Brenda David

Brenda David

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"Brenda David is one of the most complete singer-songwriters to come along in awhile. Her voice is her canvas, her lyrics are her brushes, and she paints glorious pictures when those two meet. She is the total package."

Biography

Since her debut in 1989, Florida musician Brenda David has connected with audiences around the world through her soulful performances and personal lyrics. Now the award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist is back on the music scene with a much anticipated sophomore album entitled "Better Part of Me" on Cadillac Records. The album's eclectic mix of pop, rock, blues and urban country is just what her fans have been waiting for.
Guaranteed to be an instant favorite, "Better Part of Me" includes nine original songs, each with a slightly different flavor, but all with David's unique musical stamp. David wrote the lyrics and music for many of the original songs, collaborating also with co-producer and husband Richard Smith.

David's debut album "Scratch" (1998) was met with rave reviews, winning songwriting honors and topping the charts on European radio stations. She was signed for promotion in Europe, Japan, and Australia by Western Heart Promotions and received radio play worldwide. Two of the album's songs were also featured on the soundtrack of the Canadian film titled "First Time Caller".
For more information or to purchase "Better Part of Me", "Scratch" or other Brenda David merchandise, please contact brenda@brendadavid.com or visit www.brendadavid.com.

Lyrics

Call Your Name

Written By: Brenda David

It rolls in like thunder
Settles in like rain
A mist against the window
Thoughts gathered on the pane
Against the darkness of the night
Down upon my knees
I call Your name
Keep me in your mercy
Keep me in your sight
Lie down upon my pillow
When I close my eyes at night
When the morning brings the light
Down upon my knees
I call Your name
Burn a candle in the night
Faith will bring me to the sight
When the darkness fades to light
Down upon my knees
I call your name
Your love pours in like sunlight
Fills the world with grace
Troubles that surround me
Leave without a trace
From the morning till the night
Down upon my knees
I call Your name

Better Part of Me

Written By: Brenda David

Searching for forever and the treasures that await
A pot of gold, lost or stolen, kicked around the back yard gate
Bringing out the best in me or was it just my fantasy
Searching for the better part of me

I want to be the one you see
Through rose colored glasses
The magic of the mystery
I want to be the one you see
Could it be you always seem to find
The better part of me

Dimly lit and hazy, searching for the path
Stumble back, turn round and fall, here comes the crash
Lift me up, light me up, show me the way to free
The better part of me

I want to be the one you see
Through rose colored glasses
The magic of the mystery
I want to be the one you see
Could it be you always seem to find
The better part of me

A shattered glass reflects a thousand pieces
Once the pieces all were of one kind
The better part of each is in the vision
Truth is just perception in your mind
A mystery to unwind

I want to be the one you see
Through rose colored glasses
The magic of the mystery
I want to be the one you see
Could it be you always seem to find the better part of me

Come in from the Rain

Written By: Brenda David

You don’t know
love that you won’t find
If illusions in your mind are all you need
Nothing ties you down
But the chains of your own making
Never giving what you’re taking
It’s a self made prophecy
But everything’s changing and moving in time
Yet all of the players are stuck inside your rhyme
It’s a game that you won’t win….

Hey, yeah come in from the rain
When it all pours down on you
Hey, Yeah, come in from the rain
Don’t you want to come in from the rain?

You’ve lost your way
On the road to preservation
You say you want salvation
But you don’t know what that means
You must know
There’s a consequence in the making
All the things that you’ve been faking
Missing out on what was real
Yet over and over the drama goes on
Never quite knowing where it all went wrong
It’s a game that you can’t win…

Hey, yeah come in from the rain
When it all pours down on you
Hey, Yeah, come in from the rain
Don’t you want to come in from the rain

I'll Be the One

Written By: Brenda David

We don’t know our destiny
Never knowing which way the road will lead
Honey take my hand, together we will fly
Heading for tomorrow, side by side
We don’t know our destiny
Doesn’t matter which way the road will lead
Baby I will be your shelter in the storm
And you will be my strength that helps me to carry on

Wanna watch your hair turn gray
See your smiles and wipe your tears away
Wanna hold you tight
Be the One kissing you goodnight
For eternity, let’s be the way we’ve always longed to be
When all is said and done
I’ll be the one who’s loving you

We don’t know our destiny
Together we will find out which way the road will lead
Honey I will spend forever here with you
And when forever comes I’ll still be loving you

Wanna watch your hair turn gray
See your smiles and wipe your tears away
Wanna hold you tight
Be the One kissing you goodnight
For eternity, let’s be the way we’ve always longed to be

When all is said and done

Wanna watch your hair turn gray
See your smiles and wipe your tears away
Wanna hold you tight
Be the One kissing you goodnight
For eternity, let’s be the way we’ve always longed to be
When all is said and done
I’ll be the one who’s loving you

Letters to Rebecca

Written By: Brenda David, Lisa Harkness, Mark Dennison

I tried to tell you
But the words got in the way
Never knowing how to start
Or knowing what to say
So I wrote it down in letters
To help you understand
The way that you have changed my life
And the beauty of His plan

Letters to Rebecca
A child not born to me
Letters to Rebecca
My child through destiny

The day that you were born
Angels gathered near
In their the celebration
Something caught their ear
At first it was confusing
They knew the task they had
To help this baby
Find the perfect mom and dad

Letters to Rebecca
A child not born to me
Letters to Rebecca
My child

A couple had been praying
For years they kept the faith
A child is what they longed for
With a sweet angelic face
And two special people
With so much life to live
Loved you so much they decided
You need more than they could give

Behind the Veil

Written By: Brenda David

Behind the veil of secrecy
Lies the haunted eyes of a thousand centuries
Brought down by the laws of the Taliban
Weapons of injustice in Afghanistan

Mother to their nation
Sister to us all
They only seek salvation
Behind the veil
Of their prison walls

They stone her if she looks their way
Another day, she’s going down in flames
The painted windows of her soul
A woman lies within already turned to stone

The silence of her footsteps
Echoes through the halls
Haunted eyes are what is left
Behind the veil
Of her prison walls

Rock yourself to sleep at night
Insanity still calls
Lost in dreams you’ll find some peace
Behind the veil

Mother to your nation
Sister to us all
You only seek salvation
Behind the veil
Of your prison walls

Restless Hearts

Written By: Richard Smith

Woke up this morning shocked by the warning
Going off in my head
There on the dresser lay your letter
I can’t believe what I read
You said that you were a prisoner
One of the restless kind
You said that you were sorry
But that don’t tell me why

Restless hearts like a freeway
Keeps moving on and on
Restless hearts like a fast way
Don’t wanna be alone

Gentle persuasion was part of his nature
He had the lighter touch
Oh now the feeling in the deceiving
He took a little too much
I can’t find any reason
For him to treat me that way
I guess that I never told him
I needed him to stay

Restless hearts like a freeway
Keeps moving on and on
Restless hearts like a fast way
Don’t wanna be alone

He said that he was a prisoner baby
One of the restless kind
He said that he was sorry
But that don’t tell me why

Restless hearts like a freeway
Keeps moving on and on
Restless hearts like a fast way
Don’t wanna be alone

When under pressure we take different measures
To take the heat away
He couldn’t tell me if I was the reason
Or why he couldn’t stay

Restless hearts like a freeway
Keeps moving on and on
Restless hearts like a fast way
Don’t wanna be alone

When I'm Gone

Written By: Brenda David

So you think you’ve got it figured out
And the walls are cast in stone
When the walls come crashing in on you
Just remember why I’m gone
All those nights when you’re alone
You’ll have what you want
I won’t be there anymore

You’re gonna be missing me
All those nights of kissing me
You’re gonna miss me, you’re gonna miss me
You won’t be holding me
I’ll just be your memory
You’re gonna miss
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
When I’m gone

So you think it might be easy
To leave this far behind
And maybe it might take a little while
To see what’s left behind, for you to change your mind
All those nights when you’re alone
You’ll have what you want
I won’t be there anymore

You’re gonna be missing me
All those nights of kissing me
You’re gonna miss me, you’re gonna miss me
You won’t be holding me
I’ll just be your memory
You’re gonna miss
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
When I’m gone

It’s a complicated matter
When your heart is on the line
But there’s no compromise when it comes down to my heart
You’ve made up your mind to leave it all behind

You’re gonna be missing me
All those nights of kissing me
You’re gonna miss me, you’re gonna miss me
You won’t be holding me
I’ll just be your memory
You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
When I’m gone

Second Chance

Written By: Brenda David

Nothing shakes your world
Than to think your world might come undone
Nothing moves your mind
Than to think tomorrow might not come
So you think and you ponder about those things
That never seemed to matter before
You sit and you stew and your mind plays tricks
You don’t want to wait till it’s too late to live
Then you see through brand new eyes
You feel like you’re born again
You feel like your heart’s on fire
And you know that you have never felt more alive
Time is like gold
Things you lost never mattered before
It comes and goes
Or it’s running out before your old
So you wait and you wonder about those things
That never seemed to matter before
You search through your mind for the answers there
You don’t want to wait till it’s too late to live
Then you see through brand new eyes
You feel like you’re born again
You feel like your heart’s on fire
And you know that you never felt more alive
So you think and you ponder about those things
That never seemed to matter before
You search through your mind for the answers there
You don’t want to wait till it’s too late to live

Discography

Better Part of Me
Scratch

Set List

Better Part of Me
Second Chance
Call Your Name
When I'm Gone
Come in from the Rain
Behind the Veil
I'll Be the One
Restless Hearts
Letters to Rebecca
Walk Away
Dancing with Angels
Dreaming About You
Games
Scratch
Soul to Soul
Take Me to Yesterday
Fruustration
Woman in the Mirror
Frustration