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History - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2016

[Verse 1]
Lazy, sun soaked daydreams,
Cool breeze in my hair,
The sun, the sand, a drink in my hand,
laughter fills the air as we make our night plans,
lately nights are getting crazy, crazy

[Chorus]
don't wanna fall in love we wanna party,
we're only breaking hearts, playing not for keeps,
we got our girls, and we got our heels,
Playing Summertime hits making history

don't wanna fall in love we wanna party,
We're Playing Summertime hits making history
Making history

[Verse 2]
Endless, picture perfect sunset,
Streets come alive, like a beach bonfire,
nights we won't remember, with friends we won't forget
every summers got a story and this will be our best

cos lately nights are getting crazy, crazy

[Chorus]
don't wanna fall in love we wanna party,
we're only breaking hearts, playing not for keeps,
we got our girls, and we got our heels,
Playing Summertime hits making history

don't wanna fall in love we wanna party,
We're Playing Summertime hits making history
Making history

[break]
These are the nights that spin our world around,
We fill em up, we drink em down

So lets rock, let's go, it's our time
we’ll take it anywhere we wanna go,
Stay up all night

 

Test Run(Once) - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2015

[Verse 1]
He said I've got the scars, the tattoos and I aim to please,
I said I play hard to forget maybe you oughta leave,
this could be fun but he's not my type,
do I take a chance or wait, for some suit and tie?

but why waste another night,
waiting for the perfect guy,
if one person can make you smile,
then one person can change your life

[Chorus]
just gotta
kick back have fun,
cos life is not a test run,
don't ever forget you only life once,
you only live once

[Verse 2]
Rushing to work so I can work to the bone,
For a VW Bug I can no longer afford,
one life, one shot and nothing to lose,
who said I gotta live their 9 to 5 rules

Why wish away my years,
Waiting on some perfect plan,
Just to walk a golden beach,
When happiness is in my hands

[Chorus]
Just gotta kick back have fun,
cos life is not a test run,
don't ever forget you only life once,
you only live once

[Bridge]
do what you love, love what you do
tomorrow's a blank page so write something cool
And dream bigger than your fears
Cos tomorrow you may not be here
 

Switch Off - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2015

[Verse]
You, you're so in love with you,
in love with what you do,
what you say,
how you look,
how you play,
you think your God's gift you gotta give away,

you don't show at our dinner for two,
you're happy when I'm feeling blue,
how could you think that I want you back,
did you forget I've been there done that,

[pre Chorus]
now give it up boy,
I am not some toy,
for your ego shrine,
stop wasting your time,
and

[Chorus]
don't leave the light
don't leave the light on for me,
don't leave the light
don't leave the light on,
I won't be back,
switch off please

[Verse]
You, yeah you think you're so cool,
and we envy your,
money, your looks, your job and your car,
shame reality don't stretch that far,

[pre Chorus]
give it up boy,
I am not some toy,
for your ego shrine,
stop wasting your time,
and

[Chorus]
[Bridge]
I won't look back,
giving you up,
is the easy part

Volcano
Written by Joe Kenny
Copyright © Joe Kenny 2014, contact@jk-songwriting.com

[Verse 1]
Light em up,
Like I don't care,
Moths to the flame,
In my love massacre

Cos I'm the ice queen,
That treats the guys mean,
To keep the guys keen,
And bring em to their knees,
Cos loves a game they play by my rules

[Chorus]
But my hearts a volcano it’s about to blow soon,
And a sea of fire rages inside just for you,

Cos my hearts a volcano it's about to blow because of you,
And it feels like I’ve lost control but there's nothing I can do,
I can’t contain it anymore, I can no longer play this cool,
Cos my hearts a volcano,
Don’t make me break the rules, for you


[Verse 2]
You rock up,
Like a billionaire,
With your entourage,
And all your fanfare,

So I hear you're into me,
And you love my energy,
So if we've got this chemistry,
then why you gaming me,
you know the rules, I can't make the first move

[Bridge]
So what I gotta do tonight,
Shake the ground and light up our skies,
And let the ash fall by our side,
Let the ash fall by our side

So what ya going to do tonight,
Stand and stare from the side lines,
When underneath our plates collide,
underneath our plates collide

My hearts a Volcano about to blow for you

For Who I Am

Written by Joe Kenny Copyright © 2014,
contact@jk-songwriting.com


[Verse 1]
I don't do Gucci shirts,
and my ride's a rusty old beat-up,
and I don't care what they think,
I work hard, I won't quit,
I know the best is ahead of me

just cos I fill their glass today,
no need to look at me that way,
cos I'll climb as high as I can dream,
you'll see, I'll be more than what you see

[Chorus]
Someday I'm gonna be,
somewhere I wanna be,
And somehow I gotta believe I'll succeed,
For who I am,
For who I am,
For who I am,
For who I am,
For I am more than what you see

[Verse 2]
I may not be Ivy League,
Or yacht around Italy,
that don't change a thing,
I've got drive I've got grit,
and I plan to make that stick

I'm not like those other guys,
Cos I won't stop until I die,
And I'll climb as high as I can dream,
you'll see, I'll be more than what you see

[Chorus]
Someday I'm gonna be,
somewhere I wanna be,
And somehow I gotta believe I'll succeed,
For who I am,
For who I am,
For who I am,
For who I am,
For I am more than what you see

[bridge]
cos I'm in it for the long haul,
Can't run before you crawl,
And whatever life throws,
I'll be swinging,
For the fences

[Chorus]
Someday I'm gonna be,
somewhere I wanna be,
And somehow I gotta believe I'll succeed,
For who I am, (nothings gonna stop me)
For who I am (climb as high as I can dream)
For who I am, (cos I know what I can be)
For who I am,
For I am more than what you see

CRAZY

Written by Joe Kenny Copyright © 2014,
contact@jk-songwriting.com


[Verse 1]
I like beer, you love to whine,
Halo ain't quality time,
and no matter what you think,
chick flicks just ain't my thing

so I blast for the stars,
wave goodbye as I lift from Mars,
plot a course for Venus to figure out what is between us

[pre-chorus]
So what, I love you,
So what, I need you,
what if everything you do keeps driving me ...

[chorus]
crazy,
if sanity means I lose you,
keep driving me crazy,
cos I'd rather stay crazy with you by my side,
with your million XBox games,
and those stupid friend nicknames,
your childish brags, annoying nags, all your piles of crap,
ain't it crazy,
that I'd rather stay crazy with you by my side,
feels so right

[Verse 2]
two and two is five,
insanity's a friend of mine,
cos tuning into you,
is like free falling without a chute,

so quit talking about your ex,
and please stop pestering me for sex,
just pass the remote and get your towels off my bathroom floor

[pre-chorus]
So what, I love you,
So what, I need you,
what if everything you do keeps driving me ...

[chorus]
crazy,
if sanity means I lose you,
keep driving me crazy,
cos I'd rather stay crazy with you by my side,
with your million XBox games,
and those stupid friend nicknames,
your childish brags, annoying nags,all your piles of crap,
ain't it crazy,
that I'd rather stay crazy with you by my side,
don't know why,


[bridge]
is this love or is this hell?
can't tell from this padded cell,
when I'm loving like a lunatic

 

ADORED

Written by Joe Kenny Copyright © 2014,
contact@jk-songwriting.com


[Verse 1]
Everyday, I picture you with that golden smile,
how you could squeeze my hand make everything alright,
like you did a thousand times

I know I didn't talk much,
head always spinning in a rush,
but your laughter was my antidote,
my life support,
when life got rough, I always had your love

[pre-chorus]
A is for all the times I didn't say I love you,
and D is for those days that I disappointed you,
and O is for the odds of knowing someone like you,
R E is real easy, when I had you

[Chorus]
and I adored you,
and I adored you it's true,
you made it real easy I hope you knew


[Verse 2]
Words unsaid, like a million sirens in my head,
and all your empty spaces, fill my day, each day,
forever, without you

[pre-chorus]
A is for all the times I didn't say I love you,
and D is for those days that I disappointed you,
and O is for the odds of knowing someone like you,
R E is real easy, when I had you

[Chorus]
and I adored you,
and I adored you it's true,
you made it real easy I hope you knew


[bridge]
If I had just one chance,
just one chance,
to have you here by side,
hold you deep in my arms,
I'd throw those boulders from my mouth,
let the words flow out,
let you know how I feel,
cos you are the world to me

and I adored you,
and I adored you it's true,
you made it real easy I hope you knew
 

HEAVEN

Written by Joe Kenny Copyright © 2013,
contact@jk-songwriting.com


[Verse 1]
Locked my keys in the car,
ATM just ate my card,
battled sheets of endless rain,
and I just smiled yeah I just smiled

it don't feel like rain even when it pours,
it don't feel like rain anymore,

[Pre chorus]
coz heaven sent an angel,
I'd lost faith in love hey girl you saved me,
now standing in your golden rays,
this love is biblical

[Chorus]
girl, you make me alive,
you turn my amp to eleven,
my heart's glowing like an ember,
you got me loving like it's my first night in heaven

girl, you make me feel reborn,
I see the world through new eyes,
like I was living a lie,
you got me loving like it's my first night in heaven


[Verse 2]
I don't need a gold Bugatti,
don't need a beach front in Hawaii,
or those pool side hotties,
all I need is you, I just need you,

in a world full of pain how can I complain,
when I curl up like a swiss-roll with you

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
your smile, your smile makes me smile,
and your touch, soothing like paradise,
and I'm blessed cos I found heaven loving you

[Chorus]

 

STARS

Written by Joe Kenny / Paddy Hunt Copyright © 2013,
contact@jk-songwriting.com


[Verse 1]
Woke up sucker punched staring at the subway line,
six AM double shift ain't kind,
and it's harder, to stay stronger,
so I'll make it anyway I can now,
anyway I can

I'm calling all my friends cos I got a plan,
and I need a strong start for the weekend,
no matter how tough today,
I know we will be...

[Pre-chorus]
singing a song in the morning,
hands in the air as the dawn breaks,
we'll be higher than the moon and the stars tonight,
never gonna stop

coz

[Chorus]
we're the stars...tonight ,
superstars...as we face the lights ,
we're the stars of the show....Oooohhh,
tonight we glow,

we're the stars...tonight,
we're the stars...ready for flight,
whatever happens today....Oooohhh,
we'll feel like stars tonight, stars tonight


[Verse 2]
Long days, early nights, pinball life, stupid fights,
you pay your bills but money's tight, it aint right,
but you're a fighter,
you'll shine brighter,
you'll show the world what you got now,
world what you got,

so I'm calling you up cos I got this plan,
and this thousand day week is about to end,
no matter how tough today,
I know we will be...


[Pre-chorus]


[Chorus]

[bridge]
cameras flashing,
drinks flowing,
carefree like VIP's tonight,

high fashion,
cameras rolling,
we're superstars tonight, and we'll be...

[pre-chorus]

[chorus]

 

To do List - Copyright © Joe Kenny 2012, contact@jk-songwriting.com

[Verse 1]
I don't mean to stare at your candy red lips,
but I swear, they sucked the air from this room,
and could you care about the awestruck guy,
who's heart flips just for you

see I'm a down to earth, good guy,
by the book, on time,
don't party every night,
the kinda guy your mum likes

but lately life's humdrum,
different day same old numb,
I need a spark to ignite,
then you erupted in my life,

[pre-chorus]
and you (set my face to stun girl),
and you ( my hearts ba dum ba dum da),

[Chorus]
girl,
hey put me on your to do list,
on your to do list,
I said girl (girl),
hey put me on your to do list,
please circle and check,
I don't need no safe bet,
don't need no safety net,
all I need is you and a night we won't forget,
I said girl (girl),
hey put me on your to do list,
on your to do list,

[Verse 2]
I don't mean to stare at your windswept hair,
and hey I think your beanie's cool,
and they say yeah you've been to Peru
is it true ?
is that where you got that tattoo

and you like
roller derby, rock climbing, skinny dipping, skydiving,
a disco to the eyes,
the type of girl my mum dislikes

but lately somethings wrong,
I've lost my edge, lost my song,
I need your spark to ignite,
I need you in my life

[pre-chorus]
you're my gritpop princess
the one I love the best

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
I've got some cash set aside,
so why don't take a ride,
hop on a plane fly across the world,
wake up on some island with you in my arms,

cos I can be more fun than any guy,
so let me be the adventure of your life,
and all I ask is you give me,
one night to see what might be

[chorus]

Million - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2012

[Verse]
There's a million ways a heart can break,
when love falls from grace,

and all the things you said to me,
are just a blur a crazy dream,
you've met some guy you need to leave,
it's all a mess I cannot think

so now,
what am I to do,
I went the distance for you

[Chorus]
and I..
crashed on the dark side of your heart,
now we're worlds apart,
but I will make it through these tears,
when loves a million miles from here

from here,
from here,
loves a million miles from here

[Verse]
All alone I face the dark,
in the space between our hearts,

and it's not like I would change a thing,
I gave my all you were my Queen,
but hearts are deep and eyes will lie,
I'm wide awake as he holds you tight,

[Chorus]
I crashed on the dark side of your heart,
now we're worlds apart,
but I will make it through these tears,
when loves a million miles from here

[Bridge]
all our shattered dreams,
like wreckage where I cry,
as I turn to hug the space,
where you use to lie,
I'll never hold you anymore,
there's lessons in this pain,
tomorrows a new day,
as I learn to love again,

[middle 8]
what am I to do,
I went the distance for you,
for you

[Chorus]
and I..
crashed on the dark side of your heart,
now we're worlds apart,
but I will make it through these tears,
when loves a million miles from here

Raise the night - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2012

[intro]
And then you call to say,
And then you call to say,

[Verse 1]
Endless Monday morning groundhog day,
marching with the zombie suits in grey,
crash down slumping in my worn chair,
a paper landscape I survey,

[pre-chorus]
and then you call to say (hey hey)
I love you,
can't wait till we get to play,
when you call to say (hey hey)
I love you,
the world can't paint me grey,

and I say,

[chorus]
hit pause, stop record, I can't take it anymore,
cos this ain't what we signed for, this ain't what we signed for,

this ain't living no,
this ain't winning no,
they killed the day,
we'll raise the night,

lift off, fast forward, straight to the dance floor,
this is what we live for, this is what we live for,
they killed the day,
but we'll raise the night,
we'll raise the night,
we'll raise the night,

[Verse 2]
Surfing on a tidal wave of bills,
as I slam the door on another crazy day,
TV screams breaking news impending gloom,
I'm off to bed hide in my room,

[pre-chorus]
and then you call to say (hey hey)
I love you,
hey girl it's time to play,
when you call to say (hey hey)
I love you,
all I can do is say,

[chorus]
hit pause, stop record, I can't take it anymore
cos this ain't what we signed for, this ain't what we signed for,
this ain't living no,
this ain't winning no,
they killed the day,
but we'll raise the night
lift off, fast forward, straight to the dance floor,
this is what we live for, this is what we live for,
they killed the day,
but we'll raise the night
we'll raise the night,
we'll raise the night,

[bridge]
just a little bit,
just a little bit,
just a little bit,
just a little bit more and I'm running to you

Let Love In - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2013

[Verse 1]
My love is a summer flower,
so welcoming and colorful,
a blossom to inspire,
and all I know is,

don't need to hide my emotions,
no need to bottle up,
it's not some game I'm playing,
my joy of falling in love,

this love is something I give freely,
why can't you let love in,

[chorus]
in and in
you gotta let love in,
in and in
you gotta let love in,

[Verse 2]
your love is an orphan child,
forever lost and all alone,
so terrified it hides,
and all I know is,

when we discuss our feelings,
you run and back off,

you need to let go of,
your fear of breaking up,

your love is a ticking time bomb,
why can't you let love in,

[chorus]
in and in
you gotta let love in,
in and in
you gotta let love in,

[bridge]
just like my mamma always said,
love from the heart not the head,
you want to feel something,
you gotta let love in


[chorus]
in and in
you gotta let love in,
in and in
you gotta let love in,
 

Bam - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2011

[Verse 1]
Remember we met in the pouring rain,
waiting in line for the number 8,
I offered my coat to keep you dry,
your eyes sparkled neath the weeping sky,
as time moved on we couldn't stay apart,
I lassoed the moon, I gave you my heart,
fearless in love we conquered all,
you and me girl we'll take on the world,

[Chorus]
and then bam,
what the hell happened girl,
you're telling me it's over,
and then bam,
now I lie alone at night,
trying to figure it out,
bam
can't figure it out..

[Verse 2]
you in my arms on the summer grass,
shooting the breeze just having a blast,
joking about us growing old,
and you hold me tight and whisper never let go

[Chorus]
[Bridge]
thinking's overrated when you've got a broken heart,
you hit the brakes so hard girl,
you got me seeing stars,
and we use to have a future,
but now it's just a past,
so many un-answered questions,
I don't know where to start

[Middle 8]
there is no cure for my love drunk heart,
you took your fill,we're miles apart,
there is no cure for love my drunk heart,
I love you girl, I need you back,
I gotta know whats going on,
how could you tell me that I'm the one

[Chorus]
and then Bam,
what the hell happened girl,
you're telling me it's over,
and then Bam,
we were supposed to take on the world,
so what went wrong
and then bam...

Sing em all for you - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2011

[Verse]
Hey girl, you've got gravity,
that pulls me right in,
and your world, it looks perfect to me,
I'd love to settle there

[pre Chorus]
and all of the things that I could say,
another line from my heart for you,
I'd sing it all for you girl,
I'd sing it all for you,

[Chorus]
cos you girl,
are so beautiful,
if you only knew,
that I sing em all for you.

[Verse]
And my words, take a tumble down stairs
when I sit next to you,
And I wish, I could say what I feel,
instead of playing cool.

[Bridge]
I'd give my heart,
I'd give my soul,
I'd be your rock,
you could be my roll,

If you'd be my sun,
I would be your shine,
If you bring the music,
I'll bring the rhyme

[middle 8]
and all of the things that I could say,
another line from my heart for you,
I'd sing em all for you girl,
I'd sing em all for you,

the songs in the shower (I sing em for you)
when I drive my car (I sing em for you)
alone with my guitar (I sing em for you)
from the stage in the bar (I sing em for you)

[Chorus]

No Curtain Call - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2011

[Verse 1]
How can you say you love me,
with her perfume on your skin,
you keep playing that same old song,
so tired, this can't go on

[pre chorus]
and you played my heart strings like a symphony,
when you said things would change,
I guess you meant me,
but your orchestrated lies don't fool me,
its over, this time I have to go

[chorus]
You played your last score,
I don't love you and you're free to run to her,
there'll be no curtain call,
there'll be no curtain call,
this time, this time.

[Verse 2]
Our bedroom curtains glow white,
As I wonder where you spent the night,
I wait for you to txt some lies,
play pretend, send some flowers to disguise

[Bridge]
where do you start,
where do the lies end,
I was a fool,
to take you back again

[Middle 8]
you played my heart strings like a symphony,
when you said things would change,
I guess you meant me,
but your orchestrated lies don't fool me,
I don't love you anymore

Tomorrow never quits - written by Joe Kenny Copyright © Joe Kenny 2011

[Verse 1]
I love that picture of us,
from last New Years Eve,
I keep it on your pillow,
it makes me feel at ease,

and they say it's time to move on,
but hey what do they know,
it's winter in my soul,
and I ain't got a coat,

yeah I know, yeah I know, I just gotta find the strength,
cos..

[Chorus]
life gives no love back guarantees,
what can't last I must set free,
just breathe,
tomorrow never quits so I won't quit on me,
breathe

[Verse 2]
it seems like yesterday, since you walked out on me,
Jim Beam is my friend now,he's not great company,
and I hear you're doing well and life's pretty cool for you,
I wish you the best, I hope in time I'll get there soon,

cos...

[Chorus]

breathe
just gotta move on and breathe,
I won't quit on me

[Outro]
tomorrow never quits I gotta breathe