Katie Mack

Katie Mack

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Raised in the quaint home town of Salisbury, Maryland, Katie Mack grew up fast. She began taking piano lessons at the ripe old age of three and began to sing in her church choir at age five. Music and creative expression were always very important to my parents and I effortlessly adopted their mindset. As early as eight years old, Katie began to express herself through writing and began to develop several songs. "I listened to Madonna, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany a lot growing up. I couldn't seem to get enough of their tapes. I was always writing poetry and songs and choreographing dances in my parent's living room. I've always had a love for feel good pop music; it has been a beautiful escape for me in good times and bad. Music is a friend that won't betray and it's helped me to express my passion, pain and growth through some difficult relationships. As she grew artistically, Katie finally sprung out of her small hometown when it became clear that her creative needs were not being met. Headstrong, she says, I realized I needed to head to L.A. where I could do this for real. Over the next few years she began to hone her craft, experimenting, in an attempt to find what worked the best with her vocal styling, arrangement and lyrical content. After all of the hard work she then began to come into her own, realizing that after trying out r & b, ska, rock and even punk she has a pure pop voice. Combining poetry and song, she created the innovative, sultry and emotionally charged song lyrics and melodies you will find in her music today. So reliant on the rest/ I neglect what I attest/ Look within to heal without/ I'll find the source within the drought/ If I'm harvesting now I'll reap later/ I've got to lick my own wounds to be greater/ I can't ask you to fix what you did not break/ A lifetime of men won't heal a soul ache." She quickly found herself working with such a heavy hitters as Damon Elliot (Pink, Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson), Dave Dunn (Infectious Grooves), Javier Mosley (Felicity, Proper Grounds with Maverick Records) and Barrett Yeretsian (Aviatic) on tracks and innovative beats, which added the additional musical element she was looking for; a unique sound that must be heard! Overall Katie Mack has written, arranged and recorded over 30 songs and is currently working on a much anticipated new album. Her biggest influences today are Nelly Furtado, Fergie, Gwen Stefani as well as Fiona Apple and many more. While I love pop and know that my voice caters well to it, I have such eclectic taste, on any given day you will find Outkast, The Cure, Nirvana or Amerie in my CD Player, all depending on my mood. I like to think that each one in its own way has been an influence on my music.

Lyrics

Lauren's Song

Written By: Katie Mack

VERSE 1

Catch a plane, catch a train, catch a bus
I'd catch anything, just to catch your fall
It's 3 am where you are and you're so far
Away from where I am and who you used to be
You're back to her, your old self
Demons lifted up off the shelf
How's that mirror look now?
So you say, you can't stay, run away
From everyone and everything

CHORUS

Who you are, who you are, who you are
When you're sober is so beautiful
But, who are you, who are you, who are you
When you're drunk?

VERSE 2

So you lie and you cheat, your deceit
Is your own defeat
I can't love you enough
From the start, broke my heart, to see you scarred
From all the pain, from all your past
So intense, your defense, you lost your sense
Dashing hopes and dreams, so hopeless it seems
You won't deal, you can't feel, it's all too real
So hide behind your closed doors and lies

CHORUS (repeat 2xs)

Bridge

There's nothing that I wouldn't do
If I knew I'd get through to you
I'd give you the sun and moon
If I thought it mattered

In the blackest dark of night
Givin up without a fight
Don't know how to make it right
Bring you back into the light

Helplessly I watch you die
I wanna scream, I wanna cry
Wanna make you be okay on the inside

There's nothing that I wouldn't do
If I knew I'd get through to you
I'd give you the sun and moon if I thought it mattered....

CHORUS (repeat 4xs)

Interruption

Written By: Katie Mack

VERSE 1

I am walking down the street
Hanging my head with such defeat
Cannot believe all that I see
All of these things surrounding me
No one cares about what's right
Tired of puttin' up a fight
Feeling so strange, I think it's insane
How can this world be so deranged
How can you ask me to accept
That which I want to intercept
People who use, spousal abuse
Violence and theft all over the news
I gotta make an interruption
Somehow stop all the corruption
Why can't they see when they lie and they cheat
How it's affecting you and me

CHORUS

Why can't we try (can't we try)
Can't we try to live inside (live inside)
Live in our hearts and minds (hearts and minds)
Live for each other (for each other)
Helping one another (one another)
Can anyone try? (can anyone try)

VERSE 2

I don't know where I can turn
They can listen but do they learn
What can I say that will persuade
People to stand up make a change
How can I help to make you see
The world's in a state of urgency
I'm making a plea
Bring back sanity
Desperately seeking unity
God, I gotta do something
I just can't sit back and watch the world
Crumble before my eyes
I gotta try, I gotta try
I cannot hide from what's outside
If I don't try I feed the lie
Giving into the other side

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Can anyone try
Can anyone try
I'm beginning to wonder, wonder, wonder
If I'm going under

CHORUS

Love Me More

Written By: Katie Mack

VERSE 1

So reliant on the rest
I neglect what I attest
Look within to heal without
I'll find the source within the drought

If I'm harvesting now
I'll reap later
I've gotta lick my own wounds
To be greater
I can't ask you to fix
What you did not break
A lifetime of men won't heal a soul ache

CHORUS (repeat 2xs)

I love you but I love me more
Although you're a ray of light
You're shining underneath a closed door

VERSE 2

I can't be beautiful for you
Until I'm beautiful for me
There's no amount of makeup
Great enough to deceive

I can't form an identity with someone else
I must maintain the mold within myself
The future depends on my present state
If I wanna be free I gotta reevaluate

I won't depend on you for happiness
Or anything at all
I don't need your help to walk
I'll make it if I have to crawl

CHORUS (repeat 2x�s)

Instrumental bridge

CHORUS

October Skies

Written By: Katie Mack

VERSE 1

Invisible I have become
Somehow you keep me in your palm
Locked me away, threw out the key
Who knows when you're gonna set me free

CHORUS

It's time I see that you don't know me (don't know me)
October skies reveal the lonely (the lonely)

VERSE 2

Invincible you have become
Somehow you don't need anyone
Shut down your heart, shut out your mind
I've never known your callous kind

CHORUS

BRIDGE (repeat 2xs)

You know I love you but I'm not in love with you
It's hard to swallow so I know it must be true
I thought that we would last but we're already through
My Daddy told me everybody plays the fool

CHORUS (repeat 2xs)

(Fade back to just piano)
Invisible I have become
Somehow you keep me in your palm��..

Put It Down

Written By: Katie Mack

VERSE 1

Why is it everytime you come around I get shy
There are no words to be found
I shrink up like a little girl
Just wanna be inside your world
Just wanna be your special girl
But I don't know how to say

CHORUS (2xs)

I'd put it down on you baby
You've never had it like me I'm crazy
I'll do whatcha want, when you want, how you want
Baby come get with me

VERSE 2
But I'm too shy to talk to this guy
So I sit back in the corner looking fly (so fly)
I've never been so speechless
You are so different from the rest
Baby put me to the test
And I promise that I will

CHORUS (repeat 2 xs)

I visit you in my mind, fantasize
About how you'd be mine, mine
So hot and sweaty we would get
It'd be a night you won't forget
Anything you asked I would let
No limit, boundaries you bet

CHORUS (repeat 2xs)

BRIDGE

Now I'm not usually like this
And I'm not that kind of girl
But when you're looking in my eyes
I wanna be in your world

However you want it, whenever I'm down
I hope you know I'm not playin around
Don't know what it is about you but you bring out the freak in me

CHORUS (repeat 4xs)

Glow

Written By: Katie Mack

Verse One

You are laughter, You are light
You are everything that's right
You are earth and I revolve
There's no problem you can't solve

You are real and You are truth
To the core you give me proof
You make me soar where other's crash
Each moment's better then the last

Chorus

Butterflies I get, when I see your pretty face
I feel so fortunate, My presence you've graced
How did I deserve your praise? Your candlelight and sunshine rays
The glow of you makes me anew,
You made all my dreams come true
(You made all my dreams come true)

Verse Two

Nothing's sweeter then your kiss
It's you I always miss
All my problems disappear
Just because you're near

Lay with me and I'm complete
As we sway to our love's beat
Never thought I'd see the day
That I'd be swept away

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge

You're my air, when I breathe
You're my blanket when I sleep
You're my ground, when I walk
You're my voice when I can't talk
You're my soul, I can't deny it
All my feelings, I can't hide em
I drown in your worth
You can't be of this earth

(Repeat Chorus 2xs)

Get Up

Written By: Katie Mack

Verse One

Falling in love with what I'm hearing on the floor tonight
Hey Mr. DJ you're so wicked, you know what I like

It's on tonight, my state of mind
Gonna leave my cares behind
Me and my girls, we'll just unwind
Get lost, See what we find

Chorus

Come on, Get Up,
Show me what you really got
DJ replay, Now it's time to turn it up
Head bang do your thang
Come on now just bring your game
Get Up, Let go
Don't be scared to let it show

Verse Two

Across the crowded room
I see you and we both lock eyes
It's not a secret, it's clear
I know I've got what you like

You make your move across the room
And not a moment too soon
I like your eyes, I like your vibe
But I'm with the DJ tonight

(Chorus)

Drum Instrumental

Repeat Chorus 2xs

Gonna Make Ya Move Now

Written By: Katie Mack featuring Malan D

Verse One

I'm the baddest B
And so I'm here to stay
If you got a problem with that
You can kiss my A**

Shut the hell up
Get in the back of the line
All the while you've been hatin'
I've been puttin' in time

So I can make em move
From the east to the west
I'll put cha in the grove
I'll never give you less

So jump to the beat
or Back on up
Cause I ain't got the time
For all that fluff, Come on!

Chorus

We're here to have a good time
Gonna make ya move now
Gonna Gonna make ya move now
Get on the floor and shine
Gonna make ya move now
Gonna Gonna make ya move now

Verse Two

So bust out your shell
Break out your cocoon
Step outside of the box
And feel the boom

Boom from the base
And bump from the sound
If you ain't gettin' up
It's time to get down

Show us what you got
Don't be afraid
Shake what your mama gave you
Like you trying to get paid

So we ain't got no room
If you're talking trash
I'm about to school you
Don't be late to class

CHORUS

Bridge (featuring Malan D)

Yeah, Baby don't let up
Til the club blows up
Gotta work it like that
Til the Sun comes up
And in the morning
Early warning
We do this night and day
And everybody thinks Malan's crazy
But baby girl have you seen me lately
Cause the truth is, I'm elusive
Makin moves with no excuses

Pre Chorus (2xs)

I don't wanna hear excuses
I just wanna see you move it
Ladies and Gents said you must represent til the sun's coming up
And your money's all spent

CHORUS (2xs)

Incomplete

Written By: Katie Mack

Verse One

Everything you wanted I gave
Such a silly way to behave
No there's no face left to save
After I'm left depraved

You know how I felt about you
Usually opaque, I'm see through
Wish I could change the view
Rebuild what you broke through

Chorus

Every time you come around
You take a piece of me
Now you're telling me you've found
Someone who sets you free
Somehow I don't think that's fair
To leave me incomplete

Verse Two

Now I'm left to question why her
Tell me when your love transferred
What a beautiful saboteur
I see you now prefer

I hate you for the way that I fell
Carelessly I'm under your spell
Now there's nowhere left to dwell
Except my mental hell

Chorus

Every time you come around
You take a piece of me
Now you're telling me you've found
Someone who sets you free
Somehow I don't think that's fair
To leave me incomplete

Bridge

Your smile, your eyes, you hypnotize
Till I'm reminded you're not mine
And still the power that you hold
I find it unbelievable
You really don't see what you do
It's clear I can't be around you

Repeat Chorus 2xs