Neu'Raye

Neu'Raye

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
BandR&BGospel

Hi. I'm mainly a songwriter/producer, but also a musician (sax/keys), audio engineer, and vocalist. For the most part, I do studio work in preparation to pitch songs. I write R&B/Soul, R&B/Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Gospel/Christian, Smooth Jazz, and more. Please visit www.neuraye.com. Blessings!

Biography

Neu’Raye (A.K.A. “LCIV”) is an award winning songwriter originally from Detroit, MI now in metropolitan Grand Rapids, MI who mainly focuses on songwriting and producing. He is an eclectic and versatile musical artist. Neu'Raye began his involvement and passion for music at an early age. Around age 14, he began writing songs and playing the saxophone in high school. He obtained a Minor in Music at Western Michigan University, where he majored in Biomedical Sciences and was a NCAA Division I Football Athlete. Subsequently, he was “Pro-rated” at Scout Camp Pro Football Regional Combines in Chicago, Illinois in 2001. Since, he has graduated from medical school and has become a neurologist, sub-specializing in headache medicine. His intense study did not keep him away from his love of music. He arranged songs for a cappella groups and bands, participated in music ministries and audio teams, and wrote and produced his first album in 2003 entitled “Christmas Prayer”. In 2004, he founded four small music businesses, one of which was active in the bidding process of the Emerging Businesses of the NFL Superbowl XL in 2006. Late 2008, Neu’Raye decided to focus mainly on songwriting with aspirations to enter the music industry as a professional songwriter. “My music industry dream presents with several challenges all of which I will conquer while being a competent physician! I am constantly honing my skills and increasing my knowledge in the art of songwriting and the business of music.” Neu’Raye stated. He is doing just that. Just months after becoming a board certified neurologist in 2009, he had four songs place in the 2010 27th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. He looks forward to forming partnerships with like-minded talented individuals and alliances with others in the music industry. Neu’Raye currently resides in the metropolitan Grand Rapids, MI area. He strives to be an inspiration and a blessing to many through his Christmas, Contemporary Christian/Gospel, R&B/Soul, R&B/Pop, Smooth Jazz, New Age music and more. Email: NeuRaye@NeuRaye.com

Lyrics

Grown Sexy Cool

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

Grown Sexy Cool © 2010

Sultry, As you enter thats the word that comes to me
Like a precious stone in a class of your own
Lovely, are your words every time you speak,
Like poetry, I’m so intrigued

More than eye candy, I can tell your beauty runs deep
And thats how I like it
Far as I can see, independent, classy yet sweet
And there’s no doubt about it (you’re)

Chorus
GROWN SEXY COOL!
Your swag breaks all rules
We’re gonna have a good time
And party tonight, ooh, ooh

A little stare, forgive me but your dress lies where
It lets me know there is a God up there
Caught unaware, but could you be my answer to prayer
Now I’m dancing on air

Imma take a shot, up here in this melting pot, walk you to the parking lot
Me and you make food for thought
Oh Girl, you’re so piping hot, got them digits thanks a lot
Being with you just hit the spot, got me thinking does she loves me or love me not

Chorus

Bridge
Eloquent, elegance, heaven sent, ooh
You’re GROWN SEXY and COOL

Chorus

Christmas Makes Me Feel This Way

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

Carolers captivate my ears
Through the bustle tranquility is here
Gingerbread smiles sprinkled with compassion
In a season never out of fashion
The light within me is brighter than
The brightest star I can see

Chorus
Christmas makes me feel this way
Snowflakes landing on my nose
Rays of love blanket my soul
Christmas makes me feel this way
Sharing time at years’ end
With my family and friends
I wish it would never end

Reminisce on times past, how it used to be
Every year is different with new memories
A sense of hope rises from within
Good tidings, joy, and peace to all men
The light within me is brighter than
The brightest light on the tree

Chorus

Bridge
Feels like,
The window of heaven opens and
glory flows to earth
A Divine presence
Every Season

Chorus
Christmas makes me feels this way

Be An Example/Young And Ready

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

Be An Example (Young And Ready) ©2005

Sitting in My room reflecting on yesterday
It was monday but the preacher's words still rang in my head.
He said your never to young to do the Lord's will
You're a city that can't be hid sat upon a hill
So it matters (how you live)
And what (light what you show)
You may be the (only) bible people know
God's love you must (always give)
So that (men know)
Exactly what you stand (for) you are Christ's disciple

Chorus
Let no man despise thy youth
(Be an example)
Let people know Jesus is truth
(Be an example)
Psalms 71:17 God will teach you
(Be an example)
Go proclaim his wonderous works
(Be an example)

Hey...

There are times when I think that I'm just an ordinary man
And I feel powerless to such a great command
But then the preacher's words ran in my head again
He said, Saints you can (do all things)
Through (Christ who)
Is your strength every(day)
He is with you all the way
Its important to (always have faith)
Without doubt (trust Him)
God is a rewarder (of those) who seek Him with diligence

Chorus

Bridge
Won't you be, be an example ambassador of Christ
Won't you be, be an example represent with you life
Repeat

Hey...

Vamp
In conversation, (word), life, (deed), love, (faith) and purity (tee)
Be strong be (bold) do not (neglect) your gift received from the King (hey)

Chorus

Solo Ad lib
I will serve You surely, for You are so holy, You have been so good to me
I am young and ready

Better Than I Deserve

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

©2010
Better Than I Deserve;
Verse 1
Last May I found someone, she must have read my list
She sparks desires, and keeps my fire lit
When I need her, she’s always there for me,
Totally caters to my needs
When I see her, all I can see, is total beauty
The way she touch me, the way she treat me (treat me)
As if she were here to serve
The way she loves me and want to please me (please me)
Makes me really want her
Its like she emerged from my dreams
She’s better than I deserve

Chorus
So full of love it flow out from her. She’s so special, better than I deserve
Makes me valuable, gives me so much worth
She is better than I deserve

Verse 2
So patient with me, like an elementary teacher
Kiss of honey, couldn’t get any sweeter
The way she touch me, the way she treat me (treat me)
As if she was here to serve
The way she loves me and want to please me (please me)
Makes me really want her
Its like she emerged from my dreams
She’s better than I deserve

Chorus

Bridge
Searched and prayed, you came my way
Packaged right, Oh so fine
Don’t know how you what you do
Superwoman is found in you
Mistakes I made, I’m glad you stayed
Girl you are my shining star
Don’t know what I do without you
Independent but with a love that’s so true

Rap
Independent but you ain’t got to
I got the ways and the means to take care of you
But you go ahead and do what you gotta do,
I look back and think girl I don’t deserve you
You make me feel like a king, girl you build my dreams,
I cannot fathom a day without my queen by my side
You make me feel alive, yes the air I breathe,
Everyday you make this man just a better me.
Chorus

Pretty Lady

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

Chorus:
Pretty Lady
So easy to look at you
Pretty Lady
Beauty without trying to
Pretty Lady, Pretty Lady, Pretty Lady
You’re so beautiful

Verse 1
Don’t know if you’re a DJ
but you are jammin’
May not be a ball player but
You sho’nuff slammin’
Girl you look so good tonight
That dress really fits you nice
Your ammunition blows my mind
Packing all the goods I like

Chorus

Verse 2
The Sun takes pleasure in
Shining on your face
Jeans look forward to
Being around your waist
You are irresistible
Heads spin when you grace the floor
Lovely, surface to the core
You define beautiful

Bridge:
I see paradise, in your eyes
Your style your smile, drives me wild
Like a centerpiece, you brighten up the room
Only God can make someone pretty as you

Rap:
You’re not an object, but you grab attention
What you do with beauty, easily perfection
Grown and sexy you wrote the lessons
Brains, body, beauty you got it no question
Call me Tyra Banks you’re the next top model
Headlining without much bravado
Making men stutter, speaking staccato
Depth of your beauty hmm, only God knows

Chorus

Pass the Torch

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

Pass the Torch by “Neu’Raye” (L. Charleston IV © 2011)

Dad you were my hero, that’s what I remember
Led by example, and was my heart’s protector
The light in you shined so bright, made my way easier
Guided like a star in the night, my coast was clearer

Independence since I’m older
I know was carried on your shoulders
When I was shy, you carried me high
Now I’ve won the heart of another super guy

Your baby is loved
Your baby is cared for
Your baby is blessed from above
Prayers have not been ignored
You’ve been the flame
Have led my coarse
Daddy its ok, to pass the torch

To think my feelings for you have dried and withered
Would be like walking ’cross the desert barefoot with blisters
As sure as seasons change, love reigns, I’ll always honor you
Though cheeks may be tearstained, A son is gained, a Godly man just like you

Independence since I’m older
I know was carried on your shoulders
When I was shy, you carried me high
Now I’ve won the heart of another super guy

Your baby is loved
Your baby is cared for
Your baby is blessed from above
Prayers have not been ignored
You’ve been the flame
Have led my coarse
Daddy its ok, to pass the torch

Now I Know What Love Feels Like

Written By: Neu'Raye (aka L. Charleston IV)

Verse
I work hard to make things happen
Did it for years now, kept things crackin’
Some success but, something lackin’
Collision with your love put my life in balance
It overwhelms me and with you I’m complete
Your love makes me better
You make me better

Chorus
Now I know, what love feels like
Its better than,
Hot cocoa in a wintery climate
Or an
Oasis, rain mist and sunshine on my skin
Now that you’re in my life, I know what love feels like

Verse
I’m a strawberry, your love is chocolate
Sweet as ice cream, with some toppin’s
You’re a diamond, and your love rocks me
So authentic, others try to copy
You pour in me it takes my breath, makes my heart leap
Your love makes me better
You make me better

Chorus

Bridge
I wonder if I’ve been hypnotized
Your love found ways to open me
Obvious yet it mystifies
Leaves impressions I feel so deep
I can feel it Verse
I work hard to make things happen
Did it for years now, kept things crackin’
Some success but, something lackin’
Collision with your love put my life in balance
It overwhelms me and with you I’m complete
Your love makes me better
You make me better

Chorus
Now I know, what love feels like
Its better than,
Hot cocoa in a wintery climate
Or an
Oasis, rain mist and sunshine on my skin
Now that you’re in my life, I know what love feels like

Verse
I’m a strawberry, your love is chocolate
Sweet as ice cream, with some toppin’s
You’re a diamond, and your love rocks me
So authentic, others try to copy
You pour in me it takes my breath, makes my heart leap
Your love makes me better
You make me better

Chorus

Bridge
I wonder if I’ve been hypnotized
Your love found ways to open me
Obvious yet it mystifies
Leaves impressions I feel so deep
I can feel it