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 album also showcases guest appearances by Grammy nominee C.J. Chenier on accordion and Country Music Hall-of-Famer, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and vibes.

Jennifer worked with longtime friends and Grammy-winners, Lawrence Manchester, and Adam Ayan on the mixing and mastering of the album. Manchester currently works as a producer and lead music mixer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. To date, Ayan has mastered 42 Grammy Award-winning recordings.

Jennifer’s previous album "Easy Living", with Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category, and received airplay throughout the country, including over a year on KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans and Public Radio International’s "Jazz After Hours." "These Years" is Jennifer's seventh album to date.

"These Years" is heavily influenced by Soul, Blues, and Roots music and will be released under Porter’s Maine-based label, Cougar Moon Music. This new album is a departure from her previous Jazz and film score recordings, yet retains Jennifer’s rich, lovely sound.