It's Like Anything

by King Archie

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Recorded at the Farm, Schaumburg, IL, August 1989, by Erich McMann.

Released on cassette that September.
Digitized from cassette by Dan Stafford, May 2020.

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released September 1, 1989

All songs written by John Porcellino, except "Lover's Life," by Donal Ogilvie, and "Pop Song '89," Porcellino/Ogilvie; arranged by the King Archie Players.

Steve Jacobek: lead guitar
Laura Mars: bass guitar, backing vocals
Donal Ogilvie: drums/percussion, backing and lead vocals (on Lover's Life)
John Porcellino: guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals (on Lover's Life)

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Spit and a Half Denver, Colorado

Spit and a Half was a punk-lofi-pop label operating from 1985-1996. It was most notably the home of the Felt Pilotes, as well as the Australian Pop Series, a string of releases from underground Australian groups such as Cannanes, Flywheel, Stinky Fire Engine, Ashtray Boy, and Clag. ... more

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Track Name: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
All I really want to say
Is why'd you ever go away?
And all I really want to know
Is won't you take me where you go?

Cuz all I feel is the same routine that I knew
Before you (x2)

I wandered lonely as a cloud
Float on high and talk out loud
Risin' up into the sky
Lookin' down on you and I

And all I feel is the same routine that I knew
Before you (x2)
Track Name: It's For You
I'm the boy from Illinois and I'm comin' for you
Drivin' in my car, 2000 miles is pretty far, but I'd drive it for you
All you say, all you do, I believe it's true
All I say, all I do, it's for you

Drivin' fast you don't look back cuz you will see
That I'm behind and you will find that I am free
Don't talk words don't mean much but what's inside of you?
You try to recognize it, that much is true

Repeat first verse

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
Track Name: Sincerely
I want you to hold me
I want you to show me
Cuz I move too slowly
And that's the way I've always been

La la la la la la
I tell you sincerely
I love you dearly
And if you should leave me
Babe it would grieve me
Tear me in two

I love you dearly
And when you are near me troubles go
I want you to hear me
I just want to let me feelings show

I want you to hold me
I want you to show me
Cuz I move too slowly
And that's the way I'll always be
Track Name: Gone Away
In the river
Fishes swarm
Around my ankles
Knee-deep and warm
And butterflies
Become my head

I gone away (x4)

And so I ask you
What do you say?
You stand silent
Then slip away
And think of leaving me
Some other day

You gone away (x4)

Then it's true we're not immune
Something's happenin' way too soon
And as we stare out of the ruins

We gone away (x4)
Track Name: Pop Song '89
I awoke with a start --
There were rings runnin' round my heart
And another less important part
All I saw was her face
And a smile that left no trace
Of a subtlety, a kind of grace

Every day when I go out to face the brand new sun
I know that you are there when all is said and done
I know if I need a friend that you'll be by my side
I know if I need a lover you will keep me satisfied (and then)

I awoke with a start --
There were rings runnin' round my heart
And another less important part
All I saw was her face
And a smile that left no trace
Of a subtlety, a kind of grace

That dog just bit my hand, that lousy mutt, I don't like him
I used to sweep his cage and clean him but now he has bit my hand
That kitty just scratched my face, that puppy just bit my hand,
That kitty just scratched my face, I used to sweep her cage

Repeat chorus

(ein schwei drei fehr -- You were my dog!)
Track Name: (You Really Got Your) Hooks in Me
All I know is what I see
You really got yer hooks in me
Kindly take them out, turn around, and walk out of the door

All I had to know was how
And this is here and this is now
But it took a year to find out that it takes a slut to know a whore

All I know is what I see
Askin' plain what could it be

You really got yer hooks in me
You really got yer hooks in me
You really got yer hooks in me
Track Name: Lover's Life
I wanna live a lover's life
I want a house that's nice
I wanna take a wife

I wanna live in a humdrum state
Neighbors I can hate
Kids who stay out late

I wanna live on the open plain
Never feeling pain
Only feeling shame

I wanna die a pauper's death
In a poor old town
In a poor old bed

But I don't
Wanna spend it with you
Hang around for awhile
But I don't wanna spend it with ...
Track Name: Wedding Song
Hey, old king
What was those words?
What was those words that you sing?

I hear you talkin' but I don't have a clue
About what happened between me and you

Money, is the root of all evil
If you disagree, take a look, take a look
Around your table

It costs you something for every little thing
Including one thing -- you know it's a wedding ring

I don't know the way I'm goin'
or where I'm comin' from
Things start happening, they start to turn you numb
I don't know which way is up and which was that is down --
But you know I'm a loser, if ever there was one

Hey, Neil Young
What was them words?
What was them words that you sung?

I hear you laughin' and I start laughin' too
I hear you cryin'... the rest is up to you
Track Name: Snake Train
Everything
Of which I sing
You are that thing
Of which I sing

There's a snake train comin' (x4)

All I see turns to brown
And the sun turns to brown
And the river turns to sand
Won't you let me hold your hand

There's a snake train comin' (x4)

There's a snake train comin' (x12)
Track Name: Corduroy Rabbit
From the back of your neck to the front of your head
There is nothin', there's nothin' that's better unsaid
There's a hole in my head where the rain it comes in
And me livin' with you it gets further from sin

And all I want to do is
Stay on my own two feet
And that's not everyone you meet

There's a hole in my head, there's a hole in my mind
And out in the river the fishes combined
Me and you are just somethin' that never aligned
And you thinking of me leaves you further behind

And all I want to do is
Stay on my own two feet
And that's not everyone you meet (x2)

You say that you know me
But then you just show me
That you're not the one
That you're not the one

You say that you love me
But I know you'll leave me
So you're not the one
So you're not the one