Dernier Cri

Dernier Cri

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Liner Notes: 

This is my song "Dernier Cri" that was originally intended for "Beauties of Five Continents" beauty pageant ambassador Kiki Wraye to perform on a cruise for the pageant in August. Coronavirus happened and the cruise never happened, but she wanted to call this song "Miss Supernova" and provided me extremely generic lyrics that I didn't like and refused to write anything else.

So, I decided this song should be a song about who the model might be under all the glitz and glam. I reached out to my sometimes writing partner Antonia Marquee, pitched her the idea, she loved it. She wrote lyrics.

She did a good job, but there was a lot about the lyrics I didn't like, so I rewrote her lyrics and sent it to her for her approval. She became very excited at my rewrite of her lyrics and thus we collaboratively wrote these lyrics together.

Vocals are being performed by Nala Price. She was on Season 12 of "The Voice" on team Adam Levine and you can see her perform one of my favorite songs on "The Voice" via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZMWzF_ulH8

I hope you like this track.

Lyrics: 

(Verse 1)
You know I'm more than beauty, right?
Drowning in the applause
Can you see past the hurt in my eyes?
It's been bottling up...

(Chorus)
I'm not just what you see
There’s so much more to me
You’re just distracted
By the fashion
This mask you see

Elle s'habille en dernier cri

(Drop / Breakdown 1)

(Verse 2)
All that I truly want in life
I might never have
My glitz, my glam, and your desire
Its not all that I am

(Chorus)
I’m not just what you see
There’s so much more to me
You’re just distracted
By the fashion
This mask you see

Elle s'habille en dernier cri

(Drop / Breakdown 2)

(Bridge)
When I turn the corner, I strike a pose
Hear the cameras shutter, that's how I know
Haute couture, here on the floor
Take it off, sashay, tearsheets and more

I check my chart, at the end of the day
That voice I hear, is mother agent say
Get some rest, no time to play
Work queen work, slay queen slay

(Drop / Breakdown 3)

My beauty
My grace
These gifts, in my way
Dreaming of holiday

My beauty
My grace
This simple ballet
Don't, you disobey

My beauty
My grace
My life, on display
While my soul fades away

My beauty
My grace
It's shante you stay
I'm just not okay



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

A nice look behind the fashion model to the person within. Enjoyable track!

tcelliott's picture

Sounds damn fine. And I do like her vocals here. She's very good. (I actually like her better here than the song on the voice even though she shows more range over there.)