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by Kate Hart

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Each song on this album was written during 2018, one per week. Updated as each song is finished.

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released January 1, 2018

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Kate Hart Cleveland, Ohio

chemical engineer with a ukulele and too much time on my hands

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Track Name: Winds of Anegada
Oh winds of Anegada won't you blow a little harder
Cuz my baby's waitin in Loblolly bay
Breezes won't you blow, cuz this old boat she goes so slow
And don't you know I've got to make it there today

And I just can't figure why
All these other boats are passin by
Oh but honey I'm determined to prevail
So I think i might just put up my mainsail

Oh winds of Anegada won't you blow a little harder
Cuz my baby's waitin in Loblolly bay
Breezes won't you blow, cuz this old boat she goes so slow
And don't you know I've got to make it there today

I woke up at the crack of dawn
Well more like the crack of noon
Drank my breakfast on the bow
And got out real soon
But I didn't get too far at all
At least not until I dropped my mooring ball

Oh winds of Anegada won't you blow a little harder
Cuz my baby's waitin in Loblolly bay
Breezes won't you blow, cuz this old boat she goes so slow
And don't you know I've got to make it there today

Then a vision came to me
A pretty mermaid swimmin through a silver sea
And I think I've got to thank her
For reminding me to pull up on my anchor

Oh winds of Anegada won't you blow a little harder
Cuz my baby's waitin in Loblolly bay
Breezes won't you blow, cuz this old boat she goes so slow
And don't you know I've got to make it there today

By the sunset light I hailed her
But she said she could never love such a lousy sailor
Now my love is out of reach
Wrecked upon that cruel, cruel beach

Oh winds of Anegada won't you blow a little harder
Cuz my baby's broke my heart in Loblolly bay
Breezes won't you blow, cuz this old boat she goes so slow
And don't you know that I am tryin to sail away
Track Name: Island Blues
island blues are washin over me
blue the sky and blue the deepest sea
and blue the sails on the horizon and the fishes on the reef
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues

when I'm sailin at a steady pace
feel a smile driftin across my face
I can't help but feelin cheerful when I look around this place
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues

island blues are washin over me
blue the sky and blue the deepest sea
and blue the sails on the horizon and the fishes on the reef
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues

when I'm sailin in this perfect weather
and my friends and I are all together
I can feel my heavy heart becoming lighter than a feather
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues

island blues are washin over me
blue the sky and blue the deepest sea
and blue the sails on the horizon and the fishes on the reef
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues

when I'm sailin towards my home again
where the land is grey and the sky is dim
all I do is close my eyes to feel the waves and taste the wind
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues

island blues are washin over me
blue the sky and blue the deepest sea
and blue the sails on the horizon and the fishes on the reef
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues
oh no I just can't seem to shake these island blues
Track Name: The Hunt is On
I hid my treasure in a secret place
I made my maps I laid my traps and now we start the race
you brought your most intense and nimble-minded
a hundred teams' ambitious dreams but only one can find it

the hunt is on
the hunt is on

when you got tired I made you dance for me
when you're confused your ego's bruised I made you buy the key
why did you send you all those gross diseases
oh I don't care it's only fair I sent you all the pieces

the hunt is on
the hunt is on

you tried to buoy up your tired soul
I send you round the edge of town with just an eight foot pole
you finally gathered up your feelings for her
I gotta do these things to you to put my life in order

the hunt is on
the hunt is on

it's been three days and still I'm on the phone
not knowing who will make it through my treasure's all alone
it's just a little distance after all
astronomers are amateurs at walking down the hall

the hunt is on
the hunt is on
the hunt is on
Track Name: Ordinary Girl
why on earth should I believe in a world I cannot see
a world of magic and adventure, it's a beauty so they say
when you opened up that door I didn't know you anymore
all my letters went unanswered they didn't want me anyway

oooooh I wasn't welcome in your world
oooooh I'm just an ordinary girl

so you left on your own and the things that you brought home
were of a most disturbing nature, they still haunt me in the night
and when you brought home a man, oh you thought he was so grand
but I could tell he'd be the death of you, I guess that I was right

oooooh I was running from your world
oooooh I'm just an ordinary girl

I made anger out of love, I'm so hurt and fearful of
the evil forces that conspire around the boy you died to save
so I keep my silence strong, never look at him too long
I'm just a skinny pink petunia laying lilies on your grave

oooooh I couldn't help you save your world
oooooh I'm just an ordinary girl
oooooh I'm just an ordinary girl
Track Name: Baby We've Got Chemistry
I know I'm fallin for you
it's really not that hard
feel the pull of your electrons
cuz I'm positively charged
and I'm aware of what I'm concentrating on
thought I knew what love would be but we're an even stronger bond

you melted my heart
my doubt's evaporating
all these changing states don't matter anyway
you started a fire
incomplete combustion
short on O2 you take my breath away
you wanted to be my one and only catalyst
I must admit how I react when I touch your surface
it's easy to see that baby we've got chemistry

you don't even try to hide it
I see it on your face
you complement my acid
while you're rounding second base
this really isn't like me
I feel so unprepared
we're a runaway reaction
we're a diatomic pair

you melted my heart
my doubt's evaporating
all these changing states don't matter anyway
you started a fire
incomplete combustion
short on O2 you take my breath away
you wanted to be my one and only catalyst
I must admit how I react when I touch your surface
it's easy to see that baby we've got chemistry

so maybe we've got problems
we need to Fe out
but I'm Pb to think your someone
that I just can't figure out
so till these days of Au Ar
I'll help you carry 'em
I might have a few misgivings
but I'll Ba

cuz you melted my heart
my doubt's evaporating
all these changing states don't matter anyway
you started a fire
incomplete combustion
short on O2 you take my breath away
you wanted to be my one and only catalyst
I must admit how I react when I touch your surface
it's easy to see that baby we've got chemistry
Track Name: Call of the Wild
you can't remember where you were last night
and you can't find the will to care
you were haunted by the strangest dream
that you were runnin' free somewhere

aoooh aoooh
it's calling you
aoooh aoooh
it's breaking through

feels like your body is a stranger
every day it's something new
you're so much stronger than you ever dreamed
and you're afraid of what you'll do

aoooh aoooh
it's calling you
aoooh aoooh
it's breaking through

these days you're reckless on the rooftops
and these nights you chase the moon
it's such a painful transformation
but you know it will be over soon

aoooh aoooh
it's calling you
aoooh aoooh
it's breaking through

aoooh aoooh
it's breaking through
aoooh aoooh
it's calling you

aoooh aoooh
it's calling you
Track Name: Running Sucks
every now and then
I get the urge to go
feel it in my limbs
feel it in my soul
so I breathe in deep
stretch my legs and burst through the front door
and I take off down the street fast as my feet will carry me
and its not long before I realize that

running sucks
god I hate it so much
stitches in my side
fire in my lungs
I'm so out of shape
that my body's gonna break
before I ever know for sure
what I've been running for

I can feel the world
with its eyes on me
see that slow-ass girl?
hear how hard she breathes?
suddenly I've got somethin' to prove
show those haters and misogynists they're wrong about me
so I'm pushin' through
this mantra poundin' in my head and I just can't stop thinkin'

running sucks
god I hate it so much
stitches in my side
fire in my lungs
I'm so out of shape
that my body's gonna break
before I ever know for sure
what I've been running for
woah

people do this all the time
they claim to find it so rewarding
there's this friend of mine
who runs six miles every morning
there's somethin' wrong with them
or is there somethin' wrong with me?
it fools me now and then
but every time my legs remind me

running sucks
god I hate it so much
stitches in my side
and there's a fire in my lungs
I'm so out of shape
that my body's gonna break
and I will never know for sure
what I've been running for

why am I runnin'?
why am I runnin'?
why am I runnin'?
why the hell did I do this?
Track Name: Reboot the Universe
you're a hero, you're a master of time and space
got a problem now, because you went and got the human race
destroyed, and now there's moments left before they find you too
you've got one card to play, the only thing that you can do

reboot the universe
make it so none of all these bad things ever
happened in the first place
and only you will know you saved the day
and your memory will fade
reboot the universe
it's the only way
it's the only way

got a hero, got a hero that you're writing for
got a problem now cuz the people don't like him anymore
and it doesn't matter why but it was probably that
sidekick who was always such a bore

reboot the universe
make it dark and make it modern and much
bolder than the first time
oh, I think it will all be fine
but if the people don't appreciate it then
reboot the universe
try again
you can try again

you're a thinker, you're the fastest artificial brain around
got a problem now cuz the universe is slowly cooling down
and even as the lights go out there is insufficient data to predict
if it can all be fixed

reboot the universe
you're the only one who knows the way
that entropy is reversed
so you demonstrate it now
there's something shining in this coldest darkest night
reboot the universe
let there be light
let there be light
Track Name: Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal
I've got somethin on my mind
a little treasure you can find
but maybe you haven't found it yet

funny that the topic ain't come up
and I'm getting suspicious of
maybe you've never seen it

but you say
you know all about my treasure
and you threw it all away
you didn't think it was all that great
so I say

what do you mean
you didn't like firefly
how could this be
I'm speechless I-
I know we've been friends a long long time
but that was before you told me that you
you didn't like firefly
who doesn't like firefly

if you told me that you
watched the episodes in the order that they aired
I could understand some confusion

and if you told me that you
didn't like Serenity well
I could understand that too
but I say

what do you mean
you didn't like firefly
how could this be
I'm speechless I-
I know we've been friends a long long time
but that was before you told me that you
you didn't like firefly
who doesn't like firefly
you didn't like firefly
it's like I don't even know you
Track Name: Tiny Dog
tiny dog, you're the cutest
but you're a little confused
got no idea that you are just a little guy

you start fights that you can't finish
you end up runnin away
maybe because you're only seven inches high

tiny dog, you're an inspiration
tiny dog with a ten foot personality
tiny dog, it's amazing what you think that you can do
makes me wanna start believin in me

your best friend is a doberman
she's not as agile as you
but when she catches you she'll eat you up alive

piercing yips when you see them
squirrels in your kingdom
but to escape you they don't have to far to climb

tiny dog, you're an inspiration
tiny dog with a ten foot personality
tiny dog, it's amazing what you think that you can do
makes me wanna start believin in me

you pull hard on your leashes
it doesn't make a difference
because your people are walkin really slow

always time to meet a stranger
or sniff a patch of the grass
you're makin friends so easy everywhere we go

tiny dog, you're my inspiration
tiny dog with a ten foot personality
tiny dog, it's amazing all the things that you can do
maybe I should start believin in me
believin in me
Track Name: CinderRoomba
step sisters head to the ball
they press her buttons in the hall
they leave her working all alone

CinderRoomba sweeps the floor
thinkin life could be much more
than just these boards and stones

CinderRoomba moves so gracefully across the floor
till her work's complete
she's so charming but she's never had the chance before
to sweep you off your feet

if a dream is a wish your CPU makes
CinderRoomba has what it takes
she's dreaming of a place where she can find her heart

Fairy GodHoover comes along
waves her multi-action wand
and she's gone to the party

CinderRoomba arrives at the ball
heads turn as down the stairs she falls
lands on all her wheels at the bottom

she makes a beeline for the Prince
don't stop till she hits him in his shins
as she spins around she's got him thinkin
she could be the one

CinderRoomba moves so gracefully across the floor
till her work's complete
she's so charming but she's never had the chance before
to sweep you off your feet

as the bell strikes twelve o'clock
she's gotta get back to her charging dock
she stops and see's the Prince runnin after

she tries to wander home
zigzaggin down the row
he bends low and speaks to her in a whisper

CinderRoomba moves so gracefully across the floor
till her work's complete
now Prince Charming vows to be with her forevermore
and she keeps his castle clean
Track Name: Deadbeat
you're infected, I'm protected
so I don't have to do a bad thing
I swore forevermore
I'd never leave you when I put on this ring
I know that I can be strong
somehow we'll carry on
with what live with the undead will bring

now you're
shamblin'
reachin out to grab me even when you know I'm in the wrong mood
shufflin'
over to the kitchen but you don't know how to make your own food
groanin'
I hear you complainin' that you're hungry all the time
I thought you'd change a little more
but I guess a zombie's what you were before

you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
undead but you've always been a deadbeat

you're obsessed you're on a quest
to get me to be like you
there's a bit more slobber now
but it's funny how it's nothing new
cuz you've got no ambition
I made a bad decision
I think it's time to cut you loose

cuz you're
shamblin'
reachin out to grab me even when you know I'm in the wrong mood
shufflin'
over to the kitchen but you don't know how to make your own food
groanin'
I hear you complainin' that you're hungry all the time
I thought you'd change a little more
but I guess a zombie's what you were before

you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
undead but you've always been a deadbeat

I force you out the door
nothin' but confusion in your eyes
I know that you won't go
now you're snarlin' at my window every night
but somehow this is better
than being us together
I know my future is bright

cuz you've been
shamblin'
reachin out to touch me even when you know I'm in the wrong mood
shufflin'
over to the kitchen but you never manage to make your own food
groanin'
I hear you complainin' that you're hungry all the time
I thought you'd change a little more
but I guess a zombie's what you were before

you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
undead but you've always been a deadbeat

you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
you're a deadbeat, ooh, you're a deadbeat
undead but you've always been a deadbeat
Track Name: Beta Lambda Delta
when the sun goes down and the stars come out
all the coffins open at the beta delt house
when we go out I have to use a fake id
cuz no one believes me when I tell 'em the truth is I'm 103
won't believe me

I'm a blood sister for life
I'm a blood sister for life
trust me immortality is nice
when you're a blood sister for life

we sip our blood from fraternity jerks
just tell him it's a hangover it always works
when the morning comes and you can't stay
just turn into a bat and you fly away
no walk of shame

not for the blood sisters for life
we're the blood sisters for life
just ignore your other friends' advice
and join the blood sisters for life

can you believe the way they're so afraid of what they don't know
do you believe the things they say about us
there's no reason to avoid the beta lambda deltas, no
except initiation sucks

you arrive at the secret chamber dressed in black
once you're tied to the altar there's no turning back
you scream and cry as the blood drips down
through your flashing eyes and fangs because you're one of us now

you'll be our blood sister for life
you're a blood sister for life
trade your limited days for endless nights
and be a blood sister for life

you'll be our blood sister for life
you're a blood sister for life
trust me immortality is nice
when you're a blood sister for life
Track Name: I Don't Like Snakes
I don't like snakes
I don't like snakes
I'm just like Indiana Jones
cuz I don't like snakes
and he doesn't like snakes
I'm just like Indiana Jones
cuz I don't like snakes

when I see them in the woods
they're givin' me such a scare
even if I chase them away I swear
it feels feels like they're everywhere

I don't like snakes
I don't like snakes
I don't like Nazis
and I don't like snakes
why'd it have to be snakes
I'm just like Indiana Jones
in at least two ways

I wish they'd slither off when I'm walkin' through
wish they'd hide themselves all away from view
wish they'd stop doin' all of the things they do
goodbye I don't wanna deal with you

I don't like snakes
I don't like snakes
I'm just like most people in the world
cuz I don't like snakes
nobody like's snakes
everybody likes Indiana Jones
nobody likes snakes
I'm basically Indiana Jones
cuz I don't like snakes
Track Name: Don't Be So Kind To Me
don't be so kind to me my friend
you're gonna make me cry
I would prefer that you pretend
you don't see what's in my eyes

you offer comfort
I can't accept
you whisper soft words
I can't hear them yet
you could see it on my face
I know you could read it there
you could drive me from this place
you could lay me bare, oh

don't be so cruel to me my friend
don't make me say goodbye
it would be best if you pretend
you don't know what's on my mind

you know me so well
fixin' your steady gaze
and if I won't tell
you'll never turn away
do you think that I can't see
I shouldn't play this game, oh
you just want what's best for me
wish I could say the same, oh

don't ask those things of me my friend
I need a little time
for now let's both of us pretend
that everything is fine
Track Name: I'm Over It
I was so mad before I left you babe but now I'm over it
so when I heard that you'd gone broke I only laughed a little bit
you just let me walk away you just said goodbye
you could never win me back but i kinda wish you'd try cuz

it would be petty to remind you how you're
so close already to bein' stranded outdoors
I'll be the bigger person now cuz I know you'd never go for it
but I don't mind cuz I'm over it

I hardly think of you these days and nights cuz I'm over it
I only punch you in the face inside my mind a little bit
I'm not goin' on the rebound no need to reinvent me
you swore I could be replaced but so far you've come up empty

it would be petty to remind you how you're
so close to beggin' me to see you one more time
I'll be the bigger person now cuz I know you'd never go for it
but I'm ok cuz I'm over it

I never call you in the night no more cuz I'm over it
musta been someone else who rang your door cuz I'm over it
and I never lie awake just thinking of us cuz I'm over it
and I would never write a song like this cuz I'm over it

woah over it
woah over it
woah I'm over it
I'm over it
I'm over it
I'm so over it
I'm over it
Track Name: High Heel Blues
I've made a huge mistake
I've made a huge mistake
and I know that I can't take no more
cuz I've made a huge mistake

when I left home this mornin'
when I left home this mornin'
wore the shoes that I shouldn'ta worn
and my sanity is torn
ever since I left home this mornin'

these shoes are too damn high
they're gonna make me cry
and I know that I look good
oh but I would change them if I could

I've made a huge mistake
I've made a huge mistake
and I know that I can't take no more
cuz I've made a huge mistake

when I left home this mornin'
when I left home this mornin'
wore the pants that I shouldn'ta worn
and my sanity is torn
ever since I left home this mornin'

these pants are too damn tight
they're gonna make me cry
and I know that I look good
oh but I would change them if I could

I've made a huge mistake
I've made a huge mistake
and I know that I can't take no more
cuz I've made a huge mistake

when I left home this mornin'
when I left home this mornin'
wore the shirt that I shouldn'ta worn
and I've been wishin' I was never born
ever since I left home this mornin'

this shirt is too damn white
transparent in this light
and I'm lookin' a little too good
oh but I would change it if I could
oh and I would change them if I could
oh and I would change them if I could
Track Name: Apocalypses
sometimes I consider
the beauty of humanity
sometimes I get overwhelmed
thinkin' about how life is fragile
and it goes so easily
sometimes I get lost in my own head
sometimes I just stare into the sunset wonderin'

what's gonna kill us first
will it be a supervolcano or a superbacterium
not sure which is worse
between a zombie epidemic or an alien invasion
can't stand not knowing which of these
hypothetical apocalypses
will end all human life on earth

sometimes I consider
the survivability of a nuclear winter
sometimes I get overwhelmed
thinkin' about biowarfare and a global economic meltdown
sometimes I like to track a new disease
that's gonna wipe out all our continental trees
cuz I gotta see

what's gonna kill us first
will it be a supervolcano or a superbacterium
not sure which is worse
between a zombie epidemic or an alien invasion
can't stand not knowing which of these
hypothetical apocalypses
will end all human life on earth

oh somethin's gonna happen oh a lotta things could
the case for the antichrist is startin' to look good
we could get killed by a solar storm
or a bubblin' of gases from the deep see floor
killed by our own sentient malevolent machines
or the rise of intelligent chimpanzees
lately there's one thing that's stuck in my head
the single most likely way we all end up dead

sometimes I consider
manmade emissions and the resulting rise in temperatures
sometimes I get overwhelmed
thinkin' about mass extinctions and rising sea levels
a giant rock comin' from space would be irretractable
but we can stop makin' our own planet uninhabitable

that's gonna kill us first
coulda been a supervolcano or a superbacterium
not sure which is worse
but I'd at least have liked to make it to the alien invasion
can't stand not knowing which of these
hypothetical apocalypses
will end all human life on earth