Here I Am

by Soul Kata

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1.
It's summer's last call, So bring in the fall, Yet with seasons change, We still remain the same. The flowers lay to rest, As green turns to red, The leaves may change, But we still remain the same. Fixed like stars in the sky, Just you and I, Together 'til the end of time. Well the days turn into nights And darkness returns to light. Time it may change, But we still remain the same. Fixed like stars in the sky, Just you and I, Together 'til the end of time. Well the days turn into nights And darkness returns to light. Time it may change, But we still remain the same. Oh yeah, oh yeah Yeah we still remain the same.
2.
The Game 04:42
I wanna see you smile, Just a little taste of your style. I can make it worth your while, If I got a little message from you. Boy you know I dig this scene, But I'm not sure which way you lean. I don't care for fancy things, no, But I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Chorus: Why does it feel like I'm missing you? When you're new to my heart And you haven't got a clue. Where do you stand in this situation? Why does it feel like the game is done? Come on baby give me a sign. Your looks have got me out of my mind, And this void is spelled out every time. Inside my heart I feel like a fool. Chorus I'm at a loss to decid That love isn't something I hide. If only I knew what I'm feeling is true Then maybe you'd come by my side. I'm ready to take up the lead. An answer is all that I need. Just open your amrs, I'll protect you from harm, Just show your heart to me. Oh yeah. Chorus 2x
3.
Here I Am 06:00
Wipe this paint from my face, I am done with this masquerade. No more hiding what is real inside, I am through with this charade. Chorus: So here I am I'm alright. I'm not perfect, no And I put up a hell of a fight. Here I am And I'm just fine. I'm not better than you And knowing that, Gives me peace of mind. Oh yeah. I'm talking down These walls of mine. Built from outside view That finds way in. With it goes a narrow mind Well now a new thought can begin. Chorus Was so blinded by the light That had shown on me, oh. So consumed by what was right That I could now see, oh. Chorus
4.
Don't look at me that way, And don't hold me like you do. And please, Don't make me feel so safe Whenever I'm near you. Don't put my mind at ease Or make me laugh but please, Don't ever go. Don't ever go, oh no. Don't visit me in dreams, And don't linger on my mind. And please, Don't tell me such sweet things Because it makes me smile. And never get to close to me Or say that you love me so but please, Don't ever go. Don't ever go. And leave me here, Here all alone.
5.
I used to feel so low For reasons I did not know. I screamed out loud to help me Let go of this loneliness. For years it seemed I tried To fill the void inside. Who understands where we go When we need our spirits whole? Chorus: Now is the time to make things right, Groove with the sounds And clear your mind. Out with the bad And in with the good. Free us from ourselves, Now don't you think we should? Reflecting back I see Consumed by negativity. The answers clear to me Unlock the chains and we'll fly high. Jumped out into the light Darkness no longer felt right. I now hold firmly to The love you give comes backs to you. Chorus Let love into your life Fill your heart with it's light. No more sadness inside, no, no. Let us take off and fly. Chorus 2x
6.
I see the sun shining Through these lies that the people are sold. Oh how sad that we live in ignorance, It's hard to believe All these things we withstand. Looking at the problem before us, Something makes me ask Why we've seen this before. Too many hopes were taken and shattered. Now the clouds have come Covering all with it's fear. Chorus: Shed no tears 'Cause I feel the end is near And I'll join the choir for peace 'Til love is here. Oh, oh. 2x Open your eyes to your brothers Don't you see how our mothers cry? Whoever said that more violence would save us? How do we love with warm bullets in hand? Someday love will restore us. Turn off the news and grab ahold of my hand. We must teach all the children before us. Empower their minds And relieve them from fear. Chorus Oh, oh, oh. Imagine a better way No more hurt and no more pain. Imagine a better day A kind of day that'll make you say "Isn't Life Lovely?" Imagine a better dream Like the one from Martin Luther King. Imagine John Lennon's song And the people finally gettin' along. Imagine and realize your dreams Make a change for all to see. Imagine how we could be If peace grew stronger. Someday love will restore us. Turn off the news and grab ahold of my hand. We must teach all the children before us. Empower their minds And relieve them from fear. Chorus 2x
7.
I've been riding on a breeze Since I left the willow tree. I closed my eyes and let go To find the ability to see. What a strange trip it's been I've almost been to heaven. I stopped on clouds And back down again I wonder if it will end. Interlude: Well it's been some years With the ups and downs And a few times it ceased And I hit the ground. Chorus: I feel out of control As I'm tossed in the air. I've been thrown all around But this journey has no care. I feel pushed as I'm pulled And I'm stretched everywhere. I've been here all alone But this journey has no care. I find myself wishing at times That this breeze would lift me high. Carry me straight to the stars Where forever I'll be in the sky. Interlude Chorus Interlude Chorus 2x
8.
Here I am Feelin' this way, Just a little bit drained. And all I wanna do Is get on that train. Sometimes You just need to get away And break the chain. So I'll pick up And get on that train. Chorus: And feel the sun's red glow On your face; Soak in its grace. And those blue pines That frame the sky; It makes you feel alive. 'Til I realize That I'm on my way Back home. If I didn't know Where this train was goin' I wouldn't care. 'Cause I'd be Anywhere but here. Chorus
9.
What should I do Now that you're gone? Should I miss you? Why don't I miss you? What do I do If my feelings grow for someone new? Should I leave it alone? I have to leave it alone. It isn't fair to keep you hangin' on. When oh, I do love you. It isn't fair to have these dreams I dream When oh, they're not about you. How do I say What I really want to say? So I can let you go? I have to let you know. What should I do Now that you're gone? Should I miss you? Why don't I miss you? It isn't fair to keep you hangin' on. When oh, I do love you. It isn't fair to have these dreams I dream When oh, they're not about you. How do I say What I really want to say? So I can let you go? I have to let you know. What should I do Now that you're gone? Should I miss you? Why don't I miss you?
10.
More 05:53
I know that look upon your face You're asking me again today. I can see it all in your eyes so please, Won't you listen when I say... Chorus: I love you more, Than the mountains and the trees. I love you more, Than the birds and the bees. I love you more, Than the fishes in the seas. I love you, love you, love you Everyday a little more. I can sense what you're feeling. You're asking me again today. You don't even have to say a word So listen when I say... Chorus I don't know why I have to remind you, By proving my love everyday. I don't mind 'cause it's what I do, I'm loving you in every way. I understand what you're saying. You're asking me again today. And how many times I'll never know But please listen when I say... Chorus 2x
11.
Recipe 05:07
We're the kind of band That will bring home the bacon. And with the love we bring We'll know you're not fakin'. Just help yourself to this delicious buffet, And have another helping Of our lovin' souffle. Spread us on your biscuits And add us to your tea. Take a spoonful of honey And then maybe you'll see. Chocolate dip our fingers If you want somethin' sweet, We'll satisfy your hunger 'Cause our love is like a feast. Oh, oh yeah we're stirring up your soul. Chorus: We've got that lovin' recipe. We've got that lovin' recipe We've got that lovin' recipe Grill me, baste me, Baby won't you taste me? Dice up some veggies And get your salad tossed. And before you eat it We'll add our special sauce. Take off our clothes And grease us with oil. Now you've got us simmering To a slow and steady boil. Oh, oh yeah like chick soup into my soul. Chorus We'd like to share with you Our favorite recipe. Now here's the first step; Just get down on your knees. We'd like to make a tasty somethin' So we might win your heart. And I'll try hard not to far. Oh, oh yeah we're stirring up your soul. Chorus 3x

credits

released August 4, 2009

Recorded by Mike Dodge at
Embassy Studios, Seattle WA on 4/9/07

Recorded and Mixed by Isaiah B. Vering at
Delve Studios, Kent WA on 5/8/08

Mastered by John McCaig at
panicStudios, Seattle WA on 4/8/09

Produced by Nate Omdal, Katrina Wible & Josh Rawlings

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Soul Kata Seattle, Washington

Soul Kata is a powerhouse soul / pop band that delivers their original music in the spirit of Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Alicia Keys. Stemming from Mo-Town and bridging from the Stax era, Soul Kata blends their catchy and feel-good music with a nice dose of humor and a lighthearted look at relationships and life. ... more

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