Jo Dawson

Jo Dawson

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Jo is a femle singer songwriter who rocks with a live band, but can also reach an intimate audience with a solo acoustic set. Her lyrically driven melodic pop/rock songs communicate with honesty and integrity via a beautiful versatile voice capable of hard hitting sentiment and delicate sensitivity

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Lyrics

Wish You Well

Written By: Jo Dawson

Wish You Well – Jo Dawson 2008 ©

Lying right beside you but I’m more beside myself than I have ever been before.
Trying to decipher all the feelings you ignited as my tears fall on your floor.
Did I move in to fast?
Did I bruise what we had?
Or did the bright lights of the first night that exploded go and blow it all away?

I wish you well, I wish you well, I just wish that you had wished for me.
I wish you well, I wish you well, I just wish that you had wished for me.

Playing it all over time and time and time again to try and find my first mistake.
Running through each word you wrote to try and find a single note to slap me wide awake.
Was it all in my mind?
Did I misread the signs?
Cause I’m sure you said you wanted me, and haplessly you knew I wanted you.

I wish you well, I wish you well, I just wish that you had wished for me.
I wish you well, I wish you well, I just wish that you had wished for me.

I wish you light, and I wish you love, and I wish you everything you need.
I wish you warmth, and I wish you dreams, and I hope you find the things you seek.

I just wish you found them in me…

I’ll miss the you I never knew, because the you I met wasn’t he.
I’ll miss the you I never knew, because the you I met wasn’t he.

Don't Wanna

Written By: Jo Dawson

Don’t wanna / Masquerade – Jo Dawson 2008 ©

You don’t wanna hurt me, and you won’t
I’m rejecting all affection, wearing my protection
You don’t wanna hurt me, and you won’t
If I don’t look up I can never be let down
I don’t wanna hurt you, and I won’t
The fortress that you live in, I’m never gonna get in
I don’t wanna hurt you, and I won’t

So we pray this masquerade will keep our hurt away
Pretending that we’re both ok
The game dictates that we give the pieces that we can
As long as you don’t have to hold my hand

You don’t wanna hurt me, and you won’t
Cause if I feel it creeping up I swear I’ll push it right back down
You don’t wanna hurt me, and you won’t
If I need to I can just feed myself a lie
I don’t wanna hurt you, and I won’t
Your amour will protect you, never gonna get through
I don’t wanna hurt you, and I won’t

So we pray this masquerade will keep our hurt away
Pretending that we’re both ok
The game dictates that we give the pieces that we can
As long as you don’t have to hold my hand
As long as you don’t have to hold my hand

You don’t wanna… You don’t wanna… You don’t wanna… You don’t want

Oh I pray this masquerade will keep my heart away
I’m hoping that I’ll be ok.
But then I wake to find I’ve given everything I have
To someone who won’t ever take my hand
To someone who won’t ever take my hand

You don’t wanna… You don’t wanna… You don’t wanna… You don’t want

You don’t wanna love me so you won’t.

Already Gone

Written By: Jo Dawson

Already Gone – Jo Dawson 2008 ©

There is no way of knowing
No evidence is showing
Wasting time
Wait for a sign

Seasons pass but nothing comes
I’m fading with each setting sun
You sigh
Yet still you try

But I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
And I don’t know what I am
But I don’t think I’m alive
You can’t have me as I am
So everybody say your goodbyes

I watch you thru a pane of glass
Clinging to a fading past
That me
No longer breathes

I wish that I could feel again
I’m sorry but I can’t pretend
I’m numb
Tears won’t come

Because I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
I’m already gone
And I don’t know what I am
But I don’t think I’m alive
You can’t have me as I am
So everybody say your goodbyes

I’m already gone, I’m already gone, I’m already gone

But suddenly the wind has changed
For someone of another name
No fear
I reappear

I Know

Written By: Jo Dawson

I Know – Jo Dawson 2007 ©

Took a train ride
Didn’t mean to find
Unexpected signs of life

You were so kind
Permitted not to hide
You held my hand and let me cry

But I know…
That it’s pointless to tell you so I won’t
Cause we’ve both gone too far to let go
Best you stick to path that you know

So now you’re there
I’m pretending not to care
I paint on my favourite smile

I’ll greet her gladly
Hope she doesn’t see
I close my eyes and sing a lie

Because I know…
That it’s pointless to tell you so I won’t
Cause we’ve both gone too far to let go
Best you stick to path that you know

And I’ll be fine
I’m already happy most the time
You got your thing, I got mine
I just hope that she’s helping you shine
Shine

Oh

And I’ll be fine
I’m already happy most the time
You got your thing, I got mine
I just hope that she’s helping you shine
Shine

Good Things

Written By: Jo Dawson

Good Things – Jo Dawson 2008 ©

Fell out of bed today
I’m running late and the sky is grey
But I spare a little thought for
All the good things in my life

I missed the train again
Had to run 8 blocks in the pouring rain
But I can’t help but think of
All the good things in my life

It doesn’t matter come what may
I wake up happy every day

Cause when those clouds roll in
And nothing’s quite like it should have been
I just stop – and I remember
All the good things in my life

You could throw me on the street
Without a single cent or a thing to eat
And I’d laugh as I give thanks for
All the good things in my life

You can try to take them all away
But you can’t steal a sunny day

You wanna try and bring me down – Go ahead I dare you to
There aint no way I’m gonna frown – I couldn’t do it if I wanted to
Cause I’ve got someone coming around
And he’s a good thing
He’s a good thing
He’s such a good thing
He’s definitely one of the good things in my life!

Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo

Yeah you’re a good thing,
You’re a good thing
You’re such a good thing
You are a very good thing in my life!