Confusion Unlimited

by Kate Maki (2003)

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"Electric guitar wizardry, organs that sound like they were dragged out of a church basement in Sudbury, homey lap steel and sweet viola riffs, Maki spins a set of homespun alt-country folk-rock ditties that go down easy, like Southern Comfort and root beer." - NOW TORONTO

"There's something disarming about her gently fluttering country-folk delivery." - UNCUT

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released September 1, 2003

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In the summer of 2003, Sudburian Kate Maki made the bold decision to leave her comfortable job as a grade school teacher and set out to pursue a career in music. Her first record, CONFUSION UNLIMITED, was a spark, the genesis of a voice, intrinsic and entirely her own. Recorded in Ottawa, Ontario by Dave Draves during the after school hours of the winter and spring of 2003, the songs took shape with help from friends (the Levecque brothers) and local talent (Jim Bryson, Fred Guignion). Originally intended as a Christmas gift for her family, the album earned favourable reviews for its mix of folk rock and alt-country and quickly sold out its initial printing.

All songs written by Kate Maki
Produced by Kate Maki and Dave Draves
Recorded and mixed by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn in Ottawa, Ontario
Mastered by Noah Mintz at The Lacquer Channel
Cover photo by Judy Maki
Artwork by Leila Younis
Format: CD/digital

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Track Name: Over
Over

You welcomed me in
Opened up your heart
Now I’m some awful sin
You’ve left back at the start
It’s all over for me now
I can’t stop thinking about you now
It’s all over for me now
I’m sure we did connect
And made a silent deal
How could you forget
The way I made you feel
It’s all over for me now
I can’t stop thinking about you now
It’s all over for me now
I should have been aware
That I’d be left behind
You never really cared
And can’t make up your mind
I wish you well my friend
Only the best of times
I guess this is the end
I’m reading all the signs
It’s all over for me now
I can’t stop thinking about you now
It’s all over for me now
Track Name: Out Back
Out Back

I remember every single word
And I’m sure you do too
I know it was kind of absurd
But it was all true
I think everybody heard
It was hard not to
You can rest assured
I was trying to hurt you
Meet me out back
And we can go toe to toe
I’ll race you down the track
How far will you go
You never even washed a dish
And you ate all my food
I often used to wish
You’d change your attitude
You’re completely selfish
Absolutely rude
I hoped it wouldn’t come to this
But it’s too late to elude
Meet me out back
And we can go toe to toe
I’ll race you down the track
How far will you go
To steal the show
To steal the show
To steal the show
Track Name: Strangest Dream
Strangest Dream

I had the strangest dream last night
I could not believe my sight
There you were lying next to me
So happy to be set free
It’s been so long since I’ve felt you near
I’ve been lonesome and drowning in tears
I need to know where it is that you go
Off on your own far away from home
There’s no way to reach you
No number to call
Except in my dreams that’s all
You asked if I missed you and I said for sure
You’re the only one solid and pure
And everthing is wrong now that you’re not around
You’re nowhere to be found
I need to know where it is that you go
Off on your own far away from home
There’s no way to reach you
No number to call
Except in my dreams that’s all
This morning I woke up and rolled out of bed
With an aching in my head
The sun is high and shining bright
But I can’t wait to sleep tonight
I need to know where it is that you go
Off on your own far away from home
There’s no way to reach you
No number to call
Except in my dreams that’s all
Track Name: Many Thanks
Many Thanks

I thank the earth for this country
I thank history for my family
I thank Gibson for the SG
And I thank you for leaving me
I thank the sky for sunsets
I thank my friends for no regrets
I thank Malborough for cigarettes
And I thank you for leaving me in debt
I thank the future for what might be
I thank today for what I see
I thank Labatt for 50
And I thank you for leaving me
Leaving me
Track Name: Mid March Blues
Mid March Blues

Gonna break out of here and leave all my things
Gonna turn and change everything
Gonna shoot for the moon and land in the stars
Gonna follow advice from my heart
Oh well I’ve tried for so long
I still don’t know where I belong
But at least I know now
It’s far away from here
Gonna break off of you and leave you behind
Gonna throw away all that time
Gonna stop all this thinking and put you on the shelf
Gonna start to feel better about myself
Oh well I’ve tried for so long
I still don’t know where I belong
But at least I know now
It’s far away from you
Oh well I’ve tried for so long
I still don’t know where I belong
But at least I know now
It’s far away from here
At least I know now
It’s far away from here
Track Name: To Be Good
To Be Good

I’m obsessive, a bit possessive
I don’t know when to stop and when to be aggressive
I’m a mess, can’t handle stress
I don’t know when to lie and when to confess
I know I should
And I think I could
Try a little harder
To be good
I’m lazy, often hazy
I don’t know when I’m sane and when I’m acting crazy
I’m a crab, all things drab
I don’t know when to drive and when to hail a cab
I know I should
And I think I could
Try a little harder
To be good
I’m obsessive, a bit possessive
I don’t know when to stop and when to be aggressive
I’m a mess, can’t handle stress
I don’t know when to lie and when to confess
I know I should
And I think I could
Try a little harder
To be good
I know I should
And I think I could
Try a little harder
To be good
To be good
Track Name: Home
Home

I’ve been across the country
I’ve been lost and found and hungry
And when I’m tired
I go back home
Where I’m not alone
Where the smoke spills and rises high
The sun sets and colours the sky
There’s something in the air
And I’m happy there
I’ve been down the highway
I’ve been back and forth and astray
And when I’m tired
I go back home
Where I’m not alone
Where the water is clear and reflects the moon
The waves carry a mystery tune
There’s something in the lakes
Make no mistake
I’ve been east and west
I’ve been first and last and guest
And when I’m tired
I go back home
Where I’m not alone
Where the wind is warm and gently it blows
The seasons change and quickly it snows
There’s something in the air
And I’m happy there
Track Name: All Things Passed
All Things Passed

I play it over and over again
That same scene from way back when
We’re in the room behind the mountain
Waiting for you to plug in
With the red light shining
And the smoke fumes blinding
From all things passed
I hear it over and over again
That same story from beginning to end
But it’s still so unclear
Why you’ve been taken away from here
To a place unknown
That can’t be shown
With all things passed
I say it time and time again
It was so much better then
Now I’m living in waves
And fighting off craves
Of all things passed
I’m living in waves
And fighting off craves
Of all things passed
Track Name: Miles From Nowhere
Miles From Nowhere

Another day has begun
Before the rising sun
Your feet hurt and your hands are stained
Your body aches and your mind is drained
But there’s no way around
So you stop and stare
And take in the Northern air
You’re miles from nowhere
And you don’t have to care
Another day left to travel
Before it all unravels
You can see it, it’s in the distance
You approach with resistance
But there’s no way around
So you stop and stare
And take in the Northern air
You’re miles from nowhere
And you don’t have to care
At the end of the day
You watch the sun set across the bay
And you know you’ll be okay
If you stop and stare
And take in the Northern air
When you’re miles from nowhere
When you’re miles from nowhere
You don’t have to care
You don’t have to care
When you’re miles from nowhere