Kings of the Summer

by Will Gillespie

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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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Born & raised in South Porcupine, Northern Ontario, Canada Will Gillespie is a one-of-a-kind, genuine Singer-Songwriter, a versatile and expressive guitarist and entertainer who plays his own style, exploring elements of Folk, Rock & Roll and Cabaret.

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Track Name: Kings of the Summer
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
Track Name: Make Me Wrong
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)
Track Name: Streetlight
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
Track Name: the End is Always Nigh
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!
Track Name: Nowhere to Hide
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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