Lockley Road

by Riley Smith

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This album was recorded at Infinity Studios in Victoria, Canada with producers Jason Cook and Adam Sutherland. It took three years in the making and turned out to be a rock n' roll masterpiece.

credits

released 14 April 2012

Jason Cook - producer, drums, keyboards, additional guitars and bass.
Adam Sutherland - producer, drums, keyboards, additional guitar.
Johnny Andrews - drums
Christian Down - additional guitars
Riley Smith - acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar.

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Track Name: Alcohol
I met her in the school yard eleven years ago
I picked her up and helder her high and I watched her grow
She had perfect golden hair that she did, she did in different styles
She had two bright stars in her eyes that you could,
That you could see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles

But I'm stupid, 'cause I'm in love with alcohol
I'm so stupid, 'cause I'm in love with alcohol

She moved to San Francisco for a place to hide
She liked to show me all the places she'd do when she needed to cry
She had perfect golden hair that she did, she did in different styles
She had two bright stars in her eyes that you could,
That you could see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles

But I'm stupid, 'cause I'm in love with alcohol
I'm so stupid, 'cause I'm in love with alchohol

I'm so dumb

I'm stupid, 'cause I'm in love with alcohol
Track Name: Rock Bottom
If you think that you've got problems
If you think that you got 'em
It's gonna be a shock to you when you hit rock bottom
When you're lying in the gutter with a needle in your vein
And you're all washed up
And your life's goin' down the drain

It's a long way to go 'til you hit rock bottom
If you're feelin' down right now
Just you wait and see
Just you wait and see

If you think that you're the only one
Cryin' yourself to sleep
At least you're not messed up on drugs and
Livin' on the street
With nothin' in your body and
Poison in your mind
You're running out of money and running out of time

It's a long way to go 'til you hit rock bottom
If you're feeling down right now
Just you wait and see
It's a long way to go, so smoke 'em if you got 'em
If you're feelin' down right now
Just you wait and see
Just you wait and see
Just you wait and see
Track Name: I Can't Find You
Sometimes I wonder where the years have gone
I think about the times we shared and I wonder what went wrong
Day by day, little by little
The seasons come and go
But ever since we fell apart, there's something I want you to know

I can't find you
I can't find you at all
At all

And I drove across this country calling out your name
I ended up in California, drivin' around L.A.
I tried calling your old phone number, like we were seventeen
I wrote your name across the sky
And it makes me wanna scream
Track Name: Lost at Sea
I see your silhouette when I close my eyes
But I can't see a thing, I'm lost at sea tonight
I cannot help myself, I feel the way I do
I keep my distance, 'cause I was so in love with you
I think about it, and wonder what I'd say
If I could reach you
If I could get back yesterday

I'd sell my soul for a day with you
I'd feel alive
You hide yourself from the undertow
And I'm so alone

I thought I knew you
I thought that you knew me
But I was searching for something I could see
And then I found you
But then you looked away
And I believed it when you said that it's okay
And then I stop to think about you and I'm lost at sea
And all I know is that you don't know I'm drowning here
Drowning here alone

I see your silhouette when I close my eyes
But I can't see a thing
I'm lost at sea tonight
Track Name: In a Heartbeat
So here we are again, just a moment in time
You can listen to my heartbeat beating me up inside
You can live by the telephone: sitting, watching, waiting
You can listen to the cars roll by
No need to ask yourself why
No need to ask yourself why

It's been so long
It could all be gone in a heartbeat
In a heartbeat

Summer smells of gasoline just in time for the nasty weather
Better run for the shelter, cause here comes the wrath of the winter
A cold day in the afternoon: a Saturday with nothin' else to do
But write another letter and send it off in a heartbeat
Send it off in a heartbeat

It could all be gone, gone gone
In a heartbeat
Track Name: Saturdays
Every time I go out drinkin' on a Friday
Saturdays, I wake up lyin' in the driveway
I don't know what I'm doin' wrong
All I know is that I've known it all along
You don't care about the way I feel

I think I'll run away from you

Every time, I go out drinkin on a Friday
Saturday, I feel like lyin' on the highway
I can't stand being hungover
It gets worse as you get older
Now I think it's too late to start it over again
Track Name: Chicago
A summer night in Chicago
Neon lights shine through
The empty stores to the sidewalk
On a Tuesday night
A cloudless sky tells a story
That we'll never know
And every twinkle in the darkness
A million years away
I see a homeless man on the corner
His clothes are torn
He asks if I could spare a quarter
So I spared a few

And everything you want doesn't really matter
If you really think about it

The cigarettes in my pocket
They call my name
They reach to me and they tell me
What I'm 'sposed to do
A million people walk the city
With dollar signs and goals
Of plastic cards in their pockets
To sign their lives away
If you could scream at everybody
Would you take the chance?
Or would you hide with everyone's excuses
Not to live your life

And everything you want doesn't really matter
If you really think about it

I can see tomorrow
It's not worth it today
I can see tomorrow
So sign your life away
I can see tomorrow
It's not worth it today
I can see tomorrow
So sign your life away
Sign your life away

Everything you want doesn't really matter
If you really think about it
Track Name: Lockley Road
I used to go down to the tracks at lockley road
Every afternoon on my way home
We'd stop down at the corner store on the corner
Of Hutchinson Avenue
We'd smoke a joint or two and sit down on the sidewalk
And think of something to do
You came up with nothing, and that turned into something
And that something still reminds me of you

But you're gone away
Just like all the people
That lived on that street
And we're so far away
Now that we're so old
And we feel the same
Sometimes I like to walk down Lockley Road
When I'm alone
I sometimes like to walk down Lockley Road

The street signs out live the faded memories
And they'll be here when we're all gone
I'll never forget the times we had there
Growing up in the neighborhood
I remember having fun back in high school
With my old friends in my old house
The people came and went and I guess we grew up
The times have changed, we're still the same
Track Name: Starting a Fire
It started out as a burning desire
And turned in to starting a fire
And now it's too late to run away
I wrote a song when I was sixteen
I put a match to a can of gasoline, metaphorically
I want to know what it's like out there
I want to know why the world is so unfair
No one cares

It started out as a burning desire
And turned into starting a fire
And now it's too late to run away
Now it's too late to run away

These days have somehow changed
I feel like a fire in the rain
like there's gasoline in my brain
So I just think I'll stay
But something makes me want to run away
And I tried so hard to change

It started out as a burning desire
And turned into starting a fire
and now it's too late to run away
I just want to say I'm sorry
I never meant to hurt anybody
And now it's too late to run away
Track Name: New and Used
I'm feeling like the last in line
I'm right back where I started
I'm working all this overtime for nothing extra
I draw myself in cartoon shapes
With my pencil crayons
I sit inside and clothes the shades
And waste my days off
It's like I'm hooked on sniffing glue
I run around and scream my throat dry
It's like I'm feeling new and used
And looking vintage

It's not too late to ask me why
It's not too late to say goodbye
It's not your life
So you can't choose
I've got this feeling I'm new and used
New and used

I walked alone across the bridge
Out of the basement
I looked inside, rang the bell
I sat there waiting
I walked around the town again
And counted car lots thinking of you
The signs in the windows said "reduced to sell"
-A Jedi mind trick
Spinning your tires, going nowhere
Spraying mud and grass everywhere
My middle finger speaking the truth
I'm down and out and new and used
Track Name: Wide Awake
What ever happened to childhood dreams
You grow up and you realize you're not supposed to be
Hangin' around all night, 'til the morning sun
Waiting for a rescue ship that's never gonna come

I'm wide awake but I'm still dreaming
Wide awake and out in the cold
Wishin' I had someone who loves me
I ain't got nowhere to go

The days and weeks go by so, so fast
And I just can't afford to pay for another tank of gas
Return empty bottles of whiskey and gin
When all I ever really wanted was everything