It's All Gone Wrong

by The Karma Kicks

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"The Karma Kicks, two Andys and a Dave, formed their kickin’ three-man blues-rock act in St. Paul in 2012. Set for release on January 4, their latest effort, a full-length record entitled It’s All Gone Wrong, explodes with twangy, high-energy tracks in the spirit of rockabilly and Americana. Despite the album’s pessimistic moniker, It’s All Gone Wrong is a sonic party, with generous hooks and crunchy riffs that could make even the most heartbroken howl sound like a good time. It might have “all gone wrong,” but in the hands of the Karma Kicks, it sounds oh so right." - Local Current Blog
blog.thecurrent.org/2013/12/k-raydio-and-psymun-top-list-of-this-weeks-minnesota-music-releases/

"After releasing a self titled debut album in 2012, The Karma Kicks followed it up with It’s All Gone Wrong in 2013. It jumps around from folk to rock to blues and back again. It will be interesting to see which one of those paths the band chooses to follow in the future or possibly they find a way to flawlessly blend them all together and carve out their niche within the ever expanding Twin Cities music scene." - Music That Isn't Bad
musicthatisntbad.com/minnesota-albums-year/2/

"The album had a big impact on the local scene and it was named one of top best local Minnesota albums of 2013. If that doesn’t sell I don’t know what does. Side note, this all happened in my backyard. I can proudly say I was there for that release as I live a stone’s throw away from the Turf. Small world. Good band. They have a garage sound but at times they show similarities to early Kings of Lion and they’ll likely surprise listeners with their folk material. It’s a mixed bag of pre-polished rock n’ roll that just might suck you in." - TheEqualGround www.theequalground.com/indie-music-album-reviews/the-karma-kicks-its-all-gone-wrong

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released January 4, 2014

Recorded/Edited/Masterd by Ali Jaafar @ Ecstattic Studio

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Track Name: That Girl I Left Behind
The day I left my little girl
It was still fine, she was still mine
Then I spent too long out on the road, now I can’t come home

Well I told her I wouldn’t change,
And I’d come back, still be the same
She said, “Yeah, that might be my boy, but you’re not the same to me.”

And it ain’t been easy, yeah it’s hard for me, too
I promise one day, I’ll make this up to you
But that day’s too far away now lord, I’ll just be sad and blue

Well now I roam, left my girl alone, back in our home
Just to be free
Don’t know why I treat her so bad, she was so good to me

Well now I have no home for me to come back to
What can I do?
So I headed out back on the road, didn’t know you could be so cold

And it ain’t been easy, yeah it’s hard for me, too
I promise one day, I’ll make this up to you
But that day’s too far away now lord, I’ll just be sad and blue

So give me beer, and whiskey too, and I’ll get the girl out of my mind
I’ll always drink and gamble for the girl I left behind
Track Name: More Duluth
There has got to be more music to play
There has got to be more books we can read
And as I'm looking far and wide again and again
I realize I'm right back where I started again

Chorus:
Oh and if

You find it, please just let me know
For when
I'm there beside you
We are never lost

There has got to be more coffee to brew
There has got to be way more green than blue
Now if we find a place for us to go
Hey, why not let it be the place with all that snow

Chorus
Oh and if

You find it, please just let me know
For when
I'm there beside you
We are never lost

There have got to be more doughnuts to fry
There has to be more fights we can have
There has got to be some way we could fly
Maybe there's a way where we will never ever die

Chorus:
Oh and if

You find it, please just let me know
For when
I'm there beside you
We are never lost

There has got to be more music to play
There has got to be more books we can read
And as I'm looking far and wide again and again
I realize I'm right back where I started again

Chorus:
Oh and if

You find it, please just let me know
For when
I'm there beside you
We are never lost
Track Name: Comin' Loose
Let me in the door, because I just wanna see her
And she said that she’s ain’t there, but somehow I don’t believe her

I got three days and I’m gonna make a change
I’m not leaving without no answers
I’m not getting on that plane

And you should know that (you)
Would never see it (through)
I’m telling you the (truth)
There’s something coming (loose)

A cheap hotel and 10,000 payphone calls
1,000 cigarettes and I’m pacing down the hall
A year went by and two days already gone
By now I’m running out of time, and I know there’s something wrong

I never thought that (you)
Would ever see it (through)
It’s time to tell the (truth)
There’s something coming (loose)

And it’s a shame, a shame, a shame
It’s a shame, a shame

I’m telling you the truth, there’s something coming loose
And you’ve known it for some time, are you still a friend of mine?
You’re out of alibies; you’re running out there with low tide
There’s something to confide, there’s no place left for you to hide

I never thought that (you)
Would ever see it (through)
It's time to tell the (truth)
There’s something coming (loose)

And it’s a shame, a shame, a shame
It’s a shame, a shame
Track Name: Damp Valley Chills
The damp valley chills are pouring off the walls
And those damn steep hills are no shelter at all
I want you here or a warm body lying by my side
All those thoughts they kept me warm at night when I slept alone outside

I know I let you down and I can’t take it back
Well I know that now but I’ve gone off track
I’ve got nowhere to go but I can’t stay here
The mountain is so cold the sun has disappeared

(And it’s long gone, long gone)
One two three four five all different lives
And everyone I have tried to climb
I don’t want to fight or to pick a side
The tattoos on my back I try to hide

I’m coming all of the way from Taranaki Falls
I’ve walked those lives and I’ve climbed them all
I’ve got nowhere to go but I can’t stay here
The mountain is so cold the sun has disappeared

(And it’s long gone, long gone)
One two three four five all different lives
And everyone I have tried to climb
I don’t want to fight or to pick a side
The tattoos on my back I try to hide

(And it’s long gone, long gone)
And on the top I breathed in five sighs
The top of the rocks I looked down five times
Back to the earth and back on a plane
Back the place that you’re from again

One two three four five all different lives
And everyone I have tried to climb
I don’t want to fight or to pick a side
The tattoos on my back I try to hide

And it’s gone

And on the top I breathed in five sighs
The top of the rocks I looked down five times
Back to the earth and back on a plane
Back the place that you’re from again

And it’s gone

The way off is insane

And it’s gone
Track Name: Tattoo Removal
Mountain, ocean, winter sky
Barstool, summit, apple pie
I invest in tattoo removal
Alcohol, stamp of approval
Broken hearts, a brand new dawn
Long distance calls, it’s all gone wrong
I guarantee it’s all a mess
You’ll never see that summer dress so

Chorus:
Take all I’m owed and then call you a liar
Tie me down to your chair an ocean of desires
And I still want that love- it takes all that I have
I still want that love so bad

Downtown, blossom, bitter sweet
Instant coffee, sugar treat
Cash out, paid, just what I need
Amen johnny appleseed
Seagull, grapevine, gasoline
Razor, fitness, libertine
You’re the apple of my eye
One layover, now say good bye so…

Chorus

Wait wait wait wait and see
Take take take take deep
Don’t don’t don’t don’t move
Salt salt salt salt wound

Chorus
Track Name: Queen of Hearts
The day I broke out of my cold and rusty cage it was a cloudy average just a normal day
And I can’t see exactly what was going on I can’t predict, expect or prophesay
Time went by slowly but then it would gather speed ‘til pretty soon it’s moving just too way damn fast
You’d better play that one last card that you have got because this will be your only one last chance

So thank god for the Queen of Hearts so sweetly
She keeps the Jack of Diamonds far away from me

Now I’d been trying for at least some seven years to break this cage out but my heart it wasn’t in it
The cuckoo is just such a wobbly, pretty bird she takes my heart right up where you can never get it
And if you’re feeling like you’re next half past dead just stop your tracks and let your axels rust
Because I’m better off without this heavy head now grind my bones right back into dust

So thank god for the Queen of Hearts so sweetly
She keeps the Jack of Diamonds far away from me

Been digging myself out of this hole for way too long just way too long
Deep down inside it I just hope that I can find out what is right from what is wrong
What’s bad from good and what’s right for us even though it ain’t always fun
Look around now for that cold and rusty cage and it is gone

So thank god for the Queen of Hearts so sweetly
She keeps the Jack of Diamonds far away from me
Track Name: Rocks and Streams
I know I leave with a heavy heart
And I know I left but when I depart
I won’t forget the way it used to be

Now I don’t know how it will turn out
I could lose my home, be thrown around
But maybe there’ll be something left for me

So I’m sleeping in my car again
Watching all the headlights flying by
And then I’ll go down, down, down, down the road
And I hope that I will not be found this time

And I’ll be coming home
When all of this is through
I know I left but I’ll return to you

Rocks and streams will lead my way
Fight through trees and weary days
My shirt, my shoes, my clothes will all be torn

So I turn back to where I’m from
To a comfy bed, simple thoughts of
My friends, my loves, they all will keep me warm

Now I’m sleeping in the rain again
I know there are no stars up in the sky
And they all fall down, down, down, down on me
And I guess there’s no hope in staying dry

I’m gonna find a place
Where few people have ever been
Gonna lay right down and make that place my bed

And I’ll be coming home
When all of this is through
I know I left but I’ll return to you