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             About me

Hey there! My name is Kayley Nell Walker. I'm a singer-songwriter from Ft. Worth, Texas. Music has always been a constant in my life, whether it was writing silly songs to entertain my elementary school friends or performing in high school show-choir. I taught myself how to play guitar after my 86 yr. old Nana began taking lessons.

In 2013, while attending the University of North Texas, I had the opportunity of singing live on NBC Today show for a jingle writing contest. Since then, I've been fortunate to have some more serendipitous experiences with my music- Winning "judges choice" for Sing Me a Story songwriting contest & performing in Nashville at Tootsie's Birthday Bash 2016. Wanderlust being nominated for an Independent Music Award (Best Country/Roots EP) in New York City. Finalist in Country Deep Rising Star contest /The Voice Bootcamp, local radio play by 99.5 The Wolf/ 92.1 Hank FM. Music parody videos recognized by Kidd Kraddick Show, HollyWire TV, Business Insider, and WFAA Good Morning Texas. Winning a trip to meet Taylor Swift & Hunter Hayes after writing him a song (!?!)

After graduating with a degree in Radio-TV-Film, I released my first EP "A Little Serendipity," currently available on iTunes. Two years later, I'm so excited to release this new music. I want to thank Patrick McGuire Recording Inc. and the incredible session musicians who helped lend their talents to this project.  

To the listeners- I hope my music can touch your life in some small way. Writing is my refuge and I hope these songs can be a source of comfort or inspiration. I have hundreds of more songs in me and God willing, I can share them all with you. 

LYRICS 

 

Cold Feet 

Please take your time. The faster you say I love you I'll change my mind.
I'm like a stray. The closer you get the further I'll run away. 

I get cold feet. It's not you, it's me. I don't give my heart away easily.
Excuse the hesitation, it's just self-preservation, you see.

Want to believe that it's just like all the books and movie screens.
I tend to overanalyze. Why does it always seem to end in papers signed,
saying never mind?

I get cold feet. It's not you, it's me. I don't give my heart away easily.
Excuse the hesitation, it's just self-preservation, you see.

Built up these walls, afraid you'll tear them down. Push you away but
you keep coming round. Sweep me up, but I'll keep one foot on the ground. 


Autumn

I was dried out by the heat looking for some kind of relief in the hot sun,
wilting like a weed. But then your cool breeze came out of the blue. I've been
waiting for something like you. Now I'm changing like leaves on the trees. I'm bright
red when you said..

I want to know you and I'm feeling so new. There's a change in the air. Oh, this is rare. 
It's an Autumn kind of love. 

Summer nights spent alone always waiting by the telephone. Restless wishing, I'd pick
up and hear a hello. But now you call me. We talk for three hours over coffee. You bring
me flowers in your plaid shirt. You make me feel human again. You're my friend.

I want to know you and I'm feeling so new. There's a change in the air. Oh, this is rare.
It's an Autumn kind of love. 

February, no valentine. March, still no one to call mine. April showers in my eyes. Let's
just forget May, June, July. August dragged 31 days. Finally, September came. I marked my
calendar with your name. October's never felt the same. 

 

Limbo 

I was doing fine without you taking up space up in my mind. 
You know I changed all of the locks but then you waltz back in, suddenly want to talk. Oh no, I can't do this again. Oh no, never learning my lesson.

Got me in limbo. Should I stay or should I go? I got the right to know. If you don't want me then just say so. How low can you go? Breaking my back just to know. 

Out of the blue you ask to meet, then disappear for a week or two or three. Guess I like challenge and intrigue. You're a Jordan Catalano with the way you lean. Oh no, but you're just hiding behind your screen. Oh no, now I'm caught here in between. 

Got me in limbo. Should I stay or should I go? I got the right to know. If you don't want me then just say so. How low can you go? Breaking my back just to know.

You know it's time I called you out. Playing with my life like a cat and mouse. Are you a sociopath? Just a pretty boy face in a well worn mask. Oh no, you're just so nonchalant. Oh no, I hate the way you tease and taunt. 

 

Little World

We don't need the latest trends, a fancy car or a big mansion. This old Volkswagen will
do just fine. We'll keep a cottage by the beach. Un-list our number we'll be out of reach. 
I'll sew our clothes and you'll build fires.

Ooh ooh, in our own little world. Ooh ooh, we're gonna hide away.
Ooh ooh, no we won't be disturbed. Yeah we're all that we need anyway. 

We don't need politics, country clubs, social events. That don't interest us a bit.
We got our own thing going on. Don't need the world to know my name cause' your love is
my claim to fame. Don't need a thousand adoring eyes, just two will keep me satisfied. 


Ooh ooh, in our own little world. Ooh ooh, we're gonna hide away.
Ooh ooh, no we won't be disturbed. Yeah we're all that we need anyway. 

Ooh, put your records on and we'll dance in the living room. Ooh, may be poor
in money but I'm rich with you. 


Twelve Steps

Coffee cups hanging on the wall. One slip-up and you're bound to fall off the wagon, 
hanging on by your fingernails. Lost track of your timeline. Circle up, it's your lifeline.
Take the poison, feel the high and then you feel like hell.

Don't forget us, you might miss us on the way down. 
Not what she taught him, hitting bottom on the playground.
You're sick as your secrets. Keep up the fight. Cause' you're only
twelve steps towards the light.

All night pacing, waiting by the phone. In a paper bag, you bring the bully home. Walking
on egg shells once again. Straight to her face you lied. This stuff makes you Jekyll and Hyde.
You lost your temper and she found it with her black eye. 

Don't forget us, you might miss us on the way down. 
Not what she taught him, hitting bottom on the playground.
You're sick as your secrets. Keep up the fight. Cause' you're only
twelve steps towards the light.

Mama's in the kitchen clipping coupons reminiscing, bout her curly headed baby boy.
She can't control it, didn't cause it but she's praying she can pause it. Cure the sickness
from his toys. You can come from every walk of life, a scholar, bum, we're all alike.
No matter how much money you make, just wants a good soul to take. Don't let it
get away with this. God can fill the emptiness. If the world was up to me we'd all live
in serenity.

 

Wanderlust

We've got the stars in our eyes. We've got the hope in our hearts.
Can't tell the truth from the lies or where the finish line starts.
We've got that wander, wanderlust.

Don't wanna wait till it's too late. 
I won't let fear decide my fate. 
Can't keep me in a box. Hey, let's go get lost.
I need a break from this routine. Escape, see things I've never seen.
Ditch that 9-5, go feel alive. Shut off your screen. 
I'd rather be sorry than safe.


We've got the stars in our eyes. We've got the hope in our hearts.
Can't tell the truth from the lies or where the finish line starts.
We've got that wander, wanderlust.

They say you better settle down. Stay in this water-tower town. 
You can shoot for the sky. Oh, but not too high. 
They like it when the odds are stacked. Too bad my bag's already packed.
It's my time to explore a distant shore. Go off the map.
Running for miles into the wild. 

Set fire to the currency and cost. Not all who wander are lost. 

 

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