The City at Night

by The Heavy Editors

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The City at Night is the first full-length from DC/MD guitar rock trio The Heavy Editors and features 10 songs running the gamut from straight-ahead rockers to flirtations with psychedelia.

"The City At Night is a cool collection of short, punchy and excellently-crafted blasts of pure power pop, with a little punk thrown in for good measure...pure power pop gold." —Rudy Panucci, PopCult

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released May 25, 2019

Wally Bird - Drums
John Rapoza - Bass, Vocals
Joe Vallina - Guitars, Vocals

©2019 The Heavy Editors
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 by Vallina; Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 10 by Rapoza

Recorded at Actiondale Studios, Washington, DC and Annandale, VA
Engineered and mixed by Mike Harvey

Mastered by Tom Ruff at Asbury Media

Cover art from original painting "The City at Night" by Joseph F. Rapoza, Jr.

Bonus art by Jen Vallina.

Dedicated to our parents.

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The Heavy Editors Washington, D.C.

Straddling the line between alternative and hard rock, The Heavy Editors' are bringing guitar-oriented rock back in unapologetic fashion.

"The Heavy Editors make pure post-punk power pop, exquisitely-crafted and impeccably-played...This is not manufactured hit-factory pap, but real rock and roll played by musicians with real chops." --Radio Free Charleston
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Track Name: Meltdown
Taking my time/breaking you down
I just don't feel quite like running around/this town

In and out of danger/I feel like I'm a stranger
To me, myself, to me

Into the void/fully destroyed
Letting my sins grind me all the way down/meltdown

In and out of danger/nothing could be stranger
To lose myself this way
In and out of danger/Essence getting fainter
I'm going, I'm going, I'm gone

In and out of danger/nothing could be stranger
To lose yourself this way
Essence getting fainter/I'm in and out of danger
I'm going, I'm going, I'm gone
Track Name: How the West Was Won
Now we are fighting with ourselves
Are you going back for someone else
I heard her talk about success
But I cannot sleep I cannot rest
So I will sleep and dream about the West

How the west was won
How the west was won

There are kids that stay out late
They can't escape what is their fate?
You try to take blood from a stone
Redirected lines past orange cones
My parents are freezing right down to their bones

How the west was won
How the west was won

Now we are talking to ourselves
Track Name: Slaves
We work on weekends
Work on days
Striving for paychecks
That make us slaves

What do we ever do it for?
We die on deathbeds wondering what was this all for?

And what are we doing to our kids?
Raising them up to live like this
Go to school and get straight As
Be a perfect little slave

We're slaves
We're slaves
Track Name: City at Night
The city at night
It's so hard to fight
The city is so wise
But still she just cries

I run to the farmer's earth
I'm one with thee
I run to my mother's skirt
I run to

The city at night
It's so hard to fight
The city is so wise
But still she just cries

I run to the master's berth
Land of the free
I give all that I am worth
I'm on my knees

I run to the father's earth
I'm one with thee
I run to another skirt
I run to the city
Track Name: To the Phonomatic
I need a shotgun choke in the very worst way
Guess I found something I just can't explain away
But my heart's getting bigger like the lump in my throat
And the pace that you've been giving doesn't mean you can't gloat to me

And the words you spoke, did you really believe it?
The promises you broke really gave it away
A beeline traffic to the phonomatic
And the signal's getting lost in the cruel, cruel light of the day
The cruel, cruel light of the day

With your green eyes flashing making hearts feel passion
I guess you found something that works for you every day
But my heart's getting bigger like the lump in my throat
And the pace that you've been giving doesn't mean you can't gloat to me

And the words you spoke, did you really believe it?
The promises you broke really gave it away
A beeline traffic to the phonomatic
And the signal's getting lost in the cruel, cruel light of the day
The cruel, cruel light of the day
Track Name: Faces on the Clock
When I'm leaving home
You don't have to carry on
I won't see you anymore
I won't come on through your door

When I'm driving on my own
I'll go right on past our home
That's my mother on the phone
Said you don't want me no more

I'm alone
I'm alone
I'm alone

It's a cold and rainy day
Do you feel I've lost my way
Why you've never saw me play
Just another gig gone gray

All alone
All alone
We're all alone

Guess it's time for me to walk
I'll go right on past your block
Seeing faces on the clock
Maybe someday we can talk
Track Name: On TV
I'm on the level baby isn't it great
I can save you from yourself
We'll hit the high road and we ain't comin' back
We don't need nobody else

A bottle of whisky girl and I'm doing fine
We'll be the Bonnie and Clyde now, of venom and wine

Well just get out your stereo, lose that MP3
Get out your daddy's records girl and play them for me
That's the way
That it's done on TV

Jump down and turn around
we're getting it straight, I can tell
They say we're livin' in heaven
but we're livin' in hell

Well just get out your stereo, lose that MP3
Get out your daddy's records girl and play them for me
Well just get out your stereo, lose that MP3
Get out Exile In Guyville girl and play it for me
That's the way
That it's done on TV
Track Name: Alien Lover
Well your weirdness, your grace
Puts my heart out of place, I'll admit
And the flashback to love by the Nebula
In the Abyss

And the phasin' and tasin' as time stands still
What is this?
Gravity can't hold us back now
I'm lost in your kiss

Oh yeah

Into the void, hurtling toward our demise
It means little now, as long as I'm lost in your eyes
To the future and back, I'm a fool, nullified
From the points of your ears to the floor I'm in tears...Vulcanized

Oh yeah

T'pol!
Track Name: Within Reach
Walking along this road
Having to change my mind
Faces that sometimes change
Passing on so much rage

You're taking me higher

Reasons you lack the truth
Laughter is no cure
A warrant for you arrest
Just another empty page

You're taking me higher

And I am a climber
And I am getting higher

Hidden without a trace
Wasted with all divine
Happy for all you've got
Broken some other's lies

You're taking me higher

Go far away my side
Need some more room expand
Walk among shoes so old
Now it's okay to cry

You're taking me higher

And I am a climber
I am getting higher
Track Name: Time
Trapped in the days that have no past beyond my mind
All I can see is flowing wine
An hour passes by
And all I see is blowing time

Running in circles
Yet I cannot ask why
Is it just me or am I blind
An hour passes by
Yet all I see is blowing time

Somewhere inside me I wait I hear thee
All this is close

As the days pass now I am captive on my mind
All I can see is flowing time
An hour passes by
Yet all I see is blowing time
Time

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