Villains

by Drawing Airplanes

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"Villains", Drawing Airplanes' first full-length album is available now. Purchase includes sweet album artwork that may or may not include drawings of airplanes.

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released May 8, 2012

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Drawing Airplanes Columbus, Ohio

Two guys walk into a bar. One guy says, "we should be a band." The other guy says, "totally." So they become a band.

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Track Name: Cops and Robbers
Heard you laugh in the distance
But you won't know to laugh or to cry
Put a face upon the ghost I run down
Believe me I've got a backbone
A snake in wait curled up behind
So anytime you want to go
Let's go

You carry on like a bloodhound
Smell the air you got smoke on the wind
Losing don't look good on you
You got me right I'm a dirt road
Lead you down through mud and sin
Calling you out all over again

When's enough enough?
Chasing ghosts that never stop
Chasing ghosts is all I've got

Dealing done I'm up tenfold
Cashing out while the lady's smiling back at me
With sad eyes still
But I reckon sure as you're sleeping
A storm will come roaring in to trade
Broken glass for your streets of gold

When's enough enough?
Chasing ghosts that never stop
Chasing ghosts is all I've got

Catch me if you can
Catch me if you can
Woo-hoo-hoo all the way home
I got a backbone
If you wanna dance
If you wanna roll
Any old time you say go we go go go
Now now now
Track Name: Dirty Water
Restless on the river
Drink my bottle dry
Cuss like a devil's cousin
And kiss them rats goodbye
Cut me off a knotrope
Knock it up against the wall
Wake you up and call you out
And throw you up and down the hall

'Cause I'm skunk and mud
Teeth and claws
Scratch it till it bleeds
You know I say when and I say
How much you need
And I'm a nightmare
Running dumb
Crashing through the trees
Now run along before you get another dose of me

Sleep on a bed of crossties
Floss with a bat wing bone
Plucking on a concrete banjo
And scare your sisters home
Drinking that dirty water
Howl up in the air
Cinderblocks and river rocks
And nails to comb my hair

'Cause I'm skunk and mud
Teeth and claws
Scratch it till it bleeds
You know I say when and I say
How much you need
And I'm a nightmare
Running dumb
Crashing through the trees
Now run along before you get another dose of me
Track Name: Cowboy
Deep inside their catacombs
The dead know my fear and
Reach for my ghost
But on the backside of midnight
Shadows and silence
Cover me close

So we lay low till morning comes
And run until we're half a world away
Listen closely believe me when I say
The sun still rises

I suffered the most and wound up
Close to righteousness and I may
Look a little two-faced but it's
Just the dark that makes me that way
Waiting on the sun to shine a little
Light on all I've failed
But I never turn a blind eye
I never go stale

Deep inside our troubled hearts
The blood moved so quickly
To anger fear and back
But wolves in the distance
Like lights in the sky
Cut through the black

We're not so broken you and I
Just on the wrong side of the road
Weary travelers collapsing underneath
Such a heavy load and we

Suffered the most but wound up
Close to righteousness and we are
Better than most at all the
Lessons learned the hard way so far
And a hundred years from now they'll be
Telling our tale how we
Never turn a blind eye
How we never go stale
Track Name: My Old Rose
My old rose awaits
My old sad song
My old golden days
Waiting for silence to come

My old blessed home
My old city streets
My old country roads
Begging for changes to come

My old rose...say you'll come

Say you'll come wash away
Say you'll come make anew
Say you'll come be my guide
Lead me beside oceans blue

My old rose...say you'll come

Lay my bones in the ground
Lay my soul in the sky
Lay my heart on the wind
Lead me again when I die

My old rose...say you'll come
Track Name: Hard Case
Life ain't so long
Throw a couple punches then you're gone
All right
All right
Chasing after songs
We got it bad too bad we got it wrong
All right
All right

Finders keepers yeah but
Everything you found they took away
Win some and lose some but you
Lose 'em all if you never learn to play

Pay as you go
Say what you think and not what you know
All right
All right
And crawl down some hole
Hide the light to say I told you so
All right
All right

But you work it out
It takes a little time
And you come around and
Make up your mind
And you let it go
So far behind
And you get all over
Every single little lie
Track Name: Many Worlds
So what if there's no use in this
If we're all accidents
Fractions of some unlikely chance
Like water into steam
Ill to quarantined
Carried all away by happenstance

If we're all accidental
Like the mixing of the waters
Maine to California
And all the blood in between
Is like drifts in the snow
Then I'll rest easy knowing
I'm accidentally right where I need to be

So many worlds
So many worlds
And you wind up in mine

So much for right and wrong
Writing books and songs
It's all already happened anyway
But if every time I die
I can also stay alive
Accidents intentions either way

If we're all accidental
Like the mixing of the waters
Maine to California
And all the blood in between
Is like drifts in the snow
Then I'll rest easy knowing
I'm accidentally right where I need to be

So many worlds
So many worlds
And you wind up in mine
Track Name: Middle of the Night
When I was alone
When I was alone
Never glad to meet you
Every place I go
Ever walking slow
Trying not to see you

But take a little lightning
Quicken up your step
And you never will forget
And you shake a little thunder
Ringing in your ears yet
Just like when we met

And I never knew I'd come in from the cold
Then there you were saying ready
And I'm ready to roll

In the rising sun
In the rising sun
The fire was all around me
In the middle of the night
Fell to the floor and
Bled when you found me

In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night

And I never knew I'd come in from the cold
Now here you are saying ready
And I'm ready to roll
Track Name: Fire Sale
If I want to get along
I will get along
Any old way I choose
And if I want to leave it alone
Leave it all alone
With all I've got to lose

Tired of messing, tired of guessing
This is the answer but what was the question
And you never listen, you never listen
You be the rules and I'll be the lesson
All these silly games we play
Fire sale this way

Dirty old garden hose
Jars full of who knows
Shoes out in the rain
Make me an offer
Everything must go
The pristine and the stained

Tired of seeing, tired of believing
Read all the words and I don't know the meaning
And you never listen, you never listen
You be the end I'll be the beginning
All these crooked lies you say
Fire sale this way
Track Name: Villain
Tell you about all the rising up
Tell you about all the crazy we gonna do
Gonna dance you a little
Gonna teach you a thing or two

Don't sing like a bluebird baby
Don't sing like a redbird I sing like a crow
Never mean to pain you baby
But my heart just black as coal

Now I got my bullet on a string
In my pocket keep it close
Now you've got your villain on a chain
Don't ever let me go

Look at all the fires we're starting
Look at all the world we're knocking down
Gonna shake up a little
Gonna make 'em feel when we come around

Thick as thieves me and you baby
Thick like blood in the water running cold
Cut and dry like a razor baby
Gonna wrap you up gonna take you home

Now I got my bullet on a string
In my pocket keep it close
Now you've got your villain on a chain
Don't ever let me go
Track Name: Waking Up
Who am I?
Everyone you know
Every bit as boring
As the day is long
What am I?
Endlessly hungry
Eager for answers
And always wrong

But coursing through my veins
An overwhelming sense
Asleep at the wheel
A sobering thought
A rising of winds
A change in the sea
A drowning out
Waking up now

Where am I?
Lost in a movie
Disoriented
Gasping for air
And how am I?
Dark in the shadows
Heavy insomnia
Messy hair

But entering my mind
An overwhelming fire
An anger at the noise
A slap in the face
A rising of winds
A change in the sea
A drowning out
Waking up now