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Castle Walls

Castle Walls Single was released September 15, 2017
  • Song written by OUTDrejas, BC OnTheMic, and William Richter
  • Lyrics written by BC OnTheMic
  • Produced by David OUTDrejas and BC OnTheMic

Studio Musician Credits

  • Lead Vocals – BC OnTheMic
  • Backup Vocals – David OUTDrejas and Stuart Graham
  • Guitars – David OUTDrejas
  • Bass – David OUTDrejas
  • Drums – Stuart Graham

Production Credits

  • Recording Engineer – Matt Dougherty
  • Mixing Engineer – Matt Dougherty
  • Mastering Engineer – Ryan Smith
  • Recording Studio – Groovemaster Recording, Chicago, IL
  • Mastering Studio – Sterling Sound, New York City, NY

Artwork Credits

  • Album Artwork – Lee Cheney

Lyrics

In my mind I am royalty
But to the outside world I’m just a boy you see
So I gotta make sure I keep that mindset
If I don’t I’ll probably end up being mindless
Implant cybernetics in my skin to make it thick
In this business that’s gonna be my greatest defense
Hey a king deserves his own throne
This cold one-bedroom apartment’s now what I call home
Skipping meals, writing songs, self-delegate
Try my best to get my life in a better place
My kingdom ain’t surrounded by a moat
Tears of disappointment keep my carpet fully soaked
I guess that’s what’ll be the equivalent
All the townspeople I see, I ain’t fitting with
So I just become an introvert
That way I’ll NEVER set myself up for getting hurt

These castle walls
Will they stand tall?
Or will they crumble down?
When I give up the crown
I’m just one king
But I can’t do a thing
So is there even a castle at all?

Life has grown colder
As I’ve grown older
Loneliness is on my shoulders heavy as a boulder
The reign over my throne has been stopped short
Because the king has now become the jester of the court
So I throw my crown into the nearest lake
The weight & gravity of it is too much to take
The weight of the crown is only ’bout a pound
But in my mind, it’s a ton, my grip’s still around
The crown, I can’t bring myself to throw it down!
Into the ice-cold water ’cause I’d probably drown
Without a sound, I just can’t release it!
This self-conflict, every week repeated
This is just a test of how self-detest I got on my chest
I guess that the message has been set in
The throne’s been relinquished
Not even the Titanic scraping against the iceberg
Had a feeling this sinking
My window of glory disappeared from shrinking
All the time wasted trying to appease
All the townspeople with all their feeble needs
And for their gratitude
Do they shower the king with gifts or give him a thanks?
They just give him attitude
But he’s always the one that they come to
When there’s a problem, he’s the one that they run to

SO NOW MY GIFT IS A DILAPIDATED KINGDOM
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE WHEN I CAN’T FIND FREEDOM
ONLY THING MY SCREAMS DO FOR THESE CASTLE WALLS
Is just bounce ’em off

These castle walls
Will they stand tall?
Or will they crumble down?
When I give up the crown
I’m just one king
But I can’t do a thing
So is there even a castle at all?

THESE CASTLE WALLS!
THESE CASTLE WALLS!
THESE CASTLE WALLS, THESE CASTLE WALLS, THESE CASTLE WALLS!

These castle walls
Will they stand tall?
Or will they crumble down?
When I give up the crown
I’m just one king
But I can’t do a thing
So is there even a castle at all?