Dave Tanigawa

Dave Tanigawa

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Dave Tanigawa is a Chrisitan Adult Contemporary/Pop singer-songwriter from Salem, MA

Biography

Dave Tanigawa grew up in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. A classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist, Dave now studies voice at Bristol Studios in Boston, MA. He participated in Berklee College of Music's Summer Songwriting Workshop in 2004. As a Professional Member of the Gospel Music Association, Dave actively participates in GMA events to further develop his talents as a performing musician and songwriter.

Dave has participated as a soloist and as a member of various choral groups and contemporary music ensembles in high school, in college, and with various churches.

Dave now resides in Salem, MA, and he plays at coffeehouses and churches throughout New England.

Dave's musical influences include Billy Joel, James Taylor, Chris Rice, Nichole Nordeman, and Mark Schultz.

Lyrics

Mercy Street

Written By: Dave Tanigawa

VERSE 1
She’s a hopeless heart
She can’t stand the pain
Of promises broken
Time and again
She’s an aimless one
The first to agree
She’ll follow the crowd
Wherever they lead

CHORUS 1
She could be on Mercy Street
She could know God’s grace
She could have abundant life
And the warmth of the Savior’s embrace
Though she’s hardly ready
To give up the fight
Love can still bring her here
To Mercy Street tonight

VERSE 2
She’s a wounded soul
Longing for joy
She loses herself
In the arms of a boy
She’s a selfish one
Where innocence died
She can’t see the value
Of beauty inside

CHORUS 1

BRIDGE
A Father comes running
Into the night
He weeps, as He thinks of her pain
In the presence of Love
That can't be denied
He finds His way back to her heart--again

CHORUS 2
Now, she’s here on Mercy Street
Now, she knows God’s grace
Now, she has abundant life
And the warmth of the Savior’s embrace
She found strength in Jesus
To give up the fight
Love has brought her here
Love has brought her here
To Mercy Street tonight

More

Written By: Dave Tanigawa

VERSE 1
You are the Voice
That fathered life
You are the Son
Who paid the price
You were the perfect Sacrifice
You are my Savior
My Savior

CHORUS
More than I say
More than I know
More than I could ever show
Jesus, I need You
I need You more
More than my doubts
More than my tears
More than my deepest hopes and fears
Jesus, I need You
I need You more

VERSE 2
You are the Ram
That took the place
Of every child
Who knows Your grace
You’re the Redeemer
I embrace
You are my Savior
My Savior

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Mercy broke my fall
Forgiveness knew my name
Love rescued me
Love rescued me

CHORUS

TAG
Jesus, I need You
I need You more
Jesus, I need You
I need You more

Discography

Dave released a self-titled EP in 2005, which is available for sale here:

http://www.soundclick.com/Store/ShoppingCartInfo.cfm?bandID=153536

Set List

Dave's typical set list includes a number of original songs, a couple of worship songs, and a couple of cover songs.