King Richard

by Letter Seventeen

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Recorded in February 2012 as part of the RPM Challenge. rpmchallenge.com

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released March 18, 2012

Tim Alexander - guitars, voices, and other noises
Grant Muller - drums
with Amit Chabukswar (tabla and musical direction on Lavender Haze),
Gary Fox (sitar and other instrumentation on Lavender Haze),
Clarke McMurray (keys and backing vocals on Dancing Machine, Laws Of Motion, and Number Q),
Andy Samford (guitar on Number Q), and
Erin Schroettinger (vocals on Number Q)

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Letter Seventeen Norcross

Whimsical indie pop from a one-man band. Except when other people help. Which is quite often. So it's not like a one-man band at all.
Oh. And there are songs about donkeys.

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Track Name: So Social
Thank you for telling me that your cat threw up on the rug today, and
Thank you for telling me that Starbucks didn't make your coffee the right way, and
Thank you for telling me that you worked on your virtual farm again, and
Thank you for telling me that you think that supermodel looks way too thin

Did you you take a moment to think
That maybe we didn't need to know
All about you?
All about you
All about you

Thank you for posting someone else's thoughts for me, andThank you for sharing those party pics for everyone to see, and
Thank you for the youtube clip of that song by Kid and PlayIt's the forty-second one you've posted this week, It's like I have my very own DJ

Did you you take a moment to think
That maybe we didn't need to know
All about you?
All about you
All about you

So thank you for being oh so social
No, really, THANK YOU for being oh so social
I'm really not sure what I'd do
If I didn't know so much, so much about you

I'm afraid I know too much about you
I don't need to know this much about you
I never wanted to know this much about you
Please help me forget what I know about you


So thank you for being oh so social
No, really, THANK YOU for being oh so social
I'm really not sure what I'd do
If I didn't know so much, so much about you
All about you
All about you
It's all about you
It's all about you
Track Name: Dancing Machine
Heading out on the floor
Act like you've been here before
Eyes are watching from all around
To see what's up with the new kid in town
Is it true that he has all the moves?
Even the ones good enough for you?
Break away into the scene
Makes you wonder where he's been

I wanna be your dancing machine
So save the last dance for me
Your one and only dancing machine
Save that last dance for me

Move in circles around the floor
Makes you wonder what's in store
Eyes watch from all around
They're all watching this new kid in town
But his eyes are only for you
And he claims his aim to be true
He begins to move your way
And you know you have to stay

I wanna be your dancing machine
So save the last dance for me
Your one and only dancing machine
Save that last dance for me

And he moves closer still
His moves are strong, closer still
And he steps up next to you
And you know what you have to do

Together now on the floor
Just like so many times before
Move together perfectly
Just like it's supposed to be
They all think he's the new kid in town
But you remember last time he came round
And this time he won't get away
This time he's come back to stay

I wanna be your dancing machine
So save the last dance for me
Your one and only dancing machine
Save that last dance for me
I wanna be your dancing machine
So save the last dance for me
Your one and only dancing machine
Just like Gene-Gene
Track Name: Time Bomb
What if you found you had
Your own time bomb
Never sure if and when
It could go off
Safe again
At least for today
As for tomorrow
No one can say

And I try so hard some times
To make it through the night
And I try so hard some times
To get the words out right
If I try too hard some times
It's only just because
I want to be the one
You turn to

Could you face it down?
Look it in the eye
The face you see
Staring back at night
The thought that this
Could be the final day
And if it was
What would you say?

I can stare it down
I can stare it down
If I have to
I will stare it down
I will stare it down
I will stare it down for you
Track Name: The Year Of King Richard
In the year of upheaval
Pick up and start a life anew
Stare down the possibilities
Wonder what I'm meant to do
Am I the one
Who will be king?

In the year of betrothal
Coming into focus, what I'm meant to be
Rise up and take on the challenge
I hear the talk that I will be king
But do I want
To be the one
Who is king?

In the year of confusion
Knocked down, not sure I'll rise again
They call it scarred, but smarter
It happens to us all, every now and then
But now I fear
It's becoming clear
I won't be king

But does it really matter?
Does it make me any less of me?
When I look into the mirror
I seem to like what I see

In the year of King Richard
Will I find some greater truth to divine?
Should I hear a call to action?
Or have I already found all I need to find?
Cause when I seek some higher purpose
I circle back to a peace of mind
And I find
That I don't really seem to mind
I'm not the king
Track Name: Laws Of Motion
They say the laws of motion
Don't apply to emotions
But I say check your equation
You may not need so much persuasion

If you want to be the one
Who I take home tonight
You should get your back up off the wall

Some things you just can't learn in math class
Just let me know if I'm moving too fast
We can discuss the quantum theory
And how it's better if you're near to me

If you want to be the one
Who I take home tonight
You should get your back up off the wall

There's no trick to how I operate
Just add it up and see what you equate
Get your nose out of the book
And give me a second look
Track Name: Deep Hole
This seemed a good idea
But you bit more than you can chew
Now that you've sized things up
It's decision time for you
At this critical juncture
It's time for you to choose
We're waiting for your final word
Tell us what you're going to do

It seems you've just realized
You're in a deep deep hole
It seems you've just realized
You're in a deep deep hole

You've guessed wrong
About the job in front of you
Hope to find a quick way out
If that's what you can do
You're trapped by indecision
You're filling up with doubt
That clock, it won't stop ticking
Your time is running out

It seems you've just realized
You're in a deep deep hole
It seems you've just realized
You're in a deep deep hole


You never know how big it is
Until you see it from all sides
And by then it may be to late
For you to decide
Track Name: If You Want Me To Go
I don't want to believe
It's time for me to go
I don't want to
Walk through that door
'Cause I know if I go
I won't be coming home
I won't be welcome here
Anymore

We can try it your way once
If that's what you really want
I don't want to be
The one to brings you down

So if you want me to go
Just let me know
I'll turn and I'll walk out that door
If you truly believe
The problem is me
Then you'll be the one to say so
But I don't believe
The problem is me
And I don't think that I should go
If you look in my eyes
And give me a try
You'll know that you want me to stay

We can make it just how it used to be
If you promise not to give up on me
Track Name: Number Q
You say your life's full of problems
So much to worry about
And you feel overcome now
By your worries and your doubts
Well, I may have the solution
To what is bothering you
Just listen up and I'll tell you
Just what you should do

So if you're feeling lost and lonely, and you don't know what to do
Just listen up then, I have advice for you
Head down the hallway, to room two twenty-two
And when you get there, look for number Q
Look for number Q

So just what will you find there
In this mystical room?
Is there some kind of magic
To make you forget all about your gloom?
Well, all I I can tell you
Is when you find number Q
You won't have any doubts now
You'll exactly what to do

Andy wouldn't lead me astray
It's not the kind of thing he'd say
Andy, please don't lead me astray
C'mon, won't you show me the way?
Track Name: Summer Nights
Do you remember
Those times we spent alone?
Walking hand in hand
Skimming stones
Watching the stars
Hiding from our friends
Those summer nights
We hoped would never end

Do you remember
Counting shooting stars?
The weekend at the lake?
My brother's car?
Slipping away
So no one less could see
Slipping away
So you could be with me

Those endless summer nights
We hoped they would go on
And we would always have
These feelings oh so strong
Those endless summer nights
Sometimes come back to me
Those endless summer nights
My favorite memories

Thinking back
To younger days
Those teenage memories
And all the games we played
Those endless summer nights
Hiding from our friends
Those summer nights
We hoped would never end
Track Name: Lavender Haze
Don't look now, you're caught in the lavender hazeBefore you know it, you're caught in the lavender haze
Head in the clouds, caught in the lavender haze
Don't look now, you're caught in the lavender haze

She makes you laugh and you find you smile a lot
It makes you wonder exactly what you've caught
It's seems as if you're in the lavender haze
It's seems as if you're in the lavender haze

Don't look now, you're caught in the lavender hazeBefore you know it, you're caught in the lavender haze
Head in the clouds, caught in the lavender haze
Don't look now, you're caught in the lavender haze

You think of her every night and day
Only one thing could make you feel this way
It's seems as if you're in the lavender haze
It's seems as if you're in the lavender haze

Don't look now, you're caught in the lavender haze
Before you know it, you're caught in the lavender haze
Head in the clouds, caught in the lavender haze
Don't look now, you're caught in the lavender haze