DAZZ

DAZZ

 San Jose, California, USA
BandRockAdult Contemporary

A cross between Heart and Led Zeppelin ... Dazz writes catchy emotion evoking songs dealing with modern day issues ... "Music that moves you" ...

Biography

Performance Rights Organization:
Registered with BMI as a songwriter
Registered with BMI as a publisher
Publishing Company: Darcy E. Andersohn Music

Copyrights:
Dazz owns all rights to her songs (Master and Publishing)

Memberships & Associations:
San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy - Producers Wing, Voting Member
Member of the West Coast Songwriters Association

~“Life Lessons Learned” album nominated for “Best Rock Album of 2009” by the Los Angeles Music Awards!~

~Recipient of the award for “Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year” in 2008 at the 18th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.~

Formal Training:
Two years of vocal training with Ms. Judy Davis in Oakland, CA

Music Videos Directed & Produced:
“Euthanasia Music Video”- Released August 2008
“Shoes Music Video”- Released March 2007
Available for viewing at: www.myspace.com/dazzproductions or www.sonicbids.com/DAZZ
www.youtube.com/user/darcyandersohn

Studio Session Singer:
Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA (2007-2008)

Albums Written and Produced:
“Letters Never Sent”- Dropped January 15, 2007
“Subtle Driven Confidence”- Dropped October 16, 2007
“Life Lessons Learned” - Dropped February 2009

Touring Experience:
Two years touring US West Coast as vocalist in original rock band “The Summit Road Band”.
Ten years touring US West Coast & Hawaii opening for great acts like Blue Oyster Cult, The Little River Band, Y&T, Pat Travers, and Robin Trower (among many others) as lead vocalist/songwriter in original rock band “Rare Breed”.

Electronic Press Kit: Available for viewings at: www.sonicbids.com/DAZZ

Website: Songs available for listening and/or purchase at: www.dazzproductions.com

Lyrics

Euthanasia

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn

No time for crying …
I got to be strong
I’ll stay with you and smile
if we don’t have very long
My mind’s racing oh so fast
I’m not sure what to do
Gonna follow Doctor’s orders
and say a prayer or two

Something like Lorazepam, Atropine, Morphine
Assisted suicide, medically justified, euthanasia … euthanasia …

I thought they said six months
it’s only been 10 days
I know you don’t like hospitals
I’ll keep you comfortable in everyway
My mind’s racing oh so fast
I’m not sure what to do
Gonna follow Doctor’s orders
and say a prayer or two

Something like Lorazepam, Atropine, Morphine
Assisted suicide, medically justified, euthanasia … euthanasia …

What’s the starting dose?
How often is it given?
I don’t want him in any pain
He should feel every minute of livin
My mind is racing oh so fast
I’m not sure what to do
Gonna follow Doctor’s orders
and say a prayer or two

Something like Lorazepam, Atropine, Morphine
Assisted suicide, medically justified, euthanasia …

Something like Lorazepam, Atropine, Morphine
Assisted suicide, medically justified, euthanasia … euthanasia …

C U Again

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: Dazz

Oh my God this can’t be true
Through so much tragedy how do I make it through?
Without notice it happened fast
How do I pick-up-the-pieces
and make the memories last?

I know I’ll see you again
I can’t imagine livin
without your smile
We’ll be together again
No matter how long it takes
For you I’d walk a million miles
Just to see you again …

Tell me please why this must be
From where I’m standing it’s just so hard to see
With half a heart
how does one live?
Why is so much taken
from the ones that always give?

I know I’ll see you again
I can’t imagine livin
without your smile
We’ll be together again
No matter how long it takes
For you I’d walk a million miles
Just to see you again …

You loved me more
than anyone else
I’d change places in a second and turn back the hands of time myself if I could
I’d give anything
to have you here again
And on reunion day I’ll hold on til the very end ...

I know I’ll see you again
I can’t imagine livin
without your smile
We’ll be together again
No matter how long it takes
For you I’d walk a million miles
Just to see you again …

I know I’ll see you again
I can’t imagine livin without your smile
We’ll be together again
No matter how long it takes …

Mmm

I know I’ll see you
I know I’ll see you again

UB

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: Dazz

I’m seeing purple …
and lava lamps today
I hear Baromeo …
Freddy the Freak-out’s on his way
I picture Sasha
and Barron on the deck
I recall laughing when we heard UB yell “Hey Man, what the heck?”

I remember the good times
I remember how you cared
I remember all the lessons learned and gifts you shared

Bunny-eared Bonnets
& Father Christmas Hats are rare
They just don’t make em no
There’s no way that they could compare
I can hear the drum beat
when I close my eyes
I can hear the softness of
the brushes hit
and feel the strength when you hit the vibes

I remember the good times
I remember how you cared
I remember all the lessons learned and gifts you shared

I remember the good times
I remember how you cared
I remember all the lessons learned and gifts you shared

Lump your equipment
and practice everyday
Tryin to make your music the very best in every single way

Your love remains here
Though you’ve moved
to your new place
We’ll hold it closely
until we meet again
through time and space

I remember the good times
I remember how you cared
I remember all the lessons learned and gifts you shared

I remember the good times
I remember how you cared
I remember all the lessons learned and gifts you shared

And gifts you shared … and the beat goes on …

Think Of You

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: Dazz

I’m happy today …
It’s often that I feel this way
Yet most of the time
I continuously walk a thin line
Once in awhile
I hear a beautiful song … oh oo oh
Then my heart begins to crack and finally break

When I think of you …
almost start to cry
Will I ever really know the reason
why you turned away?
When I think of you …
all torn up inside
Will I ever really know the reason
why you turned away?

Full steam ahead
running fast & I’m not seeing red
I can’t look back
I survived through the final attack
When I shut down at night
I silently tell you goodbye … again
Then my heart begins to crack and finally break

When I think of you …
almost start to cry
Will I ever really know the reason
why you turned away?
When I think of you …
all torn up inside
Will I ever really know the reason
why you turned away?

Life goes on, makin decisions,
takin me far away
Would it be so wrong
to leave the door open …
case you find your way?
Truth be told …
you’re married to sadness
it drives me insane
Then my heart begins to crack and finally break

When I think of you …
almost start to cry
Will I ever really know the reason
why you turned away?
When I think of you …
all torn up inside
Will I ever really know the reason
why you turned away?

Fade Away

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Are you done?
Have you had enough?
Have you finally reached the bottom of that spiral
you’re sliding down?
I know its rough but I know you’ll find your way
Once you take a chance on yourself you’ll find out you’re okay

Don’t give up
don’t fade away
live the life you have today
Let’s be thankful
for the time we share
It’s worth the fight
so don’t give in
it’s your chance to finally win
So find your happiness and know I care … don’t fade away

Can you feel it?
Is it breaking through?
The emotional rescue survivors seek and often find
Aren’t you sick of it?
How it’s taken so much of your life
It’s so painful this torment inside of you cuts like a knife

Don’t give up
don’t fade away
live the life you have today
Let’s be thankful
for the time we share
It’s worth the fight
so don’t give in
it’s your chance to finally win
So find your happiness and know I care … don’t fade away

Can you feel it?
Know that change is good!
You rolled the dice one too many times, you lost before
If you believe in yourself there aint nothing gonna stop you
You can make it to the other side where dreams come true

Don’t give up
don’t fade away
live the life you have today
Let’s be thankful
for the time we share
It’s worth the fight
so don’t give in
it’s your chance to finally win
So find your happiness and know I care … don’t fade away

Don’t give up
Don’t fade away

Deeper I Go

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Deeper I go through the layers of the thickness
Scaring unfolds as I cut right on through
I won’t ever know what it feels like to be you
It seems as your troubled heart needs some reassurances too

Any other way would not have saved your life we know oh oo oh … Deeper I go … Deeper I go

Caution ahead as we arrive near the middle
Artistic form is oh so necessary too
Once we extract these painful thorns from you
The healing process can then begin in a few

Because
Any other way would not have saved your life we know oh oo oh … Deeper I go … Deeper I go

Mini clamps and gauze crowd the tiny small space
Time is on our side now that the worst has been faced
If we close right now
you’ve got the best chance to survive
The final seam is now sutured up
you’re alive … you’re so alive

Any other way would not have saved your life we know oh oo oh … Deeper I go … Deeper I go

Deeper I go … Deeper I go … Deeper I go …

Bad Girl

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Minding my own business
Moving forward
with my blinders on
I got no time
for fooling around
I got too much going on
too much going on …
too much going on

I try to fight it
but it’s no good you see
you bring out
the bad girl in me
Like a spell you captivate me
you bring out
the bad girl in me
bring out the bad girl in me

All I need is distance
A little time
to get back on track
I think I’ll take a vacation
Try not to hurry back
try not to hurry back … hurry back

I try to fight it
but it’s no good you see
you bring out
the bad girl in me
Like a spell you captivate me
you bring out
the bad girl in me
bring out the bad girl in me

He moves close to me
His scent is all I breathe

Maybe a new distraction
Will get my focus
back in place
Though I try so hard
to be good
I loose it when I see his face

I try to fight it
but it’s no good you see
you bring out
the bad girl in me
Like a spell you captivate me
you bring out
the bad girl in me
bring out the bad girl in me

You bring out the bad-girl in me
You bring out the bad-girl in me
Bring out the bad girl
You bring out the bad girl in me
Bring out the bad girl
Cause I like it so

Regarding Us

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn

Closer to the true we’re finally getting there
We discussed this once before
I guess you didn’t hear?
What would it take to get you back on track?
What is it you want when there’s nothing you lack?

Danger lies within when you fake happiness
All those who surround you know you’re living in a lie
What would it take to get you back on track?
What is it you want when there’s nothing you lack?

Right there deep within your eyes I feel a fire’s burning brightly blinding us
What about the pain you caused and the promises you broke regarding us?
Was it worth the price you paid for all of the betrayal and distrust?
All these feelings trapped inside you just open up regarding us

Movin right along … I hope you find your way
Every time you hear this song I hope that you remember this day
What would it take to get you back on track?
What is it you want when there’s nothing you lack?

Right there deep within your eyes I feel a fire’s burning brightly blinding us
What about the pain you caused and the promises you broke regarding us?
Was it worth the price you paid for all of the betrayal and distrust?
All these feelings trapped inside you just open up regarding us

Mmm … Through my eyes … here’s what I see ...
It’s a shame you weren’t strong enough to keep us together ...
To stand up for our love ...
Cause what we had was real … I know

Right there deep within your eyes I feel a fire’s burning brightly blinding us
What about the pain you caused and the promises you broke regarding us?
Was it worth the price you paid for all of the betrayal and distrust?
All these feelings trapped inside you just open up regarding us

Right there deep within your eyes I feel a fire’s burning brightly blinding us
What about the pain you caused and the promises you broke regarding us?
Was it worth the price you paid for all of the betrayal and distrust?
All these feelings trapped inside you just open up regarding us

Slip Away

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

He chose loneliness …what a high price to pay
She wished him happiness
to counter-act his lonely days
She took the uphill path …knowing that it was right
Now he wishes her the best of luck when he closes his eyes at night … closes his eyes

Slips away … in dreams
It’s not funny how quickly time passes
Slips away … We loose each other everyday
Don’t let another minute slip away

Do’s x 2

Yeah, time apart had taken its toll on them
like you would expect
They met at his request to discuss the future and reflect
Life had changed so many things now both of them were free … both of them were free

Slips away … in dreams
It’s not funny how quickly time passes
Slips away … We loose each other everyday
Don’t let another minute slip away

They chose to make it work … the love was still there
They exchanged pure looks of happiness
As magic filled the air … magic filled the air

Slips away … in dreams
It’s not funny how quickly time passes
Slips away … We loose each other everyday
Don’t let another minute slip away

Slips away … in dreams
It’s not funny how quickly time passes
Slips away … We loose each other everyday
Don’t let another minute slip away

Do’s x 2

Don’t let another minute …

Never Hit The Brakes

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Rollin out of the pits today Green Flag’s all I see
Racing down the track of life … happy as can be
Who’d of thought it’d turn out this way
guess one never knows
I got the S Turns in my sights as the Buttonwillow straightaway grows
Adrenalin’s raging inside of me ... I’m driving amongst those I know

Never hit the brakes …
What lies ahead
No hittin the brakes …
On my way again
You never know …
The turn life takes
Leaving it all behind … Never hittin the brakes

The more you use your driving skills … you find your speed
Soon you’ll hear my engine roaring cause I’m gonna succeed
No five-point-harness will ever hold me back
from what I can achieve
Got my eye on the finish-line another victory
Adrenalin’s raging inside of me ... I’m driving amongst those I know

Never hit the brakes …
What lies ahead
No hittin the brakes …
On my way again
You never know …
The turn life takes
Leaving it all behind … Never hittin the brakes

Catch me if you can
It’s worth the risk I’ll take
Cause I’ll never hit …
Never hit the brakes

At Thunderhill you gotta take it easy ... as you approach turn 10
If you come in hot
your gonna loose it
Scott told me time
and time again
Up ahead past the final exit and the last outside berm
Checkered flag’s got my name on it as-my-win-is-confirmed
Adrenalin’s raging inside of me ... I’m driving amongst those I know oh, oo, oh

Never hit the brakes …
What lies ahead
No hittin the brakes …
On my way again
You never know …
The turn life takes
Leaving it all behind … Never hittin the brakes

Never hit the brakes …
What lies ahead
No hittin the brakes …
On my way again
You never know …
The turn life takes
Leaving it all behind … Never hittin the brakes

KnockOut

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Coming off of the rush …
I think I hit it too much
Say what you want to me … it don’t matter, can’t you see
There’s always someone else to take your place
If you want to play nice … I’ll put you down with grace

Don’t try to take from me … cause fear aint something I see
You’re going down for the knockout and you can’t stop it
Don’t try to fight unfair … course that’s something you wouldn’t dare
You’re going down for the knockout and you can’t stop it

See that octagon there … feel the weight of my stare
Yeah at weigh-in last night …I saw you shaking with fright
I’ll take you down real fast to save you some pain
You better listen up now … cause this aint no game

Don’t try to take from me … cause fear aint something I see
You’re going down for the knockout and you can’t stop it
Don’t try to fight unfair … course that’s something you wouldn’t dare
You’re going down for the knockout and you can’t stop it

Yeah I hit real hard …
if you let down your guard
You’ll remember my name cause you’ll never be the same
I’ve trained my whole life for this moment in time
Once you enter the cage this fight will be mine!

Don’t try to take from me … cause fear aint something I see
You’re going down for the knockout and you can’t stop it
Don’t try to fight unfair … course that’s something you wouldn’t dare
You’re going down for the knockout and you can’t stop it

Evermore

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Please wait
Please wait
Wait
Please wait

Please wait a little longer and you’ll see
You mean everything to me
I really need for you to believe
Hold on to that image in your head
Something’s are better left unsaid
Faith will give you what you need

You say all your life you’ve searched for someone that you could adore
Looking for that special someone who could reach your very core
Take a chance on love and the magic to be made evermore

Be strong
You know it’s all worth waiting for
Though it’s hard to hide the pain
And suffering you’ve endured
Don’t give up; you know God’s got a plan
Sometimes it’s hard to understand
But you can feel it in your soul

You say all your life you’ve searched for someone that you could adore
Looking for that special someone who could reach your very core
Take a chance on love and the magic to be made evermore

Now the time has come for both of us
No more things left to discuss
All I want is to be near you
Stay with me for the rest of your life
I’ll love no other more than you
I know together we’ll make our dreams come true

All your life you’ve searched for someone that you could adore
Looking for that special someone who could reach your very core
Take a chance on love and the magic to be made evermore

Evermore
Take a chance on love and the magic to be made
Evermore

SUN

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Huh …
Why ya signing permission for that tanning bed stay
Ya think fryin your skin is the American way ….oh yeah …awe yeah

Why ya dyin to fit in with that sunbathing crowd
If your exposed cells could talk they’d be screaming out loud …oh yeah …oh yeah

I got scars on my body
Lines on my face
It’s the kiss of death for the whole human race

Sun
Before the damage is done
Sun
Before the damage is done

So be careful outside in the sun today
SP factor’s got your back in so many ways …oh yeah … oh yeah
Lather up all over let the shieldin begin
If you choose to just bake it’s a fight ya can’t win …oh yeah … oh yeah

Burns wreakin havoc
Dehydration’s the case
It’s the kiss of death for the whole human race

Sun
Before the damage is done
Sun
Before the damage is done

Hear me loud … Hear me clear
Been down this road before
There’s still time to make the changes in your life
Before it’s too late

Sun
Before the damage is done
Sun
Before the damage is done
Sun
Before the damage is done
Sun
Before the damage is done

Put It Down

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Ready or not
You’re coming at me
and there’s nowhere to run
The past aint been forgot
With you negotiations
can be tough … bottom line

(Chorus)
In-between the lines
Though I see your smile …
I just don’t trust those eyes
In-between the lines
If you mean what you say …
removes assumptions
and testifies …. Put it down

Pick your battles wisely now
Put your money where your
mouth is Mr. Bluff
Don’t worry it’ll be alright
I know at times this part for you
can be tough … it il’ be fine

(Chorus)

Welcome to the place
Where a good deal’s only
a great state of mind
With confusion set aside
We’ll be protected once you
sign that dotted line …
go ahead and sign

(Chorus) x 2

Life Lessons Learned

Written By: Darcy E. Andersohn aka: DAZZ

So ya got dumped in a text message
Life is so seldom fair
He'd rather hang out with his friends
Then with you by his side, he just don't care

He emerged from a sordid past
Thought you could change his ways
Leopards can’t remove their spots
Now you’re tangled inside, tied up in knots

(Chorus)
Don't want to say I told you so
It's not too late, you know more than you
know … Don't make mistakes I've made
that's my concern
It wasn't all that long ago
I paid the price when I shoulda said no
Stay strong… these are the
life lessons we learn

Heard they roughed you up in a parking
lot … You were just passin by
Guess they thought you dressed
better than them or were seen with their
guy … no real reason why

(Chorus) … We Learn

You think thinner is better ... mm hmm
Is that what you say?
Ya better ingest food today
You’re gonna disappear someday
Disintegrate away

(Chorus)

Stay strong … these are the life
lessons we learn … stay strong …
the life lessons we learn

Small Stuff

Written By: Darcy Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Makin a big purchase right now
Dealing with too much stress
You feel tensions building up
Your overwhelmed life’s such a mess
Don’t let the blues in life keep you afraid
Throw the shoulda-woulda-couldas away

(Chorus)
Don’t sweat the small stuff
When the times get rough
Don’t sweat the small stuff
And it’s all so small

You’re late for work one day
An accident slowed you down
Boss man meets you at the door
Not sure he’s gonna keep you around
His pretentiousness spills out today
You no longer wanta work there anyway

(Chorus)

Don’t be too serious
Don’t let things get in your head
Our time on earth’s so short
Some things in life are better left unsaid

You contribute 100%
And find he’s cheating before he leaves
Keep those deceiving liars at bay
Throw the shoulda-woulda-couldas away

(Chorus)

Small stuff
When the times get rough
Don’t sweat the small stuff
And it’s all so small
(Barely means nothing at all) x 3

Trapped In Madness

Written By: Darcy Andersohn aka: DAZZ

I’m trapped in madness
I’m trapped in madness

So I thought you was the only one for me
Our connection so strong I could hardly breathe
You made me so happy yeah you fooled me boy
Now I’m feelin trapped … I aint jumping for joy

(Chorus)
Trapped in madness and there’s nothing I can do
Gotta try and make it through another day
Trapped in madness, yeah it just won’t go away
My minds stuck in constant replay …
I’m trapped in madness

Remember back when you treated me right
I could see our future in your eyes so bright
I fell for you hard when I should have known better
Now tears are rollin down
My cheeks are gettin wetter
My cheeks are gettin wetter

(Chorus)

You said that you’d love me for the rest of your life
But your entitlement issues cut me deep like a knife
Now I long for the day when I can just be free
If things don’t get better between you and me

What did I do to change you to the monster you’ve become?
At what point in time did you decide to just stop having fun
So hard to live with you and you’re disrespecting ways
You’ve been taking me for granite far too much these days

(Chorus) x 2

I’m trapped in madness
I’m trapped in madness
I’m trapped in

Fall For That Again

Written By: Darcy Andersohn aka: DAZZ

Why does she think some change for me equals a tip for her? I already left enough
Why assume something belonging to me is now yours?

(Chorus)
Crazy … half insane … fall for that again
Crazy …you’d think to fall for that again

Too perfect
Married or likes men as much as I do
Just the way it goes
He’s neither; merely new in town
Imagine that … Lucky me

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

Try hard as you like I won’t be fazed
Move along with your sly con-artist ways
Been there before Aint takin no more
Aint gonna fall for that again

What makes you think you can pull the wool over my eyes? They’re still open
Think I don’t learn from my mistakes?
I’ve made quite a few …yes indeed

(Chorus)

Crazy … half insane … fall for that again
Crazy …you’d think

Discography

Letters Never Sent
Subtle Driven Confidence
Life Lessons Learned