Kat McGivern

Kat McGivern

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At once both silky soft and razor-sharp Kat uses infectious pop ballads to get her stories under the skin and into the hearts of her listeners. Three weeks after hitting the AC airwaves Kat McGivern’s single Kamikaze Heart is the #1 most added song on FMQB’s charts for 3weeks.

Biography

Kat McGivern is not afraid to tell you what she thinks, and you’ll definitely want to listen.

The Boston-based firecracker began her music career at age 13, performing at a local open mic night. Growing up in a family of musicians, Kat initially taught herself traditional Gaelic ballads and started classical training shortly after. Eventually her influences shifted to Bob Dylan, The Cranberries and the ultimate image chameleon, Madonna.

Abandoning classical music in college, she released her first album Armor followed by the more rock-influenced Alice Lost. Her overwhelming passion for what matters to her became a running theme in her songwriting when it came time to pen tracks for her latest EP.

“I dropped out of college so I could record my first album. Then I quit music for two years to bartend and go back to school,” Kat explains. “I realized that I couldn’t walk away from music. So I recorded My Kamikaze Heart, about my inability to walk away from the things I love.”

Released on November 23, 2010, the 7-song EP was produced by Anthony J. Resta and features the brass, assertive title track, which reached the Top 10 on FMQB’s AC Top 40 chart.

Already a multi-instrumentalist, tackling everything from vocals to guitar and keyboards, and a prolific songwriter, Kat is always looking for new outlets for her boundless creativity. She’s finalizing the launch of her own line of jewelry and trying her hand at photography. But music will always be her passion.

“I see myself a bohemian Judy Jetson with a bad attitude,” boasts Kat McGivern. In a sea of cookie-cutter pop stars, this is one girl who’s not afraid to stand out.

Lyrics

Alice Lost

Written By: Kat McGivern

Once upon a time In a land not so far away There was a little girl growing up in a world that wasn't so safe So we taught her all about cinderella and we told her there would be white knights She bathed in every sugar coated lie from the TV light Naked underneath the dormitory lights Nothing here in wonderland feels all right She's lost her ruby slippers and a piece of her mind well alice sweet girl you'll be just fine Alice it's all right Your just lost in wonderland tonight Open your eyes Sometimes love isn't right For you Cinderella Oh they didn't tell ya The prince's pre-nup it did not give her enough She's been working all these dirty nights Trying to give her princess oh a better life Naked underneath the dormitory lights Nothing here in wonderland feels all right She's lost her ruby slippers and a piece of her mind well alice sweet girl you'll be just fine Alice it's all right Your just lost in wonderland tonight Open your eyes Sometimes love isn't right For you Nothing's sacred Nothings right What once seemed wrong Now it feels right Oh sweet alice lost inside She's alone Tonight Alice it's all right Your just lost in wonderland tonight Open your eyes Sometimes love isn't right For you

End Of A Story

Written By: Kat McGivern

He grabbed a hold of me and told me I was pretty
I am cinderella and this is my story
Prince charming
He don't know
where I go
I close my eyes
wish I could fly
Away from this story
Away from my life

This is the end of the story
The end of the road
Im sorry but baby I’m going home
All of my horses they have flown
There’s too much here that I’ll never know

you’ll always be the last to know
The story’s over it’s time to go
You’ll always be my fantasy
A broken dream and a memory
you’ll always be the last to know
The story’s over it’s time to go
You’ll always be my fantasy
A broken dream and a memory

mamma sold me a story
She said “girl someday your gonna be 40”
In a darkened room
My armor is strewn
Well I just planted my roots too soon
And Romeo well he don’t know
Where I go
These dreams I hold
I close my eyes
wish I could fly
Away from this story
Away from my life

This is the end of the story
The end of the road
Im sorry but baby I’m going home
All of my horses they have flown
There’s too much here that I’ll never know

you’ll always be the last to know
The story’s over it’s time to go
You’ll always be my fantasy
A broken dream and a memory
you’ll always be the last to know
The story’s over it’s time to go
You’ll always be my fantasy
A broken dream and a memory

Label me

Written By: Kat McGivern

Label Me
By Kat McGivern

Label this comfortable
Let’s call it, Impossible
Let’s fake it, Even though it’s real
And in the final hours I’ll know how you feel

I want more than a boyfriend
More than your trust
More than the labels you’re sticking on us
Don’t want the sun, not the moon
Boy don’t you give me the stars
Baby I just want your heart

Label me
Come on baby tie me down
Make sure I’m not running around
Let’s work it
Till it’s nothing but dust
And all that we have is useless trust

I want more than a boyfriend
More than your trust
More than the labels you’re sticking on us
Don’t want the sun, not the moon
Boy don’t you give me the stars
Baby I just want your heart

This ain’t a game and I’m not a prize
So don’t tell me lies
It’s not a compromise, no I won’t sacrifice
It’s got to be right

Label us comfortable and we will be
Miserable

I want more than a boyfriend
More than your trust
More than the labels you’re sticking on us
Don’t want the sun, not the moon
Boy don’t you give me the stars
Baby I just want your heart

Dance With The Devil

Written By: Kat McGivern

Momma always said, Choose the one that loves me best
In this great big world, it’s been easy to forget
But here you are, you’re standing by my side
All my wrong turns, suddenly seem right

Sometimes you gotta dance with the devil if you wanna find the light
Be so wrong, you figure out what’s right
In my darkest hour you’re the one who shown so bright
If loving you is wrong
I don’t wanna be right

All those other boys
They feel like little toys
When I’m lying in your arms and your love has been deployed
Well practice makes perfect and my love I know you’re worth it
Now that we’re grown, they’re just lessons that I know

Sometimes you gotta dance with the devil if you wanna find the light
Be so wrong, you figure out what’s right
In my darkest hour you’re the one who shown so bright
If loving you is wrong
I don’t wanna be right

I don’t care if I’m right, as long as I’m right by your side
I don’t care if I’m wrong, as long as I’m right because I’m by your side

Sometimes you gotta dance with the devil if you wanna find the light
Be so wrong, you figure out what’s right
In my darkest hour you’re the one who shown so bright
If loving you is wrong
I don’t wanna be right

Dance with the devil
Momma always said
Dance with the devil

Momma always said
Dance with the devil

Kamikaze Heart

Written By: Kat McGivern

I’m so fed up I just can’t get up to go and leave
I’m so broken I can’t find another vein to bleed
And I’m so sorry that you’ll reap the benefit of this
Cuz baby I don’t give a shit

I’ve got a kamikaze heart it keeps falling apart
But that don’t make me yours
I’ve got a kamikaze heart and it keeps falling apart
Cuz it don’t know what I’m fighting for

The truth is that I know
I can do much better
Cuz all your excuses are really not that clever
And my girlfriends say, you’re just a storm I’ve got to weather
And I’d be better off, staying home

I’ve got a kamikaze heart it keeps falling apart
But that don’t make me yours
I’ve got a kamikaze heart and it keeps falling apart
Cuz it don’t know what I’m fighting for

How could I not read the writing on the wall
Look deep before I leap, slow down before I fall
I’ve got a fire bomb and it’s beating in my chest
This twisted little pilot well he thinks he knows what’s best

I’m so fed up, you fucked up
Just get up and go, now leave
I’m so fed up the truth is, I just can’t believe

I’ve got a kamikaze heart it keeps falling apart
But that don’t make me yours
I’ve got a kamikaze heart and it keeps falling apart
Cuz it don’t know what I’m fighting for

Discography

Armor (2004)
Alice Lost ( 2006)
My Kamikaze Heart (2010)
KAndy Pop ( Coming Summer 2011)

Set List

Kamikaze Heart
Dance with the devil
We're just Keystrokes
Label me
Decorated
Fall to pieces
Chasing A Dream
White Lies
The End of the story
Burn it down
Decorated
Napoleon
Hit It and Quit it
Mr. Sleazy
The Man
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Most of the songs preformed are Kat’s originals however; on occasion she may throw in covers.