Let's Get Away from It All

by Andrew Targoff

Released 2016
Released 2016
"Let's Get Away From It All" is part folk song and part country. If you've ever been cooped up in a large city for a long time, you can really identify with the message. I wrote, arranged, sang all parts, played rhythm & lead guitar, & tenor recorder.
NOTES
"Let's Get Away From It All" is part easy listening, part folk song, and part country. It would make a great theme song for a travel agency or website. I spent my first 30 years in New York City, and I rarely got out of town. The song was originally written over 30 years ago, but I recently revised and updated the words. If you've ever been cooped up in a large city for a long time, …
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After We Kissed

by Andrew Targoff

Released 2016
Released 2016
Hi, I'm Andrew Targoff. I am a singer songwriter who produces my own songs. This is a love song describing how I met my wife during the years, 1985-1987. It's best listened with headphones because of the different harmonies in different locations.
  • 04:56 Story Lyrics
    After We Kissed

    After We Kissed

     by Andy Targoff

    Most memories are like last week’s dream

    But ours are etched in my mind

    Our love is a great composer’s theme

    Remaining vivid for all time

     

    I had just moved to Brookline for music school

    Escaped from my tiny third floor room

    Footsteps echoed through the vestibule

    When I detected the hint of perfume

     

    Then you appeared with your radiant smile

    I said, “I’m your neighbor from apartment three.”

    We chatted for a little while

    About how the winter had been so stormy

     

    In the back of my mind, I hoped, as time went on

    Our hearts would mesh like the breaking dawn

     

    After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,

    Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly 

    After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long. 

    That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed. 

     

    Two years danced by like life’s ballet

    As I moved back and forth from the city

    Every once and a while along the way

    I wondered about my friend who looked so pretty

     

    I was working as a cashier in the health food store

    When suddenly you came into my view

    Like the birds know how to fly and the waves find the shore

    I had to reconnect with you

     

    I knew there was no more time to wait

    So I finally arranged for our first date

     

    After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,

    Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly 

    After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long. 

    That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed. 

     

    Your eyes still keep drawing me nearer

    Your words still make me feel freer

    And when your arms hold me

    You know I never feel lonely

     

    Excitement bristled in the New England air

    As we pulled into the Chestnut Hill movies

    Whatever we were seeing, I didn’t really care

    My fantasy was right in front of me

     

    Your scent left me in an enchanted blur

    I held your hand and I couldn’t let go

    We ducked behind a white-tiled pillar

    Instead of heading into the show

     

    Our gaze was steadfast and engrossing

    I stroked your face and pulled you closer

     

    After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,

    Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly 

    After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long. 

    That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed. 

     

NOTES
Hi, I'm Andrew Targoff. I'm really excited about my new song, "After We Kissed," because it's the story of how I met my wife over 30 years ago. I wrote, arranged, sang all parts, and played the piano fills to the song. I love how the harmonies are placed in different places. It's like virtual reality of sound when you listen with head phones. It also reflects what is going on in the story.

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Sing Me a Song

by Andrew Targoff

Released 2016
Released 2016
"Sing Me a Song" was originally written from a dream I had, which expressed to me the importance of pursuing my passion to become a singer-songwriter. It's got a "Bossa Nova" beat.
NOTES
Hi, my name is Andy Targoff.
Here is some information about me, so you can get to know my background.

I’ve been playing guitar and singing for the past 46 years. Since then, I have also learned to play many other instruments, and I have developed an improvisational style on keyboards. I began as a folk singer, but have since gained experience in many genres.

I graduated Berklee College of Music, in Boston, with highest …
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Right Now

by Andrew Targoff

Released 2016
Released 2016
"Right Now" is basically a new-age, folky, ballad. The song is about living in the moment and not worrying about the past or the future. All the harmony parts are sung by me, using overdubbing.
NOTES
The message of the song is, live your life "Right Now" instead of focusing on your worries. It's written from my own experiences and point of view, but I am hoping it will resonate with other people.
I started out as a folk singer in the 1970s. I've learned different genres, and many of my songs are in other genres, but I'm still drawn to folk music.
Because of the wonders of modern technology, I …
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Feelin' Love

by Andrew Targoff

Released 2015
Released 2015
This song was originally written as a holiday song, but can be played year-round; it's beautiful sounding with nice harmonies.
  • 03:42 Lyrics
    Feelin' Love

    Feelin' Love, by Andrew Targoff

    Glidin’, ridin’ on a northbound railroad   My mind immersed in mellow tones

    Just askin’ for an easy day  for everyone in my home

    There’s a little chill with the snowflakes fallin’

    Winds are whistling, winter’s callin’

     

    Good time spirit in the air, Lively colors everywhere

    Love to see the friendly faces  Old and young, it’s so amazing,

    Smiling together, feels so right, My heart is light, wanna shine so bright

     

    Feelin’ Love, feelin’ love, feelin’ love, feelin’ love

    Caring, giving, joyful living,   Feel the feeling, light the lights

    Cherish all our time together,  Celebrate the night

     

    Store displays with singing puppets,   Little men with golden trumpets

    Fairy tales that come to life for the children gathered ‘round

    Across the street the people rushin’,   Spaceships zoomin’, buzzers buzzin’

     

    Good time spirit in the air, Lively colors everywhere

    Love to see the friendly faces  Old and young, it’s so amazing,

    Smiling together, feels so right, My heart is light, wanna shine so bright

     

    Feelin’ Love, feelin’ love, feelin’ love, feelin’ love

    Caring, giving, joyful living,   Feel the feeling, light the lights

    Cherish all our time together,  Celebrate the night

     

    Lights adorning houses glowin’, Through the years the friendships growin’

    Memories of fine times flowing will never blow away

    Nor the precious moments that I found,

    Just clownin’ around hearing pretty sounds

       

    Good time spirit in the air, Lively colors everywhere

    Love to see the friendly faces  Old and young, it’s so amazing,

    Smiling together, feels so right, My heart is light, wanna shine so bright

     

    Feelin’ Love, feelin’ love, feelin’ love, feelin’ love

    Caring, giving, joyful living,   Feel the feeling, light the lights

    Cherish all our time together,  Celebrate the night

NOTES
Feelin’ Love is a song about friendship and family. The mood is, “Feel-good” and, “Emotional.” It was originally written as a holiday song, but can be enjoyed universally, year-round.
I wrote, arranged, and produced the song. I sang all the parts and played lead guitar. This song was first written in 1980, but I modified the lyrics, and I arranged and produced the song this year.
I play many instruments, but I am most proficient at …
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