Rival Sons - Pressure & Time

Artist: Rival Sons
Release: Pressure & Time
Release Date: 20/06/2011


1. All Over The Road

We’ve got the Cadillac, we’re gonna drive right into the sun
You’re a tight piece of ass, but you know you’re my only one
We make the rules, and we both know what’s got to be done
So pull up your dress, I’m gonna show you how the West was won

We’ve got tonight, we’ve got forever
Let’s get to work, because nobody does it better
We’re gonna swerve all around
All over the road

You’ve got the sandwiches packed, and my beer’s sweating on the seat
You’ve got your black dress on, with your high heels next to your feet
I’ve got a big appetite, and you know a man has got to eat
Well you love your candy, open up for something twice as sweet

We’ve got tonight, we’ve got forever
Let’s get to work, because nobody does it better
We’re gonna swerve all around
All over the road

2. Young Love

Well your daddy’s gone too far this time
And I combed my hair, been putting up front
But his little girl’s man is about to draw the line
Nobody’s gonna keep me from what I want

She’s my young love
Young love

Well the train out of Gainesville leaves at nine
And I shaved my face and sold my bike
I’ve got a factory job up in North Caroline
And we can name our kids whatever we like

She’s my young love
Young love

”So if I leave with you, darling I’ve got to know are you gonna take care of me?”
Oh baby, I’ll put diamonds in your mouth
Birds on your shoulders, limousine in the driveway
Rings on your fingers and marble under your feet

She’s my young love
Young love
That’s what I want

3. Pressure And Time

Give me only what I need
It doesn’t take too much to keep me satisfied
Down to work for my money and earn my keep
Hunger’s got a way to tame a man’s pride

(Can we build it up?)
I know that we can
(Can we build it up?)
Let’s get to work every woman and man
(Can we build it up?)
With pressure and time
(Can we build it up?)
I said I’m gonna get mine

(Can we build it up?)
I know that we can
(Can we build it up?)
Let’s get to work every woman and man
(Can we build it up?)
With pressure and time
(Can we build it up?)
I said I’m gonna get mine

I’m not asking for a throne and crown
I’m not pining for a starving queen
Tooth and nail will wear any man down
And my Mama keeps telling me I’m way too lean

(Can we build it up?)
I know that we can
(Can we build it up?)
Let’s get to work every woman and man
(Can we build it up?)
With pressure and time
(Can we build it up?)
I said I’m gonna get mine

(Can we build it up?)
I know that we can
(Can we build it up?)
Let’s get to work every woman and man
(Can we build it up?)
With pressure and time
(Can we build it up?)
I said I’m gonna get mine

Take me out of this mudslide of never enough
Let me eat from the fruit right off of the tree
When God gets his rest because six days are just too rough
I can only pray he doesn’t forget about me

(Can we build it up?)
I know that we can
(Can we build it up?)
Let’s get to work every woman and man
(Can we build it up?)
With pressure and time
(Can we build it up?)
I said I’m gonna get mine

(Can we build it up?)
I know that we can
(Can we build it up?)
Let’s get to work every woman and man
(Can we build it up?)
With pressure and time
(Can we build it up?)
I said I’m gonna get mine

4. Only One

Under the lights, under the sheets
After all our fights, that’s where we both want to be
You know that I’ve got my work, but you’ve got your needs
Straight back into your arms is where this long road leads

You are my only one
And when times get hard I’ve got to make you see
You are my only one
And that’s not even half of what you are to me

You’re trying to keep up our home, while I’m chasing my dreams
I need to hear your voice, but the telephone just rings
Another night spent alone, while I’m up on the stage
In some Midwest town refusing to act my age

You are my only one
And when times get hard I’ve got to make you see
You are my only one
And that’s not even half of what you are to me

And it’s a long road that leads me back to you
My only…

 

5. Get Mine

I’m done wasting my time, I’m tired of picking off the fleas
I’ve got a coffee can full of liquor store change that I’ve been counting on my knees
Get off the floor, look in the mirror
Keep looking that good, some girl’s gonna buy you dinner
Got so much money, I know I owe
Go downstairs and my car’s getting towed

I’ve got to get mine, make it through the day
I’ve got to get mine, I’ve got bills to pay
I’ve got to get mine, I can find a way
I’ve got to get mine

I’ve got blood on my lips, I’ve got a head full of rhymes
I’ve got a pistol on my hip
And a long list of names of people running out of time
Sleep with a pistol, under my head
It’s full of water ‘cos I can’t afford the lead
Plenty of butter, the women keep me fed
My only problem is that I can’t find the bread

I’ve got to get mine, make it through the day
I’ve got to get mine, I’ve got the bills to pay
I’ve got to get mine, I can find a way
I’ve got to get mine

6. Burn Down Los Angeles

I come from the mountains, down to the water
I come to drink from the dreams of your sons and daughters
I come from the summer off of the rails
With my hammer in hand about to hit it on the nail

I’m gonna burn down Los Angeles
Burn down Los Angeles

I come for revenge for my broken dreams
I didn’t come to wait tables or park limousines
I come to get up from my hands and knees
I come to steal the honey from those killer bees

I’m gonna burn down Los Angeles
Burn down Los Angeles

7. Save Me

I know that everybody wants somebody they can trust
To pull their head right out of the sand
I look forward and behind
But I can’t seem to find someone to take the snakes out of my hand
I climbed up the mountain and I killed the beast
Just because they said it couldn’t be done
Come home to an empty house
Got nothing to eat and I’m still on the run

Who’s gonna save me?
Who’s gonna save me?

You know the river is deep and the water is cold
And the sun’s burning up my eyes
I’ve got promises to keep
And I just can’t sleep until my dreams get materialised
I know that everybody wants somebody they can trust
And a body that they can lean on
I get ready for the rumble
Look over my shoulder and all my friends are gone

Who’s gonna save me?
Who’s gonna save me?

8. Gypsy Heart

Staring at the sun, you know I’ve got my papa’s eyes
Forty years at the mill, and two checks every month’s got the poor man hyptnotised
He said, ”Don’t do what I’ve done, go out son and claim your prize.”
”Stay out from under the hand of the man”
That was his best advice

I’ve got a gypsy heart
Give me something’s gonna make me stay
I’ve got a gypsy heart
Sun comes up on another day
Thank you for the kisses but I’ve got to get on my way

You can call me what you want
But I’ve got a compass and a native will
Say I’m lazy, ugly, tell me I’m a freak
But your daughter’s waiting up on the hill
You know she’ll say, ”Oooh, oh, tell me about your reckless ways”
She’ll say, ”Oooh, oh”
She’ll be pining for the rest of her days for a gypsy

I’ve got a gypsy heart
Give me something’s gonna make me stay
I’ve got a gypsy heart
End of the bottle and I’m walking away
Don’t ask me where I’m going ’cause you know that I just can’t say
Play when I work, work when I play
Thank the good Lord I get to live to see another day

9. White Noise

There’s a message coming to me on my TV screen
Every time I try to turn it off
It tells me I’m inferior and incomplete
And I’m a fool for being satisfied with what I’ve got

White noise, white noise
Carrying the poison to the girls and boys

White noise, white noise
Carrying the poison to the girls and the boys

There’s a message coming to me when my cellphone rings
To remind me that I’m never alone
They say the radiation will kill me eventually
Along with every machine that I own

White noise, white noise
Carrying the poison to the girls and the boys

White noise, white noise
Carrying the poison to the girls and the boys

There are natives living in the jungle
Running wild and naked through the trees
There are satellites above tracking every move
To calculate how to sell them what they’ll never need

White noise, white noise
Carrying the poison to the girls and the boys

White noise, white noise
Carrying the poison to the girls and the boys

10. Face Of Light

If I can get through the day
I’ll have a date with the moon
That’s how I spend all my worthless time on the sand
Thinking that my ship will be coming in soon
Look at these hands
They’ve been in gloves for years
That’s how I spend all my worthless rounds in the ring
Hoping that the other guy will disappear

But you and your face of light
It’s a brilliant roman candle that separates the day from the night
It’s that clean, clear truth that sorts out the wrong from the right
You and your face of light

If I can get through tonight
I’m waking up with my wings
There’s no way I can sleep my way through a fight
And I think I’m gonna like what tomorrow brings
Look at my eyes
Don’t even know who I am
That’s how I spend all my worthless time on the floor
Waiting for you to tell me I’m a man

But you and your face of light
It’s a brilliant roman candle that separates the day from the night
It’s that clean, clear truth that sorts out the wrong from the right
You and your face of light