Songs From The Kitchen Table

by Genni Kane

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Lusi Austin
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Lusi Austin This is my absolute fave track even though there are so many BEAUTIFUL songs on this album to choose from! My ears feels spoilt by the richness in quality of Genni's lyrics and melodies. Thank you for giving us songs with such warmth and authenticity, Genni x Favorite track: Dust & Bones.
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Liz Frencham Lush and warm! Beautifully crafted songs floating on a bed of woven acoustic sounds. Favorite track: Isa Brown.
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1.
The Kitchen Table Come on in and take a seat At my kitchen table Make yourself at home Just brush the crumbs aside We don’t stand on ceremony It’s great to see you Sitting in our kitchen in the morning light I’ll make you a cup of tea While you sit at at my table; You can tell me all about Your broken heart We can cry together Make murderous plans we’ll never act on Sitting in my kitchen where the healing starts. I can hear your key in the front door I’m so glad to see you How was your day? I’ve cooked your favourite dinner It’s nearly ready When we stand in our kitchen We can push our cares away You’ll pour me a glass of wine While I sit at our table We can tell each other About the day we’ve had You’ve got problems with your boss And I’m struggling with the workload Somehow when we share it It doesn’t seem that bad   Everything sounds better Around our table We sing songs and play guitars While we’re sitting there The neighbours sit outside Under their clothesline Sometimes they even dance Around the sheets and underwear I know she’s just a piece of wood With four strong legs to hold her She’s the keeper of our stories When the day is done And even though we have eight chairs There’s only two I’d take a chance on We always give them to our friends And we take the wobbly ones Come on in I’m glad you’re home How’s Melbourne? I’m so glad to see you my darling girl I have made a vegan cake from all the brown bananas Let’s just sit here in in our kitchen And solve the problems of the world At our kitchen table In the sunshine © Genni Kane 2018
2.
20,000 Days 05:37
20,000 Days 20,000 days, I’ve been doing the best that I can 20,000 days, I’ve been working on the woman that I am And you’ve been beside me since we were young and didn’t know shit And I ain’t perfect, but I have almost got the hang of it 3,000 weeks, I have been learning my way 3,000 weeks of laughter lines and hair that’s turned to grey, And I’ve loved our babies every second of their lives We watched them breathe, we watched them sleep, And one day we watched them fly 20,000 days 3,000 weeks One minute at a time To get to me 10 thousand cups of coffee, just as many glasses of wine 10 thousand reasons to forget and let you fade into time, And I won’t remember every little word that hurt But you gave me power to stand up and believe in what I’m worth 20,000 days… And I have wasted hours sleeping Days of weeping and splitting at the seams But I guess that’s what makes us and breaks us Heartaches and dreams 6 million minutes, you’ve been colder than it’s possible to be 6 million minutes, I haven’t feel you here beside me And I wish I could remember every single word you said But I’m so grateful that you showed me what it means to be a good woman 20,000 days… 20,000 days… ©Genni Kane 2018
3.
Believe in Me I don’t believe in God Would you believe in me? Would you pick up all the worries I lay at your feet? Would you? I believe in words Promises and lies Would you be there to offer me a compromise? Would you? Oh would you? Would you believe in me? Would you throw it all away If that’s the price you had to pay To take a chance on somebody new Would you trust it all to fate Before it is too late to find the best part of you? I don’t believe in war What’s the point of that? Would you stand with me against the wall? Would you do that? Would you? I believe in love Would you believe it too? Would you take me in your warm arms and promise to be true? Would you? Oh would you? Would you believe in me? Would you throw it all away If that’s the price you had to pay To take a chance on somebody new Would you trust it all to fate Before it is too late to find the best part of you? I believe in life Love and tenderness Would you be there to fill my cup with happiness? Would you? Oh would you? Would you believe in me? Would you throw it all away If that’s the price you had to pay To take a chance on somebody new Would you trust it all to fate Before it is too late to find the best part of you? Would you believe… © Genni Kane 2018
4.
Isa Brown 03:18
Isa Brown Isa Brown Isa Brown Prettiest girl in the town She’s up with the sun She works all day Sweet Isa Brown He works in the mill She’s scratching for gold Sweat on his back Dust in her soul When they call time He returns to his Isa Brown Isa Brown Isa Brown Prettiest girl in the town She’s up with the sun She works all day Sweet Isa Brown She works for scraps He works for the man She never complains He does what he can And when the sun sets She’s waiting for him Sweet Isa Brown Isa Brown Isa Brown Prettiest girl in the town She’s up with the sun She works all day Sweet Isa Brown   He loves her plain She loves him fine Winter, spring and summertime At the end of the day He always returns to his Isa Brown Isa Brown Isa Brown Prettiest girl in the town She’s up with the sun She works all day Sweet Isa Brown Sunrise, sunset She’s waiting for him Sweet Isa Brown ©Genni Kane 2017
5.
As if I Would Forget In my hatbox I keep all the little things Gloves you used to wear Makes me feel like I can hold your hand Helps me to remember The little things about you As if I would forget When I look into The mirror that you used to look into I can see your face in mine Helps me to remember How I feel without you As if I would forget As if I would forget As if I would forget As if I would forget As if I would forget I touch your rosary beads I feel the stones so smooth against my skin I can feel your fingertips with mine Helps me to feel closer And to remember As if I would forget As if I would forget As if I would forget As if I would forget As if I would forget   I know they’re just things Old letters and wedding rings I keep your dressing gown ‘Cause it still holds your smell Helps me to remember That you loved me As if I could forget As if I could forget As if I could forget As if I could forget As if I could forget © Genni Kane 2018
6.
Ice-Cream & Secrets (Yodel) Hang up the bunting I made it myself Put on a white dress belonged to my mother Lay out the table Dust off the chairs You’ll wear a black suit You look like your father I love you and you love me And oh how happy we will be Find a little house Pretty as a picture Move to the country where everything’s quieter Get a few chickens Grow a few trees Live off our own land sweet in the sunshine I love you and you love me And oh how happy we will be Have a little baby Name him after my dad Walking the floor with him when he’s not sleeping We’ll tell him stories Teach him how to love Give him the roots and the wings for his own life I love you and you love me And oh how happy we will be (Yodel)   Now we’re getting’ older Joints are all creaky Blue lacey legs now just like my mother had Still holding hands When we go walking We’ll share an ice-cream and all of our secrets I love you and you love me And oh how happy we will be I love you and you love me And oh how happy we will be (Yodel) We’re still sharing ice-cream and all of our secrets © Genni Kane 2018
7.
If I Die Before You If I die before you Should I go first Let me clear About my expectations I want you to miss me I want you to be lonely For the rest of your life ‘Cause I’m your favourite wife There’ll be no ladies Sharing your bed I want you to be cold and broken hearted ‘Cause I’m dead I want you to miss me I want you to pine And wish that you could kiss me Just one more time If I die before you…mmm… If I die before you…mmm… Just a word of warning My dearest love In the circumstance of my demise It might seem quite natural To find another one But that’s not my plan…if I die! But I’ve been listening to you… If you die before me I’ll do as you wish I’ll find myself a handsome younger model to kiss I’ll try to forget you When you’re dead and gone ‘Cause you have always said to me that you wish I would move on… But let me just be clear now If I die before you I want the world to know That you’re a broken man I want you to wallow I want you to cry and howl at the moon I want you to weep and moan and lament that I went too soon If I die before you…mmm… If I die before you…mmm… © Genni Kane 2018
8.
Folk Singer I’m going to Melbourne Gonna be a folk singer I’m going to Melbourne Gonna be a folk singer I’m going to Melbourne Gonna be a folk singer Gonna grow my hair and listen to Dylan Melbourne, folk singing, long haired, Dylan loving girl. I’m going to Nashville To write a country song I’m going to Nashville To write a country song I’m going to Nashville To write a country song Gonna break my heart and sing about it all day long Nashville, songwriting, broken-hearted, singing ‘bout it girl I’m still a Melbourne, folk singing, long haired, Dylan loving girl. I’m gonna be married To the one I love I’m gonna be married To the one I love I’m gonna be married To the one I love Gonna be my honey and I’ll be his turtle dove Married, one that I love, be my honey, turtle dove girl Gonna ride my pony Every day Gonna ride my pony Every day Gonna ride my pony Every day Gonna call him sugar and feed him the sweetest hay Pony, every day, call him sugar, sweetest hay girl, I’m gonna be married, one that I love, be his honey, turtle dove girl Melbourne, Nashville, married, pony Folk singing, songwriting, one I love Long haired, broken hearted, be my honey, one and only Dylan loving every day, turtle dove I’m going to heaven At the end of the line I’m going to heaven At the end of the line I’m going to heaven At the end of the line Gonna learn that trick about changing water into wine Heaven, end of the line, turn that water into wine girl And I’m still a Melbourne, folk singing, long haired, Dylan loving girl I’m going to Melbourne Gonna be a folk singer © Genni Kane 2018
9.
That’s Enough Hey it’s Christmas time again The trees are going up And kids in shopping centres are all crying The bells are ringing out for the season of joy And families are arguing and fighting We’re all spending money that we don’t really have ‘Cause we’ve been told that’s what we gotta do I sometimes wonder if he’d think That we haven’t learnt a thing The only people who are smiling are the money men We’ve lost sight of the plan A brotherhood of man Who turn our backs ‘cause we don’t like the colour of your skin And we’re all buying stuff that nobody needs ‘Cause we’ve been told that’s how to show our love Parup a pum pum… Hey it’s Christmas time again The trees are going up And when the bells ring out Tell your precious ones you love them ‘Cause that’s enough Yeah that’s enough You’re enough And I’m enough That’s enough ©Genni Kane 2018
10.
Worries in Your Pocket You keep your worries in your pocket On a list worn smooth with time You talk to me about Jesus As we wait in line You are hoping for heaven And you’re looking for a sign You hold your finger to the wind But it’s not time Hey hey hey! You are a gentleman James And I’m falling for you Though we only just met Hey, hey, hey You wear your heart on your sleeve And we only just met But I am falling for you You keep your worries in your pocket On a list that grows with time You get up early each morning And go to bed by nine You have two beers on a Friday And you take a taxi home Where you talk to Jesus On your telephone Hey hey hey! You are a gentleman James And I’m falling for you Though we only just met Hey, hey, hey You wear your heart on your sleeve And we only just met But I am falling for you And you shake hands with very stranger And tell them that your name is James And you say don’t worry about me I sure hope god has a plan For this gentle man… You keep your worries in your pocket Check them all a thousand times And while you’re telling your story I drink a little wine You have sisters who love you And they are married to god You’ve been worrying so long Oh you break my heart Hey hey hey! You are a gentleman James And I’m falling for you Though we only just met Hey, hey, hey You wear your heart on your sleeve And we only just met But I am falling for you ©Genni Kane 2017
11.
Dust & Bones 03:41
DUST & BONES My little town Has a bluestone church Sitting on a soft green hill Under an endless sky She’s cold in the winter We like it that way She gets into your heart And stays So lay me down And I’ll be dust and bones I’ll be dust and bones When you lay me down In my little town I’ll be dust and bones When you lay me in the ground My little town Has a heart so big Beating like she always did Been here forever She’s warm in the summer But just for a few days She gets into your soul And stays And when it’s dark and quiet I can see the moon and the milky way That’s when I get to thinking That heaven might just be a real place My little town She’s beautiful Lying in the fold of the hills Looks like she’s sleeping We only came for a minute She didn’t see it that way She wrapped her arms around me And I stayed © Genni Kane 2019
12.
The Captain of the Ship Your world is getting smaller And the story is the same As it goes ‘round again It goes ‘round again Your story is a sad one And you still feel the pain As it goes ‘round again It goes ‘round again YOU WERE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND YOU SAILED ACROSS THE WORLD NOW YOUR WORLD IS SHRINKING EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY YOU WERE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP BUT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR WAY So many miles you walked alone When you were just 14 And it goes ‘round again It goes ‘round again No shoes, no food, no family Your home a distant dream And it goes ‘round again It goes ’round again YOU WERE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND YOU SAILED ACROSS THE WORLD NOW YOUR WORLD IS SHRINKING EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY YOU WERE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP BUT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR WAY I see you on the edges And you don’t understand As it goes ‘round again It goes ‘round again There’s a fog rolling in And you can’t see the land As it goes ‘round again It goes ‘round again YOU WERE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND YOU SAILED ACROSS THE WORLD NOW YOUR WORLD IS SHRINKING EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY YOU WERE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP BUT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR WAY So pack your story in your heart and catch the tide once more as you sail away Your family are all waiting for you…you can hear them call as you sail away YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND YOU’VE SAILED THE WORLD AROUND NOW YOU’RE HOMEWARD BOUND CALL THE HARBOUR PILOT TO GUIDE YOU INTO SHORE YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND THE SHIP WILL SAIL ONCE MORE YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND YOU’VE SAILED THE WORLD AROUND NOW YOU’RE HOMEWARD BOUND CALLING HEAVEN’S PILOT TO GUIDE YOU INTO SHORE YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP AND THE SHIP WILL SAIL…NO MORE ©Genni Kane 2018

credits

released September 26, 2019

Recorded at Maggie’s Farm, Kangaroo Valley NSW and The Boat Shed, O’Connell NSW
Mixed at Mono Nest, Sanctuary Point NSW

Produced & Recorded by John Kane & Genni Kane
Additional recording & engineering by Kris Schubert
Additional recording & mixing by Syd Green
Mastered by Jeff McCormack

Design/Artwork by Lian Wong
Disc portrait by Georgia Wilby

Thanks…
Jon, Jackson, and Georgia – you are my reason for breathing and I love you. To my friends (too numerous to mention) you know who you are…thanks for letting me write songs about you! Thanks Jon, Christian, Abby, Sophie, Syd and Kris for helping me to make this record exactly the way I wanted to. Thanks to Lian and Georgia for making such a beautiful cover. And as always, special thanks to brother John for once again partnering with me to produce this labour of love. And thanks for finding some more notes to play…even when you thought you didn’t have any left x

This album is dedicated to the memory of my father-in-law Captain James Wilby…the captain of the ship x

MUSICIANS
Genni Kane: vocals, acoustic guitar, ukuleles
John Kane: acoustic 11 string guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, resonator guitar, vocals
Jon Wilby: electric guitar, double bass, vocals
Christian Prusiak: fretless electric bass, vocals
Smith & Jones: Duet vocals on Folk Singer, harmonies
Syd Green: drums, percussion, acoustic guitar

All songs © Genni Kane 2019

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Genni Kane sang her way through the ‘80s as a member of the ARIA award winning Flying Emus. She has been writing songs and performing since she was 17. She has written songs for many artists including Flying Emus, Slim Dusty, Jimmy Little, Anne Kirkpatrick and Bananas in Pyjamas.

Most recently Genni has been exploring and writing songs at her kitchen table about how she sees the world.
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