Danetta Barney

Danetta Barney

BandCountryR&B

Magic happens when the right voice is matched with the right lyrics. Here is one of my sample verses: It’s not about you, it’s not about me It’s what we plan to do about this little baby When her loving eyes are tearful How do we work together to make them cheerful?

Biography

For years when I would listen to my favorite singers/groups I just assumed they wrote the songs they were singing. They were song with such passion and conviction. Back then the thought never entered my mind that someone else may have written the lyrics. But that’s what happens when a great voice is matched up with great lyrics.

I am a lyricist. I have entered several songwriting contests and intend to enter more if that's what it takes for my lyrics to be heard. I'm also a poet. I have self-published a book of my poem. My book is entitled: "Sticks and Stones & Butterflies." My dream is to write for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. I would love to write for other artists as well but if I could choose which ones to write for first it would be these two.

Lyrics

Somebody's Heart Gets Broken

Written By: Danetta Barney

Verse
I watched her frustration.
‘Overheard her explanation as to
Why she was saying goodbye.
It showed in his eyes and
The look on his face said it all-
He was getting a taste of his lies.

Pre-chorus
He turned as if to whisper to the wind
As if speaking to a friend-

Chorus
‘Said she gave her heart away
I’m not saying its okay
But I can’t really see why
When I try to be this good guy
My heart begins this long.. this long…this long
Interrogation
I brace myself for this conversation.
I’m not saying just who but-
Somebody’s heart gets broken again.

Verse
He wasn’t so faithful
‘Didn’t really know how.
Played with the thought of taking the vow.
But laughed it off and rented a movie
A lover called his phone, crying alone
Protesting how he’s never around.
Quietly he laid the phone down.

Pre-chorus
He turned as if to whisper to the wind
As if speaking to a friend

Chorus
‘Said she gave her heart away
I’m not saying its okay
But I can’t really see why
When I try to be this good guy
My heart begins this long, this long, this long
Interrogation
I brace myself for this conversation.
I’m not saying just who but-
Somebody’s heart gets broken again.

Bridge
Love can’t be wrong forever
Trying to give you time to get yourself together.
Trying to give you time….

But I heard you whisper to the wind
As if speaking to a friend.
And somebody’s heart is broken again.

Somebody

Written By: Danetta Barney

Verse 1
I can’t be average I have to be my best
Unless I plan on being trampled on with the rest.
The “everybody else’s” no one ever listens to
and not fulfill the dream, what I was born to do

Chorus
Somebody, somebody bring me the sun
Light the entrance to my doorway, let the
child that’s grown wild remember,
You should remember how to laugh and play
I’m doing everything I know
to keep from going out my mind
The way my life keeps going I feel
I’m running out of time
Somebody, somebody bring me the sun

Verse 2
I’m back at work feeling like I never left
Thinking what on earth (am I) going to do with myself
My headache is gone but quickly making its way back
Feeling under pressure need you, cut me some slack

Chorus
Somebody, somebody bring me the sun
Light the entrance to my doorway, let the
child that’s grown wild remember,
You should remember how to laugh and play
I’m doing everything I know
to keep from going out my mind
The way my life keeps going I feel
I’m running out of time
Somebody, somebody bring me the sun

Bridge
This dead end road can’t be all there is
Not hardly worth all my heartache and tears
Not even worth all my heartache
To me that’s how it appears

Repeat Verse 1
I know I can’t be average I have to be my best
Unless I plan on being trampled on with the rest,
the “everybody else’s” no one ever listens to
and not fulfill the dream, what I was born to do
I can’t grow wild.

I'm Not Surprised

Written By: Danetta Barney

Verse 1
I would fix dinner for two you’d call and he would leave
The last time I saw him it was a midsummer’s eve
You called him superman he had you flying high as a kite
While you were sleeping he disappeared in the night

Chorus
I’m not surprised he lost the fire in his eyes
It was bound to happened when the girl next door moved in
I’m not surprised he lost the fire in his eyes
Listen to the words of the wise I’m not an expert on men (but)
What he did to me he’ll gladly do again
His famous line is that he was born and bred that way
Until he dies that’s how he plans to stay
That’s sounds exactly like something only he would say
I’m not surprised I’m not surprised I’m not surprised at all
Girl, you’ve been the victim of his quick rise and fall.

Verse 2
I tried to warn you- you were eager to steal him away
I’ll never forget that satisfied look on your face that day
You swore you could change him said you’re nothing like me
I guess we’re all a little bit alike to some degree (maybe)

Chorus
I’m not surprised he lost the fire in his eyes
It was bound to happened when the girl next door moved in
I’m not surprised he lost the fire in his eyes
Listen to the words of the wise I’m not an expert on men but
What he did to me he’ll gladly do again
His famous line is that he was born and bred that way
Until he dies that how he plans to stay
That’s sounds exactly like something only he would say
I’m not surprised I’m not surprised I’m not surprised at all
Girl, you’ve been the victim of his quick rise and fall.

Bridge
The last time I saw him it was a midsummer’s eve
He tried to stop me before I could leave
Said how he missed me tried to kiss me and I know
I’m not an expert on men but with him you can’t win
I’m not surprised!