KD Forrestal

KD Forrestal

 Palm Harbor, Florida, USA
BandFolkChristian

Folk Rock with New Age and Classical influences and a Christian message. Ambient and hypnotic.

Biography

My story began as a child with both parents being professional vocalists. Mom was a soprano with a theatrical style. Dad was a bass/baritone with a Classical style. As a youth, he was offered a scholarship to Julliard, but my grandmother wouldn't let him go. She was a widowed single mother and needed his help. By the time I was 7 years old, my mother had suffered several nervous breakdowns, and my parents were divorced. My dad tried to raise us, but failed. I tried to take on the mother role, but failed. At 13, we we were split and put in foster homes. It was about this time when I was trying out for choir, but did not follow through because of a lack of self esteem and a reaction to the crisis in my life. I did not realize at the time that I had given up a very part of my being. At the age of 42, I resdiscovered my passion for singing and began to take lessons. I have pursued it with all my heart ever since. In the past 2 years I have learned how to write and record songs and play some keyboard. I was married for the second time in 2008 to a singer/songwriter/guitarist. My husband has been in the music business for over 20 years and has his own style and platform. He plays guitar for me and sings some duets and I sing backup on his music. We work around one another's scedueles and support and embrace our differences.
My music is emotional and from experience. It has been called ambient and hypnotic. My goal has been to produce a supernatural feeling that takes one away to another place.
Some of my influences are Sarah Maclachlan, Sinead O'Connor, Pink, Stevie Nicks, Twila Paris and Audrey Assad.

Lyrics

Healing Garden

Written By: KD Forrestal

The truth
The a way
The light for each day
He's everything
You need for the way
A fountain, a spring
A priest and a king
Come follow me His way

Chorus

Come to His healing garden
Bring all your cares to him
He will be the wave
Washes away your pain
He will be the wind
Lifts you above the rain
Come to His healing garden
Be Free

Verse 2

One God
For all
He answered the call
He paved the way
Amend for the fall
Our savior, Our Lord
Our spirits restored
Come follow me His way

Chorus

Let it Be

Written By: KD Forrestal

Tears cried through the night
Alone and in the dark
Empty feeling
Living with a broken heart
Lost and so forlorn
Then you came along

Shook me like a storm
Carried me away
Heights I'd never even known until that day
Sent from Heaven
A gift from God above
Thank you Father, for sending me his love

Chorus

Let this love be like a fire
That burns the whole night through
May our lives reflect your glory
And be pleasing Lord to you
Let us share a life of joy
For all the world to see
Let it be, Let it be, Let it be
Ooohh, Let it be

verse 2

Hurt so many times
Let go of my past
Couldnt even know
If this love was gonna last
Bind my heart to his
Make him ever true
May our lives be like an offering to you

Chorus

Insanity

Written By: KD Forrestal

When I was a little child
I knew I shouldn’t play with fire
Don’t run too fast
Don’t jump on that
But man I wanted to get higher

Chorus
You told me, but I didn’t listen
Now I got bruises
Now I got scars
Why oh why don’t I listen
Why do I keep going round and round

Verse 2
You think I would have learned by now
The good advice you tried to sow
Don’t follow that crowd
They’ll take you down
But man I didn’t want to know

Chorus

So finally I learned to bow
It’s your will that I want, not mine
Let go of pride
Apologize
And man my life got turned around

You love me, when I don’t deserve it
The bruises are healing
The scars fade away
Why, oh why did you do it
Thank you Lord Jesus, for making the way

Chorus

Close the Door

Written By: KD Forrestal

Close the Door
One more time
One More Way
Ease his pain, save the day
Gave all you had
He threw it away
Don’t let the future be the same

Chorus

Well you know he’s got a problem
You can’t do this anymore
Show him his need
Convince him to be free

Pre Chorus
What you gonna do?
What you gonna say?
Will you help him throw his life away?
Are you getting tired?
Have you had enough?
Don’t you know you both will pay.

Chorus
2nd verse

Close the door
Don’t let it in
Break the chains in your soul
Walk away
Don’t play the game
There is a better way

Chorus

Light of the Sun and the Moon

Written By: KD Forrestal

The Light of the Sun and the Moon

Who said you weren’t good enough
You gave all you had
Who's been treating you so rough
You know that's wrong
What's led you to thoughts of despair
Following you like shadows
Chase them away

Chorus
Take your thoughts captive
Replace them with truth
The darkness cannot overcome the light
Embrace the love, resist the night
He’ll heal your broken heart
And bind up your wounds
He’s the light of the sun and the moon

Spirit o Heaviness
Creeping in again
Wrapping all around your chest
Smothers your soul
Cradling you it's deceptive lair
How can you escape
A garment of praise

Chorus

Discography

I am working on completing my first CD, Healing Garden. This CD will have 9 tracks, 5 of these are dowloaded here.