Sloganeering

by Robert Scott King

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released December 10, 2013

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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: Galore
Get the feel, cop the sound
Pick a name to charm the crowd - Plan it right
Ink your flesh, make the rounds
Choose a look to shake them down - As you delight

Play against the odds - That you’ve got what it takes
Reaching for the stars - on/in a hopeless crusade

Put your ego on the line
Work some rhyme to get by - Don’t be trite
Pretense wears on your mind
There’s a public to incite - Can’t be polite

Play against the odds - That you’ve got what it takes
Reaching for the stars - on/in a hopeless crusade

Shouts from the floor - Your final encore awaits
They love what you stand for
Fans galore - It’s you they adore and hate

Techno wizard’s got feel
Plays machine of stainless steel - Thinks in bytes
Fashion seals the deal, turn on your sex appeal
Sign off your rights
Track Name: Emotional Texas
Under miles of sky - Got a thirst in my eyes - Feel reckless
I’ve got nothing to lose - Left home for the muse - It seems senseless

Buried alive - May I learn to survive my own excess
I keep running away - Where the fools go to astray - Thrill for a temptress
I’m in Texas - An Emotional Texas

Tried on practical life - My contentment just died - I’m restless
I’ve got too much to prove - Keep weighing the dues - The pulls relentless

Buried alive - May I learn to survive my own excess
I keep running away - Where the fools go astrlay - Thrill for a temptress
I'm Buried alive - As I learn to survive my own excess
Now I'm running away - Where the fools go to play - Thrill of a temptress

Prairies will thrive - As I stretch out my time - as I obsess
My mind’s revving away - Gave into the charade of this temptress
My mind’s running away - My mind's running away
I’m strumming my way - Now I'm strumming my way into...

Emotional Texas - Emotional Texas
Track Name: How Much Faith Do You Need
Can’t take this righteous grip anymore
Or grasp the rituals you adore
Is this the truth that you’re living for?
You’re so entranced by what’s in store

How much faith do you need?
Replay your ritual and be redeemed
You act like faith might keep you clean
But how much faith do you need?

Embrace tradition that slowly dies
The one that makes you feel deprived
Some need for bliss was planted inside
Try making sense of what fuels this drive

How much faith do you need?
Replay your ritual and be redeemed
You act like faith might keep you clean
But how much faith do you need?

Spread your devotion like a disease
Never content - As we do as we please
Lost in a rapture - shades of relief

How much faith do you need?
Go replay your ritual and be redeemed
You act like faith might keep you clean
But how much faith do you really need?
Track Name: In the Shadows
Life is what you make it
Where you gonna’ take it now?
How long can you hang in when fates upside down?

Go reinvent yourself - Adjusting for some piece of mind
Try to get a grip - A winner knows what he likes

Come on, come on, come on - Stop creeping in the shadows
Live on, live on, live on - Stop lurking in the shadows

Life is how you fake it
Never want this ride to slow down
Sometimes overtaken, then you’ve got to slip through the crowds

Waiting for a break
Don’t underestimate my kind
We played against type - tasting everything that delights


Come on, come on, come on - Stop creeping in the shadows
You better live on, live on, live on - Stop lurking in the shadows

Peel away - Through those layers you create - Catch life as it rushes by
Then feel your way - Past the phases that frustrate - Latch on as life passes by

Come on, come on, come on - Stop creeping in the shadows
Live on, live on, live on - Stop lurking in the shadows
Come on, come on, come on - Stop creeping in the shadows
Live on, live on, live on - Stop lurking in the shadows
Track Name: The Key You Need
I’m gonna’ leave some lights on for you
A signal tonight - Something that's gonna' guide you
You're drifting away - You stumbled on a breakthrough

I’m incomplete and obsolete without you
You’ve been out of reach and harder to get to

Come on, come on - Let’s give it a run through
Now it’s over and done - Don’t apathy stun you?

You're out of reach - Need that key - Unlock the person you need to be
You want that key that's gonna' set you free

When a kiss don't feel like it’s supposed to
Go pretend if you will - Desire can’t harm you
And your feeling's forgone - You're waiting for a breakthrough

I’m incomplete and obsolete without you
You've been out of reach - Harder to get through

Come on, come on - Let’s give it a run through
Now it’s over and done - Don’t anything stun you?

Find the key that you need
Unlock the person you need to be
You need that key that's gonna' set you free

Find the key that you need - I'm gonna' wish you Godspeed
You've gottta' key that's gonna' set you free
A key is what you need…
Without you...
Out of reach - And harder to get to...
Track Name: The Other Side of Thirty
On the other side of thirty
Where everything feels sturdy
See the light now, smaller bites now - Never slow down

On the other side of thirty
When everyone stops flirting
Where you breakdown, it’s the shakedown you ignored

It’s time now, stand proud - Reclaim the status you wanted
Laugh now, laugh now - Recalling the places you haunted

I’m on the other side of thirty
Where there’s this new way of hurting
Suffer right now, take the new vow all over again

I'm way past thirty
And I feel so dirty
Looking back now, little know-how of where I’ve been

All I can do is…

Time now, stand proud - Reclaim the status you wanted
Laugh now, laugh now - Recalling the places you haunted
It’s time now, stand proud - Reclaim the status you wanted
But laugh now, you're gonna' laugh now - Recalling the places you haunted
Track Name: Sacrifice
You’ve got me sweeping the floor - More endless chores for you
I know that you need that
Embrace the flaws – There’s not much more I can prove
I see how you need that

Wound up on the wrong side of the fence
Feel like I have no common sense

Sacrifice for you - Lay it on the line for you
It's a sacrifice for you – Until I come unglued

I’ll push on some more - There’s no even score with you
Don’t need a payback
No reason to run - Miss number one got her due
When will you see that?

Wound up on the wrong side of the fence
And I feel like I could use some confidence

I sacrifice for you - I lay it on the line for you
It's a sacrifice for you – 'Til I come unglued
It’s what I choose to do - It's all for you

I sacrifice for you - I lay it on the line for you
I sacrifice for you - I'm gonna' lay it on the line for you
It's a sacrifice I'll do
I'm come unglued - Just for you
Track Name: Sloganeering
Here comes the big spin - Some kind of language that’s in vogue
I see you’ve got a new twist - You been mixing up your word flow

You speak to me like you lost your voice - Sloganeering is all I’m hearing
A few spare words, all the meaning blurred - All your feeling disappearing

She comes at me the wrong way - She’s limited to cheap prose
Faking from an outline - Her smile’s stuck on reload

You speak to me like you lost your voice - Sloganeering is all that I’m hearing
A few spare words, all the meaning blurred - All your feeling disappearing

Loose talk is all that I need - Your colorful speech never ends
Everything sounds too well penned
Straight talk is all that I need - You’re too hard to read and comprehend
Your words are wearing me thin

Word play’s not the best thing - It’s compelling for a talk show
Expressions trump the real thing - It’s all coming by the truckload

Speak to me like you’ve found your voice - Sloganeering is all I’m hearing
A few spare words, all the meaning blurred - All your feeling disappearing
You speak to me like you've lost your voice - Sloganeering is all I’m hearing
A few spare words, all the meaning blurred - All your feeling disappearing
Track Name: Marketing for Amateurs
I’ve got extreme imagination - That’s just the way that I am
Here I’m standing at a crossroad - Wondering how to plan the attack
And though it seems like it now - As I gaze into this crowd
Goals all distorted - And all timed out

Well you know it’s not pleasing - Waking up without any plan
I need some public relations - I need to know where things in life stand
And though it seems like it now - As I gaze into this crowd
Goals all distorted - And all timed out

And I'm working on the new promotion plan
And I’m competing with myself - Giving up command

I've been marketing like an amateur - Ever since the day I was born
As I survey the damages - It’s time to rip-up the scorecards
And though it seems like it now - As I gaze into this crowd
Goals all distorted - And then all timed out

It seems like it - Validation works like this
Don’t want to feel like I’m selling myself anymore

I’ve got extreme imagination - That’s just the way that I am
I’m standing at a crossroads - Wondering how to plan an attack
And though it seems like it now - As I gaze into this crowd
Goals all distorted - And then all timed out

Floating on the notion of a better plan
I’m competing with myself - Giving up command
And I'm working on this new promotion plan
Is there anybody that's buying what I’ve got planned?
Track Name: Perfect Kind
Thoughts coming up lately - Expectation just kicked in
Ideals that brought me down - This stubborn little trap must end
Struggled with this for years - Now comin’ in for light repairs

Something overtakes me - Nothing I can comprehend
Challenges that shape me - If only I could trade them in
Struggled with this for years - I’m numb from routine affairs

Wheels have got to turn - There’s nothing to discern or doubt anymore
Obsession starts to churn - Can’t fail myself anymore, anymore

Monotony overtakes me - Choice has never been my trend
Exquisite like a pattern - Traits stay till the bitter end
Struggled on for all these years - Now I’m comin’ in for light repairs

Believe me…
Wheels have got to turn - There’s nothing to discern or doubt anymore
Obsession starts to churn - Can’t fail myself anymore, anymore

Relentless little habits - The creature won’t change or bend
I’m driven to my safe spot - There’s comfort where I’ll park it in
Struggled with this for years - Compulsive in routine affairs

Wheels have got to turn - There’s nothing to discern - To doubt anymore
Obsession starts to churn - Can’t fail myself anymore, anymore
Wheels have got to turn - There’s nothing to discern - To doubt anymore
Obsession starts to churn - Can’t fail myself anymore, evermore