The Island of Her Heart

Dean Johanesen

The Island of Her Heart

VERSE 1 Beauty in my eye as I behold her I long to hold her on the island of her heart Shipwrecked there together I'd long to ramble never Unless I knew that she’d be with me when I part

Beauty in my eyes as I behold her I long to hold her on the island of her heart

VERSE 2 I’d search the whole world over just to find her

The Island of Her Heart

VERSE 1 Beauty in my eye as I behold her I long to hold her on the island of her heart Shipwrecked there together I'd long to ramble never Unless I knew that she’d be with me when I part

Beauty in my eyes as I behold her I long to hold her on the island of her heart

VERSE 2 I’d search the whole world over just to find her There's a twinkling in her eyes just like the stars I’d navigate the seas with ease she decorates so heavenly I see her shining brightly from afar

I find my way with her constant constellation She leads me back to the island of her heart

BRIDGE When dark clouds abound and hatches are battened down We brace ourselves for the pitch of stormy seas We’ll ignore the sirens tune and let our two hearts croon A song that calms the storm with harmony

VERSE 3 Washed ashore and what’s more we’re still together
we weather many seasons now with ease
Whether gods have been appeased or there's just something in the breeze I’m grateful for this heart that harbors me

I find my way with her constant constellation She leads me back to the island of her heart I long to hold her on the island of her heart I hope she’ll keep me on the island of her heart

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Santa's Swingin' By Again This Year

Dean Johanesen

SANTA'S SWININ' BY AGAIN THIS YEAR

An original Holiday Song for you all to celebrate the month of December. Santa's Swingin' By Again This Year.

Sure, Santa seems like a nice guy...but what about that elf upon the shelf and the watching us when we sleep.

Remember how he treated Rudolph in that old Rankin / Bass Christmas Special and that time he

SANTA'S SWININ' BY AGAIN THIS YEAR

An original Holiday Song for you all to celebrate the month of December. Santa's Swingin' By Again This Year.

Sure, Santa seems like a nice guy...but what about that elf upon the shelf and the watching us when we sleep.

Remember how he treated Rudolph in that old Rankin / Bass Christmas Special and that time he was caught kissing someones Mom!

All this and more explored in this "too weird to be a classic" Christmas carol.

Follow the link to hear the full story.

Swing on by....Santa will be too...HAAAAhahahahaah !![:{0>

Single artwork by Max Kelly

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You and Me Tonight

Dean Johanesen

You and Me Tonight - Tim Burton / Steamboat Willie - Corpse Bride style cartoonish Love song

This song follows it was Beauty that killed The Beast.

In my mind a love song from Alfredo to Lillian. Alfredo wants to keep Lillian with him after she passes.

He kind of dreams of hiding her away and plans to stay with her and continue their love /

You and Me Tonight - Tim Burton / Steamboat Willie - Corpse Bride style cartoonish Love song

This song follows it was Beauty that killed The Beast.

In my mind a love song from Alfredo to Lillian. Alfredo wants to keep Lillian with him after she passes.

He kind of dreams of hiding her away and plans to stay with her and continue their love / relationship after her death

I often see a cartoon style video for this with a Tim Burton flare and with some inspiration of the old Steamboat Willie cartoon from 1928.

VIDEO Steamboat Willie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgghnQF6E4

This song was written on the road home in my truck during a tour out to Texas. It is personal, in a way, to my wife and I but also fits the mold at the time for bringing the idea in line with the story of Codona and Lillian.

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Whistling In The Graveyard

Dean Johanesen

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Whistling In The Graveyard - Demo

This was a song prompt with the title "Whistling In the Graveyard." I started writing this a while back but put it away for a bit.

My recent trip to Dripping Springs inspired me to write a bit more and I had some ideas come to me to finish the song with a Bridge and 3rd spoken verse.

This song is about

Whistling In The Graveyard - Demo

This was a song prompt with the title "Whistling In the Graveyard." I started writing this a while back but put it away for a bit.

My recent trip to Dripping Springs inspired me to write a bit more and I had some ideas come to me to finish the song with a Bridge and 3rd spoken verse.

This song is about superstitions surrounding death. Whistling in the Graveyard is said to summon evil spirits or the Devil. The Bridge talks about covering mirrors and coins on the eyelids etc. All part of the superstitions that surround death and the dying.

A somewhat perfect addition for Halloween. I am still tweaking the recording but wanted to give you an advanced listen.

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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Dean Johanesen LIVE at Fogartyville

Dean Johanesen

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"Dean Johanesen LIVE at Fogartyville" captures a live performance at one of Sarasota's only listening room venues.

Johanesen's raw performance was captured during an opening set for Blair Crimmin's and The Hookers in February of 2015. The show was video recorded by Dean for some analysis of the show. In listening back a to a responsive audience

"Dean Johanesen LIVE at Fogartyville" captures a live performance at one of Sarasota's only listening room venues.

Johanesen's raw performance was captured during an opening set for Blair Crimmin's and The Hookers in February of 2015. The show was video recorded by Dean for some analysis of the show. In listening back a to a responsive audience and an at times, fast paced and excited performance, Johanesen decided to release the recordings for a snapshot of a moment in between studio releases.

  • Fogartyville is an arts and community venue that hosts an independent radio station as well, 96.5 LPFM.
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