Dealing With People

by John Kay

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released June 24, 2016

Produced by John Kay.

Mastered by Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana in Lafayette, IN.
Mixed by Eric "Mixerman" Sarafin.
Engineered and recorded by John Kay at Stu Stu Studio in Livonia, MI.

All music and lyrics composed and arranged by John Kay. (Except "Jericho" by Rufus Wainwright.)

All vocals and instruments performed by John Kay, except where noted.

Rob Carden: Drums on "Dealing with People" and "Jericho".
Craig Dominiak: Bass on "Dealing with People" and "Jericho".
Mike Carden: Lap steel guitar on "Dealing with People" and "Jericho".
Ashley Beavers: Background vocals on "Jericho" and "Wait for Me".
Zac Victor, Eric Walls, and Ian Jarrell: Background vocals on "Say Goodbye 2 Rock and Roll".

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Track Name: Dealing with People
I need a shower
I need a shave
I need a book to teach me how to behave
'Cause everybody tells me I should behave a certain way

I need a compass
I need a map
I need to learn another way to react
Because nobody ever actually acts the way they say they will

Why is it so hard dealing with people?
Why is it so hard talking to you?
Can somebody tell me what you really want me to do for you?

I want a Wrangler
I want a house
I want another way of figuring out if there's a way of really figuring out the inner workings of your minds

I want a backyard that I can mow
I want to find a way of letting you know
And if there's a better way of letting you know then just please tell me and I'll try

Why is it so hard dealing with people?
Why is it so hard talking to you?
Can somebody tell me what you really want me to do for you?
Why is it so hard to make you happy?
Why is it so hard working with you?
And all my best friends say they have this problem too
Well how 'bout you?

I need to tour
I need to skate
I need to stop trying hard to relate
Because it shouldn't be so hard to relate if you are truthful such as I

And if you had a conscience
If you felt shame
You'd be okay with sharing some of the blame
I'm sick and tired of accepting the blame when I know in my heart I'm right

Why is it so hard dealing with people?
Why is it so hard talking to you?
Can somebody tell me what you really want me to do for you?
Why is it so hard to make you happy?
Why is it so hard working with you?
And my best friends say they have this problem too
Well how 'bout you?

Mail me a postcard
Write me a note
Just remember all the songs that I wrote
Track Name: Nobody I Love
Nobody I love would ever treat me this way, ever
Ever
Ever

You live a life inside your mind
But that's not real life
You've been unkind
Now dry your eyes, 'cause you're not really mine
After all

If anybody has a problem with this
Go fuck yourself
My momma taught me at a young, young age

Nobody I love would ever treat me this way, ever
Ever
Ever

I'm not surprised to find you lied
And you're out screwing guys
After all
It's all the same
The only thing that's different is your name
After all

If anybody has a problem with this
Go fuck yourself
My momma taught me at a young, young age

Nobody I love would ever treat me this way, ever
Ever
Ever

I've got my self-respect
I won't let go of it
I only wish that I had made a better show of it
Track Name: I Don't Call You (You Don't Call Me)
We try to live our lives and do what's right
But what's right is not always popular
And what's popular ain't always right
You see the best things in this life aren't free
The best things in this life take sacrifice
If you're going to follow your dreams

So baby, take the pain
Take the heartache and the shame
And chalk it all up to the cost of playing the Game

We both hurt but hey, we're okay
I'm not gonna call
We're better off now
Don't you agree?
Oh, what a wonderful life it would be
If I don't call you, and you don't call me

I'm not gonna call
I'm not gonna call
No

In life, you gotta do what you want
Say what you want to say
And just be you
No matter who knocks you down
Just get up and try again
'Cause they're not gonna call
So, why are you wasting your life
Trying so hard to be liked
By everyone?
If they don't want what you want

Don't cry
It's okay
You don't need them anyway
Just chalk it all up to the cost of fortune and fame

We both hurt but hey, we're okay
I'm not gonna call
We're better off now
Don't you agree?
Oh, what a wonderful life it would be
If I don't call you, and you don't call me

I'm not gonna call
I'm not gonna call
No

You said that you would never leave
And I believed you
I turned my body into whiskey
Just to grieve you
Though it's over now, I'm out to show you how
A man gets along in this world
But I'm not gonna call

We both hurt but hey, we're okay
I'm not gonna call
We're better off now
Don't you agree?
Oh, what a wonderful life it will be
If I don't call you, and you don't call me

I'm not gonna call
I'm not gonna call
No

I'm not gonna call you
And please don't call me
No
Track Name: Say Goodbye 2 Rock and Roll
Say goodbye to rock and roll
It came and had its time
All the songs have been written before
There are no words left to rhy-

Rock and roll won't die
But it will kill me if I
Don't leave it behind
In the dawning of my life

Say goodbye to all old lovers
You couldn't give them what they need
There is no chord progression for the heart
But it responds to melody
So say goodbye to rock and roll
You really gave it all your best
Stay in touch with those who love you
And fuck all the re-

Rock and roll won't die
But it will kill me if I
Don't leave it behind
In the dawning of my life
So I'll give it a try
This poetry I've been waiting all these years to write

Rock and roll won't die
But it will kill me if I
Don't leave it behind
In the dawning of my life
And I'm so terrified
To leave you behind
But I'm not too scared to try
And I'm so glad that I
Remembered that I
Was happy once in life
So say your goodbyes
And dry all your eyes
'Cause I'm leaving for a while
And when I come back
I hope you react
With a big hug and a sorry
Track Name: Wait for Me
If you're waiting for me
To say that I
Want you to be mine
Well, don't wait long
Just know that I
Mean everything
I put into a song abut you
I wanna know
All that you know
About anything that's real
And that's real
I'll show you love
And justify
The way you truly feel about me

Wait for me
It'll take time
To understand your beautiful mind
I'll relax
You chill out
And let's have us a bottle of wine
Here you go, a bottle of wine

You're so far
Not too far
From perfect but
I think you're perfect for me
Do you agree?
Though someone wrote
Those words before
They resonate with me about you
You're making it
You make it
So easy
It's not hard
This is what I've been
Dreaming of
Is this love?
So honey, please
Keep telling me
The things you truly love about me

Wait for me
It'll take time
To understand your beautiful mind
I'll relax
You chill out
And let's have another bottle of wine
Here you go, another bottle of wine

Will you wait for me?
'Cause it takes time
To comprehend my musical mind
I want you
He wants you to just be you
To be mine
Now let's finish this bottle of wine
And I'll wait for you
'Cause I've got time
To appreciate your extraordinary mind
He's got the time
I can relax
You should chill out
We should have another bottle of wine

Yeah, let's have another bottle of wine
Do we have another bottle of wine?

Wait for me
Pretty please
Track Name: Pedestal
I had a girl a couple years ago
She went away and I didn't know what I had done
To make her fall out of love
She left me on my knees
Praying to the stars abo-ove
But now she's back in my life after way too long
Finally time for us to right the wrong that we'd become
Over a couple of years
We went to a show and talked over a couple of beers

She could see the fire in my eyes
When she told me my so-called friend was telling her lies about me
I said...

I'm gonna put you up on a pedestal
You're gonna knock me down from mine
You've got my heart this time

Hold on tight and don't run away
I know everybody's got something to say about you and me
But don't believe a word
I'm not quite as bad as the stories you might have heard
And then she leans in to kiss me with the whiskey on her breath
She says she's trying to quit but I still love it when she tastes like cigarettes
Yeah, you know what I mean
She's still sweet as candy when she tastes like nicotine

I can see the passion in her eyes
And now I know she's no believing all those lies anymore
And I said...

I'm gonna put you up on a pedestal
You're gonna knock me down from mine
You've got my heart this time, girl
I'm gonna knock you off your pedestal
Anytime you're out of line
You've got my heart this time

I'm gonna put you up on a pedestal
You're gonna knock me down from mine
You've got my heart this time, girl
I'm gonna knock you off your pedestal
Anytime you're out of line
You've got my heart this time

I'm gonna put you up on a pedestal
I'm gonna put you up on a pedestal
Up on a pedestal
Track Name: Haters
You put on a costume
But it's not a costume to you
It's what you wear

You put on a costume
But it's not a costume to you
It's what you wear
You want 'em to watch you
'Cause if nobody's watching you
Then you're not there

And they say
You're living a fantasy
You've spent your whole damn life chasing your dreams
And what do you have to show for it?
But what if your fantasy is better than reality?
I think you'll find some peace of mind

Hey! Ho!
Haters have got to go
They're taking up too much of my time inside my mind
Don't! Go!
I'm here to let you know you're beautiful
And you are gonna find your peace of mind

She gives me the vapors
I read in the papers that she's doing well
They say I'm a player
'Cause all of the haters went and cast their spell

But she knows
I'm gonna treat her right
I'm gonna hold her close all through the night
And what's wrong with that?
Not a thing
And you could be just like me
If you chased your dreams what could you see?
I think you'd find some peace of mind

Hey! Ho!
Haters have got to go
They're taking up too much of my time inside my mind
Don't! Go!
I'm here to let you know you're beautiful
And you are gonna find your peace of mind

Hey!
And I know everybody wants a better life
Hey!
So why do you cut me down when I'm trying to better mine?
Hey!
I'm bettering mine

To all of the haters who think I'm a player
I bid you well

Hey! Ho!
Haters have got to go
They're taking up too much of my time inside my mind
Don't! Go!
I'm here to let you know you're beautiful
And you are gonna find your peace of mind
Hey! Ho!
Haters have got to go
They're taking up too much of my time inside my mind
Don't! Go!
I wanna let you know you're beautiful
And you are gonna find your peace of mind

You put on a costume
But it's not a costume to you
It's what you wear
Track Name: Bartender
Don't you love a dead sexy bartender?
The kind that knows that this job won't last forever
It's just a temporary stop
Until we reach that mountaintop in the sky
Please pour me another, bartender
I need to think about a way that I can make life better
That's not to say that life is bad
And then she asks me if I've had too many to drive

And she keeps me drinking all night
And feeling all right
She insists on feeding me when I start to sway
She keeps the regulars on ice
And if somebody's not nice
She tells me subtly to shoo them away

She'll pay every single tab for me
And I don't even have to leave gratuity
I'll tip her just by being me

All the goofballs at the tables
They're missing out, pretending to enjoy their lives
I hear a man wonder if he's able
To get away with cheating on his wife
And I'm so mad that I could scream
Because I would never dream of hurting you

And she keeps me drinking all night
And feeling all right
She insists on feeding me when I start to sway
She keeps the regulars on ice
And if somebody's not nice
She tells me subtly to shoo them away

She'll pay every single tab for me
And I don't even have to leave gratuity
I'll tip her just by being me

And I've been coming here for so long
You're probably thinking this is so wrong
You deserve the lion's share of real love
And you deserve a song

Don't you love a dead sexy bartender?

When she keep you drinking all night
And feeling all right
She insists on feeding you when you start to sway
She keeps the regulars on ice
And if somebody's not nice
She tells me subtly to shoo them away

She pays every single tab for me
And I don't ever have to leave gratuity
So if you're wondering how I get my booze for free
I tip her just by being me
By being me
Track Name: Collide
I took a pill
Nothing is real
So why am I thinking of you?
Images of
Lost lonely love
Only fictional truths

So I lie
And I cry
And I die here in bed
We confide
And collide
And confess only love

And the fire burns us so
Our feelings become numb and low
Turning paper into gold
I'm waiting grip and withtake hold

And I write
Every night
With the light from above
Is it right
That we fight?
It's in spite of our love

But when we collide
We can find ourselves for the first time
And when we collide
We can see inside for the first time

And when we collide
We can find ourselves for the first time
And when we collide
We can see inside for the first time