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New song sample: “Right Here Now”

I am excited to share this preview sample of “Right Here Now” with you. This song is being recorded at SunSound Studios in Grass Valley, CA. Enjoy the expanded slow rock feel with vocal harmonies and lyrics that remind us to stay present.

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This song is going to be on the next album.

Lyrics:

Sometimes she speaks without making a sound.

Sometimes she screams so loud it shakes the clouds.

Oh, but she’s right here now.

Sometimes I feel like a ghost in this town.

Sometimes I feel like an angel flying around.

Oh, but I’m right here now.

Sometimes he floats away from the light.

Sometimes he shines like a star in the night.

Oh, but he’s right here now.

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen Lyrics Video

Lyrics adapted by Catherine Scholz: Well I’ve heard that there’s a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord but you don’t really care for music, do ya? And it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift, baffled queen composing Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah… Well your faith was strong but you needed proof, you saw her bathing on the roof. Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya… And she tied you to her kitchen chair, broke your throne, cut your hair, from your lips she drew the¬†Hallelujah… Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah… Well baby I’ve been here before, I’ve seen these rooms and I’ve walked these floors… I used to live alone before I knew ya and I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch and love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and broken Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah…Hallelujah… Hallelujah Well there was a time when you let me know what’s really going on below but now you never show that to me do ya? Well remember when I moved in you and the holy dove was moving too, every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah… Well maybe there’s a god above but all I’ve ever known of love is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya, and it’s not a cry that you hear at night, it’s not somebody who has seen the light, it’s a cold and broken Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah…¬†Hallelujah… Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Enjoy this video of the lyrics to “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.

Sing along to this free MP3 – Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, performed by Catherine Scholz on vocals and Michael Logue on lead guitar

Notes about this track from the artist:

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen has been a requested favorite of listeners, so I decided to release this timeless song in 2023. Purchase this song directly from the artist at BandCamp or Listen on Spotify:

YouTube:

Live performance of Hallelujah:

Lyrics video of Hallelujah on Facebook:

Hallelujah on ZDigital Australia:
https://www.zdigital.com.au/artist/catherine-scholz

Press about Hallelujah:
https://californer.com/dca/captivating-new-cover-song-hallelujah-written-by-cohen-adaptedarranged-by-scholz-californer-10262295

Pandora:

https://pandora.app.link/XgZqhSlWNHb

Tidal:
https://tidal.com/browse/album/330126430

Deezer:

https://deezer.page.link/XiawVnCdxUpkaFL5A

Amazon:

https://music.amazon.in/albums/B0CNQQL5Z3?marketplaceId=A21TJRUUN4KGV&musicTerritory=IN&ref=dm_sh_ceEV32B51qNf6fwMkOZ6dBP7n

Apple Music:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/hallelujah/1717553896?i=1717554107

Let This Be Enough” continues to be added to playlists around the globe. Here’s some more:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbphU16YEF5vUSHVPIjL5XU9Ra16iniYC&feature=shared

Many thanks to my listeners for supporting me all these years and to my production team Oz, Michael and Francisco for bringing their best work to this project!

Lyrics to “Cactus Flower” by Catherine Scholz

Cactus Flower

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Honey, I’m just sittin’ here thinkin’ on you.

Funny, I wasn’t expecting to feel so blue.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Honey, I’d be so tickled if you’d knock on my door.

Funny, I guess I’m not your sweetheart anymore.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

(instrumental verse)

Honey, you’re shoulder’s colder than the Brainerd snow.

Funny, I never thought I’d have to let you go.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Now honey, I’m not fixin’ on someone new.

Funny, all I’m thinkin’ ’bout is loving you.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

 

Lyrics to “Movin’ On” by Catherine Scholz

Movin’ On

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Placed my heart into your hands.

Oh my soul, it understands.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

Oh my soul, should know by now




Lyrics to “President” by Catherine Scholz

President

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz (chorus partially adapted from the Threshold Choir)

I’m looking for a President

Who knows how to speak his mind

You know I haven’t found one yet

And we’re running out of time.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what can be justified

This world has gotten so complex

And nothing’s black or white.

What are you afraid of?

What do you desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what’s wrong and right.

It doesn’t take intelligence

To order up a fight.

I’m looking for a President

To get this planet unified

Don’t matter if she’s black or red

Or even left or right.

What are we afraid of?

What do we desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.


Watch a live performance of “President” on Facebook:


Listen or save this song on Spotify:

Lyrics to “Last Long, Blue Day” by Catherine Scholz

Last Long, Blue Day

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz, copyright 2008

Last long, blue day.

Last longer than damp night.

Last longer than human promise.

Last a long time…

And If I could change your mind

I’d buy you a little time and

Find you a peaceful place inside

To unwind.

Shake hard, blue sky.

Shake harder than shame.

Shake the blues right out of yourself.

Shake harder.

If I could change your mind

I’d buy you a little time and

Find you a peaceful place inside

To unwind.

Lyrics to “Just Not Like Her”

Just Not Like Her

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Some say she rations her kisses.

Some say she’s selling the lot.

Some say she’s smoking the smidgens of something she simply is not.

Come drink from her wineglass of wishes.

Maybe she’ll give you a shot.

‘Cause brother, you’re just standing witness.

Remember the love that you’ve got.

You see, this is her reckless memory of kisses and sweetness and wine.

Some say that she’s pining for penance,

dropping light-years down endless heart-mines.

But silence is all she requires for dancing and diving within.

So no one can make her a promise.

No one can do that again.

Can love track her down in the darkness?

She bids love to wring out the red.

Can lovers reshape the old treasons that run like the wind through her head?

She’s never been quite so forsaken.

She’s never been quite so unsure.

Her soul has not been quite this shaken.

She’s never allowed this before.

And it’s just not like her to be waiting around,

Standing alone with her feet on the ground.

No, it’s just not like her to be humble and free,

Hungry for humor and mystery.

Please come to her garden of wishes

and maybe she’ll give you a plot.

‘Cause brother you’re just standing witness.

Remember the love that you’ve got.

Lyrics to “Hammer and the Chimes” by Catherine Scholz

The Hammer and the Chimes

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Your eyes took me to places I’d longed to know.

Goodbyes are tearful faces afraid to show.

Memories of the time we spent

Cannot be taken from my mind.

Perhaps the only purpose we had

Was listening to the hammer and the chimes.


Then our fears got in the way.

It’s clear that I had to pay.

Would you admit that we both had a part to play?

Our fears got in the way.


So many things I’d like to say

Without my words getting in the way

There’s so many things I’d like to do

If only I could get through to you.

Your eyes took me to places I’d longed to go.

Goodbyes are tearful faces letting go.