2010-03-09

Catie Curtis - Bicycle Named Heaven


Artist: Catie Curtis

Song: Bicycle Named Heaven

Album: My Shirt Looks Good On You


The Boston music scene has spawned so many great artists, it's hard to keep up, from flat-out rockers like Aerosmith and Morphine to thoughtful folkies such as Patty Griffin and Ellis Paul. That's where Catie Curtis comes in. With her instantly recognizable voice and insightful and often humorous lyrics, Curtis has steadily gained a sure footing among her peers. Curtis first garnered attention as she toured the house concert and coffeehouse circuit (circa the early '90s) to support her independently released disc, From Years to Hours, which followed the cassette-only release of Dandelion in 1989. Her young sound had echoes of Rickie Lee Jones and her songwriting revealed an innocent yet heartfelt poetry that would only get deeper and richer with more life experience. Hear Music took note and put out Truth from Lies in 1995. That offering got Curtis noticed over at EMI/Guardian, who, consequently, re-released the disc in 1996 and its successor, Catie Curtis in 1997. These albums showcased the evolution of the artist and songwriter, as she moved slowly away from her raw folk roots to a slightly more pop sound. The song "Soulfully," from Catie Curtis, was warmly embraced, and found its way to both radio and television with exposure on Dawson's Creek and Chicago Hope. more


I had a bicycle named Heaven
And I painted it blue
When I lived next to you
You'd come around knocking
Every afternoon
Wanted to take it out
Spinning with you

If Heaven only loved me
The way that it loved you
I would had freedom all around me
Like you do

I always want
What I can't have
All I got
Is a photograph of you
And Heaven
You

I had problems with my chemistry
Problems with distraction
When I lived next to you
You'd come and help me
Help me with my fractions
Show me things that I thought I knew

If Heaven only loved me
The way that it loved you
I would had freedom all around me
Like you do

I always want
What I can't have
All I got is
A couple laughs with you
And Heaven
You

I remember you every
First day of the spring
With the bicycles in blue
Everybody is out
I can see you riding
Back and forth
Between the sun and the moon

If Heaven only loved me
The way that I loved you
I would had freedom all around me
I would had you

I always want
What I can't have
All I got
Is this photograph of you
And Heaven
You

You and Heaven
You

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