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Catherine Bacque

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"I think the thing I have going for me is that I am a musical sponge. Whatever serves the song is what matters."

Influences:

Influences? Too many, but for old school...Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, James Taylor, traditional Canadian folk music, and classic jazz, pop and country. These days Catherine loves to listen to Kathleen Edwards, Dala, Joel Plaskett, Michael Buble, Adele, Dan Mangan, Melissa McClelland and Sheryl Crow.

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Currently...Lucinda Williams. Ask again in a couple of weeks.

Contact Email:

cat@catbacque.com

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Songs by Catherine Bacque

Apollo

Apollo

Apollo had no luck in love, that's what they say
I run my hand across his marble face
Don't touch, don't touch me
Touch me

It's too far, it's too late,
I'm restless, I can't wait
Riding the train we look away, no words to say
Catch a fleeting sky as the daylight fades
Hurry down, hurry down sun
Nowhere to run

It's too far, it's too late,
I'm restless, I can't wait
I'm sorry, I can't stay,
It's too far, it's too late

Gate 39 we say goodbye, don't ask why
I slip away from your longing hand
Forget, don't forget me
Daphne
It's too far, it's too late,
I'm restless, I can't wait
I'm sorry, I can't stay,
It's too far, it's too late
It's too far, it's too late,
I'm restless, I can't wait
I'm sorry, I can't stay,
It's too hard, it's too late

Apollo © 2011 by Catherine Bacque (SOCAN)

[Lyrics]


Fly

Fly

You say you sometimes long for another place
When all you need is right here
I hold you close to me in the falling dark
And close my eyes against the tears
I say I hope you find what you're looking for
But what I hope you find is me
And I can't deny when I turn away
I'm not as strong as I pretend to be

Oh oh oh
I want to laugh
I want to cry
I want to play and dance and sing
I want to fly

I truly hope you find what you're looking for
Still what I hope you find is me
But there's no denying when I go away
I'm not as strong as I pretend to be

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I'm gonna laugh
I'm gonna cry
I'm gonna play and dance and sing
I'm gonna fly

Fly copyright 2009 by Catherine Bacque (SOCAN)

[Lyrics]


I Did I Will I Do

I Did I Will I Do

I know I'm playing with the hand of fate
And what I say will be too little too late
After all the heartache and the pain
Before you go I've got some things to say

Did I fall in love that day?
Do I wish that you would stay?

Well I did and I do I will always love you
Every day of my life I will always be true
Then and now, now and then
And tomorrow too
I did, I will, and I do

I won't pretend that things are black or white
There is no simple way to make it right
Still I keep wishing you were here at night
In spite of all the silence and the fights

Did I fall in love that day?
Do I wish that you would stay?

Well I did and I do I will always love you
Every day of my life I will always be true
Then and now, now and then
And tomorrow too
I did, I will, and I do

I don't want to be a saint and make every hurt all better
And I can't be superwoman just to keep it all together
I can't change what's done and over
Baby I don't want to know her name

There is a time to stay and time to go
My head is fast but my heart changes slow
Most of all I had to let you know
There's no regret, it's just a letting go

Did I fall in love that day?
Do I wish that you would stay?
And will I still feel that way?
Or do I have the strength to make my own way?

Well I did and I do I will always love you
Every day of my life I will always be true
Then and now, now and then
And tomorrow too
I did, I will, and I do
(Repeat)

I Did, I Will, I Do copyright 2009 by Catherine Bacque (SOCAN)

[Lyrics]


Message To You

Message To You


I’ve been trying to get you on the phone
Every time I call you’re not home
I’m leaving a message, message to you

Do you remember back on moving day
We said we’d never come apart this way
I’m leaving a message, message to you

I can’t find the words to say it
I hang up the line, torn up inside
Hoping you can read my mind

Sometimes I call you just to hear you say
Sorry I missed you have a happy day
Leave me a message, message from you

I don’t have the nerve to say it
I hang on the line, hoping I’ll find
Some way I can read your mind

Do you get lonely in the middle of the night?
Do you miss me like I hope you might?
Leave me a message, message from you

And I’ll leave a message, message to you.

[Lyrics]


Say That You Want Me

Say That You Want Me

Say that you want me
Not that you need me
Show me you love me
Tell me you will be mine...tonight

I’ve been giving all I got today
Always finding just the right words to say
It’s time to let the world just slip away
No doubts, no fears, no pain, no tears


Say that you want me
Not that you need me
Show me you love me
Tell me you will be mine….tonight
Whisper your fears
Laugh through your tears
Dream in my ear
Just let your spirit shine…it’s so fine

We have both been down this road before
Getting what you need makes you want more
We’re stepping into love’s revolving door
In dreams or pain, in sun and rain

Say that you want me
Not that you need me
Show me you love me
Tell me you will be mine….tonight
Whisper your fears
Laugh through your tears
Dream in my ear
Just let your spirit shine…it’s so fine


Baby it’s time to go the distance
Giving it all or nothing
Whatever we do
But I want to take a hold of this chance
It’s real and true, for me, for you

Say that you want me
Not that you need me
Show me you love me
Tell me you will be mine…tonight
Dance to your heartbeat
Set all your dreams free
Come on and kiss me
Love found us just in time…you're so fine
In dreams or pain, in sun and rain

Oh show me, won’t you tell me

Say that you want me
Not that you need me
Show me you love me
Tell me you will be mine

No fear, no pain
No tears
Oh show me no fear
No fear…oh no fear

Say That You Want Me © 2009 by Catherine Bacque (SOCAN)

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Scarborough, ON

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Country | Rock and Pop | Other

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns

Songs Recorded:

I Did I Will I Do, With You, Say That You Want Me, You're Still Mine, Fly, Message To You (released) Stand, When I Found You, Gone, Blacktop Down, Apollo (unreleased)

Albums Released:

Letting Go

Song Placements:

"When I Found You"and "Gone" in short feature film, "Joy".

I am interested in:

Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Teaching,writing

Biography:

Catherine Bacque’s limited edition EP, Letting Go (2009), was the debut release for the Scarborough singer/songwriter. Now working on her second CD, Catherine is “breaking down the closet door,” according to a U.S. songwriter friend. In the past, Catherine has taken the stage to front a jazz/pop/funk fusion collective, a Top-40 cover band, and a country five-piece, among others.
“I think that what I have going for me is that I’m a musical sponge,” says Catherine, referring to her experiences in music, teaching and life in general. “I am constantly surprised and flattered by how much my students like my music, given the iTunes universe we live in. Working with young people keeps me in touch with what they are interested in and listening to, and I’m always finding new music that I love. CBC Radio is great, especially for discovering Canadian artists.”
Catherine’s own playlists run the gamut from Nora Jones, The Jackson Five, Jully Black and Ella Fitzgerald to Crowded House, Tragically Hip, Dan Mangan, Sam Roberts, Hannah Georgas and Kathleen Edwards. Her own songs draw from personal experience which is universal: love, loss, life’s hard lessons. Idealism and skepticism play tug of war in “I Did, I Will, I Do” and “Say That You Want Me”, upbeat love songs of ‘goodbye’ and ‘hello’ respectively. “You’re Still Mine” is an anthem of unconditional love, and “With You” and “Fly” struggle with the need to be yourself and chase your dreams.
On Letting Go, Catherine was joined by renowned Quebecois bassist Alain Caron on “Fly”, and guitar guru Tim Bovaconti on several tracks. She is currently working with Johnny Johnson (saxophone) and Devrim Eldelekli (guitar) on her new recording. Catherine is loving the experience. “Get the best people you can and stay out of their way, because you never know what magic will happen to your songs.”
For the new album, Catherine has been writing “just outside my comfort zone,” she laughs, inspired by a short film script, the lives of teenaged girls, and “our rapacious consumer society.” “Message to You”, a bonus track included in the new mix of Letting Go, featuring Johnny Johnson on soprano sax, is a co-write with producer Alan Hardiman, written for a film by James Cooper currently in pre-production.
“Co-writing is new for me, and I am excited by the challenges and rewards of getting creative with other artists—players, songwriters, producers and filmmakers.” Fans can expect a new CD release, including some surprises. “There’s some pretty heavy rock guitar on a couple of the tracks, and a string section on a pop ballad, so I’m branching out. My ears are definitely bigger now. We’re also looking at a full-on bluegrass treatment for one track, so hang on to your cowboy hats, it's banjo time!”
Catherine is looking forward to a busy summer playing and recording, and as always, writing new songs. “I never know where the next song will take me, and that’s what keeps it fresh.”

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