Mercury and Gold

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released October 21, 2016

All songs written by Alex Troup.
Produced by Evan J. Beigel and Alex Troup.
Engineered and mixed by Evan J. Beigel at New Monkey Studio, Van Nuys, CA.
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.
Photos by James Weir.

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Track Name: Always On Fire
Gonna leave and desert you now
Gonna head on alone
All venues are closing down
There ain’t nobody home

Me, I’ll try to find
A little life on the road
Got a feeling that she got the best of me
I don’t know if there’s anything left of me

When I dream all day or I lie awake at night
She is always, always on fire
When I dream all day or I lie awake at night
She is always, always on fire

Dragging around my memories
Just dead weight to me
Every time I see her face then
A ghost walks right over me

The night we drank together
We both couldn’t tell a lie
She said it was always meant to be
And I told her I loved her desperately

When I dream all day or I lie awake at night
She is always, always by my side
When I dream all day or I lie awake at night
She is always, always on fire

When I dream all day or I lie awake at night
She is always, always by my side
When I dream all day or I lie awake at night
She is always, always on fire
Track Name: Mercury and Gold
Your white knees
Your butterfly belt
Your hands on your hips
You know you knock me out

You buy me whiskey and water
Take a look in my eyes
I think you oughta know

I could be there for you
When the rain comes down and you don’t know what to do
I can be there for you

Your accent
Is indecent
I feel like you steal and it’s recent
It ain’t what you say, it’s what you don’t say
When you pull your cigarette, I watch my world go away

I can be there for you
When the rain comes down and you don’t know what to do
I can be there for you
To be someone you love instead of someone you screw

I can be there for you, someone to hold
You can be mercury and you can be gold
I can be there for you
Any time you wanted me to now now
I can be there for you

Your best friend thinks she knows me
But I don’t regret ‘cause I was lonely
I paint a little picture of you in my head
I can’t draw your breath, I can’t draw your blood

I can be there for you
When the rain comes down and you don’t know what to do
I can be there for you
To be someone you love instead of someone you screw

I can be there for you, someone to hold
You can be mercury and you can be gold
I can be there for you
Any time you wanted me to now now
I can be there for you

I can be there for you
When the rain comes down and you don’t know what to do
I can be there for you
To be someone you love instead of someone you screw

I can be there for you as someone to hold
You can be mercury and you can be gold
I can be there for you
Any time you wanted me to now now

I will be there for you
Any time you wanted me to now now
I can be there for you
Track Name: Breakdown
I’ve been trying to tell you baby
I’m splitting at the seams
It seems that every time I turn around
I’m caught up in my idiot dreams

I follow you whatever you do
I’m the last train waiting for you
Why do you do the things that you say you don’t do?

I see you brought the tears for your eyes
Your beauty cannot be televised
I’m dancing to your tune ‘cause I’m mesmerized

But oh, take a word of my advice
It’s a long shot betting on you
But that don’t worry me baby, I knew
From the moment I saw you do the things you say you don’t do

Breakdown
Meet me down at the mall
Cause you can’t expect us all to get your number and not call
Just a young kid in America
Everybody’s carried away with ya
So come on it’s a beautiful day
And won’t ya come and take a fall?

Breakdown, breakdown, breakdown
Don’t it feel good?

You know you gotta set me free, honey
Tell me there’s a chance for me
Oh ‘cause all I ever wanted to be
Was in your heart
Just in your heart

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS x 2
Track Name: Sensation
She touches my leg
I feels a sensation
I need to get high so I can get down
She’s all in my head
Her life’s a vacation
I got to be laid, I got to be laid right down

She drags my heart around
She drags my heart around
She drags my heart around

She’s cold as a stone
She got no emotion
Whenever we meet, there’s nothing to say
Wha’d I say?
She’ll hang up the phone in mid-conversation
She gives me her body and takes me away
Yeah she takes me away

CHORUS

I feel so lonely
I feel so sad
Cause she’s my only
The best I had

CHORUS

Drags my heart
Oh my heart
Dragging it ‘round
Drag it ‘round

Been feeling so lonely
Been feeling so bad
Cause she was my only
The best that I had

I live for tomorrow
She lives for today
She takes me away
Track Name: Rag-and-Bone Man
Oh baby
Never done this before
You’re making me a rag-and-bone man, honey
Come a knocking at your door

Oh darling
What are you waiting for?
Selling me a cock and bull story
Now I love you just a little more

Cause she gets
Just what she wants
I go on living
Trying to catch her eye
Cause she gets
Just what she wants
I go on living
Trying to catch her eye

Oh baby
Don’t tell me that I’m doing wrong
Oh honey
You tell me that you’re feeling strong
Oh baby
Tell me that I belong

Oh darling
Why’d you do this to me?
Throw me back in the water honey if you ain’t gon’ make a meal of me
Oh baby
Say a little prayer for me
Running all the way to your house honey
You’re gonna be the death of me

Cause you get
Just what you want
I go on living
Trying to catch your eye
Honey you get
Just what you want
I go on living
Trying to catch your eye

Oh baby
Don’t tell me that I’m doing wrong
Oh honey
You tell me that you’re feeling strong
Oh baby
Tell me that I belong

I’m a slave for your love
I’m a dog for your lap
Take a seat at my table
You can drink from my cup
You can share my blanket
Take the shirt off my back
You can pay my taxes
Honey I’ll be there