Kirby

Kirby

 Burlington, Ontario, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The hooks are barbed. The lyrics bite hard enough to break the skin. And the soul of a resigned heart booms out in a powerful voice – far bigger than the stature of the man from which it comes. This is Kirby – and his emotionally, and spiritually captivating, new EP The Good Fight.

Biography

The hooks are barbed. The lyrics bite hard enough to break the skin. And the soul of a resigned heart booms out in a powerful voice – far bigger than the stature of the man from which it comes. This is Kirby – and his emotionally, and spiritually captivating, new EP The Good Fight.

The former leader of a once powerful empire – now walks alone. The ghosts of melodies have been stripped from a maroon telecaster – and now inhabit a converted left hand acoustic guitar.

The Good Fight is a bold, and often frank, examination of a painful past that stabs in stereo. These melodies of catharsis – in a lilting, albeit somber elegance embody both resolution -- and hope for the path Kirby now walks.

There’s bitter-sweet remorse in the painting of each haunting scene pulled from the ether. It would be overwhelmingly morose – if it wasn’t so god damn honest.

Kirby takes The Good Fight to the people. With tours across Canada the empire is being rebuilt. And with dates in the U.S. and Europe in the works – the empire will soon stretch globally. And the voice will become all consuming.

The Good Fight Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=5m_93ZVt--Y

Lyrics

Defeat

Written By: Kirby

Defeat. Don't you listen to the words of the cynics. The soldiers that guard your dreams will take aim and fire on those who've expired the will to realize they're free. Keep the faith, cause no one can stop you. Keep the faith cause you know we all die alone. Your soul isn't guessing and you're far beyond wishing, you can feel this more than any love. In the end all that you're left with is a life to look back on and the loves you had while you spun on this land. Keep the faith, cause no one can stop you. Keep the faith cause you know we all die alone. And with your last breaths you can take solace in that you lived your life the way you loved. And you loved the life you lived. You never lost sight while your soul was on fire, you just kept the faith whatever it was. Keep the faith, cause no one can stop you. Keep the faith cause you know we all die alone.

Lost Love Ones

Written By: Kirby

Look man I know it's hard and any words I say are far from easing the pain. You may be sore for a while but don't go wasting your time thinking what could have been. Cause you'll be fine, all you can take is this time. Yeah, you'll be all right, all you can take is this time. You'll want to hurt, you'll want blood, you'll want to blame anyone who ever comes that close again. But none of your plans are ever set in stone and knowing you, this is what i know. You'll be fine, all you can take is this time. Yeah you'll be all right. Cause the one-day will come when you'll wonder how you ever came so undone and you'll be fine. Yeah, you'll be fine, all you can take is this time. Yeah, you'll be all right, cause the one-day will come when you'll wonder how you ever came so undone. The one-day will come.

When the Princess Won't Sing

Written By: Kirby

She storms out of the party. Man she's had enough. She screams, "That's the last straw!!!" under her breath, as she marches down, through dark lit crowds on Yonge Street. Now fellas, I know what your thinking and I know that you might think I done every bad thing I could in a night. And you know what you'd be right. I yell "Sweetie wait up!" as I dash for the door, turn her face to meet mine while tears fall to the floor from her heart wrenching beautiful face. Cause what the princess wants the princess gets. "Is this what I have to do to get attention from you? Make some mistakes til you storm out of the room?" she says, "Stop, I can't take this anymore, I'm through, will you please just go?" As I struggle with no no no no. But what the princess wants the princess gets. And I can't say no to my princess, "Before I leave I have one last request, can I hear you sing a little, can I hear you sing yah yah? Cause this is the part of your soul that I've never seen." And with red water eyes she says, "That's just me." At her place the next to get all of my stuff, she greets me in PJs with her hair held up by these black bands I'd find all the time in my bed months later. She says "When you start to speak is it gonna make me cry?" I say " I kinda hope so cause this is goodbye after five long years, I can only assume there'd be tears." But what the princess wants the princess gets and I just cant's say bye to my princess. "Before I leave I have one last request, can I hear you sing a little? Can I hear you sing 'Yah yah!' Cause it's the best part of your soul that I've never seen." With red watery eyes she looked up at me and said, "A little?" I said, "You can just row your boat ashore. Cause it's the best part of your soul that I've never seen." And with red watery eyes she looked up at me and sang to me, "Row Row Row your boat gently down the stream..." And I think my heart skipped a beat. But what the princess wants, the princess gets, so I said goodbye to my princess at least she gave me my last request...

A promise

Written By: Kirby

I'll blame me, yeah I'll blame me for everything. I'll take these pages I've kept but never read. Trusting the instinct is never what you think, it'll be. I will now, always, forever, make these words a promise to never let myself stray, this damn far again. I'll hate me, yeah I'll hate me cause its easier to see the fault coming from these pages I've kept but never read. All the thoughts that spill from head. I will now, always, forever, make these words a promise to never let myself stray, this damn far again. Trusting the instinct is never what you think it'll be. I will now, always, forever, make these words a promise to never let myself stray, this damn far again.

Discography

Within These Walls EP- released February 1, 2007
The Good Fight EP- released March 19, 2008

Set List

Typical Set List:

1. A Promise
2. Defeat
3. Catching Me
4. Cover Song
5. Lost Love Ones
6. Piece It Together
7. Where To Begin
8. Cover Song
9. When The Princess Won't Sing

All sets include a combination of both original and cover songs and each set is approximately 45 minutes in length. Kirby's shows include up to three sets per evening with the number of cover songs increasing with the number of sets.