MAV’RIK

RELEASE DATE:OCTOBER 4, 2011
LYRICS/MUSIC:DONNA GREENBERG AND JORDAN KLAPMAN

Donna Greenberg, the Toronto-based singer, songwriter and lyricist is celebrating the release of Mav’rik, her second CD. Mav’rik is an eclectic mix boasting of 12 original songs composed by the chanteuse herself. Mav’rik showcases Greenberg’s heartfelt, yet powerful lyrics in four languages with haunting melodies, brought to richness with consummate musicians, producer and musical director, Jordan Klapman’s arrangements and the orchestrations of Tony Quarrington.

Mav’rik is romantic and a must on CD players this upcoming Valentine’s night. The CD crosses boundaries by boldly jumping genres — salsa, lullaby, Celtic folk, tango, swing, bossa nova, and more, all in one album. In the tradition of the 20th century popular songwriters, Greenberg the songwriter brings this musical craft full-circle for the new millennium.

This versatile artist disarms you with her warm, soothing voice, innate musicality and a dramatic flair that captures the soul of any lyric — her own and others.

Prior to realizing her dream as a singer/songwriter, Greenberg was an accomplished choreographer, dancer and dance filmmaker. Her early influences included jazz, opera, classical music, musical theatre, and liturgical music. She graduated from The University of Toronto with a BA in English Literature. She continued her education with extensive musical training making her a sought after classical solo artist who performed in five languages, a skillset reflected in Mav’rik.

A Tribute to Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers, was Greenberg’s first foray into jazz, a one-woman show, for which she sang, danced, and wrote. Now, jazz is the mainstay of her live performances. Greenberg has been collaborating with arranger Jordan Klapman since her debut release, Stranger in 2009. Stranger hit the Top 30 chart on CIUT and continues to be played on-air worldwide. Greenberg was named Jazz Vocalist of the Month: October 2010 on Bob Birch Radio in the United Kingdom.

Donna Greenberg’s first love is performing her fresh, original material in addition to introducing audiences to rare and unusual musical finds.

The Language of Love Lyrics

In the sultry hour
Of a rising star
We start to speak
We start to speak
The language of love
In those burning moments
When our dreams fly far
We start to speak
We start to speak
The language of love

Cloudburst wakes our sleeping senses
Restlessly our passions rise
Can’t you feel those flames of love,
When you look into my eyes?
This urgency is surging
As words to phrases grow
Until we’ve told each other
All we need to know.

Cloudburst wakes our sleeping senses
Restlessly our passions rise
Can’t you feel those flames of love,
When you look into my eyes?
This ecstasy of pleasure
This joyfulness of sounds
Our music made together
Spins us ‘round and ‘round.

You’re My Summer Peach Lyrics

You’re my summer peach
You’re my golden autumn leaf
You just gleam all wintery white
How I long to hold you tight!

Your eyes of spring green
Could melt the chill off anything
You’re so fine any time of the year
I adore you, I do, my dear.

Don’t deny it
You’ve got what it takes
Don’t you hide it
Every single season
You’re just great!

Nature’s Glory Lyrics

I long for the peace of the green rolling hills
For the quiet of blue lapping lakes
For the sweet feel of fresh air upon your soft cheek
Oh, the jewels that Nature creates.

Oh, don’t let this die
Let this world pass away -
Such splendour, such beauty
Let them live the greens, blues, and golds
Oh, the palette of Nature’s glory.

I long for the song of the free, roaming birds
For the trickle of cold, melting ice
For the powerful leap of the panther who seeks
Oh the wonder of Nature’s might

Oh, don’t let this die
Let this world pass away -
Such splendour, such beauty.
Let live the sounds- familiar or strange
Oh the music of Nature’s glory.

La niña de rosa Lyrics

Ay, ay ay – la niña de rosa
Ay, ay ay – la niña de rosa
Ay, ay ay, ay, ay ay
Ay, ay ay – la niña de rosa

Ay, ay ay – como me gusta
Ay, ay ay – la niña de rosa
Ay, ay ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
Te quiero, te quiero, te quiero
Te quiero baila conmigo.

Ay, ay, ay – que bonita!
Ay, ay, ay – la niña de rosa
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
Te amo, te amo, te amo
Te amo vuela conmigo!

Oh, oh, oh
Girl in pink
I like you
I want you
Dance with me!
How pretty you are!
I love you,
Fly with me!

There Was a Time Lyrics

There was a time
When my heart beat only for you
There was a time
When all I wanted you wanted too.
The thrill of the new
Those secrets we shared
The kiss on the cheek
Just because you were there
And so much more, so much more

There was a time
When my heart smiled only for you
There was a time
When I thought all my dreams would come true
But that was a time, so long ago
That was the time I didn’t know
There could be any other kind of time at all.

There was a time
When my heart sang only for you
There was a time
When all I wanted you wanted too.
The thrill of the new
Those secrets we shared
The kiss on the cheek
Just because you were there
And so much more, so much more

(Verse 2 (lyrics by Tony Quarrington)
There was a time
When our love was starry and new
Time slips away and in the end
Those feelings did too –
The futures we dreamed
Plans that we shared
It broke my heart
You no longer cared
Time changes everything
It’s true – it changed you.

Praise Be Lyrics

Praise be for the gentle rain
Praise be for the storm
Praise be for the light that breaks
Through the darkness of those clouds

The mountains may quake
The earth may shake and
Sometimes I feel so alone
But I carry on, singing my song,
Singing: ‘Praise, praise be for all!’

Praise be for the baby’s cry
Praise be for the old man
Praise be for that still, small voice
That guides me on and on.

The mountains may quake
The earth may shake and
Sometimes I feel so alone
But I carry on, singing my song,
Singing: ‘Praise, praise be for all!’

Old Country Road Lyrics

Well, I’m a’walkin’ down
An old country road
Breeze is dancin’ in my hair
Singin’ a lovely old tune
Feelin’ like I don’t have a care
I saw a bird fly way up to the clouds
Up to the light, bright billowing white
And I said to myself
My, oh, my how he flies
I’m gonna let my dreams reach that height!

‘Cause I’m a’walkin’ down
An old country road
Breeze is dancin’ in my hair
Singin’ a lovely old tune
Feelin’ like I don’t have a care!

My Tearless Grief Lyrics

My tearless grief
My heart awakened too late
So great is the ache
Now you’re gone

You were the only one
Who conquered my heart
But it’s too late,
It’s too late
Now you are gone

No more will we soar
To the heights of love
Heaven’s gates won’t open
No more passion
No more sorrow
The burning fire
Now only ash.

O Amado Coração Lyrics

O amado coração
Amamos, amamos
Pelo ardor estámos unidos
Amo-te tanto meu amor
Quanto você me ama?
Não importa
Creio qui você sente o mesmo
Jamais se esqueça
Te amarei pra sempre
O amado coração

Oh loving heart
We love each other
Our ardor brought us together
I love you so much
How much do you love me?
It doesn’t matter
I believe you feel the same as I do
Never forget!
I will love you forever.

The Springtime of Our Love Lyrics

Walk through the streets in the dark,
Memories still linger there,
Where we used to go
In sun, rain or snow,
In the springtime of our love.

Lilacs are blooming again,
Yet memories still linger
When I see
Where we used to go
In sun, rain or snow,
In the springtime of our love.

Nights of champagne
Laughter and caresses
Dawn’s tender light
Brought us one more
Sparkling day of bliss;
I loved you then
Until the end,
That gray day when
We parted.
Lilacs are blooming again,
Yet memories still linger when,
I see where we used to go
So long ago,
In the springtime of our love.

Many long years passed since the war
Still there was no news of her
He’d sit in the park
‘Til long after dark
As in the springtime of their love
One balmy day she returned
They smiled but could not speak a word
Then they embraced
Sorrow was erased
There, in the springtime of their love

I Just Wanna Cry Lyrics

I just wanna cry,
I feel so blue inside
That I just wanna cry
Sunshine won’t stay
Well it gleams for a while
And then goes on its way
And forgets me
Well the clouds turn to gray and
The rain starts to fall
Wish I could join the rain
Let my tears free

Berceuse Lyrics

Dors, dors, dors bébé dors
Ferme les yeux
Il faut t’endormir
Le jour est fini
Maman est ici
Dors, dors
Dors mon petit chou
Dors, dors, dors bébé dors
Dors, dors, dors bébé dors

Sleep, sleep, sleep baby sleep
Close your eyes now begin to sleep
Day is done, Mama is here
Hush, hush, hush, my little one
Sleep, dream, dream baby dream
Dream, sleep, sleep baby sleep

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