Present

by Katy Vernon

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    Present: Every time I play I want to live in that moment. Whenever people stop to listen it doesn’t matter whether it’s the first time, only time, or hundredth time, all that matters is the present.
    Contains bonus tracks 'Lily - Live' and 'Pearl - Remix'
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1.
23 02:54
I'm never gonna be the girl I was at 23 but I don't mind that at all she drove me up the wall Not chasing beauty youth or fame things I'll never see again but I have grown a thicker skin I know how to dig my heels in Oh Oh, Ooh Oh Oh, Ooh Don't need the world to know my name I'm not playing any games I'm not trying to win a prize I'm just living my own life Oh Oh, Ooh Oh Oh, Oooh I'm nobodies muse noone to inspire but myself I've nothing to lose ain't gonna sit up on a shelf Oh, Oh, ooh
2.
Lily 03:22
Lily By Katy Vernon - With Ukulele chords Intro - A# C A# F Fadd9 C x2 Verse- A# C She starts everyday with a Razzmattaz smile A# C Laser Lemon sun up in the sky A# C no grey to be seen it’s the craziest thing A# C she daydreams in Atomic Tangerine Chorus- F C Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily, you paint the world Gm F Fadd9 C C7 you paint the world so b r i g h t F C a million different colors in just one girl Gm F C you paint the world x2 Verse 2- A# C Why settle for trees of plain Olive Green A# C Electric Lime is prettier in your head A# C and you never wonder why Wild Blue Yonder A# C can't mix it up with Radical Red Repeat Chorus- Bridge- A# C Please don’t ever change A# C don't try to live your life inside the lines A# C It might seem like we all should be the same A# C find out what's true to you and I know that you'll be fine Repeat Chorus- Verse 3- A# C The day starts to fade to a Dark Midnight Blue A# C but you prefer Deep Aqua Marine A# C But then you start to think of Tickle Me Pink A# C Neon Tumbleweeds float right through your dreams Repeat Chorus- Last Chorus- F C Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily, you paint the world Gm F Fadd9 C C7 you paint the world so b r i g h t F C a million different colors in just one girl Gm you paint the world Last line F Fadd9 C C7 F So b r i g h t
3.
It wasn't news to anybody else it was only news to us just another day when all you had has slipped away I get so high That I don't know how to let it all fall down can you show me how to let it all fall down And people talk without a care they all still walk from here to there the world still turns while everything inside you burns I get so high That I don't know how to let it all fall down can you show me how to let it all fall down
4.
Lost My Head 03:28
I lost my head my heart my soul, my shirt, my shoes with all that hurt I wrote some blues For all I've lost I see what I had it's too high a cost But I'm glad Love has pushed me down love has carried me too I learnt so much I didn't wanna learn by losing you You gave me love you gave me so much I miss your voice I miss your touch Your love was great you put the earth under my feet I miss your taste it was so sweet Love has pushed me down love has carried me too I learnt so much I didn't wanna learn by losing you
5.
Thought I knew how to hold onto you I've been doing it for so long Thought I knew how to keep us afloat don't tell me I've been doing it wrong Why do I feel like something's dragging us down how could anything now make me feel like we're gonna drown Keep moving my arms and my legs gently kicking them just enough so far so good but it goes to show that suddeny things turn rough What would it take to make you cast your anchor away would you rather drift untethered or do what it takes to stay I'm out of my depth I'm out my depth I'm all out of breath I cannot steer a ship that's sinking no matter how hard I try don't know what I was or was not thinking fell bad about how much I've cried What would it take to make you cast your anchor away would you rather drift untethered or do what it takes to stay I'm out of my depth I'm out my depth I'm all out of breath There's nothing to say there's nothing to say there's no-one to save
6.
Pearl 03:21
I say goodbye to you I dont know if you can hear me but I think you do I say it now I say it loud I don't want to feel lonely when I'm in a crowd Oh, Ooh All this time I let it grow it was pulling me under but I didn't know' What's left of me'in this worn out shell Might be a pearl it's too early to tell Oh, Ooh Oh, Ooh It's time It's about time There's time There's still time To change this state of mind To mend this heart of mine To change this state of mind to mend this heart of mine Oh, Ooh Oh, Ooh I say goodbye to you I dont know if you can hear me but I think you do
7.
I thought of you before we met How beautiful life can get Give all my to someone so small and you take it you take it all My heart is in your hands My heart is in your hands You might never understand but my heart is in your hands I dreamt of you and chose your name Life will never be the same You're all I'll ever need you've made my life complete My heart is in your hands My heart is in your hands You might never understand but my heart is in your hands
8.
Loving You 03:00
We wait for good news everyday and even if we never used to, we pray The love you share is all around send it up in the air it all comes down Everybody here has got a story we feel a connection to you we all just wanna hear another story no-one tells them like you do The love you share is all around send it up in the air it all comes down The love you share is all around send it up in the air it all comes down
9.
Play 04:29
You're right, we're all running around so much we don't always see the birds in the trees You're right I've been runninng around so much I didn't hear them singing to me Your heart is on your sleeve Even though you hate to say it It's just a simple melody You sway the room when you play it And you play as often as you can we all should play as often as we can You say things that i've felt the way that you play I melt I've been scared to begin never wanted to play never thought I'd win My heart is on my sleeve even though I hate to say it Cuase it's not clever or oblique it's just a melody I'm playing And I play as often as I can we all should play as often as we can You're right, we're all running around so much we don't always see the birds in the trees You're right I've been runninng around so much I didn't hear them singing to me Your heart is on your sleeve Even though you hate to say it It's just a simple melody You sway the room when you play it And you play as often as you can we all should play as often as we can Play, play
10.
Loud 03:43
I'm feeling like I should reach out do you feel it too let's both shout loud, don't worry nobodies listening today Just feeling you arms around me I'm overwhelmed with this love that surrounds me Shout, I'm happy nobodies listening today I was thinking it amazes me I guess that's just the way it's meant to be I know we're best friends Don't you feel that way it overwhelms me still to say I'm feeling like I should reach out do you feel it too let's both shout loud, don't worry nobodies listening today Dont worry you won't scare me away but there are some things you really have to say Shout it out Shout it out Shout it out Shout it out Are you feeling like you should reach out
11.
She starts everyday with a Razzmattaz smile Laser Lemon sun up in the sky no grey to be seen its the craziest thing she daydreams in Atomic Tangerine Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily you paint the world you paint the world so bright a million different colors in just one girl you paint the world Why settle for trees of plain Olive Green Electric Lime is prettier in your head and you never wonder why Wild Blue Yonder can't mix it up with Radical Red Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily you paint the world you paint the world so bright a million different colors in just one girl you paint the world Please dont ever change don't try to live your life outside the lines It might seem like we all should be the same find out what's true to you and I know that you'll be fine Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily you paint the world you paint the world so bright a million different colors in just one girl you paint the world The day starts to fade to a Dark Midnight Blue but you prefer Deep Aqua Marine But then you start to think of Tickle Me Pink Neo Tumbleweeds float right through your dreams Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily you paint the world you paint the world so bright a million different colors in just one girl you paint the world Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily you paint the world you paint the world so bright a million different colors in just one girl you paint the world so bright
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Singer of sad songs on a happy instrument

It’s so easy to hide your struggles and try to show the world a perfect façade. None of that interests me. In this time of reality shows, auto-tune, instant fame, social media and competition I wanted to put out songs that reflect my reality as a performer, writer, mother, wife and career woman. If this is my second act then I'm going to enjoy it!

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released October 25, 2015

Katy Vernon - Vocals,Ukulele,Guitar
Clay Williams-Guitars
Simon Husbands-Keyboards,Vocals
Chris McAtee-Drums
Reed Pagel-Bass
Paul Odegaard-Trumpet
Daisy Vanderwood-Backing Vocals on“Lily”
Kevin Bowe-Additional Guitar, Backing Vocal, Percussion

Allsongs,music & lyrics by Katy Vernon
Produced & mixed by Kevin Bowe
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Magneto Mastering
All songs BMI

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Katy Vernon Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ukulele Songbird. Singer of Sad Songs on a Happy Instrument. London born Katy combines Americana twang with uk driven pop. Her newest CD 'Suit Of Hearts' coming soon.

Katy Vernon - Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Clay Williams - Guitar Simon Husbands - Keys, Vocals Chris McAtee - Drums, Reed Pagel, Bass - Paul Odegaard - Trumpet.
Genre: Pop/Folk
Hometown: London, England & Minnesota, USA.
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