Dawni McCray

Dawni McCray

BandJazzAcoustic

Biography

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Dawni began playing piano at an early age and has recently adapted the acoustic guitar into many elements of her songs. As a singer/songerwriter she takes advantage of Austin's diverse music scene to incorporate select styles into a dynamic array of emotions that portray her life song.
Now at the age of twenty four she is becoming a seasoned performer around local restaurants and coffee venues. A major inspiration for her performing repertoire includes influences from soul and jazz artist such as Billie Holiday and Nora Jones to current R&B and Hip- Hop Artist like India. Arie and Alisha Keys.

Lyrics

Pack Your Bags

Written By: Dawni McCray

Pack your bags (yeah)
Said you'd be leaving on a train
You won't be back (No)
Ever this way again.
Where did we go wrong and where do you get off blaming me?
How did your excuses get you through this blame free?

I lied- I lied when I said I'd be missing you
When I said that we were through.
I lied when I said I'd be missing you
When I said that we were

Go on leave yeah
That's the best thing you could do
For me yeah
I'm kind of glad that we're through
I'll be fine- I'll be okay
It's not like I can't find someone better
To love me better than you do

I lied- I lied
When I said I'd be missing you
When I said that we were through
I lied- I lied when I said I'd be missing you
When I said that we were through

Pack your bags said you'd be leaving baby
Pack your bags said you'd be leaving baby
Pack your bags said you'd be
leaving baby
Pack your bags said you'd be leaving baby

Pack your bags
Said you'd be leaving on a train

Baby

Written By: Dawni McCray

Summer days the rain is falling
From the clear blue open sky
Sitting staring out my window
Daydreaming about you and I.
Thinking about when we were simple
Wondering why we had to change
Nothing good that ever happens
To me ever stays the same

So baby baby baby
Baby baby why
Why'd you have to go now
And leave me on my own now?

Baby Baby baby
Baby baby I
Give anything to be near you
Just put down your foolish pride

Wind blows and leaves are falling
From the full grown willow tree
Make me think of you times over
When we used to lie and sleep
And now those days are over
To me your a memory
Maybe you'll come back baby
Maybe not in a dreamers sleep

So baby baby baby
Baby baby why
Why'd you have to go now
And leave me on my own now?

Baby Baby baby
Baby baby I
Give anything to be near you
Just put down your foolish pride

Space

Written By: Dawni McCray

Well you try to fit in but you cant find a space.
Try to make due with what you give and you take.
Try to make due with all that you know.
Try to see everything that was ever shown.
Well I've been through the fire,
And I've been through the flood.
Been washed out by water
That was stained by the blood
And I've been so many places
I've forgotten where I've gone
I've been trying to find to find a way to make my house a home.

Yeah,yeah,yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Daddy always told me he'd be right my my side
Said I wouldnt have to worry
And I wouldnt have to cry
Yet still I sit here in waiting
Where the weariness roames
Hasting for the happiness to come back home.
It's not the way it goes
That's just way it is
Been trying to find the best way to deal with it
Sometimes the weight of this world gets me down
I've learned to keep my head up off the ground.

Yeah,yeah,yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't you tell me people I already know
Trying to find a reason to carry on
And I cant find the pressure in this life
That smothers all my freedom that's trapped up inside.
Me- I'm just a lady searching
for love
Never getting anything worth getting enough of
So I'll be alone till the day that I die
Until then I'll just sit and watch the clouds roll by

Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah

The solution is the problem and I'm alright
The solution is the problem and I'm alright
The solution is the problem and I'm alright
The solution is the problem and I'm alright.

Alright

Written By: Dawni McCray

I'm not the type to lay down and die.
To put up my hands and surrender my life.
Baby if you stay
Maybe I will change my mind.
My body feels weak
My heart feels so torn.
Just one last breath until I move on
Baby if you stay
Maybe I will change
My mind

Cause I've been so misused
and confused
Hurt to the point of abuse inside
And I've felt so helpless
that I could not find
No more tears to cry

But I'll be alright
I'll be okay
I never loved you anyway
Yes I'll be just fine
I just needed some time
Until today.

It's been so long
Twelve months and some days
Not even a goodbye when you went away
And baby I'm still here hurting and You were never worth it noway
And everyone falls in love
Sometimes it's wrong
Sometimes it's right
Baby if you stay
My life I'd lay down tonight.

Cause I've been so misused
and confused
Hurt to the point of abuse inside
And I've felt so helpless
that I could not find
No more tears to cry

But I'll be alright
I'll be okay
I never loved you anyway
Yes I'll be just fine
I just needed some time
Until today.

Settle Down

Written By: Dawni McCray

Settle down
Restless heart
I've become so tired.
Looking for a love unknown
I've become so helpless
Oh, loniness cover me with regret
The only thing I've wanted
I have never know yet.

I'm just a girl looking for herself
Waiting for these wings to fly me
To a place where love will find me there.
Floating in the breeze wind beneath my wings
Where nothing in the world defies me
A place where only love will hide me

From untrusting ones
Who damn my soul for breaking
Stealing from giving ones
Thinking it's all theirs for the taking
O foolish heart what's the use when it over
Shall you continue on and love another?

I'm just a girl looking for herself
Waiting for these wings to fly me
To a place where love will find me there.
Floating in the breeze wind beneath my wings
Where nothing in the world defies me
A place where only love will hide me

Say that you will love me yes forever
I will love you only you no matter what you say
O foolish heart whats the use when it's over
Shall you continue on and love another?

I'm just a girl looking for herself
Waiting for these wings to fly me
To a place where love will find me there.
Floating in the breeze wind beneath my wings
Where nothing in the world defies me
A place where only love will hide me

Settle down my restless heart
Cause I've become so
So very tired.

Set List

Settle Down
Get It Yourself
Just Once
Maker
Pack Your Bags
Picture
Alright
Baby
Space