Tribute to Water

by Kate Quinby

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Produced by Kate Quinby, Brian Leach, Stephen Wright
All tracks* engineered by Brian Leach, Joyride Studios, Chicago, IL
*Bombo Leguero in "Sin Parpadear" engineered by Beto Cerini, Lado Sur Studio, Buenos Aires, AR
Mixed & Mastered by Mike Hagler, Kingsize Sound Labs, Chicago, IL

CD Design by Ryne Estwing / glassybreaks.com
Photography by Wallo Villacorta / Wallovillacorta.com
All Songs Written by Kate Quinby 2013 BMI

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released April 12, 2013

Contributing Musicians
Kate Quinby | Vocals, Guitar
Camilo Carabajal | Bombo Leguero
Daniel Crane | Drums, Cajon, Bells
Marlena Dzis | Backing Vocals
Justin Eisenbraun | Electric, Classical Guitar
Michael Girardot | Trumpet
Cory Grindberg | Synth
Trevor Jones | Bass, Upright bass
Brian Leach | Piano, Guitar, Synth
Devin Staples | Drums
Elliot Taggart | Bass
Tahirah Whittington | Cello
Stephen Wright | Trumpet
Choir Vocals: Brian Leach, Ken Ross, Peter McKeown, Stephen Wright, Lindsay Hopkins, Megan Baumann, Emily Clare Palmer

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Kate Quinby Chicago, Illinois

Just a girl wandering the earth, making up melodies along the way.

Soul // Jazz // Folk

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Track Name: Jack and Jill
Climb Jack and Jill, till you reach your fill
Wine, Jack, and Gin, tumble deep into the ocean

It’s time to tell you that when you kiss me I can’t hear your words anymore
It’s time you realize that just because you hold me don’t mean I can read your mind
Why don’t you say something without my probing questions and my constant asking?
It’s time you realize that just because you hold me don’t mean I can read your mind

Eggs on a wall, just wait until they fall
Shell shatters everywhere, love’s beyond repair

It’s time for me to realize
that I’m all messed up believing in nursery rhymes
Track Name: I Promise I'll Never
I invaded your heart you thought you felt it love
I uprooted your mind you thought you knew it love
So you said why cant we do this together, i swear we’ll make it forever, just promise me that you’ll never run away, run away, …

So you invaded my heart and you called it love
you uprooted my mind in the name of love
So I said let’s do this together, i swear we’ll make it forever, and yes I guess I promise you that i’ll never run away, run away, …

ever since you invaded my heart you're all i feel of love
ever since you uprooted my mind you're all i know of love
why cant we do this together, i swear we’ll make it forever, and i promise you that i’ll never
run away, run away
Track Name: Katrina
Baby take me to New Orleans where my heart first skipped a beat
I can still picture you up on the stage in that thick humidity
I miss the way our hearts were green I miss those oak-lined streets

I dreamt of you one night in Mexico had no idea what it would mean
but i swear from here i can now see all that lay ahead of me

Katrina, you sent me on my way up that amtrak train with no idea i would stay
Katrina, is it wrong of me to say I wanna thank you for who i am today

Our paths they crossed and never met Chicago became our home
with separate lives and separate loves to think of what we could have known

That night we danced, shared a beat, I finally let you go
Our hearts had holes, they opened up, we put everything on hold

You take, and you take, and you take, and you take
You can break the levees, but oh we'll carry on
Track Name: Moss and Candlesticks
Moss and candlesticks
Smoke and ashes

Lights from hurried trains pass by
And nights of hail brew on call
Smiles and frowns meet for a drink
Introducing us to it all

Sound and absent fears
Warmth and colors here

Songs of past love draw us in
And frights of old brew on call
Smiles and frowns meet for a drink
Introducing us to it all
Track Name: Sin Parpadear
Luces del pueblo como reflejos del mar
Luces de la vida donde quiero estar

Luces del cielo en el camino salteño
Luces de la luna en las noches sin sueño

Que no se tapen las luces

Luces de las velas en el bar La Catedral
Luces de los ojos que comparten sin hablar

Que no se tapen las luces
Que no se las tapen las palabras

these walls take me back in memory through mazes of colored rooms
these paintings hanging tongues that lick and heal our wounds
these tables are deep dark wells from which flows the purest water
these candles ticking meters that burn and limit by the hour

Buenos Aires took me by the hand and moved me to her inner dance
this heart hanging busted broken in lost love song and ancient chant
the face of the famous gardel watching over los tangueros
his bright smile and white eyes blind us as they shine

Que brillen sin parpadear


[Spanish - English Translation]

Without blinking

Lights of the town like reflections in the sea
Lights of a life I want to lead

Lights, dont hide yourself away

Lights of the sky along walks through Salta
Lights of the moon on sleepless nights

Lights, dont hide yourself away

Lights of the candles in the bar La Catedral
Lights of the eyes that speak without their mouths

Lights, don't hide yourself away
Words, don't hide them away
Shine on without blinking
Track Name: Guitar Strings
Strange how a boy
with metal heavy hands
straight bourbon on his lips
seeps into me
together in his home
we sat on the windowsill
i played for him my songs
and he melted me

i know he’s yours
but i just need to tell you one thing
we spent hours and hours together
but he only touched me with his guitar strings,
otherwise

we never touched, no
we never touched, no
we never touched, no

i guess when he saw your face
his heart reached its breaking point
he couldn’t do it anymore
and so he shut me out
its now i realize
i cant pinpoint how i feel
cant distinguish dream from real
and it weighs me down
Track Name: Zoe's Music Box of Windows
My room of windows lets me live like the sky
Light for day and dark for night
Two walls of glass to see the moon and stars
Two walls of wood to fuel my moods of fire

But in between the cracks is where I sleep
With only quilts of old to hush me when I weep
In between my thoughts is where I keep
My photographs of old to hush me when I weep

In between these walls is where I kneel
With golden painted eyes to hide me when I feel
In between my hands is where she fights
Her strings of metal fingers tangled up with mine

in between, in between

In between their songs is when I hear
Unwritten melodies to silence me in fear
In between the cracks is where I sleep
Waiting for your breath to hush me when I weep
Track Name: This is Life
before you give up, turn around and look backwards
before you give in, turn around and look where you’ve been
before you surrender, try to remember
before you surrender, try to remember

this is life this is love this is us
this is life although i know it hurts sometimes
this is life hold on tight love has arrived
Track Name: Tribute to Water
One drop releases from its mother falling far through the air
Until it reaches a pond and joins into one

Rubanga

One me releases from her mother falling far through the air
Until she reaches a pond and joins into one

I don't know how much is too much to be wondering
I don't know how much is too much to be asking
Rubanga
Mego


[Luo-English Translation]

Ruganga - God
Mego - Mother