Dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz

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Dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz
Released: 2008

This live concert at the Umbria Jazz Festival showcases mostly original material that concentrates on typical themes of social graces, personal issues, and — of course — love.

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Track List & Lyrics
  1. Enzo’s Intro
  2. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2001

    I walked backwards this afternoon
    There’s no doubt you appeared
    Wearing that grin let me in, I’ll be good
    I am not scared, any longer

    Sixteen days in a ballroom gown
    I’m as tired as my shoes
    Learning the dance of no chance

    I’m invited to lose
    Darling do you get the picture?

    I’ got time
    I’m not addicted to some bitter love
    I’m glad to know that you think that it’s fine, fine
    Seems like I was dancing so much faster than my courage
    Just the same I will leave it all behind

    Don’t underestimate the fist for the glove
    Inch yourself back from the line
    I’m going nuts it’s a rut
    Can we leave it all behind

    Darling do you get the Picture?

    I’ got time
    I’m not addicted to some bitter love
    I’m glad to know that you think that it’s fine, fine
    Seems like I was dancing so much faster than my courage
    Just the same I will leave it all behind

  3. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006

    More than he had money,
    More than he had fame
    He heard the whisper of angel voices in the rain
    They said he’d be all right
    To heed the call again
    Gave his regards to old Broadway
    Gave his number out again

    I watched as his penciled name
    Faded on the pad
    I said goodbye to the best friend
    I never really had
    Some men are made to move
    Me, I’m a wanna be nomad

    There’s no country for this man
    He’s not coming home again.

    What weariness of mind
    It gives me just to watch
    I want to hold him here
    I need my friend so much
    Still there’s a great wide world
    I hope we stay in touch
    As the day arrives goes by

    How very strange it is
    The mindset he rejects
    He’ll write some letters
    That he probably will forget to send
    No reason better than there’s no reason to stay
    No ties that bind could ever make this man a slave

    And I said
    There’s no country for this man
    He’s not coming home again

    All of my life waiting
    Stars in the night, like dreams for the taking
    Closing my eyes and waiting
    My lust for adventure is abating

  4. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006

    Everybody needs a little problem sometimes
    If only, to get up in the morning and fight for your right
    Your right to not be lonely and still
    I can find better pill, some inspiration in kind, from wanting

    To make a better life for me and
    These crazy dudes that I love
    To fit my hardened heart in side
    The house of love

    Still everybody needs a little problem sometimes
    If only, to have a turn to share your tawdry tales of woe
    Wishing I could fly like a bird on the wing
    All I would do is sing bop sh’ dooby
    Strum it string by sting and good lord keep it grooving, my

    When all the cards are stacked up,
    And my mother’s on the phone
    She says there ain’t no use in dreaming girl
    It’s not a dream anymore more, more, no, no

    Settle up my tab now, I’ve got to keep moving
    I’ve been down this road, enough to know
    No one’s gonna save me, just cause I’m behaving
    I was the first on line and I’ll be the first to go

    Go go go go go
    I will be the first to go

    I’m going to make a better life for me
    And these crazy dudes that I love
    I’m going to fit my hardened heart inside
    The house of love

    Settle up my tab now, I’ve got to keep moving
    I’ve been down this road, enough to know
    No one’s gonna save me, just cause I’m behaving
    No one’s gonna save me, just cause I am behaving
    No one’s gonna save me, just cause I’m behaving
    I was the first on line and I’ll be the first to go
    I will be the first in line, don’t you know

    Lyrics Never used;
    Tell me, why lie
    Why lie about the hard times
    In your life,
    Crying, crying in the nighttime
    Spinning lies of glory, and missing out on why

  5. © KJ Denhert/ San Glaser [GEMA]

    Because of all these things
    I got to know
    What winter time is like
    in New York
    I came last spring now

    I’m remembering
    The loveliness of wanting

    all these things
    I was right on time to catch

    the Hudson River line
    Every stop along the way

    was new
    But the spring became the fall

    You were distant when I called
    And by wintertime I wondered if our love was through
    With those big brown eyes so sensitive and wise
    It’s no surprise I fell in love with you so soon
    Now I try to run away

    but my heart just won’t obey
    And on every street I wander I want you

    Because of all these things

    I got to know
    What wintertime is like

    in New York
    I try to run away
    but my heart just won’t obey
    Because of you me
    and all these things

  6. August Clown
  7. © KJ Denhert [SESAC]

    She's waiting and she's fighting for things beyond her reach
    She's walking in the wind

    upon a beach
    She says wash away these footprints

    take them out to sea
    Gather up my fondest and my hard-earned memories
    Oh Violet, do you have

    a song for me
    I've been feeling
    so much better
    can't you see
    Be my pilot
    Show me all
    that's left to see
    I'll be by your side
    Steady like the tide
    Waiting for your company

    We wanted to be lovers like sunrise and the sea
    We waded in like infants undressed but with dignity
    In the swells we swam
    Splashing with our feet 'til the waves came crashing
    We were wild
    but we were free

  8. © KJ Denhert [SESAC]

    At the turning point

    of misbegotten love

    There's nowhere else

    that we could go

    I was intoxicated

    by your simple smile

    You touched my hand

    and I was aglow

    We crept like church mice

    down a corridor

    Into an open door

    and found a place to kiss

    No matter how hard I denied it

    tried to fight it

    I knew we'd end up here like this

    Darling let's be daring,

    because I'm real scared

    To let the pieces fall in place,

    I like your face, I like your face

    You know I really like your face

    Better get ready for a change here

    This is no infatuation

    If it's wrong to know

    I want you like I want you

    Then all I know is what I want

    is really, really wrong

  9. Message in a Bottle
  10. Ticket to Ride
  11. Over the Rainbow
  12. KJ’s Thanks/Wmn Groove Out