The Palace Ballroom

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released 15 May 2015

Written and Produced by Timothy Joseph
© 2015 Palace Ballroom Music (ASCAP)
Recorded live at Phaser Control Recording Studio, San Diego, CA
Engineered by Patrick Heaney
Mixed by Sean O’Donnell
Mastered by Dave McNair Mastering, Houston, Texas
Artwork/Layout by Mark Sgarbossa

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The Palace Ballroom San Diego, California

Maintaining a DIY work ethic and forgoing the search for formal management or label representation, The Palace Ballroom has managed to circumnavigate the traditional pathways of the music business and still garner the attention of commercial radio, network TV, local rags and glossy mags, while tapping into an ever growing fan base thirsty for music that's refreshingly new yet familiar. ... more

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Track Name: Brass Tacks
You best be on your way when the action starts
Along with everyone inside this seedy bar
There’s no telling
Just when I might decide to let things go too far
I’m always in the center when the action starts

This reminds me of some of my darkest days
It reminds me of promises that I made
They don't mean anything

I’d give a hundred dollars for a better heart
As long as it could work with all my faulty parts
Maybe then
I’d get the blood I need to help control the heart
That always seems to follow once the action starts

This reminds me of when I said that I would change
It reminds me I’m living in this hurricane
It reminds me I’m burning all my years away
Sobriety, you're the one I blame

You are to blame for all those nights I strayed
You are to blame for every time I stayed
You are to blame for all these broken chains
You are to blame for how I got this way

Is that your best emotion?

Yeah this reminds me of when I said that I would change
It reminds me I’m living in this hurricane
Yeah it reminds me I’m burning all my years away
Sobriety, you’re the one I blame
You are to blame
Track Name: Let It Ride
Hello you I can’t get enough
So I grab ahold and I try to break it off
Hello you I want to shake you up
When you turn me on and I don't want it to stop

So I’ll just keep it on the side keep on the slide
Get time to build it up
Every time we try maybe it’s just right where we want it
And you know that keeps me honest

Just waiting for a moment
Gonna let it ride, gonna let it ride
You’re a million dollar bet and I can’t take you yet
Gonna let it ride gonna let it ride

Hard or soft could you let me know
If were going fast or are gonna take it slow
Hard or soft could you let me know
If you wanna see just what could be the potential

So I’ll just keep it on the slide keep it to the side
No one needs to know
Every time we’ve tried maybe its just right where we want it
And you know it keeps me honest

Just waiting for a moment
Gonna let it ride, gonna let it ride
You’re a million dollar bet but I can’t take you yet
Gonna let it ride gonna let it ride
And all this tension strains
What little strength remains
Gonna make it mine gonna make it mine
And every step I take the longer that we wait
Gonna let it ride, gonna let it ride
Track Name: Cemetery Bride
Don’t turn around
Give me time to get adjusted to these traumatizing sounds
As you say to me
That almost everything I’ve done just leaves you weak behind the knees

Call off tonight
You’re not listening anyway and I’m just standing here in spite
Of my cemetery bride

So I’ll have to wait
Until this conversation turns into another big mistake
And you know the deal
Cuz this is only the beginning of the changes that we’ll feel

So about tonight
I’m just looking for a weakness you’re just sharpening a knife
I’m still holding at a distance you’re still keeping this alive
You’re my Cemetery Bride

(Guitar Solo)

So I’ll have to wait
And it’s only cuz we need to keep on keeping up this pace
We’ve been wearing our excuses out of season anyway
And it all comes down to when we drown our sorrows in our shame
You’re my Cemetery Bride
Track Name: Descender
Crawl away you're getting out from underneath the building doubt that complicates our time
Crawl away from everything that keeps you choking on the dreams of some better life
You're getting farther back and farther back you're waiting for me to attack you. I have no designs.
Farther Back and farther back until we're nothing but a speck inside our minds

So keep it safe until I'm gone
The memories will all give way
To another life when summer comes
As the other life disintegrates
And it goes on and on and on
So much for penitence

Like a pin thrown off a cliff you don't plummet but gently drift descending with a glide
And all around you feel the grip of currents like some steady wrists pushing from behind
Farther back and farther back and looking up from where you're at
It seems like such a climb
And all the days you tried to save yourself from ending up this way are now just wasted time.

So keep it safe until I'm gone
The memories will all give way
To another life when summer comes
As the other life disintegrates
Can you believe in something still?
Can I repair what's been undone?
As I live and breathe you know I will
But it all depends when summer comes
And it goes on and on and on and on
So much for penitence
Track Name: The Catalyst
Well this attraction
It’s getting at me all kinds of ways inside
Yeah it's a statement
That I can stand up straight after all of this time

Oh
Well you look like one to tell but I know that isn’t right
Amends

So it's a trade off
One and then the other so we don't compete
And yeah it shows when we bend cuz we hardly can stand all the weight that our promises keep

Whoa
Well you look like one to tell I might be one to lie
If we fall upon that knife its never gonna heal
Could wait until we know but we know that isn’t right
Amends

Whoa
Well you look like one to tell I might be one to lie
If we fall upon that knife it’s never gonna heal
Could wait until we know but we know that isn’t right
And now these crumpled lives they occupy our nights
Amends
Track Name: P's & Q's
I can’t wait to get you home
You know it’s likely that I’ll beg until you come

I’m like the jealous son
You’re like the chosen one
You got me rattled like a broken drum

Just the sight of you won’t get me by
It doesn’t take too much to keep me gratified
You got an open mind and that’s the perfect sign
I got this thing inside you can set it right

The things you do to me you do them all so easily
You know you’re just my kind
I'll make the case you take your time
Aww you got a dirty mind, you got a dirty mind

Don’t be worried about me managing our time
Cuz if I take a swing I’m finishing the fight
It started out a run I’m like a smoking gun
It must be a sign you don’t seem to mind

The things you do to me you do them all so easily
You know you’re just my kind
I'll make the case you take your time
Aww you got a dirty mind

I can’t wait to get you home
You know it’s not like me to beg like this so long
It started out a run I’m like a smoking gun
I got these things inside you can set ‘em right, yeah

The things you do to me you do them all so easily
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
You know you’re just my kind
I'll make the case you take your time
You got a dirty mind
Track Name: Night Terrors
It might mean destruction the longer you try
When every mistake seems to put you behind
Awaiting a comeback the world in your eyes
All these instructions tell beautiful lies

My time and my silence
Come with a price it would seem
And pride just like a blindness
Keeps me long for company

And dreams…
Always another obsession for me

Pulling for trouble the night in my eyes
Hoping to make this work one of these times
It’s all interchangeable hard to decide
When all these reflections tell beautiful lies

My time and my silence
Come with a price it would seem
And pride just like a blindness
Keeps me long for company
So I lay in the brightness
And I try to fall asleep

And dream…
Always another obsession for me
There’s always another obsession for me
Always another
Track Name: Valve
It might mean destruction the longer you try
When every mistake seems to put you behind
Awaiting a comeback the world in your eyes
All these instructions tell beautiful lies

My time and my silence
Come with a price it would seem
And pride just like a blindness
Keeps me long for company

And dreams…
Always another obsession for me

Pulling for trouble the night in my eyes
Hoping to make this work one of these times
It’s all interchangeable hard to decide
When all these reflections tell beautiful lies

My time and my silence
Come with a price it would seem
And pride just like a blindness
Keeps me long for company
So I lay in the brightness
And I try to fall asleep

And dream…
Always another obsession for me
There’s always another obsession for me
Always another