Lyrics: “You and Me and Freedom” by Jose Bernardo

“You and Me and Freedom” I wrote “You and Me and Freedom” in the days immediately following the 9/11 tragedy. Unfortunately, I never recorded it. I feel it is finally time for me to share this with the world on the 15th anniversary of that tragedy. I remember that day very well. My sister woke […]

Lyrics: “What Dreams May Come” – Demo vs. Release

"What Dreams May Come" original demo vs. published version Original demo vs. Published version I wrote “What Dreams May Come” while I was a student at Berklee, back in 2000. It was inspired by Robin Williams’ movie with the same name.  The original demo was recorded at Berklee on 24-track tape and with a large […]

Original Poetry: “He Was My Hero” by Jose Bernardo

Editor’s note: This poem is not autobiographical. It is just fiction. He Was My Hero  He was my hero Flaws and all Similar mistrusts Insecurities and looks Hair that hides the eyes to the world Those windows to the soul Invisible behind that curtain A mind of a voyeur He was not perverse in his […]

Lyrics: “All Alone Now” by Jose Bernardo

All Alone Now All Alone Now by Jose Bernardo (This song is track 6 from Jose’s debut album “Outside Looking In” available on iTunes or Google Play or CD Baby) (Verse 1) Hear you cryin’ Alone outside Reaching out to yo To heal the pain insid Time heals all wounds Peel the scab away if it soothes (Pre-Chorus 1) Something […]

Lyrics: “What Dreams May Come” by Jose Bernardo

What Dreams May Come What Dreams May Come by Jose Bernardo (This song is track 8 from Jose’s debut album “Outside Looking In” available on iTunes or Google Play or CD Baby) Wake me… Remnants of the past The dried petals on the broken glass A siren screaming her name is too late, alas Hopes for a future gone Dinner […]

Lyrics: “Yllättävä lempeys” by Jose Bernardo

Yllättävä Lempeys (Surprising Tenderness) by Jose Bernardo (This song is track 9 from Jose’s debut album “Outside Looking In” available on iTunes or Google Play or CD Baby) Lyrics are in Finnish Hän oli Karjalan poika. Hän oli sanojensa mies. Ei aina helpoimpia, mutta rehti ainí. Viimeisinä päivinään ymmärsin häntä enemmän. Kovan kuorensa alta löytyi yllättävä lempeys. Mitä aika on? Onko […]