Rebuilding Krieger's

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This song had ZERO lyrics from the time its skeleton melody/chord progression was written (around 2008) until about three days before recording (2012) when I was basically forced to finish it due to Shuhei's pending return to Japan. And it was exactly what I needed.

To compensate for the lack of lyrics throughout those years, I made up random sounds during practice. This is actually more common that I realized; Chris said to me that a mutual friend of ours would "meow" lyrics instead of randomly pick out words, which to me earns him all the internet points because CATS.

I knew that I wanted to use Krieger's Warehouse as an analogy about growing older, but I found it tough to decide how to set the scene until I saw my friend Will's Facebook status update on October 31, 2011, which spurred me to write about how much of a challenge it is to "[do] something you love", but people, specifically bands, kept on doing it anyway. It's the sort of pep talk I want to give myself and others who are struggling to go for it, and that sort of support is one of the things I miss about Krieger's.

-George Ryan Perez, 26 October 2013

lyrics

Here's to plans we kept alive,
encased in ice that we've been trying to thaw
(with burnouts)
As we wax nostalgic for yesteryears
when we used to know just where to go

We'd come out and play in another show
In a makeshift place right down Depot
We would sing along because we know all the songs all the bands would play

Black dyes were highlights of red and green
Time passes by so quickly now
(good luck on catching up)
Here's the plan from here on out:
the status quo or start it all over somehow

Worry not about your day-to-day
Care not how to start, don't dare delay
Cast aside the cloud of creeping doubts
Deep inside you know you'll figure it out
We'll be right beside you no matter what,
just keep right on it...

What's the matter, wait just a second here,
Is it not the way it's supposed to be now?
Say you must've tried from a thousand ways,
every time the outcome remains the same,
"I'm getting restless and I don't know what else to do"
Say another rite for the olden days
Feels like it just happened yesterday

Break up the remnants that made up the past
Burn down the bridges and scatter the ash
Cut all the losses and paste wins along the way
The path that we're on we'll regain before long
We'll takedown, and scrape up, buckle down and build up
We'll break down then make up, we'll never gonna give up

As we strive on forward it seems
somehow the past is gone and that
all we got is the now
That's to our advantage now
So I ask you, "Man, what say you?"
knowing it's the best that we can do

So this time I'll try this one for you
After that, who knows? It's up to you
I'll forget the bouts and falling outs,
"Man, I don't know what you're talking about"
Ixnay the naysays, instead I'll stoke up the flame until it melts
Hope you'll sing along because we know all the songs all our friends would play

Black dyes were highlights of red and green
Try not to deny what we used to be
Keep on on plugging away at our dreams until
we wake up, we wake up, we wake up, we're never gonna let up

credits

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

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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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