Kat's Song Sketchpad

by Kat Porter

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released 30 December 2011

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Track Name: Lavender Fields
You said you would take me far away where the reeds would sway
I hold you to this day, forgetting not those promises made

Hold out your hand when it's time
Look up and away we'll fly
Track Name: House Of The Lord Forever
I commit my soul to You, my King
even in the morning
even in the morning

That I may dwell in the House of the Lord forever
That I may dwell in the House of the Lord forever

You are my reason
You are my glory
You are my love song
You are my reason
Track Name: River Room
Found You laying by the river on the ground
Locked like a treasure but now
I found the key when I laid down with You


And You had drawn me there
Luring like a lover in a thirsty air
You knew me like a scribe knows his written word
You knew me like a fire knows how to burn

And my soul was parched
I drank You like a wanderer who's nearly starved
I searched You like a sailor searches open seas
I searched for You like You searched for me

And the days they pass
And only the purest in heart will last
Cause hope will be added unto their faith
Cause the purest in heart will see Your face

And You dress my head
Before You take me into the Lover's bed
The mystery is man made heir to You
The mystery is I am betrothed to You

And now I find You here
For You are in me and I in You, my dear
You come like the winds of a mighty storm
You come gentle as the dew of morn
Track Name: Lie Down Runner
Flowers laced on the side
Of the long wedding aisle
Clothed in the white of a gown,
Bare feet on the ground
Danced through the night
You said "I'm yours
And beloved, you're mine"
Sealed with a kiss
And the heavens came down
From the sky

So I walk away
To a love less wild
You say "Beloved, stay"
But have you lost your mind?

These hands that are stained
These wandering eyes
I fear I'm inclined
To leave your side

The rows of the field were so tall
You said "We'll run through them all"
Taking my hand and we ran
And the world felt so small
The trees and the shade
And we'd walk through the glade all the while
Your heart in mine and in yours
And I've come so alive
Track Name: I Believe In You
Be not downtrodden by the weight of this world
But bring My redemption to every boy and to every girl
You are carriers of My presence, carriers of My heart
Carriers of the Spirit of the Living God

You are My beloved

So come up here to where I am

Cause when you're in My courts, you're in your rightful place
And when you're in My courts, everything fades away

So come up here to where I am

You are My beloved

Be not downtrodden by the weight of this world
But bring My redemption to every boy and to every girl
You are carriers of My presence, carriers of My heart
Carriers of the Spirit of the Living God
Track Name: pulling You down
You are the highest
becoming the lowest
breathing life into these bones

so i'm pulling You down
i'm pulling You down
i need Your reality to be real to me

and i know You love to be here
it's not a crazy fight
i know You love to be here
i know i'm Your delight

i know that i was made for freedom in You, Lord
and i'm gonna take it
Track Name: Fancy Idea
Lay me down
I'm just a fancy idea now
I've turned so far away
You wouldn't recognize my face
And I have changed
In all the ways you wouldn't like
And that's okay

Go right along
And write another pretty song
Of all the ways
That I have brightened
And I've darkened your good heart


I've built a thousand walls between you and I


And you know I didn't want to
You know I didn't want to
You know I didn't want to
Track Name: Losing Icarus
Fly far away from here
I try to remind you not to
Fly far too close to the sun
All the wax it will run down
Your feathers will fall down

You lost your flight
And i just die oh
A little more inside
A little more inside
Track Name: measure of a man
the measure of a man
is not the work of his hands
or the clothes on his back
or beauty that fades on the outside
that man looks at

and he was walking with the stance
of one captive to the fear of man
and i was trying to set him free
but the love of a girl isn't the love of Jesus

and who am i but just the same?
oh you can't win 'em all and it is such a shame
and if they don't like me, then that's okay
cause the measure of a man doesn't work that way
Track Name: Where did my hope go
Where did your hope go?

Where did your hope go?

I'll follow where Your voice beckons to me

My spirit is willing even when my heart's weak
To put one foot in front of the other

While gazing into Your eyes my Lover

Where did my hope go?

Where did my hope go?

You are the joy set before me

Rise up my soul
Track Name: Headway
We walk by faith and not by sight
We hold on the promise of the Spirit on the inside

We walk by faith and not by sight
His yoke is easy and His burden is light

Mercy flows like rivers over my head and over yours
Mercy with no condemnation, just liberation for our souls

We walk by faith and not by sight
We hold on the promise of the Spirit on the inside
Track Name: They Were Dancing In The Desert
I have decided to love You
With all my heart and soul and mind and strength

You're the first and the last
The new and the old
Flowing like a river
In this desert that I roam

You're my sanctuary
I house You like a home
The breath inside of me
And the lover of my soul

Jesus...

I have decided to love You
With all my heart and soul and mind and strength

Jesus...
Track Name: To The Light Of Home
Fret not your weary brow, dear
And envy not their happy years
For you and I have seen much
In the days the rain did water us

And if you see me crying
It was only to keep from dying
For the springs that never ever flow
Are the ones where love can never grow


I took a different road
The way to the light of home


Those valleys that we walked through
Were shaded all around you
You laid atop that grassy bed
When you needed a place to rest your head

And that was quite alright then
To forget what was expected
And the grace we give each other now
Will be the roots in which we're found


I took a different road
The way to the light of home


(The way to life is death
On this broken ground we tread)
Track Name: Hide
You never asked me to proclaim my name
Under this rock I crawl, for fear of praise
Bow my head low in my weakness
Or stand tall in Your strength
Walking like the least of these
But I'm not ashamed
Track Name: Half A Dozen
Waterfalls, they're posing for pictures
There, standing before--my lovely sisters
Days on the road
Where they traveled from east and to west
A car packed with boxes and clothes
To see our country's best

I was a long, long way from home
I was a long, long way from home

Soft ivory keys, my beautiful mother
He's listening to his life-long lover
I'd turn away when they kissed
They were so much in love
Two hearts so perfectly knit
Like a hand fits a glove

I was a long, long way from home
I was a long, long way from home


I always wanted to love you right


I'd write a book because I'm so damn proud
Look, oh just look, at how they turned out
Seeds that were planted
And nurtured until they were ripe
Gardens like that
Don't just grow up and bloom overnight

I was a long, long way from home
I was a long, long way from home

We've struggled through so many dark times
Tattered and torn and no place to hide
See how I've wronged you
See how I've laughed and scorned
See how you've loved me the same
And you've loved me more

I was a long, long way from home
I was a long, long way from home


I always wanted to love you right
Track Name: Home, In You
Oh Living God of Jacob,
You can be the one cup from which I drink
Wash me in the river,
Cleanse me of all my iniquities

I wanna come before You
Knowing that my heart is as white as snow
I wanna be the one who
Finds You in the quiet and calls it home

Your eyes search to and fro now
Searching for the ones that will hold You high
To walk not on the wide road
But to be a blameless and faithful bride

I wanna come before You
Knowing that my heart is as white as snow
I wanna be the one who
Finds You in the quiet and calls it home

Way way down, down by the riverside,
You and I
Track Name: Genesis
draw me into the deeper parts of You
come unlock the secret parts of You

i posture my heart to delight in You all my days
i posture my heart to delight in You all my days

You can be the first thought when i wake
You can be the first thing that i taste
You can be Lover of my soul
You can be the Well that overflows

You can be the Winds on which i ride
You can be the Groom, and i the bride
You can be the Father, and i the son
You can be the Bright and Beautiful One

i rest my eyes on You, and it's You that makes me happy
i rest my gaze on You, and You say that You are for me
i open up my heart, and it's You that transforms me
i open up my heart, and it's You that restores me

to the way that i was made to be
the way that i was made to breathe
You are making redemption of me
Track Name: Secret
Right here in the secret
Where I find You
Where You find me
Where it's us here
And I hear You
And You speak
And it's Your voice that
Changes my name
I'm new every day

Filled to the brim here
Overflowing
And You pour out
It keeps going
And my cup is running over
And the water just gets sweeter
Every single time
I'm more than satisfied in You

Covered by the lavish of Your love
When Kings want to know you
You start to come undone
I start to come undone

How can I climb higher
To the places where You are?
I want to hear Your whisper
Like the beating of my heart
To see You in Your glory
Like the skies are open wide
To know You in the power
Of Your death and when You rise

Where can I go now
From Your presence?
If I go up to the Heavens
If I make my bed in Sheol
It's right there that You will follow
You never leave my side
There's nowhere I can hide
But in You

If I am my Beloved's
And He is mine
And He's the groom
And I'm His bride
Then I wanna be ready
In my heart
Consecrated
Set apart
The wedding day is soon
The prophecies are true

Covered by the lavish of Your love
When the King wants to know me
I start to come undone

How can I climb higher
To the places where You are?
I want to hear Your whisper
Like the beating of my heart
To see You in Your glory
Like the skies are open wide
To know You in the power
Of Your death and when You rise
Track Name: Dandelion
We are so like children in the grasslands
We are so like children running for our lives
I found the kingdom like a treasure
I buried in an empty field to hide

And I'll sell all I have to buy that field.

He said that we were lovers lost in laughter
He said that we were living through an animal so wild
And if the oaks take root in storm times
Then I'm not going anywhere for a while

My roots are growing deeper by the day.

There in the lighthouse they're watching for storms
Like the watchmen they're watching for wars
And we just started one

Oh lover do be good in your peace
Let me wash your hands and your feet
The night comes easy
Track Name: Kingdom Manifesto
And the children will know their fathers
Just like the fathers will know their sons.
And the walls we put up will be torn away
Just like it had first begun.
And the first will be last and the last will be first
When the King and His Kingdom come.
And the children will know their fathers
Just like the fathers will know their sons.
Track Name: Towering Hollows
Days when the rain fell heavy
It fell on our heads
Days when the sky grew darkened
And you closed your eyelids
And I kissed them gently
And you were mine then
And I said "There's the gray tower,
And I'm gonna climb it."

I climbed a tall, tall tower
I climbed a tall, tall tower
It was empty inside, empty inside

Shadowy trees all around us
In the countryside
There, where the land was untouched
And the sun would hide
'Neath the horizon
And our breath was cold as ice
I left your side then
For I'd a tower to climb

I climbed a tall, tall tower
I climbed a tall, tall tower
It was empty inside, empty inside


Maybe I was lost
The grass would stand so tall
Those tangled burs and weeds
Hand outstretched
But you couldn't reach me
Track Name: Honey, I
(She) She said, "I'm leavin',
This is the end of the season here.
I can't get close to you, dear."

(She) "These wings were made for flyin',
And I'm not about to be tryin' to see
How far these roots can grow deep."

(He) He said, "I know, I know
You'll put up a fight and hit the road,
And I can't blame you now
For wanting to get out of this town.
But honey, I..."

(He) "I can't just let go of you.
What have I really got to lose but pride?
I won't end without a fight."

(He) "You say, 'It's no game this time.'
But you play the cards and with my mind; it's no fair.
You can't pretend that you don't care."

(He) "I know, I know
You'll put up a fight and hit the road,
And I can't blame you now
For wanting to get out of this town.
But honey, I..."
Track Name: Cedar Lines
On these hardwood floors i need a blanket
The night is getting cold and i can't take it
Too many cups of coffee keep me awake and
On these hardwood floors i need a blanket

Quiet holiday without my family
Hovering through the city with no landing
The weather has a way of understanding
It's a quiet holiday without my family
Track Name: Withal
Longwinded daydreams
Coffee tables next to me
Read a paragraph or two
Thoughts that always wander to and from
Oh look at what I have become

Steady stream of eloquence
The seeds we plant with our own hands
Within the soil of each others' hearts
I can't recall when this all started
It seems I've really lost my head

Oh there's a story that I'd love to tell
But I have no words
Oh there's a story that I'd love to tell
But I have no words
Oh there's a story that I'd love to tell
But I have no words

I'm sure you'd understand
I'm sure you'd understand