Queen Rose

Queen Rose

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopR&B

As of today a FREE DOWNLOAD is available on http://queenrose.net/ of the debut song BUILDING BRIDGES from violinist Queen Rose ft. Mark Shine. The song is co-written and co-produced by Queen Rose & Mark Shine.

Watch Queen Rose rock her violin with Trey Songz on MTV Unplugged!

Biography

As of today a FREE DOWNLOAD is available on http://queenrose.net/ of the debut song BUILDING BRIDGES from violinist Queen Rose ft. Mark Shine. The song is co-written and co-produced by Queen Rose & Mark Shine. Executive producers are Marvels “Magic” Marvelous and Queen Rose.

“I knew I wanted to write a song about my vision of Building Bridges with Mark Shine. He is an incredible singer and songwriter. We met through MySpace and started to work together on recordings and in live shows immediately. I shared my vision with him and he came up with this beautiful hook, which was the beginning of this song.”

Queen Rose is manifesting her vision in her not-for-profit organization Building Bridges in the works. Its mission is to create intercultural communication to cause peace, bringing about a shift from negative to empowering messages.

The song brilliantly fuses her formidable classical music background with America’s sizzling Rock, Soul and R&B sounds. Her ingenious pop arrangement is peppered with an accessible lyrical hook that appeals to people all over the world. Building Bridges includes the best musicians on the NYC scene and features Mark Shine’s vocals layered over Queen Rose’s lush string arrangements, bringing to life her music and vision.

As a child in Austria, Europe’s music capital, Queen Rose played any instrument she could get her hands on. Violin became her primary instrument and by age 13 she performed professionally. Her student years are filled with scholarships, awards and achievements that mark her growth, as she became an accomplished Classical & Jazz violinist.
"It was love at first sight” Queen Rose reflects about visiting the Big Apple for the first time. The prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship “to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas” made it possible for her. She came to study at the renowned New School Jazz Program.

Since bursting onto New York City’s music scene, she has shared the stage with Jazz greats Abbey Lincoln, Billy Hart and Butch Morris, and musical masterminds Carlos Santana, John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gloria Estefan, John Legend and DJ Spooky to name a few. She has performed on stages at the Latin Grammy’s, Conan O’Brian Show, Alice Tully Hall, Cite de la Musique (Paris) among many others. She took her own band 4 times on tour in Austria playing at famous venues like Orpheum Graz, Porgy & Bess and Joe Zawinul’s Birdland, and performed her original music at the legendary Blue Note, NYC, Knitting Factory and the Village Underground among others. She has notched over 50 production, arrangement, composition and performance credits on 18 released albums, videos and film soundtracks by diverse talents such as superstars Trey Songz (MTV Unplugged), Ashanti, Blitz the Ambassador and many others.

In 2011 Queen Rose is going to release her first R&B/Hip Hop album with world music influences featuring some of New York City’s hottest independent & Grammy Award winning singers & rappers - like Honey Larochelle, Blitz the Ambassador, Rob Murat, Keishera, John Sportin, Gordon Chambers, Steve Wallace, Maya Azucena, Chandlar, Marc Villa and Stimulus - to share her many talents as a violinist, singer, songwriter and producer.

A resourceful social entrepreneur and proven leader, Queen Rose is indeed one to watch.

Lyrics

Building Bridges

Written By: Queen Rose & Mark A Lowe

Building bridges
Let’s build these bridges y’all
Making that love connection, making that love connection

Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, we’re building bridges
Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, not burning bridges

I grew up in a village, played music every day,
Dreamed of traveling the world, building bridges on my way.
I used to look up in the sky, and wonder how my life will be,
So many places I wanna go, so many people I wanna know.

I didn’t see my path so clear, but my soul had an open ear,
I knew my life was not lived alone, I’ve this vision with my song.
Now we’re walking in the right direction, I got my soul with the right connection,
Together we’re building, building, we are building bridges.

Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, we’re building bridges
Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, not burning bridges

Hey brother, hey sister, understanding is the key.
When we respect each other the love we will receive.
It fills your heart with laughter then make your dream come true.
For every will there is a way, we’re building bridges every day.

Queen Rose
(Violin solo)

Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, we’re building bridges
Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, not burning bridges

Wipe away your tears, cast away your fears
Set your spirit free, be who you got to be.
A little smile for you, a little smile for me
Sets it free.

Out of the darkness in to the light,
Now thank the Lord for love now thank the Lord for life yeah
Make your voice and your spirit be heard,
Peace throughout the world.

Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, we’re building bridges
Building bridges around the world
Building bridges, not burning bridges

Man of my Life

Written By: Queen Rose

MAN OF MY LIFE
Music & lyrics by Queen Rose for Queen Rose Productions (2009)

Hook:
need a man who walks with me, Man of my life
Someone who stands by me, Man of my life
don’t need flowers and gifts (2.x don’t have to be rich)
Just (some)one I can trust, and wanna stay with., Man of my life

Verse 1:
Tonight I was waiting long to hear my phone, but nothing rang. Nothing rang
You said you’d be coming by, but again it was a lie. again it was a lie.
No more convolution to your needs, or devolution through dark deeds,
I don’t need your diamond ring, I want love, the real thing!

Hook:

Verse 2:
When I am out doing my thing, I meet all these men who look like my dream.
They give me elations, lots of temptations, fuel my inspiration,
But it doesn’t last long, soon they are gone.
I am left to my own device, all alone, paying a high price.

Bridge:
Are you the man, the man for my life? Man for my life
The one I can laugh & cry with as your wife? Cry with as your wife
Are you the man, the man for my life?
Are you gonna go up & down with me?

Hook 2x: with ad-libs

Hook freely 2x:
Are you the man for my life, Man of my life
the one who stands by my side, Man of my life
you don’t have to be rich, just one I can trust, and wanna stay with, Man of my life

Are you the man I wanna hold, Man of my life
For my life by my side, Man of my life
Please tell me, are you the one, I wanna stay with, for my life, Man of my life

I need a man for my life

My Life

Written By: Queen Rose

MY LIFE
© music & lyrics by Queen Rose for Queen Rose Productions

Hook:
My life, my life,…

Verse 1:
This is my life, my life, oh yeah
I wanna live it by your side
Don’t care what others say
I’ve got to do it my own way

This is my life, my life, oh yeah
I wanna live it by your side
We’ve gotta live it now or never
Don’t care if others wait forever

Hook:
My life, my life,…
Gotta hold on to the dream of my life
This is my life, this is my life…

Verse 2:
This is my life, my life, oh yeah, I wanna live my dream with you
Too long I tried to please the others now I know
I have to seize the chance for my advance

This is my life, my life, oh yeah, I wanna live my dream with you
We gotta live it now or never, Don’t care if others wait forever

Hook:

Bridge: & ad-libs
Gotta hold on to the dream of my life
Gotta hold on having you by my side
Gotta hold on to the chance of my life
Gotta hold on moving forward with my drive

Guitar & violin solo

Hook 2x : & ad-libs

Destiny

Written By: Queen Rose

MY LIFE
© music & lyrics by Queen Rose for Queen Rose Productions

Hook:
I want to live my destiny,
be the woman I was meant to be,
A mother, caring lover,
a wife and independent all at once,
Successful in all I do
no matter what I’m going through
PMS, stress, cramps and little sleep
won’t stop me to seek my destiny

Verse 1:
Now I feel so alone, don’t wanna carry on,
My eyes are filled with tears, I’m overwhelmed with fears,
I want my dream come true, but everything seems falling through,
It seems wrong, takes too long, should I keep singing my song?

Hook:

Verse 2:
I won’t let you tell me what to do,
cause my strength is not defined by you.
God created me equal with special gifts,
I have to follow my heart to let it rip.
My clock is ticking all the time, please give me peace of my mind

Hook:

Bridge:
Seek your destiny, it will set you free!
Seek your destiny, it will set you free!
Seek your destiny, it will set you free!
Seek your destiny, it will set you free!

Hook:

Champion

Written By: Queen Rose & Stimulus

Champion

Intro:
I’m calling for my champion, my champion
I’m calling for my champion.

Verse 1:
I woke up this morning exhausted,
Feeling that my life was defeated,
Never thought that I could go on like this,
I feel sick and worry ‘bout all that I miss.

Chorus:
You have to stand up for your rights,
To feel all your power inside,
Even if people don’t treat you right,
The reward will be your confidence and pride.

Interlude & violin solo:
I’m calling for my champion, I’m calling for my champion.

Verse 2:
I am a walking bundle of contradictions,
No longer want to put up with this.
How do I determine what’s right,
Do I have to fight to get back my life?

Chorus:

Bridge:
With my champion by my side, I will never loose sight,
For what’s important in my life. For what’s important in my life.
With my champion by my side, I will make sure I’ll do things right,
Won’t let circumstances destroy my life.

Chorus:

Interlude & rap (Stimulus):
You can't put a price on it
Why would you try to
It’s my life to live and die
I got a right to
Defend all my dreams
In my soul I believe
It’s not what it seems to you it’s what it be
That’s me champion
Gold trophy carryin’
Pure water through the fires
They try to trap me in
I'm breakin’ out of the dark to see happiness
Sun shinin’ on my heart givin’ me lasting bliss

I’m calling for my champion, I’m calling for my champion.

Chorus:

Beautiful

Written By: Queen Rose

BEAUTIFUL
music & lyrics by Queen Rose for Queen Rose Productions

Chorus:
You’re so beautiful 3x

Verse 1:
When I’m around you, you make me feel so good,
Can’t you see I’m not playing games, no.
When I hold you, I never told you, I’m not making any claims, no, no.
But I love you, will give you all you need, cause your’re my destiny,
Will you choose me, so I can be the king and make you my queen.

Chorus:
You’re so beautiful
Fills: never wanna let you go again
Never let you go again
You’re so beautiful
I know I want to be your man
Be your man
You’re so beautiful
I’m so attracted to your strength
Attracted to your strength
You’re so beautiful
I want to go with you the whole length.

Verse 2:
Girl, I know you got hurt a lot, please let me heal your heart.
You don’t let me close to you, I promise I won’t drift apart.
I let you be the woman you dream to be, make you free,
No more loneliness or sadness, I wanna go down on my knees.

Chorus:

Bridge:
Can I be your man and hold you in my arm, hold you in my arm
Cause our song will never loose its charm. Charm
Can I be your man until I die, I won’t let you go, no, no,
Cause you’re my lady, wanna make you happy, wanna love you daily,
Don’t wanna let you go, never let you go.

Chorus:

Outro: adlibs

Purpose

Written By: Queen Rose & Marc Villa

Verse 1:
For so long, I’ve walked alone
With a blindfold
Avoiding this reality
On the streets it seems so cold
No compassion, no sympathy

B-Section:
Tell me why it’s got to be this way
Can someone show me how to make a change?

Hook:
I searched for the meaning
I looked for the purpose of my life
When I looked in the mirror, through these eyes
I found the strength inside

Verse 2:
Outside my window, there’s just heartache and pain
Can’t find a hand to help, some people look the other way
Turn on the T.V. and all I hear them say is
War’s not over and the crime goes up, how do we keep the faith?

B-Section

Hook (2x)

Bridge:
Stand up
It starts with you today, you today
Can’t hold back
It’s time to make a change, make change
Be strong
You’ve got to keep the faith, keep going
Go and find your purpose
Don’t you sit and wait, ah ah ah
Don’t let it be too late, ah ah ah

Hook

Moving On

Written By: Queen Rose & Stevce Wallace

Yeah, yea yeah, yeah, yeah yeah, yeah, yea yeah, yeah

Verse 1:
I’ve been thinking bout for a long time how I feel, how I feel
But our relationship I wonder if this is not for real, not for real
So complacent now one day decide I wonder why, wonder why
Decide to face it that the fires died between you and I, you and I na na

It’s too late for your help, and I hope,
how our feelings are felt, no no no no no,
I can do much better by myself, baby baby,
I’m so tired on waiting on you to decide gonna take control of my own life

Chorus:
For my love for you has grown so strong, has grown so strong
While you’ve been leading me on too long, too long,
So I ma be moving on, you can stay right there where you are
So I ma be moving on, pain to me for you to come along, no no

Verse 2:
Wonder why it took so long for me to realize, realize
That you’ve been wasting all my valuable and precious time, valuable precious time
Cause I ain’t bout to put a halt on life until you decide, you decide
Cause I’m far too tired, of waitin on you to figure out what feels right, no

It’s too late for your help, too late, too late, baby
No hard feelings are felt, no, no
But I can do much better by myself, baby baby
I’m tired on waiting for you to decide gonna take control of my own life

Chorus:
For my love for you has grown so strong, so strong
While you’ve been leading me on too long, far too long,
So I ma be moving on, can stay right there where you are baby
So I ma be moving on, ain’t no need for you to come along, no no

Bridge:
I need to make space in my life, my life is good without you,
For someone else to come in and show me love,
Show me what it means to love, Show me what it means to be in love
No drama in my life.
I need to make space in my life, my life is good without you,
For someone else to come in and show me love,
Show me what it means to love, Show me what it means to be in love
No drama in my life.

Chorus:

Forever

Written By: Queen Rose

Verse 1: woman
My lonely days were filled with joy
When you came along my way.
My prayers were answered to meet a man
Who shares my faith.

Verse 2: man
We have a dream we share together
To make this place for all of us better.
When it got hard, we often felt blue,
But God lead us and we made it through.

Chorus: woman & man
Forever,
I wanna hold you in my arms
Forever,
For the rest of our lives
Let’s stay together

Verse 3: woman & man
Woman: My heart stood still when I looked in your eyes
Man: My soul was touched by the depth of your smile
Woman: Your lips told stories I could never forget
Man: I knew a life with you I’d never regret

Chorus: woman & man
Forever,
I wanna hold you in my arms
Forever,
For the rest of our lives
Let’s stay together

Bridge: woman & man
No more searching for the one,
Our love is stronger than the storm.
Like birds in the sky we stay together and fly
To the moon and the sun as one.

Chorus: woman & man
Forever,
I wanna hold you in my arms
Forever,
For the rest of our lives
Let’s stay together

Here and Now

Written By: Queen Rose

Verse 1:

I know that it is hard, believe your dreams are coming true
I know you’re feeling all alone, here and now.
Don’t let doubts destroy the (your) hope, cause life is not about achieving goals,
Instead we enjoy the now and the moments we perceive.
Don’t let your moods determine the next step you will take,
Start listen to the quiet voice that tells you the real way.

Chorus:

If your soul is lost and you can’t find a way,
I will be there for you and wipe the tears away, each and every day.
When the heart is and you feel so weak,
Let me hold your hands, I’ll stay with you throughout eternity.

Verse 2:

I know you struggled long, I wish I could erase the past,
But all of that made who you are, here and now.
Start loving who you have become and realize there is a second chance,
To use your gifts to share them with the people in the world.
Stop (If you’re) feeling sorry for yourself go out and ask for help.
Life is passing by, start living it, you won’t regret a bit.

Chorus:

Bridge:

Don’t wonder what the future is bringing, just live the life and keep on singing,
About the journey God has given, the people you share it with. God’s journey for your life
Don’t be afraid, take little steps each day,
I’ll be on your side, keep holding you tight.
If you do things right the future is bright.

Chorus:

When I think of you

Written By: Queen Rose

When I think of you
Music & lyrics by Queen Rose for Queen Rose Productions (2011)

Chanda Verse 1:
When I think of you my God
I break down in tears and ask
Don’t let this world break me today
I just want to walk your way
Show me love, help me to love, help me to love (choir)

When I think of you my God
I ask for help to carry on, please help me to carry on (choir)
Don’t let my struggle break my faith
I believe you’ll show my way
Help me to love each day

Chanda Chorus 1:
Show us the beauty in this world
Help us find hope, when we lost our way
Give us strength to follow through
for peace to come true

Chanda Verse 2:
When I think of you my God
I wonder how we got so lost, how did we get so lost (choir)
Don’t let us continue on this path
We need kindness and more love
To come together as one, come together as one (choir)

Choir Chorus 2 (Chanda adlibs):
Show us the beauty in this world
Help us find hope when we lost our way
Give us strength to follow through
for peace to come true
Show us your miracles each day
Despite injustice to fight for a better way
Give us strength,
Without you we will never make it through

Chanda:
When I think of you my God
Don’t let us continue on this path

Choir Chorus 2 (Chanda adlibs)

Choir Bridge: (Chanda adlibs)
A) We thank you God for all you do, without you we will never make it through
B) When I think of you my God I bless you with all my heart

Chanda:
When I think of you, when I think of you my God, when I think of you my God

Choir End: (Chanda adlibs)

A) When I think of you, when I think of you, when I think of you I praise you from my heart 3 times
When I think of you, when I think of you, you give me power and you make me strong

B) When I think of you my God, I praise you from my heart
When I think of you my God, you give me power and make me strong

Chanda:
When I think of you my God

Fly Away

Written By: Blitz the Ambassador

Verse 1:
I had a dream that I was falling through the clouds above,
And though it looked so slow it felt just like a thousand miles.
I always wondered why the cage bird sings,
maybe your dreams one day will spread its wing and fly away.

I wonder why, why my days are filled with sorrow,
but all I know is I will survive.
It’s cloudy today, but the sun must shine tomorrow,
So I’m waiting to spread my wings and fly away.

Chorus: 2x
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away

Interlude strings

Verse 2: rap
I’m free falling thru the darkest abbys – staring at the heavens laughing – hands raised to the fist – is this the story of a champion that started like this – from Accra City we rose to the top of the list – lightening strikes the mic – that’s why they call me the Blitz – when I spit you can feel the blood tears and the sweat – I’m representing for the people that got nothing at all – we build bridges of course – from the rich to the poor – cos every mans got a flaw you could stumble and fall – but it doesn’t matter - You gotta get back on the course – they say life is what you make it – so we waken the mould – for the homeless man that’s gotta spend a night in the cold – count your blessings cos the essence of life is what you know – from Shanghai to London to Brooklyn to Seoul – it’s time to spread your broken wings and fly thru the night the Ambassador and Queen Rose shining the light

Chorus: 2x
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away
Gotta spread my broken wings, fly away

Bridge string solo

Chorus: 4x
I’m gonna spread my wings and fly away, fly away, gotta spread my broken wings and fly away, yeah, fly away, yeah, fly away

Let me In

Written By: Rob Murat & Eternia

Lyrics by Rob Murat
Rap lyrics by Eternia

Verse 1:
She was all so lovely, I mean so damn sexy,
She was a blazing dime, with hazel eyes, lady had me strung by her string,
She caught my eye, had me mesmerized, but oh she wouldn’t let me in.

Chorus:
Quit playing hard to get
I know you want me, don’t pretend
Baby girl why won’t you let me in?
She got me working tryin’ make me sweat,
She’s probably thinkin’ I’ma bow & beg
Silly games and childish playin’, why, why? just let me in
why, just let me in
Let me in, yeah

Verse 2:
I got a feeling, I got a feeling, that you
Sittin’ over there wondering, maybe wishing and hoping,
Hoping I was there by your side, baby girl don’t deny

Chorus:

Bridge:
I Got a feeling you want me
you want me baby girl I know you do
Hey you wanna caress me
Caress me baby girl I know you do
maybe even undress me
ooooooh, you know you want me don’t deny you do
if I’m wrong I’m wrong, I’ve been wrong before
but never have I felt so right

Chorus: 2x

Rap:
Knock Knock! Who’s there?
You can beg, I don’t care,
I don’t think you really get it –
It’s Faith, not Fear.
It’s Hope. Unclear Signals?
I don’t go there.
It’s not worth the risk
To commit
Make a pair
Self Worth. Self Respect:
I got a lot of it.
I have a right to take my time with my prospects.
I gotta future that is bright – that’s a fact.
So I won’t settle for less than the best in the pack.
I’m a true gem –
Haze-eyed –
Most men –
Recognize
Something about me that they want in their lives.
I’m not your typical average every-day find.
I am one-of-a-kind, certified God-design.
I see your purpose, if you want it you set your mind,
And you gotta earn it, gotta learn just how to read signs.
And I always shoot straight with ya, I could never lie.
Stop trying, stop kickin’ lines…
Just Take Time.

The Best

Written By: Chandlar

Hook (2x):
I only wanted us to be together
I always knew that we could last forever
I only wanted to try to make it better
So we could be happy because you’re the best I ever had

Verse 1:
I’m not trying to lose the best thing in my life, no no no no
I’ll give all I can, do everything in the world, cause baby you’re the best

Hook (2x):
I only wanted us to be together
I always knew that we could last forever
I only wanted to try to make it better
So we could be happy because you’re the best I ever had

Verse 2:
I’ll do my best to make you see you’re everything to me, o yeah
I’ll take my time and do it right for you, my love, my love

Hook (2x):
I only wanted us to be together
I always knew that we could last forever
I only wanted to try to make it better
So we could be happy because you’re the best I ever had

Verse 3:
I have waited all my life to be with someone so beautiful inside and out,
you make me a better man, I wanna give you my soul, my mind, my heart, my everything

Bridge:
Violin solo

Interlude:
Baby you’re the best, the best

Hook (4x) & ad-libs
I will be yours forever, as long as you’ll have me in your life
you’re the best, the best thing that ever happened in my life, baby,
let’s make it better, baby
only wanted us to be together, always knew that we could last forever,
only wanted to try to make it better, baby, you’re the best thing,
I always knew that we could last forever, Baby you’re the best, the best,
I knew that we could last forever, oh Baby you’re the best, you’re the best, baby, I love you, Baby, you’re the best

I wouldn't change a thing

Written By: Keishera & John Sportin

Verse 1:

Papa was a Rolling Stone,
And Mum made a life of her own gone to America,
Left me in Jamaica.
Grandma couldn’t control me young and restless
Is how they saw me,
But I was just like in my culture being a kid.

Chorus:

Been through so many things that hurt my heart & soul,
I wouldn’t change a thing
looking back you can’t imagine how much pain it brings
I wouldn’t change a thing
I wouldn’t change a thing 3x

Verse 2:

Sneaking out the house ought hours of the night
Did anything to be near the stage light
When I was hurt, just follow the music
And know you’ll find me, it’s where you’ll find me

I was a single child in a single home
Didn’t get enough love, I felt alone
My life didn’t kill me, it made me stronger

Bridge: 2x

Love me, love me the way I am
Stronger, life made me understand
We’re gonna go through some things
Experience all the joy it brings, I

Rap:

Take me as you see me right here as I stand,
Cause everything I went through made me everything I am,
I remember young days, 4th grade in my school days, had to change my school clothes, or my bud would get blazed,
we ain’t had the best things, less than what the rest had, but we thank God, for everything we did have,
wouldn’t change a thing though, not even my bad days, cause my bad days could have been somebody’s glad days,
Mummy used to have me up, practicing my word skills, now my word skills net worth like a cool mill,
thanks a lot Mummy, never could repay you, can’t put a prize tag on all the things you did do,
never followed in-crowds, always had my own crowd, why should I fit in, when I could always stand out,
happy with my outcome, thank you, you’re welcome, never would have got here if I changed what was back there, for real