Catherine Lidstone

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The first acoustic album from Catherine Lidstone exploring life in all of its splendor and disarray. This record is infused with sardonic subtext and soulful yearnings evoking encouragement and empowerment, laughter and joy, with an overarching sentiment that we receive what we put into the world.

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released May 31, 2017

Thank you so much to all who helped in the process of bringing this music to life. A very special thanks to those who went above and beyond, who rose to the occasion in the wee hours of the morning and beyond the 11th hour and who labored with me to bring a dream to fruition — Dave "My Sky" Maciel, Megan Collaso, the Lidstones, the Ramdeens, and all of the fans and friends who consistently pushed me to realize this goal.

With love, respect, and gratitude,

Catherine


CREDITS

Written, Arranged and Performed by Catherine Lidstone
Guitar and Vocals by Catherine Lidstone
Mix by Dave Maciel
Photography by Kat Tuohy
Graphic Design by Catherine Lidstone
Composer, Creative Director, & Executive Producer: Catherine Lidstone

Special thanks to Megan Collaso for limited edition album artwork.

Recorded in a live room at Loud Soul Records in Los Angeles, CA by Catherine Lidstone
Copyright Catherine Lidstone 2017
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Printed in USA.

www.catherinelidstone.com

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Catherine Lidstone Los Angeles, California

Born and raised in New England, singer-songwriter Catherine Lidstone has been described as deeply resonant, intelligent and haunting. The velvet chocolate timbre of her voice plays brilliantly amidst gripping guitar melodies in both her catchy upbeat numbers as well as her evocative emotional ballads. Her music is featured in multiple independent films, and her first acoustic album is now out. ... more

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Track Name: Machete
Only use words like ephemeral
While you’re wearing your emeralds
You stopped caring about the world
Soon as you bought your first East Coast pearl

Now you’re influencing the innocent
And the media says you’re heaven-sent
Bet you only smile when you see your bank statement
Honey, money can’t save the plebeian

Behind closed doors you style your whole story
Come out like a masterpiece
Come on and crowd please
It's your last warning
The end of the warring
Too late for a treaty

Ooh I’d call you Machiavellian
If you weren’t so damn transparent

Honey
Get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
Only time for one more story
Before I bury you in the ground

Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
I’m through with your hypocrisy
The bad bitch is back in town

You think you’re formidable
But the truth is you're imitable
Saint parading in stilettos
Red-lip language universal

And you rule high from your castle
Reel them boys in with your lasso
Curse them fast as poison arrow
Cause none satisfy the devil

Behind closed doors you style your whole story
Come out like a masterpiece
Come on and crowd please
Past your last warning
The end of the warring
Too late for a treaty

Ooh I’d call you Machiavellian
If you weren’t so damn transparent

Honey
Get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
Only time for one more story
Before I bury you in the ground

Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
I’m through with your hypocrisy
The bad bitch is back in town

Ooh
And it seems all sparkles and starlight
Like fireworks at midnight
But behind closed doors lies Princess Hyde
Under cover of dark intentions magnify
Clandestine
Come Alive
Come Alive
Come Alive


Honey
Get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
Only time for one more story
Before I bury you in the ground
Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
I’m through with your hypocrisy
The Bad bitch is back in town

Ooh

Thank you baby for my machete
Please hold while I sharpen the blade
Sorry darling for my machete
Never wanted to watch you bleed

Say

Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
Only time for one more story
Before I bury you in the ground

Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
Only time for one more story
Before I bury you in the ground

Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
I’m through with your hypocrisy
The bad bitch is back in town

Honey get me my Machete
Come on help me cut you down
Only time for one more story
Before I bury you in the ground

The bad bitch is back in town
Track Name: Blinded
You winked my way smiling
Decided to stay finally
Made my own heartbeat frighten me
Illuminate me
like lightning
lightning

Well your honey always was such a treat
I drank it till my stomach was sick
And your roses always smelled so sweet
Till their thorns gave me misery

You taught me how to stand
Made it a part of your plan
So you could feel like a man
Never asked what I wanted
Wanted

Well, your honey always was such a treat
I drank it 'til my stomach was sick
And your roses always smelled so sweet
Till their thorns gave me misery

Cause I was blinded by your light boy
Searching for the right one
Thinkin that I found him
Could have been your wife boy
Could have shared a life boy
Could have had three children
I was blinded by your light, boy
Fell into your dark ploy
Oh it was a good one
Till I felt your knife boy
Carvin out my life boy
Then you let my blood run, run, run

There you were
You were my dearest friend
Pullin me in closer
Convinced my heart to sing
I knew that four-leaf clover was imagined
But I
I listened
And there you were
Sellin your happiness
Reelin me in closer
In earnest
I knew that it would be over before it began
But I
I gave in

Cause I was blinded by your light boy
Searching for the right one
Thinkin that I found him
Could have been your wife boy
Could have shared a life boy
Could have had three children
I was blinded by your light boy
Fell into your dark ploy
Oh it was a good one
Till I felt your knife boy
Carvin out my life boy
Then you let my blood run run run

Run Run Run
Run Run Run
I should have run run run run run
I should have run

But I was blinded by your light, boy
Track Name: Shattered Glass
(Whistle)
Mmm

Looking at you is like looking through shattered glass
Hard as I try I can not see my past
And though I know it's more than you would ask
I still gave you everything I had

Cause I can see in your heart
You're still afraid of the dark
Just a child that needs a mother
And all these broken shards
They shine like shooting stars
Each one brighter than the others
The others

Ooh Ooh

Waiting for you is like waiting for a hurricane
Hard as I cry I can not stop the rain
And gales may blow through this old windowpane
But I'll stay here with you till this storm wanes

Cause I can see in my heart
I'm still afraid of the dark
Just a child that needs a father
And all these broken shards
I will work twice as hard
To piece them back together
Together

Ooh Ooh Ooh

Cause in our beating hearts
We're still afraid of the dark
Just two childs that need some lovin
Like two fallen stars that drifted far apart
We'll find each other
Together

Ah, Mmm
Track Name: Anthem
Well I have a lot to learn
So overly concerned
Blind in my journey
Unadjourned
Ooh

And I know it should be your turn
And inside woman you burn
For a necessary sacrifice
That got you somewhere somehow
For a heavy price

And as we grow I think I know a little more
And then you teach me something I never thought of before
Seems patience is the only road
But we're sick of being lonely and tired of growing old

May this be your anthem
May it be your marching song
May it be the reason
That you carry on, carry on, carry on
May it be the answer
When the question's wrong
May it be the breeze at your back as you ride out at dawn

Ooh Ooh

Selfish and vain
Always the same
Always lookin, never findin that elusive fame
How long can I play at this old game?
All while you keep my heart aflame
Who's keepin yours, easing your pain? Mhm
And when you fall to your lowest point of grace
Tell me you're gettin' that forgivin' embrace

Cause as I grow I hope I hear you more
To lift up your chin when your head hangs to the floor
How many more dark days into the unknown?
I can't take another minute of not reapin' what we sow

So
May this be your anthem
May it be your marching song
May it be the reason
That you carry on, carry on, carry on
May it be the answer
When the question's wrong
May it be the breeze at your back as you ride out at dawn

Ooh Ooh
Track Name: Loud Soul
I don't cock my head 13 degrees
And I don't like to purse my lips and take mindless selfies
Oh
It's just not for me and I have tried to appease
These feelings don't seem to want to leave
Nah
They haunt me

Oh
And if you honestly wanted me to be anything but me
Well you brainwashed me temporarily
But I'm awake now hunting my humanity
Ah
And your icons of vanity
I want no part in the insanity
You think I came here for the glamour? Please
Nah
You're wrong

And I know it goes to show that the things of yesterday
Are the old and the cold things tomorrow we will shame
But I'd hoped that the growth of the things we reveled in
Wouldn't be so detrimental to our development

Oh Lord
Give me mercy on this loud soul
Teach me what I don't know
Help me help my lost foes
Give us mercy, mercy, mercy on this tired road
Help this rolling stone find a way back home

Never been a fan of a one night stand
To get my personal fulfillment Mm Mm
It's hallowed from the ceiling
Ah
It's enough for me to understand
That the right connection comes only with commitment Mm Hm
Ooh

So you can keep your romance
And I'll keep my blissful innocence
Away from all your poison
Don't need your insolence
Oh
Guess I'm an old-fashioned lass
Been an old soul since my first breath
And I will be 'til my last dance
Last laugh

You know that I'm no sage
And I sure ain't no saint
But we're rollin' in our graves
Oh when will we repent?

Oh Lord
Give me Mercy on this loud soul
Teach me what I don't know
Help me help my lost foes,
Oh
Give us mercy, mercy, mercy on this tired road
Help this rollin' stone find her way back home

Oh Lord,
Give me Mercy on this loud soul
Teach me what I don't know
Help me help my lost foes
Give us mercy, mercy, mercy on this tightrope
Help this rollin' stone find a way back home
Way back home
Way back home
Track Name: Late Bloomer
Early baby, late bloomer
She got a good sense of humor
Make everyone wonder who the new girl
Wouldn't you like to know?

Spirit's rare like the bluebird
Theme song is O Fortuna, ooh
Walked into the room like she knew ya
Wouldn't you like a show?

And her philosophy
It still believes in a God up above
She feels it in the quickening of a heart in love
In a world of caprice
Dangling
The pressure is enough
And they say she lies and steals and cheats
Because the truth is too tough

Tell me, do you like it in the dark? Oh
Aimlessly awaiting shooting stars
Or do you pretend your fate to amend?
Darlin tell me
Why do you like it in the dark?

Dream chaser heart breaker
She ain't waiting on a savior, Oh
Makes her way through God's favor
And she doesn't tell a soul

Cause her philosophy
It still believes in a God up above
She feels it in the quickening of a heart in love
In a world of caprice, dangling, the pressure is enough
And they say she lies and steals and cheats
Because the truth is too tough

Tell me, do you like it in the dark? Oh
Shamelessly abating battle scars
The more you condemn, the less you can mend
Darlin' tell me, Why do you like it in the dark?
Track Name: Sometimes (I'm Sorry)
Sometimes
We don't mean the things we say
Sometimes
We wish we could wash whole moments away
And sometimes
We don't feel the gravity
Till we watch the hope fall out of heavy eyelids

And I'm sorry for
My ignorance
My selfishness
My blindness
I'm so sorry for
My loneliness
My sheltered lips
And misplaced judgments

And I won't let you down like that again
No I won't cause you doubt like that darling
Cause how could a closed mind see
A caged heart beat
A short lung breathe?
Oh I won't let you down again darling

You may never see a different side of me
You never know when it's your last meeting
So live life like it's your last day
With endless empathy and grace

Cause I won't let you down like that again
No I won't cause you doubt like that darling, ooh
Cause how could a closed mind see
A caged heart beat
A short lung breathe?
Oh I won't let you down again darling

Ooh
Track Name: Ghost
I've just seen another ghost
He ran around to the back
I tried to say
Please stay
But he wouldn't have any of that

And I'm not one to boast
But he damn near had a heart attack
I tried to say
Please wait
But he wasn't comin' back

Mmm

Well fear is a lonely road when you're stuck on the train tracks
And I don't know what you've been told but it's a cold hard fact
that we're only getting old so shake the devil off your back
I try to pray and say my grace but he's layin his next trap

And I don't know
Just how to let go
If you were nice
Then maybe I would be alright

Ooh

So goodbye my ghost
We had a fun run for a while
But I can't shake that devilish look and that lying smile
I'll find my green-eyed bloke
He'll be just my type
And I don't think he'll even blink before he says he's mine

And you were right
To ignore me that first night
And now you say you've changed your ways
But darlin it's just too darn late

Ooh
Eh
Hey Hey Hey
Track Name: Edinburgh
Lions lying low along the highway
Sheep jumping across the cityscape
Sleep washing over our eyes and face
Dreams from Los Angeles

Castles and ferris wheel escapes
Cobblestone streets and band blockades
Microphones carry voices off the stage
Hearts revel in Hogmanay

Oh, Edinburgh
You've got my soul, and I won't let go of you
My mind still floats to your white snow
And magical views

Mmm

Countdown fades to lands afar
Sloppy kisses under stars
Hearts beat and eyes dart
Memories of love's start

Break new suede boots into sloshy tar
We're as smashed as the Irish are
Roving home past the Scotland yards
Wish upon a desert star

Oh, Edinburgh
You've got my soul, and I won't let go of you
My mind still floats to your white snow
And magical views

Ooh
Track Name: Marionette
You think you're big
You think you're bad
Givin yourself a heart attack
Don't you share
Don't you share
With me

You got your lawyers
And your dad
Gonna show me who's mad
Don't you dare
Don't you dare
Try me

Cause all your pressure only makes a diamond
And your tears are no match for my blood
While the ruby in my veins will shine on
You'll drown in the flood

Whoa oh
You're just a marionette
A talking head
A fool's puppet
Oh
You do what Daddy said
Don't forget
You'll have to do it on your own
Oh could you do it all alone?

You slither in
Smiling
While your tail is
Rattlin
You don't care
You don't care
For me

Your strings fraying
Face falling
Better start praying
Beware
Beware
Of me

Cause all your pressure only made a diamond
And your tears were no match for my blood
Oh while the ruby in my veins still shines on
You drown in the flood

Whoa oh
You're just a marionette
A talking head
A fool's puppet
Oh
You do what Daddy said
Don't forget
You'll have to do it on your own
Oh could you do it all alone?

She said it's Hell in the hallway
God bless your soul
He said it's Hell in the hallway
He done sold his soul
They say it's Hell in the hallway
May it grow your soul
I said it's Hell in the hallway
Devil
Rest your bones

Whoa oh
You're just a marionette
A talking head
A fool's puppet
Oh
You do what Daddy said
Don't forget
You'll have to do it on your own
Oh could you do it all alone?
You couldn't do it on your own
You couldn't do it all alone

She said it's Hell in the hallway