There Is Light

by Katie Dobbins

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    Dobbins' sophomore album, There Is Light, contains remarkably honest songs that capture seasons of both hardship and joy, but hold onto the hope that light will always illuminate and overpower darkness.

    Credits:
    Released March 29, 2019
    Music & Lyrics by Katie Dobbins
    Produced, Recorded, & Mixed by Sean McLaughlin (Additional Recording by Zach Bloomstein) at 37' Productions, Rockland MA
    Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston MA
    Cover Art by Kris Dobbins Photography

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    "There Is Light/Katie Dobbins Music" design on front. Lyrics from Photograph the Stars, "Come see this light, it burns so bright" on back. 100% cotton crew neck.

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1.
It's one of those nights So dark outside I wish I could hide But thank God for the moon Oh I wish that you Could see this Every time I try to photograph the stars I'm left with nothing but a picture of the darkness Seems the only way to capture the lights Is to look with my own eyes Hold it in my mind I invite you to come I invite you to come And see this It's one of those nights My dreams burn so bright I'm feeling inspired By this moon Oh I wish that you Could see this Every time I try to photograph the stars I'm left with nothing but a picture of the darkness Seems the only way to capture the lights Is to look with my own eyes Hold it in my mind I invite you to come I invite you to come And see this Come see this light It burns so bright Come see this light It burns so bright Come see this light It burns so bright Come see this light Every time I try to photograph these stars I'm left with nothing but a picture of the dark Seems the only way to capture the light Is to look with my own eyes Hold it in my mind I invite you to come I invite you to come
2.
Jeep Song 03:54
Take your foot off the clutch, easy now Take that transmission down I'll take you all over town In this wrangly topless crown Put your foot on the gas, easy now Turn up that radio sound We're singing all over town In this wrangly topless crown Don't stall on me We're riding with the wind in our seats Don't stall on me I'm trying to believe Turn your eyes to the window, easy now Let that air blow around There's views like this all over town From this wrangly topless crown Don't stall on me We're riding with the wind in our seats Don't stall on me I'm trying to believe I - I - I wanna be free, wanna be free I - I - I wanna be free, can't we just be free Don't stall on me We're riding with the wind Don't stall on me I'm riding tall and free Take your foot off the clutch, easy now
3.
These stones are hard beneath my feet The earth is pounding under me A distant bird is echoing the song it sings And I'm climbing higher This is what I'm wired to do I feel it burning But I'm still yearning To cover every inch of you These roots are firm beneath my feet The trees are towering over me A tickling breeze turns into wind It's taunting me And I'm climbing higher This is what I'm wired to do I feel it burning But I'm still yearning To cover every inch of you Ooooooo ooooooo Ooooooo ooooooo Ooooooo ooooooo Ooooooo ooooooo Here comes the wind As it weaves through the trees It's chilling my bones It's shaking my hands As it dances right through me The sun's on my back And it's heating through me It's burning my skin It's making me drip As it exposes everything Your world is vast for my small feet Your stillness entices me I'm addicted to the scent Of wild reverie I'm climbing higher This is what I'm wired to do I feel it burning But I'm still yearning To cover you I'm climbing higher This is what I'm wired to do Feel it burning But I'm still yearning To cover you
4.
You stood at my grave No tears on your face Thought there'd be a trace Of something You planted a rose But the dirt it was cold You said I should let you know If it grows I have a letter I thought I'd give to you It's a real sun-setter just beaming with truth But don't you know words they are magic When they're spoken they're woven into permanent fabric That cloaks dreams Or wreaks havoc that keeps unravelling A long time ago I wrote a book I never sold 'Cause some stories are better left untold Just like how I have a letter I wish I could give to you It's a real sun-setter just beaming with truth But don't you know words they are magic When they're spoken they're woven into permanent fabric That cloaks dreams Or wreaks havoc that keeps unravelling There's so much I wanna say There's so much I wanna say There's so much I wanna say But I'll say nothing There's so much I wanna say There's so much I wanna say There's so much I wanna say But I'll say nothing I have a letter I wish I could give to you It's a real sun-setter just beaming with truth But don't you know words they are magic When they're spoken they're woven into permanent fabric That cloaks dreams Or wreaks havoc that keeps unravelling You stood at my grave Released all the blame I heard you say Wake up
5.
The Muse 03:32
Wake up again in the same old place Get yourself ready for the same old day Moving along at the same old pace You're telling yourself that you like it that way This routine is wearing thin But sometimes in life it's just easier to blend in That's what you tell yourself to keep on going You're searching and running away from the truth Trying to hold onto someone else's news Dying to just get out of your shoes All because you're frightened by the muse in you Looking around at the same old faces Moving along in this never-ending race So many shots that you'll never take No room to risk making mistakes You're searching and running away from the truth Trying to hold onto someone else's news Dying to just get out of your shoes All because you're frightened by the muse in you Whispers, can you feel the whispers The whispers beneath your skin Feel the sound now There's a pulse pushing out of you It's rising and it's getting louder louder Oh the whispers, can you feel the whispers The whispers beneath your skin Feel the sound now There's a pulse pushing out of you It's rising and it's getting louder louder Oh quiet that sound Quiet that sound Quiet that sound Quiet that sound Quiet that sound Quiet that... You're searching You're running away from the truth You're dying Why are you dying to get out of your shoes You're frightened Why are you scared of that muse?
6.
They said when will you learn If you play with fire you're gonna get burned But if you don't you may never feel the heat at all I'd rather burn alive than be too afraid to fall Bring on the fire There was a rebel of a man down in Tennessee Was told only whites drink this tap for free He sat down poured a glass anyway In court a week later he was shackled in chains Said yeah I'm gonna do it again Drink that water 'til my dying day They said when will you learn If you play with fire you're gonna get burned But if you don't you may never feel the heat at all I'd rather burn alive than be too afraid to fall Bring on the fire She loved him with all of her might Didn't care that her skin was white They got married in the hot summer sun They thought she was crazy, losing her mind But she kept her heels and her head held high Said that love was worth her life When will we learn When will we learn When will we learn When will we learn It's not about glory, it's not about fight I wanna do something with meaning tonight But there's fear in our hearts from these words in our minds To overcome that we need one hell of a fire They'll say when will you learn If you play with fire you're gonna get burned If you don't you may never feel the heat at all I'd rather burn alive than be too afraid to fall I don't wanna be too afraid to - too afraid to fall I don't wanna be too afraid to - too afraid to fall I don't wanna be... too afraid to fall Bring on the fire Bring on the fire Bring on the fire Bring on the fire
7.
Little Light 03:54
The tea kettle is whistling The birds outside the window are singing I've got pancakes on the stove Acting like you don't have to go I'm picking out the plates and the napkins Let me tell you a story about my weekend I'll play for you a song that I just wrote Lay across my lap, pretend that this isn't the last time Let me get a blanket, you look cold Is this the last time Feels like the first time Is this my real life Feels like a dream that I don't like Let me hold you while we cry You'll always be my little light I'm picking out my clothes from my closet Looking for my key I think I lost it Draw mascara on my eye, pretend that this isn't goodbye I'm putting on my rings and my necklace Is this the last time Feels like the first time Is this my real life Feels like a dream that I don't like Let me hold you while we cry You'll always be my little light I know that tomorrow when I wake up You'll be the first thing I think of It'll be a while before I'm able to see This is not a dream This is our last time But it's my first time Picturing real life Without you by my side Let me hold you while we cry You'll always be my little light
8.
Memory Lane 03:49
You bought a big old house Filled it with a lover and a cradle I'm sitting here alone With my notebook and piano Everyone I know keeps moving on To Memory Lane Memory Lane take me far away from here All my pain shrinking in my rearview mirror I wanna go to Memory Lane You sold your fancy car Traded for a nice nurse and a wheelchair Said all your goodbyes Moved somewhere and I don't know how to reach ya Everyone I love keeps moving on To Memory Lane Memory Lane take me far away from here All my pain shrinking in my rearview mirror I wanna go To Memory Lane take me far from here All my pain shrinks in my rearview mirror I wanna go Can we go And see you again on Memory Lane Yeah, call you my friend on Memory Lane Relive it again on Memory Lane Can we go I need to go Memory Lane - ooooo Memory Lane - ooooo Memory Lane I'm driving down Present Street Take me to Pleasant Street
9.
You bring light into my world You bring light into my world And I'll never let it go They say nothing lasts forever And that's just how it goes But love can't be measured So I have hope Cause you built me a home You built me a home You built me a home with no walls meant for keeping me in There's no roof to stop me from soaring There's no locks on these doors they are always open And this foundation is firm in my bones You built me a home You built me a home And when I'm alone I'm not alone I'm never alone Cause you built me a home with no shades so the sun always shines And there's no insulation, our warmth is inside There's one thing you made sure of That's that we always had light We have light in this home Light in this home And when we have nothing Well, we still have everything There's no such thing as nothing In this home You built me a home with no borders, no property lines There's no taxes we owe on this beautiful life And if home's where the heart is Thank you for living in mine I love this home I love this home Home's where the heart is Home's where the heart is Home's where the heart is Home's where the heart is Home's where the heart is Home's where the heart is
10.
Doctor doctor put your gloves on This one's gonna be a big one We're starting a new life today Starting a new life today Lay down slowly mama It'll only be a little longer You're gonna need some stitches But your baby's gonna be okay And she went stitch by stitch Fold by fold The things she's making They happen slow The blanket that you cuddle up with The heart-shaped pillow that brings you comfort All the costumes you dressed up in The hemming on your pants today She's got you stitch by stitch And fold by fold The things she's making They happen slow Stitch by stitch Fold by fold She may never tell you But she wants you to know She may never tell you But she wants you to know Long drive, mama I need a long drive Long drive, I need to talk to you I need to talk to you So we're driving slow An old back road Pouring your heart out It feels so broke Driving slow She pulls you in close She's dropped everything for you Like she always does She's got you stitch by stitch And fold by fold The heart she's mending It happens slow Stitch by stitch Fold by fold She may never tell you But she wants you to know She may never tell you But she wants you to know
11.
Believe 04:06
My roof is crumbling down Shingles fall to the ground There's no help to be found My walls they are caving I am just craving a way to get out Buried in the rubble All this trouble is weighing me down Sending all my prayers To the One I've been reading about Cause I know... We gotta believe that there's freedom on the other side of this We gotta believe that tomorrow morning the sun will rise again I talk about freedom I talk about healing I talk about love But I feel so defeated Like I keep on meeting The same damn walls I need something brighter Something tighter to help me hold on Tired of all of these hurdles Tripping me up from the life that I want But I know... We gotta believe that there's freedom on the other side of this We gotta believe that tomorrow morning the sun will rise again We gotta believe that there's freedom on the other side of this We gotta believe that tomorrow morning the sun will rise again I believe I believe I believe No matter what I see No matter what I see I believe I believe I believe No matter what they say No matter what they say Cause we gotta believe that there's freedom on the other side of this We gotta believe that tomorrow morning the sun will rise again I'm gonna believe that there's freedom on the other side of this I gotta believe that tomorrow morning the sun will rise I believe I'm gonna believe I gotta believe No matter what I see No matter what I see Will you believe with me? Cause we gotta believe I'm gonna believe No matter what they say No matter what they say
12.
There's a light inside And it shines, yeah it shines There's a light inside And it shines, yeah it shines so bright When the shades open in the morning And the rays come through the window cracks And you hide your head under the covers Cause you want the darkness to last Just a little longer, just a little longer But that light shining in the morning You can tell it's not going nowhere So you pull your squinty eyes up Blinded by this beautiful day But not everybody's ready to wake up Not everybody's ready for a cup They don't really wanna see Anything but their own sheets But do you wanna do something? There's a light inside And it shines, yeah it shines There's a light inside And it shines, yeah it shines so bright But they don't really wanna see The light that's bursting at your seams All you gotta do is tell me Do you wanna be something? Cause they don't wanna see the light They don't know what's wrong from what's right All you gotta do is tell me Do you wanna do something?

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Dobbins' sophomore album, There Is Light, was nominated for Album of the Year at The 2019 New England Music Awards. The record contains remarkably honest songs that capture seasons of both hardship and joy, but hold onto the hope that light will always illuminate and overpower darkness.

credits

released March 29, 2019

Music & Lyrics by Katie Dobbins

Produced, Recorded, & Mixed by Sean McLaughlin
(Additional Recording by Zach Bloomstein)
at 37' Productions, Rockland MA

Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice
at Peerless Mastering, Boston MA

Cover Art by Kris Dobbins Photography

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www.katiedobbinsmusic.com

Boston based artist Katie Dobbins draws from a music palette of contemporary folk and new country to establish a genre uniquely her own. With the heart of a poet and a mastery of storytelling, her songs touch on elements of life and relationships in ways that lift spirits and challenge the soul. ... more

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