Anything But Alone EP

by Kris Roche

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released February 3, 2011

Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Ben Gebert

Contributing Musicians
Noriko Terada (Perc.)
Jon Wood (Drums)
Derek McWilliams (Bass)
Michael Engesser (Piano/Keys)
Trevor Paul (Electric Guitar)
Josh Fobare (B3 Organ)
Paul Jefferson (Sax)

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Kris Roche Tokyo, Japan

Kris was born in Kyoto, Japan to an American Father and Japanese Mother. His fascination with music was apparent from an early age and at 19 years old he moved to Boston MA, to study music formally. In a time where technology can bridge the gap between countries, culture, and art, Kris is hoping to provide a borderless musical experience for open minds, open hearts, and most importantly, open ears ... more

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Track Name: Make Do
Well I wish I could say that I'm from West Virgina
and I wish I could say that I made it to the city
and I wish I could wear those designer sunglasses
and still be true to my word

Well I wish I could save a lot more than I spend
and I wish I could comment on the latest fashion trends
and I wish I'd seen the Sixth Sense without
knowing the end
and still be true to who I am

The dangers of caffeine
and the muscle magazines
the try to put me inbetween
what is real and what's obscene

So you gotta, Make do
with the luxuries bestowed upon you
Make do
with the dreams you have the right to pursue
Make do
with the love that's all around you
Make Do

Well I know the music biz is looking grim
and that my chances are next to nothing an quite slim
meanwhile I'm trying squeeze in an hour at the gym
and still be true to who I'll be

The dangers of caffeine
and the muscle magazines
the try to put me inbetween
what is real and what's obscene

So you gotta, Make do
with the luxuries bestowed upon you
Make do
with the dreams you have the right to pursue
Make do
with the love that's all around you
Make Do
Track Name: Living In The Midst
Living in the midst of a distant instant
Not living in the present or a qualified system
Oh no, Oh no

You see it all began in a house in Japan
a guitar in a hand had a one man band that was me
You see, still in the game with the same guitar
and its taken me far.
From the far east to bean town bars
all 21 plus yo whats all the fuss,
chill out and have a drink on us,
this goes out to all the ladies in the house,
I ain't saying I'm sane in the brain
I hope your listening, let me explain who I am
and let me list them, I'm the kinda guy who likes to take a walk in the rain, the kinda guy who likes to think that dating's a pain, the women of West still working my game, with the women of the East at least it's common terrain, despise that nowadays movie plots are all same, never thought or ever will that Muppets are lame.

And late at night with you I try to feed your flame,
Who ever said that love is not a game?

Living in the midst of a distant instant
Not living in the present or a qualified system
Oh no, Oh no

At this point in time in my rhyme Im supposed to break it down and go to town on all the player haters,
this is where I say your rapping's wack and that nobody flows like the MC Roche.
But the truth of the fact is that Im far from fantastic,
all the plants I own are naturally plastic
how gangsta is that Matt? He owns a cat. If I was in second grade this rhyme would be fat.
But rap is sufficient and efficient and can even make a boy from Japan look fly.
Hey I'm from the orient and this is how my story went I hope its PC we'll see!

And now you know a little something about me.
I'm a little off center but I think that's the key

Living in the midst of a distant instant
Not living in the present or a qualified system
Oh no, Oh no

Hey hey hey, what's that you say?
Glad to see the likes of you today
Track Name: Nothing But Shame
Don't Come around asking for love
Don't come around asking for a truce
Because you don't want to hear it from me
And I don't wan't to hear it from you

You give me nothing but shame
You only give me reasons to blame
You give me nothing but shame
You only give me reasons to blame myself
Myself, myself, myself

Don't come around thinking like you own this town
Don't come around wishing to be friends
Because you don't want to hear it from me
And I don't wan't to hear it from you

You give me nothing but shame
You only give me reasons to blame
You give me nothing but shame
You only give me reasons to blame myself
Myself, myself, myself
Track Name: Shot Down
It's about 3AM or some odd hour that I can't name
It's all the same and when I turn and see your face
Erase, all that has ever been and ever was
It's just you and me, and possibility

Was this in vain, no this pain tells me otherwise
and in the rain, there's no way for you to see me cry

And I'm shot down, look outside
and everybody wanna know, everybody wanna know
Shot down, look outside
and everybody wanna know, everybody wanna know
Shot down, look outside and everybody wanna know

Before you become a passing thought
like the passing subway line
say that your mine, say that your mine...
before you become another face in an old photograph
say that your mine

Was this in vain, no this pain tells me otherwise
and in the rain, there's no way for you to see me cry

And I'm shot down, look outside
and everybody wanna know, everybody wanna know
Shot down, look outside
and everybody wanna know, everybody wanna know
Shot down, look outside and everybody wanna know
Track Name: Big Fish
He sits everyday of the week
on the bank of the creek
winding its way through his unkept yard
on Sunset boulevard
With his feet in the sand a cold brew in a can
a fishing pole in hand he says,

I'm gonna be someone someday
I'm gonna be the big fish one day
I'm gonna be someone someday
I'm gonna be the big fish one day

He sits at the bar and the door is ajar
letting in the morning sunlight
or is it afternoon?
He sings along to Stormy Weather and
picks at the leather peeling off chair

I'm gonna be someone someday
I'm gonna be the big fish one day
I'm gonna be someone someday
I'm gonna be the big fish one day
Track Name: Butterfly
Butterfly close your eyes,
your warm and your safe
In your little cocoon
Butterfly don't ask why
I'm faded and tired, like a dying fire
Butterfly when I die, take the colors from your wings
and paint the world in your dreams

You shine like a dime in a forgotten riverbed
Put your hand in my mine
You glow like those sticker stars right above my bed
Tell me I'll be fine

With your voice and your song
You'll right all the wrongs
that cast a shadow on us
With your heart and your mind
you know you're gonna find
the path we're all afraid of
With our thoughts and our words
don't waste another breathe,
make it real and make it happen

You shine like a dime in a forgotten riverbed
Put your hand in my mine
You glow like those sticker stars right above my bed
Tell me I'll be fine

You face the world as if nothings wrong
You see no faults you're beautiful and strong
I knew boy like you but he's long
he's not coming home to you or me
And that's the way its gonna be
that's the way its gonna be tonight

You shine like a dime in a forgotten riverbed
Put your hand in my mine
You glow like those sticker stars right above my bed
Tell me I'll be fine