Scarlet Kings

Scarlet Kings

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Scarlet Kings, a Nashville based band, is known for their highly crafted, universal blend of country, rock, pop and newgrass, as well as their tight musicianship and intelligent songwriting.

Biography

Scarlet Kings is a Nashville based country/rock band. Their blend of country, rock, pop and bluegrass seems to defy classification, yet, at the same time, is uniquely identifiable. Tasteful musicianship presents intelligent songwriting with a tight pop sensibility that is immediate and universal. The members of Scarlet Kings have an undeniable chemistry that makes their performances slick and polished with depth and soul.

In August of 2007 Scarlet Kings began work on their self-titled debut release. Anticipation for the February 2008 release of “Scarlet Kings” was heightened by extensive internet promoting and performances aboard the Lynyrd Skynyrd “Simple Man” Cruise and the “Cayamo” cruise featuring Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris.

Band members and brothers Josh (guitar) and Dan (drums) Edmondson, sons of producer/musician Carl Edmondson (Lonnie Mack), met singer Aaron Patrick on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, OH. Later joined by bassist Patrick Martin, the group began playing clubs and colleges around the Midwest. In early 2007 the group was completed with the addition of Mark Evitts on fiddle and guitar.

Songs for the “Scarlet Kings” debut CD were handpicked from the best of the band’s songwriting catalogue as well as co-writes with Danny Kortchmar (James Taylor, Don Henley) and Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls). These songs were then meticulously assembled under the vision of producer Josh Edmondson with the help of engineer Mike Farona. In-studio contributions by musicians Tim May (Patty Loveless, Charlie Daniels), Tom Bentley (Joe Nichols) and Dean Holman (Joe Nichols, Ricky Skaggs) augmented the already rich sonic palate of Scarlet Kings.

Scarlet Kings is quickly becoming one of the music industries most promising crossover artists. Their 2008 debut release, “Scarlet Kings”, supported by innovative internet marketing and strategic touring, has enabled the band to entice an ever growing fan base with their unique yet universal music.

Lyrics

Don't Turn Around

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

she’s a little girl in a big big city
the subway shakes her up
but she still looks pretty
he’s a big man with a small small promise
he takes her uptown but she knows where his head is
so don’t, don’t, don’t turn around

got a new life but the times still ticking
she found out graduation was only the beginning
a lot of lost loves with some wild wild wishes
she got herself together but she still has dirty dishes
so don’t, don’t, don’t turn around

she’s not fine, but she’s alright
she talks up her minutes every night
she’s so far gone, but she’s got a long way to go
don’t turn around
don’t turn around

it’s a hot day with a cool cool stride
the road opened up but she can’t afford the ride
it’s the big time with small small steps
she’ll save a few for later or she’ll have nothing left
so don’t, don’t, don’t turn around

chorus

shes not mine, but that’s alright
shes got a new life, and i’ve got mine
it wasn’t wrong, but we had nowhere to go
don’t turn around
don’t turn around
there’s nothing left behind you now

chorus

Free Love

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

you think you got me bought and paid
and wrapped up in your shopping bag
lets just call it layaway
or same as cash in 90 days
just because i took your call
it doesn’t mean everything is alright
it will never be the way it was
but we can just pretend for tonight

tomorrow you’ll still hate the things i do
and i still won’t believe a word you say

you’ll call it free love
but somehow i’ll still pay
your free love
is too expensive for me

you caught me when i dropped my guard
now i’m wiggling in your web
you cleaned my kitchen, pressed my shirts
got all my laundry caught up
did it once, did it twice, locked the door
now your back again
changed the key, drew the blind
i can’t be your lover and still be your friend

chorus

i thought i told you what i’m feeling
but now i realize you hang on false hope
for your own good spend the night alone

tomorrow you’ll still hate the things i do
and i still won’t believe a word you say

chorus
chorus

Never Will

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

you said, just called to get your address
we're sending out announcements
but you said you'd tell me now
you said i really hope you'll make it
wont be the same without you
you've never been this happy before

then i said you know i wouldn't miss it for the world
but what i didn't tell you is

lately its been getting a little bit harder
to look at you when you look like that
and know your moving on
lately its been getting a little bit harder
to run from this regret
never told you you're the one
and never will

you smiled as you passed me down the aisle
then walked into your future
i faded back into the crowd
then i opened up the program
my finger traced your new name
you'd never looked so beautiful

that's when i knew i'd taken too much time
i let you get away and what i'll never tell you is

chorus

maybe i never really made myself clear
maybe i thought you were too risky to chance
maybe i wanted more of you in my life
but i was just too scared that you'd say no

chorus

Anchorman

Written By: Dan Edmondson, Josh Edmondson, Sam Hollander, Danny Kortchmar, Patrick Martin, Aaron Patrick, Dave S

drifting alone on an empty sea
on a makeshift raft like a refugee
the message in her bottle said "rescue me"
she's a girl gone wild on dvd
leaving nothing up to mystery
a beautiful wet catastrophe

and she said, the night is bleeding stars to guide you
cause i'm a stormy ride

and i said, i'm your anchor man
hold you steady in the ocean
i’m keeping you free from the undertow
if you believe in love, raise your sails and get in motion
till i drop down you'll never, never know
you'll never, never know

she's a little bird of paradise
sexy little eyes that tantalize
a syren on the rocks that mesmyrize
she's not afraid to dance in the pouring rain
spinning round and round like a weather vain
up the mississippi pimpin like mark twain

and she said, the moon is folding into dark clouds
but i'm a stormy ride

chorus

i’ve seen a lot of vessels sinking
you're no mystery to me
i think you're doing too much thinking
if you think you're going down, grab ahold of me

and she said, the night is bleeding stars to guide you
cause i'm a stormy ride

chorus

Love And Reason

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

We made things right
when things went wrong.
We didn't know
how long we'd been gone.
I guess all our time
was just borrowed.
We found ourselves
but lost each other.

Between love and reason
Between love and reason.

We didn't fight
when battles were long.
The mistakes we own
will make us strong.
I guess all our crimes have consolations
if we find ourselves
in the eyes of another.

Between love and reason
Between love and reason
so much at stake
with the choice we make
between love and reason

Another season sets it's paces
love and reason have different faces
are we brave enough to say that's all we've got?
Quiet pleasures ask for nothing
life in measures amounts to something
I've given all that I can give to you.

Between love and reason
Between love and reason
we both had doubts
but we found things out
between love and reason.

Mollies Song

Written By: Dan Edmondson, Josh Edmondson, Mark Evitts, Patrick Martin, Aaron Patrick

You turned my world around today
with one tiny breath
I saw my eyes in a brand new face
looking out to a brand new place
I broke myself in two today
lost half of me in you
now the world feels twice as big
hope you make it better than I did

I didn't know until you came

That I've been waiting for you my whole life
I've been waiting for you
I've been waiting for you my whole life
I've been waiting for you my whole life

You smiled and led my fears away
with your little hand in mine
reaching up with a brand new grace
pushing life to a brand new pace
old plans, they seem so far away
I'm making new ones now
what they are I'm not quite sure,
but they're all for this little girl

CHORUS

Never thought that I could make a difference
what a beautiful slip, what a fortunate trip
Never thought I could want anything of consequence
But somehow you changed my mind.

You turned my world around today
with one tiny breath

CHORUS

Anywhere But Here

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

Spending time on a no bound train
riding these rails it all looks the same
when you're leaving
it all behind.
Out the window the sun's going down
through my reflection I stare at the ground
passing by
a mile at a time

I'm only here for the ride,
one step ahead of you.

If I wait for the lonliness,
you might catch up with me
so I'm moving, anywhere but here.
If I get myself out of this
I might be on top for once
so I'll run to a safe place to hide
anywhere but here.

Moving on with this fugitive life
I did my time under your lock and key
now I'm leaving you behind.
Dodged the hounds and covered my tracks
broke off the cuffs, just the clothes on my back
getting by, a mile at a time.

I'm only here for the ride,
one step ahead of you.

CHORUS

Some day you'll catch me
and talk of our good times,
but these are the best times
out here on the road
Your judge and jury
will never convict me
when I'm over you.

CHORUS

CHORUS

Hold The Line

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

I'm staying in with your ring tone again
a phone call shouldn't mean this much
but when it's all that we have
just the sound of your laugh
can sometimes be as sweet as your touch.

Are you still wanting me there by your side?
Can we talk away the distance between us tonight?

Hold the line I just might make it through, to you.
Hold the line I'm closer than you know,
but further than you need.

Now I'm left wondering why your words say one thing,
but the tone of your voice something else.
I know it's not fair that I can't be there.
Has it all finally caught up with us?

Are you still wishing I was there by your side?
Can we talk away the distance between us tonight?

CHORUS

Is it just the wrong time for a good situation?
Is a long distance love just a trick of imagination?
Tell me you want it so bad
you won't hang up the phone.

CHORUS
CHORUS

Consider This

Written By: Josh Edmondson, Patrick Martin

Something's wrong
left it in a letter
Talk's too cheap
to spend on hope
In black and white
no doubt or suspicion
I need you gone
no right, no wrong

Consider this the last word from me
move on
seal it like a stamp at the end of a memory
Consider this the last word from me

Feeling strong
with no ends left open
broken heart
closed tight tonight
feeling right
empty, free and simple
finished lines
no truth, no lies

CHORUS

But I want you to know
that I'm too smart for this trust and faith
I can't believe how long you made me feel this way
so take your time
but take it without me
cause this is the way it's gonna be
by me

CHORUS

Discography

2008 - Scarlet Kings EP
2008 - Scarlet Kings

Set List

-ORIGINALS-

Anchorman
Anywhere But Here
Battered
Consider This
Dixie Queen
Don’t Turn Around
Free Love
Get Out Of Here
Hold The Line
Love And Reason
Mollie’s Song
Never Will
Sunday Papers
Viology

-COVERS-

Amie
Black Water
Calling Baton Rouge
Can't Always Get What You Want
Fast As You
Long Time Gone
Ohio
See a Chance