Restless Contender

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Well the night don't pull her punches on the city's hazy glow
Where the pocket change professors sleep with no place else to go
And down at old Romero's there's a sweet little whiskey platoon
Burning up their weekly wages lord howling' at an hour glass moon
Times have changed for the common man got a heavy price on his head
He got so much to do in so little time he's almost better off dead
Oh but the tables turn so quickly don't you know
when your doubts are laid so neatly in a row

And the fallen call your name aloud from the backstreets to the burning hills
tangled in that weeping line of broken hearts and fever chills
Shadows darting from the light rising up slow with the steam
As the restless contender steps back into the ring

Now big jack he runs the numbers under hand just like before
He works the nightshift down on riverside at the chevron corner store
But there's a hunger dwelling in the heart of this godsick masquerade
thinking back to fading shelters and how he threw it all away
Cause it's a tightrope walk to a bitter dawn and a hopeless high to defend
Letting chances slip the weeks go by scattered to the wild, wild wind
Oh but perhaps we'll meet much further up the road
If there's still time to pay the junkman what he's owed

Well it's cold here at the bus stop you know it feels just like a dream
Where the faceless phantoms congregate in clouds of nicotine
And the cafe's glow on golden wings and the prophets hold their own
As the waitress brings the special lord they don't feel so far from home
But the black ballet keeps raging on to the south side you return
Standing fixed to wage the third world war with the madness you have earned
'Till those promises mean nothing once again. They're only used as ammunition in the end

And the fallen call your name aloud from the backstreets to the burning hills
Tangled in that weeping line of broken hearts and fever chills
Wayward children of the night moving softly go unseen
As the restless contender steps back into the ring

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from Hoax Over Sleepytown, released July 16, 2013

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Colton Cerny Austin, Texas

Texas born Colton Cerny is heavily influenced by old-time rock and roll. He and his band, The Trespassers, effectively harnesses an electic mish mash of style, delivering a potent cocktail of intensity and rhythm along with engaging lyrics.

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