Townie

by Roar Shack

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released November 26, 2015

Recorded, mixed and produced by Zach Tucker and Ben Napier, at Green Audio Productions Ft, Worth TX. Album design by Dusty Calcote. Characters drawn by Colby Martin

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Track Name: Wave Runner
Mama said that I was a silhouette/ those Texas tumbleweeds aren't catching on me, better yet/ I am still finding out just what it means to be/ to run, to run, to run down these wayward dreams/ I sit on 8th street with my head held high/ watching all of the people as they go by/ they've all got the same judgmental look on their faces/ I know just what they're thinking, what a waste, dead weight, so I go get stoned/ I don't watch tv and I don't read national newspapers or tabloid magazines/ they think we're too stupid to understand what's going on/ they think we're too distracted to know that something's fucking wrong/ I keep my head low and my spirits free/ smoke so I don't forget the importance of my humanity/ if someone asked me which painted face I'd place/ in charge of guarding my freedom I'd say I don't need them, they're all a waste, dead weight, so I'll go alone.
Track Name: Danger! Danger!
God damn the cigarettes they set my lungs on fire/ god damn the smile she gets with the flick of a lighter/ my skin is laid out flat and all my bones/ are mashed up in a bag with all your sticks and stones/ danger! danger!/ big cat got your tongue and you don't know what to do/ one word might just make a big fool out of you/ don't go and sink your teeth in someone else's skin/ unless you want to know how much trouble you're really in/ danger! danger!/ send all your ravens away with letters to your lovers/ watch how the night owl prays using darkness as it's cover/ don't go and burn it down, up and lose your wick/ unless you want to know how the world got so fucking sick/ danger! danger!
Track Name: Love On Me
Awake in a dream not is all as it seems, you say you've felt this way before/ like daughters and sons running after their young heart's desires all the while the wise and slow/ watch you turn back to back, divided so frail and thin/ hear the wind crack your skeletons/ the way you're moving tells me there's no harm in where we're going/ oh please don't you prove me wrong/ you know that I have felt this way before/ so lover don't lead me astray/ this time it's you that I adore/ better call me in the morning/ so I know it's not a dream/ I should take my own advice but so it seems/ that I can't tell the difference the difference between/ the loved and the loveless so come and love on me/ siren in head no surprise that we'd meet/ yet still I'll swoon inside your song/ the waves crashing in smell like salt and sin/ the firmament of skin enticing me/ the way you're moving tells me there's no harm/ lover in where we're going/ oh please don't you prove me wrong/ better call me in the morning/ so I know it's not a dream/ I should take my own advice but so it seems/ that I can't tell the difference the difference between/ the loved and the loveless so come and love on me.
Track Name: Sail Away
Sail away my love to sea/ don't worry about me/ the wind will carry my name/ maybe to you/ my love is not for the sun to decide/ somedays it likes to hide in clouds of weathered grey/ maybe I'll stay/ oh love, you know I'm not one to be like this/ but does another kiss not mean as much to you?/ to you/ she's the hardest one to sum/ she falls in love with everyone/ there is not room for all of the people I adore/ I am sure
Track Name: Our Town
The summer was heating up and you were calling out calling out my name/ making me happier than I was just yesterday/ the winter was cold and long always digging in, digging in my heels/ making in up in a new town on nothing but two wheels/ though you still can't shake the feeling that you're fading away/ friends back home aren't the same as they were yesterday/ the places you've stayed, maybe I'm the one that changed/ some say it feels like dying but you won't see me crying about it/ because 21 ain't much fun unless you're soaking up your funds, not much soda in my rum/ sitting around those smoking bars always living just to get shit off our chest/ we'll say the hell with the rest of them, they don't know what we've invested in/ everybody's got a place, they talk about leaving any day now, big talk of leaving our town/ big talk of leaving our town/ the sun was losing it's gusto and I'm turning with, turning with the wind/ had never pained for the plains from which I came until then/ keep waking up from cold sweat dreams always tearing at, tearing at the sheets/ green eyes I tried to forget you but you're haunting me in my sleep/ it's been years since I've seen you, yeah there's nothing I can say or do/ to take me back to a time when there was something I could do for you/ I'll lay in bed all day and watch the memories play away/ some days it feels like dying but you won't see me crying about it/ 21 ain't much fun unless you're soaking up your funds, not much soda in my rum/ sitting around those smoking bars always living just to get shit off our chest/ we'll say the hell with the rest of them, they don't know what we've invested in/ everybody's got a place, they talk about leaving any day now, big talk of leaving our town/ big talk of leaving our town
Track Name: Passenger
Showed up to the bar at half past midnight/ everybody is drowning in red wine/ their faces flushed the color of their drinks/ bodies moving without thinking/ I've been tying up all of my excuses/ trying to round up all of the loose ends/ you called when I least expected/ what am I doing here with you/ if you were calling out I didn't hear it, I didn't hear it/ if you were reaching out I didn't feel it, I didn't feel it/ If you were falling down, I'm sorry, I am not a passenger/ your body is a temple I cannot see/ cannot handle contents responsibly/ this is no sitcom laughing matter I'm miles away from you/ I've been stuck staring at my own two shoes/ trying to separate the space between farce and truth/ your body it shot straight through me/ what am I doing here with you/ if you were calling out I didn't hear it, I didn't hear it/ if you were reaching out I didn't feel it, I didn't feel it/ If you were falling down, I'm sorry, I am not a passenger
Track Name: The World is Coming Undone
When I was younger and my mother tucked me in/ roll over as dark crept in/ and wait for the creatures inside of my head to start up again/ over and over they toiled through me/ drown it out now with smoke and drink staring at the walls barely blinking/ the years are gaining on me now and I've nothing to show but disagreement/ some care too much that I could care less/ maybe that's the difference between us/ I don't worry about the world because the world don't worry about me/ just give it some time and maybe you'll find yourself running back to the bushes, back to the trees/ kings will sit on their riches and the poor will go on hungry/ I'll still be searching for something/ just to get me by as the pieces are coming unglued/ the world is coming undone/ the world is coming undone/ still working at a job I hate making just enough to pay the bills and sedate myself/ my mental health is falling faster than a bombshell in a brothel/ so tired of the daily charade/ play along so that I can go home and hate myself/ all for a few cents acquired wealth/ it ain't worth it to me/ I write songs but nobody is listening/ paint the walls but it just ain't the sistine/ juggle all my dreams in front of someone for anything oh/ this collar is killing me/ every way that I stretch almost tears at the seams and I'm afraid that my dreams will be dead at the scenes by the time that I get there/ kings will sit on their riches and the poor will go on hungry/ I'll still be searching for something/ just to get me by as the pieces are coming unglued/ the world is coming undone/ the world is coming undone/ the world is coming undone/ but girls just want to have fun.
Track Name: Coastlines
There are coastlines crashing and calling out my name, somewhere around Maine, or maybe Washington/ west coast is best but the east is bigger, neither clearer to take me away/ girl I've been thinking just how nice it would be, to take a couple of cds, and maybe a bottle to the beach/ lay in the sand, throw caution to the wind/ pile up with blankets and not look up till sunrise/ this town seems still and the lights on all the buildings seem hazy and surreal to me as rain falls on the square/ I'm walking stoned just finding my way home/ to sober up alone and wait through morning/ girls outnumber three to one, and I still can't find someone to take me on the run and chase after them/ but you dance so well as Mighty Mountain swelled/ confetti rose and fell as our feet left the floor/ oh take me back to those nights/ where with the bottles we were wrecking ourselves/ oh take me back to where that fun was held/ don't let me fall asleep
Track Name: Monkey Business
A man comes face to face with another man running another dead man's race/ their eyes are electrified between the beaten broken wall/ their son's are asking "father, why oh why do you even bother?"/ meanwhile the boys in blue are creeping in the shadows/ her skin is made of plastic/ eyes and legs of pure black magic/ nobody cares to tell her blouse is coming undone/ professional and violent, her sex is swift and silent/ she wouldn't dare leave behind any witnesses oh/ I am not part of that monkey business/ I am not part of that monkey business no, no/ I am not part of that monkey business/ I am not part of that monkey business/ their faces stuffed with cocaine, chasing after money and fame/ a trophy wife decked in white, but she ain't an angel/ he likes the way that it feels when she bends and twists at his will/ and she would rather put a bullet in his brain/ its never consensual or loving/ both their bodies bruised and bloody/ he yells at her while she wishes she could say what she feels/ instead she'll drain the cognac/ maybe one day the bastard will have a heart attack/ and she could drown all her problems in his dirty money/ I am not part of that monkey business/ I am not part of that monkey business no, no/ I am not part of that monkey business/ I am not part of that monkey business/