Kayla

Kayla

 Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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If you ask me, songwriting is a special gift that few people are blessed with. For me, it is a way of getting things out in the open and not letting them bottle up inside. It's an escape and something I truly love to do. It has inspired me to be a better person and appreciate the power of music.

Biography

My name is Kayla Austin. I'm a college sophomore at the University of South Carolina. Being a military brat, I grew up in small towns outside of Washington D.C., Charleston, SC, and St. Louis, MO. I love college and all of the opportunities it has given me. I love the freedom, independence, student organizations, and learning about so many new things related to my nursing major. I have a twin sister who is also my roommate, a little brother, and two wonderful parents. Although nursing is the career that I want to pursue, songwriting is something that I recently discovered I could do. It has helped me to become and more social person unlike the the quiet girl that I used to be. Songwriting has helped me to find my voice, which is why I want to pursue it. I hope to one day inspire others through my lyrics in the way that they have helped to inspire me.

Lyrics

The Song Inside Your Heart

Written By: Kayla Austin

“The Song Inside of Your Heart”

Has anyone ever told you how short life really is?
So why don’t we all show this world what we have to give
Don’t just sit around and watch life pass you by
Get up and sing a song; it’s your time to shine
Because

Chorus:
We all have that special song that we sing
The one we sing when no one’s listening
So just stand up and take that tune
Take it out of your head and sing it to this room
So come on and sing ‘cuz it’s a brand new start
This is the song inside of your heart
Let’s hear the song that’s inside of your heart

So just let the music take control
We’ll dance and sing and just let go
Come and fill the place with lots of noise
You can bring the world so much joy
So just take my hand and we’ll sing some more
No, I promise you will not be ignored
Because

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We’re all beautiful in our own special way
And we all have something to say
Don’t you let your fears hold you down
It’s time to stand up so get up of the ground

Chorus

So come and dance; you’ll have fun I swear
You are beautiful, no matter what you wear
Because now is you time to shine tonight
Just sing and shout with all of your might
Because

Chorus 2x

No Turning Back

Written By: Kayla Austin

“No Turning Back”

Chorus:
There’s no turning back no, no turning back no, oh oh
The girl inside of me well just let her be
The one I want to see, if that’s ok to be
Cause I’m ready to, ready to speak my mind
Cause I got something to say
I don’t want to be that way
No, not anymore, no, oh, not anymore
There’s no turning back, no not anymore no not anymore.

Never again will I be that innocent
Never again no never again will not listen
To your selfish ways so please just be
Only happy for me
Because the girl I wanna be
Well she here to stay
So just let her be who I wanna be
Because

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The girl I used to be well she’s so long gone
So please don’t make me prove you wrong
Cause I’m ready to do just that
So don’t you make me look back
Because I’m ready to be stronger than before
Ready to take a step out of that door
Get ready or not here I come
Don’t make me leave and be gone
Yes, this is who I’m going to be
So please be happy for this new me.

Chorus 2x

So please don’t turn your back of me
I wanna share who I’m not gonna be
Ready to shine and stop hiding
Look around and starting finding
The reason why I’m asking to have
You to please say that there’s no turning back, no turning
So don’t your ever forget there’s no turning back again..

Lighting Up this Town

Written By: Kayla Austin

“Lighting up this Town”

Chorus:
We’re moving to the music
We’re dancing to this sound
Everybody make some noise
‘Cuz we’re lighting up this town

Everybody hit the club
We’ll dance this night away
So come on and I’ll lead the way
We will show you how it’s done

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Stand up baby dance with me
And come join in the fun
There’s a crazy world out there
So we’re dancing in the sun

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Darling won’t you sing with me?
And let me hear your voice
Yes, it’s beautiful, I swear
So let’s fill the place with noise

Chorus

Baby can you help me out
And pull me off this ground
Let’s sing and dance until it hurts
Sing like you’ve never made a sound

Chorus 2x

Yes, we’re lighting up this town, lighting up this town

For Showing Me Your Ways

Written By: Kayla Austin

“For Showing Me Your Ways”

Looking around my bedroom, I don’t even know where to start
With all these things I have to pack and get them in the car
Cuz we’re al l grown up now, taking thing new life
Getting ready for college, so ready to stand up and shine
Because high school’s over, and it’s time to move away
But before I go, I’ve got a few things to say
Hey Mom, you’ve been there for me all these years
But it’s time to leave and put this life in its new gear

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So thank you for showing me your ways
For helping me every single day
You were there for me even when I was wrong
Don’t you worry cuz no matter where I go I’ll never be gone
So thank you for being the best mom in the whole wide world
You stood by my side like no one else ever could
You mean the world to me, in case you didn’t know
I love you for showing me and helping me to grow

And Daddy, hold me tight like you’ve held me all these years
And just please try to be strong, even through all these tears
Cuz life is hard and we’ve gotta go our own way
But why can’t we just hold on to this day

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Hey little brother, God has given you so many great things
Yes, you’re wonderful, so don’t you ever change
Oh, and someday I hope I find someone just like you
Someone handsome, smart and funny too
I will miss you but we’ve got to move along
Soon today will be history, and we can’t let it be gone
So

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And to my sister, I know we’ve shared a lot of things
But promise to be yourself because life, oh it has so much to bring
Yes I know we’ve had our share of days
When we didn’t always agree, but in the end, I know we’ll be ok
Yea, because tomorrow, oh it’s a brand new day

Chorus 2x

So Daddy, thank you for holding me every day
And Mom, I love you for showing me your ways

Together We'll Seize this Day

Written By: Kayla Austin

“Together We’ll Seize this Day”

Hey, everyone stand up and get on your feet
‘Cuz there’s a crazy world out there that we all need to meet
Let’s go and live today like it’s our last one on this earth
We’ll sing and dance and just laugh until it hurts

Chorus:
So come and sing with me and we’ll dance this night away
Life’s too short to just, to just sit around and say
There’s always tomorrow, but why don’t we seize this day
We can laugh and talk all night till there’s nothing left to say
So just please come with me and together we’ll seize this day

Oh, what would you say if I told you today was your last
Would you run away and cry harder than you ever had
Or would you stand up and walk to me and say
Well, let’s make today the most incredible and wonderful day
Let’s take this moment and make it last forever
And oh, won’t you promise me that you’ll never say never

Chorus:
So come and sing with me and we’ll dance this night away
Life’s too short to just, to just sit around and say
There’s always tomorrow, but why don’t we seize this day
We can laugh and talk all night till there’s nothing left to say
So just please come with me and together we’ll seize this day

We’ll let’s just say that this day wasn’t the best I’ve had
But I know I’ve had better, so let’s leave today in the past
There’s no need to dwell on things that don’t really matter
Because life is short, and this world keeps moving faster and faster
So please don’t stop and just let the world pass you by
You’ll regret it soon enough and I’ll tell you why
No one knows how much longer they have left to live
So just reach out and grab all the great things that God has to give

Chorus:
So come and sing with me and we’ll dance this night away
Life’s too short to just, to just sit around and say
There’s always tomorrow, but why don’t we seize this day
We can laugh and talk all night till there’s nothing left to say
So just please come with me and together we’ll seize this day

Never Let the Fear of Striking Out

Written By: Kayla Austin

“Never Let the Fear of Striking Out”

I’m sitting in my bedroom, thinking back to the days
When I was so afraid to tell the world what I had to say
I always kept to myself and never spoke my mind
And never knew of all the great things I could find
But when I look back I don’t even know what held me back
All I know is if I could go back I’d do it in a flash
I’m all grown up now and those days are in the past
So look out, I’m ready to show the world who I am
I’m a new girl now and gonna be the best I can
Because

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This time around I’m ready to stand up and scream
Gonna get up and show you who I am going to be
This time around, I’m not gonna sit back and let my fears hold me down
I’m ready to stand up for what I believe and get up of this ground
This time around I know that life’s too short so let’s all stand up and say,
This time around I’ll never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game

So watch out world cuz I’m ready to prove you wrong
That girl from high school, well she’s long gone
Cuz she’s learned a few things, and I’ll tell you just one thing
No one really cares about what others think
So you’ve gotta get up and leave yesterday in the past
And just like everyday like it’s your very last
Cuz no one knows how much longer we all really have
And promise me just one more thing
That you’ll never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

Chorus

So come and take my hand and join in this thing that we call life
We will have fun I swear because it’s a crazy ride
So come and dance with me and stand up and sing
Because no one really care what other people think
And today, well, it’s really all we have
So we have to get up and let our voice be said
And how you will ever know if you never even try
You can’t sit back and let this world pass you by
I’ve been there and done that, and now I know I was wrong
Gotta and stand up and scream before this day is gone
Because

Chorus

So, never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
No, we’re never gonna let the fear of striking out keep us from playing the game

Perfect

Written By: Kayla Austin

"Perfect ”

So one day I was just walking on down the street
And there I see you, I see you walking right up to me
You smile at me and say Hello, what’s your name?
I reply and think Oh, isn’t this such a beautiful day?
Oh, and that was the moment that I fell head over heels in love with you
And later I thought to myself, Why can’t everyone be as perfect as you?

Its two months down the road, and here we are sitting in your room
You pull out your guitar and you play me your favorite tune
Oh, I smiled and watched and listened to every single word,
As you finished you pulled me close and kissed me like I’ve never been kissed before
I said, Baby, I love you. And you’re the best thing in this wide world
You say baby, How did I end up with such a wonderful girl
So don’t you ever change, ‘cuz you’re beautiful just the way you are
I need you to stay with me and never go too far
Hey darling, tell me, because I never really knew
Why can’t everyone be as perfect, oh as perfect as you?

Flash forward, and its three years since the day we meet
We graduating soon, getting ready what life at throws at us next
And here we are on this beautiful and wonderful spring day
We’re walking on down the beach and look at me and say
Baby I love you and you get down one knee
And I don’t want you to ever leave so Baby, will you marry me
Let’s run away and take on this crazy thing that they call life
‘Cuz you’re my everything and I want you right by my side
I say yes but baby tell me is there one more thing you could do
Oh, can you tell me, why can’t everyone be as perfect as you?

Another four years have come and gone, we’ve got a baby on the way
We’re setting up the nursery, putting everything in place
You pause and look and me and say, I can’t wait to meet this baby boy
He’s going to be the best and bring this world so much joy
I smile and I hold you tight, wanting this moment to last
So let’s seize this day, and just forget about the future and past
And I say I know I’ve asked you this question time and time before
But can’t you tell me this oh, just once more
Baby I love you and I just don’t have a single clue
So why can’t everyone be as perfect, oh so perfect, oh as perfect as you?