SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND ACTOR

SOMEBODYS DADDY
Daniel Dean Darst
Broadcast Music Inc. 


Well – you can see him anywhere you go 
Layin where the concrete’s cold
An you wonder if he always looked that way

An you wonder where he’ll go to die
An how he eats to stay alive 
An how he keeps him warm when it’s cold

Don’t you know your lookin at somebody’s Daddy
Or at the least he is his mothers son
A hundred years ago he was a hero
Born when he was needed by someone 

His way of life had reason and a meanin
And the world had a place for restless men 
But now he’s like a ship in a bottle 
His soul is hungry for a gentle wind

Now the railroad ties he’s walked across 
Like monuments to men who lost
An laid their souls beneath the runnin rails

To haunt the ones who follow them
They all become restless men
Who never know the meaning of of a home

Old Man alone on the street

WESTERN FLYER
Daniel Dean Darst
Broadcast Music Inc. 


In the burnin heat of the desert sun
The sidewinder wind an the roadrunner run
A dirt road cross the highway by the railroad track

Come two hunnerd thirty five hard pullin horses
Eighteen wheel rollin out of Las Cruces
L-A bound in the fast lane – fannin the fire
Come jimmy Coyote drivin the western flyer

Now sittin up there along side of the road
Straddlin a pinto come buffalo Joe
Watchin an east bound freight train Crossin the highway
 
An the western flyer never slowed up none
An Jimmy Coyote-he was blinded by the sun
An the crash in the desert came screamin through a ball of fire
An Jimmy coyote went down in the Western Flyer
 
An the Western flyer was gone in a flash
An the Phoenix rose up out of the crash on the highway 
An flew into the sun on wings of gold
An the spirit song
Of buffalo Joe

Bright hot Desert Sun
Semi Truck CabInt Bright Sun
Desert Road Low Angle

SOMEBODYS DADDY
Daniel Dean Darst
Broadcast music Inc. 

Well – you can see him anywhere you go 
Layin where the concrete’s cold
An you wonder if he always looked that way

An you wonder where he’ll go to die
An how he eats to stay alive 
An how he keeps him warm when it’s cold

Don’t you know your lookin at somebody’s Daddy
Or at the least he is his mothers son
A hundred years ago he was a hero
Born when he was needed by someone 

His way of life had reason and a meanin
And the world had a place for restless men 
But now he’s like a ship in a bottle 
His soul is hungry for a gentle wind

Now the railroad ties he’s walked across 
Like monuments to men who lost
An laid their souls beneath the runnin rails

To haunt the ones who follow them
They all become restless men
Who never know the meaning of of a home

WESTERN FLYER
Daniel Dean Darst
Broadcast Music Inc. 

In the burnin heat of the desert sun
The sidewinder wind an the roadrunner run
A dirt road cross the highway by the railroad track

Come two hunnerd thirty five hard pullin horses
Eighteen wheel rollin out of Las Cruces
L-A bound in the fast lane – fannin the fire
Come jimmy Coyote drivin the western flyer

Now sittin up there along side of the road
Straddlin a pinto come buffalo Joe
Watchin an east bound freight train Crossin the highway
 
An the western flyer never slowed up none
An Jimmy Coyote-he was blinded by the sun
An the crash in the desert came screamin through a ball of fire
An Jimmy coyote went down in the Western Flyer
 
An the Western flyer was gone in a flash
An the Phoenix rose up out of the crash on the highway 
An flew into the sun on wings of gold
An the spirit song
Of buffalo Joe

Danny Darst (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is an actor, singer, songwriter, and playwright. His semi-autobiographical stage play, “EXIT 10,” and soundtrack were produced by Award-Winning director/writer/producer, Michael Altman, as well as their documentary collaboration, “American Songwriter,” winner of nine Best Film awards at international film festivals. 
With two number-one Billboard songs written for other artists, he was hired to write and sing the theme for the NBC TV series, “Oregon Trail.” Following this success, several of his songs were used in Jonathan Demme’s film “Handle with Care.” In subsequent years Demme cast Danny in numerous films, including: “The Silence of the Lambs” (Sgt. Tate), “The Manchurian Candidate” (Ellie’s Mysterious Aide), and “Swing Shift” (Deacon).
Danny’s music was woven into director Robert Altman’s theatre production of “Rattlesnake in a Cooler” from “2 by South,” at Los Angeles Actors Theatre, followed by an off-Broadway run at St. Clements Theatre in NYC. Danny’s performance is described by Frank Rich in his New York Times review as “a chilling, hallucinatory embodiment of the protagonist’s phantom dreams.”Danny appeared in numerous films by Academy Award-winning director Robert Altman, including “Cookie’s Fortune” (Billy Cox), “The Gingerbread Man” (Sheriff Hope), “O.C. and Stiggs” (Schwab Commercial Singer), “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” (Captain Randolph Southard), “Tanner ‘88” (as himself), and “Short Cuts” (Aubrey Bell), with the cast winning the Special Award at the 1994 Golden Globes and the Special Volpi Cup at the 1993 Venice Film Festival. He was nominated at Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor for his role as Aubrey Bell in “Short Cuts.”  
Other Television parts include the recurring role of Monty in Aaron Spelling’s “Melrose Place” and Jimmy Kester in “Models Inc.”  
Danny is currently in Nashville recording a new album, entitled “Paintings,” and in pre-production of a new film with producer Michael Altman.