|RELEASE DATE:||FEBRUARY 15, 2017|
|RECORD LABEL:||DONNA GREENBERG|
|LYRICS/MUSIC:||DONNA GREENBERG/JORDAN KLAPMAN|
Donna Greenberg, the Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and lyricist, is celebrating the release of Stuck on You, her fifth CD since 2009 and her first all-jazz album. Featured are nine songs that follow the winding path to and from love, by turns sorrowful, joyful, and ironic.
Arranged for jazz trio by pianist/arranger extraordinaire Mark Kieswetter, these pieces are performed by Mark himself on piano, Jordan O’Connor on bass, and Ben Riley on drums.
Four of the songs are debuts: the sassy and flirtatious “Don’t Try to Change My Mind,” the sultry bossa nova “Meu Amor” sung in Brazilian Portuguese, the optimistic jazz waltz “There Will Always Be Spring.” and torchy “Go Your Way,” inspired by the Elena Ferrante story.
The other five songs are new renditions of earlier work: “You’re My Summer Peach,” “Why Can’t I Say Good-bye?,” “Dance the Night Away,” “I Kiss Your Open Mouth,” and “Reflections.”
This is music that will stick with you.
Meu Amor Lyrics
English translation: Meu amor, The sands are shifting beneath our feet. The tides are turning, yet, here we stand, hand-in-hand, together on the shores of life Meu amor, The stars are sparkling high in the sky, The earth is yearning, yet, here we stand, hand-in-hand, together on the shores of life Nothing can take away this magic moment. Nothing can change the way we are today. Loving you brings me closer to everything I see, everything I do, loving you
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!
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
There Will Always Be Spring Lyrics
There will always be spring, No matter how harsh The winter has been. Birds will return and Buds will grow into blooms. There will always be hope, No matter how long You've had to cope. Always a chance that Something new's bound to come. I heard the birds singing this morning, Just as the warmth burst through. The sky was so bright, It brought back the light, For me, and for you. There will always be love, Always someone you're dreaming of. Always a chance that Someone new will appear. No matter how lost, And lonely you've been, There's always a gleam in the night. And though it isn't in sight, There will always be love, There will always be hope, There will always be spring.
Go Your Way Lyrics
Don't explain, What you can't explain. There are no words left to say. That once-upon-a-dream has faded, Faded away! Don't pretend, What you can't pretend. Your love is gone, please don't deny it. This is the end, The time has come. At last, I have decided. Go your way and don't look back! It doesn't matter anymore. We both know, what we know, So go, go! Please don't say, What we both can't say. Let this end in silence. I loved you once, But now our dream has faded, Faded away.
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 ever Have enough of you. Lyrics: Donna Greenberg and Jordan Klapman
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. Lyrics: Donna Greenberg & Jordan Klapman
Don’t Try to Change My Mind Lyrics
Don’t try to change my mind It won’t work Not a bit! Don’t tell me Love is blind Can’t you see? We’re a perfect fit! Don’t try to fight or preach In this matter I am out of reach Don’t you give me no speech I won’t give up I’ll never quit. It’s your doing You know why, You hold the key To make me fly! You want to convince me that We’re all wrong But I know better Our love is strong! Don’t try to reason with me I can’t be helped Not a bit! Don’t try to change my mind I’m stuck on you And that is that!