Aptos, When It Rains

from by AJ McKinley

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Words/Music by AJ McKinley
Produced by AJ McKinley


i'm at the end of the street, hanging out
home cooked meals and sea side clouds
just gorging on woe and doubt
i'm slumming it all day long
turn off the phone, crawl into a bong
and try to forget about songs....
time is clearly running out until i'm losing ground
and it feels like a hole is sinking my boat
and i am slowly sinking down

(so, keep on rowing)

suddenly, it feels like it's been too long
that i've been digging up my own soul and finding someone else's song
i'm just bumming around in a house
i feel like a grave digger digging up ground
to lay his own body down

but if your boat's got a hole, keep on rowing
if your boat's got a hole, keep on rowing
rowing to the shore
a few strokes more...
few strokes more...
keep on rowing...

oh, how long must I go on?


from And I Was Like EP, released January 1, 2016
AJ McKinley - Bass, Vocals, Vocal Loops
Zach "Bookstein" Partridge - Drums
Engineered and Mixed by AJ McKinley and Jason Kick
Mastered by Piper Payne



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AJ McKinley San Francisco, California

AJ McKinley is a fellow from San Francisco who plays lots of instruments and writes/records lots of songs.
Using artists like Brian Eno, Kurt Vile and Reggie Watts as jumping off points, the music is composed/performed/recorded using only a bass, vocals, a looper and a drum set. All "guitar-ish" or "synth-ish" type sounds/solos were created through effects and pitch shifting on the bass.
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