Now That I'm Gone

by King Kong Girio

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A collection of 11 songs recorded in my spare time over the last year and a half.

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released July 22, 2013

All songs written, performed and recorded by King Kong Girio.
Mastered by Richard G. Benoit

Girio - Vocals, guitars, banjitar, mandolin, bass guitar, electric organs, upright piano, percussion.

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Track Name: One Song
ONE SONG
(M Girio)

The DJ won’t play my request
He’s only spinning records for his friends
one song, over and over again

I came here by myself
to hear something off the record shelf
but my heart must break to another song
everything he picks sounds so wrong

The DJ won’t play my request
He’s only spinning records for his friends
one song, over and over again

I’ve waited for so long
to hear something that’ll make me strong
but I’ll never last the whole night through
waiting for a note that is true

The DJ won’t play my request
He’s only spinning records for his friends
one song, over and over again
Track Name: Breaking My Heart Again
Breaking My Heart Again

Well, do the Jerk or do the Monkey
Until you get it right
Mash Potato or the Donkey
Get into a fight
We’re gonna play till the morning
Until the break of light
Just a little bit of dancing
Then you can’t be wrong
Just a little bit of dancing
Dancing all night long

You brought your dead weight of a boyfriend
Who doesn’t want to dance
Don’t think about it for a moment
And give me just one chance
I don’t care what you think about me
I don’t wanna romance
Just a little bit of dancing
Then you can’t be wrong
Just a little bit of dancing
Dancing all night long

So get your ass onto the floor, girl
You better shake those hips
So what you think we play this shit for?
Can’t you read my lips?
It’s time to make a move so act now
You can do the twist
Just a little bit of dancing
Then you can’t be wrong
Just a little bit of dancing
Dancing all night long

Your eyes are breaking my heart again...
Track Name: Dead Surfer's Lament
Dead Surfer's Lament

I'm still craving what I lost
Down in the undertow
I'm still waiting
For something I never had
Something that I'll never know
It's on the tip of my tongue

Like some forgotten movie star
Can't quite remember who you are
What we were is so damn far away
Now that I'm gone
Now that I'm here on the other side
I'm stuck in eternity
Counting out time with every
Pop song
Now all ever hear are
Pop songs
Now all ever hear are
Pop songs
Not even a good one
Not even a good one
Not even a good one
Track Name: Leaving
Leaving

I’ll hold onto
My wounded heart
Though it’s been torn out and never will restart

I’m keeping track
Of every time
That I think I see your face and nearly die

The ring you returned is still in my pocket

The hardest part of leaving you
Is knowing that you’ll move on to
Holding somebody’s hand instead of mine

And now our friends
Are choosing sides
As if they never were quite sure of who they liked

And family
Are pulling strings
Dragging out their doubts in everyone and everything

The ring you returned is still in my pocket
Track Name: All The World
All The World

I don’t wanna find out
what I’m missing
who that boy is
that you’re kissing
everybody knows that
it’s a long way down
to the bottom
when you can’t climb out

All The World would fade away
If I could have just one more day

I know that you’re leaving
on the next plane
would you please let
me explain that
when you finally go, girl
there won’t be much left
here to hold me
to this world, no and now you know

All The World would fade away
If I could have just one more day

Don’t leave me here in pieces
now I’m begging you to believe me
can you hear me
on the day I met you
I would never guess
that i’d fall through
like you made me do

Just one more day, girl
Track Name: Line 'em Up
Line 'em Up

Each one has their church
For some it's not a place
It's just a thirst
It's something you can drink
When you feel worse

You line 'em up
I'll knock 'em down

The call may come to those
Who would spill their drink
On their best friend's clothes
The Father, Son and Bloody Mary know

You line 'em up
I'll knock 'em down

Possessed the will to dance
Despite my lack of balance
And two face plants
Kicking glasses over
Smashing lamps

You line 'em up
I'll knock 'em down

She's towering above
Her foot is on my chest
This must be love
I'll give up
When she kicks hard enough

You line 'em up
I'll knock 'em down
Track Name: Safe As Houses
SAFE AS HOUSES

Like a cosmonaut
I’m floating in outer space
drifting away from you
reaching for the stars
just pinpricks in curtain cloth
and I’m still standing here

don’t turn away from me no
now that I’ve got you back in my life
remember when it felt so right

we were safe as houses
once we were safe as houses

were we anything more than a star or two
blinking in the dark
millions of miles from each other
why do we bother?

don’t turn away from me now
now that I’ve got you back in my life
at least we still know how to fight

we were safe as houses
once we were safe as houses

lost in the wilderness
in shadow and guilty dress
hidden away from you
and if you look around
maybe you’ll find me here
coz I’m not going anywhere
Track Name: Liars
Liars

How many witnesses have you got for me?
Which ones claimed it was much too dark to see?
Lost the race, misplaced their memories
Liars come first when you cry yourself to sleep

Laughter hits hard, it kicks you when you bleed
Apologies fall from the things you feel you need
Nothing stops the hunger that makes them want to feed
Liars will thirst when you cry yourself to sleep

Close your eyes and you won't see them steal
If you shut your mouth then there's nothing to reveal
You're past the point you don't know how to feel
Liars are worst when you cry yourself to sleep
Track Name: All Machine
All Machine

All you young lovers
Watch and beware
Someone's in trouble
Someone is scared
He's just a little drunk and she's all upset

Tensing muscles' automatic
Raise your voice above the static
You're almost human

You're all machine
All machine

The girls are all laughing
Their mouths are on fire
The blame they are throwing
Was meant to inspire
The temperature's rising, she forces a smile

Tensing muscles' automatic
Raise your voice above the static
You're almost human

You're all machine
All machine

She's walking out and he says, "but I'm at my best"

Tensing muscles' automatic
Raise your voice above the static
You're almost human

You're all machine
All machine
Track Name: You'll Come Back Soon
You’ll Come Back Soon

When you'd gone you left a note
The kind one never should believe
coz long after the ink dries you might regret
hoping for one small reprieve
you'll come back soon

oh oh you'll come back soon
oh oh you'll come back soon

When did it go so wrong that it hurt so
was it something that I said
the dirty laundry on the bedroom floor
the sheets on the unmade bed
you'll come back soon

Sometimes it's too hard
to turn it around
but trying is always half the fun
you'll come back soon

I've got my eyes on the minute hand
I'm waiting for you to return
Before I call some guy who I barely know
And tell him what I have learned
that you'll come back soon
Track Name: The Moon And The Levee
The Moon And The Levee

Oh, the moon hangs over head
Shining its light onto your bed
Are your eyes feeling heavy?
Are your dreams bursting through the levee?

So the cow jumped over the moon
Pulled by a string and pushed by a spoon
Are your eyes feeling heavy?
Are your dreams bursting through the levee?

Can you see that ball of cheese
Swinging so high above the breeze?
Are your eyes feeling heavy?
Are your dreams bursting through the levee?