Deja'

Deja'

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

One of Washington, DC's finest Gospel artist, vocalist and songwriter.

Biography

Deja first born to William & Demetra Washington was born and raised in Washington DC. This First Place Winner of the 2005 Billboards 13th Annual Song Writing Contest under Christian/Gospel Category with the song Raise Up and Praise Him. Deja knew from the beginning her destiny has been led by the holy spirit of God. Deja Born Deletra J Washington developed her unique vocal style under the guidance of her father, a music master in his own right, who passed on vocal training to Deja at an early age. As a toddler, Deja was showing her talent and early love of Classical music by humming Beethovens Fifth symphony in C minor, which also later on prompt her to study and excel in playing the violin while in grade school. Deja has been exposed and trained in classical, Gospel and R&B music from the start. She has come from a long line of singers and musicians starting with her grandfather Richard Blandon of the Doo Wop Group called the Dubbs. Her mother is also a singer along with a long list of others in her family; Deja could not help but to sing. She formed and sang in a gospel quartet called One Voice. The group participated in talent shows and performances all over the DC area. Deja released her first demo at the age of 16 and is now anticipating the release of her debut Gospel album independently, later this year. Deja continues to sing God's praises wherever she goes.

Lyrics

RAISE UP AND PRAISE HIM

Written By: Wakene Bailey and DEJA (Deletra Bailey)

Raise up, lift up your hands and Praise him,
Clap, thank him for what he’s done and let’s praise him
Raise up, Lift up your hands, and dance and dance and dance
Because God’s in command

Jesus has done so much for me
He lifted me up and he set me free
The weight of the world he now bears for me
No longer and I’m worried because Jesus Walks with me
No longer and am I burden with troubles and fears
Though trials may come, on my knees prayer makes things clear
You showed that you cared for me; Your my light in darkness when I can’t see
There’s nothing impossible for me
Because of Jesus I got victory

Raise up, lift up your hands and Praise him,
Clap, thank him for what he’s done and let’s praise him
Raise up, Lift up your hands, and dance and dance and dance
Because God’s in command

There were days, I cried and cried and cried, with all the hurt and pain inside
I can no linger hide
I thought I was alone, and no one cared for me
But Then I felt a touch of peace come over me
Oh what a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and needs he bared he picked me up and wiped away my tears
Took away my pain told me not to be ashamed
And hold my head up high because joy is mine all mine

CHORUS

Stand up, and Give god the praise, Clap your hands and call on his name
Stomp your feet and make some noise, Let Gods children raise your voice
Turn around and dance like David, let everyone know that u made it
Praise the lord with all your soul
Let the spirit take control
Know that victory nigh and god is standing by your side
I’ll sing praises all my life
Walking with God has made everything all right

CHORUS

A DIFFERENT ME

Written By: DEJA (Deletra Bailey)

VERSE I

I remember when I use to run the streets back then
Thinking that I’m grown, not needing no one to guide me thru my life
I was in and out of relationships that left me scarred
Always sad, down and out, it seemed the world was dragging me down
Until that faithful day when god reached down and said my child, I got your hand
Its time to stand, Look to me, let me set u free
Surrender you’re all receive the Holy Spirit
And ever since that day, I’ve been different

CHORUS

I’m a different (I thank the lord for reaching down for me)
I’m a different me (He took his love and sheltered over me)
I’m a different, (I got the victory)
Thank you lord, I’m a different me

VERSE II

Look at me, I am not the same person, I use to be,
I a, different now my life is complete
The things I use to say I don’t say no more
The people I use to see, I don’t see know more
Because I’ve changed I’ve been set free I’m no longer the old me,
Its all because of he, Jesus loving me unconditionally,
The places I use to go, I don’t go no more because

CHORUS

BRIDGE

Thru the storm thru the rain, the heartache thru the pain
Thru the tears, all thru the years, u have held me never let me fall
Always kept me, Kept me thru it all
Thru the crying, thru the trying, thru the heartache, thru the dying
U have kept me, u never left me
U had faith in me and u set me free
Saved me when I fall
If it wasn’t for the lord I don’t know where I would be
Because of him, I am free to be happy, look at me crazy, can talk about me
I got the spirit deep down in me
Thru the storm thru the rain, the heartache thru the pain
HE changed my life now I’ll never be the same
I’m not the person that I use to be, Cuz I’m a different and different me.

CHORUS

A Different ME

Written By: Deletra (DEJA) BAiley & Wakene BAiley


A DIFFERENT ME
Written by: DEJA BAILEY
Produced by WAKENE BAILEY

VERSE I
I remember when I used to run the streets back then,
Thinking that I’m grown not needing anyone to guide me through my life
Always in and out of relationships that left me scarred, always sad down and out,
It seemed the world was dragging me down
Until that faithful day, when god reached down and said
My child, I got your hands, its time to stand
And look to me, let me set you free just surrender your all
And receive the Holy Spirit
Ever since that day I’ve been different

CHORUS:
I’m a different (I thank the lord for reaching down for me)
I’m a different me (He took his love and sheltered it over me)
I’m a different (I got the victory)
Thank you lord, I’m a different me

VERSE II
Look at me; I am not the same person I use to be
I am different and my life is complete
The things I use to say, I don’t say no more
The people I use to see, I don’t see no more
Because I’ve changed, I have been set free
I’m no longer the old me, its all because of he
Jesus loving me, unconditionally
The places I use to go, I don’t go know more because

(REPEAT CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
Through the storm, through the rain,
Through the heartache, through the pain
Through tears, all through the years
You have held me, never let me fall
Always kept me (Kept me through it all)
Through the crying, through the trying
Through the heartaches through the dying
You have kept me, you never left me
You had faith in me and you set me free (saved me when I fall)
If it wasn’t for your love, I don’t know where I would be
Because of him, I am free to be happy, Look at me crazy
Can talk about me (I got the spirit deep down in me)
Through the storm, through the rain,
Through the heartaches, through the pain
You changed me life, now I’d never be the same
I’m not the person that I use to be,
Because I’m a different, A different me
(CHORUS)

In the Morning

Written By: Deletra (DEJA) Bailey & Wakene Bailey


VERSE I
Things may seem hard right now
And you can’t see your way through
Wondering why your trials seem more difficult
You don’t know what to do
Can’t see the light at the end, want to give up want to give in
Don’t u know that my god has been there, rooting for you to win
Hold on to your faith, Stand fast and pray
Don’t let the devil get in your way, Cast all your cares away
This is a test my child, you got to make it through somehow
Stay to the word and what is true and everything god has promised you.

CHORUS
Don’t worry about tomorrow,
For it will come and go
Stand strong through your trials,
Have faith and press on
This is only a test you’ll see
Your right where god wants u to be
God has control of everything,
It will be all over in the morning
(Repeat)

VERSE II
It’s okay to cry sometimes, when things get out of hand
It’s alright to shout out loud, but knows who holds your hand
Go ahead and fall to your knees,
Ask god for strength & supply your needs
Seek the word of god, stay in prayer
He won’t give more than you can bear
Be unmovable hold strong, God is right there through it all
You’re never alone; He’s there to catch you when you fall.
You will make it through, because we will not be moved
For you’re a soldier indeed, in god’s army.

(CHORUS X2)

BRIDGE:
Trust in the lord with thine own heart, Lean not to thine own understanding,
In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path.

(Repeat Chorus X2)

Discography

Deja ' - A Different Me
Deja'- Luv 2 Prayze
Deja'-In the morning

Set List

Call for set list. Can sing current and past gospel songs and hymms.