The Central Standard

by Royal Outsiders

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03:40
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04:31

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released June 7, 2014

Lead Vocals - Alex Garrison
Guitar - Stephen Phillips
Bass and Keyboards - Matt Schuessler
Drum Kit and Auxiliary Percussion - Sean O'Keefe

Recording, production, and mixing - O'Keefe
Mastering - Dominick Maita

Songwriting - Garrison & Phillips

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Track Name: Cold Blooded
Night calls like a siren
Got no moment to spare
Shake hands with the devil
Know he’ll wait for you there
Fight time like a wraith till the sunrise

You say I’m cold blooded
There’s no blood in these veins
Roam free and nocturnal
Can I break from these chains
Breathing crackling smoke in the moonlight

Don’t know where we going
But I know exactly where we stand
Lost with no direction
Count the hours slip right through your hand

Ahhhhh… I’m gonna fight till the morning
Ahhhhh… I’m just searchin’ for glory
Ahhhhh… know there’s more to this story
Ahhhhh… won’t give up till we’re soaring

My sigh won’t keep focus
Can’t tell those brown eyes from green
Hands in my pocket
So their dirt can’t be seen
Cleanse those regrets in the twilight

Say Jesus don’t love me
Gonna work through the pain
Still move like a serpent
But look for sunlight in rain
Feel winter’s bone till you’re frozen

Don’t know where we going
But I know exactly where we stand
Lost with no direction
Count the hours slip right through your hand

Ahhhhh… I’m gonna fight till the morning
Ahhhhh… I’m just searchin’ for glory
Ahhhhh… know there’s more to this story
Ahhhhh… won’t give up till we’re soaring

Ahhhhh… I’m gonna fight till the morning
Ahhhhh… I’m just searchin’ for glory
Ahhhhh… I’m gonna fight till the morning

Ahhhhh… I’m gonna fight till the morning
Ahhhhh… I’m just searchin’ for glory
Track Name: Buy Us Time
And the night falls
You on my breath
The town we love, ohhhhh
We want a sunset
Give us a sunset
Let’s run for our lives one more time
Run this town to ground up in smoke

The streets are on fire, my love with you (my love with you)
The streets are on fire, the fire in you (the fire in you)

The touch of your smoke because I’m breathing it in
You taking me down, down, down

Count the stars
As we run through the streets
And when Time comes
You’re holding my cheeks
We want a sunset
Give us a sunset
Let’s run for our lives one more time
Run this town to ground up in smoke

The streets are on fire, my love with you (my love with you)
The streets are on fire, the fire in you (the fire in you)
The streets are on fire, my love with you (my love with you)
The streets are on fire, the fire in you (the fire in you)

The touch of your smoke, you taking me down, down, down
The touch of your smoke, you taking me down, down, down
The touch of your smoke, you taking me down, down, down
The touch of your smoke, you taking me down, down, down

The streets are on fire, my love with you (my love with you)
The streets are on fire, the fire in you (the fire in you)
The streets are on fire, my love with you (my love with you)
The streets are on fire, the fire in you (the fire in you)
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 behave
With the way that she walks
Opportunity walks
Still the courage awaits
20 minutes to 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 (dreamin’ fades away)
You hope you find the words to say (find the words to say)
Night’s gone the dreamin’ fades away (dreamin’ fades away)
You hope you find the words to say (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: Bordertown
Stuck in the bordertown
Stand at the wall
Say grass is always greener
But he can’t find any green at all
Snow fallin’ on cedars
Know it’s time to get out of here
Flying south for the winter
Cept’ in the southern hemisphere, ohhhhh

No refuge in memories
The future is dark
He prays for shining light
But there’s barely a spark
He closes a chapter
His love is no more
Gave her all of his riches
Now he’s left with the poor

His bones break like rusted nails
His heart aches to no avail
No shoes on those wanderin’ feet
All he sees is an endless street
His bones break like rusted nails
His heart aches to no avail
No shoes on those wanderin’ feet
All he sees is an endless street

He tries with fervor
Still stallin’ at start
Like those epic tragedies
Now he’s filling the part
Faith falls out of favor
Little left here but fear
Screams till his lungs are bare
He’s just hoping they’ll hear

His bones break like rusted nails
His heart aches to no avail
No shoes on those wanderin’ feet
All he sees is an endless street
His bones break like rusted nails
His heart aches to no avail
No shoes on those wanderin’ feet
All he sees is an endless street
Promise these wounds will heal
There little left here of this ordeal
Believe you gone make this right
You’ll finally end this plight