Sep 072008
 

From BIANCA RYAN
Written by David Foster & Kara DioGuardi

Bianca Ryan is the teen vocal phenomenon who, in 1995 when she was just 11 years old, won the first season of Simon Cowell’s produced show, “America’s Got Talent.”
During the show, Ryan performed outstanding renditions of classics like “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls and R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” gaining immediate attention from the media and audiences alike. Eventually she was signed by Sony and in the fall of 2006 Ryan’s self-titled debut album hit the shelves. David Foster, Walter Afanasieff and Robbie Buchanan were among the producers involved in the project and their immense experience with stars like Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion resulted in a perfect musical setting for
the young singer’s impressive vocal performances. Her signature song, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from “America’s Got Talent” was included on the album together with other tailor made covers like Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” and Bette Midler’s “The Rose.” Those evergreens gave the singer plenty of room to perform her powerful vocals, but “Bianca Ryan” also presented a number of fresh, original songs like the sweet up-tempo ballad “Pray For A Better Day.” Co-written by Foster with hit maker Kara DioGuardi, “Pray For A Better Day” is a beautiful R&B-influenced song whose melodic appeal is enhanced by Ryan’s versatile and tender vocal performance. Foster’s production is high-tech while the arrangement has a strong R&B flavor.


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Lead Vocals: Bianca Ryan
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Michael Thompson
Drum Programming, Synthesizer & Sound Design: Jochem Van der Saag
Background Vocals: Kara DioGuardi
Vocal Arrangement by Kara DioGuardi
Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Pray for a bet-ter day
Ohhhhh
Pray for a bet-ter day

Sometimes it feels like nobody cares
Sometimes it feels like your the only one who’s there

And I cry myself to sleep
And I wake up on my knees
And I pray for a better day

Sometimes it hurts so much more than I say
I try to keep it inside but I wear it on my face

When it feels like i’m falling
Feels like i’m falling
Ohhhh
That’s when I pray
For a better day

I know it’s there on the horizon
And it’s just about to break
Tomorrow’s coming around
Don’t let today bring you down
All you have to do is have some faith
And pray for a better day

Pray for a bet-ter day
Yeah yeah

Just when I think that there’s no where to go
Just when I think that i’ve hit my lowest low

And it feels like i’m crawling
Feels like i’m crawling
Oh that’s when I pray
For a better day

I know it’s there on the horizon
And it’s just about to break
Tomorrow’s coming around
Don’t let today bring you down
All you have to do is have some faith
And pray for a better day

I wanna live a life full of meaning
(full of meaning)
I wanna make the world a better place
(A better place)
I wanna find my fairy tale
I’m waiting for my ship to sail
I wanna be who I can
Show them all who I am
Won’t ever give up on the world

I’m gonna pray
For a better day
(for a better day)
And I know it’s there
I know it’s there
And it’s just about to break

Tomorrow’s coming around
Don’t let today bring you down
All you have to do is have some
All you have to do is have some
All you oughta do is have some faith

(pray for a better day)
(pray for a bet-ter day)
Pray
For a better day
(pray for a bet-ter day)
Pray
You’ve got to pray
Ohhhh
(pray for a bet-ter day)
Won’t you pray for a better day
Won’t you pray for a better day
(pray for a bet-ter day)
Won’t you pray for a better day
Ohhh baby
Ohhh baby
Ohhh
(pray for a bet-ter day)
Ohhh