Paths

by King Everything

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King Everything is participating in the 12in12x12 project. 12 brand new songs written and recorded in 12 hours. These are the songs from May 2014.

credits

released June 25, 2014

Jim wrote the songs, sang, and played guitar.

"To Build A Family"
Aaron: bass, sounds.
Pumice: backing vocals

"This Wicked Man"
Henrik Iverson (Manet): guitar solo

"My Bed's Not Mine"
Jim: harmonica

"No Paths Off My Path"
Aaron: bass

"We Are The Same People"
lyrics stolen from a couple of witch chants; Pumice: backing vocals

All other sounds and mixing by Pumice T. Mendola.

Album cover: Kristine Potter teeniekmp.deviantart.com

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King Everything Lockport, New York

Loud & quiet; odd & ordinary; mysterious & straightforward; vague & clear; joyous & angry; fast & slow; messy & organized; simple & complicated; succinct & wordy; energetic & lackadaisical; continuous & disjointed; hopeless & rosy; new & familiar.

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Track Name: To Build a Family
There was a time when you needed me more than you do
Mine’s up to God
I will let you choose
If you want me to build a family with you
If you want me to build a family, I will
But now’s not the time, and here’s not the place
Some might say to leave it to God’s grace
But now’s not the time, and here’s not the place
Let’s build our shrine to space
There was a time when you needed me more than you do
I see in your eyes, and I hear in your cries
yeah, I do
If you want me to build a family with you
If you want me to build a family, I will
There was a time when you needed me more than you do

135 bpm
E7 A7 E7 A7, E7 Em, D G D A
Track Name: That Sin
That sin took me farther than I wanted to go
That sin, down a path that I couldn't have known
Well if that boy can keep the faith
And if that girl can finish the race
Then hurry up and make up your mind
So you can change mine
That sin kept me longer than I wanted to stay
That sin charged me more than I wanted to pay
Well if that boy can keep the faith
And if that girl can finish the race
Then hurry up and make up your mind
So you can change mine
Hurry up and make up your mind
So you can change mine

120 bpm
Capo 3
G Em, G Em, Em G, Am Em
B7 Em
Track Name: It’s Not the Reverse of the Way You Came
I’ve been looking through the lines
They always said that if you look real hard
You don’t know what you’ll find
I’d rather shit than shine
I’ve been feeling kinda lost
Looking left and right I’m really at a loss for whom to trust
Each side comes with a cost
I know the way to get back home
Yeah, I know the way to get back home
It’s not what they say, it’s not the reverse of the way you came
Now I’m thinking of a word
You saw me whisper it to him, but would you tell me if you heard
Now go ahead and guess the word
No it doesn’t rhyme with shove
Yeah sure I know we all wish the word was love
It rhymes with a dome not a dove
I know the way to get back home
Yeah, I know the way to get back home
It’s not what they say, it’s not the reverse of the way you came

140 bpm
Em Bm Em Bm Am Em Bm Am Em B7,
Em Am Bm Em Am Bm Am Bm
Track Name: The Harvesters’ Cries
If there’s more evil that you can do
Then there’s more good too
Divide it into seven or eight
Then enter through the narrowest gate
Listen ‘til you all realize
That you hear the harvesters’ cries
Do you hear the harvesters’ cries?
On Monday you should set some aside
So Tuesday when it rains you’ll be fine
It’s something that the poor realize
Can’t you hear the harvesters’ cries?
Do you hear the harvesters’ cries?
If there’s more good that you can do
Then there’s more evil too
Pockets full of diamonds and gold
Sinners bought and sinners sold
Blind and deaf without ears or eyes
I can’t hear the harvesters’ cries
Do you hear the harvesters’ cries?
If there’s more evil that you can do
Then there’s more good too

110 bpm
Capo 3
Am Dm C G
D7 Am Em G G, C, G
Track Name: This Wicked Man
Proud eyes leave her dead
And the lying tongue
His hands so smoothly shed
Innocent blood
And I know a thing or two about his evil plan
I know a thing or two about this wicked man
A liar who lies
A sinner dies
Brothers love brothers
It’s god we despise
We can see behind the smile his evil plan
I know a thing or two about this wicked man
Here it comes you better go
Here he comes you wanted to know
You’re one of the saner ones who’s on the holy path
Keep your haughty eyes on the wicked man

135 bpm
Riff = A A A C B A G E
G B, G B E, G A B C, E G E A G E A G B E
Track Name: I’ll Take Your Hand
Walking through the gallery
A wall of ghosts that you painted for me
I don’t see what you want me to see
Reality’s not what you want it to be
I’ll take your hand
Hear that help is on its way
I take the word that’s what they say
Hands that help or lips that pray
I’ll take your hands any day
I’ll take your hand
Slip and fall and I can’t get up
The lighthouse, the toppled cup
Creamy curds and the honey bread
Share the wealth and share your bed

140 bpm, A E G
Track Name: My Bed's Not Mine
The moths are eatin’ holes in my suits
A pair of mice live in my boots
The bed’s not mine, but please don’t take it away
My girl’s jewelry is broken and bent
I’m still payin’ on last month’s rent
The bed’s not mine, but please don’t take it away
My rusty car can’t get me to work
Sittin’ home, I feel like a jerk
I know I vowed, but there’s no way I can pay
The moths are eatin’ holes in my suits
The mice have taken over my boots
My bed’s not mine, but please don’t take it away

105 bpm
E A E A, B7
E A E A G#7 A G#7 B7
Track Name: No Paths Off My Path
I’m lost, with no choices. No paths off my path.
I made my, decision, there’s no looking back.
And then the rain comes, and I have nothing.
I guess I just have everything.
I had choices, a long time ago, I had my chance.
Now I’m just a child of destiny. No paths off my path.
And then the rain comes, and I have nothing.
I guess I just have everything.
I know we’re home.
I know we’re home.
I know we’re home.

80 bpm
Em/E, C#m/Am
E C#m, E F#m
A Em D7 Am
A Em
Track Name: We Are The Same People
We are the old people,
we are the new people,
We are the same people, younger than before.
Younger than before, younger than before,
We are the same people younger than before.
We are the old people,
we are the new people,
We are the same people, stronger than before.
Stronger than before, stronger than before,
We are the same people stronger than before.
One coin here, one coin there
Prosperity is everywhere
I need some wealth,
Financial health
I just need my share
We are the old people,
we are the new people,
We are the same people, wiser than before.
Wiser than before, wiser than before,
We are the same people wiser than before.

110 bpm
Capo 2
D C G, D C G, D C G, C
D C, D C G, Am, Em
Track Name: Is Everything Okay?
There was no way that you could see
what was happening to you or what was happening to me
I was all smiles, and you were all pride
But we were too shy to look in our eyes
And, you, wanted to know if everything was okay
And, you, needed to know that everything was okay
So then I asked you to take my hand
I’d do my best to be your man
but I’s not perfect, and I knew darn well
that each and every time I fell
That you, wanted to know if everything was okay
And, you, needed to know that everything was okay
We didn't see that coming
We never even would've guessed
We didn't see that coming
We should've considered our steps
We overlapped our apologies
while handing back each other’s keys
when you saw me down the road
recently, but still alone
You, wanted to know if everything was okay
And, you, needed to know that everything was okay
I’m okay, how are you?
You tell me that you’re ok too.

130 bpm
E C#m A B, C#m A B A B, C#m A B, G#7 F#m, E C#m A C
Track Name: Your Thoughts My Ways
I saw you the other night.
You were doing everything just right.
Painting all the pickets on the fences white.
I wanted to stop and say.
That everything would be ok.
But I knew that I’d be lying so I kept on my way.
My thoughts, your thoughts, your ways, my ways...
I thought that you’d be on my side.
But your eyes told me you wish I’d died.
If I know one thing it’s that those eyes don’t lie.
Well you cannot just do what you want.
I’m telling you to pick a spot.
And build your world around it no matter what you got
My thoughts, your thoughts, your ways, my ways...

145 bpm
Em Am C G, Em Am C Em G
Em Am C, Em Am D7 G
Track Name: Awfully Frightening Daylight
Awfully frightening daylight. Wide awakened soul.
The eyes of unknown lovers. The fear of who we know.
You want what you got
I’m a look around some. Before I choose.
You could take whatever. That’s up to you.
You got what you want
You can pass the glass. Or let it fill with rain.
Sleep with eye open. Sleep with higher pain.
Split it down the middle. Spill it on the dew.
Give money to the wicked. Or throw it on the pew.
You don’t want what you got
You got what you don’t want
Awfully frightening daylight. Wide awakened soul.

145 bpm
Capo 1
D G F A, G A E, G E F A