This is Neo​-​Ragtime

by Dessy Di Lauro

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released 05 February 2013

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Dessy Di Lauro Los Angeles

L.A.-based award-winning singer Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music best described as ''Feathered Frohawk Futuristic Art Deco Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music'' with a live show which incorporates classic elements from the ''Speak Easy Era'' with garters, feathered head pieces and paper boy caps. ... more

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Track Name: Mysterious
Shoop Shoop intro 2 times
Talking: “You see, I don’t know bout’ you anymore, cuz you lookin’ kind of suspect……horn stab

Verse: You act like you got sumthin’ to hide
Don’t really know who you is sometimes
And when I call you, you just can’t be found
And when I do you say you’re hangin’ around
PRE: Where do you go, what do you do
If you were a real friend, you would speak the truth

HOOK: Strange you often act Mysterious,
Can’t take you serious
The answer’s in your eyes
When I ask you what you did oblivious
I always feel so suspicious
The answer’s in your eyes

Verse2: I thought about how this friendship would go
So keep your distance and don’t get too close
Turn around and walk right out of yo’ door (do’)
Cause mama ain’t got time no mo’ (for games)
I don’t need you to put me down
I’ll tell ya straight, don’t want you around!
Don’t need no friend who’s gonna tell me lies
Ain’t no excuse I’m sayin’ my GOODBYES

HOOK: Strange you often act Mysterious
Can’t take you serious,
The answer’s in your eyes
When I ask you what you did oblivious
I always feel so suspicious
The answer’s in your eyes

Pre: Why dontcha’ tell me, anything about you
Why do you sneak around, what do you really do
…Repeat…

scat…..

HOOK: 2 TIMES

SHOOP SHOOP’s adlibs till end…….
Track Name: Jump N' Jivin'
HOOK: Jump n Jivin’, piano man keep on stridin’
Harlem night party just began to swang,
That’s where I’m headed, let the dancin’ begin
Jump n Jiving, everyone dancin’ and glidin’
Rhythm makes you wanna clap and sing,
New craze’s born, the hottest thing.

VERSE 1: Feel the breeze of the horns,
Swayin’ feet, new dance is born,
Nothing here, has a form, Just let loose and forget your
Blues.
See them hips, shakin’
If you standin’ still, you’ll be taken,
By the beat, awaken, stop tryin’ to resist the groove

PRE: Bodies twist and turnin’ uncontrollably,
Burnin’ up the wood floor, you can feel the heat!

HOOK: 1x

VERSE 2: Melodies everywhere,
Music flows, in the air,
Nothin’ else, can compare,
Come join this jubilee, you’ll see
Ain’t no time for chatter,
Burdens here, don’t matter
Bringin’ cheer, for those who gather
Let all your inhibitions go.

PRE 2: Love to watch and listen to this brand new trend,
Spread the word about it, go tell all your friends

HOOK: 1 x

BREAKDOWN: Backup Vocals:
DOO WAH DOO WAH DOO WAH DO….2 X

A Hurry up nah, ya hear, the joint is jumpin and jivin’ and shakin’ and bakin’, a hurry up nah, ya hear, THE JOINT IS ON FIYAH. 2X
Track Name: Popularity Contest
CHO:
POPULARITY CONTEST
Got me tweeting with the rest
I have to fight for your caress
Ultimately I am so stressed
Need this weight up off my chest
It’s like I’m dying to impress

Popularity contest
Still I love you to the core
The part that chose me long ago
This thing is really complex
Got me running for the door
But your reach won,t let me go

VRS 1:
If this is it,then I,m so through
From the start you acted like I was enough for you
Seems I,m not quite what,your’e use to
Though I’ve worked every angle
Changed my attitude
When we first met was on MySpace
Couldn’t wait to have that We time Face to face
Later to find out,I wasn’t the only one
You promise the world to almost anyone

PRE HOOK:
What does a girl have to do
Change my appearance as proof/Post a new vid on Youtube
Does integrity not matter to you?
Oh I Lay…my heart and soul on the line
But your actions remind each time
(I’m in a)…

CHO:
POPULARITY CONTEST
That has me tweeting with the rest
I have to fight for your caress
Ultimately I am so stressed
Need this weight up off my chest
It’s like I’m dying to impress

Popularity contest
Still I love you to the core
The part that chose me long ago
This thing is really complex
Got me running for the door
But your reach won’t let me go

VRS
Thought that I could,live without you
But common sense tells me that I can’t go around truth
We’re connected whether I want to
But I’m so tired with no channel left to turn to
So should I stay or should I go
Give all the rest the space to take a little more?
I hope and pray,one day you’ll be true
And To me he’ll give the strength to save my love for you

PRE HOOK:
Can’t really go on this way
Won’t reinvent me each day
Just so that I’ll hear you say..This is my time/(You’re all mine)
What is the point if I’ll be
One in millions up on your FB
I,m fighting for You to see Me
(I’m in your)

CHO:
POPULARITY CONTEST
That has me tweeting with the rest
I have to fight for your caress
Ultimately I am so stressed
Need this weight up off my chest
It’s like I’m dying to impress

Popularity contest
Still I love you to the core
The part that chose me long ago
This thing is really complex
Got me running for the door
But your reach won’t let me go
Track Name: Loved
VERSE: I see, the true meaning of life when I look in your brown eyes, ( And honest eyes)
And I know, simply, there’s no place on earth if you ask that I won’t go, ( Go-oh-oh-oh)
There’s that sense of urgency, physiologically.
I’m in deeper than I thought, but it’s where I wanna be
For sure, there is nothing in this world that could make me this high, And to me that just says everything.

HOOK: Loved, Love, You’re, So So Loved
Loved, Love, I’m So So Loved. (1 X)

VERSE 2: Somewhere, between the bitter and the sweet is the balance that most seek.
But with you, I am way up off the ground, yet so deep I can’t speak.
It’s the newness of the sun, when a day has just begun,
And the innocence of life, I wanna take this journey twice,
There ain’t no one else in this world, with whom I would rise
Cuz I wanna spend my life with you.

HOOK: Loved, Love, You’re So So Loved
Loved, Love I’m So So Loved ( 1X)

BRIDGE: And If I get behind, In a World of Mine,
Hope stars will align, To bring me back here each time
You add light to my air, hold the things I can’t bare
You’re what dreams are made of,
Nothing Compares to our Love…..
HOOK TO FADE>
Track Name: Lost In the Jungle
Verse: Preacher says I have the soul of a winner
But Why do I feel like I’m losing in this game
He told me not to give up hope not ever
But the strength in me has gone away

Preacher says I have the heart of a lion
But honestly I’m not feeling very bold
In fact I’m feeling very worn and oh so tired
Preacherman pray for my broken soul

HOOK: Lost in the Jungle better watch your back
Or you’ll fall right through the cracks
Lost in the Jungle better watch your back
Cause it’s a trap (you better watch out) …repeat

Swing it……ooh

Verse 2: I went and told the Preacher of my worries
Asked him to pray for courage to see me through
I’ve done my share paid many duties
Out of my hands into His, make due
Today I told the Preacher that I’m finally giving in
Let go, Letting God take full control
I’ve never felt this good bout’ my decisions
Preacherman you helped my soul be whole (again and again)

HOOK: Lost In the jungle Better watch your back
Or you’ll fall right through the cracks
Lost in the Jungle better watch your back
Cause it’s a trap (you better watch out) ….repeat

Bridge: I’m all alone I’m trying to maintain
But I don’t know who to trust hereafter
Built up this wall to shelter me from pain
Heavy in my heart, how can I get back my joy and laughter

Hook: 2 times

Break: You better watch out, you better not doubt
Don’t let the jungle take a hold of you
Repeat 3 times….again and again

Hook: 4 times

Adlib at end……doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo dooo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Ahhh Ahhhhh
Track Name: Why U Raggin'?
VERSE 1: She’s only done good for you,
Always honest and true (TRUE)
You take advantage of my best friend
Got her back so I must defend
Walk around wit your nose up high
Ya just that type of guy ( whatta guy)
You just take, take, take and take
You’re makin’ a big mistake

PRE: Why’d you make up the lies
All she did, for you was try
She’s hurtin’ but you just don’t care, (Ya don’t care)
It’s so unfair.
I’m not gonna let it go, (ya feel me, ya feel me)
How could you stoop so low,
Stop actin’ like you don’t know……(OH NO)

HOOK: Why ya Raggin’ on my girl
Why ya Raggin’ on her world 2X

VERSE 2: Ummm…about to catch me a case,
Ya better get out my face (Outta my face)
Wrong doing comes back to you
Kick in you’re a$$, long over due
Ya played her like a deck of cards,
You be the one who disregards…(HER),
Still keep flappin’ yo’ lips,
You disrespecting my sis….

Bridge: Ooh…how could you call yourself a good friend,
When you playin’ her till the end,
No regret from you, say it ain’t true,
She ain’t done nuthin’, worth draggin’ down her name

HOOK: 2X

Breakdown Why you Raggin, why you raggin’ why you raggin
On my girl…I think you needs you an alibi 4 X

Bridge 1x

HOOK Double

12 bars ever ever Why U Raggin’
Bridge
Track Name: Bringin' It Back feat. ANON
HOOK: Sumthin New But we bringin it back
Spread the news, like we under attack
Mr DJ Gotta play this track
If Ya don’t then you don’t know jack
Sumthin’ new but we bringin’ it back
Spread the news like we under attack
If ya don’t then you don’t know Jack I won’t be coming to your club cause your DJ’s whack!

V1: Ooh if anybody ask u tell them you want more
A new sound in your ear breakin’ all the rules before
They scared to take a chance on me
They say it ain’t radio friendly, but I certainly don’t agree
Oh, I’ve never been the one to give up my integrity
Make the music I love and sing it whole heartedly
So sorry I don’t fit your mold, don’t give a fuck I
Can’t be told, My art can’t be controlled.

HOOK: 1 time.

V3: Ooh, I’m innovative as hell and one day they’ll come
To me,
Cravin’ sumthin new, I’m not tryna be no wannabe
Don’t care to be recycled or a clone,
I stand out I hold my own, unique and different head
To toe
HOOK: 1 Time

V4: So, what I’m sayin’ to ya’ll aspiring to do your thang
Don’t let anyone change your individuality
Stand for something real and true,
Don’t ya fall for anything and everything
Keep your swagga just be you

HOOK: 2 Times
Track Name: Never Existed
VERSE: Turn Away, Nothing left to do or say
Might as well be on your way
Cause I’ve turned to a new page

Pre: Let it go,
You worked so hard now you should know
The vow we made, I’ve let it go
And I won’t be coming back no more

Chorus: Cuz this “you and me”,
This “WE” will never be
Just let it go
See I won’t be coming back no more

Verse: Turn away
Nothing left to do or say
Might as well be on your way
Cause I’ve turned to a new page

Pre: Let it go
You worked so hard, now you should know
The vow we made, I’ve let it go
And I won’t be coming back no more
Chorus: Cause this “YOU and ME”
This “WE” could never be
Never Existed
I’m just a faded memory

Vocal Vamp: Turn away, let it go
Nothing left, to do or say
…repeat to end…..