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 compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!, Beautiful-Women on the Move and more. She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. Debbie's cds: Good As Gone, Rustic Heart, and singles: Believe, Winter Wonderland, Hallelujah, It Wasn't His Child, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and Please Come Home For Christmas are available through many music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby! For more visit Debbie's website at www.debbiehennessey.com

Some Reviews: "Hennessey's bold, husky delivery puts its imprint on her material, whose catchy hooks and spot-on arrangements show she knows her stuff and is surrounded by pro-calibre talent. Hennessey is a skilled artist whose polished work commands respect." - Music Connection

"Good As Gone is rock solid country-pop...undeniably hooky...(Hennessey's) collection of Nashville-ready tunes serves as a wake-up call to radio programmers everywhere. Somebody sign this girl!" - Buddy Hollywood

"Los Angeles-based country-rocker Debbie Hennessey can sing the shingles off a barn...her voice is magnificent..." - Michael Scott Cain, Rambles

“Good As Gone” is an appealing, uptempo country song, which provides a terrific showcase for Hennessey’s rich, distinctive vocals. Hennessey has a voice which sounds authentic and soulful…” – Singer Universe

“Debbie’s unique singer/songwriter artistry carries a comfortable strength in her solid vocal performance and interpretations… known for her solid stage performance, the tracks chosen on (Rustic Heart) are sure fire hits played live. (Rustic Heart) has several tracks written by other songwriters but Debbie's presence delivers each songs lyrics as a story all her own.” - Toni K, Songsalive!

“First cd (Rustic Heart) from a remarkably original artist… that inimitable flavor of country/rock/soul… of those visionaries who unanimously unite critical and broad audiences. The Album of the Month without hesitation.” - Le Cri du Coyote

Her unique voice adds a special soul to tunes that are good on their own merit, but Debbie's vocals are a breath of fresh air. It shows that Debbie puts her heart and soul into her craft. A truly solid effort from a wonderful performer”. - Rikk’s Revues

“Hennessey's excellent album, Rustic Heart, has more than a few nice things going for it. Among them: great material, a lovely voice and terrific production by Rye Randa. It's a true indie album, yet it sounds as well-crafted as most tracks you hear on the airwaves. As the title suggests, there is a bit of country in these eight songs of love and/or heartache.” - The G-Man, NoHoLA Magazine

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