Silverflower

by Katie Miller

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I am blessed to have incredibly talented musicians play on my debut album. Their musical expertise amped up my creations, giving my songs an energy that makes you want to turn up the volume. My music is very personal and comes from my own life experiences and those around me, and are my stories to share.

My songs range from soulful ballads to upbeat, driving with the windows down tunes, to angst-driven material written from the gut. The title track, "Silverflower," is very special to me as my three children are the inspiration and driving force behind this ballad. The first track, "Prairie Sea," is also near and dear to me as it was written at my happy summer place at Sandy Lake, Manitoba. "Prairie Sea" paints a portrait of summer on the prairies and was featured as the theme song for Embrace Theatre's (Saskatoon) family production that toured Saskatchewan's provincial parks in the summer of 2014. The fourth track "Without You" is a very emotional song based on anger and hurt turned into hope and renewal.

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released February 28, 2015

All songs written by Katie Miller © 2015
Produced by Katie Miller and Byron Chambers
Recorded by Byron Chambers at Blue Door Recording, Regina SK
Mixed by Byron Chambers at the Music Chambers, Regina SK
Mastered by Ryan Enockson, Vancouver, BC
Design & Photography - Jared Robinson, Nebulus Entertainment
CD Art - Katie Miller

Vocals and Harmonica - Katie Miller
Guitars - Evan Chambers
Bass & Keyboards - Byron Chambers
Drums - Eric Mazden
Strings & Brass Arrangements - Byron Chambers

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Katie Miller Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

Katie Miller is a prairie soul storyteller. Drawing inspiration from the land, sky and human spirit, Katie crafts her folk rock songs into intimate moments, and delivers them with an honest voice.

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Track Name: Prairie Sea
PRAIRIE SEA
Katie Miller©2015

I like the sound of gravel
Crunching underneath my tires
I like to feel the wind
Pushing me a little bit farther
I like to see the canola
Blooming in the fields

Come take a ride with me
And we’ll sail along this prairie sea
In the summertime
In the summertime…

I like watching the clouds
Tell their amusing stories
I like to stop and pick the
Saskatoons by the pailful
I like to hear the coyotes
Laughing at their jokes

I like it when the sky
Turns dark in the afternoon, yeah
I like to see the lightning
Flashing all around me
I like to feel the thunder
Thumping through my chest

Won’t you come take a ride with me
In the summertime
And we’ll sail along this prairie sea
In the summertime…
Track Name: Little Brother
LITTLE BROTHER
Katie Miller ©2015

Hey there little brother, it's big sister on the line
Just wonderin how you're doin tonite
I wish I could tell you that I know what you're feelin
But I've never been down that road before

Don't let me try to give you the answers
Don't let me try to search your soul
Don't let me even begin to try to understand you
But let me be there for you, just let me there
Let me be there

You've always been so close but you sound so far away
Where is this desperate place you have found
I hear what you're sayin but it sounds foreign to me
There is nothing I can say

Let me help to ease your worries
Let me help to heal your pain
Let me help to find a light in all of your darkness
And let me be there for you, just let me there
Let me be there

Hey there little brother, it's big sister on the line
Track Name: Silverflower
SILVERFLOWER
Katie Miller ©2015

You make me proud, watching you make your way
You’re rising up, rising slowly from the dark muddy water
Where you came from, with your heart wide open

Silverflower, look at how far
How far you’ve come
Oh my silverflower

You are so unaware of the beauty you radiate
You’ve got that way, watching you walk into a room
You draw everybody in, with your heart wide open

Silverflower, look at how far
How far you’ve come
Oh my silverflower
Track Name: Without You
WITHOUT YOU
Katie Miller ©2015

I have given all that I can possibly give
I have brought you all that you could ever wish for and more
I have stressed myself inside out over you
But why, when your eyes show all too clearly
What I didn't see before, so now

I am getting a better point of view
Am I making a little sense to you?
I am making a better life without you
Without you, without you.

You have sat right back and watch me start to fade
You have seen me lose my shine, my shimmer, my joy
You have taken more than I thought ever possible
But how, when I'm supposed to be the stronger one
I think you've made me stronger, so now

I know not to expect any more from you
I know not to wait for empty wishes, promises, they're lies
I know not to try to see a different side of you
But who will you turn to in your darkest hour
You need to be strong for yourself
Track Name: Fight
FIGHT
Katie Miller ©2015

You think you got this hold on me
You think you got some kind of control

But I’m not caving in
I’m not backing down
The gloves are coming off
I’m ready to look you in the eye

I’m ready to fight you all the way
I’m ready to push you out today
Not tomorrow, I’m not gonna wait
I’m not gonna wait another
Dying day

You think that you can kick me down
You think that you can twist my head around

But I’m not caving in
I’m not backing down
The gloves are coming off
I’m ready to look you in the eye

I’m ready to fight you all the way
I’m ready to push you out today
Not tomorrow, I’m not gonna wait
I’m not gonna wait another
Dying day

You think you got this hold on me
You think you got some kind of control
You think that you can kick me down
You think that you can twist my head around
Track Name: Strong & Free
STRONG & FREE
Katie Miller ©2015

Another day in January I’m sittin here
At my frosted window looking out at the cold
The sun dogs are barking at me telling me it’s time
Time to get movin on

In this true north country, there’s got to be
Someone like me, trying to be strong and free
Strong and free, strong and free, strong and free

I step outside and the cold wind greets me like an old friend
Wrestling and pulling me out the door again
Pulling me into that old green truck and how I remember
Not so long ago when I was sittin’ on the other side

Drivin down this snow-drifted road always brings back those stories
About the good old days and that good old hockey game
I know he’s somewhere out there watching over me
I can feel his smile shining down
Track Name: Still The One For Me
STILL THE ONE FOR ME
Katie Miller ©2015

It seems a world away
Those drives we used to take
In that rusted out truck, trying not to get stuck
No radio, no stereo

So we’d sing every song we knew
At least a verse or two
And drive out of town, windows rolled down
No hesitation, no destination

We’ll never be as wild and free as
We were at sixteen
Still the one for me

Now we’re living in cruise control
Speeding down life’s rough road
At times feeling jaded, tired out, faded
Losing direction, losing connection

Let’s close our eyes if only for a moment
And fly to the nearest star in the sky
And remember, do you remember when we’d

Sing every song we knew
At least a verse or two
And drive out of town, windows rolled down
No hesitation, no destination

We’ll never be as wild and free as
We were at sixteen
But the road is ours and the nearest star
Isn’t all that far to reach
Believe me, believe me
You’re still the one for me
Still the one for me
Track Name: Eve
EVE
Katie Miller ©2015

Oh Eve, at fifteen stops crying herself to sleep
Oh Eve, workin two jobs and counting her babysitting money
Oh Eve, at four in the morning packing up her suitcase
Oh Eve, running down her street with her guitar and a dream

Don’t lose sight of yourself
Oh Eve, don’t lose sight of yourself

Oh Eve, at sixteen sits on the corner busking
Oh Eve, cold and hungry meets the man of her dreams

Don’t lose sight of yourself
Oh Eve, don’t lose sight of yourself

Oh Eve, at twenty-three stops crying herself to sleep
Oh Eve, workin two jobs and counting all her money
Oh Eve, at four in the morning is packing up her suitcase
Oh Eve, running down her street with her guitar and a dream
Track Name: Try
TRY
Katie Miller ©2015

It’s a sunny day, I wish I could stay
Stay right by your side and talk the day away
Think a happy thought try not to get caught
Caught up in circles that spin your head around

Nights grow so long, darkness falls upon me now
I should be strong, stronger than I was before

Try to see the sun
Don’t hide, what’s done is done
Try, try, try to see the sun

The story of your life cuts me like a knife
It cuts me down to size and leaves me asking why
Winter’s so cold and I hear the wind outside your window
We’ve got to hold, hold on to each other now

Try to see the sun
Don’t hide, what’s done is done
Try, try, try to see the sun

Nights grow so long, darkness falls upon me now
I should be strong, stronger than I was before
Track Name: Little Brother - Acoustic
LITTLE BROTHER
Katie Miller ©2015

Hey there little brother, it's big sister on the line
Just wonderin how you're doin tonite
I wish I could tell you that I know what you're feelin
But I've never been down that road before

Don't let me try to give you the answers
Don't let me try to search your soul
Don't let me even begin to try to understand you
But let me be there for you, just let me there
Let me be there

You've always been so close but you sound so far away
Where is this desperate place you have found
I hear what you're sayin but it sounds foreign to me
There is nothing I can say

Let me help to ease your worries
Let me help to heal your pain
Let me help to find a light in all of your darkness
And let me be there for you, just let me there
Let me be there

Hey there little brother, it's big sister on the line