Shangri​-​La

by Nhu An Do

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Debut album, in memory of Sasha Victory.

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released 31 March 2013
All songs written by Nhu An Do (ASCAP)
Published by Dosamoju Publishing
Produced by Breck Alan at Snacky Time Studios, NYC
Mastered by Steve, Fallone at Sterling Sound, NYC
Vocals by Nhu An Do
Drums by Paul Mueller/ Aaron Johnston,
Guitar by Nhu An Do, Breck Alan
Bass by Jesse Murphy
Cello by Dave Eggar
Piano by Claude Stein
Photography: Anthony Two Moons
Album Cover Design: Peter Arathoon

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Nhu An Do New York, New York

Nhu An Do - NEW as in Fresh, Anne as in semi-raggedy, Dough as in buy the album -- is the underdog protaganist singing dark songs about the things you remember sitting by your window. Reach into your solar plexus, flex your perinium, regenerate your aorta and ... oh yeah BUY the album. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Star
Twelve years I found me but dear I lost you
It’s not a trade I’d ever do if someone asked me to
When I see that rare butterfly, flapping in the city
I know he’s sending me a sign that your right there standing over me

You are my Dark Star, You are my Dark Star
When I look up I always see you, you were my best friend, But that was a long, long time ago,

Did I give you up, did I let you down
It’s a dark night tonight, I looked all around, but there aint no dark star,
Aint no you, to be found…

You are my Dark Star, You are my Dark Star
When I look up I always see you, you were my best friend, But that was a long, long time ago,

You lived so I could love, you left so I could live
Now I see there’s miracles just hanging out by the dozens above
Track Name: Garage Sale Girl
Hand me downs from kids that weren’t your brother or sister
Makes you feel like an orphan, even though other people’s clothes
fit alright, they were not meant to be for you

Garage sale girl, did you live on them too?
It’s the best that your momma and papa could do
Saturday and Sunday too
Garage sale girl never had it new

Your first bike was old, but the seat was shiny new
A tag that just the right price, can’t resist a steal,
So they hauled it all back home, even though there really wasn’t room

Garage sale girl, did you live on them too?
It’s the best that your momma and papa could do
Saturday and Sunday too
Garage sale girl never had it new

When another man’s throwaways, make their way into your life
Does it make your heart a junkyard, does it make your heart a thrift shop or
Was it that way from the start?

Porcelain Mary with a chip, a broken tossed locket
All spread out on the table, searching for new meaning
in another home, Are you gonna be the one that buys it?

Garage sale girl, did you live on them too?
It’s the best that your momma and papa could do
Saturday and Sunday too
Garage sale girl never had it new
Track Name: You Ain't No Guru
You ain’t no guru, You ain’t no mystic
You’re just a man with his big stick

Teacher, preacher, I believed in you
I left what I knew, and followed you blind
You’re just a man that crossed the line

You are the one that needs a mirror to see
You are the child they forgot to kiss at night
I will no longer bear that cross for you
Tonight I am starting up my life without you

You rode your power, you stole my flower
You promised a net, when tested I crashed
You’re just a man whose soul is trashed

You should be exposed, but you’re the one with no clothes
Like the emperor, you got a faulty pass
You’re just a man who is falling fast.

You are the one that needs a mirror to see
You are the child they forgot to kiss at night
I will no longer bear that cross for you
Tonight I am starting up my life without you

You ain’t no guru, You ain’t no mystic
You’re just a man that makes me sick
Track Name: Kiss
What I want and what I need is different I see.
With jewels and a rip in my dress I am running out to sea.
I am looking to make that trade back with the mermaid holding part of me.
I say I want a kiss but I want more
I say I want a kiss but I want more

Maharaj bargaining for me, forty goats and seventy cows he would pay my family.
But I am running as fast as I can, holding the hand of my laboring man.
Johnny rolls his own cigarettes and we sing all night.

I am Satine of the Moulin Rouge with the lover on the hide
and a peace that I cannot find, Life is like the movies,
forbidden lovers running in the night.

I said that what I want, but I ‘m not satisfied
I know you’ve done your best but you haven’t even tried.
Trust me I have dignity similar to you. I was blinded by the jewels and starving for comfort. Living laying on the floor with Johnny broke my back and I took the hand of another man and I broke the rule of this land. But I feel the ocean breathing my back and I’m hearing it call me and I am taking my johnny b ack with me, back home.
(I say I want a kiss but I want more )
Track Name: Shangri-La
I want to find me a Shangri-La
I want to go to the juicy bar,
I got my skirt hiked up,
I got my platforms on,
I am gonna find me a man I got my agenda on

I’m going find me a Shangri-La,

I’m gonna go where the good girls are,
I ‘m gonna hide all my bad boy scars
I’m gonna walk my dog on a rich man’s block
I’m gonna find me a man on a white collared horse.

I’m going find me a Shangri-La,

I’m tired of dancing all night in bars
Talking to boys who don’t know who they are,
I got habits to feed and a wallet that bleeds,
I’m gonna find me a man that will get on one knee

I’m going find me a Shangri-La,

I’m gonna hide my soft girl heart
I’m gonna take my bitch card out,
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
I’m gonna rage me a war and make a fairytale score

I’m going find me a Shangri-La