STUCK ON YOU

RELEASE DATE:FEBRUARY 15, 2017
RECORD LABEL:DONNA GREENBERG
LYRICS/MUSIC:DONNA GREENBERG/JORDAN KLAPMAN
ARRANGEMENT:MARK KIESWETTER

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

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.
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!

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