Life Amongst the Static

by Robert Scott King

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released January 1, 2010

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Robert Scott King Los Angeles, California

I'm a BMI affiliated singer-songwriter based in Southern California. My past musical experiences include playing the local club circuit, receiving airplay on commercial/college radio, and working as a music therapist.

My music can be heard on several networks (e.g., Showtime, MTV, Discovery), in advertising spots (e.g., CIGNA "Go You" campaign), and in some radio markets (Germany, France, Spain).
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Track Name: Life Amongst the Static
I feel like I’m on fire, as the world goes round and round
I bask within the sorrow, join the competition crowd
Watch the message get more graphic, as the earth flickers off and on
Everyone adds to the static, be prepared for some drop-off

Feel the charge, and feel the static
I feel the walls are closing in
Everyone here seems more erratic
I feel the walls all caving in

Feeling grounded for the moment, look for tactics to embrace
Woke up still feeling tired, while my brain felt out of place
Hear the buzzing and the static, as the masses move along
In this world of constant wonder, I wonder where I went wrong

Closing in… We’re wired in….
They’re closing in… I’m wired in….
Track Name: The Cutting Room Floor
There’s a light inside of you, as you wait off-stage for cue
There’s a light that’s shining in you
Left all your charm on the cutting room floor
Can’t seem to win as you’re fighting a war
I need the light that shines inside of you

Rely on what you steal - Nothing seems to work anymore
There’s nothing left to feel - Pretend it isn’t real anymore

The best of what you are, is scattered on this floor
The person that you are, is just scrap from the cutting room floor
You’re reclaiming, not blaming, anymore

Framed this life from a cynical view, locked in a grind of nothing new
You need to see the light that shines in you
Embrace the past when it’s out of view, search to soothe what bruises you
You need to see the light that shines in you

Rely on what you steal - Nothing seems to work anymore
There’s nothing left to feel - Pretend it isn’t real anymore

Trace back to what you are, find yourself on the cutting room floor
This version that you are, is just scrap from the cutting room floor
Reclaiming, not blaming, anymore

Get back to what you are, find yourself on the cutting room floor
This person that you are, is just scrap from the cutting room floor
Reclaiming, not blaming, anymore
Track Name: All That Glitters
I can run, I can run
All the way towards the sun
Still make peace with this version of me
Mix some trust, make some fuss
Like you’re gonna’ believe
Don’t we carry the same greedy seed?

Aiming to shoot you down now - Please don’t follow
They’re aiming to shoot you down now - Fate will follow

As I run and I stun
Like I’m aiming for fun
Can’t you see, don’t you like the new me?
Don’t have to think, as I sink
Dangled over the brink
Am I excused for what’s ailing me?

Aiming to shoot you down now - Please don’t follow
They’re aiming to shoot you down now - Don’t you feel hollow?

What’s given to me, ain’t easy to see, I’m living between all these outlines
What matters to me, ain’t easy to feed, I’m starting to see past the outlines

What’s given to me, ain’t easy to see, I’m living between all these outlines
What matters to me, ain’t easy to feed, I’m starting to see past the outlines
What given to me, ain’t easy or free, I’m starting to see past the outlines
Track Name: People Turn on Now
They’re stunned with delight - The creatures uptight
Mocking the vote - Sidelined for life
Come on now, people turn on now
A focus so slight - Consuming on sight
Pushed to the brink - Destroyed someone’s life
Come on now, people turn on now

My, my, my charming life - I tried to improve it
My, my, my precious time - I burned right through it

Unwinding the chains - Breaking it down
Removing yourself - Complacent and bound
Come on now, people turn on now
The wind’s ripe with change - Conditions remain
Invest in the past - You’re playing the/a game
Come on now, people turn on now

My, my, my charming life - I tried/try to improve it
My, my, my precious time - I’ll stop burning through it

I try, try, try to join this/the fight
I try, try, tried to get it right

The apathy crowd - Relentlessly proud
Indifferent to change - Live here and now
Come on now, people turn on now
No one thinks right - No sanctions in sight
Run for effect - Imploding your life
Come on now, people turn on now
Track Name: Drive
You seem to be alone - Just staring at these friends
You seem more at home - where you don’t have to pretend
Everyone around you has (got) a past to deflect
While everyone around you is acting such a mess
Let’s just drive…

We crave more and more - The guilt it never ends
Decisions that you make - final words and regrets
Everything inside you points to bitterness and unrest
While everything swirls around you and puts you to the test
Go on and drive… Let’s just drive…

Time’s been pulling you - People are shoving you
You’re so used to it now
Obligations filling you - sacrifice taming you
You’re not the same anyhow
Let’s just drive…
Track Name: Like Tainted Money
Deep into money, nothing revealed if you win it
Stash the money, there’s issues of trust when they visit
Craving money, blurring the give to get limits
Hands out for money, hunger justifies why you need it

Spend before you start to fade away
It’s how you learned, and with whom you play - Constant holidays

Flash the money, watch them slither-by as they fetch it
Dealing money, there’s power and pain that comes with it
Addicts with money, feel the surge and rush as they spend it
Knee-deep in need, they can’t accept the notion of limits

You know, you know, you know… You know how to get it…

Defend what you slaved to pay - Share your spoils when there’s something gained
Who are you now hoping to save? You’re on holiday…

You know, you know, you know… Friends are indifferent…
(Craving money, saving money, craving money, a slave to money)
(Craving money, saving money, craving money, tainted money)
Track Name: Living with Your Shadow
You’re wasting all these moments of your life - It’s come to this
Go wallow in your thoughts - You’re trained - You’re truly fixed for bliss
There’s no single reason why - Nothing left to try - As life goes by

You’re counting-up the highlights of your life - It’s too surreal
Taste the best of what they offer - So come now - What’s your deal?
And there is no reason why - Without your consent - Life just slides by

Time’s messing with you - Never been there for you - You never resign
Time’s a test for you - Time’s resisting you - But never you mind

You’re raking-in the winnings - Acting like it’s no big deal
I’m stranded on the sideline - Lost in how good it all must feel
There’s no single reason why - Nothing left to try - As life goes by

Time’s messing with you - Never been there for you - You never resign
Time’s a test for you - Time’s resisting you - But never you mind

Time’s messing with you - Never been there for you - You never resign
Time’s a test for you - Time’s resisting you - But never you mind
Time’s messing with you - Never been there for you - You never resign
Time’s a test for you - Time’s resisting you - But never you mind
Track Name: Obligatory Love Song
You’re getting yours - It’s about time
The words unfold as I try to inscribe
But now you’re getting yours from a twisted mind
My emotions got stirred, so I felt inclined

Tried and I tried to get the words out
Mixed-up metaphor - Hang my thoughts out

Seems like clichés are all I’ve got - How do you like it?
Seems like I wasn’t clever enough - But how do you like it?
This twisted little love song

Here it comes now as I try for sublime
I want to put you on a pedestal - Watch you imbibe
You’ll get gratitude and love in a way I decide
If my approach is all wrong, there’s some feeling inside

Tried and I tried to get this thing down
Mixed-up metaphors - Hang my thoughts out

Seems like clichés are all I’ve got - How do you like it?
Seems like I wasn’t clever enough - How do you like it?
Pragmatic little love song

A little love song, done all wrong, but strong
Contrived a little love song, hear my little love song
It’s done - Sarcasm has won

Seems like clichés are all I’ve got - How do you like them?
Seems like I wasn’t clever enough - But how do you like it?
Seems like clichés are all I’ve got - How do you like them?
Seems like I wasn’t clever enough - So how do you like it?
How do you like it?
Track Name: Dissolve
I watch you slip away a little more from me
The changes in your style striking to see
Losing touch of what you meant to me
The past is all we share now, can’t you see, can’t you see?

Growing apart a little more and more each year
The phases of our lives have brought us here
A holiday card and words shows you’re sincere
But soon the winds will shift as you disappear, into atmosphere

The best parts of you have truly died
You’ve lost that youthful twinkle in your eye
Watching you dissolve before my eyes - And I’m surprised

Goodbye to you - I bid you adieu - As we drift right through - Goodbye to you

See you moving further away from me
The person I once knew is hardly seen
Giving in to what you’re meant to be
Your past is fading fast, can’t you see, can’t you see?

The best parts of you have truly died
You’ve lost that youthful twinkle in your eye
Taken back by your middle-age disguise - That I despise

Losing touch of what you meant to me
The past is all we share now, can’t you see?
Track Name: Fade Away
I feel more today, as I slowly drift away
I got the mind to drift some more, through imagination’s door
A little faith goes a long way, as I try not to fade away
Indulge more of what I need, while I fight through my disease

Look what’s lying in me
What have I proven to myself, or proved to you?

Feel I’m faking every moment - Like I’m blinded by the lights
When my mind gives out tonight - I grab for what really matters

I’ll unpeel more today, and I’ll slowly slip away
My mind wants to play some more, I completed life’s little chore
A (new) motive goes a long way, towards bringing me to this state
Indulge more of what I need, I’ll accept the wounds I receive

Look what’s lying in me
What have I proven to myself?
What more could I do?

Feel I’m faking every moment - Like I’m blinded by the lights
When my mind gives out tonight - I grab for what really matters

Let’s burn brightly for a moment - And pretend we get it right
Let’s go peel away the moments - Let’s go chase another life

Another life…