King Richard

by Letter Seventeen

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card

     

1.
03:31
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
2.
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
3.
03:51
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
02:37
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
7.
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
8.
04:15
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?
9.
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
10.
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

about

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

credits

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)

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

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.

contact / help

Contact Letter Seventeen

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

Letter Seventeen recommends:

If you like Letter Seventeen, you may also like: