Relentless

by The Nixon Rodeo

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    Hesitation's an Indication
    Now You Got My Attention
    Scandal
    Back and Forth
    Uncontrollable
    Now or Never
    Keep Me Awake
    Found Me in Team
    Chance to Tell You
    Billie Jean

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released September 1, 2015

Brent Forsyth – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Ethan Harrison – Drums/Vocals
Josh Crites – Lead Guitar
Travis Singleton – Bass/Drums

Produced by The Nixon Rodeo, Jimmy Hill and Dan Garske
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Amplified Wax Studios
All Music Written and Performed by The Nixon Rodeo*
Lyrics by Brent Forsyth and Ethan Harrison
*’Billie Jean’ Originally Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
Strings and Orchestra written and recorded by Tony Trullijo
Cover Art and Album Design by Ethan Harrison
Promo Photography on Front Lyric Booklet by Ammo Photography
Live Photography on Back Booklet by Katarzyna Cepek Photography

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The Nixon Rodeo Spokane, Washington

The Nixon Rodeo from Spokane, WA. A combinations of all things rock. Our band consist of Brent Forsyth (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Crites (lead guitar), Travis Singleton (bass guitar), Ethan Harrison (drummer, vocals). The Nixon Rodeo has a song and feeling for everyone. Putting intensity, style and heart into each song and performance is what makes a RODEO show! ... more

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Track Name: Raise The Bar
2. Raise the Bar
Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing The Nixon Rodeo
Raise the bar, Raise raise the bar
Raise the bar, Raise raise the bar, c’mon
Raise the bar, Raise raise the bar
You gotta raise, you got to raise the bar
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
Track Name: Hesitation's an Indication
3. Hesitation’s an Indication
Verse:
Wait, I still don’t like it when you don’t try
I mean it’s hard enough just getting by
With this constant hesitation, it’s an indication
Maybe it’s easier to just forget to think about it
I mean it’s pointless, hardly nothing to even doubt it
This never comes as a surprise. Yeah!
Chorus:
Why not take a second to change your direction
And leave a lonely road, a lonely road
Take it easy, life’s too short, Don’t need no facts to sort
It’s better left alone. Better left alone.
Verse:
Stop thinking life is so bad
Cause it’s the only one that you’ll ever have
And it fading oh so fast, you better make it last
I need to know just what to do to make sense of you
We’re going through it every day and then it goes away
This always comes as a surprise. Yeah, YEAH!
Chorus:
Why not take a second to change your direction
And leave a lonely road, a lonely road
Take it easy, life’s too short, Don’t need no facts to sort
It’s better left alone. Better left alone.
Solo:
Been going down a lonely road, Been going down a lonely road
How many times you got to be told, This is getting old
Bridge:
Hater, hating, you love the hate creating (X4)
Chorus:
Why not take a second to change your direction
And leave a lonely road, a lonely road
Take it easy, life’s too short, Don’t need no facts to sort
It’s better left alone, Better left alone
Better left alone, left alone, better left alone
Track Name: Now You Got My Attention
4. Now You Got My Attention
Intro:
Focus is on repeat, enjoy this front row seat
Excuse me while I handle this
Promise this is something you don’t want to miss
Verse:
I hear your words so clearly
Fact is I think they’re just merely
Made up to help you sleep at night
Hypocrite thinks he’s always right
You only speak behind my back
Turn around and you have a panic attack
I feel betrayed, Some things you can’t take back
(Take it back)
Chorus:
So where do I begin, When I don’t give in so easily
(Just stop strangling me)
Oh no, maybe I’m slow, Communication’s something that I know
(Let me hang, You’ve got to let me go!)
Verse:
I wish that I could tell you
What comes out your mouth is true
Truth is that I would really be lying to you
And now we’re still here waiting
Understating, illustrating
A tragic ending to a fucked up song
I hope everybody sings along
(Let me go. Let me go!)
Chorus:
So where do I begin, When I don’t give in so easily
(Just stop strangling me)
Oh no, maybe I’m slow, Communication’s something that I know
(Let me hang, You’ve got to let me go!)
Bridge:
You’ve got to let me hang, Listen, listen to me
This is the end of us, This is the end everything
You’ve got to let me hang, Listen, listen to me
This is the end of us, This is the end of everything
Chorus:
So where do I begin,When I don’t give in so easily
(Just stop strangling me)
Oh no, maybe I’m slow, Communication’s something that I know
(Let me hang, You’ve got to let me go!)
Outro:
You’ve got to let me hang, (That I know), Listen, listen to me
(That I know), This is the end of us, (That I know)
This is the end of everything
Track Name: Scandal
5. Scandal
Verse:
Let’s put this all behind us, pretend it was just a mistake
The longer you stay, The more you seem to take
Somehow you found a way to burn a steel bridge with ease
Twist my world, damage goods, then leave as you please
Chorus:
The broken glass shattered the door slammed shut
We are right back in this rut
I’ll probably never see you again (X2)
Verse:
Half way to forever, I waited for your call
Ironically it turned out, to be my downfall
Chorus:
The broken glass shattered the door slammed shut
We are right back in this rut (I’ll be home)
I’ll probably never see you again (even though I want to) (X2)
I tried my hardest, I never gave in
But despite my efforts, never let me in
I’ll probably never see you again (even though I want to) (X2)
Verse:
The last chapter of the story where the brother runs and hides
The parents are bystanders forced to pick sides
I miss the chance for us to change, I’m constantly expressing
The phone signals still in range
Chorus:
The broken glass shattered the door slammed shut
We are right back in this rut (I’ll be home)
I’ll probably never see you again (even though I want to) (X2)
I tried my hardest, I never gave in
But despite my efforts, never let me in
I’ll probably never see you again (even though I want to) (X2)
Bridge:
I’ve got no idea what life has in store
But maybe we’re different then before
Chorus:
The broken glass shattered the door slammed shut
We are right back in this rut (I’ll be home)
I’ll probably never see you again (even though I want to) (X2)
I tried my hardest, I never gave in
But despite my efforts, never let me in
I’ll probably never see you again (even though I want to) (X2)
Outro:
The one thing that I know, I miss you being around
I guess I forgot to let you know
This is the end of a story that is already over
But now that we’re sober I really wanna see you again
But do you wanna see me again?
Looks like you were wrong, Somehow I was wrong
In the end we both were wrong, But you’ll always be my brother
Track Name: Back and Forth
6. Back and Forth
Verse:
I don’t see the answers to the questions we have
I wish it was easier than this, If I got to make a wish
PreChorus:
I’m going back, back and forth
Forth and back, back and forth and back again
I, I don’t fit in, I probably never will
Unless it’s against my will
(You don’t know how it feels, but it kills me)
Chorus:
Unstable and dead in the head
Insanity’s being spoonfed
Let’s see how much I can take
I’ve got so much at stake
Post Chorus:
I know how much it takes, but I’ll break, I’ll break, I’ll break
Verse:
I wasn’t you it was me, I had to get away
Or watch my world break in two, if I chose to stay
PreChorus:
I’m going back, back and forth
Forth and back, back and forth and back again
Awake but oh so tired, I can barely walk
I’m thinking I don’t wanna talk (I wanna talk)
(Replays in my head, decisions you made
Something you never, can take away)
Chorus:
Unstable and dead in the head
Insanity’s being spoonfed
Let’s see how much I can take
I’ve got so much at stake
Post Chorus:
My regrets I can never remake
My mistakes, my mistakes, my mistakes
Bridge:
I’ve seen insanity and I’ve looked her in the eye
The drama isn’t something you can easily hide from
All the people asking you if you are okay
But you’re not, you’re not okay
But you need to remember that things can change
But that is your choice to make
Chorus:
Unstable and dead in the head
Insanity’s being spoonfed
Let’s see how much I can take
I’ve got so much, I’ve got so much at stake
(I know how hard you fake, Try not break, not to break
Not to break, break, break!)
Track Name: Uncontrollable
7. Uncontrollable
Verse:
Don’t look at the guy in the back seat
Expecting things to turn out in defeat
Can’t be told what to do,
Don’t know what I’ve been through
Never gonna listen to you
(Listen to you)
PreChorus:
I know that you know, I will compromise
But you still got to try
Chorus:
I cannot be what you want me to be
It just may change, I’ll let you know.
I cannot be what you want me to be
It just may change, I’ll let you know.
Take cover, I’m about to explode
Verse:
Funny thing you thought you’d cut me down to size
I’m calling you out on the bull shit lies
I was the one that was used
But I choose to refuse
PreChorus:
Act like you’re not trying, Trying to bring me down
In other words I won’t let this pass me by.
Chorus:
I cannot be what you want me to be
It just may change, I’ll let you know.
I cannot be what you want me to be
It just may change, I’ll let you know.
Take cover, I’m about to explode
Spoken Word:
Let me guess you are upset with the decisions that I’ve made
What makes you think that you are so damn perfect
I never asked for your opinion or for you to watch me
So why don’t you keep that in mind while you’re judging my life
Bridge:
Uncontrolled, Uncontrolled
Chorus:
Didn’t end up the way that you wanted to see
You’re gonna have to kill me to control me
I cannot be what you want me to be
It just may change, I’ll let you know.
I cannot, I cannot, I cannot, I cannot
I cannot be what you want me to be
It just may change, I’ll let you know.
Take cover, I’m about to explode
Track Name: Now Or Never
8. Now or Never
Verse:
I play music strictly for the passion
The sure thrill feels like a chain reaction
I don’t do this as my career
This one goes out to fans that are here
The ones who make sure every word I write
Is played out loud
In a car or a crowd, sing it out loud
And always remember
Chorus:
It’s now or never, now or never tonight
It’s not forever so remember this night
Verse:
Days go by way too fast
My memories from the past just won’t last
I’m unaware I was upsetting you
That’s something that I would never mean to do
Chorus:
It’s now or never, now or never tonight
It’s not forever so remember this night
It’s now or never (It’s now or never!)
It’s now or never (It’s now or never!)
Chorus:
It’s now or never, now or never tonight
It’s not forever so remember this night
Bridge:
Do you remember when the world was so small
They were falling but we were calling
Chorus:
It’s now or never, now or never tonight
It’s not forever so remember this night
So live for the moment
As the last day of your life
It’s now or never
Tonight, Tonight!
Track Name: Keep Me Awake
9. Keep Me Awake
Verse:
You left me on a day, I guess that I was in the way
And then it started to progress
Which made my life seem meaningless
Rest is for the weak, I got a 24/7 streak
You told me to move on, at 5 years old that sounded wrong
I felt deserted tossed aside, you chose to leave, run and hide
I needed to talk to you, but there was nothing that I could do
I had no one, no one to turn to
Chorus:
Can this all be a mistake? Cause I don’t need it
Can you help keep me awake? Cause I can beat it
I’ve done all that I can take, I hate to close my eyes
When I’m scared of sleeping
Verse:
No anger was content and no idea what it meant
The time was moving on and now my sadness was resent
Cold and all alone as my father became unknown
When I think about it now all that I can do is laugh
Because without the aftermath I would have never chose this path
I’ve got a son who’s there for me, unlike you I would never leave
I’ve got someone, someone to turn to
Chorus:
Can this all be a mistake? Cause I don’t need it
Can you help keep me awake? Cause I can beat it
I’ve done all that I can take, I hate to close my eyes
When I’m scared of sleeping (X2)
Bridge:
Black cloud over my head
Each night is something I dread
Can’t find my peace relief
Scared to close my eyes
How long can I keep awake
Each nightmare takes my breath away
Just remember to breath it out, breath it out!
Chorus:
Can this all be a mistake? Cause I don’t need it
Can you help keep me awake? Cause I can beat it
I’ve done all that I can take, I hate to close my eyes
When I’m scared of sleeping (X2)
Too scared, scared to close my eyes (X3)
I need your help
Too scared, scared to close my eyes
Too scared, scared to close my eyes
Just remember to breath it out
Breath it out!
Track Name: Found ME in Team
10. Found ME In Team
Inro:
I wish we all could just wake up and stop wasting time
Because I for one, am afraid to waste my life
Verse:
No this is not all you are, No this has all gone on way too far
I found your dreams, asleep at the funeral parlor
Your words sound weak when you claim you’re trying
You’re not busy, You’re just being lazy
Tomorrow’s made from all of your persistent procrasting
Chorus:
I’d rather be underrated, then broken and frustrated
You can be so condescending, that’s why they laugh at you
It would be nice if you think twice, or even once
You throw punches in the dark but never hit the mark
Verse:
All I want is for you to try and be somebody
Wake up! It’s all up to you
No excuses, become what you want to
It’s not important you succeed but at least you try
You can stop being satisfied with scraping by
It’s not over, until you say it’s over
You got to keep trying if you want to get any closer
Chorus:
I’d rather be underrated, then broken and frustrated
You can be so condescending, that’s why they laugh at you
It would be nice if you think twice, or even once
You throw punches in the dark but never hit the mark
Bridge:
I want you to go back to your blueprint
Released from glued to a full sprint
Because there is only one person standing
You or a culprit
You are your only limitation
Break away from all that holds you back
You can choose your fate (X4)
(This is your life to live) Choose your fate
(You can take control) Choose your fate
(This is your life to live) Choose your fate
Chorus:
I’d rather be underrated, then broken and frustrated
You can be so condescending, that’s why they laugh at you
It would be nice if you think twice, or even once
You throw punches in the dark but never hit the mark
Outro:
You can choose your fate (X2)
Your fate (X3) You can choose your fate (X2)
Your fate, (X4) You can choose your…
Track Name: A Chance To Tell You
11. A Chance To Tell You
Verse:
I’ve learned to appreciate life
And that dreams come true
They just don’t happen in the order
That you want them to
Without putting in the work
It’s not worth it in the end
If I had one message it would be fight until the end
Chorus:
The best part about my life
Has always been you
The smartest thing that I’ve ever did
Was making time for you
Verse:
I never thought about the future,
I guess I never thought that it would be
Something to look forward to
I had to wait and see
You changed my life
You made me want to reach the top
I won’t give in, I won’t give up
I will not stop
Chorus:
The best part about my life
Has always been you
The smartest thing that I’ve ever did
Was making time for you
Bridge:
I’ve got this chance to tell you
And nothing’s in the way
I had to make sure that you heard
These words I say
Chorus:
The best part about my life
Has always been you
The smartest thing that I’ve ever did
Was making time for you
Track Name: Billie Jean
12. Billie Jean
Verse:
She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one who will dance on the floor in the round
She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
Bridge:
People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth
Chorus:
Billie Jean is not my lover, She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son, She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
Verse
For forty days and forty nights
The law was on her side
But who can stand when she's in demand
Her schemes and plans
'cause we danced on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
(do think twice.)
She told my baby we'd danced 'til three
Then she looked at me
She showed a photo of a baby crying
His eyes looked like mine
Go on dance on the floor in the round, baby
Bridge:
People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
She came and stood right by me, Then the smell of sweet perfume
This happened much too soon, She called me to her room
Chorus:
Billie Jean is not my lover, She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son, She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
(Solo)
Billie Jean is not my lover (X4)
Chorus:
Billie Jean is not my lover, She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son, She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
Know what you did, know what you did
Know what you did, know what you did
Breaking my heart baby, Yeah you're breaking my heart