Dana Benedict

Dana Benedict

 Simi Valley, California, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

My name is Dana and I'm a singer-songwriter. My music is influenced by myths and legends of the unknown mixed in with bits of fairytales, and with a touch of my own personal life. All my music is just me and the piano. Just close your eyes and get lost in my mystery world.

Biography

Out of Southern California Dana's music could easily belong in a movie full of elves, fairytales, spells, and white rabbits. Dana's songwriting is influenced heavily by story telling and her fascination with the sea. Growing up in musical theatre Dana's imagination is full of creativity. Dana is self taught at the piano. She loves creating haunting melodies and hopes the listener will find his or herself in a mystery world. Dana graduated from UC Irvine in June 2011 with a BA in Drama.

Lyrics

Broken

Written By: Dana Benedict

We are but the smallest grains of sand
So small it gets lost in our hands
And we are but a tiny spec of dust
So small, but it holds our trust

We are all broken
We bruise so easily
We are unspoken, when we are left with doubt
We are all broken, inside and inside and out
We are all broken, inside and out

We are fragile as the smallest seed
Hiding among the branches and leaves
Images keep racing through my mind
Memories keep playing throughout time

We are all broken
We bruise so easily
We are unspoken, when we are left with doubt
We are all broken, inside and inside and out
We are all broken, inside and out

We are broken, but we are strong
And our bruises will heal before long
We are strong, we are strong
We are broken, but we are strong
We are strong, we are strong

We are all broken, we bruise so easily
We are all broken, inside and out

Ah
Ah

We are broken, but we are strong
We are strong, oh

At the Water's Edge

Written By: Dana Benedict

Our ship has gone down in flames
But there is no one left to blame
Overboard, I've swam to shore
How can it be, how can it be?
What is this we're fighting for, is it worth it anymore?

I am searching for the answer to my unheard
Can you help me, can you help me before I fall?

Staring at the water's edge
Who's reflection do I see staring back at me?
I'm standing alone, but I'm never alone
How can it be, how can it be?
I see your face in every place
It haunts me every night

I am searching for the answer to my unheard
Can you help me, can you help me before I fall?
If only you could hear me, cause I fall so hard
I'm falling so hard

Watching the ship go down and down (down and down)
How can it be, how can it be?
There is no one to be found
I'm stranding here alone

Alone (there is no one to be found, I'm stranded here alone)
Alone (there is no one to be found, oh)

Watching the ship go down and down (down and down)
How can it be?
What is this we're fighting for, is it worth it anymore?

I am searching for the answer to my unheard call
Oh, can you help me, help me before I fall
If only you could hear me, cause I fall so hard
I'm falling so hard

I am falling so hard
I am falling so hard