Dark Water

by Katie Blount

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released January 31, 2020

Written, Recorded and Produced by Katie Blount

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Katie Blount London, UK

Katie Blount has written an album with the skill of a poet and the heart of a musician. With lines like ‘Fingerprint my mind for evidence’ and ‘I’ve been fooled by the weight of a rolling dice that only ever landed in mid-air’. These songs aren’t lighthearted tunes, but ones that draw you into the heart and soul of who we are underneath our disguises. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Water
I knew it was over
When you gave me a glimpse into your eyes
And nothing was returned
No bridges to cross
From your silence to mine
No rumour of sorrow
From the strangers in your mind

Where do you go
In the daylight of all your fears
Do they sharpen memories
To remind you now
How losing really feels
Or do they foresee
Something in the waters now revealed

So with all the blood rushing to my head
I can’t remember a single word of my surrender

Dark water is coming through coming through
Crawling over my old skin that you once knew
If only we could exchange
A memory into the moment
Then we could bring back the old
And conquer the new
Dark water is coming coming through

Can you see it clear
Though you don’t know the sound
From the distance of regret
If your heart could speak
What language would it use
Would you tell me scenes we played
You were rehearsing your desires
For someone you don’t yet know

Dark water is coming through coming through
Crawling over my old skin that you once knew
If only we could exchange
A memory into the moment
Then we could bring back the old
And conquer the new
Dark water is coming coming through, through
Track Name: Shadowlands
I cannot tell you how I feel
I’m a slow death at the wheel
I’m the no one you won’t claim
Even when the night draws the last remains

I cannot tell you how I ache
Where pain once hurt it now breaks
Or of the distant raging bell
That strikes every hour against my will

I cannot feel your love
I cannot feel your love

I cannot bring you what you deserve
I’ve only got fate left in reserve
Your wild mystery I’d chase away
Trading your pearl for my killer’s aim

I cannot feel your love
I cannot feel your love

I cannot tell you of the dreams
I’ve squandered joyriding on extremes
Grasping the dying hand of desire
With its cold taste of iron wire

I cannot feel your love
I cannot feel your love
Track Name: The Alchemy Of Modern Times
There are no more answers
In this story we have made
Where the rogue tongue loosens
And our freedom is staged

The cast who wear the show
Vanish inside their charade
Turn their fear to money
Wear their money as a veil

When you think you know them
They appear as if from a dream
With a face you don’t recognise
Stealing your teeth for jewellery

When there’s no more answers
They’ll revive our misery
Spinning tales of two sides
Each believing they’re the one
God chose to win the fight

While they sell tomorrow
From a second-hand suitcase
Your tears oil their narrow wheels
Like the past hasn’t once paid

Who sees beyond the curtain
Behind the mirror turning wild
Who’s pointing it to Phoney sideshows of numb hearts
When there’s no more answers

You who ask no questions
Inside vague sounds of war
Follow voices raging ’til
You’re worshipping the sword

Those who are sleeping
On the raw tear-stained winds
Awaken to despair
Now bleeding inside of them
When there’s no more answers

But those who watch with silent eyes
Behind the scenes of their mind
Those who feel their phantom limb
Sensing each reply
Turn their pain to freedom
In the alchemy of modern times
Track Name: Tap Dancing To The Blues
Misery plays the band
Though you never hear it
Your tears hiding on the run
Your voice fading through the airwaves
A pale ghost inside a fog
Reaching out for someone
But no longer can be traced

Who are you trying to please
The audience has gone home
As if you never were
The show you wore never came from your heart
You tried to tap dance to the blues
Rehearsing in a mirror
That once disfigured you

Lead by what you couldn’t see
As if it had its own will
Oh to make you feel afraid
To persuade you to be possessed by your mirage
While the applause gathered speed
When you believed you’d turned to gold
Their laughter made you bleed

Then I saw a vision appear
You were walking down the aisle
But you gave yourself away
To the story of love you tore out of his eyes
Kissed him ’til your heart turned black
To capture a dream the way
A painting captures the scene
Track Name: The American Song
Katrina unwinding carrying her scorn
Fleeing the pain of our own enemy storm
Holding on to freedom as if it were all we could own
Riding that sleeper like a wild horse in flight
Scuffing heals through every crossing we fight
Was then I wondered why your eyes froze open

Caught your mirror of words reflecting back
Someone I could not trust in me
Bleeding me free

Your thoughts spilled over flooding your mind
I heard them escape before escape was denied
Teaching the meaning of shame in your confessions
Your fear was something more than you could make sense
You felt it cut the bone of your splintered defence
As your story lay open ready to be stolen

Caught your mirror of words reflecting back
Someone I could not find in me
Bleeding me free

Saw your father standing with scars in his hands
Showing you his injured love seek revenge
Offering each blow as if they hold some kind of glory
Your mother in the corner her shadow buried alive
Viciously demeaning any rescue she tried
As your cuts reveal loves bitter rage repeating

Caught your mirror of words reflecting back
Someone I could not feel in me
Bleeding me free

Knew where this was going could feel from your lie
Deception promising you were so justified
A fist for a fist, a wound for a wound, the loving love kills
Now I look up see the ice crack your eye
Convincing everyone its tears from your cry
You’re just another boy who thinks he’s
Red-blooded carbon

Caught your mirror of words reflecting back
Someone who was lost in me
Bleeding me free

Your lover’s still waiting for the reason to appear
Lingering on the last moment to come clear
Why you could never say why you were leaving
She thinks she sees your face on the billboard of ninth
Where there was a sale of a lover for a bribe
Did you take the money? Tell me
Did it feel like forgiveness?

Caught your mirror of words reflecting back
Someone I could not love in me
Bleeding me free
Track Name: Abandoned Love
Fingerprint my mind for evidence
To try and find the someone you may never see
As if you as if you
Discover me
In the missing traces no one could ever find
Come find me

Lay me down in the lines of your face
Free from any sign you came to stay

Examine all my love for your being there
To understand the reason I have no more words
Somewhere somewhere
You may read me
In the lines of a story on the pages of your lips

I wish I could have someone you want living in my veins
Bleed me into your arms to let go once again

Lay me down in the lines of your face
Free from any sign you came to stay

Go where some have gone to trespass
Know their every movement
In the corners of my heart
Will you will you
Release them
Into cloudy waters of old memories lost

I wish I could hold the time turning in on us
Keep it in our hands to be free again

Lay me down in the lines of your face
Free from any sign you came to stay
Free from your love that could not stay
Track Name: Theatre Cafe
Down in the old theatre cafe
Our lips stained with wine
Mother on my right
My sister silver lined
We dined among the well to do
I tried to be refined
But I was cornered by her conscience
In her sad refrain
Or maybe I imagined the whole thing

She told us it was over
Pretending that I knew
I still could not see clearly
Through the smoke, the tightropes and the booze
I asked her one starving question
How was your heart undone
She said the dealers always win with their
Sleight of hand honey
They’ll cheat your love for the game
Or maybe you can imagine the whole thing

She said he sings his love songs
To the other girls in town
He charms them with his harmonies
And teaches them to smile and bow
In her words I felt a sorrow
Like a mourning string quartet
Whose forgiveness hasn’t found its way
To freedom yet
Or maybe I imagined the whole thing

I guess every union has a time to expire
Making us cynical by
Revealing loves faithful liar
I used to be a dreamer
Of the sentimental kind
Holding hands under street lights
And dancing on high wires
Or maybe I imagined the whole thing
Track Name: The Lost Conversation
Conversation ends and then repeats
With you my dearest of brothers
From a side that draws
The very blood from your lips
With a sorrow you never heard
From a doorway you love to call your own
Though I’ve carved my name where you stand

When we pretended with our cowboys in mime
You said the sky had twisted through my head
I was always scrambling upon my feet
Forever in change and laced with seasons
I would only ever be able to play dead
Somehow I just believed you

Now you say I’ve been starved and bled
With a poison so familiar you call a friend
I’ve been fooled by the weight of a rolling dice
That only ever landed in mid-air
Why did you believe it had crashed at their feet
Like an empire exploding to life

I saw monsoon rains behind the waters of your eyes
That if you let go you’d crumble to the floor
From that very same side you argued with me
That it was only me that was blind
Now can you see there are no sides
Just two worlds that need to collide

So come now why can’t you talk about it
Now it’s your scar needing words
When an arrow heading for someone one else’s pain
Suddenly came storming for you
From hands that could not feel to grieve
As your fear declares it’s still immune

I watch you walk away into a breathless fog
The fog you believe I pulled from my mind
I’ve no reason to mystify or throw death a wound
When there’s so many wounds still alive
I just needed you to come stand here with me
To feel the dawn fading through my mind
In the way that I know to stand there with you
When your bird gets thrown from the skies
Track Name: Orion Sky
I heard there’s nothing at the end
Between your last breath and the time I’m left
No day or night no love nor grief
No memories fever there way out of me

Paintings we hung have drawn themselves free
Photographs we captured have found their liberty
Our love once mirrored now has no more reply
Staring back at me your Orion sky

Take me with you when you go
Take me with you when you leave
You ain’t coming back

My voice cannot try to write our song
When even sorrow don’t know how to belong
Please tell our history there’s no more to make
When there ain’t no future that we can awake

Take me with you when you go
Take me with you when you leave
Tell me how can I find you

Although I knew everything needs to end
Somehow I thought forever could try to pretend
Our time nothing more than grains of sand
Your hourglass heart I carried in my hands

Take me with you when you go
Take me with you when Orion
Has called you home, called you home

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