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Songs About Comic Books & Mid​-​30s Malaise

by The Roland High Life

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1.
Could you read my mind? ‘Cause I won’t say a word I hide myself inside this ruby-tinted world If you’d look behind these colored glasses, you would find Darling, it’s not love, it’s just one trick of the eye Every girl is an apple When I dream of Jean, prior to the Goblin Queen It’s the thought that counts on me to cheat You will find me in this White Hot Room for three Frost and fire waiting, willing on their knees Every girl is an apple Every girl is an apple Every girl is an apple In my one red eye You’re a marvel, girl If you come inside, I’ll show you mine But I keep one foot out the door and in my mind In a fantasy, I lose control and then escape Once you’re gone I tell myself that it’s too late Every girl is an apple Every girl is an apple Every girl is an apple In my one red eye If looks could kill, this would be love Lovely to see you again In life, or in death If looks could kill, this would be love Lovely to see you again In life, or ’til death do us part Every girl is an apple Every girl is an apple Every girl is an apple In my one red eye
2.
There’s bad blood brewing on these streets You gotta stand for something Are we the Jets and Greasers Or will we let it slide We didn’t start this fight We’re damn sure gonna win it We’re gonna stain this white We’ll make this right a wrong Chris and I cased the neighborhood We found out that everybody sleeps in the middle of the night And whether you’re doing good well If something’s worth doing then you’d better do it right A gallon of gasoline A pallet of paper goods If we didn’t do it then, we never would Real villains are alive in the schoolyard Well we’re running now Like water under The bridges we burned down They were always in our way Chris and I cased the countryside We found out that everybody dreams in the middle of the night And it’s a bumpy ride But life is worth living so you’d better live it right A gallon of gasoline A highway to Hollywood If we didn’t do it then, we never would Real villains are alive in the schoolyard Cold-blooded, killing time but it’s so hard Fighting fires and building up rust, yeah Spinning tires and kicking up dust, well Real villains are alive in the schoolyard Sticky fingers stealing kisses but the girls are Bad medicine for boyish lust, yeah This world is destroying us, well Chris and I lived a little while We found out that everybody dreams in the middle of the night And if you live in style You get a little better but you never get it right So thanks for the memories And thanks for the firewood We didn't slow down, we never could
3.
There’s no one in Brooklyn No one but you All these people passing by me They don’t know me like you do A sea of empty faces I am swimming through No, there’s no one in Brooklyn Got nothing to tell you Nothing to say If I open my mouth It would give my heart away But I can’t belong to you 'Cause I’m in love with yesterday When there was no one in Brooklyn No one in Brooklyn’s wondering when I’m coming home No one’s asking where I’m going It took a crowd to teach me how it feels to be alone But I guess there’s strength in knowing There’s no one in Brooklyn No one but me On an empty street at midnight Wondering where you want to be It’s anywhere but here But I don’t know how to leave ‘Cause then there’d be No one In Brooklyn
4.
This town ain’t big enough for both of our sadness Grab your things, ‘cause we’re going away I know you believed we could follow our dreams but Baby, there’s only thieves, so it’s time to leave A lonely green ocean away From all the plans we’d made And I can’t see the horizon ‘Cause everybody’s hanging around To set you up and knock you down And there’s no life beyond them They say that it’s great And a safe place to raise up the kids But there’s no escape From the wandering space that we miss This town ain’t big enough for both of our sadness Grab your things, ‘cause we’re going away I know you believed we could follow our dreams but Baby, there’s only thieves, so it’s time to leave All their words are running around Faster than the speed of sound And there’s no one to turn to Except for me and you So please, I can’t breathe In the trees that have grown over me And you know it’s true What they do to you in reverie And I know when we go We’ll look back and see things we could miss So please, can we leave And get on with that reminisce This town ain’t big enough for both of our sadness Close the door and the future is free You know I believe what you want it to be, but If we're going to be this team Then it’s here, or it’s me
5.
This looks bad You can blame that on my dear old deadbeat dad But I’m not mad Until the arrow that I’ve notched becomes my last One more shot to break this carny from his cage Even a low-life like me can break free and save the day So I’ll stay on target Cuz that’s all I know how to do As long as I’m next to you This looks bad But the quivering is all I’ve ever had Like some nomad Or a ronin dressed in black to hide the past It never lasts So I’m giving it the only shot I have Draw the bow back, breathe, a moment of control Once it flies, you never know So I’ll stay on target Cuz that’s all I know how to do Stay on target While I’m fighting my way through Stay on target Cuz that’s all I know how to do As long as I’m next to you As long as I'm next to you Not like this When the silence sings, my sight’s my only bliss I won’t miss Because I’m going out in style with my greatest hits I’m no Giant Man, but I won’t give up the fight Until my violet violence takes flight So I’ll stay on target Cuz that’s all I know how to do Stay on target While I’m fighting my way through Stay on target Cuz that’s all I know how to do As long as I’m next to you As long as I'm next to you

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released September 8, 2020

Produced by the Roland High Life
Engineered by the Walker Dieckmann and Thom Dunn
Mixed by Walker Dieckmann
Mastered by Mike Kalajian / Rogue Planet Mastering

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