DarZana

DarZana

 San Diego, California, USA
BandRockPop

Music for the future. Music with meaning. Music to empower all of us to shine as brightly as we can! This is the music of DarZana, a San Diego-based band, whose mission is to Rock Hard, Lift Spirits, & Move Hearts. We're a small band with a big mission. Darzana= Sanskrit= vision sight dream peace

Biography

DarZana is an emerging band from San Diego, CA specializing in music with heart and soul. This 4-piece band got their name from a Sanskrit word meaning "peace," "dream" and "vision." DarZana is writing and performing original music with a soulful blend of rock, pop, and rhythm & blues -- sometimes embellished with diverse styles like reggae, funk, punk and even heavy metal.

Lead singer Christy Gilardi will captivate you with her soulful and powerful vocals and as a performer, move you with her heartfelt passion. Lead guitarist Mike Dillon has a tremendous feel, a San Diego veteran musician who has a deep and dynamic style, potent in rhythm & blues. Darzana's powerhouse rhythm section players are also San Diego veterans -- bassist Tim Salas and drummer John Sheppard. Tim's fluid and melodic approach to playing is very complimentary to John's solid and tasteful drumming style.

Darzana's debut album, "Magic Cats and Dogs," was self-released in June, 2006 and has been receiving rave reviews from people of all ages and walks of life. If you like your rock n' roll with melodic, powerful vocals, tasteful guitar, and a strong solid groove, DarZana's music will definitely fit the bill.

Lyrics

Climb The Mountain

Written By: Christy Gilardi

I would like to tell you it would be easy, it would be easy to change
But it’s just like everything else, climb the mountain and see the view
The sweet sweet view, sweet sweet view, yeah

And now I will tell you, it would be easy, it would be easy to change
Use the power of your mind -- See yourself climb the mountain
See yourself see the view, the sweet sweet view, yeah

Chorus: Be strong! See the truth. . . You can do it!
If you can see it in your mind, you’re only steps away, steps away. . .(repeat)

Feel it in your heart, see it in your mind, and you’re almost there
Feel it in your heart, see it in your mind, and you’re on your way

And now I will tell you, it would be easy, it would be easy to change
Use the power of your mind --
See yourself climb the mountain
See yourself see the view, the sweet sweet view, yeah

Chorus

Tug Boat

Written By: DarZana

Woke up from a dream, of Peace for everyone, of Love for you and me, a dream for the world
If we could pick up everyone and put ‘em in our boat and take a trip around the world, everybody, all the boys & girls

Chorus: Everybody safe, everybody dry, everybody fed, everybody’s bellies full, everybody’s feeling good; Fly, fly in our giant tug boat. Smile, smile, smile, be happy!

If you could feel our hearts with your mind, could you feel your love, my love, our love lifting you up?
Could you feel all the love lifting you up? Could you feel it? Could you feel it? Could you feel it?
Could you feel it? Your Love, my love, our love?

chorus

Lift us up, up to our potential. Everything we need and everything we want -- everything we need and everything we are! Lift us, lift us, lift us up to our potential, yea

Feel it, could you feel our love, lift you up? Could you feel our love, could you feel our love, could you feel our love, could you feel our love, lifting you up, lift you up, with our, with our, with our giant tug boat?

Woke up from a dream, of peace for everyone

Be Here Now

Written By: Christy Gilardi

Afraid of moving backwards, millions spill behind. Living in the history, keeps the pain alive.
Afraid of moving forward, millions speed ahead. Living in the future, grounds the fear instead.

Chorus: The beauty of this instant, the simple here and now
The mystery’s unfolding, the love will show you how---Be here now

Underneath it all, there is love, running like, running like white water rapids.
The river’s overflowing, can’t keep that water dry chorus

Seems so easy to get caught up in the pain of the past ‘stead of being free now
Seems so easy to get caught up in the fear of what’s next --

All we ever really have is now!
Be here, Be here, now. . .
I said, be here, be here N O W > > >

chorus

If My Eyes Were Greener

Written By: Christy

If I, if I, if I was a little bit stronger
If I, if I, if I was a little bit wiser, oh wiser, yea
Would anyone be any happier? Would I know more peace or love?
Would anything be different, oh, if I was wiser, yeah

If I, if I, if I was a little bit taller
Then I, then I, then I'd be a little bit thinner, oh thinner, yea
Would anyone be any happier? Would I know more peace or love?
Would anything be different oh, if I was thinner, thinner, yeah?

If my, if my, if my teeth were a little bit whiter,
If my, if my, if my eyes were a little bit greener, oh greener, yea
Would anyone be any happier? Would I know more peace or love?
Would anything be different if my eyes were greener, greener, yeah?

If my eyes were greener, greener, yea, tell me if my eyes were greener, greener
Lord, if my eyes were greener, greener, yea
Would the world be any happier? Would I know more peace or love?
Would anything be different if anything were different?

Metamorphosis

Written By: Christy Gilardi

’ve got the fire, got the twinkle in my eye, and I’m ready to go, I’m on fire, I’m on fire
My dreams are here, I’m bringing them near, so then I can breathe in more light, breathe in the light!

You and I are free, free to be free -- watch the limits dissolve. I said everything is right, got the vision in sight. So now we can spread our wings and fly, spread our wings and fly, fly, fly, fly, fly

Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis. . .

What is it? It’s a change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means, that’s a metamorphosis

We get to -- be the change that we want to see. We get to -- be the love we want to receive.
We get to -- be the ones that we want to see. Honey it’s us, we get to be the ones, we get to be the ones, yea. Be the change that we want to see. We get to -- be the love we want to receive.
We get to -- be the ones that we want to see, yeah, yeah, yeah

Get on, get up, get on get up yeah, repeat. . .
Metamorphosis, etc.
Change, change, change. . . etc.
We get to be the change that we want to see,
we get to be the love we want to receive. . .
we get to be the ones that we want to see, yeah, yeah, yeah. . .

Love Will Win

Written By: Christy Gilardi

I am alone, I am free, I am who I want to be
They don’t know me, they can’t see me, right beside, they look away
Say they love me and then, well there’s nothing more to say
Hold my heart, turn around, walk away

Send love, walk away, send love, love will win someday

There are those who believe, there are those who can see
Who are not afraid to look in my eyes, and feel my sincerity
See my light shine, feel my heart swell
Have the courage to go on, tear the veils down, see me clearly
Stand behind me proud and tall

Send love, walk away, send love, love will win someday

There are those who believe, there are those who can see
Who are not afraid to look in my eyes, and feel my sincerity
See my light shine, feel my heart swell
Have the courage to go on, tear the veils down, see me clearly
Stand behind me proud and tall
Baby, we’re not alone, we are free, we are who we want to be
They don’t know us, they can’t see us, right beside, they look away
Say they love us and then, well there’s nothing more to say
Hold my heart, turn around, walk away

Send love, walk away, send love, love will win someday

Discography

Magic Cats & Dogs, June 2006

Set List

We love to play original music when we gig. We add covers and learn requests in advance, to please our venue / audience. We have several new songs to record and we've add them to our repertoire. Here is a list of our original songs:

Magic Cats & Dogs CD, Self-Released, June 2006
Climb the Mountain
If My Eyes Were Greener
Magic Cats & Dogs
Tug Boat
Miracle
Drip
Love Will Win
Meant to Be
I Believe in Love
Metamorphosis
Be Here Now

Older Songs (not yet recorded)
Just One
All Together
Believe
All Right
Till The End of Time

New Songs (not yet recorded)
Destiny
Perfect
Breathe!
Soul Ride
Higher
Sun, Moon, Sky
Dance & Smile
New Sensation
Move On