Don't Explain

by Helen Coleman

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"A jazzy piano plays a tumble of happy notes with a good sway. A woman sings sweetly, telling a poignant tale of life and love. Her voice is pure and casual, yet passionate. The piano and light tap of the drums make this a wonderful, nostalgic trip back to the Golden era of traditional Jazz." Don't Explain, made famous by the legendary Billie Holiday. Helen Coleman (vocals) Daniel Philippe (piano) AJ Hall (Bass) Nathan Goldman (drums). Recorded at Ghostgum Studios, Brisbane.


Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad your back, don't explain

Quiet, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours love
Don't explain.


released December 8, 2015



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Helen Coleman Boonah, Australia

Helen Coleman is a formally trained Australian Classical/Jazz singer. Having performed both nationally and internationally, she continues to sing at events, teaches, and conducts music master classes at her Voce Bella Studio. In 2012, Helen was diagnosed with a rare thyroid cancer, and surgery resulted in complete vocal loss for two years. 2015 saw the release of her first single, Ave Verum. ... more

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