Leslie Moruza Dripps

Leslie Moruza Dripps

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Leslie Moruza Dripps: piano pop [sassy class]....

Biography

"As finely detailed and eclectic as patches on a quilt, Leslie Moruza Dripps has woven eleven songs with soaring vocals, playful lyrics, and often heartrending themes." ---Jaclyn Piermarini, 106.1 the Corner, Charlottesville, VA

Optimism is under-rated! So thinks Leslie Moruza Dripps, a Virginia singer/songwriter reared in Charlottesville and now living and teaching in Richmond. The original songs from Leslie’s debut album, All Eleven, possess the enduring spirit and steadfast cheer of someone who has felt both the shadows and the sunlight. Leslie performs originals and classic standard covers with a clear voice and sassy piano accompaniment that creates a delicious fusion of piano pop with jazz influences. "It's just my little perspective, as small as it may be," she says, "but I hope people get something out of it. If one person is a little more encouraged having heard my music, then I have done what I set out to do." Leslie packs her shows with quirky commentary and exquisite music for a delightful and whimsical experience every time.

Contact:
lesliedripps@gmail.com

Lyrics

Girl

Written By: Leslie Moruza

GIRL

THERE’S A PICTURE OF A GIRL WITH ONIONS HANGING ON THE WALL
GLEAMING WHITE I WONDERED WERE THEY PART OF ME

IN A GLASS THAT SEPARATES THE PAINT FROM AIR I SEE MY FACE
FOR ONE TIME IN MY LIFE I STAND AMAZED

(chorus)
HERE YOU ARE AND HERE WE BE BUT I AM SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY
WONDER WHEN YOU’LL KNOW THAT I AM FAKING MY GAME

HERE YOU ARE YOU LOOK AT ME AND SUDDENLY I KNOW I’M SEEN AND
FIND THAT I AM HAPPY (TO BE)

IF THE CANDLE FLICKERS WAS IT MY BREATH OR THE BICKERING
OF ALL THE LIVES I FEAR THAT I MAY LEAD

BALLOONS AND FLOWERS SYMBOLIZE BUT NOTHING LURKS BEHIND THE EYES
OF THAT GIRL THAT STANDS IN FRONT OF ME (CHORUS)

FIND YOUR VOICE IN WHITE AND BLACK
I LOVE YOU FOR GREYS YOU LACK

(CHORUS/INTERLUDE)

SOMETIME SOON I’LL LOOK AROUND AND FIND MY FEET ARE ON THE GROUND
SURPRISED BECAUSE I’M SURE I DIDN’T LEAVE THEM THERE

ON A FENCE I USED TO WALK LEARNED TO BALANCE LEARNED TO TALK
AM I WOMAN OR AM I JUST SCARED

I, the Moon

Written By: Leslie Moruza

I THE MOON

THE MOON HAS FILLED A THOUSAND BEACHES
SPARKLED EYES AND MIDNIGHT KISSES
HELD ME LIKE YOU’D NEVER LET ME GO

THE MOON HAS BATHED A BILLION FACES IN SOFT GLOW AND LINES ERASED AS
I CAN SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME NOW

(chorus)
TELL ME YOU LOVE ME BEFORE I FADE
TELL ME YOU NEED ME BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
IF YOU’RE SORRY THAT YOU CAN’T BE NEAR
I THE MOON I WILL WAIT
FOR YOU RIGHT HERE

THE STARS REPORT TO CONSTELLATIONS
NEVER FAIL TO MAKE FORMATIONS
IN YOUR EYES YOU LOVED ME I COULD TELL

BLUE YOU SHINE ON ME YOU GAZE WE’RE FULL OF WONDER FOR ALWAYS
HIGH AGAIN I'LL TAKE MY PLACE SO YOU CAN SEE TO KISS HER FACE (CHORUS)

A MILLION SWEETHEARTS WATCH THE SKY

KNOWING THAT THROUGH SPACE AND TIME

EACH CAN WATCH THE SAME OLD SILVER MOON

BUT SOMETIMES SHE IS SADDENED BY
ATTENTION FROM THESE PASSERSBY

ALONE I’M THINKING ONLY OF YOU ALL NIGHT THROUGH (chorus)

I WAX AND WANE GO UP AND DOWN BUT NEVER SEEM TO REACH THE GROUND
IT SPINS AWAY JUST LIKE WHEN I’M WITH YOU

BUT SECONDS SWIRL TO HOURS ALL AROUND MY HEAD LIKE FLOWERS
WHEN I REMEMBER YOU
I THE MOON

Fallin in Love

Written By: Leslie Moruza

I’M ALWAYS FALLIN IN LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME
OVER AND OVER IT’S TRUE

BUT WHEN I FALL IN LOVE FOR THE LAST TIME

HOPE I’LL BE FALLIN FOR YOU

MAYBE BABY THIS COULD BE FOREVER BUT
YOU AND I ALREADY KNEW

BECAUSE WE WORK BETTER TOGETHER

HOPE I’LL BE FALLIN FOR YOU

THE STARS THEY MAY LINE UP AGAINST US
BUT HONEY I DON’T GIVE A CARE

CAUSE IF YOU SAY SO WE CAN MAKE IT A GO

HOPE I’LL BE FALLIN FOR YOU

Discography

"All Eleven", 2007

Set List

Set lists for shows vary based on venue. All originals for concert/showcase set, typically 90 minutes.

Current shows feature these original songs:

Stand
Duct Tape
Girl
Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon
Fallin in Love
Over the Wall
Winter
Out and Back Again
I, the Moon
If I don't Find my Love
Music History
Butterfly over the Freeway
Richmond
Near Miss
Lonely Heart Road
Psychic Say
Secret Garden in the Sand
Heart we will forget him
Penny

Example covers (updated jazz standards):
Summertime
Stormy Weather
Misty