© 2019 by Kate Boothman

MUSIC

I Am An Animal can be found online at:

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OR…

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TORONTO: Rotate This, Soundscapes, She Said Boom, and Grasshopper Records

COBOURG: ZAP Records

THE NEW ALBUM - I AM AN ANIMAL

I Am An Animal is a trip into rock and roll and psyche-folk. Recorded at Lost Cause Studios with Loel Campbell, Anna Ruddick, Maia Davies, Tim D’Eon, James McKenty, Greg Keelor,  Aaron Goldstein, Champagne James Robertson, Julie Fader and Graham Walsh.

LINER NOTES

KATE BOOTHMAN I AM AN ANIMAL

 

Recorded at: Lost Cause Studio

Produced by: Loel Campbell & Kate Boothman

Engineered by: James McKenty

Track#1 mixed by: James McKenty

Tracks #2-12 mixed by: Graham Walsh

Mastered by: Bob Weston

All songs written by: Kate Boothman

 

I AM AN ANIMAL

Kate Boothman: vocals

Loel Campbell: drums, bass IV

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitars

Maia Davies: organ, vocals

Graham Walsh: effects 

 

I am an animal, I’m wild in my ways.

I am an animal, I cannot be broken, I cannot be tamed.

You are a man, I know you're there.

The curve of your hand, ready to conquer, ready to rule the world.

 

But you have the key to every room, so I wont be seeing you too soon.

I’m going where the flowers are all around, and the winds the only sound.

 

I am an animal, I am not a stray.

It’s understandable to want to get moving, to want to drift away.

 

But you have the key to every room, so I wont be seeing you too soon.

I’m going where the flowers are all around, and the winds the only sound.

GOD WILLING

Loel Campbell: drums, guitar

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitar

MaÏa Davies: key board, vocals

James McKenty: guitar 

Kate Boothman: vocals

I’ll get a job down the road by the river, behind a bar, closed in the winter.

In summers shine, I know she’ll deliver at The Moon & Stars, like old St. Mawr.

 

I’ll meet a man with skin like a river, and we’ll paint the tar in his sports car.

I’ll spend my weekends singing in the city, and I’ll drive all night. 

I’ll make it, God willing.

 

And I’ll try to play it right. I’ll make it, God willing, God willing, God willing.

God willing, God willing, God willing.

 

I’ll get a tan down the road by the river, on the banks, hot in the summer.

You’ll show up with my name on your window, and we’ll drive all night.

We’ll make it, God willing.

 

And I’ll try to play it right. I’ll make it, God willing, God willing, God willing.

God willing, God willing, God willing.

 

I’ll get a tan down the road by the river, on the banks, hot in the summer.

You’ll show up with my name on your window, and we’ll drive all night.

We’ll make it, God willing.

 

And I’ll try to play it right. I’ll make it, God willing, God willing, God willing.

God willing, God willing, God willing.

 

And I’ll try to play it right. I’ll make it, God willing, God willing, God willing.

And I’ll try to play it right. I’ll make it, God willing, God willing, God willing.

God willing, God willing, God willing.

 

CHINATOWN

Kate Boothman: vocals

Loel Campbell: drums, vocals

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitars

MaÏa Davies: piano, acoustic guitar

Champagne James Robertson: baritone guitar

This may as well be Chinatown, the way the curtain hits the ground,

In this place where I can be found lounging. Oh

Got me thinking about a haunted car, that didn't wind up very far,

From this place where I can be found standing. Oh

 

You want to be a superstar. Get in the car, superstar.

 

If you saw me walking by, under a prismatic sky, 

Would you wonder if I’d say hello? Oh

I know you’re thinking the same thing. About diamond rings.

In a game where we play last man standing? Oh

 

You want to be a superstar. Get in the car, superstar.

 

You heard I’m no good. You know you’re not either.

Won’t do what we should. That makes me a believer. 

Me a believer.

 

This may as well be Chinatown, the way the curtain hits the ground,

In this place where we can be found lounging. Oh

 

You want to be a superstar. Get in the car, superstar.

 

FOOLS

Kate Boothman: vocals

Loel Campbell: drums

Tim D’eon: electric guitars

Bass: Graham Walsh

I’m a fool ‘cause I like you, you're a fool ‘cause you like me, we’re fools. Yeah yeah

When I’m walking people stare, what the hell they doing there? They're fools. Yeah yeah

 

And I’m so cool, and you like tools.

We’re cool. Yeah yeah

 

The 401 goes crashing by, theres a Sparkle in my eye, let’s cruise. Yeah yeah

I’ll fill my tank with the fool’s gold, Mother Nature’s bought and sold, we’re fools. Yeah yeah

 

And I’m so cool, and you like tools.

We’re cool, they’re fools, they’re fools, they’re fools.

 

Floor it, baby, let’s shoot for the moon. Kick’er down, we’ll get there soon.

 

I’m a fool ‘cause I like you, you’re a fool ‘cause you like me, we’re fools. Yeah yeah

 

And I’m so cool, and you like tools. We’re cool, they’re fools, they’re fools, they’re fools, they’re fools.

 

SNEAKY MOUNTAIN

Kate Boothman: vocals, acoustic guitar

Loel Campbell: drums

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitars

MaÏa Davies: organ, acoustic guitar

Julie Fader: vocals

Aaron Goldstein: pedal steel

Champagne James Robertson: baritone guitar

 

When lightning touches down, between the pavement and this town.

No water to be found, no roots to burrow down.

I’ll wash the dust off of my leaves, rinse the roofs into their eves.

The river’s underground.

 

Another year goes ‘round. Passed the windows of this town.

No water to be found, no roots to burrow down.

I’ll wash the dust off of my leaves, rinse the roofs into their eves.

The river’s underground.

 

If you need to find me look for Sneaky Mountain. I live off of Invisible Road. In a house up on Dead Man’s Curve.

If you need to find me look for Sneaky Mountain.

The river’s underground.

 

I’ll take it easy, what will be will be. Take it easy, see you ‘round,

My lover underground.

 

When lightning touches down, between the window and this town.

No water to be found, no roots to burrow down.

I’ll wash the dust off of my leaves, rinse the roofs into their eves.

The river’s underground. 

If you need to find me look for Sneaky Mountain. I live off of Invisible Road. In a house up on Dead Man’s Curve.

If you need to find me look for Sneaky Mountain.

The river’s underground.

 

INTERLOOP

Created by: Graham Walsh from a section of Roll On

 

BEYOND

Loel Campbell: drums, guitar

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitars

James McKenty: electric guitar?

Beyond is all around me, and there’s a change that I could feel.

There’s a mountain rising from a prairie town. Your hall of mirrors kept you down.

 

And took you far away. And you go all the way.

 

The walls came down around me, the wind whispered oh so clear.

About a mountain rising from a prairie town. Your hall of mirrors kept you down.

 

And took you far away. And you go all the way.

 

Beyond is all around you, and there’s a change that you should feel.

Love the mountain from the prairie town, don’t let those mirrors get you down.

 

And take you far away. And you go all the way.

 

Can’t you hear the fellas singing, On The Banks Of The Seaway?

You don’t wanna mess it up. Woah 

 

MARY

Kate Boothman: vocals, acoustic guitar

Loel Campbell: drums, tambourine 

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitar

MaÏa Davies: vocals

Aaron Goldstein: pedal steel

 

Mary lives down by the Ganaraska River. 

Living on Hope, she grabs her quiver of arrows and shoots from her heart.

She shoots from her heart.

Mary walks by with the strength of a widow.

She’ll let you cry your tears into her pillow and she’ll shoot from her heart.

She’ll shoot from her heart.

 

If you happen to see Mary, If you happen to see Mary, see Mary,

Shoot from your heart. Shoot from your heart.

 

Mary lives down by the Ganaraska River. 

Living on Hope, she grabs her quiver of arrows and shoots from her heart.

She shoots from her heart.

 

If you happen to see Mary, If you happen to see Mary, see Mary,

Shoot from your heart. Shoot from your heart.

 

Mary walks by with the strength of a widow.

She’ll let you cry your tears into her pillow and she’ll shoot from her heart.

She’ll shoot from her heart.

 

If you happen to see Mary, If you happen to see Mary, see Mary,

Shoot from your heart. Shoot from your heart.

 

 

 

ROLL ON

Kate Boothman: vocals, acoustic guitar

Loel Campbell: drums, percussion

Anna Ruddick: upright bass

MaÏa Davies: organ, piano, vocals

Aaron Goldstein: pedal steel 

Graham Walsh: OP1

 

Simone came by today, she said it was Brian’s birthday.

I saw just how far she’d come, and I’m still writing love songs. Oh

 

I guess it’s time I paid you a visit, because this ain’t no way to be living.

You are so forgiving. Oh

 

Oh

We cried for all the roads we’ve driven, we laughed for all the hats we’d worn.

The only thing I’d wanted to but didn’t,

You have been forgiven. Oh

 

Oh

 

A better friend I will never know. We were diamonds and gold.

Like a morning stone that you can’t hold, I fell from your hands.

That’s the way I roll. Oh

 

Roll, Roll

 

We cried for all the roads we’ve driven, we laughed for all the hats we’d worn.

The only thing I’d wanted to but didn’t,

You have been forgiven. Oh

 

Oh

 

 

YOUNG GIRLS

Kate Boothman: vocals, acoustic guitar

Loel Campbell: drums

Anna Ruddick: bass

Greg Keelor: electric guitar

Maia Davies: acoustic guitar

Julie Fader: vocals

 

Let’s go, I know what you’re thinking. Fast car, that’s the route we’re taking.

Just put the stars back in my eyes, and the tunes upon my fingers.

Loosening my lips, like when I was a singer. Oh

 

Summer, the small of ripe fruit lingers. Sweet juice, running off your fingers,

that have been worked down to the bone. But with a heart that remains tender.

I am home alone, so I’ll take your tender here. Oh

 

Young girls, too many fleeting glances. Trouble brewing at the dances.

 

But I can see them from the shore, they're sending secret messages.

Take a little more. I don’t like what that does to our chances.

 

So, let’s go, I know what you’re thinking. Fast car, that’s the route we’re taking.

 

But I can see you from the shore. You’re sending secret messages.

Take a little more. I don't like what that does to our chances.

 

Young girls, young girls, young girls, young girls, young girls.

 

HALL OF MIRRORS

Kate Boothman: vocals

Loel Campbell: drums

Anna Ruddick: bass

Tim D’Eon: electric guitar

Maia Davies: vocals

Greg Keelor: 12 string guitar

 

 

I saw you in a hall of mirrors, exercising all of your fears.

I know you want it and you look the part. Dark sunglasses blocking your tears.

 

I can see you, you can’t see me.

I can see you, you can’t see me.

 

I saw you standing in your hall of mirrors. Hairline fracture in a thin veneer.

Wicked tone, and a voice of syrup. In a jacket you got from Sears.

 

I can see you, you can’t see me.

I can see you, you can’t see me.

 

And time is slowly waltzing by. Your eyes, bitten by the fire of your mind.

 

I can see you, you can’t see me.

I can see you, you can’t see me.

 

And time is slowly waltzing by. Your eyes, bitten by the fire, bitten by the fire in her mind.

 

I saw you standing in a hall of mirrors. Send me something to erase those tears.

I saw them falling on the concrete floor. You were mixing your fog with clears.

 

I can see you, you can’t see me.

I can see you, you can’t see me.

 

And time is slowly waltzing by. Her eyes, bitten by the fire, bitten by the fire in her mind.

 

I can see you, you can’t see me.

I can see you, you can’t see me.

 

 

DAMIAN’S DANCING

Kate Boothman: vocals

Loel Campbell: drums

Anna Ruddick: bass

Maia Davies: Piano, organ?

Graham Walsh: effect stuff?

Kevin Fox: cellos

I know a guy in Spain. He’s in pain.

Got a girl out west, she’s the best, but she's crying in its rain.

 

Perigee Moon, I remember you.

You were huge and on the move, Perigee Moon.

 

But Damian’s dancing the night away. Damian’s dancing the night away. Oh

 

I have some friends I love. It’s been rough.

Whispers of death on every breath, but living just the same.

 

Damian’s dancing the night away, Damian’s dancing the night away. Oh

 

Damian’s dancing the night away. Oh Oh Oh Oh. Damian’s dancing the night away, Damian’s dancing the night away.