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Bruce Bergh writes in a variety of genres. Here is a collection of songs recorded between 2011-2014 that show Bergh's ability to adapt to various musical styles. Most were written to fulfill a specific market need for film, television, or commercial situations.

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released August 3, 2014

All songs written & performed by Bruce Bergh. Abracadabra sung by Beth Ann Bergh.

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Bruce Bergh Chicago, Illinois

Bruce Bergh’s 2/14/14 release, “Night Life” is a collection of original “Rat-Pack” tunes written during 2011-13 as a nightlife entertainer in some of Chicago’s finest dining establishments. Bergh performs on piano with vocal stylings in the Pop, Rock and Jazz Vocal genres. As a composer, he strives for memorable melody lines accompanied by jazz harmonizations with a positive message. ... more

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Track Name: 1965 (Easy Listening Instrumental)
Instrumental
Track Name: Abracadabra (Magical Pop)
Abracadabra

There’s magic in the air
There’s magic everywhere
There’s magic in my heart
Abracadabra

I’m under your spell
In a splended parallel
You captured my heart
Abracadabra

Your hypnotic loveliness
Anchants my very soul
The magic that I feel with you
Makes me lose control

Magical delight
Fullfill my appetite
I won’t put up a fight
Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

© 2011 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: A New Me (Commercial Pop)
A New Me
by Bruce Bergh

This is the Day. My new day has come
I’m stepping out proudly, above the crowd
Oh, what a difference. A positive change.
My life’s improving. It’s all rearranged

The road to discovery is calling my name
I’m sexy and sleeker, and back in the game
Oh, what a feeling! How can this be…
That I have become a new me?

A driving force to navigate to my destination, is a
Positive attitude and determination.
Learning from my past experience
I’m getting better every day.

No more waiting as the world passes by
I’m grabbing life with gusto, Hear my war cry!
Take a closer look, and you will see
That I have become a new me!

Instrumental

I’ve taken my lifestyle, put it all on the line
Daily improvements have made me refined
Success & good fortune: I now have the key
Because I’ve become a new me.
I have become a new me.

©2011 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Boys Will Be Boys (Controversial Country)
Boys Will Be Boys
by Bruce Bergh

NOTE: THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN TO ENCOURAGE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. A FATHER'S RESPONSE TO HIS SON'S "COMING OUT"

There’s nothing like the soft, sweet, gentle touch of a woman
To satisfy the natural desires of a man
A overflowing life of joy she’ll bring him
A partnership designed since the world began

In her heart she’ll carry love and passion
In her womb she’ll bare for him a child
Their deep connection soon becomes a family
A unity that cannot be reviled

But, you tell me, that you were born
With your design based on a different plan
Instead of female companionship
You choose to live your life at the side of a man

You’ve always marched along to a different drummer
An independent viewpoint all your life
Though women wish that they could love and have you
You choose instead to make a man your wife.

Boys will be boys, but some boys, not so much
Straying from a natural way of life
I can’t stand to see you hurt
From sexist slurs that cut just like a knife

It’s your life, and I’m not here to judge you
I truly want to know, and understand
Why you're forfeiting the chance of your own children
And tender love and life with a woman

Are you happy, not just gay
With alternative choices that you’ve made?
Or are you just trying to shock
And justify the actions of your ways?

Boys will be boys, but some boys, not so much
Straying from the natural human plan
Just one life. That’s all you have.
I truly hope you’re happy with your man
Some day maybe I will understand
Be well son, and good luck with your plan


©2014 by Rednose Record Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Cruisin' With My Baby Tonight (Beach Pop)
Cruisin’ With My Baby Tonight
By Bruce Bergh

She's really hot.
She's the envy of the parking lot.
The kids at school tell me she's real cool
When I park her in my spot.

And when my baby’s by my side,
The double takes get multiplied!
A cherry car, classy babe,
This guy's got it made,
Crusin' the town tonight.

We go crusin', radio blastin',
Singin' good ol' rock-in-roll.
Crusin', babe by my side.
Nothin' can compare the way it thrills my soul!
There's no better way to let me be me,
There's no better way to set myself free
Than cruisin'. Crusin' with my baby tonight.

She answered my call.
Told me to meet her at the shopping mall.
She needs to buy a new dress, gotta look her best
For the party Saturday night.
But no matter where we go,
My baby always steals the show.
Yeah, She's got the look, she's got me hooked,
But what a nice way to go.

We go crusin', radio blastin',
Singin' good ol' rock-in-roll.
Crusin', babe by my side.
Nothin' can compare the way it thrills my soul!
There's no better way to let me be me,
There's no better way to set myself free
Than cruisin'. Crusin' with my baby tonight.

INSTRUMENTAL

We go crusin', radio blastin',
Singin' good ol' rock-in-roll.
Crusin', babe by my side.
Nothin' can compare the way it thrills my soul!
There's no better way to let me be me,
There's no better way to set myself free
Than cruisin'. Crusin' with my baby tonight.

©2005 By Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Dubois Boys (Novelty Polka)
DUBOIS BOYS
Bruce Bergh

Sometimes I’m called a “Redneck” vich I cannot understand
I am yust a member of this Kookie Klan
Ve hang out in Chasper it’s da county seat
By the vay, deir highschool team yust can’t be beat

From our German heritage we’ve learned to vork vith wood
Ve like to butcher all da trees to make dem real goot
People come from miles around to see the Stausenfest
Flocking to da county dat ve all love best

Dubois, Dubois
Ve love to drink da beer and make da noise
Dubois, Dubois
Ve are known as da Dubois Boys!

Latins, Blacks and Jewish people seldom do ve see
Our friends are White Americans da way dat it sh oult be
When ve see dem hangin’ round dey never last too long
Ven dey see the burning crosses on der front yard lawns

Dubois, Dubois
Ve love to drink da beer and make the noise
Dubois, Dubois
Ve are known as da Dubois Boys!

Conversation:
Girl: Ya, Hey der Yankadick, good polka
Yankadick: Hey, how ya doin’? Come here oncet. How ‘bout a Vitamin?
Girl: How was your trip to Illinois, or was it Des Moines?
Yankadick: Well, I just got back from Milwaukee with Sermershiem and his new woman from Washington.
Girl: You mean that girl from outta county?
Yankadick: Yeah, they seem to have fun, but personally, I think he should have never broken up with his sister!

Saturdays we stop in to da Legion for a brew
Check out da country music at da VFW
Den it’s off to Jasper to cruise Newton wit our dates
To display the prefix nineteen on our license plates

(Stands for) Dubois, Dubois
Ve love to drink da beer and make da noise
Dubois, Dubois
Ve are known as da Dubois Boys!

EVERYBODY! Dubois, Dubois
Ve love to drink da beer and make da noise (YA YA YA)
Dubois, Dubois
Ve are known as da Dubois Boys!

© 1988 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Go Away! (Americana-Bluegrass)
Go Away (PG)
Bruce Bergh

Jasper’s got a plethora of fleas upon his back
He looks so funny scratchin’ in defense of their attack
And like that old hound dog I need to take the step tonight
To rid my life of parasites.

Just like Aunt Jemima syrup it’s a sticky situation
But don’t go telling me all of your troubles
And like Robinson Caruso, this ain’t really a vacation
So go back home, don’t bother me no more

There’s barnacles collecting on the bottom of “My Girl”
I need to scrape her hull all clean and bright
And like that fishing boat I need to finally win the fight
To rid my life of parasites.

Instrumental

Just like Neil Armstrong it’s a monumental step
No one in the world can argue that
I feel like Christopher Columbus as I try hard to explain
While every one else thinks the world is flat

Please go away. Leave me alone. Oh, Please go away!
It’s time for you to leave and go back home

Instrumental

And just like Sir Isaac Newton when will you understand?
Does an apple need to fall upon your head?
I’m understood by Helen Keller much better than yourself
Have you listened to one word that I have said?

Leaches and mosquitos, even Transylvania bats
Can’t compete with your blood-sucking ways
My head’s in a quandary, why can’t everyone be happy
Take a trip back home and go away

Please go away. Leave me alone. Oh, Please go away!
It’s time for you to leave and go back home

Just like Aunt Jemima syrup it’s a sticky situation
But don’t go boring me with all your troubles
And like nails across a chalkboard, you’ve become an irritation
So go back home, don’t bother me no more
So go back home, don’t bother me no more, no more

©2012 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Goodbye, Farewell & So Long (J Cash Country)
Goodbye, Farewell and So Long
By Bruce Bergh

I thought it was a good life, you and me
At least as far as I could ever see
Then, there was a change inside your heart
That’s when all the trouble seemed to start
I don’t know when it was you lost respect
It’s something, some day, that you will regret
Then you came and cut me like a knife
The day that you pushed me from your life

Once you completed me, But, you never acted like you needed me
As I look back through my tears at all of the years gone wrong
I gave my best to you, You played me like a fool
You know that you’ve done me wrong. Goodbye, farewell and so long.

Every day I have to bear the scar
Of how you cut a hole in my heart
Twisting all my words to suit your needs
You play the role of “martyre” to a tee
Manipulation is your favorite game
Takin’ way my children with your blame
Many are the days you’ll walk alone
Destined to survive out on your own

Once you completed me, But, you never acted like you needed me
As I look back through my tears at all of the years gone wrong
I gave my best to you, You played me like a fool
You know that you’ve done me wrong. Goodbye, farewell and so long.

Instrumental Bridge

Once you completed me, But, you never acted like you needed me
As I look back through my tears at all of the years gone wrong
I gave my best to you, You played me like a fool
You know that you’ve done me wrong. Goodbye, farewell and so long.
Goodbye, farewell and so long. Goodbye, farewell and so long.

©2011 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: A Gorgeous Beautiful Day (Singer-songwriter)
A Gorgeous Beautiful Day
By Bruce Bergh


Can’t stop me from feelin’ this way
Can’t stop me from singin’ today
The morning sun shines on a beautiful day
Ooo, Ooo, Ooo

The bees are humming. the robins tweet
The morning air is fresh and sweet
It’s time to go enjoy this brand new day!
Ooo, Ooo, Ooo

Cotton balls float in the blue
The flowers in the garden bloom
A gentle breeze shares their perfume
There’s never been such a day!

I just have to run outside
To breathe the air, to feel alive
I’m so thankful for this gorgeous day
Ooo, Ooo, Ooo
Instrumental Whistle Ooo, Ooo, Ooo

Days may come, Days may go,
but I just wanted you to know:
I’m so thankful for this wonderful day
Yes, I’m so glad to have this beautiful day


©2013 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Imagine A World (Folk-Tree Hugging)
Imagine A World
By Bruce Bergh

Imagine looking down from high upon a world so vast
Viewing life of every kind, diverse with true contrast
Conceptualize in your mind’s eye a realm without compare
Mountains, rivers, fields of flowers. Beauty everywhere

Verse 2- Whistled

This I bring to you, my love.
Creation at it’s peak
What you choose to do with it
Is yours to only speak

Please be prudent with this gift, for fragile is this ball
For only ONE I give to you that must be shared by all


©2011 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: I'm A Big Kid Now (Kids)
I’m A Big Kid Now
By Bruce Bergh


I raise my hands and clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap. Clap, clap, clap
I raise my hands and clap, clap, clap
I’m a big kid now

I raise my foot and stomp, stomp, stomp
Stomp, stomp, stomp. Stomp, stomp, stomp
I raise my foot and stomp, stomp, stomp
I’m a big kid now

I close my eyes and blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink. Blink, blink, blink
I close my eyes and blink, blink, blink
I’m a big kid now

I spread my arms and turn, turn, turn
Turn, turn, turn. Turn, turn, turn
I spread my arms and turn, turn, turn
I’m a big kid now: All together now-

Clap, clap, clap. Stomp, stomp, stomp
Blink, blink, blink. Turn, turn, turn.
I can do all of these things
I’m a big kid now

To smell a flower I sniff, sniff, sniff
Sniff, sniff, sniff. Sniff, sniff, sniff
To smell a flower I sniff, sniff, sniff
I’m a big kid now

I smell a skunk, oh phew, phew, phew
Phew, phew, phew. Phew, phew, phew!
I smell a skunk, oh phew, phew, phew
I’m a big kid now

I love to sing, so la, la, la
La, la, la. La, la, la!
I like to sing, so la, la, la
I’m a big kid now

I like to laugh, so ha, ha, ha
Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha!
I like to laugh, so ha, ha, ha
I’m a big kid now

Let’s Do it ALL TOGETHER, now…
Clap, clap, clap. Stomp, stomp, stomp
Blink, blink, blink. Turn, turn, turn.
Sniff, sniff, sniff. Phew, phew, phew.
La, la, la. Ha, ha, ha.
I can do all of these things
I’m a big kid now

It’s time to make up your own verse
You can sing‘’bout anything
You can do all of these things
‘Cause You’re a Big Kid now





© 2014 by Rednose Record Publishing
Track Name: I've Fallen In Love With An Angel (Pop)
I've Fallen In Love With An Angel
by Bruce Bergh

An ordinary day.
Then, she appears- forever changing life
What a heav'nly surprise I'm seeing with my eyes
Fresh as an autumn morning,
Her sweetness took me without warning

I’m in love! I’ve fallen in love with an angel from above
She melts my heart as I hold a precious part of heaven in my arms
See the glow, like a halo that shines when you look into her eyes?
Her celestial ways have put me in a daze.
I can’t help falling in love.

I whisper in her ear, she looks at me then smiles, and takes my hand.
I just can’t get enough of sharing all her love
I cherish our days together, I wish our time could last forever

I’m in love! I’ve fallen in love with an angel from above
She melts my heart as I hold a precious part of heaven in my arms
See the glow, like a halo that shines when you look into her eyes?
Her celestial ways have put me in a daze.
I can’t help falling in love.

Instrumental

I’m in love! I’ve fallen in love with an angel from above
She melts my heart as I hold a precious part of heaven in my arms
See the glow, like a halo that shines when you look into her eyes?
Her celestial ways have put me in a daze.
I can’t help falling, can’t keep my self from falling in love
I’ve fallen in love with an angel from above
She melts my heart as I hold a precious part of heaven in my arms
See the glow, like a halo that shines when you look into her eyes?
Her celestial ways have put me in a daze
I can’t help falling, can’t keep my self from falling in love
I can’t help falling in love


© 2011 by Bruce Bergh as part of the Taxi Collection
Track Name: LA Pickers (TV Theme)
LA Pickers

F: One girl’s junk is another gal’s treasure
M: One guy’s funk is another man’s pleasure
F: Another day of siftin’
M: Another day of liftin’
B: One more FIND for these two pickers!


F: A railroad spike M: A two seat bike
F: An Indian M: A bowling pin
F: An antique clock M: An old Pet Rock

B: We can pick all day!

F: Some forty-fives M: An old stopsign
F: A TV Tube M: A Rubik’s Cube
F: A Teddy Bear M: A barber chair

B: Life’s diverse when you’re a picker!

Instrumental

F: Broke a nail going through all this stuff
M: Can’t inhale in all of this dust
F: That’s a steal!
M: It’s a DEAL!
B: One more FIND for these two pickers!

©2011 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Oh You Little Thing (1960's R&B)
Oh, You Little Thing
By Bruce Bergh

Oh, you little thing
The way you dance & swing
Makes me jump, makes me sing,
The way you move your thing!
Hoppin’ and a boppin’ with your pony tail
You’re my true-life fairytale!
Oh, you little thing
The way you dance, the way you swing
Makes me jump and sing
The way you move, move your thing!
Fleetin’ and a flyin’ like a honey bee
You’re the one for me, the one for me

My band was playing at the dance,
Then, all at once I caught your glance
You smiled at me and winked your eye
Baby, this is my reply...

Oh, you little thing,
The way you dance the way you swing
Makes me jump, makes me sing,
The way you move, move your thing!
Hoppin’ and a boppin’ with your pony tail
You’re my true-life fairytale!
Oh, you little thing,
The way you dance, the way you swing
Makes me jump and makes me sing,
The way you move your thing!
Fleetin’ and a flyin’ like a honey bee
You’re the one for me

Instumental

Shake it baby, shake shake shake
Let the music overtake
All your senses as you swing
Let me see you move your thing!

Oh, you little thing,
The way you jive, the way you swing
Makes me happy, makes me sing,
The way you move, move your thing!
Hoppin’ and a boppin’ all night long
Dancin’ to my song

Oh, you little little thing,
Move your thing for me
Let me see you shake shake shake
Let me see your body quake
You can bop like nobody
You’re the one for me

Oh, you little thing,
The way you dance, the way you swing
Makes me jump, makes me sing,
The way you move, move your thing!
Hoppin’ and a boppin’ with your pony tail
You’re my true-life fairytale!
You can dance like nobody
You’re the one for me


©2014 by Rednose Record Publishing
Track Name: Olde Pasta Sunset (Movie Theme Inst.)
Instrumental
Track Name: Organic Symphony (Electronic Instrumental)
Instrumental
Track Name: Paradise (Contemporary Christian)
Paradise
Written by Bruce Bergh


A tropical breeze blowin’ through my hair.
A cabana by the sea.
Sailboats cruise the water.
The palm trees sway, the sun shines on me.
This is my vision of perfection,
Within the boundaries of this earthly plane.
But, it can't compare to what lies ahead
When I greet my family waiting there for me in…

CHORUS:
Paradise, Paradise...
Like nothing you have ever seen before!
Paradise, oh, Paradise...
I'll meet you in Paradise!

I've had a glimpse of my salvation
By the way God’s changed me within.
And, I believe a better life awaits me
Separated from temptation and sin.
So, I'm planning on the ultimate destination
For my future in eternity.
I put my trust in the final words of Jesus
As He said, on the cross, "Today...You'll be with Me in..."

CHORUS

We'll step out of space, out of time,
To a new world we can't comprehend with our mind.
No sickness, no sorrow, unending tomorrows, perfection, enlightenment untold.
The streets paved with gold; new bodies, young and old.
Real peace, understanding, as we stand hand in hand in..

CHORUS

I don't know the time, or the place, or the year
When my life on this earth will be through.
But I do know that a "paradise" awaits
With an open invitation for me and you.
If you believe that your soul will live eternally,
And put your faith in Christ, God's Son,
To guide you through your 'earthly' years,
Then, I'll see you there, when we meet again in...

CHORUS

CHORUS

CHORUS
I'll meet you in Paradise,
Eternity will be so nice. `
I'll meet you in beautiful Paradise!
Track Name: Reach Up For The Sky (Retro Alternative)
Reach Up To The Sky
By Bruce Bergh

As angels sing beyond the sun
I hear their voices in my head
Calling Ooooo, It fills my soul

And when I hear their song
I have to sing along
Oooo Oooo
Reaching up to the sky, beyond the sun
Reaching to the sky

Sweet angel voices
Lifting their song on high
Singing in glory
Beyond the sky

Oooo Oooo
Reaching up to the sky, beyond the sun
Oooo Oooo
Reaching up to the sky, beyond the sun
Reaching to the sky.


© 2013 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Take Me To Your Leader (Futuristic Dance)
Take Me To Your Leader
by Bruce Bergh


Your rocketeering really hurts my hearing
I can't tell what sector your from
You jump to the sky on a radical high
But cool your jets when you fly by

Take me to your leader: Show me how you can move it
Take me to your leader: Show me today, Oow!
Take me to your leader: I need to see you groovin’
Take me to your leader: Show me you can fly!

Your space board's slammin'
Your earpiece is jammin'
To some galactic synthony
that pumps you even higher, higher
Bionics phase as you fly through that haze,
afterburner's race as you fire, fire, fire, fire

Take me to your leader: I smell the fuel combusting
Take me to your leader: I feel your engine thrusting
Take me to your leader: You’re really movin’ movin’
Take me to your leader: Take me to the top, Oow!

Instrumental

Take me to your leader: You’re not just power walking
Take me to your leader: Let’s do some moonlight stalking
Take me to your leader: Watching you is pure perfection
Take me to your leader: Moving in the right direction
Take me to your leader: Together we can fly
Take me to your leader: We’ll touch the sky
Take me to your leader: Just you and I
Just take me!



© 2013 by Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Time To Break Away (Rock)
Time to Break Away
by Bruce Bergh

Can you feel it? (Rising up above the crowd)
Do you hear it? (Calling out your name so loud)
Open you mind. Here’s your invitation
Step into the change and join the celebration

Get on your feet and groove with me
Mix it up, come on, break free
Get with the beat, make a change today
It’s time to break away

Shake it up! Step out from the ordinary
Break out! No more being sedentary
Enjoy yourself, transform your old routine
Party on! And join the newest scene


Get on your feet and groove with me
Mix it up, come on, break free
Get with the beat, make a change today
It’s time to break away

Day after day the same old
Boring rut will make you cold
It’s time to break away and
Change your life today.

Instrumental

Get on your feet and groove with me
Mix it up, come on, break free
Get with the beat, make a change today
It’s time to break away
Get on your feet and groove with me
Mix it up, come on, break free
Get with the beat, make a change today
It’s time to break away
Get on your feet and groove with me
Mix it up, come on, break free
Get with the beat, make a change today
It’s time to break away

©2011 By Bruce Bergh
Track Name: Lucky To Have You Around (TV Bromance)
Lucky to Have You Around
Bruce Bergh


Remember the time in that small town?
We laughed and we laughed ‘til we cried
And all of those days by the ocean
Those were the best of times
Life’s been sweet with you by my side
It feels complete when we’re together
Stuck like glue with a friend like you
I’m lucky to have you around

©2014 by Rednose Record Publishing
Track Name: Wear My Ring (Do-Wap)
Wear My Ring
by Bruce Bergh

Look at that pretty thing
Cute as a baby lamb in spring.
I would give most anything
To have her wear my ring
To see her wear my ring

I've been watching her awhile
Look at that face, those eyes, that style
I just love to see her smile
And have her wear my ring
To see her wear my ring

My love for her is to the moon and back
And maybe just a little bit more!
I want her for my very own
I’ve never felt this way before!

She makes my heart sing
I feel alive, like a day in spring
I would give most anything
To have her wear my ring
To know she wears my ring

Oh, I love and adore her
I want her so badly
She's everything to me
To kiss her and hold her
For now and forever
It is my destiny

Instrumental

My love for her is to the moon and back
And maybe just a little bit more!
I want her for my very own
I’ve never felt this way before!

I hope for that day
With an outstretched hand I'll hear her say
I'm all yours, in every way
And I will wear your ring
Yes, I will wear your ring
I want to wear your ring
Please let me wear your ring.


© 2014 Rednose Record Publishing
Track Name: Driven (Commercial Rock)
Instrumental