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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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

London born ukulele songstress Katy Vernon, plays with a full band, combining Americana twang with uk driven pop. Her newest CD 'Present' available now

Katy Vernon - Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele Clay Williams - Guitar Simon Husbands - Keys, Vocals Chris McAtee - Drums Reed Pagel - Bass Additional Players Paul Odegaard - Trumpet Terry Isachsen - Guitar
Genre: Pop/Folk
Hometown: London, England
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Track Name: 23
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
Track Name: Lily
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
Track Name: All Fall Down
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
Track Name: Lost My Head
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
Track Name: Out Of My Depth
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
Track Name: Pearl
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
Track Name: Heart Is In Your Hands
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
Track Name: Loving You
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
Track Name: Play
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
Track Name: Loud
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
Track Name: Lily (Live) Acoustic ukulele only version
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