BOUND

by KASHKA

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about

All songs written by Kat Burns (SOCAN/BMI).

BOUND was produced by Leon Taheny. Recorded and mixed by Leon at Candle Recording in Toronto, with additional recording done at Boombox Sound. Further guitar recording happened at Lions Den in Guelph, ON. Assisted by Josh Korody. Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering in TO. Photography by Jason Gordon, manipulated by Pascal Roth. Layout by Kat Burns and Colin Medley.

My family is always there to cheer me on and I am eternally grateful for them. Big thanks to all the talented musicians who contributed their time to the record, you made it golden! Special thanks to Roger Leavens, Orkiestra św. Mikołaja, Artscape, Ontario Arts Council, the Prop Room, Jason Gordon, Mika Posen, Eric Portelance. Dedicated to the memory of Chris Levoir - you made me try harder.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

credits

released 05 November 2013
Kat Burns- voice, guitar, piano, synth, electronics, percussion
Leon Taheny- guitar, synth, drum programming, drums
James Bunton- drums (1, 3, 6, 10)
Alex Ricci- guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 8,11)
Dan Fortin - bass (3, 9)
Dave Monks - bass (5, 6, 10)
Randy Lee - violin
Anissa Hart - cello
Ewan Alastair, Edwin Sheard - horns
Neil Haverty - vocals (3, 5)
Chantale Renee, Elizabeth Rose, Matt Cully, Thom Gill - choir

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Track Name: Never Had It
Maybe I was a fool to hang on to someone that would never change
Maybe I was a fool, never let on just how much my heart was strained
Maybe I was a fool for thinking that I might be worth your time
Maybe I was a fool for dreaming that we might just work out fine

And I've been thinking about a lot of things, and I've been waiting for this day to come.

Maybe I was a fool to hang on, maybe I should have let you go
Maybe I was a fool to let on but somebody had to show
And maybe I was a fool to think that this could be all so worthwhile
Maybe I was a fool to think that I could fight off my denial

And I've been thinking about a lot of things, and I've been waiting for this day to come.
And now I'm feeling the animosity and I think we're done.

Maybe we never had it anyways, maybe we never had it anyways.
Track Name: Grain of Salt
Take all that I give you with a grain of salt
hold me for as long as I let you, it's not your fault
It's not your fault that I left town that night
I needed time to breathe and space to leave a trace of me in the snow.

Take all that I leave you with a grain of salt
hold on to the one that you once knew, it's not your fault
I needed time to breathe and space to leave a trace of me in the snow.

In the snow is where I met you first, shaking aching hands
by the season's end you'd grown so mighty drinking from the land
and you with giant stature, well you took me like your first
when I was at my best, you were at my worst.

My worst, my worst, my worst.

I needed time to breathe and space to leave a trace of me.
Track Name: We Let the Shadow In
On the twenty third of last month, a dangerous wind set in. Tried to hide ourselves in the books we read but the shadow knocked and we let the shadow in.

You can write all you want about this life, using diction as your weapon of choice but your words won't survive without blood in your heart and marrow in the bones that frame your spine.

Now we're bleary eyed and confused, tied to wires and tubes and screens. And the accolades that are sent down the hall, the praises keep you awake. Goodbye to the light when the hideout came, the winds wouldn't stay away. But relent to the ghost and the weight that it held when the shadow knocked and we let the shadow in.

You can write all you want about this life, using diction as your weapon of choice but your words won't survive without blood in your heart and marrow in the bones that frame your spine. You can write all you want about this beauty, using diction as your weapon of choice, but your words won't survive without blood in your heart and marrow in the bones that frame your spine.
Track Name: Prophet
They say it can't be done in the time we have
"but don't lose hope, or give up now"
From atop the hill, what a scenic view. But, avert your eyes like you never knew.

Never wanted to be a prophet, give it to me straight I can handle it.

Now rest assured the task at hand is a daunting climb towards a bare summit...

Never wanted to be a prohet, give it to me straight. I can handle it.
Track Name: Body Like Lead
You can't believe how far we have come now
we've been laying out all of our cards in a row
630 days we've counted; years gone away.

This takes me back to when our feet were in the snow
Underneath the façade my body trembled
When you said you would stay, I thought you'd found a way
but you're gone when I need you here now.

Howling winds and nights alone will haunt you
envision your escape for the thousandth time
wait up for the sun to come up, mourning years gone away

This takes me back to when our feet were in the snow
Underneath the façade my body trembled
When you said you would stay, I thought you'd found a way
but you're gone when I need you here now.

You brought me back to life after I thought it was done
hands up, fists clenched, I can hear you screaming:

This takes me back to when our feet were in the snow
Underneath the façade my body trembled
When you said you would stay, I thought you'd found a way
but you're gone when I need you here now.
Track Name: Lamplight
Found you at the river, drank up all your words
oh fortune was calling, trapped in the muddy earth
Dark flesh in the lamplight, we've travelled far from home
our hands growing callussed from scraping at the stone
my fingernails are cracking from scratching at the borders you defend.
And when does your lover call you a lover and when does your lover call you just a friend?

There's gold in this water, there's rubies down there.
Your obvious longing is keeping you here.

Found safety in numbers, one three five and nine
and formed a small army of thoughts to hide behind
my fingernails are cracking from scratching at the borders you defend
and why does your lover call you a lover when all that your lover needs now is a friend?

There's gold in this water, there's rubies down there.
Your obvious longing is keeping you here.
Track Name: Gibraltar
All the branches, casting shadows on the water where we bathe,
steaming bodies, moonlit figures in a barefoot cavalcade
and the silence, oh the silence, almost too much for the brave
Rocky footsteps tease the shoreline as the city fades away.

Rosy skin and summer glowing under winter's matted hair
Dropping icicles on bonfires that no one knows are there
on a clear night, on a clear night, you can stop and stare
dying stars and fleeting lives become so vivid standing there.
Track Name: Cursed Wind
Curse this wind at my back, it's pushed me forward a long time. Now I know why you cried for your daughter when she left the house. And the sand at my feet, it's slowed me down for years now. Why do you fall asleep with the light on, night after night?

And don't wait up on my accord, I might be late.

Curse this bed where I lay, beneath the hands that guide me. Now I know why the lines of your worry run down your face. And the sand at my feet, it's slowed me down for years now. Why do you fall asleep with the light on, night after night?

And don't wait up on my accord, I might be late.
Track Name: Easy Prey
I saw the fire in your eyes when you decided you'd leave me out by the roadside. The wind, it carried the weight away from you. Don't you drag me out to see the flies collecting. You're in my heart, you're in my head.

Night sunken, like lead on fishing line. Troll the bottom feeders for your easy prey. In silent waiting she will fade away from you. Don't you validate these situations I'm inventing out there. Out there.

You're in my heart, you're in my head.
Track Name: Maybe It's Time
Two steps forwards, run six paces. Tell me where you are, tell me where you are. The sun still rises, eastwards faces. Fills my room with light, fills my room with light.

Maybe it's time for us to find a place where we can stay put.
Maybe it's time to draw the line and finally put a foot down.

Dreams, they haunt us. Distance wraps us. Tell me why you care, tell me why you care. Constant worry, an endless flurry. I give all I can give, I give all I can give.

Maybe it's time for us to find a place where we can stay put.
Maybe it's time to draw the line and finally put a foot down.
Maybe it's time for us to find a place where we can stay put.
Maybe it's time to draw the line and figure all our shit out.

Constant worry, an endless flurry. I give all I can give.

Maybe it's time for us to find a place where we can stay put.
Maybe it's time to draw the line and finally put a foot down.
Maybe it's time for us to find a place where we can stay put.
Maybe it's time to draw the line and figure all our shit out.
Track Name: Bloodlines
As a child I thought I knew everything, by the way that days unfolded.
I would now contest that it were anything, as the layers peeled and the blinds unfolded. Now I look into your eyes and wonder where my bloodlines ran. Traipsed across the world in order to find a kinder land.

As a child I thought I knew everything, but I knew nothing then and I'm still learning. Feeling norwesterlies blowing in my history right on top of us. Now I look into your eyes and wonder how the family bled, feeding hungry mouths when all you had was a barren land.

We will share our story (I've fallen into the heart of it)
We will share our story (I've fallen into the heart of it)
We will share our story (I've fallen down to the hear of it now)

As a child I thought I knew everything...