Nani

Nani

BandPopR&B

I don’t like to limit my creativity, so it can come out sounding Pop, Rock, R&B and sometimes Country. I am looking for publishers to match my music to performing artists who are a perfect fit.

Biography

The songs that I feel the most attached to are the ones that come unintentionally. Not when I’m searching for a melody or lyrics, but when I’m least prepared for what I’m about to receive. Like when I’m driving & I have to grab the paper bag next to me to scribble these lyrics out on. Or when I’m in the shower & don’t quite get all the shampoo out in order to make it to my voice recorder before I loose the bad-ass “hook” I just came up with. And although, it only happened a couple of times, the melodies that I wake up with in the middle of the night, I’m truly thankful for.
I first started writing melodies when I was in grade school. I went to a religious school & memorizing bible verses was mandatory. I often had trouble remembering, word for word, how they were to be recited until I began to put melodies to them. I still remember the first one I put a melody to “The grass may wither and the flowers may fade but the word of God will last forever...” – (snappin the fingers, very jazzy/blues kind of vibe)
Throughout my life I would continue to write melodies and lyrics but it wasn’t until early 2006 that I would be able to materialize the songs that have haunted my mind for years. As fate would have it, I met Curtis Grubb. (lead singer of Grasshopper Takeover and local producer of Crash Recording) I expressed to him the desire release the melodies in my mind. So, I started to sing one of my songs, he picked up his guitar & WA-POW! We connected! I had worked with a few other producers in the past but no one was ever able to hear what I could hear, or see the true potential in my song ideas. This last year we’ve laid down about five songs, with a few others in the beginning stages. Although this is only scratching the surface of the many songs that I’ve written, it’s a great start to the opportunities that await me.

Lyrics

Heart In Hand

Written By: Nani

Vs1
Didn’t your momma ever teach you boy
Look em’ in the eye when you wanna be seen
As an honest man
Man, you’re not lookin at me

But you’re doin some things that you shouldn’t boy
And you’re goin to places that you shouldn’t be
Don’t think I’m so naive
Makin a fool of me

Pre-Chorus
Ya know it wasn’t so long ago
When you and I were fine
When you were mine

Chorus
It’s a long a traveled road on sometimes sinking sand
But you’re the only one with my heart in hand
And it takes much more than love to stay together these days
Yeah I know tried and true ain’t romantic way
But when matters of the heart are matters of faith
You’re the only man
With my heart in hand

Vs2
I was drivin down that road today
Ya know, the one I let you have your way
When we both were young
And I knew you were the one

And I couldn’t help but to smile
Hadn’t thought of that in quite a while
Seems like a million years
Now there’s a million tears

Pre-Chorus
But it wasn’t so long ago
When you and I were fine
When you were mine

Chorus
It’s a long a traveled road on sometimes sinking sand
But you’re the only one with my heart in hand
And it takes much more than love to stay together these days
Yeah I know tried and true ain’t romantic way
But when matters of the heart are matters of faith
You’re the only man
With my heart in hand
(Repeat Chorus)

Momma's Shadow

Written By: Nani

Vs1
Just a little dark hair girl
Momma’s shadow, come to life
Never chose to be his daughter
She chose to be his wife
United with fear
Every day, every night
Cling to the thought
When demons come to light
How can he have so much hate inside
With no direction
And in no one to confide
I can hear…

Chorus
Hell’s chariots coming up the drive
And I look for somewhere to hide
But I can’t run without her
Without her by my side
When I can hear
Hell’s chariot’s coming up the drive

Vs2
Chaos ended where terror picks up
I’m walking on egg shells
Soaked in moonshine
Careful not to wake him
In the middle of the floor
And out of all that’s evil
He grabs my leg
And panic strikes me once more
And I can hear…

Chorus
Hell’s chariots coming up the drive
And I look for somewhere to hide
But I can’t run without her
Without her by my side
When I can hear
Hell’s chariot’s coming up the drive

Bridge
“It’s time to feed the bear”, she says
He’s snarling at me & I don’t know what for
But she forgot the porridge was too hot
So he snatched her ass
Now there’s broken glass
All over the floor
And I can hear…

Chorus
Hell’s chariots coming up the drive
And I look for somewhere to hide
But I can’t run without her
Without her by my side
When I can hear
Hell’s chariot’s coming up the drive

Find My Way

Written By: Nani

Find My Way

Vs1
Woke up this morning & I’m feelin so brand new
No worries on my mind bout what I’ve gotta do
And I take my time getting ready
And I change my mind a million times but that’s ok cause it’s just me

Pre-Chorus
So I step outside
Stepping out of my old life
Steppin out the box I’ve been in for way too damn long
I take it all in stride
I’m taking back the time I’ve wasted
I’m takin back all the days that I was too damn lazy to make a change

Chorus
I wanna take it all in wanna go where the wind wants to carry me away
I wanna give it a go, give it my best, put myself to the test and find my way

Post Chorus
A way, I’m gonna find my way, my way, I’m gonna find my way

Vs2
This new beginning’s got me seeing so differently
It’s so much easier to look in the mirror at me
And I see myself something good now
And I see my life with new direction
It’s so much better without you around

Pre-Chorus
Finally got my pride
Finally got my validation
Finally got the things I’ve wanted for way too damn long
Set my fears aside
Started self evaluation
Started taking back apologies cuz I didn’t do a damn thing wrong

Chorus
I wanna take it all in wanna go where the wind wants to carry me away
I wanna give it a go, give it my best, put myself to the test and find my way

Post Chorus
A way, I’m gonna find my way, my way, I’m gonna find my way

Bridge
And now this clouded head won’t rain anymore cause I found sunshine in my own eyes
No more guilt no more pain no more taking the blame cuz I finally got my peace of mind.

Import Night

Written By: Nani

Import Night
Intro:
Take a ride in my car & it goes “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”
Hit 125 makes my heart go “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”
Cold intake hot exhaust sounds like “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”
He tried to race me but he lost so I go “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”

Vs1
Dude pulls up in a red wild horse,
Revin tryin brag about his torque
Talkin all this smack bout rice burners
(I’m the pro, he’s the learner)
I just smile cause he thinks he’s fast
When I just pulled a second gear scratch
Leave him in the dust , tires smoking
He missed third and now he’s choking

Chorus
Cause it’s a Hot, (hot, hot)
Import night
And we gon’ Ride (ride, ride)
On green light
Body kit (whoooh) lookin tight
On this Hot (hot, hot)
Import night

Bridge
Import boyz, hoods up look so “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”
Drivin by & say what’s up sound like “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”
Import girlz, shiftin gears goin “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”
Base is shaking all our mirrors & it goes “zzzzzut zzzzzzut zzzzzut”

Vs2
Boy you know I’m not checkin you out
It’s your ride that I wanna know about
V-Tech, Turbo, Super Charge
Low profile tires, rims extra large

(Chorus)

Look'n The Wrong Way

Written By: Nani

Look’n TheWrong Way

Chorus
All the people looking
But they’re looking the wrong way
Searching for their freedom
In the life someone else pays

Vs1
Truth ain’t so hard to find
When you cross an enemy line
It’s in your face
And it’s sad that our past
Can’t be erased

Pre-Chorus
No one hears them crying
Inside’s a soul lies dying
It fades away
Move on without trying
The doors revolving
There’s more on the way

Chorus
All the people looking
But they’re looking the wrong way
Searching for their freedom
In the life someone else pays

Vs2
It’s a gruesome charge, they say
But It’s deserving, the truth’s unnerving
United we stand
And for that they pay

Pre-Chorus
All The pedigrees
All with their degrees
At least religious freaks
Still have their faith

Bridge
Keep on this way
Secrets & lies
And under our flag
Not even the strong will survive

Chorus
All the people looking
But they’re looking the wrong way
Searching for their freedom
In the life someone else pays

Post Chorus
Let’s fix all our mistakes
So when there’s a choice to be made
Think about the life you could save
And don’t look away

Ms. Damsel

Written By: Nani

Miss Damsel

Vs1
Always felt the need to be rescued
Little Miss Damsel In Distress
Is on the tracks again
So who’s the chosen one
Let convenience call their name
My void was not being filled
And my body was put to shame

Until you

Chorus
Came along and made my ropes
A little tighter
I might not have know my own strength
Had you not made me a fighter
So now I know just who I am
And what I’m made of
Put down those little fairy tale books
Cause I… don’t need your love
I don’t need your love
Don’t need your love
Now I know I don’t need your love
(Take these ropes, take these ropes,
Make em tighter, now I’m a fighter)

Vs2
This hell was running up behind me
Then it got me trapped down on the floor
I was screaming for someone to come and save me
That’s when I looked up and I saw you lock the door

That’s how you
(Chorus)

Bridge
He said “Babe, I wanna take care of you every single day”
But when it all falls down
Prince Charming’s not around
And I make it anyway

That’s how you
(Chorus)

Psycho Song

Written By: Nani

Psycho Song

Vs1
You thought you could get rid of me, think again
Just throw away our history & let the new begin
I don’t think so, I’ve got other news for you
I won’t let go yet, here’s what I’m gonna do

Chorus
I’m gonna find the bitch who changed your mind
Ask again, just a one more time
Clear it up so there ain’t no doubt
When it’s said & done, knock your dumb ass out
I know what you did to me
I know we’re not meant to be
I’ll go, carry on my way
But first you will have to pay
You’ll have to pay

Vs.2
You thought, you could make a clean break
Did not think of my heart ache
I know every secret you have
So now you better be, kissin my ass

Chorus

Bridge
You thought the power to end it all was yours
But from where I’m standing
Looks like your balls are in my purse

Chorus

You Don't Know Me

Written By: Nani

You Don’t Know Me

Vs.1
Heard some things today
I think you got something to say
To my face, don’t walk away
Behind my back shit I don’t play

Yeah I’ve got an attitude
And no, I’m not playin with you
You’ve got nothing better to do
Than talk about my ways

Chorus
You think I’m this
You think I’m that
And tellin people where I’m at
Like you know me
You don’t know me
You say
I tell you this
I tell you that
But I don’t ever
Tell you jack
Cuz you don’t know me
Like you think you know me

Bridge
Runnin, runnin your mouth
It’s catchin up to you now
Who what why when where how
For me to know, not you
It’s time to let it all out
Ya don’t know what I’m about
Incase you had any doubt
I never trusted you

Vs2
Why you all quiet now
Lookin down to the ground
You know I don’t play around
Cuz rumors spread too fast

Don’t want your apology
I want you down on your knees
Lookn up & beggin please
Not to beat your ass

Chorus

Me & You

Written By: Nani

Me & U
Vs1(girl)
This dude’s cool as shit man
No, he don’t take no shit man
He’s bad like a hit man
But he’s sweet to me so I’m down for him man

And it don’t matter where we go
Out with his boys or at the show
It’s just like we’re always alone
It’s just him & me, like we’re kickin it at home

Bridge
But when he questions my intentions
Maybe I forgot to mention
What I’m all about

Chorus
Boy don’t you test me
And don’t you disrespect me
If you’re down then baby let me
And I’ll be with you

I’ll kick it like your homie
No need to be a phoney
If you want me baby show me
And I’ll be with you

It’s just me and you
That’s how we do
It’s just me and, It’s just me and, It’s just me and you
Cause you’re still my boo
It’s just me and , It’s just me and, It’s just me and
It’s just me and you

Vs2 (guy)
(insert Jayson’s rap)

Chorus

Best Friend (wedding song)

Written By: Nani

Best Friend

Vs1
Sometimes this life is hard
No matter who you are
Even the little things can get you

One day a shining star
Said you’ll never get that far
If you don’t look ahead to what awaits you

Everything changed right then
My eyes began to open
And then I saw
My future unfold

Chorus
My best friend
My Companion
My ally who will hold my hand
For the taking
For the making of a future
With no end
Family & friends beside us
The past is left behind us
As we take the next big step together
This is our Forever
Forever

Vs2
I know I made mistakes
But maybe that’s what it takes
To find where I’m suppose to be

Right here in your arms
I know that’s where I belong
We fit together perfectly

So put your hand in mine
And look into my eyes
So I can tell you
What you are to me

Chorus

Bridge
I never thought I’d find
The one who’d come and change my life
And yet here you standin next to me

Chorus

Set List

Pick Myself Up
I know Better
Good Girl
Stinger
= aprox. 25min