Royal Holland

Discography

Royal Holland Volume One EP (Demos)

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  • Label: Spooky Label
  • Release: 12 Jun, 2014
  • Catalog No: 000003
  • The Maze

    • Lyrics

      The secrets are all told by rustling leaves, but no one knows just who they’re telling
      We do believe the words will hold a key, but no one knows the door that it will open
      But, if you would just say those words to me, I would give back all the phrases that I’ve stolen
      It’s simple but it’s so hard to explain how easily we get lost out in the open

      You’ll see what you want to see
      You’ll hear what you want to hear
      The walls are slowly closing in, or else we’re walking through them
      As if they’re even there

      The room are all full of swollen air, but no one shows a desire to force them open
      The doors are all closed with anxious care, and our fear grows the storms hidden behind them
      But if I could just peek in on you there I would give back all the glimpses that I’ve stolen
      And then the doors would all open up to me, and we would see all the things that are worth knowing

      You’ll see what you want to see
      You’ll hear what you want to hear
      The walls are slowly closing in, or else we’re walking through them
      As if they’re even there

  • Shore

    • Lyrics

      Here it comes another swell
      Dragging me down into the drink
      I’m not sure but knowing my heart it will sink
      I hope that I land gently, gently

      Here it comes another drink
      Dragging me down into deep sleep
      I’m not sure but knowing my heart it will weep
      Please let me down gently, gently now.

      There is a sea deep inside of me
      I don’t know what it’s for
      I cross the waves most every night
      In hopes just to find a shore

  • Statues

    • Lyrics

      It seems to me like we struggle to be
      We are like statues brought to life by the thunder and a scream
      Of a mother who is down to her last dollar on this earth
      Crouched over fires until she sees that her life ain’t what it’s worth

      Days follow days, follow nights and again
      We hide the truth in their wake
      Nights swell with hopes that the days burn away
      Leaving behind what we then take

      But I’ll try everything to hold onto anything
      That keeps me warm when I’m stoic and frozen
      I’ll keep chiseling away at everything
      Until I can see the perfect form

      So, why do we stand devoted to our courtyard demise
      We’ll fade away as the time erodes the cosmos from our eyes
      When we could follow titans on a road to hell and back
      We’d torch the devils in hopes to steal back all the courage that we lack

      Days follow days, follow nights and again
      We hide the truth in their wake
      Nights swell with hopes that the days burn away
      Leaving behind what we then take

      But I’ll try everything to hold onto anything
      That keeps me warm when I’m stoic and frozen
      I’ll keep chiseling away at everything
      Until I can see the perfect form

  • Holy Moses

    • Lyrics

      It was a pretty cool day for the middle of August
      Crowd making way like a sea we were parting
      As you pulled me through you still wouldn’t answer why
      You couldn’t even look me in the eye
      Your sad sad mind it kept on darting
      My darling
      To & Fro

      I haven’t figured it out, but I think that I’m learning
      Passing thoughts through the air like a bush we were burning
      You pointed at me any gently tugged my tie
      You said it was not for me to question why
      Your smokey ghost eyes they kept on darting
      My Darling
      To & Fro

  • Devil's Night

    • Lyrics

      And tonight, we’ll be alright
      And tonight, we’ll be alright

      Forget the sagas you are writing
      and the magic that you are striving to believe
      and just be

      Forget the grayness you are figthing
      and the demons that are hiding in your dreams
      and just be

      We’re all wishing for a better life, but everyone’s life is what it is
      Everyone’s life is always just beginning, but we keep wishing for the end.

      But tonight, we’ll be alright
      And tonight, we’ll be alright

      Forget the illness you are hiding
      and the sadness you are striving to conceive
      and just be

      Forget the madness that is thriving
      and believing you're just something to perceive
      and just be

      We’re all wishing for a better life, but everyone’s life is what it is
      Everyone’s life is always just beginning, so stop your wishing for the end.

      And tonight we'll be alright
      And tonight we'll be alright

  • Twin Rivers

    • Lyrics

      I've been sleeping all day, trying to dream up some kind of way that my arms could grow around you like a tree.
      Steady and strong, as the years tack worries on, you could lay them all on me as my limbs creak in the breeze.
      The leaves would fall like silver in your hair.

      I've been thinking all day, how those tears rolled down your face like twin rivers that could only bear you away.
      But, no matter how hard I try, I'm just a tree on the riverside. Watching as you drift away from me.

      I've been dreaming all day, that the rainy season came. The banks of both those rivers began to rise. I felt the water on my skin and then those rivers fell again, but this is what keeps me here on these banks for all these years, just wishing for the day you finally pull me in.