Cat Dail Music

Cat Dail Music

 New York City, New York, USA
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Funky Rockin Soulful Indie Groove

Biography

Awarded prizes from Billboard magazine, Musician magazine, the Independent Music Awards, and many more, Cat Dail is an internationally touring singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer. She has released 5 albums on the Lucky Magnet recording label she founded.

Cat Dail has been a highlight of the national Indie rock scene since she first hit in the 90s. Leading her NYC band, distant cousins, Cat played all the legendary clubs in NYC, including a Friday night residency at the Bitter End, and most colleges and clubs from Vermont to Virginia, Colorado to California.

Most recently, Cat Dail has been joined by some of the best musicians in the world, featured regularly at SXSW and other festivals, and playing for causes she believes in. Her music is heard on tv (CBS Sports, PBS) and in films (independent and feature). In addition to a life in music, Dail has led important and long-lasting community efforts in leadership roles at libraries, food banks and as original Board Chair of the internationally-acclaimed, female-led Strike Anywhere Theater Ensemble, a progressive, multi-media collaboration, winner of grants from Poetry Foundation, among others.

Cat counts herself lucky to be raising 2 kids, and to meet people, everywhere, who join Love in defeating Fear.

More info visit: www.catdailmusic.com

Lyrics

Dark Matter

Written By: Cat Dail (Based on E.E. Cummings)

I carry you here in my heart, It matters most in the dark
I carry you here in my heart, From the end to the end back to the start

This is the wonder keeping all the stars apart
I carry you in, I carry you in my heart
What is the matter? It’s dark

How do we fly, in the sky of the sky of the tree called life
How do we love, from the root of the root of the bud of the bud

Whatever the moon has always meant
Whatever the sun will always sing, It’s you
This is the wonder keeping all the stars apart
I carry you in, I carry you in my heart

Higher than a soul can hope
The deepest secret no one knows

Goin' Nowhere

Written By: Cat Dail & Teddy Kumpel

Wakes up, wakes up, walks down
Eats up, speeds up, heads out
Gets in, gets on, gets around
Hangs out, hangs back, hangs on
Turns in, turns off, turns out... he’s going nowhere

Up and out, in and down, off about, and then back around
Where’s the joy?  Where’s the joy?  Where’s the inspiration?
Just a girl, just a boy, trapped inside the station

Takes up, takes off, takes out
Steps off, spins out, spins down
Turns in, turns off, turns out...she’s going nowhere

You can be free from that illusion

California Dream

Written By: Cat Dail

Drivin’ down the freeway, Everyday’s a me
Starring in the movies, Smiling on the TV’s 

Cruisin’ through Bel Air, Breeze in my hair
On the 101, Top down in the sun

It’s a California dream

On the scenic byway, Heads are turning my way
Surfer dudes and singers, Hangin’ with the swingers

Drivin’ down the highway, Richard Hell sings ‘My Way’
I’m on my private beach, I’ll be out of

I’m swayin’ like a palm tree, I dream of California

Message from my agent, Carpet on the pavement
Tolerate the press, In my one off dress

If I’m running late, Everyone will wait

I’m behind a gate, In my golden state

Knock Down

Written By: Cat Dail

You knock me down, but I get back up
You break me down, but I build back up
You beat me down, but I get back up
You let me down, but I’m comin’ up

You can’t stop me, no. You can’t keep me down

You put me down, but I step back up
You get me down, but I bounce back up
You knock me down, but I get back up
You let me down, but I’m comin’ up

Can’t keep me down

You knock me down, but I get back up
You break me down, but I build back up

You beat me down, but I get back up
You let me down, but I’m comin’ up

You can’t stop me, no. You can’t keep me down.

What You Don't Want

Written By: Cat Dail

Deny, and then you say no
Maybe, but it never grows
Delay, and then you don’t show
We light you up, but you never glow

We ask you but you always say “pass”
You’re hiding but your house is all glass
You’re going to get what you don’t want 

You lie, we know that you know
We ask, you won’t say so
Defy the gods with your show

You know, one day, that horn’s gonna blow 

Goodbye, we can’t go along
You go your way, we’ll play this song
It’s only just an observation:
You’re gonna get what you don’t want

Come Around

Written By: Cat Dail & Teddy Kumpel

I'm calling out, I'm calling out
A sound of love, You hear it now

Through the big, wide world, I'll be your girl
Come around, come around

I'm sending out, I'm sending out
A ray of light, you feel it now

Through the great, night sky, Send a sign
Come around, come around

Stars are landing in my heart
Understanding it's a start, It's a start

When I fall in love, the galaxy
It spirals out, and spins for me

Across the universe, I'll be your girl
I'll be your girl
Come around, come around

Reckless

Written By: Cat Dail & Teddy Kumpel

And when you tell me that you love me
I wanna go all the way, yeah, ooh
Move to your town
Throw my stuff away, yeah

I got a reckless love

It's not particularly practical
I oughta think it over
But then I'd miss all the wild fun
I wanna go all the way, yeah, ohh

Hey, so call me back. I left a couple messages.
Do you still have my number? I'll be home all day.
So, you better call me back.

I know you got another girlfriend
But, I'm a way better girl, yeah, ohh
I'm gonna love you so much
Don't make that face!

Josie

Written By: Kristofferson & Steely Dan

We're gonna break out the hats and hooters
When Josie comes home
We're gonna rev up the motor scooters
When Josie comes home to stay
We're gonna park in the street
Sleep on the beach and make it
Throw down the jam 'till the girls say when
Lay down the law and break it
When Josie comes home

When Josie comes home, so good, She's the pride of the neighborhood
She's a raw flame, a live wire, She prays like a Roman, with her eyes on fire

Jo would you love to scrapple
She'll never say no
Shine up the battle apple
We'll shake 'em all down tonight
We're gonna mix in the street
Strike at the stroke of midnight
Dance on the bones 'till the girls say when
Pick up what's left by daylight
When Josie comes home

When Josie comes home, so bad, She's the best friend we ever had
She's a raw flame, a live wire, She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire

Say No

Written By: Cat Dail & Teddy Kumpel

How come you don't say no, When you mean no
How come you say you will, When you will not,
You're breaking my heart

It's not enough to just say it, It doesn't count if you don't play it
It's not a gift if you don't give it, It's not a deal if you don't live it

Hey, you've gotta speak your mind Speak your mind
You've gotta say what's true for you Say what's true
I can't tell what's real, I can't understand you

If you won't tell the truth, I can't not be confused
You confuse me, Whattaya mean?
If you won't keep your word, I'm not sure what I heard,
But it's empty, You tear us apart

It's not enough to just say it, It doesn't count if you don't play it
It's not a solid if it's hollow, It's not for real if you don't follow through

Speak your mind / Say what's true / It's in your deeds
Speak from the heart / Speak your mind / What would that be?
It's you or me / Say what's true / You're breaking my heart
Say what you mean / Speak your mind / Not true for me.
When you're agreed / Say what's true / It's in your deeds
Speak from the heart / Speak your mind / What would that be?

All My Life

Written By: Cat Dail

Do I love you, Yes, I love you
I will love you, All my life

All my life, dear, All my life, dear
I will love you, As I do now

Lovin' you, lovin' you, baby, All of my life
Lovin' you, lovin' you daily, All of my life (all my life)

All my life, All my life I love you
Lovin' you, all of my life

I'm lovin' you, I'm lovin' you, I'm lovin' you, All of my life

Discography

Fight For Love - 2018

The Wonder - 2012

Shimmer Glow - 2011

Choice - 2006

Love Life - 1995

Twice Removed - 1992

Set List

Touring worldwide! Visit https://catdailmusic.com/ for dates.