The Missing

by Murphee K

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Murphee K are long lost friends who play intense, melodic, and sincere pop punk.

Inspired by early 90's bay area punk music, "The Missing" delivers catchy hooks, vocal/instrumental harmonies, and honest stories that evoke longing and cherished memories best exemplified by "May" and "The Trinidad and Tobago Song."

Produced and recorded by Rob McGregor on November 2004 at Goldentone Studio in Gainesville, Florida, this album features George Ryan Perez on vocals/guitar, Peter Wadsworth on bass/vocals, Craig Ian H. on lead guitar/vocals, and Matt Pathak on drums, with guest vocals by Nancy Mae Perez on "May" and Matt Parker on "A Stubborn Star Story."

Life then took a hold on all four members, and the album was left in the shelves. Eight years and a successful Indiegogo campaign thereafter, this album was finally released with the proper packaging. And after eight years, its title has never been more fitting.

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released December 21, 2012

© 2012 Murphee K

Proceeds from the first 300 copies of this CD will be given to the Home Van.
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George Ryan Perez: vocals, guitar
Peter Wadsworth: bass, vocals
Craig Ian H.: lead guitar, vocals
Matt Pathak: drums

Produced and recorded by Rob McGregor on November 2004 at Goldentone Studio in Gainesville, Florida.

All lyrics written by George Ryan Perez except for “Lit” (written by Don Salvatore).

Additional vocals on “May” by Nancy Mae Perez.
Additional vocals on “A Stubborn Star Story” by Matt Parker.

Photography: Ami Patel
Model: Wenli Hu
Band Photography: Ted Hayes
Illustration: Bryan Koszoru
Design/Layout: Nancy Mae Perez

Special thanks to the 2012 Indiegogo sponsors: Art and Gloria Perez, Melchor Perez, Shuhei, Mr./Mrs. Jason Martin, Glenn Turner, Maru Aiko, Alex Chubin, Dr. Ishimaru, Glenda Alicia Leung, Anna Liza Panton, Natividad Perez, Nicholas Hughes, Heshan Illangkoon, Tatiana Klimenko, Bryan Koszoru, Chloe Kwan, Eric Piard, rockho, Kris Simon, and (3) Anonymous.

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Track Name: The Trinidad and Tobago Song
I woke up today, feeling weary, feeling gray
I struggle to pass underneath the sunrays
The latency overcomes me like a disturbing trend
Riding the bus, fast approaching a dead end

What I wouldn't give to be there again
to feel the beach stains beneath the sands -- of T&T

We met to play mas and waved our rags on our way to a fete
And limed at the Bight, reminisce it was last night:
"It's bad luck to go all this way without getting your feet wet"
"(As long as you like) swim, just don't let the sharks bite"

We're green on J'Ouvert and jumped with the pan
When things got rowdy, you take my hand

No one knows me the way you know me
Because every time that you look at me
I realize that my soul is free

And every time you look at me
Look in these eyes, my soul is free
Because every time you look at me
I realize that my soul is free
Track Name: May
You know (you know), you know I love you
I know (I know), I know I care
But all (but all), but all these yearnings
are more than I can bear

While I go on with hiding
these precious notes
I'm burning up inside full of grief
when I saw what I can reap
All for the sake of friendship

You know, I wonder how much longer I can keep this up
You know where I stand, but I can't take it
You know the best things are the ones we can't think about
That's why I can't give up right now

I thought (I thought), I thought I loved you
Distraught (distraught), I ought to skip town
I don't (I don't) don't want to want you
so why do I still hang around?

While I go on withholding:
repress you through red herrings
From the depths of my sleeve
I regret that I deceive
All for the sake of friendship

While I go on with hiding
these precious notes I'm burning up
...but I won't take this lying down
All for the sake of friendship

That's why I can't give up right now
Track Name: Red Rose
I don't like pictures because they don't move
I like art, though, because they don't need to
It's sorta odd when you look at it
All these years I haven't changed a bit
Scratched the surface, no harm to the core
I'd like to come, but am I too sure?
I could've had her, I waited too long
All I know is all I thought was wrong

(Because) It took me 5 years to realize
-- You're momentarily memorialized
-- Across the world is a million miles
-- Used to be a daily wish for me to die
-- That without you I could stand myself

Robbie Ganzon, yeah, she was pretty
I could've gone, yeah, all the way!
But I just looked and stared endlessly
She's just a painting of a red rose

Sitting at the edge of my bed
I felt a sudden draft
Plastered posters on my wall
Gobbles up the dull blue paint
And it sums up to a misconception
All is lost in my confession
Tears would break, yeah, with no reason
You haunt me like it's an obsession

It took me 5 years to realize
-- She's just a painting of a red rose
-- I could've gone, yeah, all the way
-- She's just a painting of a red rose
Track Name: Chameleon
Flipping with my finger,
I'm watching tv
Surfing with the lights on,
my watch tells
it's 3 o'clock
It's way past midnight
Now I'll get some sleep
-- Into my bed I'll slip into my jammies, wishing goodnight

The way I have been
these past couple days
I owe myself just so much
so far from catching up that I'll never die
Chameleon pride
It slumbers in me
I am your number one fan
You are my identity

All I'm really good at
is mimicking you
You don't know me, but I know you
You know it's
all because of you
I'd like to change now
but my shadow is gone
-- I used to say we're inseparable forever; we're always one

Flipping with my finger,
I'm watching tv
Surfing with the lights on,
my watch tells
it's 3 o'clock
I'd like to change now
but my shadow is gone
-- I used to say we're inseparable forever; we're always one

The way I have been
these past couple days
It's been a habit of mine
to be a charlatan to get what I want
And even when there's
none to imitate
I'll just slip into my dreams
to see how much of my surreal mind can take
The way I have been
these past couple days
I owe myself just so much
so far from catching up that I'll never die
Chameleon pride
It slumbers in me
I am your number one fan
You are my identity
Track Name: Lit
Boys and girls across the world I think I'm gonna get wasted!

I always do my work
and I'm always on time
I've never stolen anything,
I've never told a lie

I'm a good kid
and I'll never break the law,
But if I find a cool store
that would sell me alcohol

I'll get lit!! I'll get lit!!
-- I'll walk down to the lake and get lit!!

You're the coolest girl
that I've ever seen
Except for the one
in my porno magazine

I just want a girl
that I can figure out
But if I'm with my friends
and I hear her start to shout

We'll get lit!! We'll get lit!!
-- We'll leave her smart-ass home and get lit!!

Boys and girls across the world I think I'm gonna get wasted

We'll get lit!! We'll get lit!!
-- We'll walk down to the lake and get lit!!
-- We'll walk down to the lake and get lit!!
-- We'll leave her smart-ass home and get lit!!

We'll leave her smart-ass home and get lit!!
We'll leave her smart-ass home and get lit!!
Track Name: A Stubborn Star Story
My heart is fleeting fast for I'm meeting somebody like you today. The note, it said, "Set out for my silhouette at tonight's soiree."

So here I go, feeling irresolute (because when you're young, there's nothing else to do). So I look forward, for tonight's debut, to finally hear your voice when I'm next to you.

I arrived at the party around 11:15 and hoped that you would soon appear. Then there you are, the "stubborn star", amidst the awkwardness I drew near.

So I pursued despite my feelings of: "...this attitude would turn most people off..." I'm thinking, "Dude, what am I so afraid of?" when finally, from this place, you sprinted off.

Mixed in the mess of the bested and the unexpressed, caught in the air of uncertainty and second guess, clutching the trail of her dust before it fades away, hoping someday you'll bestow some thought to when I say, "Discard your cloak and let it float away toward this boat," and I'd recover until the day when my "Why?"s will stand a chance to her "I dunno."s

Lost and never found again: "Where or when did she go?" Now I have this song to mend because now I am adrift from the stars that she's holding...the stars she's folding...the stars are FALLING!!!
Track Name: Two Separate Worlds
(So) I won't cover for why I don't wanna hang anymore
All that we have said and implored were for naught and we're back to where we were before

So now that we acknowledge where we stand:
we're too remote in two separate lands
We'll burn away the empty vows so much we clouded our days withal
As much as I will miss you dearly so,
we're too involved in two separate worlds
We'll throw away the promises so long we messed our brains withal

The tether line is going
far beyond the point of breaking
me
and at that extent it was
sufficient
for me to see that all the time we spent...

spinning...
around the bend...
is making us happy at my expense.
(It made no sense.)

So I'm not gonna lie as I look in your eyes anymore:
This humbled piece of pie in the sky's all but crumbled and I'm imbibing more and more

I don't want to be alone,
that's why I waited for so long