BURNT …AND TOASTED!

RELEASE DATE:SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
RECORD LABEL:DONNA GREENBERG
DIRECTED BY:VALARY COOK
LYRICS AND MUSIC:DONNA GREENBERG, JORDAN KLAPMAN
VOCALS:DONNA GREENBERG
PIANO:JORDAN KLAPMAN

Music, dance and words come together in Donna Greenberg’s one-woman theatrical about love and love gone wrong. BURNT…and toasted! journeys through the singer/songwriter/choreographer/dancer’s life…a coming out of the ashes with fire and passion to rediscover self-worth. Donna brings to the Fringe stage a riveting story that resonates to the core!

Track 1 – Stranger
Track 2 – Dance the Night Away
Track 3 – I Kiss Your Open Mouth
Track 4 -Lazin’ Around
Track 5 -What To Do?
Track 6 -Jealousy
Track 7 -Caught
Track 8 – Why Can’t I Say Good-bye
Track 9 – Nothing Left to Say
Track 10 – Reflections
Track 11 – Edge of Night
Track 12 – Finale: Dance the Night Away

Stranger Lyrics

Stranger, arranger,
I sensed danger
When you arrived.
Smiler, beguiler,
I was on fire,
When I looked into your eyes.
Delighter, inviter
How can I fight all
I feel inside?
Persister, insister,
How can I resist
When it’s you I so desire?
Feelings of passion,
Pleasure and pain,
Excite and confuse me,
You drive me insane.

Dreamer, concealer,
Will you reveal
All that’s in your mind?
Dancer, romancer
Are you the answer?
Will you soon be mine?

Dance the Night Away Lyrics

When the band starts playin’
I just can’t stop swayin’
‘Cause I’ve just gotta dance
And dance the night away with you.

It’s intoxicating
Just anticipating
My big chance
Just to dance with you
To rendezvous
And dance all night with you.

Come on and hold me in your arms
Sweep me ‘cross the floor
This is all that I’ve been longing for
Samba, rhumba, tango, merengue,
Cha-cha, salsa - very tangy!
Once we’re on the floor
We’ll dance and dance some more

When the band starts playin’
I just can’t stop swayin’
‘Cause I’ve just gotta dance all night
To dance the night away with you

I’ve just gotta dance
I’ve just gotta dance
Dance the night away with you.
Dance all night with you.

Lyrics: Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

I Kiss Your Open Mouth Lyrics

I kiss your open mouth
And it makes me drunker than wine
And I feel there will be no end
To our love

I kiss your open mouth
And it tastes much sweeter than wine
And I hope ours is a story of love
Eternally

Oh my passion, as
Wild and strong as a tiger, as
Constant as the river that
Flows in the moonlight
Oh this yearning, as
Deep and free as the river
Seems like I can never
Have enough of you

Lyrics: Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Lazin’ Around Lyrics

I wanna laze around all mornin’ long with you, my sugar,
And wanna stroll with you right down the avenue
I wanna watch the sun go down and rise with you, my lover,
‘Cause baby, don’t ya know that
I’m just mad about you

I wanna float among the twinklin’ stars with you, my darlin’,
I wanna sail on clouds above the avenue
I wanna watch the moon rise up and set with you, my honey,
‘Cause honey, doncha know that
I’m just crazy ‘bout you

In fall we’ll watch the colours change
In summer, flowers bloom
In winter when the snowflakes fall
We’ll be cozy in our room.
But spring’s the matin’ season
When the lovin’ starts anew,
So just like those hot, horny birds and the bees
We’ll both know what to do!
I wanna spend my time, my whole life long with you, my sugar,
I wanna build a comfy nest just meant for two,
I wanna paint a picket fence and mow the lawn for you, my darlin’
‘Cause Sugar, doncha know?
Oh Darlin’, doncha know?
Ah Baby, doncha know?
I’m just mad about you.

Lyrics: Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

What To Do? Lyrics

Seems like our romance is fading each day
You’re distant, evasive, so far away
My fingertips tremble,
I still love you so….
Sitting here worried and wond’ring
What to do?

Should I confront you or just keep my peace?
Will our love grow, or will it cease?
What can I do to help our love revive?
Do I need you to survive?
Are your excuses all lies or half-truths?
Do you love me, or someone new?
What can I do to keep our love alive?
Will it ever be revived?
Will it ever be revived?

Lyrics by Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Jealousy Lyrics

I feel cruel fingers, that clutch at my throat
I hear fi’ry whispers that tear me apart
I try hard to run but the grip is too tight
The pain in my heart is too strong to fight

I’m hearing:
Incessant voices that just persist

I’m seeing:
Nightmarish pictures, I cannot grasp
It’s the history of Jealousy
It makes me gasp
It’s the tyranny of
Jealousy’s stinging asp!

Long after midnight when all are in dreams
Jealousy rises full of new schemes.
It haunts me and taunts me and gives me no peace
Its fatal embrace cannot bring me release

I’m hearing:
Incessant voices that just persist

I’m seeing:
Nightmarish pictures, I cannot grasp
It’s my history of Jealousy
It makes me gasp
It’s the tyranny of
Jealousy’s stinging asp!

Lyrics by Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Caught Lyrics

“Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?”
Caught, red-handed
Caught with your hand in the cookie jar
Now, you're branded,
A cheater with a sweet tooth is what you are.

Just when you were thinkin’ that no one was lookin’
I caught a whiff ‘cause somethin’ was cookin’
You tried to hide it but the fumes were too strong
Your crummy little cookie helped me catch on!

And you were caught, red-handed
Caught with your hand in the cookie jar
Now, you're branded,
A cheater with a sweet tooth is what you are.

You thought something bite-sized might go undetected, that
All of your snacking would not be suspected
But cookies all crumble, and those crumbs leave a trail
You've been such a pig, and your crumbs tells the tale!

And you were caught!

You wined me and dined me, to keep me deflected,
Ya fed me dessert while you dined undetected, but
Now that you're caught, and the truth can't be skirted,
I'm calling it quits-- so now you're deserted!

You’ve been
Caught, red-handed
Caught with your hand in the cookie jar
Now, you're branded, 'cause
This little cookie knows what you are
Now you're stranded, 'cause
This bigger cookie knows what you are
'Cause this smarter cookie knows
What...You…Are!

Lyrics by Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Why Can’t I Say Good-bye Lyrics

Why can’t I say good-bye?
Why can’t I find the words?
What is the reason when
There is no reason to stay?
Why can’t I walk away?
Why can I not close the door?
When it’s so clear that
You betrayed my trust –
What is your hold on me?

You shared your love with another
But then you run back to me
Knowing full well
I’ll forgive and forget
But not without regret

Why can’t I say good-bye?
Why can I not close the door?
When it’s so clear that
You betrayed my love,
What is your hold on me?

Lyrics by Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Nothing Left to Say Lyrics

Yes, there were words never spoken and
Thoughts got lost, feelings fell away
But it all seemed to disappear
And there was nothing
Nothing left to say

Don’t know if words would have mattered
Or made a difference anyway
Had we tried a little harder
But there was nothing
Nothing left to say.

But the sun rose in the morning
And the day, it came and went
We almost reached perfection
But perfection is so hard to invent

And the moon rose in the ev’ning
And the night, it came and went
We almost reached perfection
But perfection is so easily spent.

Lyrics by Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Reflections Lyrics

I see your image in my mirror
But when I turn around, you’re gone
Those altitudes you took me to
Just made it harder when I hit the ground

Leave me, leave me
Let me free my mind
Climb back in your boat and sail
Far away to new horizons
Places I don’t want to find

You hide and seek in ev’ry shadow
You disappear down the rabbit hole
Those other routes I tried to go
They haven’t lightened that heavy toll.

Leave me, leave me
I must free my mind
Climb back in your boat and sail
Disappear now and forever
Somewhere I will never find

Those memories still seem to haunt me
No matter what, I can’t let go,
They pull at me; they won’t release me
I can’t accept the truth I know.

I must leave you
I need peace of mind
From this prison I must run
Break the chains that scar and bruise me
Free my heart, I am resigned.

By Donna Greenberg & Jordan Klapman

Edge of Night Lyrics

Bold streaks across the sky
Melodies of night
Soft murmurs
Always the stars – shining so bright!
Traces of secret dreams
Longing for the light
New voices
Always the hope – illuminating sight!

Softly it comes
Speaking to me
Promises of something
Never seen
Deep in my heart
There is a spark
Could it be a fresh new start for me?

Bold streaks across the sky
Melodies of night
Soft murmurs
Always the stars – shining so bright!
Shining so bright!

Lyrics by Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

Finale: Dance the Night Away Lyrics

Now my life is changing
Yes, I’m rearranging and
I just want this chance
To live my life
The way that I want to

It’s intoxicating
Just anticipating
My big chance
Just to start anew
To live my life
The way that I want to.

I’m gonna follow my own star
Make my dreams come true
Now I’m free
To choose just what I do

Romance, passion, maybe someday
Living, dreaming in my new way
Gonna grab this fast!
I’ll live my dreams at last!

Now my life if changing
Yes, I’m rearranging and
I just want to start anew
To live my life
the way I want to.
I just want this chance
To start anew
To live my life
The way that I want to

Lyrics: Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman

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