Paint the Night EP

by Standard of Living

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credits

released 03 July 2009

All music written and produced by Standard of Living. Lyrics by Josh Rabenold. Mixed by David Schuler. Mastered by Josh Myers at California Road Studios.

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Track Name: Wilson
Seven acres through that door
We'll search the trails and cornfields
Seven acres to explore
We'll get lost and find ourselves

And I swear you can see the milky way
As far as it is above
And I swear you can hear music play
as it narrates the evening sky

I remember driving out to Wilson
I'd pack my bags and stay there for the weekend
Those were days when I would call you best friend
ah

We used to stay up late at night
And watch the movies we rented
We used to dream that we could fly
and pretend we're heroes

And I swear we were invincible
as far as we were concerned
And I swear we were inseparable
'Till our youth finally dried away

(Chorus)

And I wonder where you are
Back at home with your family
with your childhood
Or have you left to be on your own
And I want to see again
The place I knew before I left it years ago

(Chorus)
Track Name: Without You
She covers up her head
With the hood of a sweater
As the rain comes down
The street lights are reflecting in the night
Off the black tar coated with liquid
Don’t you have a question to ask me?
Why else would you come crawling back?
I thought that you would know the answer
You should keep your suitcase back

I won’t ever leave the light on baby
I don’t even want to see your face again
The rain is falling from a dark blue sky
And I feel fine without you in my life
Whoa

She covers up her moves
Like she’s quitting her day job
And it worked on me
When she lies, it’s perfectly disguised
And you’re damn sure she’s got an alibi
I just have a question to ask you
Was it worth the time you wasted?
To sabotage what we had made here
To sabotage what we created

(Chorus)

She covers up her head
With the hood of a sweater
As the rain comes down
When she lies, it’s perfectly disguised
And you’re damn sure she’s got an alibi

(Chorus)

(Chorus)
Track Name: Make You Stay
Why do we always play this game
You’re making empty threats again
Don’t tell me, I already know
You always wanna
Runaway run, runaway run, runaway
Don’t think for a second you fooled me
Runaway run, runaway run, runaway
I’ll be waiting ‘till you come back home

If I could just stay away
Maybe then you’ll come around
But you always rearrange whoa whoa
If I could just make you stay
Then I’d never be alone
But you always run away whoa whoa

Your searching for a problem that
Does not exist, don’t have a reason to hide
But you can’t resist
You always wanna
Runaway run, runaway run, runaway
Don’t think for a second you fooled me
Runaway run, runaway run, runaway
Ill be waiting till you come back home

(Chorus)

(Chorus)
Track Name: East Coast Dreams
Here it is
My first letter since I’ve gone away
Mind to hand, pen to paper,
Opened by Thursday
Write me when you’re ready
Don’t you rush
Yeah, we’ve got time
And when you find the proper words
Just write me a verse
And I’ll send you mine
God, I wanna be home

All I got is east coast dreams
And a western sky
And even though I never
Seem to get it right
I still try

To fill you in
With a post card and some 3 by 5s
To tell you when California sleeps
It’s when I thrive
Tell me where your heart’s at
Tell me what you’re thinking now
I’ve got an educated guess
With a letter addressed
And a three to five day wait

All I got is east coast dreams
And a western sky
And even though I never
Seem to get it right
I still try
To tell you what it’s like
To sleep on hard wood floors
In a house in east L.A.
I still got your photograph
You gave to me
When I left that day

When I get home
I swear I’m there to stay
I never liked to travel anyway
I’ll put my suite case
And bags away for good

(Chorus)

(Chorus)
Track Name: Story Without the Fiction
I’m through with the night
And I’m driving home with the radio
The volume is low but I can’t escape
The frequencies, the ambience
And the white noise in my head
I’m through with the drive
And I lay awake with each mistake
Open to the sheet with the fresh ink
It’s bleeding through the pages
Of the story I write
It’s not finished

I can’t say that I’d do it all the same
If I had the chance to write it all again
There’s no day
I don’t wish I could erase a paragraph
I’d be nice if it were true
That every sentence I write
I could undo
This is the story without the fiction

I’m through with the light
So I switch it down and I turn off
Under the covers and out of consciousness
I close my eyes and say to myself
Tomorrow’s another day
Tomorrow’s another day to ruin

(Chorus)

This is the bridge
This is where I’m supposed to change my ways
I’m sorry to disappoint
But I feel the same
I’m still filling the pages with words
That furnish the book
Entitled “Regret”

(Chorus)

Tomorrow’s another day
Tomorrow’s another day to ruin
Track Name: Paint the City Black (Sky Canvas)
Summer’s sleeping in my car
As I lean back to stare
Take a glance at what my sunroof offers

So close
A tinted version of the night sky
Spheres of light
Piercing through a blanket of obstacles

Sky Canvas
We can paint the night
In the broad daylight
Paint the city black

Smoking clouds, a reaching branch
And a slight haze of light
From the small metropolis below
A mesh of sight layered like a painting
The ceiling window framing it
Wish I could cover up the street lights

So close
A tinted version of the night sky
Sphere of light
Making up the largest of obstacles

Sky Canvas
We can paint the night
In the broad daylight
Sky canvas
We can dress the sky

Summer’s sleeping in my car
As I lean back to stare
Take a glance at what my sunroof offers

Sky Canvas
We can paint the night
In the broad daylight
Sky canvas
We can dress the sky
In a dark twilight
Paint the city black
(Sky canvas)