Double Trouble

by Fireking

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Fireking's double-album is finally here. 22 tracks of royal rock for your listening pleasure. Produced by Ducky Carlisle and Anthony Kaczynski, and lovingly recorded and balanced at Ice Station Zebra in beautiful Medford, Massachusetts.

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released March 5, 2015

Anthony Kaczynski: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Smitt E. Smitty: drums, percussion
Drew Morrison: bass guitar
with:
Ducky Carlisle: percussion, incidental keyboards, Bethesda
John Powhida: backing vocals on "Tokyo Storm Warning"
Andrea Gillis: backing vocals on "Tokyo Storm Warning"
Rachel Hartman: flute on "Ghost Story"

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Fireking Boston, Massachusetts

Fireking is a three-piece rock and roll band based in Boston, with roots in Detroit. Founding members Anthony Kaczynski (vocals/guitars) and Smitt E. Smitty (drums), ex-Figures on a Beach, are joined by Drew Morrison on bass guitar. They've just released their second album, "Double Trouble," 22 songs of pure unadulterated rock. Check them out in a club near you! ... more

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Track Name: Built To Last
BUILT TO LAST

Every morning when I look in the mirror
I see a face it looks like Lucifer
My head’s exploded but my thoughts are clean
I don’t even know the shape I’m in

Chorus:
You gotta have faith know it’s gonna be all right
You say you want to leave but you want to stay all night
I can’t see my future always digging through my past
Honey honey honey are we built to last?

I took the first train out of Baltimore
I made it home before the Late Late Show
There’s something waiting at the top of the stairs

Chorus
Repeat 1st verse
Chorus
Track Name: Just Like Sunday
JUST LIKE SUNDAY

Down in the memory cellar deep in the used to know
Living with grace and danger see the bruise start to show
Everyone pulls you under it’s what they’ve learned to do
Everyone has your number but they don’t call on you

CHORUS:
We’ll do exactly as we said
Let’s kiss and we’ll come to bed
It will be just like Sunday
I will be there to keep you happy
I will be there to keep you warm
I will be there to hold you even when you want to cry

It won’t be long now till I see you again
Soon will be summer you’re going to be my friend
Everything pulls you under it’s what you’ve learned to do
Everyone has your number but I will call on you

CHORUS (twice)
Track Name: A Sentimental Education
A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION

Hey baby, I misunderstood
I got too sentimental for my own good
I swing hard but the fences are high
How many times can I walk this wire
Back in the day with my favorite song
Spinning Blood and Chocolate all night long
I want you, do you want me to…

Sometimes I feel like I must be stronger
Take another pill and you can last longer
We don’t grow old we just act younger
But how can I love you when you’re so far away?
And I do what I can to fix myself
All the drugs that I take don’t come off the shelf
Well I can see the rain on a sunny day
And for crimes of the heart you just have to pay

Hey sugar, I misunderstood
I’m still too sentimental for my own good
You talk tough but defenses are high
How many times can you sell this lie
Lying in bed reading Philip K. Dick
It’s so dystopian I feel heartsick
I want you, do you want me to…

Sometimes I feel like I must be stronger
Take another pill and you can last longer
We don’t grow old, man, we just get younger
But how can I love you when you’re so far away?
And I do what I can to fix myself
All the drugs that I take don’t come off the shelf
Well I can see the rain on a sunny day
And I try…
Track Name: Contagious
CONTAGIOUS

Confusion reigns and the Coltrane plays on the stereo
You lifted a Rolex from some guy dealing horse in Ontario

Sunny in the sunshine, mayhem by the evening
It’s murder when the summertime turns to fall
I’ve grown up wrong and it won’t be long
It’s contagious

I asked would you break another heart
You said never
But when you break somebody’s life
That’s forever

Sunny in the sunshine, mayhem by the evening
It’s murder when the summertime turns to fall
I’ve grown up wrong and it won’t be long
It’s contagious

Stoned on the breeze of memories
There’s snipers in the trees tonight
Lost in a tragicomic spring
This song’s about to sing itself

Confusion reigns and the Coltrane plays on the stereo
I caught you in bed with some guy who looks like Deney Terrio
Oh my goodness

Sunny in the sunshine, mayhem by the evening
It’s murder when the summertime turns to fall
I’ve grown up wrong and it won’t be long
It’s contagious
I’ve grown up wrong and it won’t be long
It’s contagious
I’ve grown up wrong and it won’t be long
It’s contagious
I’ve grown up wrong and it won’t be long
It’s contagious, contagious, contagious
Oh my god, it’s contagious
Contagious
You’re so fucking outrageous
Track Name: Found My Way Home
FOUND MY WAY HOME

Young Marble Giants record on
We are such colossal youth
We’re bigger than this song
You are here you are now
And I’ll get to you somehow
And then I’ll know
That I’ve found my way home

We’ve got the Roxy Music on
The songs from Country Life
They bang me like a gong
You are here you are now
And I’ll get to you somehow
And then I’ll know
That I’ve found my way home

I’m going to get to you
I’m going to get to you
I’m going to get to you
I’m going to get to you
Repeat

You are here you are now
And I’ll get to you somehow
And then I’ll know
That I’ve found my way home
You are here you are now
And I’ll get to you
I’ll get to you somehow
Found my way home
Found my way home
Track Name: (Untitled)
(UNTITLED)

Well you know I want you
Yes I do
But we’re never going to happen
Don’t you know that it’s true
We went too far
We went much too fast
Now you’re wounded and I’m sorry
But our perfect world was never meant to last
It’s out of the past
All the tears and all the superstitions
Well I told you the truth
But you still think I’m feeding you fiction
But I still see your face
In front of me at night
I miss you and your letters and your voice and your touch
But I had to let you go
I had to let you go

CHORUS:
I never meant to cause you harm
I wanted to love you and be free from the storm
But I hurt you and now the damage is done
Well Pale Blue Eyes is a brilliant song
But I couldn’t live there for very long
I tried and I tried
I don’t even want to talk about it

Well I still love you baby
You know that’s true
But you’re never going to leave your husband
No matter what I do
We came so close
Yeah, we came so far
In another world you’d be mine
But we live in this one
So there you are

CHORUS (twice)
Track Name: Look To The Sun
LOOK TO THE SUN

Look to the sun
It’s easy to do
If you turn a blind eye
It reflects back on you

Maybe tomorrow
We can decide what to do with our lives
Maybe tomorrow
But I’m not that kind of guy

Look to the moon
She brought her to you
We drift into the afterglow
And line up in the queue

Maybe tomorrow
We can decide what to do with our lives
Maybe tomorrow
But I’m not that kind of guy
Maybe tomorrow
You can tell me what you want me to do

Look to the sky
It opens for you
You can do anything with me
That you want to do

Maybe tomorrow
We can decide what to do with our lives
Maybe tomorrow
But I’m not that kind of guy
Maybe tomorrow
You can tell me what you want me to do
Maybe tomorrow
Because I love…
Track Name: Muffin
MUFFIN

Electric eye she’s my sultry star
She kinda grooves me
And she went out and bought a bass guitar
This kinda moves me
Now we were so gorgeous at the Gorge
And we got real high
Rodeo Sex Clowns never die
And I know…

CHORUS:
She’s the girl who cures my ills
She’s the girl who gives me thrills
I can’t walk but I know how to run

Last year I was about left for dead
I really mean it
But just like Candy Darling never lost her head
I knew I’d find it
Now we make love under electric moon
And I get real high
Rodeo Sex Clowns never die
And I know…

CHORUS (x3)
Muffin.
Track Name: Runaways
RUNAWAYS

Creem t-shirt and a nipple erection
A Boy Howdy can slung on her hip
Kim Fowley pulls up in a Chevrolet
Hey babe, you want to take my trip? Come on…
We’ll rock the house at a shack made of sugar
We’ll rock the house at the Whiskey for free
And we’ll spend all night cadging drinks at the Troubadour
How beautiful can a young girl be?

CHORUS
They come from the Valley
Get lost in Los Angeles
High in the Hollywood Hills
You’ve got room for ambition
Lust in your reverie
You got the rock and roll thrills

Queens of Noise spend a year driving backwards
On the road for a year and a dime
And a Mercury man he pulls up in a Chevrolet
Here’s your per diem, yeah
You have a good time, yeah
They hear the noise and they hear the whispers
You’re just a girl you don’t know how to play
So they spend all night cadging drinks at the Troubadour
How driven can a young girl be?

CHORUS
Repeat 1st verse
CHORUS
Track Name: She Got Soul
SHE GOT SOUL

It’s in the way that she looks at me
It’s in the myriad ways that I know
And I’m losing my mind
And I want to be there with her
So I ride the waves
It’s like the tenderest blows

CHORUS
She got soul/She got soul
She got soul/And I’m out of control

So when the push comes to shove
And the talk turns to love
And we drive around town
In a metal machine
It’s in the devil you know
It’s in the places you go
When she holds on tight to me
She says, baby let’s go!

CHORUS

She got soul/she got soul
She got soul/she got soul
Track Name: The Unspeakable
THE UNSPEAKABLE

The holy water
A love divine
Come together
Blow my mind

And I don’t want to be a secret any more
The unspeakable
‘Cause I know that I was really born to love you
And I know that I’m much better than before
I can even love myself

Something special
In the air
And I will follow you from pillar to the post my friend
Because I care

And I don’t want to be a secret any more
The unspeakable
And I know that I was really born to love you
And I know that I’m much better than before
I can even love…

And I don’t want to be a secret any more
The unspeakable
And I know that I was really born to love you
I know that I’m much better than before
Not unspeakable
And I know that I was really born to love you
And I know that I’m much better than before
I can even love…

I don’t want to die I just want to get high
Let’s get out of here
Oh honey turn off the phone
I just want to be alone
Let’s get out of here
I want to recline in a gentle decline
Let’s get out of here
Let’s watch all the movies that feature Divine
Let’s got out of here
yeah yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: Slow Motion
SLOW MOTION

Slow motion collider
Slow motion provider
It’s not funny but I’m laughing
It’s not funny at all
Since you put me on the blacklist
You won’t take my calls

CHORUS
Christians in the Roman temple
Lions tear the flesh off the bone
You can take anything that you want, babe
You just leave my kitten alone

Roll over, I’m coming
Roll over, Mike’s drumming
I got live if you want it baby
I got love if you want it too
Roll over, I’m coming for you

CHORUS

You can’t put that in a suitcase
You can’t fit that in a suitcase
I’ve never had any complaints
You can’t put that in your suitcase

Slow motion collider
Slow motion insider
I’m coming, I’m coming
I’m coming, I’m coming for you

CHORUS
…we’re listening to P.F. Sloan
I am the stranger
I am your stranger
Track Name: Ghost Story
GHOST STORY

I’ll make the bed for two
I am expecting you
To make my scene again
No matter where you are
My bright elusive star
Come make me clean again

CHORUS
I will stumble through this life
I’m a loaded ghost
I’m diminished not augmented
I’m a nervous host
And I’ll always let you down
When you need me most
I think I’m going to hide away

Depression takes its toll
Well that’s just how we roll
Diminuendo crescendo in blue
I travel through the stars
To get to where you are
And make you clean again

CHORUS

Depression takes its toll
Well that’s just how we roll
Diminuendo crescendo in blue
In spite of all our dreams
In spite of all we’ve seen
In spite of everything

CHORUS
Track Name: Dressed For The End Of The World
DRESSED FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Hey good looking, kind of like your face
Do you come here often? Get a load of this place
My god look around you
You would think it’s the end of the world

I submit to your liminal charms
I’d cross the world over just to die in your arms
My god come and see me
We can dress for the end of the world

Sal Mineo died for your sins
So let the sin begin
And comfort if you can this broken down man
We’ll undress for the end of the world
Track Name: Power Pop Chords
POWER POP CHORDS

I am touched by visitations of the soul
I sold my body to a thing called rock and roll
In the basement in the garage and in the club
I feel my face melt ‘cause I like it so hard

CHORUS
Power pop chords/power pop chords
Let me hear you sing
Power pop chords/power pop chords
Let the guitars ring

I surrender to the charms of southern girls
I love you honey but I hate your friends
Oh Candy the clock strikes ten
But you’re all talk tonight
On top of the world
Until it’s time to say Auf Wiedersehen
CHORUS

And I make a lot of noise
Haven’t got a choice
Power pop chords with me every day
Make a lot of noise
I haven’t got a choice
Except to listen to Badfinger all day

I surrender to the charms of southern girls
I love you honey but I hate your friends
And my sickness is the thing you love the most
You bear my witness
I will not give up the ghost

CHORUS x2
Track Name: A Walk In The Ocean
A WALK IN THE OCEAN

You look familiar
In the drowning pool
Tight-lipped in tight white trousers
Charlotte Rampling cool
Come on come with me
Till the bitter end
Come on come with me
You’re going to be my friend

CHORUS
She put the stones in her pocket
She took a walk in the ocean
She cast her words on the water
Then she drifted away

Come on come with me
Get your head out of those books
You’ve got to live a little
You’ve got to love a little
You’ve got to give me a second look
Come on come with me
I’m going to learn how to swim
Come on come with me baby
We’re going to dive right in

CHORUS x2

Come on come on with me baby
Let’s begin again
We’re gonna to jump jump jump into the river baby
We’re going to learn how to sin
Come on come on with me baby
I am born again
Come on come on with me baby
Whoo whoo!!!!!
Track Name: Belief
BELIEF

You try to keep the wolf at bay
You manage to wake up every day
I walked into your life lack of propriety
You and your blues and your Jane Russell pedicure

I want to see you nearly every day
You saw the pain roll off the screen
You lit a fire deep inside of me
You and your blues and your Jane Russell pedicure

We’re going to skive off from work today
We’ll do a dance they call the manta ray
I’m going to take you down to the Aquarium
We’re gonna dance with the fish all day all day all day all day

You’ve got belief in me
I’ve got belief in you
I’m so tired of being alone
I know that you are too
Track Name: Once Is Not Enough
ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH

Hold me tight
I wanna be where you are
I wanna see you tonight
There’s a place
If red is the color of love I want to paint up your face

CHORUS
Now I’m going to kiss you
Now I’m going to get you
Now I get to get you alone
Now I’m going to see you
Now I’m going to feel you
I’m going to take you…

Hold me close
I’m going to hang on to you and never let you go, sugar
Once is not enough
I want to open your package
Want to get at your stuff

CHORUS x3

I’m gonna take you home
And carry your books, yeah
I met a guru is that you?
Met a guru is that you?
Reclining there with your corkscrew hair
Metal Guru is it you?
Yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: Dukes Of Rock
DUKES OF ROCK

Half a case of Corona
Lying in the dressing room
I’m gonna drink all day
Saw Balaam and the Angel, once
The singer was a British fop
He put his foot on the monitor

CHORUS
Flamin’ like The Flamin’ Groovies
Pretty like The Pretty Things
Rolling bones to The Rolling Stones
Freaking out to The Hoople
Breaking televisions with The Move
Whatever happened to the Dukes of Rock?

Hanging out with Marco Pirroni
Masonic Temple, 1983
He said, “Hey, have a curry!”
Well, some people are quite nice
Other people not so nice at all
Them’s the breaks, man

CHORUS

Half a case of Corona
Lying in the dressing room
I’m gonna drink all day
Well, we played this gig with The Bolshoi
And the singer said,
“There’s blood on my guitar,
I give you my blood!”

CHORUS
Whatever happened to the Dukes of Rock?
Whatever happened to the Dukes of…
Whatever happened to the Dukes of…
Whatever happened to the Dukes of
ROCK AND ROLL?