Livelihood

by The Katy

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A song of resistance, Livelihood captures the populist mood of frustration and anxiety with the way things are. It advocates for change through a compellingly clear and earnest uptempo beat, with lyrics offering an honest appeal for humanity in our dealings with one another.

lyrics

[Verse 1]
Uncle Sam, Uncle Tom I can be good.
Tell me what I've got to do, so I can keep my livelihood.

[Chorus]
Oh, Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.
Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.

Oh, Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.
Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.

[Verse 2]
I met my dreams at the door, where I met you.
Clad, with the rod of naivety for the backs of fools.
Ask me how I have the tenacity to stand like I do.
Put the weight of the world around my neck, fashioned like a noose.

[Chorus]
Oh, Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.
Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.

Oh, Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.
Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.

[Verse 3]
All that alluding to pulling one's self up by the bootstraps.
How can I even begin, keep getting cut at the caps?
Is it wrong for me to kneel when my knees are being bent from the backs?
Or am I just to be your pawn for entertainment?

[Chorus]
Oh, Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.
Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.

Oh, Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.
Livelihood. Please don't take my Livelihood.

credits

released July 4, 2018
Cathalyn Roberts (vocals, bass), Ashanti Allison (drums) and Eli Hanley (organ, synthesizer)
Recorded at Jim Stewart Recording
Mixed by Dan Fernandez and Eli Hanley (MOSHURO)
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio

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The Katy Cleveland, Ohio

The Katy is a band living in Cleveland, Ohio with Cathalyn leading on Vocals and Bass, Ashanti Allison on Drums, and Eli Hanley playing Keys and Organ.

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