David Lincoln Weigert

David Lincoln Weigert

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

As a songwriter my music is often about serious world events like hurricane "Katrina" or the plight of "The Women of Darfur". The music is hopefully inspirational and meant to remind us of things we would rather forget. My favorite singers are Gigi Abraham and Jordon Felisbret both who sang here.

Biography

I'm an musician (drummer) and songwriter who also teaches at Berklee College of Music. I play in all kinds of bands. My contest song is "The Women of Darfur" and is part of Berklee's Fundraiser CD "We Are All Connected" I also wrote "Katrina" with Gigi Abraham.

Lyrics

"KATRINA"

Written By: David Weigert/Gigi Abraham

KATRINA 11/28/05
Lyrics: David Lincoln Weigert/Nancy “Gigi” Abraham
VERSE 1
A pretty name for such a deadly force
Blowin’ away lives as it traveled it’s course
Flood waters flattening irreplaceable homes
As survivors were being stacked up at the Superdome
CHORUS
Pray for the people
Pray for the homeless
Say a prayer for the children
Keep them safe and warm
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Pray for the ones lost
Pray for understanding
Pray this will bring us together
Black white, rich and poor
VERSE 2
Mothers hid their faces to hide their tears
Fathers so frustrated not knowing where to turn
(With no food, no water, no roof over head) opt.
No one could explain this
So they cried instead
REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE
Can you imagine being in their shoes
Seeing their homes float away?
But quiet heroes risked their lives
Pulling wet and stranded from harm
While selfless families opened their homes
So much good can come from this
REPEAT CHORUS
OPTIONAL VERSE 3
They will pull through this, and weather this storm
Their spirits may be dampened, but it won’t keep them down for long
Soon they will recover and rebuild their homes
But hope is all they have now, let’s not leave them alone

"THE WOMEN OF DARFUR"

Written By: David LincolnWeigert

The Women of Darfur
Words and music-
David Lincoln Weigert
CHOIR INTRO
Mmm mm mm
VERSE 1
We know about your lives
And the pain that you’ve endured
But soon your deepest scars
Will fade and be obscured
Like iron in the fire
Glowing red beneath the moon
This heat has made you strong
Women of Darfur
CHORUS 2X’s
Spirits
Soaring high
How strong you are
To have come this far
VERSE 2
With a smile on your face
In the midst of all this confusion.
We can tell that your spirits
Can’t be broken
BRIDGE
We know you from your photographs
With smiles so bright
We can almost hear you laugh
And we’ve heard your singing
with voices sweet and clear
You’ve survived unthinkable things
Things you don’t deserve
But all this pain and strife will pass
It will have to fade away
CHORUS 2X’s
CHORUS IN ARABIC 2X’s
Ruah (Spirits)
Mashi fok (Soaring high)
Kefita Gewe (How strong you are)
Tagi Mahal tawel (To have come this far)

Discography

I would say that my songs, "The Women of Darfur"and "Katrina" best describe my songwriting. I've also played and recorded lots of music, primarily jazz as a drummer.

Set List

Any songs related to the concept of world events awareness.