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1.
03:27
Hey, baby, I took the bait (Dangerous) I can't even think straight (Not in love) Tell myself I'm not in love (It's so tough) You're so charming, Dangerous (Dangerous) mmhm See I'm tellin' you So get over here and hush your mouth It don't make no difference what you do I'm stuck in it and can't get out I want to want you, baby I need to need you, baby Let's bury the hatchet, I'll give you mine (Give you mine) I draw a line in the sand, yeah, you cross that line I take a bite and you take what's mine, yeah Hey, baby, I took the bait (Dangerous) I can't even think straight (Not in love) Tell myself I'm not in love (It's so tough) You're so charming, Dangerous (Dangerous) You're just a charmer, Dangerous (Dangerous) Man, I ain't sellin' you So get over it or go without Yeah, I think it's time you got a clue I'll bite your lip to hear me out I want to want to, baby I need to need to, baby Just a kiss on the lips Yeah, we'll take our time (Take our time) I got a strong reaction when you cross that line You take a bite, and Now you're mine, yeah Hey, baby, I took the bait (Dangerous) I can't even think straight (Not in love) Tell myself I'm not in love (It's so tough) You're so charming, Dangerous (Dangerous) You're such a charmer, Dangerous (Dangerous) mmhm I can't, I can't, I can't get Can't get, can't get you out of my head I can't, can't get you out of my head No, no, no I can't, I can't, I can't get Can't get, can't get you out of my head I can't, can't get you out of my head No Hey, baby, I took the bait (Dangerous) I can't even think straight (Not in love) Tell myself I'm not in love (It's so tough) You're so charming, Dangerous (Dangerous) I say Hey, baby, I took the bait (Dangerous) I can't even think straight (Not in love) Tell myself I'm not in love (It's so tough) You're so charming, Dangerous (Dangerous) I'm so charmed it's Dangerous
2.
03:23
Screamin' out of the fire crashing down a moonbeam Blood in her eyes wailing a Siren's Scream Wild Woman Oh, yeah She's all thunder and lightnin' through your bedtime prayers No use fightin' Girl's already there Wild Woman Wild Child Woman Yeah Ooh, she's a wild, wild woman Yeah she is You're gonna play her fool Just like a wild child bullet She got dirt in her nails she got grit in her soul White velvet inside Pure veins of gold Wild Woman Wild Child Woman, yeah Wild Wild Woman yeah, she is You're gonna play her fool Just like a wild child bullet right between the eyes Baby, don't you criticize me SOLO Yeah, she's a wild, wild woman Yes she is You're gonna play her fool Just like a wild child bullet I know who I am I know where I stand, yeah
3.
03:22
Ooh, they say I got the devil in me Just believe what you want to believe Your fairy tale's all blown to Hell, Evergreen 'Cause what she seemed ain't all that she seems to be Been runnin' hard just like some heavy machine You're falling hard into a heavy scene Now, what you're thinking is a bit obscene Come over here, or is the grass too green for you? You take it on the chin just like a champ Who's next in line to be your biggest fan, yeah? Evergreen Ooh, you know she's coming for you Evergreen Yeah, there's no one left to save ya Overlooked, now you're hooked thinkin' she's so mean Evergreen What's it gonna be? All bred in bone Black-hearted stone Leads to a wishing well Burnin' bright Under her fiery spell And as the stars throw down their spears into your jaded heart Fading fast She's tearing you apart Where's the fire burning in your eyes, Evergreen? Burnt out from all you've seen? Evergreen Ooh, you know she's coming for you Evergreen Yeah, there's no one left to save ya Overlooked, now you're hooked thinkin' she's so mean Evergreen Everything is gonna to be alright, they say Just say it, just say it Go to sleep we're gonna turn off all these lights Keep praying, I'm praying Rage, rage against the dying of the light You know I see the fucking crisis in your smile I live here waiting for you Evergreen Ooh, you know she's coming for you Evergreen Yeah, there's no one left to save ya Overlooked, now you're hooked thinkin' she's so mean Yeah Evergreen Ooh, you know she's coming for you Evergreen Yeah, there's no one left to save ya Overlooked, now you're hooked thinkin' she's so mean Evergreen What's it gonna be?
4.
05:05
Shaky on this high wire Caught up in your crossfire Glimmers on a restless sea I know he can't hear me Tangled up in my fear Don't know who I'm supposed to be Barely strong Just hold on And watch the big orange fire drown in the sea Sunset stares No one's there Foxfire Her beauty ain't all she seems to be Foxfire Wanna breathe Foxfire Just keep on kickin' away the leaves Foxfire Let it be Dance across these breaking tides Ain't it grand to be alive Shadows sleep inside my head Whistlin' through the dark night Losing this one-man fight Dream the words we never said Now he's gone Nothing's wrong Just wish this big black dog would let me be I'm hangin' on I found this song Foxfire Her beauty ain't all she seems to be Foxfire Wanna breathe Foxfire Just keep on kickin' away the leaves Foxfire Let it be Dancing to the beat of a different drum Twilight's hour shines I've come undone The moon she tears apart the wild, wild sun Here she comes Here she comes Foxfire, Foxfire, Foxfire, Foxfire
5.
Oh, baby I don't know why you keep coming around here Stick to your own backyard where you can't hear me cry Tell me just what I'm missing You ain't been kissing my tears away And my boogeyman is real He sings me lullabies I've been all hung up Livin' half alive Travelin' the shadows of my own hindsight Take my hand, baby Hold on tight You know we're gonna make it right Darkness is my only candle Runnin' through the streets Hiding in the night Loneliness can't see its shadow Love's a madman ready to fight Just like stardust falls from a dying sky to ground Well my silence sighs inside my soul of sound Won't you please awaken me from this waking sleep I'm drowning in? Banshee screams Black stars rise from the crowd I've been all hung up Livin' half alive Travelin' the shadows of my own hindsight Take my hand, baby Hold on tight You know we're gonna cross that line Darkness is my only candle Runnin' through the streets Hiding in the night Loneliness can't see its shadow Love's a madman ready to fight War — What's it for? No, I can't fade away Darkness is my only candle Runnin' through the streets Hiding in the night Loneliness can't see its shadow Love's a madman ready to fight Darkness is my only candle Runnin' through the streets Hiding in the night Loneliness can't see his shadow Love's a madman ready to fight
6.
It's been seven hours and thirteen days Since you took your love away I go out every night and sleep all day Since you took your love away Since you've been gone, I can do whatever I want I can see whomever I choose I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant But nothing, I said nothing can take away these blues Cause nothing compares Nothing compares to you Nothing, nothing It's been so lonely without you here Like a bird without a song Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling Tell me, baby, where did I go wrong? I can put my arms around every boy I see They only remind me of you I went to the doctor and guess what he told me, guess what he told me? He said, "Girl you better try to have fun no matter what you do" But he's a fool Cause nothing compares, no Nothing compares to you Nothing, nothing All the flowers that you planted, Mama In the backyard All died when you went away I know that living with you, baby, was sometimes hard But I'm willing to give it another try Cause nothing compares, no Nothing compares to you Nothing compares, no Nothing compares to you Nothing, nothing
7.
When we were young Said we didn't need nobody, baby When we were young And how you put that sugar on my tongue Remember the place We first did that first line of cocaine Yeah, pain was a waste And we would dance away the night New Year's Eve brings us our new beginning C'mon it's dawn, my love, my head's been spinning Yeah Queen of the Ball Had it all But now my crown is breaking Here comes the fall, oh, no Palms sweaty Heart is racing Where were you when I was high? Maybe Superman is gone Maybe Superman is… When we were young We didn't mean to hurt nobody, baby We were just dumb Yeah, we thought our lives had just begun Oh, what a waste The bars, the scars, all Fool's Gold All the same faces Now we can't wash away that night Yeah Queen of the Ball Had it all But now my crown is breaking Here comes the fall, oh, no Palms sweaty Heart is racing Where were you when I was high? There's a black stain on the dawn Now that Superman is gone New Year's Eve brings us our new beginning C'mon it's dawn, my love, my head's been spinning Queen of the Ball Had it all But now my crown is breaking Here comes the fall, oh, no Palms sweaty Heart is raging Where were you when I was high? There's a black stain on the dawn Now that Superman is Queen of the ball Have it all But now my mind is breaking Here comes the fall, I know Palms sweaty Heart is raging Where were you when I was high? Now that Superman is gone Now that Superman is gone
8.
Ain't that the way that you want it? Yeah, she's a black rose basket case Stealin' hearts without a trace Loves you hard, what can I say? You're a real lost cause The web's already spun Yeah, she's a vicious dragon sweet the fire Cuts you but don't leave a scar Your love is sold it's way too late Made the scene of the crime But her work's already done She leaves him shiverin' in the sun, they say Sweat in the water, baby Yeah, she's the only way In the waves and the graves of the city You live all alone She's all crossbones, headstones Oh, so pretty Is that the way that you want it? Gives you her jet black leather stare Ties you to the electric chair Drop the lever 1,2,3 Better wake up, son Don't you be so laissez-faire (She don't care) And even though you think she's strange She knows she ain't gonna change She knows she won the game She steals like a thief It's too late to turn and run She takes you trippin' through her wires Throws gasoline and honey into your fires In the waves and the graves of your city You live all alone She's all crossbones, headstones Oh, so pretty Is that the way that you want? The way that you want it? Like a locomotive bustin' through your head Second-guessing every word you said Dreamy white lies In your bed You can't take much more hangin' on the line You can't take much more hangin' on the line You can't take much more.... In your head No! Ain't that the way that you want? In the waves and the graves of the city You live all alone She's all crossbones, headstones Oh, so pretty Is that the way that you want? In the waves and the graves of the city You live all alone She's all crossbones, headstones Oh, so pretty Is that the way that you want it? Is that the way that you want it? Is that the way that you need it?
9.
04:13
I was running through the minefields in my head Drownin' in his words — left for dead We don't reveal ourselves we wear the mask instead Everyone's falling down We hide, we cry, we bleed, we run Waterin' our thorns from a forgotten sun We suffer alone but it's everyone Everyone's fallin' down Yeah, everyone's fallin' down I am alive I live in my own time I am alive Still I Rise Scraps falling from the master's plate Shadow monkeys follow me but they're too late The journey's been too hard to just accept our fate Yeah, everyone's fallin' down Broken and battered — now we've found the dawn Shaken but not shattered — still the road goes on We stand, we fight This is our song Yeah, everyone's risin' up Everyone's risin' up I am alive I live in my own time I am alive Still I Rise Still I Rise It's beautiful and tragic Evidence of magic Healed by the summer rain In this skin Breathing in The blood of a thousand heroes Runnin’ through my veins SOLO I am alive I live in my own time I am alive Still I Rise I am alive I live in my own time I am alive Still I Rise Still I Rise Still I Rise
10.
You say I'm crazy and it's true, love What good does crazy do? You keep dropping crumbs sayin', "Come follow me" Yet I still don't have you Every weekend always comes the same My frozen heart blowin' up in flames You tell me "Passion, baby, comes from pain" Well, just kiss me deep and sleep away this… Damn the mystery always ends in games I try to fit your picture in my broken frame Love ain't love if we just can't maintain I hear nooses give come Monday's rain Yeah, I know You say I'm crazy and it's true, love What good does crazy do? You keep dropping crumbs sayin', "Come follow me" But I still don't have you This cat and mouse is driving me insane You tell me little lies but still I won't complain Damn our history, I'll take it all the same Maybe one more try to try catch this One more try to try to catch this wave You say I'm crazy and it's true, love What good does crazy do? You keep dropping crumbs sayin', "Come follow me" But I still don't have you Oooh, yeah Tell me, baby Do you love me, too? Cause I'm stuck inside your starlight charms And, baby Are you feeling lonely, too? Come wrap inside these war-torn arms Ooh, I know You say I'm crazy and it's true, love What good did crazy do? If I drop these crumbs will you come follow me? Cause I still don't have you No, I still don't have you
11.
04:48
Well they say anger's a luxury Don't ya know I can't afford a thing Maybe slip into some black pearl magic That bitter taste of heroin But I came to kick up some dust Yeah, I came to make Hell nervous It's high-time I'm rippin' off this rust Some black angel just turned me loose, yeah Euphoria Take me up on that mountain I need to hear your "Gloria!" Heaven on Earth and back again Yeah, yeah Now you don't need to say a thing Don't you know I've heard it all before I'm a singing bird with broken wing Howlin' from the night's Plutonian Shore Now, can you hear the black snake moan? Caught in his snare of reverie Open your mouth his cover's blown Now can we shake this beggary? Can we shake this beggary? Yeah, can we break this beggary? Mmhm Euphoria Take me up on that mountain I need to hear your "Gloria!" Heaven on Earth and back again Yeah, Euphoria Take me to the Highest High I need to feel your "Gloria" Let's do some living before we die Before we die, yeah Now can you hear the stalking souls? Just looking for some flesh to feed Open your mouth their cover's blown Maybe, baby, we can plant that seed Yeah Euphoria Take me up on that mountain I need to hear your "Gloria!" Heaven on Earth and back again Yeah, Euphoria Take me to the Highest High I need to feel your "Gloria" Let's do some living before we die Before we die Euphoria, Euphoria

credits

released March 13, 2020

Soraia is:
ZouZou Mansour: lead vocal, tambourine
Travis Smith: bass, backing vocals
Brianna Sig: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Mike Reisman: lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Shane Reimer: guitar, backing vocals
John Hildenbrand: organ, Farfisa, Wurlitzer

Additional Musicians:
Kris Rodgers: piano and Mellotron flute on Don't Have You
Stephen Butler: 12-string on Darkness (Is My Only Candle)
Geoff Sanoff: Backing Vocals on Foxfire, Way That You Want It and Superman Is Gone; 12-string guitar on Dangerous and Darkness (Is My Only Candle); Mellotron strings, flute, and trumpet on Don’t Have You

Produced by Geoff Sanoff and Soraia
Recorded and Engineered by Geoff Sanoff at Renegade Studios, NYC
Additional engineering on Evergreen by Steven LaFashia at Forge Recording, Oreland, PA
Additional engineering on Darkness (Is My Only Candle) by Stephen Butler
Mixed by Geoff Sanoff
Mastered by Joe Lambert

Art Direction/Package Design/Illustration: Louis Arzonico
Back Cover Photo: David Bergman
Booklet Photo: Brianna Sig

Publishing for all songs except Dangerous, Evergreen, Nothing Compares 2 U, Way That You Want It, Still I Rise, Don't Have You: Green Eyed Lady Publishing (BMI)/Real Bad Music (BMI)
Publishing for Dangerous, Evergreen, Way That You Want It: Green Eyed Lady Publishing (BMI)/Jerkface Publishing (ASCAP)
Publishing for Nothing Compares 2 U: Controversy Music (ASCAP) c/o Universal Music Corporation
Publishing for Still I Rise: Blue Midnight Music, administered by Almo Music Corp.(ASCAP)/Green Eyed Lady Publishing (BMI)/Jerkface Publishing (ASCAP)
Publishing for Don't Have You: Green Eyed Lady Publishing (BMI)/MayaBear Publishing (BMI)

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Thank You
Thank you to our fine, FINE team of friends and comrades at Wicked Cool Records and The Orchard for continuing to believe that what we have to say is important, especially Dennis Mortensen, Louis Arzonico, Casey Gilbert, Rebecca Stern, Olivia Callaghan, and — our friend and mentor, Stevie Van Zandt. Thanks to Mike Cimicata at The Orchard for being a true warrior and answering every email (super impressive*). Thanks to Geoff Sanoff for putting up with us. No, really. But also for being creative and inspired, and a funny dude to boot. Thank God we have you to produce alongside and guide us on our musical journey. We love you, Geoff. Thanks for helping us keep aspiring and trying things.

ZouZou would like to thank Stevie Van Zandt. Thanks for being among the believers. I love and adore you, and you inspire me to be better at what I do, and thank you for telling me the truth always. Thank you for pushing me, and for staying in my corner. I needed a steadfast human to continue with me and not leave, and you've been that for me. Thank you, Maureen and Lori, I love you both. Thanks for seeing who I am beneath the insecurities, and getting me clothes to fit that damn warrior woman I truly am ;) Thank you, Dennis, for clearing up my thinking and emotions, and for telling me the honest and sometimes not so easy-to-hear things — always. It's literally been years now — another one who hasn't disappeared. Thank you, Louis, for our talks and for understanding and trusting my artistic ideas, and bringing them to life. Thanks to Casey for helping us book tours and just generally making our lives easier in every way. Thanks for reminding us of how forgetful we are, without making us feel badly about it, too. Thanks to Olivia for hanging alongside us on our endeavors, and telling me about good food to eat. Thank you, Rebecca, for all you're doing with us and for us. Thank you to Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Falcon for taking the time to teach me the craft of songwriting — and caring about my story enough to make it into some great songs a few years back now. I feel badly I never thanked you for what you did, but I am thanking you now. Thanks to Michael Guido for your steadfast support and belief in me all these years now. Thanks to Paul and Walt Lafty, for starting me off on the right foot all those years ago when I confided my dream in you guys. I'll never forget what you did for me. Thanks to my Mom and Dad for believing in my artistry from a young age when I didn't know what or who I was yet. Thanks to my band (extra special thank you to Travis who's been here fighting for it with me for a long time), for staying, fighting the good fight alongside me, and believing in the vision that is Soraia. Thanks to Chris Versace who truly encompasses the rock n' roll spirit — ready to go and drive and do the things that are the hardest — with attending to details I could never keep up with. You're a good human being — thank you for always being in my corner, Chris. Thanks to all the friends and Soraia fans who fan my flame. You have no idea how your words come at just the right time to push me to greater heights, or out of a despairing belief pattern. I do it for you and with you. Thank you for showing up at our shows, loving us, supporting us, and staying along this roller coaster of a road with us — wherever the Hell we end up. Cat Porterfield, you've been a true friend in so many ways. Thank you. Thanks to my Higher Power, for giving me the strength, courage, willingness, and gift of a voice and writing that keeps me going when I want to quit. I'm never alone.

Travis Smith would like to thank his Mom, Kathleen Smith, for all she does and has done to support him in what he loves.

Brianna Sig would like to thank Gregory Hilbert Jr. I never got a chance to meet you, but the life you lived, your passion for music, and all that you would've become has moved me more than words can express. Everything I do musically is in your honor.

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