December 31, 2019

Someday In Accasia - (by Tom Balistreri)

This is an original song 
that is written and performed 
by Tom Balistreri.

Thank you for listening.



December 30, 2019

I Do It For The Love - (Written and performed by Tom Balistreri)

This is an original song I wrote and preform called,

"I Do It For The Love."

Thank you for listening.

- Tom


December 29, 2019

Morning Grace - (By Tom Balistreri)

You give me life
day by day.
You sustain my soul,
and show me the way.

You hear and answer
when I pray.
I thank You for,
Your grace filled display.

December 23, 2019

Silent Night - (sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the traditional Christmas Carol,
"Silent Night."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


December 19, 2019

O Come All Ye Faithful - (sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Christmas Carol,
"O Come All Ye Faithful."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


December 5, 2019

Reliable Promises - (By Tom Balistreri)

Many break their promises,
despite what they may say.
But the promises of God,
are always yea not nay.

December 4, 2019

Oh Holy Night

This is my singing of the classic Christmas carol,
"Oh Holy Night."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


November 29, 2019

Do You Hear What I Hear?


This is my singing of the classic Christmas carol,
"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


November 14, 2019

Consult The Expert - (By Tom Balistreri)

To find solutions to a problem,
much effort one exerts.
It's best if one consults,
a particular expert.

To understand life,
and all that it brings,
consult with God,
the creator of all things.

October 29, 2019

Every Nerve - (By Tom Balistreri)

Every ounce of my being,
every thought, every nerve,
I want to give to you my Lord,
the God I love and serve.

October 28, 2019

The Waiting - (By Tom Balistreri)

All creation,
stands waiting,
for restoration,
and liberating.

To hear the voice,
of God’s call,
to renew the world,
from man’s fall.


October 27, 2019

Baby, Now That I've Found You - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic old song,
"Baby, Now That I've Found You."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom



October 24, 2019

The Crossing - (By Tom Balistreri)

There comes a time,
for all a crossing,
that despite attempts,
there is no stopping.

The wise prepare,
seek God and pray,
for eternal joy
is in that day.

October 22, 2019

He Is Your Friend - (By Tom Balistreri)

He is God of all the universe,
all creation from end to end.
Yet with all eternal power,
He desires to be your friend.

October 20, 2019

Every Time You Say Goodbye - (Sung By Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of a song written by John Pennell, a former bass player for Alison Krauss' band Union Station.
It's called "Every Time You Say Goodbye."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


October 19, 2019

The Rising Son - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Son sets in the west.
Men watch the light decrease.
They fear the approaching darkness.
They are restless and without peace.

But faith shall return,
the light will once again increase.
Night turns to day,
as the Son rises in the east.

October 17, 2019

Not Pretend - (By Tom Balistreri)

Many move through life,
and pretend,
that this time they have,
will never end.

Yet in Christ,
those passing through,
will have eternal life,
ever new.

October 15, 2019

Going - (By Tom Balistreri)

I am leaving,
from this place.
I journey to,
a different space.

A change of life.
A change of pace.
I seek God’s peace,
and His grace.

In quiet thoughts,
I press near His face,
and long to feel,
His loving embrace.

Not forgotten,
never alone,
far away,
yet close to home.

Someday I hope,
we’ll meet to tell,
how my pursuit,
made me,
farewell.

October 14, 2019

It Must Be Love - (Sung By Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of a song written by Bob McDill called,
"It Must be Love."
Thank you for listening. 
(And watching me walk through the woods.)

- Tom

October 11, 2019

This Is The Christ - (By Tom Balistreri)

This is the Christ,
in whom God is pleased.
Who bore our sins,
and our burdens eased.

The only begotten,
God's only son.
Who declared, "It is finished."
when redemption He won.

October 9, 2019

No Thunder - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is no sound in the fall,
no thunder or plop,
no evidence of damage,
except a teardrop.

A soul in sin,
resulting from doing,
feels helpless and broke,
and lay in ruin.

But God will forgive,
restore and renew,
and fill you with love,
with the pure and true.

October 8, 2019

It's Who You Love - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic country song,
"It's Who You Love."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


Amanda - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is the classic country song that was recorded and released by both Don Williams and Waylon Jennings. Now here is my singing of the song, "Amanda." Thank you for listening. - Tom


October 7, 2019

Clouds Of Witnesses - (By Tom Balistreri)

Great clouds of witnesses,
observe us living life.
They know of our struggle,
to do what is right.

When the battles are all over,
and we're released from all harm,
they will be there to greet us,
with open arms.

October 5, 2019

Having Clarity - (By Tom Balistreri)

In this world,
it’s a rarity,
to live a life
in clarity.

But it’s not hard
to understand,
if you live,
in God’s plan.

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October 4, 2019

Not Embarrassing - (By Tom Balistreri)

My former ways,
were embarrassing,
You've removed them from,
Your remembering.

My sins You choose,
not to know,
and washed my soul,
whiter than snow.

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September 30, 2019

You Were Always On My Mind - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This my singing to a simple acoustic guitar arrangement of the classic song,
"You Were Always On My Mind."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom




A Marathon - (By Tom Balistreri)

We run the race
and carry on.
Not a sprint
but a marathon.

We try our best
for time to tell.
That in the end
we finish well.

September 28, 2019

Don't Think Twice It's Alright - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Bob Dylan song,
"Don't Think Twice It's Alright."
Thanks For Listening.
- Tom


Whether Martyr Or Blessed - (By Tom Balistreri)

Thy presence Lord
is always there.
Whether one is blessed
or martyr.

I cling to thee.
In faith I must.
Giving you my love,
and unwavering trust.

September 27, 2019

Autonomy Of Help - (By Tom Balistreri)

One desires
autonomy,
to live a life,
that is free.

But life in Christ,
makes one understand,
one must not separate,
from helping man.

September 24, 2019

Growing From Childhood - (By Tom Balistreri)

As one grows older,
then they should,
put aside,
games of childhood.

Lessons have been learned,
now to proceed,
to be all God,
wants you to be.

September 23, 2019

If You Could Read My Mind - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Gordon Lightfoot song,
"If You Could Read My Mind."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


September 22, 2019

Lay Down Beside Me

I sing here the classic country song,
"Lay Down Beside Me."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


September 21, 2019

I Run The Race - (By Tom Balistreri)

I run the race,
in the faith,
God grants me power,
in His grace.

Not in my haste,
but by His pace,
I will arrive,
at that Holy Place.

September 20, 2019

A Timely Word - (By Tom Balistreri)

A good word is timely,
and pleasant to the soul.
It binds spiritual wounds,
and begins to make one whole.

September 19, 2019

It Moves Slowly - (By Tom Balistreri)

Life's trials seem to move slowly.
One grows weary as they pass.
But our lives are but moment,
and not long do they last.

The tests that one goes through,
we endure and not succumb.
But they are not worthy,
compared to the glory that's to come.

September 18, 2019

He Is More - (By Tom Balistreri)

God has saved my soul,
from disaster.
He is so much more,
than Lord and master.

He desires all to have,
a blessed end,
and makes Himself known,
as a friend.

September 15, 2019

All Your Trust - (By Tom Balistreri)

Give the Lord,
all of your trust,
with all your heart,
this you must.

For when you do,
just watch and wait,
and He will set
your paths straight.

September 10, 2019

Not Pensive - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall not fear,
or act pensive.
When I know God's grace,
is quite extensive.
His hand guides and guards,
He cares for me,
My faith in him,
makes doubt flee.

September 9, 2019

Still Small Voice - (By Tom Balistreri)

Not in the wind,
or in the thunder,
will you hear the voice,
above all wonder.
Not in the sound,
of a raging river,
God's still small voice,
appears as a whisper.

September 8, 2019

Through The Shadow - (By Tom Balistreri)

If I walk,
through the shadow of death,
I am at peace,
the Lord gives me rest.
I don't need to fear,
nor need to see,
God protects,
and comforts me.



September 6, 2019

The Right Fight - (By Tom Balistreri)

Life can seem
and endless fight,
between desires
of dark and light.

God keeps His children
in His sight.
To gaurd and lead,
in all that's right.

September 1, 2019

It's Not Supposed To Be That Way

This is my singing of a Willie Nelson song called,
"It's Not Supposed To Be That Way."
Thank you for listening..
- Tom


August 24, 2019

Clothed As The Flowers - (By Tom Balistreri)

Why worry about your clothes?

See how the flowers grow.

They labor not or spin,

yet dress finer than a king.

If God clothes the grass of the field,

will His blessings stay concealed?

To those who have faith,

He will provide a glorious swathe.



August 17, 2019

At Long Last Love


This is my singing of the classic standard jazz song, "At Long Last Love." Thank you for listening. - Tom

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August 16, 2019

Don't Think Twice It's Alright - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Bob Dylan song,
"Don't Think Twice It's Alright."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


August 15, 2019

Once Upon A Dream

From the classic Disney version of Sleeping Beauty,
I sing here the song,
"Once Upon A Dream."
Thank you for listening.

Tom


August 14, 2019

Moonlight Serenade

This is my performance of the classic standard song from long ago, "Moonlight Serenade." Thank you for listening. - Tom


August 13, 2019

Work In Progress


This is a song I wrote, sing and play all the instruments on. It is called , "Work In Progress." Thank you for listening. - Tom

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August 12, 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

August 11, 2019

Ave Maria

This is my singing of the classic song,
"Ave Maria."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


August 10, 2019

Sway

Tom Balistreri sings the classic standard song,
"Sway."
With some assistance from Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire
Thank you for watching and listening.
- Tom


August 9, 2019

My Old Friend


My Old Friend
Written and performed 
by 
Tom Balistreri.



Good to see you my old friend
What a surprise how have you been.
I’ve been well, I hope that you’ve been fine.
I agree
It’s been a long long time.

How's it going in your life.
How's the family?  How's your wife?
How things change, now we understand.
It's alright 
to change our plans.

We're not the same as we used to be.
So much that we, could not foresee.

It's Time to go my old friend.
Let's try to do this once again.
So many memories, in the mind.
We must not wait, such a long long time.

August 8, 2019

At Last

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


August 7, 2019

August 6, 2019

Land Of The Free

This is a song I wrote and sing as well as play all the guitars on.
It is called,
"Land Of The Free."
Thank you for listening and watching.
- Tom


August 5, 2019

Northern Star


This is a song I wrote and sing, as well as play all the instruments on. It is called, "Northern Star." Thank you for listening. - Tom

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August 3, 2019

What I Need

This is is a song I wrote.
The audio is not great because I'm driving over sixty miles and hour on the highway.
That tends to be a bit noisy for my camera microphone on my dashboard.
But here is my version of a crazy driver as I sing my song,
"What I Need."
Thank you for watching and listening.
- Tom


August 2, 2019

He Told You

Written and performed
by
tom balistreri.


He told you he’s giving new life.
He told you he came to set things right.
He told you.  Yes He told you.

He told you He came from above.
He told you about His Fathers love.
He told you. Yes he told you.

Open up your heart. Let His word come in.
It’s a fresh new start when you join with Him.

He told you to leave the past behind.
He told you He’d renew your mind.
He told you. Yes he told you.

He told you He’d supply your needs.
He told you He’d set you free.
He told you. Yes he told you.

Yes He told you.

August 1, 2019

Narrow Road


This is an original song that I wrote and perform called, "Narrow Road." Thank you fo listening. - Tom

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July 31, 2019

You Make Me Feel So Young

I sing here the classic standard song,
"You Make Me Feel So Young."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 30, 2019

I Do - (by Tom Balistreri)

Written and performed by Tom Balistreri.



 Do I believe everything will turn out right?
I do.
Do I believe darkness will be conquered by Light?
I do.

I’m no Pollyanna with his head in the sand.
But I believe that there is a greater plan.
Do I think God will prevail?
I do.

This world is a constant struggle
designed to strengthen the weak.
Yet there is peace
promised by the Lord
for those who really want it
All they have to do is seek.

Do I think the world is out of control?
I do.
But do I think evil will fail at its goals?
I do.

July 27, 2019

Fly Me To The Moon

This is just me singing the classic Sinatra song, "Fly Me To The Moon." Thanks for listening.


July 26, 2019

July 25, 2019

I've Got The World On A String

This is my singing of the classic standard song,
"I've Got The World on A String."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


July 24, 2019

Let It Be Me


This is my singing of the classic old standard song, "Let It Be Me." Thank you for listening. - Tom

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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 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 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 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.

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 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.