THE GREATEST HIT

by PERIOD COMMA

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The Greatest Hit is a conceptual album using the growing pains of life as well as the mystery of life and death. Of course there are no answers here but plenty of food for thought and original songwriting.

Paul JM is tyhe founder of the band Period Comma and has been influenced by early Genesis, Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles and Velvet Underground.

Paul has always blended the punk scene with the progressive side of music. While listening to bands such as Genesis, Yes, Gentle Giant, Emerson Lake and Palmer, he also dove deep into Iggy and the Stooges, New York Dolls, Alice Cooper, Bowie and the Gang of Four to name a few.

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released September 10, 2015

All songs performed by Period Comma
RECORDED AT WOODY’S HOUSE . CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY
ENGINEERED BY FRED GILLEN JR.
PRODUCED BY PERIOD COMMA & FRED GILLEN JR.
MASTERED BY: DON GROSSINGER MASTERING
VOCAL STYLING: PAUL JM & NINA LAVA

SONGS:
The Overbearing . Please Lingering . Garden Us Beautiful .
READY OR NOT (Let Me have It . Poison . Death row . Happens When
Death 6/8 . Come Together Over Me - parts 1 & 2 ) . Orange

FRED GILLEN JR.: EXTRA HARMONY ON GARDEN US BEAUTIFUL & HAPPENS WHEN, RAP IN DEATH ROW

COVER CONCEPT & DESIGN: STUTTERDOT DESIGN
TGH LOGO: WEGO DESIGN LOGO
COVER PHOTO: LANES BUTT

THE GREATEST HIT by PERIOD COMMA
IN LOVELY MEMORY OF LAURANE SUSAN MAGLIARI (1950 - 2014)

PERIOD COMMA ENDORSES: 812 GUITARS, AMEDIA CYMBALS, PEEKSKILL DRUM WORKS, TSW PEDALS
RECOMMEND LISTENING: HEADPHONES AND/OR BUDS OF CHOICE

All songs Copyright Paul J Magliari except Death Row copyright Paul J Magliari and Fiona Jones Magliari

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Track Name: The Overbearing
THE OVERBEARING
Have you seen the overbearing
Did you see the monster that swims in my blood
It’s the same monster I’ve always had

The monster yells – the monster bites at the mind
The monster sees – the monster feels
If something could – the monster would
It’s the same monster I’ve always had

Have you seen the overbearing
Did you see the monster that swims in my blood
It’s the same monster I’ve always had

The monster knows that he can kill if he wants
The monster knows that there’s stronger ones too – so let us train

Have you seen the overbearing
Did you see the monster that swims in my blood
It’s the same monster I’ve always had

Even when we met it was moving – slow but moving
When I was younger it would swarm all over the outside
Track Name: Please Lingering
PLEASE LINGERING
Take my hyper real life home from now
When he comes around
Take him home for now – he’s lingering

He’s lingering / I’m vulnerable
Please Lingering
I won’t let him go / I’m useless
Please Lingering
I won’t let him go

He’s lingering / I’m vulnerable
Please Lingering
I won’t let him go / I’m useless
Please Lingering
I won’t let him go

So tell me
How can I live my life in two ways
But still see only half of what’s to see
Since he’s home I’ll have to leave – I’m lingering

I’m lingering / He’s vulnerable
Please Lingering
I won’t let him go / I’m useless
Please Lingering
I won’t let him go
He’s lingering
Track Name: Garden Us Beautiful
GARDEN US BEAUTIFUL
We’ll use us
I’ll use you as you use me
>> Use us we
Think of you using me

We’ll buy us
I’ll buy you as you buy me
>> Buy us we
Why are you buying me

After all it’s all us
We create why we moan
After all it’s all us
We are and we are not alone

We’ll fight us
I’ll fight you as you fight me
Who are you fighting me

After all it’s all us
We create why we moan
After all it’s all us
We are and we are not alone

I am in my yard gardening
You are in your yard gardening
Let’s garden us like our yards – beautiful
Let’s garden us like our yards – beautiful
Let’s garden us beautiful

Let’s garden us like our yards – beautiful
Let’s garden us beautiful

No need to use us, buy us, fight us, hurt us, cheat us, steal us, hate us and beat us, trick us or leave us


It’s beautiful to hold us
I’ll hold you as you hold me
>> Hold us we

After all it’s all us
We create why we moan
After all it’s all us
We are and we are not alone
Track Name: READY OR NOT: Let Me Have It
LET ME HAVE IT
See it – cut it out
Now look at it - what’s it worth alone
Now that it’s no longer with you

If you – were to be with me once again
Would you cut me out
Or will you try to stitch us up

There’s a walk you have – Creepy yet cool
The closer you get
The larger the knife

Let me have it once
Don’t think about it twice it won’t be fine anyway
Let me have it once
Don’t think about it twice it won’t be fine anyway
Track Name: READY OR NOT: Poison
POISON
See the beautiful and lovely berries in their shiny blackness
We can hang them on the endings of your nerves
And here’s the rest
The dilation of your eyes
The freezing over of your blood-vessels
We can hear the silence of your heart - Die

What’s this tender flower you hold - before me
Socrates could have said
He had to swallow there’s no coincidence
When he stopped breathing
Because he was dead
Track Name: READY OR NOT: Death Row
DEATH ROW*
Someone built a room and then
Another to its side
Someone kills an officer
Or maybe it was their wife
Because they’ve done a kill
One-by-one the rooms get filled

For some check-out lingers on
Others will be soon
Someone like me gets the job
To empty all the rooms
At the end of day
I am legally – paid

When you get your deaths
Keep them all in a row
On death row

*Idea and concept from Fiona Jone Magliari
Track Name: READY OR NOT: Happens When
HAPPENS WHEN
It happens even if it never should
I'll stop it just before it ever could

Picture me running sideways under sprinklers in your lawn
Rolling over
Rolling -
Underneath is where I see the Buggers crawl
All over me I can see it all

Picture me running sideways under sprinklers in your lawn
Above the earth I'm wet and feeling clean

But you are not here And I will not follow We die alone I know

Picture me running sideways under sprinklers in your lawn
Above the earth I'm wet and feeling -
Clean me now - Get them off - I lied
The buggers have teeth that split me wide

Picture me running sideways under SPIRITS in your lawn
Among them all I try to close my eyes

But you are not here And I will not follow We die alone I know
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. . .
Ever after all is said and done with here / We'll meet again

Ever smiling / Ever numbness / Fearless when we meet again

I’ll stop it even if it never should
Picture me running sideways under SPIRITS in your lawn
Inside the earth I'm wet and feeling clean

But you are not here And I will not follow We die alone I know
Picture me running sideways under SPIRITS in your lawn
Inside the earth I close my eyes for good
Track Name: READY OR NOT: Come Together Over Me (part 1)
COME TOGETHER OVER ME part 1
I – I am done
I – I am gone
No more bills – No more stress
All cleaned up with that mess
Come together over me / Happiness is what I see

I – I can float
Without wings – sins fly away
No more tears in my eyes and my smile is real
Come together and see / Life has nothing on me

Unalive and feeling nothing – Even pain was feeling something
Which is safe – what is best – is it life or death – too late – I’ve passed
Track Name: READY OR NOT: Come Together Over Me (part 2)
COME TOGETHER OVER ME part 2
Now I feel there’s no warmth
And a shiver leaves me cold
I cannot find my dad
Thought his hand would be there to . . .

Hold onto Bliss
No more bills – No more stress
Come together over me
Happiness is what I see . . .

Now I feel there’s no warmth
And a shiver has me cold
I cannot find my dad
Thought his hand would be there to . . . hold
Track Name: Orange
ORANGE
If you like orange
Go find orange
If it’s your favorite color
Don’t look for any other
So don’t look at me and see orange
For I am blue

If you like the taste of anger
Go take a bite
If your house is on fire
A match I wouldn’t light
Don’t look at me to find anger
For I’m not you

You flew away – On a horse – Out of my home
You said you couldn’t do it – so leave me a lone
Like you did
It happened again and again
It happened again and again

If you like orange
Go find orange
If it’s your favorite color
Don’t look for any other
So don’t look at me and see orange
For I am blue
And I’m not you