Looking Forward To Looking Back

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Looking Forward Looking Back
Released: 1999

“Looking Forward Looking Back is a second CD, a collection of tunes that tell a short story. It is the story of my return to NY City, some looks at love and the life of a musician – well… me. I wrote all of the songs and I love that they don’t sound alike – it’s a bit of a journey. The thread of course being my voice and my guitar style.” – KJ

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Track List & Lyrics
  1. Street Talk – Segue
  2. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 1997

    Sitting on the roof almost half an hour sun's gone down and it's getting cold up here
    I'm thinking ‘bout the truth, and how I fell for you
    I guess I felt your music when I had the blues last year
    Never been a city quite like you
    Never been a city hurt me like you do
    Never been a city quite like you
    New York I'm reaching out to you
    Want to make a bet, you'll probably forget
    Have one more cigarette -yeah you know this one's my last
    I can walk away, I can go west
    You can be da big shot- I'll forget this mess
    We got a strange and crazy love
    We got a strange and crazy love
    Once in a while I can feel your smile
    I can see the twinkle in your sweet skyline
    Every body knows you, they see you in the shows
    You're my only home when I've got no place to go
    Never been a city quite like you
    Never been a city hurt me like you do
    Never been a city quite like you
    New York I'm reaching out to you
    We got a strange and crazy love
    We got a strange and crazy love
    Sitting on the roof almost half an hour
    Sun's gone down and it's getting cold up here
    Sirens and the dog and the screaming car alarms
    I'm afraid into the noise I've disappeared
    Never been a city quite like you
    Never been a city- undoes me like you do
    Never been a city quite like you
    New York I'm reaching out to you
    We've got a strange and crazy love
    We got a strange and crazy love
    Ain't this some strange and crazy love
    Strange and crazy love

  3. World New York – Segue
  4. 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

  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. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 1997

    Now that I found you, please don't go away
    Don't leave me wondering if your gonna stay
    I have risen, out from under this pain
    Seems we've been given a chance to love again
    Now that I found you don't you loose your way
    I can love you in my quiet way
    I can hold you when your spirit fades
    Yours is the kind of life I could breathe each day
    Yours is the kind of heart I've looked for everywhere
    Now that I found you don't you loose your way
    Oh in the morning I would love to speak your name
    In the nighttime, see you again
    Well I could be wrong, but I think it could be great
    Now that I found you, please don't go away
    Don't leave me wonderin' if your gonna stay
    Love is seldom perfect, and it's given to change
    I'd be glad if you'd take my hand and try love once again
    Now that I found you don't you loose your way
    My guitar well it's burning and it's asking me to say these things to you now
    I told you I love you in my simple way
    I could hold you when the sunshine goes away
    But I think I would be understanding
    Let me love you in my quite way
    My guitar is on fire
    Now that there's something
    When I was younger I could think of all the ways…
    Nobody's perfect and I m sure Id say I seem..the other day
    Hear me out, hear what I'd say…
    I have lived awhile pls let me love you in my quite way
    And I could show you my guitar is burning and it's asking me to stay telling me to say
    Now that I found you things are ok

  7. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 1996

    I walked backwards this afternoon
    There's no doubt you appeared
    Wearing that grin let me in
    I'll be good I'm 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 your bitter love
    Glad to know you think that it's fine, fine, fine
    Seems I was dancing much faster than my courage
    Just the same I'd leave it all behind
    Don't under estimate the fist for the glove

    Inch yourself back from the line

    I'm going nuts, it's a rut
    Can't we leave this all behind
    Darling do you get the picture?
    I got time I'm not addicted to some bitter love
    Glad to know you think that it's fine, fine, fine
    I've been dancing much faster than my courage
    Just the same I'd leave it all behind