kiva simova

Username: kiva simova

Band: kiva simova

From: Manitoba

Check Out My Website!

About Me

When I was around 7 yrs old, I was writing rhyme schemes and limericks. Later, after pop/ classical/ jazz piano training, all the while encouraged to play what I had learned by ear, I started writing actual songs. These I performed in various bands I was in, in the late 70s/ early 80s. I did not write for a long time afterwards. Then, after a year of touring as a side member of Crash Test Dummies in \'94 (backup vocals and keys), I started to take writing seriously. At first I wrote about 5 songs in one month. My specialty had become overtone singing (2 notes from one voice), and although this eventually was what I became mostly known for, I have a passion for lyric writing. I love the English language and word play. I proceeded to release 3 solo CDs: Kiva- The Ladder \'98, Kiva- Pulse \'05, Kiva Simova- The Quality of Light \'14. And I am thrilled that some of my first contributions to Hookist were chosen in the Bros. Landreth song. Also had lyrics chosen for both of Ellen Reid\'s songs, including most valuable Hookist for \'How Much More\'. And shout outs from Vernon Bush and Natalie Gelman. In Brad Roberts\' epic lyric poem \'Drone for the Holidays\', one of my couplets was chosen, plus had more shout outs here. I was chosen for the chorus lines and made MVH for the Hookist song (in spring 2016). In the Eric Stuart song, I was chosen for the chorus. In the Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) song, I was chosen for 2 couplets in the first verse. That one was a great challenge and learning experience, given his great feedback and suggestions for everyone. The title "Tin Man" was inspired by one of the lines I submitted. Then one submission was chosen in the Yashi Brown song. Worked on the Sisterhood's song. They chose 2 of my couplets for the complete first verse, 2 phrases for the chorus, as well as crediting me for the words "We Rise" as the title of the song. Then was chosen MVH. Thanks for the T-shirt! In Feb 2017, sang in the production 'Song for all Beings' in San Rafael, CA. After the first sold out show, I realized I was working with none other than Vernon Bush! Thought he looked familiar. In May 2018, my line was chosen for the opening of Jack Tempchin's song, and it was used again as the closing line (bookends!). I'm noticing a pattern I have with myself. I write an entire song using a certain angle, right from the start. Then, the artist will choose a lyric which throws a wrench into it. It's such an interesting and enjoyable challenge continuing on with the new angle. I love Hookist. It fulfills all my needs.

Song Stats

Kudos!

Check out the kudos our featured artists have given kiva simova!

  • Most recent
  • Jack Tempchin
  • Chris Barron
  • Grace McLean
  • Brad Roberts
  • sashadobson
  • Vernon Bush
  • Ellen Reid

Jack Tempchin commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"I like traveling light and don"t have to be right. good stuff

"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Maybe the secret is travelling light/ Unload the burden, don't have to be right"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"prism prison? that's very nice."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Rainbow illusions fade, my prism prison has misled"

Grace McLean commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"So succinctly nailing it"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"You'd never know joy/ if you never knew pain/ Crossing the threshold/ We'll meet up again"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"nice one"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"With speeds to reach galaxies far, far away That humbled the specs of his antique sleigh"

sashadobson commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"hope knows no boundaries? :D just a suggestion . These are beautiful thoughts. I'm all about suggestions. <3"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"My hope has its boundaries, how far can it go"

Vernon Bush commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"Yah Kathryn, repost the summation line in next round if you like."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Take that higher road to understanding/ Above all, get understanding/ Heavenly bonding here on earth"

Ellen Reid commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"Very pretty!"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Moonlight beckons, the layers unfold/ Shed light on the places I've already been"

Jack Tempchin commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"I like traveling light and don"t have to be right. good stuff

"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Maybe the secret is travelling light/ Unload the burden, don't have to be right"

Jack Tempchin commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"walking in the other persons" shoes, I guess that might sometimes help. Good"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"If I walk in your shoes/ I've got one mile to go/ Planting seeds along the way/ for forgiveness to grow"

Jack Tempchin commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"GOOD IDEAS"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Love is the scenic route/ long but it teaches well/ there's beauty in forgiveness/ the fastest way out of hell"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"prism prison? that's very nice."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Rainbow illusions fade, my prism prison has misled"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"whoa."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Found the rainbow's end/ pot of morphine on the bend"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"there she is..."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Crawling away, follow the slime/ the trail of my legacy, what's it worth to you"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"you keep killing it, k."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Strings hangin' in the sky, scene of the crime/ the puppet masters come in view"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"good."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"An accidental off ramp/ nowhere cul de sac/ scratched up skipping repeat/ a swan song gone off track"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"katheryn. you rule."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"An eroded old statue tryin' to get your attention/ Tattooed scars never earned your affection"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"bam!"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Can't wait till I am born/ there's a new shell to be worn"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"another great idea."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"The world is blurred from inside my bubble/ Stayin' in here keeps me out of trouble"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"lonesome pronoun: yes"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"A face in the crowd, nameless unknown/ Sentenced to life, a lonesome pronoun"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"wrong side of eternity..."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"We're all one, just don't ring true for me/ on the wrong side of the cage for eternity"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"yes."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"We let our participles dangle/ sentenced to life doing the solitary tango"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"purpose/circus: great rhyme"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"We jump through flaming hoops, searching for purpose/ But life ain't long, it's a short circus"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"limb by limb... i like it."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Limb by limb, what have I become/ a joker's whim, cartoon conundrum"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"kathryn... seriously. you're killing it."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"I'm a figment of my own imagination, devoid of common sense/ GMO tainted, Frankenstein creation, artificial non-intelligence"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"i had some clout before this bout with the plague/all these dotted line bigshots think i got it made"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"I had some clout before this bout with the plague/ All the dotted line big shots say they have to reneg"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"cool rhyme. nice image."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"My relentless bullhorn blasts across the harbour/ Abandon ship I'm headed straight for your starboard"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"yes."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"I am a cryptic, melodramatic mystic/ Just wind me up and watch me go ballistic"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"*you can catch what i'm flinging*"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"I can get away with a group of crows when I'm singin'/ I'll hover, fly for cover, you've no idea what I'm flingin'"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"uh.. you're killing it."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"A stick man drawn on a fault line with a missing link/ by a teeter toddler teetering on the brink"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"slow-mo romeo?"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"I'm a backhand hologram, focus fractured like a slow-mo romeo bending over backward"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"always great images in your stuff, k."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"The epitomy of tranquility you may have surmised/ I'm just a Tasmanian devil disguised"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"too much o'clock: that's a nice turn of phrase"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"I stare at my watch but I can't recall why/ it's too much o'clock so why even try?"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"i'm always dreaming i'm in a play or a movie and i've never seen the script..."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Wandering in fog it's a sign of the times/ Is this dress rehearsal? I've forgotten my lines"

Chris Barron commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"the words "rhyme" and "dime" are expected. how about replacing them with other less expected words? sometimes the difference between a good line and a great line is one odd word..."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Sometimes this life has no reason or rhyme/ each moment's intention can turn on a dime"

Grace McLean commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"So succinctly nailing it"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"You'd never know joy/ if you never knew pain/ Crossing the threshold/ We'll meet up again"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"nice one"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"With speeds to reach galaxies far, far away That humbled the specs of his antique sleigh"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"its good"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"A tag on the top brought a tear to his eye/ he read THANKS love Virginia, then he gazed to the sky"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"cute"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"The naughty or nice thing wasn't enough/ so he had to get specific if they wanted that stuff"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"nice image!"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Tha final straw occurred one day/ When graffiti appeared upon his sleigh"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"this is tres kathy!"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"No therapist there when the ice cap thaws/ or a lawyer to check on his sanity clause"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"i love how close are 'Santa Claus' and 'sanity clause'"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"No therapist there when the ice cap thaws/ or to check if he still has his sanity clause"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"funny, KS"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Besides the holy trinity/ He was a late bloomer in the family"

Brad Roberts commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"another good one."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"With actors to hold kids on their knee/ While some of them scream and some of them pee"

sashadobson commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"hope knows no boundaries? :D just a suggestion . These are beautiful thoughts. I'm all about suggestions. <3"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"My hope has its boundaries, how far can it go"

Vernon Bush commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"Yah Kathryn, repost the summation line in next round if you like."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Take that higher road to understanding/ Above all, get understanding/ Heavenly bonding here on earth"

Vernon Bush commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"Yes, I agree it's certainly a gift."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Understanding- the greatest gift of all/ The heart breaks to get bigger/ Stronger with each fall "

Vernon Bush commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"I like this too."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"The morning sunlight glistens from a tiny drop of dew, Awakening the senses, and life begins anew"

Vernon Bush commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"yes. so true."

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Thought I was alone, but all around I see, A multitude of souls that only want to be free"

Ellen Reid commented on kiva simova's lyric:

"Very pretty!"

(more)
Lyric by kiva simova:

"Moonlight beckons, the layers unfold/ Shed light on the places I've already been"

Go to top

This modal has video

×