Dani Shay One Great Rule

You go to school to get the job

To pay the bills and still be robbed of

The one thing that matters most

Your soul becomes more like a ghost,

A figment of your crying, dying imagination.

And as the years grow, you get attached

To your safe little nest and the eggs you’ve hatched

And the world seems so much smaller now

All sense of adventure is fading out, because

You already know your destination.

But the thing you’re bound to discover,

The one mystery I feel must be uncovered,

Cuts deeper than the sharpest of knives

‘Cuz it shows that your truth is made up of lies,

A mirage made solely to hold you.

But right now, we can make a step

Towards something more then our next paycheck

And vow to follow one great rule,

One great motto, one great mantra or tool

Which is above all else, to ourselves be true.

Dani Shay Gold For Gold

I have been given a heart made of gold

And if you find it you’ll never grow old

I am a child who just wants to play

With the right person on the perfect day

Play with me until the sun starts setting

And you’ll see that you’ll start forgetting

What seemed so important just moments ago

Will only show you how much you still don’t know

See, I have been keeping this heart made of gold

Inside of my chest, like a treasure untold

We can play pirates and I’ll draw my sword

Then you can fight for your greatest reward

Play with me until the sun starts setting

And you’ll see that you’ll start forgetting

What seemed so important just moments ago

Will only show you how much you still don’t know

Let’s see if you can swing the highest

Let go and you can learn to fly with me

Your eyes will always shine the brightest

Now, grab my hand and jump on the count of three

Here we go (One, two, three)

Here we go

Here we go

Here we go, oh oh

So as we are approaching the ground, the ground

And you are proudly holding the gold you found

I’m no pirate for now, I’ve surrendered my blade

It turns out gold for gold isn’t even trade

Gold for gold isn’t even trade

Dani Shay Bottles Will Break

There’s a knot in my throat that I can’t swallow

When I think about you

You’re probably driving back right now

Back to your hotel room and now

Your face is blank, your mind is racing ’till you get there

And the summer rain and beers are drowning out your nightmares

But the bottles will break

But the bottles will break

Oh, the bottles will break

How long will it take?

You have a picture of your daughter in your wallet

‘Cuz you’re always thinking about her

You’re wondering how you got so far down

You used to be so sure and now

Your face is blank, your mind is racing ’till you get there

And the summer rain and beers are drowning out your nightmares

But the bottles will break

But the bottles will break

Oh, the bottles will break

How long will it take?

I’ve got news for you, brother

It’s a long way up

I’ve got news for you, brother

Freedom is waiting at the top

I’ve got news for you, brother

It’s an easy coast down, but

A coward never forgets the way that he drowns

Because he does it to himself, himself

You may think that I don’t like you, you may think that I don’t know

The things that you think about and do when you are alone

But you can trust me when I say I can feel your broken heart

And I know you feel overwhelmed and you don’t know where to start

But it starts with you, with you

And there’s a knot in your throat that you can’t swallow

And now you don’t know what to do

Your angel wings are probably too big for

Your little hotel room and now

Your face is blank, your mind is racing ’till you get there

And the summer rain and beers are drowning out your nightmares

But the bottles will break

But the bottles will break

Oh, the bottles will break

How long will you take?

Dani Shay Pool Of White

Things couldn’t have seemed better

The sun was shining even brighter that day, I

Hung like a monkey from the words you spoke, and you

Stroke my ego and you smile that way

Which is okay

Of all the reasons you impress me

I mean, of the very few reasons that I can find, there’s

One that shows how well you know me, you

You burst my bubble when I get out of line

Which is just fine

With my two left feet

I always miss the beat

The other people are dancing to

But you understand

That no one could’ve planned

That you’re so offbeat too, no

Things can always be better, they say

The grass is greener on the other side, but

There’s no need to go on searching for

Colour to add to a pool of white

‘Cuz it’s alright

Dani Shay Original Face

I am, you are

So close, yet so far away

From our original face

I know you know

That no one else could

Possibly show us our original face

We are all as wild as the lions in the forest

And if you don’t believe me it’s only because you’ve learned to ignore it

But you’re not the only one

Clouds are masking the sun

So on a day like today

When the clouds are out

Is the sun still in the sky?

And do the rays

Breaking through them prove it

Like love peeking through cloudy eyes?

Let it rain, let the expectations fall

And once you do that, you can begin to forget it all

We are all as wild as coyotes in the forest

And if you don’t believe me it’s only because you’ve learned to ignore it

But you’ll remember soon

And you’ll be howling at the moon

So come now, take a trip down memory lane

Into predictable classrooms and chairs holding pencils that all look the same

And when you get the urge to laugh, to shout, to dance, or to play

The teacher would say, “Hush child, and exercise your brain.”

And then we became numb,

Numb numb, numb numb, oh

And then we became numb,

Numb numb, numb numb

Oh, we became numb,

Numb numb, numb numb,

N-n-n-numb, n-n-numb numb

N-n-n-numb, n-n-numb numb numb

But we are all as wild as the lions in the forest

And if you don’t believe me it’s only because you’ve learned to ignore it

You’re not the only one

Clouds are masking the sun

Dani Shay Re: Money

Yellow leaves are falling from the trees as the wind blows

And the raindrops rearrange themselves on the windows of your car

Racing fast past the gas station, you’re running on ‘E’

And you’re out of patience and money

Isn’t it funny how our biggest barricades are made of paper? Like

We’re standing inside the walls of a salt and pepper shaker, I

I find it a little unreal and I feel incarcerated, I’m

I’m living within four walls that someone else created

Blue is the color of an infinite sky, partly covered by clouds

And city structures that stand up to two miles high

You press your shirt for work since you’re expected to blend right in

Now you’re just waiting for this day to end

Isn’t it funny how our biggest barricades are made of paper? Like

Standing inside the walls of a salt and pepper shaker, I

I find it a little unreal and I feel incarcerated, I’m

I’m living within four walls that someone else created

Little boxes on the hillside

Little boxes made of ticky-tacky

Little boxes on the hillside

And they all look just the same

And the people in the houses

All went to the university

Where they were put in boxes

And they came out all the same

Oh, there are doctors and lawyers

And business executives

And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky

And they all look just the same, just the same

Red lips and shaven faces pave the roadways to success and respect

You balance you want with what you think is best

What can you afford? How much can you save?

Fuck what you love, how can you get paid?

Stuck like a rock in a hard place

Is there any way out? Is there?

Isn’t it funny how our biggest barricades are made of paper? Like

We’re standing inside the walls of a salt and pepper shaker, I

I find it a little unreal and I feel incarcerated, I’m

I’m living within four walls that someone else created