The Current

by Jennis

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I'm Not Here 05:35
I’M NOT HERE ANYMORE I used to be here but then I just, vanished into thin air I used to be here but now I can’t, find me anywhere You’re knocking at my door, but I’m not here anymore, I used to be here but now I’m gone, and I don’t know where I went Please can you tell me have my messages, all been heaven sent You’re knocking at my door, but I’m not here anymore, What are you looking for? I’m not here anymore The picture right before my eyes is pixilating The dots are swirling all around till the picture comes undone It won’t be long and now’s the time for celebrating The old world is dissolving, a new world has begun Can’t find my voice for even one word, there’s no more to be said I can’t be seen, I can’t be heard, it’s all hangin’ on by a thread I used to be here but now I’m lost, I don’t think I’ll ever be found The flood waters keep on rising, while I’m heading out for higher ground This comedy of errors, is just a curtain call Nothing is the way it is, and nothing stays the same The humble ones will rise up, and the greedy ones will fall. But right now I can’t remember my name cuz I’m not here anymore….
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Closer To Me 06:38
Ninety-three million miles from here That’s such a long, long way I think I’ll pull you down much closer to me To brighten up my day My solar friend why must you be so far away I’ll bring you closer with my will And when you set in the evening please stay near So I won’t ever feel that chill Chorus: I need you close to me Warming me endlessly (2nd time – Charming me endlessly,) So I can stay wild and free Close to me always (x2) Two hundred and forty thousand miles away That’s quite a distance from here My force of gravity will pull you from that cold place Magnetically I’ll draw you near My lunar princess let me sleep with you Here in my bed I’ll stroke your face And in the daytime please don’t go too far away So I can always feel your grace
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Don’t bring no hatred, don’t bring no fear You’ll just drive the vibe, straight away from here Don’t bring no gossip, and no bigotry Just bring that special thing to elevate me Don’t bring no poison, to my paradise Just bring some funky music, that’s my advice. It’s the perfect thing to bring to my place It’s the perfect thing to bring (X2) Just bring me something from your sugar bowl Your sweet sweet lovin’, will sooth my soul Don’t need no attitude, no permanent frown Just bring some soul food, so we can get down Your negativity, is not welcome at my door Your creativity, is more fun to explore Please bring your magic mix, and that twinkle in your eye And don’t forget your bag of tricks, and let’s get high Where do you come from, such a long time ago Where are you going to, don’t you want to know When you look in the mirror, down deep in your eyes Can you see the golden wings, underneath your disguise? There are no imposters in my paradise Just bring your true true self, that would be nice
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Weray Weray 06:15
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I’M A GYPSY MAN, AND I CAN’T STAY HERE LONG WITH A BRAND NEW PLAN, AND I WON’T BE HERE LONG I LIVE MY LIFE, JUST LIKE A ROCK AND ROLL SONG I’VE GOT THE WIND IN MY HAIR (X3) AND I’M HEADED OUT SOMEWHERE TO FIND MY BABY COME ON BABY LET ME BE YOUR GYPSY MAN WE CAN STEAL AWAY WHILE THE MOONLIGHT FLOODS THE LAND I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU BABY IN THE BACK OF MY CARAVAN I’VE ….HAIR (X3) YEAH BUT I AIN’T GOIN NOWHERE WITHOUT MY BABY MY NORTHERN BELLE SHE CAST A SPELL ON ME WITH LOVE LIKE A VEIL TILL I CAN’T HARDLY SEE NOW MY ROCK & ROLL SONG IS JUST A DISTANT MEMORY I HAD THE…HAIR (X3) NOW I CAN’T GO NOWHERE WITHOUT MY BABY
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EYES WIDE OPEN If a Mac truck hit me I could safely say I have had a good life I have had my way If I find myself standing at the Pearly Gates Won’t be a moment too soon, not a moment too late When it’s my turn to go there’s one thing I’m hopin’ I’d like to make the journey with my eyes wide open. As long as I can sing and play some twangy tune I know rigor mortis won’t set in too soon I’d like to smell the roses and I’ll tell you why I’d like to go on living till the day I die When it’s my turn to go there’s one thing I’m hopin’ I’d like to make the journey with my eyes wide open. Whether it’s good or bad, whether it’s day or night Whether it’s happy or sad, whether it’s black or white No matter what awaits me, no matter what I find I just don’t want to go there blind.
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You know what I like babe, you know what I need You know what I want babe you know what I need I need somebody who can show myself to me So very gently while she loves me tenderly I love it baby when you fly me to the moon And feed me humble pie with a silver spoon You know me from the inside out You love me when I’m happy, love me when I’m blue You hear what I’m talking about I trust your intuition, I trust your heart is true You see me as a beam of light, but you love my dark side too

about

When long-time Toronto indie-scene bassist Jen Gillmor picked up the cello and joined forces with the newest creative incarnation of award-winning blues musician Dennis Gaumond, Jennis was born. The duo tickles ears with an uncommon sonic blend of vocals, electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, custom-tuned harmonicas, cello, didgeridoo, flutes, jawharp and percussion.

Songs celebrate the mysteries and poignancies of life, rooted in a faith in peace and love as the highest powers. Their unusual rootsy sound is at times bluesy, at times funky, jazzy or folky, with a hint of exotic ethnic influences.

This is their debut album.

credits

released June 16, 2014

Dennis Gaumond: lead vocals, electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, harmonica, native american flute, percussion

Jen Gillmor: cello, bass guitar, backing vocals, flute, didgeridoo, jaw harp

Tom Wolf: drum kit, djembe, bongos, congas, percussion

Vince Maccarone: all hand drums & shakers on "Never Been You"

Gary Diggins: Trumpet

Produced by Dennis Gaumond and Jen Gillmor, 2014.

All songs written and arranged by Dennis Gaumond except “Take Me Some Time,” written by Dennis Gaumond and Dominic Di Gravio.

Cover painting by Dennis Gaumond www.whyislife.com.

Cover design by Jen Gillmor www.jengillmormusic.ca.

Photo of Den & Jen by Sandor Ajzenstat.

Recorded at Smith & Dragoman Studios, Guelph, ON.

Jen's parts recorded in her Toronto bedroom.

Drums recorded by Nik Tjelios at Eccodek Studios, Guelph, ON.

Mixed by Den & Jen.

Mastered by Noah Mintz at The Lacquer Channel.

Special thanks to:
Mike Dragoman, Gary Diggins, Tom Wolf, Vince Maccarone, Yuri Gorbachow, Enza Gaumond and Sandor Ajzenstat.

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Jennis Toronto, Ontario

Jennis (Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor) delivers more sound, variety and fun than one would think could fit into a single touring vehicle. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. Their sound is bluesy, at times funky, jazzy or folky, with a hint of exotic ethnic influences. ... more

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