Let Go & Grow

by Kristie McCracken

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This is a new beginning for Kristie McCracken. Her first full length solo album entitled "Let Go & Grow" showcases her vocal talent but also hints at the breadth of her songwriting - ranging from heavily latin influenced acoustic numbers like “Lullaby”, a song written to her brother while he struggled with addiction, to the neo-soul and even vintage soul sounds of “Retrograde” and “Where Are You”. The album is produced by Patrick Watson Quine of Watson Unlimited Music, and features a song co-written and produced by 3-time Grammy award winner Chin Injeti. It’s a strong first step into the market, sure to make an impression.

Watch her music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyJQGHFiglY

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released May 30, 2015

All songs written by Kristie McCracken
Except Track 7 written by Kristie McCracken & Chin Injeti

All Tracks produced by Patrick "Dr. Watson" Quine for Watson Unlimited Music
Except Track 7 produced by Chin Injeti
Track 11 produced by Elphick Gordon Jr. (Delf)

All Tracks recorded and mixed by Patrick "Dr. Watson" Quine at The Clinic
Except Track 7 recorded by Chin Injeti
Track 11 recorded and mixed by Kaj Falchner at Blue Light Studios

Mastered by Andy Krehm at SilverBirch Productions

Kristie McCracken - Voice, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Patrick "Dr Watson" Quine - Bass, Synths, Keyboards, Electric Guitar, Drum Sequencing
Chin Injeti - Synths, Keyboards, Drum Sequencing (Track 7)
Elphick Gordon Jr. (Delf)- Synths, Keyboards, Drum Sequencing (Track11)

Also Featuring :
Allan Ollivierre - Keyboards (Track 8)
Allison Gorman - Trumpet (Track 8)
Chris Couto - Percussion (Tracks 4, 6)
Dave Spidel - Acoustic Bass (Tracks 4, 6)
Ian Weiss - Saxophone (Track 8)
Jonah Ocean - Cello (Tracks 3, 5, 10)
Kevin Tang – Trombone (Track 8)
Michael Agranovich - Guitar (Track 8)
Tyrone Barnes - Guitar (Tracks 5, 9, 10)

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Kristie McCracken Vancouver, British Columbia

Kristie McCracken is one of Vancouver’s most promising young vocal talents. Kristie spends much of her time as Songwriter, Singer and Guitarist for local R&B/Pop group The Ponderosas. She is also a member in Vancouver based reggae band Natural Flavas, and has performed alongside legends such as Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, Taj Weekes and Adowa, and Toots and the Maytals. ... more

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Track Name: Retrograde
I know that it might seem strange to you that I’m running away
And I’ve only got 3 days to pack my belongings
I can’t express in words to you what I’m searching for
But rest assured I know in my heart it is calling

But you, you want me to stay
You, you want me to stay

Is it Mercury’s retrograde that’s got me behaving this way
Cause lately my mind’s been wandering round in circles
If I were to settle down with you I’d be longing for more
So the tighter you grip the more I’ll slip away from you

But you, you want me to stay
You, you want me to stay

Retrograde, is it retrograde, retrograde

So if you love me let me go, let me fly (x6)
Track Name: Summer Rain
Breathe deep, summer rain seep (x2)

Rain falls on my face
And this green grass where I lay
Sun warms my salty skin
Embrace the state I am in

Love can wait
And joy can be late
Cause right now this moment is mine
To forgive, forget, let go, and grow
Summer rain

Hand stands in the sand
As this summer breeze blows through my hair
Rainbow colours the great sky
As light dances and birds fly

Love can wait
And joy can be late
Cause right now this moment is mine
To forgive, forget, let go, and grow
Summer rain

Breathe deep, summer rain seep (x2)
Track Name: Lullaby
I have walked a many road to know that
There are too many to conquer alone
And I have talked a many conversation
To know that actions speak louder than words

So if you give me your ears and let me tell you
That you’re never too old to make mistakes and grow
If you give me your eyes and let me show you
That the world is full of possibility
If you give me your heart and let me love you
The best that I know how

When you realize that all the windows
Of opportunity are open for you
And all you have to do is climb up higher
And the universe will pull you through

So if you give me your ears and let me tell you
That you’re never too old to make mistakes and grow
If you give me your eyes and let me show you
That the world is full of possibility
If you give me your heart and let me love you
The best that I know how

I’m not trying to tell you that I
Know it all and you should do as I say
I’m only offering a new perspective
To open your mind and show a new way

So if you give me your ears and let me tell you
That you’re never too old to make mistakes and grow
If you give me your eyes and let me show you
That the world is full of possibility
If you give me your heart and let me love you
The best that I know how
Track Name: After the Rain
Didn’t I tell you not to be
So kind to me
And look where we are now
Slowly sinking down

We’re softly losing sense of self
Each embrace melt away
Smoke filled hearts they seep with love
But who’s gonna pick up the pieces after the rain

I put my soul in what I do
My heart is drawn to you
We’re not strong enough to leave
Our hands fit so easy

We’re softly losing sense of self
Each embrace melt away
Smoke filled hearts they seep with love
But who’s gonna pick up the pieces after the rain

When foolish young hearts have no part in the game we play
Then minds wouldn’t run round in circles with so much to say
We’ll run from the cold and bask in the sun all day
And break every rule that man has made

We’re softly losing sense of self
Each embrace melt away
Smoke filled hearts they seep with love
But who’s gonna pick up the pieces after the rain
Track Name: Share
If I hold out my hand to you will you take it
If I pour out my heart to you will you break it
If I ask you to come with me will you make it
If I ask you to love me will you fake it

I’ll share your joy
I’ll share your pain
I’ll share your pride
And I’ll share your shame

If I walk away where will you go
When I return again how will you know
If I try my best will your efforts be true
If I can’t help you what will you do

I’ll share your joy
I’ll share your pain
I’ll share your pride
And I’ll share your shame

If I speak to you will you hear me
If I scream at you will you fear me
If we close our eyes will our thoughts collide
Will I reveal the lies that you hide behind

Stretch out my neck for you
What will your next move
My soul longs for the wave
To return to me someday

I’ll share your joy
I’ll share your pain
I’ll share your pride
And I’ll share your shame
Track Name: Stay
The song that you sing makes me love everything
And the words that you say keep my heart at bay
The moment I wake up I can’t wait to see that face
Takes me to this place
When time passes slowly and I have a moment to think
You’re all that comes to me

I don’t wanna stay any longer
Stay any stronger
I don’t wanna be here without you
I don’t wanna wait alone now
Pray for you to be here now
I don’t wanna be here without you

The look in your eye tells me everything
And the curl in your smile makes me warm inside
The sound of your voice when you serenade me at night
Got me running wild
I cannot explain all the love in my soul for you
Know you feel the same

I don’t wanna stay any longer
Stay any stronger
I don’t wanna be here without you
I don’t wanna wait alone now
Pray for you to be here now
I don’t wanna be here without you

The night feels so cold when there’s no one to hold
The words don’t hold true til it’s happened to you

I don’t wanna stay any longer
Stay any stronger
I don’t wanna be here without you
I don’t wanna wait alone now
Pray for you to be here now
I don’t wanna be here without you
Track Name: Where Are You
Dream upon dream about you
Year after year without you
No one can explain the pleasure and pain
For you (x2)

One last night with you
Two awful fights about you
Time and time again when my heart is on the mend
I’m reminded of you (x2)

Whispers in the night pray for daylight (x2)
To bring back you

So where are you now (bgs: where are you x4)
Where are you now
I looked through your window
Nothing around
Track Name: Eve
It’s a shame to see all this life go to waste
Ain’t it clear to see the price we must pay

You are in the rainforest and I can feel your sweet caress
As I am in the clear blue sky
And you are in the ocean deep and I am tall among the trees
That fill our lungs with sweet sweet life

Don’t tear her down this is not your world to rule
Don’t fill her with your poison and take her for a fool

You’re not in the rainforest and I can’t feel your sweet caress
As I am drowning in the dark sea
And you’re not in the ocean deep and there are no longer tall trees
That fill our lungs with life so sweet

It’s a shame to see all this life go to waste
Track Name: Tiny Angels
You don’t know what it is I came here for in this fickle wind and snow
I tried a thousand times to pick the lock and climb into your heart
But no one could have seen your fate and now we stand over your grave
As tiny angels carry you away

And now I can hear you…

I am connected to the earth by the souls of my feet
I close my eyes as my mind wanders through the galaxy
Cause I am free to believe what I do, what’s it to you
Yes I am free to believe what I do, ain’t that the truth

Cause I am free to believe what I do, what’s it to you
Yes I am free to believe what I do, ain’t that the truth

But no one could have seen your fate and now we stand over your grave
As tiny angels carry you away
Track Name: Celestial Vibration
We sit under stars sipping chai tea
The air is warm our hearts are free
My love for you is so boundless
How I long for your caress
Within my soul resides no fear that
Truth be told within a year
You’ll fly away and leave me here
A flower rooted in the earth

Lets weave minds
As our bodies intertwine

As easy a promise to make
I do not intend to break
No coincidence mere fate
That flows neither too soon nor late
A perfect balance of friendship and love
A recipe create by above
Look down at me and smile
Sweat drips eyes wide

Lets weave minds
As our bodies intertwine

Wait
Oh its too late to wait
We’re in too deep I want to love you like a sweet symphony
Of sitars that take me to a higher state
I wanna make my heart race
To catch up to the rhythm of yours
The rhythm of yours (x3)

Lets weave minds
As our bodies intertwine
Track Name: Stranger
Today, today is not the best of days
I got your wake up call, I heard about her fall
And you, why didn’t you do anything
To save her heart from the pain, and show her the light again
Why didn’t you

There’s still time left to change her mind
I know she’ll shine again stranger
Fill her heart up with love
Yeah she’ll smile again stranger

Oh she, she is just a baby
Not even 16
But her heart, her heart is filled with emptiness
And cold broken promises, and superficial happiness,
Why didn’t you

There’s still time left to change her mind
I know she’ll shine again stranger
Fill her heart up with love
Yeah she’ll smile again stranger

I don’t know why you’ve done the things you’ve done
I don’t know where you’ve been, I don’t know what you’ve seen
In life, but my heart cries out to you
I know that I’m far away and can’t be where you are today

There’s still time left to change her mind
I know she’ll shine again stranger
Fill her heart up with love
Yeah she’ll smile again stranger