Insomnious Volume I Whistling Away the Dark

by Connie Lansberg

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released April 22, 2018


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Connie Lansberg Melbourne, Australia

Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter, jazz artist and published author, and for this artist, it is all about the story. With four albums of standards and originals ready for release, she is drawn to stories that hold up a mirror to our shames and our shadows, our loves and our losses, and equally, our return to hope. She is accompanied by talented jazz musicians lead by Mark Fitzgibbon. ... more

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Track Name: In The Wee Small Hours
In the wee small hours of the morning
While the whole wide world is fast asleep
You lie awake and think about the boy
And never ever think of counting sheep
When your lonely heart has learned its lesson
You'd be his if only he'd call
In the wee small hours of the morning
That's the time you miss him most of all
Track Name: Turn Out The Stars
Turn out the stars
Turn out the stars
Let eternal darkness hide me
If I can't have you beside me
Put out their fire
Their endless splendor
Only reminds me of your tenderness
Stop the ocean's roar
Don't let the rivers rune
Let me hear no more
The wondrous music of a skylark in the sun
Let it be done
Turn out the stars turn out the stars
Shut off their light
Stop every comet in their magic lonely flight
Let there be night
Turn out the stars
Track Name: Whistling Away the Dark
Often I think this sad old world is whistling in the dark.
Just like a child, who, late from school
Walks bravely home through the park.
To keep their spirits soaring and keep the night at bay.
Neither quite knowing which way they are going,
They sing the shadows away.
Often I think my poor old heart has given up for good.
And then I see a brand new face,
I glimpse some new neighborhood.
So walk me back home, my darling, tell me dreams really come true.
Whistling, whistling, here in the dark with you.
Track Name: Everything Happens to Me
I make a date for golf, and you can bet your life it rains.
I try to give a party, and the guy upstairs complains.
I guess I'll go through life, just catching colds and missing trains.
Everything happens to me.
I never miss a thing. I've had the measles and the mumps.
And every time I play an ace, my partner always trumps.
I guess I'm just a fool, who never looks before he jumps.
Everything happens to me.
At first, my heart thought you could break this jinx for me.
That love would turn the trick to end despair.
But now I just can't fool this head that thinks for me.
I've mortgaged all my castles in the air.
I've telegraphed and phoned and sent an air mail special too.
Your answer was goodbye and there was even postage due.
I fell in love just once, and then it had to be with you.
Everything happens to me.
Track Name: Desperado
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow
Don't you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet
Now, it seems to me some fine things
Have been laid upon your table,
But you only want the ones that you can't get
Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
And freedom, oh freedom, well that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking through this world all alone
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're losin' all your highs and lows;
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences; open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you before it's too late
Track Name: What'll I Do
Gone is the romance that was so divine
Tis broken and cannot be mended
You must go your way and I must go mine
Now that our love dream has ended

What'll I do
when you
are far away
and I'm so blue?
What'll I do?
What'll I do
when I
am wondering who
is kissing you
what'll I do?
What'll I do
with just
a photograph
to tell my troubles to?
When I'm alone
with only dreams of you
that won't come true
what'll I do?
Guitar solo
When I'm alone
with only dreams of you
that won't come true
what'll I do?
Track Name: Something Cool
Something cool
I'd like to order something cool
It's so warm here in town and this heat gets me down
Yes, I'd like something cool
My, it's nice to simply sit and rest awhile
You know it's a shame
I can't think of your name
I remember your smile
I don't ordinarily drink with strangers
I guess I usually drink alone
But you were so awfully nice to ask me
And I'm so terribly far from home
Like my dress I must confess it's very old
But it's simple and neat, it's just right for this heat
Save my furs for the cold
A cigarette, no I don't smoke them as a rule
But I'll have one, it might be fun with something cool
I'd bet you wouldn't imagine that I once had a house
With so many rooms you couldn't count them all
I'll bet that you couldn't imagine I had fifteen different boys
Who would beg and beg to take me to a ball
And I know you couldn't picture me
The time I went to Paris in the fall
And who would think the man that I loved
Was quite so handsome and quite so tall
Well, it's through, it's just a memory I had
One I almost forgot since the weather's so hot
And I'm feeling so bad about a date, oh wait, I'm such a fool
He's just a guy who stopped to buy me something cool
Track Name: Some Other Time
Where has the time all gone to?
Haven't done half the things I want to
Oh, well, we'll catch up some other time

This day was just a token
Too many words are still unspoken
Oh, well, we'll catch up some other time

Just when the fun is starting
Comes the time for parting
But let's be glad for what we had and what's to come

There's so much more embracing
Still to be had, but time is racing
Oh, well, we'll catch up some other time

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