HANGTOWN

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released August 2, 2016

In a town where no one lives. In a field where nothing grows.
Watch the sunset. Watch the dust blow.

Robb Grimes -- Guitar, Vocals, Synth, Bass and Banjo

Kevin Rypma -- Drums

Written, recorded, and mixed by Robb Grimes 2016

Mastered by Forrest Lawrence @ Studio Circle Recordings

Album artwork by Katherine Jardine

Visit HANGTOWN for post-apocalyptic videos and more @ robbgrimes.com

Hangtown is also available on Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud and all kinds of disreputable internet shit-holes.

Copyright 2016

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Track Name: Along the Castle Walls
Here along the castle walls
Wait for the fall
Lost in thoughts
Most everybody’s long
Dead and gone
Moved along
Right on
Moved along

She stayed behind when everyone
Fled to the hills
to save themselves
she creeps along the rusty walls
collecting logs
Counting months
Waits loves return
Waits loves return

Once along the castle walls
A village and trees
It’s all debris
The memory of a summer breeze
Your company
Reminded me

Look, you’ve got a face
I’ve got a face
If you’ll share your space
Right on

Once everybody was
Working the stone
Then left it alone
Yes, everybody was
Fucked in the head
A show of hands

Look, you’ve got a face
I’ve got a face
If you’ll share the space
Wait for loves return
It’s been a long year
Stay with me
Stay with me
And I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down
And I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down
Track Name: The Rust
It’s got me so worried
every time I smile
feels like curdled milk

it’s there in the papers
they don’t seem to know
they don’t see the mold
taking everything

it had me so worried
all the bombers and the priests
do they dream our dream?
when daylight infects us
we don’t get too close
we don’t see the rust
taking everything
taking everything
yeah, oh yeah

I was a fool in love before
oh yeah, I’ll be a fool in love again
oh yeah, rusty old fool in love
fool in love
a goddamn fool in love

it’s got me so worried
time is running out
everything to do
the night that protects us
we don’t get too close
we don’t see the rust
taking everything
yeah, oh yeah
I was a fool in love before
oh yeah
I’ll be a fool in love again
oh yeah
rusty old fool in love
a goddamn fool in love
Track Name: Living the Dream
I was at my sister’s house
it wasn’t really my sister’s house
and everyone I’d ever known
gathered for a funeral
they wore Nazi uniforms
had on their faces open sores
god was I the only one
god was I the only one

my dad was dressed up like a clown
his laughter rose above the ground
our necks were craned it couldn’t last
our lives are played out so fast
a wooden cross eclipsed the sun
his dreams rained down on everyone
god was I the only one
god was I the only one

I’m living the dream
I’m living the dream
I’m the living the dream

I looked around the gathering
we’d become computer screens
I asked my brother what the hell
my words made puddles on the ground
the puddle rose and ate his bones
I tried to drag his body home

god was I the only one
god was I the only one
I’m living the dream
I’m living the dream
I’m living the dream
god was I the only one
god was I the only one
god was I the only one
god was I the only one
Track Name: Another Funeral
To make sure I checked her pulse
closed her eyelids and said goodnight
I spent the evening by the fire

feeling down, down, down, down, down,
feeling down, down, down, down, down

I packed lightly
‘cuz what you really need
to take your baby down to Reno
just to bury her along with her friends
in a town where no one lives
how did we ever call this home
get the feeling it’s a joke

it’s another funeral
it’s another funeral

in a field where nothing grows
watch the sunset
watch the dust blow
feeling down, down, down, down, down
And the needle prick numbs the bird pecks

I could have used a friendly face
How did we ever call this home?
get the feeling it’s a joke

it’s another funeral
it’s another funeral
just another funeral
it’s another funeral
another funeral
Track Name: Old Man Grimes
Thought I was losing my goddamn mind
seeing demons standing in the grocery line
hearing voices like the old testament
telling me to pack up and forget about rent
start sweating when I run into my old friends
hard living when you’re living in a small town
kept the smile but the mask was cracking
when time was up kinda glad I was a wacko

no more crazy ideas
at least I lived to see it through

when disease hit us up in the woods
Fortified and shacked up and armed with a shotgun
call me crazy but they’re all dead now
no pleasure being right
there’s no one left to talk about
tried to warn them but they laughed and called me old fool
what the hell I used to know a dance or two

no more crazy ideas
cuz now I’m bound to see them through
the world ain’t what they used to tell you
it’s gotten sinister and cold
if you follow your dreams and passions
they’ll probably put your ass away

thought I was losing my goddamn mind
packing spare batteries and solar powered flashlights
hearing voices like the old testament
old man grimes get away from the civilized
you know you’re chosen if you ain't dead yet
you ain’t a lizard if you never eat your own flesh
you think the word can make you less smug
you ain’t been here long enough

no more crazy ideas
no more crazy ideas
Track Name: Cannibal Millionares
Look out beyond the spreading shadows
see how they move
if you could live to see tomorrow
there’s nothing to choose

back when the rats fled out of the city
the rich folks came too
and now they stalk us in the dark
coming for you
coming for me
coming for you
coming for me
they’re coming for you

they came with flags, seeking protection
their smiles were masks
first came the fences
then the executions
then feasting on flesh

For all their lives, had more than they needed
these soul-sucking fools
so now what’s left, they turn to death
won’t settle for less
they turned to death
wont settle for less
they turned to death
wont settle for less

cannibals
cannibals

the scent of death proceeds their arrival
like smoke through the years
poor old man lies alone in his chair
sleeping there

coming for me
they’re coming for you
coming for me
they’re coming for you

cannibals
cannibals
cannibal millionaires
cannibal millionaires
Track Name: Farmer Prima Donna
All the angels went back
they lost my number
was thinking the last time I saw you
still have the air I breathe
still take my chances though
take my chances with you

somehow you stayed so young
at least in the picture
taking the old room for a ride
funny I can’t sit still
I’d still take my chances though
take my chances with you
take my chances with you
take my chances with you

if all of the angels are gone
that would be our fault
we poisoned the water supply
poisoned the air we breathe
I’d still take my chances though
take my changes with you
take my chance with you
take my chances with you

farmer prima donna
moving through the valley trying to prove
we can plant the old crops again
radiation helps the body grow
I wouldn’t know who to call
I try them all

somewhere the angels are back
somewhere that’s quiet
I’ve seen the dust burn a man’s face
turned into toxic waste
I’d still take my chances though
take my chances with you
take my chances with you
take my chances with you
Track Name: The Master of Illusions
The master of illusions
meets you on the fairway
tonight’s show will surely
never be forgotten

his trunk is filled with artifacts
photographs and city maps
the living doll makes you forget
your troubles for a minute yet

be warned

I’m out with the old

the fortune teller has spoken
Forgotten ones will rise
the sea shall boil, no seeds shall grow
the birds shall fall upon the earth
I guess that’s just part of the deal
the psychics are known to repeal

I’m out with the old
come out to the cold
I’m out with the old

come out to the cold

tonight the master shows you
things aren’t what they seem
when what you thought was real
turns dust before your eyes
Track Name: Clouds Over Hangtown
where did the day go
I don’t know
seems like I just laid down an hour ago
I was beside myself with joy
I should have left that feeling alone

missing my family
it’s been too long
I checked the radio for a signal, anything
anything

I fixed the sign on the road block
and turned the engine on the pick up
I thought about getting the hell out of town again
but the road just goes and goes and goes
goes on a while I suppose

where did my life go
I don’t know
seems like I just laid down an hour ago
I got no patience
it takes too long
I hope somebody out there’s got better luck
let me know

the muffler shop on the corner
it’s been closed down for years now
we watched the clouds pass over Hangtown
and the road just goes and goes and goes
goes on a while I suppose