Dennis Feeney

Frost

03:47
Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals; Jennifer Fife, violin
2014-00-00
Music by Dennis Feeney; lyrics by Dennis and Heather Feeney

Lyrics

I am the road not taken 

The path less traveled by 

Love could have made all the difference 

But your fear, you could not defy 

 

She used to be well-traveled 

DC, Saigon, Rome 

 ‘til she settled across the street 

From her father’s gated home 

 

Dreams can dissipate 

And they sublimate 

As if they were never there 

Muted into silence 

Left un-trodden by violence 

Only wanting wear 

 

As we go it alone 

On yellow bricks or cobblestones,  

These are the routes we choose 

So who can claim, I win, you lose?  

 

We are the road less traveled 

You, at best, a passer-by 

The path I beat to your heart 

Was a path to your goodbye 

 

Dreams can dissipate 

And they sublimate 

As if they were never there 

Muted into silence 

Left un-trodden by violence 

Only wanting wear 

 

Only wanting, only longing

only wanting wear 

Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals
2014-00-00
Music and lyrics by Dennis Feeney

Lyrics

In New York City she gave me a cross and I carry it to this day 

Carved from the branch of an olive tree, her shade deepens with age

So simple, so beautiful; in its structure lies her grace

No more will I ramble, I’m taking it to my grave

 

In the west she gave me space to come into my own

Where the sky turns to embers when the day’s done

The desert is a part of me, a wild burning symphonyIt echoes like a chorus; a Sacrament of Eve

 

With you

I feel brand new

With you

 

I toss a dollar to gypsies for pennies in Heaven

How selfish is that?

To spend eternity in love’s haven

And how selfish is that?

But softly she whispers to me, “don’t take it so seriously,”

“We all stumble, we all bleed, then we rise up from our knees.” 

 

With you

I feel brand new

With you

 

Through the window, the scent of rain infused in the breeze

As the day melds with sleep, her memory touches me 

I love the way the light pulls objects from the black

Like water drawn from a well, her love pulls me back

 

With you 

I feel brand new

With you

Aniline

03:12
Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals
2014-00-00
Music and lyrics by Dennis Feeney

Lyrics

She walks into twilight

Taking in the starlight

and birds in final flight

before bedding down for the night

 

Long grass and peeling paint

Nature's wear and wildness came

Stirring something in her soul

She set aside long ago

 

In this aniline light

What she knows of wrong and right

Won’t slip away

Won’t slip away

 

How often do we beat back

dreams kept like secrets in paper sacks?

Stuffed underneath the bed

but still beating in our hearts

and in our heads

 

She confesses to the fireflies

What glimmers isn’t so bright

and what grips me isn’t too tight

That I can’t break free

from the web I weave 

Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, percussion
2014-00-00
Music by Dennis Feeney
Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals
2014-00-00
Music and lyrics by Dennis Feeney

Lyrics

Through ghosts and machines

These tattered dreams

They call to me

They keep calling to me

 

I’m asleep at the wheel

I’m dead on my feet

I’m bone tired

Washed-up on a beach

Still across my face

A smile creeps

As I watch her dance

In what’s left of my dreams

 

I’ve got a gun to my head

A knife to my throat

I’ve been bound and gagged

Poison’s in my coke

Still across my face

A smile creeps

As I watch her dance

In what’s left of my dreams

 

Through ghosts and machines

These tattered dreams

They call to me

They keep calling to me

Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals
2014-00-00
Music and lyrics by Dennis Feeney

Lyrics

Artist, poets, pundits and preachers come to enlighten me

Claiming they know how to set me free

So much of what we have is steeped in irony

And all the crap that we've amassed is weighing down on me

 

But today, I don't wanna play

I'm gonna cling to hope and sail away

So today I ain't gonna play

I’m gonna gather my friends and we’ll sail away 

 

Peddlers, merchants, brokers and traders come to interest me

Claiming they know how to set me free

So much of what we have are useless commodities

And all the crap that we’ve amassed is weighing down on me

 

But today, I don’t wanna play

I’m gonna cling to faith and sail away

So today I ain’t gonna play

I’m gonna gather my friends and we’ll sail away

 

All the work, all the practice and all the prayer

When we’re in the thick of it, baby, I don’t care

‘Cause when there’s no more you and no more me

We’ll be reaching out through these memories

 

Judges, prophets, seers and sages come to reform me

Claiming they know how to set me free

So much of what we have is pop psychology

And all the crap that we’ve amassed is weighing down on me

 

But today I don’t wanna play

I’m gonna cling to love and sail away

So today I ain’t gonna play

I’m gonna gather my friends and we’ll sail away

Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals
2014-00-00
Music and lyrics by Dennis Feeney

Lyrics

Are you alert? ‘cause crashes hurt

Are you asleep? ‘cause dreams speak

Are you entranced as shadows dance?

Are you inspired by your heart’s desire?

 

With riddles and rhymes we pass the time

Tripping over meanings of words sumblime

We love to complicate it

We live to love and hate it

 

Am I covert as disaster flirts?

Am I in too deep? ‘cause missions creep

Am I taking a chance because of her glance?

Am I inspired by the spirit’s fire?

 

With riddles and rhymes we pass the time

Tripping over meanings of words sumblime

We love to complicate it

We live to love and hate it

Dennis Feeney, bass and vocals; JD Stefan, guitar, keys and drums; Matthew Thayer, guitar and background vocals
2014-00-00
Music and lyrics by Dennis Feeney

Lyrics

You’re the one that visits me

The one who knows my name

I pray that you won’t ever leave

You relieve my pain

Each day I see but don’t comprehend

I eat but do not taste

I speak but make no sense at all

From a nightmare I won’t wake 

 

Life goes by, moments appear

They pass and deliquesce

Still it’s kind of you to sit with me

And share in my distress

 

When anger tries to burn you up

When hatred makes you small

When pride and vanity drive you away

Love will cushion the fall

Stay with me, stay awhile

Hold my hand tonight

That’s all I need, that’s all I need

As we share this long goodbye

 

Life goes by, moments appear

They pass and deliquesce

Still it’s kind of you to sit with me

And share in my distress