Blue

by Stranger Kings

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1.
I’ll admit that you were right When you said go back in time I disagreed and picked a fight But you were right I’ll admit that I was scared I’ll stay here and you’ll go there Hoping that nobody cared I wasn’t fair One take One more Crawling on my knees but faster than before One break tonight And I’ll admit you were a little right I’ll admit that I don’t care Body broken everywhere Take it all or leave it there I don’t care One take One more Crawling on my knees but faster than before One break tonight And I’ll admit you were a little right All day I’ll try Can you see me breaking with the daylight One way tonight And I’ll admit you were a little right
2.
Tall skinny boy up to no good Music playing in the garden Tall skinny boy up to no good Wrecking ball Welcome banner Welcome back Wrecking ball with a welcome banner Welcome back It’s hard to see what you mean to me Tall skinny boy up to no good Music playing in the garden Tall skinny boy up to no good Hey hey wrecking ball Hey hey welcome home Hey hey wrecking ball Welcome back It’s hard to see what you mean to me Welcome back Like a ghost from Havana When your words are not enough It’s hard to see, hard to believe When your words are not enough It’s hard to see what you mean to me Welcome back Like a ghost from Havana
3.
03:31
I am holding little bits of you Going down like a rosary I am holding these little bits of you Going down like a rosary Call me wonderful Colorado I am holding little bits of you They call us Colorado I don’t know what that means They say one thing They say another We don’t know but we still have each other Call me wonderful Colorado I am holding little bits of you Like a forty-niner A gold miner I am holding little bits of you Remember I am holding Always know I am holding Wonderful little bits of you Wonderful little bits of wonderful Call me wonderful Colorado I am holding little bits of you Like a forty-niner A gold miner I am holding little bits of you
4.
I spied you all the way across the hall You saw me aching like a beck and call I had a feeling you would make yourself known You won’t let me down Lovely when you look at me Sudden sound of reveille A holiday from history Just you and me Our future memories are all we’ve got I’ve got a treasure chest of every though I think you’re gonna make it alright Lovely when you look at me Sudden sound of reveille A holiday from history Just you and me I spied you all the way across the hall You saw me aching like a beck and call I had a feeling you would make yourself known You won’t let me down Lovely when you look at me Sudden sound of reveille A holiday from history Just you and me
5.
Texas California Someone is always mourning Here I go again Always too late or early Texas California We’re going live Restless California Come on it’s always morning Here I go again Always too late or early Texas California We’re going live Where did I go wrong Stayed away too long
6.
03:10
We’re still good We’re still good inside Here take this You can’t call a doctor It’s too late to call a doctor I know something you don’t I know something inside You don’t know Whatever you are Whatever you’re feeling Whatever you are You’re not defeated We’ve made our beds Hedged our regrets With nothing left We’re still good inside We’re still good We’re still good inside We’ve made our beds Hedged our regrets With nothing left We’re still good inside
7.
From where I stand I see a lot I watch you watch You watch her walk You wanna text You wanna call But you can’t get her number I’ve seen her kind They own the world Always sublime The it girl She is an angel She is a dream Wake up and see She moves in LA You want her to stay But she moves in LA No you’re not gonna play Watch her walking away Cuz she moves in LA And she is here Open the door You think she’s coming back for more Can’t find her keys Forgot her coat Look at the time You gotta know She gotta go Cuz she moves in LA You want her to stay But she moves in LA No you’re not gonna play Watch her walking away Cuz she moves in LA
8.
02:13
I’m on to you Got my coat now I’m pushing through I’m on to you Going downtown crowded streetlight sidewalk pounding You better believe it I’m on to you I’m on to you Tell me no but I’m pushing through I’m on to you Gonna pound that downtown streetlight sidewalk howling You better believe it I’m on to you Hold my hand Walk me home
9.
Beat's so lonely I’ll bet it’s lonely at the top She hesitates but the beat will never stop Wanting him only but the beat will never see Her heart burning That’s the secret that she keeps Come on baby you know there’s something missing Don’t find nothing No more coincidences Ready baby Look in these eyes and you will see Things will happen but only if they were meant to be The beat's so lonely I’ll bet it’s lonely at the top She says beat's so lonely if you let it beat that way She can’t tell the difference anyway She thinks hold me but she’s scared to say She’d pay dearly for the answers of her day Come on baby you know there’s something missing Don’t find nothing No more coincidences Ready baby Before you give up all you’ve got You’ve got to come closer You’ve got to give it one more shot The beat's so lonely I’ll bet it’s lonely at the top So lonely
10.
03:58
Half in the light you go Set a fire Half in the light you go Set a fire We may let you even though our heart might break Set a fire See the light on the page See the letter you wrote me again We light up in our falling apart Light up Halo We are coming down Again, the coming night Set a fire
11.
Gotta say you’re pretty cool Remember when you crushed on someone new It’s a heavy feeling Gotta say I’ve got a gold star for you My lungs are covered in candy cane dust It’s a funny feeling It’s a heavy feeling I am West I am cool Gotta say something you don’t know Just to know how it feels this one time Got a zippo and a cherry bomb Fourth of July, a cool summer night It’s a heavy feeling Gotta grab your loving hand Cuz I’m no fool, I’ve got a crush on you It’s a funny feeling It’s a heavy feeling I am West I am cool Gotta say something you don’t know Just to know how it feels this one time I am West I am cool Gotta say what you already know Just to know how it feels this one time I love you more than you’ll ever know

about

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Tall skinny boy up to no good... Stranger Kings continue their journey of Cali-gaze rock and post-punk bass with their new record BLUE. Echoes of the heart of Samantha Baker from Sixteen Candles and John Bender's angst from Breakfast Club are a compass for the BLUE record. North, South, East ,and West are naive metrics to navigate innocence and the heart; it's a heavy feeling, it's a funny feeling... As is Stranger Kings BLUE.

Finding a solution in dissolution, Stranger Kings was formed by guitarist Eric Campuzano and bassist Herb Grimaud after The Lassie Foundation breathed its last with the departure of Jeff Schroeder for the Smashing Pumpkins. Early demos merged their Cali-gaze dream guitars and 80’s Brit post-punk melodic bass lines successfully enough to attract friends and contributors. Local solo artist Holly Nelson gave it a voice, and Brady Esquivel (Set To Sea) brought the drums to life.

Stranger Kings BLUE continues to pick their poison with their musical influences... A KROQ afternoon from '83-'92 with Rodney on the ROQ thrown in for good taste... A wrecking ball with a welcome banner…

credits

released March 22, 2019

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Stranger Kings //

Holly Nelson: Vocals
Herb Grimaud: Bass
Brady Esquivel: Drums
Campuzano: Guitar

Additional Contributors //

Jason Martin: Lap Steel
Jesse Nason: Keyboards
Steve R.: Modular Synth

All songs written and produced by Stranger Kings,
Except for Beat's So Lonely: Written by Charlie Sexton.
Recorded at Northern Records.
Mixed and Mastered by Andrew D. Prickett at Northern Records,
Except for Steppe: Mixed by J.R. McNeely.
Graphic Design by Father James Bozeman.
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