Demo Sessions

by Katie Trotta

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Demo Sessions is a collection of songs recorded over the span of two years. From 2007 to 2009, while home on breaks from Berklee, Katie made her way into the studio to lay down demos of several of her new songs.

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released March 3, 2009

Katie Trotta - piano/vocals

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Katie Trotta Indianapolis, Indiana

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Track Name: Without You
it's cold, I'm in my winter boots
and the sky, it isn't blue, it's grey, so grey
I roam through the city streets alone
it's just me and my memories

our bed is too big without you
my stomach feels sick without you
I'm just not right without you
I breathe in

I stand surrounded by silence
barefoot, in my apartment I scream
just to fill the space

our bed is too big without you
my stomach feels sick without you
I'm just not right without you
I breathe in

1 2 3 4 every breath escapes from my mouth
1 2 3 4 go the days I don't want to count
I don't want to count

our bed is too big without you
my stomach feels sick without you
I'm just not right without you
I breathe in
Track Name: Fighting Gravity
maybe this, maybe this is for the best
and in time, in time this ache will subside
I'll get used to sleeping alone again
I won't expect your voice on the other end

I've been upside-down and inside-out
I twist and I turned myself about fighting gravity
I loved you so and I love you still
I'm sure somehow I always will
but I can't fight gravity

you and me, we were quite a sight to be seen
opposites in every way and every sense
and we tried bending rules that will never break
with our eyes to the sky but we stayed in place

I've been upside-down and inside-out
I twist and I turned myself about fighting gravity
I loved you so and I love you still
I'm sure somehow I always will
but I can't fight gravity

if you ever cross my mind
if my gaze should find the skies
I'll imagine I once dance in the stars with you

I've been upside-down and inside-out
I twist and I turned myself about fighting gravity
I loved you so and I love you still
I'm sure somehow I always will
but I can't fight gravity
Track Name: Wait For Me
how'd I get here so fast
did time suddenly speed up
can I take a big step back
reverse the clock
I'm running out of precious time now
I'm running out of precious time

the moon never did ask my opinion
and the earth wouldn't stop spinning for me
no, the sun turned the other cheek
and just kept on rising
now I'm caught in between
time wait for me

gotta keep both feet on the ground
and this train on its tracks
just like dominoes falling down
the years quickly pass
it's one right after the last one
each falling into the next

the moon never did ask my opinion
and the earth wouldn't stop spinning for me
no, the sun turned the other cheek
and just kept on rising
now I'm caught in between
time wait

I'm looking to the sun, the sky, the stars
and everything in between
I'm begging for an ounce of mercy here
a little sympathy
but do they hear me, can the hear me
can they hear me at all screaming out loud

the moon never did ask my opinion
and the earth wouldn't stop spinning for me
no, the sun turned the other cheek
and just kept on rising
now I'm caught in between
time wait for me
Track Name: In The Morning Light
I never knew this could happen
and I could feel like I'm drowning on dry land
and the truth could break me
your words could take me
to a depth I never wanna reach again
guess it's not enough to love you
no it's not enough

take me back, take me home
I'm not ready to let go
come with me, stay with me tonight
all I need is one more chance
one more kiss, one last dance
and in the morning light
we'll say goodbye

tied and twisted, I'm worn and restless
confused as ever and completely alone
and I keep asking the same damn question
how could I have been so wrong
but in your eyes I found sweet solace
and in your arms tangled up a beautiful mess

take me back, take me home
I'm not ready to let go
come with me, stay with me tonight
all I need is one more chance
one more kiss, one last dance
and in the morning light
we'll say goodbye
Track Name: Make This Right
I've been like this for days
quiet as stone, hidden away from the world
I try forcing sleep to escape my thoughts
for a moment, I need time to stop
can I freeze this frame for now
let it start back up when I know how to make this right

you've been like for days
angry as fire, taking it out on the world
you're a violent display of love gone array
and it's getting worse with time
could you please just try to calm down
I promise I will figure out how to make this right
how to make this right

I had the wheel, I let it go
I watched us spin out of control
it was all on me
I had the wheel, I let it go
I watched us spin out of control
it was all on me

we've been like this for days
distant as stars at opposite ends of the world
can we bridge this rift in us
will you ever learn to trust that I will make this right
I'll make this right
I'm gonna make this right
I'll make this right
Track Name: Shift
tonight I am gonna be a little reckless
I'm letting go of the wheel and the direction
I want you to lay your hands on me
you have my permission to take the drivers seat
take the drivers seat
oh, cause I'm ready for
push the pedal down one hundred miles per hour

take me out, let's go for a ride, let's go for a ride
oh, I'm gonna hold on tight
in the passengers side
as you shift into drive

I'm breathing it all, I take in the scenery
my body is buzzing as we pick speed
and I can't deny the thrill of the moment
it gets me so high

take me out, let's go for a ride, let's go for a ride
oh, I'm gonna hold on tight
in the passengers side
as you shift into drive

oh, cause I'm ready for
push the pedal down one hundred miles per hour

take me out, let's go for a ride, let's go for a ride
oh, I'm gonna hold on tight
in the passengers side
as you shift into drive
Track Name: Find You Again
the water's gone cold, red turned to grey
soaked to the bone, I tried to wash my sins away
what a dirty mess of a tangled web I've become
now with both hands clasped
I'm praying, begging please God, undo what I've done

I can't stand to face you in the state I am
please keep your distance from me
someday this storm will end
and I will find you again

the air's growing thinner and the sky is hanging low
if I surrender my body, could the earth swallow me whole
I jumped off the ledge, I reveled in the rush
but the ground came quick
now I'm shaking, I'm shivering, I'm stunned
oh, God, what have I done

I can't stand to face you in the state I am
please keep your distance from me
someday this storm will end
and I will find you again
Track Name: Lifeline
will you be okay, will you be alright
I could stay here till morning
I could stay all night
I could tell you, your world, no it ain't gonna end
tomorrow's a new day, you start all over again

you can wrap my arms around you anytime
you can wear me like a vest, I'll be your lifeline
I'll keep you afloat in this wicked world
you can be at rest just knowing I'm here

did the world deceive you
has life been unkind
did time go too quickly, leaving you lost and left behind
do you feel out of place even in your own skin
like every day is a battle and you're not sure if you can win

you can wrap my arms around you anytime
you can wear me like a vest, I'll be your lifeline
I'll keep you afloat in this wicked world
you can be at rest just knowing

you can wrap my arms around you
I can be your lifeline
I will keep you afloat
I promise, I promise

you can wrap my arms around you anytime
you can wear me like a vest, I'll be your lifeline
I will keep you afloat in this wicked world
you can be at rest just knowing I'm here
Track Name: Pain And Misery
I, I found a loophole
in your mind, now I'm inside
and I'm gonna loosen up a few screws
just to kill the time
and you never knew what you were getting yourself into
but baby loving me means pain and misery

you, you thought that I something
oh so sweet and lovely
you didn't have a clue
oh you, you made this much too easy
all you wanted was to please and I was out to ruin you
and, I know it's sick to find such pleasure in your suffering
but baby loving me means pain and misery

well now, our story comes to an end
your heart's completely broken
the pieces drip out your eyes
oh, now I can find another victim and in time I will convince him
I am the love of his life
and I won't apologize for what I've done, for this twisted crime
baby loving me, oh baby loving me means pain and misery
Track Name: When I Go
black hanging on the ceiling
shadows painted on the walls
I can feel the pressure mounting
as it pins me to the floor
it ain't natural to feel so conflicted
no, it ain't natural to feel the way I do

when it's all said and done and I'm miles from home
when I pack all my things and I leave on my own
when I'm gone from your sight and I'm far, far away
you should know that when I go I will miss you the most

I know it's been a long time coming
but somehow this all seems too soon
this is exactly what I wanted
I just wish you could come too
just promise me this isn't goodbye forever
no this is just so long, until next time, I'll be seeing you later

when it's all said and done and I'm miles from home
when I pack all my things and I leave on my own
when I'm gone from your sight and I'm far, far away
you should know that when I go I will miss you the most

as you fade away in the rear view
I'll hold on tightly to every memory of you
the memory of you

when it's all said and done and I'm miles from home
when I pack all my things and I leave on my own
when I'm gone from your sight and I'm far, far away
you should know that when I go
do you know that when I go I will miss you the most
Track Name: Rewind
I thought that you should know I'm not mad anymore
you'd probably like to hear I forgave you a long time ago
and as a matter of fact, I'm missing you every day
and there still are times I wish things had never even changed, changed
but they did

are you still confused, and are you hanging on to hope
or did you dismiss me a long time ago
do you ever question if you had just swallowed your pride
would I be writing this song, would I still be in your life, your life
would I be

can we stop the time and push rewind, go back to that night
I would stop myself, I never would have felt the way I do right now

you were my best friend, you were such a part of me
now there's just a hole and it's gaping, it's so empty
now everything's different and it feels impossible to adjust
and every time I see you, I'm taken by memories of us, of us
it's just too much

can we stop the time and push rewind, go back to that night
I would stop myself, I never would have felt the way I do right now

slow down the time
stop and rewind
rewind
rewind

I thought that you should know I'm not mad anymore