Round Midnight

by Dena Taylor

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The jazz-tinged piano-ballads featured on Round Midnight, a selection from Taylor's latest album, combine a retro melancholy reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holliday with a self-knowing wink and a nod - in all the tracks, particularly "Let's Face the Music and Dance"

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released June 1, 2008

Vocalist: Dena Taylor, Keyboard: Ron Teixeira, Acoustic Bass: Ron Pirtle, Drums: Dave Dunscombe.

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Track Name: Too Close for Comfort
Too Close For Comfort
Songwriter(s): Harris, Rob

Be wise, be smart, behave, my heart
Don't upset your cart when he's so close
Be soft, be sweet but be discreet
Don't go off your beat, he's so close for comfort

Too close, too close for comfort, please, not again
Too close, too close to know just when to say, "When?"
Be firm, be fair, be sure, beware
On your guard, take care, while there's such temptation

One thing leads to another, too late to run for cover
He's much too close for comfort now

Too close, too close for comfort, please, not again
Too close, too close to know just when to say, "When?"
So be firm and be fair, be sure, beware
On your guard, take care, while there's such temptation

One thing leads to another, too late to run for cover
He's much too close for comfort now
Too close, much too close
She's much too close for comfort now
Track Name: That Old Black Magic
That Ol' Black Magic
Songwriter(s): Harold Arlen

That old black magic has me in it's spell
That old black magic that you weave so well
Those icy fingers up and down my spine
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine

The same old tingle that I feel inside
And then the elevator starts it's ride
And down and down I go, and 'round 'and round I go
Like a leaf caught in the tide

I should stay away but what can I do
I hear your name and I'm aflame
Aflame with such a burning desire
Only your kiss can put out the fire

You are the lover I've waited for
You're the mate, fate had me created for
And every time your lips meet mine
Darling, down and down I go, 'round and 'round I go
In a spin, loving the spin that I'm in
Under that black magic called love

That old black magic has me in it's spell
That old black magic that you weave so well
Icy fingers up and down my spine
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine

The same old tingle I feel inside
And then the elevator starts it's ride
And down and down I go, and 'round down and 'round I go
Like a leaf caught in the tide

I should stay away but what can I do
I hear your name and I'm aflame
I am a flame with such a burning desire
Only your kiss can put out the fire

You are the lover I've waited for
You're the mate, fate had me created for
And every time your lips meet mine
Darling, down and down I go, 'round and 'round I go
In a spin, loving the spin I'm in
Oh, black magic called love

In a spin, loving the spin I'm in
Under that black magic called love
In a spin, loving the spin I'm in
That old black magic called love
Track Name: Round Midnight
Round Midnight
Songwriter(s): WILLIAMS, COOTIE / HANIGHEN, BERNARD D. / MONK, THEOLONIOUS S.

It begins to tell 'round midnight, midnight
I do pretty well, till after sundown
Supper time I'm feelin' sad
But it really gets bad 'round midnight

Memories always start 'round midnight
Haven't got the heart to stand those memories
When my heart is still with you
And old midnight knows it too

When a quarrel we had needs mending
Does it mean that our love is ending
Darlin', I need you, lately I find
You're out of my heart and I'm out of my mind

Let our hearts take wings 'round midnight, midnight
Let the angels sing for your returning
Till our love is safe and sound a
And old midnight comes around

Feelin' sad really gets bad
'Round, 'round, 'round midnight
Track Name: Close Enough for Love
Close Enough for Love
Songwriter(s): MANDEL, JOHN / WILLIAMS, PAUL H.

You and I, an unmatched pair
Took the time to touch, to share
Worlds apart the night we met
We braved the odds and won the bet
Not perfect yet but close enough for love

How old fashioned, pure romance
Shared a kiss and shared the dance
Shared the body and bouquet
We'll taste the wine another day
When you and I are close enough for love

Not just lovers, more than friends
Who knows where one starts, one ends
Tracing lives through sleepless nights
That I'll remember always, always

Long goodbyes and the tearful looks
Hold up well in poems and books
But you and I have life to hold
The greatest story never told
Not perfect yet but close enough for love

Not just lovers, more than friends
Who knows where one starts, one ends
Tracing lives through sleepless nights
That I'll remember always, always

Long goodbyes and the tearful looks
Hold up well in poems and books
But you and I have life to hold
The greatest story never told
Not perfect yet but close enough for love
Not perfect yet but close enough for love
Track Name: I'm a Fool to Want You
I'm a Fool to Want You
Songwriter(s): SINATRA, FRANK/WOLF, JACK/HERRON, JOEL S.

I'm a fool to want you
I'm a fool to want you
To want a love that can't be true
A love that's there for others too

I'm a fool to hold you
Such a fool to hold you
To seek a kiss not mine alone
To share a kiss that Devil has known

Time and time again I said I'd leave you
Time and time again I went away
But then would come the time when I would need you
And once again these words I had to say

Take me back, I love you
...I need you
I know it's wrong, it must be wrong
But right or wrong I can't get along

Without you
Track Name: My Foolish Heart
My Foolish Heart
Songwriter(s): YOUNG, VICTOR / WASHINGTON, NED / WASHINGTON, NED

The scene is set for dreaming
Love's knocking at the door
But oh my heart, I'm reluctant to start
For we've been fooled before

The night is like a lovely tune
Beware, my foolish heart
How white the ever constant moon
Take care, my foolish heart

There's a line between love and fascination
That's hard to see on an evening such as this
For they both give the very same sensation
When you are lost in the magic of a kiss

Her lips are much too close to mine
Beware, my foolish heart
But should our eager lips combine
Then let the fire start

For this time, it isn't fascination
Or a dream that will fade and fall apart
It's love, this time it's love, my foolish heart

For this time, it isn't fascination
Or a dream that will fade and fall apart
It's love, this time it's love, my foolish heart
Track Name: Our Love is Here to Stay
Our Love is Here to Stay
Songwriter(s): George Gershwin

It's very clear
Our love is here to stay ;
Not for a year
But ever and a day.

The radio and the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies,
And in time may go !

But, oh my dear,
Our love is here to stay.
Together we're
Going a long, long way

In time the Rockies may crumble,
Gibralter may tumble,
There're only made of clay,
But our love is here to stay.
Track Name: Let's Face the Music & Dance
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Songwriter(s): Irving Berlin

There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
And while we still have the chance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon, we'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune and then

There may be tear drops to shed
So while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon, we'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune and then

There may be tear drops to shed
So while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance
Let's face the music and dance