‘Sing the D’ at American Jewelry and Loan!

By September 5, 2013Detroit Love

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Sing the D at American Jewelry and Loan!

Grammy Award winning songwriter & Detroit native Allee Willis is returning to the Motor City to film the music video for the “Official Unofficial” anthem for the city: “The D“!

On Thursday, September 12th at 3 pm, Allee & her crew will be filming at

American Jewelry and Loan at 20450 Greenfield Road in Detroit, MI 48235
THIS is where YOU come in!
We need YOU to come out and be a part of the fun! Here’s what you need to do:

1-BE READY TO SING! Allee wants EVERYONE to be a part of singing the anthem so check out the song here: http://bit.ly/TDSong

2-SIGN THE RELEASE! In order to be a part of the filming, please download and sign the release and bring it to the shoot!
THEDPerformanceRelease.doc(1)

WHAT IT IS:
“The D”, the official unofficial theme song of Detroit, is a record, video, and documentary of a joyous citywide singalong tribute to the Motor City and its people! Written by Detroit-born Grammy winner Allee Willis with Andrae Alexander in the same uplifting spirit as Willis’ first hit, “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “The D” will be recorded and filmed this September, performed by thousands of Detroiters singing, playing, dancing, clapping, whistling, breathing fire, juggling hubcaps, and showing their spirit any way they can all over the city. Everyone in Detroit is invited to participate, so this is truly a “Made in Detroit” effort, creating a musical theme for the Motor City’s renaissance

LYRICS:

“The D”

Allee Willis/ Andrae Alexander

Some folks live on the mountaintop.
Some at the end of a broom.
Some hang down by the riverside.
Some suck on a silver spoon.

Spirit’s somethin that lives inside.
Ain’t nothin money can buy.
Hope rise up from these city streets
that once were burning with pride.

Buildings may be crumblin down.
They can heal with a can of paint.
Shiny canvases to an artist’s eyes
with passion of a saint.

Pray on it.
Stay on it.
Plant a kiss
and remember
life’s a gift.
So play with it.
Stay with it.
Bit by bit
all the pieces
make The D
a perfect fit.

Nowhere else in the whole world
has gotten people to move.
Music, motors and Coney Dogs…
We always been in the groove.

Soul’s our version of pedigree
You learn it good when you’re down.
If you got any sense you keep holdin’ on
’cause one day it comes back around.

Right now is the time to be
optimistic baby, full of dreams.
From the ashes come the miracles
if you stay strong and believe.

Pray on it.
Stay on it.
Plant a kiss
and remember
life’s a gift.
So play with it.
Stay with it.
Bit by bit
all the pieces
make The D
a perfect fit.

DEtroit City!
DEtroit City!
DEtroit City!
DEtroit City!

Pray on it.
Stay on it.
Plant a kiss
and remember
life’s a gift.
So play with it.
Stay with it.
Bit by bit
all the pieces
make The D
a perfect fit.

Pray on it.
Stay on it.
Plant a kiss
and remember
life’s a gift.
So play with it.
Stay with it.
Bit by bit
all the pieces
make The D
a perfect fit.