Jennifer Porter

These Years

by Jennifer Porter

Released 12/07/2018
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 12/07/2018
Cougar Moon Music
Jennifer Porter's new album from Grammy-winning producer, Jay Newland, featuring five original songs by Jennifer and five covers from The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Bobby Sharpe.
  • 03:26 Crazy Love
  • 04:43 Lyrics Road To Redemption

    ROAD TO REDEMPTION, by Jennifer Porter

     

    Why I waited years

    I don’t know

    Everything in its time and in its place

    Now I’ve run out of time

    In this human race

     

    Broken down on the road to redemption

    So far from home

    Lost my way

    Fell to my knees

    Now I’m lost on the road to redemption

    Broke down on the road to redemption

     

    Windows make me restless

    Make me dream

    Flying here, flying there

    Now I’m all alone

    And I’m scared

     

    Broken down on the road to redemption

    So far from home

    Lost my way

    Fell to my knees

    Now I’m lost on the road to redemption

    Broke down on the road to redemption

     

    It’s so easy to stay lost forever

    But it’s time to retrace my steps

    To the place where the roads intersect

    And leave this broken down wreck

     

    And walk this road to redemption

    Just these tired old feet

    Just tired old me

     

    Walking the road to redemption

    Walking the road to redemption

  • 03:47 Beast of Burden
  • 04:24 Lyrics These Years

    THESE YEARS, by Jennifer Porter            

     

    These eyes, how beloved

    How adored this face I see

    How the lines mark acts of kindness

    And years of worry spent on me

     

    He smiles, and my heart breaks

    How could I ever have caused him pain

    Numbing losses, the smallest wins

    Were all I ever gained

     

    I want to savor him forever

    Oh Time help me find

    A way to be forgiving

    For these years have been unkind

    You know these years

    Have been unkind

     

    The night hums in the moonlight

    Silver wings they fill the sky

    With him beside me watching stars fall

    Blazing light from years gone by

     

    I want to be with him forever

    Oh Time, help me hold

    A way to be forgiving

    For these years they took their toll

    You know these years

    They took their toll

  • 05:17 On A Night Like This
  • 02:52 In Between Love
  • 03:09 Lyrics My Secret Desire

    MY SECRET DESIRE, by Jennifer Porter

     

    My secret desire is to be happy when I’m old

    To open the door and come in from the cold

    Run away to Paradise

    At the end of the world

     

    I’ll buy myself a looking glass

    To look until I find

    Some semblance or resemblance

    Of peace of any kind

    Then take this silly pain

    And toss it in the sea

     

    Then just like I’ve done a million times before

    I’ll drag my shipwrecked heart to your shore

    Stealing kisses

    My wish is

    To lie in your arms

    Till time steals you away from me

     

    I want to play the fool

    I want to make you smile

    I want to be the warm breeze

    Sensuous and mild

    That billows through your heart

    As we make our way home

     

    Then just like I’ve done

    I’ll drag my shipwrecked heart to your shore

    Stealing kisses

    My wish is

    To lie in your arms

    Till time steals you away from me

     

    I want to play the fool

    I want to make you smile

    I want to be the warm breeze

    Sensuous and mild

    That billows through your heart

    As we make our way home

    That billows through your heart

    As we make our way home

  • 03:46 Unchain My Heart
  • 05:39 Lyrics Skin and Bone

    SKIN AND BONE, by Jennifer Porter 

     

    It’s criminal, Baby

    How much it hurts to be with you

    Sticks and stones can’t break this chain

    Can’t close the door

    Throw away the key

    Before you find a way back to me

     

    Skin and bone

    Skin and bone

    We’re never quite at home

    In Skin and bone

     

    Skin and bone

    Skin and bone

    Why do we choose to live in skin and bone?

     

    Run if you want

    Hide if you can

    Isn’t any grave ever been deep enough

    For sleep to come

    Before you’ve been found

    Way down deep

    Deep in the ground

     

    Skin and Bone

    Skin and Bone

    We’re never quite at home in skin and bone

    Skin and Bone

    Skin and Bone

    Why do choose to live in skin and bone?

     

    Wishing on a star

    Won’t bring the dawn

    It hurts when the bed’s this hard

    Just close your eyes

    Count to ten

    ‘Cause I’ve been told you can never go home again

     

  • 03:46 Lyrics For You

    FOR YOU, by Jennifer Porter

     

    For you

    I will open my eyes

    Though all I see brings pain

    Minute by hour

    I will muddle through

    For you, my dear, for you

     

    For you

    I will try to move

    Though I’ve nowhere to go

    Day by day

    I will follow through

    For you, my dear, for you

     

    I’ll rally ‘round this prayer

    Your name my Amen

    Like water, I will run to your side now and then

    Like a world I will fall

    Your gravity my grave

    Breathing in and out

    Twenty thousand times a day

     

    For you

    I’ll forgive the world

    And work at being kind

    Week by week

    I will see it through

    For you, my dear

    For you

     

    (Chorus)

     

    For you

    I’ll believe in good

    And make my peace with hope

    Year by year, I will muddle through

    For you, my dear

    For you

    I’ll have faith, my dear

    For you

    Charity, my dear

    For you

     

    I owe that, at least

    To you, my love

NOTES
After years working just under the radar in the music industry, Jennifer’s beautiful voice and evocative songs caught the attention of 12-time Grammy-winning producer, Jay Newland. "These Years" is the product of their collaboration, and consists of five original songs by Jennifer and five covers of songs by The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Bobby Sharp. The music features Jennifer’s unique, sultry voice backed by a stellar band. The …
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Mr. Barrington (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

by Jennifer Nichole Porter

Released 2015
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 2015
Cougar Moon Music
The hauntingly beautiful piano score from the feature film, MR. BARRINGTON, including a re-mix of the end credits love song, "Blow The Candles Out."
NOTES
Jennifer Porter (credited as Jennifer Nichole Porter in film roles) is an award-winning musician, actor and screenwriter. Originally trained as an Opera singer, Jennifer’s musical range spans an array of genres. She is equally at home singing with Orchestras, Jazz combos and Blues bands. She is also an accomplished Blues pianist, and has played with C.J. Chenier, Nathan and The Zydeco Cha-Chas, and Blues artists Debbie Davies and Chris Thomas King. In 1989 Jennifer …
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Moonglow

by Jennifer Porter

Released 2015
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 2015
Cougar Moon Music
Three classics from the Great American Songbook

Easy Living

by Jennifer Porter

Released 2014
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 2014
Cougar Moon Music
INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE - JAZZ WITH VOCALS - Famous and lesser-known Jazz standards sung beautifully, feeling at once timeless and new.
NOTES
Blessed with a beautiful voice, an infectious musical spirit, and the ability to immediately find the center of each note, Jennifer Porter always uplifts the classic material that she sings. On Easy Living, she performs with a notable group of excellent jazz musicians, affectionately interpreting classic songs, making them sound both timeless and new.

The program begins with a wonderful treatment of “Easy Living,” with Jason Anick’s violin adding to the dreamy atmosphere. Jennifer …
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The Way You Look Tonight

by Jennifer Porter

Released 2013
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 2013
Cougar Moon Music
Beautifully sung, hard-swinging renditions of classic Jazz Standards
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THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

As an award-winning actress, musician, screenwriter, composer and arranger, Jennifer Porter leads a very busy life.

It is obvious from listening to The Way You Look Tonight that Jennifer has a beautiful voice, a real feeling for vintage lyrics and the ability to swing at every tempo. Featured on the CD are pianist / accordionist Sonny Barbato, guitarist Kevin Barry, trumpeter Trent Austin, saxophonist Matt Langley, drummers Les Harris, Jr. and …
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40 West (Original Soundtrack)

by Jennifer Porter

Released 2012
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 2012
Cougar Moon Music
Blues-based original music from the motion picture, 40 WEST.

Hyacinth Boy Blue

by Jennifer Porter

Released 1998
Cougar Moon Music
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Released 1998
Cougar Moon Music
An eclectic collection original songs with Jazz, World, Folk and Classical influences, featuring beautiful vocals and primarily acoustic instruments.