David Worby

David Worby

BandCountryAdult Contemporary

Creativity describes David Worby’s life as a composer, screenwriter, playwright, author and in his extraordinary career as a trial lawyer, where he is nationally known for representing 9,000 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers exposed to lethal levels of toxins.

Biography

A regular commentator on television networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and Court TV, Worby has become a national spokesperson for victims’ rights.

As an artist, Worby’s recent works are gaining a national audience. His incredible musical family (his sister conducts the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and his brother is the Executive Director of the Princeton Symphony), is but one reason for the passion and flow of music and writing in his life. “Very Truly Yours”, his play starring Eddie Albert, Jr., opened to excellent reviews in Los Angeles while his screenplay, “Rym And The LDs”, starring Snoop Dogg and Ice-T begins filming next spring. Several of David’s songs are now under publishing contracts in Nashville and his soon to be recorded song, “Tell Me Why”, has been signed to a deal with Cherry Lane Music.

Concluding a recent performance at Nashville’s renowned Bluebird Café and preparing for his next two hour live show and web-cast, “David Worby And Friends” at Los Angeles’ celebrated music venue Kulak’s Woodshed, David’s recent music projects include co-writings with Jeff Silbar (“Wind Beneath My Wings”), Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood), Karen Staley (Reba, Faith Hill) and numerous others.

“When folks hear David Worby’s songs such as “From Now On” or “I Believe In Forever”, they would rightly figure that these beautifully crafted, midtempo compositions could fit equally well in the pop, rock or country music scene. David has the rare gift of being able to write successfully in all genres of music.” Phil Sweetland, New York Times

Lyrics

Turn Off the Sound

Written By: David Worby and Rick Hahn

Turn off the sound (and) slow the picture
(You're) playing with my heart
Get out of town, -way from my window
Let me make a start

(cause) I would hold you tight
You couldn't take the light
Can’t reach for you no more
No darkness, no more.
These are the times when I cry
Come (on) and taste my tears
Turn off the sound slow the picture
Turn off the sound slow it down
Turn off the sound slow the picture
If I want to hear you I will...

This time you say you're really sorry
(I) heard it all before
You say one thing, (and) do another
I won't stay for more

(cause) I won’t hold you tight
Gone is that fight
Can’t reach for me no more
No darkness, no more

These are the times when I tried
Come (on) get past my tears

Turn off the sound slow the picture
Turn off the sound slow it down
Turn off the sound slow the picture
If I want to hear you I will...

Turn off the sound (and) slow the picture
(You're) playing with my heart
Get out of town, -way from my window
Let me make a start

Turn off the sound slow the picture
Turn off the sound slow it down
Turn off the sound slow the picture
If I want to hear you I will...

Dancing Years

Written By: David Worby, Jenn Harris and Rick Hahn

Time flies, out of sight
So much missing from this life
I'm not who I am or ever planned to be

Spend all my time counting
But it don't add up
No peace, no quiet, no time for us
Not even the mirror knows it’s me

I can't believe it's come to this
My heart is set on this one wish

Let’s start the dancing years today
We’ve come this far so
We’ve got to believe
God put us in this place

I don't want to be a stranger
And I pray it’s not too late

Let’s start the dancing years today
Let’s start the dancing years today

The first steps under my feet
Feels this way each time we meet
Heads held high we can
touch the sky

I'll lead you as you lead me
Each of us in harmony
To be in your dance
Is all I'll ever need

I can't believe it’s come to this
My heart is set on this one wish

Let’s start the dancing years today
We’ve come this far so
We’ve got to believe
God put us in this place

I don't want to be a stranger
And I pray it’s not too late
Let’s start the dancing years today
Let’s start the dancing years today

We’ve been here before
When we looked for more
And lost our chance
Now we’re back on that floor
And I know for sure
That it’s our dance

Let’s start the dancing years today
We’ve come this far so
We’ve got to believe
God put us in this place

I don't want to be a stranger
And I pray it’s not too late
Let’s start the dancing years today
Let’s start the dancing years today

Doin' What You Love

Written By: David Worby and Karen Staley

DANNY LIVES FOR PLAYIN’ BALL
SO DEDICATED HE GIVES HIS ALL
EATS, SLEEPS AND DRINKS THE GAME
EVERYBODY KNOWS HIS NAME

IT MAY JUST BE IN HIS LITTLE TOWN
COACHIN’ AFTER SCHOOL AT THE Y PLAYGROUND
THE PROS SAID HE WAS WAY TOO SHORT
BUT TO THOSE KIDS HE’S KING OF THE COURT

CHORUS: DOIN’ WHAT YOU LOVE
WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE
DON’T HAVE TO BE A SUPERSTAR
WE NEED HOMETOWN HEROES MORE
IT AIN’T ABOUT THE MONEY
OR THE LEVEL YOU RISE ABOVE
IT’S ABOUT WHAT’S INSIDE
KEEPIN’ DREAMS ALIVE
AND DOIN’ WHAT YOU LOVE

ANNIE KNOWS ALL KINDS OF SONGS
FROM ARIAS TO SING-A-LONGS
WHILE WAITIN’ ON TABLES AND HER BIG BREAK
SHE DECIDED ON KIDS KNOWIN’ WHAT IT’D TAKE

NOW IT MAY BE JUST A LOCAL BAR
WHERE FRIENDS AND FAMILY FILL HER TIP JAR
THE RECORD LABELS ALL WANTED A TEEN
BUT ‘ROUND HERE SHE’S OUR KARAOKE QUEEN

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE: PASSION DOESN’T NEED A SPOTLIGHT
HEADLINES OR AWARDS
DOIN’ WHAT YOU LOVE IS IT’S OWN REWARD

REPEAT CHORUS

Set List

Tell Me Why
Doin What You Love
Between Us
All That I Am
Where Am I
You Must Have Read My Mind
Horizons
I Believe In Forever