Who Sang Don’t Be Denied? Norah Jones

Norah Jones Day Breaks cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2016-10-5
length: 5:36
producer: Norah Jones and Eli Wolf
piano: Norah Jones
vocal: Norah Jones
trumpet: Dave Guy
mixer: Tom Elmhirst
engineer: Ted Tuthill
electric guitar: Tony Scherr and Norah Jones
recording engineer: Ted Tuthill
background vocals: Catherine Popper, Tony Scherr, Petter Ericson Stakee, Sasha Dobson and Sarah Oda
co-producer: Sarah Oda
tenor saxophone: Leon Michels
trombone: J. Walter Hawkes
additional recording engineer: Ted Tuthill
drums (drum set): Karriem Riggins
assistant mixer: Joe Visciano
assistant engineer: Jeff Citron, Adam Tilzer, Brandon Bost, Owen Mulholland and Cameron Alexander
acoustic bass guitar: Vicente Archer
Hammond organ: Pete Remm
composer: Neil Young
lyricist: Neil Young

[Verse 1]
She was a young girl
Mama said to her
Daddy's leaving home today
Think he's gone to stay
We packed up all our bags
And drove out to Anchorage
They got to Anchorage
She checked in to school
She wore white Chucks on her feet
She learned the golden rule
The punches came fast and hard
Lying on her back in the school yard

[Chorus]
Don't be denied, don't be denied
Don't be denied, don't be denied
Don't be denied, don't be denied

[Verse 2]
Well pretty soon she met a friend
Played guitar
She used to sit on the steps at school
And dream of being stars
Started a band
They played all night

[Chorus]
Don't be denied, don't be denied
Don't be denied, don't be denied
Don't be denied, don't be denied

[Verse 3]
Businessmen crowded around
They came to hear the golden sound
There they were on the Sunset Strip
Playing their songs for the highest bid
Played all night
The price was right

[Chorus]
Don't be denied, don't be denied
Don't be denied, don't be denied
Don't be denied, don't be denied

[Verse 4]
All that glitters isn't gold
You know you heard that story told
She's a pauper in a naked disguise
A millionaire through a businessman's eyes
Oh friend of mine
Don't be denied


Tracklist
SHM-CD 1
  • 1 Burn
  • 2 Tragedy
  • 3 Flipside
  • 4 It’s a Wonderful Time for Love
  • 5 And Then There Was You
  • 6 Don’t Be Denied
  • 7 Day Breaks
  • 8 Peace
  • 9 Once I Had a Laugh
  • 10 Sleeping Wild
  • 11 Carry On
  • 12 Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)
  • 13 Carry On (live at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT)
  • 14 Flipside (live at the Newport Jazz Festival)
  • 15 Peace (live at the Newport Jazz Festival)
  • 16 Don’t Know Why (live at the Newport Jazz Festival)