All of the Above (Plus Hidden Track)

from An Island of Clouds EP (High Resolution Master) by S J Denney

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The EP concludes with the upbeat All of the Above. Not only is the title the perfect way to round off the release, but the lyric also references all of the tracks that came before. If that wasn’t enough, a brilliant brass section comes to play and the coda is to die for.

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All of the Above:

I guess it’s time we begin
Taking chances again
I’ll meet you by the south side of the lake
But now I’m barely awake
On an island of clouds
Dreaming of the place that we both knew
Before we ran away with each other
I think it was summer

I’m standing under the light
As it shines on us all
So I can be forgiven for my sins
I took a hit to the chin
But I’ll fight till the end
Even if the world is moving on
And I am standing still

But I can handle it
I’ve worked hard for this
And I was born to prove them wrong
We’ve been travelling towards the Summerland
Preparing for another day

Now it’s over
I wish we were closer
Then we could have been wiser

So if you gave me a choice
Between freedom and love
I think I’d pick all of the above

All of the above
(All of the above)
All of the above
(All of the above)
All of the above
I think I’d pick all of the above


The Unsung Hero (Hidden Track):

Don’t you know-
You saved me that night?
Then you carried me home
Way back when-
Your name was unknown to me
And you gave me your life

Then again…
When someone believes in you
You may say that it’s only words
But has it occurred to you-
That you never get the credit you deserve?

Don’t you know-
My hero’s unsung?

Now I know-
You’ll save me again
If I put a foot wrong
When I’m lost-
You’ll sing out your song for me
Just to tell me you’re there

That’s because…
When someone’s inspired by you
It may seem like it’s all a blur
But I hope that you’re learning who you can trust
When flying with the birds
And has it occurred to you-
That you just don’t get the credit you deserve?

Now you’re on the tip of my tongue
But my hero’s still unsung

credits

from An Island of Clouds EP (High Resolution Master), released August 28, 2020
All of the Above:

Written by S J Denney
Arranged by S J Denney & Mat Leppanen
Produced, engineered & mixed by Mat Leppanen at The Animal Farm
Mastered by Nigel Palmer at Lowland Masters

S J Denney - Vocals, backing vocals & gazouki
Mat Leppanen - Piano, organ, bass guitar, drums & percussion
Ville Leppanen - Electric guitar
Gergő Bille - Flugelhorn & muted trumpet
Roisin O'Hagan - Backing vocals


The Unsung Hero:

Written by S J Denney
Arranged by S J Denney & Mat Leppanen
Produced, engineered & mixed by Mat Leppanen at The Animal Farm
Mastered by Nigel Palmer at Lowland Masters

S J Denney - Vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar & clarinet
Mat Leppanen - Bass guitar, drums & percussion
Ville Leppanen - Electric guitar

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S J Denney Benfleet, UK

S J Denney is an Essex-based singer-songwriter.  He performs folk music with an indie edge.

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