Another Year Gone By

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Another Year Gone By
Released: 2005

Winner of The Independent Music Award for Live performance in 2006. Five of the most requested cover tunes and five original tunes with an Urban Folk and Jazz twist make up this sixth CD from Mother Cyclone Records.

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Track List & Lyrics
  1. These cover tunes were part of a live show and with all due respect to the original versions, you should search for these lyrics as they appeared by the original artists. The liberties taken are part of the improvisation and in no way are meant to indicate a rewrite. Enjoy!
    Title:MOONDANCE
    Writers:VAN MORRISON
    WB MUSIC CORP

  2. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 1999

    Strike the last thought from your brain, you know that anyone can seem insane
    So I cry out once again, you'll think me terrible by my refrain
    Well I've got so much to do, I don't think anyone is going to pull me through
    Then I meander as I do and fill my little head with thoughts of what to do for you
    I'm another year gone by, I'm a mystery, I'm a fly
    I go crazy in my car, I'm a highway,

    Don't you know that I'm the star
    That is why I take my love
    That is why I take my love
    on the side
    When I'm lying next to you, I might feel comfortable or I might feel like a fool

    I can dream some dreams about you
    Or save the picket fence and play it cool
    I'm another year gone by, I'm a mystery
    Don't you know that I'm a fly
    I go crazy in my car, I'm a highway
    Don't you know that I'm the star
    That is why I take my love,
    that is why I take my love,
    that is why I take my love
    on the side
    on the side
    on the side
    on the side

  3. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2002

    Little Mary stays up late at night
    The clock keeps ticking but she's putting up a real good fight
    Don't trust the mirror if it don't feel good
    Nobody knows you in this neighborhood
    Little Mary don't you be afraid
    There are a million of us feeling this way
    You may be cryin' when the moon is full
    But tomorrow could be a damn nice day
    Little Mary she's the lonesome type
    She don't see too much as black or white
    Give her a chance to walk and she won't fight
    Cuz' little Mary wants to do what's right
    Little Mary don't you be afraid…
    Oh little Mary did you check your stars today
    Who said Mercury is in retrograde?
    Oh little Mary is that old bed made?
    She likes a lot of sugar in her lemonade
    Little Mary you're the best when you're a little bit afraid
    Poor little Mary let alone she wants a life
    She's expected in the morning with a gig at night
    She's thinking about her job, her life
    Allons nous dansons, chantons
    This is not your swan song girl
    Little Mary stays up late at night
    The clock keeps ticking but she's putting up a real good fight
    Don't trust the mirror if it don't feel good
    Nobody knows you in this neighborhood
    Little Mary don't you be afraid…

    KJ Denhert

    Whynot Jansveld
    Peter Vitalone
    Ned Mann
    Sue Hadjopoulos

    acoustic guitars,
    electric guitars, vocals
    bass
    Rhodes, keyboards
    drum loops and programming
    congas, percussion

  4. These cover tunes were part of a live show and with all due respect to the original versions, you should search for these lyrics as they appeared by the original artists. The liberties taken are part of the improvisation and in no way are meant to indicate a rewrite. Enjoy!
    Title:SUMMERTIME
    Writers:GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN, DUBOSE HEYWARD
    WB MUSIC CORP

  5. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 1996

    There's a little tree that's growing in a junkyard
    From my window I have never seen, before
    Well the autumn came as did the rain and turned that old treetop bright yellow
    For a moment I thought I had seen the sun (shining in your hair)
    Just a little tree, about the size of me I figure
    When that storm passed through no harm to you, was rendered
    Well I guess you bent while gales were felling giants
    And still your little hat remained to see you through

    ( I think that's pretty cool)
    Swinging and I'm thinking about what you do to me
    Swinging and I'm thinking yeah, yeah, yeah you're like that little tree
    Swinging and I'm thinking about what you do to me
    Swinging and I'm thinking yeah, yeah, yeah, you're my jelly bean

  6. These cover tunes were part of a live show and with all due respect to the original versions, you should search for these lyrics as they appeared by the original artists. The liberties taken are part of the improvisation and in no way are meant to indicate a rewrite. Enjoy!
    Title:AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
    Writers:BILL WITHERS
    SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC. OBO INTERIOR MUSIC CORP.

  7. These cover tunes were part of a live show and with all due respect to the original versions, you should search for these lyrics as they appeared by the original artists. The liberties taken are part of the improvisation and in no way are meant to indicate a rewrite. Enjoy!
    Title:SUNNY
    Writers:BOBBY HEBB
    WARNER-TAMERLANE PUB. O/B/O PORTABLE MUSIC

  8. Words and Music: KJ Denhert

    Additional Lyrics: Jennifer Levy © 2002 KJ Denhert

    I've been listening for hours
    I've been staying up way past ten
    I have cast away the flowers
    They don't speak of now they speak of then
    Honestly, you don't play hide and seek
    When a girl like me comes knocking at your door
    Can't you see the obvious before you
    With a girl like me you know you won't get bored
    Why am I listening for hours?
    While you talk and talk and tell me how I feel
    You're such an expert but where you fail
    Is in telling me what for you is real
    Honestly, you don't play hide and seek…
    I can see it, clear as daylight
    Clear as words and you know that I don't lie
    I don't settle, and yes you know that I mean it
    Did you say I should be yours and you, mine?
    It's really simple as one, two, three
    You don't go messing with a girl like me
    No need to worry if it don't feel right
    I'll call somebody else some other night
    It's really simple as one, two, three
    You don't go messing with a girl like me
    I tell you honestly it don't seem right
    I'll call somebody else some other night
    I've been listening for hours
    Now I'm ready to claim what's mine
    I have cast away the flowers
    I'm just making room for the next in line
    Honestly, you don't play hide and seek…
    It's really simple as one, two, three…

    KJ Denhert
    Octavio Kotan
    Mamadou Ba
    Peter Vitalone
    Maria Breyer
    Ray Levier
    David Mann

    nylon acoustic guitar, vocals
    steel string acoustic guitar
    bass
    piano
    percussion, percussion arrangement
    drums
    flute, Rhodes, keyboards

  9. These cover tunes were part of a live show and with all due respect to the original versions, you should search for these lyrics as they appeared by the original artists. The liberties taken are part of the improvisation and in no way are meant to indicate a rewrite. Enjoy!
    Title:HIT THE ROAD JACK NOT A BUG SONG YET
    Writers:P. MAYFIELD
    BUG MUSIC O/B/O PERCY MAYFIELD PUBLISHING

  10. © 2005 KJ Denhert

    Dark as night in late December
    That's the time I can't forget
    Today I'm mismatched with the seasons
    Footsteps haunt me with regret
    Since day by day the deeds are done
    The sidewalk cracks, and a seed is sprung
    There's no holiday from living
    When the body cries in sweat
    There is hope if I'm forgiving
    For this is how I sometimes get
    Since day by day the deeds are done
    The sidewalk cracks, and the weeds find sun
    when I wake up on the couch

    in the clothes I wore the night before
    Giving in to my misgivings
    roll on over and sleep some more
    I'm as strong as weeds in summer
    Bright as foliage in fall
    Placid as new snow in winter
    My east coast soul relives them all
    Since day by day the deeds are done
    The sidewalk cracks, and a seed is sprung
    Since one by one the deeds are done
    The spirit cracks, oh but the job gets done