Don't Forget About Me

by Kenny Selcer

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Kenny Selcer- “Don’t Forget About Me.” by Craig Fenton

Kenny Selcer’s wondrous recorded musical odyssey should be celebrating two decades right about now. In a roughly seven year period Kenny Selcer with Jill Stein and band released four CD’s (three under the moniker Somebody’s Sister).

Their refusal to compromise artistic integrity for multiple Benjamin Franklin’s earned them respect and admiration throughout New England. Their sound of folk-rock and beyond without falling into preconceived boundaries was rare then as it is today.

Kenny’s stronghold in the region includes time with Shazam, String Bean, the Knuckles, and the Kenny Selcer Band.

In 2012 he released “Don’t Forget About Me.” An intriguing title to say the least due to the nature of those that have heard him perform couldn’t help but remember. The latest work has a myriad of musicians playing a plethora of sounds. While others may fall into the trap of too many cooks competing for the main course Kenny has accommodated us not only with traditional instruments but the added layers of congas, mandolin, and pedal steel. Never once do the ears find the need to hide for cover because of a sub-par mashing of sonic sounds. Kenny’s hands-on approach (he produced the recording and was the co-engineer) has allotted for each person to be able to breathe without suffocating the listener.

Imagine David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, early Donovan, Steve Forbert, Tom Petty, and Paul Simon percolating in a room. That paints a clearer picture of Kenny’s latest material. Further accented by his own copyright stamp the results are pure pleasure from the opening tune (the title cut) to the finale (which by the way ends with the reprise).

Along the way the songs blend together effortlessly. Kenny has always closed his eyes to the so called rules of recording. He doesn’t consult a manual to come up with a cookie-cutter effort that would not only disappoint the legion of followers but make gazing in the mirror a permanent hardship. An indication of Kenny following his own path is the sequencing of the songs. Tracks six through eleven “Colors”, “I’m Goin’ Back”, “I Would Be With You”, “In An Instant”, “With You”, and “Colors” (reprise) would normally be the opening tunes for the artist not wanting resistance from the record company or they may be the final but Kenny’s idea to have such tenacious tunes in the middle shows an unyielding confidence that the material placed at the beginning and end are more than adequate to anchor the ocean liner.

Not many are worthy of possessing a 1959 Fender Stratocaster but Kenny Selcer has earned his six string stripes many times over.

After purchasing the CD (learn more hear www.kennyselcer.com) explore his website for some striking live covers including one from the Beatles and another from Simon & Garfunkel. Taking on a Paul McCartney and Paul Simon composition is about as easy as paying a mortgage without owning a home. As he has done all these years Kenny is able to accomplish the mission his way.

All the best,

Craig Fenton
Author- Jefferson Airplane “Take Me To A Circus Tent”
Jefferson Starship “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”

credits

released January 3, 2012

Kenny Selcer - all guitars(except where noted), vocals, keyboards (#1,4,7,8,10,12,13,15) bass (#5,6,14), slide guitar
glockenspiel, lap percussion (#7), & incidental percussion.
Andy Solberg - bass
Mike Migliozzi - drums
Chris Billias - organ and piano
Dave Scandurra - percussion
Dave Rizzuti - pedal steel, guitar (#5)
Rich Calogerro - acoustic guitar (#13)
Jimmy Ryan - mandolin
Manolo Mairena - congas (#1)
Hatrack (Pat) Gallagher - harmonica

Produced by Kenny Selcer

Engineered by Dave Rizzuti and Kenny Selcer
Mixed by Huck Bennert • Recorded mostly at Wellspring Sound (Acton, MA), Strong Studio (Dave’s studio - Somerville, MA), and Kenny’s studio (Lexington, MA),
Recorded and mixed 6/11 to 12/11.
Mastered by Mark Donahue at
Sound Mirror, Boston, MA
kselcer@tiac.net
www.kennyselcer.com
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for Kenny’s other cds

©p2011 Kenny Selcer, BMI All rights reserved
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Graphics design & layout by Kenny Selcer
Cover photo by Adam Sacks
Tray & cd face photos by Claude von Roesgen

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Track Name: Don't Forget About Me
Don’t Forget About Me
©2004 KSelcer

I won’t ever walk away from you,
I wouldn’t even try
I won’t ever run away from you,
I wouldn’t ever say goodbye
Another sun, another day is done,
I’m looking at the sky
Seasons pass, one has just begun,
it all just flys by.

Say a word for everyone.
Say a prayer for me.
Give a toast to everyone,
just don’t forget about me.
Don’t forget about me.

Cooling breeze washes right across my face, I notice everything.
Looking back, now looking forward,
I’m ready for anything. Times are hard, yet times are looking up,
you ask me how this can be?
The more things stay the same,
the more they change constantly.

Say a word for everyone.
Say a prayer for me.
Give a toast to everyone,
just don’t forget about me.
Don’t forget about me.

I’ve fallen down and stayed that way
for a very long time.
I’ve fallen down and gotten right up again, looking for what’s mine.
Good friends I’ve had, some are lost and gone, some don’t want to be found.
Good times I’ve had, all are over and done, but more to come around.

Say a word for everyone.
Say a prayer for me.
Give a toast to everyone,
just don’t forget about me.

Don’t forget about me
Track Name: Goin' Home Now
Goin’ Home Now ©2010 KSelcer

Wake me up in the morning,
wake me up today. I wanna hear your voice and see your face, it might give me a reason to stay.

I wanna make up a little story,
pretend I’m bound for glory
and act like there’s nothing to say.

How can you miss me if I don’t go away? I know you’ve heard it before,
and I’ve laughed as I’ve said it day after day. There ain’t no truth to the matter, and there ain’t no one to blame, after all this time everything’s the same.

I wanna sit right down and look in your eyes, I wanna see what there is to see. I wanna see which one of us will be the first to take off their disguise.

The sun will stream through the
window The wind will whip up the trees. The birds will make sounds that are all around and I’ll still do what I please.

How can you miss me if I don’t go away? I know you’ve heard it before,
and I’ve laughed as I’ve said it day after day. There ain’t no truth to the matter, and there ain’t no one to blame, after all this time everything’s the same.

Wanna go back to the way it was before, when all seemed so simple and true. Maybe I’d say the things I’ve never said, talk about me and you.

How can you miss me if I don’t go away? I know you’ve heard it before,
and I’ve laughed as I’ve said it day after day. There ain’t no truth to the matter, and there ain’t no one to blame, after all this time everything’s the same.

Wanna go back to the way it was before, when all seemed so simple and clear. Maybe I’d say the things I’ve never said, talk about the things you hold so dear.

Wake me up in the morning,
wake me up today. I wanna hear your voice I wanna see your face it might give me a reason to stay.

I wanna make up a little story,
pretend I’m bound for glory
and act like there’s nothing to say.

Goin’ home now, ooh goin’ home now.
Track Name: Massachusetts Morning
Massachusetts Morning ©2011 BMI Kenny Selcer

Another sweet Massachusetts morning
I’ve had enough of winter, spring has arrived today.
Another sweet Massachusetts sunrise
I’ve had enough of cold, spring has come today.

There’s so much trouble in the world today.
So many problems, it seems as if they’re here to stay.
I can’t seem to find any peace today.
Everywhere I go, it breaks my heart what comes my way.

I’d like to see you once before I go away.
Don’t know where I’m headed, but I have to go, can’t stay.
I know we’ve seen our ups and downs every day.
But these downs have taken over and our ups have gone away.

I stopped looking for the reasons,
Why things happen to people, people like you and me.
There are no more answers,
Even the questions have taken their leave of me today.

I’d like to see you once before I go away.
Don’t know where I’m headed, but I have to go, can’t stay.
I know we’ve seen our ups and downs every day.
But these downs have taken over and our ups have gone away.

BRIDGE:
Can’t take back the things we’ve done to each other.
Can’t take back all the things we have said.
I know we’ve hurt each other, more than I can stand.
So saying I’m sorry is too little and coming back is too late.

But, I’d like to see you once before I go away.
Don’t know where I’m headed, but I have to go, can’t stay.
I know we’ve seen our ups and downs every day.
But these downs have taken over and our ups have gone away.

Another sweet Massachusetts morning
I’ve had enough of winter, spring has arrived today.
Another sweet Massachusetts sunrise
I’ve had enough of cold, spring has come today.
Track Name: Even To A Shining Star
Even To A Shining Star ©2002 BMI Ken Selcer

Mister, Mister can you hear me when I cry?
I have never walked this way before.....
Mister, Mister can you hear me, are you listening?
I have never ever come this way before.

She set me up, she set me up for a fall.
She laid me down not so easy after all.
Pick me up, pick me up from the floor.....
It's not so easy when you're up against the wall.

Listen, listen to the rhythm of your heart,
though it's tearing you apart,
gotta make a brand new start.
Listen, listen to the sound of the guitar,
it could take you very far,
Even to a shining star. Even to a shining star.

Mister, mister are you takin' in what you see?
I don’t ever want to come back, that's my plea.
Mister, mister can you hear me, are you listening?
I won't ever ever come back, hopefully.

She said, she said everything is your call.
It's not about me, it's about you after all.
Pick me up. I can't take it anymore.
It's not easy if you insist on standin' tall.

Listen, listen to the rhythm of your heart,
though it's tearing you apart,
gotta make a brand new start.
Listen, listen to the sound of the guitar,
it could take you very far,
Even to a shining star. Even to a shining star.
Even to a shining star. Even to a shining star.....
Track Name: Save Yourself
Save Yourself ©2007 Ken Selcer, BMI

Save yourself for the future.
Save yourself for the times to come.

In every corner of the world there is danger to one and all.
In every corner of the world I’m a stranger to one and all.

I’m not ready for what’s about to fall.
I’m not ready I’m against a wall.

I might spend the rest of my life all alone, I don’t know.
I might pretend that it’s all overblown, I don’t know.

Save yourself for the future.
Save yourself for the times to come.

Ignore all the warnings all around you that you see every day.
Ignore all the callings all around you that you hear every day.

I’m not ready for what’s about to fall.
I’m not ready I’m against a wall.

I am thinking of a puzzle, what will happen to you and me?
I am thinking of a riddle, is there really you and me?

Save yourself from what was in the past.
Save yourself for the things that last.

It’s all quiet in my mind, I’m putting it out for all to see.
I’m letting it all unwind, I’m doing it to the best of my ability.

Save yourself from what was in the past.
Save yourself for the things that last.
Save yourself from what was in the past.
Save yourself for the things that last.
Track Name: Colors
Colors ©1994 K.Selcer, BMI

Meet me in the morning,
where the sun chases the moon out of the sky.
Meet me at the corner
where the dawn turns dreams into light.
I’m looking for some color,
I’m just looking for some colors in my life.
& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.

I had a daydream about you as I played my music today.
I saw how we walked & talked &
exactly where we were that day.
Everything was so vivid, the sounds & the colors that I saw.
But I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.

I’ve seen so much these past few years,
that your eyes, your touch recede even in memory.
& looking back in black & white like we always do,
won’t help to bring back our history.

& now, in the days I have.
& now, no time to be sad.
& now, I’m gonna move, move to the future....

Meet me in the place
where the rainbow turns visions into gold.
Meet me in the evening
where the sky covers everything we know.
I’m looking for some color,
I’m just looking for some colors in my life.

& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.
& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.
& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.
Track Name: I'm Goin' Back
I’m Goin’ Back ©2011 Kenny Selcer, BMI

I hear water gently falling down, I take a look around,
I’m wondering at the sound.
Sun shinin’ bright in my eyes, I blink in surprise,
as you appear to materialize.

Memories flow into my mind, some are not so kind
I’d like to leave those behind.
Emotions tear into my heart, remembering our start
and now knowing we’re apart.

I’m goin’ back to where I came from. I’m goin’ back to where I started.

Your body is a song that I hear, helping me come clear,
making dark clouds disappear.
Your hands reach to touch my face, nothin’s out of place,
we start to embrace.

Fantasy drifts into my view, I don’t know what’s true
Yes, I miss you.
Memories seem just like a dream, I don’t know what they mean
is it real what I’ve seen?

I’m goin’ back to where I started. I’m goin’ back to where I come from.
SOLO
I’m goin’ back to where I came from. I’m goin’ back to where I started.

The sound of my breathing is what I hear, brings a little tear,
knowing I’m still here.
What I’m going through is what is real, I know I have to feel,
I know that’s the deal.

I’m goin’ back to where I came from.
I’m goin’ back to where I started.

I hear water gently falling down, I take a look around,
I’m wondering at the sound.
Sun shinin’ bright in my eyes, I blink in surprise,
as you appear to materialize.

I’m goin’ back to where I started.
I’m goin’ back to where I came from.
I’m goin’ back to where I started.
I’m goin’ back to where I came from.
Track Name: I Would Be With You
I Would Be With You ©2007 Ken Selcer, BMI

A long time ago I was young, I looked at what was to become of me.
A long time ago things were new,
I only could see what was in front of me.

There were no past days, we were all ablaze, had every thing to do.

Missteps I know that I made, come back to shape my every move.
Things that I could have done,
still come back to shadow my every move.

If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.

Find what touches you. Feel what burns.
See the child grow old, while the mind yearns.
Watch the distance grow between then and today.
Hear the Heavens call, it’s on your way.

Freedom has its rewards - you take every day as if it is your own.
But the night time cuts like a sword - 6000 nights I have been alone.

If I only knew then what I know now, I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now, I would be with you.

A long time ago I was young, I would look up at the sky.
A long time ago things were new - when I met you I knew I could fly.

If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
Track Name: In An Instant
In An Instant ©2011 Kenny Selcer, BMI

There are those who can say these words better than I can.
There are those who can sing these words better than I can.
But I see more than you ever can know I see.
And I feel more than you ever can know I feel about you.

There are those who sound like they know everything.
There are those who talk like they know everything.
While all around them the world is on fire.
While all around them we’re down to the wire, to the wire.

There are those who act like they want nothing.
There are those who wish they had everything.
But I see hope where you see disaster.
But I want to grow while you want to master, want to master.

Light turns to dark in an instant.
Eyes open wide, close in an instant.
Truth turns to lies in an instant.
Life passes by in an instant.

There are those who can write songs better than I can.
There are those who can entertain better than I can.
But I see more than you ever can know I see.
And I feel more than you ever can know I feel, about you,
about you, about you, about you.
Track Name: With You
With You ©2009 Ken Selcer, BMI

There’s more happening here then meets the eye.
There’s more going on here that mystifies.
There’s more going on here underneath the sky.
When I’m with you, when I with you.

Ever wonder if the truth be known?
Ever wonder if the light is shown,
On the things that we say and do?
When I’m with you, when I’m with you.

Sun rises keeps setting in the western sky.
Get up every morning and after all these years, I still don’t know why.

Been waiting for a long long time.
Been on this long long climb.
Wondering when the stars will align
so I’ll be with you, I’ll be with you

Still grabbing for the prize as my dreams fly by.
Still livin’ all the lies my heart seems to memorize.

I remember being in a lot of pain.
I remember the same old refrain.
Feeling as if I was a little insane
I wanted to be with you, to be with you.

Must have known you even before I saw your face.
Must have felt your touch in another time and space.

There’s more happening here then meets the eye.
There’s more going on here that mystifies.
I know I’ll be satisfied
When I’m with you, when I’m with you.

Still grabbing for the prize as my dreams fly by.
Still livin’ all the lies my heart seems to memorize.

oooh....
Track Name: Colors (Reprise)
Colors ©1994 K.Selcer, BMI

Meet me in the morning,
where the sun chases the moon out of the sky.
Meet me at the corner
where the dawn turns dreams into light.
I’m looking for some color,
I’m just looking for some colors in my life.
& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.

I had a daydream about you as I played my music today.
I saw how we walked & talked &
exactly where we were that day.
Everything was so vivid, the sounds & the colors that I saw.
But I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.

I’ve seen so much these past few years,
that your eyes, your touch recede even in memory.
& looking back in black & white like we always do,
won’t help to bring back our history.

& now, in the days I have.
& now, no time to be sad.
& now, I’m gonna move, move to the future....

Meet me in the place
where the rainbow turns visions into gold.
Meet me in the evening
where the sky covers everything we know.
I’m looking for some color,
I’m just looking for some colors in my life.

& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.
& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.
& I’m not gonna worry, much,
about the days that have passed me by.
Track Name: Fallen Down
Fallen Down ©2011 KSelcer, BMI

In all kinds of weather.
In everything we say and do.
In every town and city.
One kind of truth shines through.

We’re falling down, in this crazy kind of crazy kind of world today.
We’re falling down.
We’re falling down, in this crazy kind of corrupt kind of world today.
We’re falling down.

We’ve taken to the streets these days,
looking to take back our lives.
I’ve taken to the streets today,
looking for a way back home, ‘cause

I’m falling down, in this crazy kind of crazy kind of world today.
I’m falling down.
I’m falling down, in this crazy kind of corrupt kind of world today.
I’m falling down. Falling down, down, down, down....

I spoke with you the other day.
I asked you how you were.
You said you had no time to talk,
maybe some other day, so

I’ve fallen down, in this crazy kind of crazy kind of world today.
I’ve fallen down
I’ve fallen down, in this crazy kind of corrupt kind of world today.
I’ve fallen down. Fallen down, down, down, down....

In all kinds of weather.
In everything we say and do.
as each day passes,
One kind of truth shines through.

We’ve fallen down, in this crazy kind of crazy kind of world today.
We’ve fallen down
We’ve fallen down, in this crazy kind of corrupt kind of world today.
We’ve fallen down. Fallen down, down, down, down....

It’s fallen down, come on & see the world as it really is,
it’s fallen down.
It’s fallen down, come on & give it a whirl, see it as it really is,
It’s fallen down. It’s fallen down. It’s fallen down.
It’s fallen down.
Track Name: Say You Will
Say You Will ©2002 Ken Selcer, BMI

Say you will, don’t say you won’t
I won’t ever give up hope.
I just wanna go to heaven with you.

Listen to this tale I spin,
You tell me if it’s genuine.
Throw the dice - it’s my lucky seven.

I just want to play the game with you.
Win or lose, we all will bid adieu.

Truth to tell, baby’s wet,
What you see ain’t what you get.
Success can wait, I’m up ahead without it.

Are you kind or are you mean,
Clean, obscene or in between.
I just wanna go to heaven with you.

Time - We’re living on borrowed time.
Time - I think you oughta drink that wine.

I won’t ever make the same mistake.
You can’t fool me, there’s way too much at stake.

Say you will, don’t say you won’t
Where there’s fire you know there’s smoke.
I just wanna go to heaven with you.

Are you kind or are you mean,
Clean, obscene or in between.
I just wanna go to heaven with you.
Track Name: Outstanding
Outstanding ©2007 KSelcer, BMI

I’m outstanding in the rain.
Some folks say I’ve gone insane.
Track Name: I Would Be With You (Reprise)
I Would Be With You ©92007 Ken Selcer, BMI

A long time ago I was young, I looked at what was to become of me.
A long time ago things were new,
I only could see what was in front of me.

There were no past days, we were all ablaze, had every thing to do.

Missteps I know that I made, come back to shape my every move.
Things that I could have done,
still come back to shadow my every move.

If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.

Find what touches you. Feel what burns.
See the child grow old, while the mind yearns.
Watch the distance grow between then and today.
Hear the Heavens call, it’s on your way.

Freedom has its rewards - you take every day as if it is your own.
But the night time cuts like a sword - 6000 nights I have been alone.

If I only knew then what I know now, I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now, I would be with you.

A long time ago I was young, I would look up at the sky.
A long time ago things were new - when I met you I knew I could fly.

If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.
If I only knew then what I know now I would be with you.