Zoe Bicat

Zoe Bicat

BandPop

Lyrical delicate and raw folk-rock with original string arrangements and words to chew on

Biography

http://zoebicat.com/online_bio/Bio.htm

Lyrics

These Are My Hands

Written By: Zoe Bicat

Verse 1:
I meant to cross to you
In the passageway
I meant to speak to you
With the face I made

I meant to show myself
Before the line was drawn
The line you drew yourself
At the final call

Bridge:
I meant to hold you
With the door swung to
I meant to close you
From the cold that grew
I meant to mean to you
What you moved in me
What the sounds that got through
Only helped demean

Chorus:
These are my hands for you
After the pause
Coming through like wings
This is my hope for you
After the falll
Should have pulled it in

Verse 2:
I left in one mind
In another stayed
And the one was occupied
While the other strayed

The mind I stayed with
Made your image last
But the mind I left with
Knew the die was cast

Bridge:
Outside the sun fell
And the buildings rose
The streetlamps lit themselves
And the darkness glowed
I meant to let you
Into all I'd seen
What the sounds that got through
Only helped demean

Chorus:
These are my hands for you
After the pause
Coming through like wings
This is my hope for you
After the falll
Should have pulled it in

Red Stream

Written By: Zoe Bicat

V 1:
I asked a yellow bird
Said where are you going
It said, I'm crossing to the side
You can't follow me, you're living

V 2:
I said, I don't care much for life
I've tried but I can't get near
There's a blue stream runs through me
I've been swimming
But I just can't reach the sea

Chorus:
Red stream
Cutting up the blue
Will you take me to the shore
If I give this life to you?

V3:
Yellow bird sang overhead
You can't trust the red stream
If it takes you to the shore
You will never see the ocean

V4:
I said, have you felt this weight
I've held it for a hundred miles
Now it starts to pull me in
Let me come across
And put it down

V5:
Yellow bird said don't stop now
Open your hand and see
Let go and you'll still be here
You can watch the rest
As it drifts downstream

Chorus:
Red stream
Cutting up the blue
Will you take me to the shore
If I give my life to you?

Red stream
Cutting up the blue
Gonna reach the open sea
I can't give this life to you

Back From You

Written By: Zoe Bicat

Back From You

V1
Back, back from the flight
Back from the west coast light
Back from the doorways and bars
Back from the islands so far from view
Back from you

V2
Back, back from before
Back from what mattered more
Back from the eyes that we hid
Back from the bad things we did not do
Back from you

- Instrumental bridge -

Chorus:
All that time losing my way
I knew it would come in useful some day
For those years
Holding on to the seed I’d found
Out by the Pacific is where I finally gave it to the ground
To the ground

V3
Back, back from the dream
Back from the way it seemed
Back from the long distance hook
Back from the brink that it took me to
Back from you

V4
Back, back from the shows
Back from the mountain snow
Back from the blossoming trees
Back from belief I was free to choose
Back from you

V5
Back, back from the stage
Back from her unturned page
Back from the short sweet respite
Back from the heart I was right to lose
Back from you

- Instrumental bridge -

Chorus:
All that time losing my way
I knew it would come in useful some day
For those years
Holding on to seed I’d found
Out by the Pacific is where I finally gave it to the ground
To the ground

Discography

Commercial release on Lo Recordings in 2005 with 'Toob' on the album 'How To Spell Toob', 3 co-writes and the single 'After'.

Set List

6 - 8 songs in a support set, 10 in a headlining set, a typical set in 2008 would be 'Flames', 'Modern Soul', 'Red Stream', 'After', 'Fairground', 'Bluesong'. No covers, all originals.