New Unquiet Life

by Kate Renegade

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This record was written and performed with love and care by Steph, Noah, Eric, & Bix. Four friends from Chicago keeping guitar-driven indie rock moving forward.

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released June 8, 2018

Engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service
Album design by Dan MacDonald Studios

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Kate Renegade Chicago, Illinois

Kate Renegade is Steph, Noah, Eric, and Bix. Heavy Pop / Rock & Roll out of Chicago.

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Track Name: Untitled
I studied all my second thoughts
I studied hard, then I threw it away
Now I’m left here asking how we manage anything at all
With fists all tied, with fists all tied

So feel this question forced upon us
So feel
The line is drawn and will you step across it
Unreal

A million fears to stumble on
A million doubts to swallow whole
If you are asking, I am ready for the new unquiet life
So give me what I want, give me what I want

So feel this question forced upon us
So feel
The line is drawn and will you step across it
Unreal

Will you lull me off to sleep?
Will you strike the long abandoned set of who I used to be?
Or will you raise my tired hand?
Believe that I can be both
then and now, complex, and still in reach

And so we feel this question forced upon us
So feel
The line is drawn, please help me step across it
So real
Track Name: Lullaby
I was ripe before I met you
I was peeled and bleary-eyed
You were right to walk away but
so quick to say goodnight

If you have to
If you have to leave,
If you have to sleep
give me a kiss
as a lullaby
as a lullaby

I am cold before I let you
I hold an arm out on all sides
But I had a song to sing you
before I could even tell you why, so

If you have to
If you have to leave,
If you have to sleep
give me a kiss
as a lullaby
as a lullaby

You and I
in the crosshairs of the night
destined for pain and longing, pain
Pain and opened eyes
You and I
on the knife-edge of the sky
searching for pain and longing, pain
Pain and opened eyes, oh
You and I
on the knife-edge of the sky
searching for pain and longing, pain
Pain and opened eyes
Track Name: Theories of Forgetting
What was I then, what did I know?
I was far away and yet a stone’s throw
Falling fast
Falling slow

What was I then, who was he to me?
The dull and painful grinding of a memory
Tongue on wound
Afraid to let go

He stole my youth
Between the fear and denial of truth
He stole my youth
But not the fight or the claws that scratch out a better life

I know her name, what did she see?
The woman she’d grow into didn’t look like me
Let her down, let her down slowly
In your arms now

Why dream up a version of distant me?
If we’re tired and we’re never who we thought we’d be
Enough now, enough now baby
Enough right now

He stole my youth
Between the fear and denial of truth
He stole my youth
But not the fight or the claws that scratch out a better life

The daughter of the mother doesn’t see the sin
The maid that draws the curtains lets the shadows in
And I was never one to watch silently
The Queen can see the future as a memory

The Queen can see the future as a memory
All the time he stole coming back to me
All the time he stole coming back to me
All the time he stole coming back to me
Track Name: Friends
Friends no more, a confidence told, a closed door
So friends, friends no more
You leaned in too close,
You saw what wasn’t worth fighting for

Gold, ground small, a worthless glitter, nothing more
Now you’re dirt and shame
Regret and blame
And wasp and sting
And circle and ring
And child and dream
And youth and gleam
And faith and faith and nothing at all

Time folds in and I want to be
a friend returning home
Time tears away and I want to be
your friend returning home
Time tears away and I want to be
your friend returning, returning, returning
Track Name: Bow & Arrow
Be simple girl, just let it go
And set your mind to work like a bow and arrow
Quiet without, quiet within
Tune your ears to the silent voices closing in
Who do you love? Who do you hate?
Put it down on paper in a gentle way
The lonely stare, the sole embrace
coming on as you slip, slip away

You can’t explain, You can’t explain
It’s another girl’s loss
It’s another girl’s brain
You can’t explain, You can’t explain
It’s another girl’s heart
It’s another girl’s shame
‘cause I am hard and I am tired of changing anymore

Oh burn out once to burn out twice
Close your eyes and dispose of their sound advice
The vagabond, the jilted soul
Let her roll, let her breathe, let her start to grow
Oh burn out once, to burn out twice
Close your eyes, close your eyes and you come alive
Close your eyes, close your eyes and she comes alive
Close your eyes, close your eyes, close your eyes

You can’t explain, You can’t explain
It’s another girl’s loss
It’s another girl’s brain
You can’t explain, You can’t explain
It’s another girl’s heart
It’s another girl’s shame
‘cause I am hard and I am tired of changing anymore

Feel, and break, and fall, this wall inside of me
It can’t, afford, to wait, this knot inside of me
Knead, the night, into a space where I can hide away
If i’m, the last, to know
I’m fine if i’m, the last, to know…

You can’t explain, You can’t explain
It’s another girl’s loss
It’s another girl’s brain
You can’t explain, You can’t explain
It’s another girl’s heart
It’s another girl’s shame
‘cause I am hard and I am tired of changing anymore
Track Name: Me to You
Many sweet songs have been written
about the universal one
Something prettier and simpler
than our flawed and complex love
I could tell you that I loved you
and it would only be part true
The other piece is you helped save me
and I’m indebted to you

So listen when you lay down
And you feel that hint of anxiety, ambiguity
Rest easy

This song’s from only me
To only you
This song’s from only me
To no one else but you

Many sad songs have been written
I could write another just the same
And you could sit and wonder
if you’re the one to blame
Fear no more, I’ve got you in my sights and you can
Know for sure, there’s only good here

So listen when you lay down
And you feel that hint of anxiety
Rest easy

This song’s from only me
To only you
This song’s from only me
To no one else but you

Your body laughing in the snow
The Pistols on your radio
Your body laughing in the snow
Thin Lizzy on the radio
You and me on the radio
You and me on the radio
You and me on the radio
You and me on the radio
You and me on the radio
You and me on the radio
You and me on the radio
Track Name: Gymnast
I was a gymnast in my youth
I could bend with the world and a changing truth
But a life lived leaves the muscles tight
I’m not weary but I’m losing light

Fall
Hear the question no one asked
but now you’re wanting to know
Fall
How you thought that you were real
but they saw nothing at all

I was a poet when I was young
Words felt like an armor against the sun
But the skin burns and the moon don’t rise
Full but once in awhile on a cold dark night, so

Fall
Hear the question no one asked
but now you’re wanting to know
Fall
How you thought that you were real
but they saw nothing at all

Try and listen, try and listen to me now
Try and listen, try and listen to me now
Try and listen, try and listen to me now, now, now, now, now
Track Name: Two Shadows
How could I begin to even ask her
How could I forget to rise & fall
If I let him take the light, how could I cast a shadow?
So how could she begin to try and stay?

I held off that side of you
I crashed straight through your wall
You’ve got a nerve to be asking for anything at all

She & I begin to come through
In the blink of an eye we realize his fall
And I’m running in the wind to the sight of that light on
Where she, and I begin to find a way, find a way

We held off that side of you
We crashed straight through your wall
You’ve got some nerve to be asking for anything from us at all

Be good to her, gentle and kind
Be good to her, gentle and kind
Listen love
You don’t have to come when I call
Listen love
You don’t have to come at all
at all
at all
Listen love, you don’t have to come at all
Track Name: Stir Crazy
I turned in,
Pulled back my hair, held up my chin
Now we wait,
You say too soon, I say it’s late
There was a time,
You had my back, kept me on track
Now things are fine,
But one minute more and I might crack

I’ve been tapping on this pane
While you seem happy locked inside
away from cold and rain, well
I just wasn’t made that way
Oh the restless heart abides but does not stay

Something is going on,
Just out of sight, just out of reach
Don’t try and pretend,
I’ve read enough books to know how this ends
Sink or swim,
I’ve laid in on the line for you, honey
They’re closing in,
The walls, the years, the mess we’re in

I’ve got both hands on the glass
So get behind me already there’s no way this can last
I’ve been looking out since birth
For a stirring in the heart, the blood, the earth

So come away with me
We’ll swim until we can’t turn back
If I was a betting girl
I’d say we’re right on track, right on track, right on
We’ll swim until we can’t turn back
If I was a betting girl
I’d say we’re right on track, right on track, right on

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