Last Chance for Romance

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released June 27, 2014

All songs written by Alex Troup.
Produced by Evan J. Beigel and Alex Troup.
Engineered and mixed by Evan J. Beigel at Seasound Studios.
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering.

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Track Name: Runaway
"Runaway"

I was gonna be a racing driver going hundreds of miles an hour in a fast car around a track.
You were gonna love me till the stars fell from the sky, I was gonna love you girl right back.

I was walking home from work dreaming kicking stones and aching, for your open arms behind my door.
You’d just packed your suitcase and dragged it down my corridor, hightailed back to Brooklyn forevermore.

CHORUS
Oh, she’s just a runaway, where did she go? I thought I knew, I know what I know, what I know.
Hey she’s just a runaway, where did she go, I thought I knew, I know what I know, and I know I don’t know.

Remember we were young we didn’t give a damn, we swam naked in the river man,
I’d have died for you and you’d have killed for me.
You were gonna love me till that riverbed ran dry, I was gonna love you till I die.

When you were fast asleep I used to hold you, just kissing on your shoulder, I breathed a thousand poems in your ear.
So must I wait a lifetime for your love to reappear, I’m getting old and midnight’s nearly here.

CHORUS

Hey so runaway down the line, ‘cause you ain’t no friend of mine, and your wedding bells still chime.

I was gonna be a racing driver going hundreds of miles an hour in a fast car around a track.
You were gonna love me till the stars fell from the sky, I was gonna love you girl right back.
Track Name: Dead Or Alive
"Dead Or Alive"

I don’t know if I’m dead or alive, I don’t know why my tears won’t dry.
Baby don’t go.
Don’t know why I’m wondering why, I only know I’m getting so high.
Baby baby don’t go.

I loved you, baby you know. I needed you, and baby you knew.

You used to tell me I never learn, when I give up all my money and burn.
Baby don’t go.
Go and find a lover you need, ‘cause he won’t ever love you like me.
Baby baby don’t go.

I stole you, I stole you away. And you wanted to, that’s what you say.

Now I can’t stand to call you, like that day when you faded on the line.
You were just about to tell you’re mine, yeah you were gonna tell me you’re mine.

Someday you’ll have a child of your own, someday you’ll get a moment alone.
Baby don’t go.
Sit them down look in their eye and tell them why your tears won’t dry.
Baby baby don’t go.

I loved you, baby you know, I do. I needed you and baby you knew.

Standing on the shoreline, waving, waving out at the blue.
I never stopped thinking of you, I never stopped thinking of you.

So I don’t know if I’m dead or alive, I don’t know why my tears won’t dry.
Baby don’t go.
Only know why I’m wondering why, I only know I’m getting so high.
Baby baby don’t go.

I loved you, baby you know. I needed you, and baby you knew.
Track Name: In The Time Of Kings
"In The Time Of Kings"

Daylight cracks in too soon, hanging out like bats at noon.
We were alright, we were late night, we were in the time of kings.

She’s sweet water to you, you dry mouthed sailor boy you.
But it was over, it was over, it was oh so overblown.

CHORUS
Light soaked they begged you for another, but in the morning you’ll be moving on, you’ll be gone you’ll be driving all night long.

You ground your best teeth to dust, the only girl who loved you you lost.
But it was ok, ‘cause there was no way you were ever coming back to us.

Now you throw your punches under water, and the devil is waiting to collect.
Do you regret, can you forget what you ain’t had yet.

CHORUS

We were late night, we were alright we were in the time of kings.
But you choked, when they loved you like no other,
Then they leave you, they leave you for a song, tell me where did it go wrong.
Track Name: Mona Lisa
"Mona Lisa"

It was one of those days I was waiting for dusk, I met a little singer and she had me sussed.
Could tell by her fingers, her shadowy eyes, she was gonna love me and she knew my lies.
But I need her, Mona Lisa, she’s gonna love you and leave you.
But I need her.

She shot me a glance the damage was done, she had a lot of magic and she sent me some.
I took her to the ocean skimming a stone, held her in my arms, she was always, always alone.
Mona Lisa, said I need you, but I need her.

I ran across the country in the back of a van,
I met with her daddy and I asked for her hand,
It’s been ten years since I felt like a man, but now I feel like a boy.

Whoo hoo

I stole a few years I locked her away, my genie in a bottle caught a plane they say.
And now she lies folded in my old notebook, she could be on your shoulder if you ever dare to look.
Mona Lisa, I tell you you’re gonna need her, she’s gonna leave you.

It was one of those days I was waiting for dusk, I met a little singer and she had me sussed.
Could tell by her fingers, her shadowy eyes, she was gonna love me and she knew my lies.
But I need her, Mona Lisa, she’s gonna love you and leave you.

I ran across the country in the back of a van,
I met with her daddy and I asked for her hand,
It’s been ten years since I felt like a man, but now I feel like a boy.

Whoo hoo
Track Name: Some Lie
"Some Lie"

Someone told some lie to me
Saying it gets easier but it’s just getting harder
Cause they don’t know about you and me
Don’t know my enemies or what’s inside of me

Spend all my days in revelry but it ain’t that good for me
I said it ain’t that good for me
Spend all my nights thinking I can’t see and then I get an epiphany
That it ain’t that bad for me

La la la la la la

She came out of the 70s
She combed her hair at me, she blew a kiss to me
Who knows what you did to me
You took control of me and then you got a hold of me

Spend all my nights in revelry but it ain’t that good for me
I said it ain’t that good for me
Spend all my days thinking I can see and then I get it away from me
I gotta get it away from me

Said it’s the right time
It’s the right time
Track Name: The Girl Down The Lane
"The Girl Down The Lane"

Another late night spreading good will
Breakfast is a tear and a morning after pill
I’m killing that plant on my windowsill

I used to love the girl down the lane
She knew that I would fail her but she loved me just the same
So take me down slow to the wishing well
I’m gonna throw my penny to the depths of hell
For she’s as deep as coal, she’s the wind inside a shell
She’s loving me, my girl down the lane
She bites me on my ear, but I never feel pain

She greets you like a child with a melody
She holds you down and cuts you from your jagged nettle tree
And hides you in her eyes where the sun sets on the sea
She’s holding me, my girl down the lane
I’m moving on to somewhere, so she’s come to lay her claim

So when you feel a rock and a hard place
When you’ve got a world outside that you don’t want to face
When everything you’ve done amounts to nothing but a waste
I’ll take you to my girl down the lane

You might feel like you’re losing, but she’ll win you just the same
Track Name: Mickey Mouse Teeth
"Mickey Mouse Teeth"

It was the black out, you see
The night was a stranger to me
Apparently I was at sea, evidently at night
Ebony talking to me, fingering all the white keys
Doing it naturally, everything was alright

I’m gonna get out of this state
I’m gonna hit downtown late
I’m gonna pour wine on my slate
And I’m gonna get right

I’m gonna live elegantly
I’m gonna get down from my tree
I’m gonna take four 4 o'clock tea
And I’m gonna look nice

Remember those old rotten days
Putting that smile on my face
You could just snap like a lace because you used to burn bright

I rattle my Mickey Mouse teeth
My afternoons shake like a leaf
We all know time is the thief because he ain’t got life

I’m gonna keep rolling along, singing my old sailor song
I’m gonna do everything wrong but it’s gonna be right
I’m gonna live elegantly
I’m gonna get down from my tree
I’m gonna take four 4 o'clock tea
I said, I’m gonna take four 4 o'clock tea
And I’m gonna look nice

Na na na na na na
Track Name: Never Give Up On You
"Never Give Up On You"

Two doors down the buses stop
And I live here, above the bedding shop
Face to face, the blind men waste their punches
Thrown out of the whiskey drop

But it’s alright
She said it’s alright
She says it’s not over now
Not over tonight
Ain’t gonna be the last night
She says it’s not over now
Not over tonight

She’ll never give up on you
She’ll never give up on you

I’m free-wheeling downhill feeling
Oh sweet Jesus man she’s coming home
So turn that old song up
Go change my luck spins faster than a gramophone

But it’s alright
She said it’s alright
She says it’s not over now
Not over tonight
Ain’t gonna be the last night
She says it’s not over now
Not over tonight

She’ll never give up on you
She’ll never give up on you
Track Name: Wedding Day
"Wedding Day"

I remember my wedding day
A borrowed car and a week no pay
High as hell on the mountain that day
Where nothing grows under the pines
Smoking on the balcony ignoring all the signs

Bought some chains when the storm came in
Stared at the flames and we drank some gin
I couldn’t tell you about a ditch I was in
Just prayed you wouldn’t change your mind
Rattling the motel bed and spilling all the wine

If they could take me back
Be on a one way track to you
Said if they would take me back
Be on a one way track to you

Our long shadows in the winter sun
Those new age vows taken for no one
Next time I’ll swear under a god and his son

For nothing’s growing under these pines
I’m smoking on the balcony ignoring all the signs

Against a tree with your knees curled up
Drinking water from an old tin cup
Like the outlaw, should have stayed holed up
I wished we stayed back in those times
Racing to Los Angeles to wait in all the lines

But if I could take me back
Be on a one way track to you
Said if they could take me back
Be on a one way track to you
If they would take me back
Be on a one way track to you
Said if I could change your mind
Bring you back in time to me

So I remember my wedding day
Track Name: It's About Time
"It's About Time"

It’s about time you danced with me
Cause he can’t dance as far as I can see

Baby I was only good to you
When a girl grows up what a man to do

Said it’s about time
You walked through my door
Fell in my arms
And loved me some more

Said it’s about time
You sent me a card
You dropped me a line
You softened my heart

Yes it’s about time
It’s about time

It’s about time you slept with me
Cause he puts you to sleep as far as I can see

These may be only words to you
But take a little chance see what we can do
Cause it’s about time
You knocked on my door
You feel in my arms
You talked to me some more

Yes it’s about time
You sent me a card
You dropped me a line
You softened my heart

Yes it’s about time
It’s about time