Starry Eyed Kids

by The Last Great Kings

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released January 12, 2019

Tommy does the songwriting, guitar playing, and singing
James plays bass
and Cam plays drums
produced at 4Ground studios in Middleton, MA (thanks kurt, we couldnt do this without you)
alan watts and joe strummer both make appearances on this album

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We're a band. A music-making band. A music-making, knees-wobbling, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, whiny-bullshit-playing, rock-and-roll-wannabe band.

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Track Name: Starry Eyed Kid
Starry eyed kid
What are you dreaming
is it something
worth releasing
Starry eyed kid,
who will you save
to make it worth it
every day

And all of your friends grew up too soon, you're late to bloom
and all of your friends grew up too soon, you're late to bloom

Starry Eyed Kid,
What are you dreaming
Is it something
Worth believing
Starry Eyed Kid
who will you save
to make it worth it
who will you change

And all of your friends grew up too soon, you're late to bloom
And all of your friends grew up too soon, you're late to bloom

The city lights, the shining stars.
They tell you who you are
The city lights, the shining stars
They tear you apart

The city lights
Track Name: @MangoHz
All my friends had it figured out in high school
Who they are and where they were going
Now I'm couch surfing my way through college
And I still don't know exactly what I'm doing
And how will I ever support a family
When all I do is play guitar and sing poorly
How will I ever face my family
When I've wasted the support they've shown me

Sitting waiting watching
With a liberal arts degree
In knowing no thing
Knowing not a thing at all

I think that I got lost up at a party
Thank God greg was there to show me out
And I wonder how zack is doing
Its been a while and I hope things are going well
Maybe I should learn to focus on myself more
Cause all I seem to do is worry about everyone else
But all my problems are graduating next year
So I think that I just might wait it out

Sitting waiting watching
With a liberal arts degree
In knowing no thing
Knowing not a thing at all

And I hope we'll figure things out
I know we'll figure this out
Track Name: Seasons
Tonight is the night I stop asking how you are doing
Cause your answer was always you're as fine as the night
and while seasons change your answer stayed the same
while seasons change your answer stayed the same

It's your favorite time of year
as the crunching dead leaves carry your lonely feet
and sound off like bombs in your ear.
It's your favorite time of year
as bottles line the floor and I start to need you more
and you start to disappear.

Tonight is the night I stop asking how you are doing
Cause your answer was always you're as fine as the night is
while seasons change your answer stayed the same

It's your favorite time of year
as snow cakes the ground in your lonely town
and you scream but no one can hear
It's your favorite time of year
when home is calling though you've never felt more alone
cause you're still standing here

Tonight is the night I stop asking how you are doing
Cause your answer was always you're as fine as the night
and while seasons change your answer stayed the same
while seasons change your answer stayed the same

It's your favorite time of year
with May's blooming flowers brought forth from past showers
that dried like tears on your cheeks
It's your favorite time of year
all the frost is melted now but it is still cold underground
and will stay like that all year

things will get better it comes with the weather
Track Name: paycheck-to-paycheck.m4a
I think I'll go out for a walk tonight
so i dont waste all my time in bed
and i think ill live paycheck to paycheck
so i dont waste money when im dead
Track Name: Wow, That's a lot of Jet Skis
I've never felt more like a bad ass
then when I was on a jet ski
cruising off the Puerto Rican shore
when I was out there I made comments about how I was the best
and how no one could ever do more
But when I sobered up I felt
the humility hit
it made me think about what I had said
it made me think about feelings
and what I did in the moment and
what it should have actually been

So Cindy wont you tell me what the fuck is going on
Im over holding in expression till I can fit it in a song
And I haven't written the album but I've been planning on the tour
So I can choose who I talk to and who i ignore

So I've been standing in empty gym parking lots
and eating only lots of chicken
but lately i've been better at losing people then calories
and taking throwing up as a sign that i should quit

So Cindy wont you tell me what the fuck is going on
Im over holding in expression till I can fit it in a song
And I haven't written the album but I've been planning on the tour
So I can choose who I talk to and who i ignore

And I will sell my umbrella in the pouring rain
and i wouldnt trade the moments where I felt pain
And I wouldn't trade the heartbreak
It taught me how to love
I'll make it up to you when it comes up

So Cindy wont you tell me what the fuck is going on
Im over holding in expression till I can fit it in a song
And I haven't written the album but I've been planning on the tour
So I can choose who I talk to and who i ignore

So Cindy wont you tell me what the fuck is going on
Im over holding in expression till I can fit it in a song
And I haven't written the album but I've been planning on the tour
I will explain it all when I see you more
Track Name: Day by Day
You said you couldn't trust me
That love is never what it seems
Well, I'll be dammed if my heart was wrong

The high school sweet heart is extinct
that is what they want you to think
Don't let them change your views of me

You said we're a victim of circumstance
And that we never stood a chance
Can you just give me one more day

Cause I don't care about tomorrow just let me love you today
And I don't care if in a month you want to strip it all away
Just let me love you day by day
And I promise I can make all the fear go away

You said that we're taking a short break
We'll be together one day
I don't believe the words you say

Cause I don't care about tomorrow just let me love you today
And I don't care if In a month you want to strip it all away
Just let me love you day by day
And I promise I will make all the fear go away

For all the crying phone calls and broken mirrors
All the hole punched walls and conquered fears
We sure had our problems but everyone does
So don't jump ship, take this trip we can dip
To another galaxy where I know you'll love me

Cause I don't care about tomorrow just let me love you today
And I don't care if In a month you want to strip it all away
Just let me love you day by day
And I promise I will make all the fear go away
Track Name: I Don't Know.m4a
The past few months have been a wreck
you lay your head but you get no rest
and that warm healing touch
feels like something that once was

I can't take this anymore
and you, you slammed your hand in the door
and I, I'm waiting for this to end
and you, you lost your best friend

You opened your mouth and hell came out
you said things you didn't think about
I never thought letting your true colors fly
would end in us saying goodbye

I can't take this anymore
and you, you slammed your hand in the door
and I, I'm waiting for this to end
and you, you lost your best friend

And maybe we should just give it a rest
maybe space is for the best
and maybe we can smile again
but today is not that day my friend

I can't take this anymore
and you, you slammed your hand in the door
and I, I'm waiting for this to end
and you, you lost your best friend
Track Name: Scared of the Night
Before slamming the door in my face she had one last thing to say
that ghosts make for terrible housemates
thats why all of my things where spread out on her front lawn
to cleanse the room of any aura I had left before I was gone

Since then i've haunted many rooms
i've floated through many towns
never staying too long, never keeping people around
the lights from the streetlights give me comfort on the road
the same comfort that you'd give me if I were home
now i have to do it all on my own

The roads lit up, by a streetlight
my shadow holds on to me tight
cause we're both scared of the night
and what the dark has to hide (x2)

Lying in a bed to big for one person
to old to be scared to young to be certain
I hear everything you ever whispered in my ear
and as i walk through the sand that once was ours on Nahant's shore
suddenly running to new york makes more sense then it did before
and i dont know what i want anymore

The roads lit up, by a streetlight
my shadow holds on to me tight
cause we're both scared of the night
and what the dark has to hide (x2)

the night holds all our memories, every first kiss, everything we thought we deserved and all of our worth
i find comfort in these streetlights and their blinding power, to clear my memory of everything that happened between
me and him, me and her, and her and him, and him and you
when i close my eyes i see all the things i shouldn't do
so i'll stare into these bright lights to drown all my thoughts away
and i'll finally close my eyes when the memories have nothing to say

The roads lit up, by a streetlight
my shadow holds on to me tight
cause we're both scared of the night
and what the dark has to hide (x2)
Track Name: Synythesia?.m4a
well i cant hear color no my brain doesnt work that way
and i cant differentiate the notes all sound the same
and i cant tell whats with that tone in your voice
cause the only thing inside my head is white noise

well you say my mind is boring but its all i know
and you say ill never sing it right because i cant read the notes
and i know ill never be the one who takes away your pain
cause the only time i hear colors is when i sing your name

well i may not see but i feel the emotion without even trying
and i hear a singer writing cause hes afraid of dying
and the pain of every bad day felt within his guitars riff
and a drum beat to remind me that every day is a gift

well you say my mind is boring but its all i know
and you say ill never sing it right because i cant read the notes
and i know ill never be the one who takes away your pain
but the only time i hear colors is when i sing your name
Track Name: Agnoiology
its been three months since we last talked
ive been counting the hours on the clock
and its true what they say that time moves slower
when you're waiting for this to be over

lets go, run away with me
tell me all the things you've never seen
cause people have said that you never cared
when you were always there to hold my hand

you said that lately its been all pretend
you faked things so it didnt end
you didnt want to hurt me
so you waited and hoped things would go back

lets go, run away with me
tell me all the things you've never seen
cause people have said that you never cared
when you were always there to hold my hand

now its hopeless, its over, you said that its over
but i, keep looking back over my shoulder
(but your smile, and the way that you held me, how can you tell me this isnt real)

lets go, run away with me
tell me all the things you've never seen
cause people have said that you never cared
when you were always there to hold my hand
Track Name: Death or Glory
When I was younger, there was a hero in my house
and when he opened up his mouth we listened to the words that came out
and he sang of bombs falling cross the shore and he sang of how he was so damn bored
but there was one thing he sang that always caught my eye

He sang, Death or Glory just another story
and I always wondered what that meant
Death or Glory, just another story
and I always thought that was as cool as it gets

So I grew up fast and I grew up hard, I wrote a few songs on the guitar
not before long I knew this was the life for me
So i kept on writing the things I thought
I found a few friends who'd help me go far
a bass to ground me down, and drums to keep the beat

Death or Glory, that'll be our story
We'll make people listen, we will get them in the streets
Death or Glory, that will be our story
we're gonna burn the whole thing down to make you move your feet

So i went home to show this hero what i've learned
that i was chasing death or glory like the stories I'd heard
he told me, i didn't know what i was asking for
things don't always end up alright when you ask to join the war
so will you stay in the crosshairs, will you storm the shore, will you play the show when you've got nothing more
thats death or glory not the gimmicks that you've heard
it's blood, sweat, emotion not three old words

Death or Glory, just another story
and I always wondered what that meant
Death or Glory is just another story
that I don't need to show that I have nothing left.



take it away joe

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