Kirby

by Kirby

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Cascading soundscapes blended with acoustic guitars, poppy vocals and synthy undertones. Kirby's second solo departure welcomes a full sound that is anything but lonesome.

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releases December 16, 2016

Recorded @ Boxcar Sound Recordings | Hamilton, ON Canada | Oct 2014 - May 2015
Produced By Matthew Montour & John Kirby
Mixed & Engineered By Matthew Montour @ Boxcar Sound Recordings | Hamilton, ON Canada
BOXCARSOUNDRECORDINGS.com

Mastered By Noah Mintz @ Laquer Channel | Toronto, ON Canada
LAQUERCHANNEL.com

People who made sounds:
John Kirby (Vocals, Guitar), Max Wray (Guitar), Eric Thachuck (Bass),
Matt Burns (Drums), Matthew Montour (Guitars, Organ, Glock, Bells, Grunts, Grumbles, Mumbles), Mike Yates (Strings), Robyn Dell’unto (Vocals), Tiffany Hunter (Vocals), Trevor Howard (Vocals)

Thanks to:
Matty, the boys in the band (Max, Burnsy and Eric) , the crew at Boxcar (Matty, Ben, Sean & Kev), and Tiff, Robyn, Mike, and Trev, for helping me make some awesome.

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Track Name: Lazy
Lazy

I’m just gonna be lazy
I’m just gonna be still
I’m just gonna do nothing
I’ll just sit right here
With my thoughts, ringing like a phone.
With myself, me in this room alone.

I can carry good conversation
With just one set of ears
I can pay much attention
With just my voice to hear
I can be happy
Wasting time away
I won’t get lonely
If I don’t see anyone all day

I’m just gonna be nervous
I’m just gonna be still
I’m fine being lonely
With just the embers of you there
I can be stable
If one foot falls out
I am quite able
To balance on myself

I’m just gonna be lazy
I’m just gonna be still
I’m just gonna do nothing
I’ll sit right here
With my thoughts, ringing like a phone
With myself,
me in this room alone
Track Name: What If I'm Wrong
God damn the little things
The nit picking apathy
God damn the bills, the girls the job.

God damn the traffic jams
the friends that ain’t got your back
god damned your heart your ache your love

I’ve had my fill of it
just cause it’s always been like this
don’t make now any worse a time to move past it all.

You’re not dead until you die,
I’m done repeating this lie.
Singing, oh oh ohhhh
It’s been this way all along.
What if I’m wrong?

Gotta purge the the ship of this
evil water flooding in
who's to say I’m soaked,
not dry as bone.

I’ve had some shit ideas
thinking things were fake when as they turned real
held within my hands before my eyes.

Just always felt the same
placating a fools endgame
Singing, oh oh ohhhahhoh
Been this way all along.
But what if I’m wrong?

Now love could be hate
light could be darker space
sipping deeper at the tit
of the life it takes.

What's it all matter anyway?
Why do we wait to see
what can happen while others
have already begun?

Singing, oh oh ohhhahhoh
Singing, oh oh ohhhahhoh
It’s been this way all along.
Oh oh ohhhahhoh

What if I’m wrong?
What if I’m wrong?
What if I’m wrong?
Track Name: Poor Little Me
Maybe I’ve been trying too long now
that I’ll never understand.
Maybe I’ve been planning things out now
that “No”, should have never be planned.

Who needs a mystery
I want to know how it comes undone.
Who needs a mystery
I wanna know what what is.
What am I gonna do?

Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor, poor stupid little me.


I’m guessing it’s just a game
race I wasn’t built to run.
spent my time surveying the land
now my turn doesn’t even look fun

Who wants to build a home
when men can pretend their gods?
Who even bothers with love?
You can download another thought,
a touch, a heart.

Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor, poor stupid little me.


I’m guessing the sky will clear
eventually all clouds go
just like me, just my luck
it’ll be when only one star shows.

“Poor little you.” he says he says.
“Poor little you.” he says he says.
“You’ll be asleep when I see my friends,
you’ll close your eyes forget it’s meaningless.”

Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor little me when the stars don’t show
Poor, poor stupid little me.
Track Name: Dim Bar Light
Well the people we become
when the hour gets late.
After some drinks with the girls
or one upping your mates.

Like everyone is a secret
and they don't wanna tell,
the truth about themselves
just everyone else.

Silly boys and silly girls.
Talking big in a tiny world.
Making up who they are
by the dim bar light.

Now he ain't ever been brave
in all his days
but I hear'em shoot a tale
of a life he once saved.

Behind a drink that he bought her
She's hoping it's true
Boy, I hope we keep on talking
got a doozey for you.

Silly boys and silly girls
talking big in a tiny world
making up who we are
by the dim bar light.
Everybody's brite
In the dim bar light.

Now when eyes get low
off a round of shots.
When the girls are talking trash
and the boys get rough.

When nobody can stem
the shit they talk.
I wonder if it’s even worth it
showing what you got
pony up, damn the truth
and being enough
I down 12 more whiskey
and 8 more scotch
and stumble off into the shadows
of the dim bar light.

Silly boys and silly girls
Talking big
in their make believe worlds.
Silly boys and silly girls.
Making up who they are
by the dim bar light
Everybody's bright
In the dim bar light
Nobody's wrong when you're always right
We get lost, in the shadows
of the dim bar light.
Track Name: Hailey
Hailey,
don't you miss me.
When that road calls
you know I gotta go.

If you get lonely,
you can phone me
unless I'm far up north
dreaming of you.

Did you forget
what I said when I kissed you
Before goodbye
you changed my life
And I'll miss you
I said I'm gone for now,
but never for good.
Never for good.

Oh Hailey,
can you feed our kitty?
And tell her to keep mommy warm
while I'm gone.
All these cities,
they just look like cities.
Empty of the love I feel,
when I'm at home.

Did you forget
what I said when I kissed you
Before goodbye
you changed my life
And I'll miss you
I said I'm gone for now,
but never for good.

Is it too late just to miss you?
Close your eyes
dream away and I'll kiss you.
I said I'm gone for now
but never for good.
So leave that porch light on,
I'll see you in June.

Oh Hailey,
don't you miss me.
Oh Hailey,
don't you miss me.

Did you forget
what I said when I kissed you?
Before goodbye
you changed my life
and I'll miss you.
I said I'm gone for now,
but never for good.

Is it too late just to miss you.
Close your eyes
dream away and I'll kiss you.
I said I'm gone for now
but never for good.

Never for good.
Never for good.
Never for...
good.
Track Name: Time
I am history, I am young.
The fumbling fingers of a six year old
Doing his best just to tie up my shoes.

Just one more lace then we can go.
But momma says she won’t wait no more.
Kicking and screaming she drags my ass out to the car.
As I’m crying “Time, I need more time.”

I am passion, I am waste.
Sloth and ignorance at current state.
A man raised in privilege,
a man who shouldn’t beg for more.
A man who should know better
than to waste the time hes got time for.

All this time, I need more of it.
Cause I’m scared my worlds gonna end
And dear god I haven’t’ lived

All this time, I don’t deserve it.
I swear I learned how to go on my last turn
Theres still some good I can do
With the life I got left on this world.

I am potential, I am scared
I am the answer and I am fear
Of all I that love
and all that I ever will be.

I can conquer, I can change.
Proclaim my independence from this place
Atop the bodies of worry and the doubt and the shame.
If I just had time...

All this time, I need more of it.
Cause I’m scared, I’m gonna get trapped
By the horror I paint in my head.
All this time, no I don’t deserve it.

But I’ll I’ll tie these laces twice as fast
There’s no way I’m gonna last,
and there’s no way I’m going back
without more time.

All this time...I need time.
Just a little more
More than I deserve
Just a little more time.
Track Name: Let Me Up
The Dinner Belles are ringing in our heads.
As I sweep your hair back with my fingertip.
I don’t know what’s led to all of this.
But I’m going in.

Now there’s a million and half different reasons I believe
thats got me touching you
and you touching me.
If this is just for tonight, than I’ll conceded
A bitter defeat.

But if you let me up.
I won’t slam your door.
Cause I can tell it’s been slammed before.
I could be who you didn’t know you were waiting for.
I got so much more.

Dizzy down dip, our lips now skin on skin.
With the ripples of our kisses echo’n
Across the floor we’re dancing on
As people stare with the envy of
what we both know is going on.

You’ve given my heart wings and I can fly
And my god darling dear it’s been quite some time.
If this was a trap and you’ve ensnared me in a lie.
Well you’re good at faking love.
And at least I tried.

But if you let me up,
I’ll take off my shoes
and hold you close and long like real men do.
Don’t you know I got so much more for you.
If you let me up.
Just let me up.

The Dinner Belles are ringing in our head.
The Dinner Belles are ringing in our head.
The Dinner Belles keep ringing in our head.
The Dinner Belles keep ringing in our head.
Track Name: Man My Age
Sometimes I listen close
to the devil on my shoulder,
oh the lies he tells me.

Like “The gold of your life ‘s been spent.”
You’ll never make amends.
for the things you could have been by now.”

So whats gonna become of a man my age?
Who believes a devil anyway?
I do.

This life was all a choice,
Empty pockets but a heart and a voice
I crafted this canvas
on my own.

Each strokes a little off
staring at what I’ve got
looks more like the masterpiece
of a boy.

Oh what’s to become of a man my age?
If you’re a man, don’t you put all your childish things away?
Don’t you stop believing all you see.
Why can’t I believe me?
Oh a man my age.

Take a stand for me today...

What’s gonna become of a man my age?
I just don’t know but this devil dies today.
If this is all I make, it’s all I’ve made
of a man my age
Track Name: Strongest Stitch
String me along
your needle I'll thread
fall through your eyes
and let you pull me right in.

Draw out my strand
when you need to be mended.

I'll fix you up where you are torn
I live inside of a small dark drawer
Where I dream that you’ll never forget
we’re better together,
we make the strongest stitch.

So many colours in here
you always reach for my red
to wrap me around
your finger again.

Hoping I'll remind you
of what you forget,
we're better together
we make the strongest stitch.
We're better together
make the strongest stitch.
But you're covered
in different shades of thread.

I patch the seams
where you've come undone
from other strings
that ain't strong enough.
Pull me out
to mend your sweet sin,
I kinda like it
when you're unravelling.

String me along
your needle I’ll thread.

Cause we're better together
we make the strongest stitch.
Were better together
we make the strongest stitch.
Were better together
we make the strongest stitch.

Cause we're better together
we make the strongest stitch.
Were better together
we make the strongest stitch.
Were better together
we make the strongest stitch.

We make the strongest stitch.
Track Name: Put Me Away
There ain’t no worry
There ain’t no pain.
Ain’t no consequence
for this flame.

That shakes its fire
gets you awake.
That I don’t remember,
your touch of grace.

You laid me down.
my worried head
after it found its way
into your bed.
That woke me up
to put me away.

I don’t know lately
with this scribbled brain,
and the pictures it shapes,
And what they mean and say.
Man it kept me burning
until your rain
fell to put me out
with just a touch of grace.

You laid me down
my silly head
after it took to wandering
into your bed.
That woke me up
to put me away.

I’ve been thinking too much,
I’ve been dreaming too loud.
And if I burn it all up
and just my ruin stands out...

That there ain’t no worry
ain’t no pain,
Ain’t no consequence,
just my fire and your grace.

That laid me down,
this almost man
his words kept secret
cause you wouldn’t understand.


The dream, the fire,
is better than
when you wake me up
and put me away.