John Daly

John Daly

 Seminole, Florida, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Variety is the name of the game. Rock & Roll is the main genre, but many styles are being created in this project.

Biography

JOHN DALY (SINGER/SONGWRITER)

John has been writing and performing since he was a child. Though not continuous, he has made it a point since 1998 to dedicate his career goals to music alone. John grew up in Levittown Pennsylvania and played in the local club circuit for several years after graduating high school. After moving to Largo Florida he sought out musicians for a new band. After many band line ups and frustrating attempts to collaborate, he decided to hire musicians for studio work. In 1998 he completed his first CD. 3 CDs later and with many more songs lined up, John is proceeding to get his music heard everywhere possible. Though Rock & Roll is his favorite genre, he doesn't want to stop there. John has written Big Band Swing arrangements, Country, and much more. "Classification of an artist seems so limiting to a person that enjoys variety". So he continues to perfect his craft and spread his creation in many directions (Including material in a Warner Bros. TV Library & Rock Band Video Game). Another creative area being recognized is his videos. John has several low budget videos he has been producing for his material. They're being used on internet radio shows and podcasts throughout the world. Though performing is his favorite and most exciting area of the music business, it's safe to say enthusiasm exists in all areas of John's creative endeavors. John can create on the spot. If an idea or need for a musical part is required, he probably can have pretty good input for it in a short period of time. With hundreds of songs and song parts recorded on tape, he has a wide variety to choose from. John does play out at Open mics, Open jams and guest sings for most of the local bands in the Tampa Bay area when possible. John is also starting to do showcases again and looks forward to performing in as many places as possible in '2012'.

Lyrics

Same old story (Just a different day)

Written By: John Daly

YOU WAKE AND THEN YOU GO TO YOUR WORK
TO THE FACTORY WHERE THE BOSS IS A JERK
THEN HE TELLS YOU THAT YOU’RE 3 MINUTES LATE
AND THAT HE’LL DOCK YOU 12 BECAUSE HE CAN’T WAIT

SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY

YOU GOT TO CATCH A REAL QUICK FLIGHT
IT DOESN’T MATTER THAT ITS LATE AT NIGHT
THE LAW FIRM WANTS YOU THERE ON THE DOUBLE
SO THE CROOKED POLITICIANS WON’T GET IN TROUBLE

SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY

YOU SING AND PLAY YOUR SONGS IN THE BAR
YOUR BIGGEST DREAM IS THAT YOU’LL MAKE IT REAL FAR
SONY RECORDS SAID THEY’D SIGN YOU TONIGHT
BUT THEY CAN’T BECAUSE THEIR BUDGET’S TOO TIGHT

SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY

IT DOESN’T EVEN REALLY MATTER WHAT YOU DO
SOMETIMES YOUR LIFE CAN SEEM ITS STRANGLING YOU
BUT ITS DEFINETLY THE WAY YOU PERCEIVE THIS WORLD
THAT LETS YOU LOOK AND SEE A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
BUT EVEN IF YOU CHANGE IN EVERY POSITIVE WAY
THERE WILL STILL BE A DAY YOU CATCH YOURSELF SAY

SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY
SAME OLD STORY SAME OLD STORY JUST A DIFFERENT DAY

My Throne

Written By: John Daly

All your life you let things slip by
Never really seeing things through
When you wake up and drink from your cup
The coffee won't clear the view

Why do you ask then let things slip past
Nothing ever happens for you
All your prayers does anyone care
All the things you plan but don't do

Why do they say there's just no way that you can have it all

Poly wants a cracker Fido wants a bone
You want wealth and power
You want to hold your throne

Taking your time seems like no crime
But you're standing in your own way
You get up and get out with all of your doubts
Want to buy but you won't pay
Why can't you see what you could be
Take advantage of every day
You want it all but then you just stall
Know the answers but you won't say


Why do they say there's just no way that you can have it all

Well Poly wants a cracker Fido wants a bone
You want wealth and power
You want to hold your throne

World Peace

Written By: John Daly

First they feed the rich
Then they starve the poor
You know they have alot
But they want more

As they seek more wealth
Spread their armies wide
Fly some B-2 Stealths
Then they choose their side

It doesn't have to be this way
Let the world be safe for one more day
Stop before they push that button down
That send those missiles off the ground

Kill those leaders there
They weren't so nice it's true
The innocent beware
You'll get killed too

Strike with shock and awe
Take those cities down
It's the power struggle law
That steals the crown

It doesn't have to be this way
Let the world be safe another day
Still they'll push that button down
And make those missiles leave the ground

Watch them fly
People die
There they go
Then explode
Greed corrupts the mortal minds
It's been this way since the start of time
If it doesn't cease
How can there be world peace

So as the world stands now
With it's greed and hate
We understand just how
Some met their fate

The powerful can't see
They just take a bow
For what they call world peace
But who dies now

It doesn't have to be this way
Let the world be safe another day
Still they'll push that button down
And make those missiles leave the ground

Watch them fly
People die
There they go
Then explode
Greed corrupts the mortal minds
It's been this way since the start of time
If it doesn't cease
How can there be world peace


The Unemployment song

Written By: John Daly

I'm getting called in the office
The boss has got to talk to me
He said times are tough
And I'm gonna have to let you be
I know that you were a good one
And this really isn't very much fun
But here's your pink slip
And a little luck wished from me

So the next day I went
And signed up for my benefits
And looking for a job
Lead my mood straight down to the pits
They said no we're not hiring now
But fill out the app. anyhow And we'll call you if Something Comes up for it

Please won't ya give me a job
I got 9 hungry kids at home
And they constantly sob Anything will be fine Cause I'm just trying to find Me ajob
So Sunday rolled around
And I opened up the newspaper
Six jobs could be found But you know that they all paid dirt
Called them up anyway Just to hear them say Job's been filled But fill out the app. anyway
so I went to another job And filled out the application
Just to find out that They just filled up that position
I said here's your app. anyway And I know what you're gonna say
"We'll call you if we open up Another position"
Please won't ya give me a job
I got 9 hungry kids at home
And they constantly sob Anything will be fine cause I'm just trying to find Me a job

Clean trash, Mop floors
Either way I'd be poor
I felt the choices I had
Would all drive me mad
But it's not all that bad
From the choices there were Cause I got to be a dishwasher

Please won't ya show me some jobs
With a choice a human can have
Without joining the mob
Please won't ya give me a job
Something I can tolerate
And my kids won't sob
Please won't ya give me a job
I got 9 hungry kids at home
And I'm about to rob Please just a decent job
I got 9 hungry kids
And I'm about to sob

Cry out (From your soul)

Written By: John Daly

When you find
You lose your mind
From things that just aren't going right for you
And you know
That even though
It seems so bad you keep it all inside of you
What you got to do

Cry out Cry out
From your soul
You got to
Cry out Cry out
From your soul

When you say
It's the price you pay
For wanting something that just can't be
It's your doubt
And current route
That you're traveling on but just can't see
To you from me

Cry out Cry out
From your soul
You got to
Cry out Cry out
From your soul

Everything's gonna be alright
When you change your narrow sight of view
Don't keep it in you got to let it out
Not sure if a scream or shout will do
From me to you

Cry out Cry out
From your soul
Well you can
Cry out Cry out
From your soul

Wings of Fire

Written By: John Daly

You lit it up so fast
The candle couldn't last
When you were a kid
The grown ups pressured it

They said you got to go
Go put on that show
Give it all you got
But boy that costs a lot

When you fly with

Wings of fire
You can only go so far
Wings of fire
The type of wings that fame give
When you're a star
Wings of fire

Man did you climb up the charts
Fueled from a pressured start
Only gold had paved your way
And it's platinum here today

With all the world to call your home
You still felt so all alone
It could only last so long
Before you were here and gone

You were flying with

Wings of fire
You could only go so far
With wings of fire
The type of wings that fame give
When you're a star
Wings of fire

So now the king
Of pop won't sing
Just where we going to turn

His burning wings
Proved just one thing
That even royal wings can burn

He was flying with

Wings of fire
He could only go so far
With wings of fire
The type of wings that fame give
When you're a star
Wings of fire
You can only go so far
With wings of fire
The type of wings that fame give
When you're a star
Wings of fire
You can only go so far
With wings of fire
The type of wings that fame give
When you're a star

Don't Drink the Bottle

Written By: John Daly

When I was a kid I found my daddy was a daddy that was strong
He'd be some one that would do all right and never ever do things wrong
But some nights seemed to change him something re-arranged him- he seemed gone
As a kid I couldn't see the spirits that had mingled the strong substance he was on

Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle
Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle

I was named the same name as my daddy's name and that's the name of John
But what I found would keep me down and our 2 life's would separate the bond
Some mornings I'd awaken, to see his hands a shakin' from that substance he was on
I'd be quiet in the morning forget my dad's adoring feeling's for me- they were gone

Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle
Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle

Daddy don't you change
Don't you re-arrange yourself
Throw the bottle out
And forget about the shelf

I was only eighteen when my daddy was a waitin to move on
Around the time of my own high school graduation he was gone
Couldn't believe my eye's that that face so skeletonized was John
To this day I wonder whether we could a been more together and had that bond

Maybe if I yelled
Pleaded to tell....my dad John

Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle
Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle

Please don't waste your life
Get back in the saddle
Please don't waste your life
Don't drink the bottle

Fire On The Fiddle

Written By: John Daly

Well here’s a story bout a backwoods girl from Tennessee
Not your average girl, but one that you just got to see
Although there is talent that runs all through her family
Ain’t no one expected just how talented this girl would be

Although she’s playing country and you might be into rock & roll
When you see her tear some fiddle up it a definitely rock your soul
That bright red hair flies in the wind and then off to one side
Then she rips that tune up and takes you for a ride


Well she’s fire on the fiddle
With bright red flowing hair
Ya know, she’s fire on the fiddle
When people stop and stare
When her bow swipes those 4 strings
The friction starts a flame
Between her hair and that fiddle
We’ll say fire is her name

Every time that girl gets up there on that big old lit up stage
The furthest thing that comes to mind is Seger’s turn the page
With such talent and those looks that sure could kill
One look at her face and you could see her life’s a thrill

On that fiddle like a wild cat she moves in on her prey
Then she’ll wink and smile as she sets her bow to play
Then she’ll play in almost a violent kind of way
That smoke and fire and flames and things will turn the night to day

Well she’s fire on the fiddle
With bright red flowing hair
Ya know, she’s fire on the fiddle
When people stop and stare
When her bow swipes those 4 strings
The friction starts a flame
Between her hair and that fiddle
We’ll say fire is her name

As the smoke clears
and there’s nothing left but dust
The fiddles burned up
and the bow just looks like crust
What you do when you think
she’s reached her end
Is throw her another bow and fiddle
And say-Girl play that song again!

Well she’s fire on the fiddle
With bright red flowing hair
Ya know, she’s fire on the fiddle
When people stop and stare
When her bow swipes those 4 strings
The friction starts a flame
Between her hair and that fiddle
We’ll say fire is her name

Meagan Won't Ya Make (Me a Drink)

Written By: John Daly

Good days bad days
Every day’s the same way
Getting up and going into work
Work hard play hard
But definitely it’s more work hard
Builds until you want to go berserk
Well its boss this boss that
Snitches from the office rat
You never really know just where they lurk
Watch this watch that
Careful where you’re talking at
He who hears you just might be that jerk

But I know someone that just might be able to help
She pours drinks that will make your problems just melt
Her name’s Meagan and she tends at the local bar and grill
You know there isn’t a problem her drinks can’t kill

Meagan won’t ya make, me some strong drinks
Strong enough so I can’t even think
Cause if I’m gonna sit here at this old bar
I’m counting on your drinks to take me real far
Away from my day better yet the whole week
So mix me up those drinks till I can’t even speak
Meagan won’t ya make (Me a drink)

Well, Car’s broke rent’s due
Just some things I’m going through
Besides the crap that happens at the job
Computer’s down I come unwound
Something I can’t figure out
I miss the days when you just turned a knob
Plumbing’s clogged I shouldn’t sob
Cause over there the neighbors robbed
Guess my problems really not that bad
But when I see what bothers me
I know just where I gotta be
Around the best damn drinks I ever had

And I know someone who will be able to help
She pours drinks that will make your problems just melt
Her name’s Meagan and she tends at the local bar and grill
You know there isn’t a problem her drinks can’t kill

Meagan won’t ya make me some strong drinks
Strong enough so I can’t even think
Cause If I’m gonna sit here at this old bar
I’m counting on your drinks to take me real far
Away from my day better yet the whole week
So mix me up those drinks till I can’t even speak
Meagan won’t ya make (Me a drink)

Though a single calms my mind
A double will be fine

Starting Over

Written By: John Daly

So you find yourself alone
No rings from the phone
Life's not changed in many ways
Through many Years and many days
You don't want to do the same
Old things, it's time for change
Can't make the same mistakes
You got to do what it takes
To change what they call your destiny
And find "That path that's right for me"
And though you might feel so down
That voice inside will make this sound

You'll find your way
You'll be OK
It's a brand new day
When you finally say
I'm starting over

So you had enough, time to leave
Still not knowing what will be
You know that one's not right for you
So you're gone and finally through
The sun will rise and shine again
Through bouts of rain you'll find a friend
He'll pick you up and put you back
On rails of steel and sturdy track
So plow your way to higher ground
And life's mysteries will come unwound
And though you might still feel real down
That voice inside will make this sound

You'll find your way
You'll be OK
It's a brand new day
When you finally say
I'm starting over

Could be the move- that makes life as sweet as honey!

You'll find your way
You'll be OK
It's a brand new day
When you finally say -I'm Starting over

Discography

Cd's:
-Johnny'sQuest (the John Daly project)
-Johnny's Quest2 (the John Daly project)
-JohnDalyproject.com >which is continuously growing with digital singles being released

Set List

Classic rock, Some new rock, And Originals. Eventually want to do ALL Originals! Two to four hour shows.