Delusions of Grandeur

by Rigoletto

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released April 2, 2013

Music & Lyrics by Rigoletto
Recorded & Produced by Matt Skudlarek at Motion Music
'Queens Hotel' Mastered by Nathan Dantzler
All other songs Mastered by Rodney Mills Master House

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Track Name: Queens Hotel
My flame is generous
I took your call in the lobby of the Queens Hotel
It's your say, 'cause I'm in it kid
I'd say I love you but you know it already

(Left me)
Sweat sleeping in a dream honey
(Hold me)
Cause I'm tossing in this air mattress
(Told me)
You were to afraid to fall in love

(Haunt me)
Like the ghost that I hoped you'd never be

Right where we started, right when I need it.

(Left me)
On the seventh floor balcony
(Hold me)
Cause we gotta beat the back flow
(Told me)
You couldn't forget if you wanted to

(Haunt me)
Like the ghost that I hoped you'd never be

Right where we started, right when I need it.

Left me with a ghost on the road on the ride home.
I drive half alive on the road cut the radio.

Right where we started, right when I need it.
Track Name: War Story
I never thought that any of this would happen
the way that it happened
and after I think it over and over
play it again for the sake of the state I'm in
cause I can't seem to steal some sleep without these milligrams

Oh no there's nothing to say
I read your poem today, as I froze in the snow
it took me back to the place
you burn't a hole somewhere inside me like a nicotine flame
that your force fed, contrived, consolations can't tame

Mine is a war story,
minus the sails
Mine is a war story,
that I don't think I'll ever tell

Full blooded strangers
we'd rather bury our eyes
Full blooded strangers
we'd rather run from the fight

Oh no there's to many thoughts, to many thoughts
I'm tracing them back to the marks made by Peter and Paul
I'd hate to think of all the ways you'd like to prove me wrong
with that verse from the script, stripped, from ages ago, it goes.

Mine is a war story,
minus the sails
Mine is a war story,
that I don't think I'll ever tell

Full blooded strangers
we'd rather bury our eyes
Full blooded strangers
we'd rather run from the fight

You are the writer
we are the dots and lines
re-write our fires
into the tide that binds
Track Name: Howl
You found another way for me? How?
Well even rest is weight for me now
I tried to talk it out
I tried to lock it out, for the life of me

Cause I got this howl inside my throat
It's the only sound I wanna know
Do you feel the ground? Do you hear the grown?

While we're getting, might as well get along.

You bought another book for me now
but ma still sleeps on the cold couch
you let the TV shout,
so you won't think about, the life of me

On the sixth day
we were naked and unashamed
I held your body like a puzzle piece, perfectly in place
my queen aside, as I offered up my nights
you cradled them inside your palms
filling them with light
I am alive
Track Name: Northern
Northern comes in waves
not that I like it
I've been gone for days
between the covers in the back seat
every town's the same
same city lights just with a different name
I'll be on my way,
ripped jeans and laughter make it worth it

If I'm still dreaming leave the lights on for me,
if I'm still dreaming leave the lights on for a while.

Brooklyn's underground
I think I need it
take me out of town
this city burnt out when you left it
Was it for the thrill?
I hope you found it
I see you dancing still,
bent knees and ankles like I dreamt it

If I'm still dreaming leave the lights on for me,
if I'm still dreaming leave the lights on for a while.
Track Name: Stay
Honest dreams
awaken me
in a silent room
shouting your name

What is the cost of a light half lit?
(a past in love has passed by)
Same as the cost of a love half lived?
(a past in love)

I’m done checking
the red and white
around my eyes

So I'll stay
in every heart
that has come my way
and I'll stay
in every city that
they made their escape

History
created me
in a silent womb,
red in my veins

What is the cost of a light half lit?
(a past in love has passed by)
Same as the cost of a love half lived?
(a past in love...)

I’m done checking
the red and white
around my eyes

So I'll stay
in every heart
that has come my way
and I'll stay
in every city that
they made their escape

Take part of me, change everything
(leave my sanity)
Track Name: Animals
It’s all over your face
seasons of battle
that you just can’t shake

and so I caught your stare
a street light
and a love I underestimated

Oh brother
I wanna be your cover
I break just like they do
I make mistakes just like they do

(Street light)
shot me on the corner
(All night)
thought you were a lover

Looks like we are all wounded animals

We’re all over the place
to many bottles
and I just can’t think

and so it’s up the stairs
a dim light
and a love I underestimated

(Street light)
shot me on the corner
(All night)
thought you were a lover

Looks like we are all wounded animals caught falling
same old story never seems to end
Track Name: Hometown
Lay on the ride Captain
you got bills to pay
you got Jasmine
Is that her on the line?
Let’s not start this

I’ll call Brown
We’ll hang around
Griff’s rollin a drum behind the house
cat crossin the street
half tail missin

I’m only writin
to be alive and
to sing the lines to the lives
I haven’t found yet

I gotta fight it
cause I decided
I’m not dying in my home town.

You wanna fight this?
come on and talk about it
you close your eyes and clinch your fists
because they all believe it

You wanna fight this?
come on and talk about it
Your words are tired like
the town that I was born in
Track Name: Oh My
I'll bet you I'm another
I know cause I've recovered
don't act like you're my love
cheap town, cheap cause, cheap cover

Oh my, oh my
You're gonna get what you're giving.

Three o'clock and I caught you blood shot
you came in close just to kiss a cold thought
so go on and be my babe
cause that's a little more nothing than the nothing you gave

Oh my, oh my
You're gonna get what you're giving
Track Name: Burlington
Take what you came here to take
you're a stranger to states
and I'm your escape

And it's time
to leave Burlington behind
you left me in a city that
never closes her eyes

I'm wide awake

It's quiet
like a Manhattan riot
I felt the weight of the back flow
and too many miles

so you'll leave it here
cut the gold from my hair
and become the ghost
everywhere

I'm wide awake
(leaving now I'm better off without)
I'm wide awake