Suit Of Hearts

by Katy Vernon

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In 2016 Katy made her biggest musical journey by taking the plunge into a 6 week UK tour. This was bookended with two large Ukulele festivals and 19 other shows in between. Including pubs, clubs, house shows, and even a houseboat session!! During this tour Katy spent 9 days in Brighton to take a mental and creative break and wrote a new record. Buoyed by this inspiration Katy launched a successful Kickstarter campaign at the Minnesota State Fair and went on to record 2019’s ‘Suit Of Hearts’.
Suit of Hearts: I wear my heart on my sleeve. These past two years I have made myself vulnerable and opened myself up in ways both internal and publicly that make me feel like I am wearing an entire suit of hearts.....
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Alice in Wonderland  

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released May 10, 2019

Produced by Kevin Bowe and Katy Vernon.Recorded and mixed by Kevin Bowe at the Kill Room, Minneapolis* 
*Except for ‘Christmas Wish’ produced and recorded by Clay Williams. 
Featuring: Katy Vernon - Ukulele, Vocals.Clay Williams - Guitars, Lap Steel.Simon Husbands - Keyboards, Vocals.Reed Pagel - Bass guitar.Chris McAtee - Drums, Percussion.Paul Odegaard - TrumpetStrings - Laurel String Quartet (Parts written and arranged by Katy And Kevin).Jenny Russ - Additional Vocals.Brighton waves on ‘Undertow’Prairie Fire Lady Choir - Chorus on “Somebody’s Daughter’s Daughter” PFLC

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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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Track Name: Suit Of Hearts
You might never be brave
You might never save
Anyone’s life in this life but your own
But that’s more than most of us can
You wear your suit of hearts
You tear yourself apart
But you’re not broken
Just a little rearranged
And none of us get out of here
Without a little change

One bad day
Doesn’t make the man
And real life
Is what happens when you’re busy making plans
There’s still time to do all the right things

You’ve opened up the seams
You’ve shared your hopes and dreams
Maybe you’ll never
Get anywhere but here
You can’t live a life led by fear
Don’t know what you can take
Till you’ve made your worst mistake
Then if you’re lucky
You get to start again
It’s never too late to make amends

One bad dayDoesn’t make the man
And real life
Is what happens when you’re busy making plans
There’s still time to do all the right things
You might never be brave
You might never save
Anyone’s life in this life but your own
But that’s more than most of us can
That’s more than most of us can
Track Name: Listen
How it all begins
Is how it all ends
Nobody wins
And no one left is friends

Everybody’s trying to be heard
But days like this I don’t have the words
So I listen
Listen
If all you have is fear
No-one wants to hear
And all that you hold dear
Starts to disappear

It doesn’t seem to matter what is real
Just who’s shouting the loudest how they feel
Times like this it feels like there’s no choice
The only thing we own is our voice
So please listen
Listen

Cause, How it all begins
Is how it all ends
Track Name: In Your Shoes (For Daisy)
I’ll always be your soft place to fall
There’s never anytime that you can’t call
You know I’ll never give up on you
You old me you won’t give up on me too
Oh, oh.

You know I understand you get the blues
Cause I have walked a thousand miles in your shoes
You know I understand you get the blues
Cause I have walked a thousand miles in your shoes

In your shoes, I’m with you
In your shoes, I’m with you

This world is so much better than it seems
Just look ahead to where you’re led by all your dreams
And never fear the road that you take
Its ok along the way to make mistakes

Oh, oh.
You know I understand you get the blues
Cause I have walked a thousand miles in your shoes
You know I understand you get the blues
Cause I have walked a thousand miles in your shoes

In your shoes, I’m with you
In your shoes, I’m with you

Oh, oh
You know I understand you get the blues
Cause I have walked a thousand miles in your shoes
Track Name: Home
Nobody knows
This was my home
Like a stranger
I walk these streets alone
I remember all the walls
They never seemed so small

What I foundIn the Underground
There’s more that stays the same
Than what has changed
I still know
Which way to go
I might be wandering
But I am never lost
Not when I’m home

I didn’t know
What I had missed
Till I saw you
Through the eyes of a tourist
Now I close those eyes
And find my way
It feels like yesterday

What I foundIn the Underground
There’s more that stays the same
Than what has changed
I still know
Which way to goI might be wandering
But I am never lost
Not when I’m home
Not when I’m home
Track Name: Latest Disaster
I’m tryin a keep up, up, up
I don’t wanna give up, up, up x2

The Fall, the moment I hit the wall
I started losing it all
And I’m going nowhere
Please
I’m down on my knees
I just need a release
Cause I’m slipping under
I’m tryina keep up with the latest disaster
Lady luck left
If you see her please ask her why
I wanna hang my head and cry

I’m tryin a keep up, up, up
I don’t wanna give up, up, upx2

Oh, I don’t wanna know
How low I can go
Cause I just can’t take it
PrayThis all goes away
But the price I must pay
Is that I can’t fake it

I’m tryin a keep up with the latest disaster
Lady luck left If you see her please ask her why
I wanna hang my head and cry
I strayed from the straight and narrow
Now I suffer slings and arrows
One more bend and I might break
How much more can I take

I’m tryin a keep up, up, up

I don’t wanna give up, up, up
Track Name: Catch Myself
The day I let myself down
Was my chance to turn around
And see the mess I was making
The promises I was breaking

I’ve been chasing around
Running myself to the ground
Kept thinking someone else would save me
I’ve been making myself crazy

The hardest part was telling you
Cause I know what I’ve put you through
How could you ever love me
Thought I’d forever let you down
Set my own standards way above me
While I was falling to the ground
I had to catch myself

Kept thinking someone else would save me
Thought I’d forever let you down
Set my own standards way above me
While I was falling to the ground
I had to catch myself
Track Name: Look To The Sea
I found a place
to get lost in every day
Reminds me of all that I have
I’m making friends
I might not see again
It tells me that I’m not alone

I look to the sea
Not to carry me away
I look to the sea
To show me my way back

Every day I take a different way
Like that little rabbit running
Through the Lanes
He found a tunnel heading straight out to the sea
But more of us will never find that key

I look to the sea
Not to carry me away
I look to the sea
To show me my way back

If I were a King who could build most anything
I might make a pink palace in the sky
People might laugh but they’d still photograph
While they dreamt of things
They will never have

I look to the sea
Not to carry me away
I look to the sea
To show me my way back
To show me my way back
To show me my way back
Track Name: Pink Cloud
I’m sitting on a pink cloud, pink cloud
Trying hard not to be too loud
I wanna write across the sky
I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy
I’m sitting on a pink cloud, pink cloud
Trying hard not toact too proud
I wanna shout it out from the rooftops
I’m happy, you’re happy, we’re happy

Oh, I know that they say it won’t last long
Oh, it feels so right not to feel so wrong
Oh, we know that this won’t last all night
So, why don’t we just enjoy the ride

I’m sitting on a pink cloud, pink cloud
Trying not to act too loud
I wanna write across the sky
I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy
I’m sitting on a pink cloud, pink cloud
Trying hard not to get oo loud
I wanna shout it out from the rooftops
I’m happy, you’re happy, we’re happy

Oh, I know that they say it won’t last long
Oh, it feels so right not to feel so wrong
Oh, we know that this won’t last all night
So, why don’t we just enjoy the ride

Nobody said this was easy
I thought that I was through
I feel so light and so breezy
I wish the same for you

Oh, I know that they say it won’t last long
Oh, it feels so right not to feel so wrong
Oh, we know that this won’t last all night
So, why don’t we just enjoy the ride
Track Name: Undertow
I went down so fast
I didn’t know I was in the undertow
Fighting so hard
The only way out
Was by letting go

I went down way along the shore
Made me shed every mask that I wore
You don’t know you’re in the fight
Of your life till you
Know you can’t lose anymore

I lost a little time
It’s all gone
Slipped from my mind
So tired of this tide
I don’t wanna ride
These waves no more


I went down way along the shore
Made me shed every mask that I wore
You don’t know you’re in the fight
Of your life till you
Know you can’t lose anymore


I went down way along the shore
Made me shed every mask that I wore
You don’t know you’re in the fight
Of your life till you
Know you can’t lose anymore
Track Name: Somebody's Daughter's Daughter
I don’t know how to be alone
Though it feels like I have always been so lonely
But my head and heart were full
Of all the people that I wished that I could see
And if I set that down and walk away
What’s left of me

I was somebody’s daughter’s daughter
A line of women I have never known
And the things that they fought for
Echo in my soul and in my bones

I went looking for a home
But it’s just a house and I don’t have the key
Though the windows look the same
If you took alook inside you won’t find me
There’s no trace of us in this place
Nothing to see

I am somebody’s daughter’s daughter
A line of women I have never known
And the things that they fought for
Echo in my soul and in my bones

Never felt like I belonged
I kept thinking I could find a missing piece
Never thought that I was strong
Till a strange familiar strength rose up in me
Like a caged bird Ilearnt to fly
When I set free

I am somebody’s daughter’s daughter
A line of women I have never known
And the things that they fought for
Echo in my soul and in my bones

Repeat with chorus build
Track Name: Listen (Voice and Strings)
How it all begins
Is how it all ends
Nobody wins
And no one left is friends

Everybody’s trying to be heard
But days like this I don’t have the words
So I listen
Listen
If all you have is fear
No-one wants to hear
And all that you hold dear
Starts to disappear

It doesn’t seem to matter what is real
Just who’s shouting the loudest how they feel
Times like this it feels like there’s no choice
The only thing we own is our voice
So please listen
Listen

Cause, How it all begins
Is how it all ends
Track Name: Christmas Wish
All the stores are full of shiny and pretty things
bubbles and bows and chocolate and diamond rings
all that glitter and gold makes my head spin
but the only stuff that matters ain't a thing

It's never gonna be the same
its always gonna be a shame
'cause I know my Christmas wish ain't coming true
so I gotta find a way to make it through the holiday
when the only thing I want is you

This time of year is always a little hard
and I can't say how I feel in a simple card
so I try my best to hang up my pretty lights
but without you here they never shine so bright

It's never gonna be the same
its always gonna be a shame
'cause I know my Christmas wish ain't coming true
so I gotta find a way to make it through the holiday
when the only thing I want is you

You did all the things that the season brings
and without you here we try to carry on
but you're in our hearts and you're on our minds
and I hope you know we know you're never gone

It's never gonna be the same
its always gonna be a shame
'cause I know my Christmas wish ain't coming true
so I gotta find a way to make it through the holiday
when the only thing I want is you

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