Runaways

by Work Drugs

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Recorded during summer hiatus 2012 on a trip to Marseille.

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released October 7, 2014

Music by Ben Louisiana and Thomas Crystal
Mixed by Ben Louisiana
Mastered by Wally Bunting at Relief Mastering

Additional Musicians: Nero Catalano, Rachel K Haines, Jonas Oesterle, Dan Callahan

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Philadelphia's premier Bat Mitzvah and Quincenera party band. For booking / legal / general love notes contact WORKDRUGS AT GMAIL

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Track Name: Runaways
I held the spot
kept it up
and felt the sonic boom
watching the victim fall down
outside the cellar room

I ran away
in the night
but it was too late to hide my face
a witness made
we’ll be erased today

living your life as a runaway
giving us a chance to start it over
paradise lost in a single frame
witness protection is all we know

I made my name
fooled them all
and left the city rare
flashbacks remain
this is my cross to bear

but I don’t mind
and you don’t care
cause there are things they don’t know
this worked out fine
I’ll be their John Doe

living your life as a runaway
giving us a chance to start it over
paradise lost in a single frame
witness protection is all we know

living your life as a runaway
living our lives as the runaways
witness protection is all we know
Track Name: Free to Roam
stringing out the calories
we’ll make them last all through the week
feeling higher
than the actors could pretend to be

I found her there
in command
Spanish moss her only friend
counting change from a paper cup that’s seen better days

we were just free to roam
we’ll face the consequence later
fortunate souls
no matter what the weather
it’s two on one
they say we’ll never make it
in honor of
the fallen vagabonds

we teamed up
when it was time
city limits racing by
never knew how big the country was till we beat it

people stare and often glare
at ruined Pumas and cardboard chairs
but we just laughed
as the shackles tapped like slaves in motion

we were just free to roam
we’ll face the consequence later
fortunate souls
no matter what the weather
it’s two on one
they say we’ll never make it
in honor of
the fallen vagabonds

don’t need a reason
a reason to wonder why
don’t need a reason to try
don’t need a reason to live mistakes
don’t need a reason
a reason to run away

we were just free to roam
we’ll face the consequence later
fortunate souls
no matter what the weather
it’s two on one
they say we’ll never make it
in honor of
the fallen vagabonds

don’t need a reason to live mistakes
don’t need a reason
a reason to run away
Track Name: Double Life
salaried muses
just lost in the shoals

silicon laces
get tangled in our souls

just rhythm for the soul

playing in the streetlights
selling off the sunshine
howling at the moon
blow by blow

the people in your pockets
don't bother knocking
gonna lead
gonna lead a double life

under the golden gate
you thought you found a way

you live a double life
you never paid your price

overworked people
tied to the steeple
feeding on the details
bill by bill

underworked evil
just seems so simple
the devils in the details
you lived a double life

under the golden gate
you thought you found a way

you live a double life
you never paid your price

thought you're gonna let me down tonight
white collar crooks in the daylight
sociopaths are ever so bright
double parked rooks who own the night
credits
Track Name: Lost Weekend
fools take a ride
Pacific Heights the falls and the slide
historic blues
cover up all the bad news, bad news

Cabrillo Way
keep the inner dragons at bay
tolls underpaid
slipping off this cliffs embrace

the streetlights
they don’t tell no lies
the guardrails keep us safe and dry
I won’t ever make it home
just feel me go

the end is implied
the sand, the story, the wind, and the tides
I followed the moon
just save face and take the balloon

love knows the way
it’s easier tomorrow, today
Big Sur’s the place
skipping nouns and the blame

the streetlights
they don’t tell no lies
the guardrails keep us safe and dry
I won’t ever make it home
just feel me go

feel me go
Track Name: The Moment
I remember when we were young
everything was looking up
dancing to our favorite songs
from cassettes that we used to dub

CNN made us older
the war on drugs got us over
just a middle class warrior
with a story to tell

stand up
knock down the borders
a future love is waiting out there
time is now
this is the moment
don’t stop just keep it going
don’t stop just keep it going

no permission for you to speak
raise your head and follow me
watch them turn the other cheek
and dismiss what we believe

the dollars all they know
love is a change
a house in Key Largo
we’re all the same

stand up
knock down the borders
a future love is waiting out there
time is now
this is the moment
don’t stop just keep it going
don’t stop just keep it going

Lets say we own the night
leave all our fears behind
Fire in the battery
beneath these two hearts beat
they cry a spastic plea
they lie in blue and green
she whispers next to me
I will set you free

stand up
knock down the borders
a future love is waiting out there
time is now
this is the moment
don’t stop just keep it going
don’t stop just keep it going

just take my lead
Track Name: Heatwave
it feels good in the nighttime
warm hands trying to break the mold
it feels good in the nighttime
cruel intentions and hearts of gold

wind blown patterns change
the artic chokes us
we want to know why

who am I to notice?
hope lost feels like June
solstice nights bring longer moons
23 but still brand new

it feels good in the nighttime
warm hands trying to break the mold
it feels good in the nighttime
cruel intentions and hearts of gold

heaven sent the polar spray
the frozen coffins
you’ll turn a blind eye
who am I to notice?
hope lost
you’re letting go

it feels good in the nighttime
warm hands trying to break the mold
it feels good in the nighttime
cruel intentions
you’re letting go

melting ice around our lips
the taste of Canada lingers on us
who am I to notice?
we’re taken back or we’re born to follow

it feels good in the nighttime
warm hands trying to break the mold
it feels good in the nighttime
cruel intentions and hearts of gold

it feels good in the nighttime and I’m over it now
Track Name: Predictable Miracles
the darkest hours are often kept
between the cushions and under stairs
just waiting for someone to fall
another chance to climb that Berlin wall

hey, did you see it?
maybe our love was predictable
hey, can you feel it?
do you believe in miracles?

now I what I really need
to look for meaning among the dreams
to know what life’s all about
just a moment, a moment to share a doubt

hey, did you see it?
maybe our love was predictable
hey, can you feel it?
do you believe in miracles?

sudden hours and last goodbyes
broken promises and desperate lies
sleep is over and dawn has come
for in the morning, the morning I’ll be gone

hey, did you see it?
maybe our love was predictable
hey, can you feel it?
do you believe in miracles?

do you believe it?
Track Name: Fragile Creatures
green is for the hunting
sex is for the kill
knock me over and spread the wealth
you’re even dressed to thrill

basement shops on Crosby
tourist mugs refilled
miniskirts and studios
where love is bought and spilled

New York city
just fragile creatures and lights
feeling grand on one night stands
we won’t put up a fight

sun is for the upstate
socks are for the sand
Prince is where you’ll find the gold
Why can’t they understand

sewer pipes below me
closet Romeo’s
hold your body closer and closer
and melt away those clothes

New York city
just fragile creatures and lights
feeling grand on one night stands
we won’t put up a fight
Track Name: Saved by the Bell
standing tall
a 6 foot trunk
blazing paths behind the bus
the sulfur fumes when he entered the school

lacking smarts
but bold enough
tearing phone books in camouflage
he had a way to ruin your day

I knew, I knew his weakness

saved by the bell
you must never tell
last chance to change this fairytale
saved by the bell

slick jacket, steel toed boots
monster trucks, the Pineland rules
a broken home, just fuel for the clone

creature habits, skipping school
evolution to the diamond noose
this has to stop
before he takes one of us

but I knew, I knew the secret

saved by the bell
you must never tell
last chance to change this fairytale
saved by the bell

fire drill, the pocket game
kids slice on the blank canvas
the finish line, or just die on the vine

now’s the chance to cut the rug
garden shears in the parking lot
the sweetest smell
as the tires spinned out

I knew, I knew the secret

saved by the bell
you must never tell
last chance to change this fairytale
saved by the bell
Track Name: Man of War
how does it feel?
to live through forced perspectives
trading cartwheels
for green rooms with the reckless

older than most
surrounded by ignorance
this is cut throat
boogie lights could pay the rent

we’re all just child actors
we don’t know what we’re after
smart enough to draw the line
powerless on the decline

flying blind above the scene
plastic friends and figurines

following screams
the mazda or the benz
fifteen minutes of fame
is this how the story ends?

a studio slave
just a hinge on a door
one foot in the grave
I never was a man of war

we’re all just child actors
we don’t know what we’re after
smart enough to draw the line
powerless on the decline
Track Name: Temporary Life Lines
reach the frozen nights
to hit me from the broad side
with the hi-fi drowned
my friends don’t want you around
and you don’t know what it takes to make me smile
and you never knew

the songs a temporary life line
trust the tension, just trust the tension

as the pills roll on
you swing there, banging on my drums
loves a broken bell
the cracks are lost in the swells
and you don’t know what it takes to make me shine
and you don’t know what it takes to change my mind
now you never knew

the songs a temporary life line
trust the tension, just trust the tension
Track Name: Show and Tell
connecting the clocks
it’s syncing our eyebrows
pull up your stocks
and pictures of him worth saving now

this is our show and tell
who’s up?
I’ll bring in a carousel
just watch it stop

watch it stop

float your bones
and leave us stateside
this ports unknown
I’m waiting for reaction from the sand

this is our show and tell
who’s up?
I’ll bring in a carousel
just watch it stop

I’ll bring in a carousel

watch me stop