Now That I'm Gone

by King Kong Girio

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1.
One Song 02:03
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
2.
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...
3.
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
4.
Leaving 03:33
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
5.
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
6.
Line 'em Up 02:12
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
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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
8.
Liars 01:59
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
9.
All Machine 03:50
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
10.
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
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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?

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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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