Katie Trotta

Katie Trotta

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Trotta is more than just another girl with a piano." Jacob Lee of Indie-Music.com

Biography

"Trotta is more than just another girl with a piano."

- Indie-Music.com

"Whoever said that youth is wasted on the young doesn't know Katie Trotta."

- Brian Baker, City Beat of Cincinnati, OH

"With words that exude strength, beauty and emotion, this girl has an extremely bright future ahead of her."

- DiscoveringArtists.com

*Festivals & Conferences*
2006 MidPoint Music Festival (OH)
2006 Midwest Music Summit (IN)
2006 Millennium Music Festival (PA)
2005 International Narrative Song Competition Honorable Mention for 'Sarah Jane'
2005 22nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Young Artist First Runner-Up for 'If I Fall'
2005 Rockrgrl Music Conference (WA)
2005 GoGirls Music Fest (OH)
2005 MidPoint Music Festival (OH)
2005 Oranje (IN)
2005 Midwest Music Summit (IN)
2005 4th Annual Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Music Festival and Conference (KY)
2004 Oranje (IN)
2004 Midwest Music Summit (IN)

Lyrics

Diving In

Written By: Katie Trotta

you walked in out of the storm you were living in
and found shelter in my arms
we both agreed this was a temporary thing
you were just waiting for the clouds to part
but something happened on the road to nowhere
I broke all the rules

I fell for you and it hit me like a roll of thunder
rain came down, the water rose out of nowhere
wait a second, let me catch my breath
I can't outrun this flood, so I'm diving in

I can't sleep, the heat of you breathing next to me
makes my mind race in the dark
and all I want is to wake, to make you understand
what you're doing to me

I fell for you and it hit me like a roll of thunder
rain came down, the water rose out of nowhere
wait a second, let me catch my breath
I can't outrun this flood, so I'm diving in

can I tell you the whole truth
I want you to know I love you
I need you, I don't want to let you go

I fell for you and it hit me like a roll of thunder
rain came down, the water rose out of nowhere
wait a second, let me catch my breath
I can't outrun this flood, so I'm diving in

8 State Lines

Written By: Katie Trotta

this little town never seemed to fit just right
I tugged at the seams, they kept tearing
and I always knew it was a matter of time
I always knew one day I'd reach for the keys
say a prayer, Lord keep me safe as I am crossing

8 state lines and over a thousand miles
with the windows down, I'll drive straight through the night
with my car packed full, a new life coming into view
I'll wave goodbye
if you ever need me just head toward the city lights

you always told me that I could be anything
even my wildest dreams weren't out of reach
I took your word and I believed every word
your voice plays like a soundtrack in my mind
your songs of faith will be my guide across

8 state lines and over a thousand miles
with the windows down, I'll drive straight through the night
with my car packed full, a new life coming into view
I'll wave goodbye
if you ever need me just head toward the city lights

I won't be one of the lone and lost angels
that gave up dreaming all believing
that this was as good as it was going to get
I won't give in
from these old country roads to the new highways
from Carolina to LA, across

8 state lines and over a thousand miles
with the windows down, I'll drive straight through the night
with my car packed full, a new life coming into view
I'll wave goodbye
if you ever need me just head toward the city lights

Shouldn't Be Thinking About You

Written By: Katie Trotta & Savannah Giersch

it's been 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 days since we first met
and I've spent 1,2,3,4,5,6 long nights trying to forget
the way that you made me laugh
and how alive I felt
the fact that I couldn't admit that I'm with someone else

that I've got a life I'm trying to start
I've got a love who's got a good heart
I've got a plan, it's worked this far
I've got a million reasons why I shouldn't be thinking about you
I shouldn't be thinking about you

tried to convince myself it's okay to let this happen
I can handle it
I wouldn't cross the line, you and I would just be friends
completely innocent
but that was all a lie, cause now I'm here with you
and I'm scared to death to admit the truth

that I've got a life I'm trying to start
I've got a love who's got a good heart
I've got a plan, it's worked this far
I've got a million reasons why I shouldn't be thinking about you
I shouldn't be thinking about you

but what if I wake up fifteen years from now
to look back on my life
and ask myself how I could have passed you by

cause I've got a life I'm trying to start
I've got a love who's got a good heart
I've got a plan, it's worked this far
I've got a million reasons why I shouldn't be thinking about you
I shouldn't be thinking about you

it's been 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 days since we first met

Shift

Written By: Katie Trotta

tonight I am gonna be a little reckless
I'm letting go of the wheel and the direction
I want you to lay your hands on me
you have my permission to take the driver's seat
take the driver's seat

oh, cause I'm ready for
push the pedal down 100 miles per hour

take me out, let's go for a ride, let's go for a ride
oh, I'm gonna hold on tight in the passenger side
as you shift into drive

I'm breathing it all in, I take in the scenery
my body is buzzing as we pick up speed
and I can't deny the thrill of the moment
it gets me so high

take me out, let's go for a ride, let's go for a ride
oh, I'm gonna hold on tight in the passenger side
as you shift into drive

oh, cause I'm ready for
push the pedal down 100 miles per hour

take me out, let's go for a ride, let's go for a ride
oh, I'm gonna hold on tight in the passenger side
as you shift into drive

Sad Love Song

Written By: Katie Trotta

I'm wearing bright green sneakers
you're in your cowboy boots
this is how I'll remember me and you
I'll miss the songs that you sing
and the stories that you would tell
you'll never truly know how much this hurts
or how hard I fell

so I'll write a sad, sad love song
all about how our love went wrong
every time I think of you, I'll sing it
I'll tuck away the memories
in rhymes and sweet, sweet melodies
if you cross my mind, I'll start singing
our sad love song

I used to wear your t-shirts
you used to hog the sheets
but now we pass like strangers
quietly, down these familiar streets

so I'll write a sad, sad love song
all about how our love went wrong
every time I think of you, I'll sing it
I'll tuck away the memories
in rhymes and sweet, sweet melodies
if you cross my mind, I'll start singing

la, la, la, la, la, la....

I'm wearing bright green sneakers
you're in your cowboy boots
this is how I'll remember me and you

so I'll write a sad, sad love song
all about how our love went wrong
every time I think of you, I'll sing it
I'll tuck away our memories
in rhymes and sweet, sweet melodies
if you cross my mind, I'll start singing
our sad love song

Say Yes To Me

Written By: Katie Trotta

doot, doot, doo, do....

hello, I'm miss independent
but lately I'm spinning out of my comfort zone
the moment they introduced us
I lost all focus
looking at you is such sweet vertigo
I don't know what I'm thinking
have I gone completely mad
I'm not the girl who admits to ever needing a man

to love me, need me, never let me go
and with the morning light let me be the first thought you know
embrace my insecurities
and say yes to me

well if I tell you a secret
my dear, would you keep it inside your mind
if I tell you I love you, tell you I need you
you're the best thing in my life
I don't know what I'm thinking
have I gone completely mad
cause now I'm the girl who wants to ask you if you can

love me, need me, never let me go
and with the morning light, let me be the first thought you know
embrace my insecurities
and say yes to me

well, after weighing out the options evenly
turns out surrendering's not so bad
and now you'll find me skipping through the streets
singing sweetly to myself
just because, just because

doot, doot, doo, do....

because you love me, need me, never let me go
and with the morning light I am the first thought you know
you embraced my insecurities
and say yes to me

Without You

Written By: Katie Trotta

it's cold, I'm in my winter boots
and the sky, it isn't blue, it's grey, so grey
I roam through the city streets alone
it's just me and my memories

our bed is too big without you
my stomach feels sick without you
I'm just not right without you
I breathe in

I stand, surrounded by silence
barefoot in my apartment I scream just to fill the space

our bed is too big without you
my stomach feels sick without you
I'm just not right without you

1,2,3,4 every breath escapes from my mouth
1,2,3,4 go the days I don't want to count
I don't want to count

our bed is too big without you
my stomach feels sick without you
I'm just not right without you
I breathe in

Who Needs Superman

Written By: Katie Trotta, Savannah Giersch & Bradford Hastings

how do you make it stop
how do you turn the clock to zero, I want to know
how do you know the way to make it all okay
when I fall of the tracks, you always bring me back
no flash of light, it's not magic
you're just by my side when the sadness starts to bring me down
I don't ever have to scream for help
who needs...

-chorus-
superman when I've got you
flying across the sky to my rescue
when I start to fall, can't catch my breath
I look up and you reach out and take my hands
I don't need superman

it's the little things you do
that make me fall in love with you over and over
it's that funny face you make
our inside jokes and made up names
it's sundays
without x-ray eyes, you see right through me
there's no kryptonite to keep you from me
you don't have to save the world to prove your love
you're right here and that's enough
I want you to know, I don't need....

-chorus-

no flash of light, it's not magic
you're just by my side
I don't need...

-chorus-

With You

Written By: Katie Trotta

what if this doesn't work out
what if it all falls apart right before my eyes
I'd be lying to say I'm not scared
I'd be lying to say I don't have my doubts
for once in my life I want to speak up

-chorus-
I want to dive in
I want to run fast
I want to love deep
I want to laugh
with you

what if the dreams I'm dreaming
turn out to be too big
I'd be lying to say I'm not scared
I'd be lying to say I don't have my doubts
for once in my life I'm gonna speak up
I know what I want

-chorus-

and if this doesn't work out
and if it all falls apart
at least I'll know I tried

-chorus-

No Good With Love

Written By: Katie Trotta

I'm just a girl, just a girl with a heart that's broken down
you're just a boy, just a boy who is trying to figure out
how the pieces fit together, you want to make me feel better

-chorus-
stand ten feet back
please don't come any closer
no contact
trust me when I tell you
I've been through enough to know
I'm no good with love

I've been hurt, I've been burned
but I've also been the cause of the pain
not a saint, I am more like a wrecking ball
so for both of our salvations
I'm gonna make this declaration

-chorus-

I know you're something special
and that's why I'm keeping this distance
because I can't be trusted with love
I always find a way to mess it up

I'm just a girl, just a girl with a heart that's broken down

-chorus-

Discography

- 'release'
- Demo EP 'Metamorphosis' - 2006
- Thirsty Melon Music Tour Compilation CD
- 2006 Brewhouse Triathlon Festival Compilation CD
- 'Metamorphosis' EP 2006
- 'Demo Sessions' 2009

Set List

Set list changes from show to show....