Monsters

by Onward, Soldiers

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Sean Thomas Gerard - Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards/Harmonica
Lincoln Morris - 6 & 12 String Electric Guitars
Kevin Rhodes - Drums/Vocals/Keyboards
Jarett Dorman - Bass/Drums

With performances by:
Bill Ladd - Pedal Steel
Justin Lacy - Trumpet
Bill Donovan - Theremin/Electric Guitar
Ivan Howard - Vocals
Jones Smith - Upright Bass
Alex Ball - Violin

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released February 21, 2012

Recorded at Winoca Records Studios
Produced and Engineered by Lincoln Morris
Mixed by Matt Ross-Spang
Mastered by The Kitchen
Written by Sean Thomas Gerard
Copyright 2011 ASCAP

Cover art by Michelle Connolly
Layout by Lucas Bowman

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Onward, Soldiers Wilmington, North Carolina

Onward, Soldiers is an indie rock band from Wilmington, NC. Known for their high energy live performances, the current line- up includes: Sean Thomas Gerard, Lincoln Morris, Brian Mason and Tripp Cox. Onward has steadily toured the country over the last 8 years and has released two full length albums on Winoca Records and independently released their newest EP "Daydreamer" in November 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Telling Nobody
She was my first love when I was just a kid.
So naive I didn't believe she'd do me in.
I was just a lonely boy and you were it.
The best I'd seen in all my dreams.
The top of the list.

When the lights went out all the sights and
sounds were spinning me around.
Dancing in the clouds.
We were staying off the ground
when that lion's on the prowl.
Keeping to himself.
Telling nobody.

Then you broke my heart and stole my car.
Gotta find ya babe. Wherever you are.

And we'll let it slide. Just let it ride.
Don't let it die. When only the tide.
Can float away.

The city street's are the place to meet the pretty girls.
When the whiskey's swimming heads are spinning in my world.
And the stars are shining. Eyes like diamonds in the sky.
Only cheaters pay the meters on the fly.

When the lights went out all the sights and
sounds were spinning me around.
Dancing in the clouds.
We were staying off the ground
when that lion's on the prowl.
Keeping to himself.
Telling nobody.
Track Name: Nighttime Sky
The summer comes in atom bombs.
The road is black. The heat is on.
The tide has come to carry me away.

The in and outs. The roundabouts.
The carousels. The final bows.
You'll never live to see the light of day.

The boardwalk sings in broken dreams.
The city's full of scattered scenes.
Just take a chance or leave it up to fate.

A southern bell you'd never tell.
The sands I don't remember well.
The night is young and look who's on the run.
Look who's gone. I wonder where you are.
In the nighttime sky.

The record spins. The light is dim.
The paper speaks of relevance when
stranger times are surely on their way.

The open range. The covered cage.
The sounds of silence gone to waste.
The weekend's gone it's just another day.

The pirate's eye is pale as night.
The widower is dressed in white.
Just take a chance or leave it up to fate.

A southern bell you'd never tell.
The sands I don't remember well.
The night is young and look who's on the run.
Look who's gone. I wonder where you are.
In the nighttime sky.
Track Name: Cinder Blocks
I've been keeping you down.
And I've been messing around.
Where have you been?
Come back to Carolina.

East coast just ain't the same.
Doors closed, changing its name.
Where will it go?
Maybe to Oklahoma.

Darling cinder block eyes you put me in a coma.

Kids got nothing to lose.
And I've got nothing to care for except myself.
And my dust covered shoes.

Ground falling out in the streets.
We act like there's nothing to see.
But maybe there is.
When everyone is a showman.

I can't keep my thoughts to myself, my head's entirely open.
Darling cinder block eyes you put me in a coma.

Seaside you're making me sick.
The clocks aren't what's making you tick.
I'll tell you what is.
Today you'll just have to live.

Goddamn my boulevard blues.
But it ain't the furthest thing from the truth.
With nothing to lose.
We'll drive out to Arizona.

Darling cinder block eyes you put me in a coma.

I've been waiting on the green light to go.
Anytime you're out on the road you're wandering home.
Generations changing their name.
Every day's exactly the same when we've got nothing to say.

I've been keeping you down.
And I've been messing around.
Where have you been?
Come back to Carolina.

East coast just ain't the same.
Doors closed, changing its name.
Where will it go?
Maybe to Oklahoma.

Darling cinder block eyes you put me in a coma.
Track Name: Livin' On The Run
Put your father's name to shame.
Drifting through another day.
Living on the run.

Keep your head in outer space.
Circled by the shots we take.
Living on the run.

And if you're short a dime or two.
I've got just the thing for you.
Living on the run.

If a prayer is all you need.
You get all your kicks for free.
Living on the run.

With your eyes shined towards the moon.
We could all learn a thing or two.
Living on the run.

Where the highway meets the sand.
We could all find our way out of this mess and start living again.

If you're gonna wait around killing time.
Someone's gonna lay it all on the line.
Living on the run.

If the stars are all you need.
Why'd you go and sail the seven seas?
Living on the run.

Where we'll go, well I just don't know.
We'll take it one day at a time.
And if the sun shines in when the day begins.
We're gonna make it to the other side.

There's a line between the blue and whites.
Laying on the blacktop killing time.
Living on the run.

You can keep the truth locked up inside.
Gonna give you 15 years to life.
Living on the run.

If you're short a day or two I've got just the thing for you.
Living on the run.
If a prayer is all you need. You get all your kicks for free.
Living on the run.

Where we'll go, well I just don't know.
We'll take it one day at a time.
And if the current breaks we'll make a clean escape.
We're gonna make it to the other side.
Track Name: Highway Callin'
Highway calling.
Are you gonna watch my back this time?
Cause in the night you make sure my wheels keep turning.
When my head's not right.

Sister don't you worry.
I'm not gonna make it home alive.
Mother don't you wonder where I lost my mind?

Danger where you going?
You were once a friend of mine.
Trouble just keeps showing on the other side.

Somewhere in the distance where the pavement meets the sea.
Someone will be calling, but it won't be me.

And if you wanna fly down the country side.
There ain't no telling what you'll find.
With Carolina on your mind.
Just take another day to yourself.

And if you're getting letting loose.
You'll have to choose while walking down the avenue.
The city lights are calling you.
With starry eyes you never can tell.

It's a chance that you're willing to take.
A habit that you're willing to break.
A gold mine you're willing to shake.
They're watching every mistake.
Don't you let it all change.
When the highway fades.

Highway calling.
Are you gonna watch my back this time?
Cause in the night you make sure my wheels keep turning.
When my head's not right.

Somewhere in the distance where the pavement meets the sea.
Someone will be calling, but it won't be me.
Track Name: Monsters
When the deal went down there was no one around. I was lost.
And the gates of hell were the only one's paying the cost.
I felt like a lizard king. There was only one thing I was sure.
That the pretty girls don't come around here anymore.

All the way across the left side of your face.
And the monsters were gone.

Just like china white she could last all night in your dreams.
But her turnarounds drag you all over town in the streets.
Gonna turn to stone. Leave you sitting alone in your seats.
On the boulevard all the busses and cars keep the beat.

All the way across the left side of your face.
And the monsters were gone.

When the deal went down there was no one around. I was lost.
And the gates of hell were the only one's paying the cost.
I felt like a lizard king. There was only one thing I was sure.
That the pretty girls don't come around here anymore.

All the way across the left side of your face.
And the monsters were gone.
Track Name: Cry
Cry, cry your little eyes.
Don't you come knocking til your tears run dry.
Kicking dirt around in your brand new shoes.
Wait until you hear the news.

Sunshine and careless minds.
People keep running down the power lines.
Little girls loving all the biggest guys.
What's a boy like me to do?
When the only one I want is you.

Always wandering away these days.
Spinning just in the beginning I'll wait for her.
If she stays.

My dear always turning circles away from here.
I fear that she is after someone but it's not clear.
And I'll go silent in the morning when she smiles.
Landlocked summers wishing for seaside.
Oh my dear you're all that I hear.
Track Name: Carolina
I'm on my way to Carolina.
Have you missed me when I was gone, gone.
Think I'll stay in Carolina.
In the gold mine.
In the dust and the dirt.

On my mind. Home is where you're sleeping at night.

Sun will shine in Carolina.
When the wind blows.
Like a spark in the dark.
Take your time Carolina.
You look better with age but I still love you the same.

You're on my mind. Home is where you're sleeping at night.

Clouds creeping over the sky.
Today seems like a fine day to die.
Time's always passing me by.
Well I meant it when I said, "I think I'll stay for a while".

Act your age Carolina.
Looking pretty. Think I'll call you tonight.
Don't you change Carolina.
In the sunshine. Make me feel like a child.

You're on my mind. Home is where you're sleeping at night.
Track Name: Leap Year
Where does the time go?
It flies out the window while I'm stuck inside of my head.

What does the rain do?
If I wanna kiss you I'll just open my mouth instead.

And we'll all find our way back to you dear.
It's been a leap year.

She was sure thing.
A prize winning sterling.
Well I bit my tongue till it bled.

When she told me my darling you can't quit your talking.
When you waltz like the dance of the dead.

And we'll all find our way back to you dear.
It's been a leap year.
And we'll all find our way back to you.
I though you knew that I was always in love.

Keeping your distance at dog fights and shipwrecks.
And I thought you were under my thumb.
But you made a difference with my mind not so selfish.
We could shine cause we're forever young.

And we'll all find our way back to you dear.
It's been a leap year.
And we'll all find our way back to you.
I though you knew that I was always in love.