Dawn Radcliffe

Dawn Radcliffe

BandCountry

I've had a helluva life, I have a lot to express, to say. I LOVE my four children, so I think it's important I have a voice. Otherwise, how will they know it's okay to use theirs? But let's have fun. And make money!

Biography

The most unusual thing about me perhaps is that I did not have the luxury of being "into" music as a youngster. I have no stories about fawning over artists and having their style or phrasing change my life. I was raising my four siblings, and busy. It wasn't until I was older that songwriting became an overwhelming and encompassing calling. I cannot imagine wanting anything as much and as purely as I want this.

I write because I have to and will do it whether anyone listens or not. My songs are honest songs about life, being female, being human, being a daughter, being abused, being uplifted, being a mom, being a lover, being... just being.
I hear myself as country, sometimes new, sometimes old, sometimes folksy and even pop-ish. I just speak, the melodies come very attached to my emotion, but always focused. The marketer in me is very clear what I have to say, and finds a way to say it so it's understood.

Lyrics

I Have to Give You Kisses

Written By: Dawn Radcliffe

VERSE
As I watch you lying there
sun streams in, like sleeping silk
and everything about you
glows like morning sunlit milk

CHORUS
And I have to give you kisses
floating soft, as on a wing
I don't want to wake you
I don't want to stop the dream

VERSE
You breathe... a gentle lift
hanging there in time
so soft as you are sleeping
in the purls of warm sunshine

CHORUS
And I have to give you kisses
floating soft, as on a wing
I don't want to wake you
I don't want to stop the dream

BRIDGE
I don't know how long I'll have you
I hope for all my days
but this moment you are mine
as I hold you in my gaze

AMENDED CHORUS
And my love, I give you kisses
floating soft, as on a wing
Softly, I won't wake you
as I lie with you and dream

Softly, I won't wake you
as I lie with you and dream

TAG
I have to give you kisses...

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copyright 2003, Dawn Radcliffe
all rights reserved
auroralenora@yahoo.com
262-620-0498

Discography

Not yet.

Set List

My first performance was at LaCASA in Gurnee, IL this summer. Just me and a friend on acoustic guitar on a small but important stage. Very simple and lovely.