Cat Island

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Written, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by TeamRKT in 2014.

TeamRKT is Rory Powers and Kit Grier

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released March 11, 2015

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TeamRKT Portstewart, UK

Northern Irish Chiptune-pop band Team RKT combine the sounds of a 1989 Nintendo Gameboy with guitars and drums to make energetic pop songs!

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Track Name: Cat Island
We'll stay hanging out all day with the sun against our backs
cause we haven't got a care inside this town
and there's a hill where the world stood still, we had our backs against the grass
and our minds were just above the clouds

but you know you gotta
hold on cause life aint painless
move on through hearts and ages
sometimes you grow up to survive
and i know that life aint easy
but if you keep believing
you'll see the futures just as bright
and we can keep the memories alive

so we'll sit at the back of the class passing notes under the desk
cause the thought of getting caught is half the fun
so we made a couple great mistakes yeah too quick to fall in love
it didn't matter cause the nights were always young

but you know you gotta
hold on cause life aint painless
move on through hearts and ages
sometimes you grow up to survive
and i know that life aint easy
but if you keep believing
you'll see the futures just as bright
and we can keep the memories alive

it's great but fate is calling out for me to start new ways
but ill never get to old to run away

but you know you gotta
hold on cause life aint painless
move on through hearts and ages
sometimes you grow up to survive
and i know that life aint easy
but if you keep believing
you'll see the futures just as bright
and we can keep the memories alive

hold on and learn to love this life
move on and grow up to survive
Track Name: See-through
I was a kid when I started playing
A bunch of games just to make me fit in
It took me a while but now I’m here
Now I know all my worries were never real and
I got everything I need yeah
I always had but I didn’t see it
I ain’t afraid to strip it back cause We’re gonna build this life from scratch and
Now you know that it just don’t matter You do it all just to make it happen
And now you know you’ve got nothing to lose Take an idea, make it come true
If you’re feeling burnt out and on your own Waiting for the current to drift you home Know the world is ready to help you Take the first step see where it takes you
So get up / so get dressed / so show up and make a mess / life’s too short for regrets woo!
I’m not gonna sit back and wait
For tomorrow to call out my name
All this time I’ve been waiting for change Now I’m learning to start playing this game
21 when I started playing
A different game that I call creating Cut out all the drama and egos
It’s more fun when you just let go cause
Take a little of that daylight just to
Put it into something bright to shine through And when the sun goes down on that summers night You’ll be the one who did it not the one who might
So get up / so get dressed / so show up and make a mess / life’s too short for regrets woo!
I’m not gonna sit back and wait
For tomorrow to call out my name
All this time I’ve been waiting for change All this time I’ve been waiting
I’m not gonna sit back and wait
For tomorrow to call out my name
All this time I’ve been waiting for change Now I’m learning to start playing this game
Track Name: Moonlight
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There’s a million ways this night could play out And maybe I’ve been thinking about a couple A nervous hand runs through your hair
Too hot to stay inside we hit the sea shore And luna’s smile dances off the ripples
I pace the rocks and collect my thoughts
And in a second that look turns me upside down And if this happens I don’t know if I’m ready now
Can you feel it / I can hear it like waves lapping on the shore I know if we can that it’s half the fun if we never know for sure
So let’s make some memories you and me Cause both our pasts are ancient history And this spark is weighing down on my heart And so far I’m waiting on your next call So let’s make some memories yet to be
I wanna see you at 23 next to me
It’s getting late from trying to read you The clock goes by unspoken with stories And we take turns tripping over words
We never meant to see any of this through And if it happens I don’t know if I can stand it
Can you feel it / I can hear it like waves lapping on the shore I know if we can that it’s half the fun if we never know for sure
So let’s make some memories you and me Cause both our pasts are ancient history And this spark is weighing down on my heart And so far I’m waiting on your next call So let’s make some memories yet to be
I wanna see you at 23 next to me
Track Name: Overtake
I told her / it’s pretty hard to hold your fuse when it’s burning at both ends Standing in line will leave you out of time before the world around you ends
But no-one believes my timers counting down
And no-one can see my patience is running out
You better just leave cause I find it hard to slow myself down And you don’t wanna know what you’ve unleashed
I can’t believe that you’re still here / your voice is ringing in my ear Cause everywhere I go the places feel like home
With every dose of my caffeine I’m slowly starting to believe That any afternoon I’m going to overtake you
With all the pressure building I can feel it when I breathe
And there’s doubts that begin to form when you get too close to me
With every step that I take
I get less likely to break
And you can’t stop me from shaking this world
I can’t believe that you’re still here / your voice is ringing in my ear Cause everywhere I go the places feel like home
With every dose of my caffeine I’m slowly starting to believe That any afternoon I’m going to overtake you
With every step that I take
It’s likely I’ll detonate
And there’s no wires inside me to cut that will make me shut off
I can’t believe that you’re still here / your voice is ringing in my ear Cause everywhere I go the places feel like home
With every dose of my caffeine I’m slowly starting to believe That any afternoon I’m going 3-2-1-boom!
Track Name: This Is Happening
It’s almost midnight and ambition’s taking over me Cause being everywhere at once is always tough And all the kids tell me I just live once so - fall in love Cause if you live it right t!hen one time is enough
But there are cities I’ve never been to
And there are faces I’ll never see
And while some people stay where they’re meant to That’s just !not for me
I need those bright lights shining in my eyes
Long fights make me feel alive
Deadlines help me realise that this
This is happening
And I can hardly think
I’ve got too much to drink
My mind is racing faster than my mind
Tell me you think that I’m naive
But this, this is happening

You gotta figure out what matters most and get it done
You gotta grow up fast but stay young when you’re old
I’ll break hotel rooms hearts and records if it makes me feel alive Cause in the end I’ll die t!he one who's done it all
But there are cities I’ve never been to
And there are faces I’ll never see
And while some people stay where they’re meant to That’s just !not for me
Yeah there are cities I’ve never been to And there are people I’ll never meet But while some people stop at the warnings There’s no s!topping me
I need those bright lights shining in my eyes Long fights make me feel alive Deadlines help me realise that this
This is happening
And I can hardly think
I’ve got too much to drink
My mind is racing faster than my mind Tell me you think that I’m naive
But this, this i!s happening
Yeah there are cities I’ve never been to And there are faces I’ll never see
But while some people stop at the warnings There’s no s!topping me
Can’t stop won’t stop t!here’s no stopping me
I need those bright lights shining in my eyes Long fights make me feel alive Deadlines help me realise that this
This is happening
And I can hardly think
I’ve got too much to drink
My mind is racing faster than my mind Tell me you think that I’m naive
But this, this is happening
Track Name: This Is Not The End
There’s something out there on the map that makes us feel alive A certain feeling that can help us when it’s do or die
So we’ll walk as our movem!ents curve along the tides
And though the obstacles around me say I’m gonna fail Their expectations are the winds that push beneath my sail That keep me mov!ing down the trail
Open your eyes and you’ll see the roads right beneath your feet This is your life though!it’s hard for you to see
That every second that you don’t know what to do
I got a feeling that we’re gonna make it through Yeah we’ve got a life to defend
Cause this is not the end
And though they tell us that this game is ours to lose I got a feeling that they’re scared of what we can do Yeah your heart will beat again
Cause this is!not the end
I’ll keep trying to make it better
And I’ll do what I want this time Yeah I’ll keep trying to make it better And I’ll do what!I want this time
Choice of character is something that we can’t deny The hardest levels are the ones that make us feel alive And even if the worlds aga!inst us we will always try
And though these little things are never meant to last for long We can still share a smile thinking of our song
That’s found a plac!e where it belongs
This is the start there’s a world you’re waiting to enter Open your heart we c!an be alone together
That every second that you don’t know what to do
I got a feeling that we’re gonna make it through Yeah we’ve got a life to defend
Cause this is not the end
And though they tell us that this game is ours to lose I got a feeling that they’re scared of what we can do Yeah your heart will beat again
Cause this is!not the end
After hours we can talk amongst the ghosts
I gotta feeling that I’m out here on my own We can share a moment standing on the coast But in my heart I know I!’m standing here alone
But I’ll keep trying to make it better And I’ll do what I want this time Yeah I’ll keep trying to make it better And I’ll do what!I want this time
Cause every second that you don’t know what to do I got a feeling that we’re gonna make it through Yeah we’ve got a life to defend
Cause this is not the end
And though they tell us that this game is ours to lose I got a feeling that they’re scared of what we can do Yeah your heart!will beat again
But I’ll keep trying to make it better And I’ll do what I want this time Yeah I’ll keep trying to make it better I’ll do it so I !love this life