Tony Wanted to Make a Record

by Ted Hajnasiewicz

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Lethal Dose 03:33
Can't get enough Too much of this stuff Give me a lethal dose of love I never thought I'd be so addicted to you I always thought I could quit whenever you wanted to But now I'm desperate just to see your face I need to hear that you will always feel the same I need a shot, I need a spike, I need a mainline of you Everybody says I'm crazy to start up again But they could never know the hold you have me in And I'd do anything to see your face I need to hear that you'll always feel the same Straight to my veins into my heart, I need a mainline of you
I spoke too soon When I said I love you Cause you ain't over him and you ain't ever gonna be I held it in Until we parted ways Then I cried just like a river Cause I fell in way too deep Oh oh oh, I don't know Just what I was thinkin' Cause I knew that you loved him Yet I tried to pretend you might see me Oh oh oh, I still hold out All the hope I have Cause he's gone all time And I know he makes you cry Darlin' what about me
Fly 03:14
It's been so long since you held my heart I think it's time for a new start It's been a time since I've seen the sunrise in your eyes And I never know where you are So if you don't mind I'd like some time Some time to clear my mind I'm gonna fly, fly away With my head in the clouds, I'll never come down It's been a long, long winter, and you've been so cold It's times like these I feel so old I can't pretend I'm not the one to blame I just wanted you to know That I do mind And I wish you still were mine But if you need, honey take all the time And fly, fly away With your head in the clouds, I'll never bring you down Go on and fly, fly away My heart will be on hold for now If the air can't lift you up If your feet don't leave the ground Honey believe me It's not me that holds you down Go on, spread those wings, do everything Your heart could ever dream Just believe me I'll still be around I can't promise you I'll get it all right But I'm trying
Blinded 02:55
I can hold my breath Only for so long Only for so long Temptation sets In and is this wrong? Tell me is this wrong? Will you take me home tonight? Will you take me in I see your eyes in the stark night sky And I'm blinded I'm blinded Would you hold my heart As the rhythm settles in As our rhythm settles in What did we start? But it feels so good to sin My God it's good to sin
F.R.O.G. 03:02
There's a little girl I know So afraid of being alone You can hear the fear in every tear she cries But she's found peace in a gift A stuffed little frog that came with A note she'll treasure till the day she dies Four simple words is all she saw "Forever relying on God" A reminder she doesn't have to be afraid With a firm, weary grip she holds Onto the promise that letter told And for a moment she forgets her numbered days And as the years and days go by Like a twinkle in her eye I wonder if I can believe that promise too But she found peace in that gift Four words that came with The little frog that kept her from feeling blue
I'm not so sure I'm made for this drive-thru world Instant satisfaction gives me no satisfaction I'd rather get to know you, get to show you who I am And maybe we would hit it off Become lifelong friends You never know how this story ends I'm not sure I'm made for this Instagram world A picture says 1000 words but it's all gibberish to me I'd rather see you face to face, ask you how you are And maybe you could lay it down All you think you're supposed to carry around You never know, freedom might really feel free I'm sure we're all just visitors in this drive-thru world So maybe we could stop a while Laugh and cry and hug and smile You never know, that might be all we really need
Get Along 02:49
What am I doin' chasin' young man's dream I left her home while I show the world who I wanna be And I don't even know if there's such a thing as destiny I'm left wonderin' if this really me Gotta get along Am I foolin' myself, did I make a fool of me Try to turn back time, relive some distant memory And all the while she just wants a little time with me I don't know how to tell her She comes first, but I don't put her first No that would be the right thing to do She comes first, but I don't put her first It's the hardest thing to do
For my last dying wish For my funeral tell Please serve that spaghetti dish That the church ladies do so well Make sure to tell lots of jokes Inside is fine, don't need everyone to know But please be honest, don't talk me up too much You know I never liked attention anyway And if you think of me some Sunday afternoon Wear a smile if you can Don't waste your time regretting what is done Believe me, I understand And the only thing I really want for you Is to know how much you are loved Cause the Jesus you think is done with you Says you aint' seen nothin' yet, my love And if you think of me some Sunday afternoon Wear a smile if you can But don't worry if you've moved on too soon You know I never liked attention anyway


Tony Wanted to Make a Record. That’s the title of th album, as well as the catalyst for the collection of new Ted Hajnasiewicz (Hi-nah-SHEV-its) songs you now hold in your head. Producer/engineer friend Tony Preston approached Ted with a proposition – “I want to record one of your songs, Ted”. Taking it a bit too far, Ted put forth an 8-song pop rock “feel good, or least FEEL” concept album.

What does Ted mean by “Feel good, or at least FEEL”? In his own words, “I had some silly pop rock love songs, that were written in an attempt to escape the throes of social media and societal unrest and division. Something to just let that go for 30 minutes and just chill.” Combined with a couple songs about the desire for deeper connection than one could ever have on a mobile device, “feel good, or at least FEEL” became his mantra and goal with this release.

Why not call the album “Feel Good, Or At Least Feel”? In Ted’s own words, “Tony wanted to make a record…”


released June 12, 2020

The Lovely Makers of Music:
Ted Hajnasiewicz – vocals, guitars, keys, mandolin, whistle, cool name?
Tom Carlon – bass, bear hugs
Katianna Carlon – vocals! Oh, the vocals!
Mike Arturi – drums, hair for days
David Falbo – harmonica, guitars, sunglasses at night
Tobias Wilson – pedal steel, dobro, cool name f’realz
Tony Preston – guitars, magical musical potions

All song written by Ted Hajnasiewicz
℗ 2020 All the Angels Sing

Produced by Ted Hajnasiewicz and Tony Preston
Drums recorded by Mark Woerpel

© 2020 Toronado Records


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Driven to write the perfect song, Minneapolis-born singer/songwriter Ted Hajnasiewicz performs with a magnetizing honesty and reflective tone that speaks to the very essence of the human spirit.

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