The Jennifer Jennings Band - Music


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Empty Need

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2006 

Once again I sit and watch TV
All alone with you right next to me
I know it don’t make sense, It sounds so damn crazy I got no defense but

What do you make of this life we lead
Nobody sees this empty need
It just fills us up but we starve for love we just starve for love we just starve for it

Pre-chorus:  Oooooh

Every morning we wake to the same old thing
Go to work come home it’s the same routine
Nothing changes nothing shakes it’s a broken record but nothing breaks us

A glass of wine at least a beer or two
A little help to make me get into you
This disconnect will never follow through
Just hoping something will help me

Pre-chorus:  Oooooh

Chorus:
Now sit back and watch the time
Speed past just like the traffic signs
On the road to nowhere fast
We keep living life stuck somewhere in the past
And when the memories start to fade
Looking forward seems like yesterday
Just wish there’s something I could do
Cuz I would love to fall right back in love with you

Just like the names carved into stone
Most seem to last but some erode
From all the pouring rain
Some weather the storm but some names fade

These sleepless nights they still bother me
You’d think I’d get used to how they feel
So I cover up and drift away
And wake up to the light of the same old day

Pre-chorus:
(I know there’s something out there
I feel there’s something out there
Every time you look my way
I got nothing left to say

I know there’s something out there
I feel there’s something out there
Every time I walk away
I just turn right back and stay)

 "Empty Need" was picked for the "Women in Music" compilation CD!

Not That Way

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2008

Good morning hello I think I remember your name
Oh yes I know you I met you yesterday
How did we get so far so fast
I thought you’d say we’d make it last

Off In the corner I see my bright red shirt
And when I look down I find my denim skirt
How did we get back here last night
It don’t look like I put up a fight

Chorus:

Sometimes I go to bed with my clothes on
And when I wake up I find that they are gone
Did you tell me you’d call me later today
And did I tell you I’m really not that way

I guess it started last night at happy hour
And after I have a few I lose my will power
I remember dancing with you now
You seemed much cuter then somehow

Chorus:

Sometimes I go to bed with my clothes on
And when I wake up I find that they are gone
Did you tell me you’d call me later today
And did I tell you I’m really not this way

Tonight I'm gonna go out once again
But I think I'll just stay with my friends
There’s no need to rush things this time
Unless I find someone who’ll change my mind

Chorus:

Sometimes I go to bed with my clothes on
And when I wake up I find that they are gone
Did you tell me you’d call me later today
And did I tell you I’m really not that way

"Not That Way" recently received some airplay on WVLP 98.3FM Valparaiso.  You can click here to listen.
You can also hear the songs all the way through on MySpace or on Taxi.com

Nothing Is Certain

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2008

Take my hand
Nothing is certain
A roll of the dice
Draw back the curtain

Can you close your eyes and wish upon a dream
Have you ever found that nothing’s what it seems 

Dance in the night
Through shades of purple
Can it be so right
Your touch is so subtle
Did you ever try to look my way

Chorus:

Cuz here I am
And there you stay
Did you ever believe in me 

Cut off by time
Shut out by silence
Can you read my mind
Through this transcendental nonsense
Have you ever tried to look my way

Chorus:

Cuz here I am
And there you stay
Did you ever believe in me 

Bridge:

Alone in a home with empty rooms and empty halls
And frames where you used to be
I think of the times I would pretend you were mine
I just don’t know why you don’t see me

Chorus:

Cuz here I am
And there you stay
Did you ever believe in me

 

If I Ever Fall

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2008 

If I ever fall
Please look after me
And pick up all the pieces
That lie next to your feet
If I ever cry
Please wipe away the pain
And tell me all your secrets
That make me whole again

Deep in conversation
They had different ways of looking at the world
He was optimistic
Waiting for his future to unfold

But she felt quite a different way
Not everything would be okay
All her dreams around her seemed to tumble right to the ground

He said I’ll stand right by your side
I know it’s gonna be alright
Underneath her breath she said the words she just barely found

Chorus:

If I ever fall
Please look after me
And pick up all the pieces
That lie next to your feet
If I ever cry
Please wipe away the pain
And tell me all your secrets
That make me whole again

She said we’re only human
And as humans we can do the cruelest things
He said we’re mere mortals
But mere mortals they do make the greatest kings

And as her questions came flooding in
He had an answer to all of them
She wondered if he ever had a weakness in his tender heart

He stared directly in her eyes
So hard it looked like he could cry
Pulling on the strength he knew she had he wouldn’t fall apart 

Chorus

 

I Gotta Feelin’

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2006 


I gotta feelin’ taking over my life
Making me crazy making me smile
I gotta a feelin’ I’m lighter than air
I catch my breath every time you are near
I gotta feelin’…
And I hope you feel it too mmmmmmm

I gotta a habit of staying up nights
And think of love letters I’m too shy to write
I gotta get out and buy me new clothes
I’m tryin’ to look good, I’m hopin’ it shows
I gotta feelin’…
And I hope you feel it too
Cuz I’m fallin’ in love with you

Chorus:
No I never felt like this
‘Til our lips met with a kiss
And you held me passionately
And you whispered stay with me
Tonight

I gotta a notion to say I love you
I hope you believe me it’s not too soon
I gotta feelin’ I’m ready right now
If you would ask me, I’d make my vows
I gotta feelin’…
And I hope you feel it too
Cuz I’m so in love with you

Chorus:

No I never felt like this
‘Til our lips met with a kiss
And you held me passionately
And you whispered stay with me
Tonight 

Solo

I gotta a vision of how it will be
Living together so happily
With our children all running wild
Making us crazy making us smile
I gotta feelin’…
And I know you feel it too
Cuz  you told me I love you

Chorus:
No I never felt like this
‘Til our lips met with a kiss
And you held me passionately
And you whispered stay with me
Tonight

 

Family Reunion (I Wanna Be the Mother of Your Brother’s Child)

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2006 

 

It all started out at the family reunion
Seemed like a great place to meet everyone
But you never told me about your younger brother
When I looked at him I should’ve run for cover

Now we were about to announce our engagement
But now I find myself in quite a predicament
His look shot right through my tank top of armor
Now all I can think about is your younger brother

Chorus:
I wanna be the mother of your brother’s child
You’re so sweet and mannered-mild
But when I look at him he just drives me wild
Oh I wanna be the mother of you brother’s child

We’ve been together for a long time
And I always thought that I would make you mine
But when I look at him I wanna change my mind
All my thoughts of you are left behind

Chorus

Bridge:
It will be real strange from now on
We can still see each other but I’ll be on your brother’s arm

Now we share the same name but we’re not together
And I know in time all things will get better
I hope you don’t stay mad at me and your brother
Cuz we would like you to be our baby’s godfather

Family Reunion was played on Jonathan Brandmeier’s morning show on 97.9FM Chicago The Loop WLUP.

History's Daughter

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2006 

She was only 14 years when she
Learned the fate of her father
In a letter he told her why
Now she’s known as History’s Daughter

Chorus:
He gave it all for what he loved
With the strength he found from God above
Who could believe he would change the world
For his country, for his little girl 

She was only 20 years when she
Realized his grace
No freedom can be won
Without his sacrifice

Chorus:
He gave it all for what he loved
With the strength he found from God above
Who could believe he would change the world
For his country, for his little girl

Bridge:
From the life of one brave man
Changed the course of Ireland

86 and looking back
At the legacy of her father
From the history of this great man
Came the life of one great daughter

Chorus:
He gave it all for what he loved
With the strength he found from God above
Who could believe he would change the world
For his country, for his little girl

Bridge:
From the life of one brave man
Changed the course of Ireland

Chorus:
He gave it all for what he loved
With the strength he found from God above
Who could believe he would change the world
For his country, for his little girl

 This song "History's Daughter" by The Jennifer Jennings Band was inspired by the book "History's Daughter" by Maire MacSwiney Brugha, who was the daughter of Terence MacSwiney, the Irish revolutionary, who in 1920, died in a British prison after a 73 day hunger strike. His sacrifice caught the attention of the world, and in 1921, Ireland (at least the South) attained its independence.

 

Mind Over Matter

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2006 

Every night I sit and write bad stories of
Broken hearts wreckin’ all the glory
Of true love we have all believed in
We have all believed in now

And when the nights keep getting colder
I realize this is really over
I tell myself I am growing stronger
I’m feeling really strong right now

Chorus:
Here I am walking over burning coals again
Telling myself we can still be friends
Pretending that it’s just mind over matter
It’s mind over matter now

I know it’s where we’re s’posed to be
Looking back and chasing history
I guess I’ll just chalk it up to fate
Cuz I’m feeling really great right now

Sometimes things work out that way
And I think everything will be okay
Even though you’re always on my mind
Yes, I’m feeling really fine right now

Chorus: 2x
Here I am walking over burning coals again
Telling myself we can still be friends
Pretending that it’s just mind over matter
It’s mind over matter now

Guitar solo

I find I’m staying safe at home now
Staring at the silent telephone
I cry until I make myself feel sick
But I’m feeling just fantastic now

I’ve heard you’ve been moving on
I think it’s great that you found the one
I don’t care if you end up with her
Cuz I’m feeling really super now

Chorus:
Here I am walking over burning coals again
Telling myself we can still be friends
Pretending that it’s just mind over matter
It’s mind over matter now

Here I am walking over burning coals again
Telling myself we can still be friends
Pretending that it’s just mind over matter
It’s mind over matter now

Hearts don’t matter
My heart doesn’t matter now
Love doesn’t matter
No love doesn’t matter now

Don’t Cry On Me

J.DiGirolamo, J. Jennings
© Copyright 2006

We’ve gotta problem
You know the game
I’ve got an answer
To end this endless pain

You look confused now
And a bit concerned
But I cannot teach you
What you cannot learn

Chorus:
If you need a shoulder
Don’t cry on me
Cuz you ain’t gonna get my sympathy
Oh no ooo ooo ooo

It’s a new day now
And you’re on strike 3
You think that you don’t need me
Just you wait and see
Maybe think it over
Try and think it through
But I won’t be cryin’
When I say goodbye to you

Chorus:

Bridge:
We tried to change things
And work it out
But you can’t fix a broken heart

Man you think you’re special
Yeah, I thought that too
But now I can see that
I’m better without you
You just keep on walkin’
Don’t you turn around
Cuz I ain’t gonna be here
Waiting for you now

 

Into Sleep

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2008

Sunlight through my window
Bridges the day from the night
A figure forms in the shadows
It fades then it slips out of sight

My head does fall
To my pillow
And pulls me back into sleep
And brings me to
A place I know
Your presence I wish I could keep

Chorus:

Why can't I live
In all my dreams
Cuz when I'm there
You never leave me

Sunlight through my window
Wakes me up for the day
I would beg, steal or borrow
To keep on feeling this way
Remember when we
Wished on the moon
And watch it wax and wane
A gentle touch
Comes never too soon
A miracle I can't explain

Chorus:

Why can't I live
In all my dreams
Cuz when I'm there
You never leave me

Solo:

Chorus:

Why can't I live
In all my dreams
Cuz when I'm there
You never leave me
Why can't I live
In old movies
A sacred place
You stay with me

Miles Away

Words and Music by Jennifer Onesto Jennings
©
  Copyright 2008

Standing at the shoreline with her fingers in her hair
Looking out across the lake in a never ending stare
Taking in her every breath as if it were her last
Choking down all the tears that come from memories past

CHORUS:

Don’t cry tonight
You will never have to feel like this or live in the same day twice
Don’t be afraid
All the thoughts inside your head will fade away

 

It was getting late so she got inside her car
Even though home’s miles away it doesn’t seem that far
Searching through the stations til she finds her favorite song
It’s the only thing today that will keep her spirit strong

CHORUS:

Go sing too loud
It’s the only thing that makes you feel like you’re standing out in a crowd
Don’t be afraid
All the thoughts inside your head will fade away

SOLO

CHORUS:

Don’t cry tonight
You will never have to feel like this or live in the same day twice
Don’t be afraid
All the thoughts inside your head will fade away

Vamp

It ain’t easy when it’s over
It all works out in the end
By design or by a faceless caller
It all pulls you back again
Like a road that leads you home
Like a cloud up in the sky
Some things make you feel a little better
There’s no reason to ask why
It don’t matter much right now
Let it all just slip away
What a perfect way to end the moment
When you look back on your day

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