Tayla

Tayla

 Granite Falls, Washington, USA
BandPopRock

If you want to hear a new, refreshing mix of pop, hip-hop, and even a bit of latin that offers encouragement to every listener, take a listen to my music. With words coming straight from the heart on topics from purity to God's rescuing nature, my music holds truth and hope especially for teens.

Biography

Already garnering tremendous critical acclaim including a 3.5 star out of 4 review in CCM magazine, playing Creation Fest NW 2008, being a featured artist on Seattle’s SPIRIT 105.3 LMP program, sharing the stage with the Afters, Remedy Drive, Worth Dying For, Everyday Sunday, & Ruth, Tayla is working to bring people closer to Christ one note at a time.

Lyrics

Footprints

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

Sometimes I feel the pain, I only see the rain,
I can’t make it through, (without you, without you)
Lost in the dead of night, I lose my will to fight,
I can’t see this through, (without you, without you)

But your love is there for me, when my whole world is falling,

CHORUS
You’re the only one who understands the other set of footprints in the sand So carry me now, You’re the only one who understands, how every breath of life is in your hands,
So carry me now, so carry me now

Sometimes I’m so alone, my feelings are unknown to everyone,
(and I need you, I need you)
A smile can hide the truth, nobody has a clue what I’m goin’ through,
And I call on you, (and I need you, I need you)
Your love is there for me, when my whole world was fallin’,

CHORUS

Sometimes the storm will wear you down, (I’m not alone),
I want to scream but there’s no sound, (I’m not alone),
But you’re love there for me, when my whole world comes crashing down,

You’re the only one who understands, the other set of footprints in the sand, So carry me now

You’re the only one who understands, how every step of life is in your hands, So carry me now
You’re the only one who understands, the other set of footprints in the sand
So carry me now, carry me now
So carry me now, carry me now

So Alive

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

A feeling is welling up inside,
I can feel it rise,
I just wanna, I just wanna,
Let it out,

They always wonder why,
Got a twinkle in my eye,
I just wanna, I just wanna,
Give a shout,

You give me a light
Gonna let it shine,
I don’t care what they say,
I’m gonna love you anyway,
That’s why I’m gonna,
Dance, dance, dance all night long,
Dance, dance, dance to this song,
Dance, dance, dance my way through,
Dance, dance, I’m dancin’ for you,

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Your song is beating in my heart,
Now I’m so alive, I’m so alive
Your love has lifted me beyond the stars,
Now I’m so alive, I’m so alive and I can fly

This feeling it’s like I’ve never felt before,
You keep me wanting more,
I just wanna, I just wanna,
Live out loud,

Fan the flame,
A fire in your name,
I just wanna, I just wanna,
Break it down,

You give me a light
Gonna let it shine,
I don’t care what they say,
I’m gonna love you anyway,
That’s why I’m gonna,
Dance, dance, dance all night long,
Dance, dance, dance to this song,
Dance, dance, dance my way through,
Dance, dance, I’m dancin’ for you,

CHORUS (X2)

All I can do is give you praise,
All glory to you, all glory to you,
You’re the only one who I want to amaze,
I give you this song of truth,

Dance, dance, dance,
Sing, sing, sing ,
You’ve given me a second chance,
You’ve given me everything

CHORUS (X2)

I can fly, I can fly

Dance, dance, dance all night long,
Dance, dance, dance to this song,
Dance, dance, dance my way through,
Dance, dance, I’m dancin’ for you, (x2)

Hideaway

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

He told you that he loved you, now you know it’s a lie, He promised not to leave or ever say goodbye, Now you’re empty inside, He left you rejected, You thought that his eyes, were only for you, Now you see he’s already with someone new, Can you really make it through? Feelin’ He left you rejected

You were just a little girl, Living in his crazy mixed up world

CHORUS
But you don’t have to hide away, I’m gonna be here right beside you, I’m gonna be here right beside you always, You don’t have to be afraid, I’m gonna be here right beside you, I’m gonna be here right beside you always,

Standing in the crowd, trying to fit in, Looking for someone just be your friend, But they never let you in, They left you rejected, Spinning your wheels, just to find your place, Searching all around for one friendly face, Now you’re tired of the chase, They left you rejected,

Don’t ever forget just who you are, You are safe inside the hand of God, And I hear the Word say,

CHORUS

There’s an ever present help for you in times of need, And you should know, there’s always one there that will care for you that is everything you need, He’ll be here right beside you always, and He said You don’t have to hide away, I’m gonna stand there right beside you always

You don’t have to hide away, I’m gonna be here right beside you, I’m gonna stand here right beside you always, You don’t have to be afraid, I’m gonna be here right beside you always, You don’t have to hide away, I’m gonna be here right beside you always

Right beside you, Right beside you
Always
Beside you, Beside you (x2)

Faith, Hope, and Love

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

Faith, it’s a hope for the unseen, It can move mountains,
If you believe, Hope, it saves me, It’s a desire, For what I can’t see,

But without love, you have nothing, And with love,
you have everything,

CHORUS
Faith, hope, and love, But the greatest of these is love,
Faith, hope, and love But the greatest of these, the greatest of all, Love is the greatest, Love is the greatest, Love is the greatest, Love is the greatest

Love is patient and kind, It never fails, That’s so hard to find,
And love is never proud, Not easily angered,With God love abounds,

But without love, you have nothing, And with love, you have everything

CHORUS

Follow the way of faith (Love always protects, always trusts)
Follow the way of hope, (Love always hopes, always prevails)
Follow the way of love, ‘Cause without love you have nothing,

CHORUS (x2)

Love always protects, Love always trusts, Love always prevails (x2) (Follow the way of love)
Follow faith, Follow hope, Follow the way of love (x2)
(Follow the way of love) Follow the way of love

Baby I'll Wait

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

All the boys makin’ me crush, I can’t begin to trust,
All the boys makin’ me laugh, I won’t be trapped,
All the boys are on a trip, they don’t like me ‘cause I don’t flaunt it,
All the boys I seem to love, don’t follow the One above

They’re not for me, they want me on a string,
Now listen to the words I sing

CHORUS
So baby, I’ll wait for you, Baby, promise to stay true,
Baby, ‘til we say “I do” Baby, I’ll only love you (x2)

I’ll only love you

So I guess I’ll give up on crushin’, It’s God’s will don’t want to rush it,
I’ll stay pure for you, my love, won’t let the boys play rough,
I’ll keep my wedding dress white, Save myself for what’s right,
‘Cause you’re the only one I ever think of, for you, I’ll save my love,

I’m praying for you, you know I’ll be here waiting,
Now listen to the words I sing

CHORUS

Everyone’s dating but me, It’s Your plan I’m wanting to see,
It’s just not my time, It’s Your will not mine,

I’ll hold onto what I believe, I’ll wait ‘til God brings you to me,
Your heart will only be mine, You’ll be here in time

I know, I know it’s not a trend, But I’m gonna say “lets just be friends”
Cause I, I’m waiting for the one, Everyone else is having fun

CHORUS (x2)

Make Some Noise

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

I’m so glad, to see you here, In this time that together we share,
This love of Him, the life He gave, It’s His sanctity we declare,
So let’s stand up, and raise our hands, To the Maker of all that lives,
The glory of, the One who made, This beautiful mystery!!!

We sing of your love unchanging, We sing of your luminosity,

CHORUS
We’re gonna stand up and make some noise,
Praise you with one voice, Lift up your name above,
Shout and rejoice, Stand up and sing your praise,
And lift hands with voices raised, Call on your Holy name,
All as one voice, Stand up and make some noise,
Stand up and make some noise

And I’m so glad, that we're all here, With some time that together we share,
This love of Him, the life He gave, It’s His grace that we celebrate,

We sing of your love unchanging, We sing of your luminosity,

CHORUS

Lord you are a strong tower, And we run to you, Your love is never changing, And your name is beautiful, the most beautiful name of all

CHORUS (x2)

(Stand up and make some noise) Lift your hands
Praise his name (stand up and make some noise)
Share his love, Celebrate (x4)

Face to Face

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

Hey you, it’s me again,
It’s time I tell you something as your friend,
You know you hold a special place in my heart,
This road you’re going down, I know you know that it’s wrong,

And I can’t stand here, while you try to justify,
All the lies are clear, when you push the truth aside,

CHORUS
I never wanted to break you down,
I never wanted to hurt you, hurt you,
But it’s time that we go our separate ways, (on our own)
I never thought it would all come down to this,
But we’re better off this way,
The words are just too hard to say,
If I saw you face to face

It hurts me deep inside, to see you on a downward slide,
It’s a fact you’ll reap what you sow,
I just don’t understand, you’re drowning but you won’t take God’s hand,

And I can’t stand here, while you try to justify,
All the lies are clear, when you push the truth aside,

CHORUS

I’m praying for you every night,
I’m praying for your walk with Christ,
And you know the darkness from the light,
But you have to care for your own life

CHORUS (x2)

The words are just too hard to say
If I saw you face to face

Love always, me

Shooting Stars

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

I raise my eyes up to the sky and see the wonders, Your hands have made, and I stand in awe, All that is good comes from Your hand and You alone Can make all the stars hold a place in the skies,

You filled my heart with your presence, And you created us for love everlasting, love everlasting,

CHORUS
Let your light shine down, ‘Cause we’re just shooting stars
(Like the flowers of the field we’re here today, but you never really know what could be gone tomorrow) Let your love shine down ‘Cause that’s just who you are, (Like the flowers in the field our beauty fades, but it’s only for the day because we’ll live with you forever) ‘Cause we’re just shooting stars We’ll live with you forever, We’re just shooting stars We’re gonna live forever

In you I’m free and I will always speak your praise for You are my God, and I am Yours alone, You wrote the song that beats inside this heart of mine, And You knew my days before I was born,

You filled my heart with your presence, And you created us for love everlasting, love everlasting

CHORUS

(I know) that you hear me (Make me) who you want me to be
(I know) that your beauty lives inside us (You are) never changing
(We know) you know everything (Keep us) through the night you are the Father of Lights

Shine big, Shine bright, Shoot the moon, Shoot the moon
Shine that light, On all the flowers in bloom,

CHORUS

We’re gonna live forever
Shine down, shine down (x6) We’re gonna live forever

Take Me and Wash Me

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

My heart was heavy, bound by a chain,
Livin’ for myself, playin’ the game,
Hiding the truth, placing the blame,
And I kept moving on closer to the flames,
In this world I remained, In every moment of every day,
Livin' this life, livin' in vain,
Then I heard a sweet voice, and I called on his name,

CHORUS
So take me and wash me, make me anew,
Take me and wash me, wash me in You,
Take me and wash me, I come to you in faith,
Take me and wash me, I’m living in your grace,

Because he loved me that much, He took all my pain,
There’s blue skies above and grace falls like rain,
Into His arms I’ll always stay,
My life filled with peace is what I have to gain,

CHORUS

The new has come the old has passed,
I walk in the Spirit because this life won’t last,
I've transformed, I'm now brand new,
I’m not livin' for myself, my eyes are fixed on You,

'Cause You took me and washed me, washed me anew,
You Took me and washed me, washed me in You,
You Took me and washed me, I come to you in faith,
You took me and washed me, now I'm resting in your grace,
You took me and washed me, now I'm resting in your grace

Who Shall I Be

Written By: Tayla, Kevin Hodges, Ken Mary

As the time drifts softly by,
And I wait for your plan to shine through,
I may just be learning to fly,
But I ask what you want me to do,

What’s in your plan for me?
How can I please you Lord,
Who do you want me to be?
It’s you I look toward,

CHORUS
Show me guide the way,
What can I do for you someday?
Who shall I be?
Who shall I be?

I want to praise you forevermore,
And I use this voice to share,
I’m waiting to walk through the door,
This song is my prayer,

What’s in your plan for me?
How can I please you more,
Who do you want me to be?
It’s you I adore,

CHORUS

You are the Lord most high,
So how can I know your plans?
Please reveal them soon,
You know I’ll make my stand, I’ll make my stand

Chorus (x2)
Who shall I be, Who shall I be

Can't Be Silent

Written By: Tayla

I can feel You calling, calling me to go
But something in me is stalling; it wants me to say no
But I will take my stand ‘cause You
Take my hand, You take my

Every fear and every worry
I lay it all on the hands of mercy
And all I need to know is that you’re
In control

Pre-Chorus
I am stepping out on a limb
I’m giving it all to Him

CHORUS
I’m gonna step out, step out in faith
Speak up, speak up
Though I don’t know what to say
‘Cause I can’t be silent
I’m gonna reach out, reach out in love
Listen up, listen up
To my call from above
And all I know is that I can’t be silent anymore

I’ve got this fire in my heart, no one can put it out
I’ve gotta tell someone, gotta tell someone about
What He’s done for me, how He can
Set you free, like a bird

I’m flying with a brand new set of wings
‘Cause my King has overcome everything
And all I have to bring is this song that I
Sing, sing, sing

Pre-Chorus
CHORUS

I’ve never felt like this before
And now, I can’t be silent anymore
Gotta tell the world what I’m living for
I can’t be silent anymore

We’ve never felt like this before
And now, we can’t be silent anymore
We gotta tell the world what we’re living for
We can’t be silent anymore

CHORUS

Discography

(2007)
Footprints

Set List

Can't Be Silent
Make Some Noise
Hideaway
Faith, Hope, and Love
So Alive
Footprints
Freedom Song

Also have a worship cover set.

2 sets, approximately 45min each set in length