Annette Mencke

Annette Mencke

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Inspired by the likes of Sarah McLachlan, The Carpenters, Norah Jones, Marc Cohen Annette Mencke taps into those magical ingredients that makes a good song into an anthem. Her tightly woven tunes are always shot through with sentiment but never overpowering and always rich in compositional craft.

Biography

To listen to Annette Mencke’s songs you’d think she was born by a piano and given a blank lyric book and pen as a christening present. Not so. In fact, for the first chapters of her life, this passionate music obsessive found herself travelling very different roads.

Moved by a singer-songwriter’s performance at a weekend music workshop she attended, Annette was reminded of her love of poetry, and how at school she had displayed a natural gift for analysing what it was that made certain pieces connect with people. She decided to resurrect her piano skills and start writing her own songs, finding the whole process so fulfilling that she went back to college – enrolling in a Diploma In Music at the Powerhouse Music School.

Fast forward a few years and 35-year-old Annette is now a fully fledged songwriter of rare quality and consistency. She spends much of her time writing music and lyrics at home in her London flat and records demos of her songs with Anthony Galatis (formerly of Just Jinger) at 22 Denmark Street. She has worked with a number of up and coming vocalists.

Lyrics

Just Carry On

Written By: Annette Mencke

JUST CARRY ON

Verse:
When you’re feeling all alone
Like a boat caught in a storm
Just carry on
When no one’s turning on the light
And you can’t see hope in sight
Just carry on

Chorus:
Cause when you keep on going on
You will find one day someone
Who will reach out and stand by you
And make you strong again
And take away your pain
Make you smile again

Verse:
When you need a little care
And no one seems to hear your prayer
Just carry on
When the world just passes by
Wishing you had wings to fly
Just carry on

Chorus:

Bridge:
Make you smile
When home is a far off place
Trust yourself and lose faith, don’t lose faith

Chorus:

Ó Annette Mencke, November 2004

Sitting Down Here

Written By: Annette Mencke

SITTING DOWN HERE

Verse:
Why doesn’t time stand still
It never does and it never will
I thought I catch it, somehow, someday
But it always seems to run away

Pre-hook:
And when you try to make it last
Guess what, it seems to run so fast

Chorus:
Wanna sit down with you like a friend and talk
And then I wanna ask you what it all means
Cause nothing ever makes sense to me at all
Sitting down here

Verse:
And then I look outside my window
With all my hopes for tomorrow
Every little step you take today
I’ll make sure you’ll be okay

Pre-hook:
Cause I will always be here for you
Wherever you are, whatever you do

Chorus:

Bridge:
Would you ever listen to a word I say
Would you even give me the time of day

Chorus:

Ó Annette Mencke, November 2003

She's Gonna Fly

Written By: Annette Mencke & Lorna Roden

She’s Gonna Fly

Verse:
She never thought she see the light
Through the dark days she could only get by
In the face of the too hurt to cry
But now I know

Chorus:
She’s gonna fly
No more afraid to aim high
No more afraid or unsure
I know she’ll find what she’s been looking for
She’s gonna dream
Not afraid to want what she’s seen
Not afraid of how things have been
I know what all of this means
She’s gonna fly

Verse:
Its not so long since the world caved in
Too many high stakes and too few wins
But she always swore to do or die
And now I know

Chorus:

Bridge:
She’s gonna fly like a bird
Spread her wings, discover the world
And there’s gonna come a day when she’s gonna be free
Cause

Wanna Be With You

Written By: Annette Mencke

Wanna Be With You

Verse:
There’s no one like you
Not a single soul
Not even one
Who makes me glow like the sun.

You make me feel like
I walk on air
So sweet the sound
As if an angle was around.

Chorus:
Wanna be with you
Wanna love you in my heart and soul
Wanna do what lovers do
Wanna hold your hand
Have you by my side and know
I’m the one who means the world to you

Verse:
When you’re not around
I longue for you
I miss you so
Its those little things you do

I see you smile
And nothing has changed
I feel the same
I know this love is not a game

Chorus:

Bridge:
How lucky I am
To be with you
And we both can
Make this love last

Roses

Written By: Annette Mencke

Roses

Verse:
I want to smell those roses, before they’re gone.
I want to hold them, before the wind has blown them away.
I want to feel those petals, before they die in vain.
I want to know they won’t be left to drown in the rain.

Chorus:
So let me take you by your hand
Let me help you understand
So we both know where we stand.
And I promise you in my heart
I will love you till we part.
I’m smelling roses in the wind.

Verse:
I want to see them grow in the sun.
Caring for roses should be fun.
Love and care will make them strong.
And if things go wrong, as they often do, ask them to forgive you.

Chorus:

Bridge:
I spend my time loving you in my mind
Wishing I could make this dream come true with you
If only you knew
And I wake up to find myself looking back into my face, and all I see,
in this empty space.

Do You Really Have To Go

Written By: Annette Mencke & Lorna Roden

DO YOU REALLY HAVE TO GO

Verse:
Every day is a new day
I’m holding on
Never know what’s gonna come

Tomorrow is another day
You’ll be far away
Wish that you were here to stay

Pre-hook:
We didn’t need any words
There’s no way to say
I don’t want you to go away

Chorus:
Do you really have to go
As I watch you sleep I know
I’m gonna miss you so
And if I don’t see you again
I know my life won’t be the same – oh no
Without you by my side

Verse:
And the nights will feel like forever
Gonna be cold in here
Never felt the dark so near

I hear you breathe and feel the pain
I know that when I wake
I will have left it all to fate

Pre-hook:
We didn’t need any words
There’s no way to say
I don’t want you to go away

Chorus:

Wanna Be With You

Written By: Annette Mencke

WANNE BE WITH YOU

Verse:
There’s no one like you
Not a single soul
Not even one
Who makes me glow like the sun.

You make me feel like
I walk on air
So sweet the sound
As if an angle was around.

Chorus:
Wanna be with you
Wanna love you in my heart and soul
Wanna do what lovers do
Wanna hold your hand
Have you by my side and know
I’m the one who means the world to you

Verse:
When you’re not around
I longue for you
I miss you so
Its those little things you do

I see you smile
And nothing has changed
I feel the same
I know this love is not a game

Chorus:

Bridge:
How lucky I am
To be with you
And we both can
Make this love last
When nothing makes sense

Chorus:

Ó Annette Mencke, January 2006

She's Gonna Fly

Written By: Annette Mencke & Lorna Roden

SHE’S GONNA FLY

Verse:
She never thought she see the light
Through the dark days she could only get by
In the face of the too hurt to cry
But now I know

Chorus:
She’s gonna fly
No more afraid to aim high
No more afraid or unsure
I know she’ll find what she’s been looking for
She’s gonna dream
Not afraid to want what she’s seen
Not afraid of how things have been
I know what all of this means
She’s gonna fly

Verse:
Its not so long since the world caved in
Too many high stakes and too few wins
But she always swore to do or die
And now I know

Chorus:

Bridge:
She’s gonna fly like a bird
Spread her wings, discover the world
And there’s gonna come a day when she’s gonna be free
Cause

Chorus:

Ó Annette Mencke & Lorna Roden, March 2004

Wanna Be With You

Written By: Annette Mencke

WANNE BE WITH YOU

Verse:
There’s no one like you
Not a single soul
Not even one
Who makes me glow like the sun.

You make me feel like
I walk on air
So sweet the sound
As if an angle was around.

Chorus:
Wanna be with you
Wanna love you in my heart and soul
Wanna do what lovers do
Wanna hold your hand
Have you by my side and know
I’m the one who means the world to you

Verse:
When you’re not around
I longue for you
I miss you so
Its those little things you do

I see you smile
And nothing has changed
I feel the same
I know this love is not a game

Chorus:

Bridge:
How lucky I am
To be with you
And we both can
Make this love last
When nothing makes sense

Chorus:

Ó Annette Mencke, January 2006

Wanna Be With You

Written By: Annette Mencke

WANNE BE WITH YOU

Verse:
There’s no one like you
Not a single soul
Not even one
Who makes me glow like the sun.
You make me feel like
I walk on air
So sweet the sound
As if an angle was around.

Chorus:
Wanna be with you
Wanna love you in my heart and soul
Wanna do what lovers do
Wanna hold your hand
Have you by my side and know
I’m the one who means the world to you

Verse:
When you’re not around
I longue for you
I miss you so
Its those little things you do
I see you smile
And nothing has changed
I feel the same
I know this love is not a game

Chorus:

Bridge:
How lucky I am
To be with you
And we both can
Make this love last
When nothing makes sense

Ó Annette Mencke, January 2006