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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...

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