Little Big Sky

by Susan Cattaneo

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released August 12, 2012

Executive Produced by Lorne Entress
Produced and engineered by Jan Stolpe

All music tracks recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN
Assistant Engineer – Jonathan Hersey
Bass – Mark Kevin Grantt
Fiddle – Glen Duncan
Pedal Steele – Tommy White
Piano/Organ – Jim “Moose” Brown
Electric Guitar – James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar – B. James Lowry
Drums - Mark Beckett

Pennies on the Rail:
Bass – Mark Kevin Grantt
Fiddle – Glen Duncan
Electric Guitar – Jeff King
Pedal Steel – Tommy White
Piano – Tim Lauer
Drums – Paul Leim
Electric Guitar – Pat McGrath

Better Day: all tracks played and recorded by Jan Stolpe at Sonic Art Studios

All vocals except for Better Day recorded by Andy Pinkham at Mortal Music, Charlestown, MA
Better Day vocals recorded by Mickey B at Babyland Studios, Medford, MA

Background vocals on Place Called Love – Aaron Shadwell
Background vocals on Little Big Sky and Spare Parts – Lorne Entress

Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters, Nashville, TN

All songs written by Susan Kean Cattaneo - Rockin’ Fairy Music (ASCAP)
except for
Little Big Sky written by Susan Kean Cattaneo - Rockin’ Fairy Music (ASCAP) and Scarlet Keys - Little Jay Bird Music (ASCAP)
Place Called Love written by Susan Kean Cattaneo - Rockin’ Fairy Music (ASCAP) and Joie Scott Mama Fannie Music (ASCAP)
Spare Parts written by Susan Kean Cattaneo - Rockin’ Fairy Music (ASCAP) and Janice Fitzgerald - My Little Star Music (BMI)

Photography by Jami Saunders – Studio 34
Album design by Stump’d Design

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Track Name: Let The Music Deliver Me
Let The Music Deliver Me
Music and lyrics by Susan Cattaneo

My face has a history
It reads like a page from a diary
Love’s been kinda hard on me
Kept my feet to the fire

But this spirit ain’t staying down
No heartache’ll hold me to the ground
I follow a rockin sound
Taking me higher

Let the music deliver me
Let the rhythm jump start this jaded heart
Let the music deliver me
Hot wire this faded spark,
Set me free
Let the music deliver me

It’s time for a reckoning
Heaven lies in my hands on these guitar strings
Sweet sounds makin’ steel cut wings
Flying me home

Chorus

I’ve always counted on a man to make things right
But only my guitar can save me tonight
Let the music deliver me
Let the rhythm jump start this jaded heart
Let the music deliver me
Hot wire this faded spark,
Set me free
Down on my knees
Oh, Mercy me
Let the music deliver me
Track Name: Alice In Wonder
Alice in Wonder
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo

Been down that rabbit hole
til I can’t see the sky
Believed everything I saw
In those Cheshire cat eyes

Didn’t turn out just like I planned
Now I wish I never had to land
I’d be

Alice in Wonder
Amazed by all I see
Alice in Wonder
No ground’ll touch my feet
I’ll leave behind
This worried mind
Alice in Wonder

I’ll float up catch the sun
In a field of blue
See my world spinning by
Get a birds eye view

In that moment of clarity
This life’ll make some sense to me

I’ll be
Alice in Wonder
Amazed by all I see
Alice in Wonder
No ground ‘ll touch my feet
I’ll leave behind
What’s on my mind

Always making such a fuss
Over a tempest in a teacup

Eyes open wide
I’ll live my life
Alice in Wonder
Alice in Wonder
Track Name: Little Big Sky
Little Big Sky
Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys
Rockin’ Fairy Music (ASCAP)
Little Jay Bird Music (ASCAP)

I been spending time
in these city blocks
Been rushing around,
Don’t even have time for my thoughts

These street lights don’t sparkle like southern stars do
The skyscrapers feel like they’re jailing the moon
I ask myself what am I doing here
Cause life makes more sense where the blacktop disappears

I need a Little Big Sky
Where I can watch the whole sun rise
Want to feel the warm wind blowing my troubles away
Need a little simple
I could use a little easy
And miles and miles of nothing but miles
I need a Little Big Sky…I need a Little Big Sky

Gonna pack my bags, put the top down and drive
Feel my soul exhale when I cross that county line

Gonna hug my momma, drink some sweet iced tea
Feel the world slow down from her front porch swing
That red dirt road always leads me here
And life makes more sense where the blacktop disappears

I need a Little Big Sky
Where I can watch the whole sun rise
Want to feel the warm wind blowing my troubles away
Need a little simple
I could use a little easy
And miles and miles of nothing but miles
I need a Little Big Sky…I need a Little Big Sky

I wanna go home Where you can count the stars falling
Home Where my Daddy was born
Home Yeah, the heartland is calling
Home Is where I belong

I need a Little Big Sky
Where I can watch the whole sun rise
Want to feel the warm wind blowing my troubles away
Need a little of simple
I could use a little easy
And miles and miles of nothing but miles
I need a Little Big Sky…I need a Little Big Sky



Copyright 2006 Cattaneo/Keys
Track Name: A Place Called Love
A Place Called Love
Words and Music by Susan Cattaneo and Joie Scott

Sometime’s my heart’s like a leaf that keeps blowin
Down a long stretch highway at the mercy of the wind
Wanna to settle down somewhere, yeah, that’s where I’m going
But I can’t seem to get there from the places I’ve been
There’s no map, no signs sayin’, you’ll find love here
So I just keep on passin’ through everywhere

I’ve lived a long time in heartache and I ain’t going back there
Spent a few nights in paradise and that got me no where
I was lost in the state of Lonely
Nothing’s ever felt like home to me
I been close, but not close enough
Still looking for a place called love

I’m on this journey with Faith ridin' shotgun
And she never stops whisperin'. girl, just believe
I could pull in some dusty road stop and suddenly
Know in a heartbeat I found what I need.
One right turn somewhere someone someday
And I’ll know that’s where I’m meant to stay

I’ve lived a long time in heartache and I ain’t going back there
Spent a few nights in paradise and that got me no where
I was lost in the state of Lonely
Nothing’s ever felt like home to me
I been close, but not close enough
Still looking for a place called love

I was lost in the state of Lonely
Nothing’s ever felt like home to me
I been close, but not close enough
Still looking for a place called love




Copyright 2006 Susan Kean Cattaneo/Joie Scott
Track Name: Spare Parts
Spare Parts
Cattaneo/Fitzgerald

Never thought I’d find myself knocking down true love’s door
I was a hit and run lover. Always leaving them wanting more
But now my heart is humming, I feel a change a comin’

My heart was just a Spare Part
Didn’t use it, didn’t feel a thing
My heart was just a Spare Part
Til your kiss changed everything

Thump, thump. Thump, pounding in my chest
Thump, thump, thump, baby, come on let’s catch

Lighting in a bottle, drink it up and drink it in
I’m reeling from this feeling, I don’t ever want this kiss to end
My heart was rusted shut, but now it’s opening up

My heart was just a Spare Part
Didn’t use it, didn’t feel a thing
My heart was just a Spare Part
Til your kiss changed everything


Thump, thump. thump, 100 beats a minute
Thump, thump, thump, pushing love to the limit

My heart is oh, so strong
I feel the beat go on

My heart was just a Spare Part
Didn’t use it, didn’t feel a thing
My heart was just a Spare Part
Til your kiss changed
Til your touch changed
Til your love changed everything

Thump, thump, thump
Thump, thump, thump

The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Track Name: Pennies On The Rail
Pennies On The Rail
Words and music by Susan Cattaneo

Bakersville was barely on the map
Just a main street and Bert’s gas and go
Mom taught high school, said listen to your Dad
But all Dad said was no

Now me and Freddy used to hang by the tracks
Hoping to catch some magic chugging on past
In coal cars the color of rust
We’d reach in our pockets and we’d just
(put those)

Pennies on the rail
We laughed and didn’t care
Two kids with too much time to spend
We’d listen for the humming
The 405 was coming right on time
The whistle blowing as it charged right by
In a flash of sparks and nails
Pennies on the rail
Pennies on the rail

Diving in the quarry, floating in the blue
Dreaming we were gonna change a world or two
Swinging high in the Sycamore trees
Man, it was great to be thirteen

When the sun was golden and the pavement hot
We’d head down to Bert’s for soda pop
Then down to the tracks and the clover
He’d kiss me then pull me in closer
(Like two)

chorus

A penny don’t go far these days
It ain’t worth much at all
But between us, honey
All it takes is a cent
To take us back to way back when putting

chorus
Track Name: Better Day
Better Day
Words and music by Susan Cattaneo

When that blue rain is coming down like crazy
The broken sky couldn’t get more dark
And every breath is tight and aching
Cause thunder’s crashing in your heart

How do you make it through the never ending hours
What’re you gonna do to find a clear way out

Sometimes you’ll cry, sometimes you’ll rage
Wish for a sign and wait
For a Better Day, for a Better Day

You never know how life can change you
The twist and tangle of the thread
But let your family’s love surround you
Lean on the shoulders of your friends

We’ll hold on to you so you can hold on
And you’ll make it through so you just hold on
Be strong

Sometimes you’ll cry
Sometimes you’ll pray
Til you can find your way
To that Better Day. To that Better Day

You carry your hope
Your carry your faith
Your light in the darkness
Your spirit, your strength
And when it gets hard
Now, don’t you give up
Cause we carry your love
We carry your love
We carry your love

Sometimes you’ll cry, sometimes you’ll rage
Sometimes you’ll laugh, sometimes you’ll pray for a Better Day.
Til you find that Better Day.