No Longer Broken

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2015
Rustic Heart Records & Red Rover Productions
Released 2015
Rustic Heart Records & Red Rover Productions
Long awaited third full-length cd from Award Winning singer & songwriter Debbie Hennessey, produced by Jeffery Marshall.
  • 03:52 Story Lyrics
    Every Song Is You

    Every Song Is You

    written by Debbie Hennessey, Jeffery Marshall, Courtney Leigh Heins

     

    No matter how far

    This road takes me away from you

    The radio plays on

    And I remember the crazy things we used to do

    Those songs fill my head 

    Mile after mile and I can't forget

    You're a melody that time won't let me regret

     

    (chr)

    Every song takes me back

    Summer sun, lost in your arms and I'm fallin' fast

    There's memories in every song

    And every song is you

    I should have known all along that

    Every song is (you)

     

    You took my hand

    And I never once thought twice about

    Stayin' all night long 

    Sure of every move, never had a doubt

    I wanted it to last

    Night after night and I didn't resist

    That melody, I close my eyes and reminisce               

     

    (chr)

    Every song takes me back

    Summer sun, lost in your arms and I'm fallin' fast

    There's memories in every song

    And every song is you

    I should have known all along that

    Every song just

     

    (bridge)

    Turns back the hands of time and there I am with you

    No other sky has ever seemed so blue

     

    (chr)

    Every song takes me back

    Summer sun, lost in your arms and I'm fallin' fast

    There's memories in every song

    And every song is you

    I should have known all along that

    Every song just

                            takes me back

    Summer sun, lost in your arms and I'm fallin' fast

    There's memories in every song

    And every song is you

    I should have known all along that

    Every song is you

    I should have known all along that

    Every song is you

    I should have known all along that

    Every song is you

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead & backup vocals, Jeffery Marshall – guitars & bass, Lao Tizer – piano & organ, Charlie Waymire – drums, Clayton Severson, Lexie Hofer – backup vocals. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2015 SqueakyCatMusic, Red Rover Publishing, Refolk Music; ASCAP

     

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Whiskey Charm

    Whiskey Charm

    written by Debbie Hennessey, Jeffery Marshall

     

    I'm startin' over tonight

    no more miss do what's right

    I wanna feel his eyes

    on a dress that's skin tight

     

    Tall, dark and trouble at the end of the bar

    I'll need a shot of courage, maybe two

    cause he's what it feels like, to race a fast car

     

    i'm fallin for his whiskey charm

    wanna trace that tattoo on his arm

    he's the party before the hangover

    but I still wanna get closer

    don't know how much longer that I can stay strong

    for once I don't care if this is wrong

    my head's ringing like a fire alarm

    and I'm falling for his whiskey charm

     

    I'm replacing memories of you

    by getting lost in eyes so blue

    He makes me feel brand new

    tonight is over-due

     

    wouldn't be this brave if I were stone cold sober

    but I'm sick and tired of playin' it safe

    gonna lay the past to rest, before this night is over

     

    I'm fallin for his whiskey charm

    wanna trace that tattoo on his arm

    he's the party before the hangover

    but I still wanna get closer

    don't know how much longer that I can stay strong

    for once I don't care if this is wrong

    my head's ringing like a fire alarm

    and I'm falling for his whiskey charm

      

    he's no sin but I need to confess 

    it’s just so tempting in his arms

    to be the devil, in a little black dress

     

    I'm fallin for his whiskey charm

    wanna trace that tattoo on his arm

    he's the party before the hangover

    but I still wanna get closer

    don't know how much longer that I can stay strong

    for once I don't care if this is wrong

    my head's ringing like a fire alarm

    and I'm falling for his whiskey charm

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead & backup vocals, Jeffery Marshall – guitars, including nylon, & bass, Lao Tizer – piano & organ, Charlie Waymire – drums, Clayton Severson, Lexie Hofer – backup vocals. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2015 SqueakyCatMusic, Red Rover Publishing; ASCAP

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    No Longer Broken

    No Longer Broken

    written by Debbie Hennessey, Lexie Hofer, Jeffery Marshall

     

    one touch from you I’m no longer broken

    one touch from you I’m no longer broken

     

    We're all looking for love

    some find it up above

    some people need that little extra nudge

    some find it on the run

    some play it just for fun

    others seek safety where there is none

     

    but when it's you and me

    you see the truth I see

     

    One touch from you I’m no longer broken  

    my defenses shatter to the ground 

    can't have the joy without the pain

    can't have the sun without the rain

    one touch from you I’m no longer broken

    one touch from you I’m no longer broken 

     

    I can feel you now

    cause all my walls are down

    the missing puzzle piece is finally found

    no more just getting by

    no more always asking why

    love was always waiting deep inside

     

    cause when it's you and me

    you see the truth I see

     

    One touch from you I’m no longer broken  

    my defenses shatter to the ground 

    can't have the joy without the pain

    can't have the sun without the rain

    one touch from you I’m no longer broken

    one touch from you I’m no longer broken

     

    We're all looking for love

    some find it up above

    some people need that little extra nudge

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead & backup vocals, Jeffery Marshall – guitars, including slide & bass, Lao Tizer – piano, Charlie Waymire – drums, Lexie Hofer – backup vocals. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2015 SqueakyCatMusic, Always Fly Music, Red Rover Publishing; ASCAP

     

  • 03:49 Lyrics
    Sugar and Rain

    Sugar & Rain

    written by Courtney Leigh Heins, Debbie Hennessey, Jeffery Marshall

     

    You blew in like a storm

    wild, brave, and free

    For me, the forecast became

    warm, sunny, and clear

    Like a hummingbird is drawn to nectar

    we're endlessly pulled together

     

    We're like sugar and rain

    the sweet and the pain

    Once we met we were forever changed

    Sugar and rain

    the yin and yang

    Now we're never gonna be the same

    there's no turning back

    like sugar and rain

     

    Nothing could break our bond

    strong, faithful and true

    Even when times got tough, I found the

    strength in me and the grace in you

    Though no one might have pictured us together

    real love led us to forever

     

    We're like sugar and rain

    the sweet and the pain

    Once we met we were forever changed

    Sugar and rain

    the yin and yang

    Now we're never gonna be the same

    there's no turning back

    like sugar and rain

     

    Didn't want to lose me and melt into you  (sugar & rain)

    Then I saw we created something brand new  (sugar & rain)

     

    We're like sugar and rain

    the sweet and the pain

    Once we met we were forever changed

    Sugar and rain

    the yin and yang

    Now we're never gonna be the same

    there's no turning back

    like sugar and rain

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead & backup vocals, Jeffery Marshall – guitars, including slide, Kevin Chown – bass, Bryan Dobbs – dobro & banjo, Andrew Megna – drums, Clayton Severson – harmonica & backup vocals. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2014 SqueakyCatMusic, Red Rover Publishing; ASCAP

  • 03:55 Lyrics
    You Can't Unpull a Trigger

    You Can't Unpull A Trigger

    written by Debbie Hennessey, Jeffery Marshall

     

    Cold tequila and hot anger are burning me up inside

    Turns out you're a liar with plenty of schemes to hide

     

    But now I see you thru new eyes

    You've been sneaking around on the side

    Well that all ends here tonight

     

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    You can't unshoot a gun

    You can't undo what you did and since you can't, we're done

    I hope she was worth it

    Yeah, I sure hope it was fun

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    No, you can't unshoot a gun

     

    Now people are talking and you know, I won't tolerate that

    You can stop all your beggin' and pleadin' to take you back

     

    I'm not a woman who shares what's mine

    Never been known as the forgiving kind

    So you can kiss us goodbye

     

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    You can't unshoot a gun

    You can't undo what you did and since you can't, we're done

    I hope she was worth it

    Yeah, I sure hope it was fun

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    No, you can't unshoot a gun

     

    Liar, cheater, it's all come undone

    Devil, sinner, judgement day has come

     

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    You can't unshoot a gun

    You can't undo what you did and since you can't, we're done

    I hope she was worth it

    Yeah, I sure hope it was fun

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    No, you can't unshoot a gun

     

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    You can't unshoot a gun

    You can't undo what you did and since you can't, we're done

    I hope she was worth it

    Yeah, I sure hope it was fun

    Cause you can't unpull a trigger

    No, you can't unshoot a gun

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead & backup vocals, Jeffery Marshall – guitars, including slide, Kevin Chown – bass, Bryan Dobbs – dobro & banjo, Andrew Megna – drums, Clayton Severson – harmonica & backup vocals. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2014 SqueakyCatMusic, Red Rover Publishing; ASCAP

        

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Let Me Go

    Let Me Go

    written by Debbie Hennessey, Tracee Perrin

     

    Give up the fight 

    I cannot win

    You won’t change your mind,

    and I don’t want to give in

    Our story's told, I played my part

    Gotta get you outta my head                     

    Because I'm in over my heart

     

    Each step I take

    You pull me right back, 

    Make a clean break, and

     

    Let me go

    Let me go

    Let me go

    Let me go

    Baby, I was never yours

     

    We were just friends

    From the day we met

    Didn't want to fall,

    but it’s so hard to pretend

    I opened up, showed you my love

    but it was all in vain

    Cause you don't see me that way

     

    Save your kindness

    It is so confusing

    If you don't want me, then

     

    Let me go

    Let me go

    Let me go

    Let me go

    Baby, I was never yours

     

    Each step I take

    You pull me right back,

    But now I know it's me who's gotta

     

    Let you go

    Let you go

    I gotta let go

    Let you go

    It's time to let go

    Let you go

    So, let me go

    Let me go

    Cause, baby I was never yours

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead vocal, Jeffery Marshall – guitars & bass, Lao Tizer – piano, Aubrey Richmond – string arrangement & violins, Matt Gendal – drums, cajon & percussion. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2015 SqueakyCatMusic, Tracee Perrin Music; ASCAP

  • 03:32 Story Lyrics
    Right for Right Now

    Right For Right Now

    written by Debbie Hennessey, Jeffery Marshall

     

    I hit the snoze 3 times before getting out bed

    'cause I didn't wanna wake from the dream you left in my head

    and even though now I'm running late

    I see your shirt, and I just gotta take

    a moment to breathe in the memory of the night before

     

    chr

    one minute I feel, like what we have is gonna last

    then the next I think maybe, we might be moving a little too fast

    but, you and me, we found love in each others arms

    So baby we're right, yeah right for right now

     

    Work is piling up and the boss would like me to explain

    but it's not like I can tell him you're the only business on my brain

    I see your name come up on my phone

    texting, I can't wait to get you alone

    and my heart skips a beat wonderin' is this too good to be true

     

    chr

    One minute I feel, like what we have is gonna last

    then the next I think maybe, we might be moving a little too fast

    but, you and me, we found love in each others arms

    So baby we're right, yeah right for right now

     

    bridge:

    Yeah, we both know tomorrow's never guaranteed

    so being lost in this moment is all that we need

     

    chr

    One minute I feel, like what we have is gonna last

    then the next I think maybe, we might be moving a little too fast

    but, you and me, we found love in each others arms

    So baby we're right, yeah right for right now

    yeah we're right, right for right now

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead & backup vocals, Jeffery Marshall – guitars & bass, Lao Tizer – piano, Aubrey Richmond – fiddle, Charlie Waymire – drums, Clayton Severson – backup vocals. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2015 SqueakyCatMusic, Red Rover Publishing; ASCAP

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    I'm Leaving the Fairytale Behind

    I'm Leaving the Fairytale Behind

    written by Athena Marie Byrne, Debbie Hennessey

      

    I don't believe in storybook endings

    I don't want to play the princess cuz I'd just be pretending

    Yeah I'd just be pretending

    I'm the kind of girl who makes my dreams happen

    I'm the kind of girl who's not afraid to slay my own dragons

    Yeah slay my own dragons

    No, I'm not Sleeping Beauty

     

    I'm not waiting on a fairytale

    I'm not living in happily ever after

    It's up to me to make my life matter

    I'm not looking for a Prince Charming

    I'm not hoping for my once upon a time

    I'm leaving the fairytale behind

     

    I don't need to gaze into a magic mirror

    I don't have to fit into the perfect glass slipper

    The perfect glass slipper

    No, I'm not Cinderella

     

    I'm not waiting on a fairytale

    I'm not living in happily ever after

    It's up to me to make my life matter

    I'm not looking for a Prince Charming

    I'm not hoping for my once upon a time

    I'm leaving the fairytale behind

     

    I can build my own castles

    I can win my own battles

    I'm not Snow White with her poison apple

    No I'm not, no I'm not

     

    I'm not waiting on a fairytale

    I'm not living in happily ever after

    It's up to me to make my life matter

    I'm not looking for a Prince Charming

    I'm not hoping for my once upon a time

    I'm leaving the fairytale behind

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey – lead vocal, Jeffery Marshall – guitars, bass, drums. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2009 SqueakyCatMusic, Athena Marie Music; ASCAP

  • 04:05 Lyrics
    Woman (Duet) [feat. Lexie Hofer]

    Woman

    written by Lexie Hofer

     

    A beautiful woman

    Is an honest vision in white

    She’ll sing you through the night

     

    A strong woman

    Is a brick wall up against the world

    She’s an airplane flying through a storm

    And she’s everything you’re looking for

     

    I’m not gonna be just your everything

    I might gonna be just the very thing you need

    You could wait around if you wanted to

    But you know I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do for me

    And be the very thing you need

     

    A real woman

    Is like a giving tree in the summertime

    She sees the world through a child’s eyes

    And she’ll wake you up with her lullaby

     

    I’m not gonna be just your everything

    I might gonna be just the very thing you need

    You could wait around if you wanted to

    But you know I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do for me

    And be the very thing you need

     

    The world will want what it wants of me

    But I want you to see the way I wanna be seen, yay, yay

     

    I’m not gonna be just your everything, No

    I might gonna be just the very thing you need

    You could wait around if you wanted to

    But you know I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do for me

     

    The world is gonna want what it wants of me

    But I want you to see the way I wanna be seen

     

    I’ll be the very thing you need

    I’ll be the very thing you need

    I’ll be the very thing you need

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey & Lexie Hofer – lead vocals, Jeffery Marshall - guitar. Produced by Jeffery Marshall.

    c2015 Always Fly Music; ASCAP

NOTES
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No Depression Magazine's review of the new cd No Longer Broken:
"Sometimes the boulevard of broken dreams is really a highway of smashed hearts.
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Debbie Hennessey been down that road. But No Longer Broken is in the past tense; she's looking in her rearview mirror, leaving the dashed hopes and …
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Please Come Home for Christmas

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2013
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2013
Rustic Heart Records
Rocking Blues version of the Christmas classic by Award Winning Singer Debbie Hennessey, produced by Jeffery Marshall.
  • 03:11 Lyrics
    Please Come Home for Christmas

    Please Come Home For Christmas

     

    Bells will be ringing this sad. sad news

    Oh what a Christmas to have the blues

    My baby's gone I have no friends

    To wish me greetings once again

     

    Choirs will be singing "Silent Night"

    Christmas carols by candlelight

    Please come home for Christmas

    Please come home for Christmas

    If not for Christmas by New Year's night

     

    Friends and relations send salutations

    Sure as the stars shine above

    But this is Christmas yes Christmas my dear

    The time of year to be with the ones you love

     


    So won't you tell me you'll never more roam

    Christmas and New Year's will find you home

    There'll be no more sorry, no grief and pain

    And I'll be happy, happy once again

     

    Oh there'll be no more sorrow, no grief and pain

    And I'll be happy, Christmas once again

     

NOTES
My holiday release this year is a rocking blues version of the holiday classic Please Come Home For Christmas. Originally recorded in the 60's by one of its co-writers Charles Brown, this song has been covered by many artists, from the Eagles classic version to Bon Jovi to Cee Lo Green. I always thought it was a great song but the more we worked on it the more I came to love it. Produced Jeffery …
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It Wasn't His Child

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2011
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2011
Rustic Heart Records
Award Winning Singer Debbie Hennessey's 2011 Christmas Single, produced by Jeffery Marshall.
  • 03:45 Lyrics
    It Wasn't His Child

    It Wasn't His Child

    Written by Donald Skip Ewing

     

    He was her man, she was his wife

    And late one winter night

    He knelt by her

    As she gave birth

    But it wasn't his child

    it wasn't his child

     

    Yet still he took him as his own

    And as he watched them grow

    It brought him joy

    He loved that boy

    But it wasn't his child

    It wasn't his child

     

    But like his father, he was strong and kind and good

    And I believe he did his best

    It wasn't easy for him

    But he did all he could

    His son was different from the rest

    It wasn't his child

    It wasn't his child

     

    And when the boy became a man

    He took his father's hand

    And soon the world

    Would all know why

    It wasn't his child 

    It wasn't his child

     

    But like his father he was strong and kind and good

    And I believe he did his best

    It wasn't easy for him

    But he did all he could

    He grew up with his hands in wood

    And he died with his hands in wood

    He was God's child

    He was God's child

     

    He was her man

    She was his wife

    And late one winter night

    He knelt by her

    As she gave birth

    But it wasn't his child

    It was God's child

NOTES
When it was time for me to record my latest holiday song I really wanted to do something acoustic and this song immediately came to mind. It's not as well known as many other holiday songs but I love the many layers to the lyrics. The Incredibly beautiful guitars you hear were done by Jeff Marshall, who also produced the track. The song was written by Donald "Skip" Ewing. I hope you enjoy this year's …
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Believe

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2012
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2012
Rustic Heart Records
New Pop Song from Award Winning Singer and Songwriter Debbie Hennessey, produced by Rye Randa.
  • 03:37 Lyrics
    Believe

    Believe

    Written by Debbie Hennessey, Rye Randa & Jeff Foxworth

     

    Still in search of a remedy 

    cause your losing your identity

    someday, someway

    I'm going find you again

     

    the same mistakes you keep on making

    how long will you keep on waiting

    someday, someway

    you're going to find you again

     

    chr: 

    When you believe the unbelievable

    when life gets you down and you feel tied to the ground        

    When you believe the unbelievable

    you let the world know how your plans gonna go

    Cause life is unbelievable, when you believe

     

    Hold a vision of how life should be

    your dreams aren't a memory

    Right here, right now

    you'll need more courage than doubt

     

    All you need is here for the taking

    I can't keep your heart from breaking but        

    Right here, right now

    we'll have more courage than doubt

     

    chr:

    If we believe the unbelievable

    when life gets you down and you feel tied to the ground        

    When you believe the unbelievable

    you let the world know how your plans gonna go

    Cause life is unbelievable, when you believe

     

    bridge:

    When you feel like you’re falling apart

    Trying to make your way through the dark                         

    Hold on, just for a moment

    In your heart you’re already there

    If you believe

    When you believe

     

    chr:

    You gotta believe the unbelievable

    when life gets you down and you feel tied to the ground                 

    When you believe the unbelievable

    you let the world know how your plans gonna go

    Cause life is unbelievable, when you believe

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey - lead & backup vocals, Jeff Foxworth - guitars, Rye Randa - backup vocals & track producer.

    c2010 Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, Rye Randa/Hamon Wry Music, Jeff Foxworth/Missfodus Pub,  ASCAP

     

NOTES
Believe is the new pop single from award winning artist Debbie Hennessey, co-written by Debbie, Rye Randa and Jeff Foxworth. Rye and Jeff are also known as the production team, The Ontic. Rye produced this new track and has produced several of Debbie's cds including: Rustic Heart, Good As Gone, and Hallelujah.

"When you feel like you’re falling apart
Trying to make your way through the dark
Hold on, just for a moment
In …
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Hallelujah - Single

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2010
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2010
Rustic Heart Records
Award winning singer Debbie Hennessey's powerful rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic, produced by Rye Randa
  • 05:37 Lyrics
    Hallelujah

    Hallelujah

    Written by Leonard Cohen

     

    Now I've heard there was a secret chord

    That David played, and it pleased the Lord

    But you don't really care for music, do ya?

    It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth

    The minor fall, the major lift

    The baffled king composing Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

     

    Your faith was strong but you needed proof

    You saw her bathing on the roof

    Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

    She tied you to her kitchen chair

    She broke your thrown, and she cut your hair

    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

     

    Maybe there's a God above

    But all I've ever learned from love

    Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you

    And it's not a cry that you hear at night

    It's not someone who's seen the light

    It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, etc...

     

     

     

NOTES
So, here's my story and I'm sticking to it...because it's true! Apparently, I've been living under a rock for the last 30 years because I had never heard this song until I saw kd lang sing it at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. I know that may be hard to believe but it's true. Considering the tens of thousands of songs I've heard over the years it is possible that it crossed my …
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2012
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2012
Rustic Heart Records
Award Winning Singer Debbie Hennessey's 2012 Christmas Single produced by Jeffery Marshall and featuring Aubrey Richmond on violin.
  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    Written by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin

     

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas

    Let your heart be light

    From now on, our troubles will be out of sight

     

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas

    Make the Yule-tide gay

    From now on, our troubles will be miles away

     

    Here we are as in olden days

    Happy golden days of yore

    Faithful friends who are dear to us

    Gather near to us once more

     

    Through the years

    We all will be together

    If the Fates allow

    Hang a shining star upon the highest bough

    And have yourself

    A merry little Christmas now

     

     

NOTES
My holiday single this year is the classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin. We kept it simple and sweet, just like the song's message, with acoustic guitars by Jeff Marshall and violin by Aubrey Richmond. I hope it reminds you of your best Christmas memories with friends and family who are near and dear to us... dh

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Winter Wonderland

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2009
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2009
Rustic Heart Records
Timeless version of the holiday classic by Award Winning singer Debbie Hennessey, produced by Dan Marfisi
  • 02:18 Lyrics
    Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland 

    written by Dick Smith & Felix Bernard

     

    Sleigh bells ring, are you listening

    In the lane, snow is glistening

    A beautiful sight 

    We're happy tonight

    Walking in a winter wonderland

     

    Gone away is the bluebird

    Here to stay is a new bird

    He sings a love song

    As we go along

    Walking in a winter wonderland

     

    In the meadow we can build a snowman

    Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

    He'll say:  Are you married?

    We'll say:  No man

    But you can do the job

    When you're in town

     

    Later on, we'll conspire

    As we dream by the fire

    To face unafraid

    The plans that we've made

    Walking in a winter wonderland

     

    In the meadow we can build a snowman

    And pretend that he's a circus clown

    We'll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman

    Until the other kiddies knock him down

     

    When it snows, ain't it thrilling

    Though your nose gets a chilling

    We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way

    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Walking in a winter wonderland

     

NOTES
For years I have been asked to record some Christmas songs. Winter Wonderland is my first holiday recording. Done in the classic pop style of the 60's of with lush strings and happy jingle bells, this is the kind of holiday music I grew up on in Connecticut - Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Elvis, all that classic pop. My brothers and I would watch the TV specials and listen to the albums. As a child, …
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Debbie's on-air radio interviews

by Debbie Hennessey

Rustic Heart Records
Rustic Heart Records
Here are some on-air interviews for the new cd No Longer Broken

Good As Gone

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2006
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2006
Rustic Heart Records
Second full-length cd from Award Winning Singer and Songwriter Debbie Hennessey, produced by Rye Randa
  • 02:59 Lyrics
    Good As Gone

    Good As Gone - Written by Mark Luna & Richard Wold

     

    I've been a victim of my own indecision

    And it's hard to decide what I'm gonna do

    I've been so blinded by my own lack of vision

    That  I can't see the sun when it's shinin' thru

    Time to jump off this fence I've been straddlin'

    Give up the worry of where I'll be landin'

    Got a map up hangin' on the wall

    And it's pointing me to anywhere at all

     

    (chr)

    I'm movin' on

    I'm good as gone

    Let there be no doubt, I'm checkin' out

    Gonna try again

    Gonna ride the wind

    Find where I belong

    I'm feelin' strong

    I'm good as gone

     

    Things can happen to change your way of thinkin'

    When you, start second guessing your way around

    You lose your faith until it finally sinks in

    That a spirit lost can still be found

    I'm gonna get off this fence I'm straddlin'

    No need to worry about where I'll be landin'

    Throw my bags in the back seat of the car

    Turn the key and listen to my heart

     

    (chr)

    I'm movin' on

    I'm good as gone

    Let there be no doubt, I'm checkin' out

    Gonna try again

    Gonna ride the wind

    Find where I belong

    I'm feelin' strong

    I'm good as gone

     

    I'm movin' on

    I'm feeling' strong

     

    Repeat chorus

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, John Depatie - acoustic guitars, Jeff "Big Red" Marshall - electric & slide guitars, Michelle Krell Malone - keyboards, Christopher Maloney - bass, Adam Gust - drums & percussion, Mark Luna - backup vocals

     

    ©2006 Major Bob Music, Inc; Curb Magnatone Music Publishing LP; ASCAP, SESAC

     

     

     

     

  • 03:37 Lyrics
    Love Might Change Your Mind

    Love Might Change Your Mind

    Written by Debbie Hennessey, Sunny Hilden & John DePatie

     

    There he is, someone new,

    Givin' you butterflies like he's meant for you

    But you don't believe it, not quite yet,

    Could he really be the one to help your heart forget?

     

    chr:

    You might think he's one love too late

    You might think you dream is past its expiration date

    You might think that bliss is so hard to find

    But you might think again, 'cause love...might change your mind

     

    Just imagine, the past is gone

    How can it hurt you if you tell it to move on

    Somebody's asking, for just one chance

    Are you really ready to give up on romance?

     

    chr:

    You might think he's one love too late

    You might think you dream is past its expiration date

    You might think that bliss is so hard to find

    But you might think again, 'cause love...might change your mind

     

    bridge:

    He could start your heart believin' again

    And make you see it doesn't matter where you've been

     

    chr:

    You might think he's one love too late

    You might think you dream is past its expiration date

    You might think that bliss is so hard to find

    But you might think again, 'cause love...might change your mind

    'cause love, oh love...might change your mind

     

    Song credits: Debbie Hennessey-lead vocals; John DePatie-Acoustic, Electric & Dobro Guitars; Don Schiff, NS Stick; Matt Laug, drums & percussion; Sunny Hilden, Rye Randa & Debbie Hennessey-backup vocals, produced by Rye Randa.

    c2005 Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP; Solshien Music, BMI; John DePatie Music, BMI

  • 04:23 Lyrics
    When Two Become One

    When Two Become One - Written by Mark Luna & Terry Burns

     

    Today the morning light

    Was throwing colors on the wall

    And you were right beside me

    In the wonder of it all

     

    Reaching through the window

    The warm September sun

    Showed us what could happen

    When two become one

     

    (chr)

    I can feel our hearts beating slow and deep in rhythm to a distant drum

    I can hear a magical, miracle as angels sing in unison

    When two become one

     

    Wrapped around your body

    Brushing back your hair

    Oh, the way you kiss me

    Nothing can compare

     

    And all our inhibitions

    Slowly fade away

    As we give ourselves to love

    And let it lead the way

     

    (chr)

    I can feel our hearts beating slow and deep in rhythm to a distant drum

    I can hear a magical, miracle as angels sing in unison

    When two become one

     

    When two become one

     

    (chr)

    I can feel our hearts beating slow and deep in rhythm to a distant drum

    I can hear a magical, miracle as angels sing in unison

    When two become one

    Two become one

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey & Mark Luna - Lead Vocals, John DePatie - acoustic guitar, Jeff "Big Red" Marshall - lead acoustic guitar, Michelle Krell Malone - keyboards, Don Schiff - NY Stick, Matt Laug - drums & percussion

     

    ©2006 Major Bob Music Inc., ASCAP, Universal, BMI

     

     

     

     

  • 03:37 Lyrics
    Every River

    Every River - Written by Kim Richey, Angelo, Tom Littlefield

     

    Once upon a time

    Somewhere in your past

    Someone said forever

    But the promise didn't last

    Now you don't believe

    Love is ever true

    You steal yourself against the day

    When I stop loving you

     

    (chr)

    When the day comes that I don't love you

    Every star will fall out of the sky

    And every mountain will tumble down

    And every river run dry

     

    For every drop of rain

    That ever touched the ground

    For every tear that ever fell

    And never made a sound

    I'll be there

    To hear you call

    And I'll be there to catch you baby

    Should you ever fall

     

    (chr)

    When the day comes that I don't love you

    Every star will fall out of the sky

    And every mountain will tumble down

    And every river run dry

     

    (chr)

    When the day comes that I don't love you

    Every star will fall out of the sky

    And every mountain will tumble down

    And every river run dry

    Every river run dry

     

    ©2000 Mighty Nice Music, BMI/Wait No More, BMI, Admin by Bluewater Music Services Corp; Universal-Polygram International Publishing Inc, Universal-Songs of Polygram International Inc, BMI & ASCAP

     

     

     

     

     

  • 03:47 Lyrics
    Looking In

    Looking In - Written by Rye Randa

     

    So long I held on to the memory

    The time has come to let go of the misery

    And I see heaven on the horizon

    But it's so far away

     

    (chr)

    I'm looking in from the outside

    Holding on to what's been gone so long

    From the outside looking in

     

    Holding on I'll break the chains of yesterday

    Just be strong now is where I have to stay

    And I see heaven in your eyes

    But it's slipping away

     

    (chr)

    I'm looking in from the outside

    Holding on to what's been gone so long

    From the outside looking in

     

    (br)

    I don't want to wait for things to get better

    And I don't want to wake from dreams of us being together

    I don't need to wait for lightning to strike

    The thunder's enough to keep me running away

     

    (holding on to what's been gone so long)

    From the outside looking in

     

    (chr)

    I'm looking in from the outside

    Holding on to what's been gone so long

    From the outside looking in

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, Stuart Mathis - acoustic & electric guitars & banjo, Lance Morrison - bass, Matt Laug - drums & percussion, Rye Randa - backup vocals

     

    ©2006 Bob A Lew Songs dba Hamon Rye (Wry) Music, ASCAP

  • 03:30 Lyrics
    Keep It To Yourself

    Keep It To Yourself - Written by Bob Dellaposta

     

    You've never kept anything from me

    But tonight is a good time to start

    I don't wanna hear what's on your mind

    If it's gonna break my heart

     

    (chr) 

    Keep it to yourself I don't want to hear your reason

    Keep it to yourself I'll go on believin

    Keep it to yourself baby if you're leavin

    Keep it to yourself

     

    Let me find out later than sooner

    Right now I don't want you to go

    You can tell everyone but don't tell me

    I wanna be the last to know

     

    (chr) 

    Keep it to yourself I don't want to hear your reason

    Keep it to yourself I'll go on believin

    Keep it to yourself baby if you're leavin

    Keep it to yourself

     

    (br)

    What's playin at the movies

    Do you think it's going to rain

    Whisper something good to me

    Baby any bad news can wait

     

    (chr) 

    Keep it to yourself I don't want to hear your reason

    Keep it to yourself I'll go on believin

    Keep it to yourself baby if you're leavin

    Keep it to yourself

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, Jeff "Big Red" Marshall - acoustic, electric & slide guitars, Michelle Krell Malone - keyboards, Christopher Maloney - bass, Charlie Waymire - drums & percussion, Kelly Moneymaker, Janelle Sadler & Debbie Hennessey - backup vocals

     

    ©2004 My Three Kids Music, BMI

     

     

     

  • 04:15 Lyrics
    I'm Still Alive

    I'm Still Alive - written by Matraca Berg & Al Anderson

     

    Woke up this mornin' just another day

    Got myself out of bed in the usual way

    Threw back the curtains and the sun was shinin

    Well it seems these days

    I got such good timin

    Since I let you go

     

    (chr)

    Guess I fooled everybody

    Said I'd love you till the day that I die

    Even if you didn't love me

    Sorry baby, I guess I lied

    You're gone and I'm still alive, oh yeah

     

    I'm the kinda girl that never fails

    To hang onto the past by my fingernails

    And I can't help it even I'm amazed

    At how much better they look

    Painted in pink sorbet

    What took me so long

    To sing this song

     

    (chr)

    Guess I fooled everybody

    Said I'd love you till the day that I die

    Even if you didn't love me

    Sorry baby, I guess I lied

    You're gone and I'm still alive, oh yeah

     

    (br)

    I said goodbye and I survived

    I'm still alive

    Since I let you go

    Well what do ya know

     

    (chr)

    Guess I fooled everybody

    Said I'd love you till the day that I die

    Even if you didn't love me

    Sorry baby, I guess I lied

    You're gone and I'm still alive, oh yeah

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, John DePatie - acoustic & electric guitars, Michelle Krell malone - keyboards, Christopher Maloney - bass, Adam Gust - drums & percussion, Kelly Moneymaker, Janelle Sadler, Rye Randa & Debbie Hennessey - backup vocals

     

    ©2000 Songs of Universal Inc. obo Hannaberg Music, BMI, Mighty Nice Music, BMI/Al Andersongs, BMI Admin by Bluewater Music Services Corp.

     

     

     

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    I Never Had A Prayer

    I Never Had A Prayer - written by Mark Luna & Susan Longacre

     

    I never had a prayer answered with a kiss

    Till you brushed back my hair and leaned in close like this

    I know where heaven is

     

    And  I never had a prayer open me so deep

    Or strip my soul so bare as when I watch you sleep

    A moment  I will keep

     

    (chr)

    And I never had a prayer no my heart so well

    Speak with such care till your sweet words fell

    Whisper on my name caught me unaware

    With such graceful aim

    Oh, I never had a prayer

     

    I never had a prayer break the lock and key

    And find, so much trust in there and put such faith in me

    it's so good to believe

     

    (chr)

    And I never had a prayer no my heart so well

    Speak with such care till your sweet words fell

    Whisper on my name caught me unaware

    With such graceful aim

    Oh, I never had a prayer

     

    Oh, I never had a prayer

    Oh, I never had a prayer

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, John DePatie - acoustic guitars, Michelle Krell Malone - keyboards, Don Schiff - NS Stick, Matt Laug - drums & percussion

     

    ©2006 Major Bob Music Inc., ASCAP, Famous Music LLC obo Sea Acre Music, ASCAP

     

     

  • 04:27 Lyrics
    That's A Lie

    That's A Lie - Written by Kim Richey & Tim Krekel

     

    I let the porch light burn all night

    'Til the early morning light

    But you never did come by

    And now you're calling me

    Just to say you need

     A little room to breathe

     

    (chr)

    Well that's a lie you tell yourself so I can't touch you

    That's a lie to shut me out but it's not true

    Can't you see you're not foolin' me a bit

    Yeah, you can try to tell me you don't care but I know

    That's a lie

     

    Well you never will be free

    If you let her memory

    Get all tangled up with me

    I'm sorry for you pain

    But I won't take the blame

    All women aren't the same

     

    (chr)

    Well that's a lie you tell yourself so I can't touch you

    That's a lie to shut me out but it's not true

    Can't you see you're not foolin' me a bit

    Yeah, you can try to tell me you don't care but I know

    That's a lie

     

    You say you like to be alone

    You do just fine all on your own

     

    (chr)

    Well that's a lie you tell yourself so I can't touch you

    That's a lie to shut me out but it's not true

    Can't you see you're not foolin' me a bit

    Yeah, you can try to tell me you don't care but I know

    That's a lie

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, John DePatie - acoustic guitars, Jeff "Big Red" Marshall - electric & slide guitars, Michelle Krell Malone - keyboards, Christpher Maloney - bass, Adam Gust - drums & percussion, Kelly Moneymaker, Janelle Sadler, Rye Randa & Debbie Hennessey - backup vocals

     

    ©1995 Mighty Nice Music, BMI/Wait No More, BMI, Admin by Bluewater Music Services Corp

     

     

     

  • 04:12
    First Song
  • 04:40 Lyrics
    Sounds Like Rain

    Sounds Like Rain - Written by Debbie Hennessey, Sunny Hilden & John DePatie

     

    The clock's ticking right next to my bed to start another day

    Never noticed how loud it could be before you went away

    I bet the sky outside is perfectly clear

    The trees are whispering it's beautiful out there

     

    (chr)

    But to me it sounds like rain

    Like my soul's lost in the eye of a hurricaine

    To me every road is a memory lane

    As the sun shines how I can explain

    Every beat of my heart

    Sounds like rain, sounds like rain

     

    I hear the wind scatter the leaves on the porch outside the door

    Reminds me that the seasons will change, a truth I can't ignore

    I've got my friends convinced I seize the day just fine

    The birds keep singin like they did when you were mine

     

    (chr)

    But to me it sounds like rain

    Like my soul's lost in the eye of a hurricaine

    To me every road is a memory lane

    As the sun shines how I can explain

    Every beat of my heart

    Sounds like rain, sounds like rain

     

    (br)

    My guardian angel knows I'm full of needs

    She's probably out there somewhere planting seeds

     

    (chr)

    But to me it sounds like rain

    Like my soul's lost in the eye of a hurricaine

    To me every road is a memory lane

    As the sun shines how I can explain

    Every beat of my heart

    Sounds like rain, sounds like rain

     

    Track credit:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, John DePatie - acoustic, electric & dobro guitars, Michelle Krerll Malone - keyboards, Don Schiff Schiff - NS Stick, Matt Laug - drums & percussion, Sunny Hilden, J. Miller & Debbie Hennessey - backup vocals

     

    ©2005 Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP, Solshien Music, BMI, John DePatie Music, BMI

     

     

  • 04:04 Lyrics
    Walking On A Wire

    Walking Out On A Wire - Written by Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro & Rick Boston

     

    Don't waste your breath

    Don't waste my time

    If I hear one more excuse I'll lose my mind

    It's been a quiet war

    Behind closed doors

    Ain't it getting hard to keep your balance anymore

     

    (chr)

    Walking on a wire

    Higher and higher

    You told the truth but you're still a liar

    Walking on a wire

     

    You deal in black and white

    And everything in-between

    You were blessed with such finesse I almost know what you mean

    Now I could close my eyes

    Pretend to let it pass

    But you leave on borrowed time and it would never last

     

    (chr)

    Walking on a wire

    Higher and higher

    You told the truth but you're still a liar

    Walking on a wire

    Walking on a wire

    Higher and higher

    You told the truth but you're still a liar

    Walking on a wire

     

    (br)

    And how does it feel with the whole world watching

    Do you feel like you're gonna fall

    Was it safer with your back up against the wall

    And why did you try when you knew you were losing

    Just one mistake and you'll lose it all

     

    Don't waste your breath

    Don't waste my time

    If I hear one more excuse I'll lose my mind

     

    (chr)

    Walking on a wire

    Higher and higher

    You told the truth but you're still a liar

    Walking on a wire

    Walking on a wire

    Higher and higher

    You told the truth but you're still a liar

    Walking on a wire

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, John DePatie - acoustic & electric guitars, Michelle Krell Malone - Keyboards, Christopher Maloney - bass, Adam Gust - drums & percussion, Kelly Moneymaker, Janelle Sadler, Rye Randa & Debbie Hennessey - backup vocals

     

    ©1990 Bug Music obo Salsongs, BMI; Bug Music obo Marion Place Music, BMI; Boss Tone Music c/o Reed Smith ,BMI

     

     

     

  • 03:50 Lyrics
    That's Some Kind Of Love

    That's Some Kind Of Love - Written by Renee Carly

     

    Love appears right on time

    When you're not looking for somebody new

    And you proved that when you showed up

    Right out of the blue

    You stepped in and changed the scenery

    You put a little curve into my destiny

    And honey, if you don't mind, let me tell you baby

     

    (chr)

    That's some kind of love

    You wrapped around my heart so tenderly

    That's some kind of love

    You got goin' on, goin' on with me

     

    No longer alone with my broken heart

    My tears left suddenly

    Mmm, when I reach for you in the middle of the night

    You're always there for me

    Your love's a perfect harmony

    The only one that makes my heart sing

    And, in my eyes I hope you always see, how I feel for ya baby

     

    (chr)

    That's some kind of love

    You wrapped around my heart so tenderly

    That's some kind of love

    You got goin' on, goin' on with me

     

    That's some kind of love

    That's some kind of love

    That's some kind of love

    And I pray we'll always be together

    And I'll always have a reason to say

     

    (chr)

    That's some kind of love

    You wrapped around my heart so tenderly

    That's some kind of love

    You got goin' on, goin' on with me

     

    That's some kind of love

    That's some kind of love

    That's some kind of love

    That's some kind of love

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, Jeff "Big Red" Marshall - acoustic guitars, Michelle Krell Malone - keyboards, Christopher Maloney - bass, Charlie Waymire - drums & percussion, Rye Randa & Debbie Hennessey - backup vocals

     

    ©2006 Save Sunday Music, ASCAP

NOTES
Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA Network and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on …
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Additional Projects

by Debbie Hennessey

Rustic Heart Records
Rustic Heart Records
A variety of song styles, see each song for details. Many of these are fairly new. Some were done for film and TV projects and music production libraries. All of Debbie's songs are available for licensing and can be cleared quickly. Instrumental stems avail.
  • 03:20 Lyrics
    Fly Me Higher

    Fly Me Higher - Written by Debbie Hennessey & Jeff Marshall

     

    I want to learn to pilot a plane but I'm afraid to fly

    I want to soar above the clouds in a radiant sky

    Way up there takes my breath away

    A place where only angels play

     

    Fly me higher

    Kiss the sun and not get burned

    Fly me higher

    I'll be fine, I'll be free, flyin' high into a brand new world

     

    I want to be in love with you but I'm afraid to fall

    I want to know this is real and you'll be there when I call

    Keeping us safe and warm

    Even thru the wildest storm

     

    Fly me higher

    Kiss the sun and not get burned

    Fly me higher

    We'll be fine, we'll be free, flyin' high into a brand new world

     

    Soaring and sweeping the world stretched out below us

    Following the song in our souls

     

    I want to learn to pilot a plane but I'm afraid to fly

    I want to soar above the clouds in a radiant sky

    Way up there takes my breath away

    A place where only angels play

     

    (repeat chorus 3x)

    Fly me higher

    Kiss the sun and not get burned

    Fly me higher

    We'll be fine, we'll be free, flyin' high into a brand new world

    (alt last line) It's our time, it's our turn, flyin' high into a brand new world

     

     

     

     

     

  • 03:40 Lyrics
    You Won't Let Me In

    You Won't Let Me In - Written by Debbie Hennessey & Jeff Marshall

     

    How did I end up in this place?

    With just one wicked smile from your handsome face?

     

    You don't play fair with your love

    Just close enough, but still

    out of reach

    Stealing hearts, like a thief

     

    But you won't let me in

    I get so close I can feel you under my skin

    But you won't let me in

    It's a game and on-ly you can win

    I'm just your fool

    And you won't let me in

     

    You lead me on with your games

    I play along but (always) end up

    In flames

     

    You tempt me with promises

    I know you're wrong, but oh, so hard

    To resist

    I hold on, for a kiss

     

    But you won't let me in

    I get so close I can feel you under my skin

    But you won't let me in

    It's a game and on-ly you can win

    I'm just your fool

    And you won't let me in

     

  • 03:52 Lyrics
    You Saved Me

    You Saved Me - Written by Michelle Krell Malone & Debbie Hennessey & Jeff Marshall

     

    I thought I had it all figured out

    But life had another plan

    Found myself lost in a world

    Without a safe place to land

    When and unwilling hear t/ tore mine apart

    But you made me see / You were waiting for me

     

    (chr)

    Then, you saved me 

    I wondered how I lost my way

    When you saved me

    Gave my heart a reason to stay

    When you saved me

    Yeah, you saved me

     

    How could I have been so blind

    With the truth right before my eyes

    Choices brought me to that place

    'cause I ignored all the signs

    Rushed in without counting the cost / played my heart and lost

    But you were patient and kind / yeah, you took your time

     

    (chr)

    Then, you saved me 

    I wondered how I lost my way

    When you saved me

    Gave my heart a reason to stay

    When you saved me

    Yeah, you saved me

     

    (br) 

    I wanted to run / my trust was borken / but being with you / feels like the warm of the sun

     

    (chr)

    Then, you saved me 

    I wondered how I lost my way

    When you saved me

    Gave my heart a reason to stay

    When you saved me

    Yeah, you saved me

     

     

     

     

     

  • 03:04 Lyrics
    I'm Leaving The Fairytale Behind (teen pop vers Jenna O'Gara vox)

    I"m Leaving The Fairytale Behind - Written by Athena Marie Byrne & Debbie Hennessey

     

    I don't believe in storybook endings

    I don't want to play the princess cuz I'd just be pretending

    Yeah I'd just be pretending

    I'm the kinda girl who makes my dreams happen

    I'm the kinda girl who's not afraid to slay my own dragons

    Yeah, sleigh my own dragons

    No, I'm not Sleeping Beauty

     

    (chr)

    I'm not waiting on a fairytale

    I'm not living in happily ever after

    It's up to me to make my life matter

    I'm not looking for a Prince Charming

    I'm not hoping for once upon a time

    I'm leaving the fairytale behind

     

    I don't need to gaze into a magic mirror

    I don't have to fit into the perfect glass slipper

    The perfect glass slipper

    No, I'm not Cinderella

     

    (chr)

    I'm not waiting on a fairytale

    I'm not living in happily ever after

    It's up to me to make my life matter

    I'm not looking for a Prince Charming

    I'm not hoping for once upon a time

    I'm leaving the fairytale behind

     

    I can build my own castles

    I can win my own battles

    I'm not Snow White with her poison apple

    No, I'm not, I'm not

     

    (chr)

    I'm not waiting on a fairytale

    I'm not living in happily ever after

    It's up to me to make my life matter

    I'm not looking for a Prince Charming

    I'm not hoping for once upon a time

    I'm leaving the fairytale behind

     

     

     

     

     

  • 02:16 Lyrics
    He's Gone (1930's style lo-fi mix)

    He's Gone - Written by Debbie Hennessey & John DePatie & C Forrest Powell

     

    Every night

    All I do is weep

    'cause from my man, I don't hear a peep

    He's gone, yeah that man of mine is gone

     

    I looked high

    I looked low

    Where he went, ain't nobody knows

    He's gone, yeah that man of mine is gone

     

    I trusted him

    With all my heart

    He told me, momma we ain't ever gonna part

    But he's gone, yeah that man of mine is gone

     

    Time goes by

    Oh so slow

    What will I do, where will I go

    'cause he's gone, yeah that man of mine is gone

     

    ©2013 Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP, John DePatie/John DePatie Music, BMI, Forrest Powell/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP

     

  • 02:46 Lyrics
    Westbound Train (1930's style lo-fi mix)

    Westbound Train - Written by Debbie Hennessey & John DePatie & C. Forrest Powell

     

    I hear the whistle callin' my name

    Not gonna stick around

    Shake off the dust of this little town

    Hop on a train that's western bound

     

    Gonna head out west

    Where it's sunny and bright

    Where everything is bathed in golden light

     

    There's opportunity waiting for me

    Time to follow my dream

    Silver train rolls those / the tracks on steam

    Flying to the coast on a moonbeam

     

    I'm headin' out west 

    Where it's sunny and bright

    Where everything is bathed in golden light

     

    I can see the shimmer of the sea

    Here comes the end of the line

    I know now, I'm gonna be just fine

    This town's where I'm gonna shine

     

    Now I'm out west

    Where it's sunny and bright

    Where everything is bathed in golden light

     

    ©2014

  • 02:06 Story
    Bread On The Water
  • 02:04 Story Lyrics
    Shade of Blue

    When I'm with you my sky is every shade of blue

    When I'm with you my sky is every shade of blue

    Wherever life leads us I'm sure to follow you

  • 02:36 Story Lyrics
    When Johnny Comes Marching Home

    When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again - Written by Gilmore

     

    When Johnny comes marching home again

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    We'll give him a mighty welcome then

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    The men will cheer and the boys will shot

    The ladies they will all turn out

    And we'll all feel gay

    When Johnny comes marching home

     

    The old church bell will peal with joy

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    To welcome home our darling boy

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    The village lads and lassies say

    With roses they will strew the way,

    And we'll all feel gay

    When Johnny comes marching home

     

    Get ready for the jubilee

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    We'll give the hero three times three

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    The laurel wreath is ready now

    To place upon his loyal brow

    And we'll all feel gay

    When Johnny comes marching home

     

    Let love and friendship on that day

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    Their choices pleasures then display

    Hurrah!  Hurrah!

    And let each one perform some part

    To fill with joy the warrior's heart

    And we'll all feel gay 

    When Johnny comes marching home

     

     

  • 02:13 Story Lyrics
    My Wild Irish Rose

    My Wild Irish Rose 

     

    My wild Irish rose

    The sweetest flower that grows

    You may search everywhere

    But none can compare with my wild Irish rose

     

    My wild Irish rose

    The dearest flower that grows

    And someday for my sake

    She may let me take the bloom from my wild Irish rose

     

    My wild Irish rose

    The sweetest flower that grows

    You may search everywhere

    But none can compare with my wild Irish rose

     

    My wild Irish rose

    The dearest flower that grows

    And someday for my sake

    She may let me take the bloom from my wild Irish rose

    Yes, someday for my sake

    She may let me take the bloom from my wild Irish rose

     

  • 04:08 Lyrics
    Man Free Weekend

    Man-Free Weekend - Written by Debbie Hennessey & Alison Block

     

    The boys club is sealing business deals over hot wings at Hooters

    My IT guy is overloading my mind with stuff about computers

    My mechanic says he needs two more days and another thousand dollars

    And the man I love is asking me if I remembered to starch his collars

     

    Now it Friday.  Gonna grab the girls, drive as fast as the law allows

    There's a reservation at the beach for me and my gals

    Before those men drive us off the deep end

    We need a man-free weekend

     

    (chr)

    Just a man-free weekend

    Free of honey can you get me a beer and

    How long's your momma staying here and

    Will dinner be ready this year

    Just a man free weekend

    We owe it to yourselves

    Take the men out of mental health and

    Have a man-free weekend

     

    Sayonara, Arrivederci, Adios and Farewell

    To the men we love but who have a way of making our lives hell

    We know the laundry won't get done and the house might fall apart

    Heaven forbid they do the dishes when the game's about to start

     

    Thank God it's Friday.  I got my girls, we'll drive as fast as the law allows

    There's a margarita, and a shot of tequila for me and my gals

    So before those men drive us off the deep end

    We need a man-free weekend

     

    (chr)

    Just a man-free weekend

    Free of honey can you get me a beer and

    How long's your momma staying here and

    Will dinner be ready this year

    Just a man free weekend

    We owe it to yourselves

    Take the men out of mental health and

    Have a man-free weekend

     

    © Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP, Alison Block/Working Blue Media ASCAP, 

  • 04:11 Lyrics
    Chasing Ghosts

    Chasing Ghosts - Written by Debbie Hennessey & Alison Block

     

    Did I dream that you were here?

    All those nights you held me near

    Lying in our lovers bed

    Did I dream it all instead

     

    (chr)

    Chasing ghosts down empty streets

    Of memories that won't let go

    Haunted by the promises

    You didn't keep, the love that died

    All your words run cold

    All the lies that you sold

    Now you're not here to hold

    I'm left chasing ghosts

     

    I see you everywhere

    Turn around and you're not there

    Once I heard you make a vow

    Tell me where are words now?

     

    (chr)

    Chasing ghosts down empty streets

    Of memories that won't let go

    Haunted by the promises

    You didn't keep, the love that died

    All your words run cold

    All the lies that you sold

    Now you're not here to hold

    I'm left chasing ghosts

     

    (br)

    If I had one more day

    I would beg for you to stay

    Instead of chasing ghosts

     

    (chr)

    Chasing ghosts down empty streets

    Of memories that won't let go

    Haunted by the promises

    You didn't keep, the love that died

    All your words run cold

    All the lies that you sold

    Now you're not here to hold

    I'm left chasing ghosts

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - vocals, Jeff Marshall - guitars, Charlie Waymire - drums, Produced by Jeff Marshall

     

    ©2008 Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP, Alison Block/Working Blue Media, ASCAP

     

     

  • 03:17 Lyrics
    Dare Me

    Dare Me - Written by Debbie Hennessey, Richard Wold, Stan Webb & Renee Carly

     

    I was livin', but not alive

    I was driftin', on a lower than low tide

    And then it hit me

    From right out of your baby blues

    I'm not afraid boy

    To get a lot closer to you

     

    (chr)

    Dare me, dare me

    Strike the match, I'll jump the fire

    Dare me, dare me

    To take a love leap in your heart

    String the bow, I'll shoot the stars

     

    You got me thinkin', do you want to take a chance

    Do something about it, or just stay here and dance

    I'm more than ready

    If you feel it too

    Trust me baby

    I'll take you over the moon

     

    (chr)

    Dare me, dare me

    Strike the match, I'll jump the fire

    Dare me, dare me

    To take a love leap in your heart

    String the bow, I'll shoot the stars

     

    (br)

    I don't mind standin' on the edge if I'm with you

    I don't mind fallin', fallin', fallin', if you're fallin' too

     

    (chr)

    Dare me, dare me

    Strike the match, I'll jump the fire

    Dare me, dare me

    To take a love leap in your heart

    String the bow, I'll shoot the stars

     

    ©2007 Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP, Richard Wold Music, BMI; Stan Webb Music, BMI; Renee Carly ASCAP

     

     

     

     

  • 03:38 Lyrics
    Memory Lane

    Memory Lane - Written by Debbie Hennessey & Courtney Leigh Heins

     

    Sometimes life is like a merry-go-round

    The kids, the house, the job

    Your horse going up while mine's coming down

    When day to day it all speeds by

    It can seem like we're losing touch

    But then across the room you catch my eye

     

    (chr)

    Take me down memory lane

    Where our story is one and the same

    With one look we wrote the book to this crazy game

    Hills and valleys, highs and lows

    With each chapter a brand new road

    And I wouldn't have it any other way

    Each time you take me down memory lane

     

    Summertime is when it all began

    The look, the note, the kiss

    By the fall you you'd asked my daddy for my hand

    Thru starry skies or sleepless nights, I

    Wouldn't change us for the world

    Once you've found your other half you hold on tight

     

    (chr)

    Take me down memory lane

    Where our story is one and the same

    With one look we wrote the book to this crazy game

    Hills and valleys, highs and lows

    With each chapter a brand new road

    And I wouldn't have it any other way

    Each time you take me down memory lane

     

    (br)

    And whatever the future holds, we'll just let life unfold 'cause it's out of our

    control anyway

     

    (chr)

    Take me down memory lane

    Where our story is one and the same

    With one look we wrote the book to this crazy game

    Hills and valleys, highs and lows

    With each chapter a brand new road

    And I wouldn't have it any other way

    Each time you take me down memory lane

     

    ©2010  Debbie Hennessey/SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP, Courtney Leigh Heins Refolk Music, ASCAP

     

     

     

  • 04:35 Story Lyrics
    State of Grace

    State of Grace

    By Debbie Hennessey, Sunny Hilden, John DePatie & Charles Clifford Brooks

     

    Some roads snake on all evening

    Like a prophet who takes me for a ride,

    This road of silence climbs a mountain

    Redemption sleepin’ on the other side...

     

    CHORUS:I’m movin’ on, so movin’ on,

    Wherever I can find my place,

    Whatever I need to face,

    I’m movin’ on, just like the dawn,

    Movin’.........to the state of grace...

     

    Some truth hits like a freight train,

    Leaving sorrow that drives your dreams insane,

    This truth rises like morning

    To wake me with a drifting sheet of rain...

     

    CHORUS:I’m movin’ on, so movin’ on,

    Wherever I can find my place,

    Whatever I need to face,

    I’m movin’ on, just like the dawn,

    Movin’.........to the state of grace...

     

    BRIDGE:I’m standin’ my ground

    By not hangin’ around,

    Gotta find my better day

    Away from regret,

    All I long to forget,

    Getting’ out of my own way....

                   

    CHORUS:I’m movin’ on, so movin’ on,

    Wherever I can find my place,

    Whatever I need to face,

    I’m movin’ on, just like the dawn,

    Movin’.........to the state of grace...

    I’m movin’......................................to the state of grace...

Rustic Heart

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2002
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2002
Rustic Heart Records
Debut cd from Award Winning Singer and Songwriter Debbie Hennessey, produced by Rye Randa. The single Midnight To Cinderella became a Top 20 Hit on New Music Weekly's AC40 Charts and Debbie was named New Music Weekly's AC40 Female Artist of the Year.
  • 04:28 Lyrics
    This Ain't About You

    This Ain't About You - Written by Mark Luna & Stan Webb

     

    I can't explain the way that I feel

    All I know is that the pain is unreal

    I've prayed every night I'd wake up and find it gone

     

    But the dream I keep dreamin just won't go away

    I'm caught between leaving and wanting to stay

    But the need to move on, baby I can no longer deny

    I didn't mean to make you cry, but ...

     

    (chr)

    This ain't about you

    This ain't about us

    This ain't about freedom cause you gave me enough

    Don't take the blame

    Cause this ain't what you did or didn't do

    This ain't about you

     

    You know I've been restless, lost and confused

    I know it's unfair, yes I know you feel used

    But to keep on pretending

    Is something my heart and my love just won't allow

    Please forgive me now, cause ...

     

    (chr)

    This ain't about you

    This ain't about us

    This ain't about freedom cause you gave me enough

    Don't take the blame

    'Cause this ain't what you did or didn't do

    This ain't about you

     

    (br)

    No ... Now what lies ahead

    That's hard for me to say

    But I don't want to regret

    Something I could have changed, yeah

     

    (chr)

    This ain't about you

    This ain't about us

    This ain't about freedom cause you gave me enough

    Don't take the blame

    Honey, this ain't what you did or didn't do ...

     

    Repeat chorus out

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead & backup vocals, Rye Randa - guitars, bass, percussion & backup vocals, Michelle Krell Malone - piano Gil Gagnon -drums, Terry Glenny - electric violin, Mark Luna - backup vocals, Dena Risha - backup vocals

     

    ©1996 Major Bob Music, Inc, Stan Webb Music, ASCAP

     

     

     

     

  • 04:20 Lyrics
    Midnight To Cinderella

    Midnight to Cinderella - Written by Paulette Miechle

     

    Once upon a time I had the perfect house and garden and 

    Some say I had the perfect man to last me all my life

    All sewn up in silken seams and know idea what it means

    To take it all for granted and then lose it overnight

     

    (chr)

    It's like midnight to Cinderella, midnight to Cinderella,

    Midnight to Cinderella, that's right, it's over at midnight

     

    When the house of cards came down it fell like ashes to the ground

    Through imperfect fingers slipped the ring that held the wife

    Perfect things just fell apart, pride in dreams just broke the heart

    Unkind things can happen once upon a perfect life

     

    (chr)

    It's like midnight to Cinderella, midnight to Cinderella,

    Midnight to Cinderella, that's right, it's over at midnight

     

    (br)

    I don't want to be starting over now

    I feel like I've done it all somehow

    And really I've got nothing left to lose

    This was never my dress, these were never my shoes

     

    (chr)

    Midnight to Cinderella, midnight to Cinderella,

    Midnight to Cinderella, That's right, it's over at midnight

    Oh, oh, that's right, it's over at midnight

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead & backup vocals, Rye Randa - guitar & bass, Michelle Krell Malone - piano, Paulette Miechle - 6 & 12 string guitars, backup vocals, Gil Gagnon - drums & percusssion

     

    ©2001 Paulette For A Song, ASCAP

     

     

     

     

  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Blue Bird

    Blue Bird - Written by Paul Reeves

     

    If I wake up and you are gone

    I'll bid my time 'til you come home

    And if I die in my sleep

    I pray the lord my soul to keep

     

    Tine won't ease the pain

    My morning sun somehow it finds the rain

    I will wait for you ... forever

     

    (chr)

    Blue bird sing me a song

    A little bit different than it was yesterday

    Don't get me wrong it's my fault

    I need a little help along the way

     

    Knocked down runnin in the race

    But time keeps movin on

    I can't believe

    This is how

    It should be

    Man, everything just feels like hell

    Dusty hot

    Yeah the Oklahoma sun is killin me

     

    Time won't ease the pain

    My morning sun sometimes it finds the rain

    I will wait for you ... forever

     

    (chr)

    Blue bird sing me a song

    A little bit different than it was yesterday

    Don't get me wrong it's my fault

    I need a little help along the way

     

    Repeat Chorus out 

     

    Track credits: Debbie Hennessey - lead & backup vocals, Rye Randa - acoustic guitar, bass & backup vocals, Michelle Krell Malone - piano & backup vocals, Paul Reeves - lead guitar, Pat Bautz - Drums

     

    ©1999 Fanny Grace Music, BMI

     

     

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Unconditionally

    Unconditionally - Written by Paul Reeves

     

    Maybe next time better luck

    It's something that they say before they

    Put you at the back of the line

    Maybe next time better enough

    Who knows what I'll read between the lines?

     

    (chr)

    It's just my roller coaster life

    It's just the way I pack my bags and go on

    I don't care about conditions

    All I have to give, I give it to you freely

    I don't care if you're sleeping when I get there

    I will lay beside you

    I will pray beside you

    I will love you

    Unconditionally

     

    If you want me to go

    I will not be mad

    Maybe just a little sad

    And if you want me to stay

    Oh, well, hey hey hey

     

    (chr)

    It's just my roller coaster life

    It's just the way I pack my bags and go on

    I don't care about conditions

    All I have to give, I give it to you freely

    I don't care if you're sleeping when I get there

    I will lay beside you

    I will pray beside you

    I will love you

    Unconditionally

     

    If you want my love, unconditionally

    If you want my love, unconditionally

    If you want my love, unconditionally

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, Rye Randa - guitar & bass, Michelle Krell Malone - piano, Jonathan Mitchell - drums & percussion

    ©2001 Save Sunday Music Publishing, ASCAP

     

     

     

     

  • 03:50 Lyrics
    If I Have To

    If I Have To - Written by Renee Carly

     

    Angels come, this I know

    You stopped by, lifted up my soul

    I'll do anything just to let you know

    My love is genuine

     

    Take you where hearts are light

    Give you the sun from the sky

     

    (chr)

    If I have to

    Anything you want me to

    Let me make your dreams come true

    If I have to

    Together we can spend our days

    Laughin' all our tears away

    If I have to

    Baby if you want me to

    Do anything for you

     

    My heart was sleeping when you stopped by

    I woke up in love with an angel in flight

    Well how can I blame you if you want to leave

    Cause baby you gave so unselfishly

     

    Flap your wings and start to fly

    I'll watch you go through these tears of mine

     

    (chr) 

    If I have to

    If I have to let you go

    Don't forget my heaven's gold

    If I have to 

    Remember how I was the one

    You chose to kiss under the sun

    If I have to

    Don't ever let the memories die

    Even if we have to say goodbye (*)

     

    If I have to

    If I have to

    If I have to

    If I have to

     

    Repeat Chorus 2

    (*) = I'll let you go

     

     

  • 03:54 Lyrics
    Sound of My Love

    Sound of My Love

    Written by Renee Carly & Tully Winfield

     

    Miracles weren't meant for me

    Love was a game reserved only for fools

    Then one night my tears broke free

    I realized there was you

    Angels shouted for the sun to shine

    Like music playing from my soul

     

    (chr)

    That's the sound of my love thundering down like paradise

    I do believe my heart has seen the light

    Sweet paradise rollin down

    That's the sound of my love ... for you

     

    This love's for real there's no mistake

    I know without a doubt I've never felt this before

    Now there's reason to believe

    Someone up there heard my prayer

    Out of darkness came the light of day

    To tell the clouds to roll away

     

    (chr)

    That's the sound of my love thundering down like paradise

    I do believe my heart has seen the light

    Sweet paradise rollin down

    That's the sound of my love thundering down like paradise

    Swee paradise rollin down

     

    (bri)

    Now people ask me how I feel

    I can hear those bells ringin, I'm feelin no pain

    I know there's something happenin here

    It's callin out your name

    Callin' out your name

     

    repeat chorus out ...

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennesey - lead & backup vocals, Rye Randa - guitars, piano, drums, bass & backup vocals

    ©2001 Save Sunday Music Publishing, ASCAP

     

     

  • 04:33 Lyrics
    Any Way I Can

    Any Way I Can

    written by Michelle Krell Malone & Debbie Hennessey

     

    What am I gonna do if I miss you

    Can't just will you here

    By the force of my loneliness

    I can't make you re-appear

    Any way I can, any way I can

     

    How am I gonna make it

    Through the next long lonely night

    By the strength of imagination

    Even when you're out of sight

    Any way I can, any way I can

      

    (chr)

    I know you think about me, like I think about you

    Together our thoughts will be strong

    I know that I'm not wrong, to love you

    Any way I can, to love you

    Any way I can, to love you

     

    I walk blind through another day

    And I dream some to get me by

    I hold the memory of you

    Until we touch again

    Any way I can, any way I can

     

    (chr):

    I know you think about me, like I think about you

    Together our thoughts will be strong

    I know that I'm not wrong, to love you

    Any way I can, to love you

    Any way I can, to love you

     

    (chr)

    I know you think about me, like I think about you

    Together our thoughts will be strong

    I know that I'm not wrong, to love you

    Any way I can, to love you

    Any way I can, to love you

    To love you

    To love you

     

    Track Credits: Debbie Hennessey - lead & backup vocals, Rye Randa - guitars, drums & bass, Michelle Krell-Malone – piano

    ©2000 KDLoose Music, SqueakyCatMusic, ASCAP

  • 03:11 Lyrics
    Just Short of Glory

    Just Short of Glory - Written by Renee Carly

     

    Lucy fell hard for his heart of gold

    Too blinded to see the fork in the road

    His love so true so sure to hold

    No she never dreamed he would go

     

    (chr)

    Just short of glory

    That's what it was

    A sweet taste of heaven

    A gift from above

    Almost a perfect love

    Just short of glory, it was

     

    Lost in her sorrow she can hardly breathe

    The air is so thick with her disbelief

    Over and over she's questioning

    How could he love her then leave

     

    (chr)

    Just short of glory

    That's what it was

    A sweet taste of heaven

    A gift from above

    Almost a perfect love

    Just short of glory, it was

    Just short of glory, it was

    Just short of glory

     

    (br)

    She's looking through the window of today

    The only thing she sees is her pain

    She's starting to wonder if there's half a chance

    She'll ever love again that way

     

    (chr)

    Just short of glory

    That's what it was

    A sweet taste of heaven

    A gift from above

    Almost a perfect love

    Just short of glory, it was

    Just short of glory, it was

    Just short of glory

    Just short of glory

     

    Track credits:  Debbie Hennessey - lead vocals, Rye Randa - guitar

    ©2001 Save Sunday Music Publishing, ASCAP

NOTES
Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA Network and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on …
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