Gail Maytom

Gail Maytom

 Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

Gail is a songwriter, who developed her love of music on piano and guitar. She has written many songs, and recorded several in the studio. She has had success in various songwriting competitions.

Biography

Gail's passion is songwriting, and she has written many songs over the years. Gail's musical journey began on the piano as a youngster. This progressed to a love of acoustic guitar, which she taught herself to play.
Musical influences are varied, as you will find from listening to Gail's music. Enjoy!

Notable Achievements:
2015 - Song featured on WOS (Women of Substance) Music Podcast
2014 - Debuted on WOS Radio (New Music)
2012 - Commended Entry - UK Songwriting Contest (Pop)
2011 - Honorable Mention - International Song of the Year Songwriting Contest
2009 - 3rd place - Indie International Songwriting Contest (Pop)
2009 - Semi-finalist - UK Songwriting Contest (Pop)
2008 - Honorable Mention - Peacedriven Songwriting Award
2006 & 2007- Runner Up for Best Australian Songwriter - International Music Aid Awards
2005 - Semi-finalist - Australian National Songwriting Competition (Lyrics)

Lyrics

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Written By: Gail Maytom

VERSE 1
You always seem so sure inside
You know what you want
And you're gonna get it
Everything is else is cast aside
There's no turning back
You'll never regret it
And you know what to say
To get your own way
You know the song before it's sung

CHORUS
So if you want it, come on and get it
You can have whatcha want
You can say whatcha wanna
Don't hide it, no doubt about it
You can have whatcha want
Have your cake and eat it too

VERSE 2
There ain't a thing that you can't do
You've written the rules
Into your own book
And if it sounds too good to be true
You'll be the one
Who gives it a second look
You know your journey's just begun
But you still know how to have fun

BRIDGE
And when the walls come tumbling down
You'll still be standing
You'll have both feet on the ground
You understand that
You can have whatcha want
Say whatcha want
Be who ya want
And do whatcha wanna do
Well, you can have your cake
And eat it too

Tonic & Gin

Written By: Gail Maytom

VERSE 1
Have you noticed before
How much we try to fit in
Well, there's no food on the table
But at least we've got our tonic & gin
It's getting harder each day
And everyone's so afraid
Instead of laughing we're crying
To be heard in our own special way
But if you wanted to, you could be free
Stop trying so hard to live like a king

CHORUS
It's tonic & gin with our friends on a Sunday
There's no money left when it comes round to Monday
Trying hard to impress but it's not for the best
Can't you see that this is not the way it should be
This is not the way it should be
No this is not the way

VERSE 2
It's complicated I know
So overrated this show
Well you don't have to impress me
And show off to everybody you know
But there's a chance for a much better day
Just slow down, take time out the old-fashioned way

BRIDGE
Oh oh you have the power
To stand up on your feet
Oh oh this is the hour
To fight for your life

Hope's On the Horizon

Written By: Gail Maytom (lyrics) & Jimmy Cris (music)

VERSE 1
I walk in this sea of light
I drift on this river of hope
I dance under glistening stars
I feel all this love in my heart
I laugh at the silliest things
I smile just because you're there
I dream about heaven on earth
I know all God's angels are there

CHORUS
I follow my heart to places unknown
I follow my dreams to a faraway home
I'll climb every mountain and cross every sea
Hope's on the horizon, that's where you'll find me

VERSE 2
I don't understand all this pain
I'm searching for answers unknown
I cry at the sight of the slain
I wonder who left them alone
I pray for some peace in this world
I cry for the souls that are lost
I search for a reason to be
I know we should never give up

BRIDGE
So don't be afraid no, no, no
We might stumble, we might fall
But just take my hand
Together we'll get through it all

VERSE 3
I want to be everyone's saviour
I reach out to all those in need
I'm all for unselfish behaviour
I'm not stopping until I succeed
I climb to the top of the world
I soar like an eagle so free
I glide over valleys and mountains
I'm in awe of the endless blue sea

Take Heed

Written By: Gail Maytom

VERSE 1
When I saw your face I knew that you wanted to (I wanted to)
In a different place, a different time
Where you would be truly mine
Now is not the time to speak of our silly fears (no-one can hear)
Just be silent now, don't say a word
Let our bodies slip into another world

CHORUS
Take heed my darling
Cause I'm going down, down, and out of control
No need to worry
If you'll take my hand and come down with me too
Take heed my darling
As I feel a burning passion enter my soul
No need to worry
If you want me just as much as I want you

VERSE 2
Will you close your eyes and trust me to lead the way (don't be afraid)
We can take it fast or take it slow
Just tell me where you'd like to go
There's a place I'd like to show you, so come with me (no-one will see)
If you hold on tight, prepare to fly
You'll be ready to have the time of your life

BRIDGE
Let me hold you tight (come hold me baby)
Now the feeling's right (don't let me go)
Feel my gentle touch (I'm just loving you baby)
I'm not asking too much (all I want is you)

Until We Go Again

Written By: Gail Maytom

VERSE 1
We've come such a long way to get here
We left everything behind that was dear
We made it this far okay
We'll get through another day
And try to make the most of what we have

We packed up our bags and said our goodbyes
We boarded the plane and soared into the sky
Into the great unknown
To look for another home
And find another place to start again

CHORUS
Been such a long and bumpy road
But we're still standing
Out in the cold and lonely night
We're not afraid
Turned upside down and inside out
But we're not leaving
We're here and we'll see it through
Until we go again

VERSE 2
So here we are and here we go again
Another place to lay our weary heads
There's always more to see
Somewhere we'd rather be
We're never knowing where this journey ends

BRIDGE
Until we go again to another place
To lay our heads down
Another place for us to call our home
It doesn't matter what we do
Or where we go
Cause this is all we know

I Remember

Written By: Gail Maytom

VERSE 1
I remember the way things used to be
When life was simple, and we were young and free
We'd dance all night under the moonlight
And you'd hold me in your arms so tight

And I remember the games we used to play
We'd laugh for hours, there was no better way
When life was simple, and all we needed
Was to know the joy that, that we were feeling

CHORUS
I remember the time when you became mine
Right from the very start
I remember the day when you came my way
That's when you stole my heart

VERSE 2
And I remember when you first held my hand
And when you kissed me, I held my breath and then
I knew at once that this was love
It was all that I've been, been dreaming of

BRIDGE
Never before have I told you
Never before have I said
When you walked through that door I decided
I'd found someone to share my life
Right till the very end

ENDING
Now come what may I'm here to stay
And I'll always be right beside you
Never before have I felt so sure
I just want to be right beside you
Right beside you
Right beside you

In My Soul

Written By: Gail Maytom

INTRO
Under the stars on this moonlit night
I feel the urge just to hold you tight
I feel your heart beat whenever you're with me
I lose control.. oh oh..

VERSE 1
Come to me, come to me, hold me tight
Stay with me, stay with me, through the night
I feel the earth move whenever I'm with you
I lose control
Alone in this lonely life, my heart is frozen
So come take me into your heart

CHORUS
Oh I love you, oh I need you
Know that I could never leave you
You're here in my heart, you're in my soul
Oh I love you, oh I need you
Know that I could never leave you
You're here in my heart, you're in my soul

VERSE 2
Follow me, follow me, if you dare
Be brave and follow me, but beware
When you are with me I'll love you completely
I won't let go
Alone in this lonely life, my heart is frozen
So come take me into your heart

BRIDGE
Under the stars on this moonlit night
I feel the urge just to hold you tight
I feel your heart beat whenever you're with me
I lose control.. oh oh..

Paradise

Written By: Gail Maytom

Verse 1
I walk along this busy highway, so many cars
And people rushing by, I just want to hide
And all these people they don't even know me
So what's the point of tryin to smile
Should I waste my time

Chorus
There's a place where I go when I close my eyes
And I don't want to wake up yet cause I'm in Paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh

Verse 2
Why is life so complicated, tryin hard to find the
Perfect life, but it just ain't right
But if we look out for each other, maybe then we'd soon
Discover why we should take our time

Chorus
There's a place where I go when I close my eyes
And I don't want to wake up yet cause I'm in Paradise

Bridge
There's a place where I belong that I've been dreamin of
I close my eyes and float away, I'll be there someday

Chorus
There's a place where I go when I close my eyes
And I don't want to wake up yet cause I'm in Paradise
There's a place where I go when I close my eyes
And I don't want to wake up yet cause I'm in Paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh

Cause one day I will be there