Suit Of Armor

by Paul Starling

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released March 28, 2014

all songs written & recorded by Brian Bringelson
except "The Roman Empire" by Brian Bringelson & Katy Pearson
recorded in & out of Starling Studios 2013 & 2014

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Paul Starling Thousand Oaks, California

Paul Starling writes & records original songs. He plays: guitar, bass, drums, piano, banjo, ukulele, & anything else he can get his hands on. Known for his 60′s vibe with a modern twist, Paul Starling creates what he calls ‘nautical pop’. It is music to sail, float, skip and even dance to. His new band Anchor & Bear is currently on tour now! ... more

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Track Name: Natalie Wood Reciting Lines
what can be done when your baby don't love you anymore?
spend your nights beside the radio locked behind your door
but i know you're coming back to me i read between the signs
oh it really is so easy like natalie wood reciting lines

the holy ghost is calling back to you, come and see me soon
this doesn't happen every day and now the clock is reading noon
oh i'm tired of the darkness let me open up the blinds
cause it's time to let the light in while natalie wood recites her lines

get into you don't know what i'd do
without you here by my side every night
get into you baby i couldn't do
without your love by my side
when i know it's alright, yes i know

see vanessa and she's telling me hold on and it's ok
says it's hard right now but tells me it will change again someday
oh i'm trapped inside a graveyard and i'm reaching for some vines
cause you've always been my anchor and natalie wood recites her lines

get into you don't know what i'd do
without you here by my side every night
get into you baby i couldn't do
without your love by my side
when i know it's alright, and i know, yes i know
Track Name: Endless Shores
i find your bobby pins
all scattered round the world and then
i wonder where you might have been
but i place them in a rusted tin

i bought some 45's
from a local sailor with his forty wives
i found a matchbook in a drawer of knives
we better run before the storm arrives

and oh my love
i'd walk the endless shores
and oh my love
i always will be yours

and in the middle of the night
the middle of the night
when the world gets cold
every boat needs a light
when the shores out of sight
here's my hand to hold
here's my hand to hold

boxcars sit rail to rail
two guitars and one short scale
we love "a whiter shade of pale"
sending postcards through the u.s. mail

i listen everyday
wishing we were stuck in a morro bay
think of all the records we could play
i'll read a book and honey you crochet

and oh my love
i'd walk the endless shores
and oh my love
i always will
i always will
be yours
Track Name: Watching The Candles Burn
i saw the stairs crumble under and you tumbled down
met your head to the table, its a table crown
all the blood and bone
now your on your own all the time

these walls take you back into the place you knew
before the window broke and found your body falling through
because this house has eyes
and now your ghostly ties have followed you

watching the candles burn
straight down beside me
when will we ever learn
time may not hide me

have i been deceived?
how was i to know?
what can i believe?
where am i to go?

and you can try to decide if i am good or bad
or if i turned you around to see the ghost you had
but you can never hide all the books inside
old and new

it seems that you've been written out of every will
you've lost every single battle yet you're fighting still
tell me mr lloyd
now you've been destroyed, what's to do?

watching the candles burn
straight down beside me
when will we ever learn
time may not hide me

have i been deceived?
how was i to know?
what can i believe?
where am i to go?

the devil lay me down, put my body in the ground
and i'm over it
yeah the devil lay me down put my body to the ground
and i'm over it
Track Name: We're All Becoming Policemen
and so, so we cross our arms to ourselves
and so sorry false alarms to ourselves
to ourselves
to ourselves we'll be true

i'm always calling out for a deal
and i pulled away from the hands at the wheel
at the wheel
at the wheel i saw a sign

and we're all becoming policemen
we're all becoming lines
we're all becoming policemen
we're all becoming lines
and lines ain't too hard to find
ain't too hard to find
ain't too hard to find

so so whats all this noise about your house?
and too many toys leaves your head full of doubt
full of doubt
full of doubt, i scream you shout

and we're all becoming policemen
we're all becoming lines
we're all becoming policemen
we're all becoming lines
and lines ain't too hard to find
ain't too hard to find
ain't too hard to find
Track Name: If
if you love me
don't throw it all away
why can't we
live for another day

i don't need nobody elses sympathy
all i wants for you to be right here with me
maybe tomorrow things will change
and you'll understand
Track Name: Graveyard Nights
oh i'm calling out to you
and though i never could be true
i've been wrong once before
one sad night

oh i'm reading all your words
oh i'm breaking down to thirds
i've been lost now i've found
graveyard nights

woah i'm holding on to someone i can love
woah i'm holding on to someone i can love
i can love
i can love
i can love someone like you

oh i see you changed your ways
lost your cemetery days
where's your head, manage the dead
graveyard nights

woah i'm holding on to someone i can love
woah i'm holding on to someone i can love
i can love
i can love
i can love someone like you
Track Name: The Push & The Pull
do you remember austin
where we couldn't resist it much longer
you had your boots on, it didn't matter
our legs were tangled crashing into each other

and it's been far too long now i realize
since i looked my look into your eyes

stranded in california
in someone elses room and colder than alaska
i felt the pressure, all the screaming
i couldn't fix it so i found myself leaving

and i know it's hard but i'm here now
cause the bridge has broken backwards and it's clear now

so long goodbye
i don't know how long but i gave it a try
those rooms are full
you don't know how about the push and the pull

darling i will stay with you every night
i must reveal hold my steering wheel real tight

no more crying it's all over
close the door and rest your head upon my shoulder
you love your whiskey, i love my castle
you can stay the night with none of the hassle

and i love you much more than anything
you're the benjamin franklin to my kite string

so long goodbye
i don't know how long but i gave it a try
those rooms are full
you don't know all about the push and the pull
Track Name: No Reason
i could hear it in the night
those empty steps of reason all around me
had a feeling it wasn't right
broken branches snapping all around me

and she said
woah
she cried
woah

i could read it in her voice
those distant books were burning on the fire
don't look at me i have no choice
your salinger is burning on the fire

and she said
woah
she cried
woah

and it was all around
we got no reason to pretend
and trees were falling down
they got no reason to resend

i could see her in the night
crossin' me and crossin' you all around it
just felt like something wasn't right
and no need to be so lonely when you surround it

and she said
woah
she cried
woah

i heard a gun shot in the woods
crack goes whip says he too loudly
it just turned out that you're no good
oh well good night i whispered proudly

and she said
woah
she cried
woah
Track Name: Stuck Inside A Phone Booth
standing on the ground that won't bleed
turned to all the faces, but they had to leave
and if i had it, i'd know it was true
instead i'm wearing this broke hand for two so

oh me on my oh
i'm stuck inside a phone booth
with nowhere to go so
oh me oh my oh
can't afford a call out
thought i'd just let you know

so many things fit inside this box
been staring here for hours hoping this thing unlocks
but its so hard finding four walls for two
perhaps there's a window for us to look through

oh me on my oh
i'm stuck inside a phone booth
with nowhere to go so
oh me oh my oh
can't afford a call out
thought i'd just let you know

stage left the clouds move away
got the right idea makes no sense to stay
the coffees done, thank john for rain
even though it's wet, it's all just the same
Track Name: The Moon & The Sea
maybe i didn't do things right
but i never did you wrong
and even a broken mirror reflects the light
it's clear our love is strong

no crystal ball will do
i do not need those things
cause my heart it beats for only you
just like those "pet sounds" strings

i never could walk away from you
it's like the pull of the moon to the sea
so let me make it a little clearer
the moon being you and the sea being me

see these days are getting better
but what could they be without you
and like fire and rain it don't make sense
but you my love is true

so pack your things together i have plenty of room
come and step inside our house
across the floor boards and the golden loom
together we'll fly south
Track Name: Suit Of Armor
she's a burning bush that i brought from the basement
a lonely soul too hot for replacement
it's not like i'd ever steal her
not while she's wearing a suit of armor

the milkman comes with the gardeners paintbox
cries like a bear next to a lone fox
how far can we hear her
when she's trapped inside a suit of armor

i could tell her all i know
living way out west
but inside a box she stays unknown
you must agree that's best

don't the railroad hold all your secrets
the rusted watch and the colder it gets
time stopped waiting for her
buried in a suit of armor

the graveyard gate moans empty phrases
boots and gold and dogs in cages
the captains waiting for her
forever in a suit of armor

i could tell her all i know
living way out west
but inside a box she stays unknown
you must agree that's best
Track Name: The Roman Empire
inside the roman empire
was there another way
for things to be falling lightly
everything today

can there be any other
in love with another day
thinking about my mother
will she rise today

it's a day to sit around and wait for me
it's a day to sit around and lie
it's a day to sit around and wait for me
but will you wait for me?
i'll try

outside an old cathedral
a jazz band begins to play
i never did understand why
you had to walk away

the roman streets are paved and empty
napoleon has been replaced
and now i guess i understand why
his water had been laced

and it's a waste to be here
a waste to be here in your arms

we're not the roman empire
we're just two bells in love
constantly ever ringing
from towers high above