Parissia

Parissia

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
SoloR&BAlternative

Parissia is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter, rapper and producer blending 90's era hip-hop and dance with a futuristic edge to create a fresh and eclectic sound.

Biography

Parissia is a recording artist, singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer from Boston, Massachusetts. As a self-proclaimed “90’s revivalist,” Parissia fuses popular techniques from the era with a futuristic edge. Moving away from traditional Hip Hop, she combines genres of R&B, Trapsoul, Dance/Electronic, and Rock to create an eclectic sound. Her main influences include the likes of Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, and Sade, to name a few.

In 2016, Parissia released her EP "The Blue." She recorded at Silent Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA alongside acclaimed producer WLPWR who has produced for the likes of Eminem, Yelawolf, Big KRIT, Trinidad James, Wiz Kahlifa, Tech N9ne, Travis Barker, just to name a few. Parissia’s new project features performances from Ryan Kilgore, saxophone player for the legendary Stevie Wonder, and Lance Fury, trumpet player for Janelle Monae. 

Parissia has gained some notable attention on the Boston scene. She has most recently performed on the talent-trodden stages of The Middle East in Cambridge, MA. and The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, MA. opening for hip hop legends Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk and Nappy Roots. She is currently working with acclaimed Boston-based producer The Arcitype, known for his work with hip-hop heavyweights such as Action Bronson, Sean Price, Edo G, Slaine, Termanology and many more. Her three newest singles are featuring notorious battle rapper, Chilla Jones.

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Lyrics

G.O.A.T.

Written By: Parissia

Verse I:
Here I am, it's goddesswagg
I'm gonna get it five, six pounds by the bag
paper pockets heavy make my skinny jeans sag
getting wavy like a red, white, and blue flag, uh
And you know you wanna party with shorty I'm that hot toddie
Cuz I'm downing lyrics faster than shots and shots of Bacardi
Best believe I'm taking over the game like John Gotti
I been killing everyone in my way, I'm not sorry
and my words be flowing heavy like floods, so get ready
It's a category five, oo, there go the levees
Put the track on repeat, keep it going steady
Bump it while you doing donuts in the 85 Chevy
Bet you ain't ever seen a chick like me, so quick like me, so thick like me
Can't no other dame in the game put it down, put it front back, put it in reverse like me
Ain't no other girls rock her hips like me, get tips like me, so hip like me
Ain't doing it for fame, my name put em to shame
Everybody and their mother in the game is the same

Hook:
Bounce, bounce
Bounce for me now, bounce for me now
Yeah, yeah, Bounce
Bounce for me now, bounce for me now (x2)

Verse 2:
You know I hold em, roll em, blow em, throw em
Like games of dice I own em
Then I plow the hoes like snow and I'm throwing bows upon em
Gave no ear to all their jeers and you best believe I shown em
Did it all myself now they want help, I won't ever loan em
Don't care if you're a top dawg, or a underdog, I'm a three-headed dog
I'm Cerberus
I'll chew you up, I'll spit you out
When you think I'm done, there's more of this
My oral twist is a verbal fist and no I'm never gonna stop
You get the gist, I'm not quitting this, wait until the album drops

Hook:
Bounce, bounce
Bounce for me now, bounce for me now
Yeah, yeah, Bounce
Bounce for me now, bounce for me now (x2)

Verse 3:
I'm doing what you know you can't, call me cold, call me bold
I go well with everything, call me classic, call me gold
Fresh, I'm creative, I'm different, I break the mold
Tell me I can't do it, I will prove you wrong, can't be controlled
This beat ill, this beat sick, this beat got the uncommon cold
I told my mama dreamed of this ever since I was four years old
I told my mama I won't let her down, told my mama I'd make her proud
I'm never gonna give it up, I'm never gonna let her down, Rick Roll'd

Hook:
Bounce, bounce
Bounce for me now, bounce for me now
Yeah, yeah, Bounce
Bounce for me now, bounce for me now (x2)

Basic

Written By: Parissia

Hook:
basic basic basic everybody's basic basic
and everything around me so basic basic basic uh
I bump the bass, but ya'll basic

Verse I:
Let's face it, you basic
yeah you and all of your ladies
you wasted, you hasty
no time for all of that crazy
yeah I'm the basis, im the matrix
it's time the game gets a facelift
you fake it, but I rake it
I'll blast off quicker than a spaceship

you ratchet, i'm past it
my words cut deeper than a hatchet
you cliche, i'm cache
you try but can never be this classy
you stumble, i sachet
you fumble, i ballet
you carpool, i valet
vip like a Lagerfield soiree

you fire shots more blank than my dossier
you go no substance, you're running empty
you yom kippur,your like a fast day
but I got lyrical dishes coming all day
just call me the buffet
I keep them wanting more, your crew is hungry
and my flow is just like the gravy
I chew you up, spit you out, that's puree

day the album drop, gonna be a feast day
have you feeling like a kid on Christmas day
I light it up, I lead the pack, I'm rudolph, I guide the sleigh
I'll slay them all like it's child's play
I'll put your flights on delay
and once you think you're taking off, you'll soon be calling mayday

Hook:
basic basic basic everybody's basic basic
and everything around me so basic basic basic uh
I bump the bass, but ya'll basic

Verse II:
So whatsup? Sac passe?
You meet me, I don't do halfway
I'm on that Sirani, I don't play no games
I see through you, no x-ray
got you bumping this track on replay
you closet love it, but you say you hate
you're a butterface, that's Monet
you got no HD on your display
you dropped the baton on the relay
I'm gold medaling always
you thirst, my words hydrate
I'll blow up like Pompeii
you're flashing like you got made
meanwhile the bills are unpaid
if you was grinding the right way
there's be no time to be tweeting pics all day

Pre-Hook:
Don't even try to hold me down, I'm just gonna resist
I'm getting sick n tired of these basic antics

every single thing you said that I wouldn't accomplish (I did)
brings me one step closer to the cover of Complex

Hook:
basic basic basic everybody's basic basic
and everything around me so basic basic basic uh
I bump the bass, but ya'll basic

ha ha ha
I bump the bass but ya'll basic

Fast 'N Slow

Written By: Parissia

Hook:
Don't stop, just go/ Don't stop, just go
Fast n slow/Go Fast (You wanna see me)
Drop it low, drop, drop it low
Fast then slow/Go Fast then slow

Verse I:
I reminisce on that first day we saw each other way back,
our eyes locked but we kept moving on our own separate paths
and I can't help but wonder, what if we erased the past?
you might not be the 1st, but baby I saved my best for last
and I really wanna see you, and I see you with me, yeah
for you I'd jump through fire, I'd swim from sea to SEA, yeah
And I see the way you look at me, your eyes tell no lies
and I see a future with you, these things I fantasize
You asked if I was down for this/ well, baby, I would drown for this
Told you that I'd ride or die, baby, we Bonnie and Clyde
You said that you're no good for me/i said let's just wait and see
You said let's go for a drive, so I said baby, let's ride
but

Hook:
Don't stop, just go/ Don't stop, just go
Fast n slow/Go Fast (You wanna see me)
Drop it low, drop, drop it low
Fast then slow/Go Fast then slow

Verse II:
I asked how you felt about me, that's when you said you loved me
I asked if you were sure, you said your heart knew entirely
Now, I'd be lying if I said that didn't scare me at all
Because I knew we took a leap, but I didn't think we would fall
After all, we put ourselves on the line
Walking that tightrope, it was just a matter of time
But if you're so bad, how come you feel so good?
Maybe because I'm from the town side and you're from the hood?
But there is more to the story than opposites attract
You see the thing is, I know no matter what you got my back
So let's take a dive
Let the sea of your heart swallow me up
Glass was once half empty, but now you fill up my cup

Hook:
Don't stop, just go/ Don't stop, just go
Fast n slow/Go Fast (You wanna see me)
Drop it low, drop, drop it low
Fast then slow/Go Fast then slow

Bridge:
And I don't wanna let you go
And I want this feeling forever
And I don't wanna let go
Don't wanna let go, Don't wanna let go
Don't wanna, don't wanna, oh, oh

Hook:
Don't stop, just go/ Don't stop, just go
Fast n slow/Go Fast (You wanna see me)
Drop it low, drop, drop it low
Fast then slow/Go Fast then slow

Handcuffs

Written By: Parissia

Verse 1:
aw
Girl meets world just like my boy Cory
I'm the lil mami from the Grecian story
tight flow, hair flow call me Rapunzel
long hair, don't care won't keep me trapped though
got the trap, doe, to make that rap dough, no escrow
you need benzo, I need the keys to a Benz, doe
and a Van Gogh, in my new chateau, in Bourdeaux
eating gateau, debating some Thoreau and Rousseau
and I'm seeing everybody round me just plateau, that's a flat line, so no i cannot live the so-so,
thought I told you already I'm Parissia, not John Doe
my dreams are tunnel vision, I can't change the channel

HOOK:
Yo, I don't know what to tell you
You working nine to five, can't do a nine to five
I swear I don't know what to tell you
Work, work, work, work, work
Yo, I don't know what to tell you
You working nine to five, won't do a nine to five
I swear I don't know what to tell you
Work, work, work, work, work

Hear the beat increase
yeah this beat's obese
yeah I'm ready to unleash the freak
release the beast
but don't hold me back
let me speak my piece
you can't hold me back
I'm a speak my piece (x2)

Verse 2:
When I play this track it's audio crack
xo Parissia, keep it fresh, I'm Tic Tac
Wanna break off a piece of this, call me Kitty Kat
Cuz I'm all dressed in black on my Aaliyah swag
I walk in, don't need nobody I'm a one man wolf pack
Sit back, the crowd parts, make my way onto the floor
Eyes low, heart attack, I'm the one ya'll waiting for
Not him, not her, no I'm the one ya'll waiting for

HOOK:
Yo, I don't know what to tell you
You working nine to five, can't do a nine to five
I swear I don't know what to tell you
Work, work, work, work, work
Yo, I don't know what to tell you
You working nine to five, won't do a nine to five
I swear I don't know what to tell you
Work, work, work, work, work

Hear the beat increase
yeah this beat's obese
yeah I'm ready to unleash the freak
release the beast
but don't hold me back
let me speak my piece
you can't hold me back
I'm a speak my piece (x2)

Verse 3:
All around town I been cruising in style
Got my windows down, bass bumping for miles
And I'm badder than bad, so they call me vile
I'm so out of this world, I'm the next X-file, yeah,uh
You don't really wanna mess
On that beast mode, just call me Loch Ness, no stress
My lyrics demonstrate finesse
When you hear my progress, you're sure to obsess

When you bust this track
Put it on playback
If your neighbors don't like it
Tell em to fall back (x3)

So grab your pack and put it on blast
just do you,baby, don't hold back x3

eh, ah ah (x2)

work (x16)

Take Your Time

Written By: Parissia

Verse I:
Let's make things right, I don't want, I don't wanna fight
Just take your time, Make it last, make it last all night
I don't care to be right, I just want you in my life
Oh no I can't deny, how you made me see the light
I did not believe the hype, bout how love changes your sight
Oh, boy, our love is ripe, the forbidden fruit, take a bite

Hook:
Did you forget we said that, we said we'd be forever?
Can we try again cuz I can't stand to be apart
I wanna stay together, baby, let's stay together
Don't wanna beg but rather kill my pride than lose my heart

Verse II:
Touch me, taste me, but don't use me, don't waste me
Take your time, don't race me
Heart to heart, just face me
I want you, boy, you want me too
Can't see my life without you
I know deep inside this feels so true
Don't care what they say about you
Don't see what they say about you
Won't hear what they say about you
They try so hard to keep me from you
But I'm the only one who sees right through you
Even when I'm mad at you
Even though I'm mad at you
I won't let this be through
No, I won't let this be through

Hook:
Did you forget we said that, we said we'd be forever?
Can we try again cuz I can't stand to be apart
I wanna stay together, baby, let's stay together
Don't wanna beg but rather kill my pride than lose my heart

Verse III:
When I'm mad I transmit it
I know I made some mistakes, I'll be the first to admit it
And when I say I wanna quit it
I don't mean a damn word, just wanna see if you with it
Cuz Babyboy, if you with it then I'm with it
Yeah, you know I ride or die, definition of committed
All the things you said running through my head
Tatu'd on my heart, yeah, we take that all to bed
Can't let it all go unsaid
Boy, I want you in my life, I just wanna break bread, uh
Might have done something you misread
But I'm telling you, straight, no I never mislead, no
And I'd sacrifice it all for you I'd drop dead
Yin to my Yang, heart to my head
There are thorns where we lay, but it's a rose bed
Our love is beautiful, for you I bleed red

Hook:
Did you forget we said that, we said we'd be forever?
Can we try again cuz I can't stand to be apart
I wanna stay together, baby, let's stay together
Don't wanna beg but rather kill my pride than lose my heart (x2)

Don't You

Written By: Parissia

Verse I:
This one goes out to the guy who broke my heart
I knew it was a lie right from the start
I'm not even sure what i liked about you
but you left scars on me like a tattoo

and every time I think back on those days
I can see the evil in your ways
you were just using an innocent girl
thought that you could take over my world

and I'm so glad that I woke up and now I'm free from you
you had a hold on me that I have finally broke through
and even when I was at my worst I always knew
how strong I was from all that I went through

all the lies you spew
all the hurt you do
it makes me sick when I realize I never knew you
can't even say I hate you cuz that would mean I have feelings
for you i have nothing, my thoughts are ch-ch-chilling

HOOK:
don't you
don't you want somebody
don't you need somebody to die
x2

Look at me now
I have a good man in my life
he showed me what true love is
told me everything's alright
but I still can't believe I wasted my time
I regret I let you into my life
I know that you're creeping
watch my every move online
well get over it cuz you won't ever be mine
a grown man actin like a boy
you thought that i was just your little toy
don't ever underestimate a smart woman
like me they come one in a million
and even though I gave it all that I had
deep down I knew that you were bad
maybe that's why I'm so mad
cuz I knew better than that
i know I knew better than that
cuz my mama taught me better than that

HOOK:
don't you
don't you want somebody
don't you need somebody to die
x2

Faithful

Written By: Parissia

Verse I:
First time we kicked it, I won't forget it
Met in a parking lot, you wore your fitted
Drove to the studio, you watched me drop bars
We went for sushi after, then sat inside your car
We spoke for hours and I told you about my dreams
About the music and the clothing line, you said I'd make that cream
I reminded you of Peter and you told me bout Asend
We went cruising through the city, ended up in the North End
Every corner had a story about you scheming with your friends
We bout said our deepest secrets, didn't bother to pretend
You were so misunderstood and you saw that I was too
You took one look in my eyes, that's when both of us knew

Hook:
And I don't care about diamond rings and Louboutins don't mean a thing
I just wanna have your love, that's what makes me happy
Don't know bout them other girls but baby I'm not lying
Just want you by my side, got nothing to hide
You know I'll be faithful, I'll be faithful
You know I'll be faithful, cuz i know that you're faithful too

Verse 2:
I know that she hurt you bad, can see it in your eyes
but I'm different and you know it, I got nothing to disguise
and despite what happened in the past, I know that you trust me
that makes us even stronger now, no reason to worry
you said our love is just like the movies, and someday they'd hear our story
thankful we found each other, now you got me singing Glory
you and me and me and you, it's us against the world
I was scared in the beginning, you said let's give it a whirl
You showed me you'd do anything to have me be your girl
don't need jewelry to show it off, already found my pearl
your love it feels so good, boy, your love it takes me higher
if love is an addiction, baby you are my supplier
designer strings don't mean a thing, cuz you're my everything
you don't have to feel pressure, boy, my love don't cost a thing

Hook:
And I don't care about diamond rings and Louboutins don't mean a thing
I just wanna have your love, that's what makes me happy
Don't know bout them other girls but baby I'm not lying
Just want you by my side, got nothing to hide
You know I'll be faithful, I'll be faithful
You know I'll be faithful, cuz i know that you're faithful too

Bridge:
And If I trip and fall, I know you got me
And when you're feeling low, you know I got you

Yeah, and everything's alright, no complaints from my body cuz I make you feel so right
no complaints from my mind, stimulate you all night
no complaints from my spirit, together we're in heaven
no need to make a wish, you're my 11:11
said, no need to make a wish you're my 11:11
yeah, uh together we're in heaven
yeah, uh together we're in heaven

Hook:
And I don't care about diamond rings and Louboutins don't mean a thing
I just wanna have your love, that's what makes me happy
Don't know bout them other girls but baby I'm not lying
Just want you by my side, got nothing to hide
You know I'll be faithful, I'll be faithful
You know I'll be faithful, cuz i know that you're faithful too

Let That Sink In

Written By: Parissia

Verse I:
It's going down, tonight is the night I'm letting my hair down
Sick of being uptight, no worries about tomorrow just gonna live for the night
Vampire life, baby, just want a lil bite
So give me the green light, we'll stay up til Twilight
Sip a lil more til my brains are sky high
You're my target tonight, catch my glance, it's bull's eye
And if you play your cards right, maybe you'll get a bird's eye
Yeah, I'm rocking them thigh highs, skyscraper like Dubai
We're getting hazy, like we are living in Shanghai
I'm taking off tonight, just call me the Red Eye
Spin me round like we travel the world in one night
I'll upgrade ya, if you wait on stand by
You'll be a go-show, if he's a no-show, now you got me tongue tied
and I'm seeing sparks, like it's the 4th of July
Hypnotized, in a trance, oops, Oh My

HOOK:
It's going down, from here
I'm spinning out, top gear
There's no way out, I fear
Don't stop me now
(just keep sending those drinks my way)

hey little big man, tell me what you thinking
what's in that cup, yup, show me what you drinking
gimme a sip, then, as we let that sink in
I'll be good to go go go, what do ya say then ?!
x2

verse 2:
Boy I just came here to have a good time
and get some things off of my mind
I'm looking right, yeah. boy I'm in my prime
I just wanna let loose, be my partner in crime
Red, red wine you make me feel so fine
You keep me rocking all of the time
a rush of blood to my head
I just wanna forget, let it go to my head

HOOK:
It's going down, from here
I'm spinning out, top gear
There's no way out, I fear
Don't stop me now
(just keep sending those drinks my way)

hey little big man, tell me what you thinking
what's in that cup, yup, show me what you drinking
gimme a sip, then, as we let that sink in
I'll be good to go go go, what do ya say then ?!
x2

Go, go, go (x4)

Sekend Chance

Written By: Parissia

I take a look at myself
I really need some help
I don't know what it'll take
to get me out of this hell

I left my life on the shelf
that ghost was someone else
maybe I'll kiss this shell
to live that broken bell

I don't know what I mean
n I don't know who I am
I take a look at myself
she's from a distant land

every step I take
it's all been done in vain
I'm deeper in quicksand
maybe I'm goin insane

cuz everyday is the same
n all the glory is pain
n all my troubles they stay
I can't keep up with the rain

ask me no more questions
I don't know what it means
don't know what none of it means
somehow that brings me peace

pieces of me I piece together for a peace of mind
you wanna a piece of my mind?
that's immanence divine

reality's a dream
none of it means a thing
play ignorant, you get ahead
ya that's the swing of things

the more I know the more it hurts
the more I can't breathe
the more I hate myself
I contradict what I believe

I guess I'm just a victim
of Generation ME
degenerates exchangin selfies
for some self esteem

falling apart at the seams
cuz nothing is what it seems
we hangin on by a thread
but don't tear up our dreams

best things in life are free
cash rules everything around me
you ever ask yourself
do you like what you see?

HOOK

So now what?
I can't see
Blurred vision
Lost dreams
Lost kids
Crack feins
no need for wisdom
we got Technology
Tablets and table dancers
Money n broken pencils
Google all the answers
still no cure for cancer
…. there's still no cure for cancer
2014 time capsule

I don't really know what even matters anymore
connected by the Cloud, but I got caught up in the storm
butterfly kisses, born to transform
they say be yourself, but now the swarm is the norm
In a sea of people I'm a lost man at sea
n i'm searchin screamin out "can anybody hear me?!"
n sometimes I wonder, if the stars they feel alone
cuz no matter how they shine, people starin at their phones
he without sin, shall cast the first stone
n i swear i post a status up like 2 seconds ago
so imma have a seat n take a good look in the mirror
the universe is in my eyes, I can see clearer
if objects in the mirror are closer than they appear
and history repeats itself, and if the end was near
would you count your money?
or hold your love in a slow dance?
yeah ignorance is bliss,
but this our second chance..
and I struggle, to keep my eyes closed at night
Nightlights can't reach the dark corners in my mind
It's one step forward, then 24 behind
The hours in a day feel like they been assigned
so I tell myself, why do I bother to try?
my compass is broken, my third eye is blind
my heart it feels empty, a faulty design
is it just me or is this all of mankind?
bodies evolving with moral decline
I'd like to know that my soul is all mine
I wanna know that everything's gon be fine
So I take one last deep breathe
and look up to the sky..
((echo))

Déja Vu

Written By: Parissia

Hook:
I remember back when life was slowed down
Days hot, nights long
I remember when the love was so strong
Where has it gone?
I remember back when life was slowed down

Verse I:
This morning as I wake up
Smell something good, what's mama cookin up?
Pancakes and eggs, a side of Cocoa Puffs
I swear this feels just like back in the day
It feels like back in the day
My Nikes on my feet
Take my bike for a ride, I'm cruising through the streets
And the corner store seems like the place to meet
I swear this feels just like back in the day
It feels like back in the day

Hook:
I remember back when life was slowed down
Days hot, nights long
I remember when the love was so strong
Where has it gone?
I remember back when life was slowed down

Verse II:
Sweet tea, ice cream
Barbecuing down the street
Hot belt, leather seat
Skating, sizzling concrete
Windows down, bass is up
Chasing down the setting sun
Tribe and Queen and Kriss Kross
Candy-painted hop scotch
West Coast was Pac and Dre and Snoop
And Stoop Kid was afraid to leave the stoop
You could hear the children play
'Take Me To Another Place'
Those were some good days
Today, 'it was a good day'
Feels just like back in the day
It feels like back in the day...

Hook:
I remember back when life was slowed down
Days hot, nights long
I remember when the love was so strong
Where has it gone?
I remember back when life was slowed down

Discography

Anything But Basic (EP):
I. G.O.A.T. 
II. Basic
III. Fast 'N Slow
IV. Handcuffs
V. Take Your Time
VI. Don't You
VII. Faithful
VIII. Let That Sink In

Sekend Chance (Single Release)

The Blue (EP):
I. The Blue ft. Lance Fury
II. 2090
III. Off
IV. Storm ft. Ryan Kilgore
V. DJ
VI. Déjà Vu

Summer Love (Single Release) featuring Chilla Jones

By My Side (Single Release) featuring Chilla Jones

See Thru (Single Release) featuring Chilla Jones