The Birthday Collection

by Kate McGill

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schmizzles Been listening to this all day, and I love every song. They are all emotional, raw and so unique. When listening to these songs, I can feel what you were feeling when writing them, which is heart-warming/breaking. Thank you, xx Favorite track: Something, Anything.
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Hugo Quest Your song writing is so powerful and emotional . I love how raw and beautiful these songs feel! You're inspiring, whether it be in Meadowlark or in your solo music. All the love! x
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jasonappleseed Kate, this is amazing and beautiful. Thank you. Happy birthday.
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Hassles Kate has always been wonderful, from her You-Tube stuff, solo endeavours, onward to Meadowlark and now this solo re-emergence - fabulous.
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it's my birthday today - and i wanted to celebrate by putting 7 of my favourite songs that i've written over the last couple of years in a little collection for you all, including a brand new one called 'something, anything' - and giving them away to you at any price you wish! even absolutely nothing. i love you guys, thanks for everything. XXx

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released March 10, 2017

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Track Name: You
i don't know about love but i know
it terrifies me
god knows what i felt before
but this is different

when you call me in the night i wonder how i did this without you
when you call me in the night i wonder how i did this without you

what is it about you?
i can't seem to shake away, i can't
i can't seem to shake away
what is it about you?
i can't seem to shake away, i can't

i don't know you that well but i know
you're worth it all, you're worth it
i can feel myself falling slow
and i think you know

when you call me in the night i wonder how i did this without you
when you call me in the night i wonder how i did this without you

what is it about you?
i can't seem to shake away, i can't
i can't seem to shake away
what is it about you?
i can't seem to shake away, i can't

i'll make excuses up as i go
i'm falling hard and you know
the worst is that you know
Track Name: Now
i've been going over every word
walking away, i felt the weight above me
losing you can only hurt
i've been waking up to darkened days
feeling the pain, nothing to gain without you
looking for an easier way

i think you went around the moon to get to the sun
but your heart was in the way so you hit and run
and i don't understand but i'm here alone now
i think you went around the moon to get to the sun
but your heart was in the way so you hit and run
and i don't understand but i'm here alone now

i'm here alone now
i'm here alone now
i'm here alone now
i'm here alone now

i'd be lying if i said i knew
why did you lie? why did you let me suffer?
was loving me so hard to do?
i can't overthink 'cause i won't know
what i did wrong, why i did not believe you
you and i were meant to grow

i think you went around the moon to get to the sun
but your heart was in the way so you hit and run
and i don't understand but i'm here alone now
i think you went around the moon to get to the sun
but your heart was in the way so you hit and run
and i don't understand but i'm here alone now

you said "too much doesn't feel right"
can't you at least put up a fight?
Track Name: Little Boxes
your tears
alight with fear
is it so hard to love yourself?
you are better off here, I promise you dear
why is it so hard to love yourself?

you're hiding all your light in little boxes
hiding all your light

but if you go back
but if you go back home
home where all of this
home where all of this
but if you go back
but if you go back home
home where all of this
home where all of this is...
it'll take you down

your lips
are stained with myths
people don't know the truth they hold
you are better than this
i promise you darling
one day you will see a heart of gold

you're hiding all your light in little boxes
hiding all your light

but if you go back
but if you go back home
home where all of this
home where all of this
but if you go back
but if you go back home
home where all of this
home where all of this is...
it'll take you down

and I don't know about you but I'll try to see behind your lies
Track Name: Stay This Far Away
feed my heart
you make it brand new with the god that's in you
clear my lungs
take all of the air, but you leave me with none spare

hear me sing
these words about you, but don't mention it again
hear me cry
but keep in another room until the next try

stay this far away
just watch from a distance as i stand up okay
don't get closer to me
it won't help the mending
and i won't let this be

it's all about the one who loved you
and the lack of the clues
it's all about the silence after the fall
the crashing down of it all

stay this far away
just watch from a distance as i stand up okay
don't get closer to me
it won't help the mending
and i won't let this be

even thought i lost the fight
i feel there's something inside me
i need to thank you for the plight
for all that it's made of me

stay this far away
just watch from a distance as i stand up okay
don't get closer to me
it won't help the mending
and i won't let this be
Track Name: Counterfeit
you told me you were going
that November knowing
we didn't feel time
it didn't even align

there's something in the glowing
that helped us keep it going
when the time came
there was no one to blame

but since you left I feel sadness never gone away
six months to live my life in such a different way
this feels counterfeit
without you in it
is there something in a cloud to give a reason
why I think about you every time I see the sun?
this feels counterfeit
without you in it

with you over the ocean
i feel every emotion
i'm so happy when you're coming to life

but I can't control my fears
as November nears
will it be the same?
will it be the same?

'cause since you left I feel sadness never gone away
six months to live my life in such a different way
this feels counterfeit
without you in it
is there something in a cloud to give a reason
why I think about you every time I see the sun?
this feels counterfeit
without you in it
Track Name: Weave
i will force my hand
to wade through the thickened sand
it will break all my skin
and i'll feel it
immersing in

i will bring it up
force myself to love the cup
that holds all of my half empty promises i make up

tell me i'll get there in the end
tell me i'll get there in the end

i know you will only do right by me
just give me a missing puzzle piece
it's hard to believe this weave
is woven by your hands but i'll stand
on the edge of your sea

i get help from them
but i have no choice of when
one day moves to the next so damn easily

i'm not sure it's true
but i guess it'll have to do
soon i'll realise i'm the one wise enough to love you

tell me i'll get there in the end
tell me i'll get there in the end

i know you will only do right by me
just give me a missing puzzle piece
it's hard to believe this weave
is woven by your hands but i'll stand
on the edge of your sea
Track Name: Something, Anything
convulsing fear
all day, every way
the loss so big
no words i can say
to cement the us
to cement this day

i try forcing happy ever more
'cause i know sadness
like never before
i want this us
i want this way

you're my oxygen, i'm running low
gimme something to fill me up
'cause you feel it
and i need it
and i know that you can give it to me
please

i wish i could feel the freedom
of knowing that i can't know the outcome
but how can i sit idley by?

you're my oxygen, i'm running low
gimme something to fill me up
'cause you feel it
and i need it
and i know that you can give it to me
please

something, anything
something, oh anything
something, anything