dave holmes

dave holmes

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Compared to Jeff Buckley, Pete Murray, Coldplay, Powderfinger, The Killers, Radiohead, Rob Thomas and Muse. "A great new sound. Touching Tones, intelligent lyrics. A great change from the contrived tunes on the current vanilla rock scene. More 2, 3, 4." iTunes listener four 4.

Biography

Compared to Jeff Buckley, Pete Murray, Coldplay, Powderfinger, Killers, Radiohead, Rob Thomas and Muse.
"A great new sound. Touching Tones, intelligent lyrics. A great change from the contrived tunes on the current vanilla rock scene. More 2, 3, 4."
iTunes listener four 4.
Original rock music with soulful lyrics, great vocals and engaging arrangements. A singer/songwriter for over 15 years Dave's latest studio offering is a must listen. Recorded in Sydney with veteran producer Paul Najar.

Lyrics

alone with you

Written By: dave holmes

V1
Look into your eyes and I see’
Where you’ve been
Look into your eyes and I see’
Where we might be heading
I see love I feel love for the first time I believe in love
I lost myself today and I’
found you instead

Chorus
I’m alone when I’m alone with you
I’m alone when I’m alone with you
I'm feeling happy even though I'm feeling so blue
‘and I don’t want it to end

V2
Look into your eyes and I feel
I can barely breath
Look into your eyes and I see
I don't want to be free.
I see love I feel love for the first time I believe in love
I lost myself today and I found you instead

Chorus
I’m alone when I’m alone with you
I’m alone when I’m alone with you
I'm feeling happy even though I feeling so blue
and I don’t want it to end

home

Written By: dave holmes

Home

You walked in and sat down
Crossed a very fine line
You looked in to my soul
All you chose to see was gold

In a world of so many
Who'd have thought you'd be mine
In a world of so many
Who'd have thought you'd be mine

But for the first time I feel like I'm home
For the first time I feel like I'm home
And for the first time I feel like I'm home
I am home

Hello hello again
Were you pleased to see me
Hello hello again
Just like we were old friends

But for the first time I feel like I'm home
For the first time I feel like I'm home
And for the first time I feel like I'm home

Walked in, sat down
Crossed a very fine line
You looked in to my soul
All you chose to see was gold

For the first time I feel like I'm home
For the first time I feel like I'm home
And for the first time I feel like I'm home

jealous

Written By: dave holmes

JEALOUS
V1
She was just a quiet girl, not use to the city
Now I live with this quiet girl
TAG
She goes out with guys with nail polish on her fingertips
They're forever kissing her on those deep red ruby lips
C1
and you know, I think I’m jealous
V2
She’s as gentle as a pearl, oh my little quiet girl
Not used to the city whirl
TAG
Dining out, turning heads all over the strip
They hold so tightly to those perfectly shaped hips
C2
and you know, I think I’m jealous

MIDDLE
Do you think you could love me
I know I could love you too
Do you think you could love me

SOLO

V3
She was just a quiet girl, swept up in the city
looking for a simple world

TAG
But she goes out with guys with nail polish on her fingertips
They're forever trying to kiss her on those deep red ruby lips
Driving round, turning heads all over the strip
Trying to get closer to those perfectly shaped hips

C3
and you know, I think I’m jealous’

She was just a quiet girl

Another Day

Written By: Dave Holmes

There will come a day,
When you and I will pass away
What have you done (left) for,
The little girl that lives next door?

There has come today,
A need for us to get away.
What are you waiting for,
She’s the one you love but you’re waiting for more.

CHORUS
Are you waiting for another day,
You know it may never come
Are you waiting for another day
No guarantee(promises/certainty), either way,
Either way

Where do we draw a line (Move through life so slowly)
Waiting, watching, wasting time
Why don’t you hear the calls (Nothing gets to you at all,)
Losing friends, you (farewell) ignore them all (people as they fall)

There will come a day
Time has passed for us to delay
There’s nothing left to fear
Take a step and the net will appear (year)

CHORUS
BRIDGE
Whooo oo oo, may never come
Whooo oo oo, never come

There will come a day,
You and I will fade away
Do you think they’ll recall (What have you done for),
The things you did will they remember at all (The little girl that lives next door?)

There has come a day,
A need for us to get away.
What are you waiting for,
She’s the one you love but you’re waiting for more.

CHORUS
Are you waiting for another day,
You know it may never come
Are you waiting for another day
You know she’s the only one
Are you waiting for another day, no guarantee, either way, either way

River

Written By: Dave Holmes

Today is the most beautiful day of them all
Today when you took my breath away with a smile
Tonight seems to flow just like a river
It drifts away, it drifts away

Chorus
It was only yesterday, seems like a dream
It was this time yesterday that we packed up
And we sailed away

Today is the most beautiful day of them all’
Today when you looked at me with a sigh
Tonight you just froze like a river
And you broke away, and you broke away

Chorus
It was only yesterday, feels like a dream
It was this time yesterday that you packed up’
And walked out on me

It was this time yesterday, feels like a dream
It was only yesterday, that you packed up’
And walked out on me

Stay for the most beautiful day of them all
Stay if only for a little while
Today could be getting so much better now
We’ll find a way etc....

I want it all

Written By: Dave Holmes

V1.1
ime has come your time has passed.
All things done before breaking like glass.
Your mind is a trip, for everyone (all) to see.
It’s empty enough to make way for me.
V1.2
Leaving the crumbs never taking the falls
You lose too many days to future calls
(Over)taken by anger, anger and fear
Too feel my inspiration, should be crystal clear
TAG
Like a silence broken, by words unspoken
Like a plaster cast, I wear a mask
Like a river running or the second coming
Like a bouncing ball, I want it all.
CHORUS
I want it all/ It's my time
V2.1
Our time has come, their time has passed.
Making old borders, break them like glass
Their words are a trap, for everyone to hear
Empty enough, to take away from me
TAG
Nothing is believable, nothing is clear
Ideas unconceivable, the lies that you hear
When push comes to shove, can beauty mean love
She feels so invisible, but she want it all
CHORUS
I want it all/ It's (our) time
MIDDLE
Eyes tell a story I don’t want to believe
Masquerade as a pretender
But the pretender is me
TAG
Moment by moment, Stars in my eyes
To bullshit the naïve it’s always simpler with lies
When push comes to shove, can beauty mean love
Believe the unbelievable
Like a silence broken, by words unspoken
Like a plaster cast, I wear a mask
Like a river running or the second coming
Like a bouncing ball, I want it all.
CHORUS

Faded

Written By: Dave Holmes

How many times a day
Do they chase your dreams away
How many times must you feel, so alone.

Must have been something you said
You’re so far away from our bed
How many times must you feel, so alone.

CHORUS
And in this half light you just faded away
In this half light you just fade.

VERSE 2
Do you ever say,
To yourself there’s just no way
Until you throw your hands up in the air

Do you ever feel,
this time they mean it for real
And then it’s thrown back in your face

TAG
Just can’t feel, just can’t see, just so faded.

CHORUS

VERSE 3
How come you always feel,
The day will come and you’ll miss the deal
Do you ever say, no way

Never going upwards, sideways or down
Like a ferris wheel, you only spin one way round
How many times must you be, so alone

CHORUS

You'll be a man

Written By: Rudyard Kippling

If you keep your head when all around you
Are losing it and blame it on you,
trust yourself when others doubt you
allowing for their doubting too,
If you wait and not get tired,
being lied about, don't deal in lies
or being hated, don't give way to hate,
you won’t look so good, or look so wise

But you will be a man

VERSE 2
If your dreams are not your master
And thoughts are not your only aim
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat both as one and the same;
If you can bear the truth when it’s spoken
Hidden in the words of fools,
Or watch the things you gave all your life to, broken,
And build 'em up with worn-out tools

CHORUS
You’ll be a man, my son,
And I’ll be waiting here for you to come.
You’ll be a man, my son,
We’ll be waiting here for you to come.

VERSE 3
Can you talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings and not lose the common touch
If neither foes or friends can hurt you
And men can count on you, but none too much
If you can fill every minute
With sixty seconds' of all you’ve got,
The world is yours and all that's in it
And’what’s more -- you're a Man, my son!

CHORUS
You’ll be a man, my son,
And I’ll be waiting here for you to come.
You’ll be a man, my son,
We’ll be waiting here for you to come.

If you can just hold on
Though there’s nothing left in you CHORUS.....

Road Trip

Written By: Dave Holmes

Get a grip, take a trip down memory lane
Please don’t flip, so we can sit here all day
Five hundred k’s down the road
And there’s five hundred more to go
Enjoy the ride, feel the world glide away

CHORUS
Show me the way to Angourie
That’s where I want to be
Show me the way to Angourie
And I don’t want to go from here

First morning, the air hits you just like it missed you
No warning, as the line starts to unglue
I’ve waited al winter long
Now it’s here where we belong
Enjoy the ride, this one will go all the way

Coming back, feeling fine all over again
Feel the slack, taken up tighter than last time
Five hundred k’s down the road
And there’s five hundred more to go
Hate this ride, so empty inside
Make it go away

Discography

As part of Magnet Dave wrote and released 'illusion' gaining airplay on JJJ, MMM, 2day, rage, MTV and Channel V.
This is Dave's first solo offering and he's partnered with producer Paul Najar to produce 'waiting watching wasting my time'. Described as gritty and honest rock the album has already received rave reviews and an honorable mention at this years Billboard international songwriters competition.

Set List

Set goes for around 1 hr.
1. River
2. Jealous
3. Alone with You
4. Another Day
5. You'll be a man
6. Hallelujah (Cover J.Buckley tribute)
7. Road Trip
8. Colours of deception
9. I want it all
10. Home
11. Faded