The Other Side of the Girl

by Diana May Clark

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1.
Sunny Daze 04:41
Every morning in the summertime
I go walking before the sun is high
Feel it creeping, like the shadow of a mountain moving
As a change comes without a choosing--- On the weekend in the winter time 
I go searching for a special wine Release me, yeah the warm and bitter bite is soothing
As a change comes while kinda choosing---

It’s winning while I’m losing
Dancing while I’m sleeping
Chancing while I’m cheating--- Now we’re rocking on a rollin’ night
There’s no stopping just to be polite Feel it grooving, ah the drum and base distort right through you
And the change you crave comes cruising--- right up to you
 Just like a lover’s gaze
A very special place
A lovely sunny daze And here is the sun again I feel its warm embrace Lifting me like a friend Back to a secret space
 It’s winning while I’m losing Dancing while I’m sleeping Chancing while, it’s like a lover’s gaze
A very special place
A lovely sunny daze…
2.
Hey I like your blueprint and all it's glitches Such a sweet, sleek design, so catchy it itches So bright I have to squint Your presence bitches I want you full time When you move my compass twitches Let's forget ourselves tonight Tune in via satellite Walk with our eyes close On open moonlit roads x 2 I like your blueprint, put together so well Beneath your fingerprint is where I want to dwell Let's forget ourselves tonight Tune in via satellite Walk with our eyes close On open moonlit roads A round-trip relationship, patent pending No need for ownership, it's love unending From my hips to my lips I've feeling bulletproof and lean Never know when love will hit, shit it's a healing thing I'm gonna feel it, feel it without apology I'm gonna real it in because it's come to me Hey I like your blueprint, put together so well Let's install this hyperlink and stay on the carousel Let's forget ourselves tonight Tune in via satellite Walk with our eyes close On open moonlit roads A round trip relationship, patent pending No need for ownership, it's love unending... Love unending, love unending, love unending.... Love, love, un-end.
3.
Just a little, little love song, dedication, appreciation Little dose of unexpected, little dash of doce de Portuguese Just a little temptation, the danger’s got me shaking A loaded gun is a twist of lemon in a dirty martini Vem ca vamos beber^essa magia connexão Com coração, com coração, com coração Just a little celebration without reason, good sensation I’ll pour you one, um pouquinho de canção de amor Vem ca vamos beber^essa magia connexão Com coração, com coração, com coração Com coração-- Just a little saideira, one last cheers, obrigada I’ll sing you one, um pouquinho de canção de amor Vem ca vamos beber^essa magia connexão Com coração, com coração, com coração, com coração, Com coração, com coração, com coração, com coração – *Translation of Brazilian Portuguese lyrics included below: Just a little, little love song, dedication, appreciation Little dose of unexpected, little dash of sweet Portuguese Just a little temptation, the danger's got me shaking A loaded gun is a twist of lemon in a dirty martini Come here ^ let's drink this magic connection With heart, with heart, with heart Just a little celebration without reason, good sensation I'll pour you one, a little love song Come here ^ let's drink this magic connection With heart, with heart, with heart with heart-- Just a little nightcap, one last cheers, thanks I'll sing you one, a little love song Come here ^ let's drink this magic connection With heart, with heart, with heart, with heart, With heart, with heart, with heart, with heart -
4.
Stealing the sweetest bite of the stone fruit’s juicy skin Raspberry gin bubbles and bounces off my chin Lipstick pink lollies and icing clad limbs Festival weekends and the cheekiest friends Tasting each flavour at my favourite ice cream bar Darting eyes checking out each other from afar This girl’s in love (this girl’s in love) In love with love (in love with love) This girl’s in lo-o-ove with love Did it occur to you I might be here alone? And did it occur to you to turn off that damn phone? I’ve designs on other pleasures moment based Cartwheel-dandelions and connecting face Popsicles dribbling in auntie’s backyard Swaying on swinging chairs for two while counting stars This girl’s in love (this girl’s in love) In love with love (in love with love) This girl’s in lo-o-ove with love Davey my daisy chain needs some repair I’m dancing in the rain with Freddie for a dare This girl’s in love (this girl’s in love) In love with love (in love with love) This girl’s in lo-o-ove with love This girl’s in love (this girl’s in love) In love with love (in love with love) This girl’s in lo-o-ove, In love with love!
5.
We’ll ride the tram the people call Bonde Like a sardine can playing ping-pongee African beats rise from Portuguese streets Cool as Johnny Depp, the boys all hitch on the side step ‘Lua de mel’ in Brasil Honeymoon bonde pinge-ponge Lua de mel in Brasil under the spell of a moon of honey, yeah We’ll taste a fruit of the Amazon daily Sugar loaf sweet cavaquinho ukelele Lua de mel in Brasil Honeymoon bonde pinge-ponge Lua de mel in Brasil under the spell of a moon of honey, yeah Unified, we’ll ride Batucada Bonde Unified, we’ll ride Batucada Bonde In Brasil yeah yeah Batucada Bonde Under the spell of a moon of honey, honey
6.
Fluorescent 02:56
I’ll face you fluorescent in uptight genes Familiar, irreverent my dodgy little themes I’ll face you fluorescent, one simple wish My features incandescent, I’ll pass the test Creaking crimes of a driven artist Refusing to give away Not today I’ll face you fluorescent in close up slow-mo frames While smashing prescribed methods And no-one else to blame Creaking crimes of a driven artist Refusing to give away Not today Pops of laughter crashing cages Touch screen pokes of jest Cough into daylight Stowaway strangers Alternate route regrets I’ll face you No regrets No regrets
7.
I can’t take another drought This dry spell has strung me out Just one to debrief the day Three or four, push away the pain When six strikes, I’d better slow Eight measures writing off tomorrow 

Losing it gracefully
 Losing it Just like quitting cigarettes
 Waking up in cold turkey sweats 
One more whiff of freedoms cloud 
I stretch the rolling ritual
 Up the filter into full strength 
 Wide awake in a tarry dream of innocence 

Losing it gracefully Losing it 
I’m with Monroe on a downhill incline blow-out
 Unstitched at the seams and need my costume let out 
This figure eight gait on platform heels is sliding in the cracks And I’m unwrapping spectacularly Losing it gracefully I’m with Monroe on a downhill incline blow-out 
Unstitched at the seams and need my costume let out
 Just yesterday was chicken broth and lemongrass tea Now I’m unraveling here quietly Losing it gracefully Losing it
8.
Amandinha 02:53
Written by Diana May Clark & Doug de Vries Amandinha, a senhorinha
 The road is yours now pave the stone 
In your own colour Create, discover 
It’s all your call now where to go Feather in the air
 Let it take you there
 Oh-oo, oh-oo Amandinha a senhorinha
 The sweetness in life springs for all
 Mother of pearl, our golden Dutch girl
 On windmill thermals travelling light- First taste of Sangria
 Dança Brasileira 
If a page should ever tear
 I will be there 
Oh my Amanda Writing your own chapters
 New vistas to capture
 If a page should ever tear 
I will be there Oh my Amandinha
9.
Written by Diana May Clark and Doug de Vries Here in the hour before dawn Where dreams are true desires born And no-one ever tells it all, no Just incase their cover's blown I always knew one day you’d run And jump aboard the circus train But once you tasted every colour All your cravings would be plain And if I ever get the chance to choose again 
I’ll take on sweet, sweet vanilla to the end
 What else is there for me? What else is there? I think I’ll go to Barcelona The city’s promise shining gold Saudade draws me to flamenco Calls the melancholy home And if I ever get the chance to choose again 
I’ll take on sweet, sweet vanilla to the end
 What else is there for me? What else is there? We wanted to rule our own domains Questions struck on each refrain 
We were a bridge of healing respite Between shipwrecked affairs
 We were craving dares And if I ever get the chance to choose again I’ll take on sweet, sweet vanilla to the end What else is there for me? What else is there? I am putting it out, I am putting it, putting it, I’m putting it out, out to you, out to you…
10.
She disappears her French lace A squirt of mundane’s perfume Abracadabras all trace “How was work?” as she glides through the room He didn’t catch her angle Distracted numb by the screen The cheating lover tangos Her spell hits like morphine Guilt free perfume erasing all the wrong Broken curfews satisfy the longing His puppy eyes a smoke screen Manufactured bait Addicted to his own scene Dirty online dates Another window open One tap to cover the lies His racy heart unbroken The kinky hours fly Guilt free perfume erasing all the wrong Broken curfews satisfy the longing The scent is getting stale on this complicated trail In former days she was all he yearned for In former days he the stray she fell for Nowadays desire’s holding them apart Puff of smoke illusion, trick of the heart Guilt free perfume erasing all the wrong Broken curfews satisfy the longing The tango noir plays on After each dance card is done The craving’s just begun…
11.
Written by Chico Cesar and Diana May Clark África, África, Áfrican Mama
 Mama África, been giving all her life 
In groove and rhythm
 We’re taking everything she’s given, every season
 Through war and drought her tears 
Renew the tempo of Bahia
 - people got to hear When this mother goes to work
 She sings blues, Oludum reggae, jazz
 Mama comes home uninspired
 Mama’s just so dog-tired
 She is both Mum and Dad
 So help her to be gladder, do a little for her
 Put your arm around her shoulder
 She’s your ma-a-ma Mama África a minha mãe É mãe solteira E tem que fazer mamadeira Todo dia Além de trabalhar Como empacotadeira Nas casas Bahia Mama África’s arms
 reach right around the world
 Her heartbeat it feeds us all
 Uplifting us when we fall
 The nectar to our seed
 Mama África also needs
 - and if she left us we’d be lost Chorus People got to hear, people got to… [Guitar]… Mama África, Mama África - gave us Blues, Gospel, Jazz Reggae music, Samba and Cuban lines Given it to you… Candomble and voodoo Been giving all her life, been giving all her life— Mama África, Mama África, Mama África
12.
Written by Diana May Clark and Doug de Vries Oh my mother, mother never understood me Oh brother, brother do you have a remedy? Any word you send I’ll memorise by heart and then Learn to live above this endless searching need And he said: Hang on, yeah hold on, hang in there Hang on, oh hold on, hang in there Hang on, yeah hold on, hang in there Hang on, oh hold on Teacher taught me symmetry of dark and light Bend and stretching boundaries is part of life Ex-police musician friend who’d one been shot Showed me true ascension giving all he got Oh my mother, mother never understood me Oh brother, brother do you have a remedy? I will smother the solution potion in deep To recover and if needed I’ll repeat And he said: Hang on, yeah hold on, hang in there Hang on, oh hold on, hang in there Hang on, yeah hold on, hang in there Hang on, oh hold on Met a vibrant lady, tailored her own rules Foes attend her parties end up joking fools And she said: Hang on, yeah hold on, hang in there Hang on, oh hold on, hang in there Hang on, yeah hold on, hang in there Hang on, oh hold on

about

This project of sunny 'grown-up pop’ was inspired the winter Clark lost her voice and took solace in the piano. It combines the pop/rock/jazz influences she grew up to with the fount of ‘musica brasileira’ that she still loves. Produced through a 60s Pure Pop filter by Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood), this is an album of summer anthems. Diana's songs speak of unity, the wheel of life, family, travel and having an escape plan.

“From the get go, Diana May Clark & The Sunny Sets’ ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ makes you wanna undulate. Not nod your head, not tap your toes nor click your fingers - you wanna move your hips. This is a disc designed to drive you to the dance floor. Later, you can lie on your back staring at the sky and let the sublime blend of voice and music take you slipping through time like sunshine through tree tops. You’ll be needing a rest after all that dance floor action.” Pat Monaghan (Basement Disks, Melbourne).

Melbourne singer-songwriter Diana May Clark established her interpretive credentials by way of 2 award-winning recordings with Guitarist (Collaborator/husband) Doug de Vries. Their take on the Brazilian Songbook is superb.

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released November 15, 2014

All songs written by Diana May Clark except Vanilla vs Barcelona, Amandinha & Hang On - Clark/de Vries & Mama Africa - Chico Cesar with English lyric by Clark

Diana May Clark - vocals, piano, keys, percussion
Doug de Vries - electric, acoustic & baritone guitars, banjo
Greg Arnold - hammond, guitar, piano, bass, tambourine / b.v.'s
Al Kerr - Drums, percussion, b.v.s
Franki DiSario - bass
Monique Zucco - backing vocals & percussion
Asha Henfry - flutes
Leo Intilangelo - bandoneon

Music Produced by Greg Arnold and Engineered by Dave McCluney - Atlantis Sound, Melbourne Australia. Mixed by Brad Jones, MindSpring & Alex the Great, Nashville, Mastered by Jim DeMain, Yes Master Studios Nashville, Tennessee

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Diana May Clark Melbourne, Australia

Aussie singer/songwriter and Brazilian song interpreter Diana May Clark's new Album 'The Other Side of the Girl' sparkles with film-noir-ripe vocals, cool riff guitar & kicking grooves…DMC's sunny set makes you wanna move!

“An amazing sounding record...every song is an event! Musically, lyrically and rhythmically brilliant and topped off with a voice of sheer delight to the ear.” Charles Jenkins
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