Kings of the Summer

by Will Gillespie

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1.
Dreaming in the back lot, 17 years old on top of the world me & my buddies got the call of the wild we knew we were KINGS OF THE SUMMER (chorus:) And everyday was Saturday night We never got caught, never thought we would Man, we were right 'Cause every star was shining like a spotlight on the KINGS OF THE SUMMER Lighting up the city like a firework wherever we go Ripping up the back roads, Kicking up gravel with the KINGS OF THE SUMMER (chorus) Getting into trouble and running wild, just a bunch of small-town big-shots headed for the Big Time: the KINGS OF THE SUMMER (solo) If I don't make it, I can fake it 'cause I already did I was a KING OF THE SUMMER back when I was a kid All we gotta do is get out of here and we're going to be alright We're the KINGS OF THE SUMMER Down on Main Street under a streetlight (chorus) Dreaming in the back lot, 17 years old, on top of the world Me & my buddies got the call of the wild we knew we were KINGS OF THE SUMMER
2.
At my window, late at night something isn't sitting right... What it could be, i suppose loneliness within me grows I lost it all, but won the fight and now I'm right, but I'm alone (wanna be wrong, Make Me Wrong, wanna be wrong, Make Me Wrong) I swear I'm right, but so alone (want to be wrong, Make Me Wrong, wanna be wrong make me wrong) Stay with me, prove me wrong I want to be wrong (these eyes are so blue) if I could belong (from looking at you too long) Scuffling and shuffling and suffering (succotash) wandering and wondering what might have been Want so bad not to feel so bad Want so bad not to feel when it is revealed that I'm right, but I'm alone (wanna be wrong, Make Me Wrong, wanna be wrong, Make Me Wrong) I swear I'm right, but so alone (want to be wrong, Make Me Wrong, wanna be wrong make me wrong) Stay with me, prove me wrong I want to be wrong (these eyes are so blue) if I could belong (from looking at you too long)
3.
Streetlight 03:02
I will be carried home on a kiss that you blow Although my heart follows you up the stairs I must bid you goodnight And one day, if we time it just right, we can smile from the sidewalks, waving our hands in the air. You can take my heart with you but you can't take it out anywhere Under a streetlight that night you made the whole world disappear. I've had so many better things to do than get over you Sha la la la la la la
4.
It's the countdown to oblivion i just can't believe my eyes is it that time of year again already? (chorus:) the End is Na-na-na-na-Nigh Oh well! THE END IS ALWAYS NIGH Buh-buh-bye-bye! (bridge:) I'm looking for last call one more for the road I'm going to hit last call if I have to go Because we've had our fun and now it's done It's time to say goodnight I'll catch the next one, if that's alright (chorus) Try not to be too disappointed when we all wake up just fine It's always 1999 somewhere! (chorus) (bridge) Yes, we've had our fun and now it's done It's time to say goodnight I'll catch the next one if that's alright (chorus) Doomsday Clock! Never gonna stop that Doomsday Clock! Always going tick-tock Doomsday Clock! Never going to stop that clock! Because we've had our fun and now it's done it's time to say goodbye or "See you around," if we don't all die. (chorus) And I'll catch the next one if that's alright A-ah-ah-alright!
5.
You ever get tired of being right? How do you sleep at night? Sometimes the change is subtle and small Almost like it isn't different at all Sometimes the whole world gets turned on its side You're lost and exposed with nowhere to hide. (chorus:) NOWHERE TO HIDE. Nowhere to run. No one to turn to NOWHERE TO HIDE, Nowhere to run, No one to turn to. No one. NOWHERE TO HIDE Everything you've ever done Everything and everyone Has brought you here somehow It's all lead up to now (chorus) Now that the one thing you counted on died You can't be just along for the ride anymore Only you can decide (chorus) You ever get tired of being right? How do you sleep at night?

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released May 24, 2016

Words & Music © 2016 William James Gillespie, SOCAN
Produced by Will Gillespie with Dave Gould
Will Gillespie - Guitars & Lead Vocal
Dave Gould - Drums, Percussion & Vocal Harmonies
Orange McFarland - Upright Bass & Vocal Harmonies
Steve De Piante - Piano
Victoria Cox - Tenor Saxophone
Recorded/Engineered by Dave Gould
Mixed & Mastered by Dave Gould & Will Gillespie
Photos by Susan Robinson

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Will Gillespie is an award-winning singer-songwriter and playwright in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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