Soul Or System

by Skytown Riot

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released November 19, 2013

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Skytown Riot Knoxville, Tennessee

Tuned-in ears and dropped jaws are becoming a familiar sight to Knoxville, TN natives Skytown Riot. Showcasing enduring melodies, masterful riffs, pulsating percussive beats, and ethereal key tones, they aim to explore the spectrum of emotion and thus, the human experience. The band's new EP "Soul Or System" has garnered praise from both fans and critics, most notably Alternative Press. ... more

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Track Name: Sensational
Take a step back and watch it unfold.
They sold you a lie, Dear.
In the wake of their mess you'll do as you're told.
The bold can't survive here.

One famous infraction.
Fucked up as fame is
I see the attraction.

Sensational, that's what you are.
What are you doing here?
You made it so far on your own,
A wandering soul on the run.

Make your own path and never look back.
Just leave it behind, Dear.
And fake what you can if it keeps you alive.
Now let me remind you.
The fear that will find you is just a distraction.
All that you need is to get a reaction.

Sensational, that's what you are.
What are you doing here?
Take one more step and you're gone, gone, gone.
Track Name: Misbehave
Pick your pleasure.
Take it in but take it slow.
Avoid the vertigo.
We're altogether wild.
And while we're here together
Could you show me where to hide
When the saints come stumbling home?

Under cover 'cause this won't keep above the ground,
This trouble I have found.
And it's a sin to go without,
Without you on this merry-go-round.
But merrily I go around and around.

It's not the end but it's the means.
I surrender just to please you
But now I'm going under.
Forever stuck where I belong?
No, I just want you to be wrong.
What a waste of a day,
Let's misbehave with each other.

Take a lover.
One mistake is all you need.
Take anyone.
Anyone but me.
And when it's over
Tell the sky you really wish you had behaved.
Because you're saved you scratch the itch.

It's not the end but it's the means.
I surrender just to please you
But now I'm going under.
Forever stuck where I belong?
No, I just want you to be wrong.
What a waste of a day,
Let's misbehave with each other.
Track Name: The Afterglow
While I'm here waiting for you
Alone indefinitely
You're off on some old crusade.
And when the daylight starts to fade
I know you'll carry on.
Because you know what's gone is gone.
I just wanted you to say
I'll stay with you.
Stay with you.

So I'll be waiting for you
The same place I've always been.
And when you feel the afterglow
Because it's burning through your soul,
You'll know it's me.

And I'm saving you.
I'm saving you.
I'm saving you.
I'm saving you.

We can face the night or chase the daylight hours for a while.
Either way I'll be with you.
We should celebrate when all we have is what we've been given.
When it's not your time to lose
I'm saving you.

I'm saving you.
Oh I'm saving you.
In my dreams I'm saving you.
Well you know I'm saving you.
Track Name: House Of The Rising Sun
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun.
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And God I know I'm one.

My mother was a tailor.
She sewed my new blue jeans.
My father was a gambling man
Down in New Orleans.

Oh mothers tell your children
Not to do as I have done.
We spend our lives in sin and misery
In the house of the rising sun.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.
It saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found.
Was blind but now I see.
I see.

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun.
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And god I know I'm one.
Track Name: Runaway Princess
She won't confess but I could see
Her dirty dress beyond the door.
Debut depressive drama queen.
Who could ask for more?
Who?

Away, run away, run away.
But the world will stay here, right here waiting.
Why run away?
Runaway Princess are you inebriated?
Away, run away, run away.
But the world will stay here, right here waiting.
Why run away?
Runaway Princess look at the mess you've made.

She risked her life, not her dreams.
No fame, no fortune, no reward.
Her face on every magazine.
Who could ask for more?
Who?

Away, run away, run away.
But the world will stay here, right here waiting.
Why run away?
Runaway Princess are you humiliated?
Away, run away, run away.
But the world will stay here, right here waiting.
Why run away?
Runaway Princess look at the mess you've made.
Track Name: Soul Or System
They're gonna tell you what not to say.
They're gonna tell you what not to do.
But at the end of the day
You're the one with something to lose.
Did they tell you you're the only one?
Did they tell you which way to run?
Well did they put that gun in your hand?

Did they tell you you're the only one?
Did they tell you which way to run?
Well did they put that gun in your hand?
Did they tell you which life to save?
Couldn't feel it when you finally caved.
Is your desire in demand?

'Cause you're the only one with something to lose.

Show them who you really are
'Cause talk's getting out of control.
And if your soul is shaken
You'll be awake when it's time to roll.
Do you secretly wish for war?
What a safe burden to bear
When you could use that gun in your hand.

Did they tell you you're the only one?
Did they tell you which way to run?
Well did they put that gun in your hand?
Did they tell you which life to save?
Couldn't feel it when you finally caved.
Is your desire in demand?

'Cause you're the only one with something to lose.