Neither Here Nor There

by Royal Outsiders

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released October 9, 2015

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Track Name: Against Your Soul
I said slow, come and rest your bones
Hardly know, where this life will go
What you thinkin’ bout fixin’ you should start a war
Now the sounds just a rappin’ rappin’ on your door
Cut your life from the bottom of the ocean floor

Cash your checks through a revolving door
As your star spangled banner unfurls
Always wanting more till it’s all over

Like a pendulum swing of the heart
Chandeliers only flicker and spark
Better burn it down and then start over

County roads, drivin’ through the snow
Dynamo, watch the cannons blow
What you thinkin’ bout fixin’ you should start a war
Now the sounds just a rappin’ rappin’ on your door
Cut your life from the bottom of the ocean floor

Cash your checks through a revolving door
As your star spangled banner unfurls
Always wanting more till it’s all over

Like a pendulum swing of the heart
Chandeliers only flicker and spark
Better burn it down and then start over

The corroded sounds will echo the halls of yonder
Slip away before you caught in the jaws of order
Caught in the web, the cynics spinning their ways

Ahh, better start a war
Ahh, gotta work it on out

Dance all night against your soul
Aha, dance all night against your soul
C’mon, dance all night against your soul
Oh, dance all night against your soul
Track Name: Night Still Long
Dark eyes playing with your mind
Croc’ skin boots eclipse the floor
You’re slowly dancin’ with the tick and tock
It’s now or never, if only ever, until forever, ahh

Hold on, night still long
England’s gone, but life goes on

Slow down, Miss rolling stone
Just sing your song, and find your home

Wide eyes piercing through your lungs
The black haired bandit with his silver tongue
Know you’re thinking it’s too late to run
It’s now or never, if only ever, until forever, ahh

Hold on, night still long
England’s gone, but life goes on

Slow down, Miss rolling stone
Just sing your song, and find your home

Hold on, night still long
England’s gone, but life goes on

Slow down, Miss rolling stone
Just sing your song, and find your home

And you sing oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Hold on, night still long
England’s gone, but life goes on

Slow down, Miss rolling stone
Just sing your song, and find your home

Hold on, night still long
England’s gone, but life goes on

Slow down, Miss rolling stone
Just sing your song, and find your home
Track Name: Falling Fast
You mouthin’ away, you mouthin’ away, you mouthin’ away your taunts
You throwin’ away, you throwin’ away, you throwin’ away your psalms
You pissin’ away, you pissin’ away, you pissin’ away your wants
And then you bite your tongue

You speakin’ out, you speakin’ out, you speakin’ out for now
You slippin’ out, you slippin’ out, you slippin’ out for more
Your fire’s out, your fire’s out, your fire’s out too long
And then your head is numb

You speedin’ up, you speedin’ up, you speedin’ up your pace
You turnin’ up, you turnin’ up, you turnin’ up the stakes
No holdin’ up, no holdin’ up, no holdin’ up disgrace
You know what’s done is done

Slow down your prose and then relax
Blue skies are falling, falling fast
You’re screaming, screaming down the hatch
Just waiting for its timely crash

You spinnin’ across, you spinnin’ across, you spinnin’ across the ground
You keelin’ across, you keelin’ across, you keelin’ across unbound
You spillin’ across, you spillin’ across, you spillin’ across unwound
And you can’t even stand

You seepin’ down, you seepin’ down, you seepin’ down adrift
You clampin’ down, you clampin’ down, you clampin’ down and quit
You breakin’ down, you breakin’ down, you breakin’ down it’s grim
This life’s a one man band

Slow down your prose and then relax
Blue skies are falling, falling fast
You’re screaming, screaming down the hatch
Just waiting for its timely crash

Slow down your prose and then relax
Blue skies are falling, falling fast
You’re screaming, screaming down the hatch
Just waiting for its timely crash
Track Name: On The Run
At the end of the bar, girl you’re gonna go far, got no need to behave
She don’t wanna be caught, she don’t wanna be bought, she don’t wanna be saved
With the way that she walks, opportunity walks, still the courage awaits
20 minutes till close, yeah you already know, that your moment is late

Nights gone you feel the need to say

Ahhhhhh, got me feeling like 21
Ahhhhhh, livin’ life out on the run
Ahhhhhh, nothing really left to lose
Ahhhhhh, know the finer things come in twos

Lights linger too long, can I finish this song, till the quiet pervades
Time it moves to a crawl, with your back to the wall, mind is gone in a daze
Flints are lookin’ for sparks, now you’re swimming with sharks, and you’re thrown to the waves
Gazin’ out through a crowd, find that nothing is found, now the dreaming remains

Nights gone you feel the need to say

Ahhhhhh, got me feeling like 21
Ahhhhhh, livin’ life out on the run
Ahhhhhh, nothing really left to lose
Ahhhhhh, know the finer things come in twos

Night’s gone the dreamin’ fades away
You hope you find the words to say
Night’s gone the dreamin’ fades away
You hope you find the words to say

Ahhhhhh, got me feeling like 21
Ahhhhhh, livin’ life out on the run
Ahhhhhh, nothing really left to lose
Ahhhhhh, know the finer things come in twos
Track Name: Neither Here Nor There
Hollowed out in your own trance
Slinking around neither here nor there
Calling out to make a scene
Losing your game of hide and seek

Eyes blinded by the light
Smoke billows out of sight

Tightrope ‘cross the boulevard
Flame and embers, scorching hearts
Race is on, the night’s akin
Burning while you’re shivering

Time has gone for reverence
Insurmountable circumstance
Even feelings lose their sting
Wrapped around in their suffering

Eyes blinded by the light
Smoke billows out of sight

Tightrope ‘cross the boulevard
Flame and embers, scorching hearts
Race is on, the night’s akin
Burning while you’re shivering

Tightrope ‘cross the boulevard
Flame and embers, scorching hearts
Race is on, the night’s akin
Burning while you’re shivering

Oh whoa, Oh whoa, Oh whoa, Oh whoa
Oh whoa, Oh whoa, Oh whoa, Oh whoa
Oh whoa, Oh whoa

Tightrope ‘cross the boulevard
Flame and embers, scorching hearts
Race is on, the night’s akin
Burning while you’re shivering

Tightrope ‘cross the boulevard
Flame and embers, scorching hearts
Race is on, the night’s akin
Burning while you’re shivering
Track Name: Corrina's Crown
She’s hidin’ in Little Rock Arkansas
She’s runnin’ from somewhere round Omaha
She’s livin, she’s livin’ off rock and roll
Her dancin’, her dancin’ lost its heart and soul
Dreamin’, dreamin’ what her future holds
You spend your money, you spend your money then you go
She’s driftin’, she’s driftin’ down to San Antone
The engine’s purrin’ but she don’t know where she belong

Grand Central Station
No fortune for her fare
Delusions of grandeur
And a hopeful filled despair

She’s weepin’ out on the promenade
Her innocence is gone
She’s breakin’ down ‘neath the spotlight
Corrina lost her crown

Hopin’, hopin’ for a way back home
Winter’s gone, but all she ever feels is cold
Sleepin’, sleepin’ from place to place
Color’s fadin’, the color’s fadin’ from her face
Speeds it up, but then she tries to slow it down
No glass slippers, and Cinderella’s lost her gown
One night, she told me she needed to go
And last October I never saw her round no more

Grand Central Station
No fortune for her fare
Delusions of grandeur
And a hopeful filled despair

She’s weepin’ out on the promenade
Her innocence is gone
She’s breakin’ down ‘neath the spotlight
Corrina lost her crown

She’s weepin’ out on the promenade
She’s breakin’ down ‘neath the spotlight
5x: ‘Neath the spotlight

She’s weepin’ out on the promenade
Her innocence is gone
She’s breakin’ down ‘neath the spotlight
Corrina lost her crown
Track Name: Lost In May
Hold on a second now, it’s time we left this crowd
I know we’re breaking down, high time we skipped this town
Neither friend nor foe, let’s ‘scape to Mexico
And let the good times roll, till that die’s no more

But it’s four thousand miles away
Somewhere lost in the month of May

Come with me, strike a chord
One more time, before we go

Forget those sojourn tears, until the coast is clear
I said hold on my dear, I feel the time is here
I know we’re fading fast, and that this time will pass
No queens or kings to stash, but our resolve will last

But it’s four thousand miles away
Somewhere lost in the month of May

Come with me, strike a chord
One more time, before we go

But we know this kind of life
Just holding on for dear life

I can’t stand it
That I know
Can’t hardly stand it
It’s time to go

But it’s four thousand miles away
Somewhere lost in the month of May
But it’s four thousand miles away
Somewhere lost in the month of May

Hold on a second now
It’s time we left this crowd
I know we’re breaking down
High time we skipped this town
Track Name: Ghost Of Me And You
Reach down, reach down from the night sky
I see it in your eyes, your eyes while they stop time
I can’t, I can’t break even small lies
My blindness for small signs, and coping with drownin’
Fear, fear not while you’re sleepin’
The fortress is pounding, and we’re still surrounded
Rest, rest now while you still can
Your life won’t be wasted, be wasted on me

Songs, they’re just so endless
The ghosts of me and you
And us, it all seemed so fruitless
And givin’ up is hard to do

Day, daydreaming on liened time
There’s no solace in these rhymes, my kingdom is crumbling
For once, I’m not seeing in near sight
But my ocular’s blinded, and my hearing’s softened
The way, the way of pretenses
With semblance of kindness, there’s no silver linings
Hope, still hoping for rapture
A late moment’s capture, they’ll always elude us

Songs, they’re just so endless
The ghosts of me and you
And us, it all seemed so fruitless
And givin’ up is hard to do

Save some wreckage from the storm
And please don’t look back here with scorn

This is no Ruby Tuesday
But that’s alright
I know my mind’s still racing
Out of sight
For now our sun is setting

But save some wreckage from the storm
And please don’t look back here with scorn
Save some wreckage from the storm
And please don’t look back here with scorn
Track Name: Carolina
Claw away by the wayside
Neither here nor black and white
Disdain erodes your own pride
Even when you shine a light

Summer is gone, you better find another way
Autumn’s too long, afraid to be your castaway
You’re speaking too soft, your words have lost me anyways

You’re slow burning, you’re slow burning

Grey bled through your old mine
But now you’re stuck between those old lines

Crawl to your own demise
Even while you’re paralyzed
Telling lies can neither abide
Dreamin’ on a satellite

Summer is gone, you better find another way
Autumn’s too long, afraid to be your castaway
You’re speaking too soft, your words have lost me anyways

You’re slow burning, you’re slow burning

Grey bled through your old mine
But now you’re stuck between those old lines

Grey bled through your old mine
But now you’re stuck between those old lines

Dream of North Carolina
It’s taking way too long, it’s taking way too long
Race down to North Carolina
It’s taking way too long, it’s taking way too long
Town to town just to find it
Not even what you want, or is it what you want
Maybe just for the weather, or all together

Grey bled through your old mine
But now you’re stuck between those old lines

Grey bled through your old mine
But now you’re stuck between those old lines
Track Name: Afterglow
Stricken somber head to tie
Crossfire leaves its afterglow

Panorama round your shoulders
Silhouettes are watching over
Never meant to draw you closer, never meant to draw you closer
Hideaway I’m feeling colder
Breakaway but I’d just smolter
Another day and I’m still older, another day and I’m still older

Oh I should’ve known

Not a scheme, but it all burns
Waiting round and left behind
Valley’s peak, I’m so unturned
Waiting, but I’m racing time

Echoes crater down below
All betraying this slow show

Panorama round your shoulders
Silhouettes are watching over
Never meant to draw you closer, never meant to draw you closer
Hideaway I’m feeling colder
Breakaway but I’d just smolter
Another day and I’m still older, another day and I’m still older

Oh I should’ve known

Not a scheme, but it all burns
Waiting round and left behind
Valley’s peak, I’m so unturned
Waiting, but I’m racing time

Not a scheme, but it all burns
Waiting round and left behind
Valley’s peak, I’m so unturned
Waiting, but I’m racing time

Live to rue the day your innocence departs
Rusted veins will fill the linings of your heart
C’mon, c’mon, I know, I know

Stricken somber head to tie
Crossfire leaves its afterglow

Panorama round your shoulders
Silhouettes are watching over
Never meant to draw you closer, never meant to draw you closer
Hideaway I’m feeling colder
Breakaway but I’d just smolter
Another day and I’m still older, another day and I’m still older

Oh I should’ve known

Not a scheme, but it all burns
Waiting round and left behind
Valley’s peak, I’m so unturned
Waiting, but I’m racing time

Not a scheme, but it all burns
Waiting round and left behind
Valley’s peak, I’m so unturned
Waiting, but I’m racing time