Hang On (featuring Chico Cesar)

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"My husband & guitarist Doug de Vries and I wrote this afro ‘hi-life’ together after a weekend of inspiration at WOMADELAIDE. We bumped into Chico Cesar (on his first tour of Australia) a couple of nights running and spent much of the weekend with him, instant soul mates. We three have continued the friendship. Chico did me the honour of singing this soulful guest vocal on Hang On, recorded at Peixe Boi Estudio, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. The lyric is for the friends and ‘fairy godmother types’ who help you along the way."

lyrics

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

credits

from The Other Side of the Girl, released November 15, 2014
Written by Diana May Clark and Doug de Vries

Diana May Clark - vocals & piano
Doug de Vries - acoustic guitar & bass
Al Kerr - drums & percussion
Vocal solo and b.v.'s - special guest Chico Cesar

Engineered in Australia and Brazil
by Dave McCluney at Atlantis Sound, Melbourne
and Chico's vocals recorded by Xisto Medeiros at Peixe Boi Estudio, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba
Mixed by Brad Jones at MindSpring and Alex the Great, Nashville
Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master, 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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