I Thought About You

by Risa Branch

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1.
IT'S A GOOD DAY When I woke up this morning I was feeling all wrong Couldn't find any reason for a happy song Then I had some coffee and I washed my face And my little world fell into place Yes, it's a good day for singing a song A good day for moving along It's a good day How could anything go wrong? A good day from morning 'til night Said, it's a good day for shining your shoes A good day for losing the blues Got everything to gain, nothing to lose It's a good day from morning 'til night I said to the Sun: Good morning, Sun Rise and shine today! You know you've gotta get goin' if you're gonna make a showin' And you've got the right of way 'Cause it's a good day for paying your bills A good day for curing your ills So take a deep breath and throw away the pills It's a good day from morning 'til night [Instrumental] I said to the Sun: Good morning, Sun Rise and shine today! You know you've gotta get goin' if you're gonna make a showin' And you've got the right of way, yeah It's a good day for paying your bills A good day for curing your ills So take a deep breath and throw away the pills It's a good day from morning—morning 'til night!
2.
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Some day, when I'm awfully low When the world is cold I will feel a glow just thinking of you And the way you look tonight Because you're handsome, with your smile so warm And your arms so strong There is nothing for me but to love you And the way you look tonight With each word your tenderness grows Tearin' my fear apart And that laugh... wrinkles your nose Touches my foolish heart Lover, never never change Keep that breathless charm Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you Just the way you look tonight [Instrumental] With each word your tenderness grows Tearin' my fear apart And that laugh... wrinkles your nose Touches my foolish heart Oh, handsome, never never change Keep that breathless charm Now, won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you! Just the way you look tonight Ooh, ooh, ooh Just the way you look tonight
3.
NUZZLE WITH MY NIZZLE I wanna nuzzle with my nizzle Wanna hug and kiss on him, too I wanna nuzzle with my nizzle Gonna cuddle and tickle him, too So I'm'a come over now baby, if that's cool I was out with the ladies, but I wanna see my baby tonight I've been feelin' kind of softie and I'd love to let you rock me tonight I love how it feels to be with you: Sweet and right and everything I like Nuzzle with my nizzle Means I'm a little obsessed with your touch Wanna kiss you so much I get giddy to be just in your vicinity I want to nuzzle with my nizzle 'til our love creates a puddle of bliss Using our hands and noses and cheeks and temples to kiss 'Til parts of me melt into you And I know my feet aren't in my shoes Nuzzle with my nizzle Means I'm a little obsessed with your touch Wanna kiss you so much And I get giddy to be just in your vicinity A nuzzle nuzzle, a nuzzle nuzzle with my nizzle A nuzzle nuzzle, a nuzzle nuzzle with my nizzle Nuzzle with my nizzle Means I'm a little obsessed with your touch Wanna kiss you so much I get giddy to be just in your vicinity [Scat] Nuzzle with my nizzle Means I'm a little obsessed with your touch Wanna kiss you so much And I get giddy to be just in your vicinity
4.
NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT Once I lived a life of a millionaire I spent all my money, I just didn't care Took all my friends out for a good time Bought top-shelf liquor, champagne and wine Then I began to fall so low I lost all my good friends, had nowhere to go If I get my hands on a dollar again I'm gonna hold on to it 'til that eagle grins 'cause Nobody knows you when you're down and out In your pocket not one penny And as for friends, you don't have any When you finally get back on your feet again Everybody wants to be your long lost friend It's mighty strange, without a doubt That nobody knows you when you're down and out [Instrumental] Mmm, I done fell so low Nobody wants me around their door It's mighty strange, without a doubt That nobody knows you when you're down and out, no Nobody knows you when you're down and out In your pocket not one penny And as for friends, you don't have any But you finally get back on your feet again And everybody wants to be your long lost friend It's mighty strange, without a doubt That nobody knows you Nobody likes you Nobody needs you And nobody wants you Nobody knows you when you're down and out When you're down and out
5.
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU I took a trip on a train and I thought about you We passed a shadowy lane and I thought about you Two or three cars parked under the stars A winding stream The moon shinin' down on some little town And with each beam, the same old dream At every stop that we made, I thought about you And when I pulled down the shade, I really felt blue I peeked through the crack and looked at the track The one going back to you Oh, what did I do? I thought about you [Instrumental] At every stop that we made, I thought about you And when I pulled down the shade, I really felt blue I peeked through the crack and looked at the track The one going back to you Oh, what did I do? I thought about you Oh, what did I do? I thought about you I thought about you I thought about you [Scat]
6.
YOU'RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING My first, my last, my everything And the answer to all of my dreams You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star My kind of wonderful, that's what you are I know there's only one like you There's no way they could have made two You're all I'm living for Your love I'll keep for evermore You're the first, you're the last, my everything In you I've found so many things A love so new only you could bring Can't you see it's you, you make me feel this way You're like a first morning dew on a brand new day I see so many ways that I can love you 'til the day I die You're my reality Yet I'm lost in a dream You're the first, you're the last, my everything [Instrumental] I know there's only one like you There's no way they could have made two You're my reality, but I'm lost in a dream You're the first, you're the last— You're the first, you're the last— You're the first and the last, my everything My everything
7.
Sugar 02:40
SUGAR Sugar, I call my baby my sugar I never 'maybe' my sugar That sugar baby of mine - he's special ration Funny, he never asks for my money All I give him is honey And that he can have anytime I'd make a million trips to his lips if I were a bee Because he's sweeter than chocolate candy to me He's confectionary Sugar, I'd never cheat on my Sugar 'Cause I'm too sweet on my Sugar That sugar baby of mine [Instrumental] I'd make a million trips to his lips if I were a bee Because he's sweeter than chocolate candy to me He's confectionary Sugar, I'd never cheat on my Sugar 'Cause I'm too sweet on my Sugar That sugar baby of mine That sugar baby of mine
8.
UNLUCKY WOMAN I was born on a Friday, married on a Friday, too Hmm, said I was born on a Friday, married on a Friday, too But I never had no back luck 'til the day I met you I don't want no more lovin', I'd rather be all alone No i don't want no more lovin', said I'd rather be all alone So when my paycheque comes around, I can call my money my own Love is just a gamble, it's just like shootin' dice But it's my bad luck that I got snake eyes twice I'm an unlucky woman, I guess I was born that way If any man can change my luck, he can move right in today [Instrumental] I don't want no excuses, said I'm sick of your crap You can cry me a river, 'cause I'll never take you back I learned my lesson I learned it just in time Bad luck will never leave me, 'til I cross you off my mind [Instrumental] I'm an Unlucky Woman I guess I was born that way And if any man can change my luck, he can move right in today
9.
'Deed I Do 03:15
'DEED I DO Do I want you? Oh my, do I Honey, 'deed I do Do I need you? Oh my, do I Honey, 'deed I do I'm glad that I'm the one who found you That's why I'm always hangin' 'round you Do I love you? Oh my, do I Honey, 'deed I do [Scat, Instrumental] Do I love you? Oh my, do I Honey, 'deed I do Do I need you? Oh my, do I Honey, 'deed I do I'm glad that I'm the one who found you That's why I'm always hangin' 'round you Do I love you? Oh my, do I Honey, 'deed I do 'Deed I do Indeed I do
10.
I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING I've got the world on a string Sitting on a rainbow Got the string around my finger What a world, what a life - I'm in love I've got a song that I sing I can make the rain go Any time I twirl my finger Lucky me, can't you see - I'm in love Life is a beautiful thing As long as I hold the string I'd be a silly so-and-so If I should ever let go I've got the world on a string I'm sitting on the rainbow I've got that string, it's 'round my finger What a world, what a life - I'm in love [Instrumental] Life is a beautiful thing As long as I hold the string I'd be a crazy so-and-so If I should ever let go I've got the world on a string I'm sitting on a rainbow I've got the string around my finger What a world, what a life - I'm in love What a world, what a life - I'm in love
11.
MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME My baby don't care for shows My baby don't care for clothes My baby just cares for me My baby don't care for cars and races My baby don't care for high-tone places Beyonce is not his style And even Angelina's smile Is somethin' he can't see My baby don't care who knows it My baby just cares for me [Instrumental] No, my baby don't care for shows He don't even care for clothes He just cares for me My baby don't care for For cars and races He don't care for high-tone places Beyonce is not his style And even Angelina's smile Is something he can't see It's something he can't see I wonder what's wrong with baby My baby just cares for Just says he swears for My baby just cares for me
12.
GOODNIGHT MY LOVE Goodnight, my love The tired old moon is descending Goodnight, my love My moment with you is now ending It was so heavenly Holding you close to me It will be heavenly To hold you again in a dream The stars above Have promised to meet us tomorrow 'Til then my love How dreary the new day will seem So for the present, dear We'll have to part Sleep tight, my love Goodnight, my love Just remember that you're mine, sweetheart [Instrumental] The stars above Have promised to meet us tomorrow 'Til then my love How dreary the new day will seem So for the present, dear We'll have to part Sleep tight, my love Goodnight, my love Just remember that you're mine, sweetheart Sleep tight, my love Goodnight, my love Just remember that you're mine, sweetheart

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Substantially crowdfunded by fans, friends and admirers across North America, and through a combination of interpretations of varying styles belonging to the jazz and blues veins, Risa Branch's debut jazz album welcomes listeners into the comfort, vibrancy and ingenuity of a musical space both timeless and contemporary.

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released April 12, 2019

ALBUM CREDITS
Risa Branch: Primary Artist / Lead Vocals, Producer, Assistant to the Musical Director, Production Coordinator, Writer on Track 3, Editor
Cory Weeds: Session Producer, Alto Saxophone
Miles Black: Musical Director, Arranger on Tracks 2, 5, 7, 9 & 11, Piano / Rhodes
Adam Thomas: Bass / Electric Bass
Paul Townsend: Drums
Steve Kaldestad: Tenor Saxophone
Vince Mai: Trumpet
Rod Murray: Trombone
Johannes Grames: Guitar, except *
Reece Worth: Arranger / *Guitar on Track 6
Craig Scott: Vibraphone
Thomas Houlden: Arranger on Tracks 1, 3 & 4
Steve Potter: Arranger on Tracks 10 & 12
Evan Cribb: Arranger on Track 8
Nathan Turner: Engineer
Josh Pillbox: Editor
Jay Newland: Mixing Engineer on Tracks 1, 3, 5 & 6
Mike Marciano: Mixing Engineer on Tracks 2, 4 & 7-12
Alan Silverman: Mastering
Alex Eckman-Lawn: Cover design
Alistair Eagle: Cover photography
Alex Logaiski: Inside and back cover photography
Phoenix Hair Design: Hairstyling for cover photo
Thomesa Moffett: Hairstyling & Makeup for inside and back cover photos

Recorded at Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territory [CANADA].
Physical CDs: Manufactured in the USA.

THOUGHTS
Thanks to my mama, father, sis, and ALL of the Kickstarter supporters for your cherished and integral support. I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU guys throughout the long process of creating this album! Shiny sparkles to both Thomases (Houlden & Lee) for your priceless contributions. Rapturous applause to Miles for swaggering effortlessly on this album and sending us in great directions, and to Cory for getting a lot done in little time and connecting me to great people. Massive gratitude to all the members of the stellar band Cory brought together—kudos and kisses for bringin' it! Thanks also to Steve, Evan, Reece, and Alistair the all-star photog! Many thanks to Mahara, Caroline, Mika, Jen (unofficial fan club president), my cuz Thomesa, Rebekah, Jess, Keys, Kristen, Paul, Kevan, Obe, Phil, Josh, Ben, Dan, Lache and Mustafa et al. at East is East Restaurant for your nurturing abilities. Love to everyone who buys this album. If you haven't already, please go Vegan, thanks!

Thanks always Joshua Nathaniel Goldberg &
Priestess Prentiss C. L. B.
In Memory of all of these supportive angels: Brea Garner, Gillian Morningstar Young, Michael Julian Berz, Jenni Rempel, Katia Bozhikova, Stacy Davidoff, and Martha J. Gray, my grandmother.

This album is dedicated to Sir William Dean Troxell. If he were here, he would have helped me to complete it with his unwavering support.

© Select Ahh Records Global 2019

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Risa’s bluesy, vintage voice at once brings the past into the future. Distinctive and powerful, yet sweet and soulful, her vocal chords are tugging at heart strings, getting toes to tap, raising consciousness and making fingers snap.

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