Traffic Sing

by Carrie Katz Band

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released 07 May 2010

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Carrie Katz Band Montreal, Québec

Carrie Katz is a Montreal singer songwriter with vocals compared to Annie Lennox, Beth Gibbons and Natalie Merchant. Comfortable in acoustic & electric guitar, Carrie's melodies range from pop to alternative folk. Her songs are of love, longing, misadventures, poetic taffy, political Sadukos, biting, hopeful, and whimsical. She is currently working on her up coming CD due out in 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Immaculate Pumpkin Patch
Immaculate Pumpkin Patch by carrie katz


California facing West
Where the setting sun is trying to rest
I’m not alone on this long journey
And I’m travelling light
Faster than the seed of light
I know there’s time before I have to go home

Buddha sits in the garden
I hear the traffic near by
Hands put together and I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
The Pumpkin Vines are creeping over every thing

The plane was flying high
Scraping a line in the sky
I’m so far it all seems to fade the pain that went with missing you
I don’t know when it changed
But the change changed my life
I wish I could leave it all behind, it’s one of those things that stay with you

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my, it’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my, so many years have passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through
I need a warm embrace, I need to slow the pace
To feel the Groove life has to offer

I loved you once
I loved the three way hugs
I know why I loved Love way too much
I had my beliefs
They were important to me
I cannot forget but I can find some Peace

Buddha sits in the garden
I hear the traffic near by
Hands put together and I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
The Pumpkin Vines are creeping over every thing

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my, it’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my, so many years have passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through
I need a warm embrace, I need to slow the pace
To feel the Groove life has to offer
Track Name: Till Your The Fool
Till You’re The Fool By Carrie Katz


No I won’t make this move again
No I won’t sway, twist and bend
I know now what I didn’t know back then
It’s easy to fool yourself
Till you’re the fool

I’ve been racing, I’ve been charging
I’ve been crying way too much
I’m no longer the person
Who is totally out of touch

No I won’t make this move again
No I won’t sway, twist and bend
I know now what I didn’t know back then
It’s easy to fool yourself
Till you’re the fool

I need to shiver before I retire
I need a lover to feel desired
I don’t know if there’s a master plan
I’m not sure I really understand
This is an Earthquake Zone
I am still accident prone

I just learnt my lesson well
I just crawled out of hell
I don’t need to repeat
I’m scratching my way to recovery

No I won’t make this move again
No I won’t sway, twist and bend
I know now what I didn’t know back then
It’s easy to fool yourself
Till you’re the fool
Track Name: Don't You Wish Your Were Einstein
Don’t You Wish You Were Einstein by carrie katz


What stops you from living your life
Is it not enough to have a lovely wife
Can you really get enough, off of that television fluff
Are you sure you have enough beer
‘Cause we can always get out of here
And if you see someone you know, just buy a ticket from the Loto

Don’t you wish you were Einstein
Just can’t keep him off of my mind
He knew the relative value of time
He liked his women, he loved his wine

Waiting for the axe to fall
If you lose this job you’ve got nothing at all
Could move out of this place, you wish they’d start colonizing space
The care broke down but that’s O.K.
‘Cause you can’t afford the gas anyway
You’re tired of shopping at the dollar stores, ‘cause nothing’s worth a $ anymore

Don’t you wish you were Einstein
Just can’t keep him off of my mind
He knew the relative value of time
He liked his women, he loved his wine

You once grew up in a Suburban Plan
To get ahead you just needed to be a man
You would provide, while your woman did all of the work
Well what’s stopping you from quitting this race
Is it the kid or a shattered sense of disgrace
You can’t get out because you feel trapped in
Your life would be lost if you left them

Don’t you wish you were Einstein
Just can’t keep him off of my mind
He knew the relative value of time
He liked his women, he loved his wine
Track Name: Looking For A Better Way
Looking for a Better Way by carrie katz


I’ve started this letter
Five times today
I can’t seem to find the words
To say what I want to say


I have nothing to prove
Sometimes I’m a recluse
This is a private journey
As I dance on the periphery

I’m looking for a better way
Towards some Wholeness in my life
I’m swaying around this point of light

Yes I’m looking for Wholeness
First within myself
I am always in turmoil
My angst is sometimes like Hell

I’m looking for a better way
Towards some Wholeness in my life
I’m swaying around this point of light

When attraction means nothing
This starves my Soul
Intimacy, Love, and friendship
Like a tide on a Mystical Shore

And that is what I want
The Story Book Love

I’ve started this letter
Five times today
I guess I found the words to say
What I want to say that

I’m looking for a better way
Towards some Wholeness in my life
I’m swaying around this point of light
Track Name: Can't Give it Up
Can’t Give it Up by Carrie Katz


You wanted out
It was plain to see
But you wouldn’t do it
You left it up to me
you pushed my buttons
Till I screamed
Now when I look back
It’s more Bitter than sweet


Some things
Are meant to be together
Like Saint Valentine’s
And faire weather
I know now
It was not meant to be
I saw it in your eyes
When you looked at me

You can’t give it up, I can’t let it go
I thought you were my kindred spirit
So why did you rape my soul
Yes I stand guilty, of staying too long
I kept hoping I was wrong

How does love turn sour
Tasting like hate
I was surprised at my
Out burst of Rage
After I lashed out
I felt so ashamed
Our daughter witnessed
Our dirty little game


Now you want
What’s yours
The bracelet you gave me
But not my tears
I once thought you loved me
I convinced myself it was true
But when I look back
I see I had no clue

You think now
it’s all my fault
I betrayed you
I walked out
What you fail to see
Is the part you played
It’s easier to blame me
Than to share in the blame
Track Name: Lost River
Lost River by carrie katz

I’m heading out for Lost River
I keep turning but I always miss
The ends of time are on Lost River
Don’t forget to blow that kiss

When it rains at Lost River
The Mist covers the hills like a stain
The ditch is deep when you fall in it
So brush the past and forget the pain

I’m getting closer to Lost River
But somehow I still can’t swim
I cross the bridge over Lost River
But I don’t understand it yet

When it rains at Lost River
The Mist covers the hills like a stain
The ditch is deep when you fall in it
So brush the past and forget the pain

The roads not steep
The bends are deep
The pines are straight
And the fish are tame

I’ll find the way or drive all night
It should be soon so I don’t mind
No other hassle has felt like this
Don’t forget to blow that kiss

I’m heading out for Lost River
I keep turning but I always miss
The ends of time are on Lost River
Don’t forget to blow that kiss

When it rains at Lost River
The Mist covers the hills like a stain
The ditch is deep when you fall in it
So brush the past and forget the pain
Track Name: Military Money Makers
Military Money Makers by carrie katz



Military Money Makers
Monopolies Made by Mad Men
Oppression tries to Make an iMpression
Media Manipulation

My Soul is a spec of Waltzing Dust
My fingers braided
I’m doing the Marimba Now
Like a Drunk Mystic
I’m doing the best that I can
(I’m doing nothing)
I’m just like You
I’m Somebodies.... Daughter

Megalomaniacs Manifested
Many March in their Military parade
Men in their Black Hats
Hiding behind their dark shades

I’m Somebodies.... Sister

Moonshining as Murders
Rapists and Muggers
Mothers cry in the Moonlight
Another Moment without Mercy

I’m Somebodies.... Mother

You can try Meaningful protests
Outrage and candle-lit vigils
Blinded by their Pepper Spray
Their Machine will Mow you down


More and More tears Stay in the Light
Gathering in the Marshes Drink from the Well of Wonder
Like the Ogoni People Don’t let the Darkness win
We Must all protest ReMeMber what’s precious

I’m just... One Person
Track Name: Raining Inside
Raining Inside Carrie Katz

Your love is like a razor wire
Too sharp to touch the rage within
My heart it yearned
But it stood guardian

My fingers bled from holding you
But now I know the truth
I must be raining inside
One person’s truth is another’s demise

Rain and wind swept my window
I opened them to feel real
Inside this house, this mind
Self contained like stainless steel

My fingers bled from holding you
But now I know the truth
I must be raining inside
One person’s truth is another’s demise

It must be raining inside
One person’s truth is another’s demise

I shuffle the floor back and forth
Closing lights, listening to the fridge hum
The whisperings of the wind
This place no longer feels like home

My fingers bled from holding you
But now I know the truth
I must be raining inside
One person’s truth is another’s demise

You’re too wrong for me, I won’t belong to you
You’re not right for me, You should just let me be
It’s like a big machine,
In the country air
You’re on my mind, I did not invite you there

Your love is like a razor wire
Too sharp to touch the rage within
My heart it yearned
But it stood guardian

My fingers bled from holding you
But now I know the truth
I must be raining inside
One person’s truth is another’s demise
Track Name: Traffic Sing
Traffic Sing by Carrie Katz

Look at that sky, look at that sky
And hear the traffic sing
Imagine an ocean, far away
Simple pleasures of a warm day
It’s a sea of cars living next to you
But you pretend it’s an ocean, with an ocean view


I don’t sing anymore, I just lay awake at night
I don’t write anymore, I just scream in fright
They’re coming to get me, and I know that you can’t tell
They make illusions easy, it’s real life that’s hell

A big wall, was built in vain
It doesn’t hide the noise of the pollution train
You can’t hide from the highway
That’s been built next to you
If your sleep remains troubled
Just take a pill or two

Chorus: I don’t sing anymore, I just lay awake at night
I don’t write anymore, I just scream in fright
They’re coming to get me, and I know that you can’t tell
They make illusions easy, it’s real life that’s hell

Drive your car, away, away, away
We need to keep the noise and boredom at bay
Cars help us get from point B to A
I love my car don’t take it away

Look at that sky, look at that blue sky
Hear the birds’ song
Because it won’t be long
Before the traffic sings it’s last hurrah
Before the quiet descends on us all
It’s a sea of cars living next to you
But you pretend it’s an ocean, with an ocean view

I don’t sing anymore, I just lay awake at night
I don’t write anymore, I just scream in fright
They’re coming to get me, and I know that you can’t tell
They make illusions easy, it’s real life that’s hell
Track Name: Out There Land
Out There Land by carrie katz

My anger leaves me hopping mad
I suppress it like a burning flag
I can no longer articulate
The tide of emotions even when it’s too late
I’m doing what I can
Left feeling vacant like a kicked empty can
You can’t prevent me from speaking my mind
You seem down but I don’t mind

Man made shadows living in a shoe
With too much to do, I’ve got too much to do
The Shepherds are fighting the lambs
Both are wrong and all are damned
The one with the most toys wins
It’s cold out there in out there land

Somebody didn’t catch the ball
Somebody missed the point after all
The Universe expands around the Earth
We still don’t know what it`s worth
Some child is crying, Someone just got mugged
Fires are burning, Someone just lost his job
It all used to be so quaint
Now I’m looking for a can of spray paint

Man made shadows living in a shoe
With too much to do, I’ve got too much to do
The Shepherds are fighting the lambs
Both are wrong and all are damned
The one with the most toys wins
It’s cold out there in out there land

City Urban Dwellers sucking on the concrete
Crunching through the Snow Scape blackened by the feeding
They’re putting something in our Water, something in our Brains
I don’t care what you say I’m afraid of the Rain
You can only try to respect yourself
I’m taking my opinions off the shelf
You can’t speak for me and I don’t speak for you
I’m crushing the petals to find the truth.

Man made shadows living in a shoe
With too much to do, I’ve got too much to do
The Shepherds are fighting the lambs
Both are wrong and all are damned
The one with the most toys wins
It’s cold out there in out there land