Marshall Dane

Marshall Dane

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

2008, Marshall won “Best Live Electric Band” at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. June 2009, He won the Country 95.3 FM “Big Break” competition. Has opened for Jason Blaine and Emerson Drive. Country 95.3 FM is playing his single ‘This Rain’ and he has a rapidly growing fan base on CMT.

Biography

Marshall Dane

Marshall Dane is poised to become one of the next big Canadian country stars. Born in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, he was raised the son of a preacher man and a god-fearing woman and fuelled by the influence of Sunday family jamborees and the musical impact of Cat Stevens and Kenny Rogers.

Performing since he was 15 years old, Marshall was already gaining fans with his own soulful blend of roots and rock music. Later he moved to Toronto and began making his mark as an accomplished singer/songwriter and as word caught on of his dynamic vocal abilities, Marshall started earning radio play and commercial work and built ongoing demand for over 300 shows annually.

In 2008, Marshall’s relentless drive won him the acclaimed “Best Live Electric Band” at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Less than a year later in June 2009, Marshall entered the Country 95.3 FM “Big Break” competition with the largest market country radio station in Canada. Among over 65 entries, Marshall emerged victorious and won the contest and the opening slot for Jason Blaine and Emerson Drive at the Canada Day Jam in Woodbine Park.

These recent affirmations confirm what many have known for several years that Marshall Dane is a world class talent who garners alot of attention with his unmistakable talent, unique sound and charismatic live performances.

Recently Marshall has been co-writing with Nashville’s Music Row songwriters like Jason Matthews and Willie Mack as well as Canadian country superstar Paul Brandt in preparation for his highly anticipated debut country release due out in February 2010.

With the support of Country 95.3 FM already playing his single ‘This Rain’ and his rapidly growing fan base on CMT, he is sure to become one of our country’s national treasures.

Lyrics

The Story

Written By: Marshall Dane (Socan) Brian Allen (Amplus Publishing)

The Story
Written by Marshall Dane and Brian Allen

I took a walk down by the water
Wash away the memory of your face
All too familiar, maybe I oughta
Get away from this place

See California, all the lost angels
Looking for something just like me
Empty solutions maybe I oughta
Throw my dreams in the sea

Baby, here’s the story
I was lonely even with you by my side
And I am sorry that I call, I get weak sometimes

Our imperfections I tried to cover
Setting myself up for a fall
Took me forever just to discover
All that we shared are these four walls

Now I’m over bitter, moved on to better
Stronger and wiser from the pain
I’m leaving tomorrow, looking for closure
Won’t hear me call again

Baby, here’s the story
When we’re lonely, we deny it everyday
And I am sorry, all the secrets
We could never say

Then talking through the night, like so many times
Go in circles till there’s nothing left to say
And now I realize that it’s better just to walk away

Baby, here’s the story
We were meant to be better friends than lovers
And there will never be another
And the story ends

Floating Away

Written By: Marshall Dane (Socan) Justin Gray (BMG)

Floating Away
written by: Marshall Dane and Justin Grey

I never thought that I could ever say
I never thought that I could ever feel this way
Never thought that it would be that I’d see
The error of my ways

I never thought the sun would shine on me
I never thought that I could find an inner peace
Never thought that I would leave this shady life behind
Just to find

That I feel alive for the first time
And I wonder why I never open my eyes
You know I’ve tried, but I can’t hide it
And it feels like I’m floating away

I never thought that time could change my mind
I never thought that this time I would realize
Couldn’t stand just one more day life this way
It’s killing me inside

I don’t expect that you will ever understand
The obvious intent of this simple plan
I don’t expect that you will ever understand
The complicated ways of a simple man

Mama

Written By: Marshall Dane

Mamma
Written by Marshall Dane

Mamma let me in
Can't you see I'm crying trying to wash away my pain
Can't you see I'm dying drowning in the pouring rain

And I said I don't ever want to feel this way
And I don't think that I could ever hold you again

Mamma just walk on by
Run with me baby, run with me tonight
Run with me baby, everything's gonna be alright

Mamma take me home
Mamma don't leave me alone
Stay with me baby, stay with me tonight
Run with me baby, everything's gonna be alright

Next To Me

Written By: Marshall Dane


Your golden heart
Your golden hair
You take my breathe away when you are near
Tell me darling
What do you see
When I look at you, you look at me

Can you feel the fire raging burning in my soul
Sometimes I don’t tell you, but I’ve got to let you know

That in my heart
And in my mind
I give my life to you
You’re one of a kind
You’re every breathe I breathe
You’re every thing to me
And you know I’ll always hold you in my arms
Next to me

I’ve watched the rain coming down
And I’ve seen the face before it was a clown
And I’ve walked on water in my dreams
And I’ve wiped away your tears and I’ve hushed your screams

And sometimes I just watch you lying in my bed
And I thank god for everything I have

In my heart and in my mind
I give my life to you; you’re one of a kind
You’re every breathe I breathe
You’re everything to me
And you know I’ll always hold you in my arms
Next To Me

High Again

Written By: Marshall Dane


This broken heart disaster, it hit me like no other
There's no more truth to these lies
Somewhere just lost direction, searching for a kind of connection
Sometimes when we fall, we compromise

And now I'm breaking down these walls
Holding you high again
Breaking down these walls, holding you
High again, high again

Each time you feel the wind blow, through your hair, and on your skin
You know that's me, waiting here for you
And when there's something there that you just can't touch
It hurts so bad, but you want it so much
Baby, please be strong we'll see it through

And now I'm breaking down these walls
Holding you high again
Breaking down these walls, holding you
High again, high again

So many times when there's been changes
The demons stay, it's just the face that changes
But in your arms, you chase them all away

Don't Mind My Sayin'

Written By: Marshall Dane

Don’t Mind My Sayin’
Written BY
Marshall Dane (c) 2008

You’ve got a way
A something about you
And everybody wants to be your friend

You seem content but don’t let it fool you
You’re in deeper than when you began

So if you don’t mind my sayin
You’re headed for trouble
The coffee you smell
Says wake up on the double
These walls never change, cuz you never change em
If you don’t mind my sayin’

You wanted more from life
Than it ever did give you
And you talk time and time about your plans
You say your too busy
But you’re never really happy
And you can’t seem to find time to live

Chorus

I called you on it one time
You didn’t seem to listen
So if you like, I’ll say it again

You were once in control
But now your world is spinnin’
And you’re not the same person I knew then

Discography

2006 - Weapons of the Future
(produced by Brian Allen
Toronto, Haywire, Heart)

2003 - 35 Dollars and Cheesecake
(produced by Marshall Dane)

Note:
Floating Away has received airplay since Dec 31, 2006

Set List

Mama
Are We Wasted
Come Home
The Story
Rosa's Child
High Again
Still Alive
Without You
Next To Me
Love And Alcohol
Man Like Me
All Wrapped Into One
Hotel California