The King and His Friends

by The King and His Friends

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Our debut, self-titled EP. Recorded at the Lab Studios, Mt Eden, Auckland.

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released August 29, 2014

all songs written and performed by the king and his friends
with extra help from Ethan Daugherty and Harris Leung on Violins on Independent Storm

the king and his friends are:
William King on vocals, bass, piano, violin, viola, cello, and synths
Alex Johnston on guitars, vocals, and synths
Angus Grainger on drums, percussion and vocals
Christopher Moses on guitars, bass and vocals

all songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Harmer at The Lab, Mt Eden, Auckland

cover art by Claudia Edwards
photo by Josiah Clark Photography
Creative direction and formatting by Ben Grainger at Backlit media

Thank you: God, families, friends, and girlfriends for your support, inspiration, and love. This is for you all.

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The King and His Friends Auckland, New Zealand

Hailing from Auckland, NZ we are a young, energetic blend of indie-rock and pop-rock vibes. We love to play cool music, did well at a regional band competition recently and are playing a few gigs around town. Check out our facebook page for more info.

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Track Name: So Difficult
Waiting for the day, when I’ll know exactly what to say
and what to do, what to do for you

I was trying to delay, the decision that I left too late,
too late for you oh, I swear it’s true

Something so difficult, something so difficult
I may be insecure; love me like you did before
like you did before

Sleeping off the pain, of the guilt that’s raking my brain,
and it burns, but I still don’t learn

I’m waiting for a change, but my head’s still stuck in the same
prison and you, you don’t know it’s true

Something so difficult, something so difficult
I may be insecure; love me like you did before
like you did before
Track Name: When David Fought Goliath
a stone's throw, from hero to no-one
the fears and the voices around him
they're pounding, is anyone brave enough?

whispers
whispers
and they told him, they told him

go on then prove yourself
go on then prove yourself
is anyone brave enough?
is anyone brave enough?

he's not armed for, a battle
no weapons of mass destruction
no one will fight, they're too afraid to die
and so the small boy steps forward

and whispers
he whispers
and they told him, they told him

go on then prove yourself
go on then prove yourself
is anyone brave enough?
is anyone brave enough?
Track Name: Independent Storm
the spinning fortune wheel, the people in the changing the tide
have pulled my heart strings, tying knots within my life
rising water marks the tide

first the tidal wave, her beauty blocked by an empty stall
then the deafening calm, unsure waters before the storm
before you came into my life

I've got the burning of a lighthouse, to guide me along the shore
but not the voices of anyone, to check me anymore
it's a light, it's a light, it's an independent storm
what's clear to me is not so dear to me, nor for anyone to know

I wont have my fortune told in the palm of my hand
the hand I rely on is the one who made the storm
in whom I am alive

I've got the burning of a lighthouse, to guide me along the shore
but not the voices of anyone, to check me anymore
it's a light, it's a light, it's an independent storm
what's clear to me is not so dear to me, nor for anyone to know
Track Name: A Smile On Your Face
standing there in the pouring rain
I'm holding you back, you must refrain
would you, would you do the same for me?

I take you back to the day
when all your worries got washed away
would you, would you do the same for me?

you keep going, you don't look back
you say 'hey I wanna know you've got my back
and that you wont, that you wont let me down'

and time and time and time again
I'm waiting for you, for you my friend
and there's nothing left to be waiting for

and I
I wanna see a smile on your face again
stop
stop waiting for the day to end
you don't know
no you don't know what you mean to me
so I'll be the one to keep calling you family

I see a smile, I see a smile, I see you
I see a smile on your face again