Surrender to the Night

Under the neon with a mess of my friends
Girls huddled in black, trashing last years trends
I get my hand stamped
Room full of Spirits and American Crew
But then I catch you like a shooting star
Half way off the dance floor, not too far
Telling myself that it can't be true
See you looking at me, See me looking at you

Then the lights get low and the room gets fast
Watch you walking to me but you don’t walk past
Hear your voice and I feel your grasp
Pull you in close and I don’t look back

Surrender (You tell me don’t let go) to the night
Surrender (You tell me don’t let go)

Lights come up then the room slows down
You say we should getaway far from town
You have a Cinderella step in your stride
Escape with you to midnight at your side
You got me feeling like an afterglow
You’re touch is like a hit, should I stay or go?
If we don’t take a chance we’ll never know
So let’s bet the stars collide

But we’ve both been all in rolled the dice
Gambled on a lover and we paid the price
Trust in me now baby don’t think twice
Trade in your chains for paradise

Surrender (You tell me don’t let go) to the night
Surrender (You tell me don’t let go) to the night
Like you’ll never know another day
Tell me where you wanna go
And we'll find a way
Surrender (You tell me don’t let go) to the night

You're like the vision of a living dream
Thought that I was wide awake then you came to me
Maybe it's circumstance, maybe fate
Why don't we take a chance? Not too late
I bet it's written somewhere on a wall
Star dusted renegades destined for it all
So baby look ahead and don't look back

Now the neon is gone
Stars appear
Trusting in the promise
That brought us here
Where do you put your faith tonight?
 

 

Under Your Gun

Here I am again, lost on a highway 4am
Chasing a dream, chasing a ghost
Running from your arms like I did before
Tired trying to pretend, tired of excuses, tired of the trend
Gave you my heart, gave you my time
Gave you your freedom, but you took all of mine 

You got a hold of me, I gotta let you go
I can't keep clinging to a stranger that I used to know

Told myself I couldn't run
Under your control, under your gun (That was the past)
Dust has settled the deed is done
So ready aim and fire, I’m not under your gun
I’m not under your gun

Here I am again, coming up on a red light, wondering
Is this the right road? Is this the wrong turn?
Crossing this bridge as it begins to burn
But I’m, throwing caution to the wind
Making my getaway, chips are all in
Left you in the dust, left it all behind
Finally had enough, made up my mind

You got a hold of me, I gotta let you go
I can't keep clinging to a stranger that I used to know

I got my sights set, no one can bury me (and that’s a solid guarantee)
Im looking straight ahead, I’m gonna break free (and be just who I wanna be)

Told myself I couldn't run
Under your control, under your gun (That was the past)
Dust has settled the deed is done
So ready aim and fire
Ready aim and fire (I’m not under your gun)
Ready aim and fire (I’m not under your gun)
Ready aim and fire (I’m not under your gun)
Ready aim and fire (I’m not under your gun)

 

Ricochet

You were a little bit of L.A.
Midwest through your veins
You were open as the freeway
Stoic as the plains
We were aimless and erratic like a night on the strip
We were captured in the current when we started to drift

I’m looking back at every frame and when I think about it
I wonder if you feel the same and how you live without
Like photographs, we both began to fade away
Caught in the crossfire, hit by the ricochet

When did we begin to break
(Shattered like a chandelier)
Promises we couldn't make
(Feelings that would disappear)
Left us both as ragged ghosts
Now I'm tracing back every moment
How did we fold?
Searching for the signals of a love gone cold

You've got a little way of messing with my mind
(And I don't think you even know it)
You've got a little way of messing with my mind
(And I don't think you even know it)

Elevator

I need a line cause I'm stuck in an elevator
I’m killing time while on hold with the operator
False information and faulty figures
I need a line cause I’m stuck in an elevator
I know the lies and the games you’ve been playing
6 stories up and I can't seem to get back down

I need a line cause I'm stuck in an elevator
Give me a sign while I talk to negotiators
Some form of reason or sense of caring
I need a line cause I'm stuck in an elevator
I know the stories and picture you’re framing
I never meant it now I gotta get back down

I need it like it used to, used to, used to, used to be
Losing my breath, guaranteed

I need a line cause I’m stuck in an elevator
Give me a sign while I talk to negotiators
I need a line and a sign from an operator
I need a line cause I’m stuck in an elevator
You got me sweating like a wet Van Gogh
Pulse is like a Pollack feel my heart explode tonight

Gotta get back down
I need it like it used to, used to, used to, used to be
Losing my breath, guaranteed

So High up, never coming back down
So High up, never coming back down

I need a line cause I'm stuck in an elevator
Give me a sign while I talk to negotiators
Some form of reason or sense of caring

I need a line cause I'm stuck in an elevator
There isn't hope cause I've talked to investigators
You've found another who will stand beside you
I'm suffocating won't you help me get back down

 

Moving to Los Angeles

New York City, it might be cold
But L.A.’s even colder
“You're bartering a borough down in Brooklyn for
A city full of mannequins" I told her

But she read about the weather
And the weekends at Coachella
In some out of touch magazine
And it didn’t make sense so she took a month's rent
Bought a ticket to the west coast scene

I don't know if my heart can handle this
My baby's moving to Los Angeles
Said she needs a little time away
In California to breathe
I bet the boys are pretty fabulous
Driving my baby round Los Angeles
She’s my Linda Paloma
And won't ever fly back to me

Months have passed since I've seen her last
I could swear I saw her Friday waiting tables
But I know she's teasing troubadours in tinsel town
Probably breaking hearts and getting playful
Yea I heard about the disco and your trip to San Francisco
With some Silicone Steve McQueen
Now you screen my calls and you built your walls
Left my message out at sea

Well there might come a day that she wanders her way
Back beside me
But I'm losing all hope cause the letter she wrote
Put it kindly

Oh, apartment is cold
Every surface echoes of your love left behind
I might be wrong but I can’t go on
With you in my mind

Queen of the coast and I know that she’s gone
I see her on subways feel her at dawn
Gone now forever, never will fly back to me

 

Whoa Dakota

The record player echoes down the hallway
Subtle notes of whiskey and wine
Ash marks in the carpet of your setback apartment
South of 11th and Pine
Kick back the covers and roll up another
Cram the murphy bed back inside
Tarot cards for breakfast, starved beat & restless
But we’re sure that we’re gonna survive

Your love’s a current that I can’t escape
You pulled my under and you sealed my fate

Whoa Dakota
Heave me cross your shoulder
Haul me in your river to drown
Deep beneath your water
There’s a whole lotta lovin’
And I’m so tired of sleeping around
Whoa Dakota
Heavy like a boulder
But softer than the moss on the ground
Roll me to your river
Promise you'll deliver me tonight

I used to gamble with them heartbreak vandals
Vamoosing like slick paramours
Left me feeling skirted, hopeless and deserted
Like a dog barking outside a door
But then you rescued me, my blue street angel
My savior with the cowboy mouth
Heaven won’t receive us, you’re my rock n roll Jesus
There’s no chance converting me now

You say you’re just like me
You nuh nuh-needed salvation
You found your zenith dead ringer
In our star-crossed constellation

Your love’s a current that I can’t escape
You pulled my under and you sealed my fate

 

Streets of Eden

Run away
Run away

Don't you wanna runaway?
Cut the tattoos out of our skin & begin again
Somewhere that's faraway
Dancing under neon stars in oblivion,

Maybe its reckless passionate & desperate
Drowning in the brilliance of a city on fire
Leaving me breathless heaven couldn’t help us
And you got the same desire

Meet me after midnight on the streets of Eden
I'll paint you a paradise to dream in
Vagabonds leaving Babylon together
Trust me baby when I say I'm yours forever
We’ll disappear to where no one could ever hurt us
You know I'm here for you I never would desert us
We found each other fighting for a freedom
Meet me after midnight on the streets of Eden

Run Away
Run Away 

You swear it couldn’t survive
You’ve had it all promised before and it fell apart
But you got me at your side
I’m syncopated to the rate of your broken heart

You say you want it; no you say you need it
You say you feel it like a city on fire
You got a hunger no way going under
And I got the same desire

No hesitating
Our time is running out
No room for waiting
Baby I need you now
You say you feel the moment breaking
Like the sound of my voice
But it’s a destiny you’re making baby, not just a choice so
Let it ride, take a shot and look to tomorrow