The Revivalists Strawman

You think you’re pretty bright ’cause mama called you son that don’t mean nothing

You got your bloody knuckles from breaking bricks with all your muscle it don’t mean nothing

Wasting so much energy

Searching for an enemy

To ease the doubt and keep your hand

You can’t knock it down like a strawman

Change my gear shift into drive

Stay awake while I’m alive

With good humor and a shoddy plan

I can set afire to my strawman

Hey you know things could always be easier

Hey but though we all complain

Even so watch out for meteors, meat-eaters, and other forms of wild game

Sold a millions diamonds but never gave up one that don’t mean nothing

You got your bloody nose from breaking bricks with all the girls it don’t mean nothing

Hey little Scotty why you on the loose you got your head and your shoulders and a good excuse

Excuse the dues freezing your plan you can knock it down like a strawman

Hey you know things could always be easier

Hey but though we all complain

Even so watch out for meteors, meat-eaters, and other forms of wild game

If only this if only that

Change the one thing holding me back

And I can make it like it’s not

I’ll be so free sitting on top

The world it flies it does not wait

For you to accept your own fate

Come to in all your foolish pride

Hear in lies truth you may despise

The skies don’t care much who you are

They’ll strike you down with a meteor

Wasting so much energy

Searching for an enemy

To ease the doubt and keep my hand

I can’t knock it down like a strawman

The Revivalists Purple Heart

Well the soul don’t want to shine on me no more

Went from a shot of patron to a broken home now I’m labeled as a whore

I pay my debts in full while I’m shied away from the sun

Cause I never wanted anybody else so I lay in what I’ve done

Now I feel

That I’ve been doing you wrong you’ve been doing me right

And I think it’s about time

I’ve been a fool for way to long

So now I wear these battle scars each and every night

And I hope they’ll mend up right

My purple heart can’t seem to mend

These broken promises

I’ve sure never been no angel I ain’t no preachers son

So I make my bed by the river side and I lay in what I’ve done

She sure never saw it coming yeah I know I could’ve lied

But I’d rather lay in this river bed than to see her cry at night

Now I feel

That I’ve been doing you wrong you’ve been doing me right

And I think it’s about time

I’ve been a fool for way to long

Now I wear these battle scars each and every night

And I hope they’ll mend up right

My purple heart can’t seem to mend

These broken promises

So pretty mama tell me how you feel

When you’re stuck in the back of that Coupe de Ville

You’re such a bomb senorita with a body to kill

You’ve taken all my money now give me the thrill

The Revivalists BTBD

Hello my friend

Are you happy with what you see?

I know that things aren’t right between you and me

Under the scope, I’ve done all that I can

And I have been watched by many of jealous men

Who are you?

This one goes out to all my fallen friends

I know that we’ll all be together in the end

So hold your loved ones close

For forever and a day

I know only god can tell when we’ll be washed away

Who are you?

Who are you still inside of me?

Who are you still in love with me?

I told you so…

All that she needs is a banker, a toy, a boy and a dress

All that he needs is a lock on the door

Some love in his heart to fill this hole in his chest

You could be the love, I could be the fight

We could say forever, staying up all night

This is about as low as I could be tonight

You could be the love, I could be the fight

Who are you?

Who are you still inside of me?

Who are you still in love with me?

My place is cold, I’ve been up all night

I’m alone, but it’s alright

Is it in the air?

I feel it in the air

I’ve said it too many times

The places I go could white out your eyes like the color of snow

The rain or the sun could never prepare you

For the seduction that comes with a fare

Hot fire sex in the third degree

Burning blunts, blowing lines, popping ecstasy

I’m free from their world

It had its hooks in me

Still a fish out of water, but now I can breath

All that she needs

A banker, a toy, a boy and a dress

It’s all that she needs

The Revivalists It Was A Sin

I believe it was a sin

Oh to do you in the way I did

I stole the gold and drank the gin

Then I ran off with your kin

If I can you know I will and if the stars align

I still get loaded on the things that I can’t change

And I’m out here tonight so if you want to start a fight

We’ll get loaded on the things that I can’t change

I believe it was a sin do you in the way I did you in

I couldn’t stop it coming from afar

I lost the keys to the getaway car

And every now and then I’m in this place

It’s hell living when I need your face

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

I believe it was a sin

Oh to do you in the way I did

I took out more than I put in

I got fat while you stayed thin

But I came here tonight if you want to start a fight

We can get loaded on the things that I can’t change

Yeah I’m out here all night so if you want to start a fight

We can get loaded on the things that I can’t change

I believe it was a sin

To do you in the way I did you in

I couldn’t stop it coming from afar

And lost the keys to the getaway car

Every now and then I’m in this place

It’s hell living when I need your face

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

I believe it was a sin

To do you in the way I did you in

I couldn’t stop it coming from afar

And lost the keys to the getaway car

Every now and then I’m in this place

It’s hell living when I need your face

Don’t hide don’t hide don’t hide from me

Don’t hide don’t hide your face

Don’t hide

Don’t hide

Don’t hide

The Revivalists Chase’s House

You pick me up, you put me down

Although you never made a sound

I’m living natural feeling free

So I drift away, thinking in blurred photographs

All the way to the mansion of my mind

You push buttons I pull weight

Every single day

You’re a fool to think I’d waste, and throw this all away

Spending all this time

Weighs heavy on my dime

Everyday, I ain’t got a second to waste

Well I know I’m no fun

When I’m moping like the pope

Humming Otis in the rain

These arms of mine will hold up hope

And I can’t tell if I’m owed, or do I owe

So I’ll put that on the list of all the things I’ll never know

You pick me up, you put me down

And still we’re wrapped up in the love

That’s always hung around

Tell me is this all a dream

Swimming the unconscious stream

That flows into the mansion of my mind

Let there be light

Let there be longing for a better way of life

It’s not neurotic it’s melodic when we’re struggling

Hanging from the fallen string

Unraveling the fabric of my time

Well I know I’m no fun

When I’m moping like the pope

Humming Otis in the rain

These arms of mine will hold up hope

And I can’t tell if I’m owed, or do I owe

So I’ll put that on the list of all the things I’ll never know

The Revivalists Bulletproof

Patience is still bitter in your mouth

The sweet taste was stolen

That’s the story of the south

Part of me was home and the other half was gone

And I can’t feel the pain when I’m lying all along

Cuz I was breaking down and she was snorting cocaine in my bed

I was making money

Somehow I know it’s gonna be all alright

Something came to me in the wind last night

And now it’s coming down

Oh it’s all coming out

And I can’t stop it now no

Get out your bulletproof vest

They can send them shots to your chest

We’re gonna make it now

We’re gonna make it out

Get out your bulletproof vest

They can send them shots to your chest

We’re gonna make it now

We’re gonna make it

So take it in tonight

Girl your head ain’t right

We could have a date

So we could share this life

There’s something that I know

In the wind as it blows

It’s better to believe

Than to lie to everyone you know

I’m breaking down and she was snorting cocaine in my bed

I was making money

Somehow I know its gonna be all alright

Something came to me in the wind last night

I got a heart,

You got a heart

Well that don’t tell me just who you are

I got to know

I got to know

I got to know

I got to know

We got to go

Get out your bulletproof vest

They can send them shots to your chest

We’re gonna make it now

We’re gonna make it out

Get out your bulletproof vest

They can send them shots to your chest

We’re gonna make it now

We’re gonna make it out

Ooooooh’s

Patience is still bitter in your mouth

The sweet taste was stolen

That’s the story of the south

Part of me was home

The other half was gone

And I can’t feel the pain when I’m lying all alone

Cuz I was breaking down and she was snorting cocaine in my bed

I was making money

Somehow I know its gonna be all alright

Something came to me in the wind last night

Get out your bulletproof vest

They can send them shots to your chest

We’re gonna make it now

We’re gonna make it out

Get out your bulletproof vest

They can send them shots to your chest

We’re gonna make it now

We’re gonna make it

The Revivalists King Of What

You say every man’s a king

King of what?

They say every man’s a king

A king of what?

I got my bullets, bag and stone don’t wake me up I’m in the zone

And I believe the trees not those innuendo seeds

Everything is light see no voodoo in the night

Hear no evil, fear no evil what’s the reason for the fight?

If every man’s a king

A King of what?

They say every man’s a king

A king of what?

I can hear you on the other line tell stories from another time

Lawsuit love is all we know like fleeing dogs in heavy snow

Wait in wonder, watch in awe

Who we were is all we are

It’s getting dangerous, dangerous

It’s getting dangerous

You say every man’s a king

King of what?

You say every man’s a king

A king of what?

Of every step that he will take

Every move that he must make

Every waking moment he’s alive

Every thought and spoken word

Laughter, sob or sigh he heard

Every ounce of love that’s in his heart

He’s a king

We are kings

The Revivalists Stand Up

And I should’ve been murdered by now

And I’ve got fifteen people wondering

How the hell’d he make it out

I carry this bucket of pain

And I’ve got 18 dollars to my mother-fucking name

And it’s not a life it’s a game

And I’m a two-ton wrecking ball filled with pain

And I’ve got a lot to say

And I’m still feeling good from yesterday

So stand up if you’re out in the crowd

Get down, make the doctor proud

Stand up, if you’re out in the crowd

Get down, make the doctor proud

Well I don’t know everything

But I sure wish I did

Then every time I’d catch a case

I wouldn’t pop off so much at the lid

I’d have my get out of jail card

Popped cool and ready to go

And then I’d pay my tax and bail money

Cuz I’m a tax paying fool

So we gotta

Stand up if you’re out in the crowd

Get down, make the doctor proud

Stand up, if you’re out in the crowd

Get down, make the doctor proud

Stand up

Get down

Stand up

Get down

He’s a little boy with a son and a daughter

He’s got no wife no he’s got no father

He’s just trying to make it through

This hard hard winter

Toes freezing no reason he’s got no dinner

He’s a product of the music

A product of his time

A product of addiction in a very long line

Of users and abusers who just couldn’t

Keep it straight oh man I wish I didn’t know one

I hope it ain’t too late

So won’t you call your mama

Call your daddy you can call your sister too

Cuz we’ve been out here walking that hard line

You never ever could’ve made it through

And now we’re seven hundred billion strong

We still can’t tell right from wrong

So I’m gonna keep on dreaming until the cows come home

When drug store America starts taking care of their own

Start taking care of their own

Yeah yeah

So we gotta

Stand up if you’re out in the crowd

Get down, make the doctor proud

Stand up, if you’re out in the crowd

Get down, make the doctor proud

Stand up

Get down

Stand up

Get down

Oh you gotta stand up

Oh yeah

Living for this feeling

We’ve got nowhere to go

Stand up

Oh yeah

I’m living for this feeling

I’ve got nowhere to go

Stand up

Oh yeah

Living for this feeling

We’ve got nowhere to go

Stand up

The Revivalists Don’t Get Caught Up

Welcome to the party grab everything you can

Stock up so high that none can try to burglarize your clan

See the road ahead unfurl just like an infinite gray snake

Diluting and polluting the only road we’re bound to take

And I feel like I’m gone

I wanna sleep with the devil wake up next to god

Indulge in moderation but travel safely through that fog

I’m getting back in touch with the physical world it’s a finely rough place to be

Gonna engage myself into the spiritual world I’m gonna do that chemically

And I feel like I’m gone

So feel it tonight I hope you don’t get caught up in it

Let go

I got a newfound love for this rebel road

A little grit a little gravel pack a heavy load

Do your rebel dance to the loony moon

Break your back to the rhythm in the midnight gloom

Coincidence I think so

‘Cause you’ll reap what you sow when your tall can gets low

You’ve had too much to think now you’re drowning in the drink

At the bottom of the barrel in the bathroom sink

Come one come all

Ride the merry go round

Cash in your tickets

Get lost in the sound

Your best friends the cotton bros.

Are now on the scene

Sleeping with the golden girls

And their blue velvet sheen

You can be the hero

Of the underworld so gone

With white ponies and elephants

To garnish your lawn

Relax in your state

Let the vibe take you away

Believe there’s another world

On the other side that waits

Feel it tonight

I hope you don’t get caught up in it

Let go let go

The Revivalists When I’m Able

When the night comes and I’m able

I could see you across the table

You’re a shooting star staring at me

I’m paranoid now why are you laughing?

So I called you just to call you

I’m on a roll now still looking for you

Looking out that window pane

I feel the soft rain I’m going down the drain

It’s washing me away

That’s why I called you just to call you

It’s not like I left you at the altar

Got to get this boulder off our shoulder

And make this load here a little bit lighter

If you got something left to say

Would you could you see me

In the daylight you’re a mystery

I catch a cool glimpse and let it stone me

When are we coming closer to what this could be

Somehow I feel a little bit further

Further from the truth it’s not typical

I feel invisible some days I’m miserable

So if you ever want to see me

Just take a load off wild and free

If you got something left to say

Would you could you see me

Because I see you when I am able

Yes I see you

When the truth came out it was you