The Underdog

EP - The Underdog

2017, Debby van Dooren "The Underdog"

The Underdog ist eine Mischung aus tanzbaren, radiotauglichen R&B-Pop-Songs – mit starker Stimme, clubbigen Beats und eingängigen Hooks. Die deutsch-amerikanische Sängerin, Debby van Dooren, begeistert mit selbstgeschriebenen, markanten Songs voller Herz und Energie.

01 - Shine

02 - The Underdog

03 - Pray

04 - Never been high

05 - So sick

Shine - Lyrics

Lyrics and Music by Debby van Dooren, copyright und published by erlkoenigrecords
 
Look at this world, don't tell me that things are getting better
Selfishness, racism, hate and anger against eachother
Things need to change at the roots of our hearts, need a new name
Look at yourself, how you treat your neighbour, who are we gonna blame?
We usually talk too much, we just gotta live it up
Move our butts, go out, get up and face the world instead of
Hiding or waiting until we think we hear a clear call
We'll never know how much time we have, but we know we have now
 
We can shine, lighten up the dark
No need to hide it, no need to fight it
Shine, lighten up the dark
We make the difference, we´ve got deliverance
Shine
 
Love is the difference let's prove that we can be forgiving
Instead of paying back what we get, it's time for us to listen
No hiding or waiting until we think we hear a clear call
We'll never know how much time we have, but we know we have now
 
Chorus
 
Wake up, wake up, sleepy head
Time to get out of your bed
Get out of your comfort zone
Into the unknown

The underdog - Lyrics

Lyrics and Music by Debby van Dooren, copyright und published by erlkoenigrecords
 
I'm proud of being the underdog
I don't mind, I don't mind
I wanna be the one they talk about
I won't hide, I won't hide
I'm proud of being the underdog
I don't mind, I don't mind
Don't care if they don't like the vibe I rock
I don't care, I, I don't mind
Proud of the underdogs
 
I've been doing this for 22 years
I got a vision, got my goals in gear
Always knew I'd need to perservere
Through all fears
Yeah, they told me how I don't fit in
So I chose to do my own thing
Now's the time to be bold, thick skinned
Wanna win
 
The medal, gonna strive for the prize
It's a battle, I'm not doin this alone
I won't settle, til it's over
so I'm gonna  push the pedal
 
Chorus
 
I am ready to be criticized
I don't care and I won't compromise
Never gonna know if I don't try
Through all sighs
They'll still tell me how I don't fit in
But I don't care I'll do my own thing
Now's the time to be bold, thick skinned
Wanna win
 
Bridge
 
Chorus
 
Won't look to left, won't look to the right
Running straight ahead til I cross that line
 
Bridge
 
Chorus

Pray - Lyrics

Lyrics and Music by Debby van Dooren, copyright und published by erlkoenigrecords
 
It's easy to judge when your feet are in different shoes
You don't have to wear, we've all been there
Every mark, every scar has a different story to tell
We should listen, they might not glisten
 
Before I point my finger, cuz I see a splinter
Though don't see the plank in my own eye
I'd rather be a winner, as a saved sinner
And reach out to somebody's life
 
I won't judge
I choose to love
Rise above
Can look at my heart, but not yours  
I won't judge
I choose to love
Rise above
Cuz nothing would change if I would
Instead I'll pray.. for you and me, too
 
Remember the times someone hurt you cuz they thought they knew
What you'd been through, they didn't know you
Remember what judgement feels like when you know you did right
Or couldn't do better, what did it feel like
 
Bridge
 
Chorus

Never been high - Lyrics

Lyrics and Music by Debby van Dooren, copyright und published by erlkoenigrecords
 
I usually go to bed around 10pm
Didn´t watch „breaking bad“, I chose „friends“
I´m not always up to the newest trends, so what
And I don´t like the smell of cigarettes
I don´t need a drinkt to numb my regrets
I don´t go dancing when I´m upset, so what
 
So do I need to act crazy, no
Do I need to act shady, no
 
I´ve never been high
And I don´t care what it feels like
Got my own principles, got my style
And I don´t care if I seem shy
I´m not wild
I´ve never been high
 
I love hanging out with my family
Recording in the studio´s enough for me
To get on a high, to me that´s a treat, so what
I´m happy on my sofa watching You Tube clips
Rehearsing with a band, or going on trips
I love watching movies with sweets and chips, so what
 
Pre Chorus
 
Chorus
 
Don´t need to swim with the other fish to win
Don´t need to fear I´ll lose driving in my own gear

So sick - Lyrics

Lyrics and Music by Debby van Dooren, copyright und published by erlkoenigrecords
 
I´m so sick of everybody askin me
Givin´ me the look like they´re feelin so sorry for me, oh
I´m so sick of everybody tellin me
What I need to do to „make it“ successfully
 
So sick, ooh, so sick, oooh
 
People just don´t seem to get it
Think it´s all for fun, I hate it
Just because I´m not that famous
Don´t think I´m doing nothin
I might not be going viral
You think it´s a downhill spiral
Workin more than nine to five so
Don´t think I´m doing nothing
 
Ba, ba, ba
 
Chorus
 
Think my head´s stuck in the clowds
Or think I´ll only play for big crowds
Think whatever you may think
But don´t think I´m doing nothing
Just cuz I´m not on the radio
Doesn´t mean I play a bad show
Working more than 9 to 5 so
Don´t think I´m doing nothing
 
Chorus
 
2 kids and a man, I´m a singer writing songs like a winner
While I clean my house, yup
Editing my videos, writing blogs then I´ll see you on stage
Cuz I´m not afraid
 
Been doing alright and I really don´t seem to care
This is a tough road but it´s takin me somewhere
I´m not just dreamin, working harder than you know
And while you´re stleepin, I´m awake in my studio