Yours Truly

by katie and the lichen

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"Yours Truly" was written by Katie Caron in Mount Hope in the winter of 2012/2013. Released by the Greenbelt collective label last spring on LP, and by Lost Sound Tapes on cassette. "Yours Truly" has already toured across the states, in Canada, and in some places in Europe.

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released 13 May 2013

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katie and the lichen Vancouver, British Columbia

KATIE AND THE LICHEN
A 5 piece pop-verisimilitudes/sister/pop-verite band.
Playing ukes, and melodicas, guitars and drums, and more, they
focus on the anti-pop-anti-folk aspects of the lo-fi music universe,
this includes crunching class divisions and endorsing and eating feminism.
They are unladylike. They are encouragable, endearing and effing adorable.
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Track Name: Wastelands
back from a dream
straight back to the wastelands it seems
back from the beach
straight back to the darker side of things
where time is a race and this place
throws it in your face
where time is a waste and this place
shows how hard it is

how could you bail on me
off with the wind and set sail on me
out with the tide, leaving me upstream
leaving me upstream
Yeah its calling you back so you go
build a nest from the best that you got
make it home
make it home

every things so real when theres so much you have to face
wasn't built to feel, every second of everyday
you turned your back on the pack, go on, keep on turning
what a stab in the back, go on, try shallow breathing

Go back to the streets stay calm
it's the safest place to be
Track Name: Punk Rock Heart
so lets jump in
off the cold ocean shore
hold my hand
through the fluorescent water
I wanna stir it up
I wanna have some fun
I wanna feel the groove
I wanna feel the love
you are a real live wire
its no shot in the dark
one thing I know
you've got a punk rock heart
Track Name: Selective Things
it was so nice to see you
I got ready for the show
we were all dressed up, tickets in hand
almost ready to go
but then I woke up in the morning couldn't tell anymore
what was really real and why you weren't walking through the door
I held your hand tightly and tried to explain
that
everything that happened here was only a dream
I told you that I loved you
and I said don't be afraid
you can ask me anything
and I will tell you anything

you can feel enough for a lifetime and remember selective things
you can feel enough for a lifetime but remember what you want to think
you can feel enough for a lifetime but I want you to remember me
Track Name: Idle Hands
idle hands and a happy heart
take what you need i got plenty spare parts

you put your face on when you're feeling sad
another day much like the last
I'm so nervous you see right through me
through someone else's eyes it looks so empty
everybody put your faces on

idle hands and a happy heart
take what you need i got plenty spare parts
the sun bursts through and you're thinking just maybe
you'll feel better soon
but lately

it is just so bold
to melt down a heart of gold

you put your face on when you're feeling sad
another day much like the last
I'm so nervous you see right through me
through someone else's eyes it looks so empty
everybody put your faces on
Track Name: Yours Truly
we're up here on this mountain top
we're out there by the shore
we're set free in the city lights
we play among the storm
wild and unruly
love from yours truly
have a dance for the ones you miss
go ahead and go with it

by the time you would notice
they will clip your wings
on command they will demand
from you everything
never had a plan, never had a plan
had a plan for me

we're out there in the desert sun
we ride among the waves
we're set free in the wilderness
playing day to day
wild and unruly
love from yours truly
have a dance for the ones you miss
go ahead and go with it

so bright it's blinding
and so it's always dark
too much of the rainbow will eventually break your heart
every colour movement thrown from the light
when you follow maps to nowhere the future looks so bright

by the time you would notice
they will clip your wings
on command they will demand
from you everything
never had a plan, never had a plan
had a plan for me
Track Name: Shoots so Straight
when it's time to surrender show the palms of your hands
or go out with guns blazing, off with your head
when they tell you the futures always bright
well to get there you gotta get throughout the night

fall in bed with roses, try to remove the thorns
pretend that it's not hurting and bleed out from the heart
when they tell you the futures always bright
well to get there you gotta get throughout the night

not very classy, not very lady like
and you say what a rise, what a fall
a swim in the water on the warmest of days
shoots so straight
where did you come from?
i knew that I liked it when i saw the shark bite
you flew straight out of water and i watched you unwind
you plucked your whiskers and i yelled at the world
sit up straight, stand so tall, what a glorious brawl

a spoon full of honey, your heads in the clouds
you want to believe in love but it keeps letting you down
when they tell you the heart never lies
they don't tell you that love is in the mind

work so hard, work so long
busy hands happy heart is something I know
when they tell you the futures always bright
well to get there you gotta get throughout the night

I watched the stars glare down at me till they faded in the light
sitting, staring, thinking
about my life
Track Name: Don't Shave
one fast look in your eyes, breakdown compromise
i don't need anything i want, i don't need anything i got
but you keep telling me I should have it all, ride the wave and take no blame
i don't want it on my shoulders, i won't shave and i won't behave

thats when I knew there was something wrong
when they told me i was doing something wrong

and if they make it
you can break it
and if you don't know how
you can fake it
and when they drag you down
you can take it
when they drag you down
you can take it

my jagged tooth and a kissing booth
i left my heart for the wolves to chew
they will feed on anything you got
while you live on all the scraps they don't want
and these ugly streets seem to have it all
dig my grave and have a ball
get me out of this so called dream
get me away from the beauty queens

thats when I knew there was something wrong
when they told me i was doing something wrong

and if they make it
you can break it
and if you don't know how
you can fake it
and when they drag you down
you can take it
when they drag you down
you can take it

thats when I knew there was something wrong
when they told me i was doing something wrong
Track Name: Where the Dirt Lives
coming up for air I've been captive
down and under where the dirt lives
all expectations blow them a kiss
and go on without me go on
I did it for the glory
i crushed so hard
took a beat down on a broken heart
all the kings and queens don't mean anything
go on without them go on

bin a long time in the act of collapse
coming up for air doesn't seem so bad
all they kings and queens they don't mean anything
go on without them go on

went into the brine
before i could swim
it took a long time for it to sink in
i saw so far down, i saw myself in you
you are everything that has happened to you
feeling tall but the wall holds you back
and I'm on the other side and you don't even try
you went down down down hope you feel it all
i went down down down just to watch you fall
every fleeting thought never said out loud
sometimes you just need something to cry about
when up to no good is at its best
drain all the water and start again

all of my wishes breeze in the distance eventually hit the ground
new dandelions more wishes to try again
but you set a fire that can't be put out
Track Name: Make it Real
i smell roses in the air
its no match for what is being covered up here
I'm sure its all in my mind i hope
leave it all behind and go

you were gonna have a good time but lately
you just gotta make it through
everything keeps on changing
you and everyone you knew

don't play both sides just call it as you will
I'm trying to find the time trying to find the feel
to make it real real real real
make it real real real real

you were gonna have a good time but lately
you just gotta make it through
everything keeps on changing
you and everyone you knew

the magnetic pull that had pulled us together so far
we were birds of a flock but we don't fly together no more
and what did you think was happening

when i turn wild you turn wild
and we stand on guard
when i turn wild you turn wild
and we stand on guard
when i turn wild you turn wild
and we stand on guard
Track Name: Bottle Fed
i know that its all far behind me
too much time too much feeling
back on the bottle baby cub
and its all because of love

go ahead put on your makeup
party dress, looks so pretty
bottle fed it goes down easy
what a mess
yeah its real

you can never go back to where you've been
in my mind in my dreams
went back to the town where I'm from
another place i don't belong

go ahead put on your makeup
party dress, looks so pretty
bottle fed it goes down easy
what a mess
yeah its real

the scenes are repeating beginning middle end
how many times in this life will i be bottle fed
the party dress is pretty
we play among the storm
and every time we fall from love they nurse you back to norm
when you think your hearts exploding
and your on a different plane
being bottle fed is better then starving

i know you didn't know what you know now
now that i know what i know now
i can feel good all the time
now that i know what i know now
now that i know what i know now
Track Name: Mirror Image
you were once a spitting image
down to the eyes
all the evil from this living
made you different inside
the smile that your wearing
the colour of your eyes
was a mirror image but changed over time

when it just keeps repeating
running, skipping, breathing
it just keeps repeating
sleeping, losing, needing
it just keeps repeating
loving, losing, breeding
it just keeps repeating, breading, repeating

diamond in the rough well buffed and shined
cut through the hardest stuff but it dulls down in time
its a fine time for believing anything you want
ill believe it when i feel it cause seeings not enough

it just keeps repeating
you and me feeling
it just keeps repeating
all and all losing
it just keeps repeating
you and me choosing
it just keeps bruising bruising bruising

it just keeps repeating
working, breathing, feeding
it just keeps repeating
feeding, loving, needing
it just keeps repeating
you thinking you are choosing
it just keeps repeating
and we think we are choosing

when it just keeps repeating
running, skipping, breathing
it just keeps repeating
sleeping, losing, needing
it just keeps repeating
loving, losing, breading
it just keeps repeating
breading repeating

it just keeps repeating
working, breathing, feeding
it just keeps repeating
feeding, loving, needing
it just keeps repeating
you thinking you are choosing
it just keeps repeating
and we think we are choosing
Track Name: It Followed us Home
you take up this space and its taken for granted
this tension started on escalation mountain
i wrote it on the side of our boat
then it followed us home

you're crumbling and your hands holding the branches
you won't let go no you won't let go no you won't
i tell you we won't float away
but its so unnecessary

cause you wont let go, no you won't let go, no you won't
you won't let go, no you won't let go, no you won't
cause you wont let go, no you won't let go, no you won't
you won't let go, no you won't let go, no you won't

if I tell you every things okay
will it make you feel more safe
we are the only two on tension lake
and if one of us is afraid
the other has to be brave

your arms are tired
and my arms are tired
but we can't stop holding each other
your arms are tired
and my arms are tired
but we can't stop holding each other
your arms are tired
and my arms are tired
but we can't stop holding each other
your arms are tired
and my arms are tired
but we can't stop holding each other

and in the end it seemed to follow us home
Track Name: In the Dust
you'll recover but surly
the night is still early
and a blast from a past love
can make you feel pretty
it was love while it lasted
but you've got to get past it
i left this place without a trace
in the dust i left you that way
in the dust i left you that way

i did it for ya
you know i adore ya
i did it for ya, you know i adore ya

traded in a lot of things
for something more fulfilling
and the wrath of the past
is always lingering
when love was the cover
to love that was over
i left this place without a trace
in the dust i left myself that day
in the dust i left myself that day

i did it for ya
you know i adore ya
i did it for ya, you know i adore ya
i did it for ya
you know i adore ya
i did it for ya, you know i adore ya
i did it for ya
you know i adore ya
i did it for ya, you know i adore ya
Track Name: Together Forever
hurry up get in lets go
were going out to sea
every things bin seen before
but never seen by me
hurry up get in lets go
nothing will be the same
everything we did before
everything ill do again

together forever

hurry up get in lets go
no point in wasting time
the things you're doing here
you can do the rest of your life
hurry up get in lets go
it could be your last
date with the blowing winds
a true summertime romance

together forever

hurry up get in lets go
lets have wild one night stands
with towns and their lovers
till we meet again
hurry up get in lets go
oh permanent vacation
i know if i can't dance
it wouldn't be worth doing

together forever

well be together forever
for ever and ever and ever
well be together forever
for ever and ever and ever

you can psych yourself out to death
for instance
you can convince yourself that your heart is exploding
and if you believe it
it will