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Final January

from EndGame by Murphee K

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I first wrote this song on my Casio keyboard in Houston, TX.

The main melody was an earworm that I had for the longest time; it came to me seemingly out of nowhere and it consumed me where ever I went. So I made a small demo using that same keyboard one Sunday in 2003 just to get it out of my head:


I have a confession to make: I really, really like this song, but after I wrote this song I thought, "Well, that's it, it can't get any better than this. It's over: end of writing FOREVER." Then again, I thought of the exact same thing after I wrote some of the songs on the first album.

To try to top yourself over and over again -- maybe that's the point.

...and that's when I started to write Krieger's.

-George Ryan Perez, 5 November 2013


It's starting to dawn on me: I miss you...
more than I ought to be
I'm staring at old frontispiece pictures

This beautiful day I'll brace this broken page with
pieces that I'm picking up
But little did I know the stories
weren't where I left them off

Said she's gone without me
Said she, "It just wasn't meant to be"

I used to make a wish before the blazes
wake in January sky
They were composed of hopes I've coated with
reproach (keeps the powder dry)
It started to rain on me: I missed out
on opportunities
And I suppose I won't get better from this loss
until I've finally

Burned all these thoughts of you
(Oh she can't be...No, she...Please be mistaken...)
Erased all these memories
(Is she "taken"?)

Wondering how can I endure underneath
the past and soon forgotten
until I can sing this requiem for me and you
(Said she's gone without me)
The fire bombs have blown and
yet I'm still counting past the hour
until dawn (until dawn)
no sleep (no sleep)
I won't be dreaming (I won't be dreaming of what)
dreams of what life might've been
could've been
should've been

Bury these thoughts of you
(Oh she couldn't be...No, she...Please be mistaken...)
Bereft of these memories
(Oh she's taken)

Wondering how can I ensure I would reach
beyond this place, I guess I would never know
How do I go on when you are gone?
(Can't go on it's clearly in the endgame)
When the final nail hits the coffin, will
(Final as in Married and Expecting)
I egress and be a ghost
than spend afterlife in heaven?


from EndGame, released January 31, 2013
Lyrics by George Ryan Perez

Additional music sample by NoiseCollector


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Murphee K is an indie punk band made up of George Ryan Perez and his talented Gainesville, Fla. friends.

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