Kaki King Discography

Discography:
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Everybody Loves You (2003)
Legs to Make Us Longer (2004)
...Until We Felt Red (2006)
Dreaming of Revenge (2008)
Mexican Teenagers (EP 2009)
Junior (2010)
Glow (2012)
Everybody Glows: B-Sides and Rarities
The Neck is the Bridge to the Body (2015)

Track Listings:
(all songs by Kaki King unless otherwise noted)
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Everybody Loves You
 Kewpie Station
 Steamed Juicy Little Bun
 Carmine St.
 Night After Sidewalk
 Happy as a Dead Pig in the Sunshine
 The Exhibition
 Close Your Eyes and You'll Burst into Flames
 Joi
 Everybody Loves You
 Fortuna

Bonus Tracks:
 The Government
 L Train, 1st Ave: Low
 Kewpie Station (Version 2)
 Steamed Juicy Little Duck

Legs to Make Us Longer
 Frame
 Playing With Pink Noise
 Ingots
 Doing the Wrong Thing
 Solipsist
 Neanderthal
 Can the Gwot Save Us?
 Lies
 All the Landslides Birds Have Seen Since the Beginning of the
  World
 Magazine
 My Insect Life

...Until We Felt Red
 Yellowcake
 ...Until We Felt Red
 You Don't Have to Be Afraid
 Goby
 Jessica
 First Brain
 I Never Said I Love You
 Ahuvati
 These Are the Armies of the Tyrannized
 Second Brain
 Soft Shoulder
 Footsteps Die out Forever
 Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
 Brazilian

Dreaming of Revenge
 Bone Chaos in the Castle
 Life Being What It Is
 Sad American
 Pull Me Out Alive
 Montreal
 Open Mouth
 So Much for So Little
 Saving Days in a Frozen Head
 Air and Kilometers
 Can Anyone Who Has Heard This Music Really Be a Bad Person?
 2 O'Clock

Mexican Teenagers
 Mexican Teenagers
 Gouge Both Your Eyes Out (But Eat Only One)
 Lintoria
 Vivian Leigh's Veins
 A Long Way To Go Before We Are Truly Danlike

Junior
 The Betrayer
 Spit It Back In My Mouth
 Everything Has an End, Even Sadness
 Falling Day
 The Hoopers of Hudspeth
 My Nerves That Committed Suicide
 Communist Friends
 Hallucinations From My Poisonous German Streets
 Death Head
 Sloan Shore
 Sunnyside

Glow
 Great Round Burn
 Streetlight in the Egg
 Bowen Island
 Cargo Cult
 Kelvinator, Kelvinator
 Fences
 No True Masterpiece Will Ever Be Complete
 Holding the Severed Self
 Skimming the Fractured Surface to a Place of Endless Light
 King Pizel
 The Fire Eater
 Marche Slav

Everybody Glows: B-Sides and Rarities
 Sunrise At Wildflower Hill Retirement Center
 Zamzam Well
 Anthem for the Earnest
 Sad American (live)
 Tunnel
 Goby (live featuring Dan Brantigan and Matt Hankle)
 Waltz For The Alone
 So Much For So Little (demo)
 Close To Me
 Hairs
 Brazilian With Drums (featuring Dave Treut)
 Old Crow and the Miner's Daughter
 L Train 1st Ave Low
 Lovestoned
 Zeitgeist
 Meserole (featuring Dave Treut)

The Neck is the Bridge to the Body
 In the Beginning
 Thoughts are Born
 Notes and Colors
 Oobleck
 Anthropomorph
 The Surface Changes
 Trying to Speak I (featuring ETHEL)
 Trying to speak II (featuring ETHEL)
 It Runs and Breathes
 Battle is a Learning
 We Did Not Make The Instrument, The Instrument Made Us

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

##
Everybody Loves You
[instrumental]

--
Kewpie Station
[instrumental]

--
Steamed Juicy Little Bun
[instrumental]

--
Carmine St.
[instrumental]

--
Night After Sidewalk
[instrumental]

--
Happy as a Dead Pig in the Sunshine
[instrumental]

--
The Exhibition
[instrumental]

--
Close Your Eyes and You'll Burst into Flames
[instrumental]

--
Joi
[instrumental]

--
Everybody Loves You
[instrumental]

--
Fortuna
[instrumental]

Bonus Tracks:

--
The Government
[instrumental]

--
L Train, 1st Ave: Low
[instrumental]

--
Kewpie Station (Version 2)
[instrumental]

--
Steamed Juicy Little Duck
[instrumental]

##
Legs to Make Us Longer

--
Frame
[instrumental]

--
Playing With Pink Noise
[instrumental]

--
Ingots
[instrumental]

--
Doing the Wrong Thing
[instrumental]

--
Solipsist
[instrumental]

--
Neanderthal
[instrumental]

--
Can the Gwot Save Us?
[instrumental]

--
Lies
[instrumental]

--
All the Landslides Birds Have Seen Since the Beginning of the
 World
[instrumental]

--
Magazine
[instrumental]

--
My Insect Life
[instrumental]

##
...Until We Felt Red

--
Yellowcake

it appears (it appears)
unavoidable
glittering stars
are shards
they'll come to you (they'll come to you)
they'll come to you
diamonds deep
in the earth
sparkle though they can't be seen
it can hardly be conceived
oooh (oooh, oooh)
open yourself
you will become all that you see (?)

--
...Until We Felt Red
[instrumental]

--
You Don't Have to Be Afraid

You don't have to be afraid
Of the pain inside you

You don't have to be afraid
Of the pain inside you
You don't have to be afraid (afraid)
Of the (of the) pain that's inside you
You don't have to (to to) be afraid (be afraid of the)
Of the pain that's inside you...

--
Goby
[instrumental]

--
Jessica

Jessica says she'd wait for me
I'd be 18 when she is turning 23

Decorates her room with greeting cards
They burn up when she turns the light on in the dark

Trying to remember love that never really was

When the milk tasted like perfume
You had been drinking from the carton and I knew

--
First Brain
[instrumental]

--
I Never Said I Love You

You're so beautiful, so strange, so lovely
That's the truth
But if you were the one, baby, you'd've heard it by now
But I never said I love you

You are a dream-come-true for someone
But not for me
Still, can't we have fun, darling?
I can't say what I don't mean
You give me more than I can contain
It hurts to know the truth
But this will never go your way
I never said I love you

Sweet thing, come to me
Sweet thing, come to me

--
Ahuvati
[instrumental]

--
These Are the Armies of the Tyrannized
[instrumental]

--
Second Brain

Ten years, two-thousand stomach aches
If I get one every other day
Are we to have another century of guitar
When the best instrument in the world is still the piano?

--
Soft Shoulder
[instrumental]

--
Footsteps Die out Forever
[instrumental]

--
Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
[instrumental]

--
Brazilian
[instrumental]

##
Dreaming of Revenge

--
Bone Chaos in the Castle
[instrumental]

--
Life Being What It Is

You put a note in my pocket
Said be good to yourself
And that was all

Life being what it is
We all dream of revenge
Open your eyes for a second
Just to roll them at me
I stared straight into the sun
Something to concentrate on

And if you turn it on you'd find
I've written you a thousand times
You would do anything
You'd give up everything for god knows why

I just can't stay till your gone
I won't wish you well, I won't see you off, I won't try to call
If I see you in my mind, I'll say to you
It's not your fault

You said I'll see you in September
But that's not long enough for me
You put a note in my pocket
So it would take care of me
But that was all

--
Sad American
[instrumental]

--
Pull Me Out Alive

The tyranny of
Trying to know
Everything takes
Over the freedom
Of the mind
To find it's own
Course knowing
More about less
Endless long standing
Let's end all violence
Farewell to thee
Sigh when I grin
Are we fainting off
The tendrils that
Siren and there
My mate and me

Pull me out
Pull me out alive
Pull me out
Pull me out alive

Oh take me to
Cities where all
The hot spots are
Inform the institutions
From the defunct
Soviet union
When every arrow
Will be defined as
Post war to be
A bomb college course
But if the universe
Is written in a breeze
You will

Pull me out
Pull me out alive
Pull me out
Pull me out alive

Pull me out
Pull me out alive
Pull me out
Pull me out alive

--
Montreal
[instrumental]

--
Open Mouth
[instrumental]

--
So Much for So Little
[instrumental]

--
Saving Days in a Frozen Head

Sunlight wakes me
Just to say let's go to sleep now
You work early
So for this hour I'll just look at you

There is nothing meant to happen, in this world
I don't wanna go, but I can't say I've had a good time doing anything
I don't wanna go, but I can't say I've had a good time

Dig beneath my skin and find out
What there really is to me

I don't wanna go, but I can't say I've had a good time doing anything
I don't wanna go, but I can't say I've had a good time doing anything

I don't wanna go, but I can't say I've had a good time learning anymore
I don't wanna go, but I can't say I've had a good time

--
Air and Kilometers
[instrumental]

--
Can Anyone Who Has Heard This Music Really Be a Bad Person?
[instrumental]

--
2 O'Clock

2 O'Clock you're still sleeping
When you wake up you'll be in such pain
And I wait with the plate, piled high with my love
That you wont eat from

Love, you think you can contain me
But the future is already known
We give up our rest, and the best of us though
We'd be better off alone

There's no need to be so terrible
When you know I would do anything for you
This is so laughable, whatever happened to
Knowing that this was forever
File off the sharpness of feelings so
I'll be protected from all of your evil
When you come round my love, I'll be gone, finally done
Never to come to your rescue

##
Mexican Teenagers

--
Mexican Teenagers
[instrumental]

--
Gouge Both Your Eyes Out (But Eat Only One)
[instrumental]

--
Lintoria
[instrumental]

--
Vivian Leigh's Veins
[instrumental]

--
A Long Way To Go Before We Are Truly Danlike
[instrumental]

##
Junior

--
The Betrayer

Please now just hear me out, before you kill somebody now
Listen to what I say, before you go and kill yourself
Somehow you've been exposed
Headquarters thinks the case is closed
You need to hit the road, they're on your trail again

I've become someone else, someone new
It's up to you
if I live or die too

I am guardian, I am the only one who knows
Gonna get you to a safe-house where nobody goes
They know your face, they know your names
That was our deal
They've put the borders on alert so don't get hurt again

I've become someone else, someone new
It's up to me
If I live or die too

I did this to you, yes I did
I had my own life to save
I did this to you yes I did

Again, I've become someone else
Someone new
It's up to them
Will they let me through

Running on rooftops now
The great escape

--
Spit It Back In My Mouth

I'm sorry that this time I was gone
I'm not the friend that you should lean on
I lost my mind for a while in the snow
But I'm last one in the world to know

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

We leave you our lives intact
Through chaos and the aftermath
Every man for himself has become our creed
We're searching blindly for what we need

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

You love me with all of your sweetness
Sometimes I want to feel it hard
I'll stay with you if you believe this
Or else I've got to go

I stay to suck up your sweetness
To spit it back in your mouth sometimes
One day you'll break down and believe this
We were the right ones after all

This love is real, don't fight it down
Just learn to dance and enjoy it
This love is real, don't fight it down
Just learn to dance and enjoy it

This love is real, don't fight it down
Just learn to dance and enjoy it
This love is real, don't fight it down
Just learn to dance and enjoy it

--
Everything Has an End, Even Sadness
[instrumental]

--
Falling Day

Stories fell like drops of blood
Screaming noise, collapse a lung
Between his lips, pull of steamships

Cowards, heroes fight
Blazing, deadly nights
So I'm told

[Wilted?] madmen
Make it happen

Everything comes from somewhere else, everyone stays alone

Falling day....

[Wilted?] madmen
Make it happen

Everything comes from somewhere else
Everyone stays alone....

--
The Hoopers of Hudspeth

When you were looking
for the lost will
in the old mansion
tap tap the walls
inch by inch
the beautiful wainscoting

And listen for
the hollow sound
tap tap

She speaks through the walls
saying how to spend her money
She took some bad advice
Give it up, take it back, Give it up again
Whatcha gonna do when when there's nothing left
Nothing left for them
Be still my children
There's one thing you
gotta give them
Don't, don't, confiscate it

And listen for
the hollow sound
tap tap

Twenty-five years is a long time to be gone
even in the eyes of god-
damn it takes you so long
to realize
no one wants you here
I wonder why

--
My Nerves That Committed Suicide
[instrumental]

--
Communist Friends

I've got aching veins and fancy pants
And now I mispronounced my own name when you asked me to dance
Oh I won't cry now, 'cause it's up to you and I'm so afraid
Yeah I'm so afraid that nothing's gonna change

So you're gonna die, says your receding lifeline
My communist friends, they wanna help me, or so they tell me, but hey
Where are you when I need you? Where are you?

My communist friends, they want to kill me
They're going to kill me, but hey
Where are you when I need you? Where are you?
Where are you when I need you? Where are you?

--
Hallucinations From My Poisonous German Streets
[instrumental]

--
Death Head

check my heart
check my legs
check the name tag on the bed
i think i had an accident last night
i am safe i'm not scared
nearly quite as much as i should be
tell me if the damage here
will last forever

alright
it's understood
this age of ours
has forces like
a cyclone

pick your name
date of birth
do you live alone?
your emergency contacts
didn't answer

this is how i got hurt
reminded i was no match for
a runaway delivery truck
and a river

two oh six bones
in the body
cracked up every one
tore up my skin in here and i

it's understood
this rage we have
Like love is at its solstice

check my arms
check my legs
check my stomach carton head
but your luck says that we won't make it through the night

and i now i know it's certain

--
Sloan Shore
[instrumental]

--
Sunnyside

I wake up every morning, stretch my arms out wide
Splits my chest right open and I put my heart back inside
You used to keep it in a jar, but this metaphor has gone to far
and now it's just a work of art
On my wall and in my mind

When you get the courage, you'll swim beyond the waves
and the stillness of the ocean, will make all fear go away
Yeah, I fucked up good and well and you put me through fucking hell
But good luck finding someone, who can love you better than I

I wanted to be tangled up in someone long and blonde
So honest in my belief that nothing would go wrong
but now all we can say we have, are some photographs and a wiener dog
That chews up everything I love and all the things you left behind

You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost to Sunnyside

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Fri Nov 17 22:40:09 PST 2017