Clara Lofaro

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released September 10, 2010

P C SLo Records All Rights Reserved
Executive Producer Rich Sokolow
Produced by Anthony Resta (1,2,3), Robert L. Smith at Defy Recordings (6, 7, 9, 10, 11), Harold Stephan (4, 8), and Kenny Lewis (5)
Album Design by Laura Lofaro, uno nove
Photography by Liz Linder

Thanks to listening to my gut and finding the perfect unit of people to work with. I could not have accomplished such an amazing feat from nothing without the inspiration, talent, and devotion of all names listed on this record. Those not listed are too many to mention but special thank yous to the following inspirers for being right by my side: Rich Sokolow, Tom Selementi, Robert L. Smith, Tone, my HOT band, Sheryl Cohen, Darren Locke, Vince Buda, Maverick, Sara, and my beautiful family. One more special thank you to all who appeared in and helped with the Just Smile music video. How powerful a smile can be! Close friends, fans and musical accomplices, I wish there were room on this page to write you all down but you know you are in my heart.

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Clara Lofaro New York, New York

Clara Lofaro is a CanadianPop Songstress who uses her empowering vocals and songwriting as a vehicle to embrace our differences through music. With six Toronto Music awards and hundreds of song placements on television and film under her belt, Clara Lofaro is redefining what it means to be a pop singer and in-demand songwriter. ... more

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Track Name: Just Smile
Just Smile
By: Rich Sokolow, Peter Wostrel & Clara Lofaro

In the mornin, Just Smile
In the evenin, Just Smile
In the mornin, Just Smile

Vs:
Riding down into New York City
No sleep, sneakers on, trying to look pretty
Sun is shining, not a care in the world
Can't wait to get there cuz I'm a city girl

Now we're looking down from the top of the rock
No sound from the crowd filling up the block
It's a messed up world, one thing I know
Is you'll never have to ride alone

Chorus:
Just Smile. Get on the bus
Wait'll our friends get a look at us
Just smile riding in the back
Singing all day, wearing out my mac
Just smile when you look at me,
Have you ever felt this way before
Just Smile

Babababapa 4x

Vs:
Tipping our toes in Strawberry Fields
Feel the heroes and legends like they're still right here
Imagine the music flowing through the park
I could hear a symphony play in the dark

Now it's late, and we're in Times Square
Can you feel the magic in the summer air
Big Screen shine turning night into day
Can we do it again like an instant replay

CHORUS

Bridge:
A million people make the energy flow
They give it all they got and city's a glow
No matter where you come from
No matter who you are
You've got the chance to go real far
No boundaries, just feeling
No limit, just believing
Bus driver, take us home...
Take me back to New York

Riding down into New York City
No sleep, sneakers on, trying to look pretty
Sun is shining, not a care in the world

CHORUS

Everyone in Brooklyn
Everyone in Queens
Everyone around the world
Just Smile
Track Name: Parade
Parade
By: Clara Lofaro

Show show show
Show show show

Vs1
If you could stay
For a minute
For a while
I'd give you the world
Wrap it up pretty
To make you smile

Don't know what to do
Try to convince you not to go
I'll start a parade
Bring out the lions
Put on a show

Chorus
You blinded me forever
If this was all just a Parade
You said you'd leave me never
Now look at the mess you made
I'm not gonna let you, walk away without a blow
And if you don't believe me
I'll put on a show

Show show show
Show show show

Vs2
Before I fall apart
I'm looking for answers
Making my rounds
I meant what I said
About all the lions
All I see are clowns

CHORUS

Bridge
Put you in a cage
The world is a stage
The street is a dance floor
We move in our time
With our pretty lies
You get what you ask for
You get what you ask for

You blinded me forever
Was this all just a Parade?
You said you'd leave me never
Was this all just a Parade?

CHORUS

I'll put on a show

Show show show
Show show show
Track Name: Watercolors
Watercolors
By: Clara Lofaro, Peter Wostrel & Rich Sokolow

The boy next door who broke my fall as if it was the breeze
I didn't know you now I adore you, what have you done to me?
I breathe you in then you're gone
You're lingering in my thoughts

Chorus
If she's your anchor
Then I'm just the breeze
Blowing hopelessly upstream
If you won't have me please, don't tease

The girl next door so insecure
You read me like a book
Your compass tilted
My armor shifted
The ground beneath you shook
You breathe me in
Then you're gone
I'm lingering in your thoughts

CHORUS

Bridge
I'll paint a picture for you in the rain
When you get the chill, remember me

CHORUS

Watercolors wash off
Track Name: Over the Skyline
Over the Skyline
By: Harold Stephan & Clara Lofaro

Come on girls...look up!

Vs:
In my secret hiding place
Where the world is safe
Where the world is kind

Knocked down the ground
Dreams never found
Passing the time

Get a one way ticket
Take the A train
Take a little ride
Watch all that's left behind
Fade, fade away
In the night sky

CHORUS:
Up Up Up Up, (Rise Up)
I'm gonna change it
Up Up Up Up, (Rise Up)
I'll rearrange it
I could fly high, (Fly high)
Over the blue sky
Kick it right up, (Right Up)
Over the Skyline

Oh-Ay-Oh-Ay-Oh, Ey!
Wo Wo (4x)

Vs:
From my secret hiding place
I'll set my own pace
Bring it to the world
Live, live it out loud
I'm all around
Supersonic girl

Got a one way ticket
Took the A Train
Took me on a ride
Watch everything change
Fighting my way
Im a win this time

CHORUS

Bridge:
It's my life, (My life)
My dreams, (My dreams)
Your dreams, (Your dreams)
Can come true, (Can come true)
Me and You, (Me and You)
Me and You

CHORUS

CHORUS (modulated)
Move it, move it (Move it)
Move your body now
Shake it, shake it (Shake it)
Down to the ground
(2x)

Oh-Ay-Oh-Ay-Oh, Ey!
Wo Wo (4x)
Track Name: Send Me A Lifeline
Send Me A Lifeline
By: Rich Sokolow & Havivah Zeltzer

Verse:
Oh God,
Can you send me a lifeline
Can you help me make sense of my life
When everything's so unclear

And I know what's right and what is wrong
Yet I continue to stray away from you

Chorus:
And I've been underwater
And I search the silence in my mind
To find my way back to you

Verse:
Oh God, can you send me a lifeline
As quick as you can cause I could be drowing here in this pool of tears
And I know that I'm your child and you'll always love me
Cause you've got me, you got me in your hands

CHORUS

Instrumental

CHORUS
Track Name: I Choose You
I Choose You
By: Clara Lofaro, Peter Wostrel & Rich Sokolow

Hard as I try..

Verse 1:
If we take it slow
We might consider
Where this is going

You play the part
Of my life hero
And I am falling

Don't wanna be free any longer
To resist what feels good would be wrong

Chorus:
Hard as I try
There's no getting away
I don't wanna stray
Baby, I choose you

No running around
After all that you've done
I'll take it and run
Baby, I choose you

Verse:
North or south
My head your shoulder
The worry's over

Sun or moon
The sky's a glitter
A solar shower

Can't go on without you, I'm addicted
Oh, there's no gettin' over you

CHORUS

Bridge:
Your smell is lingering
I can breathe you in
Don't know where to begin

Just give me one full dose
Only heaven knows
Where the story goes

CHORUS 1 1/2x

Ah ah, Oh
Ah ah, Oh
Ah ah, Oh
Ah ah, Oh (2x)

If we take it slow
We might consider
Where this is going
Track Name: Wrinkled $
Wrinkled $
by Clara Lofaro

Vs:
There was a lady
She dressed so pretty
She wore long coats and long hair
She ate chocolate and she didn't care

Chorus:
About the world
About the wrinkles on her face
About the money she made

Vs:
There was a young boy
He liked race cars
Rode his scooter while she ran there
By his side and he didn't care

Chorus:
About the world
About the wrinkles on her face
About the money she made

Instrumental bridge...

Vs:
There was a school yard
Where we used to play
In our sweatpants and short hair
We told secrets and we didn't care

Chorus:
About the world
About the wrinkles on our face
About the money we made
About the pressures
That weigh us down today
About the impressions we made
About the politicians
And the apostles
About the war child
And the egos
That smack us in the face
About the hearts we break
About the hearts we break
About the hearts we break

About the world
About the wrinkles on our face
About the money we made
About the money
Track Name: Rescue Me
Rescue Me
By: Clara Lofaro & Harold Stephan

Yeah yeah

Uh Uh Oh, Uh Uh Oh, Uh Uh Oh

Vs
Am I gonna get better
Is it gonna get easier
Am I gonna get over it
Tellin' you I'm no good

Am I gonna get thinner
Am I gonna get richer
How'm I gonna get a grip on it
Tellin' you I'm no good

You can stay if you want
But I'll be wasting your time
No controling the beast inside
You can love me and go
It's the safer road
Take the good and walk out the door

Chorus:
(Shoot Shoot), shoot the arrow
(Pull Pull), pull me closer
(Throw Throw), throw a lifeline
Before I drown, Rescue Me
(2x)

Uh Uh Oh, Uh Uh Oh, Uh Uh Oh

Vs
Don't wanna let you down'
That's why I'd rather keep away
Can't say I love you enough today
Can't get a hold on it
Just keeps eating away
There's no convincing
My heart to stay

You can stay if you want
But I'll be wasting your time
No controling the beast inside
You can love me and go
It's the safer road
Take the good and walk out the door

CHORUS

Bridge:
Sail against the wind
Into your arms
Before I go underwater
Take me by the hand
Give me a chance
Before it's all over

Guitar solo

CHORUS
(2x)

Uh Uh Oh, Uh Uh Oh, Uh Uh Oh
Track Name: Via Con Me
Via Con Me
By: Paolo Conte

Verse:
Via via …
Vieni via con me.
Niente più ti lega a questi luoghi
Neanche questi fiori azzuri.

Via via …
Neanche questo tempo grigio,
pieno di musiche
e di uomini che ti son piaciuti.

Chorus
It's wonderful
It's wonderful
It's wonderful
Good luck my baby
It's wonderful
It's wonderful
It's wonderful
I dream of you
Chips chips
Da de du di du
Ci bum ci bum bum
Da de du di du
Ci bum ci bum bum
Da de du di du

Via via …
Vieni via con me.
Entra in questo amore buio
Non perderti per niente al mondo
Via via …
Non perderti per niente al mondo
Lo spettacolo d'arte varia
Di uno innamorato di te.

CHORUS

Solo

CHORUS

Via via …
Vieni via con me.
Entra in questo amore buio
Pieno di uomini.
Via via via
Entra e fatti un bagno caldo
C'è un accappatoio azzurro
Fuori piove, è un mondo freddo.

Da de du di du
Ci bum ci bum bum
Da de du di du
Ci bum ci bum bum
Da de du di du
Track Name: Trouble
Trouble
-Clara Lofaro & Robert Smith

Sei sempre qui
Sei sei sei

Vs 1
Trouble, why don't you introduce yourself
You know me oh, so very well
I get a taste and the world's a stage
I lose control, you're my renegade

The rush, the attention is seeping in
Just when I've had enough it comes back again
Life's hard sometimes you're a sweet escape
Then when we're done I find clarity

CHORUS
Trouble, Trouble
Sei sempre qui
You got this power over me
I'm getting restless, rescue me
I'm feeling lonely, baby shake my tree
Oh, Trouble, Trouble
Don't be smart
Without your tricks, I'll fall apart
Trouble darling, you must have heard
That I'm your match, baby I'm your girl
I'm your girl
I'm your girl
I'm your girl

Vs 2
My friends, you know what it's all about
Can't hold it in, you gotta let it out
You kissed a girl at the bar last night
You told your man and you had a fight

It felt so bad while it was happening
Then sex was better than it's ever been
You don't know why you had to take it there
It's not your fault you had a sweet affair

CHORUS

Bridge:
Hey, sei sempre qui Trouble
You're always here Trouble
You're always here
Sei sempre qui, Hey

Sei sempre qui, you
Got this power over me, I'm
Gettin' restless, rescue me, I'm
Feelin' lonely, shake my tree
(tra-ch-tra-ch)
Don't be smart with-
Out your tricks I'll fall apart
Trouble darlin', you must have heard that
I'm your match, baby I'm your girl

Sei-oh
Sei sei sei
Sei sempre qui
Sei sei sei
(2x)
Track Name: Daddy's Song:Reginella Campagnola
Daddy's Song
By: Clara Lofaro

Vs
It's too late to finish school
I don't want to anymore
Life has made me much wiser
Than I'd ever hoped for

The walls are getting wider
Empty of the things
I never did become
Full of those I thought I dreamed

Chorus
And the children are waiting for my wish this year
Feeling safe to have me with them still
And I know nothing else matters as I blow out the light
Cause my babies are dancing with me tonight
My babies are dancing with me

Vs
I rushed through the moments
Never wasted a dime
Lived right by the Bible
As if nothing was mine

They've all but one left me
To learn how to swim
In this ocean of stillness
In this life I am in

CHORUS

Bridge:
It's a gamble
We all know
Try our best
And just go

Vs
And if he were here with me now
I'd say, "Daddy you work too hard. Come and play with me a while."
But songbooks just aren't written that way
We fall with the avalanche with nothing to say

Chorus
And the children are waiting for my wish this year
Feeling safe to have me with them still
And I know nothing else matters as I blow out the light
Cause my angels are dancing with me tonight
My angels are dancing with me tonight
The angels are dancing with me

(Reginella Campagnola -italian traditional)