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Blues is The New Cool

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Release Date: 23rd June 2017
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The long awaited second album.

With family roots in the cotton fields of rural Tennessee, Kathleen Pearson is the real deal. But it is in the heart of London that she went looking for the Blues of the 21st century. Under the Kat&Co. flag, this eclectic quintet share stories and sounds of ordinary metropolitan life.

Available Lyrics

Born Under a Bad Sign

Born under a bad sign
I’ve been down since I begin to crawl
If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all

Bad luck and trouble, my only friend
I’ve been down ever since I was ten
Born under a bad sign
I’ve been down since I begin to crawl
If it wasn’t for bad luck, if it wasn’t for real bad luck
I wouldn’t have no luck at all

I can’t read, I can hardly write
My whole life has been one big fight
Born under a bad sign
I been down since I begin to crawl
If it wasn’t for bad luck, Oh some of that bad luck
If it wasn’t for real bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all

If it wasn’t for bad luck, oh some of that real bad luck
You gotta have some luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all

Love and wine is all I crave
Some old fool gonna take me to my grave
Born under a bad sign
I been down since I begin to crawl
If it wasn’t for bad luck, some real old bad luck
Some real bad luck, I wouldn’t have…

I’m a bad luck woman, bad luck woman
I’m a bad luck woman, bad luck woman

Calling your Name

I miss you baby, I miss you tonight
The wind is blowing sand in my eyes
I feel it growing, I thought of you today
The moon shines and it’s kind’a grey
I never felt this feeling inside
It’s like my love was 6 feet under ground
Now you’re gone, you’re gone away
The only thing I see is the side of your face

And I hold it…the voice calling your name
And I hear it…your voice calling my name

Oh Baby baby you’re the owner of my heart
I wear your tag printed over my chest
I’ve got you written, all over my skin
Yours the impression on the side of my bed

And I hold it…the voice calling your name
And I hear it…your voice calling my name

If every soul has only one soul mate
Then you’re the one who brings the sun to my day
Of all the friends I ever lost and found
You’re the one who’s always stickin’ around

And I hold it…the voice calling your name
And I hear it…your voice is calling my name

Bedroom Floor

It was just another day / coming back from work
Standing in the doorway I called
“Come and kiss me, baby, I am home
D’you hear me I’m home / baby I’m here I’m home”
I found you lying naked / dead on the bedroom floor

When I left here that morning / you sent me on my way
I would have never ever guessed you / had planned it all the way
Why didn’t you say / you could take it no more
I found you lying naked / dead on the bedroom floor

Now I hear your voice / in the silence of our home
You are telling me you are stranded / in a life that’s not your own
I hear your call / you could take it no more
I found you lying naked / dead on the bedroom floor…dead on the bedroom floor

And I walk down the road / every other day
Down by the river / down to your grave
To hear the words / you can speak no more
Since I found you lying naked / dead on the bedroom floor

You could take it no more…
My house ain’t no home…
I miss you baby…
In the silence of our home.

Selfish Blues

The rattle of this city life
It sure fills my day
It’s the empty sound of these lonely nights
I find hard to bear
Sometimes love ain’t true
It is something that we do
I call it selfish blues

Fancy shoes and a party gown’
Again it’s Friday night
Another soul to hold me tight
While I play the music loud

Sometimes love ain’t true
It is something that we do
I call it selfish blues

And you can spot it in the eyes
Of those who share your same fight
They been carrying the weight
Of another day

To those who say the blues is dead
I guess they’re looking the other way
I, myself
Couldn’t call it any other way
Sometimes love ain’t true
It is something that we do
I call it selfish blues

And you can spot it in the eyes
Of those who share your same fight
They been carrying the weight
Of another day

And those who say the blues is dead
I guess they’re looking the other way
I, myself
Couldn’t call it any other way

To those who say the blues is dead
I guess they’re looking the other way
I, myself
Couldn’t call it any other way

Prelude to City Burn

I’ve been praying, oh Lord
But since the day I was born
I’ve been carrying this curse

I don’t sleep at night
But I am dreaming by day
When the sun don’t shine
And the moon turns the other way

What I see through blind eyes
It will happen today
But I could never ever dive
When the blow came my way

City Burn

Burn down the city, the city hall
Fat old promises from a fat old hog
He says it’s gold, because it shines
I ain’t no fish to bite into any old dime

Burn the city, the southern lights
They’re there to sell and we’re ready to buy
Down to the roadhouse you carry no rose
The key is green, and cash won’t buy you no spouse

Burn the city, what a drag
Light up your hash, and go get lit up
Dream up, dream up, the city of hope
We’re getting high, it help us to cope

No No I got nowhere to go
Show me oh Lord the right way home

Burn the city, and the city burns
Life on the fast track puts humanity on hold
A little girl stands lost in the crowd
600 souls and no one care to stop by

No no I got nowhere to go
Show me oh Lord the right way home

Nobody Dies for Love

The times you said I love you
When everybody knows, love is just a word
Then later on you said you’re sorry, you know what really hurt
Deep down I’ve always known

There’s really no point in playing with words
‘Cause when a heart breaks, It’s broken it don’t work
And you hang in there, unable to let go
I wonder why they say, nobody dies for love

What an awful place to be
When I’m telling you, I love you so
And you are lost for words
But there’s nothing as clear as silence
To tell me what I already know,
That with you my story goes

There’s no easy way to say it with words
Cause when a heart breaks
It’s broken and it won’t work
And you’re standing there
But you really want to go
And I remind myself
That nobody dies for love
Nobody dies for love

Whiskey

Everybody testifying, running back to church
They got no time to stop and sing along, only time to search
They say “boy drop the whiskey, Jesus coming to save the day”
“Well, I ain’t got the time to get down on my knees and pray”

Back down to the juke joint, sipping blues and booze
The reverend up on the soap box singing “did you hear the news”
He said “boy drop the whiskey, Jesus coming to save the day”
“Well, I ain’t got the time to let this ole’ booze waste away”

Everybody testifying, running back to church
One day we’re gonna see Messiah, did you learn the word
Said “boy drop the whiskey, Jesus coming to save the day”
“Well, I ain’t got the time, to open up The Book and pray”

Everybody testifying, running back to church
One day we’re gonna see Messiah, did you learn the word
Said “boy drop the whiskey, Jesus coming to save the day”
“Well, I ain’t got the time, to get down on my knees and pray”
“Well, I ain’t got the time to let this ole’ booze waste away”
“Ain’t got the time, to sit and wait for judgement day”

Shake it All Away

Day after day / treading on a fine line
I have been going to work / but I‘ve lost my drive
My boss keeps calling me
Saying “you‘re not doing it right
You have to try harder or I’m gonna sack you next time”
But no matter how hard I try / he already made up his mind
Next time I am at his door / I swallow my pride
Then I pick up my girls / I say “ladies come on its time
Let’s put on something nice / we’re going for a ride”

And we drive ‘till the morning lights
It’s time to lose control and let the rhythm guide us
And we roll and we sing out loud
Sometimes it feels so heavy, you need to let it all out
So shake shake shake, shake it all away
‘Cause life ain’t easy but we know how to make it right
At times we lose control, feel the groove grab our soul
And let our feet take us where we want to go

I heard the other day / that this boy is going to die
They say it is a tumour / he’s so young he can’t even drive
And I’m wondering what it is / that’s taken his right to live
Perhaps is in the water / the food, the air we breathe
And I know it ain’t right / but I’m wrapped in fear today
So I light up another smoke / to help the anxiety go away
And then I pick up my girls / I say “ladies come on its time
Let’s put on something nice / cause we’re going for a ride”

And we drive, till the morning lights
It’s time to lose control and let the rhythm guide us
And we roll and we sing out loud
Sometimes it feels so heavy, you need to let it all out
So shake shake shake, shake it all away
Cause life ain’t easy but we know to make it right
At times we lose control, feel the groove grab our soul
And let feet take us where we wanna go
And drive and drive, ‘till the morning lights
It’s time to lose control and let the rhythm guide us
And we roll and sing out loud
Sometimes it feels so heavy, you need to let it all out

So shake shake shake, shake it all away… oh shake shake shake, shake it all away…oh shake shake shake, shake it all away, yea shake shake shake, shake it all away

Night Time is the Right Time

I’m gonna warn you baby
Just before we began
If you stay out all night darling
I declare that will be the end
‘Cause night time is the right time
To be with the one you love

Now there’s one thing baby
That I really want you to do
Just love me anyway now darling
And make me think that it’s true
You know, night time is the right time
To be with the one you love

Now you listen here baby
Treat me just halfway right
Don’t have me running around
Looking for you all night
Because night time is the right time
To be with the one you love

Now listen babe
Since we’ve just met
I want you to please be careful darling
Don’t you forget
Night time is the right time
To be with the one you love

Now I want you to tell me
Mama after I sing this song
Can I take you tonight darling
And hold you in my arms
Because night time is the right time
To be with the one you love
With the one you love

Lowdown

I left my love for the big city lights
Said I’d be home when I win the fight
But I’m so low down, down to the ground
Nothing looks like it sound
Low down, down to the ground

Every day we play the same games
100 likes, insta, tag me, go get your fame
They tell me this is for the youth
Give your eye, then give your tooth, go all the way

But you’re so low down, down to the ground
There’s no time, no time to be found
Low down, down to the ground
Low down to the ground

I might bite and kick, and throw up both my fist
Let life take its punch
I’ll be standing to the last round
And when I cry, I won’t make a sound

Cause I’m so low down, down to the ground
Nothing looks like it sound
Low down, down to the ground
There’s no time, no time to be found

Cause I’m so low down, down to the ground
Nothing looks like it sounds
I’m down, down to the ground

Album Review

What a treat this album is!
Blues is indeed the new cool in the hands of this tightly-knit band of excellent, multinational musicians.
...This album delivers on its title’s promise – big time.
- Down at the Crossroads