LO & BEHOLD

by LO JAY

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1.
04:06
Always gonna want to hold your hand Always gonna try and understand Always gonna want to be with you Always gonna make your dream come true Always gonna be by your side Never give you cause to run or hide Never leave anything untried Always gonna greet the brand new day Always gonna help you laugh and play Always gonna look in to your eyes Always get ready for a nice surprise Always read the writing on the wall Never let you stumble or fall Never ignore you when you call Always gonna love you Always, Always Always gonna love you Always, Always Always gonna help you to be strong Always gonna love you my whole life long Always gonna guide you through the storm Always keep you safe and warm Always gonna open up my heart Never gonna let it fall apart Never gonna have to make a new start Always gonna love you Always, Always Always gonna love you Always, Always Always gonna listen to every word Always make sure your voice is heard Always keep going to the end Always look for fences to mend Always get down on my knees and pray Never be sad at the end of the day Never ever turn your love away Always gonna love you Always, Always Always gonna love you Always, Always
2.
03:25
Vagabond It’s time to settle down Change the tune On your merry-go-round Since we’ve met We’ve had so much fun And the good news is There’s much more to come Love of mine It’s a brand new day No more wasting time No more running away Simply open your heart And let me in The rest of your life Is about to begin Chorus You’re the one for me For all eternity I love you more each day It will always be that way You’re the one for me And all the world can see We were born to be together It feels so good When I see you smile It makes the ups and downs All seem worthwhile So take my hand And hold me tight I promise you Everything will be alright
3.
03:18
Riding high, flying low, A sign on the back says, her life is on tow It’s a long long way in to the country Her whole disposition is very jumpy She’s been here before, she doesn’t know when In her mind every day is the end She’s hanging on in for the good life One of trouble toil and strife Riding High, Riding High... She’s forgotten his name, but it’s too late to change The meal is ordered, the flowers have been arranged There’s a table for two in the corner She thinks she’s the first but someone’s before her It’s time to leave, it all behind The dirty dishes, the half-drunk bottle of wine There’s a taxi outside with its engine running The end when it comes is swift and stunning Riding High, Riding High...
4.
One in a Million Here we go, running round the bend Looking for something, that we hope will never end The light was strong, we never closed our eyes And finding you now like a needle in a haystack is more than a surprise It’s a… One in a million, two out of three, Four in a row and it clears the table It’s a hole in one, it’s a special offer And the contents are printed clearly on the label That way we’ll know, just exactly what we’re getting No need for silly games, no useless regretting It will last for life, it will see us through And if you get in to trouble or you need a friend, I’ll be there for you I will! ‘Cos it’s a… One in a million, two out of three, Four in a row and it clears the table It’s a hole in one, it’s a special offer And the contents are printed clearly on the label Promises are easy, keeping them so hard Especially if you let the flame go out and the ashes become charred, but we’ve got A meeting of minds, a melting of hearts Nothing in the world could come between us, nothing could tear us apart Nothing! ‘Cos it’s a… One in a million, two out of three, Four in a row and it clears the table It’s a hole in one, it’s a special offer And the contents are printed clearly on the label
5.
03:43
Turn Around I saw you smile as you were leavin-ing Just closed the door, left me behind At least it ended all the deceivin-ing And stopped me payin you back in kind No you don’t know how much you hurt me-e The wound has healed but there’s a scar I always knew you’d desert me But did you have to go this far Turn around, look behind you, there I a- am to remind you, What you had and what you wasted, Instead of running you- should have stood and faced it, Stood and faced it, should have stood and faced it I’ve been trying to forget you-ouh Overcome this pai-ain in my soul But a broken heart won’t always let you-ouh Get your feelings under control You left when things were undecided It really could have gone either way-eh Your move still seems so misguided There’s a price you’ll have to pay eheh Turn around, look behind you, there I am to remind you, What you had and what you wasted, Dreamt an illusion and, then you went and chased it, Went and chased it, then you went and chased it Well I hear you’re feeling sad and lonely-eh It doesn’t come as a surprise You’d have more chance if you would only-eh Stop telling all those lies Stand up and be your own person You’ve got a habit of running away You keep recounting your own version But you can’t turn the night into day Turn around, look behind you, there I am to remind you, What you had and what you wasted, You had the key but somehow you misplaced it Turn around, look behind you, there I am to remind you, What you had and what you wasted, You had the key but somehow you misplaced it Turn around, look behind you, there I am to remind you, What you had and what you wasted, You had the key but somehow you misplaced it You misplaced it, somehow you misplaced it You misplaced it, somehow you misplaced-aices- it
6.
My Time Has Come My time has come, my time is now I’ll go all the way, I’ll make it somehow I’ve got what it takes, I’ll do what has to be done I’ll go all the way, every single day, my time has come If it is to be, it is up to me To pick myself up and set myself free The goal is clear, and though the path may be long I’ll go step by step, always do my best, I will be strong My time has come, my time is now I’ll go all the way, I’ll make it somehow I’ve got what it takes, I’ll do what has to be done I’ll go all the way, every single day, my time has come I’ll hold my head high, I’ll reach for the sky I will spread my wings and learn to fly I will always believe, I’ll be true to my word I will aim for the top, never ever give up, my prayer will be heard My time has come, my time is now I’ll go all the way, I’ll make it somehow I’ve got what it takes, I’ll do what has to be done I’ll go all the way, every single day, my time has come I will turn the key and open the door I will sail my ship to a brand new shore When there’s a bridge to cross, I will forge ahead There’s a race to be run, and once I’ve begun, I will see it through to the end My time has come, my time is now I’ll go all the way, I’ll make it somehow I’ve got what it takes, I’ll do what has to be done I’ll go all the way, every single day, my time has come My time has come, my time is now I’ll go all the way, I’ll make it somehow I’ve got what it takes, I’ll do what has to be done I’ll go all the way, every single day, my time has come
7.
Reason For Living I was waiting at the station, wondering whether to take the train There were a million different questions, running riot in my brain I’d been so sure about you, that you would feel the same as me Hard to imagine my confusion, at just how wrong I could be You turned me down, declined my offer Left me feeling so much older But did you tell me the real reason? Before it began it was already over Chorus But you were supposed to be my reason for living You were supposed to be my reason for living And I don’t know when, and I don’t know where But some day soon my chance will come again And then I’ll be there I was standing on the platform Pretending you would change your mind Suddenly appear there in front of me And say sorry for having been so blind But I knew it wouldn’t happen, I‘d simply got my signals crossed And even though you’d just said no to me I refused to believe all hope was lost We’ve got so many things in common And get on so well together You always know when I’m thinking of you Don't you like that to last for ever? Chorus But you were supposed to be my reason for living You were supposed to be my reason for living And I don’t know when, and I don’t know where But some day soon my chance will come again And then I’ll be there – I will be there, I will be there Now I’m staring out the window, trying to hold back the tears You really pierced my defenses, touched all my hidden fears Some people can’t show emotion, others only pretend I know we’re meant to be lovers But for now you just want to be friends
8.
Seems Like a Circle I saw you smiling and I wanted to know If I could stay or if you wanted me to go You didn’t let on what was on your mind A serious case of the blind leading the blind Why does it always have to end this way? I make the same mistake again and again I heard you calling and I opened the door You were saying words I’d never heard before But up until now I’ve always landed on my feet An optimist at heart, always gracious in defeat Why does it always have to end this way? I make the same mistake again and again Chorus:
 
 Open your eyes and you will see Me standing there in front of you Open your heart and you will feel My love, reaching out for you Seems like a circle going round and round Even though you’re whispering I can hear you so loud I’ll take a chance on you if you’ll take a chance on me We’ve been prisoners of love, we can set each other free Why does it always have to end this way? I make the same mistake again and again Chorus : Open your eyes and you will see Me standing there in front of you Open your heart and you will feel My love, reaching out for you
9.
Presence of The Lord I will dance in the Presence of the Lord His love will be my shield, His truth my sword, The eternal flame will burn as I travel toward, The temple where I dance in the Presence of the Lord I will sing His praise from the highest hill, Drink from the chalice, that He alone can fill Never tire nor rest in my endeavour until I can sing His praise from the highest hill CHORUS : I will dance in the Presence of the Lord His love will be my shield, His truth my sword, The eternal flame will burn as I travel toward, The temple where I dance in the Presence of the Lord I will dwell in His everlasting grace Joyful my heart, swift and sure my pace Neither stumble nor fall as I humbly take my place Amongst those who dwell in His everlasting grace CHORUS : I will dance in the Presence of the Lord His love will be my shield, His truth my sword, The eternal flame will burn as I travel toward, The temple where I dance in the Presence of the Lord I will breathe His all-pervading peace Imbued with the spirit, that brings the great release Persist in my striving so the suffering may cease And all mankind may breathe His all-pervading peace CHORUS : I will dance in the Presence of the Lord His love will be my shield, His truth my sword, The eternal flame will burn as I travel toward, The temple where I dance in the Presence of the Lord
10.
Beacon on the Hill If you leave me now, I wouldn’t last a day I tell you it’s the end of me, if you go away How the time has flown, since we’ve been together, Why can’t a love like ours go on and on and on for ever? What devil’s riding you, to make you act this way, I could have left before but no, I never went astray. Chorus I’ll light a beacon on the hill, bide my time when winds are still I will play the waiting game, I will endlessly repeat your name I’ll light a beacon on the hill, I’ll go on loving you until All the clouds have blown away, and you are coming home to stay I’ve always tried to help you, don’t ask me what went wrong, You’ve been drifting on the sea without a sail for much too long You’re looking for a harbour, a haven, a safe retreat, Where you can hide away from all the shadows that you meet There’s always much to tell, when lovers fall apart, There’s nothing so mysterious as matters of the heart And I have looked inside yours, seen it shining bright, But also murky waters, dangerous as the darkest night Chorus I’ll light a beacon on the hill, I will wait for you until All the doubts and fears are gone, and you are back where you belong I’ll light a beacon on the hill, I’ll go on loving you until All the clouds have blown away, and you are coming home to stay I’ll light a beacon on the hill, bide my time when winds are still I will play the waiting game, I will endlessly repeat your name I’ll light a beacon on the hill, I’ll go on loving you until All the clouds have blown away, and you are coming home to stay I’ll light a beacon on the hill, I will wait for you until All the doubts and fears are gone, and you are back where you belong I’ll light a beacon on the hill, I’ll go on loving you until All the clouds have blown away, and you are coming home to stay I’ll light a Beacon on the Hill.
11.
Babe I Need You It was the time of day and the time of life I was ready for someone like you Hoping you’d be the one for me And make my dreams come true It’s slowly sinking in, I’m beginning to realise You’re the answer to my prayers, you’re an angel in disguise What to do and where to go The whole thing just evolved Like a gift of the Gods, like a perfect dream Like a riddle that’s been solved You take me where I’ve never been before This is heaven on earth and I’m hungry for more Babe I need you, I’m always going to love you Deep in your heart you know Now that I’ve found you I’m never going to let you go Hold me tight and kiss my eyes Whisper in my ear We’ll always be together Now that love is here At the break of dawn, in the middle of the night You’re always on my mind Reading your words a thousand times There’s magic between the lines This is life, this is love, and I feel free Knowing I’m for you and you’re for me Babe I need you, I’m always going to love you Deep in your heart you know Now that I’ve found you I’m never going to let you go Hold me tight and kiss my eyes Whisper in my ear We’ll always be together Now that love is here Time will tell what this all means And where it all will end One thing’s for sure for ever more We’ll never be the same again ‘Cause this is life, this is love, and I feel free, so free Knowing I’m for you and you’re for me, oh baby I need you, I’m always going to love you Deep in your heart you know Now that I’ve found you I’m never going to let you go Hold me tight and kiss my eyes Whisper in my ear We’ll always be together Now that love is here
12.
Your Very Own Name Don’t turn around, cos’ you’ll only break my heart Don’t look into my eyes saying you’ve got to make a new start I know what you’re thinking inside, I know where you’d like to be It’s another place and another world, even there you can never be free ‘Cause you’re carrying yourself everywhere you go and no one knows the pain Of having to survive every day of your life without someone else to blame Someone else to blame, instead of finding out your name, your very own name Don’t smile that smile and pretend you understand Don’t ask for more, cos I’ve given everything I can I know what you’re feeling inside, I know what’s bringing you down There’s a sign in the road pointing straight ahead, but you keep going round and round ‘Cause you’re worrying about everything you’ve lost, oh isn’t it a shame Having to survive every day of your life without someone else to blame Someone else to blame, instead of finding out your name, your very own name You touch the sky, touch the moon But you don’t look in to the eye of the sun Wondering why it happened so soon Your life is all undone You haven’t yet begun to lift the stone Don’t change your mind, now you finally made a move Don’t hesitate, as if you had a point to prove I know what you’re wondering about, I know it’s hard to comprehend Walking along with your head in the clouds when there’s a train coming round the bend ‘Cause you’re running away from the rest of the world, it’s impossible to explain Having to survive every day of your life without someone else to blame Someone else to blame, instead of finding out your name, your very own name You touch the sky, touch the moon But you don’t look in to the eye of the sun Wondering why it happened so soon Your life is all undone You haven’t yet begun to lift the stone
13.
Heaven and Earth Hey Baby won’t you come with me I’m young I’m footloose fancy free We’ll go where the sun always shines Where I will be yours and you’ll be mine Hey Baby life is meant to be fun So come right out and tell me you’re the one Then we can head into the night Watch the moon and stars shining bright I would move heaven and I would move earth To be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe To be with you and make love with you Be with you make love with you, Be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe Hey Baby I want to be with you It’s time for our dreams to come true Time to laugh and play and to romance Learn all the moves to our brand new dance I would move heaven and I would move earth To be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe To be with you and make love with you Be with you make love with you, Be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe Oh Baby won’t you smile for me Touch my soul and help to set me free Love is strong and love will find a way Together we are and together we’ll stay I would move heaven and I would move earth To be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe To be with you and make love with you Leave the past embrace the new Be with you and make love with you in this whole wide uni… I would move heaven and I would move earth To be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe To be with you and make love with you Be with you make love with you, Be with you and make love with you in this whole wide universe
14.
04:04
Honey Child Honey child, don’t go running wild I’ve seen you smile, but it’s been a while The shadows of the past, from when you were young Won’t disappear til you turn your face to the sun I sit and wait for you to call You make me feel good, and then you make me feel small And I can never tell, how you will be, Will you chain me up or will you set me free Chorus : Every chance you waste, leaves a bitter taste
 The stones you left unturned, like bridges you should have burnt, And every day you see, what it means to me, Knowing there’s so little time There’s a rising moon along the beach I look into your eyes, but you’re out of reach It’s time to go, as if you didn’t know, The curtain falls at the end of the show Chorus : 
 
 Every chance you waste, leaves a bitter taste
 The stones you left unturned, like bridges you should have burnt, And every day you see, what it means to me, Knowing there’s so little time Honey child, don’t go running wild I’ve seen you smile, but it’s been a while The shadows of the past, from when you were young Won’t disappear til you turn your face to the sun The shadows of the past, from when you were young Won’t disappear til you turn your face to the sun

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Message from Elliot, songwriter and producer :

"The fourteen songs on this album cover a wide range of themes and emotions, especially the love songs! They range from the hope of undying, eternal love all the way through to the disappointment of love lost. It was always obvious that a special singer would be needed to express the nuances and depth of feelings contained in each one individually and the collection as a whole.

When a mutual friend introduced me to Laurence and I listened to her recordings, I immediately knew that she would be ideal. Her stellar work on all the tracks reveal her artistry and empathy, her phrasing and beautiful tone. She has added her own touch to them all and taken them, as well as her abundant talent, to new levels.

Manu Martin had already worked with Laurence on two of her previous CDs, so when he came on board the project really took off! His musicality, ingenuity and incredible, multi-faceted ability brought the very best out of the singer and the songs. I could not have asked for more.

I hope this album will touch and move, motivate and uplift you. Life is good, and with joy in our hearts it can be even better.

Love, Light and Peace"

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released June 5, 2020

All songs written and album produced by Elliot Hiller
All songs arranged and produced by Manu Martin
All songs sung by Lo JAY

MUSICIANS
Piano, Keyboard, Hammond B3, Acoustic guitars & Percussions : Manu Martin
Drums : Mickey Fourcade
Bass : Nicolas Veysseyre and Kévin Reveyrand (2)
Electric guitars : Pascal Maurice
Solo guitars : Stéphane Alaux (1, 5)
1st violin : Cécile Coppola
2nd Violin : Yves Soulas
Viola : Patrick Calafato
Cello : Murielle Chamard
Gospel vocals Atet : Rachael Magidson, Isabelle Ouvrard, Shekinah Rodz Gatto, Lo Jay (6,7,9)
Background Vocals : Lo Jay,  Manu Martin (1,2,4,5,8,10,13), Luna Karys (3,10,13)

TECHNICIANS
Recorded by Frédéric Foulquié (Le Phare Studio Mérignac Bordeaux)
Additional strings recorded at Studio Berduquet (Bordeaux)
Mixed by Vincent Chevalot (Oupa Paris)
Mastered by Stuart Bruce (Bruce Studio UK)

DESIGN & PICS
Design : Emmanuelle Sourisseau
Cover photo : Élodie Tastet
Additional photographers : Anaka, Alexandre Aimé, Karyn Juge

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Lo Jay Bordeaux, France

French singer famous in the American Jazz birthplace,
Laurence “LO” Jay has confirmed her place in New Orleans jazz history by producing her first Jazz album released under the world famous catalogue of GHB Records in 2009 "Yes, I know what it means". She also paid a tribute to Anita O'Day in "Lo Jay joue O'Day", produced 3 pop albums, in French (Ma Trace and Lo JAY), and in English (Lo & Behold). ... more

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