Manu Lafer

Músico e Compositor

Run N’ Fly

Run N' Fly

Run N’ Fly is a collective of smooth jazz, funk and R&B, along the lines of other collectives like Steely Dan and Incognito. The music and arrangements in the album, which bears the name of the group, were by producer, guitarist and jazz star Sandro Albert. Manu wrote all the lyrics, in English, about strong female role models who have driven and defined pop culture .

The catchy, well-balanced tracks composed by Albert, together with Manu’s lyrics, make the album a singular and powerful homage to some of our biggest and most beautiful female icons. Thus, Pam pays homage to the muse of Blaxploitation films, Pam Grier; Raquel is a tribute to Hollywood sex symbol Raquel Welch; Lynda Carter, the eternal Wonder Woman, is the star in LyndaStella is a reference to the classic Stella by Starlight, as well as Stella Maris, Dorival Caymmi’s wife; while in Roberta, Lafer once more pays homage to Bobbie Gentry, having already dedicated Somebody Like Me to her. Together with the other six tracks, they make up a landscape that honors the empowerment of women. The album features the participation of industry veterans such as legendary drummer Omar Hakim, percussionist Bashiri Johnson, bassist Derrick Murdock and vocalists Darryl Tookes, Cindy Mizelle and Angela Clemmons.

(Sandro Albert)

Faixas
1. Daughter of Cain (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
in kind you have built, so they say,
music and groove, side by side
in time you have carved the flute shapes
rhythm and blues blow our minds

it’s delight, it’s delight
it’s delight, it’s delight, baby
life is the riff on my mind

you’ll live forever
you’ll say goodnight
you’ll, you’ll stay forever
you’ll bear a crown and cry

it’s delight, it’s delight
it’s delight, it’s delight, baby
life is the riff on my mind

we hang, we dance
it makes me feel happy with you
we hang, we dance
it makes me feel happy

so good, so good, yeah!
daughter of cain
stay with me

baby hold me tight
dance across the nations

is this the light?
is this the light, baby?
life is the riff of my mind

it’s gonna take is through the dance
so nice! so nice!

it’s gonna take is through the dance, so nice!

2. Devon (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
devon, devon, my way
devon, devon, i pray
pray for devon to stay
with me forever

she flies through fire
and she’s so wild, say
say if you’ll understand
say if the stones are sand
she runs and she stands by
she clings to my hands, shy
she makes me feel so good
drives me crazy
she turns me out

(groove)
life is love

3. January (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
life is better a new day
and this time girl, feels right
life is better a new day
life is better a new way now
life is better a new day
and this time girl, feels right

be focused baby
step on the side
to bring the news
be focused baby
and this time
bring something new

be focused baby
step on the side
to bring the news
be focused baby
and this time
make something new
i said please don’t make me try
(don’t try on me)

4. Pam (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
free my body, call me coffy
sheba baby, commotion
black aretha, black arena
my revenge was allright

free my body, call me coffy
sheba baby, dare cuff me
so i’m crazy
and i have to say goodbye

free my body, call me coffy
sheba baby, commotion
black aretha, black arena
my revenge was allright

hot, hard and mean
i am the queen of destruction
so i’m crazy
and i have to say goodbye

no one let me cry
nowhere to hide inside

5. Brenda (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
you’ll understand her
she plans as she expands over me
you’ll understand her needs
she’ll always take care of me

beeing raised as an orphan kid
she outdid, poor lonely little breed
she’s an independent soul
she tells herself
she swears that she’s a real diamond

respect for me! respect for me! respect
for me!
(her story)

6. Stella (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer )
half a billion of stars
can you call her name?
can you find the sculptor?

half a billion of stars
can you be the same?
be my constellation?

half a billion of terabytes
on my mind
for her brain to stick to

half a billion of terabytes
will they say
could it be the time
for me and you?

stella, stella, stella, stella, stay
stella, stella, stella, stella, stay
till the milky way strays

stella, stella, stella, stella, stay
roll your eyes and shine them

stella, stella, stella, stella, stay
till the milky way strays

7. Maeve (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
taste her body
her name is still the same in her dimension
she shows and passes out!
everybody ‘s love,
she’s got a train to catch her joe to go
dash upon the world

feeding her brains
her lips kiss my body burned inflamed
her reverie steals her chills away
bro, she’s to blame
told’y’a her feelings
are always the same
iron, chips and fame, fame

she’got to fix the girl
she’s a vixen girl
she’s a victim now

she’s victim girl now

no one will ever know
my world is made around you
no one is ever safe without you
my maze is maeve

8. Raquel (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
she’s bedazzled
myra breckinridge
hundred rifles
wild party, queens

flare-up, fathom
mother, jugs and speeds
bandolero
‘million years bc

always, always will she beat her action?
a snazzy, sassy, rakish ship
always, always will she beat her fraction?
in other ways to be

she’s my raquel
raquel!
she’s ten and tantalizing

please…so fine!

9. Evangeline (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
evangeline, she’s my babe
evangeline shields my son
evangeline shells the fading
evangeline sheds the sun

she’s way resplendent
she blurs the glow
she drives me crazy
she makes me whole

i’m thinking about my babe
i’m thinking about my son
i’m thinking about her fading
i’m thinking about the sun

she’s way resplendent
she blurs the glow
she drives me crazy
she makes me whole

over the sea we fly again
over the sea we go there

riding
riding with me
you have tacked the boat
your petals go forth
our children glow, and i see

you can travel time
your freckles go rhyme
your echos survive
as in tandem we break
and together

10. Jennifer (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
jenn is my lover
do i feel fine, girl?
over my shoulder
she means to hide

jenn is my lover
gives me a sign, girl
she’s under cover
stays on my mind

i’m so in love
she’s my valentine
jenn is my lover
and my life

11. Roberta (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
indoors it never gets late
the dawn replaced the night
it’s sunday and we live again
your cradle spreads across gotham’s sky

roberta, temptation
a rap, a rhyme, no!
roberta, temptation
night and day

indoors it never gets late
the dawn replaced the sunday night
when nothing gets on our way
your cradle spreads across gotham’s sky

roberta, temptation
a rap, a rhyme, no!
roberta, temptation
night and day

that’s the way that you sway with your body
that’s the way that you say with your body
that’s the way, that’s the way
the way, the way

reaching the top from the ground
reaching the stars through the sound
reaching the top from the ground
reaching the stars

12. Lynda (Sandro Albert, Manu Lafer)
they hired me in dire need
i was sired to fight and kick
so i do what they want me to
didn’t they know that i resist?

no matter what they throw at me
oh! didn’t they hate it?
no matter men seem to threaten me
i don’t mind loving all and their creator

power of the nations!
soul generations!
no matter if they stay or they go

she’s after her life and dreams
she never shouts and she always sings
she only does what they want her to
she’s an anarchist beauty queen

no matter what they throw at me
oh! didn’t they hate her?
no matter men seem to threaten me
i don’t mind loving all and their creator
power of the nations!
soul generations!
no matter if they stay or they go

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