B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Press)

Gretchen Parlato's 2009 sophomore breakthrough, In a Dream, signaled the arrival of an incredibly inventive modern jazz singer. Her follow-up, The Lost and Found, demonstrates that she has staying power. In a Dream garnered international acclaim with Billboard magazine hailing it as "the most alluring jazz vocal album of 2009"; it also made it onto the top year-end polls for Jazz Times, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice and NPR. The Lost and Found shows immediate weight and intensity, exposing a greater dynamic range. "I feel like I stepped out of my own way and allowed myself to be more revealing and vulnerable through the music," reflects Parlato. Revealing a seamless, crystalline, and more importantly, personal voice, Parlato says that the overall theme of The Lost and Found is about accepting opposition and embracing the ebbs and flows of life. "One day we may think we've found all the answers, and then something suddenly happens that makes us feel completely lost as though nothing makes sense. This is life. Accepting that we are always in transition without attaching a judgment to the experience is freeing. We are always the lost and found."

An alumni of the Thelonious Monk Institute, Parlato has been turning heads ever since she won the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute International Vocal Competition with which she displayed a musical individuality loaded with paradoxical powers. Her sultry, intriguing voice and unique, rhythmically agile phrasing came with inescapable centripetal force; the more intimate and understated she sang, the more she drew listeners in. Since then she has toured worldwide to sold out audiences with BBC Radio proclaiming, "Star over London...A star is born!" Her originality captivates musicians as well, prompting invitations to appear on over 50 recordings with the likes of Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Terri Lynn Carrington and Esperanza Spalding. Her breathtaking performances have been captured on television in Europe and Japan and she has become a sought after clinician on vocal styling. On her third disc, Parlato surrounds herself with a collective of kindred spirits whose tight knit sound has been cultivated through years of performing and recording together. She marshaled GRAMMY nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott as her main band mates with guest appearances from tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens and bassist, Alan Hampton, who makes a stellar turn featured as a singer and guitarist. Leaders in their own right, this band is among the most heralded of a young, new wave in jazz. "I adore these musicians, not only for what they do, but also for who they are," Parlato says. "We couldn't have had a more supportive, productive energy recording this album." That energy allowed her to reach subliminal musical heights; one that truly engages in delightful, often adventurous musical conversations that tickle the mind, warms the heart and moves the body. "They all contributed so much to the project, in the end it truly felt like a collaborative effort."

"Collaborative effort" is no overstatement. The Lost and Found sees Parlato emerging as a thoughtful composer and lyricist. In fact, she wrote lyrics to several compositions such as Eigsti's haunting "Without a Sound;" trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire's plaintive "Henya," and Stephens' suspenseful title track. In a duet on Hampton's "Still," Gretchen's gentle musing about compassion and forgiveness is made more poignant by his raw vocals. "Alan created such a meditative and deceptively simple groove I wanted to write lyrics that were like a mantra. Something that in its repetition becomes extremely powerful. What better theme than love?" She also composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the evocative bossa-nova tinged, "Winter Wind," the hopeful "How We Love," the sensual "Better Than" and the hypnotic "Circling" that contains verses that typify the entire disc's meditations on light and darkness. "'Circling' plays with the idea of cycles in our lives," explains Parlato. "The ones we have no control over like birth and death as opposed to the cycles we do control, behavior patterns that we get ourselves into." Pianist and GRAMMY nominated composer Robert Glasper came on board as associate producer. "I love working with Robert, not only in composing, but in reharmonizing and arranging. There is such an immense love and respect between all of the musicians and Robert knows exactly what to do and say to keep everyone inspired." On The Lost and Found, Parlato further develops her knack for reinventing intriguing R&B songs with her daring yet delectable makeover of "All That I Can Say," a Mary J. Blige tune, penned by Lauryn Hill, and Simply Red's "Holding Back the Years." The latter track, which serves as the album's opener, begins with Scott laying down an infectious R&B groove. Glasper can be heard in the background, vibing to the beat as the music quickly fades into the full ensemble (recorded by Parlato on her iPhone during a rehearsal).

With both tracks, Parlato and her band retain the soulful essence of the songs while steering far enough so that they don't delve into treacle mimicry. "Gretchen doesn't try to be anything she's not. Every remake is an honest one," Glasper says. "She's always herself." The disc also features the jaunty "Me and You," from singer/songwriter Josh Mease and a sterling Glasper/Parlato rearrangement of Bill Evans' "Blue in Green" with lyrics by Meredith D'Ambrosio. Gretchen Parlato is on an exploration, which leads the conversation among the band and makes for unexpected treasures. Inspired by Wayne Shorter, one of her mentors, she wrote lyrics to his classic '60s jazz composition "Juju." The interaction between Gretchen and saxophonist Stephens showcases her ability to use her voice as an instrument-blending with the horn while adding counterpoints. On "Without A Sound," her haunting vocals seem to add another dimension to the remarkably textured harmony already created by Hodge layering 3 parts using only his electric bass. And on one of the disc's most revealing moments, the singer shows her love for Brazilian music on Paulinho da Viola's "Alo Alo." A solo rendition, Parlato layers all of the percussion and sings all the vocals. With The Lost and Found, Parlato has delivered a powerful testament to the beauty of space and simplicity. "I've become more interested in finding not only a higher, but a deeper level and connection in music. And this seems to be done by shedding everything, and getting right to the heart and core."




Gretchen Parlato
- 2005-07-11 -



Skylark
Flor De Lis
Come To Me
Nonvignon
Ela E Carioca
Chega De Saudade
Benny'
s Tune
Juju/Footprints
 


In A Dream
- 2009-08-25 -



I Can't Help It
Within Me
Butterfly
In A Dream
Doralice
Turning Into Blue
Esp (Instrumental)
Azure
On The Other Side

Weak


 

The Lost And Found
- 2011-04-05 -



Holding Back The Years
Winter Wind
How We Love
Juju
Still
Better Than
Al, Al
Circling
Henya
In A Dream Remix
All That I Can Say
Me And You
Blue In Green
The Lost And Found
Without A Sound

Flor
- 2021-03-05 -



Preciso Perdoar
Sweet Love
Magnus
Rosa (Instrumental)
What Does a Lion Say
Roy Allan (Instrumental)
Wonderful
Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 Minuet I II (Instrumental)
No plan

Lean In
- 2023-05-19 -



Akw
I Miss You
If I Knew
Okagb Interlude
Astronauta
Mi Wa Se Interlude
Muse
Nonvignon
Lean In
Painful Joy (Instrumental)
Dou W Interlude
Walking After You

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Clouds
Journey


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Gretchen Parlato

Skylark

Have you anything to say to me
Won't you tell me where my love can be
Is there a meadow in the mist
Where someone's waiting to be kissed

Skylark
Have you seen a valley green with spring
Where my heart can go a journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom covered lane

And in your lonely flight
Haven't you heard the music in the night
Wonderful music, faint as a will o' the wisp
Crazy as a loon, sad as a gypsy serenading the moon
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Oh skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there

Oh skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there

Flor De Lis

Valei me deus, e o fim do nosso amor
Perdoa por favor, eu sei que o erro acconteceu
Mas nao sei o que fez tudo mudar de vez
Onde foi que eu errei
Eu so sei que amei, que amei, que amei, que amei
Sera talvez, que minha ilusao
Foi dar meu coracao com toda forca
Pra essa moca me fazer feliz
E o destino nao quis
Me ver como raiz de uma flor de lis
E foi assim que eu vi nosso amor na poeira poeira
Morto na beleza fria de maria
E o de jardim da vida ressecou, morreu
Do que brotou maria ne magarida nasseu

Come To Me

Come to me
I'll take care of you
Protect you
Calm, calm down
You're exhausted
Come lie down
You don't have to explain
I understand
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You know
That I adore you
You know
That I love you.
So don't make me say it
It would burst the bubble
Break the charm

Jump off
Your building's on fire
And I'll catch you, I'll catch you
Destroy all that is keeping you down
And then i'll nurse you
I'll nurse you
I'll touch you

You know
That I adore you
You know
That I love you.
So don't make me say it
It would burst the bubble
Break the charm.

Nonvignon

Ah ah minsiamin mi wor nonvi
Agb didi lan minsin m'bior nao

Ayo aya (o wayo)
Eyo aya (o oa)
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Nin omou wood nonvi la gbamin
Noussianou k mahu wonao
N'gba s dangb oh

Ayo aya (o wayo)
Eyo aya (o oa)

Ela Carioca

Ela carioca
Ela carioca

Basta o jeitinho dela andar
Nem ningum tem carinho assim para dar
Eu vejo na luz dos seus olhos
As noites do Rio ao luar

Vejo a mesma luz
Vejo o mesmo cu
Vejo o mesmo mar

Ela meu amor, s me v a mim
A mim que vivi para encontrar

Na luz do seu olhar
A paz que sonhei
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
S sei que sou louco por ela
E pra mim ela linda demais
E alm do mais

Ela carioca
Ela carioca

S sei que sou louco por ela
E pra mim ela linda demais
E alm do mais

Ela carioca
Ela carioca

Chega de saudade

Vai, minha tristeza
E diz a ela que sem ela no pode ser
Diz lhe numa prece que ela regresse
Porque eu no posso mais sofrer
Chega de saudade, a realidade
que sem ela no h paz, no h beleza
s tristeza, e a melancolia
Que no sai de mim, no sai de mim, no sai
Mas se ela voltar, se ela voltar
Que coisa linda, que coisa louca
Pois h menos peixinhos a nadar no mar
Do que os beijinhos que eu darei na sua boca
Dentro dos meus braos os abraos
Ho de ser milhes de abraos apertado assim
Colado assim, calado assim
Abraos e beijinhos e carinhos sem ter fim
Que pra acabar com esse negcio
De viver longe de mim
No quero mais esse negcio
De voc viver assim
Vamos deixar desse negcio
De voc viver sem mim

Juju/Footprints

When the wind blows
Sounds of yellows all around
Feel you're flying
But you haven't left the ground
Why search for gold
When silver's in front of you
Look to your heart
And you'll find the truth
His footprints will lead us to find
Our own voices in our own time

In A Dream

I Can't Help It

Looking in my mirror
Took me by surprise
I can't help but see you
Running often through my mind

Helpless like a baby
Sensual disguise
I can't help but love you
It's getting better all the time
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no, no, no, no

Love to run my fingers
Softly while you sigh
Love came and possessed you
Bringing sparkles to your eyes

Like a trip to heaven
Heaven is the prize
And I'm so glad I found you
You're an angel in disguise

I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

Within Me

Just like a small ghost in a box
Full of thought, full of laughs, oh full of tears
Full of love, full of hopes, full of fears

Just like a blue fish in a tank
I can swim, i can dance all day long
In my tank, in my private sea
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I've got my sun, my clouds, my rain
I've got lakes, I've got high mountains to climb
Within me, within me, within me

High trees, tall boulders bow at me
Apes and snakes eat in the palm of my hand
In my world, in my harmony

But when you walk through the door
My sun, my clouds, my rain leave me
But when your dark eyes hit mine
My deep green jungle fades away

Butterfly

Precious day
Lights your way
Rest your wings
Stay awhile

You're the sun
In my sky
Butterfly

You don't know the peace you bring
You show me the secrets and the ways
To love every moment of the day
And flowers you kiss all come to light
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Soaring wings
Rainbow waves
Touch my mind
Be so fine

When you're gone
People cry
Butterfly

Precious day
Lights your way
Rest your wings
Stay awhile

You're the sun
In my sky
Butterfly

You don't know the peace you bring
You show me the secrets and the ways
To love every moment of the day
And flowers you kiss all come to light

To give all the love we knew
To see all the light that we can see
And teach all the children not to lie
And maybe one day we'll fly

To give all the love we knew
To see all the light that we can see
And teach all the children not to lie
And maybe one day we'll fly

In A Dream

Lost in you or lost in me
I'm tossed into this endless sea
I'm lost in a dream
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Is it you or is it me
Can't help but want this fantasy
I'm lost in a dream

Helplessly sinking
And hopeless when thinking
Our love is more than moments
Fading to memories

Thoughts of you drift far from me
I'm drowning in my endless sea
I'm lost in a dream

Is it you or is it me
It's cost my heart just let me be
Lost in a dream

Doralice

( Joao Gilberto )

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Amar tolice, bobagem, iluso
Eu prefiro viver to sozinho
Ao som do lamento do meu violo

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Olha essa embrulhada em que vou me meter
Agora amor, Doralice meu bem
Como que ns vamos fazer

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Amar tolice, bobagem, iluso
Eu prefiro viver to sozinho
Ao som do lamento do meu violo
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Doralice eu bem que te disse
Olha essa embrulhada em que vou me meter
Agora amor, Doralice meu bem
Como que ns vamos fazer

Um belo dia voc me surgiu
Eu quis fugir mas voc insistiu
Alguma coisa bem que andava me avisando
At parece que eu estava adivinhando

Eu bem que no queria me casar contigo
Bem que no queria enfrentar esse perigo Doralice
Agora voc tem que me dizer
Como que ns vamos fazer

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Amar tolice, bobagem, iluso
Eu prefiro viver to sozinho
Ao som do lamento do meu violo

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Olha essa embrulhada em que vou me meter
Agora amor, Doralice meu bem
Como que ns vamos fazer

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Amar tolice, bobagem, iluso
Eu prefiro viver to sozinho
Ao som do lamento do meu violo

Doralice eu bem que te disse
Olha essa embrulhada em que vou me meter
Agora amor, Doralice meu bem
Como que ns vamos fazer

Um belo dia voc me surgiu
Eu quis fugir mas voc insistiu
Alguma coisa bem que andava me avisando
At parece que eu estava adivinhando

Eu bem que no queria me casar contigo
Bem que no queria enfrentar esse perigo Doralice
Agora voc tem que me dizer
Como que ns vamos fazer

Turning Into Blue

Moments gone then on and into the sea
All of this is more than just you and me
What I try to hold just slips from my hand
What I think I know I don't understand

Turning into blue
On and on and on and on

Open eyes and realize who you are
Let it be then peace won't be very far
Life is but a dream we wake at the end
Only just to smile then live it again

Turning into blue
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Sea and sky and you and i are as one
When you think you're through you've only begun
Like the endless waves belong to the sea
All of this is more than just you and me

Turning into blue

Azure

Drifting, dreaming
In an Azure mood
Stardust gleaming
Through my solitude
Here in my seclusion
You're a blue illusion
While I'm in this Azure interlude
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I'm not wanted
I'm so all alone
Always haunted
By the dreams I own
But, though Im tormented
I must be contented
Drifting, dreaming
In an Azure mood

Weak

I don't know what it is that you've done to me
But it's caused me to act in such a crazy way
Whatever it is that you do when you do what you're doing
It's a feeling that I want to stay

'Cause my heart starts beating triple time
With thoughts of loving you on my mind
I can't figure out just what to do
When the cause and cure is you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I get so weak in the knees I can hardly speak
I lose all control and something takes over me
In a daze, your love's so amazing, it's not a phase
I want you to stay with me, by my side
I swallow my pride, your love is so sweet
It knocks me right off of my feet
I can't explain why your loving makes me weak

It's Time after time after time I've tried to fight it
But your love is strong it keeps on holding on
Resistance is down when you're around, starts fading
In my condition I don't want to be alone

I try hard to fight it
No way can I deny it
Your love's so sweet
It knocks me off my feet

I get so weak
Blood starts racing through my veins
I get so weak
Boy it's something I can't explain
I get so weak
Something 'bout the way you do
The things you do ooh ooh, it
Knocks me right off of my feet
Off of my feet
Can't explain why your loving makes me weak

The Lost And Found

Holding Back The Years

Holding back the years
Thinking of the fear I've had for so long
When somebody hears
Listen to the fear that's gone

Holding back the years
Chance for me to escape from all I've known
Holding back the tears
Cause nothing here has grown
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on

I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all those years
And nothing had the chance to be good
Nothing ever could

And I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on

Winter Wind

He was a winter wind
She was a summer flower
She'll blossom and re-begin
He'll blow her away
And fall into April showers

This street that we walk upon
Leading us to tomorrow
Holds past dreams all come undone
With love in our hearts,
We step into all our sorrow
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Floating up beyond the moon
Falling down will come too soon
Land upon a weeping willow

If it's all just meant to be
Let its branches cradle me
Hold me close, oh weeping willow tree

Now is the time of your life to hold on

How We Love

Whisper of a breeze upon a summer day
And I cannot say where all the time goes
Followed by the shadows of our yesterdays
But they've gone away
And leave us all to find out
Who we are inside our minds
And you decide it's time to change
Slowing down
Creates such a beautiful melody
Sounds up in the sky all realize
That you and I will go on and on
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And oh, how you love me
And oh, how we love

Juju

When the wind blows
Sounds of yellows all around

Feel you're flying
But you haven't left the ground

Why search for gold
When silver's in front of you

Look to your heart
And you'll find the truth
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
His footprints will lead us to find
Our own voices in our own time

Still

Even if you said goodbye
Even if a dream may die
Even when my life is through
No matter what you say or do

Even if it makes me cry
Even if I don't know why
Even when things fall apart
Even if you break my heart

Even when I feel alone
Even if I had no home
Til my fears have gone away
Let it go and come what may
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Through my joy and through my pain
Like the sun that follows rain
No beginning and no end
Love, so love comes back again

I still love

Better Than

This precious heart
Broken apart
Just leave it there and let it go
Cause all I know's
There's nothing better than

How it keeps beating
It keeps repeating
A blessing in disguise
Dry my eyes and realize
There's something better than

Try to find all the beauty you have inside
Cause the truth in love will survive
Tell me how can it end
If it hasn't a chance to begin
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Cause we're blind
By the darkness of in between
Moving through you into a dream
There's a sky full of stars,
So just be who you are
Who you are

Al, Al

Al, al
Sou eu
Morrendo de saudades de voc
Quero dizer
Quero dizer
Que no posso mais sofrer
Se eu errei fui castigado
Assim que no pode ser
Longe de voc
Abandonado
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Pelas ruas da cidade
Trs dias de saudade
O meu peito suportou
Agora ouvindo a sua voz
Eu sinto que entre ns
Tudo recomeou
English translation:

Hello, hello
It's me
Missing you terribly
I want to say that I can't go on suffering
If i made a mistake, I've been punished
It can't go on this way
Being far from you understand

Through the city streets
Three days away from you
My heart withstood
Now hearing your voice
I feel that, between us
Everything has started again
 

Circling

Just like the earth revolves around the sun
Our life's in circles, never to be done
But all those dreams that circle in your mind
Aren't what they seem,
So let them fall behind

Cause when you think you've lost you've won
You've found another chance
To see the sun and be done

Stop wishing on so many stars above
All that you've done
Just comes from wanting love
What if we'd met some other place in time
There'd still be rain,
There'd still be sun to shine
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Your happiness to give away
Is so much more
Than all the games they play
So be done

Blowing away
I'm just pretending
Close my eyes
For today's the perfect ending

Henya

Into the blue of me and you
Where quietly I'm torn in two
What is the sound within your mind
It's only space and time
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
A moonlit night, a star filled sky
Their silence is a lullaby
So close your eyes and fall into
The blue of me and you

In A Dream Remix

Helplessly sinking
And hopeless when thinking
Our love is more than moments
Fading to memories
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Memories...

All That I Can Say

Loving you is wonderful
Something like a miracle
Rest assured I feel the same way you do
Meeting you isn't hard
With you I can let down my guard
Stay secure that's all I'm asking you

I wish that I had words to tell
This feeling that I know so well, but I don't

I've always been curious
Meeting someone serious
Looking for someone who loves like me
But the day I stopped my search
Seems that you were put on earth
To show me everything I couldn't see
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I wish that I could find a way
To tell you how I felt that day, but I can't

All that I can say

Knowing him, loving him
Showing him that I'm all in
Living and forgiving him
I would do it all again
Genuine seraphim
Sweeter than cinnamon
Heaven sent gentleman
Synonyms for loving him

Me And You

Walking away from places we knew
Both wondering what will happen
To me and you
Watching the clouds for traces of grey
Both hoping sunshine leads us
To me and you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Clouds this grey won't spoil our day
If raindrops fall we'll count them all

Blue In Green

Hues of blue and green surround me
Knowing you have found another love
Has turned my world to sorrow
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Green with envy for another
Fearing she may be the one
To soar through life with you

Can't lose these hues of blue in green

The Lost And Found

I don't know if I'm lost or found
In this world
Time's floating all around
Moments here soon blow away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Think I've found everything
Only then to realize it's only in my mind
Awaken just to find I'm losing my way

Or have I found this precious life
This amazing journey

We are always the lost and found

Without A Sound

All of the love she's borrowed
Will disappear tomorrow
And leave without a sound
Yet stillness is its own melody
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Passing through every feeling
Unraveling, revealing
A long and winding road
Oh, don't you know it's only a dream
Believe in everything

Flor

Preciso Perdoar

Here
Open eyes before the sun
As the sky is changing hue
And life is still a dream
And you are with me
Illusion is our love
Escape reality

Now the sun has disappeared
And your love has left me too
What is it to forgive
Find peace with what it is
My suffering I hope
Wish I was holding you

Better to love and to lose
Then to never had a love in your heart
And someday I'll realize
That this ending can be seen as a start
They say

A madrugada j rompeu
Voc vai me abandonar
Eu sinto que o perdo
Voc no mereceu
Eu quis a iluso
Agora a dor sou eu
preciso perdoar
Foi voc quem me ensinou
Que um homem como eu
Que tem por quem chorar
S sabe o que sofrer
Se o pranto se acabar

Pobre de quem no entendeu
Que a beleza de amar
se dar
E s querendo pedir
Nunca soube o que perder
Para encontrar
Eu sei

Here
Open eyes before the sun
As the sky is changing hue
And life is still a dream
And you are with me
Illusion is our love
Escape reality

Now the sun has disappeared
And your love has left me too
What is it to forgive
Find peace with what it is
My suffering I hope
Wish I was holding you

Sweet Love

(Featuring Gerald Clayton)

With all my heart, I love you
Stay with me and you will see my arms will hold you
When we're apart, I feel your heart has called me closer
I will be all that you need, just trust the feeling

And never leave, 'cause I believe in this love
Sweet love, hear me calling out your name
I feel no shame, I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you ever go away, it will always be so sweet

Oh, how sweet this dream, how lovely
Stay right here, never fear, I'll be all you need

Never leave, 'cause I believe in this love
Sweet love, hear me calling out your name
I feel no shame, I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you go away, it will always be this way

Oh, how sweet this dream, how lovely
Stay right here, never fear, I'll be all you need

Never leave, 'cause I believe in this love
Sweet love, hear me calling out your name
I feel no shame, I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you ever go away, it will always be so sweet

So sweet, so sweet, so sweet
Sweet, sweet, sweet love, sweet love
Sweet, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love

Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love, sweet love
Sweet love

Magnus

(Featuring Ashley & Thaddeus & Magnus Thompson)

One day the most beautiful girl in the world
She made the most beautiful boy in the world
And then the most beautiful boy in the world
He sang the most beautiful song to the world

Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee

And then the most beautiful girl in the world
She made one more beautifil boy in the world
And all three beautiful souls of the world
They sang this most beautiful song to world

Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee

But then the most beautiful girl in the world
She made one more beautifil boy in the world
And all three beautiful souls of the world
They sang this most beautiful song to world

Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee
Ah wee ah woh ah wah ah wah ya wee

What Does a Lion Say

Morning
Waking and dreaming
Lives little lion
What does he say
Wondrous unknown to me

Slowly
Days turn to nighttime
Holding this moment
As I'm holding you
Don't blink an eye

All that lies ahead
To sleep in your own bed
But for now I find
Pride intertwined
The rise and fall
I love it all

Patient
Words will come someday
Till then just line your trucks in a row
What does a lion say

Lion
Calling for mama
I'll brush your mane
And sing you to sleep
Do it again tomorrow

Blooming
So many questions
Don't have the answers for everything
That swirls in your mind

One day you'll let go
Run ahead I know
So pretend this never ends
All that I have in life and love
I give to you

Lion
For now just tell me
What does a lion say
What does a lion say
What does a lion say

Wonderful

(Featuring Mark Guiliana & Gerald Clayton)

Radiant son
Rise and shine your love unto the world
You are the one
Spread this to every little boy and girl

For there has never been before
And there will never be again
So know how beautiful you are
Repeating this until the end

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful

May everyday
Remind you of your possibilities
And every night
Bring gratitude for what has come to bе

Remember all who wеre before
All who still have yet to live
It's all the same love in our hearts
A worthiness for us to give

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful

There comes a time
Our lifes swirl into the wind
A mystery to feel
Never seen again
You've only just begun
My wondrous only son

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I'm wonderful

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I'm wonderful

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know, um, my mom is wonderful
I know my dad is wonderful
I know I'm wonderful

I know my grandpa is wonderful
I know my grandma is wonderful
I'm wonder-
You are wonderful
I know you are wonderful

May everyday
Remind you of your possibilities
And every night
Bring gratitude for what has come to bе

Remember all who wеre before
All who still have yet to live
It's all the same love in our hearts
A worthiness for us to give
To give, give

I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful
I know I'm wonderful...

No plan

(Featuring Mark Guiliana / David Bowie)

Here, there's no music here
I'm lost in streams of sound
Here, am I nowhere now
No plan
Wherever I may go
Just where, just there
I am

All of the things that are my life
My desires, my beliefs, my moods
Here is my place without a plan

Here, second avenue
Just out of view
Here, is no traffic here?
No plan, no plan

All the things that are my life
My moods, my beliеfs
My desires, me alonе
Nothing to regret
This is no place, but here I am
This is not quite yet

All the things that are my life
My moods, my beliefs
My desires, me alone
Nothing to regret
This is no place, but here I am
This is not quite yet
This is not
This is not
This is not quite yet

 

Lean In

Akw

 Akw ba tor y'a kp
Zanmin kz akw
Akw wzoun djin mi non doa
Zangb to do dagb

Gnin kpo houi kpo w do fi
B' ab wzoun bo ton
Akw wzoun djin mi non doa
Zangb to do dagb

I miss You

Thought I heard your voice yesterday
When I turned around to say that I loved you
Then I realized that it was just my mind
Playing tricks on me

It seems colder lately at night
And I try to sleep with the lights on
Every time the phone rings I pray to God it's you
I just can't believe that we're through

I miss you
There's no other way to say it
And I can't deny it

I miss you
It's so easy to see
I miss you and me

Is it done and over this time
Can we really change our minds
But it's our first love
All the feelings that we used to share
I refuse to believe that you don't care

I miss you
There's no other way to say it
And I can't deny it

I miss you
It's so easy to see

I've got to gather my senses together
I've been through worse kinds of weather
If it's over now, I'll be strong
I can't believe that you're gone

I miss you
There's no other way to say it
And I can't deny it

I miss you
It's so easy to see
I miss you and me
You and me
You and me
You and me

If I Knew

(featuring Burniss Travis & Mark Guiliana)

Another day, another time
Another thought in my mind
Should i stay? Should i go?
Maybe yes, maybe no
Now how long will this last?
And which way on this path?
What we lose, what we win
Did it end or just begin?

If I knew then what I know now
Would it all have changed somehow?
Would my days and all my nights have been so much better?

Another day, another night
In the dark find some light
Did it start, did it end?
Is this real or pretend?
Letting go, holding tight
Is this wrong, is this right?
Oh, ill laugh and ill cry
Say hello and say goodbye

Okagb Interlude 

Okagb usou mnon z
Mnon z til mon

Astronauta

Ela agora mora s no pensamento
Ou ento no firmamento
Em tudo que no cu viaja
Pode ser um astronauta
Ou ainda um passarinho
Ou virou um p de vento
Pipa de papel de seda
Ou quem sabe um balozinho
Ou est num asteride
Pode ser a estrela d'alva
Que daqui se olha
Pode estar morando em Marte
Nunca mais se soube dela
Desapareceu

Ela agora mora s no pensamento
Ou ento no firmamento
Em tudo que no cu viaja
Pode ser um astronauta
Ou ainda um passarinho
Ou virou um p de vento
Pipa de papel de seda
Ou quem sabe um balozinho
Ou est num asteride
Pode ser a estrela d'alva
Que daqui se olha
Pode estar morando em Marte
Nunca mais se soube dela
Desapareceu, desapareceu

Mi Wa Se Interlude

(featuring Marley Guiliana, Burniss Travis, Mark Guiliana)

Mi wa s
Mi wa s han gb

Muse

Wandering melody
Whispering through the trees
Suspended then float to the ground

Magical glistening
Finally, Im listening
To nothing and something profound

Where does it go?
Someday Ill know
Im patiently holding the sound

Branches inviting in
Swaying into the wind
Just noticed theyve been all along

Weeping and open arms
Be still before your charms
I promise to sing you a song

Been here before
Now, and once more
And ever returning again
 

Nonvignon

Aa minsia min mi wo nonvi
Agbdidi lanminsin n'bio nan o

Ayo waya oh ao
Iyo waya oh oh or

Nin mouwor or nonvi la gbamin a
Noussia nou k mahu wonanwo
N'gbassor dangb o
 

Lean In

(featuring Mark Guiliana)

Ive been taking my time
Stay inside, stare at the sky
Ive been wondering why
Stay inside, stare at the sky
With my eyes open wide
Stay inside, stare at the sky
For theres nothing to hide
Stay inside, stare at the sky

Cuz its all in me
And its all for you

Cuz im learning to lean in
Dont let me down now
Cuz im learning to lean in
Dont let me down

Am i losing my mind
Stay inside, stare at the sky
Its the time to unwind
Stay inside, stare at the sky
And i wont even try
Stay inside, stare at the sky
As im seeking to find
Stay inside, stare at the sky
 

Dou W Interlude

(featuring Burniss Travis & Mark Guiliana)

Mi wa d w la
Mi wa du mi wa d w
 

Walking After You

Tonight
I'm tangled in my blanket of clouds
Dreaming aloud
Things just won't do without you
Matter of fact

I'm on your back
I'm on your back
I'm on your back

If you'd accept surrender
I'll give up some more
Weren't you adored
I cannot be without you
Matter of fact

I'm on your back

If you walk out on me
I'm walking after you
If you walk out on me
I'm walking after you
Another heart is cracked in two
I'm on your back

I cannot be without you
Matter of fact
I'm on your back
I'm on your back
I'm on your back

If you walk out on me
I'm walking after you
If you walk out on me
I'm walking after you

I'm on your back
I'm on your back
I'm on your back...

Non Albums Tracks

Clouds

( Massimo Biolcati LP )

Up above, beyond the blue
Into the distant clouds
Are shapes of you
Like rays of light
Illuminate my heart
So heavenly
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But, shadows now are threatening
They paint a blackened sky
Hope's wandering
Uncertainty
That this will never be

I'm waiting, wanting, longing
For a chance to love
A chance to be
The only one your heart could ever need

But so it seems
That this is all a dream
Imagine how we'd share the sky...

Journey

( Kendrick Scott "The Source" LP )

She's dreaming of the sea
And she's drifting away
From all her memories on land
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
He's waiting at the shore
But he's sinking
Calls out for her over and over again

Each one of them
In a dream
He'll follow
She'll lead him to nowhere

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