Lois Lang

by Acantha Lang

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I wrote this song as a tribute to my momma. It tells the story of her life growing up in New Orleans, a young girl living during segregation, bringing up 4 kids as a single mother, losing everything in 3 major Hurricanes (including Hurricane Katrina)...plus her name sounds like Superman’s girlfriend ‘Lois Lane’. I reference this in the song.

I hope you enjoy the heart-warming Soul vibes!

Love and light,

~Acantha

lyrics

Her name is Lois Lang
But she ain’t have no superman
She's a creole queen
Born down in New Orleans
Her name is Lois Lang
Sweet like sugarcane
She's a creole queen
Born down in New Orleans

Louisiana chile
Born in the south
Nineteen forty-three
So imagine what she's seen
Mr. Crow was in the air
Magnolias in her hair
Hollygrove girl
With tight press and curl

Sittin’ on the porch
Waiting for the sun to shine
Dinah’s on the radio
She's got tears in her eyes
You can feel the heat
Coming off Clouet Street
Sweaty nights on the bayou
Lord have mercy on me

Her name is Lois Lang
But she ain’t have no superman
(No superman)
She's a creole queen
Born down in New Orleans
Her name is Lois Lang
Sweet like sugarcane
(Like sugarcane)
She's a creole queen
Born down in New Orleans

Fell deep in love
Walkin’ in the 9th ward
Seventeen years
She tried to persevere
She loved my daddy
Until things fell apart
She’s an old school girl
Who lived with her heart

Four babies on her hips
She ain’t let her backbone slip
She’s strong like them hurricanes
Ya can't forget their names
Betsy and Katrina
You can hear them scream loud
Goddamn Mississippi
Keep me runnin’

Her name is Lois Lang
But she ain’t have no superman
(No superman)
She's a creole queen
Born down in New Orleans
Her name is Lois Lang
Sweet like sugarcane
(Like sugarcane)
She's a creole queen
Born down in New Orleans

Sweet
Sweet
Like sugarcane
(Like sugarcane)
Sweet
Sweet
Like sugarcane
(Like sugarcane)
Sweet
Sweet
Like sugarcane
(Like sugarcane)

credits

released February 10, 2021
Written by: Acantha Lang & Emlyn Francis
Produced by: Acantha Lang & Emlyn Francis

Performed by: Acantha Lang
Guitar: Emlyn Francis
Bass: Neil Raymond
Drums: Mike Horne
Keyboards: Andy Noble
Trumpet: Dave Mian
Tenor Saxophone: Ricky Mian
Trombone: Cezary Tomaszewski
Percussion: Karl Vanden Bossche
Background Vocals: Miss Baby Sol

Sound Engineer: Mo Hausler
Mixed by Dave Darlington (Bass Hit Studios NYC)
Mastered by Ben Allen

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Acantha Lang London, UK

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Acantha Lang has Soul & Blues running through her veins. Inspired by the legendary voices of Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Nina Simone, Acantha has a captivating textured voice that is immediately recognizable.
She is an accomplished songwriter penning a song (Gonna Be All Right) on Robert Randolph (and The Family Band) 2017 Grammy nominated album ‘Got Soul’.
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