Kate Graves

Kate Graves

 Santa Barbara, California, USA
SoloAmericanaFolk

"A poet who also happens to be a songbird. Her lovely, raw voice paired with lyrical prowess create a force to be reckoned with..and certainly one to be listened to."

Biography

Kate Graves writes little songs. She tries to spread them around like wildflower seeds.

Kate Graves likes wildflowers. If she could be a flower, she would be a thistle branch. She sometimes worries that by saying she would be a thistle branch, she is saying that she symbolically pricks things, but she still picks the thistle branch.

Kate Graves just went off on a tangent while writing her bio...

Kate Graves writes little songs. Sometimes they are sparse...sometimes filled with lots of words.

Often they are written about things like tasting sweet orange on your lips and wanting to kiss someone, so that they can experience tasting sweet orange on their lips.

Kate Graves likes kissing. And singing. 

Kate Graves hopes you will kiss, and listen, and sing. 

Lyrics

These Crooked Trees

Written By: Kate Graves

These Crooked Trees

VI

I got this painter friend
Says she can't explain the demons
I got postcards to send
She waits to recieve them

Chorus

Oh it's a crooked tree
All her battled bravery
Ain't got no tricks held up her sleeve
Oh I love this crooked tree

VII

I met a man with a problem
See, nobody would believe him
Said he planned on getting sober
Told him someday I would see him

Chorus

Oh it's a crooked tree
All his battled bravery
Ain't got no tricks held up his sleeve
Oh I love this crooked tree

VIII

I run around like a coyote
And I can't give you a reason
They call up textbook cases
I tell them I don't read them

Chorus

Oh it's a crooked tree
All my battled bravery
Ain't got no tricks held up my sleeve
Oh I love this
I love these
I love this
I love these crooked trees

Goin Easy

Written By: Kate Graves

Goin Easy

VI

I'm bored with television
Tired of medication
Let's go back to the bedroom
We can play the funeral game
I'll cross hands over chest
You pretend to cry for me
Little silly I guess
Let's pretend the goin's easy
Pretend the goin's easy

V2

Let's get up tomorrow
And make up all new starts
Over sexy morning coffee
We do the crossword because we can't
I will get out the paper
You get a kiss for every line
We can read the news later
For now let's get the goin easy
Get the goin easy

Chorus

They say move along move along now
move along move along move along now
Where is be still
Be Still
I will if you will
I will if you will

You're overthinking on your mother
Over all her weary loving
There's a sparrow by the window
We could go to her bird bath
I will put my hands in
You can baptize me today
Just for love not for sin
Because for love the goin's easy

Chorus

They say move along move along now
move along move along move along now
Where is be still
Be Still
I will if you will

Three Days

Written By: Kate Graves & Jamie Lunde

Three Days

VI
One time I left you
One time I came running back
Two kisses
Kisses on my neck
Three days
Three long days

Chorus

Well I'm breaking down
You're blacking out
We're falling apart
Together
Together

VII

One time you left me
One time you came crawling back
Two black eyes
Black eyes and bruises
Three days
Three long days

Chorus

Well I'm breaking down
You're blacking out
We're falling apart
Together
Together

Bridge

Well I got the money
And this is my show
I'm getting ready
And I'm gonna go go go
Gona go
go
go

VIII

One time I left you
One time I stayed gone and gone
Two phone calls
Called my sister and my mom
Three days
Three long days

Of She The Moon

Written By: Kate Graves

Of she the moon
And he the night
When they go out dancin'
You can hear the stars sing
Of histories made in black and white
He offers up a dark space
Where she can shine her bright face
Oh what a dazzling sight
Of she the moon and he the night

Of he the night
And she the moon
When the day is done
It's when they come out runnin'
And fill the air with sweet perfume
He's coolin' off the flowers
She blesses them with light prayers
Oh what a pair in bloom
Of he the night and she the moon

You can feel it in her light ways
You can feel it in his dark space
Oh what a sacred sight
Of she the moon and he the night
Love be it oh so right
Of she the moon and he the night

So This Is How Love Goes

Written By: Kate Graves

If you're ever down in Austin listen in, listen in
There's a couple tunes around you make appearances
I played them at the bar and I played them for the wind
I played them for me
I played them for you

Listen in, listen in, I'm trying
It's not going so great for me
It's not good to be singing with the sirens
Wish they'd take this show back to sea

So this is how love goes
So this is how love goes
It takes off pretty slow
So this is how love...

If you ever leave the city let it go, let it go
The ground can hold a lot of weight in the desert I am told
I came to lose the pain, I came to lose the gold
I came to lose me
I came to lose you

Let it go, let it go, I'm trying
It's not going so gracefully
There's no road that outruns Orion
In these stars you are all I see

So this is how love goes
So this is how love goes
It takes off pretty slow
So this is how love...

If you make it through the winter, find someone, find someone
The days will come and play a little longer with the sun
I'm in it for the kiss, yes I'm in it for the fun
I'm in it for me
I'm in it for you

Find someone, find someone, I'm trying
I guess its' going okay for me
It's so good to be shadowed by the light
And these arm they are holding me

So this is how love goes
So this is how love goes
I don't know but I know
That this is how love goes
Go, Go, Go

Discography

"Little Owl" EP (2007)
"Long Night" (2009)

Set List

90 minutes of originals sprinkled with covers.