I Tell You What

by Catherine Corelli

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released July 1, 2010

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Catherine Corelli New York, New York

Catherine Alice Corelli (aka Cat Corelli) (born August 8th, 1987) is an American musician, singer songwriter and composer best known for her work on the self-titled Corelli project and not as much for I Alice which has been a relatively recent and new beginning. ... more

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Track Name: Blue Grin
Once more on a roll
I’m looking for something.
Unable to waste
Always ready to taste.
Too tired to be
Pathetically lonely.
Too eager to get
An illusion of happiness.

Once more I’ve got no home
And I’m looking for someone
To give me shelter and warmth
‘cause I’m cold to the bone.
(don’t know what stops me roam)
Somewhere I belong
But that place is a secret
For everyone
And, alas, it’s unknown to me.

Again and again and again
You catch my wrist in your hand.
Again and again and again
I grin a blue grin
‘cause you’re deaf to my heart.

You can’t bother me less
Than you’re meant to bother.
I can’t be what you want,
Always pleasure and smile.
(my temples ache when I try to fake).
I’m not going to change
That’s not in my power
No matter for you
Or for anyone else to come.

Why stopping me go,
Why holding me tighter,
(you can’t take me the right way)
Why cling to my eyes,
Why pretend you know me?
(you can’t take me the right way)
To someone I belong,
To the others I’m nothing.
(you can’t take me the right way)
I know you are not
What I want for myself this time.

Again and again and again
You catch my wrist in your hand.
Again and again and again
I grin a blue grin
‘cause I’m deaf to your heart.

You’re nothing special to me
No matter what you want
Like it or not.
We’re nothing but you and me
And it is clear we can’t be
A melted we.

Again and again and again
You catch my wrist in your hand.
Again and again and again
I grin a blue grin
‘cause you’re deaf to my heart.
Again and again and again
You catch my wrist in your hand.
Again and again and again
I grin a blue grin
‘cause you’re deaf to my heart.
Track Name: I Tell You What
I’ve got a new place for smoking,
I’ve got a new bed to sleep,
My new skirts are more provoking,
My tights aren’t cheap.
New houses… New doors and new windows
Are opening and closing for me…
All for me…
Just for me…
They fling open…

Got plenty new streets to walk through,
And a dozen ‘o new shops at hand,
New taxis, new drivers to talk to,
But they don’t understand
Why don’t I remember the number
Of my house and the name of my lane.

I tell you what I tell, I tell you what,
You’re worth living, but things I have are not.
I tell you what I tell, I tell you what
There’s nothing so constant, it chokes me like a slipknot.

I’m changing my life for ages,
I’m changing my place for years,
The people around are strangers,
The strangest are queers.
They’ll wither away, I guess, someday,
But I don’t care for them if you stay.
Please, stay…

I tell you what I tell, I tell you what,
You’re worth living, but things I have are not.
I tell you what I tell, I tell you what
There’s nothing so constant, it chokes me like a slipknot.

I tell you what… Stay.
I tell you what… Stay.
I tell you what… Stay.
I tell you what… Stay.

All I’ve got dissolves the next day.
What’s to be done?
Don’t know what’s to come.
Something new appears the next day,
Everything ends
And yet I wish you could delay.

I tell you what I tell, I tell you what,
You’re worth living, but things I have are not.
I tell you what I tell, I tell you what
There’s nothing so constant, it chokes me like a slipknot.

All I’ve got dissolves the next day.
What’s to be done?
Don’t know what’s to come.
Something new appears the next day,
Everything ends
And yet I wish you could delay.
Track Name: Fixing Kiss
Woke up, shower, danced at the mirror,
Soothed my breasts with aroma gel,
Checked my feet for hair, (midday nearer),
I’m too nervous. (Why the hell?)
Kettle boiling, wardrobes wide open,
Skirts and bras messed on the bed,
Brake for a smoke (damn the lighter – it’s broken),
Made an ‘o’ – my lips pale red.
My mascara’s too old, too thick, fading,
Eye-bags (shit!), the cheek’s skin dry,
Spread some crème, my hot coffee waiting,
Bread and butter, milk denied.
Face toned, eye-lashes brushed (got the shivers),
Rushing naked to and fro,
I’m getting late, time checked when opening the front
door.

Each time we kiss
You fix me tenderly…
(Ultimately…)
Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…
We get what we crave.

Bus, tube, taxi, a smoke on the front seat,
It started snowing, I take haste,
Kneels got cold, I watch but cannot see
Through the window all looks erased.
Paid the tax, got out (it’s so windy),
Someone calling on the phone,
That’s not you, and I keep repeating
Slipknot’s ‘Circle’ on my own.
You’re here, I know, you waited for so long,
I can feel your thoughts so near,
In the crowd they taste like solo,
Each and all of them I hear.
A moments search, and there I can see you,
My glance is caught, our smiles cohere,
I got late, but anyway now I am here.

Each time we kiss
You fix me tenderly…
(Ultimately…)
Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…
We get what we crave.
Each time we kiss
You fix me tenderly…
(Ultimately…)
Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…
We get what we crave.

Every time we kiss it’s like we’re
Drunken of the sweetest wine.
And the only reason why
Is I am yours, and you are mine.
Every time we kiss it’s like we’re
Drunken of the sweetest wine.
And the only reason why
Is I am yours, and you are mine.

We kiss…
We kiss…

Each time we kiss
You fix me tenderly…
(Ultimately…)
Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…
We get what we crave.
Each time we kiss
You fix me tenderly…
(Ultimately…)
Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…
We get what we crave.

Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…
Each time we kiss
You take me whole, and I’m safe…

We kiss…
Track Name: Sort Out
I open my eyes into the dark
Of a bleak night…
I open the window
And enjoy the wind touching my cheeks.
I bet it comes from afar
But I can’t figure out from where…
It comes with a secret message
That’s dedicated only to me…

‘Take haste,
Sort out your life before erased.
You know you have all the time,
All the time till you die.’

It wipes the leafs off the ground
And deletes the clouds high above,
It brushes the dust away,
The dusts of those are gone.
It dries all my tears, but again
It keeps me weeping inside…
It pats my heart with a chill
And then it whispers to me…

‘Take haste,
Sort out your life before erased.
You know you have all the time,
All the time till you die.
Take haste,
Sort out your life before erased.
You know you have all the time,
All the time till you die.’
Track Name: Omitted
The day tastes like I can’t fit it
And tells me I’m out of line.
The things that I have permitted
(to you) are ignored, so I’m left behind.
And I’ll never ask you
Why couldn’t we rhyme?
You’re self-centred all the time.

I’ve been wading through the night.
Devious, waiting, I’m omitted, declined and denied…
Why so timid, why so blind?
Got a suspect, got a feeling we never confide.

You touch me like I’m contagious,
Like I am a fragile vase…
I wait for your kiss for ages
And stay awake just in case.
I don’t need to ask you
Why don’t we rhyme!
You’re self-centred all the time.

I’ve been wading through the night.
Devious, waiting, I’m omitted, declined…
Make me happy, be so kind
I crave your passion but you’re making me lonely inside…

Lying here
I feel omitted and cold.
Don’t you care
About me?
Aching here
I feel omitted and cold.
I guess you don’t ever care
So get omitted in return…

I feel omitted and cold…
I feel omitted and cold…
I feel omitted and cold…

I’ve been wading through the night.
Devious, waiting, I’m omitted, declined and denied…
Why so timid, why so blind?
Got a suspect, got a feeling we never confide.

I’ve been wading through the night.
Devious, waiting, I’m omitted, declined…
Make me happy, be so kind
I crave your passion but you’re making me lonely inside…

I feel omitted…
I feel omitted and cold…
I feel omitted…
I’ll better get out for a smoke…
Track Name: Home
Late at night I watch the cars
Quickly passing by…
Several people on their way
Driving somewhere…
Some are happy, some are not,
Some are hollow,
Some lost something they had got,
Others seized something.

Old and young, men and women,
Quickly drive somewhere
To the silent horizon
Till they vanish…
And the moment they are gone
I’ll be thinking
“All of them are going home…
Each to his own home…”

I’m drained and so vacant now
I cannot explain it…
My heart is so naked that
I feel it bleed.
At once I am drained of life,
I’m dying on my own…
Can anyone save me here
And tell me where’s my home?

Precious life is what I’ve got
But still it is of no good
‘cause I don’t belong to anywhere,
To anything or anyone here.
My precious soul is full of woe
‘cause no-one equals to me…
I’ve left my home once upon a long ago
And roam for centuries.

Eyes and faces, smiles and tears,
Quickly pass me by
To the silent horizon
Till they vanish…
And the moment they are gone
I’ll be thinking
“All of them are going home…
Each to his own home…”

I’m drained and so vacant now
I cannot explain it…
My heart is so naked that
I feel it bleed.
At once I am drained of life,
I’m dying on my own…
Can anyone save me here
And tell me where’s my home?

All I need and pray for
Is a little drop of power
To hold on my way
Day after day.
O, my god, give me strength
To forgive my enemies
As you forgive me
Every day.

I’ll walk through the tempest now (to my home)
And fight through the fire… (to my home)
I’ll take every test you give (to my home)
And carry on.
Someday you will lay me down, (to my home)
You’ll silence my heartbeat (to my home)
And take me away from here (to my home)
To my only home…

I’ll walk through the tempest now
And fight through the fire… (to my home)
I’ll take every test you give
And carry on. (to my home)
Someday you will lay me down,
You’ll silence my heartbeat (to my home)
And take me away from here
To my only home… (to my home)

All I need and pray for
Is a little drop of power
To hold on my way
Day after day.
Track Name: Morning Dance
You came in the morning,
So young and fragile,
All pretty and soaring
Like you were a child…
So gently you smiled.
You were twenty seven
Not older, I guess,
Your eyes were like heaven,
No trace of a stress
Or unhappiness.

You said ‘Good morning, daughter!
The sky is bright and clear,
And I am glad we are here.’
You said ‘Good morning, daughter!
You’re safe ‘cause I am near,
And you’ve got nothing to fear…’

Sun beams fell
From high above,
Birds flew around,
When you danced in the light
You smiled tenderly and said
You never died.
Fresh wind blew,
The sea was blue
And calm as you
Laughed and danced in the light…
Then gently you smiled and said
You never died.

How come I think
You’re no more among
The living?
Sure you are.
How come I think
You are gone and
We’re no more to
Meet?

The rose’s sweet odour
Melted with the breeze,
It’s taking me over,
It brings me contentment and peace.
We talk of the future
Enjoying the now,
Are feelings are mutual,
And I’m cured somehow
From every flaw.

I said ‘Good morning, mother!
So glad to see you, dear!
Don’t vanish, don’t disappear.’
I said ‘Good morning, mother!
You’re safe ‘cause I am near,
And you’ve got nothing to fear…’

Sun beams fell
From high above,
Birds flew around,
When you danced in the light
You smiled tenderly and said
You never died.
Fresh wind blew,
The sea was blue
And calm as you
Laughed and danced in the light…
Then gently you smiled and said
You never died.

You’re so beautiful and young
Dancing in the sun,
And the sweetest day had just begun,
There’s a lot to be done…

How come I think
You’re no more among
The living?
Sure you are.
How come I think
You are gone and
We’re no more to
Meet?

Sun beams fell
From high above,
Birds flew around,
When you danced in the light
You smiled tenderly and said
You never died.
Fresh wind blew,
The sea was blue
And calm as you
Laughed and danced in the light…
Then gently you smiled and said
You never died.

You never died…
Track Name: I'll Never Come
Open your eyes,
You were always deaf and blind to me.
Open your mind,
Spin it around to find the truth
before you leave without a trace.

I’m everything you’ll never be,
That’s not my fault you cannot see
That face to face we haven’t got a thing to say…

You call me…
But I’ll never ever come.
You call me…
‘cause I don’t know where I belong.

Don’t ask me why
I bury our future with my past.
Don’t ask my how
I manage not to bitch about everything
We wanted and thought we’ll reach,
Though we could but never will.

You’re everything I’ll never be,
That’s not your fault I cannot see
That face to face we haven’t got a thing to say…

You call me…
(You call me back…)
But I’ll never ever come.
(You call me back…)
You call me…
(You call me back…)
‘cause I don’t know where I belong.
You call me…
(You call me back…)
But I’ll never ever come.
(You call me back…)
You call me…
(You call me back…)
‘cause I don’t know where I belong.

What you say?
I bet I cannot hear you
Through the cold I’m vacant in my misery.
I don’t know
Whatever you’re expecting,
I’m so scarred I’m scarcely me
Yet I can feel

You call me… (Don’t)
You call me… (Don’t)
You call me… (Don’t)
You call me… (Don’t… don’t)
(Don’t… don’t… don’t call me… don’t… don’t)

You call me…
(You call me again)
But I’ll never ever come.
You call me…
(You call me again)
‘cause I don’t know where I belong.
You call me…
(You call me again)
But I’ll never ever come.
You call me…
(You call me again and again)
‘cause I don’t know where I belong.

You call me…
(Don’t call me again)
You call me…
(Don’t call me again)
You call me…
(Don’t call me again)
But I’ll never ever come…
Track Name: Sky-Lit Eyelids
Your features are blue,
My nerves are on end…
No need to lie, no chance to pretend.
Try finding a clue
To what’s never said.
Why don’t you ever bother?

You tried someone else,
But now you taste me:
Is that the taste of our destiny?
Through every word,
By every move
I’m asking “do you need me?”

Here’s the Fall
Coming from nowhere,
Breathing close when I fall
Into the nowhere
Of your warming embrace,
Into the bitter lack
Of you. So the cold wind throws
Rain in my face…

You’re breathing me in,
I’m breathing you out,
Each glance is so extremely loud.
The warmth is so thin
My tears start to shout
When unreleased their buried.

Somewhere in the deep
We strive to cohere,
We’re getting closer, we’re getting near…
Through every wish,
By every will…
Yet I’m unsure you bother.

Here’s the Fall
Coming from nowhere,
Breathing close when I fall
Into the nowhere
Of your chilling embrace,
Into the bitter lack
Of you. So the cold wind throws
Rain in my face…

My eyelids
Are sky-lit,
I start to roam
When alone…
You caught hold
Of my world
Through the cold.

I start to roam (cold), I start to roam (cold)
I start to roam (cold)…
I start to roam (cold), I start to roam (cold)
When I’m alone…

Here’s the Fall
Coming from nowhere,
Breathing close when I fall
Into the nowhere
Of your chilling embrace,
Into the bitter lack
Of you. So the cold wind throws
Rain in my face…

Here’s the Fall
Bringing us somewhere.
We are one when we fall
Into the magic
Of the gloaming we share,
Into a curing tide
Where nothing else matters
But we in the glare
Of love…
Track Name: Don't Bother
I don’t bother if you’re normal,
You don’t bother if I’m straight,
Don’t bother if I sleep with another
‘cause I don’t bother if you wait.

You don’t bother if I blame you,
I don’t bother if you sin,
You don’t bother if I save you
From an itch under your skin.

All my words will never tell you
How I feel and taste this time…

Lately everything is changing,
Lately I am nothing like me.
Lately I wish you would bother
Just a little bother for me.

You don’t bother if I’m no houri,
I don’t bother if you ain’t dyke.
You don’t bother if I don’t hurry
To be the only one you’ll like.

But when your heart is sick with illness,
And when I get a little queer,
Why don’t bother ‘bout me feelings
When our lips are getting near?

Getting near…
Getting nearer…

Lately everything is changing,
Lately I am nothing like me.
Lately I wish you would bother
Just a little bother for me.

Something’s happened, something’s wrong this day
‘cause I know I will bother if you don’t stay.
Something differs, and no longer I’m the same
It feels like I’m slightly mad and you’re gone insane.

I begin to bother if you’re normal,
You begin to bother if I’m straight.
Now I bother if you sleep with another
‘cause only for your touch I wait.

Suddenly you bother if I’m a houri,
Suddenly I bother if you’re a dyke,
And all of a sudden I’m in a hurry
To be the only one you’ll like.

I don’t bother if we get nearer…

Lately everything is changing,
Lately I am nothing like me.
Lately I wish you would bother
Just a little bother for me.

Lately everything is changing,
Lately I am nothing like me.
Lately I wish you would bother
Just a little bother for me.

You don’t bother if we get nearer…
Track Name: J.J. (Resist Hold On Survive)
Where is Jane?
Head among the buttercups,
Walking by the stream
Head among the buttercups.
Where is Jane?
Walking with her dame,
Lost in a dream,
Lost among the buttercups.

What has she got
In that curly brown head?
Wonderful thoughts that can never be said.
What has she got
In that firm little fist of hers?
Somebody’s hand and it feels like Jennifer’s.

Unhappily
In the end of the day
A couple o’ bastards stepped
Into their way,
Wanted to fuck them,
And when the girls refused the screw
They’ve beaten them down
And raped them hard upon the ground.

Just resist, hold on, survive…
You must resist, got to survive…
Just resist, hold on, survive…
You must resist, got to survive…

You’ve gotta get up (resist)
You’ve gotta get up (hold on)
You’ve gotta get up (survive)
You’ve gotta get up (get up)

Where is Jane?
Close to her dame.
Brown head, gold head
Bleeding in the buttercups.

But once again
Jennifer and Jane
Will walk around, hand in hand
In and out the buttercups.
Track Name: I'm Silk
I can never emulate
That I’m in love when I hate.
And I’m not goin’ to give you hope
Because you really miss.

I know you wanna suck my face
And I know you wanna suck my soul,
But I won’t let you just in case
You strive to get me whole.

It’s time to save me from your sins
And I swear I’ll save you from mine.
When love is gone the hurt begins:
Our eyes will never ever rhyme.

So call it luck or call it fate
It’s neither early, nor too late
To let go everything we had
Forget me – we’re no longer mad.

Don’t breathe on my hair ‘cause I turn to silk,
Don’t breath on my neck ‘cause I turn to milk,
Don’t breath on my cheeks ‘cause I’ll melt like wax,
Don’t breathe on my feet ’cause I’ll collapse.

Fading in and out
You will never make me doubt.
I’m not the one for you,
I know for sure it’s true.
Memories disappear
With my whisper that you hear,
I’ll fade into the dark…
And gently slip away…
I’m silk…

You’ll never see me anymore
And never touch me like before,
You’ll never ever find a way
To trace me through the wind.

It’s time to save you from my charms
It’s time to leave, time to unlock our arms,
Time to forget, time for a rush,
Time to wake up, time for a push.


Don’t breathe on my hair ‘cause I turn to silk,
Don’t breath on my neck ‘cause I turn to milk,
Don’t breath on my cheeks ‘cause I’ll melt like wax,
Don’t breathe on my feet ’cause I’ll collapse.

Fading in and out
You will never make me doubt.
I’m not the one for you,
I know for sure it’s true.
Memories disappear
With my whisper that you hear,
I’ll fade into the dark…
And gently slip away…
I’m silk…

Fading in and out
You will never make me doubt.
I’m not the one for you,
I know for sure it’s true.
Memories disappear
With my whisper that you hear,
I’ll fade into the dark…
And gently slip away…
I’m silk…

Don’t breathe on my hair ‘cause I turn to silk,
Don’t breath on my neck ‘cause I turn to milk,
Don’t breath on my cheeks ‘cause I’ll melt like wax,
Don’t breathe on my feet ’cause I’ll collapse.
Track Name: It's A Pity
Your lack of hope
Is my heart annihilation,
A lack of pain
Is not the thing I feel.
You try to be,
But stay the one you were before me
And finally
I can hardly take it all.

I can’t escape it,
Can’t run away…
I’m so happy that I can love, but sometimes
It’s a pity I do…
I’ve grown unguarded,
I’ve grown so weak
There is no-one to save me from
The ache that eats me
No-one ever could, save you, my love.

No lack of dope:
The endorphin is overwhelming us.
But my tears get thicker
And thicker when the chill takes me over…
I try to go away, but stay…

I try to be,
But something rips your heart to pieces. (I feel the same}
And finally
You can hardly take it all.

I can’t escape it,
Can’t run away…
I’m so happy that I can love, but sometimes
It’s a pity I do…
I’ve grown unguarded,
I’ve grown so weak
There is no-one to save me from
The ache that eats me
No-one ever could, save you, my love.

Loosing control,
Loosing numbness,
Off guard, feeling.
Love is a pain-bringer.

Getting weaker,
Getting stronger,
Giving, living…
Love is a painkiller.

I can’t escape it,
Can’t run away…
I’m so happy that I can love, but sometimes
It’s a pity I do…
I’ve grown unguarded,
I’ve grown so weak
There is no-one to save me from
The ache that eats me
No-one ever could, save you, my love.
Getting weaker…
Getting stronger…
(No-one ever could, save you, my love.)
Getting nearer…
Getting stronger…
(No-one ever could, save you, my love.)
My love…
Track Name: Sort Out (acoustic)
i open my eyes into the dark
of a bleak night…
i open the window
and enjoy the wind touching my cheeks.
i bet it comes from afar
but i can’t figure out from where…
it comes with a secret message
that’s dedicated only to me…

‘take haste,
sort out your life before erased.
you know you have all the time,
all the time till you die.’

it wipes the leafs off the ground
and deletes the clouds high above,
it brushes the dust away,
the dusts of those are gone.
it dries all my tears, but again
it keeps me weeping inside…
it pats my heart with a chill
and then it whispers to me…

‘take haste,
sort out your life before erased.
you know you have all the time,
all the time till you die.
take haste,
sort out your life before erased.
you know you have all the time,
all the time till you die.’