Won't Settle Down

by Railyard Conspiracy

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All tracks recorded at Stahl Studios in Weston, FL, except “Right at Home”, which was recorded at Stahl Studios and at Palindrome Studios in Amherst, MA

Produced by Daniel Webber and Ian Stahl

Album art and sleeve design by Daniel Webber

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released September 20, 2011

Ian Stahl – Lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, bell
Daniel Webber – Bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals
Joe Taff – Electric guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
Ben Muller – Alto saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals

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Track Name: Settle Down
Have you ever looked in the mirror
And thought, that guy ain’t me?
You shave your face and let that thought be
Thinking, I don’t wanna think like that
Thoughts like those will break up your track

Well, thoughts like those, they need to be thunk
Why settle for tipsy when you could get drunk?
Why settle for second when you could be first?
Lift up your glass, let’s quench that thirst!
Come on!

‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna say
No I won’t settle down, no I won’t settle down
‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna stay
No we won’t settle down, no we won’t settle down
Tonight is the night and we’re stealin’ away
No she won’t settle down, no she won’t settle down
‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna stay
So we’ll kick out the door and we’ll party some more!

Have you ever found the cup that never goes empty?
Well, tell me where ‘cause it’s oh so tempting!
In this day and age it’s hard to get by
But for a couple of hours, baby, you and me are gonna fly

Gimme kid soda, gimme some wine
Gimme someone who knows how to have a hell of a time!
We’ll be lucky if we get out alive
You better not be askin’ me for a ride

‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna say
No I won’t settle down, no I won’t settle down
‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna stay
No we won’t settle down, no we won’t settle down
Tonight is the night and we’re stealin’ away
No she won’t settle down, no she won’t settle down
‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna stay
So we’ll kick out the door and we’ll party some more!

It’s getting late, I can’t see straight
I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my date
Tonight the wine was flowing like water
Tonight you’re gonna be nobody’s daughter!

‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna say
No I won’t settle down, no I won’t settle down
‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna stay
No we won’t settle down, no we won’t settle down
Tonight is the night and we’re stealin’ away
No she won’t settle down, no she won’t settle down
‘Cause tonight everyone’s gonna stay
So we’ll kick out the door and we’ll party some more!
Track Name: The Debt Collector
Well, you thought I had forgotten, or left it all behind me
Tucked away in a shallow grave where the yellow woods once lay
But the debt collector’s calling, he’s coming to remind me
To follow on the trail that you leave

Every time you wake up the screech owl makes you shiver
You’re murmuring groans for your precious stones
but you can’t find them now
Can’t decide if you’re alive or dead, so you’re sailing up the river
To a place you just can’t retrieve

The little things’ll getcha
A little only needs a little bit more
The little things’ll getcha
They’ll getcha now just like before
The little things’ll getcha
Every time you turn around
You’ve been safe and sound in your burial ground
Hiding your eyes from the hole in the ground
A little always needs a little bit more
But the debt collector’s knockin’ on your door

At world’s end so try not offend your maker
Each mistake is another stake in your coffin of deceit
So listen for the church bells and dance with the satyr
There’s no one left for you to bereave

The little things’ll getcha
A little only needs a little bit more
The little things’ll getcha
They’ll getcha now just like before
The little things’ll getcha
Every time you turn around
You’ve been safe and sound in your burial ground
Hiding your eyes from the hole in the ground
A little always needs a little bit more
But the debt collector’s knockin’ on your door
Track Name: Eric's Song
He falls to the bed with a world-weary sigh
His old teenage bones creaking he shuts his eyes
He sees her he remembers his first time around
This path too much beaten now into the ground

It's the end of an era
He's stone blind from the light
That these new revelations
Have turned up too bright
He's fresh but he's too old
For this simple life

He breaks down

It's been such a long time, he misses her so
She's his best friend but it seems like so long ago
And what she said that day bounces round in his mind
She said to him, 'boy, this is what you'll find

It's the end of an era
You're stone blind from the light
That your new revelations
Have turned up too bright
You're fresh but you're too old
For this simple life'

He breaks down

He breaks down, he's a small fish in a big pond
And it's high time he learned how to get along
He breaks down
Track Name: Right at Home
I’m right at home inside my mind
Just miles of pavement ahead and behind
But where the Crosstown meets 169
I’m right at home

The trees were green, the sky was red
I thought for sure I’d soon be dead
But where the godforsaken tread
I’m right at home

I’m just waiting for this world to end
You say it won’t, but I won’t pretend
When the storms set in I’ll have a roof over my head

I’m right at home here in this place
The musky air, the tattered lace
And though I won’t remember her face
I’m right at home

The lights are gold and shining bright
Her love is anyone’s tonight
But as I watch him hold her tight
I’m right at home

Don’t bother telling me I don’t belong
If I stop moving then it won’t be long
‘Til the storms set in and I got no roof over my head

Freeway lights and rest-stop signs passing by
Feel like I’m the only soul left out here alive

I feel your pull like a wave to the moon
I see you smiling from the window of your room
And finally here on this rainy afternoon
I’m right at home

I’m right at home here in your arms
It’s been too long and been too far
But in the backseat of your car
I’m right at home