Stranger in my Shoes

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A year in the making, this album is the lovechild of four friends' blood, sweat and tears. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed writing and recording it.

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released January 1, 2016

Words by: Clayton Roney
Music by: Kyle Stackpole and Clayton Roney
Vocals: Clayton Roney/Kyle Stackpole
Guitar: Kyle Stackpole/Clayton Roney
Bass: Brittan Davis
Percussion: Spencer Williams
Tracked by: Clayton Roney, Brittan Davis, Eli Player
Mixed/Mastered by: Josh Benton

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somewhat Atlanta, Georgia

Formerly known as Awesome Hours. Atlanta indie rock.
Clayton Roney, Kyle Stackpole, Britt Davis, Avery Payne

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Track Name: Never...
I am a scared man, I am lost
I lost the meaning and I can’t count the cost
They said to be anything except for myself
If that’s the case I’ll be somebody else
I am the man I don’t want to be
I know this world is no home for me
I can’t get back, Ive strayed from the road
I’ll do what I can because I can’t go home

I dropped my diamond for a dime, and left it there on my shelf
I wear my heart on my sleeve and keep my thoughts to myself
I needed someone to take me home
But when I called no one answered, what do you know. what do I know?

And I hope you understand that you’re all better off without me
And I hope you know it hurts to know you’re happy

Just because I’m leaving, doesn't mean I don’t believe you
It just doesn’t matter anymore, nothing matters anymore
So if my plane crashes tonight, I hope you know that you were right about me
about everything

Paint me black and blue and tell me smile, lighten up
Every step I took this year was another step towards giving up
My diamond dropped me like a dime, said take the time enjoy the view
And then she blacked out all my windows so now I sleep all afternoon

I hope that one day you learn to believe, that this was never about me

And just because you’re leaving doesn’t mean I don’t believe you
It just doesn’t matter anymore, nothing matters anymore
So if my plane crashes tonight, I hope you now that you were right about me
About everything
Track Name: At the Stake
We’re getting left behind

When I was young I was told that I could do anything
But these lies deceived
I was never meant to be more than a candle left unlit
When I was older I was told, the world is on your shoulders
Good luck with it
You really should just go, you should just leave this world behind

And I find that in the darkness no one sees
The hate in my eyes for the ones I despise, as you watch me capsize
And when I turn to dust, there will be nothing left to hide
Nothing left to find, except

My way up out from underneath this cloud
But it follows me, I would never be set free
Allowed to leave these thoughts behind
And you’re there behind me to strike me down
You marched me into down, so you can burn me down
Burn me At The Stake

And I find that in the darkness no one sees
The hate in my eyes for the ones I despise, as you watch me capsize
And when I turn to dust, there will be nothing left to hide
Nothing left to find, except

Stay the course
Screams the captain, they can hear me drowning
But the ship holds it’s course just fine
The captain goes down with the ship
But the ship’s not the problem, I’m on my own to solve them
And I don’t think there’s much time left
The ship sprung a leak but they’re all on the deck
They won’t even know it they’re already dead
Track Name: Coloradio
Red Rocks park, it's getting dark, it's getting hard to grow apart
She's got one hand on my face, the other squarely on my heart
And I left my mind up in the clouds
And I know the lies that I hear, because they used to be ours
She's singing love from her lips, and writing hate on her arms
And I asked where she was when I found her father
She's down there by the creek he said, she's walking on the water

But I don't want to be the one to see
What this place will take from me
I'm on the run now, Whoa.

So I hit it harder, and the worry fades away
But i'm not sure where I'm going, I've been trapped in here for days
And I heard the nation is in an uproar
I don't want to start a revolution, I want to be it
I want you people to hear what I'm saying, and believe it
'Cause i got to Atlanta in a van at 3 a.m.
And when I get back to the rockies i'm not coming back again

I see the mountains in my dreams, it feels like home I'm begging please
Take me in out of the cold
I'm way too drunk I can't see straight, threw all my Shit out in the street
And now it's time to go

Skate weather, and a wild west high noon
They're coming for me like a trophy like a shiny new tattoo but
I won't be there when they arrive
So I'm here at my rock, with a lion at my side
I've got a place to come home to, and when I arrive
It'll be like i was never even gone
(We left our hearts in denver, we left our hearts but we'll live one
We left our hearts up in the mountains, we'll be back before too long)
Track Name: Violate
Bring me back to life
I’m tired of laying here, below just out of sight
Tell me I’ll forget, just one more time
These keys above my bed, were always rusted and entangled
And the kind words that you said were like a noose hung from my hangups

But Luca has foreseen in me
For him, the great enemy
The one who haunts my waking hour

You smell like burnt leaves
You look like death in a hoodie
And a rule to violate
You smell like ether
Death in a red dress let the dead rest
You violate, You violate

And so I shot the children first
They stared me down and they stuck around
In the ashes I inhaled
And now i’m buried to my neck
in grains of golden gorgeous death
They asked me to protect and I have failed

But Luca has foreseen in me
For him, the great enemy
The one who haunts my waking hour

You smell like burnt leaves
You look like death in a hoodie
And a rule to violate
You smell like ether
Death in a red dress let the dead rest
You violate, You violate

And the kid said that you wrote him a letter
You can keep cutting up, but we know you’re not cut for the weather
And I can’t stop it because the rain is all i know
If you’re gonna leave just go, If you’re gonna leave just go

You smell like burnt leaves
You look like death in a hoodie
And a rule to violate
You smell like ether
Death in a red dress let the dead rest
You violate, You violate
Track Name: Blue Dream October
Is there something listening?
The claws in my chest are pulling me out towards dawn
And I am not the man I saw on the postcards
He is sleeping in and I am gone

Oh the membrane held
For sixteen years

Sleep eludes me like answers
My prayers, they go unanswered
Is there ever time to sleep where I won’t dream about
The sword that I will fall on one day
When you no longer sleep
Fitfully or at all
I no longer dream

But then I wake up screaming
This blood on my hands is the reason I keep calling out your name
Breath leaves your lungs for the last time
As i turn tail and run

Oh the membrane fell
as she called out my name once again

Sleep eludes me like answers
My prayers, they go unanswered
Is there ever time to sleep where I won’t dream about
The sword that I will fall on one day
When you no longer sleep
Fitfully or at all
I no longer dream

If I could find my peace with god then maybe he would show me the way
But I have taken what is his and you are here to stay

I no longer dream. (But for now I’ll dream)

Your face is blood, your heart is blood, your fear is blood and your love is blood i felt like blood (Something, idk cant remember this whole part)

Blue dream october, search dearly for closure since it’s the last thing that you’ll ever do. As you burned all the matches and crawled through these ashes we’ll do whatever we do, when you’re not around. My heart’s in the ground with my head in the clouds and an eyeful of sounds. The storm is now over, but there’s nothing, no closure there’s nothing. So I hope it was worth it.

I’m gonna watch you burn, I’m gonna call this off
I’ll put you in the ground and then I’ll watch the clock
You leave me behind, far better with heart
Screaming it’s alright before I tear you apart
Pointed to the sun, it has lost its touch
I used to dream in lights now maybe not so much
Track Name: Is Not
The day that I realized I was worthless
was the day before you showed me how much i deserve this
This hole in my life where you could have gone
Is the place my heart would stay if god, granted me one
I have these dreams but what are they good for?
I’m missing the soul I would sell to lucifer
I’m not eve here, this world is not a home for me.

Oh yeah.

I’m a third of my plan and only half way here
Which makes me ten percent hate, and ten percent fear
And I am aware it’s not how life’s supposed to be
I don’t think you understand
That I had one goal in life with no backup plan
And I realize now, happiness is not for me

Oh yeah.
Take me away

I have these dreams but what are they good for?
Not a thing
I have these dreams, but what are they good for?
This world is not a home for me.
Track Name: '94
I call monday’s, she can’t think straight
Why do I always want more?
Poured her bottle out on the driveway to keep her head up off the floor
Now i’m checking in at six A.M. maybe we’ll both be dead by then
But I don’t think so. This ’94 Mirage has got some fight left in it.

Don’t stop the car, I don’t want to go
Saint Lacey screams to drive alone
I don’t need the help but I want it
I don’t need the help but I’ve got it
A dream a job and a record and I don’t no where to start
So baby please, before we get too far

And when I fly through the window at least they can’t take me back
I spent twenty years of this life, doing things I would never take back
I went to sleep on springs and I woke up on nails again
And they’ve got me pinned. (But not down, so)

Don’t stop the car, I don’t want to go
Saint Lacey screams to drive alone
I don’t need the help but I want it
I don’t need the help but I’ve got it
A dream a job and a record and I don’t no where to start
So baby please, before we get too far

At the bottom of the sea
Burning in the streets
Buried under wreckage I’ve been told belongs to me

We live alone we die alone we live life on credit
We say goodbye and then we die we live to regret it
Track Name: Yesterdaze Breakfast is Different in Tomorrow's Sweaters (Walking Through Open Doors)
So let’s figure this out, I know your life is complicated
And you don’t know how to face it when the windows close you’ll find
Your feet on the ground when the world’s upside down
And I swear that you’ll find what you’re looking for

And she said why write on paper when you’ve got your skin?
All you need to start is some ink and a pen
You can blame your parents, you can even blame yourself
But you know that in the end you wouldn’t want to be anything else

But if you run away, you’ll be gone and soon forgotten
And if you run their way, you’ll be right back where you started

So let’s figure this out, I know your life is complicated
And you don’t know how to face it when the windows close you’ll find
Your feet on the ground when the world’s upside down
And I swear that you’ll find what you’re looking for

By the way, you’re defined by your actions
What’s in your heart only goes so far
And good intentions don't mean anything at all
If they don’t make you who you are

And maybe those people out there, they just don’t care about you
But you know so much more about yourself than they do
Track Name: Sicillian
They’re burning all my books and i’m hopeless in need of shelter
My thirst has been quenched but i’m dying of hunger
So I lay in this field in wait for you to arrive, to tell me i’m late
Because I’ll always be two big steps behind you

And i’m trapped in your spell
And it just wont break And i don’t think i’m well
If i hide myself from the sun would it rise for you?
I’ll do the right thing if it’s the last thing i do

I can see you, a shape on my horizon
I’m lost without your warmth, I’ve been freezing in your garden
I’m drawn out to the sea by the fondest memories
I float through your skies but i’m drowning in your ocean

And i’m trapped in your spell
And it just wont break And i don’t think i’m well
If i hid myself from the sun would it rise for you?
I’ll do the right thing if it’s the last thing i do


When the fallout begins I will climb my rock, and blow it into the wind
And i get to the end I will save you a spot, so I can have a friend
Can you save me from the cold?
I can’t save you from the cold.
Track Name: Day One
Day one it’s begun She’s got it out for me
Cracked a smile out on the balcony
She says she’ll never fall. She says she never falls.
Day 93 and she says that she loves me
It hangs in the air like the clouds above me
She tries to stay awake, I stay until she fades

She says that time will take you closer but It may not take you home
She says it’s time to say just what she wants to hear or we both end up alone

Day one it’s begun, they’ve got it out for me
He lights a camel bold on the balcony,
Says you know it’s not that bad, it’s really not that bad
And there’s a woman who sits on her porch
with her pack of black diamonds and her salem torch
She loves to watch her eyelids, to be her own downfall

At the bottom of a river between two worlds there is a dead eyed boy and a black lunged girl
And they will meet, with an air of defeat they’ve never known
This won’t last and she won’t say, that our breath won’t hold for one more day
So why can’t a just go home?

(They’re out to get me
They’re out to)

There are two, with eyes in the room
and no one in the river would have ever assumed
That last nights prince was this night’s pauper
(And the mother realizes she can’t find her daughter)
And they start to panic as the call goes out but she’s already gone there’s no help now
(The two are gone and I was wrong) And we got left out in the cold
At the bottom of a river between two worlds
There are two lost souls and my whole worlds
The cycle has completed and I’m back now to day one.
Track Name: Weatherford
I think this might be it, the god of war is staring at me
He says I should just quit, and let my bones float out to sea
He says my time is up. And i’d tend to agree
It’s just that I feel so stuck when there’s so little left of me

So if you wake up in the morning things won’t ever be the same
I’m done denying this feeling that’s been running through my veins
You said no one would care on the night that you left us,
But who am I supposed to love, when you move bak to Texas?

I can’t move on this time, I tried to convince myself
I don’t need you in my life But when I close my eyes I see you
they say Texas stars don’t shine quite the same
And i’m pretty sure you’re the reason that’s what they say

I can’t hear a thing except this ringing in my ears
It feels like fire in my bones, it tastes like all my worst fears
The thunder outside is there to tell me what comes next
I know the things I used to hold so dear, I know they’re never coming back
Track Name: ...Ending
We’re breaking down again
Call me death, call me anger
Call me desperately in love
I hate you too, I hate your touch so cold
Don’t touch me again. Don’t touch me.

We’re breaking down again
Cut my hair and change my name
Tell me, now you fit the part
There’s a stranger in my shoes again
He’s always looking down on me

It looks like we’re the holocaust kids with our backs up against the wall
I hope you know that this is over (Oh god please say that it’s over)
You know I can’t go on pretending, that this is never ending

If i can make it through October than i’ll be fine i swear to god
I didn’t need this, I just needed someone
It’s starting to feel like I don’t have friends
Just people that haven’t let me down yet
And this year has been a rough one but I think I made it through
I think I need a heart transplant so that my body will reject you
And I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever be whole again

It looks like we’re the holocaust kids with our backs up against the wall
I hope you know that this is over (Oh god please say that it’s over)
You know I can’t go on pretending, that this is never ending

(I’ll forget the way this made me feel)

Move back to Texas or Cali wherever you want to be
Drop out of school and be the failure that you want to be
No one cares what you do, just stay away from me

We’re breaking down again, pull my hair and shout my name
And say you never fit the part, someone better will replace you soon
Don’t touch me again. Don’t touch me.

I am a free man, I am young
I found the truth on the tip of my tounge
I refuse to be anyone else
For better or worse I am only myself
I am whatever I want to be
I know this world is no home for me
I’ve done what I can, took my time to roam
I understand I can do this on my own
But i’m not in this alone