Kat Kinley

Kat Kinley

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Blues based - groove influenced

Biography

I have been musically gifted & business-mindedly challenged for a number of years now.
I started with classical piano, which got me into WAAPA, then changed to jazz vocals which got me nowhere & now my music is influenced by both these genres as well as country, funk, blues & pop to create my own sound. I don't fit into a genre box & some people find that difficult to take. I've named my album 'Company' - not just because one of my babies on the album is titled same, but because the company I keep is so contrasting in their respective tastes in music, it's refreshing to know that our styles can come together in appreciation - hence my album being so varied - although i was told that was a big no-no.

Lyrics

What Say You?

Written By: Kat Kinley

All I said was ‘I love you’. Not life or death stuff
But it had you running for the hills
I only meant that you move me, you do.
& for God’s sake please don’t misconstrue
All I said was ‘I need you’, but I think I talk too much
So don’t go running for the hills
All I meant was I’m comfortable around you
Is that not ok with you?

I’ll say nothing more about it
I’ll pretend that we’re ok
Don’t go searching for an exit
I’ll not ask, but what of you? have you anything to say?

Solo bit – ‘What say you?’

I’ll say nothing more about it
we’re the same as yesterday
Just keep moving like you want to
Nothing’s different, not today, unless you say (where are you going anyway?)

All I said was I love you, but I think I’ve said enough
Who am I to speak the truth?
I only want to be around you, yes I do
You’ll not know a thing, is that preferable to you?

[change melody] I love you I can’t help it, you are what I’m here for
But I promise I will keep it all inside,
I love you, but you won’t know it, my heart will close her door
All this so that you won’t run & hide

Only thing is
I love you, I love everything you do
But I’ll ask nothing more of you

I’m only saying [all I said was]
I love you, I’m in awe of what you do [you’re amazing what you do]
All I am is a best friend to you
But in the end I’m just a friend to you…

Already Begun

Written By: Kat Kinley

Sometimes when I look at my life & I see what I've done & what I'm yet to become.
It seems that i've a lot to learn, a lot to do & oh there's so much to be done.
But it seems that with love there comes pain & with losing there is always something much more to gain.
& I know that i've a lot to learn, a lot to give & still so much time to remain.

Like the love that we give, like the living that we live.
Like the air that we breathe like the happiness we receive.
Like the moon imitates that sun, like walk slows down the sun.
Like the birds in the spring, now's the time to begin.

Sometimes when the going gets bad, you gotta do what you do, but never look back. But it seems that I need to retrace what I've previously done to stay on the right track.
& I guess that with highs there come lows & there is so much time to learn & to grow.
& I know that i'll always be me. I can't change my ways, I'll always stay the same.

So here I go like starting over again, you gotta take a step back for you to see what's within. I wanna know though what becomes of oneself when the sacrifice you take is far too big to fit in. I'd like to know too when to stop & look inside & when to realise that it's time to give in. Cos it seems to me that the road is so long, I can't remember where I'm heading.

When the rain turns to snow, when the grass begins to grow.
When the dark turns to day.
When do I give it all way.
When the leaves know to fall.
Will I ever know at all?
When your love goes astray. When do I give it all away?

Back to my Heart

Written By: Kat Kinley

I’m packing my bags, I’m going my way
The time is right now, & now is today
I want you to know where I’m gonna go
So that maybe someday you can show my the way
Back to my Heart

I’m so far away, away from my home
Oh & hey did you know, today is my birthday
I miss my family, but someday they’ll see
That this the only way it’s meant to be

Yeah, I’m on my own, but no, I’m not alone
Why can’t you & your friend, why can’t you understand
That I’m going up. That I’m breaking free
I wanna makes the most with what God’s given me (so I’m)

The journey so slow & such a long way to go
& in case you didn’t know
I’m gonna stick it out to the end
I know out on what I miss, but all I have it is this
& if I end it all now, I’ll never know what’s round the bend

have I got something to lose? Is there nothing to gain?
How is it that there’s so much pleasure mixed with so much pain
Don’t wanna cry, but God tell me why
How many times must I try & try & try

Ok. So I don’t know the plan. But I’m doing the best I can
& yeah. Seems a long way for me to be, but I truly believe that this is my destiny
& I’m growing up. I’m breaking free.
I wanna figure out, why God’s given this gift to me

I’m packing my bags. I’m seeing this through
I’ll never give up, that’s one thing I’ll never do
So tell me, if you know, where I’m supposed to go
So that maybe one of these days, I can find my own way back to my heart.

Live (one of these days)

Written By: Kat Kinley

Don’t forget – after darkness there is dawn
If you’ve lost your voice, then learn brand new song
Looking lost – you will find your own way soon
If you feel left out, someday somebody will make some room so…

LIVE, DREAM, SEE
HOPE, MAKE, BE

If you’re without hope, a silver line in every cloud
If you’re all alone, no. You’re never on your own
If you wanna cry, then cry
If you feel like dying, no. One more time just try & ..

One of these days, someone’s gonna love you like they should
& soon your world, you’re gonna think that its pretty damn good
Soon you will have, you will have your roost to rule
And then nobody’s gonna think or take you for a fool

& one of these days, on your back you’ll feel the sun
You couldn’t walk before but now you’re gonna wanna run
Everyday is gonna be a good day
Blue skies & rainbows will never go away so…

Don’t forget there’s 4 footprints in the sand
& just remember you’ve always a helping hand
Don’t look down, never give up
You’ll never know how close to that half-full victory cup if you don’t…

Live – if you don’t
Dream – if you don’t
See

Hope - & you can
Make - & you will
Be

One of these days, you will have someone to love
& you’ll thank God and all the powers that be up above
& even if it rains, rain can be a good thing
Cos without the winter, there would be no spring

One of these days, you’re gonna kick the winning goal
& all those around you will shout for more, more
Never mind the rain, believe me it’s a good thing
You’re gonna raise your voice & sing & sing & sing

Company

Written By: Kat Kinley

Not answering the phone just in case you don’t call
Cos I don’t want to know
Don’t like to be kept in the dark, yet I’m afraid
Of what the light will show
I want to be told the truth oh always
But spare me your honesty
Not afraid to show you my true self
Only I don’t know the real me

I’m alone but I’m not lonely
(don’t want your company)
I’m so tired but I’m not sleepy
(don’t need your company)
Not thinking about you no not hardly
(don’t have your company)
I’m content just to sit here by myself alone & be free
I don’t need your sympathy

I’m here all alone staring out into space
But I’m not thinking of you
So many things that I’ve got planned
But I’ve got nothing to do
None of these plans involve you in any way
No I don’t think of yesterday
Don’t you know that I just don’t care for you
Not one bit, no way

I don’t love you
Want you
Need you
Have you

I’m sitting here writing away, but no thought comes to mind
Searching for a word a thought or things to say
But there is nothing that I can’t find
& I don’t want to want what I can’t have
& I know I can’t have you
I know where I’m going, & who’s going with me
But the deer knows what to do

There is Love

Written By: Kat Kinley

So you think that love has been too unkind to you
& you think that cupid has no match to find for you
therefore I guess you think that love just doesn’t exit, anymore

well I’ve got news for you
Love is right outside your doorstep
Standing there in line, alongside paid and heartache & freedom

It’ll make you cry til you’re thirsty
It’ll hurt like other pain you know
You’re gonna feel like there’s no tomorrow
You’re gonna lee like there’s nowhere to go
But love exists it’s right behind you
Love ixists it’s right in front of your eyes
All you have to do is go out & find it
All you have to do is try

& I’ve got news for you babe
love is waiting ‘round the corner
Standing there in line, alongside paid and heartache & freedom

Breathe it in let it into your soul
Let it out give it your all
Soak it up get it through to your pores
Play the game (what are you waiting for)

There is love
You can conquer your fear with it
You can follow your dreams with it
You can feel love on the coldest darkest winter’s day
You can see the sunshine through the rain

& I’ve got news for you
It can make you feel on top of the world
Although it comes with pain, it comes with heartache
There is freedom, freedom!

Nobody Loves Me

Written By: Kat Kinley

Nobody loves me
No one loves me like you do
Nobody loves me, no
No one loves me the way you do
I’m sticking with you darlin’
Gonna stick to you like superglue

Nobody lets me be
No one like you lets me be me
Nobody lets me be
No one like you makes me feel this free
When I’m you man
Feel like tarzan – me swing from tree

The clouds may be raining, but the sun still shines on you
The clouds may be raining, but on you the sun still shines through
The sky’s looking grey right now, but for you it’ll turn to blue

Talk to me baby! Whisper sweet things in my ear
Sing me a love song, whisper sweet nothings into my ear
Go on & tell me that you like me
Say the things that I want to hear

Nobody loves me baby, no one loves me like you do
Nobody loves me no, no one loves me the way you do
I’m sticking with you man. & what I say is true

Nobody Loves Me

Written By: Kat Kinley

Nobody loves me
No one loves me like you do
Nobody loves me, no
No one loves me the way you do
I’m sticking with you darlin’
Gonna stick to you like superglue

Nobody lets me be
No one like you lets me be me
Nobody lets me be
No one like you makes me feel this free
When I’m with you man
Feel like tarzan – me swing from tree

The clouds may be raining, but the sun still shines on you
The clouds may be raining, but on you the sun still shines through
The sky’s looking grey right now, but for you it’ll turn to blue

Talk to me baby! Whisper sweet things in my ear
Sing me a love song, whisper sweet nothings into my ear
Go on & tell me that you like me
Say the things that I want to hear

Nobody loves me baby, no one loves me like you do
Nobody loves me no, no one loves me the way you do
I’m sticking with you man. & what I say is true

Discography

I have just finished my album 'Company' and should be putting on my business hat v soon to tell it to the people & get my music heard by those who don't - & those who do - know me.

Set List

My album plus some new ones make up the majority of my set list. Throw in a few Meters tunes & you've pretty much got a Kat Kinley & Lava Lamp gig. Go see one. You'll like it.