david berry

david berry

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

It's rootsy, folk, soul music you can play on the porch. It's laid back acoustic grooves with a hillbilly funk feel. It's the brother between Robert and Jack Johnson, with an accent you can't quite place... It's the ocean washing the desert into the mountains. It's goooooooooooood for the soul.

Biography

This is me and my guitars... this is me not having to worry about anything but playing my music. I've been the front man and songwriter for my band Pufferbilly for the last 5 years... just time to go and do. Much easier on my own. I want to keep it pure, simple, and real. I love the sound of an acoustic guitar, of a dobro, of roots. I'm a songwriter... I don't want to bury my songs behind a wall of sound anymore. This is me just being me. I pull from influences like Ben Harper, John Butler, Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, hillbillies, love and hate, life and children... the world. But I don't think i 'sound like' anybody. I call myself acoustic soul roots music coming down from the mountains. That is me, in the now. The future? The next few years will be spent on the road, performing, travelling, recording, revealling and being. See you out there... out here.

Lyrics

make it go away

Written By: david berry

i feel strong when i'm with you
and we gonna keep on keeping on
'cause that's what we do

well i feel lazy
and wish it would rain
and we could roll another
just to ease our pain
man i hate to worry
so today stressin be gone
we can fret about things some other day
today lets sing this song

called
i don't want no more of that stress today
need to somehow make it or make it go away

well call me crazy
but i love the rain
lets pull ourselves back under the covers
and listen to the gutters drain
man i hate to hurry
so today rushin be gone
we can rush around town some other day
today lets sing this song

called
i don't want no more of that stress today
gotta somehow make it or make it go away
we got to make it go

alright

Written By: david berry

its okay
and its alright
we can rest
just for the night
tomorrow will be another day
the wind it blows
and it gets cold
come over here
and let me hold you
together we can chase the frost away

come hold me close
and sing a lullabye
i'll sit and stroke your head
we'll paint a paradise
shh, she said
its gonna be alright
theres real big ups
and theres way low downs
and everything we give
will come back around
shh, she said
its gonna be alright
its gonna be alright
its gonna be alright
yeah, my baby
she said its gonna be alright

see you're the thunder
and i'm your rain
i'm the tracks
for your crazy train
and i'm here
to help you drive
you're the left
and i'm your right
i'm the moon
that glows in your night
in your darkness
i bring you light

come hold me close
and sing a lullabye
i'll sit and stroke your head
we'll paint a paradise
shh, she said
its gonna be alright
theres real big ups
and theres way low downs
everything we give
will come back around
shh, she said
its gonna be alright
its gonna be alright
its gonna be alright
its gonna be alright

yeah, my baby
she said its gonna be alright
i gotta believe

change

Written By: david berry

i gotta get on up
can't let it get me down
gotta plant my feet
gotta stand my ground
gotta right these wrongs
gotta stand and sing
gotta fight this hate inside
don't want the feelings that it brings

cuz hate, it pulls us down
when it takes ahold
we only hurt ourselves
when we let our hearts grow cold
but we can change
i believe that i can change
and if we can change
then we can change our world

i gotta get on up
when life pulls me down
in every life a little rain must fall
but falling rain is such a pretty sound
i gotta get on up
i gotta make my way
through these ups and downs
and these turn arounds
the fear i feel everyday

cuz fear it pulls us down
when it takes ahold
we only hurt ourselves
when we let our blood run cold
but we can change
and i believe that i can change
and if we can change
then we can change our world

i gotta change my head
to change my mind
change my style
gotta change in time
change it all
to something new
baby change for me
and i'll change for you
change its constant
change its good
we'd all change
some things if we could
we'd change our world
if we could

Discography

2002 Pufferbilly - "Faded" groovage records
2006 Pufferbilly - "Laid Out" seagoat records
2007 David Berry & Pufferbilly - "Porch Music" seagoat records