A Decade Late & A Dollar Short

by Kitestring

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Harry Nichols Simple, melody oriented songwriting with a very tight performance. With this EP, you get the band and nothing more or less. It's a perfect debut. Favorite track: Lullaby.
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released May 28, 2016

Josh Ross - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Corbin Miller - Bass/Vocals
Marty Farchione - Electric Guitar
Phil Shay - Drums

Thanks to Trevor Thorpe at HawksView Studios for Recording, Mixing, and Mastering.

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Kitestring Ithaca, New York

Kitestring is a four-piece alternative rock band featuring all-original music that ranges from indie rock, rootsy Americana, to blues. The band is based in Ithaca, NY and centers around the unique talent of singer-songwriter Josh Ross whose writing explores the seemingly mundane aspects of life and relationships to find magic in the small moments. ... more

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Track Name: Ms. Carolina
Little miss small town
She went way down south
She ain’t ever coming back

Went down to Carolina
Looking for some kind of change
Found out when she got there
It was all the same

She chased those dragons down
All the way to San Diego
Picked up a few habits
That she couldn’t let go

Is she alright?
Yeah, she’s alright
She’s always right

Got a condo and a new car
All the things you thought you’d ever need
Sold her soul and her body
For the American dream

She’s got those bills to pay
And you know that ain’t cheap
So may the highest bidder get her
She’s not giving it up for free

Is she alright?
Yeah, she’s alright
She’s always right

We run, we run so hard
but we never ever get that far
We run, we run so hard so hard
Little miss small town
She went way down, way down
Track Name: Dora Lee
cast into the storm like a kite without a string
tethered to the heavens but never tied to anything
floated around for a while in denial and
I tired and i came back down
I had so many questions never could figure it out

I've been to patient but
I'll see you on the other side
I'll see you on the other side

spread my ashes anywhere she might have been
so i can know her better than i ever have
blow me around in your whirlwind
wandering long lost memory
and when my bones they come to rest
maybe we'll finally meet

I've been to patient but
I'll see you on the other side
I'll see you on the other side
I'll see you on the other side

I'm so tangled
loneliness is painful
when you don't know where you came from
when you don't know where you're going

I'll see you on the other side
I'll see you on the other side
I'll see you on the other side
Track Name: Respectfully, Up Yours
Thank you so much for the offer
But I respectfully decline
I just don’t have that kind of time to spend
and learning from you has made me change my mind
It’s not your lack of motivation
or your self-serving way of life
it’s all the other parts wearing down my patience buddy
you seek me out and I will hide

But I’m sure we’ll meet again
in a far better place
when I’ve got more money to spend and
much more time to waste
I need to get away

I’ve watched you give up on your passion
I’ve heard you spreading all your lies
and I don’t care to join you in your misery
sounds to me like tedium and time
I’ve thrown a stone, but not to bruise you
Just showing you the picture from my eye
and if you don’t like what you see there my good friend
well maybe it’s time we said goodbye

But I’m sure we’ll meet again
in a far better place
when I’ve got more money to spend and
much more time to waste
I need to get away

I’m unimpressed by your performance
I’m not convinced your answer’s right
think I already know the ending
you pay to play then we all die

But I’m sure we’ll meet again
in a far better place
when I’ve got more money to spend and
much more time to waste
I need to get away
Track Name: Lullaby
I look at all these pictures and what do I see?
A stranger looking at me
He carried so much baggage had so many dreams
he had it on his shoulders but he didn’t have a thing
now he created monsters we all played the thieves
stealing what we don’t have if it’s what we think we need

Then we
Go back to sleep [Go to sleep]
Go back to sleep [Go to sleep]
Close your little eyes [Close your eyes, Close your eyes]
You’ll never feel so free

We’re living in an age where life is a page
the whole world’s on display we’re halfway in our grave
We have so many friends, but don’t know all of them
far too many ties and not enough loose ends
Privacy is dead like a passing trend
willfully extinct but I think you should

Go back to sleep [Go to sleep]
Go back to sleep [Go to sleep]
Close your little eyes [Close your eyes, Close your eyes]
You’ll never feel so free
Free yeah,
You’ll never feel so free
Track Name: Two Souls
When two souls share a smile look into each other’s eyes
in a world that hurts without words they speak the answer
When the truth cuts through the lies
and there’s no surprises and there’s no denying
that we can’t live in this world without each other
Well I’ve been so afraid of making changes
for no good reasons other than I’ve been selfish

But they’d have you believe you can do it on your own
From everything I’ve seen that leaves you all alone

Shined a light exposed my soul filled all the little holes
But I was stranded in an ocean of abandon
Change comes swift it comes fast and nothing seems to last
and the only constant is that what is will soon enough not be
Well I’ve been grasping at your frayed strings lately
Hungry and crying all the time for
what was never really mine to begin with

But they’d have you believe you can do it on your own
From everything I’ve seen that leaves you all alone

Following your dreams but there’s no one there to see you
Track Name: Alibi [Live in Studio]
Just a tiny mistake, I never meant to make,
I swear I don’t tell lies
I don’t care what they say, they didn’t see a thing,
I’ve got an alibi
I know you were there, you saw everything,
my partner in crime
If the judge calls your name point your finger away,
keep your toes on the line

Are you my witness?
Are you my witness?
Or are you my weakness?

If they can’t see my hidden face, would you give me a place
to run away and hide?
Would you do anything? Drop down on one knee,
cheat, steal, and lie?
I’m guilty again, blood on my hands, made red by my sin
Don’t you pretend that what you said to me means nothing

Are you my witness?
Are you my witness?
Or are you my weakness?

And now that you know that the truth can’t set you free
you can lie to yourself, but you don’t have to lie to me
you can lie to yourself, but you don’t have to lie to me
you can lie to yourself, but you don’t have to lie to me…
Track Name: River Main [Live in Studio]
We can go anytime
it's a second home of mine
our tickets have been paid for
but, I'm too afraid to fly
I’ve always had a fear of heights
but with you by my side
got no choice but to be strong
and hang on for the ride

Start singing,
You can have the window seat,
just as long as it’s by me
if we make it there at all
Just promise you will resist
the urge to snap pictures
when we take off

We can go anytime
it's a second home of mine
my family will be waiting
across the River Main
If you notice that I’m scared
and it’s more than I can bear
just buy another drink, make me think
I’m already there

Start singing,
You can have the window seat,
just as long as it’s by me
if we make it there at all
Just promise you will resist
the urge to snap pictures
when we take off

Doo, doo, doo…

Our tickets have been paid for,
but I’m too afraid to fly
My family will be waiting
across the River Main
My family will be waiting
across the River Main
My family will be waiting
across the River Main