American Love

by Fast Romantics

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releases April 28, 2017

PRODUCED AND MIXED BY GUS VAN GO & WERNER F.
MASTERED BY BRYAN MARTIN.
WRITTEN BY MATTHEW ANGUS.
ARRANGED AND PERFORMED BY FAST ROMANTICS.

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Track Name: Everybody's Trying to Steal Your Heart
Everybody's tryin' to steal your heart
Everybody's tryin' to steal your heart

They were closing down the bar
We lived too far
We fell in love on someone's balcony

Then, before the sun arose
we took our clothes
we put them on, and we went wandering

Then I heard all the politicians sing "Come on, Come on"
And all the televisions scream "Come on, Come on"
But they can't tear us apart
Don't let it end before it starts

Everybody's trying to steal your heart
Everybody's trying to steal your heart

Here come the fast romanticizers
Idolizers, hypnotizers
for a piece of you

And I heard all the supermodels sing "Come on, Come on"
and all the empty bottles sing "Come on, Come on"

But they can't tear us apart
Don't need no bachelors of art

Everybody's trying to steal your heart
Everybody's trying to steal your heart
I feel the moon pull us together
but the world spins us apart
Everybody's trying to steal your heart

Now here they come for my heart too
Oh but they can't take that from you
No they don't know me like you do

Everybody's trying to steal your heart
Everybody's trying to steal your heart
I feel the moon pull us together
but the world spins us apart

Everybody's trying
Everybody's trying
Everybody's trying to steal your heart
Track Name: Why We Fight
Although I couldn't afford it
I bought a beat up guitar
I worked ’til four in the mornin'
in a broken down bar

This is why we fight
This is why we fight

I know we're all out of money
Don't let the billionaires win
We ain't got much, but we're hungry
it's burning under our skin

This is why we fight
This is why we fight

Oh, come on darlin'
There's a war on our TV
But its alright!
In our bedrooms we are free
deep in the guts of me
I love you violently
until the dawn's early light

This is why we fight
This is why we fight

Come put your hand on my heartbeat
There is a marching band in me
It sings a national anthem
For an island in the sea
Where everybody's somebody
Where everybody’s gone free
This is why we fight

Now every morning when I wake up
I put another bullet in my coffee cup

Oh, come on darlin'
There's a war on our TV
But its alright!
In our bedrooms we are free
deep in the guts of me
I love you violently
until the dawn's early light

This is why we fight
This is why we fight
This is why we fight
This is why we fight
Track Name: American Love
You took me home on an Ontario night
Out past the glimmer of your bicycle light
We drank red, red whiskey from a coffee cup
Those blue and white eyes shined like movies

Oh, right here
Through the night
The stripe of your shirt
The stars in your eyes
I think I’m falling
I think I’m falling
in American love

I think i'm falling
I think I'm falling
in American love

The northern lights were like fireworks up above us
And the morning gave proof that you'd still be there
To hold my hand as the bombs burst all around us

I think i'm falling
I think i'm falling
in American love

Hollywood warned me you’d be comin’ around
and Hollywood pumped me full of pictures and sounds
But when the blue, blue ocean rises up too high
You and me, we got that northern shelter

Oh, right Here
Through the night
The stripe of your shirt
The stars in your eyes
I think I’m falling
I think I’m falling
in American love

I ain't looking for a god damn institution
Come on darlin, just prove that you'll still be there
Oh, I know we got some cracks in the constitution

But we can start the world over
We can start the world over
Let’s start the world over again

Some buildings rise, and some buildings will fall
Ain't no one in this world who can look after them all
But in our bright white house we play the man in black
Singing songs he knew would live forever

Oh, right here
Through the night
The stripe of your shirt
The stars in your eyes
I think I’m falling
I think I’m falling
in American love

Oh, right here
At the end of the night
Like an old movie
It's gonna turn out alright
I think I’m falling
I think I’m falling
in American love
Track Name: Get Loved
See all I've done, honey
Been a gold, been a platinum honey
Gettin down in the milk and honey
‘cause I wanted to

I've had my fun, honey
Skinny dipped in a lake of money
Gettin' drunk with the easter bunny
‘cause I wanted to

But all I really want is you

You know that I would give it all up for you
All up for you, you know that I'd do it
‘cause I wanna get loved
Get loved, Get loved
Get loved, Get loved

Now I ain't ever been a lonersome man, baby
Traded talk with some leading ladies
I been to mars in a moon mercedes
Saw the sun was just a star

I've smoked all kinds of flowers
Now I got these super powers
Like a bird to your window tower
I would fly to you
But if you'd rather that i climb to you

Don’t you know that I would give it all up for you
All up for you, you know that I'd do it
‘cause I wanna get loved
Get loved, Get loved
Get loved, Get loved
Track Name: Ready for the Night
We're gonna die
Yeah, I can see it in your eyes
And you can see it in mine
It's in the way that they shine
They sparkle and sting
They close and they open
For a few golden years
And then they close up tight
And after that i don't know what happens
But i'm sure it's alright
I'm sure it's alright

And now that i know
I'm gonna treat my baby right
And I'll call up the enemy
Thank him kindly
for a hell of a fight
I'm gonna wash my face
I'm gonna cut the lights

And I'll be ready for the night
Ready for the night
Ready for the night
Ready for the night

You're gonna die
I know I shouldn't sing it in a song
‘cause they can't play that on the radio
Who the fuck would wanna sing along?
But it's got a pretty good beat
Can make a body move itself through time
Through every pop star thrust
A little last minute lust
Until we all sing the refrain
'til it all goes white again

And now that i know
I'm gonna treat my baby right
And i'll tell her i love her
Spin around her
like a falling satellite

I'm gonna wash my face
I'm gonna cut the lights

And I'll be ready for the night
Ready for the night
Ready for the night
Ready for the night
I think I’m ready for the night
I think I’m ready for the night
I think I’m ready for the night
I think I’m ready for the night
Track Name: Radio Waves
Radio waves
Radio waves

Out in the daylight
You won't see me no more
I'm just a radio wave
Washing up on your shore
How does it feel
You're the brightest star up in space
Don't need our bodies
They only get in the way

Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave
Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave

Radio waves
Washin' over me
Radio waves
Watching over me

Talking with Jesus
On my satellite phone
He says in heaven
Everybody's alone
But down here
I can feel you from
A million miles away
Moving right through you
I'm just a radio wave

Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave
Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave

Oh, the sun and the moon are just a sound
And everyone you love is just a sound
We gotta hold on to each other
‘fore we lose ourselves
Before the signal goes down

Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave
Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave
Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave
Me and my baby go out
Catch a radio wave
Track Name: Julia
I turned on the bedroom light
But she was sound and sleeping
So I went sleepwalking
With Mary Magdalene

I woke up, uncrossed my fingers
Drugstore love was fun
But you know, it can’t be wise
To look into your eyes
Wait, just for a second now

Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Oh, Julia

I spent a million nights by candlelight
I sailed 99 seas, saw sightly sights
I gotta get her free
She’s the one for me

Old love is blind, it looks behind
All them mean girls mountaineering womankind
I gotta get her free
She’ll come back to me
Yeah, I hear her coming now

Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Oh, Julia

So take your heart down to the water
I’ll stick a sail in your heart
Throw it into the sea
I think it’s coming back to me
I see it coming back to me
Hey, don’t wanna get too sentimental

Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Julia, I think I’m finally gettin’ through to ya
Oh, Julia
Track Name: Alberta
After one gin and tonic, you were on your way
I remember calling down my hallway and convincing you to stay
But now ever since I left, you ain't ever left me
how'd I ever leave a lover who could love me so sweetly?

Stayin' out all night in the city of goodbyes
My friend Tim could put tears in our eyes
Yeah he'd laugh so big about it all
'til the whole town cried

Alberta
Alberta
I know it won't be hard
to find yourself a new man

I remember cryin' out in mission
Bobby found me with his car
He took me out for a beer at the closing time bar
I said i didn't wanna leave her, but i didn't wanna stay
He said it doesn't really matter and we laughed it all away

And Tim's got me tearing up again
Him and me, we were such fast friends
Yeah we'd talk so big about our lives
like they'd never end

Alberta
Alberta
I know it won't be hard
to find yourself a new man

I've seen the California sun and the New York street
I met the prettiest girl I think i'll ever meet
You know, the sun in the east is shining bright on me
But I left three white crosses out on Calgary

Yeah, Tim's got me tearing up again
I can live without you, but give me back my friend
We'd talk so much shit about our lives
like they'd never end

Alberta
Alberta
Alberta
Alberta
Track Name: Kids Without A Country
You were a refugee
I was a soldier's son
But we couldn't sleep there together
So on the night of the storm
We cut and run
It was just you and me and the weather
You and me and the weather

We'll start again
Put our hands on our hearts as the plane starts to land
We'll start again
Oh, I do not remember letting anything end

The truth is
We're just kids without a country
We're just kids without a country
We're just kids without a country

We went out on the fourth of july
You were wearing my sweater
God knows it was too hot for it that night
But you and I, we know better
You and me and the weather

So let’s start again
Pull our hands from our heads, and let a little sunlight in
We'll start again
But oh, I do not remember where we're going
or where we've been

But the truth is
We're just kids without a country
We're just kids without a country
We're just kids without a country

It’s just you and me and the weather
It’s just you and me and the weather
It’s just you and me and the weather
It’s just you and me and the weather
Track Name: Runaway Girl
You and me both got two stories
that we tell ourselves each morning

But with a kiss, plots twist ’til nothing sounds the same
we gotta tear out the pages and change our names

Go, put on your disguise, we’re leaving tonight
Oh, put on your disguise, we’re leaving tonight

Baby, come on let's go

You and me, we're gonna
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl
You could be my
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl

You say you're sick of electric city
All your friends so dead-end pretty

Oh, put on your disguise
and say your goodbyes
Oh, put on your disguise
and say your goodbyes

Oh, I don't care where we go

You and me, we're gonna
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl
You could be my
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl

Ain’t nothing left for us here

We’ll trade ourselves in for a new generation
Take a rusty old boat to the U.S. of A

Oh come on, just keep running
Run all over the world
Ain't no ocean gonna keep me from you
Be my runaway girl
Dress yourself up in that red, or white, or blue
Kick the shadows from our shoes

Come on and
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl
You can be my
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl
Just you and me my
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl
Take me with you
Runaway, runaway, runaway, runaway girl
Track Name: How Long Is This Gonna Last?
Tell all our friends for me
I won’t be at the party
I’ve come down with something
That’s tearing up inside me

Been watching in circles
Films about other people
Put up to push down those
Free thinking feelings, crashing down

How long is this gonna last?
How long is this gonna last?
How long is this gonna last?
How long is this gonna last?

Slow season, you’ve got me
Pinned down and breathing heavy
Wrapped ‘round my hands tight
I can’t see the light that’s shining

How long is this gonna last?
How long is this gonna last?
How long is this gonna last?
How long is this gonna last?
Track Name: Heaven's Alright
Heaven's Alright
For all them kids who never cheated
Heaven's Alright
But you and I ain't gonna need it

‘cause it feels like we'll be alive forever and ever
It feels like we'll be alive forever and ever

Heaven's alright
But the rent is getting higher
Heaven's alright
If you're still afraid of fire
But i'm not

‘cause it feels like we'll be around
Forever and ever
I know I ain't no angel
Or a glorified ghost
How could I know any better?
It feels like we'll be alive
Forever

Heaven's Alright
Heaven's Alright
But i'd trade a tunnel of light
to be yours every night
Forever, forever
And on and on
Alright

Heaven's Alright
But no one's getting any action
They only sing one song
And it goes on and on
And it's so old fashioned

‘cause it feels like we'll be alive
Forever and ever
I'll make a deal with my demons
And the heavenly hosts
We'll tell em we got it better
It feels like we'll be alive
Forever

Heaven's Alright
Yeah, heaven’s Alright
But i'd trade a tunnel of light
To be yours every night
Forever, forever
And on and on

Heaven's alright
Yeah, heaven’s alright
But i'd trade that tunnel of light
To run wild every night
Forever, forever
And on and on
Alright