Loose Ends

by Katie Pederson

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1.
Consistency 01:50
These thunderstorms They wane and wander Similar to the days I’ve pondered If youth and freedom hold the key To contentedness and joy Cause with each passing year I’m finding It easier to keep unwinding With every doubt and question still Left without answers So here I lay my heart to rest My loneliness, my aching head Too many things misunderstood So many more to come yet I’m not the first and not the last To notice that as time has passed The only thing remaining the same Is how consistently life goes on
2.
Loose Ends 04:30
It’s all so familiar, it’s almost the same The art on the walls still hang there without frames I know all the faces in the pictures on your fridge And my spot on your couch feels the same as it always did I miss the days when the sounds of the city were our wake up calls Where everything in us came so alive with the night fall. And all that it took was a couple of footsteps to get to your door I wish it was harder for me to remember how we were before You were such a perfect distraction When my world was falling apart You did nothing but hold me together As I fell for the safety in your arms. I don’t want to hear another word bout how this just takes time Everyone has their loose ends, and he’s just one of mine. And at the beginning, felt I had nothing to prove Everything about me settled into everything about you I swore I would never regret it, you were all that I'd need I'd find that the worst things for you are the hardest to leave You were such a perfect distraction When my world was falling apart You did nothing but hold me together As I fell for the safety in your arms. I don’t want to hear another word bout how this just takes time Everyone has their loose ends, and he’s just one of mine. Close my eyes and now, all I see is you and me last summer and I don't know why or how we ended up so far apart together I don’t want to hear another word bout how this just takes time Everyone has their loose ends You were such a perfect distraction When my world was falling apart You did nothing but hold me together As I fell for the safety in your arms. I don’t want to hear another word bout how this just takes time Everyone has their loose ends Everyone has their loose ends Everyone has their loose ends and he’s just one of mine.
3.
Wildwood 04:27
I never meant to leave It kind of happened by mistake I often think how can this be That life became this way So far and detached from the home I once knew So far and detached, away from all of you Sometimes I’ll think of those long winter days Sledding as if the cold was far far far far away Or those warm summer nights, mason jars and fire flies Playing hockey til dark fell, under the street light I still taste the sweat, still feel the sting Of cutting close to curfew, and running, running Take me back Cracked sidewalks and open fields Millpond park and fishing reels The pedestrian city, where I learned how to drive Build forts in the forest, next to the zipline Sat by the bay window, so much of my childhood was spent here in this home on wildwood They put up those condos, we had a field day Rode our bikes to the model homes, and played House like the pros, we were better at it then, We were better at playing house when it was just pretend I still taste the sweat, still feel the sting Of cutting close to curfew, and running, running Take me back Cracked sidewalks and open fields Millpond park and fishing reels The pedestrian city, where I learned how to drive Build forts in the forest, next to the zipline Sat by the bay window, so much of my childhood was spent here in this home on wildwood I never meant to leave It kind of happened by mistake I often think how can this be That life became this way Take me back Cracked sidewalks and open fields Millpond park and fishing reels The pedestrian city, where I learned how to drive Build forts in the forest, next to the zipline Sat by the bay window, so much of my childhood was spent here in this home on wildwood
4.
I’ve lost track Of the days Where all is seem to do Is lose the game But just as fast I can’t count the ways That you pulled me to my feet again Though I can't say, that any day's my favorite I can't say that life is kind All I know is you're the greatest thing that's ever happened to mine And when the sun shines I am who I want to be As far as I know, it shines the most when you're next to me I've been told Life's complicated and though that might be true You've demonstrated One exception to the rule It's the simplest thing loving you And when the sun shines I am who I want to be As far as I know, it shines the most when you're next to me You bring the beat to my heart you bring the heat to the spark and I don't wanna live another day without you You bring the heat to the spark, you bring the beat to my heart and I don't wanna live another day without you Thought I can't say that any day's my favorite No I can't say that life is kind All I know is you're the greatest thing that's ever happened to mine And when the sun shines When the sun shines I am who I wanna be As far as I know it shines the most when you're next to me
5.
I’m missing the days of Ignorant bliss When I was unaware of The safety surrounding us When all is stripped away Nothing is the same I’m trapped inside my mind When every single day I’m dying when I wake up Babe I'm walking on a thin line Cause I've been sleeping on a different couch, different bed, different house Every night to keep my sanity I've been sleeping on a different couch, different bed, different house Trying to remember how to breathe I'm going back to where I started Everything that I have Is in the backseat of my car I'm looking at this life I've been given and I'm scared to find that I don't want it anymore Every now and again, I drive by that old house And every face behind every wheel of every car is the likes of him, haunting me now I've lost who it was I was trying to become but I am dying to be free I am picking up, every single one of those scattered little pieces of me Cause I've been sleeping on a different couch, different bed, different house Every night to keep my sanity I've been sleeping on a different couch, different bed, different house Trying to remember how to breathe I'm going back to where I started Everything that I have Is in the backseat of my car I'm looking at this life I've been given and I'm scared to find that I don't want it anymore Cause I've been sleeping on a different couch, different bed, different house Every night to keep my sanity I've been sleeping on a different couch, different bed, different house Trying to remember how to breathe I'm going back to where I started Everything that I have Is in the backseat of my car I'm looking at this life I've been given and I'm scared to find that I don't want it anymore
6.
Over You 03:46
Find myself stuttering For the words I should say Find myself wondering If you’ll ever look my way again And I’ve had years To process this, get you out of my head Oh I’ve shed tears, tried to move along but I’m stuck here instead Getting over you. You’re resurfacing Back in my life And I am repressing the memories Or rather failing to try You can’t expect me To just leave the door closed When I’m dying to see If we have a choice of road, I'm getting over you Tried to leave you behind, tried so hard to forget Replay it all in my mind, far too abrupt of an end. Tried to rationalize, but I’ve got nothing to lose Keep saying I’m fine just want to tell you the truth. Wish you would come to my house, wish you would call me outside Kiss me on the mouth, say you'll give this another try Wish you would come to my house, so I could open the door And I'd tell you I’ve never loved you more. Before today It had been awhile Since I’d seen your face and now I’m putting out a fire We’ve come so far Going opposite directions Forgive my heart For having opposite intentions Than getting over you Tried to leave you behind, tried so hard to forget Replay it all in my mind, far too abrupt of an end. Tried to rationalize, but I’ve got nothing to lose Keep saying I’m fine just want to tell you the truth. Wish you would come to my house, wish you would call me outside Kiss me on the mouth, say you'll give this another try Wish you would come to my house, so I could open the door And I'd tell you I’ve never loved you more.
7.
Here 04:23
Every street, every sidewalk every path that I'm on Feels like I'm walking through our past When he was next to me My head fit perfectly, had its own place on his shoulder And every road was blocked by orange cones On the way to those apartments, I had two that felt like home To put it simply, I am trapped by the memories Of how we got here now I've been looking for a door, but I can't even find a window Don't want to be here anymore, but I've got no place else left to go I can't keep staying here, for staying's sake Cannot salvage what's left of the mess that we made And it's a risk that I'm willing to take To get lost along the way It's just too hard to be here now There was stillness on Delaware avenue A dark symphony of silence that as of now resembles you And all the time I spent at the monument Writing melodies for no one I loved that stale scent of old cigarettes That would leak in from all the neighbors Through those painted over vents We were happy then I'm not sure where or when or how we got here now I've been looking for a door, but I can't even find a window Don't want to be here anymore, but I've got no place else left to go I can't keep staying here, for staying's sake Cannot salvage what's left of the mess that we made And it's a risk that I'm willing to take To get lost along the way It's just too hard to be here now But I can't keep staying here Oh no I can't keep staying here I can't keep staying here I can't keep staying here, for staying's sake Cannot salvage what's left of the mess that we made And it's a risk that I'm willing to take To get lost along the way It's a risk that I'm willing to take To get lost along the way
8.
Runaway train Where you going Is it alright with you If I ride along I’m not really sure what I’m after But for now you look like a good home. Runaway train Take me with you I wanna fall in love again In a quaint little town, where no one knows me And I can find my way again Cause I hear that this life is beautiful And you’ve seen a lot of the world I wanna live something meaningful Could you tell me where I should start Runaway train. Runaway train Tell me your secrets I wanna feel love again I wanna find what I’m after I wanna be whole again I hear that this life is beautiful And you’ve seen a lot of the world I wanna live something meaningful Could you tell me where I should start Runaway train, Sound your alarm Let the folks know That we’re barreling on Not sure if I’m ready yet To step off or down So with your permission I think I’ll just stick around. Runaway train Don't you ever get tired Of turning your wheels and carrying loads You hardly slow down, have but one track to follow Don’t you wish all the time you had just a few roads? Cause I hear that this life is beautiful And you’ve seen a lot of the world I wanna live something meaningful Could you tell me where I should start Runaway train, you've seen a lot of the world Oh and I wanna live something meaningful Could you tell me where I should start Runaway train
9.
It's been nice coming home to you at the end of the day But the only reason I still do Is cause he asked me to stay Maybe it was the way that he said my name when he told me goodbye Helped me see that as long as he's been a part of my life I haven't stopped loving him Oh i might never stop loving him So I'll keep driving Til the sun and the moon stop Fighting for space in the sky Once again once again I am Looking out for the end cause you are Too far to have, but close enough to keep me wondering There's nothing left of this city But the pieces that once made it home All the nooks and the crannies That I only know Because you showed them to me So I'll keep driving Til the sun and the moon stop Fighting for space in the sky Once again once again I am Looking out for the end cause you are Too far to have, but close enough to keep me wondering From St. Louis to Boston The further I go, the more that I miss him One goodbye, one kiss Get out of my mind I wanna forget that One night in one sky, a few stars aligned Only to scatter with the sunrise So I'll keep driving Til the sun and the moon stop Fighting for space in the sky Once again once again I am Looking out for the end cause you are Too far to have, but close enough to keep me wondering
10.
Do you sing to her Like you used to sing to me I bet your eyes don’t leave her’s when she speaks And I meant it when I said That I just want you to be happy But oh how I wonder, when you are with her Are you ever thinking of me I can’t stay in this small town With it’s big city people I’ve been thinking out loud But lately my thoughts and I are feeble I’ve been trying to move on But you’re just one problem among several others And I don’t mean to hold on But you were the only one who could put me back together Why did I let you go? Took oh so long to see That this is a lonely road Without you here beside me Why did I let you go If only I had seen Now it’s too late I know So I’ll repeat til I believe Don’t want you back. There’s a memory in my mind framed Of us driving together Singing “Stop This Train” over your little red car’s speakers Why can I not let go Of seemingly meaningless moments They add up so fast though All at once crashing over when I least expect it Why did I let you go? Took oh so long to see That this is a lonely road Without you here beside me Why did I let you go If only I had seen Now it’s too late I know So I’ll repeat til I believe Don't want you back.
11.
I Will Sing 05:11
Maybe I’ll move To the hills of Ireland Try to learn how not to prove Myself to anyone Maybe buy an instrument That I don’t know yet Pour my soul and my sentiment Pour myself into learning it Maybe I’ll head on Head on to Chicago Find some friends I can lean on Find some hope for tomorrow Cause if home’s where the heart is Won't you tell me where’s mine Cause the truth of the matter is They’re both hard to find One of these days I’ll break free from the cage Throw all the cast iron off & away But try as I might, oh and try as I may To cast off my burdens, seems they’re here to stay Maybe I’ll head down Head down to the southern coast And get lost in the ocean In my grandfather’s boat Walk along the shoreline Feel the earth neath my toes And I'll head the tide's warning As it comes and it goes One of these days I’ll break free from the cage Throw all the cast iron off & away But try as I might, oh and try as I may To cast off my burdens, seems they’re here to stay Oh but I will sing Every line Every melody Til I’m finally free Of all of the trouble this life seems to bring My family’s getting older And so am I And we are living further Apart than I’d like So maybe I’ll head up north, To colder skies Live with only the kind of warmth Seen in my baby sisters eyes One of these days I’ll break free from the cage Throw all the cast iron off & away But try as I might, oh and try as I may To cast off my burdens, seems they’re here to stay Oh but I will sing Every line Every melody Til I’m finally free Of all of the trouble this life seems to bring

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Katie Pederson Ann Arbor, Michigan

Katie is a singer songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI. Inspirations and influences include Sara Bareilles and Elton John. She's made her way around the country showcasing her catchy melodies and pop-piano sound, touching the hearts of her audiences with her raw, vulnerable lyricism. Katie's latest EP, "The Landing," tells stories of what it is to be human and find community amongst the trials of life. ... more

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