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In My Own Words​.​.​.

by Nicola Farnon

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LYRICS Lying In the long long grass Gazing up at yellow, green and blue Melting in the glow of the sun Knowing that there's really...not much to be done I'm sailing away.....floating down that meadow Oh life standing still, dream away Oh what a Perfect Lovely Day Can you hear those birds singing? Can you smell that yellow green and blue? Can you hear that gentle wind softly whispering to you? Do you know that there's really....not that much to do? I'm sailing away.....floating down that meadow Oh life standing still, dream away Oh what a Perfect Lovely Day bridge Well I'm dozing, dreaming, floating away.. Oh yes I'm floating down that meadow I'm sailing away I'm dozing, I'm dreaming, I'm floating... Oh life standing still, dream away Oh what a Perfect Lovely Day A Perfect. Lovely . Day
LYRICS verse Someone once told me don't worry yourself Nothing is ever that clear for If you keep thinking your prince may appear You could be waiting, many a year! ....So imagine how I felt when you came along And since that day I can't stop singing this song... chorus Stay with me forever - stroke all my cares away Say we'll always be together - you'll kiss me like this every day. You are all I wished for, on that list at seventeen And the possibility Of one like you - for one like me Is a bonus I hadn't forseen For you are - such a catch Which makes us of course The most perfect match! With you, I have, eveything and more My heart dreamed for oh Stay with me forever Be the notes in my melody Say we'll always be together Now, always and forever And you'll spend your whole life loving me! 2nd chorus tag Oh say - we'll just grow old together And you'll spend your whole life You'll spend you're whole life etc... ...Loving me!
SDUI 04:25
No lyrics!
LYRICS Beautiful dreams were never these Broken and crushed - like fallen leaves They tell you what you're wearing Looks an awful mess They strip you down and bully you With casual finess She eyeballs you and sweetly says in soft and gently tones A miracle must be performed - To fix these problem bones And you just listen to them, humbly nodding Hoping - that their painful prodding Will make you look as beautiful As you once dreamed you'd be Now you're home and looking at The clothes they said to wear And longing for the innocent Without a care.. Beautiful dreams were never these Broken and crushed - like fallen leaves
LYRICS I guess I saw it coming - when I never thought it could You pushed the right button That got me running Into the arms of you I've known you for so long And still I'm sitting here writing this song Now you've got me dreaming Tilted, now I'm leaning Into the arms of you How were we just friends before Wasting all this precious time? Now I've got to spend it all Making love and drinking lots of wine! Now that I have recognised The man I always knew Oh - there's no stalling I just keep falling Into the arms of You..
LYRICS Somehow, someday - I'll find my way You'll see a change in me If you wait, patiently.. For I have played a life time With worry and doubt So surely now is soon enough To jump this roundabout And from today - just wait and see How you can make of me Someone who is truly free For all it takes is one more chance ..and I'll just wait and pray Somehow...Someday Oh please just give me one more chance For this is all I pray Somehow....Someday
LYRICS You came and you sat beside me You dazzled with your smile You asked if I wouldn't mind you sitting for a while Clouds faded away The sun felt warm and good You turned and you smiled again ..and then I understood That this was just a story Too good to be true But what a dream I'm dreaming Sitting here with you For now I'll keep pretending That this is how it is I'll keep my happy ending Imaginary Bliss Dreaming of your kiss Imaginary Bliss Dreaming of your kiss Imaginary Bliss Dreaming of your kiss Imaginary Bliss...........
LYRICS Verse How can you just face me after all that we've been through Turn around and say my world will now be without you? How could you believe that I would nod and quietly leave Without a word, a sigh, a helpless plea I'd just say goodbye - don't worry about me? All the dreams we had now lie in pieces on the floor Slowly disappearing as you walk out the door I long to shout, not a word comes out I can't even make a sound I'm all broken like my heart - as I watched you turn around Then I remember - a night so tender Under the moon, the stars so bright I close my eyes tight and drift back To a calm twilight of that long hot night... CHORUS Here I lie - face to the sky Floating along my night's lullaby Like a child I've played In my wild crazy haze Dancing with a moon so bright All through the deep blue night Now the flickering gaze - of my friendly star Always there when I look up - you know who you are Starts to flicker and fizz Into one last sparkling kiss And I feel you hold me tight It's starting to get light... .... All the dreams we had ....
LYRICS Verse When I was younger I fell in love so easily My heart was stronger, it recovered rapidly But recently I've seen a different me Oh this time I'm unsure Don't want to spoil this love that I adore cos ya see... Chorus I've got a little secret - that's filling me with doubt That I can keep it safe inside And not just spit it out We thought it would be better Not to tell everybody yet To act like we were just good friends Who happened to have met Well it's getting so much harder To keep our secret safe and sound I want to shout it right out and holler Tell everyone around ooooohhhhh Baby can we please tell them Before they're laying bets How happy we are, how great love is When love's as good as loving gets!
LYRICS Please don't ask me to stay I'm leaving soon you'll see My intention this evening was not to delay That's the way it should be Oh pour me one last drink Though I'm already full Of feeling and thoughts I don't want to think Don't want to think at all Don't want to wait for you - to look away And give me the chance to gaze Though you amaze me so - I'm not ready yet For you to see something - I might regret So if you look in my eyes Don't worry if I look away You'll never hear how my heart sighs Parting is like a thousand goodbyes Oh please don't ask me to stay So if you look in my eyes Don't worry if I look away You'll never hear my bitter sweet sighs The helpless lament of hopeless goodbyes Oh please don't ask me to stay
LYRICS Don't know why You and me It's a puzzle.. That I think of you all of the time You treat me so bad buy baby Your lips are sublime You and me What a mess What a muddle When we dance you tread on my toes And even when you make me cry Don't know why but I do I love you
LYRICS For all I know, for all I know I could be always waiting on my hopeless hill For all you know, yes all you know I could be sitting here not thinking of you still Not thinking of the roses - that you will never send Not thinking of the possibility - that this will be the end For all I knew, my whole life through Means nothing now that I'll spend it Without you
I don't care - if it's cloudy or grey And if the sun - doesn't come out to day And if I never, never see you again Well I know - it's just got to be that way I don't mind - if you won't look at me When we pass on the street - so awkwardly And all that stuff we shared The broken bed, the jokes, the fights, the books we read they're all gone... And it's just to be that way No I don't miss - the way we kiss Never remember, don't try to reminisce Don't you back, I only loved you because You liked me, simply for who I was So if I sit, and stare, don't want to go out It's really nothing to worry about I'm good, I'm fine, I'm really ok And I know... It's Just got to Be That Way!


This album is a compilation of jazz originals of mine that span twenty years (TWENTY YEARS!!) and includes songs from seven previously recorded albums. My dad was a big Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers fan and I grew up watching those fantastic musicals on film, so when I started singing and playing double bass I found I already knew quite a lot of the American Songbook songs.. However when I started trying to write music in this vein I became more and more struck by the incredibly clever and witty lyrics, rich harmonies and catchy melodies that comprised these compositions. Everything was just so amazingly, effortlessly and beautifully structured...enough to put anybody off trying to emulate really...almost!

Anyway I hope you enjoy these. I've included the track listing and albums they've come from below and - most importantly of all - the wonderful musicians I've been so lucky to have play with me on these recordings... There really is some phenomenal musicianship on these tracks and I am so so grateful for all their fantastically talented input.

I've mixed them up but you might be able to hear from the sound/age of my voice when the earlier or later ones were recorded - as well as visually bloomin see as I've dated each album! If you are THAT interested you can always check out the albums they come from and then you'll not only know - but possibly be able to hear - my musical trajectory over the past TWENTY YEARS more clearly!

Also - if you're interested in checking out my (very recently released) other originals album to date - Made Up - it's totally different! More funky, a bit country, bluesy,... but with the same attention to lyrical, melodic and harmonic integrity I dearly hope!

And if you want to find out any more please do check out my website - www.nicolafarnonmusic.com

Thanks for reading and hopefully listening and here's the track listing and musician info, short bio from my website - and a few links and reviews to peruse if you so wish!


released October 2, 2018

Album credits

In My Own Words...
1. Perfect Lovely Day (Live) 4:34 (A DAY AT THE MARKET) (2014)
2. Stay With Me For Ever 5:24 (SO FARNON - SO GOOD!) (2016)
3. SDUI 4:25 (PORTRAIT OF A FARNON) (1998)
4. Beautiful Dreams 3:41 (HERE I GO AGAIN) (2007)
5. Into The Arms Of You 2:36 (HERE I GO AGAIN) (2007)
6. Somehow Someday 4:00 (THREE 'N' EASY) (2014)
7. Imaginary Bliss 5:17 (HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE) (2010)
8. It's Starting To Get Light 6:54 (SO FARNON - SO GOOD!) (2016)
9. When Love's As Good As Loving Gets 3:19 (THREE 'N' EASY) (2014)
10. Please Don't Ask Me To Stay 4:54 (SO FARNON - SO GOOD!) (2016)
11. Don't Know Why 3:34 (THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE) (2005)
12. For All I Knew 4:22 (HERE I GO AGAIN) (2007)
13. It's Just Got To Be That Way 6:28 (SO FARNON - SO GOOD!) (2016)

Vocals, double bass, cello - Nicola Farnon
Flute - Nigel McGill track 11
Tenor Sax - Ben Martin track 3
Piano - David Newton tracks 2,8,10 & 13
Piano, accordion, tenor sax - Piero Tucci tracks 1,4,5,6,9,11 &12
Piano - Andy Cholerton - track 7
Piano - Jon Trier track 3
Guitar - Jim Mullen tracks 2,8, 10 & 13
Guitar - Chris Walker tracks 3,4,5,11 & 12
Drums - Steve Brown tracks 2,8,10 & 13
Drums - Phil Johnson tracks 1,3,4,5,6,7,9 & 11
All songs written and arranged by
Nicola Farnon

Nicola Farnon - Short Bio
Widely recognised as one of the classiest Jazz and Swing musicians in the UK, Wiltshire born and now Sheffield resident, Nicola has a remarkable musical pedigree, both parents being professional classical musicians and her great uncle no less than the late RobertFarnon. After an early start on piano and cello (grade 8 in both by the age of eleven), she followed her dad's love of the 'standards' into jazz via the double bass and an enchanting voice which was developed during her Performing Arts studies at Middlesex University. Her sparkling trio and quartet appears regularly on the jazz circuit and the band's arrangements are all done by her - with some melodic and extremely catchy originals thrown in for good measure! She has played with such Jazz luminaries as Dave Newton, Digby Fairweather, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams, Roy Williams and Alan Barnes and alongside class jazz acts as diverse as Eliane Elias, Courtney Pine, Georgie Fame,Tony Kofi, Michael Garrick Jazz Britannia Orchestra, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton and Acker Bilke.
Nicola's performances, with her wide variety of music, versatility and attention to detail, keeps audiences spellbound with classic songs ranging from 1930's to the 1970s. A truly talented singer, Nicola delights in an uncanny ability to adapt her performance to captivate and embrace any audience.

“She’s a remarkable performer on stage, a fine singer and an outstandingly swinging and propulsive bass player with an outgoing personality to match...I declare that she is a class act who should be on every jazz festival in the land….A sure fire hit!” Humphrey Lyttleton

..We were like putty in her hands. She has the unique talent to make it appear that each song that she sings is just for you, and that it is the very first time that she has ever sung it. She is the ultimate professional, with a charismatic personality that is rare in all but the top artists.
Big Band Buddies Magazine




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Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nicola had an early start on piano and cello and her classical love combines perfectly with the jazz, funk, soul + rock influences. reflected in her singing, playing and compositions. Recognised as one of the classiest Jazz and Swing musicians in the UK Nicola has a passionate and swinging style, big personality and a charismatic stage presence to match ... more

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