THE GOOD FIGHT EP

by Kirby

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Recorded over a few days Vince Sciara at Organ Music Studios in Hamilton.

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released March 1, 2008

Produced by John Kirby and Vince Sciara

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Kirby Hamilton

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

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Track Name: This Shelf
This constant routine
of revolving doors
will claim that
changes will come.

But spoken words
are just empty threats
until you back them up
with bayonet’s.

Now, aren’t you sick of yourself
or someone like you?
Lacking the concept
of follow through.
Shot off mouths
never saved the world.
Are you sick of this shelf?

Drunken prophets
will have their way
of make believe
as they stain your core.
They’ll call you unable
to one-day
just make some change.

Or is that you
you’re talking back to?
Is it you whose never moved
to action?

Now aren’t you sick of yourself
or someone like you?
Lacking the concept
of follow through,
shooting your mouth
never saved the world.

Aren’t you embarrassed
aren’t you ashamed,
aren’t sick of this shelf?

You could step out,
start to make sense of this life
your without.

Or are you alone
on a carousel,
waiting to come
around again to hear your words?
Its all you.
Its up to you.

Aren’t you sick of yourself
or someone like you?
Lacking the concept
of follow through,
shooting your mouth
never saved the world.

Aren’t you sick of this shelf?
Track Name: A Promise
I’ll blame me,
yeah I’ll blame me
for everything.

I’ll take these
pages I’ve kept
but never read.

Trusting the instinct
is never what you think, it’ll be.

I will now,
always, forever.
Make these words
a promise to never
let myself stray,
this damn far again.

I’ll hate me,
yeah I’ll hate me
cause its easier to see
the fault coming from these
pages I’ve kept but never read.

All the thoughts that spill
from head.

I will now,
always, forever.
Make these words
a promise to never
let myself stray,
this damn far again.

Trusting the instinct
is never what you think
it’ll be.

I will now,
always, forever.
Make these words
a promise to never
let myself stray,
this damn far again.
Track Name: Defeat
Defeat.
Don’t you listen
to the words of the cynics.
The soldiers that guard your dreams
will take aim
and fire
on those who’ve expired
the will to realize they’re free.

Keep the faith,
cause no one can stop you.
Keep the faith
cause you know
we all die alone.

Your soul isn’t guessing
and you’re far beyond wishing,
you can feel this
more than any love.
In the end
all that you’re left with
is a life to look back on
and the loves you had
while you spun on this land.

Keep the faith,
cause no one can stop you.
Keep the faith
cause you know that
we all die alone.

And with your last breaths you can
take solace in that
you lived your life they way you loved.
And you loved the life you lived.
You never lost sight
while your soul was on fire,
you just kept the faith
whatever it was.

Keep the faith,
cause no one can stop you.
Keep the faith
cause you know we all die alone.
Track Name: The Good Fight
In keeping with this reputation,
I will learn from my intentions
what’s worthwhile
and what must go.

So this true impact of our hearts ending
has lead me on to believing
that maybe this love
was not a love at all.
But I think you knew that all along.

Cause we fought the good fight,
did our best to keep right.
But come new seasons,
all the daises must die.
I was numb for while,
knew the fault was not all mine,
But come new seasons
all the daises must die.

She loves me, she loves me not,
ah what he hell
at least I got to love you for some time.
And of all the lessons that you ever taught me
the best was to love properly,
cause lord knows I never knew how before you.

But we fought the good fight,
did our best to keep right.
But come new seasons,
all the daises must die.
I was numb for while,
knew the fault was not all mine,
But come new seasons all the daises must die.

Spirit breaks when brittle.
Motivation seems fickle
when there’s no love there.
There never was.
Dependence is a vicious,
masquerading, wicked
angel wielding knives.

But we fought the good fight,
did our best to keep right.
But come new seasons,
all the daises must die.
I was numb for while,
knew the fault was not all mine,
But come new seasons
all the daises must die.
Track Name: Lost Loved Ones
Look man I know it’s hard
and any words I say are far
from easing the pain.

You may be sore for a while but
don’t go wasting your time
thinking what could have been.

Cause you’ll be fine,
all you can take is this time.
Yeah, you’ll be all right,
all you can take is this time.

You’ll want to hurt,
you’ll want blood,
you’ll want to blame anyone
who ever comes that close again.

But none of your plans
are ever set in stone
and knowing you,
this is what I know.

You’ll be fine,
all you can take is this time.
Yeah you’ll be all right.

Cause the one-day will come
when you’ll wonder
how you ever came so undone
and you’ll be fine.

Yeah, you’ll be fine,
all you can take is this time.
Yeah, you’ll be all right,
cause the one-day will come
when you’ll wonder how you ever came
so undone.

The one-day will come.
Track Name: Where To Begin
Isn’t starting just the hardest part?
Deciding to start is where I falter.
I never want to be at fault here.
Responsible for me?
Nah, lets just blame everything else.

When this world seems so fucked up.
When there is a war that you cant help.
When you can barely help yourself.
Set the controls for self destruct,
cause I’d rather scuttle this ship.

I know there is more to life then breathing.
I know there is more to life then being another
cog in this machine.
I know there is more to life then what I’m living
but where to begin?

Feeling too old to want to start again.
To make this soul worth while,
worth something,
worthy of another.
I want to reset the countdown.

I know there is more to life then breathing.
I know there is more to life then being another
cog in this machine.
I know there is more to life then
what I’m living.
But where to begin?

Isn’t starting just the hardest part of it?
I’ll listen to these voices in my head
and make sense of all those little things
that matter most to me.

I know there is more to life then breathing.
I know there is more to life then being another
cog in this machine.
I know there is more to life then living,
But where to begin?
Track Name: When The Princess Won't Sing
She storms out of the party.
Man she’s had enough.
She’s screams,
“That’s the last straw!!!”
under her breath,
as she marches down,
through dark lit crowds
on Yonge Street.

Now fellas,
I know what your thinking
and I know that you might
think I done every bad thing
I can in a night.
And you know what
you’d be right.

I yell “Sweetie wait up!”
as I dash for the door,
turn her face to meet mine
while tears fall to the floor
from her heart wrenching
beautiful face.

Cause what the princess wants
the princess gets.

“Is this what I to do to get attention from you?
Make some mistakes til you storm out of the room?”
She says,
“Stop, I cant take this anymore, I’m through,
will you please just go?”.
As I struggle with
no no no no.

But what the princess wants
the princess gets.
And I cant say no
to my princess,
“Before I leave
I have one last request,

can I hear you sing a little,
can I hear sing yah yah?
Cause is the part of your soul
that I’ve never seen.”
And with red watery eyes she says,
“That’s just me.”

At her place the next day
to get all of my stuff,
she greets me in PJs
with her hair held up
by these black bands
I’d find all the time
in my bed months later.
She’s says
“When you start to speak is it gonna make me cry?”
I say “I kinda hope so
cause this is goodbye
after 5 long years,
I can only assume there’d be tears.”

But what the princess wants
the princess gets
and I just cant say bye
to my princess.
“Before I leave I have one last request,
can I hear you sing a little?
Can I hear you sing ‘Yah yah!’
Cause it’s the best part of your soul
that I’ve never seen.”
With red watery eyes she looked up at me
and said, “A little?”
I said, “You can just row your boat a shore.
Cause it’s the best part of your soul
that I’ve never seen.”
and with red watery eyes
she looked up at me and sang to me,

“Row Row Row your boat
gently down the stream…”
And I think my heart
skipped a beat.

But what the princess wants,
the princess gets,
so I said goodbye
to my princess
at least she gave me my last request….