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Isolation Sessions Demos 2020

by Cathryn Beeks

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you don't see me but I'm here I am close I am near we are never far apart Alone together from the start we are strong full of love like the lion and the dove from the sky to the earth we are water we are dirt now it seems we're all the same rich, sick, pretty, plain wandering down two roads Heavy hearts heavy loads no more do we have a choice waste and greed strained our voice silence lay throughout the lands our future in each other's hands You don't see me but I'm here I whisper softly in your ear we are never far apart Alone together from the start I accept you except you
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Music, vocals, arrangement by Cathryn Beeks Lyrics by Alfred Howard I'll Wait And Watch With You (Quarantine song 24) Every grey hair is telling a story Not every story is one I should hear Some are of time and salt water and glory Some are of stresses and worries and fear Another year down and another page turning I’ve written my chapters on calendar days We went from reading so quickly to burning Books always get us through winter‘a malaise And I’m running less and less All but gone and caught my breath You can’t outrun what’s coming next I’ll wait and watch with you instead I’ll wait and watch with you instead You never know how the years will mistreat you When the news comes like a bullet barrage If you find love they can never defeat you And the wind through the trees is a gentle massage And I’m running less and less All but gone and caught my breath You can’t outrun what’s coming next I’ll wait and watch with you instead I’ll wait and watch with you instead The white hairs once whispering through the black charcoal Give them some time and the whispers will shout Life is just looking for light in the darkness It’s easy to pass once you figure this out And I’m running less and less All but gone and caught my breath You can’t outrun what’s coming next I’ll wait and watch with you instead I’ll wait and watch with you instead
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Shadows 04:06
Ive been hanging out, been staying in making some art, missing my friends watching the numbers reading the signs thinking how lucky we've been all this time I know we have a long way to go it won't be easy but we're gonna make it I know I've been adjusting trying everything new being so grateful I'm stuck here with you realiztions just slowing down time to reflect time to look around this is all new nobody knows what to do we're finding ut what really matters shining a light on the shadows I have been frightened I've been confusd don't know what is right don't know what to do but i'm getting stronger I'm starting to see what happens next is depends on me
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TEARS IN YOUR EYES (songwriter club title prompt) Cathryn Beeks 5 20 20 cry cry cry all night long cry so much wrote you this song you might cry yourself to death cry so hard can't catch your breath cry cry cry all you do is cry all day long deep into the night no one knows what makes you sad no one cares that's too bad look to me for direction I see my reflection I see my disguise in the tears in your eyes drowning in saline moaning and wailing nobody cares about what you are feeling
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Another song challenge from the weekly Songwriters Club, the theme was BLOOD. If It Takes Blood Cathryn Beeks 5/27/20 change change in your brain reach down deep and find your pain stand up do what's right we are ready for the fight you got the world on a string think everybody owes you everything you're always right we must be wrong I guess it must be where you're from what are you looking at? say what you want do what you do think what you will but here’s the truth your kind is finally fading away there’s more like us around these days Peaceful are my people but we will fight strong is our tribe Peaceful are my people there will be love if it takes blood where did you learn what you believe can you change can’t you see we’ll keep fighting while we sing watch evolution do her thing where are you hiding? what was will never be again we’re waking up all my friends no longer will we look away change is here these are new days hate and ignorance are dying no more will you hear us crying you will feel the end of days if you do not change your ways you can not hide mother earth is still the queen stronger than she's ever been we were meant to live in peace until that day we will not cease
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This Time 05:39
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We Are 04:20
written on 6/2/20 for the Songwriter's Club to the prompt "wilderness" WE ARE (out of the wilderness) by Cathryn Beeks 6/2/20 are you done are you ashamed are you tired of playing the game? 'cause we are are you offended are you incensed are you making plans with all your friends? 'cause we are are you against it are you enraged are you releasing it out of the cage? cause we are We are tired and we are sick we're gonna change all of this Got problems we must fix we're coming out of the wilderness are you ready are you willing are you finished ignoring the killing? 'cause we are are you with us are you involved are you ready to problem solve? 'cause we are are you black are you white are you ready to join the fight? 'cause we are We are tired and we are sick we're gonna change all of this Got problems we must fix we're coming out of the wilderness are you in are you able are you ready to come to the table? 'cause we are are you rich are you poor are you ready to settle the score? 'cause we are are you mad or full of love are you ready to rise above? 'cause we are We are tired and we are sick we're gonna change all of this Got problems we must fix we're coming out of the wilderness are you ready are you willing are you finished ignoring the killing? 'cause we are
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by Al Howard Sometimes I Wonder words by Alfred Howard melody and beats by Cathryn Beeks The weatherman said rain Sometimes the news is true Spring is still elusive Black sky always blooming How’s it feel on you We’ve been walking back Another about face Rewinding through the seasons For no other reason Than to find our place Sometimes I wonder Sometimes I wonder Time is no longer thin So I’ve been listening To the dead radio station Of a neighbor’s conversation About the price of sin A yellow rose in bloom But that was yesterday So let’s rearrange the petals Into a sun that settles Restless souls away Sometimes I wonder Sometimes the thunder shakes Sometimes we fall Sometimes we break Sometimes I wonder If it’s too heavy But we always Left the weight There’s a mockingbird Owns these city streets Loudest after midnight When the black is blinding I think it might be me So make your joyful noise Against the darkest wall Add your whisper to the chorus In another burning forest Just before the fall Sometimes I wonder Sometimes the thunder shakes Sometimes we fall Sometimes we break Sometimes I wonder If it’s too heavy But we always Left the weight
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Another song for The Game. This time I used Terry Beardslee's lyrics and added some beats, a ukulele solo (harhar) and, of course, the vibroslap. Recorded at 1/2 Fast Studio in Lucerne Valley, CA There Are Two Roads My sweetheart warms any cold December Yesterday is filled with bright days that I remember My heart burns Like a stoked wood stove without attention it grows cold Rubies and emeralds and other stones All that glitters is not gold Beauty of a red thorn rose Like love can be difficult to hold Ahead of me there are two roads I know one is safe and will lead me home The other no idea where it goes Ahead of me there are two roads Because of you warm amazing stranger It’s a Fourth of July sky filled with firecrackers Lighted sky turns quickly pitch dark As thoughts run towards my sweetheart Rubies and emeralds and other stones All that glitters is not gold Beauty of a red thorn rose Like love can be difficult to hold Ahead of me there are two roads I know one is safe and will lead me home The other no idea where it goes Rubies and emeralds and other stones All that glitters is not gold Beauty of a red thorn rose There are two roads Copyright © Terry R. Beardslee, 2019
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written by Cathryn Beeks recorded at 1/2 Fast Studio programmed drums ukulele keyboards Lucerne Valley, CA 6/9/20 Get me outa here this space between my ears so dark and scary can anybody can anyone hear me feel like I'm stuck inside no place in here to hide it's almost every other day sometimes I feel ok I know I'm not alone but it won't let me go unbroken horse I'm riding runaway car I'm driving I wasn't always this way I used to be ok once I was in control but now I never know I feel so alone but it won't let me go unbroken horse I'm riding runaway car I'm driving Shake it off it's all in your head Feel so alone but it won't let me go unbroken horse I'm riding runaway car I'm driving what the fuck is wrong with me I'm trying everything I want to feel the light I want to feel alright I know I'm not alone but it won't let me go unbroken horse I'm riding runaway car I'm driving Shake it off it's all in your head

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These rough demos were written and recorded by Cathryn Beeks in her 1/2 FAST studio in Lucerne Valley, CA during the 2020 quarantine from March to December using pre recorded beats, ukulele, keyboard, and wine.

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released December 21, 2020

Written, arranged, performed, recorded, and mixed by Cathryn Beeks
Bass on Shadows and Bass/Guitar on We Are by Ernie Garcia, Jr.
Sometimes I Wonder and I'll Wait And Watch With You lyrics by Al Howard
There Are Two Roads lyrics by Terry Beardslee
Everything Is Free written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

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