Paul J Penton

Paul J Penton

BandCountryAcoustic

A clash of 70's folk and modern country with a twist of jazz and vocal harmony.

Biography

Throw together a few measures of Cat Stevens, Carole King, James Taylor, The Eagles and a fair bit of Beach Boys and Simon and Garfunkle and you start to get an idea of where PJP is coming from.

Paul J Penton is emerging as one of Australia’s exiting new breed of craft based songwriters. After two years of intesive study with Berklee Music College, seminars with Berklee Music School legend Pat Pattison, and hit songwriter Jason Blume as well as Nashville #1 writer Steve Seskin Paul J Penton’s songs are begining to reflect the maturity of his studies.

Lyrics

I Need You

Written By: Paul J Penton

Well it's late in the evening
And the birds have stopped singing
And I can’t help but thinking

I need you

Yeah my body is aching'
From the love we're not makin'
I can’t be mistaken

I need you

When I'm down on my feelings
And my memories are reelin'
I wish someone would come and steal them away

Not an hour not a minute
Not a second goes passing
Without thinking or feeling

I need you

And my body and mind
Just get way out of line
But I know I'll be fine

I need you

I need you but I won’t give in
I need you,
but I won’t face you again
'cause each time that I do
I get caught up in you
And you know that it's true
I need you

Yeah the cravin' is growin'
And I feel like I'm showin'
All of the signs of addiction

And I know just one hit
Would make me satisfied
Yeah it can’t be denied

I need you

I need you but I won’t give in
I need you,
but I won’t face you again
'cause each time that I do
I get caught up in you
And you know that it's true
I need you
I need you
I need you

Date With Destiny

Written By: Paul J Penton

Date with destiny © Penton 1993

I've got a date with Destiny.
I like her and she seems to like me.
Oh how happy we both could be.
I've got a date with Destiny

I've got a date with Deja Vu.
It's like I know her from a long time ago.
Like I've seen her in a movie show.
I've got a date with Deja vu.

I had a date, with Dissapointment;
but she let me down, way too much.
I had a date, with Darkness;
but when the nightime came we couldn't touch.

I've got a date with Diplomacy.
I've got to be careful of what I say.
In case I scare her away.
I've got a date with Diplomacy.

I had a date with Dissapointment;
but she let me down, way too much.
I had a date, with Darkness,
but when the nightime came we couldn't touch.
I've got a date with Destiny.
I like her and she seems to like me.
Oh how happy we both can be.
I've got a date with Destiny.

Looking for Mr Perfect

Written By: Paul J Penton

She's been chasin' Mr Perfect for almost all her life
love's come and gone been lost and won -
she's ain't nobodies wife
her bio-bomb is tickin', she’s almost had her run
she knows she’d better find him soon -
or it’s over and done

She's always known precisely what he needs to be
muscles lean and tight blue jeans - smile by D & G
but all her aspirations have never been fulfilled
every bar stool disappointment just left her with a chill

To get her dates she uses the best technology
she's a heavy duty user on R.S.V.P.
she meets her dates by G.P.S. and lets them go by S.M.S.
but her love life’s a crazy Mess …….
And there’s no Mr perfect
no Mr Perfect

She works out like a demon to keep herself in shape
kick boxing on a Tuesday night , it’s Tai-bo on Thursday
The corporate life she's livin' don't leave her too much time
for chasin' men and wonderin’ when he’s gonna arrive

I've watched on from the side lines I've seen her highs and lows
heard the laughter watched her tears chased away those blues and fears
she meets her dates by G.P.S. and lets them go by S.M.S.
but her love life’s a crazy Mess
still there’s no….
no Mr perfect
no Mr Perfect

She always wants to tell me how bad each date has been
she calls me up round half past ten saying that she’s over men
If she could drop that bar a notch and live without the Rolex watch
I might be just what she wants I’d be her Mr perfect
her Mr perfect
Mr PErfect

Another Perfect Morning

Written By: Paul J Penton

Another perfect morning © 2009 PJPENTON

Autumn mornings start to bite –
got to pull those covers tight
it's really been a chilly night –
gonna bring you in even closer -

shadows seem to stretch to noon
right through the afternoon
got to get to work real soon
but I - don't want to leave you -

It’s another perfect morning
for sitting on the verandah
Another perfect morning
for watching all the world go by
thinking I don't want to die
it don't get better than this
It’s another perfect morning

When you find new love again –
you can’t believe it’s happenin'
it’s like you’re living in a dream

people search all their lives –
for what we got I realise
we're lucky we don’t have to try
and this might last for-ever-
that’s the way it feels

CHORUS

I run my hands through your hair
It falls and tumbles every where
And you look like that perfect autumn scene
out the window –
and I don’t want to go

Chorus

Sunset Over the bay

Written By: Paul J Penton

Sunset over the bay © 2008 Paul J Penton

I want to sit back and gaze in wonder,
At shades of purple and gray
Be sittin' on a bench on our own front porch,
With you sitting next to me
I could hand you a glass of fresh chilled wine,
the finest chardonay
every day I keep on dreamin'
of a sunset Over the bay

Every moment I keep dreamin'
'cause I know it's gonna happen
one of these days
one of these days
keep dreamin' and thinkin'
of that sunset over the bay

I want to sit back and be doin' nothin,
but every hour is full of demands
and my schemes just seem to fail,
despite the best laid plans
sometimes that dream's so far away
and nobody understands
the thing that keeps me moving on
when everything seems hopeless

Every moment I keep dreamin'
'cause I know it's gonna happen
one of these days
one of these days
keep dreamin' and thinkin'
of that sunset over the bay

I can almost touch those inky nights
as we stare up at a curtain of sky
pin prick stars seem to whisper our name
they're tellling us
they're gonna be ours
one of these days

I'm feelin’ real relaxed
and the temperature's perfect,
there's a breeze that tickles my skin
we're sittin' outside lookin' over the ocean
forgettin' 'bout everything
I'm handing you a glass of wine
it's the finest chardonnay
every moment I keep dreamin'
every moment I keep dreamin'
'bout a sunset over the bay

Buried and dead

Written By: Paul J Penton

Friday night and I’m out driving
the same old streets
the stores arrive in the same old way
I remember that they did
when I was a kid
behind those doors they won’t know me
Nothing’s changed since I left here
under the bridge a lot of water’s flown

and this ain’t my home
I don’t know this town

I never thought I’d come back again until this day
everything’s been buried and dead – for so long
Now I’m walking here like a ghost
that no-one can see
It’s all been dead and buried to me

I’m in a room it’s full of flowers
seems like I’ve been here for hours
she’s showing me the choices I can make
which one will I take
there’s notices to go in papers
words to send to stone engravers
do you want to say some prayers or not
well I forgot
if he ever believed

I never thought I’d come back again until this day
everything’s been buried and dead – for so long
Now I’m walking here like a ghost
that no-one can see
It’s all been dead and buried to me

We’re rolling past a statue made to honour those who died
fighting in some foreign war where they bravely gave their lives
and his medals pinned into my coat
look down where he lay
some battles you can’t win I say
as I salute a final wave

I never thought I’d come back again until this day
everything’s been buried and dead – for so long
Now I’m walking here like a ghost
that no-one can see
It’s all been dead and buried to me
buried and dead
all buried and dead

Low Maintenance

Written By: Paul J Penton

Low maintenance © 2009

Porsches and Mercedes cruising up and down the streets
I don't want any of that
I got me a handy car she gets me from here to there
And all the way back

I don't have to pay no crazy rates,
to keep this girl on the road

Well I service her pretty regular
she don't need no fancy oil
If I climbed inside a Maseratti maybe I could go and party

would I have to sell my soul
for a ride that was out of control?

She's LOW MAINTENANCE - there's no arguments
done a million miles and she looks just fine
LOW MAINTENANCE -she don’t ask for much
ridin’ down those little white lines
we always have a mighty good time

when I look under the hood everything is lookin' good,
there’s a tiger in the engine bay
When I push on her accelerator,
We’re outta here it’s 'see U later'

she’s got a personality
and she means everything to me

She's LOW MAINTENANCE - there's no arguments
done a million miles and she looks just fine
LOW MAINTENANCE -she don’t ask for much
ridin’ down those little white lines
we always have a mighty good time

and I never thought about trading her in
for a Ferrari or an Aston Martin
I'm no James Bond playin’ at the casino
She's the perfect ride
she takes me where I need to go...
She’s a dynamo

She’s Low maintenance
there's No arguments
Low maintenance … yeah, take it away……..

She's LOW MAINTENANCE - there's no arguments
done a million miles and she looks just fine
LOW MAINTENANCE -she don’t ask for much
ridin’ down those little white lines
we always have a mighty good time
ridin’ down those little white lines
we always have a mighty good time

She’s low maintenance
low maintenance
low maintenance
that’s my car

low maintenance
low maintenance
low maintenance
that’s my ride

She’s low maintenance
low maintenance
low maintenance
that’s my car


low maintenance
low maintenance
low maintenance
that’s my ride

Amazing to me

Written By: Paul J Penton

Amazing to me © 2010

Driving with top down, The motor’s really humming
It’s our independence day
there’s a lazy weekend waitin’ , a little taste of freedom
Hey, it's good to get away

let's forget about the world
let city life becomes a blur
.... ooooh I love you girl

This feelin’ - Is good as it gets
This feelin’- is better than best
This feelin’- it’s everything I’ll ever need
It’s amazing to me
It’s amazing to me

I can see us in a cabin , laughin' and a-talkin'
worries melting like spring snow
we'll build a little fire, I'll cuddle up beside ya
and then we'll turn the lights down low

and we'll forget about the world
let everything becomes a a blur
... ummmmm I love you girl

This feelin’ - Is good as it gets
This feelin’- is better than best
This feelin’- it’s everything I’ll ever need
It’s amazing to me
It’s amazing to me

I’ve been dreamin’ about getting away with you
I think of the moment just a day ago
When you said yes
My whole life changed

This feelin’ - Is good as it gets
This feelin’- is better than best
This feelin’- it’s everything I’ll ever need

It’s amazing to me, You’re amazing to me ,It’s amazing to me
This feeling’, It’s amazing to me
This feeling’, It’s amazing to me
This feeling’,It’s amazing to me
This feeling’

Chasin' Mr Perfect

Written By: Paul J Penton

Looking for Mr Perfect Nov 29-09

She’s been chasin’ Mr Perfect for almost all her life
love’s come and gone been lost and won –
she’s ain’t nobodies wife
her bio-bomb is tickin’, she’s almost had her run
she knows she’d better find him soon –
or it’s over and done

She’s always known precisely what he needs to be
muscles lean and tight blue jeans – smile by D & G
but all her aspirations have never been fulfilled
every bar stool disappointment just left her with a chill

To get her dates she uses the best technology
she’s a heavy duty user on RSVP
she meets her dates by G.P.S.
then lets them go by S.M.S.
but her love life’s a crazy Mess …….
And there’s no Mr perfect
no Mr Perfect

She works out like a demon to keep herself in shape
kick boxing on a Tuesday night , it’s Tai-bo on Thursday
The corporate life she’s livin’ don’t leave her too much time
for chasin’ men and wonderin’ when
he’s gonna arrive

To get her dates she uses the best technology
she’s a heavy duty user on RSVP
she meets her dates by G.P.S.
then lets them go by S.M.S.
but her love life’s a crazy Mess …….
And there’s no Mr perfect
no Mr Perfect

To get her dates she uses the best technology
she’s a heavy duty user on RSVP
she meets her dates by G.P.S.
then lets them go by S.M.S.
but her love life’s a crazy Mess …….
And there’s
no Mr perfect
no Mr Perfect
no Mr Perfect
no Mr Perfect

Discography

'In the Name of....' Independent release 2001. Available on I-Tunes

Set List

New Horizon
another perfect morning
Myra
Everyday
Buried adn dead
Distant Galaxy
Lemonade
More than Sometimes
Marie Celeste
Date with Destiny
Act naturally
Looking for Mr Perfect
If we HAd a Kombi
Sunset Over the Bay
I don;t UNderstand You
Just like Sunday
I need you