Temporary High

by Nick Piunti

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"Temporary High" (July 20, 2018) is the follow up to 2016's Jem Records release "Trust Your Instincts". Nick's 4th album in 6 years, it's power pop, indie rock, guitar driven timeless rock and roll. Produced by Geoff Michael and Nick at Big Sky Recording. Nick (vocals, guitars, keys) is once again joined by Donny Brown (drums, keys, backing vocals) and Andy Reed (bass and B3 organ). Chris Richards guests on harmony vocals for 2 songs and Plink Giglio adds keyboards on the final two tracks. "Temporary High" begins with the title track, and the 10 new songs written by Nick (2 co-written with Ryan Allen) are wrapped in alternating crunchy and jangly guitars that lay the groundwork for the melodic storytelling Nick is known for.

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released July 20, 2018

Nick Piunti-vocals, guitars, keyboards
Donny Brown-drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
Andy Reed-bass, Hammond B3
Geoff Michael-keyboards, drum programming
Chris Richards-Harmony vocals on "Perfect" and "If This Was Right"
Plink Giglio-keys on "Keep me Guessing" and" Headphones"

Produced by Geoff Michael and Nick Piunti at Big Sky Recording
Recorded and mixed by Geoff Michael
Additional recording by Andy Reed at Reed Recording Company and
Donny Brown at Hess Street Studio
Mastered by Jim Kissling at JKM
Available on Marty Scott's "Jem Records"

www.jemrecordings.com
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Nick Piunti Detroit, Michigan

Nick Piunti began his musical journey as a 12 year old in his first band. He began writing songs immediately and though the subject matter has changed dramatically, guitars and melodic bursts of timeless rock are still the goal.
"Temporary High" is NIck's 4th album in 6 years, starting with 2013's "13 in My Head", 2015's "Beyond the Static" and 2016's Jem Records debut "Trust Your Instincts".
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Track Name: Temporary High
ldTemporary High (Nick Piunti)

Never heard the word “no” as kid, so you did what you did.
But life isn’t fair and nobody cares about the corner you painted yourself in your whole life.
Last in the line but first with your hands out.
More than your share but you scream and you shout,
it’s not worth the trouble, not worth the struggle and strife.

Atmosphere sucked out the window.
Ready to jump but you say you won’t go
for anything that money just can’t buy.
You find love just not forever.
Just enough, never means never.
You can’t say there’s something left to try,
temporary high, temporary high
Track Name: You're Perfect and I'm Not
You’re Perfect and I’m Not (Nick Piunti)

You’re perfect and I’m not.
You put me on the spot.
Been working on my game but I end up just the same
not the way I want.
Throw me a rope and I’ll hang myself out to dry.
Can’t think of a good reason why.
But you stood by this wreck of a train passing by.

You’re perfect and it’s true.
The best of me is you.
I could use all the clichés when you took me from the haze
when you came in from the blue.
Throw me a rope and I’ll hang myself out to dry.
Can’t think of a good reason why.
But you stood by this wreck of a train passing by.

I’ll get better, I swear there ain’t no worse.
I’ll get better, as soon as I break this curse.
I’ll get better, I swear there ain’t no worse.
I’ll get better.
Track Name: You Invented Hell
You Invented Hell (Nick Piunti, Ryan Allen)

You invented Hell, and Heaven in the same night,
whatever you decide.
I’m not feeling well, always on the outside,
You’re just gonna let it ride.

You roll the dice, throw caution to the wind,
Like you don’t care what it’s worth.
Time bomb ticks only seconds to convince,
Heaven is a place on Earth. Heaven is a place on Earth.

You invented Hell, and Heaven in the same night,
It’s always gonna be your call.
As far as I can tell, the devil’s on your shoulder,
And your angel took a fall.

You roll the dice, throw caution to the wind,
Like you don’t care what it’s worth.
Time bomb ticks only seconds to convince,
Heaven is a place on Earth. Heaven is a place on Earth.
Track Name: If This Was Right
If This Was Right (Nick Piunti, Ryan Allen)

If this was right, we wouldn’t fight,
every moment out of every day.
If this was love and push comes to shove,
why you wanna push away?
I don’t know why you’ve been faking,
and tear apart the dreams we’re making.

If this was right, we wouldn’t fight,
every moment out of every day.
If this was love and push comes to shove,
why you wanna push away.
I don’t know what you’ve been taking,
stealing hearts you end up breaking.

If this was right. If this was right.

If this was right, we wouldn’t fight,
every moment out of every day.
If this was love and push comes to shove,
why you wanna push away.
You’re the one who’ll end up achin’,
When the heart you broke ends up taken.

If this was right…
Track Name: No Return
No Return (Nick Piunti)

I can’t stop thinking about you, right from the start,
either a hole in my head or a hole in my heart.

Yeah I found out, you’re more than I deserve.
And I’m captured by your spell and there’s no return.

I thought I was numb to the feeling,
that I could ever let go.
I thought it was something I could control.

Yeah I found out, you’re more than I deserve.
And I’m captured by your spell and there’s no return.

If this is forever, please sign me up.
I’m tired of living alone, emotionally stuck.

Yeah I found out, you’re more than I deserve.
Well I’m captured by your spell and there’s no return,
no return, no return.

I can’t stop thinking about you, right from the start’
either a hole in my head or a hole in my heart.
Track Name: Deep Freeze
Deep Freeze (Nick Piunti)

I didn’t know I was the problem.
I didn’t know I was the reason.
I asked too many questions.
Buried too many feelings.

Imagination running wild,
that you’ll soon delete my files,
‘til I’ve faded from your memory.
And I can’t sleep, not that I want to.
I’m in a deep freeze, holding on to you.

God knows, I should’ve seen it coming,
I should’ve known I held the answer.
Wasting my time in the wrong direction
Paving my way to the brink of disaster.

Around the corner there’s a cliff,
if there’s something that I missed
it was standing right in front of me.
And I can’t sleep, not that I want to.
I’m in a deep freeze, holding on to you.

The more I think about it, it just seems so wrong.
Even when I shout it you just play along.
Track Name: Blameless
Blameless (Nick Piunti)

Time to lose, and we were blameless.
Every lame excuse, no way to frame us.
If we ever had a care, disappeared into thin air.
Bad luck was on our side, rolling with the tide
on a road nowhere.

Diametrically opposed to each other we were foes,
we were lovers we were friends.
Out to get us, and we second guessed us
to the depths and to the end of everything.

Brazen lust, and the consequences,
betrayed our trust, compromised our senses.
And we’ll never be the same, by any other name.
We knew that it was wrong but the feeling was so strong
it killed the pain.

(chorus)

It was between us. No net beneath us.
We were high wire diving, ‘til the end.
Track Name: Contagious
Contagious (Nick Piunti)

You’re gonna say what’s on your mind,
you don’t believe in falling in, toeing the line.
You were made to shape the stars,
turn them into what you see, and who you are.
I don’t remember much of my life,
before you came along.

With your bright eyes, contagious,
I swear you were famous,
the way you stole my heart.
Lost in the middle,
if you weren’t so unforgettable,
the way you stole my heart, you stole my heart.

You can take m at my word, but I can’t think of
Anything you haven’t heard.
And I stumble with my thoughts,
I’m not really stealing lines, they can’t be bought.
I don’t remember much of my life,
before you came along.
Track Name: Keep Me Guessing
Keep Me Guessing (Nick Piunti)

Kinda thinking that I want to,
kinda thinking that I might,
give you another chance now,
to try to get this right.
You could have any body.
Now you say that you want mine.
You turned your back and now you
wanna turn back time.

Here’s the way it’s gonna be,
you’ll come running back to me.
The only way to break the spell
you had on me, is to kiss and tell
and that you learned your lesson
then you might not keep me guessing after all.

Times you felt like a stranger.
Was that what you called love?
Well you could say I miss the danger
when we couldn’t get enough.
It could have been anybody,
anyone else but you.
It could have been much better than
the shit (hell) you put me through.
Track Name: Headphones
Headphones (Nick Piunti)

Everybody’s plugged into their headphones,
might as well be alone.
Everybody’s got something to keep,
Everybody’s walking in their sleep,

But you and me…
Hang on every word, the last one ever heard.
You’re gonna lose your head, to the secrets instead.
Yeah you’re gonna lose your head.

Everybody’s plugged into their headphones,
when they want to be left alone.
Everybody’s high on apathy,
like there’s somewhere they would rather be.
They’ll tell you what to think,
standing on the brink

Love every lie…
Everybody’s tempting fate,
while they’re crashing through the gate.
Do you wanna lose all faith?

Hang on every word, the last one ever heard.
They'll tell you what to think, standing on the brink.
Yeah you’re gonna lose your head, to the secrets instead
Everybody tempting fate, while they're cashing in their hate.
Do you wanna lose all faith?

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