Crucial Companion EP

by Kate Faust

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released November 15, 2012

All songs written and performed by Kate Faust

Produced by Alex Santilli, co-produced by Kate Faust

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Alex Santilli at Spice House Sound

Whistling on "take me to the paradise" by Chris Weyh

Bass on "matter of trust" by Jonathan Colman

Album art by: Eliza Frye



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Kate Faust Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"An adventurous electro-pop set that connects the worlds of Bjork's Homogenic and Kate Bush with the singer-songwriter stylings of Regina Spektor." -John Vettese, WXPN

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Track Name: bring on the healing
I sit alone in my room and I wonder
I change the sheets and I rearrange the furniture
as I make room for all these new feelings
I have to sing just to bring on the healing

Windows and doors can no longer contain me
My legs are stronger and nothing can restrain me
My eyes can see that my heart is still beating
Despite a world that is so hollow and misleading

Here and now, oh come go with me
We're about to feel

The walls are falling down, so is the ceiling
The city's crying out for it's revealing
it's only flesh and blood that you're concealing
Stop running from the flood and bring on the healing

Take off the costumes that make you bland and ageless
you weren't born to be so shallow and so shameless
it's through a broken lens that we've been living
now all the shades are gone and finally we're seeing
Track Name: matter of trust
no matter what I say I always feel I give myself away
and everywhere I go I always wish that I was somewhere else
I get a leg up on you but then I'm two steps back
I can't observe myself without observing what I lack
all these untruths start tearing me open
spinning me in all directions

It's a matter of trust
it's a matter of intuition
it's a matter of trust
letting go of your inhibition
if you gotta believe in someone, know yourself

I feel a shift but then it all starts to break down
and I forget about the silver lining to the clouds
I refuse to believe what is in front of me
a life that doesn't fit what I think it ought to be
I'm getting tired of swimming upstream
it's time to let the tide take me

don't you forget all the things you said you knew to be true
let it ride, don't you see?
that it's the endless tide of all our history
don't chase it, don't run
you've got to believe you'll know when your time has come
it's a matter of trust
Track Name: crucial companion
crucial companion, cruel conspirator
divine creator, mischievous instigator
crucial companion, thorn in my of my life

crucial companion, heavy with destiny
bring yourself close to me, that I might see
crucial companion, I offer my pension for your poison please

let us lay down in the wicked wild
where we'll stay gone

crucial companion, bringer of omens
I wait in wonder, cut myself open
I walk the path with you, I lay no traps...don't need a map

if we stay we will be changed
if we stay stay with me, change with me
Track Name: heartbeat
heartbeat asunder
crawling out from under you big, big love
I wait in wonder, drown in your aura
the colors swallow me up

Let me have a piece of your dream
Let me be the peace that you need

heartbeat like thunder
oh, can you feel it coming from me now?
a storm when you're around
heartbeat asunder
put it back together with your big, big love

can you feel it coming from me now?
Track Name: take me to the paradise
all this suffering, it's got to amount to something
more than just a tear or two
big enough to drown me and you

how did you get here?
on the wings of a sad and lonely child
where did she come from?
I couldn't tell you but she won't be staying long

take me to the paradise, I wanna roam and feel my body lie
beneath the sun, the earth, the moon and sky
I wanna know
Take me far away from here and let the noise of dying cities clear
so I can sing this song of paradise
which I have known

would you find me?
oh if only you could see inside me
or if I could build a map
but if we leave we may never come back

How did you get here?
how can you see me when nobody else can?
Where did you come from?
I wonder where and I'm bringing you along

You are the golden king to me, this paradise you bring to me
Please don't ever leave, say we'll never leave
Track Name: you&me&theuniverse
there's a stirring in my soul, now that life has become whole
let's endeavor always to be present there
so many ways to suffer here, in this moment it's so clear
I turn away from the darkened glass for you are mine at last

it's you and me and the universe
you and me and the universe

how to hold and to be held, when to lead and how to yield
let us ride the changing tide and be present there
you to me, a prophecy... the reflection I can see
deep within the looking glass
for you are mine at last

we belong here. I can feel it, sense it.