It's Like Anything

by King Archie

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1.
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)
2.
It's For You 02:19
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
3.
Sincerely 03:21
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
4.
Gone Away 02:15
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)
5.
Pop Song '89 02:39
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!)
6.
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
7.
Lover's Life 02:42
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 ...
8.
Wedding Song 03:51
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
9.
Snake Train 02:00
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)
10.
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

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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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