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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream... Yeah, looks good on paper, but in a sink or swim scenario, it's a slippery slope between holding on and letting go. Am I saving you, or are you drowning me? Successfully navigating clouded, uncharted waters isn't without its risks. No high tide is without an inevitable low. With strong wind in the sails, riding the highs can make you feel like king of the world, but when the bow comes crashing down, we can all get lost at sea. Anxiety, frustration, admiration, determination, when it rains it pours. Man overboard! Tossed in the wake, slammed by the waves, the captain fires his sonic distress signal with "Mayday" 

Alan Petitti - Mayday

Mayday (Petitti)

I’m walkin, still talkin, I’m tying my shoes

Keep swimming, deep breathing, still grieving the news

So hard, shivers down my spine won't break me

High, high

It takes time, I don’t mind, I won't think at all

My mind mumbles, and I tumble

I’m rolling rolling rolling rolling

So far, shaking my wits, just pretend its

Overboard, send me down the stream where I float

High, high

I crave you, persuade you, believe what you are

I’m shakin', and breakin', and blind in a cloud

So high, let it send it, feeding my wit

Free to be free

So high, (sweet sky)

So high, (free sweet sky)

When we make amends with the story

(Sweet sky)

Beneath the sky, the boat keeps floating

To flow, and grow

(Sweet sky)

Believe who you are


Alan Petitti - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums

Written, Arranged & Performed by Alan Petitti

Recorded and Engineered by Alan Petitti at ARP Studios Brockton, MA

Produced and Mixed by Alan Petitti at ARP Studios Brockton, MA

Mastered by Richard Marr at Galaxy Park Studios Salem, MA

"Mayday" from Alan Petitti's debut album SQUARE ONE.

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This website is dedicated to the loving memory of Mary Sullivan, Alex Lob, Jamie Willox

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