Monsters

by Herm

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“A must for fans of uneasy listening”
4 stars, HotPress.com

“He’s blowing the concept of ‘singer-songwriter’ right off its hinges”
5/5, Subba-cultcha.com

“Bold and ambitious… a powerful showcase of a considerable talent”
4 stars, Connected.ie

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released March 30, 2009

Catchy Go Go Records

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Debut album from Kevin Herm Connolly

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Track Name: The Way
A white man in a three-piece suit came talking in my ear
He said: “Sun goes down and sun comes up, but there’s nothing to fear”.

“Light goes on and light goes off: it’s all the same to me.
Needs must want and wants must need. Do you know what I mean?”

And I said:
“No, I don’t know what you mean, I don’t know what to say,
All the stuff you drag around; It all gets in the way”

It might hurt, it might hurt
It might sting a little bit

You’ve made your breakfast - lie in it
Now give me some of it

And I said:
“Hey, I’m not the one you want – I don’t know what to say
All the stuff you drag around, it all gets in the way
The way you lick above, The way you kick below
The way you say you’re sorry, The way you say hello
All that's in the way".
Track Name: Heads
Once – once upon a time, in the beginning,
The kingdom was all mine, and I was king.
It’s such a shame, we’re living in a cage
Head’s on a plate, it’s better when you wait

Woo ooh oh oh oh
Heads on a plate
I’m on the radio
Hey hey hey hey

You – the fuzz upon the peach
The lemon’s kick
The blood’s gone to my head - you make me sick
And it’s such a waste, a sinful waste
That it’s better when you wait…

Woo ooh oh oh oh
Heads on a plate
I’m on the radio
Hey hey hey hey

Step 1: Rub me down with grease
Step 2: Cook me in the fire
Step 3: Cut me into pieces
Eat me when I’m done.

Woo ooh oh oh oh
Heads on a plate
I’m on the radio
Hey hey hey hey
Track Name: Year Of The Horse
(feat. Nina Hynes)

The room is cold, your skin is warm,
And mine it is on fire.
I tell you all I know
Now I’m getting tired.


When we met it was the spring,
You caught me off my guard
And showed me everything
Now I’m getting tired.


Your face is wet and flushed,
Your eyes are to the floor.
I’ve shown you way too much,
My eyes are to the door.


I was born in the year of the horse,
You were born in another time.
Did I fall out of yours
Or did you fall out of mine?
Track Name: Monsters
I’ve never met you, brother, I’ve never met you
And I don’t know your name,
But I don’t like you man, no, I don’t like you
‘Cos me and you we’re not the same.

I’ve never met you brother, I’ve never met you
But I don’t like you just the same.
I’d love to help you man, I’d like to help you
But me and you we’re not the same.

(And I’m)
Afraid of the dark
Too frightened to look
When it gets dark
The monsters all come out to play

I don’t know you man and I’ve never met you,
But I don’t like your type.
My eyes are open but my head’s on backwards,
And I don’t sleep at night.

‘Cos they’re underneath the floorboards
And they’re underneath the bed.
They’re hiding in the cupboards
And they’re hiding in my head: The bogey man!

I’ve never met you but I can't forget you...
Track Name: SCAB
You gotta lotta nerve, walking like that,
Wearing those shoes, wearing that hat;
Looking like that.
La la la…

You gotta lotta nerve, talking like that
Using those words like ‘aristocrat’
La la la…


You gotta lotta nerve, doing like that,
Running in circles, chewing the fat.
So gimme all you got and we’ll re-appropriate
All your impetus for all I care, all I care, all I care
La la la…

You gotta lotta nerve, doing like that,
And running in circles screaming like that

Because it’s just a scab - Read between the lines
You can peel it back - And re-appropriate
Hear it rumbling - It all falls in
Feel it crack - Into place
Feel it crack
Watch it crumbling
Growing back

But it’s too late…
Track Name: Rosemary
Rosemary, I love you, can’t you see?
It makes me holler, it makes me howl.
Rosemary you got your spell on me
It makes me grovel, it makes me growl.

And it makes no odds, it makes no sense,
You never look as good as when you’re seeing someone else, oh no.

Rosemary, you got your hooks in me
And it makes me nervous, it makes me quake
Your memory is like a knife in me
It makes me shiver it makes me shake.

Rosemary (It makes me mad)
Rosemary (It makes me mad)
Rosemary (It makes me holler)
Rosemary
Track Name: The Sofa King
These fingers in my hair: how did they get there?
The things you left behind: I find them everywhere

A slip of the wrist
All that you missed

At the end of the line you can be what you like:
The shadow on your right.

What kind of person would do such a thing?
The glass beneath your skin.
What kind of person could do such a thing?
The sofa king.

We went out for three dog years
Do we go downwards when we fall?

If you’re feeling small, if you’ve lost it all,
If you’ve had a fall: I’ll be sitting here.
If you’re feeling small, if you’ve lost it all:
Baby, I’m the sofa king…

You glide above me slowly as I watch you from the ground
You pass me by, no looking back, not a sound,
The Sofa King.
Track Name: The Long Way Down
I'm not that bad; I'm worse.
But if you'd like to come with me,
We'll take the long way down
And see what it looks like from the ground.
Track Name: Cellar Door
There once was a boy whose name was Ray
He fell for a woman known as mistake
His heart was pounding, his eyes they shone
For him the other was the only one.

But little did he know and little did he care
There’s holes in every story, there’s secrets everywhere
There’s something behind the cellar door.

Time went by smoothly, or as smooth as it can
Till one day, one evening, the rumbling began
(He said:) “What’s that beneath me? I hear it roar.
What do you keep behind your cellar door?”

Little did he know, and little did he care
(He said:) “I know there’s something: I hear it’s voice”
I had to show him; I had no choice.

“Oh please release me, I’m in great pain.
I’ve learned my lesson, I won’t do it again”
Their endless questions, I’m sick of men,
A burglar found him - he’s on the mend.

And little did he know and little did he care
There’s holes in every story, there’s secrets everywhere
There’s something behind the cellar door.
Track Name: The Best Bit
Take one, take two, take three, take some more,
And that’s all that you came here for.
“Oh no, I didn’t” - Oh yes, you did,
Old wedgie wounds from when I was a kid
And this is the best bit…

You think your shit don’t stink,
I think you know it’s later than you think.
Va voir ta mere au zoo, connard,
“Oh no, I amn’t” - Oh yes, you are,
‘Cos this is the best bit…

You won’t succeed if you don’t try,
The answer’s ‘yes’, the question’s ‘why’,
The present’s best the future’s wild:
You’re wasting your time.
And this is the best bit…


I’m fully air-conditioned - I’ve got holes in my jocks
I dine with the Emperor,
If you stay still you rot.
And this is the best bit…

I defy death with every breath,
It’s par for the course
I dine with the president,
The year of the horse.
And this is the best bit…
Track Name: Rearrange
Went away without you, didn’t die without you
Wasn’t wrong without you, I wrote this song about you
Got to thinking that you only think about you
And all the things that you do are the birdshit on my statue
And my thoughts were so impure

Went away without you, didn’t die without you
Wasn’t wrong without you, ‘cos I was right to doubt you
I went away without you, got to play without you
Got to thinking that you only think about you

The sooner you do it, the sooner it’s over
So I’m doing it right now

Something has gone wrong, we need to move it on
It isn’t me it’s you
Something has to change, we need to rearrange
There’s nothing else to do, so I’ll see you around…