Head In The Sand

by Kate Maki (2016)

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1.
Keep Right 02:42
Keep Right It's too soon to tell Will I go straight to hell Will I go straight to hell It's too soon to tell Lord knows I've tried To keep right on my side To keep right on my side Lord knows I've tried Only you can see What you've done to me Only you Only you Only you It's life or death Is it right or is it left Is it right or is it left It's life or death Only I can see What's become of me Only me Only me Only me
2.
Head In The Sand Say it isn't so That my body doesn't know What it's doing Sometime in the night It tied my mind to a kite Without knowing So hard to see what's there From way up in the air Say it isn't time For my body to get in line With my spine I see it on your face In the silence you displace I am drowning So hard to hear a sound From way down underground Say it isn't fair For the ground to meet the air Where I stand Hurricane wind Carry me within Or bury me in the sand In the sand In the sand Head in the sand
3.
Before It Began You and I melt faster than the snow Fall harder than the rain Burn brighter than the sun You and I move faster than the clouds Blow harder than the wind Shine brighter than the stars You and I won't make it til the end I say time and time again It was over before it began
4.
Nobody's Queen I'm on the edge I'm in between I lost the crown I'm nobody's queen When I woke up I closed my eyes I lost the edge Gave up the prize And here I sit Awake in dream It's in my sights Painted on the screen And if I go To what I see Will you be king And make me a queen
5.
When I'm Lonesome You took the stars from the sky You placed them in your eyes I can't see At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when I need them to guide me At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when I need them to see You took the words from my mouth You sang them to the sky I can't speak At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when I need them to comfort me At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when I need them to speak You took the leaves from the trees You placed them in the ground I can't breathe At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when the wind comes howling At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when I need them to breathe You took the heart from my chest You sank it out at sea I can't feel At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when the world comes knocking At night when I'm lonesome At night when I'm free At night when I need it to be
6.
September Sun Go away September sun It's too late the season is done Watching you behind the gate Watching as you hesitate In the morning through the trees Lying in your light's disease Wishing you were not afraid Wishing that you would have stayed Shine on September sun I’m sorry for all the things I’ve done It's too dark without your light A little is a lot of might Flowers hang it's time to fall Cancer is growing up the wall You are not the only one Every star is a burning sun
7.
This Place 02:51
This Place I don't have many friends left In this place They hear me when I holler In my sleep I don't have any love left In this place I hear him when he hollers In my head I don't have much time left In this place I hear it's time to wake up From this dream
8.
Let It Run 01:37
Let It Run Stay away from me now If you don't want to hear it I'm going to let it run Let it run Stay away from that man If you don't want to lose it He's going to run away Run away Stay away from that place If you don't want to need it It's going to fade away Fade away
9.
Dark Water 02:35
Dark Water When I think to myself No one else Knows how it felt Just you In the deep dark water In the hot black sun When I decide to go One last show No one will know Just you In the deep dark corner Of my cold blue eye When I think of that day Did I say There's no one else Just you In the deep dark corner Of my cold, cold heart
10.
So Long 01:53
So Long You call but I don't answer you My words would be untrue And I don't need to be reviewed I drive so I don't have to hear That ringing in my ear One more day to live in fear I know I've done you wrong It's been going on so long I try so hard to understand You're a kind and loving man But I can't change the way I am I know I've done you wrong It's been going on so long So long So long So long
11.
Mother Ship 02:33
Mother Ship It gets harder and harder each day I get further, further away I keep trying, trying I do To get back, get back to you I've been lost, lost at sea I've been drowning, drowning in misery I keep sailing, sailing by the shore Can't go back, go back anymore Let it go, let it go, let it be What it was, what it was is not for me The wind, the wind will change The loss, the loss will stay the same

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"Recorded reel-to-reel in her North Ontario home, Maki's short, sweet, sixth album is a folk-Americana gem." - MOJO

"Maki twists and untwists hearts like few others, and HEAD IN THE SAND is one of those lonesome, troubled albums that comforts as it unloads its baggage." - NOW TORONTO

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released May 20, 2016

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Recorded and mixed, predominately in the spring of 2015, at home in Copper Cliff, Ontario with Maki’s husband and audio scientist, Fred Squire, HEAD IN THE SAND is the songwriter’s sixth record since quitting her full time teaching job in 2003. Despite small basement quarters, the couple managed to create a most compelling and expansive sounding record using a 70s eight track tape machine, an 80s mixing console, a few decent microphones, and a borrowed spring reverb unit. Friend and master timekeeper, Nathan Lawr, played drums on the majority of the record, steering the songs in new and engaging directions. Maki and Squire played the rest of the instruments themselves whenever they could afford the time between raising their two young children and Squire’s hectic university schedule. By keeping the arrangements sparse, and embracing a standard rock formation of guitars, bass, drums, and occasional organ or piano, they allowed Maki’s captivating vocals to become the focal point. Written mostly in 2009 during a tempestuous time for Maki, the songs examine prevailing matters of the human condition, including infidelity, defeat, loneliness, acceptance, and atonement.

All songs written and produced by Kate Maki
Recorded by Fred Squire in Copper Cliff, Ontario
Mixed by Fred Squire with Kate Maki
Mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering
Photo by Clayton Turner at Lee's Palace
Artwork by Emily Waugh with Paul Henderson
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