Anarchy, State, and Fruitopia

by Rawls Royce

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about

Rawls Royce is Johnny Caldwell, William Roelofs, Mitchell McGowan, and Kyle Heibein.

We were just a couple of political science graduate students at the University of Western Ontario who, before our inevitable ascent into unemployment upon graduation, took some time to write and record some music. Although our musical backgrounds largely differed (emo revival / funk / Swedish death metal) we were able to come together and write some pop-punk (ish?) jams - and we are pretty dang stoked to share 'em with ya'll.

credits

released October 14, 2016

We owe a HUGE thank you Eric Altomonte at Castlegrove Studios in London, Ontario, for taking the time to work with us and record our music (ericalto@hotmail.com); to Alex Preiss for doing our graphic design; to Cam, Duke, Kent, Josh, Tristan, Tyler, Steve, and the Schulich med-school class of 2018 for helping out with gang vocals; to Trio and Josh for helping write David waaaaay back in Med Syd in 2011; to Tyler "the ivory tickler" Winterink for composing and recording all keyboard/piano parts on the EP; to Mark Roelofs for reminding us when we were a little weak there; to Ray for playing bass for us that one time at the farm; to John Rawls and Robert Nozick for making political theory great again; to every person who ever took control of their goalie in Chel 15 to draw a penalty; to Tony Hawk, David Suzuki, the Sopranos, the Rat Pack (Mostly Dino), Slavoj Zizek, Theo Fedy (and his papa); to that one IIOI show that started it all; and, of course, a special thank you to Josh “Poco-Johannes the Dutch Chutch” Heppenstrijidt for being our album art model (and being such a good sport about the whole thing, minus still owing us a pitcher). We fucking love you all. (Except maybe Nozick.)

Recorded Summer 2016.

Plz contact us at RawlsRoyceBand@gmail.com - we would love to hear from you.

Eric Altomonte at Castlegrove Studios in London, Ontario is ALWAYS looking for bands to work with. Reach him at ericalto@hotmail.com

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Track Name: Six Years
Lyrics:

How does it feel?
To look at the past again
And those photographs you left behind, reminders of better times
When there was colour in your eyes

And I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
For everything,

Too be Kind.
That’s what’s expected
Six years
I’m still defected
(i’m still defected)

And I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I’m letting go

And next month I’ll pack up and move back home
Retracing my steps, forgotten that I’ve grown
A poor excuse to compare myself too you
Those six years…

Can’t recognize you anymore
Can't remember the image of my self
On my face are the lines out the door
Six years…

I wish you were here right now

(Where are you now? Where are you now?)
I can’t handle this by myself
(Where are you now? Where are you now?)
Six more years without you couldn’t bare the thought
(Where are you now? Where are you now?)
Those six years
(Where are you now? Where are you now?)
Those six years, could’t bare the thought
Track Name: Eric Sparrow, See You Next Tuesday
An improper stage, no applause at curtain call
Perhaps it’s just a phase, but it seems like all I know now
So I’ll carry on, dragging on, but looking up and
Hope the planes fly too high for the bombs to reach the floor
For the bombs to reach the floor

Coming up for air, beneath the surface I am drowning
Like pints of discount beer, I return drunk and empty
A decade halved, and I’m still racing Eric Sparrow
Who have I become?

They say that “conflict brings change” - but I just stay the same
Flip the record over but first come plug it in
And lately I’ve been saying “no more nothing days”
Unless we’re together, then nothing ain’t a waste.
Track Name: All Falls Down
Lyrics:

They tore your bones
Right off your back
The greatest generation
Never coming back

They cut the spending
And trim the fat
Don't look surprise
When the water
Turns to black

I see the rust
It's on your walls
Been 20 years
just
Wait until it falls


And it all falls down
As markets seem to crash
And the house where you lived
Won't be there

They closed the plant
Go pack your bags
Your just an okie
Right out of Steinbeck

Now you owe banks
No second chance
They got their managers
Armed with guns and badges

They cut the schools
And trim the fat
Make sure your kids
Won't have a ever have a fucking chance

And it all falls down
adjustment takes its toll
And the house that you had
won't be there anymore

Anymore!

I shake and i tremble
Cause I can remember
The life We had together
The bone and the marrow

I shake and I tremble
Cause I can't remember
When we use to prosper
AThe bone and the cancer .


Hammer to my heart
Sickle to my stomach
.

And it all
Falls down
your markets - Don't f work
the lives that we once had
Won't be there ever again

falls down !!!
Track Name: David
Lyrics:

David is a friend of my own
I thought that I might take her home
With my glasses, and my plaid shirt on
Maybe we could talk all night
Even though she’s half my height
I can’t always tell if she’s around

Something is dysfunctioning
Tell me what is happening
What the hell is going on?
Maybe cuz you’re one year older
That’s why I can’t get a boner
I swear to god this has never happened before

Oh David!

A couple of shots from a mickey
She’ll cover your neck in hickies
Sucking on my skin all night long
Homeless hangout in the quad
Damn you’ve got a rocking bod
Maybe things would work out if I did

Something is dysfunctioning
Tell me what is happening
What the hell is going on?
Maybe cuz you’re one year older
That’s why I can’t get a boner
I swear to god this has never happened before

Oh David!

This is a construction zone
It says to have a hard hat on
But instead it seems I’ve worn a toque
She lived in my residence
And when she got into my pants
My flaccid dick really let her down

Something is dysfunctioning
Tell me what is happening
What the hell is going on?
Maybe cuz you’re one year older
That’s why I can’t get a boner
I swear to god this has never happened before

Oh David!
Track Name: Limberlost
Lyrics:

Wait
Times Up
Stay
You’ll feel old now
You’ll feel old now

Wait
Times up
Stay
You’ll feel let down
You’ll feel let down

Click your heels close
We can’t go on believing in Oz
Never needed ghosts
I went too far to leave it all
Click your heels close
We can’t go on believing in Oz

Hey
Times up
Stay
You’ll feel let down

Hey
Where’d the time go?
Stay
You’ll feel old now

Click your heels close
We can’t go on believing in Oz
Click your heels close
We can’t go on believing in Oz

Never needed ghosts
I went too far to leave it all
Click your heels close
We can’t go on believing in Oz
I can’t go

This silence
I can’t go on
These nihilists
They take too long
Yeah they take too fucking long

Limberlost!
Track Name: Poco Johannes
Lyrics:

This fucking guck
This fucking Johannes fuck
He owes me fucking $2000 for a 1986 Honda Accord
What a cheap fuck

Poco Johannes!!

This fucking guy

Poco Johannes!!

Hey! What are you looking at?

Poco Johannes!!

Give me back my fucking money

Poco Johannes!!

This fucking boombot

Poco Johannes!!

So much fucking cement in this guys head

Poco Johannes!!

Hey! Where the fuck is my money?

Poco Johannes!!

You better not look at my sister!!

Poco Johannes!!

I’m gonna get you right by the fucking balls
Gonna dust the off
Gonna dust them off
And hand you a one, two, three, four right back to mother fucking Amsterdam
Or wherever the fuck you’re from.

Nailed it