Overcome

by Kathy Stock

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1.
Time 04:22
You want to skip ahead and read the last page first ‘Cause even if it’s bad not knowing is the worst Summer will change to Fall, Winter will change to Spring There is a curtain call for every song we sing It takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time It takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time She’s prayed a million prayers and nothing’s happening It feels like there is no one up there listening He’s never felt this low and there’s no end in sight He walks a darkened road hoping he’ll find the light But it takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time It takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time For every scar there was a wound It doesn’t hurt like it use to Hearts will break and hearts will mend Whatever starts comes to an end It takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time Oh it takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time Oh It takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time Oh, it takes time, that’s what they keep sayin’ That’s what they keep sayin’, it takes time
2.
He drowns in his dreams and exquisite extreme I know He’s as damned as he seems more heaven than a heart could hold And if I try to save him my whole world would cave in It just ain’t right, it just ain’t right Oh and I don’t know, I don’t know what he’s after But he’s a beautiful, such a beautiful disaster And if I could hold on through the tears and the laughter Would it be beautiful or just a beautiful disaster? He’s magic and myth, as strong as what I believe He’s a tragedy with more damage than a soul should see But do I try to change him? So hard not to blame him Hold me tight, hold me tight Oh and I don’t know, I don’t know what he’s after But he’s a beautiful, such a beautiful disaster And if I could hold on through the tears and the laughter Would it be beautiful or just a beautiful disaster? He’s soft to the touch but frayed at the end he breaks He’s never enough and still he’s more than I can take… Oh and I don’t know, I don’t know what he’s after But he’s a beautiful, such a beautiful disaster And if I could hold on through the tears and the laughter Would it be beautiful or just a beautiful disaster? Would it be beautiful or just a beautiful disaster?
3.
Your hand fits perfectly in mine I think about you all the time I say dumb things when I’m in love But nothing could ever mess this up We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good I like to tell how we first met You smile ’cause you always forget We laugh at all of the same things You are my favourite human being We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good I’ve never been the kind to write a love song But I just can’t help it this time We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good We’ve got something good
4.
Maybe 04:00
Maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on you Maybe I should try harder to be kind Maybe I shouldn’t try to prove I’m anything Maybe I should try to keep an open mind I’ve heard it said that hindsight’s clear But recently I’m still a bit confused Was it me or was it you? Now I’m not sure what do I’m leaning towards thinking it was me Maybe I was and maybe I wasn’t Maybe I should have and maybe I couldn’t Maybe I can’t but maybe I can Maybe I did, maybe I will, maybe I am Maybe you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself Maybe you shouldn’t be afraid to fight Maybe you could stop pretending all the time If maybe you could feel for once that you were right I’m the one who controls me But I think I need to a better job Of knowing when to go or stay and when to look the other way This is really difficult to say Maybe I was and maybe I wasn’t Maybe I should have and maybe I couldn’t Maybe I can’t but maybe I can Maybe I did, maybe I will, maybe I am Maybe I was and maybe I wasn’t Maybe I should have but maybe I couldn’t Maybe I can’t but maybe I can Maybe I did, maybe I will, maybe I am Maybe I did, maybe I will, maybe I am
5.
I guess it’s finally come down to here, down to now I must admit, it’s been a long time coming I’ve waited all this time in hope’s that you to come around And when I hear your voice, they’re filled with nothing I’m cutting my loses, embracing my gains I wish you well and close another chapter You’re not good for me, you’re not good for me You make me into someone I don’t want to be You’re not good for me So blinded by self you can not see anyone else You’re a trail of broken hearts and smokin’ bridges I’ve come to see you’re not good for me As hard as it’s been for me to finally admit it I’m cutting my loses, embracing my gains I wish you well and close another chapter You’re not good for me, you’re not good for me You make me into someone I don’t want to be You’re not good for me There’s no method to this madness, I would choose another way But I can’t stay like this forever I can’t stay like this for one more day You’re not good for me, you’re not good for me You make me into someone I don’t want to be You’re not good for me You’re not good for me, you’re not good for me You make me into someone I don’t want to be You’re not good for me
6.
Sonny lives on a farm on a wide open space You can take off your shoes and give up the race You can lay down your head by a sweet river bed But Sonny always remembers what it was his Mama said, “Sonny don’t go away, I am here all alone And your daddy’s a sailor who never comes home And the nights get so long and the silence goes on And I’m feeling so tired, I’m not all that strong” Sonny carries a load though he’s barely a man There ain’t all that to do, still he does what he can And he watches the sea from a room by the stairs And the waves keep on rollin’, they’ve done that for years Sonny don’t go away, I am here all alone And your daddy’s a sailor who never comes home And the nights get so long and the silence goes on And I’m feeling so tired, I’m not all that strong Sonny’s dreams can’t be real, they’re just stories he’s read They’re the stars in his eyes, they’re just dreams in his head And he’s hungry inside for the wide world outside And I know I can’t hold him though I’ve tried and I’ve tried Sonny don’t go away, I am here all alone And your daddy’s a sailor who never comes home All these nights get so long and the silence goes on And I’m feeling so tired, I’m not all that strong Sonny don’t go away, I am here all alone And your daddy’s a sailor who never comes home And the nights get so long and the silence goes on And I’m feeling so tired, I’m not all that strong
7.
You were born three weeks early And that is so like you to do You came in March, just like a lion Ahead of plan but right on cue You’ve never been a fan of waiting You’re always ready for what’s next Too tough to be somebody’s baby But I never will forget The day we took you home and we were all alone And Daddy held you on his chest He whispered, “I don’t know how anyone leaves home, how someone walks away from this.” And the world looks better now It’s more beautiful, somehow ‘Cause you were born, ’cause you were born You showed up one day in April Like a flower in the Spring You grew to look just like your mother You love to dance, you love to sing When I see you, I see my childhood We are very much the same You showed up on that day in April And we are all so glad you came Because the world looks better now It’s more beautiful, somehow ‘Cause you were born, ’cause you were born You are everything I never knew I wanted You’re my heart living outside of my chest And when the world tries to dull the fire inside you Remember who you are and don’t forget That the world looks better now It’s more beautiful, somehow ‘Cause you were born, ’cause you were born Oh my world is better now I can’t picture it without Oh it’s so much better now ‘Cause you were born, ’cause you were born
8.
Oh I’ll twine with my mingles and waving black hair With the roses so red and the lilies so fair And the myrtles so bright with the emerald dew The pale and the leader and eyes look like blue I will dance, I will sing, and my laugh shall be gay I will charm every heart in her crown I will sway When I woke from my dreaming my idols were clay All portions of love were all blown away Oh she taught me to leave her and promised to love And to cherish her over all others above How my heart is now wondering no misery can tell She left me no warning, no words of farewell Yes she taught me to leave her and called me her flower That was blooming to cheer her through life’s dreary hour Oh, I long to see her and regret the dark hour She’s gone and neglected her pale wildwood flower Yes, she taught me to leave her and called me her flower That was blooming to cheer her through life’s dreary hour Oh I long to see her and regret the dark hour She’s gone and neglected her pale wildwood flower Oh I long to see her and regret the dark hour She’s gone and neglected her pale wildwood flower
9.
Already Know 03:18
I know you’re here and no longer gone But now it is me who just doesn’t belong And I know you’re different than you use to be You’re no longer you and I’m no longer me And I wouldn’t have asked and you wouldn’t have told You wouldn’t if I didn’t already know And sometimes the best haunts me like a ghost I’m telling you things that you already know The heart that was stone has turned into flesh But time heals the wounds and the wounds still feel fresh It’s everything I want it to be But you’re no longer you and I’m no longer me And I wouldn’t have asked and you wouldn’t have told You wouldn’t if I didn’t already know And sometimes the best haunts me like a ghost I’m telling you things that you already know I wouldn’t have asked and you wouldn’t have told You wouldn’t if I didn’t already know And sometimes the best haunts me like a ghost I’m telling you things that you already know I wouldn’t have asked and you wouldn’t have told You wouldn’t if I didn’t already know And sometimes the best haunts me like a ghost I’m telling you things that you already know I’m telling you things that you already know
10.
Overcome 04:11
A soul can withstand a lot before it caves And what doesn’t crush it makes it better Bareness and cold have never robbed our joy We stand our ground and pray for better weather We have never been the kind to fall apart When the wind starts blowing We have never been the kind to drift away Instead we raise our anchor and keep going We overcome, we overcome We mourn the things we’ve lost and cherish what we’ve won We have overcome, We have overcome It takes a lot of strength to face another day When the day before it left you beaten But every painful step brings you closer to a world That will be better for your children We overcome, we overcome We mourn the things we’ve lost and cherish what we’ve won We have overcome, We have overcome And we are not the sum of our mistakes We are a testament to the sacrifices that were made We overcome, we overcome We mourn the things we’ve lost and cherish what we’ve won We have overcome, We have overcome

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Overcome is Kathy Stock's moving, inspiring, fun, deep, and thoughtful debut album. With songs written and chosen through seasons of raising kids, having cancer, ending relationships and beginning again, these combinations of lyrics and melodies are powerfully moving and relatable.

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released September 12, 2019

"Thank you to Peter Daniel Newman for producing, arranging, co-writing, harmonizing, and encouraging. You took a dream and made it into a vivid reality. I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you.

Big thanks to Joe Novan in the US of A for mixing the tracks, to Chelsea Eason for creating the beautiful cover artwork, and Paul Snow for making the CD and Vinyl covers work. I’m so grateful to all of you.

Thank you to my talented father, Howard Smith, for lending your voice and bass skills to “Wildwood Flower.” At 73 years old, you are still one of the most talented and gifted people I have ever met and I am honoured to have you on my album.

This album is dedicated to the people in my life who have helped me ‘Overcome.’

To my husband, Jason, with whom I have overcome a lifetime of highs and lows in 16 (and counting) years of marriage. We’ve held on, ‘through the tears and the laughter.’ At times it’s been a ‘Beautiful Disaster’ but love, commitment and hard work have brought us ‘Something Good.’ I am so grateful for how we’ve grown and changed and that we found our way back to each other. Thank you for being my biggest fan.

To our sons, Caden and Preston. The world is absolutely a better place because, ‘You Were Born.’ Being your mother is my greatest accomplishment and I am so proud of the very different kinds of men you are growing up to be. You have kept me going and inspired me to greatness in a way no one else ever could. I adore you both.

To my amazing parents, Howard and Judy, for contributing to who I am, encouraging who I’m continually becoming, and loving me every step of the way. To my family, near and far, blood and chosen, and to everyone who has supported my music throughout the years, this is for you. I’ve been performing for a decade, across the USA and Canada, from stadiums to dive bars to handfuls of people in living rooms and at camp fires and I have loved every minute of it. Choosing art as a career is an unconventional life, made possible by people who believe in it…people like you.

Thank you.”

- Kathy

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Kathy Stock St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

Kathy Stock is a singer-songwriter, performer, recording artist, published author, mother of two, wife of one, young adult cancer survivor/advocate, lover of cats, dogs, chocolate, and life itself. Kathy performs all over Canada and the USA and lives with her husband and two sons in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. ... more

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