Karen Chronister & The Collective

Karen Chronister & The Collective

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"She's music with a little edge and a little introspect." Earthy, honest, blues-tinged and never far from her small town Americana roots, Karen & The Collective deliver an arresting set of stories and moments set to music. For 10 years her songs have resonated with 1000s leaving a bit of hope behind

Biography

Karen Chronister & The Collective offer understated elegant honesty. She expertly mixes the highest quality songsmithing, honest and intelligent lyrics, and fine-tuned musicality only years and experience can produce. Karen & The Collective leave behind laughter, tears, and hair-raised-on-your-arm moments. No fear. No moment wasted.

Lyrics

Better Off Broken

Written By: Chronister/Logan/Cox

Verse 1
Nothin’ left to say
Couldn’t find a word even if I tried
Lord, knows we’ve tried
To turn this around
To find a piece of solid ground
Between you and I

Chorus
Sometimes it’s better to follow your heart
Do what can, leave the rest up to God
If it all goes to hell, then I’ll still say, Amen
Oh, some things are better off broken

Verse 2
It’s harder this way
To let it go, to let it be
Just let it be
But I’ll take the pain
To find what remains
Between you and me

Chorus
Sometimes it’s better to follow your heart
Do what can, leave the rest up to God
If it all goes to hell, then I’ll still say, Amen
Oh, some things are better off broken

Bridge
The years made us fragile
But the tears made us wise
There’s truth in the wreckage
And in the ashes we’ll find

Chorus
Sometimes it’s better to follow your heart
Do what can, leave the rest up to God
If it all goes to hell, then I’ll still say, Amen
Oh, some things are better off broken

Discography

"Layers" -- Acoustic Project
"Christmas Through Our Eyes" Remnant Music Group Compiliation

Set List

1 - 2 Sets, usually 45/30 or 75 minutes. Mix of 65% original/35% Covers.

Kipona Fest 2008 Set List...
The Sound of My Heart Breaking -- (Original)
Poor Man's Word -- (Original)
Trip On Love (Cover -- Tom Kimmel)
Better Than New -- (Original)
Love Don’t Know -- (Original)
Here Comes the Sun -- (Cover -- Beatles, instrumental)
Beautiful Breakdown -- (Original)
Emmy Lou -- (Michael J. Keesee -- Original)
Your Love Will Never Change (Cover -- Dave Barnes)
Landslide -- (Cover -- Fleetwood Mac/Dixie Chicks)
Big Yellow Taxi (Cover -- Joni Mitchell)
Hang On, Baby (Original)
Shadows and Champagne (Original)
Oh Daddy (Cover -- Fleetwood Mac)
Hold This Heart (Original)
Carry Me Through (Cover -- Dave Barnes, Accapella)
Better Off Broken (Original)
Come Back (Original)