Kim Keating

Kim Keating

 Washington, Washington, D.C., USA
BandR&BSoul

Kim Keating is a Washington, DC-based emerging singer-songwriter whose songs are infused with a passionate sense of love, loss and the sublime joy of living life. Kims powerful and soulful vocal delivery is most often compared to fellow singer-songwriting influences, Norah Jones and Sade.

Biography

Kim Keating is a Washington, DC-based emerging singer-songwriter whose songs are infused with a passionate sense of love, loss and the sublime joy of living life. Kims powerful and soulful vocal delivery is most often compared to fellow singer-songwriting influences, Norah Jones and Sade.
Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Kim was exposed to jazz and gospel music at an early age. Her music - a blend of rhythmic piano, jazz and neo-soul undercurrents, reflects her unique musical upbringing. Saturday nights were spent at the local live music club, where eight-year-old Kim watched her nephew, Art Porter Jr., the late jazz saxophonist, perform with his father, Art Porter Sr., a renowned jazz pianist and accompanist for Carmen McCrae. Sunday mornings were spent in church, where Kim played the piano and sang in the choir with her family.
After high school, Kim put her musical talents on the back-burner, and pursued a different, more traditionally left-brain path: getting a job in New York on Wall Street, earning an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and starting a successful consulting firm.
But Kims love of music never left her, even as she focused on her business career and family. During the years when she didnt perform, Kim funneled her creative energies into writing songs that told the complex stories of human emotions. She formed a band - SonicFlow - with her husband and a group of friends. Kim is SonicFlow's lead singer; the popular band performs in the Washington metropolitan area and plays many of Kim's original songs, as well as covers by a wide variety of artists.
Nothing excites Kim more than writing new material, singing her heart out on stage, and presenting her songs to fans who love music as much as she does.

Lyrics

Heartbreak

Written By: Kim Keating


Verse I
I opened my heart
To feel your love
I thought with you I’d be safe
You took my Trust
And Twisted my Heart
All I could feel was the pain
Chorus
Heartbreak
Heartbreak
Verse 2
I cried out loud
To your deaf ears
My heart ached
I was Blinded by tears
My love was true
You threw it away
You said it was me
I felt my heart break
Chorus
Heartbreak
Heartbreak
Bridge
When I’m all alone
I feel broken
I dry my tears
But the hurt just keeps on growing
Until I look inside and find the strength to keep going
Verse 3
Time heals all wounds
That’s what they say
But I know my heart
Will never be the same
I will love again and I will be free
Of this heavy heart you ‘ve put on me
Chorus
Heartbreak
Heartbreak
Heartbreak
Heartbreak

In the Way

Written By: Kim Keating

Introduction

What is it that stands in the way? The way of justice.

Verse I

On a hot and summer day.
A cop was killed, and by the way
They arrested the wrong man
Put Troy on death row with no chance

Verse II

Millions came to his defense
The courts and lawyers made no sense.
Twenty years in jail
Each appeal would fail

Chorus

Something’s in the way.
Something’s in the way.
We all hoped
And we all prayed
That Troy would be saved.
Something’s got in the way
Of Justice

Bridge

We all belong to the human race
Our fears we have to face.

Verse III:

Lawyers fought day and night.
We all stood (right) by (his) Troy’s side
The facts were never clear
The witnesses spoke out of fear.

Verse IV:

So now we must fight the fight.
Remember Troy who lost his life
There are others we know (who are).
Innocent and with no hope.

Chorus

Something’s in the way.
Something’s in the way.
We all hoped
And we all prayed
That Troy would be saved
Something’s got in the way
Of Justice
The way of justice
The way of justice
Way

Surrendering

Written By: Kim Keating

Verse 1
When I’m alone and
I think of you
I close my eyes
You come into view
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, Surrendering
Verse 2
I know a place
Where hearts can be true
Where freedom lives
Where love runs through
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, Surrendering
Chorus
You know you’re my everything
Your hope your hurts your dreams
What we need is not a mystery
It’s just surrendering
Verse 3
Come to me now
I know you can see
There’s nothing but love
Between you and me
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, Surrendering
Chorus
You know you’re my everything
Your hope your hurts your dreams
What we need is not a mystery
It’s just surrendering
Bridge
What I feel you feel it too
Yeah I know you feel it too
Feel it too
Feel it too
Verse 4
Where are we now
That life has begun
I’m ready to live
Together as one
Oh yeah
Oh yeah , Surrendering
Chorus
You know you’re my everything
Your hope your hurts your dreams
What we need is not a mystery
It’s just surrendering
I know a place
Yeah I know a place
I know a place where we can be one
Surrendering