West Coast Drug

by RKVC

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RKVC has been affected. The term "drug" often implies addiction, but in the bigger picture, it's really about how a person, thing or experience affects someone. Each of these songs are about or inspired by that. This year, RKVC released a new single each month exploring and experimenting with new styles and methods of making music and songwriting. This is a collection of those singles. To all of our TROUBLEMAKERS, thank you for your love and support.
Much love,
-RKVC

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released September 23, 2016

All songs written and performed by RKVC (Rod Kim & Vince Cirino)
Additional vocals on "Gotchu" by Giada J. and Maggie Gabbard

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RKVC Los Angeles, California

The Self-Deprecating Romantic Pop Rock Duo of Rod Kim & Vince Cirino bridges the gap between songs of heartbreak and love without making you want to jump off that bridge. Rod Kim & Vince Cirino: Mixing the feel & soul of the singer/songwriter genre with a noncommittal love for modern electronic pop. ... more

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Track Name: West Coast Drug
West Coast Drug

(R. Kim, V. Cirino)

Leave me strung out on a Venice Beach sunset,
You know I'll end up here again.
I won't quit as long as it's killing me,
I'm not right, I'm just what's left...

Can't get enough,
She's my west coast drug.

Coming down just means I was high,
Falling and flying feel the same.
Hanging on to wherever this trip takes me,
I'm captive in the escape.

Can't get enough,
She's my west coast drug.
Track Name: Bad Habits
Bad Habits

(R. Kim/V.Cirino)

You smell like booze,
And you look like sex.
Checkin’ missed calls from all your friends.

Last night, you had a good time,
And you won’t try, to justify it.
Daylight and you can’t hide,
But you don’t mind bad habits.

2am and we say we’re just friends,
But we always take things too far, too far.
Started with a joke,
But we hate to be alone,
So we give in to the way we are, we are.

Talk like friends,
But act like lovers,
Making these moves on each other.

Tonight, we’ll have a good time,
If we don’t try, to justify it.
We might like what we find,
If we don’t hide bad habits.

2am and we say we’re just friends,
But we always take things too far, too far.
Started with a joke,
But we hate to be alone,
So we give in to the way we are, we are.

2am and we say we’re just friends,
But we always take things too far, too far.
Started with a joke,
But we hate to be alone,
So we give in to the way we are, we are.
Track Name: Ex-Boyfriend '96
Ex-Boyfriend ‘96

(R. Kim/V. Cirino)

Saw you under flashing lights,
Just waiting for “The Sign”.
Won’t mess things up this time,
Do you wanna come over? (Yeah)
Do you wanna come over? (Yeah)

I believe in second chances,
A way to start again,
I would never let you go girl,
I was just your ex then,
If you can forgive me,
I could be your next boyfriend.

Take me back to ‘96
When Ace of Base was still makin’ hits,
Rewind it all like VHS,
Like Magic Eyes, just look past it.

Those high school days are,
Far, far behind us now,
I know I broke your heart,
But I wanna start over, (Yeah)
Really wanna start over, (Yeah)

I believe in second chances,
A way to start again,
I would never let you go girl,
I was just your ex then,
If you can forgive me,
I could be your next boyfriend.

Take me back to ‘96
When Ace of Base was still makin’ hits,
Rewind it all like VHS,
Like Magic Eyes, just look past it.

I believe in second chances,
A way to start again,
I would never let you go girl,
I was just your ex then,
If you can forgive me,
I could be your next boyfriend.

I believe in second chances,
A way to start again,
I would never let you go girl,
I was just your ex then,
If you can forgive me,
I could be your next boyfriend.

Take me back to ‘96
When Ace of Base was still makin’ hits,
Rewind it all like VHS,
Like Magic Eyes, just look past it.
Track Name: I Don't Care
I Don’t Care

(R.Kim/V.Cirino)

They say I need to lose some weight,
I don’t care.
They say, “Get a real job.”
I don’t care.
They say I’m gettin’ kinda old for this,
I don’t care
They ask, “How you gonna survive?”
But I don’t really care.

I don’t want borrowed trouble,
I feel good and enjoy the ride,
Surrounded by my favorite people,
I don’t care what you think of my life.
I don’t want borrowed trouble,
I feel good and enjoy the ride,
Surrounded by my favorite people,
I don’t care what you think of my life.

My body ain’t in magazines,
I don’t care.
Might be addicted to caffeine,
I don’t care.
Always got a reason to be drunk,
I don’t care,
People say I cuss too much,
But I don’t fuckin’ care.

I don’t want borrowed trouble,
I feel good and enjoy the ride,
Surrounded by my favorite people,
I don’t care what you think of my life.
I don’t want borrowed trouble,
I feel good and enjoy the ride,
Surrounded by my favorite people,
I don’t care what you think of my life.

Whoa, I don’t care...

I don’t want borrowed trouble,
I feel good and enjoy the ride,
Surrounded by my favorite people,
I don’t care what you think of my life.
I don’t want borrowed trouble,
I feel good and enjoy the ride,
Surrounded by my favorite people,
I don’t care what you think of my life.
Track Name: F-C-dm-Bb
F-C-dm-Bb

(R. Kim/V. Cirino)

Wrote this song at a party for somebody I don’t know.
Got invited by a girl that I met a couple hours ago.
Everybody is a friend of a friend or a movie star,
They start to sing along when I pick up my guitar...

That’s why, I wrote this song for you.
That’s why, you had to know the truth,
When you hear this song on the radio,
You’ll hear my voice and then you’ll know,
That’s why, this could’ve been you.

Shot the shit with your favorite band, now we’re best friends.
Hope you’re getting by alright with your backup plan.
You’re living for the weekend, I forgot what day it is.
Would’ve called you out by name but can’t remember it.

That’s why, I wrote this song for you.
That’s why, you had to know the truth,
When you hear this song on the radio,
You’ll hear my voice and then you’ll know,
That’s why, this could’ve been you.

For every time you said I’d be alone,
For every chance I took on my own,
For every dream you couldn’t see,
For every time you doubted me…

That’s why, I wrote this song for you.
That’s why, you had to know the truth,
When you hear this song on the radio,
You’ll hear my voice and then you’ll know…

That’s why, I wrote this song for you.
That’s why, you had to know the truth,
When you hear this song on the radio,
You’ll hear my voice and then you’ll know,
That’s why, this could’ve been you.

This could’ve been you.

This could’ve been you.
Track Name: Gotchu (RKVC + Giada J. + Maggie Gabbard)
Gotchu

(R. Kim/V. Cirino)

I hate to be the one to tell you
but everybody else around you knows.
I think you drank too much,
stole my drink,
and dropped the cup…

Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.

You called your ex and told her how
her favorite song was coming on and that
you’re happy for her now,
to call you soon,
when it’s not so loud….

Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.
Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.

Misunderstood the guy behind you,
threw a punch, got in a fight and now
they’re trying to throw you out.
If things go south,
I’ll bail you out…

Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.
Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.

Whoa….

Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.
Don’t worry about it,
We’ll be laughing about it,
Don’t worry about it,
I gotchu,
I gotchu.

Forgot to pay your tab, don’t know how you got home, but we’re still cool, I gotchu, I gotchu...
Track Name: LA Hymn
LA Hymn

(R. Kim/V. Cirino)

Where every morning you count your friends,
Every night talked off a ledge.
You have faith in all the prayers sent,
But prayers don’t pay the rent.

Ones you love remind you of your age,
Still paying dues ‘til your big break.
When every call is a loaded gun,
You hold your breath and just listen.

Where you feel it written in the stars,
City lights make seeing hard,
Catching stars is the hardest part,
When dreams live in your car.

These are truly my best days,
‘Cuz every chance that I take,
To have faith in having faith,
Every leap that I make.

And do something each and every day,
To remind this city why I’m here,
When you see just how far you’ve come,
You don’t give up, you don’t give up.