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 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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