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Sunset Kids

by Jesse Malin

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1.
Well I’m up on 24th street and I’m looking at a life Standing on a corner watching people passing by I used to be somebody man, I used to be someone Now I’m feeling like a bullet in the chamber of a gun I said hey, tell me what you’re gonna do now You’re acting like you never been had You’re saying it’s the end of the world again When it all blows up When it all goes down When it makes you sick But you’re still around When you ain’t too pure And you ain’t too proud When it all blows up And it all blows down Orpheus descending in the middle of the night Well I’m standing by the speakers and I somehow feel alright There’s girls on lower Broadway in the summer and the smoke I feel I’m at the wrong end man, of someone else’s joke I said hey, tell me what you want me to do I feel like I got nowhere to go Meet me at the end of the world again When it all blows up And it all goes down When it sucks your soul But you hang around When you ain’t too poor And you ain’t too proud When it all blows up And it all blows down Alright When it all blows up And it all goes down When it makes you sick But you’re still around And you ain’t too pure And you ain’t too proud Just to get your kicks In a lovesick town When it all blows up And it all blows down And your late night friends Don’t come around But the time is right And the time is now When it all blows up And it all goes down
2.
Shadows on my wall And voices in the hall I’m making up my own scene Hanging out in room 13 I pull down the blackout shade And watch the TV start to fade Deadbolt on the lock And I unplug the digital clock Well I spent some time in a hotel room Thinking about love And I walked away like those others do Oh when it’s not enough The walls are paper thin And I’ve seen everybody’s sins All the liquor stores are closed And I’m sleeping with the ghost Well I spent some time in a hotel room Thinking about love And I walked away like those others do Oh when it’s not enough I just want to do the right thing But I get dragged down on the wrong side The girl on the telephone She asked me when I’m coming home And I’m falling somewhere in between What she says and what she means It was something that was said Before the phone went dead Like the sound of the falling rain And the rumble of a train Well I spent some time in a hotel room Thinking about love And I walked away like those others do Oh when it’s not enough Thinking about love
3.
Wake up with your sad luck story, oh somebody got murdered Wake up from your paths of glory, oh nobody you’d heard of Wake up from your bad dreams and lay them on the table You’re the last of a dying breed And no stranger to the street When you’re young and you run and you’re burning like a star And it’s fun and it’s done and it leaves you with a scar Wake up it’s another year and oh, the lock and chain Wake up and there’s nobody near but oh, the pouring rain Wake up don’t waste your life on things that don’t get better When you go through living hell but you wear it oh so well When you’re young and you run and you’re burning like a star And it’s fun and it’s done and it leaves you with a scar It’s just another day you can throw away Gonna fade away, gonna fade away When you’re young and you run and you’re burning like a star And it’s fun and it’s done and it leaves you with a scar When it runs in your blood and you’re taking it too far And it’s fun and it’s done and it leaves you with a scar
4.
They say you got a chemical heart To try to prove it different is the hardest part They say it’s on the tip of your tongue You’ve been making up excuses since you were young I don’t wanna be your babysitter I don’t wanna be your five a.m. I don’t wanna be your Jake LaMotta I don’t wanna date your ex-best friend You’re standing on the edge of the world You’re walking down the street like you’re this year’s girl I’m calling it a chemical crime You got a lot of nothing but it’s mine, mine, mine Singin’ nah nah nah, nah nah nah I don’t wanna be your Ike and Tina I don’t wanna be your remote control I don’t wanna be your Bernie Taupin I don’t wanna be your stepping stone They say you got a chemical kiss You’re breaking down the atoms to get your fix You’re looking like a knife in the heart Wishing that it’s different is the hardest part Singin’ nah nah nah, nah nah nah Have you seen your mother baby sleeping on the floor A permanent vacation crying in the shower stall I don’t wanna be your ivory tower I don’t wanna be your broken home I don’t wanna be your plastic surgeon I don’t even wanna walk you home They say you got a chemical heart To try to prove it different is the hardest part I’m calling it a chemical crime You got a lot of nothing but it’s mine, mine, mine
5.
Promises 03:44
I think I saw the lights in all the houses I think I heard the last of your goodbyes I thought about the songs of stolen summers That live in promises in our time Call me a cab for the last plane to tomorrow Waiting down here for something all my life Send my regards never been over the rainbow I’m living with all you left behind I think I saw you walking to the station I saw you had the glazed look in your eyes I thought about a love that never happened We just made promises and alibis Call me a cab for the last plane to tomorrow Sing me a song about a summer suicide Send my regards to my friend in California I’m living with all you left behind You wake up and you break up and it always finds you here All you want to do is disappear Call me a cab for the last plane to tomorrow Waiting down here for someone all my life Send my regards to my home in New York City I’m living with all you left behind Calling me up
6.
Shining Down 03:14
We never got a break We live with our mistakes Just icing on the cake and some cold heartbreak Sentimental kids With movies in our heads We never figured out why she had to go Keep on shining down on my life Keep on shining down on me We always were to blame They changed the family name Another sad refrain but I won’t look back I found another path Through the broken glass Everything was trash but it all worked out Keep on shining down on my life Keep on shining down on my life Keep on shining down on me I act like nothing hurts The bar becomes a church A limousine, a hearse and you don’t look back The one that couldn’t fail Married or in jail Had moments of success in the shadow of the best Keep on shining down on my life Keep on shining down on me
7.
Shane 03:06
Well they pulled you out of your hospital bed To take you down to the show And people came from all around to hear those songs that they know Feel like there’s an angel hanging on your shoulder Growing up in London, want to die in Dublin Everybody sends their love From the West End streets and the hustlers and whores To touching down in New York And the Irish cops and the junk on the street Had everything you could want Drinking with the angels until the early morning All those dirty faces filling up your pages Gonna keep on running, they said you’d never make it Everybody sends their love Well I got myself on a flight across From Texas over the sea And I felt so lost didn’t know what to say Standing in the wings Feel like there’s an angel hanging on my shoulder Getting kind of nervous talking to a stranger Gonna tell your story, playing Death or Glory Everybody sends their love Don’t deny it
8.
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time
9.
Revelations 02:44
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time
10.
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time
11.
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time
12.
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time
13.
Dead On 03:34
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time
14.
We were strangers and thieves Leaving tags and graffiti smoke screens Stealing candy from arcades What the hell we were only fifteen Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and listen to no one I been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend Looking back on a fanzine, from warehouse wars to bedroom communities Burning down the arcade, urban gardens and homesick holidays Walk on from a place we never came from Walk on and answer to no one I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family It’s alright, I really could use a friend We were strangers and thieves Dancing in the house of conspiracy We were nervous energy Suburban noise and tenement pipe dreams I’ve been thinking ‘bout you lately I’m lost and I’m lonely in the tenements of life I never really had a family I been thinking bout you lately It’s alright, I really could use a friend Robbin’ banks in America, robbin’ banks in American time

credits

released August 30, 2019

The Players:
Jesse Malin - Vocals/Guitars
Derek Cruz - Lead Guitar/Vocals/Keys
Randy Schrager - Drums/Percussion
Catherine Popper - Bass/Vocals
Rob Clores - Keys/Piano/Melodica

Lucida Williams - Vocals on "Room 13," Dead On," "Shane"
Billie Joe Armstrong - Vocals on "Strangers & Thieves"
Joseph Arthur - Vocals/Keys/Cool Things on "Meet Me At The End Of The World Again," "Shining Down," "Revelations" + inspiration and special extra guidance
Dave Sutton - Bass on "Room 13," "Promises"
Doug Pettibone - Guitar on "Room 13" / Slide Guitar on "Promises"
Geoff Sanoff - Keys on "When You're Young," Shining Down," "Gray Skies Look So Blue"
Gregg Foreman - Keys/Piano/Synth Bass on "Do You Really Wanna Know," "Shane," "Gray Skies Look So Blue," "My Little Life"
Matty Pickles - Keys on "Do You Really Wanna Know"
Joe McGinty - Piano/Keys on "Do You Really Wanna Know"
Tim Wheeler - Guitar on "Shining Down"
Mike Montali - Background Vocals on "Meet Me At The End Of The World Again"
Kia Warren - Background Vocals on "Meet Me At The End Of The World Again"
Liza Colby - Background Vocals on "Meet Me At The End Of The World Again"

Billie Joe Armstrong appears courtesy of Warner Brothers
Lucinda Williams appears courtesy of Highway 20 Records

Producers: Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby
Executive Producers: Michael Iurato and Geoff Sanoff
Recorded at Flux, Dave's Room, Studio G
Engineered and mixed by Geoff Sanoff at Flux, Renegade Studios, Studio G
"Room 13," "Promises," "Shane," engineered and mixed by David Bianco at Dave's Room, North Hollywood, CA
"Shining Down" mixed by David Kahne
Assistant Engineers: Joey Wunsch (Flux), Steve Olman (Dave's Room), Mark Schwarts & Ronnie DiSimone (Studio G)
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering
Cover Photograph: Matthew Ryan
Gatefold Photograph: Ilaria Conte
Insert Photograph: Vivian Wang
Art Direction & Packaging: Gillian Stoll

Management: Bill McGathy & Michael Iurato for In De Goot Entertainment, NYC
North American Booking: Jesse ROsoff at UTA
UK & EU Booking: Chris Metzler
Attorney: Jeff Levin

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