Raza

Raza

 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
BandPopR&B

Raza is a singer songwriter and a music producer.

Biography

Michigan based Raza is a renowned singer, songwriter composer and music producer/recording engineer, and is one of the most popular and sought after pop/R’n’B/soul artists to come out of Karachi . His latest singles are 'Get You On The Floor', 'I Wanna Be There' is an enviornmental song, available on iTunes and all major online retailers.

Raza was born in Karachi. As a young child Raza used to sing his favorite songs and hymns. He re produced 'O Come All Ye Faithful'. Between the age 3 and 4 Raza composed a new melody of the song Makosa (Manu Dibango), lyrics and even scatted. He actually did that all instantly while recording on a cassette player. The recording still exists and is a part of the family record..

At 12 years old Raza’s love for music led him to plan his career to be an artist, songwriter, composer and music producer. He began writing songs and making music in 1982 with a gigantic dream and a boatload of ambition.

His early childhood memories come from the city of London, UK where he lived with his family and was influenced by many international musical acts. His father was an Airline Engineer and was sent, family and all, to the UK. After several years, Raza’s father was transferred back to Karachi along with the family. As a child, Raza was full of exuberant energy and interested in many things: he was excellent in mathematics and science and an awesome cricket player. He loved cricket as much as music. As the captain of his cricket team at 10-11 years old he drew complicated fielding diagrams for their practice and matches. He also loved to create things and when he learned about science and mathematics, he created his own Physics theory and worked for hours solving problems himself without any tutoring.

Raza says: “If I was not a musician I would have been a scientist and worked on creating new inventions for the betterment of mankind”.
Raza learned music by ear and improvisation. He was mostly influenced by his favorite artists, who he considers his best teachers, including Michael Jackson, George Michael, The Bee Gees, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Dr. Dre and many more. He learned how to write, record, produce, and master music fully independent of any formal training. Now he has added video and photography to his impressive self-learned repertoire of abilities and talents.
Raza: “I believe a true artist would have their own style of music rather than follow any other successful artist.”

Lyrics

Loose Control

Written By: Raza


Loose Control
Lyrics, Music and Produced by Raza
Copyrights 2008

The way you move your hips
On the dance floor Girl
Under the shining lights
You be my pearl

Electrifying my body
Control my soul
Tonight you’ll be my girl
I’ll make you unfurl

I want to know
If you are up for a ride
And that you know I can make you scream tonight
And all this time
You know what you were missing
I’ll take you on, all through the night

Hold you baby
I bring you close
Close to my body
We loose control
We take our time
To cross that line
But when our bodies touch
We loose control

The way you use your lips
You rule my world
Magnifying the pleasures
Make me consoled

Liquidate intentions
A deceiving goal
No misunderstood conceptions
We both extol

Come On

Written By: Raza

COME ON
Written, composed, produced and performed by Raza
Copyrights 2008

Hey listen to me girl I’ve fallen for you
Every word I say, is all about you yeah!
You’re the light in my world, yeah girls it’s true
You’re the love of my life, yeah I need you

When I see you next to me, I get the feeling you’re mine
And all the time girl, I’m feeling so fine yeah!

*
So don’t say no!
I’m always gonna be a part of you yeah!
Oh tell me girl when will you be mine
Come on

You are in my dreams; you make my world so new
You’re living in my thoughts; I’ll never make you blue yeah!

I wanna love you girl every night and day
I wanna make you happy girl in every way
I’m in love with you baby, my heart longs for you
You are the treasure of my soul all my world is you

Repeat *

Hey Hey!

Written By: Raza

Hey Hey!
Written, Composed and Produced by Raza
Copyrights 2008

Every girl says to me, I’m your number fan
Well there sweet sweet talking, I can’t understand
They ask me when, I will meet them again
I say, sorry gal , I know your pretty dame
Girls checking out my music room
And watch me dusting with a little broom
Guys ask me how I make my tunes
Cause the girls call me all the time on the phone

Don’t call me super, I’m not good basketball player
Don’t call me big shot, Not checking the current affairs
Not even mastermind, I ain’t no Einstein
Just call me Raza, it’s just the way I am

Chorus
All the girls come on say Hey Hey!
All the boys come on say Hey Hey!

Did you hear the song I wrote
I wrote it in my motor boat
A song that started with a little note
And ended with a big quote
My manager said, stop fussing around
Get on the stage and make a sound
I got on the stage and made my move
Then I realized I forgot my shoe

Don’t call me super, I wanna be better than this
Don’t call me big shot; I’m looking for a special miss
Not even mastermind, I ain’t no Einstein
Just call me Raza, it’s just the way I am

Repeat Chorus

Are You Ready?

Written By: Raza

ARE YOU READY
Written composed and produced by Raza
Copyrights 2008

Chorus
Are you ready, let your hands in the air move it like you don’t care
Are you ready, to move your feet, to the rhythm and the beat

I’m gonna get, get moving your butt
Get moving your body, getting moving on the floor
I’m gonna lift your spirit with my beat
The music that will speak, to your mind and your soul

I will make you dance, I will you shake your body
Let’s make a big sound….Hey hey hey hey

Chorus
Are you ready, let your hands in the air move it like you don’t care
Are you ready, to move your feet, to the rhythm and the beat

I’m gonna get, the party going on
The girls are turning on, dancing in their thong
I’m gonna pump, the volume of my song
As heat is getting strong, we party all night long

Show me your move, we gather in a funky groove
Let’s make a big sound….Hey hey hey hey

Are you ready, are you ready
Are you ready (yeah yeah yeah yeah), are you ready (Yeah come on)

Chorus
Are you ready, let your hands in the air move it like you don’t care
Are you ready, to move your feet, to the rhythm and the beat

Insane

Written By: Raza

INSANE
Written, composed, produced, lyrics and performed
By Raza © 2008

Verse 1
Is life what it seems to be, is this the life you want
Where the hatred and the hunger, Is creeping in the dawn
Can the innocent survive, When nobody cares
Can the justice stay alive, when nobody dares
Bridge 1
Who’s going to question the things who did for sorrow
Who’s going to answer the sins who did today
Every bad is said is good for tomorrow
But justice never dies, and the truth only dares
Chorus
You call me a friend (not a friend!), we’ll talk about love
And then we’ll go and spread the hate
And talk about the peace (talk so cheap)
And then breaking divine
From the beginning of this world we’ve been insane

Verse 2
Is your conscious feeling bad
When you lost your self respect
And when you’re fighting for your cause
You find yourself dead
What kind of fight is this
What kind of world is this
Where hope is ones hopelessness
And you end up being pissed
Bridge 2
No hope we will get from the setting of the sun
Just some money you’ll get, to sell yourself for fun
Don’t tell me that, you love to kill your soul
Don’t tell me that, you forgot what was your goal
Chorus
You call me a friend (not a friend!), we’ll talk about love
And then we’ll go and spread the hate
And talk about the peace (talk so cheap)
And then breaking divine
From the beginning of this world we’ve been insane
Bridge 3
What hope will we get from the setting of the sun
Will the gone away ever return from the run
Don’t know if ever the morning will come
The night is getting, darker every minute

Repeat Chorus till fade

Funky Day

Written By: Raza

FUNKY DAY
Written, composed, produced and Performed by Raza © 2008

When I got to know you, I stopped feeling blue
I started to enjoy every season that’s true!
No one can do, what you really could
When music was not in me, life wasn’t so good

Come on and look at me, look in my eyes what you see
With you my day is bright, don’t wanna leave your sight
I wanna boogie with you, I wanna sing with you
I wanna shout with you, all I want to have is a good time with you

Ooh it’s a funky day

When I feel lonely, I turn to you
Music you’re the only, has love so pure
Beating in my heart, living in my soul
Don’t you know my music, you’re my heaven’s door

Ooh you make my funky day

Get in the groove with you, and do the move with you
Who ever is on the street, can dance to my funky beat

Ooh it’s a funky day

Ooh you make my funky day(coming on to me my music)
Ooh you make my funky day(coming on coming on)

I wanna boogie with you, I wanna sing with you
I wanna shout with you, all I want to have is a good time with you

Hmmm wanna check out my guitar

Ooh it’s a funky day

Down Town

Written By: Raza

DOWN TOWN
Written, composed, produced, lyrics and performed by
Raza ©2008

I took my keys and I’m out of the door
Got in my car and I’m out on the road
Heading your way, waves to, friends on the streets
Come to your door and I go beep beep

Haan! Oh! When I look at you
Haan! You are sensational
Haan! What you’re doing tonight
Haan! Lets go for a ride

Down town here we go, Oh here we go baby (Ahhh! Here we go here we go)
Riding in my car, we gonna fly (Ahhh! In my care in my care)
We are doing alright, having some fun baby (Ahhh! Alright alright!)
Making up tonight, going down town (Ahhh! All the night down town)

Out of my car and we’re heading for the pizza store
Grab two pieces and we’re ready to roll
It’s getting dark and we don’t’ want to be bored
So we decide to dance on the road

Haan! Oh! When I touched you
Haan! You’re unbelievable
Haan! Why don’t you stay the night
Haan! We’re gonna ride all night

Down town here we go, Oh! Here we go baby
Riding in my car, we gonna fly
We are doing alright, having some fun baby
Making up tonight, going down town

Woh!

Written By: Raza

WOH!
Written,Composed, Music by Raza © 2008

Come on listen everybody, I have fallen in love
With this pretty girl I’ve seen today
She said to me Man!, I’m your big big fan
Would you like to go on a date

What I don’t understand, as she touched my hand
My heart began to fly
Oh yes miss pretty looking very fancy
It’s been only a minute, and my heart goes

Woh! Getting hot getting hot
Woh! All my body cell go

How she seems to me like a flower in the spring
Like the breeze of the sea she means the world to me
No way gonna leave you, you’re my sugar and my honey
And my love grows everyday

Oh when you come close to me,, I feel my head go dizzy
It’s a matter of the heart, lets take it slowly
I’m in love with you baby, just put it in your head
I’m starving for you girl, lets get in the bed

Yeah Man!, I’m make in up, make in up

Dr. Love

Written By: Raza

Dr Love
Written, Composed and produced by Raza
Copyrights Raza 2008.

Come to me, when you are feeling down
Heart is broken and the passion is gone
What you see is the darker side
All you need is some words of advice

*
I can take you to the place where you feel love yeah! yeah!

Chorus
Come to me, come to me, come to me, come to me
I’m Dr Love

You took your chances, for your romances
And never thought that you would end up this way Yeah!
So now you know that, love has no fences
It’s just so wild you can shape it any way

You thought that love was born in your mind and in your soul
But it’s so hard to find another soul to play the role
I’ll give you 100% satisfaction guarantee
You won’t need another to feel your soul with harmony
Repeat *

I touch you slowly and we bring in the night
As we get closer we can turn off the light
You can feel the ecstasy
My exotic ways will capture thee

There ain’t no sadness in what we have to feel
Repeat Chorus

On The Floor

Written By: Raza

On the Floor
Written, Composed and Produced by Raza
Copyrights 2008

Chorus
Take me take me in your arms
Hold me tight
We make love all night
I’ll take you take you on the floor
Baby Girl
We gonna dance the night

Your body is moving with grace and a style
Makes me want you more when you just smile
I ain’t for the moment I’ve come here to stay
And you’ll know in time, so I wait for that day
As for now I don’t know what to say….but I go
Repeat Chorus

Rap:
Let the rhythm flow in your soul
Let your body roll, tap your feet and toe
You gotta get up on the floor and make your move
Everybody needs to pump and get in the groove
Wanna show ya that I care for you
I hold ya, I’ll keep you warm
And my sweet small talk are a piece of day
Alright baby, let’s make my day

The closer we get, it’s the better we move
I can take you right into the groove
I ain’t pushing my feelings I am taking it slow
Do you know that I got something to show
Though I don’t know what to do … So
Repeat Chorus

A Prayer For Michael Jackson

Written By: Raza

A Prayer for Michael Jackson
Written, Composed & Produced by Raza
June 29, 2009

I guess you had to go
It’s hard to see you leave
You gave so much of your love
Guess for someone was hard to believe

Will I ever see you again
Do you know that we miss you my friend

Chorus
May you rest in peace
And live another life of your dreams
May the angels protect you under their wings
God had smiled upon you
And showed a path to the truth
You were blessed with a loving soul and harmony

Some people can be so cruel sometimes
Consumed with hatred and jealousy
No matter what, how good you treat‘em
Will judge you and say whatever they please

Most of us could see that you’ve been kind and patient
When ever you were hurt by the people around
I know it was hard to live a life you were living
But some couldn’t see what the hell was going around
Repeat Chorus

I want you to know that God is pleased Oh Yeah!
Of you wanting the world to care for each other
So please! Why don’t we let it be?
Chorus

Discography

Album 1992: Khwab
Album 1995: Hey Hey!
Album 1997: Tera Dopatta Peela
Album 2007: Are You Ready?
Single 2008: Loose Control

Set List

Raza does all original songs.
Normally from 4 to 8 songs.
List:
1- Funky Day
2- Come On
3- Loose Control
4- Are You Ready?
5- Dr Love
6- Woh!
7- Insane
8- Down Town
9- Hey Hey!