time

Some days are so tough you think you lost the will
And when you’re feeling so empty it really kills
But don’t you dare give in, you better try
Or else from sun-up to sunset it’s all a lie

Don’t wanna hear about all your lame excuses
Just keep believing and you’ll see that you will do it at
The right place, the right time
There will be the right place, the right time

I know it’s easy being comfortable
And though you’re angry you’ll just get away by feigning
That’s why I think you need to risk it all
Or else you might as well get used to your complaining

When you’re not happy but you always make excuses
Then it’s a definite that all you’ll really lose is
The right place, the right time
You just need the right place, the right time
There will be the right place, the right time
Track Name: Because Of You
Because of you I can see the way to forever
And because of you my heart gave way and surrendered
In all my life, I have never felt this right
And when you are near, I never fear even in the worst times
And now I observe this planet earth in a whole different light
It’s all because of you

If you ever fall, I won’t let your memory remember
And through it all, I’ll be here with you through every endeavor
While I’m with you, your love will I sustain
And I’ll do my best to protect you from trouble and pain
And those lonely times that you felt inside no longer remain
‘cause you’re with me

I can’t wait for what’s in store
I can’t wait ‘cause I’m not one anymore
You’re here with me

Throughout my life, often I have been told
That you mustn’t settle for silver, that you must find the gold
And that’s what you are my lovely star whose light I now hold
I’m all because of you
Track Name: Scared Little Boy
He was a scared little boy
‘Twas instilled from the time he left the womb
Protected way too much in his cocoon
So unaware that he’d be scared of the yellow moon

And as a scared older boy
Looking through his fearful eyes you would have seen
All the ridicule that killed his self-esteem
Causing the tears during the years when he was a teen

Very self-conscious, his confidence sinking
Withdrew in his shell, without even thinking
The fire in his eyes was kept at bay
His goals and desires put aside for another day

As a grown younger man
Fear would rule his timid life with an iron fist
He didn’t even bother to resist
And think of the things that he would miss…as a scared little boy

He was reluctant to take many chances
and soon was defined by his own circumstances
The fire in his eyes was kept at bay
His goals and desires put aside for another day

As a frustrated man
It was difficult for him to speak his mind
And the consequences surely weren’t kind
None of his stars ever aligned…as a scared little boy

And the fire in his eyes was swept away
His goals and desires slowly died from decay

Now he’s an elderly man
Wishing he can start his life anew again
But his time is getting closer to the end
Soon he will die wondering why he was a scared little boy
Track Name: Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty would be proud of me
For duplicating his own legacy
‘cause nothing’s ever said
it’s all stuck in my head
and I don’t know how to say just what I need

Don’t say nothing, ‘cause I fear the worst
But it’s ironic, saying nothing hurts
So I drift day to day
With not much to convey
‘cause I don’t have what it takes to stand and lead

But never fear ‘cause in my dreams
I live in a world that’s so serene
Where in my mind I am a star
A trailblazer going far
But back on earth I’m just a timid man

I try to live inside my dreams
But that kind of world’s not what it seems
In my mind I’ve done it all
But out here I’ve hit the wall
And back on earth I’m just a timid man

You might be thinking, yes, you may inquire
Why I don’t tell you what my heart desires
Something that I dread
Those thoughts in my head
May, after all, not amount to much for me
It might be worse if I don’t succeed
Track Name: I Got Nothing
You were so cute as you stood there out in the night
Snowflakes fell on your overcoat sparkling bright
We had some sushi and finished a short time ago
Strictly platonic, or was it? Not sure I know
And I didn’t know

‘Cause I did nothing
I did what was easy
Did what was safe and not at all queasy
Yes I did nothing, nothing at all
And what did I get aside from regret?
I got nothing

Dressed in chartreuse you were singing to Bruce with the crowd
A magical night at the Garden, a set list that wowed
As you were leaving for who knows how long again
If there was a moment to say anything it was then
But then became when...

because I did nothing
I did what was easy
Did what was safe and not at all queasy
Yes I did nothing, nothing at all
And what did I get aside from regret?
I got nothing

Being too cautious is something you should disallow
Sometimes you must seize the day and just do it now
Don’t be concerned about if you’ll succeed
Just take a damn risk and see where it leads
You’ll be doing much more than me

Because I did nothing
I did what was easy
Did what was safe and not at all queasy
Yes I did nothing, nothing at all
And what did I get aside from regret?
I got nothing
Track Name: Pissed Off In Paris
Early spring we back our bags, left NY and flew across to France
Went there with another couple hoping for a few days of romance
On our flight we dreamt of Paris and the architecture we would see
Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Jardin de Tuileries

But as soon as we arrived our plans turned out all wrong
Paris, France just left us in the cold

And we were….pissed off in Paris
As we came in from the airport our driver tried to overcharge us for the lengthy trip
And the lovely weather we had read about was nowhere to be found

Actually the trip had started fine near the district of Marais
Lovin virtually every crepe and practicing our Est-qe vous avez
But once we went to rent a car our good ideas went suddenly astray
Between the lousy service reps and GPS we lost a fuckin day

Yes, by then our good intentions had turned out all wrong
Paris, France just left us in the cold

And we were….pissed off in Paris
As we came in from the airport our driver tried to overcharge us for the lengthy trip
And the lovely weather we had read about was nowhere to be found

Even rained out in Versailles
Forget the gardens no shot we’d even try
And by the end all we could do was shout and wonder why

Yes, by then our good intentions had turned out all wrong
Paris, France just left us in the cold

And we were….pissed off in Paris
As the final coup de grace our friend was throwing up his guts all day
His steak had made him sick
And the lovely weather we had read about was nowhere to be found
Track Name: Sparrows
Don’t ask me why I cry when the sky is blue
Don’t ask me why I lie when I speak of you
Don’t ask me why I hide when I see the morning dew
Oh what they say about those growing pains are true

I try to listen for your call
Wasting my time when it’s not there
Like the bird above that’s standing on the wire
I can’t bear looking down to see the concrete floor
I must find my nest
The sparrows want to fly away
Hoping they can find a brand new day

Don’t ask me why I run to where the sun goes down
I try to reach the star that I once found
Some people say that what you get is yours to hold
But my legs are growing tired and the story’s growing old

I try to listen for your call
Wasting my time when it’s not there
Like the bird above that’s standing on the wire
I can’t bear looking down to see the concrete floor
I must find my nest
The sparrows want to fly away
Hoping they can find a brand new day

You said you won’t forget, you said that you would call
But all I see here is my shadow on the wall
I am not remembered
The sparrows have flown away
Hoping they could find a brand new day