Danny McGaw

Danny McGaw

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Danny McGaw’s songs are lofty and earthy with the lyrics of a poet. His songs emanate nuance, passion, angst, brute force and tenderness. A battered romantic, his works reveal a life on the road with pervasive energy, contagious joy and heartbreaking sorrow.

Biography

Danny McGaw was born in working class Manchester in the north of England. He left school at 16 to pursue a professional soccer career, but when injury brought a premature end to his childhood dream, he packed his gear and his guitar and hit the road. Soccer’s loss was music’s gain.

Mcgaw is a natural born musician. Without benefit of any musical lessons, McGaw plays many instruments. He plays each with a deftness and maturity that belie his youth.

From Manchester, to the Isle of Jersey, to Los Angeles, to Kansas City, Danny has been amassing fans with his unique brand of original music sometimes with a band, sometimes as a solo artist. His soon to be released CD showcases his latest original works includes moving ballads alongside joyful upbeat celebrations of life.

Danny has written and recorded with the famous producer Terry Melcher (son of Doris Day). His music can be heard alongside Tori Amos in the Sundance film festival hit “New York Waiting.”

A prolific songwriter, rarely a day goes by that Danny isn’t creating a new melody and haunting lyrics. Danny is based in Kansas City for the near future writing, producing and performing in area venues.

Lyrics

My Own Two Feet

Written By: Danny McGaw

My Own Two Feet

I left my home when I was eighteen
Said I’d be back before the spring
My mother told me be careful out there
You never know what’s coming with the wind

Woke up on an island, stranded for two years
Almost drank myself to death
Couldn’t find the highway, couldn’t find the low way
Couldn’t find a single place to rest

Found myself somewhere in the ocean
Found myself somewhere in the cold
Now I’m standing on my own two feet
And I’m making my way home

I got away, I moved to LA
Looking for shelter from the rain
But I’m still here like I was there
Still running from the pain

It’s been seven years since I saw your face
I still remember how you smile
It’s funny how it’s never erased
Though time keeps slipping by

I’ll take this chance, take it with both hands
Live my life before I get old
Trust my heart and my soul
Let them show me where to go

Found myself somewhere in the ocean
Found myself somewhere in the cold
Now I’m standing on my own two feet
And I’m making my way home

Still the Same

Written By: Danny McGaw

Still the Same

Watching the news on Wednesday morning
It’s all about hate and everything that’s wrong
They seem surprised like it’s unexpected
I wonder where they’ve been looking all along

There’s war in the desert
There’s fire in the sky
Nobody knows what is wrong what is right
The walls fell down now there’s no place to hide
Guns drawn we stand full of pride
Nothings changed, still the same, maybe one day we’ll understand

There’s war in Africa and in our front garden
In my heart though I try to cry
There’s war in the slave and in the master
In the new born and the wise old man
Nothings changed, still the same, maybe one day we’ll understand

There’s a war in the wilderness a fight to survive
Kill or be killed, lie or be lied to
From my hometown to the towers of New York
Sunday in Ireland, Irac or Darfur
We go on surprised, we still don’t learn
We still can’t sit down and let the world turn
There’s always another face to blame
There’s always sunshine followed by rain
Nothings changed, still the same, maybe one day we’ll understand

All the way home

Written By: Danny McGaw

All the way home

One foot in front of the next now
I’m gonna make it somehow
To the waters edge

The sun is beating down on my head
I just got the words you said
To keep me moving along

I’m gonna give you, all of me
I’m gonna love you all the way home
I’m gonna show my face
I’m gonna claim my place
I’m gonna love you all the way home

I feel like dancing, I feel like singing
I feel just like a criminal with a brand new start
I see the world and the world sees me but I don’t know who you are

Well that’s ok are you going my way
Can we go together to the same place
Watch the same sun become the night

And the games we played in school
Forget them all
We’re not fools anymore

I’m gonna give you all of me
I’m gonna love you all the way home
I’m gonna show my face
I’m gonna find my place
I’m gonna love you all the way home

Discography

Our Time (2001) Just be (2003) What do you love (2004) Fool keeps standing (2005) Coming Home (2005) Take good care (2006) Rising Tide (2007)

Set List

Sets last from 1/2 to 1 hour --shows as long as 3 hours. Performance includes original songs as well as covers from artists such as: Dylan, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Van Morrison

Ain’t No Sunshine
Alberta
All Along the Watchtower
All You Need Is Love
Babylon
Before You Accuse Me
Blowin’ In the Wind
Brown Eyed Girl
Bye Bye Love
Carolina on My Mind
Catch the Wind
Cecilia
Champagne Supernova
Come Pick Me Up
Country Roads
Crazy Love
Creep
Dead Flowers
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Dirty Old Town
Dock of the Bay
Don’t Think Twice
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Easy Chair
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Fake Plastic Trees
Fall at Your Feet
Father and Son
Fearless
Feeling Groovy
Fields of Athenrye
Fish and Whistle
Four Seasons In One Day
Foxy’s Folk Faced
Free Fallin’
Friends in Low Places
Graceland
Halleluiah
Heart of Gold
Hide your Love Away
High and Dry
Homeward Bound
Honkytonk Women
I Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There