My Own True North

by Kim Jennings

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released December 1, 2009

Kim Jennings: guitar/vocals

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Kim Jennings Worcester, Massachusetts

Garnering words of praise like “compelling independent folk musician” (Worcester Magazine) and winning Best Female Vocalist in the 2010 Worcester Music Awards, Kim Jennings writes songs that range from Irish lilt to driving indie rock back to harmony-drenched acoustic ballads. ... more

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Track Name: One More Time
Stark white room, she’s on the floor
He holds her broken heart
It’s just a card, he says, it’s nothing more
And he’s tearing it apart

Time is short, the end is near
The light is fading fast
She holds his gaze but there’s nothing there
He says their time has passed

She looks up, he turns away
From their last empty embrace
And she says

Kiss me one more time before I go
Let me be the one to leave
Touch me one more time, I know
I can’t hold you here
I can’t hold you here
Aah, ohh, mmm

In her mind, she learned to trust
He’d always keep her safe
He says he’s given all he has
There’s no more for her to take

And she won’t live once she’s alone
No more tether to the edge
She falls and she says

Kiss me one more time before I go
Let me be the one to leave
Touch me one more time, I know
I can’t hold you here
I can’t hold you here
Aah, ohh, mmm

Was it something that she said
Something in her tone
Was she just too damaged
Was she just too real

Kiss me one more time before I go
Let me be the one to leave
Touch me one more time, I know
I can’t hold you here

Kiss me one more time before I go
Let me be the one to leave
Touch me one more time, I know
I can’t hold you here
I can’t hold you here

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: I'm Only Human
Well I want to be an angel
And I want to be clean
And I want to dress in lace and pearls
And never to be mean

But sometimes I am a devil
And I dress in red and black
And I’ll run straight down that road to hell
Never coming back
I’m never coming back, I’m never coming back

I’m only human you see
And I know you’re just like me
You can’t paint me in black or white
I’ve got secrets inside
They’ve got nowhere left to hide
Even though I try
Even though I try
To keep them out of sight

Well you might see me walking
Faceless on the street
A harmless looking woman
You might not care to meet

But inside I am a siren
And I’ve come into my own
I’ll only let you in when I want to
Maybe even take you home
Maybe take you home, maybe take you home

I’m only human you see
And I know you’re just like me
You can’t paint me in black or white
I’ve got secrets inside
They’ve got no where left to hide
Even though I try
Even though I try
To keep them out of sight

Take me or leave me, yeah
You might, you might need me
But I know I don’t need you, yeah

I’m only human you see
And I know you’re just like me
You can’t paint me in black or white
I’ve got demons inside
They’ve got no place left to hide
Even though I try
Even though I try
To keep them out of sight

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: In the Shadows
I am darkness
You are starlight
Far away
In the shadows of the chasm of the night

When you touch me
I will spark as I swallow you
In the blackest hole
In the shadows of the chasm of the night

Don’t you know you can’t change me
Are you trying to break me
If you fly any closer
Will you find what you’re looking for
I don’t think so

When I hold you
We are nothing
Just a memory of what once was
Like a rocket that was soaring
Disappearing into darkness
In the blackest hole
In the shadows of the chasm of the night

In the blackest hole
In the shadows of the chasm of the night

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: Dan Cloutier & Kim Jennings - Come Home
Sometimes I have trouble when I sleep
When you’re not lying here next to me

So come home, come home to me
Come home, come home to me

Sometimes I miss you, driving in my car
Wish I could find you where you are

So come home, come home to me
Come home, come home to me

Well baby, I left you long ago
But maybe, maybe, wasn’t supposed to be so

Come home, come home
Come home, come home

Come home, come home to me
Please come home, come home to me

Sometimes I have trouble when I sleep
Sometimes I have trouble when I sleep

(c) Dan Cloutier & Kim Jennings
Track Name: Leave With Me
Why do I feel so urgently
I’m begging for you fervently
Can you tell, don’t you see
Stuck here, not where I hoped I’d be

Leave, leave with me

Why do I get so crazy
I’m running in circles in my sleep
Can you tell, don’t you see
Don’t move, just let me breathe…you

And leave, and leave with me

Confessing in my mind
Refuse to waste your time
This future isn’t mine to steal

Why do I need you here with me
I’ll never say, I won’t reveal
Can you tell, don’t you see
Stuck here, not where I’m meant to be

So leave, please won’t you leave with me

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: The Music Box
I am a ballerina
A Christmas gift from long ago
I dance for you when the box is opened
I love how your eyes gaze at me so

I only dance when you are watching
I long to see your smiling face
When your eyes are wet with sadness
Your soul is full of peace and grace

I can’t begin to know your troubles
I only know that you’re alone
You hide with me here in the corner
Of this cold, damp basement
Where I hear you sing my song

I don’t know why they came to take you
Still and silent in your sleep
They didn’t even try to wake you
They just draped a blanket
Tears of ice fell down on me

I am a pretty ballerina
You left behind so long ago
I’ll wait for you until my music stops
Dreaming of the echo of your song

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: Jumper
Sun is bright in my eyes
Laughing as I fall
Weightless now in the clouds
13,000 feet to go

Now I fly through the center of a picture perfect rainbow
Looking down, I am just a speck of this big amazing world below

Slowing down, parachute
I am in control
Things that I’ve never seen
Senses overload

Now I fly through the center of a picture perfect rainbow
Looking down, I am just a speck of this big amazing world below

Taking mental pictures trying to hold on to each image I can see
Tasting smells of wind, hearing skies of blue
Surrounded by the atmosphere

Now I fly through the center of a picture perfect rainbow
Looking down, I am just a speck of this big amazing world below
Looking down, I am just a speck of this big amazing world below

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: Inside
A storm of emotion
The call of direction
Random commitment
For now

Fear of the unknown
Should I just go home
Maybe I’ll step out
And see

When I look back, will I be who I wanted to be
And when I check out, will I know I have left a good legacy
Will I question all the choices I made, the regrets that I save
Inside

You can’t know the answers
You can’t see the future
You do what you can
For now

Just take your chances
Make some advances
Put yourself out
And see

When I look back, will I be who I wanted to be
And when I check out, will I know I have left a good legacy
Will I question all the choices I made, the regrets that I save
Inside

It’s tugging inside you
There’s nowhere to hide
Anymore
Anymore, anymore

When I look back, will I be who I wanted to be
And when I check out, will I know I have left a good legacy
Will I question all the choices I made, the regrets that I save
Inside
Inside, inside

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: Can Hardly Wait (To See You Again)
Traveling down an open road
At 4 AM, sky clear and stars twinkle into forever of the horizon

Speeding just enough with the windows open
The wet breeze brushes through my hair and over my face

But I don’t need that to stay awake
Can hardly wait to see you again

Three hundred miles or so pass in a few moments
Or has it been hours?
Soon I’ll be there on the coast with you
Will this night ever be through?

It’s the notes playing that keep driving me
Each mile brings me closer to that one thing

Can it be that…I’ve let my wall fall down

But I don’t need that wall to survive
It locked me up and kept me holed up inside
Can hardly wait to see you again

Can hardly wait to see you again
Can hardly wait to see you again
Track Name: Nothing at All
Come sit on the floor, stop keeping score
I just want to feel you near me
Stop your talking around, don’t stare at the ground
I just need to know you hear me

Let’s take our time, let’s stop on a dime
We’ll do what they say we shouldn’t do
We’ll go off alone, no one will know
We can be back before the curtain call

It takes nothing at all

Lie here in my arms, forget all her charms
Just live in this moment with me
Look into my eyes, no compromise
My agenda is loud and clear here

I’ll walk back in the room, separate from you
No one will even notice
You’ll have a smile on your face, you’ll never replace
The thrill of my whispers in the hall

It takes nothing at all

It’s effortless
The way you want to love me
Is it just this once
Will the stars align above me
You can take me there
Anywhere you know that I will fall

I can move away, you want me to stay
Can’t you see that’s torture
Walk one step behind, she isn’t blind
I can love you from afar

Live in the now, appreciate how
We had our forbidden moments
But now they are gone, time to move on
Gotta get back for the curtain call

It was nothing at all

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: Hide Away
You think that you know me well
You’ve only seen a part of me
As far as I can tell

So I’ll tell you there’s much more to me than what you see
You say you can’t believe that
You’re blind but free

You see I have these days when I’m tired and lonely
Even when you’re sitting in the room
At the end of the day
I won’t have much to say
Cause I’m running to hide away

I want to be real for you
But I’m afraid to let you see
The cold hard truth

Cause I’m grumpy and I’m moody for no good reason
You say you can’t believe that
Sentimental treason

You see I have these days when I’m tired and lonely
Even when you’re sitting in the room
At the end of the day
I won’t have much to say
Cause I’m running to hide away

Step closer to the fire
Feel the warmth of my fractured soul
You might get hurt but
It could be the greatest pain
You’ve ever known

You see I’m having one of those days when I’m tired and lonely
Even though you’re sitting here in the room
And at the end of the day
I won’t have much to say
Cause I’m running, running, running
To hide away, hide away, hide away

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: Save Me
Can’t see, can’t see you anymore
Despairing in darkness on the floor

In the room, in the crowd
Can I hear you sing out loud
I’m alone in my mind
Lost control, can you find me

Save me, save me from myself
Save me, save me from myself

Too deep to come in from the rain
You know you cannot help the pain

When it’s grey, fades to black
Can you come bring me back
I’m alone in my mind
Lost control, can you find me

Save me, save me from myself
Save me, save me from myself

Leaving
Leaving you
I’m leaving you my love

Save me, save me from myself

(c) Kimberley Jennings
Track Name: True North
This time I know I have to go alone
I hope that you will understand
But even if you don’t you can’t stop me now
No one else can take me by the hand
This time, this time

It’s crazy sounding, yes I know
It doesn’t really make much sense
But the journey’s mine alone, I won’t wait for you
No more waiting sitting on the fence
This time, this time

I’ve got to find my own True North
It won’t be you or anybody else
It’s somewhere hiding deep inside of me
Selfish maybe but it’s true
I’ve got to find my own True North
True North

I’d like to promise I’ll come back
To the place where I know you’ll be waiting
But I won’t promise anything down this road
I don’t know yet where it’s taking me
This time, this time

I’ve got to find my own True North
It won’t be you or anybody else
It’s somewhere hiding deep inside of me
Selfish maybe but it’s true
I’ve got to find my own True North
True North

Don’t wait if you don’t want to
Don’t hate if you don’t want to

This time I know I have to go alone

I’ve got to find my own True North
It won’t be you or anybody else
It’s hiding somewhere deep inside of me
Selfish maybe but it’s true
I’ve got to find my own
Got to find my own True North
True North

(c) Kimberley Jennings