Won't Give Up

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Our music is diverse and dynamic, with contrasts and varied arrangements, based on alternative-pop/rock with country, soul, reggae and funk influences.

Lizanne Hennessey: lead vocals/lyrics
Roland Stolk: all instruments/backing vocals

Lizanne says: "When Roland and I met, we found out pretty quickly what is it we do best together: making music. We formed This is lizzard in 1998 and have never stopped making music since. But for lots of reasons, most of them beyond our control, releasing an album just never happened... until now. Thirteen years later, we are proud to announce the release of our debut album, 'Won't Give Up'. The title says it all. We never did give up, and we won't give up when it comes to fulfilling our dreams and sharing our music."

The husband-and-wife duo This is lizzard pride themselves on the tremendous diversity and outstanding musicianship and production on 'Won't Give Up'. Their music is like nothing and everything you've ever heard before; familiar yet unpredictable, the album can lull the listener into a dream-like state then deliver a wake-up call full of power and positive energy.

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released April 8, 2011

Roland Stolk (music, production),
Lizanne Hennessey (vocals, lyrics)

Ⓟ2011 This is lizzard
©2011 This is lizzard, Buma/Stemra

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This is lizzard was founded in 1998 by American singer/lyricist Lizanne Hennessey and Dutch musician/composer Roland Stolk. Their music is based on alternative pop/rock and strengthened by a mix of their favorite genres, including funk, soul, reggae and country. ... more

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Track Name: Won't Give Up_Single
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

It might take forever and a day
You know you can't rush time
Where there's a will, there is a way
Not gonna change my mind

Seems like the gods aren't on my side
I'm gonna show them all
As soon as my dreams solidify
I'm gonna have a ball

And I won't give up
No, I don't need much
Even if I'm blind I'll find a way
'Cuz I won't give up

The bigger picture is at stake
I'm gonna see it through
Each giant leap I have to take
Was once a small step too

And I won't give up
No, I don't need much
Even if I'm blind I'll find a way
'Cuz I won't give up
Track Name: How Can I Get You to Stay
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

I call you up and make believe it doesn't hurt so much
When all I wanna do is say how much I miss your touch
I get online so we can chat at night on msn
I read your words and think: Who am I kiddin'?

When I wake up you see the moon appearing in the sky
I go to bed and you'll be watching the sun rise
I take a picture of the house we could be living in
I close my eyes and think: Who am I kiddin'

How can I get you to stay,
when you're thousands of miles away?
I'm gonna lock you up, and throw the key away.
How can I get you to stay

My friends all say I should find someone else who lives nearby,
instead of waiting for the perfect life, the perfect guy.
You tell me that I won't have to wait too much longer now,
we'll be together, but I don't know how.

I'm having trouble concentrating, I'm not sleeping well,
I get the feeling you aren't either, as far as I can tell.
You say a week but I can't wait another day from now,
we'll be together but I don't know...

How can I get you to stay
When you're thousands of miles away
I'm gonna lock you up, and throw the key away
How can I get you to stay
Track Name: It's Got Me Again
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

I didn’t know it, but I got myself
caught up in the middle - what can I say?
I didn’t show it, but I
sure know I thought it just a little -
every day.

Oh, no - it’s got me again.
All over again.
It’s got me again.

If I was stronger I could rise above it,
but I doubt it - that isn’t me.
If I waited longer, I could
surprise and love it, ‘cause without it -
it’s misery.

I’m no different than you,
all I’ve got is an obsession - can’t let it go.
There is nothing I can do,
I won’t ever learn my lesson -
I can’t say no.
Track Name: About You
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

I wish I knew everything about you.
I wanna know what you’re thinking ‘bout,
wanna know where you are right now.
It’ll be all right in my dreams tonight,
‘cause the sooner that I get you,
the sooner I’ll forget about you.

I think about you all the time
Why can’t I get you off my mind?
‘Cause if my memory serves me,
you never did deserve me, no.

I tell myself that I should fight it.
Believe you me, I even tried it.
But even though we’re ancient history,
I still consider you a mystery.

I wish I knew everything about you.
I wanna know what you’re thinking ‘bout,
wanna know where you are right now.
It’ll be all right in my dreams tonight,
‘cause the sooner that I get you,
the sooner I’ll forget about you.

After all is said and done,
I figure I’m the only one that,
even though we called it quits,
still wants to know what makes you tick.

'Cause when I do then I can say
goodbye, farewell, so long, good day.
When I know without a doubt
all there is to know about you -

I wish I knew everything about you.
I wanna know what you’re thinking ‘bout,
wanna know where you are right now.
It’ll be all right in my dreams tonight,
‘cause the sooner that I get you,
the sooner I’ll forget about you.
Track Name: Where My Heart Lies
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

If home is where the heart is
then mine is miles away.
Won't stop what I started
until I'm there to stay.

It's not about getting out
it's about getting there.
I'll shout it out, all I care
is about getting there.

Another day here
is a day not there,
I don't know when
but I know I swear -
I might just run
I might just fly,
I'm gonna go where
my heart lies.

I see it in my head
the place where my heart lies.
Like rain on a spider's web -
I'll hang on till it dries.

It's not about getting out
it's about getting there.
I'll shout it out, all I care
is about getting there.

Another day here
is a day not there,
I don't know when
but I know I swear -
I might just run
I might just fly,
I'm gonna go where
my heart lies.

If home is where the heart is
then mine is miles away.
Track Name: Fall in Love
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

I waited till I was blue in the face,
and I felt like cursing the human race,
and then I, then I met you and
hit the wall -
this is the last time that I fall...

At first I thought: It’s a harmless crush,
then I, I decided I’m in no rush,
and now I’m
scared to death I might scare you off -
this is the last time that I fall...

Fall in - this is is the last time I
fall in - the very last time I
fall in - this is the last time I
fall in love.

I could never really believe that a
man could sweep me right off my feet,
you got my
knees so weak that I have to crawl -
this is the last time that I fall...

So let’s get married, so let’s have kids,
and if we, if we don’t
let’s pretend we did, because I
like the feel of this chain and ball -
this is the last time that I fall.
Track Name: Leaving This Town
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

As soon as I got here,
I wanted to go.
And now here without you,
I want you to know that I
waited for you
till the sun came down.

But after today,
I’m leaving this town.

You told me about
your hopes and your dreams.
We talked through the night
about what it all means,
and I waited for you
till the sun came down.

But after today,
I’m leaving this town.
Track Name: Be With You
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

Make no mistake,
I’ve got it made.
Got health and happiness abound
but I just can’t stay.

How long does it take
to make a dream come true?
How many mistakes
before you see it through?

All I want is to be with you.

I’ll do what it takes to cross the ocean
I don’t wanna wait until
my ship comes in,

All I want is to be with you.

Here’s a day in the life.
I’m a mother, I’m a wife.
Got friends and family around
but this place isn’t right.

Now, how long does it take
to make a dream come true?
How many mistakes
before you see it through?

All I want is to be with you.

I’ll do what it takes to cross the ocean
I don’t wanna wait until
my ship comes in,

All I want is to be with you.
Track Name: Dry Land
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

By the water, by the sea
don't know what is gonna come of me
I'd take a ship if I could sail
I'd take a risk, but I know I'd fail
Cuz I'm closed in
on all sides
My day dependent on the tides
I'd take a boat if I could row
I'd take a chance, but I know

I can't walk so I'll have to swim
I'll pack my problems up
and jump right in
Hold my breath till I come up
so cross your fingers for me,
wish me luck
Before you know it, I'll have been
beside you all along
then before you know it I'll be gone

So I'll stay on
Dry Land

A seagull hasn't got a care
He lifts himself right up into the air
I'd grow wings if I knew how
But that won't stop me now
cuz I'm a prisoner of the undertoe
And I'm too scared to let it go
I'd take a boat if I could row
I'd take a chance, but I know

I can't walk so I'll have to swim
I'll pack my problems up
and jump right in
Hold my breath till I come up
so cross your fingers for me,
wish me luck
Before you know it, I'll have been
beside you all along
then before you know it I'll be gone

So I'll stay on
Dry Land
Track Name: Through Your Eyes
lyrics by Lizanne Hennessey

Boy, you’re a mystery,
even though you’re closest to me.
All I want to know is why.
I wish I could look through your eyes.

Boy, when will I learn,
that I don’t need to be concerned.
You can still take me by surprise.
I wish I could look through your eyes.

And I know, if I asked you,
you would take off your mask too,
and show me what it is you see, oh baby -
Take me with you when you go.
Show me everything you know.
I’d get the answers to my whys,
if I could just look through your eyes.

Boy, you are safe with me,
because I love you unconditionally.
Won’t give up after all this time.
I wish I could look through your eyes.

Boy, I’d do anything,
to keep you safe from suffering.
I would move the earth and the skies
for just one look through your eyes.

And I know, if I asked you,
you would take off your mask too,
and show me what it is you see, oh baby -
Take me with you when you go.
Show me everything you know.
I’d get the answers to my whys,
if I could just look through your eyes.