Brave and Wild

by Susan Cattaneo

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released June 30, 2009

Produced by Lorne Entress
Recorded by Chris Rival at Middleville Studios in Reading, MA, Andy Pinkham at Mortal Music in Charlestown, MA and Lorne Entress at Busterland in Glastonbury, CT, Tom Eaton at Thomas Eaton Recording in Newburyport, MA and Matt Jugenheimer at Zippah Recording in Brighton, MA
Mixed by Huck Bennert, Portland, ME
Mastered by Mark Donahue at Soundmirror Boston, MA


Lorne Entress: drums and vocals
RIchard Gates: bass
Duke Levine: electric guitar
Kevin Barry: acoustic guitar, electric guitar and lap steel
Dave Limina: piano and organ
Dave Sholl: saxophone
Mark Erelli: vocals and mandolin on Get Back The Longing
Mike Barry: vocals on Wrecking Ball
Jeff Ramsey: vocals on Suddenly
Dino Cattaneo: electric guitar on Can't Chase A Train

Cover art by Stump'D based on The Rockin' Fairy pictures
Photography by Elsa Wilkens; hair and make-up by Jeri La Shay

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Track Name: Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo, Scarlet Keys and Joie Scott

Brick by brick, you built this house of love on nothing but lies
Holes in the walls, cracks in my heart and nothing inside
My regrets are piling up like your empty beer cans on the porch
This place we’re in should be condemned
I should have done it long before

Bring on the wrecking ball, stand back let her swing
Level this love to a pile of rubble
Cause it ain’t worth a thing or the trouble
Tumble it down to dust
‘Til that’s all that’s left of us
I‘ll stand alone but I’ll stand tall
Bring on wrecking ball

I’m the one who’s always finding ways to fix things up
Guess I’m not that handy when it comes to broken trust
Your screen door squeaking sneaking in and that boy gone bad routine
Turned this soft hearted woman
To a demolition queen

Bring on the wrecking ball, stand back let her swing
Level this love to a pile of rubble
Cause it ain’t worth a thing or the trouble
Tumble it down to dust
‘Til that’s all that’s left of us
I‘ll stand alone but I’ll stand tall
Bring on wrecking ball

If you’re wondering how it’s gonna feel
Think about 10 thousand pounds of cold grey steel coming down

Tumble it down to dust
‘Til that’s all that’s left of us
I‘ll stand alone once and for all
Bring on wrecking ball
Bring on the wrecking ball

Copyright 2007 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys/Joie Scott
Track Name: Lay Your Heart On Me
Lay Your Heart On Me
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo

It’s mighty heavy holding up the world
I watch you stumble, but you never fall
Aren’t you tired of proving you’re the one who knows it all

Stubborn pride is like a shadow
It follows every step you take
But there’s no shame in knowing when to bend
And when to break (Why don’t you)

Lay your heart on me
Set your trouble down, nice and easy
Lay your heart on me
I’ll bring silence to your sound
I’ll be your sanctuary
Lay your heart on me. Lay it on

These open arms will never judge you
I’ll keep your dreams and secrets safe
All that matters is this bed and this night
And this love and this life (so)

Lay your heart on me
Set your trouble down, nice and easy
Lay your heart on me
I’ll bring silence to your sound
I’ll be your sanctuary
Lay your heart on me

I’ll feel every beat like its my own
So come on home (and)

Lay your heart on me
Set your trouble down
Nice and easy
Lay your heart on me
I’ll bring silence to the sound
I’ll be your sanctuary
Lay your heart on me. Lay it on.


Copyright 2008 Susan Kean Cattaneo
Track Name: Love Takes What It Takes
Love Takes What It Takes
Words and music by Susan Cattaneo, Scarlet Keys, Denny Hemingson and Anthony Dean Brown

Love, dumb love
It fools you into thinking you’re the one
Then it’s done….But you’re not done

Love oh love
It’s a dance that spins you dizzy til you fall
Then you fall….And the crazy thing about it all is

You’ve got an ache in your heart a canyon wide
But you’re stepping off the ledge to give it one more try

Every damned hello
Every long goodbye
Every dead end road
And still you try
Through the broken years
And a million tears
It’s worth the wait
Cause love takes what it takes til it takes
Love takes what it takes til it

Heart, oh heart
Keep beating til you finally catch that spark
Oh, heart
Hang your hope on every shooting star

Love is a desert sky with the promise of rain
But there’s not a cloud in sight to help you find your way through

Every damned hello
Every long goodbye
Every dead end road
And still you try
Through the broken years
And the river of tears
It’s worth the wait
Cause Love takes what it takes til it takes
Love takes what it takes


Copyright 2008 Cattaneo/Keys/Hemingson/Brown
Track Name: Get Back The Longing (feat. Mark Erelli)
Get Back The Longing
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo

There hasn’t been thunder since I don’t when
We touch but my heart lies still
And I haven’t seen lightning the way it was then
So bright
Behind my closed eyes when you hold me tight
And that ain’t fair to you and it ain’t right

I want to get back the longing
Right all the wronging
Start making sense of this mess that we’re in
I want to get back to kissin you
Catch my breath missing you
Just like I used to when we loved before
Get back the longing
That’s what I’m longing for

How did I get from I do to I can’t
Caught in the traffic of life
And when did the distance, stop me from wishing
On that star
To find my way back here to where you are
Feels so far

I want to get back the longing
Right all the wronging
Start making sense of this mess that we’re in
I want to get back to kissin you
Catch my breath missing you
Just like I used to when we loved before
Get back the longing
That’s what I’m longing for


Slowly, kiss me, help me forget
Take me back to when I had no regrets



I want to get back the longing
The ache and the wanting
Stop the world spinning when I’m in your arms
I want to get back the feeling
Those butterflies reeling inside me
Each time that you walk through the door
Get back the longing
That’s what I’m longing for

To get back the longing
That’s what I’m longing for




Copyright 2007 Susan Kean Cattaneo
Track Name: Just Want to Know That It Mattered
Just Want to Know That It Mattered
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo and Scarlet Keys

I had another restless night
Lost in this maze of sheets
And there you were again
A memory I can not put to sleep

I dreamed that you kissed me
God, I swear it felt so real
It’s still a mystery
I can’t shake the way it feels
i wanna know, baby

Do you ever dream of me
And wonder where I am
Do you ever think of me
For reasons you still don’t understand
I’m not looking for happy ever after
Just want to know that it mattered

Did you end up in Atlanta
Are you the man you thought you’d be
Did you find the love of your life
And is she anything like me

Are your arms around her
Couple a kids just down the hall
Does it ever get crowded
When old memories come to call
I wanna know, baby

Do you ever dream of me
And wonder where I am
Do you ever think of me
For reasons you still don’t understand
I’m not looking for happy ever after
Just want to know that it mattered

Every kiss every touch, how I loved you so much
Hey baby, weren’t we something
Sure, our heart have let go but ain’t it good to know
It wasn’t all for nothing


Do you ever dream of me
Cause I sure dream of you
And we’re seventeen again
And there is nothing that we can’t do
Just living on love and laughter
Just want to know that it mattered


Copyright 2004 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys
Track Name: Wild Irish Moon
Wild Irish Moon
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo and Scarlet Keys

It was a day come fast
Never meant to last
Some love is just like that
Lights up like candle
Blows out like a match

It was a smile that came out of nowhere
A joy my heart had never known
A slice of day, a stop along the way
But I’ll never be the same

Like a wild Irish moon
Gone too soon, gone too soon
Rises up in a velvet sky
Then slips below the cloud line, waving goodbye
Saying, don’t you cry
We had our time to shine

It was ours for a moment
But it wasn’t ours to keep
Just a snapshot to remember
I’ll see you in my dreams

Like a wild Irish moon
Gone too soon, gone too soon
Rises up in a velvet sky
Then slips below the cloud line, waving goodbye
Saying, don’t you cry
We had our time to shine

Once. Just once.
The two of us, the two of us
Once. Just once.
Oh, please, let it be enough

Like a wild Irish moon
Gone too soon, gone too soon
Rises up in a velvet sky
Then ducks behind the cloud line, waving goodbye
And I won’t cry
We had our time to shine
We had our time to shine
We had our time to shine

It was a day come fast

Copyright 2008 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys
Track Name: Can't Chase A Train
You Can’t Chase A Train
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo

I’m always looking in the rear view miror
Holding on to what’s behind
Every kiss every moment still in my mind
And I like to take apart
Every broken heart
Find out what when wrong and why
I keep going back
But it don’t change the past

You can’t chase a train
You can’t catch the wind
You can’t make it rain
When sky of bluest blue wants in
Some things you hold
Some things you gotta let go
There’s no use stayin on
What’s gone has up and gone
You can’t chase a train

New day’s coming Gonna stop running
Gonna hide this hurt away
Keep those memories in yesterday
Sunset’s waiting, Full moon’s aching
For the love I’m meant to feel
And I ain’t gonna stop
Til that’s what I got

You can’t chase a train
You can’t catch the wind
You can’t make it rain
When a sky of bluest blue wants in
Some things you hold
Some things you gotta let go
There’s no use stayin on
What’s gone has up and gone
Can’t chase a train




Copyright 2006 Susan Kean Cattaneo
Track Name: Suddenly
Suddenly
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo

On the road to true love
I kissed my share of frogs
I was like a magnet for losers and users
And every Mr. Wrong

Then you came long with the good stuff
Now everything’s changing, even my luck because

Suddenly you
Suddenly me
Suddenly, this is how love’s supposed to be
I can’t believe
What’s happening to me
Lightining and butterflies
Heart racing, starry eyed
I’m falling for you just like summer rain falls from the skies
Suddenly

I’m dancing in your downpour
Don’t ever let it end
Kiss me under starlight and sunlight And all night
Until I say “when”, I won’t ever say when
Cause I got a taste of the good stuff
I’m drinking you in, I just can’t get enough because

Suddenly you
Suddenly me
Suddenly, this is how love’s supposed to be
I can’t believe
What’s happening to me
Lightining and butterflies
Heart racing, starry eyed
I’m falling for you just like summer rain falls from the skies
Suddenly





Copyright 2008 Susan Kean Cattaneo
Track Name: Took Away My Sky
Took Away My Sky
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo, Scarlet Keys and Janice Fitzgerald

In your eyes I saw a smoky mountain sunset
In your kiss, I felt the whole world spinning just for us
And in your touch, I felt beautiful
You turned this simple heart
Into a work of art

How could you love me like that
So completely
How could you love me like that
And ever leave me
How could I feel like this
Heaven at my fingertips
You gave me wings to fly
Then took away my sky

I’m the ash that’s left from a fire burned down to nothing
I’m the scar that marks a place where love has been
I’m in pieces baby
Scattered on the ground
Earthbound

How could you love me like that
So completely
How could you love me like that
And ever leave me
How could I feel like this
Heaven at my fingertips
You gave me wings to fly
Then took away my sky

High, so high, above it all
High, so high
Wish I could say it was worth the fall


How could you love me like that
So completely
How could you love me like that
And ever leave me
How could I feel like this
Heaven at my fingertips
You gave me wings to fly
Then took away my sky

Copyright 2007 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys/Janice Fitzgerald
Track Name: Red Light Kiss
Red Light Kiss
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo and Kristin Cifelli

Love is easy when you’re cruising on a Saturday night
Free Falling’s on the radio, and everything’s alright
You got one hand on the wheel and the other holding mine

Here we are at 14th street and Vine
The traffic’s stopped but we’re not wasting time
Come on baby, quick
Gimme a red light kiss

Right now, Monday’s about a hundred miles away
Soon enough it’s gonna catch up and turn into today
So let’s roll down the windows and dare the stars to stay

Gotta hold on tight til morning comes
Gotta live this life before it’s done
And slow it down to this
A little red light kiss

The world around us takes another spin
But we’ll be standing still
In a kiss

A line of cars behind us, we don’t care
Laughing cause we’ve got nowhere to be
You and me
On a night like this
We just can’t resist
A little red light kiss




Copyright 2006 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Kristin Cifelli
Track Name: Whiskey Into Tears
Whiskey Into Tears
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo and Scarlet Keys

I took a drink
Then it took me
To the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam
It took my fear, it took my pain
It took my laughter and my hope, yeah it wanted everything

As I bow my head over this glass
Let it be my last

Turn this whiskey into tears
Help unravel all the years I wasted
Freedom tasted
That never fed my soul
Turn this shadow into light
Make this twisted spirit right somehow
Take this heart and let it feel
Turn this whiskey into tears

I took a drink
Then it took me
To a place where I could drown the memory
A clean escape, a heart that’s safe
But it couldn’t fill the emptiness or resurrect my dreams

It’s just a demon in a glass
And It don’t change the past

Turn this whiskey into tears
Help unravel all the years I wasted
Freedom tasted
That never fed my soul
Turn this shadow into light
Make this twisted spirit right somehow
Take this heart and let it feel
Turn this whiskey into tears

I’ve been down on the rocks,
Now I’m down on my knees
And if this prayer is within your reach


Turn this whiskey into tears
Help unravel all the years I wasted
Freedom tasted
That never fed my soul
Turn this shadow into light
Make this twisted spirit right somehow
Take this heart and let it feel
Turn this whiskey into tears

I took a drink
And it took me

Copyright 2005 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys