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Cat Ivy

by Cat Ivy

Released 2012
Released 2012
Lyrical ideas from jazz and country music combined with a, pop, rock, and country sound.
  • 03:21 Lyrics
    Creating My Life

    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy, Linus Dotson

     

    I see a road, a long and winding road

    Where the dust is so think, you don't know which way to go. 

    I see a sky, a vast and endless sky

    Where we could fly up to the sun it doesn't matter how high. 

     

    What are we waiting for? 

    The journey begins right now. 

     

    The canvas is blank and it's a brand new day

    The colors may fade, but they won't wash away

    Look at me, I'm painting a picture

    Creating my life.

     

    There is a home 

    It feels like home

    And the love that's inside will keep me safe from the storm.

    There is a family

    Yes, they are a part of me

    You know we go together like a good harmony.

     

    What are we waiting for?

    The future begins right now.

     

    The canvas is blank and it's a brand new day

    The colors may fade, but they won't wash away

    Look at me, I'm painting a picture

    Creating my life.

     

    It may seem unusual, through different eyes,

    But it's going to be a work of art.

    A masterpiece so beautiful, you'd be surprised,

    All you have to do is start. 

     

    I see a sky, a vast and endless sky,

    Where we can fly up to the sun, it doesn't matter how high.

     

    The canvas is blank and it's a brand new day

    The colors may fade, but they won't wash away

    The canvas is blank and it's a brand new day

    The colors may fade, but they won't wash away

    Look at me, I'm painting a picture

    Creating my life.

  • 02:45 Lyrics
    One Voice

    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy

     

    People talk nonsense all day,

    I sit quiet let the records play,

    No one ever notices me. 

    "I'm fine, if you're wondering," that's what I think

    I excuse myself and grab a drink

    No one ever hears me speak.

     

    I want to be that

     

    One voice, one voice that you will listen to

    The one who wants what is best for you

    Never see me in the background

    I want to be that one sound

    That one voice that you may want around.

     

    You only hear the sweet melody 

    only care about those who agree

    I just whistle along

    the burden is bigger the more you know

    I see the truth, but it may never show

    I keep singing my song

     


    I want to be that

    One voice, one voice that you will listen to

    The one who wants what is best for you

    Never see me in the background

    I want to be that one sound

    I'm just one voice that you may want around.

     

    You can't change other people

    If they don't want to change

    You can't really blame them,

    You'd probably feel the same.

     

    [break]

     

    I want to be that

    One voice, one voice that you will listen to

    The one who wants what  is best for you

    Never see me in the background

    I want to be that one sound

    That one voice, one voice that you will listen to

    The one who wants what is best for you

    Never see me in the background

    I want to be that one sound

    I'm just one voice that you may want around.

    That you may want around. 

  • 03:39 Lyrics
    Chase the Clouds Away

    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy, Linus Dotson

     

    I walk 42nd street, my

    Shadow's my only company

    cold and all alone

    Watching the days go by,

    Wondering when i'll get my chance to fly

    Find my way back home

     

    I'm just waiting for the storm to pass

     

    I want to matter to someone

    My life has just begun

    Already I'm getting left out in the rain.

    Little kid, I'm not, no more

    You don't know what's in store

    We're all just trying to get through the pain

    Take a breath, and chase the clouds away.

     

    I try to find the light, but

    I'm just a prisoner of night

    Outside looking in.

    No one to here my call

    No hand to catch me when I fall

    Desperate for a friend.

     

    I'm just waiting for the storm to pass

     


    I want to matter to someone

    My life has just begun

    Already I'm getting left out in the rain.

    Little kid, I'm not, no more

    You don't know what's in store

    We're all just trying to get through the pain

    Take a breath, and chase the clouds away.

     

    Thunder, lightening, lost at see

    Looking for that light upon the shore

    Tough the waters, time to live again.

     

    I want to matter to someone

    My life has just begun

    Already I'm getting left out in the rain.

     

    I want to matter to someone

    My life has just begun

    Already I'm getting left out in the rain.

    Little kid, I'm not, no more

    You don't know what's in store

    We're all just trying to get through the pain

    Take a breath, and chase the clouds away.

  • 03:42 Lyrics
    Me Against the World

    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy and Linus Dotson

     

    I wake up with a dizzy head

    Stub my toe getting out of bed

    I'd clean my room the clothes get in the way

    I got some makeup in my eye

    Stain on my dress but it's already dry

    I guess it's just not my day

     

    It don't matter just how hard they try

    To hold me down but I still fly

    It's me against the world

    Sometimes life is a crazy game

    It's hard to win no matter how you play

    So keep your head up and baby look around

    Instead of waiting for your ship to come

    Start today and build a better one

    There's no time for feeling down

     

    It don't matter just how hard they try

    To hold me down but I still fly

    It's me against the world

     

    Put on your armor, prepare for battle

    Cause baby this is war

    Shoot for the moon, but whatever you do

    Don't forget what you're fighting for

     

    It don't matter just how hard they try

    To hold me down but I still fly

    It's me against the world

  • 03:36 Lyrics
    A Dream That I Had

    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy and Linus Dotson

     

    The look in your eyes

    I just can't forget if I tried 

    If I tried

    You smile like the sun

    And tell me not to run it's alright

    It's alright

     

    This is the moment that I've waited for

    no more just friends, now we're something more

     

    Your arms wrapped around me

    A symphony plays

    The sweetest song I've ever heard

    The world fades around us

    The leaves fall like rain

    You whisper those 3 perfect words

    Then I wake up and feel sad

    It's just a dream that I had

      

    We've all heard the story

    It's a tale that's as old as time

    Old as time 

    Friends become lovers 

    There's never a reason or rhyme

    Or rhyme

     

    A heartbreak is not in the future for us

    I'm writing the ending that I want so much

     

    Your arms wrapped around me

    A symphony plays

    The sweetest song I've ever heard

    The world fades around us

    The leaves fall like rain

    You whisper those 3 perfect words

    Then I wake up and feel sad

    It's just a dream that I had

     

    If only real life was like this

    But i'm never going to give up

    On this dream that I have

    Your arms wrapped around me

    A symphony plays

    The sweetest song I've ever heard

    The world fades around us

    The leaves fall like rain

    You whisper those 3 perfect words

    I'm dreaming again

     

    Your arms wrapped around me

    A symphony plays

    The sweetest song I've ever heard

    The world fades around us

    The leaves fall like rain

    You whisper those 3 perfect words

    Then I wake up and feel sad

    It's just a dream that I had

  • 03:56 Lyrics
    Stereotype

    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy, Brandon Rogers, Jason Mater

     

    I'm so smart I can't have fun

    You are a jock so you must be dumb

    But I like to surf on the weekend, out in the sun

    You like to sit and read a good book, just for fun

    We all have secrets, can't keep 'em for long

     

    If opposites attract, then we're magnets 

    Let's draw outside the lines

    Breaking the rules 'cause you're my new habit

    Let's leave the past behind

    On the outside we both looks so different

    But that's a disguise

    We could go on just living our lives or

    Fall in love and break 

    The stereotype

     

    She dresses nice, her parents must be rich

    He's in band, there's so many he's kissed

    But she works two jobs on the weekend just to help out

    And he wants her to be his first kiss, but he's not sure how

     

    We all have secrets, can't keep 'em for long

     

    If opposites attract, then we're magnets 

    Let's draw outside the lines

    Breaking the rules 'cause you're my new habit

    Let's leave the past behind

    On the outside we both looks so different

    But that's a disguise

    We could go on just living our lives or

    Fall in love and break 

    The stereotype

     

    You can try to pretend 

    that you know everything about me 

    you don't know

    Lie awake in the night 

    wondering if you dream about me

    won't you tell me so? 

     

    you could be all I wanted, 

    although I never saw it

    Won't be invisible no more

     

    If opposites attract, then we're magnets 

    Let's draw outside the lines

    Breaking the rules 'cause you're my new habit

    Let's leave the past behind

    On the outside we both looks so different

    But that's a disguise

    We could go on just living our lives or

    Fall in love and break 

    The stereotype


    Won't you break my stereo--

    Won't you break my stereotype 

  • 04:11 Lyrics
    Love Letter
    Music and Lyrics by Cat Ivy, Linus Dotson

    I stare out the window, no cars in sight

    The green grass sways from side to side

    I think about the letter I have to write.

    Driving through Wisconsin, guitar in the back

    try to figure out what's fiction or fact

    So many things I want to say, my mind's off track

     

    Didn't know that I loved you till you left

    Something in your eyes I can't forget

    What is a girl supposed to do,

    When her heart is torn in two?

    This is my love letter to you

     

    Wish I could tell you, say it to your face

    Wish I didn't need to go, go to a different place

    But here I am alone again, today

    Staring at a blank page, the words won't come

    So much emotion, my mind goes numb

    'Cause everything in side tells me to run

     

    Didn't know that I loved you till you left

    Something in your eyes I can't forget

    What is a girl supposed to do,

    When her heart is torn in two?

    This is my love letter to you. 

     

    You make feel alive, and it's true

    you make me shine like stars in the sky

     

    Stare out the window, no cars in sight

    The green grass sways from side to side

    I think about the letter I have to write

     

    Didn't know that I loved you till you left

    Something in your eyes I can't forget

    What is a girl supposed to do,

    When her heart is torn in two?

    This is my love letter to you.

    This is my love letter to you.

NOTES
Cat Ivy first fell in love with music at the age of three watching Mary Poppins. This passion grew and developed into a deep respect for Broadway music and talent. Cat's vocal background includes musicals, jazz, classical, pop, country, and rock styles of music. She has sung in English, French, Latin, Hebrew, and more. Surrounded by so many musical influences, Cat has taken elements of each and molded them into her own, unique sound. While …
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