Turning Stone

by The Drexels

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Maximum Post-Punk Rock-n-Roll - Cleveland Ohio

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released July 22, 2016

Bobby J - Guitar & Vocals
Billy Spear - Bass
Paul Strachan - Drums

Recorded in Ashtabula Oct-June 2011-2012
Original Release July 2012 (Out Of Print)
Remastered By Bobby J June 2015 - May 2016
All Music - Lyrics Bobby J © 2012
Rubyspeak Publishing BMI
*Except "Betting Man's Gold" Billy Spear
Tracks *11, 12 Songs From Forthcoming Release
All Music Performed by The Drexels
Tracks 1-10 Mark Smith (Drums)
*All Photos Mourgefile.com
CD Design Layout Bobby J June 2016
Prayer Capsule Records © 2016 All Rights Reserved

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The Drexels are a post-punk maximum rock-n-roll band from Cleveland, Ohio. Mixing eclectic songwriting & lyrics with a hard rock indie edge sound crossing between Fu Manchu, Queens of the Stone Age and Television...for full bio & show listings go to www.reverbnation.com/thedrexels ... more

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Track Name: Jack Rabbit
Your living in the twilight
stuck between neon and the
break of day

Some ripped up jeans
and a pack of crumpled cigarettes
to hold you at bay

Your looking a little bit older
when you hustle that line
heartbreak in your eyes

Cannot quit this life
its the price of rock-n-roll
the jailers got you tagged

Another shooting star
a swerving speeding car
moonlight in the bar
lipstick, safety pins
sunglasses, party bashes
and your greasy smile

You better run jack rabbit
the hour is ticking down
your shadow is drawing near

The rent is due on your luck
your not going to wash out clean

Your simple intuition, but no clear
ambition has got your back
against the wall

Another shooting star
a swerving speeding car
moonlight in the bar
lipstick, safety pins
sunglasses, party bashes
and your greasy smile.

You better run jack rabbit
the hour is ticking down
your shadow is drawing near
Track Name: Turning Stone
when your shadow lingers
on way past your longest hour
the rain falls hard
on your heavy crown
the velvet sky explodes
with stars like fireflies
the pulsing angels straight
out to the milky way

when you can bare your soul
and lift the veil of strife.
wash away the sand that hides
your turning stone

you walk through
mist and maze that is so familiar
light the candelabra in a house
that has long been sealed
we shuffle through this life
in a silent slumber
the ghostly fat lady smiles
and makes your spine shiver

when you can bare your soul
and lift the veil of strife.
wash away the sand that hides
your turning stone
Track Name: Chasing Mephistopheles
In the cover of the night
I glimpse the magic of those eyes
burning bright like a snow globe
he’s dashing out of alleyways..
an old wood fence clipped by silver hooves
a shadow on your garage.

chasing mephistopheles

Is it a dream that you touched
raven up on the weather vane
leaves form circles in the wind
frost on the glass-panes
crackling of electricity
smell of spices in the air.

chasing mephistopheles

Seen a gold ring left behind
on the coffee shop counter
Between the shelves in a bookstore
His ginger smile cast a spell
another cold lost trail
looking down those rail lines..

chasing mephistopheles
Track Name: Another Broken Hero
Lined up for all the world to see
Their standing in the driving rain
metallic, glowing and engaged
Their the new shine, its the new shine
convert the culture junkies, to status saved
U.S.A lockdown don't want to see your frown.

another broken hero
dropped like a splash of oil on a red hot flame
another broken hero
leaving us all little thinner, thinner in the middle

A shallow promise we receive
Heed the call up, duty to your chosen flag.
They put their satellite X down behind the hills at night
Media terrorists got your palms sweating now.

another broken hero
dropped like a splash of oil on a red hot flame
another broken hero
leaving us all little thinner, thinner in the middle

another broken hero
dropped like a splash of oil on a red hot flame
another broken hero
leaving us all little thinner, thinner in the middle.
Track Name: Breath of Life
The snow is falling gently down
black jester of disaster is circling round
don't catch him looking at you

In this world of doubt
you have to keep your head held high
no fallen stooge
number pushed in the ground

When all seems at loss my friend
another storm on its way
don't look away
don't turn away

Just remember that life gives
what it takes away
its a cradle to grave
for us all

If I could give this
breath of life to you my friend
you know i would
yes i would

So I remember you there just the same
In this dusted dream
It’s rock-n-roll
we never fallen out of grace

So bring on this heartache
drag out that pain
It’s a beggars banquet
never stumbled very far

So I raise my glass
to another lighted stage
come share that path
come pass that book

When you can give no more
and you feel you can’t go on
just close your eyes
and your already half way there

If I could give this
breath of life to you my friend
you know I would
yes I would

So lets climb this merry-go-round
one more time
let the songbird sing
let the bells ring
Track Name: Heaven Shot
A little boy looks out
from his upstairs window
sparkles of the sunshine
across his face
an angel by the gate
a bird in hand
an old shoe box underneath his bed
is there something there
tells his mother he seen
the face of God

Truer words never more
to be spoken on that fated day
that boy was heaven shot

A child’s curiosity
plays through a hot summer day
the sun goes down and the
laughter fills the air
reflection on the window pane
storybook sweet melody
is there something there
tells his mother he seen
the face of God

Truer words never more
to be spoken on that fated day
that boy was heaven shot
Track Name: Two Hearts
I don't know how we ever met
in this bomb shelter
we call our lives.
and the whispers and the promises of a new life
together we would share.
were two hearts aligned in the moonlight
on a winters eve many years ago

I was a little lost and a little bit tossed
on this boat of life
but you reached out to me
So I will never forget and give my heart
and see your smile a simple faith to me
So hand in hand and day by day
and year by year we walk our path
your my glittering star an angel in disguise
I am windup toy you've set me free
so were two hearts in rhythm with life
that grow fonder now forever more
Track Name: God's Comedy
Here I stand in God's comedy
watch all my friends fall around me
performing once again in this theater of obscurity
waiting patiently for that curtain call

dangled on some old strings
like a tragic puppet
a cruel gesture by some higher being
what is the meaning
or is it glaring us in the face
don't snuff out my candle
till I burn down this place

living in this heated bell jar
can we find another year
washing up this toxic waste
that seeps into mother earth
you cannot stop this freight train
its your destiny
you better rattle that skeleton
of ignorance boy before its way to late
Track Name: Magneto's Dream
with your steely eyes
your a blackened silhouette against the skies
hard-wired to the city landscape
lick the blade there is no escape

hey!
magneto
magneto's dream

like a shadowy figure
in a far off dream
you shatter the cold, cold moonlight
like a shadowy whisper
in a restless slumber
you shatter the cold, cold moonlight

with your chiseled grin
gaze at the masses with their beaten brow
with the wave of your hand
molten metal in this heated haze
dark secrets in a chained lab
an unhinged mind in a watery grave
Track Name: Witches of NTC
Here they are transfixed
Watching your heartbeat glowing
She’s a ruby queen with
Green gems of starry eyes
Icy silent whispers bring them closer
Like a blue mist in a black sand
Racing through your heart

ahh ahahhhhh 4x

And there watching you
Witches of NTC
And there watching you
Witches of NTC

Wearing sun-glasses she stands
With a whipping smile
Golden glowing hair with
Fingers like wisps of fire
Dragons skulls and haunted souls
She’s a black clothes in a
Black forest in your mind

ahh ahahhhhh 4x

And there watching you
Witches of NTC
And there watching you
Witches of NTC

They cast their spell
You say farewell
Burn, Burn Tiger in a
Burning cell
Is it a dream
As you spiral up through
The stairs
Swept by the wind
no original sin
You spin and spin
On fire!

And there watching you
Witches of NTC
And there watching you
Witches of NTC
Track Name: Star Crossed Lovers
She thought of fireworks and
Stop lights changing
Dropping him two coins thinking
Voice as fine as honey
Simple life in dust town
Valerie-Be Valerie-Oh

Your star-crossed lovers
On a road on fire
It will never be what it seems
Your star-crossed lovers
On a road on fire
Look-em dead in the eye
And their gone.

A life of crime and passion
Where will it lead
In a ink black night you catch him
staring it down.
A twitch of the hand and the smoke has
Slipped through the night
Falling down on his face
Saints of Sorrow all around
Got to getaway and
Mermer-Be Murmur-Oh

Your star-crossed lovers
On a road on fire
It will never be what it seems
Your star-crossed lovers
On a road on fire
Look-em dead in the eye and their gone

Your star-crossed lovers
On a road on fire
It will never be what it seems
Your star-crossed lovers
On a road on fire
Look-em dead in the eye and their gone