Song on the 17th

SUNSHINE (#31DaysofBlogging)

This blog is a part of a series #31DaysofBlogging … we are going through the year (2015) chronologically.

Hi friends!

Another thing that made 2015 kind of crazy for us is that we stopped doing Song on the 17th in January. If you're new you might be thinking...what the heck is song on the 17th? For the past 6 years, every 17th of the month we post a song to Youtube/FB...either it's a new song we've just written or it's a cover...we've posted songs from backstage dressing rooms, kitchen floors and anywhere else you can record a video...haha...it's been a really fun way to share our music with fans. But, in January, after 6 years, we needed to take a short break. So, we did. 

Then in September we started it up again...woohoo! If you're super bored, go to our YouTube page and cruise through the Song on the 17th playlist...there are a bunch of vids.

So, here is our SOT17 for this month: SUNSHINE!

We hope you like the song! It's on our brand new #LULLABIES album which you can DOWNLOAD right this very second. Or, if you are in need of last minute Christmas gifting, you can buy physical copies and they'll arrive before Christmas...but hurry--the deadline is tonight at midnight. 

Tune in tomorrow...the blogging through 2015 continues!!!

Love,

j&k

A Note About Song On The 17th

Hi friends, Who can believe that 2015 is here and it's already the 17th of the month? Holy wow.

We've been doing Song On The 17th (SOT17) for 6 years-ish and we have decided to give it a little break. Don't go crying your eyes out or start sending us hate-mail…we will resurrect SOT17 again…we're just taking a bit of a hiatus from it.

New Years are for trying new things and we want to be constantly stretching and growing. Sometimes to grow you need to cut back a bit…so that's what we're doing..cutting back :)

If you're really sad…go back and scroll through our hundreds of YouTube covers and songs. It'll entertain you for long enough that you won't even miss it ;)

And obviously we'll still be posting videos of songwriting, covers and other random adventures…don't you worry.

Thanks for understanding...

Much love and excitement for the future!

xo

j&k

Rocky Road Preview (31 Days- Day #11)

So excited to share with y'all that our first single from our upcoming album called "Eleven" is a song called "Rocky Road." Our first single will release January 11th, 2015 and we cannot wait for you to hear it! Want to hear a snippet of the song? Click below:

https://soundcloud.com/jill-and-kate/rocky-road-preview

We are in love with it and hope you dig it as much as we do! This song has been an influential song for us mostly because when we posted it on our blog in a Song on the 17th in 2011, it was YOUR response that made us really realize how special the song was. We have met so many fans who talk about this song…so it was so fun to bring it to Dave & have him bring this song to a whole new level.

If you pre-order our album, you will get the single in your email inbox THIS MONTH! So pre-order today…. www.jillandkate.bigcartel.com

Thanks for all the love & support guys. We are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

xo

j&k

Song on the 17th--March 2014

Hey! We just wrote a brand new song called "Better" for Song on the 17th! We hope you like it :) xo j&k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxkVFJmDoCs&list=PLu48usVedYIyXtZ-a1CTGIJv5BY0JjU52

"Better"

We've been broken from the minute That we left the door open And we let love in And you know that we tried Oh how we tried

Now we're living on our own Looking for whatever we can to fill our time All this time

The drinks go down a little bit easier after the first one And my legs learn how to catch up to my body And that's how I learned how to run I learned how to run

Why do we do it alone When we could do it together Don't you think that would be better Don't you think that would be better

Why do we do it alone When we could do it together Don't you think that would be better Don't you think that would be better Better than being alone Better than being alone

We gave up too soon, too fast, too much To understand what we were leaving behind Now we're looking all around for whatever we can to make it right Make it right

The drinks go down a little bit easier after the first one Now the words come out a little too easy And that's how I learned how to hide I learned how to hide

Why do we do it alone When we could do it together Don't you think that would be better Don't you think that would be better

Why do we do it alone When we could do it together Don't you think that would be better Don't you think that would be better Better than being alone Better than being alone

Better than being alone Better than being alone Alone

And the drinks go down a little bit easier after the first one

Why do we do it alone When we could do it together Don't you think that would be better Don't you think that would be better

Why do we do it alone When we could do it together Don't you think that would be better Better than being alone Better than being alone

(c) J.Pickering, K. Rapier, 2014.

New Song On February 17th, 2014 "Nick + Jess"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpozk_4w1H4 Hey! This is a brand new song inspired by the TV show New Girl! We hope you like it :) Much love, j&k

Nick + Jess

You like your whiskey old and neat I don't mind cheap wine You don't dare to start an argument I need to fight to feel alive

But I think you might be (3x) Just right for me

Your shelves are filled with books and you've read them all Takes me a year to finish one You could settle down in just one place Me I'm always on the run

But I think you might be (3x) Just right for me

You could talk for hours I'd rather sing But we get caught up in each other And I'll admit When your hand touches mine my heart just sinks And I can't help but think

That you might be

I think you might be (3x) Just right for me

(c) Jill and Kate, 2014.

We're All Getting Older

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRLsHfy4YrM

"We're All Getting Older"

I've been thinking about this world What it means to be alive I got cold and hard and jaded Somewhere down the line

But I am picking up my messes Trying to forgive and forget Time is short and I am thinking I might be Better off without regrets

Cause were all getting older We're all getting older

I've got faces burned in my brain Old loves and old enemies I've been ignoring them all of these days Been so afraid of what they'd say to me

If I get to look them in the eyes Gonna scream and smile and hurt and cry Someday I am gonna die I want them to know everything I held inside

Cause were all getting older We're all getting older

Go see your mother and your father Get on a plane, pick up the phone Call your sister and your brother It's time you finally got along

Cause were all getting older We're all getting older

(c) Jill and Kate 2013

Song on August 17th, 2013 "Seen Enough To Know

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptQkXPLIA0E&feature=youtu.be

Time goes by a little bit faster now Now that I'm older I'm changing my ways and I'm tearing my walls down They're not gonna hold me

See I've got a friend and he's dying too young He's lying there in his hospital gown He was strong and he was brave and he was free Now he's slipping away right in front of me

So I say what I mean now If it hurts I don't care There's no time to waste on fear now Plus I'm tired of being scared And I'm not gonna say that I've got it all figured out But I've seen enough to know that there ain't much time now I've seen enough to know that there ain't much time now So love until your time runs out

(c) Jill and Kate, 2013.

Deep In The Heart...

...of Texas. That's where we've been for the last week & we had such a fun time. The entire trip was a whirlwind to say the least, but it was fabulous. We got back last night, immediately recorded our Song on the 17th video and have been resting all day today.

There were so many awesome things that happened on this trip...can't wait to tell you about them...tomorrow...cause we're still recouping today :)

So...if you haven't watched the video below...watch it now...and check back tomorrow for bloggity-blog about our travels in Texas.

Much love...

j&k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkDuEqeFN54&feature=youtu.be

New Song on March 17th, 2013 "Best For You"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJAn6L4Dx1o Best For You

I've heard the things you've said about me Cause everybody talks in this tiny town And You're throwing your words all around You never did learn how to shut your mouth

You're a sad little boy You got nothing to show After 10 long years On a dead end road If you stayed up high Well you might have made it But you're so afraid of loneliness You're digging your grave

And I still wish the best for you There are days that I miss you And I still wish there was something I could say or do I still wish the best for you

I see your face in a photograph Hanging on the wall in white and black And I can't take it down It's the one with your arms wrapped around my neck

We were perfect for each other we were one in the same Now your running with the others and you're bashing my name It must be hard to be so afraid But I still love you at the end of the day

If all my love was wasted If all you said was never true If all my love was wasted At least I wasted it on you

(c) Jill and Kate, 2013.

New Song on February 17th, 2013 (Drive)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alA92RgBoKY&feature=youtu.be  

DRIVE

It's not like we didn't try Not like we're gonna find a way out of this and I Think we're wasting time So just hit the road and drive Cause they won't be far behind We'll buy ourselves some time Til we find an alibi Just drive

This is never gonna work It's only gonna leave us burned When the sun comes out tomorrow It's just one more lesson learned So just drive until we find The past we can't rewind to Drive

Outside of Buffalo You held the gun down low Easy come and easy go Out of the wind and snow The convenience store was closed Broke the lock on the back door But the clerk had not gone home Didn't even know the gun was loaded Drive

When the money runs out what are we gonna do When the money runs out what are we gonna choose When the money runs out what are we gonna do When the money runs out what are we gonna choose

Outside of Indio You hold the gun down low

(c) Jill and Kate 2010

New Song on June 17th, 2012 "In Love Again"

IN LOVE AGAIN

So it's really over I told you not to call Told you don't come over Don't act interested at all I'm beaten up and bruised from you dragging me along And so it's really over I finally made the call

I pulled out of your driveway and drove off of your street Looked at all your pictures then I hit delete Made up the bed on the side you used to sleep I tore up all your letters they're burning as I speak

And I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again Love is a dangerous game I lose every time that I play I don't want to fall I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again

So it's really over I left you at your door I'm back inside my house but my heart is on your floor I would've said forever but you never wanted more So this is the ending you always had in store

I wanted you to fight to fall down on your knees Tell me not to go and beg me not to leave But hollow were your eyes and empty was your stare You echoed my goodbye like you never even cared

And I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again Love is a dangerous game I lose every time that I play I don't want to fall I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again

I broke every bone I had fighting Took the fall to keep us alive You swore to me you were trying Don't lie don't lie

And I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again Love is a dangerous game I lose every time that I play I don't want to fall I don't want to fall I don't want to fall in love again

(c) JillandKate, 2012.

JillandKate's New Song on March 17th, 2012-"ONE DAY"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB_OWOW-TsU&feature=youtu.be ONE DAY

I see you You don't look the same I hear you But your voice has changed I wanted to keep you safe But you're stubborn and strong Think you found what you want And you'll never change

One day you might ask me why I can't tell you how I've tried To keep you from running away but you turned your back on me One day I might tell you why Why I couldn't stand beside you Watch you take your own damn life

I'm sorry this is not enough I'm broken by what you call love You wanted to keep me close When it was convenient for you To have someone to use So you weren't alone

(C) jillandkate, 2012.