Break Free

by Mario Di Sandro

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1.
02:27
Exit I don’t know where I’m going But I’m on the road I just know I need to go (If you think) I know where I’m going Then you’re misunderstood (I just know I need to go) Bearing down on the 1 Taking all these turns (I just know I need to go) Leave it all, walk away I made my peace (I just know I need to go) You know I’m bound and ready to go This is the part where I’m letting go You know I’m bound and ready to go Don’t look back, or behind There’s no time to rewind (I just know I need to go) I’ve been down, turned around Knocked on the ground I just know I need to go... Running free, to be me It’s all I ever knew I just know I need to go... Close that door, I want more But it ain’t here I just know I need to go... You know I’m bound and ready to go This is the part where I’m letting go You know I’m bound and ready to go
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03:58
Break Free Words and music ©2018-2019 Tired of digging holes Sick of then falling in I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Tired of making choices Sick of them failing me I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Ain’t throwing my life away Crawling thru broken windows I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Loosen the grip on me Cutting the ties that bind I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Escaping the voice inside Letting my thoughts subside I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Dropping the vice that holds Me to the bottle’s pour I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Spent my time On sidelines All will be changed, and re-arranged Spend my life Taking sides All that has chains, as I break on free… Removing the doubt in me No more uncertainty I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free I open the door for me But not so carefully I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Tired of living dark It’s time to bring in the light I’m gonna break thru, I’m gonna break free Spent my time On sidelines All will be changed, and re-arranged Spend my life Taking sides All that has chain, as I break on free…
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03:31
Battle When it hits you like a freight train Knocking you on your ass Didn’t see that coming Now I’m all depressed Control the will to not fall apart We’ve got to get thru this day Doesn’t leave you much choice now But to run and hide away You’ve got to battle it out You’ve got to see it thru You’ll overcome the dark You know you always do You’ll make it back to shore You’ve come this far before Day two and it’s only getting heavier Still feelin’ alone in the world Spinning the wheels of isolation Blaming yourself again Tunnel vision negativity You cannot see the light You can reach for the exit But can’t get up to your feet You’ve got to battle it out You’ve got to see it thru You’ll overcome the dark You know you always do You’ll make it back to shore You’ve come this far before Waking up on level ground Now things don’t seem so bad Felt like a different world A world so far from you Wondering how you even got there Given your current mood On a different plane now Feeling on top of the world It’s ok to talk to me And It’s ok to vent Better off with you here Then a world without you there This song is as much for you, as it is for me But for everyone who battles the heaviness You’ve got to battle it out You’ve got to see it thru You’ll overcome the dark You know you always do You’ll make it back to shore You’ve come this far before You’ve got to battle it out You’ve got to see it thru You’ll overcome the dark You know you always do You’ll make it back to shore You’ve come this far before
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03:07
Reset How many years has it been Since you said goodbye for the last time Staying put for comfort’s sake Leaving your dreams to lie in wait Talkin’ ‘bout leaving here For as long as, I can remember Excuses they, never die Death by words and dismember I need a reset I need a reset I need a reset of my life Life has a, funny way of Always making you, take the long way And where you are, finally now You could’ve al-ready been there Taking turns with these moods I never know who’s showing up Moving fast, yet standing still Staring longingly out the windowsill I need a reset I need a reset I need a reset of my life You used to chase a dream Now you’re losing steam An empty promise to yourself Don’t put it all back on the shelf I need a reset I need a reset I need a reset of my life I need a reset I need a reset I need a reset of my life
5.
04:38
New Skin A snake in the desert A wolf in the trees Living for living But not able to see This way of living’s Got a hold onto me Break for the ocean Won’t stray too far This familiar safety Of sittin’ in my car Watchin’ the waves crash Keeps me away from the bar I’m shedding my past You’ll see me in my new skin I’m leaving my past Livin’ in my new skin Nothin’ ever lasts Tryin’ out my new skin Fillin’ these boxes With empty/distinct memories Open a notebook I can still smell your sneeze Nostalgia’s a cancer It’s like a disease Hold on to nothing But the wind and the breeze Keep yourself moving And stop saying please But remember who got you Up off of your knees I’m shedding my past You’ll see me in my new skin I’m leaving my past Livin’ in my new skin Nothin’ ever lasts Tryin’ out my new skin
6.
Words and music ©2018-2020 by Mario G. Di Sandro Chasing The Good Years

 Saved again I’m on a roll You never know how low you’ll go Bawlin’ Eyes are red No one knows the weight of it

Never lookin’ back I see it clearly now As I make my way Thru tortured days 

I kept—waiting for the good years Instead of chasing down these moments Thinking I’d finally catch up And get a chance to enjoy this life
 Come within Arms length Trippin’ on my feet again Fallin’ On my face Only to be left behind Never lookin’ back I see it clearly now As I make my way Thru tortured days
 I kept—chasing all the good years But they were always two steps ahead By the time I got there, damnit They were looking back at me Melt away Past mistakes You can’t move backwards, anyway Soak it in Let it out You know this feeling oh, too well Never lookin’ back I see it clearly now As I make my way Thru tortured days I kept—waiting for the good years Instead of changing all my ways Thinking I’d finally wake up And make a plan to enjoy this life I kept—chasing all the good years But they were always two steps ahead By the time I got there, damnit They were looking back at me
7.
04:43
Two Lovers We were just two lovers that night Enjoying thee earthly delights Spending hours into the night Exploring what our hearts just might Reveal with each layer of sight And I know now And I know now That the heart just might betray And words can lead you astray I’m sorry for what I had said And if there was a way at all To take this pain and sing to you A song of sorrow and forgiveness But would it be (good) enough for you And I know now And I know now That the heart just might betray And words can lead you astray Who knows just where we’d end up Or just who we might have become Our paths entwined in drunken love From the cup we had both drank from Overflowing with thoughts of lust And I know now And I know now That the heart just might betray And words can lead you astray
8.
Necessary Change It all adds up Racking up the years Growing stagnant Farther from sane It’s time to go You feel so used up Nothing changes And you’re closer to insane A push, a pull A vision so full Of something strange Brought on by a, necessary change... Another day passes You go down that road That’s stuck in the past And you’re still the same Used to feel a fire Burning up within Dissipated by the rain And you’re only left to blame A push, a pull A vision so full Of something strange Brought on by a, necessary change... Out on my own Full steam ahead Leaving it all It’s taken some time But the path has been forged A push, a pull A vision so full Of something strange Brought on by a, necessary change...
9.
Great Unknown Climbing upon a rungless ladder Going nowhere but getting there fast Years they go past I’m just trying to last Am I just floating In this cosmic bag of dust Waiting on a destination That never arrives Crawling across this highway of life Never reaching Where I need to be Years fly by, but where do they go Always a few feet Short of my goal Waiting for a designation That satisfies How could we know? The future was shown You were (just) a kid Not thinking this big Out on your own In the great unknown Waiting to be shown But now you’ve flown... You’ve come so far Burning, bright as a star I’m flying I’m flying so high So high…
10.
Strange and Narrowed Path If you always wonder Where we go from here You can’t know the answers But you can find a way To fill your life with purpose Hope and happiness Do you always question How we a-rrived here Better to be mistaken Than to hold false court A million more questions A joke and loneliness Only you can hide A life full of mystery Only you can find This strange and narrowed path Have we turned to madness? A sickness from within Desirous of everything A yearning for the flame Escaping in the night Devoid of emptiness Only you can hide A life full of mystery Only you can find This strange and narrowed path There’s a burning star Shooting far Away from here There’s a burning star Shooting far Away from here
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The 11th studio album from singer-songwriter Mario Di Sandro.

Following a two year gap since the release of the dystopian concept album Watch It All Burn Down, we are greeted with a much-needed departure of negativity and chart a new course with some optimistic changes in life and thought. It's never easy to break free from the thoughts in your head and strive for what it is you're seeking in life. Break Free takes on that journey of knowing that "I just know I need to go..."and resetting the limits of life and entering into new, yet familiar territory, while starting all over in a new place and rediscovering who you were or what part of you lost along the way.

In memory of dearly departed friends, Thomas Rusnak and Jay Englot.

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released March 20, 2020

All instruments played by Mario Di Sandro
Music and lyrics written by Mario Di Sandro, ©2018-2020.

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Mario Di Sandro Los Angeles, California

Mario Di Sandro is a Singer-Songwriter from Chicago. Amassing a few hundred original songs in his personal repertoire since setting sail for the West Coast in 2011. Now living in Los Angeles, he has written hundreds more and has since released 11 studio albums in a short 8.5 year period. Mario draws his songwriting influences from the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Wilco and Tom Petty. ... more

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