Nostalgia

by July For Kings

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    July For Kings (JFK for short) is a rock band from the Cincinnati Ohio area comprised of singer/songwriter Joe Hedges, cellist and guitarist T Miller, and drummer Dan McQuinn. In 2002 July For Kings released their debut album SWIM on MCA Records. The first single "Normal Life" received airplay on stations all over the US including #1 most requested on Las Vegas KMBX.

    In 2005 July For Kings released the seven-song follow-up Nostalgia showcasing Hedges' unique songwriting and T Miller's cello work. In its first week Nostalgia was the #1 most purchased album at CDbaby.com, the largest online retailer of independent music in the world.

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The second studio release from July For Kings.

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released December 26, 2004

connect with us directly at www.julyforkings.com

All music and lyrics by Joe Hedges
Published by Warner Chappell/Machines And Dreams Music (BMI)

All songs performed by July For Kings:

Joe Hedges - vocals, guitar
T Miller - guitar, cello, vocals
Travis Delaney - guitar
Drew Phillips - bass
Dan McQuinn - drums

Produced by Joe Hedges and Eric Stewart
Recorded and Mixed by Eric Stewart except tracks 1 and 2 mixed by Blumpy

Recorded at: Geno's Sound Cavern, Middletown, OH; The Lab, Moraine, OH
Additional Recording at: Eric's Apartment; Joe's Apartment; T's Old Apartment;
Kicking Stone, Miamisburg, OH
Tracks 3-7 mixed at: Kicking Stone, Miamisburg, OH

Mastered by: Mark Wilder for Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
Drum tech: Brian Caudill

Art Direction and Design: Joe Hedges
Photo: David Sestak

Management: David Sestak and Greg Epler for Media Five Entertainment, Bethlehem, PA
Booking: Kevin Daily and Jonathan Levine at Monterey Penninsula Artists, Monterey, CA
Business Management: David Levin Business Management, New York, NY
Legal: Robert Donnelley, New York, NY
Gear: Martin Guitars and Strings, Shure Microphones and Wireless Systems, Marshall Amplification, Music Man Basses

Thanks to our fans, friends, and familes for their continued support.

Special thanks to Kirk Kelsey, Joel Mark, Blumpy, Richard Kallas, Craig Barron, and Geno Stewart.

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Track Name: Invincible
I never thought any of this would break
It was a good dream
It’s not easy trying to wake
I never thought we’d end up here this way
Then again, I don’t think too much
About anything I say
About anything I say

Life was hard and the walk was far
It didn’t matter then
Every wrong turn we made
And the price we paid
It didn’t matter then
I know it’s been hard to wait so long on a miracle
But wasn’t it good to feel so strong and invincible

I never thought any of this would break
we built it so carefully
it would weather any quake
I don’t know how far we’ll fall
But anymore I don’t know too much about anything at all
Anything at all

Life was hard and the walk was far
It didn’t matter then
Every wrong turn we made
And the price we paid
It didn’t matter then
I know it’s been hard to wait so long on a miracle
But wasn’t it good to feel so strong and invincible

Things are different now
And its a wild world
Here's to waking up
When was painful
Here's to living again
This isn't the way it was suppose to end

I couldn't blame you
For walking out now
I'm kinda tired too
But I thought that somehow
We could hold up the sky
I guess this means... [goodbye]

I never thought any of this would break
it was a good dream it’s not easy trying to wake

Life was hard and the walk was far
It didn’t matter then
Every wrong turn we made
And the price we paid
It didn’t matter then
I know it’s been hard to wait so long on a miracle
But wasn’t it good to feel so strong and invincible

Life was hard and the walk was far
It didn’t matter then
Every wrong turn we made
And the price we paid
It didn’t matter then
I know it’s been hard to wait so long on a miracle
But wasn’t it good to feel so strong and invincible

I never thought any of this would break
Track Name: Blue Eyes
Your color is purple
Your food is chinese
You're a sucker for buying one and getting one free
Thursdays at 8 you watch your TV shows
CSI and Friends

These things I know

But what makes your eyes so blue?
Is it something inside of you?
What makes you beautiful?
I wish I knew
Is it your light shining through?

You're thinking about law school
You haven't made your mind up yet
You're thinking about dinner
And you're counting up the hours of sleep that you'll get
And you want to move somewhere
Where it doesn't rain or snow
And you wish you were a dancer
You think Bono's got the answers
You're a democrat

These things I know

But what makes your eyes so blue?
Is it something inside of you?
What makes you beautiful?
I wish I knew

But what makes your eyes so blue?
Is it something inside of you?
What makes you beautiful?
I wish I knew
Yeah Yeah

I know just what makes you laugh
And what makes you cry
I know when you're sad you don't have to say why
I know what you love
I know what you don't
I know when you will when you might when you won't
But what makes you you
What makes your eyes...blue

What makes your eyes so blue?
Is it something inside of you?
What makes you so beautiful?
I wish I knew
Yeah Yeah

But what makes your eyes so blue?
Is it something inside of you?
What makes you so beautiful?
I wish I knew
What makes your eyes so blue?
Is it something inside of you?
Track Name: Float Away
I could float away
I could disappear
I could hang my head
For at least another year

I could give up now
It could be today
I can join the navy
And piss it all away

I'm not saying it ever could be like it used to be
But I remember a time when you liked to pretend for me

Well I don't care if you believe
In unicorn horses and gravity
In North and South and wrong and right
In the Neverland, Lost Boys and Jesus Christ
In UFO's in the USA
And in a government
That killed JFK
But don't you stop believing in me
Don't you stop believing in me
I could float away

I know you might say
I make too much sense
This empty room and my empty heart
Is all the evidence
And no one wants to hear
My point of view
You keep saying things like that
And I'll believe it too

I'm not saying it ever could be like it used to be
But I remember a time when you liked to pretend for me

I don't care if you believe
In unicorn horses and gravity
In North and South and wrong and right
In the Neverland, Lost Boys and Jesus Christ
In UFO's in the USA
And in a government
That killed JFK
But don't you stop believing in me
Don't you stop believing in me
I could float away
I could float away
I could float away
I could float away

I don't care if you believe
In unicorn horses and gravity
In north and south and wrong and right
In the Neverland, Lost Boys and Jesus Christ
In UFO's in the USA
And in a government
That killed JFK
But don't you stop believing in me
Don't you stop believing in me
Don't you stop believing in me
I could float away
I could float away
I could float away
Track Name: One By One
Now my dead end street
Is a cul de sac
For every acre gone
There's five new Cadillacs
I know I'm too young to get so damn strung out by all that
But all our small town stores
Have got new big name signs
And the sky gets tangled in new telephone lines
I dial three more numbers
For the same old friends of mine

Now don't go changing on me
Don't go rearranging
Don't go changing on me now

How long
'til every single star is gone?
One by one
They leave you when your day is done

All these pop star stories
On my TV screen
Who slept with who and where and why
It wasn't what it seemed
I listened all day
But still the radio played the same three things

Don't go changing on me
Don't go rearranging
Don't go changing on me now

How long
'til every single star is gone?
One by one
They leave you when your day is done

Wait!
Hold up the fading sky
It's hard to feel real
With all this light in your eyes
Wait!
And save a fading star
One by one I wonder where they are

How long
'til every single star is gone?
One by one
They leave you when your day is done
One by one
They leave you when your day is done
One by one
They leave you when your day is done
Track Name: Like That
Your eyes are burning through me
From there across the room
I try and not be too obvious
I won't speak too soon
It's the way the light falls on you
The way your skin's reflecting perfectly

Your hair falls on your shoulders
You're running your hands through
You take a drink of your diet coke
My mind is drinking you
And I try and not be too obvious
You've got me thinking things I shoudn't be

I want to be a gentleman
As gentle as a saint for you
I want to be a gentleman
You make it so hard to do

When you move
You move like that
You dress like that
You stare like that
You move like that
You dress like that
You stare like that
You move like that
You love like that

I want to tell you everything
But I let you set the pace
And you move a little move a little
Until we're face to face
Don't worry about it baby
Everybody knows your coming home with me
Where you'll wrap your legs around me
I'll toss you on your back
I feel like I've waited a hundred years
To hear you breathing like that
It's the way the music holds you
The way we fit together perfectly

I want to be a gentleman
As gentle as a saint for you
I want to be a gentleman
You make it so hard to do

When you move
You move like that
You dress like that
You stare like that
You move like that
You dress like that
You stare like that
You move like that

Let's move this thing upstairs
I wanna taste the skin you wear
It's the things you do
The way you move
The things you do the way you move
You're on fire
Yeah

When you move
You move like that
You dress like that
You stare like that
You move like that
You dress like that
You stare like that
You move like that
You love like that
Track Name: The Distance
Another quiet Monday evening
This is the seventh in a row
I'm wide awake and barely breathing
In and out the great unknown
The distance singing softly
Calling out
Keeping time
From so far

I sit and watch the autumn colors change
In careful patches leaves are rearranged
The west wind blowin'
Through the window screen
I hope its strong enough to carry me

It's been a long long day
For a sad sad song
How the nights get cold
When the summer moves on
Am I running too fast
Is my heart worn thin
Am I running too fast
Am I chasing the wind

The world won't stop its spinning
I pretend I have a choice
About staying here or leaving
For the laughter and the noise
The distance singing softly
Calling out
Keeping time
From so far

I sit and watch the daylight dance away
I wonder where it goes and where it stays
The west wind blowin'
Through the window screen
And I hope its strong enough to carry me

It's been a long long day
For a sad sad song
How the nights get cold
When the summer moves on
Am I running too fast
Is my heart worn thin
Am I running too fast
Am I chasing the wind

Am I chasing the wind
Am I chasing the wind

I sit and watch the autumn colors change
In careful patches leaves are rearranged
The west wind blows
Through the window screen
And I hope its strong enough to carry me

It's been a long long day
For a sad sad song
How the nights get cold
When the summer moves on
Am I running too fast
Is my heart worn thin
Am I running too fast
Am I chasing the wind

It's been a long long day
It's been a long long day
It's been a long long day

It's been a long long day
For a sad sad song
How the nights get cold
When the summer moves on
Am I running too fast
Is my heart worn thin
Am I running too fast
Am I chasing the wind
Track Name: Just Right
I'm playing guitar
You're asleep upstairs
I try and be quiet
But I know you never care
Tomorrow you'll work
And stay a little late
You'll walk in looking pretty
This is what I'll say

Here's the I love you song
I know you've been waiting on
I'm sorry it took so long
But I wanted it to be just right

You'll look at me and say thank you
I'll say you're welcome too
You know I really do mean it
I mean it all for you
I'm sorry if I've been weird lately
I get so caught up
In whatever else makes me crazy

Here's the I love you song
I know you've been waiting on
iIm sorry it took so long
But I wanted it to be just right
I never could make you cry
I thought I'd try one more try
from the moment I met you I
I always wanted it to be just right
I always wanted it to be just right

Well I know I know I know it's not perfect
It's not long enough and its too trite
Well I know I konw I know I'm not always my best for you
And though a melody won't make it alright

Here's the I love you song
I know you've been waiting on
I'm sorry it took so long
But I wanted it to be just right
I never could make you cry
I thought I'd try one more try
From the moment I met you I
I always wanted it to be just right

Here's the I love you song
I know you've been waiting on
I'm sorry it took so long
But I wanted it to be just right
I never could make you cry
I thought I'd try one more try
from the moment I met you I
I always wanted it to be just right