Jody Katopothis | The Light & the Lines

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The Light & the Lines

by Jody Katopothis

"Soulful and poignant, Jody Kat (Jody Katopothis) delivers her debut album featuring songs full of vulnerability and sincerity. Her sultry vocals will pull you in, along with the album's tastefully sparse production, rooted in Americana".
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Wheels Turn
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2. Take Care With Me
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3. The Same Moon
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4. On Any Given Day
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5. Hunger
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6. Shifting Shadows
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7. Tangled Hearts
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8. The Truth
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9. Chameleon
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jody is a talented visual artist as well and her keen sense of darkness and light play a large role in her songwriting. This is a beautiful album."

The Light & The Lines... A collection of 10 songs, stories fueled by thoughts and moments that beckoned for concrete recognition.

Musicians:
Vocals, piano, wurlitzer, guitar, harmonica - Jody Katopothis
Background Vocals - Colleen Raney, Stephanie Schneiderman, Matty Einion Sears, Rob Stroup, Pepper Katopothis, Ruby Chisham
Electric, acoustic and steel guitars - Joel Shimmin
Banjo, slide and acoustic guitars - Tony Furtado
Acoustic guitar, percussion - Rob Stroup
'Cello - Samantha Kushnick
Tenor Ukulele - Matty Einion Sears
Bass - Jules Holbrook, Tim Huggins
Drums, percussion - Anders Bergstrom

*All songs written by Jody Katopothis

Production Credits:
Produced by Rob Stroup and Jody Katopothis
Recorded and mixed by Rob Stroup at 8 Ball Studio, Portland, OR, USA
Mastered by Jim Blackwood at Arizona Public Media
CD layout and design by Colleen Raney and Jody Katopothis
Cover painting "All Is Well" by Jody Katopothis

Lyrics:

WHEELS TURN
I’ll take my chances, fingers crossed
I won’t remember, the times I’ve lost
no I'll keep on fighting for that prize
no matter what the cost
I’ll take my chances, fingers crossed
I’ve taken to walking in the middle of the night
I think more clearly without the light
oh I can see for miles but I’ve kept you in my sight
I can see for miles but I’ve kept you in my sight
wheels turn, waters rise
and every time I’m taken
wheels turn, waters rise and I'm taken by surprise
I had a question posed to me
I did not know what the answer should be
so I just kept on talking, kept on talking like the words would set me free
oh I just kept on talking like the words would set me free
It’s second nature in the first degree
the heart’s desire, can’t let it be
now there’s no way to let go gracefully
It’s second nature in the first degree
chorus

TAKE CARE WITH ME
Summer came on Tuesday
we welcomed her arrival
with open arms begged her to stay
roses in the backyard
blooming for survival
crimson heads, move and sway
take care with me, take care with me
hunting out shade
song in the afternoon
stories turn to memories
painted light
colors come to life
in this fearless sky
take care with me, take care with me
take care with me, take care with me
you look me in the eye
corners of your mouth
curl up a smile
looking back at you
losing sense of time
hold me for a while
chorus

THE SAME MOON
When she looks up into the night
the same moon shines
the same moon shines
the same moon shines
Tennessee is a long way from here
she left that place in the rear view mirror
with two tall daughters and a boy in between
she left that place, she kept the precious things
family trees, roots run deep
family ties you can't always keep
where you're born may not be where you're from
she left that place, she came the long way home
when she looks up into the night
the same moon shines
when she looks up into the night
the same moon shines
the same moon shines
the same moon shines
years move on, they come and they will go
she held on to the things that mattered most
so many nights from there to here
she left that place, she came the long way home
chorus

ON ANY GIVEN DAY
A woman sits down to the mirror
taking in the light and the lines
on the face looking back at her
on any given day
a man bends down to touch the earth
fills his fists with the colored clay
and he wonders what his life is worth
on any given day
and they lie down together at night
certain of morning light
they lie down together at night
certain of morning light
there's a feeling that all is well
and usually some moment of clarity
when all our fears are still
on any given day
but sometimes it's hard to find
between the longings of the heart
and the soul and the restless mind
on any given day
still we lie down together at night
certain of morning light
we lie down together at night
certain of morning light
I take comfort in song
threading thoughts together I play
and I try to keep the rhythm strong
on any given day
you, your hands are always full
with the fruits of your labor
they are strong with the push and pull
on any given day
and we lie down together at night
certain of morning light
we lie down together at night
certain of morning light

HUNGER
In the trees there are questions if you listen
hidden for safe-keeping in the leaves
thriving like children
they beckon our senses
in the trees there are questions if you listen
in the trees there are answers between the branches
clinging to the main stem waiting
they ripen like plump fruits, safe for the picking
in the trees there are answers between the branches
when the hunger comes
it will come for you
when the hunger comes
reach up and take what you need
in the trees there are questions if you listen
they are bound in tightly with the roots
all tied up and tethered they beckon our senses
in the trees there are questions if you listen
when the hunger comes
It will come for you
when the hunger comes
reach up and take what you need

SHIFTING SHADOWS
Deep red and falling
leaves on the ground
in the distance
bare trees all around
when the wind stops
I still hear the sound
of a good love wanting to be found
Blue and running
a river to the sea
no resistance
just a longing to be free
brings redemption
brings me to my knees
in the twilight
washes over me
the light is changing
shifting shadows disappear
the light is changing
another day draws near
green and growing
seeds will be sown
the tiny tendrils
make themselves known
digging deeper
roots will cling to bone
taking hold and standing
on my own
the light is changing
shifting shadows disappear
the light is changing
another day draws near
the light is changing
shifting shadows disappear
the light is changing
another day draws near
another day draws near
another day draws near

TANGLED HEARTS
I, I was just wondering to myself
how, how all those tangled hearts
beat together unfettered
what keeps them from breaking
against each other in the dark
what keeps them from breaking
against each other in the dark, in the dark
I, I was just wondering out loud
how, how all those tangled hearts
keep the rhythm from faltering
what keeps them from breaking
into each other in the dark
what keeps them from breaking
into each other in the darkm in the dark
I, I was just wondering to myself
how, how all those tangled hearts
keep the rhythm from faltering

THE TRUTH
I usually don’t believe in disregarding the truth
in other words, I’m not a fruitful liar
but I find myself now, contemplating a secret
moving away from the heat of the fire
I always thought it would be you.....
Will you sense my mystery
will you see it in my movements
that  I have laid down and slept in his bed
Can I hide my deception
a careful camouflage for now
let time make history
or turn to face you instead
‘Cause I always thought it would be you
if one of us should fall as people do
I had no doubts oh it would be you
I always thought it would be you
I always thought it would be you
You’ve been a good friend to me
don’t know why I’ve let you down
I have broken the trust we held between us
in this life, when we choose to sacrifice an honest love
is there anyone out there who will redeem us
‘Cause I always thought it would be you
if one of us should fall as people do
I had no doubts oh it would be you
I always thought it would be you
I always thought it would be you
I always thought it would be you

CHAMELEON
Chameleon
who's colors will you become
chameleon, who's troubles will you leave undone
when you turn from green to gold
when you leave without a word
Chameleon
what story will you tell today
chameleon, what demons will you keep at bay
when you turn from gold to green
when you slip away unseen
When your colors start to fade
will we see what you’re made of
Chameleon
how will you make amends
chameleon, how does the mystery end
when you change your shade again
when you don't know where you've been
Chameleon
where do you sleep at night
chameleon, how do you move so quietly
when your colors start to fade
will we see what you're made of
when your colors start to fade
will we see what you're made of

THE CORNER
From the corner of my garden
comes a haunted lullaby
in the corner of my garden
there's a murder from the sky
broken wing will get you nowhere
walking can not save you now
mother, father they can't help you
they both know what they must do
broken wing will get you nowhere
walking can not save you now
from the corner of my garden
comes a haunted lullaby



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