Ginger Mackenzie

Ginger Mackenzie

 Berlin, Berlin, DEU
BandPopAdult Contemporary

New jazz - singer songwriter pop with an eclectic edge. Great vocals and lyrics.

Biography

A sexy and sensual mix of poetic, heartfelt, sometimes smooth sometimes gritty, and sometimes coquettish Pop, Nu jazz and Alternative! Ginger Mackenzie has found her voice! If you love Kate Bush, Feist, Regina Spektor, Suzanne Vega and music in this genre, you will love this record!

The Ginger Mackenzie of the past was compared to Jewel and Dido, but the sultry voiced slightly neurotic European influenced Ginger Mackenzie is artistically treading into Kate Bush territory. At the same time, Ginger somehow remains true to her signature catchy melodies and thought provoking lyrical style.

Ginger Mackenzie is back y'all with her first album in nearly 5 years. We think you're gonna love it!

Landing Gear was produced by Guy Sternberg in Berlin and features an 18 piece Berlin orchestra. This album is a sonic treat for music lovers!

Lyrics

Paper Tigers

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie

Paper Tigers

drinkin' it down
heart beatin' loud
drowning in this silk malaise
hangin’ around
landing gear down
tryin’ not to count the days
til it go go go go go goes away
til it go go go go go go goes away

there was a nemesis
sittin’ on my fence
blockin’ the flowers from the rays
he was hangin’ around
not makin’ a sound
left as soon as he saw my fangs

he just walk walk walk walk walk walked away
without a fight
he just walk walk walked away
and now I’m lookin’ for a soft place to land

you had me hypnotized
in the most familiar way
but I won't be baptized
in the fire
cooked in the blaze
won't be gettin' me down
I’m getting’ it now
sanity is slowly
comin' around

with all due respect
there’s a fly in the milk
don’t think it’s gonna fly away
It was hanging around
landing gear down
just landed in the wrong place
please go go go go go go go away
won’t go go go go go go go away
til then
nowhere is still some place to be

forget about the rules of etiquette
I know this is a touchy subject
and my behavior is suspect
I was supposed to stay irrelevant

Holding Back

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie / Richard Witte

Holding Back

You're sitting and you're thinking
that I can't really be forgiven
and I'm tossing around the same
but I can't even tell you why
and I sitting and daydreaming that I'm never gonna give you up
even though I don't that things could ever be the same
I don't know if you realize
all I need
is a little comfort
a bit of human touch

but your holding back all
your emotions from me
I realize that I
can be a bit overwhelming

and your sitting again with your head in your hands
pretending to be thinking
like your in stress
like things are amiss
but I know what you're thinking
here you go again
sitting
head in heads
pretending to be
worried about so many things
still anyone can see

your holding back all
you emotions from me
I realize that I
can be a bit overwhelming
but your holding back all of your emotions from me
why can't you just tell
exactly what your feeling

I Hugged it Too Hard

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie / Tim Lauer

I Hugged it too Hard -

nobody told me that love was slippery
most of the time you're just runnin' on ice
nobody told me stay close to the ground
coulda used that advice, used that advice

now I'm in pieces I'm in shreds
Just a pile of the floor
lookin’ like somebody else
I've never seen before
thought I was the special one
I'm just a stupid girl

I hugged it too hard and it all fell apart
hugged it too hard
I was too much from the start
I'd like to be different, I don't know how
I hugged it too hard and it all fell apart on me

somebody told me not to hold on too tight
but I already had a good grip
then somebody said hey girl this kind of thing is poison
but I already took a frat boy sip

and it feels like nothing
will ever change me
and all this groveling
doesn't become a lady

I hugged it too hard and it all fell apart
hugged it too hard, I was too much from the start
I'd like to be different, I don't know how
I hug things too hard and they all fall apart on me

November

Written By: Guy Sternberg

NOVEMBER
Music and Lyrics: Guy Sternberg

baby, I keep loosing height
crash-end my Icarus flight
winds of November pour dust into my dreams
time for my last goodbye

foamy white cold salty time
I will not see you again
when you will miss me
I'll dive into your mind
honey, you know I tried

baby I'm quitting this fight
dead-end so close to the light
winds of November pour dust into my dreams
time for my last goodbye
winds of November pour dust into my dreams
Honey, you know I tried

Inside View

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie

what's it take to get in the game
I ask you over coffee and it sounds insane
and I breathe deep and open wide
you run right through
my barricade
that I built up high
I stayed up late
I'm a diligent little firefly

ain't it funny how the time goes by
when you're lookin' at the storm
and your sittin' in the eye
sometimes our God's gets crazy
when all we're lookin’ for is a little peace of mind

fake this fake that
there’s always a frown somewhere under the Gucci gown
I open the window the cars drivin' by
life is moving before I even blink my eyes

he’s got that vinyl collection that drives me crazy
kiss alive, Steely Dan and a little bit of Joni electro
and Barry Manilow
but I'll give him that
as long as it’s scratched

you look to me
shiny and new
mercy mercy
nothin’ hides from you
you look to me
like something that's true
and I've got this beautiful inside view

I look to see if you turn around
of coarse you do and I enjoy the sound
this is the silence I've been waiting for
you wave half way
decide it's too late
then smile kinda James Dean and walk away
and I'm left coming apart all over the place

I must say there's a lot of delusion
to support my particular illusion
but I wouldn’t have it any other way

you look to me
shiny and new
mercy mercy
nothin hides from you
you look to me
like something that's true
and I've got this beautiful inside view

Miracle Moment

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie, Richard Ashley Hicklin, Jeroen Swinnen

Miracle Moment

Verse 1
Always wanted the chance to be the best I could be – oh oh
So when the chance came along
had to face the fear in me – at once

Pre - chorus
Now I’m soarin’ through the ceiling
I hope that I’m not dreaming again - alone
Seems this Fire that I’m feelin’
Has shown me the true meaning of love - love

Chorus
I believe
This is a miracle moment
Yeah I believe
We must be one in a million hearts
Can’t you see,
That all my wildest dreams came true, to-night
This is a miracle moment,
That’s changed my life

V2
Gonna dig deep down make the most out of every day - here goes
So it’s my turn now and I’m not gonna throw it away – oh no

Pre - chorus
Feels like life is finally breathing
I hope that I’m not dreaming again - alone
Seems this desire that I’m feelin’
Has shown me the true meaning of Love - love
(Mid 8 lyric is on Page 2)

Mid 8
All the pieces of my sleeping heart were wrapped in chains
Now they’re wide awake they’re breaking free again

She is Love

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie, Richard Ashley Hicklin, Jeroen Swinnen

She Is Love
(Ashley Hicklin, Jeroen Swinnen, Ginger Mackenzie)

Verse 1
All I can think of is her,
And all that she thinks of is me,
I breath the air, she breaths,
See the co-lors she sees,
We’ve a his and her phi-lo-so-phy

Verse 2
All I can dream of is her,
And all that she dreams of is me,
I live the life, she leads,
Write the books, that she reads,
We’ve a his and her bi-og-ra-phy,

Chorus
(If) Love could be, a some-bo-dy,
She is love,
And she is my love, Oh, if,

Verse 3
I need what she needs, she needs me,
Some would say we’re meant to be
I feel what she feels,
This thing it’s un-real,
We’re a force, stro-nger than gra-vi-ty,

Middle 8
Never thought it could be this easy,
Always thought it would be damn hard,
(But) Every sin-gle day she proves me wrong,

Askin' For Trouble

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie, Richard Ashley Hicklin, Jeroen Swinnen

Askin’ for Trouble

V1
If you wanna dance with danger
If you can taste the dirty beat ( push it)
Then I’m like your perfect stranger
I think you know I’m packin’ heat (move it)
lights camera action go

Chorus
askin’ for trouble baby
you better watch your back
askin’ for trouble baby nothing (but trouble)
lookin like that

askin’ for trouble baby
I’m plannin’ my attack
Nothin’ but trouble
lookin’ like that

askin’ for trouble
askin’ for trouble

V2
If your wanna shock my body
If you can play between the sheets
Then I’m your kind of naughty
I’ll let you take the driver’s seat
Red, amber, green & go

Mid 8
Are you lookin for trouble
Trouble is my middle name
Somebody’s flirtin’ with trouble

Beautiful You

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie / Jake Field

Beautiful You

V1
What’s got cha down love
So sad to see you frown love

What can I do to make you see
You’re a beautifully rare tapestry

Pre Chorus
You’re lookin’ at everyone else (comparing)
You don’t see the beauty in yourself

Chorus
You can’t compare the sun to the moon
You can’t compare November to June
Can’t compare anyone to you (you are a wonder oh you are)
Beautiful you (you are a wonder oh you are)
Beautiful you oh oh oh oh oh oh

V2
Tell me what I do my love
To see you through love ?
I wish you would believe me when I say
You’re irresistible in so many ways

Pre Chorus

Middle 8
I wish I could break the chains
Around your self esteem
I’d do anything to put your heart at ease

Mary Mary

Written By: Ginger Mackenzie, Johan Wetterberg, Beatgees

Mary Mary (G.Mackenzie, J. Wetterberg, Beatgees)

V1
I see your rainbow
Yellow blue and gold
I see the your sunglow
That is how I know oh oh oh

Everybody feels good around you
Cause you're the only you
And the vibe is all around you
When you're the the room

Chorus
Mary Mary oh how does your garden grow
Oh Mary Mary you can tell me you know
She said you plant the seed
But not too deep
A little sunshine & room to breathe
Mary Mary is that how your garden grows now I know

V2
Is it the moon glow
Where you get that ray of hope
And when you loose one
You say that's the way it goes

Everybody feels good around you
Cause you're the only you
And the vibe is all around you
When you're the the rooooooooom

Middle 8
I know your heart is in control
The captain of your soul

Discography

Earthbound - 1998
Kismet - 1999
All Too Human - 2001
Landing Gear - 2008