My Music and lyrics

Mike Dagger/ Jim Perrini

Lyrics

SUGAR DADDY   (Key of E)

 

C / / /   A / / /  E / / / X 2

NOW WE CAN’T HIT THE STREETS GOT TO STAY OUT OF SIGHT

AIN’T TOO MUCH ELSE WE CAN DO TONIGHT

I’M GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF SNEAKING AROUND WITH YOU

YOU’VE GOT TO TELL ME WHAT YOU WANNA DO

A/ / / G / / /  E / / / / / //

AND TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY, TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY,

TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY,

 YOU DON’T NEED HIS CANDY ANYMORE

 

NOW I DON’T HAVE MUCH MONEY

CAN’T AFFORD THE THINGS HE CAN

I KNOW I CAN’T COMPETE, YOU’RE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I AM CRAWLING ON THE FLOOR

OR HIDIN IN THE CLOSET, WHEN HE KNOCKS ON THE DOOR

 

JUST TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY, TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY

 TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY,

YOU DON’T NEED HIS CANDY ANY MORE.

 

STOPS:

I COME IN FROM THE ROAD, TRY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU

TRY TO GET YOU ON THE PHONE, BUT I CAN’T SEEM TO GET THRU

MAKE MY WAY DOWN TO THE QUARTER TO FIND OUT WHERE YAT

THERE’S YOU AND SUGAR DADDY IN A BRAND NEW CADILLAC

 

JUST TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY, TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY

 TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY,

YOU DON’T NEED HIS CANDY ANY MORE.

 

 

NOW I KNOW YOU LOVE ME BUT YOU LOVE MONEY TOO

BUT THIS AIN’T ABOUT MONEY IT’S ABOUT ME AND YOU

IF YOU CAN’T LOVE ME THE WAY THAT I AM

THEN YOU JUST BETTER STAY WITH YOUR CANDY MAN,

 

JUST TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY, TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY

 TELL YOUR SUGAR DADDY,

YOU AINT GOT YOUR LOVER ANYMORE

Mike Dagger

Lyrics

BOULEVARD BLUES

BY

MIKE VENTIMIGLIA

 

SITTIN IN THE SUMMER SUN, WATCHING YOU AS YOU GO BY

HOPING THAT YOU’LL LOOK MY WAY OR THAT I’LL CATCH YOUR EYE,

BUT YOU NEVER, LOOK AT ME AND BABY, IT’S PLAIN TO SEE

THAT I’M GONNA HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

 

IF I WAS A RICH MAN, I’D BUY YOU A RING, SEND YOU SOME FLOWERS TRY ANYTHING

THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU NOTICE THAT I EXIST

SO YOU MIGHT PUT ME AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST

 

I BEEN TO ALL THE PLACES YOU GO I TRIED TO TALK TO YOU

BUT NO MATTER HOW I TRY I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET THRU

CAUSE YOU NEVER TALK TO ME AND BABY IT’S PLAIN TO SEE

THAT I’M GONNA HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

Mike Dagger
Mike Dagger Lyrics

Story

Just a simple song about a chick who cheated on me with another musician...

Lyrics

LAST STRAW

 

 

 

YOU COULD HAVE BOUGHT ME A CADILLAC OR A BRAND NEW CHEVROLET

AIN’T NO WAY THAT I’M COMING BACK,

 I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY

 

I HEARD ABOUT ALL YOUR LYING AND CHEATING

I KNEW ABOUT ALL THE GUYS YOU WERE MEETING

YOU’RE GONNA GET WHAT’S COMING TO YOU SOMEDAY

 

YOU COULD HAVE SENT ME A TAXI CAB OR A CHAUFERRED LIMOSINE

AIN’T NO WAY I’LL BE COMING BACK 

BECAUSE YOU’LL ONLY CAUSE A SCENE

 

I’M REALLY SORRY THAT THINGS DIDN’T WORK OUT 

BUT THAT’S YOUR PROBLEM NOW I’M GETTING OUT

I NEVER SAID I WOULD STAY AROUND ANYWAY

 

BELIEVE IT HONEY IT THE LAST STRAW, 

AINT GONNA TAKE IT FROM YOU ANYMORE

BELIEVE IT HONEY IT THE LAST STRAW FOR ME

 

 

SEND OUT AN ARMY TO DRAG ME BACK, OR CALL THE C.I.A.

I’LL SEND THE KEYS TO THE FRONT DOOR BACK

I WON’T NEED THEM ANYWAY

 

NO USE IN SENDING A CARD OR A LETTER, THERE’S NOTHING YOU COULD DO TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER

I’VE HAD IT UP TO HERE IT’S OVER NOW,   GETAWAY

Forever

02:35
Mike Dagger
Dagger/ Boris

Lyrics

Forever

I'm here by myself waiting for you to make up your mind

is it me or someone else you need to help pull you thru.

Love has a way of taking it's time but time's on my side

cause I'll wait forever and ever and ever my love

forever for love.

(Solo)

So if you decide, I am the one, for now and all time

I will spend my whole life loving and caring for you

forever with you...

Mike Dagger/ Jimmy Triay /Steve Bacharach
JImmy Triay -co-writer

Lyrics

(We gotta) STOP THE MADNESS 2016?

2016

 

I read it in the paper and I watch it on TV, Iraq, Iran,Afghanistan, All look the same to me..

Trade Center, Newtown, Brussels, London, Paris, Spain, just when you think its over, the terror starts again.

 

Violence in our cities Murder in the streets

Gunmen in the school halls the terror just repeats,

Virginia Tech, Columbine too much for us to bear,

 Got to put an end to this, doesn’t anybody care?

 

We Gotta stop the madness, the killing and the hate

We Gotta stop the madness, I hope it’s not too late

 

Random acts of violence, kids dying before their time

Children bringing guns to school, live a life of crime

Hopelessness and desperation, is all that they can see

We have to help them find a way, to be all they can be

 

We Gotta stop the madness, the killing and the hate

We Gotta stop the madness, I hope it’s not too late

 

Black lives matter , Cops lives matter, all lives matter to me

violence from coast to coast and sea to shining sea,

5 cops shot in Dallas, Baton rouge lost 3,

Gotta find a way to stop this can't we all agree.

 

We Gotta stop the madness, the killing and the hate

We Gotta stop the madness, I hope it’s not too late

 

Wall Street greed and “Ponzi” schemes, financial misery

Main street people out of work, guys like you and me.

Bail out the big ones; let the little ones fail,

the guys who started all this shit ought to go to jail.

 

 

 

We gotta stop the madness, the killing and the hate

We gotta stop the madness, I hope it’s not too late

We gotta stop the madness, the killing and the hate

We gotta stop the madness, I hope it’s not too late

 

Mike Dagger and Steamboat

Lyrics

JOE ‘S DOIN TIME

 

They locked him away where he don’t belong, now who can say that the law is wrong

The more you fight it the worse it gets, because no one’s found the solution yet

And it looks like we are wasting time, because the law says it’s a crime, Joe’s got to do some time !

  1. Sitting here thinking about Joe and I’m feeling bad, because something about the place he’s in that makes me kind of mad,

They locked him away in a place where he don’t belong, but who can say that the law we have is wrong,

Well the more you fight it the worse it gets, because nobody’s found a solution yet, and the law says it’s a crime, Joe’s doing time Joe’s got to do some time.

  1. Well I’ve been sitting here thinking about Joe taking time to see, hoping that the same thing doesn’t happen to me.

I have been trying to find a way to keep from going down, getting so hot around here might have to leave this town.

No matter where you go it’s still the same, if you want to stay ahead you’ll have to play the game, and the law says it’s a crime, Joe’s doing time Joe’s got to do some time.

  Chorus:

Joe’s doing time; it makes me so mad I could shout.

Joe’s doing time, I wish they’d let him out

Joe’s doing time, for reasons I believe are wrong

Joe’s doing time, I hope he’s not gone too long

 

Repeat # 1.

S.O.S.

03:51
Mike Dagger and Steamboat

Lyrics

S.O.S.

 

Feeling kind of down, because of the shape we are in, I’m feeling farther down, than I’ve ever been

We were sailing smoothly until the wind came, the Steamboat sinking in the rain

I didn’t think I could fell this down again; the last time was enough at least that’s what I said then

Now I’ll start to make some new plans again. The Steamboat sinking in the rain!

 

Ride till the morning, till we reach the rivers’ end, waters of destruction, are just around the bend

Ride till the morning, till we find our way again, S.O. S is our cry

Solo

Chorus

I don’t believe, I really want to start anew, the hassle of another ship and searching for a crew

To renew the battle that is won by very few, The Steamboat sinking in the rain!

So now a few will say hey man you got to be strong, to walk away right now would really be all wrong

but somehow in my head I don’t think that I belong, S.O. S is our cry

Riff

Chorus

Mike Dagger

Lyrics

MIKE VENTIMIGLIA

 

 

LONG HAIRED MAMA, WHY DON’T YOU OPEN UP THE DOOR

LONG HAIRED MAMA, WHY DON’T YOU OPEN UP THE DOOR

I BEEN WORKING AL DAY, AND NOW YOU TELL ME , YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE ME ANYMORE.

 

LONG HAIRED MAMA, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO MAKE YOU MAD

LONG HAIRED MAMA, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO MAKE YOU MAD

I GAVE YOU ALL MY MONEY, AND STILL YOU TREAT ME BAD

 

LONG HAIRED MAMA, I THINK I BETTER BE ON MY WAY

LONG HAIRED MAMA, I THINK I BETTER BE ON MY WAY

THERE’S NO USE TO COME LOOKING FOR ME, I ALREADY SAID ALL I’M GONNA SAY

Mike Dagger/Thunderhead
Mike Dagger Lyrics

Story

The shootout referred to in this song  was a sniper atop the Howard Johnson Hotel in New Orleans. Also mentioned were the Watergate, The Wounded Knee Incident and othere terrors of the 70's. Also recorded at The Studio in the Country , Bogalusa, La.

Lyrics

STOP THE MADNESS (1973)

 

You heard about the shoot out at Howard Johnson’s Place, sniper shooting up the streets, cop shot in the face,

Stairwells turned to bunkers, rooftops turned to forts, streets resembled Vietnam, weapons of all sorts

 

Power to the people cried the sniper as he died, bullet holes and blood stains on the rooftop where he lied,

Helicopters overhead with a searchlight marked the spot, never knew till 2 days later if the job was done or not,

 

Gotta stop the madness, the killing and the hate

Gotta stop the madness, gotta clean the slate

 

The Indians at Wounded Knee are fighting for their land, the president, the Watergate; the whole country’s out of hand.

The situations looking grim, the odors getting stronger, got to stop this madness , it can’t go on much longer,

 

I sit here in a daze, watching on TV, half engrossed and half bewildered by all the things I see.

 

300 cops to get 1 killer, gunshots from the sky, I’ll tell you what I really feel, but just open up your eyes.  

Mike Dagger

Lyrics

YOU’RE STILL MY GIRL.....

 

LYRIC BY MIKE VENTIMIGLIA

      BABY I SEE THE CHANGES THAT I'M PUTTIN' YOU THRU

LATELY I BEEN ALONE AND I'VE BEEN THINKIN' OF YOU

 LATELY I FEEL LIKE I'M GOIN' INSANE

BUT M'S A SAME OLD STORY,

IT'S THE SAME OLD GAME

 

 

YOU’RE STILL MY GIRL

 

MAMA YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME BOUT THAT FEELIN' INSIDE

BABE I JUST COULDN'T STAND IT, WHEN YOU STARTED TO CRY,

BUT I'LL NEVER BURN YOU,

I'LL NEVER BRING YOU DCWN

I'LL NEVER DESERT YOU TO THIS STRANGE OLD TOWN.....

 

YOU’RE STILL MY GIRL

 

BABY I'D LIKE TO BE 'WITH YOU EVEN IF IT'S ONE MORE DAY

THEN I WOULD GIVE ALL MY LOVE TO YOU  IN EVERYWAY

WHAT I'M TRYIN' TO SAY IS NO MATTER WHERE I GO

I'LL ALWAYS COME BACK FOR YOU, I WANT YOU TO KNOW

YOU’RE STILL MY GIRL

Mike Dagger
Mike Dagger

Story

Recorded in Bogalusa, La at the Studio in the Country. Johnny Winter sings harmony on the chorus in a song written about an Outdoor concert gone bad in Houma, Louisiana when concert goers sought shelter from the hot sun in a nearby Sugar Cane field. Police were called in and shots fired...

Lyrics

OH MY HOUMA

 

 

Sunday oh Sunday on a hot October day, people came from miles around to hear the music play,

Louisiana Sheriff’s seemed to line the way, made the day seem uneasy anyway.

 

Well I heard on the radio, what a day it would be, all the biggest rock stars you would want to see, but I never got to hear but one or two or three, when there stood the Sheriff, pointing his gun at me.

 

Oh My Houma look what you’ve done, you brought us together for a day in the sun,

You pushed us around at the point of a gun, Oh my Houma Oh My!

 

 

That old sun was burning hot, coulda’ cooked your brains, tried to find some shade beneath the sugar cane, why they started shootin, I just can’t explain, running for your life while the music plays kinda’ seems insane.

 

Helicopter swooped on in and said we had to go, shoutin’ to the people there would be no show, busting people left and right well I just don’t know, should a man be arrested just cause he’s walking slow..

 

 

Oh My Houma look what you’ve done, you brought us together for a day in the sun,

You pushed us around at the point of a gun, Oh my Houma Oh My!

 

 

 

 

Mike Dagger/Thunderhead
Dagger, Dobbs, Ware, Torello, Rush

Story

Bought a new Triumph 650cc and just started to enjoy riding. 6 Months after I wrote the lyric, my bike was stolen in Biloxi, Miss.

Lyrics

ROAD DOGS

BY 

MIKE “DAGGER” VENTIMIGLIA

 

 

 

 

 

COME TAKE A RIDE WITH ME, TRY MY NEW MACHINE

LOOK HOW IT SPARKLES, MAN THAT CHROME WORK IS REALLY CLEAN

GET HER ON THE HIGHWAY, CRACK IT UP TO 55

LEAN YOUR HEAD BACK, IT WILL MAKE YOU COME ALIVE

 

SOME CALL IT TRUCKIN, SOME CALL IT CRUISIN ALONG

SOME CALL IT FLYING BUT I CAN’T SAY ANY ONE IS WRONG

GET HER ON THE HIGHWAY, POINT ME WHERE YOU WANT TO LAND

I WILL GUARANTEE DELIVERY FIRST HAND

 

TAKE IT TO THE HIGHWAY, DO IT THE RIGHT WAY

GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN, TRUCKIN AROUND WITH MY FRIENDS

 

COME TAKE A RIDE WITH ME TRY MY NEW MACHINE

LOOK HOW IT SPARKLES, MAN THAT CHROME WORK IS REALLY CLEAN

GET IT ON THE HIGHWAY, POINT ME WHERE YOU WANT TO LAND

I WILL GUARANTEE DELIVERY, GUARANTEED TO SET YOU FREE 

YOUR MACHINE IS ALL YOU REALLY NEED

Mike Dagger
Mike Dagger Lyrics

Story

I wrote this song for my niece Annie Ardis Del Moro who was diagnosed with non-hogkins lymphoma while I was visiting during Christmas 2012. she is currently undergoing some intense chemo therapy. 

Lyrics

ANNIE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, GONNA WIN THIS BATTLE, GOTTA PUT UP A FIGHT..ALRIGHT

ANNIE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, CAUSE YOU  GOTTA BE STRONG,  GET BACK WHERE YOU BELONG, ALRIGHT

 

 

JUST A BUMP IN THE STREET , YOU'LL BE BACK ON YOUR FEET, YOU WON'T MISS A BEAT

 

LET THE MUSIC PLAY ,THRU A BETTER DAY, YOU'RE GONNA BE OKAY , 

 

 

 

 

ANNIE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, WE WON’T LET YOU DOWN,  , AND WE 'RE ALL HANGIN' AROUND , FOR YOU

ANNIE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, WE'RE ALL HERE FOR YOU, AND YOU KNOW THATS TRUE, SO TRUE, 

 

 

YEAH WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, AND WILL SEE IT THRU, SO DON'T BE BLUE , YEAH YOU, DON'T BE BLUE...

YEAH  THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME , FOR YOU TO SAVE THE EARTH FOR ALL MANKIND, 

 

ANNIE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, GONNA WIN THIS BATTLE, GOTTA PUT UP A FIGHT..ALRIGHT

ANNIE IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, CAUSE YOU  GOTTA BE STRONG,  GET BACK WHERE YOU BELONG, ALRIGHT,  ALRIGHT ALRIGHT,...

Mike Dagger and The Flamethrowers
07/04/2006
Mike Dagger Lyrics
Thunderhead 1976
08/07/1976
Mike Dagger Lyrics

Story

Recorded Live at " The Back Door" on Long Island NY, summer of 1976, just prior to the break up od the band. It is a 12 minute medley of two song that were arranged by Ronnie Dobbs, Bobby T Torello, O.T.Ware and Pat Rush.  Lyrics and vocals by  Dagger who also played  flute and Alto sax. Recorded by David "Coy" Frisbee  sound, road crew, Bill Godard, Bill Robinson and Doug Nebbs.

Lyrics

WHY SHOULD I EXPLAIN

 

MIKE DAGGER

 

YOU AND I BEEN HAVING TROUBLE LATELY, AS LOVERS DO

IT’S HARD FOR YOU TO TALK TO ME, AND IT’S HARD TO TALK TO YOU

I CALLED YOU UP THE OTHER DAY SAID I COULDN’T MAKE THE SHOW

I WANTED TO WAIT AT HOME, BUT YOU JUST HAD TO GO

 

IS IT TIME FOR US TO END THE GAME BECAUSE IT REALLY DOESN’T FEEL THE SAME

AND I NEVER HAD TO EXPLAIN, EVERYTHING I DID BEFORE

 

YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME CRAZY WHEN YOU TURN ON ALL THAT COLD

QUIT ACTING LIKE A SCHOOLGIRL YOUR GETTING MUCH TOO OLD

STOP READING IN BETWEEN THE LINES OF EVERYTHING I SAY

I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT’S GOING WRONG IT NEVER WAS THIS WAY 

 

IS IT TIME FOR US TO END THE GAME, BECAUSE IT REALLY DOESN’T FEEL THE SAME

AND I NEVER HAD TO EXPLAIN, EVERYTHING I DID BEFORE

 

IT NEVER WAS THIS WAY BEFORE, WHY SHOULD I EXPLAIN

 

 

IF YOU ONLY KNEW HOW BAD I FELT, ABOUT THE SHAPE I’M IN

YOU WOULDN’T WASTE MY TIME WITH ALL THIS NONSENSE YOU BEGIN

INSTEAD OF WRITING SONGS ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES THAT WE HAD

I HAD TO WRITE A SONG JUST TO TELL YOU THAT I’M MAD.

Thunderhead 1976
08/27/2016
Lyrics Mike Dagger

Story

Recorded at "The Back Door" Long Island NY, 1976 just before the end of Thunderhead. 

Lyrics

WATCHING

By Michael Ventimiglia

 

Watching the sunrise eat up the clouds and the haze

Flaming the skies and setting the treetops ablaze

Watching the ocean eat up the shore line

Watching the birds flying by

How many times will I watch them before I die?

 

Watching the people I love and adore growing old.

Watching myself finding out everything I’ve been told

Dreaming of new things and places to go,

Watching the time flying by

How many times will I watch them before I die?

 

Watching the children playing the games I once played

Looking at picture of faces and places I’ve stayed

Dreaming of new things and places to go

Watching the world drifting by

How many times will I watch them before I die?

 

Wishing the future were here so that I might see

Just where I going and what’s going to happen to me,

Praying for courage and strength to live on

Watching the time flying by

How many times will I watch them before I die?