Questioning the Empire (featuring RhythmEngine)

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 November 2014.

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released November 26, 2014

Jim wrote the songs, sang, and played a little guitar. RhythmEngine did everything else!!

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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: Replaced Reimagined Remixed
The past is and the future might be
I won’t know you, I won’t know me
This world will no longer exist
Replaced, reimagined, remixed
I’ll know new, people by then
And I’ll bounce back, and forth between friends
Between friends
Racing light, as if it might begin
a tourist trying hard to just blend in
The future does not exist
Replaced, reimagined, remixed
I’ll know new, people by then
And I’ll bounce back, and forth between friends
Between friends
I’ll know new, people by then
And I’ll bounce back, and forth between friends
Between friends
Replaced, reimagined, remixed
Replaced, reimagined, remixed
Replaced, reimagined, remixed
Replaced, reimagined, remixed
Track Name: She and He
She and he
believe in different things
She believes in life
Oh, and he believes it’s trite
She believes in love
oh, and he really doesn’t
She and he
believe in different things
She would walk in the dark
and believe in a beautiful park
And he would open his eyes
and believe it was a bunch of lies
She and he
believe in different things
He believes in her
oh, and she believes they were
destined to go far
oh, and he believes they are…
She and he
believe in different things
Track Name: Think Like Me
do you think like me?
question what it is to be?
do you think like me?
what’s it mean to be free?
and hold me close
when the snow comes
we both want to know
what it means just to be
what’s it mean to be free?
do you want to be
left alone to be with me?
judgment, thought and reasoning
calculate at record speed
hold me close
when the night comes
we both want to know
what it means to think like me
do you really think like me?
does anybody think like me?
Track Name: You See Us (Connected Through the Sea)
Some things change and some things don’t
Some things only seem like they won’t
a role, your soul, your way, astray
You need some rules to keep you in line
I need some rules that I can outshine
to drift, a rift, with prayer, you there
I see you as I am and as I want to be
You see us connected through the sea
Some things change and some things don’t
Some things only seem like they won’t
the years, will sear, His plan, can’t understand
I see you as I am and as I want to be
You see us connected through the sea
I see you as I am and as I want to be
You see us connected through the sea
You see us connected through the sea
Track Name: Not By A Lot Though
Prettiest girl I know
Not by a lot though
Not by a lot though not
by a lot
Who will look after me
when the sun runs out of steam and
the misty morning misses everything
by a lot
Who will stand by my side
when I reach the end of the ride and
when I miss another target wide
by a lot
Prettiest girl I know
Not by a lot though
Not by a lot though not
by a lot
Track Name: Defending the Empire
I know it’s been a couple of months
Since I’ve prepared a meal for us
I know it’s been several weeks since I’ve dusted the blinds
I know it’s been over a year
That you asked me to shave my beard
And I stay up really late every night trying hard to unwind
It seems that I don’t try very hard
To keep a trimmed and tidy yard
Have you noticed lately I have other things on my mind
I see the dishes in the sink
And I realize the garbage stinks
I’m quite aware how badly my shoes need a shine
It’s just my nine to five
I’m under fire
On the front line
Defending the empire
Honey I’m home, and how was your day
You say you had a pile of bills to pay
I try to tell you I appreciate all that you do
And look at the messes they’ve made
These kids are trying to drive you insane
I try again but it’s hard to compare the me with the you
Smiles, laughs, and finally to bed
A sympathetic nod of the head
I think we’re both just trying our best to do what we do
I know she doesn’t understand
She’s my woman, and I’m her man
I try my best to keep us intact, it’s all I can do
It’s just our nine to five
We’re under fire
On the front line
Defending the empire
Track Name: Detest This
Do you miss me
Like I miss you
Do you want me
To speak the truth
Cuz I don’t miss you
When you’re gone
do you feel that I’m
feeling wrong
you detest this and
you revile
you’re a million
back from the mile
Track Name: Intimidated
I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout all the things that
make me feel alright
did you know you’re always on my mind
I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout all the things that
make me feel complete
did you know you’ve always made me think
and I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
yeah I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout all the things that
interrupt my sleep
did you know you make me feel so weak
I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout all the things that
I could never say
did you know I’m working out a way
and I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
yeah I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout all the things that
I could never say
did you know I’m working out a way
and I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
yeah I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
yeah I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
yeah I’m gonna try not to be intimidated this time
Track Name: 4n07h3r ch4r107 f4LL5 (r0b07)
i would rather be alone
than a rolling stone
or a bag of bones
the aqueduct to the reservoir
in the wake
for the glory of the computer overlord
another chariot falls
we capture cities we take down the walls
another chariot falls
i’ve got a kingdom to protect
I try my best
the chimney breast
i would rather die alone
than to watch puny humans
overthrow the throne
another chariot falls
we capture cities we take down the walls
another chariot falls
Track Name: This All Came From Nothing
How’d this all come to be
rocks and fire and dirt and trees
and me
Why are there birds and bees
and squirming, swimming, thinking things
and me
Where’d it all begin
How’d it all begin
Why’d it all begin
When did it all begin
To end
How did you come to me
with obvious deficiencies
it’s fine now you’re mine
How can I live without
the one I care so much about
you’re mine it’s fine
Where’d it all begin
How’d it all begin
Why’d it all begin
When did it all begin
To end
Track Name: Tiny Good
Take care of you and I’ll take care of me
what’s right for you shouldn’t it be right for me
tiny good tiny god, to each his own
what have I done
I should’ve turned it more to the right
what have I done tonight
tiny good tiny god, to each his own
tiny good tiny god, to each his own
of the things that are
that they are
of the things that are not
that they are not
tiny good tiny god, to each his own
tiny good tiny god, to each his own
tiny good tiny god, to each his own
Track Name: What Brought You To Me?
What brought you to me
What brought me to you
What does this all mean
All the things we do
I’ve just been sitting here
drinking beer
trying to make sense
of all the diagrams
the charts and graphs
they’ve always left me on the fence
What does this all mean
All the things we do
What brought you to me
What brought me to you
What brought you to me
What brought me to you
What does this all mean
All the things we do
Track Name: Another Chariot Falls (Human)
i would rather be alone
than a rolling stone
or a bag of bones
the aqueduct to the lake
in the wake
for the dynasty’s sake
another chariot falls
we capture cities we take down the walls
another chariot falls
i’ve got a kingdom to protect
I try my best
the chimney breast
i would rather die alone
than to watch the drones
overthrow the throne
another chariot falls
we capture cities we take down the walls
another chariot falls