Girl Like Me

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Girl Like Me
Released: 2003

“Three years in the making, K.J. Denhert’s “Girl Like Me” offers a satisfying blend of first-rate originals and some unexpected covers. “Girl Like Me” manages to capture all of her (KJ Denhert) musical moods in a flowing, mature album tied together by Denhert’s warm, earthy voice and acoustic guitar.” – jazzreview.com

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Track List & Lyrics
  1. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2002

    That place where I used to stay
    In the swell of Sunday papers
    That place where we danced that day
    When the call came through
    I knew it'd be outrageous
    For part of the time
    I thought I was courageous
    Until you crossed the line
    The highway is steeper now
    Downshift it for the climb
    The silence was deafening
    In the place where I used to stay
    Was I under some influence?
    That was unbeknownst to me
    It makes a real big difference
    What you know and what you see
    There's no sense in the pregnant pause
    Just get it out is what I say
    That place that I call my home
    Is just the place I used to stay
    The highway is steeper now
    Downshift it for the climb
    The silence was deafening
    In the place where I used to stay
    The silence was deafening
    The silence was deafening
    The silence was deafening
    In the place that I used to stay

    KJ Denhert
    Whynot Jansveld
    Peter Vitalone
    Ned Mann
    Ray Levier
    Sue Hadjopoulos
    David Mann

    acoustic guitar, vocals
    bass
    piano, keyboards
    drum loops & programming
    drums
    congas, percussion
    keyboards

  2. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2002

    Someone come and wake me up
    In my Lakewood home
    You're as sweet as coffee in the cup
    And you warmed me down to my soul
    Times got hard and we messed up
    Where was I to go
    Seems the harder that I try
    The more that I feel alone
    You're just like some,
    Oleander, over on the left
    My heart is aching to do what's best
    Had a plan then, I made up the rest
    Oleander my old friend
    Seems my friends don't call as much
    And I think they all know
    You've grown colder for my touch
    And you're working me down to the bone
    You're just like some,
    Oleander, over on the left
    My heart is aching to do what's best
    Had a plan then, I made up the rest
    Oleander my old friend
    If we can't start a better life
    Where am I to go
    There'll be peace on someone's street
    There'll be hearts of gold
    There'll be someone else's feet
    Leaving footprints in the snow
    Seems that I believed in something better
    No one else I know could love you more
    Seems that I believed in something better
    But I did not want to let go
    No I did not want to let go
    Oleander…
    KJ Denhert
    Phil Gaita
    Anthony Robustelli

    Ray Levier
    Sue Hadjopoulos

    acoustic guitar, vocals
    bass
    Rhodes, Wurlitzer, bk. vocals,
    drum programming
    drums
    percussio

  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. © 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

  5. 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

  6. Lennon/McCartney GIL MUSIC CORP

    © 2002 KJ Denhert
    You think you lost your love
    Well I saw her yesterday
    It's you she's thinking of
    And she told me what to say
    She said she loves you
    And you know that can't be bad
    She loves you and you know
    You should be glad
    Since you went away
    She almost lost her mind
    Now she says she knows
    That you're not the hurting kind
    Because she loves you
    And you know that can't be bad
    She loves you and you know
    You should be glad
    She loves you yeah, yeah, yeah
    She loves you yeah, yeah
    With a love like that
    You know you should be glad
    Now it's up to you
    I think it's only fair
    Pride can hurt you too
    Apologize to her
    Because she loves you
    And you know that can't be bad
    She loves you and you know
    You should be glad
    She loves you yeah, yeah, yeah…

    KJ Denhert
    Whynot Jansveld
    Peter Vitalone
    Ray Levier
    Sue Hadjopoulos

    acoustic guitars, vocals
    bass
    piano
    drums
    congas, percussion

  7. © 2002 KJ Denhert

    I will feel better
    Yes something's lost
    I will feel better
    No matter what the cost
    You were the one that would challenge my faith
    Sargent at arms in a war
    We think with our hearts
    Then we try to save face
    And so I laugh
    Comes a time when all things must change
    There are things that changed about me
    Comes a time when our love feels strange
    And the love will lead us free
    How many ways can I make this heart better
    How many days in the month of July
    How many sadly impossible melodies
    Run through my head at the look in your eye
    And still I try

    KJ Denhert
    Stephan Crump
    Peter Vitalone

    acoustic guitar, vocals
    acoustic bass
    piano

  8. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2002

    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
    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

    KJ Denhert
    Phil Gaita
    Anthony Robustelli

    Ray Levier
    Sue Hadjopolous

    acoustic guitar, vocals
    bass
    Rhodes, Wurltizer, bk vocals,
    electric guitar, drum programming
    drums
    congas and percussion

  9. Music: KJ Denhert

    Lyrics: Kelly Polian
    © 2002 KJ Denhert

    When I was young I would swing on a swing
    My cares would go flying so far and away
    The dreams I would dream would come crashing through
    And the stars they wold cry for the last red July
    Slow as the turtles would crawl the sunset would bleed
    And the mountains stood firmly in place
    When I was a child and the music was blaring
    The angels fled fearing the last red July
    The angels fled fearing the last red July
    Red July

  10. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2002
    * additional lyrics: Tara Sullivan

    I have lived through trouble in a world that changes always
    City streets they tremble, Haiti to South Central always
    Headlines of the ages, know a world whose rage is always
    Rising from the ashes came a signal for a change
    Be not, be not afraid
    Take this child into your heart and make her whole again
    I know that it is insane
    To think that we should fall in love to be whole again
    You've got to believe like rain
    Joy will fall again
    * See the sky has opened and the stars are falling always into my eyes
    * See the angels racing for to save the nation always
    Headlines of the ages, know a world whose rage is always
    Rising from the ashes, came a signal for a change
    Be not, be not afraid
    Take this child into your heart and make her whole again
    I know that it is insane
    To think that we should fall in love to be whole again
    You've got to believe like rain
    Joy will fall again
    I've seen the red, seen the Red July
    I've seen the red seen the Red July

  11. Sting, EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC OBO MAGNETIC PUBLISHING LTD
    © 2002 KJ Denhert

    Just a cast away
    An island lost at sea
    Another lonely day
    And there's no one here but me
    More loneliness
    Than any man could bare
    Rescue me before I
    Fall into despair
    I'll send an SOS to the world
    Send an SOS to the world
    I hope that someone gets my
    Message in a bottle
    A year has past
    Since I wrote my note
    I should have known this
    Right from the start
    Only love can keep us together
    Love can mend your life
    Or love can break your heart
    I'll send an SOS to the world
    Send an SOS to the world
    I hope that someone gets my
    I hope that someone gets my
    Message in a bottle
    Woke up this morning
    Don't believe what I saw
    A hundred, million bottles
    Washed up on the shore
    Seems I'm not alone in being alone
    There's a hundred, million cast always
    Looking for a home
    I'll send an SOS…

    KJ Denhert
    Sheryl Bailey
    Whynot Jansveld
    Peter Vitalone
    Ray Levier
    Maria Breyer
    Giovani Arencibia

    acoustic guitar, vocals
    electric guitar
    bass
    piano
    drums
    percussion

    congas

  12. Traditional
    © 2002 KJ Denhert

    Well I come from Alabama
    With a banjo on my knee
    And I'm bound for Louisiana
    My own true love for to see
    It rained all night
    The day I left
    The weather was bone dry
    Sun so hot I froze myself
    Susannah don't you cry
    Oh Susannah
    Don't you cry for me
    Cuz I come from Alabama
    With a Banjo on my knee
    Oh Susannah
    Don't you cry for me
    Cuz I come from New York City
    And I brought this old guitar
    Some good times and some scars
    I brought this old guitar with me

    KJ Denhert
    Whynot Jansveld
    Peter Vitalone
    Ray Levier

    acoustic guitar, vocals
    bass
    piano
    drums