The Destroyer

by Dark Horse

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released August 25, 2012

Songs written, recorded, and performed by Collin Whitlock at Morningbell's Experimentorium Studio and at The Warren Studio.

Backing vocals by Sam Moss, Cassandra Polcaro, Travis Atria, and Collin Whitlock
Trumpets and Saxophones by Travis Atria
Bass on "Fight!" by Travis Atria

Produced and engineered by Collin Whitlock
Co-produced and engineered by Travis Atria
Mastered by Joe Butera and Paul Kronk at Bongiovi Acoustics

Special thanks to Chris Chaires, Chris Hillman, C. Scott Kauffmann, Annie Shmanny Neimand, Zach Tetrault, friends and family.



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Track Name: Fight!
Don't let the nightmare get a grip on you.
Open your eyes.
Starve the darkness that's been eating you.
Shine a light on where it's leading you
and I can take you home.

All the while you've been ignoring hope
it's kept you alive.
When you're ready for another dose,
just when you think that you need it most
I can take you home.

Don't stop to think about it
don't wait to take the weight off your good days.
Don't stop to think about it
you don't want to wait til it's too late
cause we've got plenty more good days.
Let's take you home.

I need you.
Hold on tight.

Don't stop to think about it
don't wait to take the weight off your good days.
Don't stop to think about it
you know you can always count on me.
Don't stop to think about it,
we'll get past this passing phase.
We've got plenty more good days
so lets' take you home.

I need you.
Hold on tight!
Track Name: When I Call
I've got a peaceful edge to my voice
so when I need it to be
just a little evil
I don't have to wait so damn long.
Well, it always comes so easily
and it always comes at night.
Honey I might be the only one
who doesn't try to hide it.
So can I call you tonight?

Let's get busy and sell ourselves.
We'll sign the deal on the floor.
File away the papers and see how much it makes us
or trade it all for a little bit more.
I've got business to do with you
but you don't answer the phone.
The weekend after last
you sold off all you had--
I guess it's too much to ask
that you be here
when I get home!

I don't have to explain myself
or the things I choose to do.
It's easier to accept me so long as you can let me
pay a little more attention to you.
I'm no good if I'm holding back
but you might think that I move too fast.
I swear I'm not misguided,
I just get so excited.
Can you find it in your heart to forgive me for that?
And can I call you tonight?

Do you think I had an option?
Do you think this was my choice?
It's that voice inside
that makes you run and hide your head!
When I call you,
yes I call you,
will you be there when I call?
Track Name: Start Over
Hey baby, are you coming home with me tonight
undercover with another man by your side?
Is that when things start getting better,
right before they fall apart?
The things we did to each other
makes me wanna start all over again.

Oh darling! Don't say you aren't coming home tonight.
I don't believe you, not til I see you waving me goodbye.
And that's when things start getting better,
right before they fall apart.
The things we did to each other
makes me want to start all over again.

You're gonna leave me for another
just cause you want another lover.
Don't try to hide the way you feel
cause I know, yes I know, yes I know
and it's breaking my heart.
I don't plan to make it easier on you
I'm a man who gets what he deserves
and you'll never know it was my fault
but I know, yes I know, yes I know
and it tears me apart.

And that's when things start getting better,
right before they fall apart.
The things we did to each other
makes me want to start all over again.
Track Name: Fun In London
I took the fun out of London
invited her inside
I held onto that woman like she was mine.
I learned to curse like a citizen
She got me hypnotized
I changed my religion to fit my crimes.
But I'm still alive
with nothing to lose
I took the fun out of London
I got me and you.
That and a lottery ticket.

And I'm getting old, getting old every day.
Track Name: Gravity
Gravity has kept me down too long.
I try to get my feet off the ground
but it's the strangest thing
I can't cut the strings
I'm tied down to the man I'm supposed to be.

My life never looked so good
than when I fly higher than I should.
But in the skies of my mind
it's getting harder to find
any shred of truth
forget the lies from the world of what I can't do.

I need a little time to get my life in order.
Find me some peace of mind
and move across the border.
I fall down on my knees and pray that I'm free.

I never cry anymore because I'm lost in dreams.
I fear the end of the world has caught me while I sleep.
Track Name: Bag of Bones
I came here to be alone,
turned off the telephone,
at four in the morning I lay down this bag of bones.
Stare at the ceiling
I get the feeling
there's no more life in this home
since you moved away.

I've been away and now I come home
to a rainy parade on a dead end road.

You took the furniture
you took the lights
you took the medicine that helps me sleep at night.
you left the mirror and the guest room sheets
the only interior is me
and the wallpaper.

I need a home so I think I might
lay here alone awake at night
with thoughts of my own
like a bright night light
leading me home
to forget this life.
Track Name: Congrats
Congratulations, heard it's a girl
the reincarnation of a dead lover's world.
Who does she look like?
What is her name?
How does it feel to know you're to blame?
Why can't I see her?
Why don't you call?
I want to meet her
I want it all.

I won't give up the fight.
She is all I've got.

One day she'll find me in a newspaper ad:
"American Ex-Pat Suomi Dad
seeking the daughter he never had."

You'll break both our hearts.
You'll keep us both apart.

American ex-pat Suomi dad
wants the life he never had.

[Because of what you have done,
for one priceless moment
in the history of man
all the people on this Earth
are truly one.
This has to be the proudest day of our lives.
Because of what you have done,
(Here men from the planet Earth first stepped foot upon the Moon)
the heavens have become a part of man's world.
(He came in peace for all mankind)
And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility
(One giant leap for mankind)
you inspire us to bring peace and tranquility to Earth.]