Rebecca Jenkins

Rebecca Jenkins

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Rebecca Jenkins, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, and film and TV star, brings her pure and soulful voice to an eclectic range of original, adult contemporary, jazz and soul tunes. Her live show dazzles -"there's nothing like hearing her live on stage" (The Province newspaper).

Biography

"There's nothing like hearing her live on stage." The Province newspaper (Vancouver)

Rebecca Jenkins, one of Canada's most beloved and respected actors and singers, burst onto the Canadian film scene with her best actress Genie Award-winning performance as a 1940s jazz singer in Anne Wheeler's Bye Bye Blues. Her soulful and charismatic singing and acting in that film launched a career that has included numerous critically-acclaimed and award-winning roles in Canadian and American film and television. The soundtrack of Bye Bye Blues, featuring Jenkin's singing, was released by Warner Bros.

With her more recently released album, Blue Skies (2007), distributed by EMI, Jenkins re-visited her jazz roots. She is now working on a new album composed of originals, covers and some jazz tunes.

As a singer-songwriter, Jenkins toured and recorded as back-up vocalist with the Parachute Club and Jane Siberry as well as performing and recording her own works as a solo artist and with various bands. She has performed original and other material in front of symphony orchestras, on radio shows, at music festivals, on numerous compilation albums, at clubs and concert halls, and for film and television soundtracks.

Visit www.rebeccajenkins.ca for more information.

Lyrics

Higher Than a Cathedral

Written By: Rebecca Jenkins

HIGHER THAN THE CATHEDRAL

V1
DAY AFTER DAY, AFTER DAY, AFTER DAY
WE EARN OUR DAILY BREAD
WE LAUGH AND WE PLAY AND WE WORK AND WE PRAY
FOR BETTER TIMES AHEAD
TODAY WHAT SEEMS JUST A LITTLE DARK
TOMORROW WILL COME CLEAR
I GIVE THANKS FOR ALL MY GOOD FRIENDS’ HEARTS
AND FOR BRINGING ME HERE

V2 (NO CHORUS)

SO I SIT HERE ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR AND I LISTEN TO THE WATER BOIL AND I COUNT ALL THE WAYS I STRETCH THE SPIRIT
THE REASON FOR BEING IN THIS WORLD
AND WHEN I DIE THE FINAL DEATH
THE DYING OF THIS HUMAN BREATH
WELL, I HOPE I HAVE LEARNED ALL I HAVE TO LEARN
BEFORE I COME AGAIN

CHORUS:

OH, TAKE ME THERE
TAKE ME THERE..MY LOVE
OHHH, YEAH..

INSTRUMENTAL

AND WHEN I DIE THE FINAL DEATH
THE DYING OF THIS HUMAN BREATH
WELL, I HOPE I HAVE LEARNED ALL I HAVE TO LEARN
BEFORE I COME AGAIN
YES, I HOPE I HAVE LEARNED ALL I HAVE TO LEARN
BEFORE I COME AGAIN

BRIDGE:

HIGHER THAN THE CATHEDRAL
WHERE WE DROPPED OUR CLOTHES AND STOOD NAKED
BEFORE THE ANGELS
BOOT-SHOD AND RAIN-GEARED, STOCK-STILL IN THE WARMING GUSTS
OUR LAUGHTER LIFTING AND FLYING
UP, UP TO THE BONE WHITE, TO THE BONE WHITE HEARTS
AND WE WAITED THERE, STARKLY SHINING , IN THE STAR-LIT BLUE
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU

CHORUS:

OH, TAKE ME THERE
TAKE ME THERE MY LOVE
OHHH..YEAH

OH, TAKE ME THERE
TAKE ME THERE MY LOVE
OH....YEAH

Something's Coming

Written By: Rebecca Jenkins

SOMETHING’S COMING
words & music by Rebecca Jenkins
604-732-9060 SOCAN
V1

SOMETHING’S COMING
I JUST KNOW I CAN FEEL IT
AND IT’S SOMETHING GOOD
AND I’M JUST GETTING NEAR IT
I LOVE TO WALK BAREFOOT ON THE GROUND
AND ALL AROUND
A THOUSAND BIRDS MAKE THE SWEETEST SOUND

V2

SOMETHING’S COMING
I JUST KNOW I CAN HEAR IT
SO STRONG AND CLEAR
AND I’M JUST GETTING NEAR IT
I LOVE TO RUN BAREFOOT IN THE WIND
IT ALL COMES IN
WITH THE WIND IN MY HAIR
I’LL BE THERE I’LL BE THERE
WHEN IT ALL BEGINS

CHORUS:

WILL YOU COME WITH ME, MY LOVE?
OH MY LOVE OF A THOUSAND LIVES
WILL YOU COME WITH ME, MY LOVE?
I CAN SEE IT ALL THERE IN YOUR EYES
OHHH YEAH

INSTRUMENTAL:

V3

SOMETHING’S COMING
AND IT SOUNDS LIKE BELLS RINGING
SO PURE AND CLEAR
MAKES ME FEEL JUST LIKE SINGING
I’D LOVE TO LIE DOWN GENTLE IN YOUR ARMS
AND WITH PEACE IN MY HEART I COULD START
TO CALL THIS WORLD HOME

CHORUS: ( X 2)

WILL YOU COME WITH ME, MY LOVE?
OH MY LOVE OF A THOUSAND LIVES
WILL YOU COME WITH ME, MY LOVE?
I CAN SEE IT ALL THERE IN YOUR EYES
OHHH YEAHH HEY... HEYYY YEAH

How Much

Written By: Rebecca Jenkins


HOW MUCH
V1

GONNA SAY “NO” I’M GONNA GO
SAY G’BYE TO THESE TIRED OLD WOES
I’M GONNA HELP MYSELF AND GET GOIN’
GONNA GET TO IT I’LL GET THROUGH IT
NOTHIN’ LEFT BUT FOR ME TO JUST DO IT
AND MY SOUL IS CRYIN’
“SAVE ME!!” ...YEAH

CHORUS;

HOW MUCH LOVE DOES IT TAKE TO FILL YA
HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE?
HOW MUCH LOVE DOES IT TAKE TO KILL YA
HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE?

BRIDGE:

AND IT’S RAIN, RAIN ..LOTTA RAIN ..YEAH
EVERYDAY ON EVERYTHING ..HEYYY
AND IT’S PAIN..IT’S A BITTERSWEET PAIN
BUT YA GOTTA GET WAY, WAY DOWN
BEFORE YOU CAN GET UP AGAIN

INSTRUMENTAL: 8 bars

V2

WELL, THERE IS ONLY FEAR AND LOVE
IT’S FEAR THAT SEPARATES US FROM OURSELVES
WE TAKE UP ARMS FOR WAR
THE WAR WITHIN, THE WAR WITHOUT
WE BURY TEARS BENEATH OUR SHOUTS
BUT THE ONLY VOICE THAT’S LEFT IS CRYING
“LOVE ME!!”...YEAH

CHORUS:

HOW MUCH LOVE DOES IT TAKE TO FILL YA
HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE?
HOW MUCH LOVE DOES IT TAKE TO KILL YA, HOW MUCH, HOW MUCH,
HOW MUUUUUCCH? WOAH -OAH- OAH
HOW MUCH LOVE DOES IT TAKE TO KILL YA
HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE?

BRIDGE:
AND ITS RAIN, RAIN ETC.

INSTRUMENTAL: 16 bars

BRIDGE:
AND ITS RAIN, RAIN ETC.

GET UP GET UP GET UP GET UP
SWEET LOVE

India

Written By: Rebecca Jenkins

INDIA
words and music: Rebecca Jenkins
604-732-9060 SOCAN
V1

IT’S EARLY MORNING NOW
I’M THE FIRST ONE IN AGAIN
JIMMY WIPES THE TABLE DOWN
AND PUSHES THE CHAIR IN
WHITE CAPS TURN TO ROSES AND THEN TO GOLD
FISHERMEN, SHADES OF EBONY, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD
AI-AI-AI-AI-INDIAHHH
AI-AI-AI-AI-INDIA-AH-AH

V2

I WANNA TAKE A RICKSHAW INTO TOWN
BUT I PASS MY FRIENDS, IN A RESTAURANT, ON THE BEACH
THEY CALL ACROSS THE SAND
WITH A FRESH FISH IN THEIR HANDS
“COME STAY AWHILE AND HEAR OUR STORIES”
NOON TURNS TO EVENING AND THEN TO NIGHT
I STAY ON BY THE MOONLIGHT
AI-AI-AI-AI-INDIA
AI-AI-AI-AI-INDIA-AH-AH-AH-AH (X 2)

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE:
“HELLO, CALLING FROM HONG KONG
I HAD TO PAY THROUGH THE NOSE
FOR A HOTEL ROOM HERE.
IN FACT, I DON’T THINK I HAVE
ANY MONEY
COULD YOU MEET ME
AT THE AIRPORT?

V3

IT’S A BITTER EVENING AIR
I PUT MY SUITCASE DOWN AMONG THE LEAVES
AUTUMN WAVES HER FLAGS
IN COLOURS WARM AND RICH
MY FINGERS SPREAD LIKE BRANCHES IN THE TREES
I’M HOLDING ON TO A MEMORY
OF AI-AI-AI-INDIA-AH-AH-AH
BUT WHITECAPS TURN TO SNOWCAPS AND I’M SO COLD
AH-AH-AH-AH-CANADA
WHITECAPS TURN TO SNOWCAPS AND I’M SO COLD
AH-AH-AH-AH-CANADA....AH-AH-AH-AH-CANADA..AH-AH-AH-AH

Discography

Blue Skies - 2008, Maximum Jazz/EMI
(Listen to tracks at www.shopEMI.com)

Bye Bye Blues - 1989, Warner Bros.

Set List

Sample 45 minute set

How Much - Rebecca Jenkins
Higher Than A Cathedral - Rebecca Jenkins
I Told You I Love You - Jazz Standard
White Rabbitt - Jefferson Airplane
Venus - Shocking Blue
Night and Day - Jazz Standard
Blue Skies - Jazz Standard
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
I'm Just a Lucky So and So - Jazz Standard
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Carol King