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  1. Katie

Words & music by Christie Rose
Produced & engineered by Jeff Zipp at The Recording Suite, Vancouver BC
Mastered by Brock McFarlane, CPS Mastering

Lyrics

KATIE

"Katie, Katie, only girl that I adore
When the moon shines over the cow shed,
I'll be waiting for you at the kitchen door..."

The porch swing sways empty, the chains creek in the breeze
where my lover would sit in the autumn sun with a book upon her knees
These floors are silent without her footfall, where her skirt swept low n' long
as she passed from room to room and filled them with the breath of her song

Katie, Katie, only girl that I adore,
Now this house is a museum, it was Katie was my home
and now her smile is gone and she don't sing no more

And I've paced like a nomad through these rooms a thousand tides
I've sat like Buddha, but with memories and an old dog at my side
I've stood staring out the window as darkness pierced me like a dart,
recalling all the golden sun she used to shine across my heart

Katie, Katie, only girl that I adore
What kind of mercy is this that now I'm growing old without you
n' you've gone before?

Then one night I stood at the window, then out onto the porch I ran and reeled
I swear I saw my Katie, a specter in the field
I ran on, reaching out to touch her, but like desert water I couldn't get near
I called out her sweet name, she didn't turn, she didn't hear
The moon hung low, a giant ember in the black September night
I stood alone and still, and watched her float past like a lullaby in white

Over time and tide and death there's Katie
splitting an old man's sorrow at the seam
Over time and tide and death there's Katie
She's still the sweetness of this old man's dream

Katie, Katie, only girl that I adore
How my hands ache to touch that vision, that lone apparition
just out of reach across the distant shore

And ever since that night she appeared, fifteen years
on the harvest moon I wait
'Cause I'm still in love with Katie,
and someday I'll meet her, smiling at the gate

Until then the porch swing will sway empty, the chains will creek in the breeze
where my lover would sit in the autumn sun with a book upon her knees

"Katie, Katie, only girl that I adore
When the moon shines over the cow shed,
I'll be waiting for you at the kitchen door..."

I'll be waiting for you at the kitchen door,
I'll be waiting for you
at the kitchen door.