Dawson & Lazo

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Dawson & Lazo

Sounds like a cosmic 21st Century Steely Dan with beautiful female vocals.

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released July 4, 2012

Lisa Lazo - lead vocals, synthesizers, programming
Mike Dawson - lead vocals, piano, Rhodes, organ, synthesizers, lead
guitars on"Holding You."

Greg Dugan - percussion
Kay-ta Matsuno - electric guitars, guitar synthesizer
Jeff Sorenson - drum kit
Ben White - bass guitars
Don Bozman - trombone
Chris Dulin - french horn
Larry Spencer - flugelhorn

Recording by Chris Bell at The Hive, Luminous Sound, January Sound, and Blade Studios

Horns on "Goodnight London" arranged by Mitch Paliga

Dawson's guitar tracks fro "Holding You" recorded at Blade Studios

Mixed by Chris Bell at Blade Studios except "See You In Me' at Luminous Sound

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen, Assisted by Reuben Cohen, Lurssen Mastering - Los Angeles

Graphic Design by Marsha Drebelbis

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Roar Electra Texas

Mike Dawson continues the Texas tradition of inspired singer-songwriters. Dawson performs his music with his band Roar Electra. He mixes rock, jazz and world music and has produced eight albums via his Texas World Music label.

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Track Name: Goodnight London
GOODNIGHT LONDON
Music and Lyrics by Mike Dawson & Lisa Lazo © 2009 Beechers Brook Publishing

I.
Sunsets quite late, then beacons dawn early one morning
Postcard vistas, a summer breeze fills the village pub

Chorus:
Goodnight London, Goodnight London, Goodbye to your sweet face

II.
Crowd loves their music loud, jazz, blues, and rock n’ tunes
Rebel singer and piano player, tomorrow they’re both homeward bound

Chorus:
Goodnight London, Goodnight London, Goodbye to your sweet face

(Instrumental)

III.

Six hours later, flying back on the red eye home
Plane stops late at JFK, catch some winks in Queens

Bridge:
Bandleader is sad and blue
Old world shows him something new
He’s got a gig in Times Square
‘Rather be playing at an English fair
Great songs of love is the wicked groove
Peace and love is the British news
London never weeps, Soho music speaks
Band will return sometime soon

Chorus:
Goodnight London, Goodnight London, Goodbye to your sweet face

Coda:
London never weeps, Soho music speaks
Goodnight London, Goodnight London, Goodbye to your sweet face
Track Name: Try To Try
TRY TO TRY
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lazo © ℗ 2012 Beechers Brook Publishing

I.
Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow will be here before I know,
Oh yesterday’s gone, so today I will drive to the edge of this road.
And I’ll kiss goodbye all the tears that I’ve cried,
And water the dreams that have yet to be tried,
Oh my, oh my, what’s to come if I really try to try this time?

II.
Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow will be here before ya know,
Oh yesterday’s gone and tomorrow will be here before ya know,
So today I will call you to tell you how much that I love you,
And want you to stay….
Will you drive with me out to the edge of this road?
Together explore the unknown

Chorus:
Try, Try,
Oh my, oh my, what’s to come if we really try to try this time,
Try to try, Try to try

Bridge:
Time goes by with a blink of an eye,
When you’re here by my side,
Loving you takes me away,
To an unknown, yet familiar place,
It’s something I cannot describe,
But to feel it you’ll know deep inside.

Chorus:
Try to try, Try to try
Oh my, oh my, what’s to come if we really try to try this time
Try, this time, to try
Oh…try, oh…try, oh…try
Track Name: Letters To Heidi
LETTERS TO HEIDI
Music and Lyrics by Mike Dawson © ℗ 2012 Beechers Brook Publishing (ASCAP)

I.
I’m captured in a Marvelous time
Years are like minutes
When your love fills my heart
I write letters to you

Chorus:
Letters To Heidi

II.
One more day on the road
No place to call home
Weeks an eternity
Without you to drive me wild

Chorus:
Letters To Heidi

Bridge:

I love you, I want you
I can’t breath without you near
No peace of mind
Driving alone down that dark country road
And I cry my heart out

Chorus:
Letters to Heidi

Instrumental

III.
Before I had the keys to your love
I couldn’t unlock my fears
Love letters fly, fly like a dove
Our heart’s rhythm fill the page

Chorus:
Letters to Heidi

Coda:

I close my eyes, and think of sweet things I said
I sing songs without words
My heart stops and flutters
I know you’re waiting for me
I love you so much…

I close my eyes, and think of sweet things in bed
I sing songs without words
My heart stops and flutters
I know you’re waiting for me…

Letters to Heidi (repeat)
Track Name: Holding You
HOLDING YOU
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lazo © ℗ 2009, 2012 Beechers Brook Publishing (ASCAP).

I.
Waiting for you to call, but you don’t anymore
It’s not easy…
Where you are, I don’t know, but I still feel your heart
Deep inside of me…
When will it set me free?
Cause I’m lost in the same dream…

Chorus:
You’re holding me, holding me like you never did
I’m holding you, holding you like I never did
When will it set me free?
Set me free…you’re love’s come and gone
And I… try to carry on
When will it set me free, set me free oh, oh

II.
Like the wind that comes and goes
But will always be forever
And the stars that float at night
Will always shine together
When will I get it right?
Until then my heart will bleed forever

Chorus:
You’re holding me, holding me like you never did
I’m holding you, holding you like I never did
When will it set me free, set me free?
Still holding on to you in my heart
Let it go, let it go

Bridge:

Have I said too much?
Well I haven’t said enough, yet
I say I’m over you, but the truth will always remain, yes
These dreams are beautiful and my heart will always sustain yes
Sweet visions of you, visions of us
Well this lifetime isn’t over yet

Chorus:
You’re holding me, holding me like you never did
I’m holding you, holding you like I never did
You’re holding me, holding me like you never did
I’m holding you, holding you like I never did
Never did, never did
Holding you…
Track Name: Stop For A Moment
STOP FOR A MOMENT
Music by Mike Dawson & Lisa Lazo, Lyrics by Lisa Lazo © ℗ 2009, 2012 Beechers Brook Publishing (ASCAP)

I.
Caught up in questions,
That bare a deep sewn root,
To all that was once before.
Listening for answers,
Listening for the first time,
I’ve never stopped long enough to find…

Chorus:
Just stop for a moment can you hear your heart inside?
Just stop for a moment can you feel the love inside?
It flickers a spark in me that lights me up inside
Cause this love is all the matters today, oh today.

II.
Have I been truthful?
Have I earned this moment?
Do I really know what love, love is?
Listening in silence,
Listening for the first time,
I’ve never known myself to stop the fight…

Chorus:
Just stop for a moment can you hear your heart inside?
Just stop for a moment can you feel the love inside?
It flickers a spark in me that lights me up inside
Cause this love is all the matters today, oh today,

Bridge
Today…a new dawn burns the clouds away…
Where there is silence there’s freedom to be,
And where there is freedom there’s love to give…
I’ve never stopped long enough to be with the silence,
How beautiful life can be when I give myself the freedom,
And oh so much love, and so much love to give…

Chorus:
Just stop for a moment can you hear your heart inside?
Just stop for a moment can you feel the love inside
It flickers a spark in me that lights the world outside
Cause this love is all the matters today, oh today.
Track Name: See You In Me
SEE YOU IN ME
From the CD "Dawson & Lazo" - Music & Lyrics by Mike Dawson & Lisa Lazo © ℗ 2009, 2012 Beechers Brook Publishing (ASCAP).

I.
See You In Me
Wine and song
Long nights and short-lived dawns
Dreams shared and honest cares
I met you in another life, now as then
We shape the world, sails unfurled

See You In Me

II.
Life is a force
Divine in nature
A sweet gift
Brings the soul a big lift
Journey to the other side
A vacation from the norm
Capture the heart, an instant shift
Real dreams from the mist

See You, See You In Me

(Instrumental)

Bridge:
Drinking from Love’s well
As far as we can tell
Keeps us sane, no need to explain
Speaking from truth is all we need to fuel the fire
Kills the pain, brighter glows the flame

See You In Me

III.
Stars and souls
Bring light to the chaos
Love and hope are endless
As far as we can tell…
Life follows life, now as then
We shape the universe, See you, See You In Me

See You In Me