Phantoms Ringing 67​-​73

by Rocket Bureau

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Robbiecube Rocket Bureau is Kyle Motor's (aka Kyle Urban) solo opus. The guy can play pretty much anything, and does so on this fine album. Pop hooks galore, all recorded solo in Kyle's swanky Madison, Wisconsin basement studio. Analog, of course!

He had me with the line "Oh Clarabelle, oh what the hell?"

Also check out Kyle's main band, The Motorz for sublimely crunchy power pop. Favorite track: Clarabelle.
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All tracks remastered from previous single versions. Tracks 3, 8 & 11 previously unreleased.

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released January 1, 2016

Written, Performed & Recorded by Kyle Urban.

Created at Motorco Studio in Madison WI utilizing 1/2" 8-track analog reel-to-reel technology.

Layout by Chopper.

Thanks to Ray at Kool Kat Musik and Chopper!

Overdue Miracle Records OM101

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Track Name: Silhouette
When we first met, we were great at wasting time
So wrapped up in each other, the world left us behind

Silhouette
Playing on my wall
I thought you'd take me places, but I've gone nowhere at all

When I was at my best you'd find her by my side
Ignoring all the rest, my love was amplified
She didn't hang around when things were at their worst
I thought I'd moved beyond, but I guess I might be cursed

Silhouette
Hanging in my heart
I had her in my hands, but I couldn't play the part

We get together every now and then, and she's still as pretty as a song
What'll happen after I am dead, and the Silhouette remains forever on?

Another night, another girl, another song
Another hundred-thousand things I'm doing wrong
I swear I close my eyes and hear her in my dreams
When I try to write it down, it's never as it seems

Silhouette
Playing on my wall
I thought you'd take me places, but I've gone nowhere at all

Silhouette
Hanging in my heart
I had her in my hands
Fooling myself from the start
She knew I could never play the part
Track Name: Go Away Girl
Go away girl, I'll be better off alone
Go away girl, I'll happy on my own

The gentle sweetness through the keyhole of my eye
Unlocks the transformation to perilous within my mind

A thousand sleepless nights I found myself alone
To try and shake the fright, my poor heart turned to stone
Your beauty's not the only thing that I can see
There is a blackened heart that wants to make a fool of me

A million wanting stares I've had to turn away
I don't mean to be so cold, keeping my love at bay
The path of least resistance is to never fall
Better to never love than give your soul and lose it all

Go away girl, I'll be better off alone
Go away girl, I'll happy on my own

Go away girl, I don't want you anymore
Go away girl, you'll be happier, I'm sure
I keep the distance necessary to survive
If trapped in misery, then what's the point of being alive?

Go away girl, I'll be better off alone
Go away girl, I'll happy on my own
Track Name: Night Time
Doesn't matter what I may try
The sun goes down and I'm gonna cry
Oh the night time is no place to be

Why do I bother? Why do I care?
Out and about and there's nobody there
Oh the night time is no place for me

I try to go somewhere and have some kind of fun
But the music's too loud, I've had too much to drink
Alone in a crowd and I'm starting to sink

Doesn't matter what I may try
The sun goes down and I'm gonna cry
Oh the night time is no place to be

No perfect angel that I'm dreaming of
Just wanna meet a girl and fall in love
Woah the night time is no place for me
Track Name: She Dreams In Colors
She dreams in colors
I gaze in blue
After the summer
I'll dream of you

Mentally encumbered by my interrupted slumber
Phantoms ringing in the night
There's no sweet dreaming
When there's little breathing
She's not believing
How I make it through the night

She dreams in colors
I gaze in blue
After the summer
I'll dream of you

Mentally encumbered by my interrupted slumber
Phantoms ringing in the night
There is no dreaming
When there is no breathing
She can't be leaving
How will I make it through the night?

She dreams in colors
I gaze in blue
After the summer
I'll dream of you

Think I'm getting dumber
No relief from lack of slumber, and
Phantoms ringing in the night
Track Name: Alice's Lullaby
Alice,
Go to sleep now
Count your sheep now
And dream

Sweetheart,
Try your best, dear
To get some rest, dear
And dream

Each day you'll learn something new
It's all a surprise
But for now you need to get some sleep
So close your pretty little eyes

Honey,
The world's not perfect
But it's still worth it
If you can dream

Alice,
Go to sleep now
Count your sheep now
And dream
Track Name: Choozy Suzy
With George at the movies
and Bob at the show
There's another guy with you everywhere you go
with Chris at the ballpark
and Jim at the lake
Oh Suzy, I don't know how much I can take

Choozy Suzy, why won't you choose me?
You're such a picky lady
Choozy Suzy, why won't you choose me?
You're gonna drive me crazy

With Fred at the drive-in
and Stan at the pool hall
with Tommy & Johnny at the carnival
with Tim at the fairgrounds
and Matt at the beach
Oh Suzy, you're nothing but out of reach

Choozy Suzy, why won't you choose me?
You're such a picky lady
Choozy Suzy, why won't you choose me?
You're gonna drive me crazy
Track Name: Saturdays Are Lonely Days
Saturdays are lonely days since our days are through
Wandrin' 'round & mopin', don't know what else to do
Saturdays are lonely days since I don't have you
The sunshine is a-glowin', but I'm still lonely & blue

The surf is down, and my Mustang is outta gas
The fish won't bite, and my buddies all have other plans
I want you back!

Saturdays are lonely days since our days are through
Wandrin' 'round & mopin', don't know what else to do
The sunshine is a-glowin', but I'm still lonely & blue
Wandrin' 'round & mopin', don't know what else to do
Track Name: Kisses Can Lie
You're blind as bat if you don't see it comin'
Dumber than hell if you think you're onto something
Well, I sure hope I'm wrong
But it's the same old sorry song
You'll find out it's too late in the morning

Kisses can lie
Lovers can hurt
A tongue is a deadly weapon
You know that I'm right
Kisses can lie

Cheatin' at the game of love and everyone's guilty
We all know it, but everyone's still willing
We all play our role, without caution or control
Then when it's too late, you see the warnings

White lies and bad surprises
They come in every shape and size
Love's just a one-arm bandit
And everybody wants the prize

Kisses can lie
Lovers can hurt
A tongue is a deadly weapon
You know that I'm right
Kisses can lie
Track Name: Clarabelle
Clarabelle, oh can you tell me
Why you never smile?
Secrets hidden and forbidden
With confidential style
Tell me truly what's the cruelty?
The undeserved fate?
Were you wronged by someone you longed for
Who wouldn't take your bait?

Clarabell, I can foretell
As old as any rhyme
Jealous hearts will play their parts
To perfection every time
Your insistence of keeping distance
Isn't really fair
I wish you weren't so far away
Every time you're lying there

I can see in your eyes, you're looking right through me
It's not a clever disguise
I know every thing
And I wish that you would be through with me

Clarabelle, oh what the hell
I know you're not bereaved
Your sorry act is quite transparent
Don't be so naive
You put a wall around your beauty
With tongue so sharp & vile
You don't wanna hear it, but you know
You're only pretty when you smile
Track Name: Along Comes Sam
Samantha is a woman I can rely on to always leave on her light
But after every time that we encounter, I wonder what I'm doing right

She's outta my league and I'm outta my mind
Thinkin' I'm the only one
That she's got to call on any old time
That she wants to have some fun

Along comes Sam
When I don't need nobody to talk to
Along comes Sam
She'll make everything all right

Samantha's always saying she thinks I'm crazy, and I don't believe she's wrong
There's something in her touch that makes me lazy, when I should be moving along

I love my life, and I don't need a wife
Keeping me stuck to the ground
It's only a fling, doesn't mean anything
But I don't mind a pretty face around

Along comes Sam
When I don't need nobody to talk to
Along comes Sam
She'll make everything all right
Track Name: Nightmare
There you are
Trying hard not to try too hard
Easy pickins in my own back yard
Could I be surprised?

Try not to stare
Couple fingers playing in your hair
Will you give me sweet things to dream
Or just another nightmare?

Hit and run
All over by the it's done
For a minute, never for a while
Could I be surprised?

Well, I don't need
I don't need another waste of time
I don't need another midnight lie
I don't need another nightmare

Half the pleasure, twice the pain
The situation is poor, don't wanna try anymore
Nothing ventured, nothing gained

The surest thing
Only sure in all it never brings
I can take all the arrows & slings
But could I be surprised?

How many secrets to bear?
How many fingers have been through that hair?
Will you give me sweet things to dream
Or just another nightmare?
Track Name: Tuscaloosa Woman
Every time that you say goodbye to me
I shed a little tear
Wake shaking and my bed is freezin'
I miss you, dixie dear

Bring it slow, give it smooth and easy
Keep me rollin' all day
Southern girls always aim for pleasin'
Alabama take me away

Tuscaloosa Woman
So good to me
Tuscaloosa Woman
She's got that Southern hospitality

Winter's comin' and it's got me thinkin'
Why wait another day?
Body's achin' and my belle is callin'
Oh I can hear her say

Meet me at the Chukker for some dancin'
Hear The Dillingers play
No, it might not be ideal romancin'
But she don't care anyway

Tuscaloosa Woman
So good to me
Tuscaloosa Woman
She's got that Southern hospitality

Damn it woman, oh I can't lose ya
Wisconsin gets so cold
And I ain't never been to Tuscaloosa
Goodbye my green & gold

Tuscaloosa Woman
So good to me
Tuscaloosa Woman
She's got that Southern hospitality
Track Name: Winter Blues
The snow'll start flyin' and the wind will blow
I'm freezin' and Jandek's on the stereo
It's always been home
But I'm hatin' it now
They got them real tight dresses out in Hollywood
Well, I never ever been there, but I think I should
No ice, no snow
No shovels or plows

I can survive the season on my own
But it won't be much fun, oh no
Stranded here I fear
Another hermit year

These winter blues, making me old
Wisconsin girls, oh when did they get so cold?

I had a little filly in Tuscaloosa
I never made it down there, but I wished I woulda
Try to escape before I caught my death
I got aboard a plane, but the flight was canceled
Hopped in my Fifth Avenue, but the roads closed
Oh I gotta go where I can't see my breath

I can survive the season on my own
But it won't be much fun, oh no
Stranded here I fear
Another hermit year

These winter blues, making me old
Wisconsin girls, oh when did they get so cold?