Give It All Away

by Kevin Herig

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"Give It All Away" was released on November 22, 2013 at the Lobo Theater in Albuquerque, NM, containing songs of old and new that capture Kevin's true form and intimate style of songwriting.

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released November 27, 2013

Produced by John Wall and Kevin Herig at Wall of Sound Studio Albuquerque, NM. Mastered by Jason Blum at Segil Media Burbank, CA. Artwork and Pictures by Ryan Turri.

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Kevin Herig Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kevin is a folk/pop singer/songwriter from Albuquerque, NM. "Give It All Away", his debut solo album was released on November 22 2013. Kevin's musical influence reaches far beyond the stage, as he is the founder/director of the Albuquerque youth music program, Rock 101 NM. ... more

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Track Name: Pity Party
A most predictable move is to settle behind
the dreams that your mind sets for you.
We’re biding our time while our dreams are fading,
and we’re just waiting to drink the poison down.

We are a simple design, programmed and predestined
to follow the next in line, and hold your questions.
I don’t condone these lies,
nor should you, forget that each finger is pointing at the truth,
and you knew that this life wasn’t meant for you.

We become what we consume.

It takes one second of being happy
to bring your whole pity party down.
As you stand upon those backs already broken
try to see where you are and where you’re going.

What’s up with all the smoke in here?
Ain’t got much time
just choke up that smile and breath in the air,
and tell yourself that what you’ve got is all you need.
It’s just a bad idea disguised as an epiphany.

We become the vision we seek.
Are you still criticizing everything?

It takes one second of being happy
to bring your whole pity party down.
As you stand upon those backs already broken,
try to see where you are and where you’re going.

It takes a fool to follow the fool down.
Even when your heart’s the last thing that’s standing,
try to see where you are and where you’re going.
Track Name: Shadow
He felt the rush.
He’s not one to give up something
before he gets too much.
Hide the proof that this one got the best of you.

You’ve gone and lost yourself
between a broken track and a path
that leads you back two steps.

Your story keeps on bending and you keep on adding more.
There ain’t no shadow to judge you when you’re lying on the floor.

There’s a space between your heart
and who you think you are.

He felt the rush.
Your lips curl like a swelling wave before the crush.
Tides sweep the clues that this one got the best of you.

You can’t fool yourself
to believe that the voice you hear is not speaking to you.
Pull away from your fears
that the love you have is not good enough
and not gonna last for two.

Your story keeps on bending and you keep on adding more.
There ain’t no shadow to judge you when you’re lying on the floor.

There’s a space between your heart
and who you think you are.

Deceit is a nasty cycle to break.
Your timid feet better quicken their pace
cause your runnin’ mouth’s catching up to you,
it’s catching up to you.

Your story keeps on bending and you keep on adding more.
There ain’t no shadow to judge you when you’re lying on the floor.

There’s a space between your heart
and who you think you are.
Track Name: Lost
You took the bait, now its reeling,
Quick at the wink of an eye.
Before you’re even done healing,
you’ve gone and done it for a second time.
You’re running further away from your past,
but your ghosts hold on even tighter.

The fire burns,
Its sucking you in,
But it wont keep you warm,
its going to burn you from the inside.

You lost your head
the same way I’m losing mine.
You choked out your last ounce of pride.
Never again could you ever stand so tall.

And you lost your heart.
It seeped out through your eyes
in the form of the tears that you cried,
and now you’re standing in a pile of your own anger.

You count my lies and I’ll count yours
(its what we’ve always done before).
You hold a few to the truth,
keeping secrets from your heart
(you only see what you’re looking for).
We’ve all got a stain we’re hiding.
We’ve all lost our way, man, we’re all the same.

The fire burns.
Its sucking you in.
But it wont keep you warm,
its going to burn you from the inside.

You lost your head
the same way I’m losing mine.
You choked out your last ounce of pride.
Never again could you ever stand so tall.

And you lost your heart.
It seeped out through your eyes
in the form of the tears that you cried,
and now you’re standing in a pile of your own anger.

And you lost your soul.
It fell right through the cracks.
Even if you want you can’t get it back.
It burned a hole through your palm,
now it sits just past your fingers.

I hope you find yourself again.
Track Name: Middleman
When the shades are pulled do you still know it all?
Can you take a breath now and let all your secrets out?
Ah man, you hide them so well,
with your heart in your palm,
but its not beating, not beating at all.
Can you not cry, but only for yourself?

You try to make it to the top again,
but your feet are growing roots in the ground.
Maybe the best defense against your enemy
is to bring your own demons down.

Your target is happiness,
but your shot takes a left bend around your middleman.
Ah man, look where you’ve missed.
A paradoxical hole,
each one you fill another’s exposed.
You’re locked in a lie, but only to yourself.

You fast forward now you’re lost again
and your patience is left behind.
Maybe the fastest way to get to your heaven
is to take your time.

Just take your time,
try not to lose your head.
We followed your broken truce into this room,
we though we made it, but then the flooding begins.
And when we’re up to our necks,
we begin to assume,
we are the victims abused,
but the truth is,
we do this to ourselves.

You try to make it to the top again,
but your past wont let you go.
Maybe the only way to keep your sanity
is to forget what you know.
We can't stay this way forever,
soon your fire will start to fade.
Maybe the only way to receive love
is to give your love away.

Give your love away,
Give it all away.
Track Name: Fight Night
Slowing down.
Can we speed it up?
What ‘s in your cup?
Aint that just my luck.

When I woke up
I saw the sun was nowhere to be found.
It seems the moon brought lots of rain,
then rearranged the empty space with a bunch of clouds.
And when I woke up,
I felt the same way as that sky,
how through the night a fateful friend
became my foe.
I felt the same way as that sky,
my happiness the sun and the clouds are my swollen eye.
My bloodshot and swollen eye.

Slowing down.
Can we speed it up?
What ‘s in your cup?
Aint that just my luck.

Im running away,
making a move,
taking a chance,
i'm taking everychance I get.
Track Name: Does It Matter
I’ve learned that even birds can lose the site of things,
take a dive when shame tangles its wings,
and crash its own window out.
This keeps me alive,
because I can see from the other side.
Mine open up when you close your eyes,
and take your last look around.

Maybe these rules we’ve spoken
are meant to be broken down.

So does it matter how we go?
Are there one or several roads
that separate the brave
from the blind and the broken?

You’re not just an apple falling from a tree,
you’re the branch that’s breaking free.
You’re home to the birds
who wont have a place to sing.
Breath this air from me,
look back at what we’ve done.
Would she take me softly
if letting go could save someone?

So does it matter how we go?
Are there one or several roads
that separate the brave
from the blind and the broken?

Is it true that its up to me to choose,
which side of the pane to throw my heart through?
Track Name: Invincible
I watch the open sky turn to
an ocean wave that’s rolling through.
I watch it build up then crash into you.
The white clouds left behind.

You’re invincible.
You’re brave even when you’re all alone.
Your arms stretched yelling bring it on,
I am the king of the ocean.

I watch you dance around the room.
No walls or furniture surrounds you.
A symphony plays in your head, I swear,
and I can almost hear the tune.

You’re invincible.
You’re brave even when you’re all alone.
Your arms stretched and your eyes closed.
You are the leaf in the window.
Dance like the leaf in the window.
Track Name: Found In You
His eyes are tied behind
a life he can't see through to.
He weighs the plans on the page
to sign his life and lock his heart away.
He starts to march,
but his feet float off the ground.
He’ll reach for you to pull him back down to say that the love I found in you
is so much easier to choose.

As I hold my breath,
i'm hoping that these tides will bring me back to her.
I'm letting go of this heavy load
that does nothing but weigh me down.

I see a ripple turn into a wave,
and I’ll hold onto you as it breaks.
Cause the love I found in you
is something I just don’t want to lose.

I’m tired from this wall I’ve made.
Each stone I stack to hide my shame.
It lays upon my chest,
but its time to take a breath
and break it down,
cause the love I found in you
is so much easier to choose.
Track Name: Hey Kay
Hey kay,
why are you worrying about a day
that ain’t been made.
Its so much harder
when you swim against those waves, Kay.
Shout in an empty room
will echo back to you
and say what you already knew.
Like your hands creating this,
you’re just a stroke of a brush from a hand that’s creating you.

You pour out your tears.
There’s so much sorrow behind your door,
but who knows and who cares.
As we hum that melody I think we both agreed
that life should be as simple as can be.
We’re alone in this world we hardly know,
but your heart and your soul
is all I really need.
Track Name: Blues Clues
Would you care if you saw me with her?
Would your eyes squint and turn?
Or would your eyes open wide,
would your fire start to burn?

I don’t know,
I guess it just depends.
Do you want to be my girl, or just my friend?
Are you looking to resolve
or are you looking for revenge?

I don’t know how I did you so wrong.
You’ve got those eyes, your smile,
your tease, your style,
shoot, you damn near have it all.
But sooner or later the devil will find what you’ve got,
and the higher you are,
the harder you will fall.

I feel no shame
during the seconds I commit the crime,
but it plays out just like a roulette game,
where one of us ain’t ever gonna be the same,
its tainted.
You lose your mind just to have a good time,
now you’re filled with regret.
You’ve got to face it.
You get half off your back,
still the other half is gonna drag you down.

The rain keeps falling and I keep falling too.
Is there an echo in here?

So take my advice,
and don’t you ever feel like you can do better,
when you’re already satisfied.