Baby Who Knows (featuring Aimee Mann) b​/​w Powerstroke

by Kimon Kirk

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released June 3, 2017

Baby Who Knows
(Music and lyrics by Kimon Kirk and Aimee Mann)

Kimon Kirk – vocals, bass
Aimee Mann – vocals
Jamie Edwards – keyboards
Lyle Brewer – guitars
John Sands – drums

Engineered by David Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound
Aimee’s vocal recorded by Paul Bryan in Santa Monica
Mixed by Ryan Freeland at Stampede Origin, Los Angeles

Powerstroke
(Music and lyrics by Kimon Kirk)

Kimon Kirk – vocals, guitar
Chandler Travis – harmony vocals
Jamie Edwards – lead guitar
Rikki Bates – drums
Dave Brophy – percussion

Engineered by Dan Hallas at the Hallas Palace
Percussion recorded by DB at the Valentine Room
Mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie

Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering

Design by the Visual Strategist; cover photo by Laura Hajar

Baby Who Knows published by Dos Kay Music, BMI/Aimee Mann, ASCAP
Powerstroke published by Dos Kay Music, BMI

Kimon Kirk, Dos Kay Music 2017

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Track Name: Baby Who Knows (featuring Aimee Mann)
So let’s assume you’ve ended up right where you wanna be
You sure surprised us by your choice
Who would’ve thought that he could find the words to hold you sway
With such an uncompelling voice

Baby who knows, nobody knows, maybe you knew and just forgot
Baby who knows, maybe you chose someone because of what they’re not
Baby who knows, baby who knows, baby who knows

We turned a blind eye to the things you didn’t see in him
Hoping he would change what’s wrong
You failed to mention your accepting mediocrity
Met your expectations all along

Baby who knows, nobody knows, maybe you knew and just forgot
Baby who knows, maybe you chose someone because of what they’re not
Baby who knows, baby who knows, baby who knows

Still it’s a comfort to be near you in a smaller way
Those grapes turned sour long ago
Now that I realize the bar for you was set too high
I won’t let disappointment show

So now its come to where the roles have all but been reversed
And complication holds its ground
He’s right for you and yet you feel as though it’s too rehearsed
But could your logic be unsound?

Baby who knows, nobody knows, maybe you knew and just forgot
Baby who knows, maybe you chose someone because of what they’re not
Baby who knows, baby who knows, baby who knows
Baby who knows, baby who knows, baby who knows
Baby who knows, baby who knows, baby who knows
Track Name: Powerstroke
An opportunity that landed right in front me, almost like a smack in the face
A big ascending harmony that takes off like a mystery but always winds up in the right place

I could feel it like a thunderbolt, a Brian Wilson powerstroke of genius in an overdriven way
An amalgamated siphoning, a heart attack of timing summing everything you wanted to say

Don’t cry baby, take my hand and come with me
Let me show you, cause I know you
This is all you’ll ever need

It started as a hopefulness, a glimmering -- and I confess -- a sparkle from an older guitar
As Sherwood as a marathoner
Second look and I’m a goner
Wanting just to know who you are

Impurity but nonetheless a miracle of mindfulness
Has prompted sending out of state cards
As earnest as a Valentine
I’m just trying to make you mine
and keep this thing alive from afar

Don’t cry baby, take my hand and come with me
Let me show you, cause I know you
This is all you’ll ever need

You’re the whiskey I was nursing, a blessing and a cursing, a novel from an earlier age
It takes a while before it hits you but I never could resist you
And I’m not about to turn the page

Don’t cry baby, take my hand and come with me
Let me show you, cause I know you
This is all you’ll ever need

Don’t cry baby, take my hand and come with me
Let me show you, cause I know you
And I’m all you’ll ever need