Cathy Serrano

Cathy Serrano

BandFolkAcoustic

A self-taught singer, songwriter, I have been described as reminiscent of Joan Baez, Jewell or Joni Mitchell.

Biography

I am a self-taught acoustic guitarist, and songwriter. My songs are folk/country in influence. I have strong influences from the sixties, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and would say I am heavily influenced by artists like Kasey Chambers, a popular country singer from Australia, or Ryan Adams. An attorney by education, I picked up the guitar while studying law, and found my true passion in life. I've now been playing guitar since 2002.

I am often repeat-booked at venues that like original music such as Starbucks Coffee Houses, Deer Park Irish Pub in Fort Wayne, and The Cellar in Kentucky.

Lyrics

Imaginary Man

Written By: Cathy Serrano

I don't think he's out there;
I don't think he exists;
I think I've looked everywhere;
Just look at all the toads I've kissed.

He is strong when I am weak;
He listens when I feel I have to speak;
And When I've had all I can take;
His arms - help me make - it

My Imaginary Man

My Imaginary Man;
Just an ordinary Man;
On whom I can depend;
My Imaginary Man.

Is he really out there;
If he is where can he be:
And if he's really out there;
Is he looking for someone like me?

He is strong when I am weak;
He listens when I feel I have to speak;
And When I've had all I can take;
His arms - help me make - it

My Imaginary Man

I don't think he's out there;
I don't think he exists;
I think I've looked everywhere;
Just look at all the toads I've kissed.

My Imaginary Man (Repeat to end)

In The Corner

Written By: Cathy Serrano

In the corner there she sits;
Her foot gently tapping time;
The smile never leaves her face;
And the tears never leave her eyes;
Its like waiting for a cloudless sky to rain;

In the corner, there she sits;
As the band plays someone else's hits;
They say she's everybody's friend;
and yet she is always here alone;
And in the corner, there she sits;

Maybe she's searching for something new;
Maybe she's resting, deciding what to do;

As the music slowly plays;
If you would follow her gaze;
Maybe you could see it in her eyes;
The only evidence she cries;

Instr:

When the music is over;
And the Band packs to leave;
She is still cold sober;
As she pulls on her coatsleeve;
Tomorrow night will find her somewhere;
Where the music is sounding sweet;
She'll find a place in the corner;
And there she'll take a seat;

In the corner there she sits;
Her foot slowly tapping time;
The smile never leaves her face;
The tears never leave her eyes;
It's like waiting for a cloudless sky to rain;
As in the corner there she sits;
and the band plays someone else's hits;
The smile never leaves her face;
And the tears will never leave her eyes . . . .

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Discography

My first acoustic guitar CD is underway, but not yet released.

"Share The Wind", a Native Flute CD was released in 2005
"Hopeful Cat" the CD proceeds benefited Autistic Children, and was released 2004, featuring Native Flute tracks.

"Deer Park Sessions", features "Catch the Train Back Home" and was released May, 2006. This CD featured live recordings over four days at Deer Park Irish Pub in Fort Wayne.

Many of these tunes can be heard in rough demo format on my myspace site www.myspace.com/cathyserrano

Set List

My sets vary in length depending on the engagement. The longest gig I have played is four hours.

Older pop tunes, originals, country, folk tunes all are a part of my set. A partial song list is available at http://www.geocities.com/serranotd/playlist.html, and can be linked to through www.cathyserrano.com. A portion is listed here:

Angel - McLaughlin
Annie's Song
At Seventeen - Janis Ian
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Blowin In the Wind
Blue
Both Sides Now
Bring on the Rain
Candle in the Wind
Cold Cold Heart - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me -Norah Jones
Crazy
Daydream Believer
Desperado
Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
Diary
Dock of the Bay
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Daniel