From "Brazilliance"

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Words and music by Derrik Jordan and Marjorie Pivar

Story

This song is a joyful celebration of Brazil and the beautiful people who live there. The lyrics are in English and Portuguese. Sung by Alexandra Colmant and Derrik Jordan. I have an instrumental arrangement of this song for guitar, cello and flute/clarinet.

Lyrics

Everyone Loves Brazil

Soul of the earth

Shining through endless work

Sing and dance under the sun In a life celebration

O coracao

Do Brasil, sangue quente

Festejando, vida dura

Sempre sendo carinhoso

Chorus:

Though you don't know it

And probably never will

Everyone loves Brazil Oh, sweet Brazil, oh

 

Vamos sonhar

Dum lugar tao lindo com mar

Infinito, ve o povo sambar

Regozijar Gente boa, tudos cores

Familia brasiliera

Carnival drums

Young and old are dancing as one

For a moment all the worries are done

Joy has begun Spreading in a wave of love

And bringing us together

Chorus

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan and Marjorie Pivar Music by Derrik Jordan  lyrics by Derrik Jordan and Marjorie Pivar

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Music by Derrik Jordan, lyric by Brian Hobbs and Derrik Jordan

Story

About overcoming our fears and living our lives fully in relationship with each other. It has a dreamlike quality and is one of my favorite melodies on this CD. The lyric was written with my good friend Brian Hobbs who lives in Sweden and writes songs and produces CDs there. There is also an instrumental version on the CD featuring the flute playing of Erik Lawrence.

Lyrics

Fearlessly

 

Fearlessly we step into the night

And light up the stars with our love

Wading through moonless fields where countless fireflies glow

Fearlessly we move inside a dream

And open the doors of desire

Tenderly like a summer breeze we touch

And our hearts catch a fire

 

Fearlessly like falling rain

We shed our clothes, stand unashamed

Dive like swallows through the canyon air

Down to the waters

 

Fearlessly we face the morning light

Amazed by this world that we see

On this magical journey, you and I, hand in hand, fearlessly

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan and Brian Hobbs Music by Derrik Jordan  lyric by Brian Hobbs and Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802) 387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Music by Derrik Jordan, lyric by Derrik Jordan and Donna Aylor

Story

Lisa Sokolov, brilliant jazz singer and dear friend, sings this one. It's all mixed up - when the senses are overwhelmed by love. "Kiss me with your eyes, with your soul, pull me deep into your fire..." And so love goes. The lyric was written with Donna Aylor from Texas who I met on the internet.

Lyrics

All Your Heart Desires

 

Kiss me with your eyes, with your soul

Pull me deep into your fire

Tell me with your touch, with your breath

All your heart desires

 

Drink me with your heart, with your skin

Taste the joy that love inspires

As the stars revolve, take from me

All your heart desires

 

Till the morning you're the smile that's on my face

 

Melt me with your lips, with your laugh

Let the moonlight lift us higher

Far beyond this world, there you'll find

All your heart desires

 

I will dare to dream on this quest

Like a fool who never tires

Till the day that you realize

All your heart desires

 

Only longing to feel what each moment brings

(instrumental break)

Kiss me with your eyes, with your soul

Pull me deep into your fire

Tell me with your touch, with your breath

All your heart desires

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan & Donna Aylor Music by Derrik Jordan - Lyric by Derrik Jordan and Donna Aylor

Hilljoy Music (BMI) / Pink Hair Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Story

This song was originally recorded by Angela Bofill on her debut album "Angie" for Arista Records in 1978 and featured some great musicians playing on it like Steve Gadd and Eric Gale. Angie used it as a show closer and would get the whole audience singing along with the chorus. This was the first samba that I ever wrote (1976). I wrote it as a music student at Bennington College. Surprisingly, this is my first recorded version of the song.

Lyrics

Share Your Love

 

Isn't it strange how everything's changed

When we have been friends?

All that we cared is up in the air

When we have been friends

 

Chorus:

Oh, share your love with the world

Oh, share your love with the world

It deserves what you are

 

Maybe it's wrong to think us so strong

That we'd never end

Though what it was, is not near what it does

To see you again

 

Where is the look that once I mistook

For being in love?

It's not in your eyes, no, you can't disguise

What you're thinking of

 

Chorus

 

You say it's not a problem we've got

That's bringing you down

Say what it is so we can forgive

And feel better now

Drop that defense that's making you tense

It's just a mirage

Loosen your sheath so what's underneath

Can feel the massage 

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan (Original copyright 1978) recorded by Angela Bofill on her LP "Angie"

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Story

This one is an invitation to your loved one to join you in the beauty of nature. It features a quica, a Braziiian instrument used in samba that is very expressive and humorous. Lisa Sokolov and Derrik duet on vocals. Lisa Sokolov also performs this on piano in her own shows and has released it on her own DVD. I have also created an instrumental arrangement of this song for woodwind quintet.

Lyrics

Walk In Beauty

 

Oh how can you help but be enthralled

When there is beauty all around us?

Right now, not some time I'm dreaming of

When ecstasy and love have found us

 

Right here in this place where we reside

Not some far-flung island It's ours the moment we decide

That what we have is all that we need

 

Will you walk in beauty with me?

Will you walk in beauty with me, love?

Will you walk in beauty with me?

Will you walk in beauty with me, darling?

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan   Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Story

This song is a fantasy of what I thought Brazil might be like. It was written before I actually went there in 1987. It lived up to the dream and then some! It's not a samba or a bossa nova, more of a ballad that has it's own lilting feel kind of like the ocean waves rocking you.

Lyrics

Dream Of Bahia

 

Dream of the sea that's as blue as the sky

Sailing so free on the wings of the mind

Across the waves the islands beckon

Salty spray and in one second awaken

See that the vision's only a dream

Dream of Bahia

 

Lay on a beach that's as white as a cloud

Run out of reach with the sun pouring down

Softly breezes blow, caressing

Such a joy to know such blessing confessing

As you awake, it's only a dream

Dream of Bahia

 

Land of the sun and the jungle and sea

People who smile ever so easily

Sounds of samba sweetly playing

And the happy people swaying

Praying That you could stay, but it's only a dream

Dream of Bahia

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan (written in 1986) Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Story

A uptempo samba that asks a friend to just say what it is that is on their mind and stop playing games. The truth will set you free and will chase away your "tiny demons." Sax by Erik Lawrence.

Lyrics

Say The Word

 

Say the word

All you have to do is speak what's there In your heart

Say the word

Like a bonfire let it blaze a path through the darkness

Straight to my door where I'll be waiting

Hey, it's only me

Can't you see

That I would never hurt you

 

Say the word

Watch your tiny demons running scared from the light

Say the word

If it's true then there's no power that can shame its rightness

You're not alone

Don't nurse your secret

That just makes it strong

And you're wrong iIf you think No one sees it

 

Say the word

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com

Brazilliance - Derrik Jordan
Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Story

A wistful lyric about times gone by and how one can never return except in fantasy. One of my favorite melodies from this CD. There is also an instrumental version on the CD with Eugene Uman on piano and Erik Lawrence on soprano sax.

Lyrics

Nostalgia

 

How I wish I could remember

All those times we spent together

But so many things I can't recall

The great and small are lost inside of me

 

Years go by in such a hurry

Looking back, they seem so blurry

Then a moment comes, a song, a smell

And feelings gel into a memory

 

Of days when we were young and free

So sure of immortality

Never suspecting that time would come

When we'd feel some nostalgia

 

So old friend, thank you for calling

Guess my heart needs overhauling

Sharing stories from the past

When all our dreams were vast It's funny, but it means a lot to me

 

Copyright 2003 Derrik Jordan Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

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