Katie Young

Katie Young

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Katie is a young Canadian folk-pop musician who plays guitar, piano, dulcimer, sings and writes her own original music. She began piano at age 4 and has been writing and performing from the age of 13. Katie is also a music student at Queen's University, graduating in the Spring of 2012.

Biography

Katie Young is an emerging folk-pop artist from Toronto, ON Canada. She began playing piano at age 4, and has continued to play and compete in the art music realm. Although she loves to perform Chopin and Bartok on a grand, Katie also loves to play Joni Mitchell, Sarah Harmer or Gordon Lightfoot on her acoustic, and has been writing her own folk-inspired music from the age of 13 onward. Soon, she began creating her own unique genre within the folk-pop sphere, and has continued to perform at venues in the Greater Toronto Area.

Katie moved to Kingston, ON in 2008, where she has been studying world music and piano performance for the past 4 years, and will be graduating April of 2012. While in Kingston, Katie has continued to write, record, and perform her music. Outside of songwriting, she is extremely interested in the study of West African music, and has lived in Ghana where she learned (and continues to study) Ewe drumming and Dagara gyil instrumentation.

Lyrics

Toronto

Written By: Katie Yong

I love Toronto but I'm heading to Montreal
And after the New Year I'm going to St. John's
I love Toronto but I've got a ticket on the train
And after a week or so, a red eye on a December plane

So why don't you come with me?
This city's so tired you see,
And I've been having trouble trying to sleep
So why don't you come with me?
This city's so tired you see,
And I've been having trouble trying to sleep

I love Toronto but the buildings are so tall
Those jellybean rowhouses sure don't make me feel so small
I love Toronto but I'm heading to the coast
I love Toronto but it's you that I love most

So why don't you come with me?
This city's so tired you see,
And I've been having trouble trying to sleep
So why don't you come with me?
This city's so tired you see,
And I've been having trouble trying to sleep

So maybe you could book off
Maybe you could book off
Maybe you could book off a week

Sad Song

Written By: Katie Young

I don't write sad sad songs
It's not what I do
Don't write about being hurt
Songs about being used
I don't write sad songs
But with you I do

I don't write sad sad sad songs
it's not what I do
when I say I want you baby
I wish you wanted me too
I don't write sad sad sad songs
But with you I do

I don't write sad sad songs
It's not what I do
Broken and minor chords are not what I like to use
I don't write sad sad sad songs
But with you I do

I don't write sad songs
I don't write sad songs
I don't write sad songs
But with you I do

Marilyn Monroe

Written By: Katie Young

If I were like Marilyn Monroe
Big hair, Red lips and a sold out show
I wouldn't ever have to call
Cause you'd love me flaws and all
But I'm not like that

If you were like Elvis Presley
It wouldn't take much to impress me
I'd be begging on my knees
Please Please be with me
But you are not like that

Just a guy and a girl that's who we are
I guess it's ok that we're not movie stars
'cause I love you through thick and thin
Through rainy days 'til it shines again

Ya we are like that
We are like that

Love Don't Grow

Written By: Katie Young

If I could write a song for you
I'd write it for the things you do
But you don't do much
So my words are out of luck
and that's my song

If I could write a book of words
I'd write the words that go unheard
I'd say baby don't laugh
You'd say I'll try my best
and that would be our song

I'm singing baby if you're worried that our love doesn't grow
You've gotta start paying attention to the sun the water and the soil
and don't give up just yet

If I could write a song of yours
I'd write it in a broken chord
It'd probably get no claps
maybe even some laughs
but that would be your song

If I could write the simplest word
I'd sing it to the smallest bird
She'd chirp it wide and far
and I'd smile real hard
and say goodbye to my song

I'm singing baby if you're worried that our love doesn't grow
You've gotta start paying attention to the sun the water and the soil
and don't give up
Ya don't give up
Don't give up
On Love

Discography

Marilyn Monroe
Morning Blues
Traffic Jam
Toronto
Dressless
Love Don't Grow