Turned Out The Light

by The Rooftop Gambler

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Think Firehose recorded by Steve Albini, and if that sounds like too much of a flight of the imagination then be prepared for even more adventures off the beaten track offered by The Rooftop Gambler.

With stories that are magically wistful and intriguing, it’s like a heavenly slumber party under the influence of a full moon. The Rooftop Gambler is three men each on a personal quest – a quintessential quest to play and find their own sound. As such, each song almost embodies a permission to be free, a collection of stories with an unconventional patchwork of musical ideas. Never sure where the next step might take you, their songs tease your sense of anticipation to the edge of gentle torture only to then secure your complete forgiveness when all is finally revealed.

It’s clever, it’s captivating, and it keeps you on your toes - straining to look beyond the next line thinking you’ll know what comes next. But you won’t, it may echo familiar places but will make you see them differently, perhaps for the first time.

Neil Ewart - Lead Vocals, Guitar & Piano
Ben Russell - Drums & Percussion
Karl Meyer - Bass Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar & Percussion

All songs by The Rooftop Gambler, all words by Neil Ewart
Artwork conceived and created by Clare Owen

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released January 2, 2010

Released in February 2010 by onec Records & UPR Records
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Track Name: Old Town Stories
Lost things I couldn’t keep safe
There’s a lot of weight on my shoulders
Pick the strings and missed the whole idea
Of what you wanted to hear

Turn out the light, Turn over to think
Saw the light of the street, it was the morning

Old town stories
Hold you for the night
An empty glass a broken tissue
Five claps and one CD sold

Turn out the light, Turn over to think
Saw the light of the street, it was the morning

Caught by the coattails, caught by the coat
Caught by the coattails
You broke my fall...You broke it all
Track Name: Yet To Feel (Like I Needed Someone)
Saturday another day
Wet towel cold floor
Yet to feel like I needed someone...Yet to feel!

Roll On, Roll On
Roll, Roll, Roll, On, On

This is our secret weapon
No hidden meaning in the words
It’s the luck of the draw... If it lands in your court!

Roll On, Roll On
Roll, Roll, Roll, On, On

Too late, too late
You’re way too late
He said, she said
Could be so easy

Yet to feel like I needed someone
Yet to feel, yet to feel, yet to feel
Track Name: What Have You Done?
What runs through silently, its okay ‘cause I don’t give a damn
Water trickles on down into open space, and things that happened we cannot discuss

An inspiration, I can’t believe he just gives and gives
Bedbound at an age younger than his mind can think
If I proved it would you believe it?
That flower on the wall ain’t no flower at all

What have you done?
What have you done lately?

Whatever happens - you cannot discuss
Whatever happens - you cannot discuss
Whatever happens - you cannot discuss
Whatever happens...
Track Name: Leaning Tree
Imagine a starlit sky
See the reflection
Moonlight across the water
Cuts through the ripples

Hold it up to the window, then we’ll get a clearer picture
History caught and capture, keep it held up forever

Picture of a leaning tree
Holding its own
Against the ocean winds
Deep rooted to hold on

Hold it up to the window, then we’ll get a clearer picture
History caught and captured, keep it held up forever

Hold it up to the window - So on fire
Then we’ll get a clearer picture - So on fire
History caught and captured - So on fire
Keep it held up forever - A future so on fire