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Sonya Kitchell Rockwood Event  September 25th, 2014

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Sonya Kitchell in Madison Park Square  September 4th, 2014

Sonya Kitchell Zac Posen Gown Madison Park Last Days of Folly

Sonya Kitchell Performing in Madison Park

Sonya Kitchell Performing in Zac Posen before Rachel Feinstein’s Folly Sculptures in Madison Square Park

Performing Solo  August 31st, 2014

a Playlist of Sonya Kitchell performing Solo. She is a songstress with a voice that is unadorned and true.

Communion NYC – Tuesday Night  August 27th, 2014

Communion NYC

Communion NYC – Tuesday Night

I will be jumping on for a solo set at 11pm if you wanna come out!

 

Zhangbei Music Festival in China w Blue Foundation  August 26th, 2014

Sonya Kitchell Blue Foundation Zhangbei Music Festival

Sonya Kitchell – The Brighton Beat  June 7th, 2014

Beijing w Blue Foundation  May 13th, 2014

Beijing  May 13th, 2014

Shanghai  May 13th, 2014

Live in Shanghai with Blue Foundation!  May 13th, 2014

shanghai meal with blue foundation  May 4th, 2014

Sonya Kitchell Rockwood  April 17th, 2014

Rockwood Tonight  April 13th, 2014

Sonya Kitchell Rockwood

Solo Show Tonight. Rockwood Music Hall, Stage III,  9 pm. Sharing the night with Alecia Chakour & Findlay Brown; two of my favorite artists. Come on out New Yorkers! Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3  — 185 Orchard St (Houston Street), New York, NY

Tobi. Rehearsing for Tour  April 12th, 2014

Boys. Boys. Boys. Guitar.

Rehearsing with Tobias Wilner for Blue Foundation tour in China

LIVE  April 9th, 2014

Tobi she's a beaut, that old Jaguar!  April 8th, 2014

Tobi she's a beaut, that old Jaguar!

Tango  April 3rd, 2014

Tango

Morning Poses  April 1st, 2014

Morning Poses

See ya next time Austin ️  March 16th, 2014

See ya next time Austin ️

Modern  March 15th, 2014

Modern

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Sonya Kitchell

Bio : Sonya Kitchell is a songstress with a voice that is unadorned and true. She weaves psychedelic folk and unbridled pop in a whimsical array of classic melodies tinged with a raspy rock ‘n roll spirit. Based in Brooklyn NY, she has toured the globe twice over in support of her first two internationally acclaimed records, Words Came Back to Me (2006) and This Storm (2008). She spent a life-changing year collaborating with the legendary Herbie Hancock on his Grammy-winning album, River: The Joni Letters, winning two Grammys — the first for her work on River: The Joni Letters and later for her work on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator. Her prolific, illustrious career is marked by collaborations with respected artists, including Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Jackson Brown, Reggie Watts, Blake Mills, The Barr Brothers, Blue Foundation, Yellowbirds and Trixie Whitley. She worked with producer Stewart Lerman and renowned film composer Garth Stevenson for her 2010 EP Convict of Conviction.

Sonya has graced the stage at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Central Park Summerstage. Her televisions appearances include Late Night with David Letterman & Live at Abbey Road. She traces her creativity and innate search for freedom to growing up in a family of artists in the backwoods of Western Massachusetts. Her new, self-produced album, The Dust, emerges from her nomadic trail through cities and stark landscapes. The Dust represents years of Sonya’s learning from masters, unlearning expectations, and re-emerging as a vivid, fresh voice.

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Sonya Kitchell Solo Live at Rockwood Music Hall Stage III, June 2014
Song Title : Stay For a While

 


Here’s a new work-in-progress song, with a slightly NSFW title.
Sonya Kitchell – New Song – 4.20.2014


Recorded live at Rockwood Music Hall: September 10, 2012
Sonya Kitchell: Follow Me In

 


Sonya Kitchell @ Brooklyn Bowl – Bowlive 5 – Night 7 – 3-21-14

 


Sonya Kitchell Band live at Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY

 


“Lighthouse,” Sonya Kitchell Live at the Rubin Museum

 

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Sonya has graced the stage at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Central Park Summerstage.

Her televisions appearances include Late Night with David Letterman & Live at Abbey Road. She traces her creativity and innate search for freedom to growing up in a family of artists in the backwoods of Western Massachusetts. Her new, self-produced album, The Dust, emerges from her nomadic trail through cities and stark landscapes. The Dust represents years of Sonya’s learning from masters, unlearning expectations, and re-emerging as a vivid, fresh voice.

Press Releases Sonya Kitchell


Sonya Kitchell – Press

Latest press Releases:

“A knockout voice… Kitchell is destined for great things”
-People

“On [‘This Storm’], Kitchell expands her emotional repertoire, channeling a vulnerable PJ Harvey on the ballad “Who Knows After All”…her beautiful voice works its subtle magic.”
-Entertainment Weekly (A-)

“[‘Words Came Back To Me’] Extraordinary… a remarkably sophisticated collection of songs that belies the age of its creator.”
-Anthony DeCurtis, Associate Editor Rolling Stone

“a seasoned musician: poised, nuanced, and completely in control of her voice and her songs.”
-Boston Globe

“Emerging as an adventurous musician subtle beyond her years, with a grit-and-honey voice that does pretty much whatever she wants it to — and she wants it to do a lot.”
-Washington Post

More Press on Sonya Kitchell

Sonya Kitchell is a songstress with a voice that is unadorned and true. She weaves psychedelic folk and unbridled pop in a whimsical array of classic melodies tinged with a raspy rock ‘n roll spirit. Based in Brooklyn NY, she has toured the globe twice over in support of her first two internationally acclaimed records, Words Came Back to Me (2006) and This Storm (2008). She spent a life-changing year collaborating with the legendary Herbie Hancock on his Grammy-winning album, River: The Joni Letters, winning two Grammys — the first for her work on River: The Joni Letters and later for her work on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator. Her prolific, illustrious career is marked by collaborations with respected artists, including Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Jackson Brown, Reggie Watts, Blake Mills, The Barr Brothers, Blue Foundation, Yellowbirds and Trixie Whitley. She worked with producer Stewart Lerman and renowned film composer Garth Stevenson for her 2010 EP Convict of Conviction.Sonya has graced the stage at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Central Park Summerstage. Her televisions appearances include Late Night with David Letterman & Live at Abbey Road. She traces her creativity and innate search for freedom to growing up in a family of artists in the backwoods of Western Massachusetts. Her new, self-produced album, The Dust, emerges from her nomadic trail through cities and stark landscapes. The Dust represents years of Sonya’s learning from masters, unlearning expectations, and re-emerging as a vivid, fresh voice.

Sonya Kitchell Lyrics


Discography & Lyrics – Sonya Kitchell

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  • Convict of Conviction
  • This Storm
  • Words Come Back to Me
  • Cold Day

Convict of Conviction – 2010

Convict of Conviction

He was a convict of his own conviction
He was in conflict of his own infliction

And the lines do draw a parallel
right back to the place
where the shadow boxers dance
and old memories dwell

Below the tight rope
drawn in suspicion
beneath the artist
who walks in ambitions

And the lines do draw a parallel
right between fact and fiction
so the honest truth cannot yell
over blind conviction

Nobody, nobody, nobody
likes to be kept waiting
Nobody, nobody, nobody
likes to feel powerless

He was a Jack Box
on his last round
he had been wound
and wound and wound

Until the old man
pulled his final thread
the final thread that lead
to bloodshed

And the lines do draw a parallel
right to the source of the friction
where the spark that started a fire
from an old flint fell
causing a burning
affliction

Nobody, nobody, nobody
likes to be kept waiting
Nobody, nobody, nobody
likes to feel powerless

And so he found himself
with his lady, on the run
pursued by his friend
the emancipator and instigator
that old shot gun

And they ran
till time ran out
for there are some things
you can’t fool about

And the lines do draw a parallel
right between fact and fiction
so the honest truth cannot yell
over blind conviction

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Lighthouse

It comes in
like the wind
through a door
that I never meant to open up
and leaves me stranded
right here, where I stand
a distant land,
I’m lost again.

It comes in
while I move.
Like a hurricane
it swallows me too soon
and leaves me breathless
gasping for some air
when nothing’s there,
nothing’s there.

I need a lighthouse to guide me home
need a sailor’s son with knives of bone
to cut from this heart where sorrow’s sewn
and spreads like wild fire, across the land.

It comes in
while I sleep
kisses my toes
with lips that freeze my feet
and leaves me shivering
lying in the cold
no warmth to hold
no warmth to hold.

I need a lighthouse to brave this storm
need a sailor’s arms to keep me warm
an embrace that’s patiently born
from the raging sea, that crashes ’round me.

I need a lighthouse to guide me home
need a sailor’s son with knives of bone
to cut from this heart where sorrow’s sewn
and spreads like wild fire, across the land.

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Mr. Suicidal

Can I have a moment of your precious time?
Tell me please, Mr. Suicidal.
Would it hurt so bad for you to break your dime,
spend a little more on the horse,
less on the bridal?

There’s something that is happening out there.
There’s something that is happening out there.
And I feel it, in the marrow of my bones.

Mr., tell me can you spare a bit of change?
A quarter, No, I don’t believe that’ll do.
Once you’ve messed things up,
You can’t just rearrange.
The furniture will always be black and blue.

There’s something that is happening out there.
There’s something that is happening out there.

We pray on a grain of sand, a million in the land
and when we come to create a shore
we will walk once more together.

We pray on a grain of sand, a million in the land
and when we come to create a shore
we will walk once more together.

Don’t you see the pendulum has swung so far one way,
now it must come back again.

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Sinks Like a Stone

There’s an arrow deep within my heart
and it sinks just like a stone.

Nobody knows it.
How could they know it?
You can’t even see it,
buried deep within

Nobody sees it.
How could they see it?
You can’t even feel it,
underneath my skin.

There’s a feeling
slipping down my spine
oh, it’s just the worryin’ kind
and it whispers in my ear,
things I do not want to hear.

How did you find me?
Get deep inside me.
When I so clearly, never wanted you here.

Don’t want to worry,
why should I worry?
I wish that worry never did appear.

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It’s Snowing Outside My Window

It’s snowing outside
my window this morning

and here
where I hide
from this world
’round me
warring.

And though,
it is still
we’re still
moving

Like dancers
under water
slow in silence
that is looming

By…
drive the cars
filled with people
off to better.

Through smoke and tar
we wont ever see this weather.

As though,
if we keep moving
nothing
will remind us

Of all we’ve forsaken
in the trail
we leave
behind us.

There once was a man
who thought life
should only be gladness.

So he struggled for what he sought
till he realized
that this was madness.

And there at the top
of the hill
that he’d been climbing

He cried for all he’d fought
and all he’d lost in conniving

It’s snowing outside
my window this morning.

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Gypsy Eyes

It doesn’t take much
to push you right over
over the edge
when you’re waiting to fall

It doesn’t take much
to break apart the binding
when all that is binding
is nothing at all

And so come the wolves that howl
how they prowl in hunger
I’m captive to
your gypsy eyes
how they mesmerize
and pull
me
under

It doesn’t take much
when you feel like you are breaking
to find yourself forsaking
all that’s around

So you break
and you ask for forgiveness
when you don’t need forgiveness
you just need to be found

And so come the wolves that howl
how they prowl in hunger
I’m captive to
your gypsy eyes
how they mesmerize
and pull
me
under

Shatter in a million pieces
Fumbling as what was decreases

There you are

With hands upraised and heart for sale
The ticket price, it is your bail

but this time,
no one’s gonna come

And so come the wolves that howl
how they prowl in hunger
I’m captive to
your gypsy eyes
how they mesmerize
and pull
me
under

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This Storm – 2008

Track: 1 “For Every Drop”
Track: 2 “Borderline”
Track: 3 “Running”
Track: 4 “Here To There”
Track: 5 “Walk Away”
Track: 6 “Fire”
Track: 7 “Soldier’s Lament”
Track: 8 “Robin In The Snow”
Track: 9 “Who Knows After All”
Track: 10 “Effortless”
Track: 11 “So Lonely”
Track: 12 “This Storm”

For Every Drop

There you go, down again
to that place you say you’ve always been.
There you go with all of your woes,
your daemons, your angels, your heavenly throws.

Back to the start,
you wipe of your slate,
and you may think you’re clean,
but some stains wont erase.
For every drop, that falls from above,
you say this a is a sign of what I’m thinkin’ of,
of what I’m thinkin’ of.

Everyone’s looking for something
for something.
Everyone’s trying,
to get some satisfaction.

Oh my god.
Just confess.
You want it, you want it.
You’re just like the rest.
Oh my god.
Don’t deny.
You need it, need it for your alibi…
Ooh, ooh.

There you go with all of your wounds,
your cuts and your scars and your burns
and your bruises.
You’re history is dark,
and your past is long.
Poor old you,
everything went wrong.

Your mother, your father, your brother, your friend,
they aint smart as you, cause they don’t understand.
They didn’t do the work, and they didn’t dig through.
God don’t speak to them, like he speak to you,
like he speak to you.

Everyone’s looking for something
for something.
Everyone’s trying,
to get some satisfaction.

Oh my god.
Just confess.
You want it, you want it.
You’re just like the rest.
Oh my god.
Don’t deny.
You need it, need it for your alibi…

All the stars align,
like clockwork in your mind,
just so you can justify…

Oh my god.
I don’t care.
You’re talkin’
talkin’
and there’s nothing there…

Ooh, ooh.

Did you ever care?
Did you ever ask?
Did you ever think perhaps you’re not first or last?
First or last, first or last… ?

Everyone’s looking for something
for something.
Everyone’s trying,
to get some satisfaction.

Ooh, ooh.

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Borderline

Too much infiltration
Not enough information
Everyone wants salvation
From their, their own damn nation.

All this fabrication
Safe and sound in isolation
So we don’t feel no obligation
To rise up, Oh Rise Up Generation!

It is getting
harder and harder
Don’t you care ‘bout
your sons and your daughters?

Oh come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
We can’t stand waiting at the borderline
Oh come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
Oh, now is the time

Too much trepidation
At the thought of the situation
But it’s a necessary realization…
The World’s on Fire! No time for hesitation!

Don’t you know that there is always a limit
We are pushing hard, Lord knows we have hit it

Oh come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
We can’t stand waiting at the borderline
Oh come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
Oh, now is the time

Now is the time

Oh come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
We can’t stand waiting at the borderline
Oh come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
Oh, now is the time

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Running

I’m not ready
to paint my face,
and cover
all that lies beneath.

If that disappoints you,
I’m sorry to say,
I wont be no accomplice
to a thief.

Just like this river,
that flows in between,
all the rocks and the brambles
in the way.

You can build a damn,
you can force it upstream,
but the water,
always get away.

I been running from,
I’m running from…
The fear I’ll lose myself
in what I become.
And I don’t want to be
under the gun.
Please give me the strength to find
I don’t have to run.

My Momma told me,
“Child,” She said,
“You’re Beautiful,
you’re beautiful to me.”
I said, “Momma,
wish I was in your head,
cause despite your words,
I really do not see.”

I been running from,
I’m running from…
The fear I’ll lose myself
in what I become.
And I don’t want to be
under the gun.
Please give me the strength to find
I don’t have to run.

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Here to There

You wake in the ‘morn.
One day dies, another’s born.
Oh, oh
While your sun rises, my sun sets.
I promise you, I wont forget.
Oh, oh
For I believe there’s so many years to go.

Look to the left, look to the right.
Do you get scared in the middle of night?
Oh, oh
Take one step back, and forth again,
and tell me, “Are you really my friend?”
Oh, oh.
For I believe there’s so many years to go.

And I don’t know,
how we
get ourselves from here to there.
Oh, from here to there…

Tossed and turned all night long,
“Is this right is this wrong?”
Oh, oh
Ask myself, “Do I care?”
Cause life is short and rarely fair.
Oh, oh
And I believe there’re so many years to go.

No, I don’t know,
how we
get ourselves from here to there.
Oh, from here to there…

Here to there,
How do we get from…

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Walk Away

How do you feel about this?
Cause your eyes say the words,
your mouth can’t convey.
Is it crazy to doubt this?
Or do I head the voice
and just walk away.

Walk away.

It’s the same old story,
though the characters change,
the roles stay the same.
I am ready for Love’s glory.
There’ll be no tragedy
under my name.

Walk away.

For I’d take you in
to my arms for a while.
Forgive and forget
at the sight of your smile.
Be there for you
when I should run a mile,
and that’s just the problem.
Just the problem…

Walk away.

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Fire

Everything I ever did, he said was wrong
but I can’t complain cause Baby you made me strong.
When I wanted one thing, ‘course he needed another.
Child I’m tired of your refrain.
Go back to your mother.

He’s the man you see, the face on all those magazines.
The boy you dream ‘bout, in your little girl dreams.
But don’t be fooled by the man in the mask,
you’ll come undone, and it’s no fun
so Darlin’ don’t ask.

And you’ll scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
He’s burnin’ me down!”
And you’ll scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!”
And pray no one sees ya
When you’re broken.

Pick up the pieces, I’m alone again
with the enemy as my only friend.
When I look in the mirror, that he did create,
all I can feel for myself is a selfless hate.

And as we danced he spun me around
but he never did quite let me hit the ground.
And the ground would’ve been softer than his gaze
which went right through me, as if to screw me
then back into his nasty little haze.

And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
He’s burnin’ me down!”
And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!”
And pray no one’s around

And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
He’s burnin’ me down!”
And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!”
And pray no one sees me,
When I’m broken.

What more can I say?
Than it hurt me
Yeah it hurt me.
Ask myself each day,
Was it worth it,
at all?

Well, I’ve been wrung out,
I been strung out,
some would say I swung out.
But I gotta ask, “Did you mean to?”
Didn’t seem to…
Yet you seemed to be there,
Each time I happened to fall…

And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
He’s burnin’ me down!”
And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!”
And pray no one’s around

And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
He’s burnin’ me down!”
And I scream,
“Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!”
And pray no one sees me,
When I’m broken.

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Soldier’s Lament

He fight and he pray
He love and he bleed
To no satisfaction
Was not his need
And when he walks
Stands tall as he can
For he’s a man
Yeah, he’s a man

And we he crumples
Resolve to the ground
Like burnt bits of paper
Life, flutters ‘round
All eyes turn away
No one wants to see
A man who’s lost
In the fight to be free

For we’ve been out running
For all of our lives
No chance in stopping
We’d surely loose sight

In the back of his mind is a smiling face
The one who said, “You know,
It’s no race.”
The one who said, “You got time to breathe,
Cause child you’re born, we’re all born free.”

But the back of his mind
Is the back of a room
So dusty and shrouded
That no dust broom
Stands a chance
To clear the cobwebs away
So there in the back,
In the dark it’ll stay

We’ve been out running
For all of our lives
No chance in stopping
We’d surely loose sight

Oh tell me son what are you living for?
Tell me boy, what are you living for?
Tell me son what are you living for?
Tell me, tell me,
What are you living for?

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Robin in the Snow

I saw a robin
Flying in the snow
Fluttering low.
Isn’t the season,
How could he not know?
It’s much too cold.

I saw a robin
Captive to the wind
Time, running thin.
I said, “Dear Robin,
What a state your in!
You can’t get out again.”

And just like that
Simple as the sight of
Feathered wings
The robin was gone.
And only I
Saw this bird of spring
Sing
One very last
Winter song.

And who will miss you
when you’re gone?

Who will miss you
when you’re gone?

I will miss you
if you go away.

Please don’t leave me here.

Candle’s burned out now.
Stayed up till the wax
Dripped, to the floor.
I was talking to you
Can’t seem to let go
So we say one thing more.

You’re like rain
Falling in the evening
Whispering, “Darlin’
Go to sleep.”
Oh the pain
This love that’s got me reelin’
Brings me to my knees
So bittersweet.

And who will miss you
when you’re gone?

Who will miss you
when you’re gone?

I will miss you
if you go away.

The good, the bad, the in between
Is it all just one impermanent dream?

And here I am
As the sun sinks slowly
In the pale steel sky
And where are you?
Are you thinking of me
As the moon above you,
Does rise?

And who will miss me
when I’m gone?

Who will miss me
when I’m gone?

Would you miss me?
Should I go away…

I wont leave you here.

Would you miss me?
Should I go away…

I wont leave you here.

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Who Knows After All

Let us drink one last glass of wine
I will wish you luck in all you find
I’m not sorry
This is no mistake
For I can only give the things you take

For I’m going away
For a long, long time
And I do not know
What I’m bound to find

Sunlight in the afternoon
Hope in a darkened room
Love in a lingering tune
Who knows after all?

So let us make love this one last time
As our hands and hearts intertwine
I’m not sorry this is no mistake
But I fear my heart, is bound to break

For I’m going away
For a long, long time
And I do not know
What I’m bound to find

A plastic heart at my feet
Lost on a lonely street
With a song in my head on repeat
Who knows after all?

If you’re searching and you aim to find me
Throw my name out to the waves in the sea

And you, you will find me
But you cannot bind,
No you cannot bind me

For I’m going away
For a long, long time
And I do not know
What I’m bound to find

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Effortless

Do you hear the wind a howlin’
Outside my lonely porcelain door?
Do you hear the panther prowlin’
Whatever he wants,
I can’t give no more
I can’t give no more

I’m just rocking to a lullaby
Of dreams I thought would never pass me by
It’s nothing more
And nothing less
Than a search for something effortless

And when we find it in the open air
And when we breathe it, in a stranger’s stare
It’s nothing more
And nothing less
Than a search for something effortless

Oh the cries
Are growing louder
Do we hear?
Only when it’s too near
And it’s already too near

We’re just rocking to a lullaby
Of dreams we thought would never pass us by
It’s nothing more
And nothing less
Than a search for something effortless

And when we find it in the open air
And when we breathe it, in a stranger’s stare
It’s nothing more
And nothing less
Than a search for something effortless

And I don’t cry for myself
And I don’t cry, I don’t cry for you
I cry for the life of another
Some one I hardly knew
A million I never knew…

They’re just rocking to a lullaby
Of dreams they thought would never pass them by
It’s nothing more
And nothing less
Than a search for something effortless

And when they find it in the open air
And when they breathe it in a stranger’s stare
It’s nothing more
And nothing less
Than a search for something effortless

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So Lonely

It’s been a long,
A long, long day
And I
I get tired of hurrying
To wait anyway
Oh I
Need a man to hold me
In his lovin’ arms
I need someone
To enfold me
Away from harm

I’m feeling so lonely
Feeling so lonely
Feeling so lonely
I could cry

I met a man with eyes so blue
That I
I could’ve sworn he saw right through
And I
Fell, so hard
When I stumbled into him
He was a little too old, perhaps to bold
Could it ever
Have really been?

Feeling so lonely
Feeling so lonely
Feeling so lonely
I could cry

Wake me
Come on and shake me
Cause I’m stumbling in a dream
I’m hazy Lord, and a little bit crazy Lord
And I don’t know where I have been

It was not that much
It was just a touch
But it tore me apart
And I’m standing here
And he’s somewhere near
And I search
With an aching heart

It’s coming ‘round that time of year
Where I
I wish I had someone to call my dear
Oh I
Will walk
Alone
Among the apple trees
Where my true love has flown
And he left
Oh he left
Me

I’m feeling so lonely
Feeling so lonely
Feeling so lonely
I could cry

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This Storm

Just like this storm
Is sure to come
As surely
As the rain in the morning

Afraid to start
For I’ve begun
To fear
A single warnin’

It’s getting late
I’m getting cold
Would you be the
The one to hold
Me in your arms
Just for a while
Life’s too heavy
Can’t reconcile

Just look outside
Where will you go?
We follow
That which know
And then it hits
Surprise attack
And leaves you busted
Lying on your back

It’s getting late
I’m sure you’re cold
There’s too much
For one soul to hold
All by yourself
All on your own
It’s alright Darlin’
You’re not alone

When it’s just too much,
Too much to stand
You wonder why you’re dealt this hand
How on earth are you supposed to handle?
You’re broken down,
Can’t start again
Out of steam, this state you’re in
All at once you find the cup is
Brimming over

It’s getting late
We’re getting cold
I would be the
The one to hold
You in my arms
Just for a while
Life’s too heavy
Can’t reconcile
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Words Came Back to Me – 2006

Track 1: “Let Me Go”
Track 2: “Train”
Track 3: “Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind”
Track 4: “Words”
Track 5: “Cold Day”
Track 6: “No Matter What”
Track 7: “Simple Melody”
Track 8: “Think Of You”
Track 9: “Too Beautiful”
Track 10: “Tinted Glass”
Track 11: “I’d Love You”
Track 12: “Jerry”

Let Me Go

You hold me down.
Please let me go.
I’m dying to be out on my own
and I think I might go crazy
if this lasts any longer.

You tell me this and you tell me that.
I’m trying to tell you where I’m at
and I think I might go crazy
if this lasts any longer.

I want to let you know
you got to let me go.
I’m just tryin’ to let you know,
so please let me go.

I’ve been on my best behavior.
What more do you need?
I’m not a savior,
and I think I might go crazy
if this lasts any longer

You may think you’re misunderstood
but I’m tired of acting like I should
and I think I might go crazy
if this lasts any longer.

I want to let you know
you got to let me go.
I’m just tryin’ to let you know,
so please let me go.

Well I love you and I need you
but I’ve got to get away.
Give me space and I won’t mind
when you want me to stay.
And I resent the fact that I need you—
You got to let me make mistakes.
Give me time out on my own
and we wont have too much heartache.

I want to let you know
You got to let me go

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Train

I’ve just taken a seat on the train
I walked through busy streets, down a shadowy lane.
I just bought my ticket for the ride.
There’s no turning back now, no matter what I decide

Steel body moves fast, hinges pounding against the ground.
I sink into my seat and I pray for it to speed up,
while I wish it would slow down

My body quivers with anticipation for what lies ahead.
Wood is thrown onto the fire that cries out to be fed.
Mist shrouds the dawn, so ahead I cannot see.
The train it moves ever forward into the misty sea.

There’re so many faces
but most of the time I feel so alone.
There’re so many places.
Will I ever stop and know my own home?

I know I’m gonna get there
but I’m not sure when.
Nor do I know where I’m going
so I won’t pretend.

I cannot see beyond the horizon
nor around the bend.
The train it moves ever forward
without a seeming end.

Out of one window, I saw rain
I looked through the other, and I felt the warm suns rays.
The wind, it gently blew across my weary shoulder
and time whispered in my ear,
“Child, you’re just gonna keep getting older.”

But I’ve done nothing more
than take a seat on this here, train.
Yet my life turned upside down and only…
Only the little things remain.

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I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind

I can’t get you out of my mind.
Your love is like a drug,
and I’ve been so drugged by your love
that I don’t even know the time.

And all that I can do is think of loving you.
Yes it’s all that I can do,
it’s all that I can do,
’cause I can’t get you out of my mind.

I tried so hard to stop thinkin’ about you baby.
I thought if I did something else for a little while,
I might forget about you, maybe.

But all that I can do is think of loving you.
Yes it’s all that I can do,
it’s all that I can do,
’cause I can’t get you out of my mind.

I tried so hard to stop thinking about you baby.
I tried so hard but it didn’t work, no.
Oh I got to know, I got to know how you feel about me, baby
’cause my mind is going crazy
and it’s really starting to hurt.

So tell me what, oh baby tell me what will come of my love?
Call me baby.
Do something honey I got to know…
I’ got to know what you’re thinking of.

All that I can do is think of loving you.
Oh, you know it’s all that I can do.
‘Cause I can’t, I can’t get you out of my mind.
Oh no, I can’t get you out of my mind.

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Words

My words ran away from me,
now I’m lost and they’re out at sea,
sailing away.

They come and go, like the breeze.
Whisper sweet, burn like disease.
They change with the day.

And I seem to say,
all the wrong things on the right day.
And I seem to do
all the wrong things on the right cue,
at least most of the time.

My words took me down the wrong track,
and now I want to take it back,
so I’ll run away.

If only I could be free
of the plague that my words seem to be,
I’d thank the day.

For I seem to say,
all the wrong things on the right day.
And I seem to do
all the wrong things on the right cue,
at least most of the time.

And Life can be
such a give or take.
Some laugh while they’re dying,
some cry when they wake.
But there are some words
that I could never do without
that paint pictures on polished walls
and dance away with doubt.

My words came back to me,
they stayed awhile, we had some tea,
while time whiled away.

I said, “Please be kind and please don’t go.”
They said, “We’ll try, but you never know
Depends on the day.”

And I seem to say,
all the wrong things on the right day.
And I seem to do
all the wrong things on the right cue,
at least most of the time.

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Cold Day

Every morning before the sun does rise, he cries.
Then he wipes away his tears; he’ll have no fears
and no one will know how hard he tries.

Every minute of every day she prays
that she will be strong enough to carry on,
but she fears she is wasting away.

It’s a cold day in history
one of the coldest of all time.
I’m so caught up, trying to stay warm
I forgot to pay others any mind.

Every evening after the sun goes down he feels alone.
In his heart of hearts, soul of souls
he wonders if he’ll ever make it home.

Every hour of every night she lies awake
thinking of all she’s got to do just to make it through…
Can she handle all that is at stake?

It’s a cold day in history
one of the coldest of the year.
Can I hold you in my arms
and help you forget the fear?
Can I hold you in my arms
and help you forget the fear?

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No Matter What

She’s a crazy girl who needs an intervention.
She has lost her world and no one cares to mention-
She just needs someone to help her out.
She needs someone to say, “Hey, what’s it all about?”
She needs a little bit of love and care
and most of all she needs someone to say, “I will be there…”

(chorus)
“For you, no matter what you do.
I’ll be there for you
no matter what you say.
I’ll be there today.
No matter what you do,
I’ll be there for you.
Yeah, you know it’s true.”

She’s a lonely girl who needs some attention.
She needs to find someone to put in place prevention.
She needs a binding that will hold her and not tear,
and most of all she needs someone to say, “I will be there…”

(Chorus)

When I saw her last she was on her own.
Everyone was laughing and dancing,
but she was all alone.
When I saw her, her eyes were so, so tired
and her smile had gone away.
“She was high on strife and degrading life,”
that was when I heard them say

She’s a frightened girl who needs good intention.
She’s been lost a little too long, now she needs some direction.
She just needs someone to tell her it’s okay,
someone who actually cares about her day.
She needs a little bit of love and care,
and most of all someone to say, “I will be there…”

(Chorus)

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Simple Melody

Spinning round
‘till I tumble down.
All my worries sink into the ground
as I lay here and look up at the sun-lit trees.

There’re so many sounds
I don’t believe silence can be found.
Some would say it’s quiet
but I hear silence and it breathes.

Lately all I want to do
is sing La da la da dee
That’s all I need.
Just a simple melody to set my soul free,
For without it, I can hardly breathe.

Happiness has been good to me,
but sorrow sets inspiration free
and I love to feel everything
that I can feel.

I laugh I cry it’s all the same.
I love the sunshine, love the rain
As long as I can sing
about beauty so surreal.

Lately all I want to do
is sing la da la da dee
it’s all I need.
Just sing la da la da dee
to set me free.
Just sing la da la da dee
For without it, I can hardly breathe.
It’s all that I need.

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Think Of You

You’re like a breath of fresh air.
Every time I’m ’round you
you take away all my despair.

And anytime I’m feelin’ down or blue
Honey, all I got to do is think about you.

You’re like the gentle kiss of the rain.
Every time I’m with you,
you wash away all my pain.

And anytime I’m feelin’ down or blue
Honey, all I got to do is think about you.

I would do anything
I would do everything
I would do anything just to be with you.

I would go anywhere
just as long as you were there.
I would go anywhere,
just to be with you.

You’re like the spark of the fire.
You can kindle all my desire.

Anytime time I’m feeling down or blue
Honey, all I got to do is think about you

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Too Beautiful

I lay down in fields of gold
only to rest my head
And I walked home
on a warm summer’s day
with buttercups and queen and lace
for my bed
And I ran till I could run no more
and I jumped into icy cold stream
And as the water ran across my body
I wondered is this all just a dream?

Oh my darling
Oh my darling
It’s too beautiful to be.

And I look out across a quiet lake
echoing the sounds of night
And I watched the yellow grass
dance to a symphony
early in the morning light
And I walked down the street
crowded by faces and places I’ve never known
Foreign lines sketched by foreign designs
seep through my body
to the bone

Oh my darling
Oh my darling
It’s too beautiful to be.

And when the night comes to tame me
I won’t fight
‘cause it’s no good to fight when you’re down
And when the night comes to claim me
I won’t fight, ‘cause it’s no good to fight when you’re down

Oh my darling
Oh my darling
Oh my darling

It’s too beautiful to be.

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Tinted Glass

I cannot explain why I am this way.
Precaution please leave me alone
I’m tired of hearing what you got to say.

Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t.
It seems that I always want to be what I’m not
and I’m not satisfied with what I’ve got.
I’m looking through a tinted glass
that changes color with each question that I ask.

Part of me is new and part of me is old.
I’m running fast but can I hold
onto this dream that grows at such a speed?
I don’t know what I want or what I need.

I cannot explain for I do not know.
Confusion is planted in my mind
and the seed continues to grow.

Sometimes I like it, most times I don’t
The more I know, the more I ask.
Will I find answers or is this my task?
Will a day arrive when I am sure of something?

The unobtainable intrigues me,
Greener grass I can see
When my vision is obscured by desire.

Sometimes I must look deeper than the water’s brim.
Take a deep breath before I dive in.
Take a deep breath before I try to swim in.

Take a deep breath
Take a deep breath

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I’d Love You

I’d love you if you wanted me to
but you seem so unsure.
I’d love you if you wanted me to
tell me honey what I’m waiting for.

Oh, I feel like I’m a puppet tinkling on a string
and I hate the way that you can make me do anything.

Why I love you, I cannot say
Reasons are reasons.
Emotions are funny that way.
Reasons are reasons and some things can’t be explained.

I’d love you if you wanted me to
but I don’t think that you know.
I’d love you if you wanted me to
when you say style of it ready to go.

But I’m tired of playing your little game
and I might give up, tell me, would you notice anyway?

Why I love you, I guess I know
You are sweet and kind and your spirit glows
You are sweet and kind and it really, really shows
Yes, it shows

Why I love you, I cannot say
Honey, reasons are reasons.
Emotions are funny that way.
Reasons are reasons, some things can’t be explained.

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Jerry

Oh sweet Jerry, the man that she would marry,
He’d say “Oh, Darlin’ don’t you cry
for I will always be by your side.”

And she took Jerry for granted.
In her life he was firmly planted.
She’d say, “Oh, I wonder why
Jerry always stays by my side.”

Jerry worked hard every day.
He worked so the bills could be paid.
While she dreamed of a better life,
where she was another man’s wife.

Early one October morning,
She left Jerry with no warnin’.
He said, “Oh, Darlin’ won’t you stay?”
And she said, “Jerry, I’ve got to get away.”

Oh, sweet Jerry, the weight he could not carry.
And oh, oh how he tried and when she left,
Oh how he cried.

Weeks passed by and the phone rang.
The voice on the line was broken.
She said, “Oh, the world is oh so cold,
Jerry, your love kept me warm and helped me to be bold.”

And Jerry thought she would come home.
For without her he felt so alone.
She never did and he always wondered why.
And when he felt sad, he hid it with a smiles lie.

Years have passed on by now.
And Jerry, he gets by somehow.
But he still whispers, “Oh, Darlin’ don’t you cry
for I will always be by your side.”

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Cold Day – 2005

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