Rock 'n Roll Fairytales EP (2006)

Credits and Production Notes:
Tony Romanello - vocals, guitars, bass, keys
Mike Friedemann - drums

Recorded and Mixed at Genesoma Studios, Tulsa, OK and Waco Texas - Aug. 2005 - May 2006. Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, CA by Jonathan Belzley www.themasteringlab.com - May 2006. Additional guitar tech and engineering at Bell Labs Recording Studios, Norman, OK by Trent Bell - Jan. 2006. All songs 2006 Tony Romanello [BMI]

Lyrics:
Rock 'n Roll is a Fairytale
: They come runnin just as fast as they can to see the legend and the myth of a man that made the rhythms, make 'em twist and shout, oh no... Your rock 'n roll is just a fairytale, its been so long the hammer has hit the nail and sealed the coffin all for a pocket full of gold. Come on baby, tell me what did you say to take away such a sweet, sweet thing? I tell you all its just a fairytale of old. You heard 'em talkin' about the blue suede shoes? They gathered moss, they're sittin' next to the blues. Its been a long time, been a long time, yes indeed. You're rock 'n roll is just a fairytale. You cashed the chips in, sold it all instead. Its funny, money is what choked the yoke of it all. Come on baby, tell me what did you say to take away such a sweet, sweet thing? I tell you all its just a fairytale of old. So tell your children of a simpler time -of guitar screams and beats as smooth as wine that made 'em shake, shimmy, rattle and roll.

Headlight Shine: Call me crazy call me anything you want to maybe these bright lights aren't perfectly aligned? this fast food culture road ahead, an urban myth that we once shed, but i could never leave it if i tried... The headlights they shine... And down these hazy streets where people are not what they seem a new tribe from assembly lines say we've been knocked around before a dashboard vinyl curse is worn - back onto the highway and just ride... the headlights they shine... ...shine on til the break of dawn... so lets stop trading hits ya its true i'm sick with this we're all headed down the same freeway... no reason changing courses look at all sides because we're all ch-ch-ch-changin lanes peacefully the headlights they shine... so keep on calling me crazy and i guess we'll all keep cruisin on, maybe it all seems a little bit hazy...

So High: When I'm feeling low and I need to feel alright. I can't let go - can't get you, out of my mind. then i hold my breath when i see your eyes because they hold me wistful and hypnotized I can't get enough, ya I get so high... so high... and its more than a feelin, around you I get so high. I feed on a flow that I find just in you, babe. so many times i'm reminded of your face. when I see you, o I could never resist. what if all of this is more choice than bliss? Now I've said too much and I need to get so high... so high... and its more than a feelin, around you I get so high. and I know what I'm feelin, yeah, I get so high. I can't deny it this time I can't change this. I revive this how its contagious. Smile, shine so bright, more than i ever wished I didn't know it could be like this I can't get enough, ya I get so high... so high... and its more than a feelin, around you I get so high. and I know what I'm feelin, yeah, I get so high.

An Old Anthem: Fight all the ordinary ways. Find your own pathway through this maze. Hold on to younger years and never lose your renegades. And don't accept every word that you hear. Because we gotta find our own way out of here. Climb to the highest point and decide. Try to open your eyes and see both sides. Hold on to passion and all that made you who you are. And don't accept every word that you hear. Because we gotta find our own way out of here. Fight all the ordinary ways. Find your own pathway through this maze. Never be afraid in life and always play with no regrets. And don't accept the every word that you hear. Because we gotta find our own way out of here.

5th Floor Evacuation Plan: If these gray walls could speak what would they say unto me? And would I even listen to them, not even hear their screams? You never listened, you never listened to me, of something better waitin' for us outside. I see them starin' at me. I hear them starting to breathe. I finally start to listen to them but what is it they're trying to speak? You never listened, you never listened to me, of something better waitin' for us outside. You never listened, you never listened to me. So be listening to the gray walls and their cries... o cries... "get out of here they cried", because they were once just like me. But they wouldn't listen to the gray walls and their screams. You never listened, you never listened to me, of something better waitin' for us outside. You never listened, you never listened to me. So be listening to the gray walls and their cries... o cries...

The Last Bar Chord Ever Played: So take your protein pills and nicotine throw it all away and watch it melt. we're united in our decadence, raise the flag of consequence in the air. But i'd like to find a way to change this hollow mold, this looking glass that we're gazing through. But we're divided by our arrogance can't release the chains of ignorance on us... on us... All these changes taking place today leave em all behind, & watch us fade away. Take your 1970's LP and put it up against anything on MTV. But i'd like to find a way to throw it all against this faded glass that we're breathing through. We're united in our decadence so leave it all behind and wonder where it went... where it went... So he took the strap and put it on. Faced the crowd and let em all sway along Strummed and chaced the lights, shining bright took it all in and rang it out loud... the last bar chord ever played.

 

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