July 21, 2019

Holes


I write, sing and play the instruments on this recordings.
This song is called “Holes”.

Lyrics:
There’s a hole in the window.
There’s a hole in the floor.
There’s a whole lot of folks who aren’t whole anymore.
There’s a hole in their soul where the pain gets in,
that only the Holy One can fill in.
He’s wholly God. He’s wholly man.
He’s the Holy One know as the great I Am.
He’s got a hole in His side.
He’s got holes in His hands.
He allowed them there to make us whole again.
There’s a whole wide world going into a hole.
There are holes in mans plans of taking more than the whole.
There’s a hole in the space were they are trying to take hold.
But there’s only one who can make them feel whole.

July 20, 2019

At Last - (sung by tom Balistreri)

I sing here to a nice jazz piano version of the classic song,
"At Last."
We also fly over Pittsburgh and its South Side at night as I sing.
Thank you for listening.
- tom



July 19, 2019

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime - (Sung by Thomas Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic  Dean Martin song,
"Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."
This is more mellow and jazzy arrangement to the music.
Thank you for listening.
- tom


July 17, 2019

If Ever I Would Leave You

This is my singing along with a solo piano the song
from the musical "Camelot.",
"If Ever I Would Leave You."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 16, 2019

Someone To Watch Over Me


Accompanied by a solo piano I sing here the classic standard song, "Someone To Watch Over Me." Thank You For Listening. - Tom

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July 15, 2019

You'll Never Walk Alone

I sing here the most famous number from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel"
This is the song,
"You'll Never Walk Alone."
I hope you like it.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 14, 2019

It's Easy To Remember

This is a pretty old song called,
"It's Easy To Remember."
I particularly enjoy singing this song.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 12, 2019

All The Way

This is my performance of the classic song,
"All The way."
I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 10, 2019

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

This is my singing of the classic standard song,
"Dream A Little Dream Of Me."
Thank you for listening.
-Tom


July 9, 2019

Beyond The Sea - (performed by Tom Balistreri)

I sing here a slow arrangement of the classic standard song,

"Beyond The Sea."

Thank you for watching and listening.
- Tom


July 8, 2019

The Way You Look Tonight

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance 
as I sing the classic standard song,
 "The Way You Look Tonight".
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 7, 2019

Imagination

I sing a classic standard song here called,
"Imagination."
I hope you enjoy this performance.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 6, 2019

The Summer Wind


I sing here the classic song that was made famous by Frank Sinatra, 
"The Summer Wind." 
Thank you for listening. 
- Tom

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July 5, 2019

Night And Day

This is my singing of the classic standard song,
"Night And Day."
Thank you for watching and listening.
- Tom


July 4, 2019

I've Got You Under My Skin

This is a clean shaven version of myself singing the classic standard song,
"I've Got You Under My Skin.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 3, 2019

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

This is a video of me singing the classic standard song,
"In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning."

Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 1, 2019

Arrivederci Roma

I sing here a classic song,
"Arrivederci Roma."
With a name like Balistreri you have to expect some Italian themed songs.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


June 30, 2019

Nice and Easy

This is a video of my performance of the classic jazz and swing standard song,
"Nice and Easy."
Thank you for watching and listening.
- Tom


June 29, 2019

The Lady Is A Tramp

I recorded this live at 5 a.m. as i drove through the parking garage at where I work.
This is my singing of the classic standard song,
"The Lady Is A Tramp."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


June 28, 2019

And I Love Her

I sing here a classic Beatles song.
This is a new arrangement for,
"And I Love Her."
I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


June 27, 2019

Moonlight In Vermont

This is a newer arrangement of an old jazz standard.
This is my singing of the song,
"Moonlight In Vermont."
An interesting fact about this song is,
none of the lines actually rhyme.
But it works as musical poetry.
Thank you for listening.
- tom


June 26, 2019

Work In Progress

I wrote and and sing this song as well as play all the guitars.
It is called,
"Work In Progress."

Thank you for watching and listening.


June 25, 2019

Just One Of Those Things

I sing here an old jazz standard called,
"Just One Of Those Things."

Thank you for listening.
- tom


June 24, 2019

On The Street Where You Live

I present here for you, 
"Car-E-Okie."
For this song I go Broadway, as I sing from the musical "My Fair Lady," the song,
"On The Street Where You live."

Thanks for listening.
- Tom



June 23, 2019

Crying In The Rain

The camera doesn't capture the rain falling.
But I was soaked while filming.
This is my singing of the Everly Brothers song,
"Crying In The Rain."
Thank you for watching and listening.
- tom


June 22, 2019

June 19, 2019

Too Avid- (By Thomas Balistreri)

The world is often avid,
for things frivolous and odd.

But one can never be too avid,
for the things of God.

June 18, 2019

Ruminate Less - (By Thomas Balistreri)

One should not pause or hesitate,
or endlessly ruminate.

Time passes fast
in this life.

Don’t hesitate
to turn to Christ.

June 17, 2019

The Better Way - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Far from the path,
I wandered,
into the briars and the thorns.
Drifting from the direction,
For which I was born.

But then the Lord saved me,
from continuing astray.
He's renewed my life,
and shown me,
His is the better way.

June 15, 2019

Seems Abstract - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The concept may seem abstract,
in this world beset with sin.
But there is a God who loves,
and has always been.

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June 13, 2019

The Seeker - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I seek your glory.
I seek your face.
Remove me from
this worldly place.

Into your presence,
where troubles cease,
and love abides
with perfect peace.

June 12, 2019

He Paid The Price - (By Thomas Balistreri)

We were paupers,
unable to pay,
for what we'd done,
there was no way.

When our offerings,
would not suffice,
Christ volunteered,
to pay the price.

June 11, 2019

Not A Copycat - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Jesus was not a copycat,
of philosophers before.
Others promised enlightenment,
as He,
but so much more.

Some say His salvation,
in neither unique,
or odd.
But He alone laid claim,
to be the Son of God.

June 10, 2019

Not Whitewash Paint - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Not a disguised tomb,
with whitewash paint,
but a renewed soul 
of a saint.

Life in Christ,
makes the spirit new,
and the grace of God,
in a man shines through.

June 9, 2019

Make It Vanish - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Cleanse me Lord.
Make iniquity vanish.
Renew a right spirit in me.

My soul does brandish,
sins stain,
dark and weighty.

Your Word,
gives me cleansing.
Your love sets me free.

I praise and adore You.
Loving Father,
God and King.

June 8, 2019

Breakthrough - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The Lord's love broke through.
Now old things are new.
My life has been renewed.
Death has been subdued
The same can be for you,
if you let Christ breakthrough.

June 7, 2019

Not Eerie - (By Thomas Balistreri)

There is no fear,
of the eerie,
for the Holy Ghost,
loves all dearly.

He does not haunt,
the dark of night,
but invites all,
in God's light.

June 6, 2019

To Fish - (By Thomas Balistreri)

One may have
a simple wish,
to just relax.
perhaps to fish.

But the Lord instructs,
the work to begin,
and believers become,
fishers of men.

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June 5, 2019

The Living Tree - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Jesus is the living tree.
The branches are those who believe.
Grafted in by faith in Christ.
And growing in the Spirit's light.

June 4, 2019

Sweet Never Tart - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The taste is sweet
never tart.
The essence of joy
within one's heart.

Bought with a price,
one can't afford,
yet paid and given
by the Lord.

June 3, 2019

Not Surprising - (By Thomas Balistreri)

All things began,
by Your hand,
and proceed according,
to Your plan,

men fail,
yet need to realize,
nothing takes,
You by surprise.

June 2, 2019

Every Fault And Mistake - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Every fault and mistake,
every sin You will take.
You toss them
in forgetfulness,
and cleanse my wounds,
with gentleness.

June 1, 2019

Flee - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Flee from passion
that leads astray.
Flee from sin
that calls to play.

Flee from deception
and all its charms.
Flee to be
in God's arms.

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May 31, 2019

The Path Through Time - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Every day it draws nearer,
with every tick of the clock.
The end of my journey,
in this land that I walk.
With faith and perseverance,
the trials of life I roam.
Until my day is ended,
and God welcomes me home.

May 30, 2019

Clean Again - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The Lord took my soul,
stained with sin,
and made it clean,
and new again.

Removed the doubt,
that gave me strife,
and replaced it with 
faith and life.

May 29, 2019

In Heaven And Earth - (By Thomas Balistreri)

All things were created,
in heaven and on Earth,
by Almighty God,
who gave them worth.

He will tend His work,
and restore the fallen,
and forgive the sins,
of those who hear His calling.

May 27, 2019

Daring Act - (By Thomas Balistreri)

It is an act
of great daring.
Disregarding,
the world’s caring.

Not afraid,
to appear odd.
But willing to,
live for God.

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May 26, 2019

Be Not Chaotic - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Let your heart be not chaotic,
with anguish that will not cease.
But rest in Jesus Christ,
and dwell in peace.

It passes all understanding,
yet dwells in the humble and the awed.
It's rest in the Holy Spirit,
and the comfort of God.

May 25, 2019

From Your Prayer Closet - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Every word said,
in your prayer closet,
is heard and answered,
for the Lord deposits,
blessings and grace,
that rains down from above,
to His children that He loves.

May 24, 2019

In My Privacy - (By Thomas Balistreri)

In the privacy of my room,
I open up in prayer.
Although I seem alone
I know that God is there.

He hears my every word.
He knows my every thought.
He answers me in love,
and directs me as I ought.

May 23, 2019

You Know Best - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I know You hear
my every word.
You know deeds to come,
and what has occurred.

Even when my prayers
seem deferred,
You give the best,
not what I preferred.

May 22, 2019

The Sacred - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Thy Sacred heart,
You freely gave.
By Thy great love,
all men are saved.

Thank You for
Your tender care,
and eternal life,
You sacrificed to share.

May 21, 2019

Guiding My Stride - (By Thomas Balistreri)

A new Day begins.
Before me it lies.
What secrets it holds?
What new surprise?

I follow God's lead,
not cause I must,
but because He guides,
with love and trust.

May 20, 2019

After Your Pattern - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Mold me Lord,
after the pattern,
You desire for me.
Not my will but Yours,
will truly
make me free.

May 19, 2019

Pray And Seek - (By Thomas Balistreri)

To avoid temptation,
pray and seek,
for the spirit is willing,
but the flesh is weak.

May 18, 2019

The Quick Answer - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Do not mistake,
the clever for the wise.

A quick answer may impress,
but truth may be disguised.


May 13, 2019

No Longer Adrift - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Adrift upon a stormy sea.
This was all life was to me.
Then rescued by God
I was free.
Now I praise Him
endlessly.

May 12, 2019

A New Day’s Prayer - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Thank you Lord for this day.
And the blessings, You have sent my way.

Please lead me, guide me,
show me the way.

And guard me in,
the things I say.

May 11, 2019

Not By Instinct - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Man doesn’t move by instinct
towards the path of life.
But by God’s Holy Spirit
he is guided towards the light.

May 10, 2019

Our Replacement - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The Lord is my replacement,
for a price I can not pay.
He restored the path to God.
He opened up the way.

He took away my sin.
Renewed my soul within,
and made is possible
to be more like Him.

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May 9, 2019

Overworked And Weary - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Overworked and weary,
life seems like a test,
come to the Lord Jesus,
and He will give you rest.

May 7, 2019

Tenacious Faith - (By Thomas Balistreri)

With faith that is tenacious,
I hold on to the unseen.
Believing it will come.
On Gods promise I do lean.

May 6, 2019

The Cost is Minimal - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The cost is minimal.
A very small price.
You lose the bonds of death,
and gain eternal life.