Based on a True Story

by Knock Knock Ginger

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BOATS, as it's called to those in the know, was KKG's Christmas present to the year 2006. Although it presented the same number of songs as Hurry!, it took two steps forward in defining KKG's sound. This album has the fewest animals of any KKG album cover.

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released December 6, 2006

Recorded at House Of Miracles, London, Ontario in 2006.
Songs were written by Milosz Sikora and Knock Knock Ginger:
Matt Charters (guitar, horns, backup vocals)
Owen Cherry (drums, percussion, backup vocals)
Melissa Djurakov (Rhodes, Wurlitzer, vocals)
Andorephus Metler (bass, Hammond, slide guitar, backup vocals)
Lisa Rafferty (backup vocals)
and Milosz Sikora (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Special Appearance: 17th Chapel congregation of Upsala on 4
Recorded and mixed by J. Andrew Magoffin
Mastered by Tony Salomone at Dadmobile Studios
Artwork by Hayley Schmalz
Produced by Knock Knock Ginger

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Knock Knock Ginger Kitchener, Ontario

Knock Knock Ginger rocked around the KW area and parts beyond from 2004 to 2012.

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Track Name: Love Renee
Oh, where to begin?
The pages are few.
But the topics, so dense,
That I might start a new list of regrets
The moment you get back to the car.

(One!) Your grammar was weak
(Two!) Your spelling, a sham!
(Three!) The homonyms shook
With each "its", "there" and "then"
Yet somehow they let you purchase a pen in any hue.

But all the misuses of the comma by your hand
Made the closing "Love Renée" seem like another order in the end.

In all upper case you wrote "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!”
Thinking I would change my mind if the L's were bold enough.

Well, we took a train down the Carolin' coast.
Now the third you recall
Is the third with the most heartache.
You always were the queen of the précis.

But all the misuses of the comma by your hand
Made the closing "Love Renée" seem like another order in the end

In all upper case you wrote "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!"
Thinking I would change my mind if the L's were bold enough
And the ink you waste on that "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!" (Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!)
Could be spent on why's instead of those vague etceteras!
Track Name: (The Tragic Love Affair Of) Kasey And Jaime
You've got a way about you
That keeps you outrunning pain,
But I gotta say that I want you to stay.
Now I exclaim that I love you
Just to get you out of the rain,
But you've got a way about you that stays.

Oh Kasey, you told me a lie,
You said all you would need's a starry sky,
And I've made a veil of gauze and wire.

Oh Jamie, you gave me your heart,
But I'm focused on the missing parts,
So cry 'til your voice is hoarse like Mark's.

You've got a way about you
That keeps you outrunning pain,
But I gotta say I want you to stay.
Now I exclaim that I love you
Just to get you out of the rain,
But you've got a way about you that stays.

Though you have the suitable chest,
I cannot help but to confess,
That I always thought I'd wear the dress...

Oh how you cried!
"I swore I'd never leave you uninspired"
But fireworks can't climb forever higher,
I swore I'd never leave you uninspired,
But even when you're gone,
There's a consequence to sleeping through the dawn,
As it leaves you uninspired...

Now I exclaim that I love you
Just to get you to come in out of the rain,
But you've got a way about you that stays.
Track Name: The Great Escape
Someday you'll know why I found life was worth leaving,
So if I find a way to spend a holiday away from home,
I'll let you know.

I'll pack the maps as you sort through photographs
But when culled a shoebox worth of pictures from your birth to twenty four
Always looks so small.

You were just four years old (unaware a hard rain was fallin’)
When we closed our record store (iodine stained lips a-glowin’)
Where you'd spent countless days
Your blue eyes all ablaze
Reflecting off the vinyl wall.

You said,
"If our great escape involves a hideaway in eastern Rome,
I guess we'll go"

But oh, this could be the end of us,
Could be the end of us, you never know
This could be the end of us,
Could be the end of us, you never know

If our great escape involves a hideaway in eastern Rome
I guess we'll go…

But in the air tonite, the soft scent of sin prevails
You'll be my pride and joy and yet the reason I failed
Cradle my head tonite and I'll be ever in your debt.

This could be the end of us,
Could be the end of us, you never know
This could be the end of us,
Could be the end of us, you never know

On the autobahn, you fell back to sleep, oh…
On your mother’s lap, you fell back to sleep, oh…
Track Name: Upsala
Still waiting for the rainy day you swore would come
(It's nearly five years late).
Those vows I never should have made
To the man who loves me though I never felt the same,
But when he explained,
"We'll restart the human race!"
I told myself that love is for the olden days
Soon all will change…

But I guess nobody told me
That the world could live through the night
And this morning I could have left you
But I'm chained to higher ground
So maybe I'll stay so unkind
That we'll both wish we had drowned
In the ocean that has yet to arrive

"No registries in '99!"
To quote Valerie and the pamphlets she lives by.
Umbrellas, then, of every size came flooding in.
I almost saw the rising tide
In the teary eyes that lined the chapel stairs.
They all said,
"You put the Eve in New Year's while we prayed for Cain"

But I guess nobody told me
That the world could live through the night
And this morning I could have left you
But I'm chained to higher ground
So maybe I'll stay so unkind
That we'll both wish we had drowned
In the ocean that has yet to arrive
Track Name: The Makeout Song
I was expecting the worst when you turned on the lights
Blinded by an old pillowcase couldn't tell noon from night

You closed your eyes and you sighed,
"If there's room on your lips for a long goodbye,
And if your fingertips still run down my spine,
Then why can't I feel it at all?"

Pulled by the draft from the door I could smell your cologne
The rhythm in your footsteps meant you were walking alone

You closed your eyes and you sighed,
"If there's room on your lips for a long goodbye,
And if your fingertips still run down my spine,
Then why can't I feel it at all?"

Outside your room there's a beauty salon
Where the makeup was bought that you dabbled on
And all you could say is, "I hope I survive!
Cause I won't hesitate to die one more time for you!"

You closed your eye and sighed,
"If there's room on your lips for that long goodbye..."