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  • The Phoenix

    You are a brick tied to me that’s dragging me down
    Strike a match and I’ll burn you to the ground
    We are the jack-o-lanterns in July
    Setting fire to the sky
    Here comes this rising tide

    So come on
    Put on your war paint
    Cross walks and crossed hearts and hope-to-dies
    Silver clouds with grey linings

    So we can take the world back from the heart-attacked
    One maniac at a time we will take it back
    Time crawls on when you’re waiting for the song to start
    So dance alone to the beat of your heart

    Hey young blood
    Doesn’t it feel
    Like our time is running out
    I’m gonna change you like a remix
    Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix
    You’re wearing our vintage misery
    No; I think it looked a little better on me
    I’m gonna change you like a remix
    Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix

    Bring home the boys and scrap metal the tanks
    Get hitched and make a career out of robbing banks
    Because the world is just a teller and
    We are wearing black masks
    “You broke our spirit,” says the note we pass

    The war is won
    Before it’s begun
    Release the doves
    Surrender love
    Wave the white flag

  • My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)

    Be careful making wishes in the dark
    Can’t be sure when they’ve hit their mark
    Besides in the meantime I’m just dreaming of tearing you apart
    I’m in the details with the devil
    So now the world can never get me on my level
    I just got to get you out of the cage
    I’m a young lovers rage
    Gonna need a spark to ignite
    My songs know what you did in the dark

    Light em up
    I’m on fire

    All the writers keep writing what they write
    Somewhere another pretty vein just dies
    I’ve got the scars from tomorrow and i wish you could see
    That you’re the antidote to everything except me
    A constellation of tears on your lashes
    Burn everything you love
    Then burn the ashes
    In the end everything collides
    My childhood spat back the monster that you see
    My songs know what you did in the dark

    Light em up
    I’m on fire

  • Alone Together

    I don’t know where you’re going
    But do you got room for one more troubled soul
    I don’t know where I’m going but I don’t think I’m coming home
    I said I’ll check in tomorrow if I don’t wake up dead
    This is the road to ruin
    And we’re starting at the end

    Let’s be alone together
    We could stay young forever
    Scream it from the top of your lungs

    Cut me off
    I lost my track
    It’s not my fault
    I’m a maniac it’s not funny anymore
    No it’s not
    My heart is like a stallion
    They love it more when it’s broke in
    Do you wanna feel beautiful
    Do you wanna

    I’m outside the door
    Invite me in
    So we can go back
    And play pretend
    I’m on deck
    I’m up next
    Tonight I’m high as a private jet

  • Where Did The Party Go

    I’m here to collect your hearts
    It’s the only reason that I sing
    I don’t believe a word you say but I can’t stop listening
    This is the story of how they met
    Her picture was on the back of a pack of cigarettes
    When she touched him he turned ruby red
    A story that they’ll never forget
    Never forget

    And all the boys are smoking menthols
    Girls are getting back rubs
    I will appear to you if you if you make yourself shake fast enough
    My old aches become new again
    My old friends become exes again

    Where did the party go?
    We’re ending it on the phone
    I’m not gonna go home alone
    Where did the party go?

    I know I expect too much
    And not enough all at once
    You know I only wanted fun then you got me all f***ed up on love
    Oh I looked for your name on the Ouija Board
    And your naked magic oh dear lord
    You and me are the difference between real love and the love on TV

    We were the kids who screamed
    “We weren’t the same,”
    In sweaty rooms
    Now we’re doomed to organizing walk-in closets like tombs
    Silent film stars stuck in talking cinema life
    So let’s fade away together one dream at a time

  • Just One Yesterday

    I thought of angels
    Choking on their halos
    Get them drunk on rose water
    See how dirty I can get them
    Pulling out their fragile teeth
    And clip their tiny wings

    Anything you say can and will be held against you
    So only say my name
    It will be held against you

    If heaven’s grief brings hell’s rain
    Then I’d trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday
    (I know I’m bad news, I saved it all for you)
    For just one yesterday
    I want to teach you a lesson in the worst kind of way
    Still I’d trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday
    (I know I’m bad news, I saved it all for you)
    For just one yesterday

    Letting people down is my thing baby
    Find yourself a new gig
    This town ain’t big enough for two of us
    I don’t have the right name
    Or the right looks
    But I have twice the heart

    If I spilled my guts
    The world would never look at you the same way
    I’m here to give you all of my love
    So I can watch your face as I take it all away

  • The Mighty Fall

    Did you trip down 12 steps into Malibu (Malibu)
    So why the hell is there a light that’s keeping us forever
    Bel Air baby did you get dressed up?
    Pretty pout pout
    (While you bottomed out out)
    I can’t stop it when there’s chemicals keeping us together

    Oh how the mighty fall
    The mighty fall
    Oh how the mighty fall in love

    Your crooked love is just a pyramid scheme
    And I’m dizzy on dreams
    (Yeah you’re dizzy on dreams)
    But if you ask me two’s a whole lot lonelier than one
    B-baby we should’ve left our love
    In the gutter where we found it
    (Gutter where we found it)
    Cause you think you think your only crime is that you got caught

    It’s getting clear
    You’re never coming clean
    So I’ll lock you up inside
    And swallow
    Swallow the key

  • Miss Missing You

    Don’t panic
    No not yet
    I know I’m the one you want to forget
    Cue all the love to leave my heart
    It’s time for me to fall apart

    Now you’re gone
    But I’ll be okay
    Your hot whiskey eyes
    Have fanned the flames
    Maybe I’ll burn a little brighter tonight
    Let the fire breathe me back to life

    Baby you were my picket fence
    I miss missing you now and then
    Chlorine kissed summer skin
    I miss missing you now and then
    Sometimes before it gets better
    The darkness gets bigger
    The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger
    We’re fading fast
    I miss missing you now and then

    Making eyes at this husk around my heart
    I see through you when we’re sitting in the dark
    So give me your filth
    Make it rough
    Let me let me trash your love

    I will sing to you every day
    If it will take away the pain
    Oh and I’ve heard you got it got it bad
    Cause I am the best you’ll never have

  • Death Valley

    I wanna see your animal side
    Let it all out
    I wanna see the dirt
    Under your skin
    I need your broken promises

    I want the guts and glory baby
    This town is wasted and alone

    Cause we are alive
    Here in death valley
    But don’t take love off the table yet
    Cause tonight
    Tonight it’s just fire alarms and losing you
    We love a lot
    So we only lose a little
    We are alive

    I wanna see your animal side
    Let it all out
    Oh there you go; undress to impress
    You can wear the crown but you’re no princess

    Let’s put the “D” in dirt now baby
    Let’s get you wasted and alone

    We’re gonna die
    It’s just a matter of time
    Hard times come
    Good times go
    I’m either gone in an instant
    Or here til the bitter end
    I never know
    What I’ve got will make you feel more alive
    I’ll be your favorite drug I will get you high
    I will get you high

  • Young Volcanoes

    When Rome’s in ruins
    We are the lions
    Free of the Coliseum
    In poisoned places
    We are anti-venom
    We’re the beginning of the end

    The foxes hunt the hounds
    It’s all over now
    Before it has begun
    And we’ve already won

    We are wild
    We are like young volcanoes
    We are wild
    Americana exotica
    Do you wanna feel a little beautiful baby yeah

    Come on make it easy
    Say I never mattered
    Run it up the flagpole
    We will teach you
    How to make
    Boys next door
    Out of assholes

  • Rat A Tat

    No thesis existed for burning cities down at such a rampant rate
    No graphics and no f**king powerpoint presentation
    So they just DIY’d that sh*t and built their own bombs
    She’s his suicide blond, she’s number than gold

    Are you ready for another bad poem?
    One more off key anthem
    Let your teeth sink in
    Remember me as I was not as I am
    And I said “I’ll check in tomorrow if I don’t wake up dead,”
    I kept wishing she had blonde ambition and she’d let it go to my head

    Rat a tat tat
    Rat a tat tat tat hey
    If my love is a weapon
    There’s no second guessing when I say
    Rat a tat tat
    Rat a tat tat tat hey
    If my heart is a grenade
    You pull the pin and say:

    We’re all fighting growing old
    We’re all fighting growing old
    In the hopes
    Of a few minutes more
    To get on St. Peter’s list
    But you need to lower your standards
    Cause it’s never
    Getting any better than this

    We are professional ashes of roses
    This kerosene’s live
    You settled your score
    This is where you come to beg, unborn and unshaven
    Killing fields of fire to a congress of ravens
    This is what we do, we nightmare you

    I’m about to make the sweat roll backwards
    And your heart beat in reverse
    Our guts can’t be reworked
    As alone as a little white church in the middle of the desert
    Getting burned
    But I’ll take your heart served up two ways
    I sing a bitter song
    I’m the lonelier version of you
    I just don’t know where it went wrong

    She’s sick and she’s wrong
    She’s young dirty blonde
    And you sink inside her like a suicide bomb
    He says “I’ve seen bigger”
    She says “I’ve lit better”
    And they throw the matches down into the glitter
    Not a dry eye left in the house
    Go boy, run for your life

    Talk less
    Mean more
    Let’s be electric
    Like we were before

  • Save Rock And Roll

    I need more dreams
    And less life
    And I need that dark
    In a little more light
    I cried tears you’ll never see
    So f**k you, you can go cry me an ocean
    And leave me be

    You are what you love
    Not who loves you
    In a world full of the word yes
    I’m here to scream

    Wherever I go
    Trouble seems to follow
    Only plugged in to save rock and roll

    Blood brothers in desperation
    An oath of silence
    For the voice of our generation
    How’d it get to be only me?
    Like I’m the last damn kid still kicking
    That still believes

    I will defend the faith
    Going down swinging
    I will save the songs
    The songs we’re singing

    Oh no we won’t go
    Cause we don’t know when to quit


Music Videos

My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)

The Phoenix

Young Volcanoes

Alone Together

The Mighty Fall

Just One Yesterday

Where Did the Party Go

Death Valley

Rat a Tat

Miss Missing You

Save Rock and Roll


My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
Released on February 4, 2013
The Phoenix
Released on July 16, 2013
Alone Together
Released on August 6, 2013
Young Volcanoes
Released on November 4, 2013