Kid Kelly

by MONIKER

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Moniker’s debut EP is a celebration of city life gone mad: the jagged electricity, the bright lights, neon signs, fast cars and hell-bound horns... the struggle and sadness of the melancholy majority who hate their lives 99% of the time... and the celebration of those brief moments -- Friday nights out, that beautiful girl on the subway, a memorable concert in the park -- the times that make living in the city worthwhile.

It's a concrete jungle, but among the lost lonely lions, slick city snakes, and manic meth-head monkeys, you stumble upon a scenic waterfall every once in a while that makes you forget you may have malaria.

Recorded during winter and spring of 2009 in Cambridge and Plymouth, “Kid Kelly” consists of songs written during what some might consider a quarter-life crises.

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released July 14, 2009

Music & Lyrics by Socrates Cruz
Recorded & Produced by Socrates Cruz and Matt Fisher
Mastered by John Weston at Futura Productions (Roslindale MA)

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MONIKER Boston, Massachusetts

Progressive-psychedelic rock band based out of Boston: effect-drenched guitar riffs, manic rhythms, and sonic storytelling.

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Track Name: When July Comes
welcome to a new york night
dress the part and play it right
it's heaven
when july comes

take a cab to 83rd
between 1st and york you heard
it's heaven
when july comes

but you don't need no friends
no you don't need no friends

she's the one who comes to you
drops a line you never knew
it's heaven
when july comes

dress is black and lips are red
see the thoughts inside her head
it's heaven
when july comes

puts her fingers through your hair
your kisses take her everywhere
it's heaven
when july comes

so you take a cab to 105
night is dead you're both alive
it's heaven
when july comes

but you don't need no friends
no you don't need no friends

morning comes so she must go
i guess i'll see you around you know
it's heaven
again...
Track Name: Pray (Your Crashed Car)
blood disguises
your red mud houses
walls crumbling worldwide
you're balled up with a baby inside
just take a pill the morning after
in your crashed car

white lightning, cliche
locked hands, you can't pray
black holes in my head
don't look take a photo instead
a can of worms, a heart of darkness
and your crashed car...

say a prayer, my lover become my lover
say a prayer for us
just say a prayer, my lover become my lover
say a prayer for us
just pray...

(don't wanna find out...)
(i can't fall in love again...)

no, i can't stay, i won't pray for you
or your crashed car...

say a prayer, my lover become my lover
say a prayer for us
just say a prayer, my lover become my lover
say a prayer for us

when you try to speed up, your heart slows down
you jump right in with your head in the ground
time slows down...

say a prayer, my lover become my lover
say a prayer for us
just say a prayer, my lover become my lover
say a prayer for us
just pray...
Track Name: 24/7
i try to level the thoughts in my mind

time is running out it's flooding in (24/7)
time is where you are, so where've you been?
time is in your mind not in your heart (24/7)
time is at an end, well that's a start

when your life is in someone else's hands
can you smile upon your brother, or any other
if your life is in someone else's hands
can you walk, can you talk, can you find a way for your daughters and your sons

all my life...
all my life...

i was trying to run, i was trying to hide
i was trying hard to satisfy
i got nothing to win, you got nothing to lose
when you say give it to give to gimme
one more hour of sunshine on a sunday afternoon
let me climb a tower, let me howl against the moon
and you say

give me time, but you want 24/7
give me time
give me time, but you want 24/7
give me time

i try to level the thoughts in my mind
Track Name: Pete's Candy Store
pete's candy store i want some more sweets
to last me days and days 'n' the streets
are black bubble gum, bushels of fun
gimme a gun, i'll shoot the stars for you

martian attack, don't gimme that look
get back to bed, time you read a good book
just skip all the front, flip to the end
drip drip drip goes the water, stick out your hand

don't dig around, don't fuck around
don't you stay inside, and say you tried
this is the end

smoke cigarettes, go hedge your bets
get your trophy wife, your lofty life
yeah, this is the end

we got no vacation, we got time for illumination
we got love, love, love in time of cholera
we got no vacation, we got time for illumination
we got love, love, love in time of you
Track Name: Apologia
never knew because i thought i knew ya
once upon a time i guess i grew ya
cigarette a note i guess i flew ya
you say love will find a way

big words, little lies
how long 'till you realize
it's just you they're waiting for
do you see them standing there

sign your name on the line, sign your name on the line...

the ground we shake
crash into me, crash into me
that's just the game we play for you

he will turn us with his chords
and a dose of no one knows
why good god above we say
is the same with words

silent, so it seems
quiet submarines
falling from the fuckin' sky
do you see them standing there

sign your name on the line, sign your name on the line...

the ground we shake
crash into me, crash into me
that's just the game we play for you
that's just the game we play for you, yeah
that's just the game we play for you
Track Name: No Vacation
government lies,
soviet spies,
terrorist flies a plane into two tall towers

kids on the move,
deep in the groove trying to prove
they're more than merely peace and flowers

shoot for a shade of gray,
what do we try to convey,
we've got to find a way out of this rubble

how can we deny
that's how angels fly

we don't need no vacation, honey
we don't need no control
we don't need no vacation, honey
we don't need no control

welcome home, sons of america!
chase the bright lights of america!
join the new tribes of america!
pack your bags and run america!

we don't need no vacation, honey
we don't need no control
we don't need no vacation, honey
we don't need no control