If it's not popular can it still POP! (London, Brighton UK 2012)

by Dianimal

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my mamma told me there'd be people just like you my mamma tried to teach me what good humans do she said "never tell a lie - not if you think you'll get found out - but always do back down unless you're right without a doubt. though you must try to tell the truth always try to quell its hurt and you must always wash your hands and face when you been playin' in the dirt..." fast forward fast forward life life life life life life life life......
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I remember you In 1982 * Do you remember ditching school on Fridays? Standing by the freeway thumbing for a ride With your camouflage shoes and polka dot bag Flirting with teenage suicide...teenage suicide * Scratch our names in the pavement Wet concrete equals LOVE FOREVER!!!! cross my heart and hope to die cross this sidewalk to tomorrow wondered then would you be on the other... * Got Kraftwerk playing on ma Walkman stereo Just a coupla months ago Ya got it in Japan Always the first to be in the know From Eno to the Jam....Eno to the Jam * Scratch our names in the pavement Wet concrete equals LOVE FOREVER!!!! cross my heart and hope to die cross this sidewalk to tomorrow wondered then would you be on the other side would you be on the other side? Oh I remember you! In 1982
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close your eyes go on just for a minute close your eyes i want you to visualize a door now... reach into your pocket where there is a key feel it that key in your pocket unlocks the door close your eyes go on just for a minute close your eyes i want you to visualize a door... now reach into your pocket where there's a key feel it that key in your pocket unlocks the door that key in your pocket unlocks the door that key in your pocket unlocks the door now reach into your pocket where there's a key feel it........ that key in your pocket unlocks the door only you can open the door only you can open the door only you can open the door only you can open the door only you can open the door only you can open the door only you can open the dooronly you can open the dooronly you can open the door behind the door is the truth go on
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Oh Mermen oh whisper to me Oh Mermen swim across the moonlit midnight sea Oh Mermen whisper in the wind across the wa-ha-ha ha -aves Oh Mermen sing my name I’ll be your su-su-su-su-sla-ave Oh Mermen I stand here upon the lonely shore Oh Mermen your arrival is what I am waiting for Oh Mermen won’t you whisper in the wind a song for me? Oh Mermen swim across the sea Sea-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Sea-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Oh Mermen how the waters roil and seethe And how I wish beneath them I could breathe To dive beside the dolphin with a pounding in my chest Then to your castle in the sand to take watery rest Oh Mermen won’t you change me Like the vampire seals his love? For one sea kiss from your salt lips I’d gladly leave above (to the) Sea-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Sea-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Send and Receive Are you reading me? Cuz I'm sure I can hear your Song of the Sea.....
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Fun Guy! Fungi! It's like you're blowing my mind! Whaddaya call a something that just grows on you? Keeps on poppin' up no matter what you do? Nothin’ once was there but overnight it grew into something new yet like something that I always knew Be with (you’re such a*) Fun guy to be with (you’re such a fun guy**) Be with (you’re such a*) Fun guy to be with You’re such a fun guy Fun Guy! Fungi! It's like you're blowing my mind! Whaddaya call a mushroom with an 8 inch stalk? (Fun Guy**) Whaddaya call a mushroom makes your thoughts like talk? (Fun Guy**) Whaddaya call a mushroom makes it fun to walk? (Fun Guy**) And forget the clock Turn the music up and roll and rock? Be with (you’re such a*) Fun guy to be with (you’re such a fun guy**) Be with (you’re such a*) Fun guy to be with You’re such a fun guy (Fun Guy**) I think you’re blowing my mind (Fun Guy) Feel like I’m high all the time (Fun Guy) I’m tripping out on your vibe Because you’re such a fun guy Whaddaya call a something that just grows on you? (Fungi**) Keeps on poppin' up no matter what you do? (Fungi**) Nothin’ once was there but overnight it grew (Fungi**) into something new yet like something that I always knew Be with (you’re such a*) Fun guy to be with (you’re such a fun guy**) Be with (you’re such a*) Fun guy to be with You’re such a Fun Guy (Fun Guy**) I think you’re blowing my mind (Fun Guy) Feel like I’m high all the time (Fun Guy) I’m tripping out on your vibe Because you’re such a fun guy (*spoken) (** BVs)
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From the Notre Dame To the Seine From the Notre Dame In the rain You said you'd be there By the station And I hung around For far too long And the dead bells sound Like the sound of the rain And I keep running away Paris in the snow makes me feel Alive again Alive again To the Gare du Nord For a train To the Gare du Nord Leave again Said you'd be there At the station But you disappeared Like a song And the dead bells sound Like the sound of the train And I keep running away Paris in the snow makes me feel Alive again Alive again And Paris in the snow Is the greatest feeling I know Paris in the winter Brings me back to you My eyes had fingers That touched your face That my eyes had fingers To touch your grace Minutes pass, hopes fade Never thought I'd feel this way After only a moment Or two Paris in the snow makes me feel Alive again After only a moment Or two
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Half a lemon in the fridge and just a crust of bread If I keep on this diet gonna wind up dead Nothin’ tastes as bad as starvin’ fills Take a deep breath and open up my bills (Chorus) I Got my final notice They’re gonna cut me off! Got my final notice Gotta find a way to cough It up Gotta find a way to cough, cough, cough... 7 days to pay or my lights go out Turn on the tap – you’d think we’re havin’ a drought Tried to call for help, but I could have predicted Incoming calls only cuz my line is restricted Oh oh oh they never told me at college Aint no market for my kind of knowledge And nunna my skills got a fee to match Don't wanna resort to the grab and snatch! Reduced to smoking rollies, had to give up the drink Can’t afford to get high, I better sit down and think Playin’s too expensive, but workin’ doesn’t pay And I’ll be sittin’ in the dark exactly one week from today I got my final notice They’re gonna cut me off! Got my final notice Gotta find a way to cough cough, cough, It up Gotta find a way to cough, cough, cough... 7 days to pay or my lights go out Turn on the tap – you’d think we’re havin’ a drought Tried to call for help, but I could have predicted Incoming calls only cuz my line is restricted Now I'm reduced to smoking rollies, had to give up the drink Can’t afford to get high, I better sit down and think Playin’s too expensive, but workin’ doesn’t pay And I’ll be sittin’ in the dark exactly one week from today I got my final notice They’re gonna cut me off! Got my final notice Gotta find a way to cough cough, cough, It up Gotta find a way to cough, cough, cough, it up Gotta find a way to cough, cough, cough
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I got this new friend she’s such a cool friend like i always knew friend there when i’m blue friend true thru and thru friend until the end friend know how to flow and give and take and sometimes bend friend Not like those old friends Always borrow never spend friends Whose friendship seems to depend On me as a means to an end They sure know how to pretend Those phony fair weather friends But when the squeeze comes on they ninja gone with sudden matters to attend! I’ve had to fight to defend My piece of truth, my friend But I’ve also had to learn to lighten up lissen up SHUT UP and stop making sense At times I’ve made amends For when I’ve tended to blend Factual with fictional features that spin the version I wanna send I’ve got this new friend I’ve gone against the trends Picked a side of the fence Yet contend I intend rarely to offend or truly get you to defend I extend the hand of friendship to you again my friend If you could just suspend Your judgement Til the weekend I recommend you to bend it to this tune that I penned I got this new friend she’s such a cool friend true blue to the end know how to flow and sometimes bend

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I created this compilation to showcase different "pop" vocal & lyrical styles I can deliver. According to my definition of POP anyway! If you are a producer looking for guest vocals, here are some examples of top lines and melodies written to existing instrumentals.

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released November 3, 2013

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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