17 & Cynical

by Kat Whitlock

Released 01/13/2017
2017 610114 Records DK
Released 01/13/2017
2017 610114 Records DK
This was my first time in the studio as a solo artist and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
  • 02:45 Lyrics
    Funny Way

    You're either wrong or you make enemies. 
    Either you're twisted or just happy go lucky. 
    Never seen what wrong with being in between, 
    this world just leans towards extremes. 

    (Chorus) 
    Life has a funny way of kicking you down. 
    Throw the dirt in your face, 
    to make sure that you 
    know that it hurts when they say, you were wrong. 

    You're either baptized or a sinner from hell. 
    They tie your noose or you do it yourself. 
    Keep your back straight or they'll bend it till it breaks. 
    And when you're on the ground they'll laugh right in your face. 

    (Bridge) 
    Have you got the guts? 
    Can you take the abuse? 
    Is this all your life is worth to you? 
    Show them how it works. 
    Reverse the roles. 

    (Chorus) 
    Life has a funny way of kicking you down. 
    Throw the dirt in your face, 
    to make sure that you 
    know that it hurts when they say, you were wrong.

  • 03:13 Lyrics
    Delusional (I've Got It All)

    My only sin is that I don't tend care. 
    All of your wishes pile high. 
    You still believe. 
    Exactly what'd you do for me, did I forget? 
    All I own has been given, I forgot that I've got it all. 

    (Guitar interlude) 

    Leave it all, or don't. I don't care.(ah) 
    Whether not you're here or there. (Ah) 
    And my patience is thinning (ah) 
    Your delusional depiction, that I've got it all. 

    (Guitar interlude) 

    Only hear what you're waiting for (ah) 
    Your existence a thing forgotten (ah) 
    Take advantage of my kindness(ah) 
    Never passing up a chance to lean on me, cause I've got it all. 

    (Guitar interlude) 

    My only sin is That I don't tend care. 
    All of your wishes pile high. 
    You still believe. 
    Exactly what'd you do for me, did I forget? 
    All I own has been given, I forgot that I've got it all 

    (Guitar interlude) 

    (End)

  • 03:20 Lyrics
    Dream

    I hope to be the only one you see in you're dreams. 
    Hope to be the only one who keeps you on your feet. 
    The fleeting hope escaping me its ruining my dreams. 
    I hope I'm not the only one who's falling through the seams, again 

    (Chorus) 
    You keep me here when I'm falling through the deep. 
    I feel it’s real. 
    But I know it’s just a dream. 

    I hope I am the only one who get s to see you smile. 
    I hope I'm not the only one who feels this is worthwhile! 
    I hope I'm not the only one tryin’ to make it real. 
    I hope I'm not the only on who's afraid to feel, again. 

    (Chorus) 
    You keep me here when I'm falling through the deep. 
    I feel it’s real. 
    But I know it’s just a dream. 

    I hope I'm not the only one who sees these tears. 
    And now there's nothing no reason keeping me here. 
    Nothing to hold back and cage my own fear. 
    Tearing down the walls that I've created here again. 

    (Chorus) 
    You keep me here when I'm falling through the deep. 
    I feel it’s real. 
    But I know it’s just a dream.

NOTES
The team that worked on this project with me are some of the best in the business. I’m so grateful you all agreed to be a part of this. I don’t think I can say thank you enough to express how much I appreciate it.

Special thanks to Jody McCormick for putting an amazing team together. You’ve been more than a producer, you’ve become my friend and mentor. Thanks for allowing me to lean on you, learn from you and thank you for sticking by me.

Thank you, Sebastian Cure for inviting me into your studio. White Room Studios is kicka$$! You made making my first EP so much fun. You had me rolling with laughter and wishing for more time in the studio.

Thank you, Carter Arrington for all the amazing guitar work you did on this EP. You came into the studio and knocked it out of the park and then some.

Thank you, Dusty Saxton for the killer drums and bass work. You rock! Also must mention, I know you ended up doing more than you originally intended to. Thank you for being so generous with your time, friendship, and encouragement. I truly appreciate it.

Thank you, Charlie Kramsky. You are a mixing guru! You made the tracks sound better than I imagined they could. It was an honor to work with you. Thank you for treating me like an artist.