Original Poetry: “Slowly” by Jose Bernardo

Slowly Kiss me Do you really need me? Love me Should I be so lucky? Slowly Let me fall in love with you Shake me If I laugh Taste me When your lips caress mine Slowly Let me fall in love with you Lay awake Light the way for me Find me Should I get […]

Original Poetry: “Hypnotized by You” by Jose Bernardo

Hypnotized by You It’s quarter to 3 Night or afternoon It matters not Time flies And it’s all so meaningless to me …I float… In the same place Motionless As if I were in the Dead Sea On a waveless day In a moment Shorter than a blink of an eye Things happen in peoples’ […]

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 […]

Lyrics: “So Imanginary” by Jose Bernardo

“So Imaginary” “So Imaginary” was a song I wrote while I studied at Berklee. I recorded a demo of this song with my friends at Mikko’s project studio and it is included below for your listening pleasure. This demo was recorded on September 24, 2001. The band consists of: Vocals: Annette Chen Piano: Corey Redgrift Guitars […]

Original Poetry: “Lost to Her in Thought” by Jose Bernardo

Lost to Her in Thought I set sail onto a sea of troubles Tempest are thy waves Only a faint thought lingers in the back of my mind As I fight the elements to balance my ship My true love is in my mind’s eye I cast a glance at the sea Angrily it tosses […]

Lyrics: “My Love Will Only Burn For You” by Jose Bernardo

“My Love Will Only Burn For You” “My Love Will Only Burn For You” was a song I wrote at Berklee. Yes, I recorded this one as a project for one of my courses. The demo is a bit rough, but it gets the point across. I have included it below. My friends Corey Redgrift […]

Original Poetry: “My North Star” by Jose Bernardo

My North Star I dream of you Endlessly With each passing moment I only long to be with you Just to gaze upon your smile Just to get lost in your eyes To breathe the same air To accidentally brush your hand My heart pounds faster My breathing is shallow Just the thought of you Drives […]

Lyrics: “Stargazer (All I Need Is You)” by Jose Bernardo

Stargazer (All I Need is You) Stargazer by Jose Bernardo and Eric Ecklund (This is track 1 from Jose’s debut album “Outside Looking In” available on iTunes or Google Play or CD Baby) (Verse 1) I see you And I know you see me I’m thinking How to describe what you do I don’t know if You’d be into […]

Lyrics: “Alicia” by Jose Bernardo

Alicia Alicia by Jose Bernardo (This song is track 2 from Jose’s debut album “Outside Looking In” available on iTunes or Google Play or CD Baby) (Verse 1 – spoken) As I look at the torn photograph in my hand The memories start rushing back …and it was over before it began… …ya know, those sudden feelings were gone in […]