Lucky 7

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Lucky 7
Released: 2008

“LUCKY 7 is brimming with thought-provoking lyrics and cool blues grooves that will appeal to music fans who gravitate towards jazzy pop icons like Joni Mitchell, Sting, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones and Joan Armatrading.” – SmoothJazz.com

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Track List & Lyrics
  1. 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

  2. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006

    Oh my isn’t it delightful
    Just a few days ago, you might have said things were frightful
    That I was being spiteful,

    I met a girl named I knew (Anu), met another named I know (Aynur)
    You may say that can’t be true but I tell that it’s so
    And I say that’s all right she is on the money tonight

    There’s so many things I really ought to know
    Things we shouldn’t say in mixed company
    Places to stay away from others you’ll want to go

    From the halls of education come the laws of mice an men
    Lucky seven’s bound to turn up if you roll the dice again, and sing
    That’s all right she is on the money tonight

    They call me Lucky Seven
    Lucky thing is that I never give up
    Lucky loves looking out for number 1/6 2/,5 3&4

    No one wears a smile everyday
    I thought that I was the conductor
    Turns out I was riding on the train
    I had a hard time finding anything called love,

    I found a second hand guitar
    only needed to be strung and I said
    That’s all right she is on the money- oo
    And I hope you think I’m funny
    Cause I’m feeling mighty good and I know
    She’s on the money tonight

  3. Music: Harold Arlen; Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Way up high,
    There’s a land that I heard of
    Once in a lullaby.
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Skies are blue
    And the dreams that you dare to dream_really do come true.
    Someday I’ll wish upon a star
    And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Away above the chimney tops
    That’s where you’ll find me.
    Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly
    Birds fly over the rainbow
    Why then, oh why can’t I?
    If birds can fly over the rainbow
    Why then oh why can’t why then oh why can’t
    Why then oh why can’t I adlib. kjd

    Not sung: If happy little bluebirds fly_Beyond the rainbow_Why, oh why can’t I?

  4. 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

  5. What's My Name
    Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006

    Not Your Problem
    This is not your problem
    This is mine all mine
    Never mind what’s happened because it all will be fine

    I said it all will be fine

  6. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006 Dog Eared Black and White

    I was playing in my past in a cardboard box of photographs
    With a dog eared black and white of you
    The world was new girls and boys walked two by two
    Swearing that I would be first to fly to the moon

    I can see your face

    Hear your laughter too

    We laughed we cried, we told each other lies
    Invented ways to see if we could get ourselves a rise
    We’d dance we’d sing, sure that we knew everything
    We built a fortress that was true

  7. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006 What’s My Name

    What’s my name
    What’s my story
    What’s my name
    Where’s the glory, glory

    Living in a world that felt so lonely
    No one to blame but my self
    I thought that I could love you only
    You wouldn’t keep me on a shelf
    Comes a time and time does what it does
    Lust turns to love and love turns to lust
    Comes a time in your mind and you find
    Wake up in the morning, sit up in the bed
    And I ask my self

    What’s my name- Oh Mister can you tell me
    What’s my story – Do you think you really know
    What’s my name
    Where’s the glory, glory

    Get up get up get up get it straight baby
    Everyone will be on time but you know that you’ll be late
    You better get up get up get up and clean your plate mister
    Everyone will be on time but you know that you’ll be late

  8. 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

  9. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2005

    If I were to try to tell you the reasons why

    I think you’re beautiful, beautiful.

    Would you roll your eyes and walk away

    And tell me not to say things like that.

    So I must ask why,

    Under a starry sky,
    Don’t you feel beautiful, beautiful
    Beautiful as this night, beautiful because

    Ageless is beauty that whispers and follows the songs that the heart, like a madman, assembles sometimes

    My, once in awhile, my darkness subsides and then I realize
    That it is beautiful, beautiful to be by your side while Venus lights the velvet sky
    It’s your time of year

    So, darling take care, treasure your blues, and all that you’re meant to do
    And you’ll feel beautiful, so beautiful,

    Beautiful as this night, beautiful because

    Ageless is beauty that whispers and follows the songs that the heart, like a madman, assembles
    Beauty is ageless it’s you she resembles and leaves me believing that beautiful is all that you do.

  10. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2005

    Chorus
    Seeing a man as a man
    Nobody really understands
    Watching the crowds in the street

    Nobody seems to look like me

    I took a step
    Leaving a space for regret
    Half of the things that I want
    I seem to forget
    I still want you
    There when my last dream comes true
    I just can’t seem to keep up with the things that you do

    Chorus
    Why not come in from the rain
    No one will hurt you here again
    As long as you’re not in pain

    I should be fine

    Now with you gone

    Who’s here to look after mom
    Half of the time I am questioning just what went on
    All that I’ve found
    Stumbling on unsteady ground
    Half of the time I just see myself walking your rounds
    And I cannot bear the sound – of that

    After the war we were all suddenly ready to take sides
    We’ve been divided and poised to be deceived
    Seeing a man as a man

    Nobody really understands
    Little seems fair in the end
    Nothing was planned – anyway

  11. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2006

    Sad song, don’t be too long on my mind today
    I’ve got, a whole lot planned
    Don’t get in my way

    Rainlight, fog in the morning
    Shadows of yesterday
    And I want to believe I am brave
    I can love you and still go my way
    Now I am ready I’ll sing for my solace today

    Sad song, don’t be too long on my mind today

    Isn’t it weird what made me so scared
    And how quickly my fears they do fade

    And I want to believe I am brave
    I can love you my very own way
    Now I am ready no sad song will stand in my way

    Sad song, don’t be too long on my mind today
    Yes I want to believe I am brave
    I can love you my very own way
    Now I am ready no sad song will stand in my way

  12. Words and Music: KJ Denhert © 2005

    I can hear you laughing working into darkness
    Sacrifice and passion, hold me in your heart
    Rivera, turn your passion into art

    La la

    Live it love it, love like water,
    Give me four more cases of your love
    Give it want it kinda, sorta

    Give me four more cases of your love

    Monday turned to Tuesday

    It was midnight and a quarter
    Surrounded in your language
    I am your helpless daughter
    Rivera, paint your passion on my wall

    Live it love it, love like water,
    Give me four more cases of your love
    Give it want it kinda, sorta
    Give me four more cases of your love

    Give me four more cases…

  13. © 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

  14. Message in a Bottle