Written On

by Kayte Grace

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Hidden within this album is a narrative about the life of a relationship. To discover the story, listen to the tracks in this order: 9, 5, 4, 8, 6, 7, 3, 10, 2, 1, 11

Thank You:

Dad, Mom and Josh – thank you for your relentless faith and investment in the music. Cousin Victor, I’m so honored that you’d lend your genius to this project – it’s my dream to follow in your Grammy award winning footsteps! Brock, you’ve done it again! Thanks for helping to guide these little song monsters on their journeys to self actualization. Kevin, Sara, Brock, Adair, Mr. Kushner, Jason, Ryan and Casey, thanks for casting your musical imaginings on these songs. It freaks me out how talented you guys are. Noranel, beautiful pictures. Tim (Fizer) and Zoo, thanks for letting us borrow instruments! And to everyone who listens, I hope that you listen to this album while you’re driving and working and eating dinner, and that the music becomes folded into your every single day.

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released May 13, 2010

All Words & Music by Kayte Grace
(© 2010 Kayte Grace Productions LLC, ASCAP)

Vocals & Background Vocals: Kayte Grace
Acoustic Guitar: Kevin Plybon, Kayte Grace, Gantt Kushner
Bass: Victor Wooten, Adair Howie, Casey McGoff, Gantt Kushner, Jason Brynarsky
Electric Guitar: Kevin Plybon
Violin: Sara Barbour
Piano: Ryan McGoff
Banjo: Kevin Plybon
Drums: Brock McGoff
Congas: Kevin Plybon

Recorded & Produced by Brock McGoff at The Tree House (Treehouse Productions)
Mixed & Mastered Brock McGoff & Gantt Kushner at Gizmo Recording Company

Photography: Eleanor Shi
Graphic Design: Design Studio at Disc Makers

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Track Name: Just Right
This time I’m done / I’m done for good / impossible to care less about the way you looked at her / I can't believe I’m saying this / I don't want it to be true / but every time I close my eyes all I can see is you / and they all say that I should just move on / and I can honestly say that I’ve tried, I’ve tried / but this one loved his money / and that one was too wild / the other one didn't love me, he loved love / and that one wasn't staying / the other one didn't smile enough / but baby, o baby you're just right / this song's the last you'll ever get / impossible to give more than I already have / I can't believe I’m saying this / I don't want it to be true / but every time I close my eyes all I can see is you / and they all say that I should just move on / and I can honestly say that I’ve tried, I’ve tried / but this one loved his money / and that one was too wild / the other one didn't love me, he loved love / and that one wasn't staying / the other one didn't smile enough / but baby, o baby you're just right / I’m missing you (3x) / they all say that I should just move on / and I can honestly say that I’ve tried, I’ve tried / but this one loved his money / and that one was too wild / and the other one didn't love me, he loved love / that one wasn't staying / the other one didn't smile enough / but baby, o baby you're just right (3x)
Track Name: Written On feat. Victor Wooten
I've met strangers, that felt nearer baby than you / empty phrases, on blank pages mean more than we do now / I've read make-believe, that felt more real baby than this / you were here, and you wrote all over me (2x) / there's no outlaw, that's more wanted baby than you / there's no reason, for me feeling the way that I do right now / when I think about, all the mayhem you put me through / you were here, and you wrote all over me (2x) / there's no outlaw, that's more wanted baby than you / there's no reason, for me feeling the way that I do right now / when I think about, all the mayhem you put me through / you were here, and you wrote all over me (2x) / on my arms with your warm / on my heart with your cold / on my brain with your words / from my mouth flow these songs / on my now with our then / on my sleeve with your soul / you were here, and you wrote all over me (2x)
Track Name: Scattered
One's in the city, feeding the poor / one went to Hong Kong, to find some work / just like the thick air of summer days / isolation starts to weigh / one bought a ticket, he'll take the train / one's watching children, the rich will pay / and on the way, they're counting days and sweat-drenched months / if who I am is something like a piece of each of you, you've scattered me, all across the world (2x) / so I'll spread out a blanket across my heart / look in the mirror, and start to smile / cook favorite dinners and sip tea slow / we'll be back before you know / not good with calling, it's just my way / so I'll just sit here, and strum for days / but I'll get nowhere, except the notes that sound like you / if who I am is something like a piece of each of you, you've scattered me, all across the world (4x)
Track Name: Great Big Life
I imagine you and me / breaking loose and fancy free / running barefoot through the streets / all the people stop to see / we're swallowed up by great big life / a shuffle playlist / that sounds right / got no idea what's coming next / just hold my hand / we'll make the best of it / no matter what / just hold my hand / we'll make the best / we'll make the best of it, it / oh, oh, oh / I imagine summer nights / out in a field no city lights / we say cliché things about stars / you show me all your battle scars / you say I get three wishes now / don't wish for money, wish for power / the power to give and give and give / and never feel you've reached the end of it / the end of it / and never feel you've reached the end / you've reached the end, of it, it /oh, oh, oh / imagine life lived by a constitution / written in the sand / with bare toes and hands / this is the way we live / relentless like the ocean waves / and this is the way we love / relentless like the ocean waves / and this is the way we love / and this is the way we love / relentless like the ocean waves / the waves / oh, oh, oh
Track Name: Thursday Night Love Song
Boy I love you like a Thursday night / like a clock loves time / you embrace all of my ticks / boy I love you like my favorite book / when I see that look / I could read you all over again / and we'll learn boy, what it means to be here / and we'll live the answer to our Why / boy I love you like (2x) / boy I love you like this / boy I love you like (2x) / boy I love you like this / boy I love you like a scarf loves necks / I'll be Posh, you're Becks, lets leave London / boy I love you like an awkward pause / I don’t mind I'm lost in the silence / and we'll learn boy, what it means to be here / and we'll live the answer to our Why / boy I love you like (2x) / boy I love you like this / boy I love you like (2x) / boy I love you like this / I love you like a day / I love you like the time / I love you like a book / I love you like you're mine / I love you like a scarf, most likely loves a neck / I love you like I'm sure, Posh loves her Beckbeckbeckbeckbeckbeckbeckbeck / boy I love you like (2x) / boy I love you like this / boy I love you like (2x) / boy I love you like this / boy I love you like / boy I love you like this
Track Name: Uncomplicated
First of all / this song's not about you / it's about somebody else / and another thing / I’m thriving without you / oh yes / you're so uncomplicated / it really makes me crazy / see I’m a tangled mess of wire / and you're a simple straight blue line / and I just can't move along now / cause I know you're my tomorrow / and I just can't stand here either / hoping you'll turn on the light / and I just can't wait here either / hating you for being bright, bright / I un-reversed your minute ago / it's too late to pack / you called it the Door of No Return / well I’m back! / you're so uncomplicated / it really makes me crazy / see I’m a tangled mess of wire / and you're a simple straight blue line / and I just can't move along now / cause I know you're my tomorrow / and I just can't stand here either / hoping you'll turn on the light / and I just can't wait here either / hating you for being bright, bright / you're so uncomplicated / it really makes me crazy / see I’m a tangled mess of wire / and you're a simple straight blue line / and I just can't move along now / cause I know you're my tomorrow / and I just can't stand here either / hoping you'll turn on the light / and I just can't wait here either / hating you for being bright, bright
Track Name: In the Middle
You're a flower pressed between / pages, pages that they forgot all about / pressure brings longevity, they said right to your face / but now you're so dry you could scream / how does it feel to be right in the middle? / you planted the seed and all you see is dirt / we've been in this horse for days / hiding, waiting tonight we'll bust through the gates / let the reinforcements in / our hearts beat the countdown / tonight the battle begins / how does it feel to be right in the middle? / you planted the seed and all you see is dirt / wait (repeat) / waiting (repeat) / how does it feel to be right in the middle? / you planted the seed and all you see is dirt (2x)
Track Name: The Only Thing
The leaves aren't the only things that change / we all stand in constant transition / my knees aren't the only things that shake / we all fake like we're stable on our own / a heart's not the only thing that loves / use your smile, use your coat and use your food / so we stand and wait for the only thing to come / while a million other beautiful things have come and gone / and we kneel and pray for the only thing to last / while a million other beautiful things have come to pass (2x) / a wing's not the only thing that flies / so does time, but only after you've used it / a voice is not the only thing to hear / hear the eyes firmly fixed down on the ground / a song's not the only thing you sing / sing your steps, sing your work and sing your peace / so we stand and wait for the only thing to come / while a million other beautiful things have come and gone / and we kneel and pray for the only thing to last / while a million other beautiful things have come to pass (2x)
Track Name: You Were a Story feat. Victor Wooten
I had a dream / we had a family / we had a house / we both had cars / and we had jobs / and we had treasure / measured wealth with intangible rods / I had a pen / you were a story / that I could write / the world would read / and it would fix you / and it would lift you back to glory and out of the streets / I had a pen / you were a story / that I could write / the world would read / and it would fix you / and it would lift you back to glory and out of the
Track Name: Missed Connection
Running and searching, to find the one / where do you meet for the journey to come? / the time's ticking down now, you're reading the signs / grab all your baggage / get ready to fly / and you lose all your defenses / trying to find all of the signs / and you wrestle with contentment / struggle to wait, and pretend that you're fine / driving back home now with all of your things / see when you got there, you were watching it leave / your heart drops to your knees now / how could this go down!? / you missed your connection and are stuck on the ground / and you lose all your defenses / trying to find all of the signs / and you wrestle with contentment / struggle to wait, and pretend that you're fine / although it's over / that ship's already sailed / you can't help but wonder / ask 'why didn't they care?' / your heart drops to your knees now / how could this go down!? / you missed your connection and are stuck on the ground / and you lose all your defenses / trying to find all of the signs / and you wrestle with contentment / struggle to wait, and pretend that you're fine. (2x)
Track Name: Watch Us Go
Painted house / fragile people / cut in shapes that we've seen before / painted house / fragile people / cut in shapes that we've seen before / what do you mean by reality? / and what do you mean by show? / this comedy feels like a tragedy / wind us up / box us in / watch us go / watch us go / pack your bags / leave real life / to find your fame, find your money, find true love / pack your bags / leave real life / to find your fame, find your money, find true love / what do we mean by reality? / what do we mean by show? / this comedy feels like a tragedy / wind us up / box us in / watch us go