M. Daniel Schteingart

M. Daniel Schteingart

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Songwriter M. Daniel Schteingart recently became a "Song of the Year" Suggested Artist. His songs are poignant, colorful, and written with powerful emotion and harmony.

Biography

M. Daniel Schteingart's work as a composer and songwriter has yielded praise from industry professionals for several years. He was recently named a Suggested Artist by "Song of the Year", and his work "Keely's Song" was a finalist in last year's John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His songs are "poignant, colorful, and written with powerful emotion and harmony". He combines the academia of music theory and composition learned at the Juilliard school with raw instinct and a rich sound, and has played at venues from New York to Los Angeles.

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Schteingart received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California in 1994. Living in Alaska until late 1995, Dan's simultaneous work in music at two of the largest radio stations in Anchorage and as a photographer, capturing such Alaskan moments on film as wildlife, glaciers, and northern sunsets forged a warm and respected relationship with the public.

Dan moved to New York in 1996 working as a Composer, Photographer and Television Producer. He produced for HBO's on-air promotion department for several years, as well as for the PBS Music series "Great Performances", working with many high profile musicians and orchestras.

He currently resides with his wife and son in New York City.

Lyrics

Keely's Song

Written By: M. Daniel Schteingart

I don't know why
I can't fly
I can't catch a butterfly

I don't cook
I don't dance
I don't know about romance

But for each imperfection
I can teach these words to you

I love you
I love you

I can't say why
I'm not the richest guy
But I don't need to try

And don't be sad
If I'm not the smartest Dad
You'll say my love always made you glad

I love you
I love you

And for each imperfection
I can teach these words to you

I love you
I love you

Don't be afraid
My little mermaid
You're the smartest little girl

Don't look down
Lose that frown
You're the prettiest in my world

I love you
I love you

Now don't you cry
Dry your eyes
You'll always have this lullaby

A Girl Becomes a Wife

Written By: M. Daniel Schteingart

There was a time, not so far behind
When love was only written of
I couldn't say, what made love right
But here I stand, I've come out of the night
Let love begin.

When you talk to friends about her
When your sorrow grows without her
When you know there's no without her
When you know that it's for life
When a girl becomes a wife

You've argued, and you've ran
And still you understand
She'll be beside you, bride, retired
You'll walk together hand in hand

When you still wake up after a thousand miles
And you want your kids to have her smile
When you know there's no without her
When you know that it's for life
When a girl becomes a wife

She'll help you be the man
You'd always planned to be
Live out your dreams, you'll be a team
You'll walk together hand in hand

I never felt my heart
Now it melts when we're apart
But it's stronger than before
'Cause our love means so much more

And now it's you and I
We'll say I do and realize
Babe there's nowhere we can't go
We'll watch our little ones grow

When I'm about to take my final breath
And I know that even after death
We'll be together still, in a mystery-land
We'll walk together hand in hand

When you know that it's for life
When a girl becomes a wife
When you know that it's for life
When a girl becomes a wife

Jesse

Written By: M. Daniel Schteingart

Jesse was a young boy around six or seven
His mama held his hand when he was alone
The sparkle in his eye wasn't from the sunshine
He just always thought he'd have a place to call home

But Jesse rode away the day the letter came
His best friend moved, the drive-in went for sale
He kissed his mother, looked back once,
and never heard her say
That was my baby boy, he'll always be.

His country taught him how to be a soldier
His buddies taught him how to be a stud
His first love taught him how to take
the good times with the bad
But he never had a dream,
he just always wanted life to lead the way

Jesse's taking highway number 155
It aint got no exits or no speed limit signs
When he gets to the junction,
he'll just turn right around
Cause Jesse knows this highway,
And this old road can never take him home.

Jesse turned 19 the day that mama passed away
The telegram came early, his love came too late
I left alone my mother, and I never asked my dad
Who's the man that I'm supposed to be?

His country taught him how to be a soldier
His buddies taught him how to be a stud
His first love taught him how to take
the good times with the bad
But he never had a dream,
he just always wanted life to lead the way

Jesse's taking highway number 155
It aint got no exits or no speed limit signs
When he gets to the junction,
he'll just turn right around
Cause Jesse knows this highway,
and this old road can never take him home.

Like a desert warrior, he's traveling alone
He can't find the answer, or the question
He can't be the winner and he can't lose it all
Cause Jesse isn't playing the game.

(Guitar solo)

Jesse walks along the California coastline
A man in a Mercedes cruises by
Said can you spare some change,
for a long forgotten soldier

But the man
But the man
He'll just look away

It aint got no exits or no speed limit signs
When he gets to the junction,
he'll just turn right around
Cause Jesse knows this highway,

Jesse knows this highway
Jesse knows this highway
Jesse knows this highway
Jesse knows this highway

Discography

Racing The Sun, A Girl Becomes a Wife, Jesse, Keely's Song, Sharing, Fate of the 8, Midnight Sun

Set List

Various. Please inquire.