Beverly Hayes

Beverly Hayes

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Songs written from life experience that touch the hearts and souls of those who listen

Biography

My current influence in song writing comes from listening to Winter Songs. Over my lifetime I have been under the influence of a wide range of artists from Elvis to James Taylor to Paul Simon to Elton John and Benny Taupin to Ginny Owens, Jennifer Knapp and Nichole Nordman. I love every kind of music and the stories woven into the fibers of an artist song. My songs are written from the pain, the joy, and the memories of life with the winds of the hopes for the future blowing over and around them. Most of my songs (lyrics) are cowritten with Ashley Woodard (music). I get the words and send them to her and if they resonate with her heart, the music comes and she brings forth the song from both of our efforts. The Soaring Band is amazing when it comes to taking a new song and breathing life into it with drums, guitars and keyboard. I am always undone by the end result. I trust Ashley with my words and have never been disappointed with the final product.

Lyrics

into blue

Written By: beverly k. hayes

into blue
beverly k. hayes, 9/23/08

i used to think so many things
thought i could fly, thought i could sing
but now i wonder what is true
lost and hurt, in search of You
i think i'm fading into blue

into the blue of grander seas
into the skies
into the deep
into the night, the great abyss
into the blue of simple myths
into blue

i used to travel, dream great dreams
thought i could do most anything
but now i ponder life's mere best
i think i'm failing simple tests
i think i'm fading into blue

into the blue of grander seas
into the skies
into the deep
into the night, the great abyss
into the blue of simple myths
into blue

i used to laugh, until i cried
found lovely things in cloudy skies
but now i'm fonder of the sun
and finding solace all alone
i think i'm fading into blue

into the blue of grander seas
into the skies
into the deep
into the night, the great abyss
into the blue of simple myths
into blue

(You are) God Alone

Written By: Lyrics: Beverly K. Hayes

God alone
lyrics: beverly hayes
February/March 2007

the mountains glad cathedrals sing - your praise
the oceans mighty waters - worship raise
and the moon and the sun,
know that You're the Holy One
and the universe bows down before your throne

(chorus)

and you - are God alone
you are Father, you are Spirit - you are Son
and you - are beautiful to me,
you're all i need, the air that i breathe
for you are God, God alone

the rivers rush to lift their songs - on high
the eagles spread their wings and for - you fly
the stars come undone
in light of you the Holy One
and the universe bows down before your throne

(chorus)

and you - are God alone,
you are Father, you are Spirit, you are Son
and you - are beautiful to me
you're all i need, the air that i breathe

for you are God, God alone

(bridge)

and you - are the Holy One
and like the stars in your presence i'm - undone
and like the mountains - i'll forever sing
and like the eagles - i will spread my wings

and i will sing, for you, i will sing

(chorus)

and you - are God alone,
you are Father, you are Spirit, you are Son
and you - are beautiful to me
you're all i need, the air that i breathe
for you are God, God alone

dance

Written By: lyrics: Beverly K. Hayes

Dance
Lyrics: bev hayes
June 15, 2008 (Father's Day)

When I dance, You are dancing with me
When I dance, my soul begins to sing
When I dance, the rhythm sets me free
When I dance for You, my King
When I dance for You, my King

I will dance to the beat of the warrior's drum
I will dance for You, my only one
I will dance, for my new life has begun
I will dance, I will dance, I will dance

Let your fire grow
Let it grow inside of me
Let your Spirit blow
Winds blow over me
Let you love bestow
All I need
You are all I need

When I dance, my Father's leading me
When I dance, my heart sings joyfully
When I dance, the music sets me free
When I dance for You, my King
When I dance for You, my King

I will dance to the beat of the warrior's drum
I will dance for You, my only one
I will dance, for my new life has begun
I will dance, I will dance, I will dance

Let your fire grow
Let it grow inside of me
Let your Spirit blow
Winds blow over me
Let you love bestow
All I need
You are all I need
Bridge

When we dance, we dance before our King
When we dance, we dance, in harmony
When we dance, our lives in grace and love unite
When we dance His Holy fire in us ignites, when we dance,
When we dance. When we dance

It Happened One Night

Written By: Beverly Hayes, lyrics

It Happened One Night
w/m b.hayes/a.woodard
10/13/07

How simply He came
One glorious night
A world to redeem
One Radiant Light
A King and a Child
A Father and Son
Shepherds seeking a star
shining over The One

Chorus
It happened one night, in a manger so small
Bethlehem's Promise, A treasure for all
It happened one night, a Mother and Child
Heaven kissed earth, the hope of the world, It happened one night

How simply He came
Our Savior and King
Giving extravagant love
a new song to sing
Gifts from afar
the wise men did bring
but Jesus gave so much more
He gave everything

Chorus
It happened one night, in a manger so small
Bethlehem's Promise, A treasure for all
It happened one night, a Mother and Child
Heaven kissed earth, the hope of the world, It happened one night

Bridge
He shall be called, Immanuel, God with us (repeat)

Stories of Me (Charlie Brown song)

Written By: beverly k. hayes

At the corner of Selby and Snelling
I'm turning up my collar to the cold
The sign says the barber shop is open
And there's a nickel in the register, I know
I surely, know

And he says hello as I walk in the door
And he smiles like he always has before
and I wonder if he's proud of me today
but those are words, I'll never hear him say
he'll never say

and Charlie Brown is waiting on Snoopy
and Woodstock is high up in a tree
and Linus takes his blanket back from Lucy
and the lil folks, tell the tales of me
the stories of me

At school the other children never knew me
on the street no one is calling out my name
people reading peanuts in the papers
and I'm still riding this old northwestern train
I'm on the train
And I think of all the days passing by me

And I see the snow pile on the tracks ahead
And I wonder if my dreams will ever find me
These are thoughts filling up my head
Filling up my head

and Charlie Brown is waiting on Snoopy
and Woodstock is high up in a tree
and Linus takes his blanket back from Lucy
and the lil folks, tell the tales of me
the stories of me

Discography

I have co-written 5 songs on the cd Amazed by Grace, an indie project by Ashley Woodard, Soaring Ministries. Have co-written a Christmas song with Ashley and we are working on several new songs for an upcoming indie cd she is recording and producing.