Once Upon A Time

by Dom Italiano & The Upbeat Mafia

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released September 14, 2012

Dom Italiano - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Shaker
Rory Chambers - Electric Guitars
Robert J Powell - Bass
Fabrizio Giorgio - Drums
Andy Pobjoy - Keys
Elizabeth Chandler - Backing Vocals

Drums recorded by Jamie Payet
Bass recorded by Robert J Powell
Everything else recorded by Dom Italiano

Mixed by Oliver Jones
Mastered by Matt Bradshaw



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Dom Italiano & The Upbeat Mafia Melbourne, Australia

From Melbourne, Australia: Dom Italiano & The Upbeat Mafia invite you to kick off your concrete shoes and join fun. What style? Upbeat pop/rock with guitar solos!

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Track Name: Once Upon A Time

I don’t know when it started
I denied it for so long
It may not happen often
But, I admit to being wrong
Now there’s no other face
In this world or outer space
That could ever take your place by my side

So did you ever imagine
That I could be so shy?
You know I really, really wanted to jump ya
I’m not that kind of guy
Oh, but there’s no other hand
In the sea or on dry land
That could ever feel so grande by my side

Once upon a time
Before you were mine
There was darkness everywhere
Games of solitaire
Now sunny days are mine
Shivers up my spine
So much that we share
2 aces, what a pair

Well, I know you think I'm lucky
But, just how much you'll never know
Coz out of every man I ever met
I'm the luckiest I know
Yeah, coz there's no other brain
Thinks about the world the same
That could ever hold a flame to the one right by my side.


A year floats by like a butterfly
And I think we’re standing strong
I’m too cheap to buy ya presents
So I’m hoping that you’re digging this song
You know, there are no other lips
Or tickling fingertips
That ever could eclipse
The ones that are by my side


Now you fill my days with m&m’s and Chocolate Chips
Don’t mind the extra weight
Coz you look good upon my hips
Wanna shower you with love
and with my tongue I’ll catch the drips
Baby ooh baby

Now you fill my lungs with the sweetest kid of air
Overflowing with good feeling yeah I got so much to spare
Wanna lay ya down and low ya on every table, bed and chair
Baby ooh baby