Failure is NOT an Option

by Outlaw Saint

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Based on true events, this "raw n' raunchy" rock opera tells the story of Quentin King, a die-hard rocker who's unbreakable dedication to the music is put to the ultimate test! Falling in and out of love while facing divorce, depression, heartbreak, and a host of insurmountable odds, will he find his true calling in life?

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released May 25, 2019

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dan Osberg for Chillwind Audio * Produced by Dan and Outlaw Saint * EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tank Davidson

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Outlaw Saint Minnesota

Hailing form Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Rock Fans, Outlaw Saint is a Twin Cities-based sonic juggernaut who mixes whiskey- soaked vocals with a GN'R & AC/DC-influenced (NOT copycat) sound. The result are loud n' proud rockers, a few occasional covers, & a gung-ho live show with little-to-no theatrics, gimmicks and/or props! So stay tuned, MN's Own Raw n' Raunchy Rock Band is coming soon! ... more

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Track Name: Welcome 2 the Show
“Are u all ready? Alright! Then let’s go! We’ve got something special for you, but 1st we’ll get you in the mood with some rock n’ roll! All we gotta say is WELCOME 2 THE SHOW…!!!” / Now if work has got u down, need to get out and feel right * Get in your car, hit the bar and see our band tonight * We have just one rule, that you need 2 have fun * ’Cuz you can’t stop the rock if we rock as 1… / chorus: Hey Saints n’ Sinners it is up 2 u * 2 see what debauchery we can get into * Hey Saints n’ Sinners, wanna rock n’ roll? * Then watch us play as we say (hey!) welcome 2 the show… / Welcome 2 the show [x3] / So now that u’re here, put your hands in the air * Raise them high, then side 2 side like u just don’t care * We have just one rule, that u need 2 have a blast * Get your call for alcohol and raise your glass… / chorus / Welcome 2 the show [x3] / (SOLO) / chorus / Now if work has got u down, need to get out and feel right * Get in your car, hit the bar and see our band tonight * We have just one rule, that u need 2 have a blast * Get your call for alcohol and raise your glass… / chorus / Welcome 2 the show [x3] Guitar…!!! / (SOLO) / Welcome 2 the show [x4] / “And now . . . the saga begins…”
Track Name: Karma is a B:+(C)# (The Saga Begins)
Now I was a frontman in a local rock band * Kicking @$$, living' fast & loving life * Was having a ball, y'all, until my downfall * Got caught in a vice of my own devise, when... / She said she would rock my world * I started my life in hell with that young girl... / Who was my friends with benefits, ’til she wanted 2 commit * It was such a shame, I didn't feel the same way * Should of ended it no doubt, but chose a coward's way out * A decision that haunts me, that began with the day... / I should have told her no * But hindsight's 20/20 and now i know * That… / chorus#1: Karma is a B:+©#, that's how I explain * Why I'm numb to the pain like a bullet 2 the brain * Well now I've learned my lesson, messing with Fate's plain dumb * ’Cuz Karma is a b:+©# (one bad b:+©#) and then I married 1... / And so that young lover drove me into the arms of another * The twist is the happiness didn't last * By the time I discovered the other was worse than the 1st lover * Karma had come around to kick my @$$... / When we sought out a preacher man * But I started to realize it wasn't part of the plan * When... / It was a quick bliss, before things went amiss * Honeymoon sped by in the blink of an eye * When I started to see us fall apart @ the seams * Pretty soon her iron fist ruled this poor guy... / And Fate wouldn't give me any slack * It was having too much fun laughing my @$$ * ’Cuz... / chorus#1 / (SOLO) / And soon it became clear, it was worse than I had feared * She had all the control with one tight hold * But when she had a heavy hand in the ending of my band * I knew it was time 2 let her go… / And now when she moves in 4 an attack * I think it’s time that I strike back * ’Cuz… / chorus#2: Karma is a B:+©#, this time it’s my game * And U’ll be numb to the pain like a bullet 2 the brain * Hope u learned your lesson, messing with Fate's plain dumb * ’Cuz Karma is a b:+©# (one bad b:+©#) and now I am 1...
Track Name: Raise Some Hell
Now I’m heading into town, as my mood turns grim * I swear I’m gonna spend this evening in sin * ’Cuz tonight is the night that this Loser will win * No holds barred, let the madness begin… / Prechorus: ’Cuz I’m sick of wasted days and sleepless nights * Gotta find a way to spice up of my humdrum life * Need 2 set myself free of my misery * There’s a whole new world out there for me 2 see… / Chorus: But I’m stuck in the rut of a wishing well * So yes, I confess I wanna raise some hell * Take a break and make new stories to tell * All I wanna do is raise some hell… / Gonna raise some hell… / Now I’m sick of the silence, gonna raise my voice * This time I’m going to exploit my poison of choice * I can smoke or even toke, or drink ’til I can’t see * Or find a lady to lay me in her back seat… / prechorus / chorus / WOW!!! * Gonna raise some hell… / (SOLO) / Now my adrenaline’s pumping, I could win in a fight * But there are better ways to end the night * I wanna get it on, so before the night is through * Gonna pick up some chick and her girlfriend 2… / prechorus / chorus / WOW!!! * Just raise some hell [x4]…
Track Name: She Gets Me High
When I saw her the 1st time, I wanted her to be mine * That’s the effect she had on me * Intoxicating as wine and yes, she’s that fine * And now I won’t be lonely… * chorus#1: I’m not going to lie * I’ll never say goodbye * ’Cuz when she looks me in the eyes * She gets me high * She gets me high… / I don’t need no cocaine, when she’s on my brain * She’s better than any altered state * If her kiss is like Heaven, I’ll think about her 24-7 * My only addiction’ll be her taste… / chous#1 / "Man, if I AM half asleep, someone better not wake me. 'Cuz she's one tattooed dream I would love to see come true" * She gets me high… / (SOLO) / She gets me high [x4] / I fight myself on the inside, 'cuz I want her by my side * But now I’ve got someone at home * I'm hoping that she waits for me, 2 weeks and I’ll be free * But sadly now I have 2 go... / chorus#2: I’m not going to lie * Don’t want 2 say goodbye * ’Cuz when she looks me in the eyes * She gets me high * She gets me high…
Track Name: No Way Out
It’s another sleepless night, yet I am still here * I guess deep inside I know it’s out of fear * I really shouldn’t tolerate your abuse * But I know I’ll just make another excuse… / chorus: When I should be on my own, one question holds me back: * Is being in bed alone better than your attack? * I know you want control, that’s what you’re all about * But sometimes I feel like there’s no way out… / “But there’s always a way out…” / I once held a job, where u could stay at home * But u wouldn’t lift a finger while I worked mine to the bone * When I would speak my mind, you would raise a riot * I learned u wouldn’t lash out if I remained quiet… / chorus / Now I often ponder about my life * I finally realized that something wasn’t right * And now I know I should run away * So why in God’s name do I stay…? / (SOLO) / I have 2 tell myself that our love can’t be saved * Not when I’m a donor and a slave * And I need to do this for my own sake * Don’t know how much more of this that I can take… / chorus#2: Now I will be on my own, there’s no looking back * Being in bed alone is better than your attacks * You’ll have no more control, this time I have no doubt * I’ve made up my mind that I just want out… / “And I found a way out…” / I found a way out [x4]
Track Name: When Fate Lights a Fire
Now many weeks went by, and Jessie really tried * Hard to make my life a living hell * But I stuck to my guns, and when it was done * Started feeling well and I could tell… / That I’d make it thru * Now there’s other things to do… / And when it came 2 my divorce, I had no remorse * I was sure that my future was crystal clear * I even felt no fear when I looked around and found that Red had disappeared… / And it looked like she was gone * But my search still goes on * “And I’ll keep searching for her…” / And if I come to a wall, I don’t care how thick * I’m still going to put my fist through brick * And I swear this time, I will make things right * I will find that young lady and make her mine… / chorus: Now I’m back on the horse, for my tour de' force * My head's set on Red while I plan my band's course * It’s a wonderful feeling that can’t be beat * When Fate lights a fire underneath my feet…!!! / In the meantime it was time to fix my other life * Yes, the break was nice, but it wouldn’t suffice * I need a band to succeed for me 2 really be free of my self-imposed insanity… / Music’s therapy * 4 my misery… / Now the secret I see, is find guys like me * Who’d sacrifice some time for a certain melody * Not the 1’s who take flight at the 1st sight of pain * Not hustlers just brothers who welcome change… / And I know * I finally have those * “Guys backing me…” / And if I come 2 a wall, I don’t care how thick * I’m still going to put my fist through brick * And I swear this time I’ll get the line-up right * No more hiring Jeckyl and firing Hyde... / chorus / (SOLO) / And if I come 2 a wall, I don’t care how thick * I’m still going to put my fist through brick * And I swear this time I will fight for my life * Try to take the wrong things and make them right... / chorus
Track Name: Rock n’ Roll Queen
Chorus: (Now) I’m no sonic fling, just a platonic king * ’Cuz I am missing one important thing * A lady who’s sweet, maybe a little obscene * What I really really need is my rock n’ roll queen * “If U know what I mean…” / Now I am rocking like I’m on top of the world, but still I’m just a lonely man * I want that special girl who understands why I need 2 be in this rock n’ roll band… / Someone who will never throw a fit, when I tell her I will never quit * ’Cuz… / chorus / Now I don’t wanna rule this would-be kingdom alone, wouldn’t mind someone to share the reign * I’m not opposed to taking many women home, but I only want one just the same… / One who won’t throw something in the fan, when I wanna hang out with the band or our fans * ’Cuz… / chorus / “Know what I mean, baby? You’re looking so fine. How I wish that u could be mine…” / (SOLO) / Be my rock n’ roll queen, if you know what I mean * And my dear that’s who u are * Be my rock n’ roll queen, if you know what I mean * I’ll be your rock n’ roll star * Now… / chorus
Track Name: The Way She Walks
Had work on my mind, when she walked by * Then it went blank in a flash * I just can’t believe, that it happened to me * And it’s all because she moved her @$$... / Now my world was rocked, and I was shocked * Didn’t think I’d see her in a million years * She’s still so fine, it should be a crime * If she takes me back, I’ll be in tears… / Chorus: It’s not the way she’s dressed, or the way she talks * But she leaves me a mess, ’cuz of the way she walks * “The way she walks…” / (SOLO#1) / She moves with grace, while I fall on my face * ’Cuz now all I really do is trip * It’s not her black yoga pants, putting me in a trance * It’s the way that she whips those hips… / Now I want her so bad, it’s driving me mad * Won’t take long til I go nuts * There’s no doubt I should ask her out * The only thing I need is guts… / chorus / (SOLO#2) / verse#1 / Now I want her so bad, it’s driving me mad * Will just follow the river where it flows * As my heart skips a beat, I’ll follow thru on this feat * Give it my all, I’m ready lets goes… / chorus
Track Name: Evil 1-Track Mind
You’re pretty as an angel, but act just like a devil * Lord, I love your ways * Your mind always goes below ground level * Would worry if it saw the light of day * “The gutter’s where it needs to stay…” / Chorus: You got me distracted, becuz you’re so damn attractive * But your best quality that I find, is your evil 1-track mind… / I use to play it safe, dated those who were nice * But now I’m sick of mediocracy * But know I’m looking for someone who can add a little spice * That’s why I think you’re perfect for me * “Please let me be your fantasy…” / chorus [x2] / (SOLO) / Now in the end, lets go beyond friends * ‘Cuz that’s the way that it should be * Cum again? Yeah, U know I’ll win * You’re my type and now in my league * “Nothing I like more than making u scream…” / chorus [x2]
Track Name: StarCrossed Lovers
We are starcrossed lovers whose paths have barely met * And when they do we'd make the most of it * But what I wouldn't give to be more than special friends * But will Fate find a way to separate us again? / (Hey God) Why must you do this to us 2? * When you knew what she means to me * I've done my best to pass all your tests * Still you drag me through misery * Is this how it goes that I will never know * When her and I will finally be one * Or is this your way to basically say * That your games have just begun… / "With our chemistry I find it hard to believe * That her and I are really done..." / We were starcrossed lovers with paths that once met * And when they did we'd make the most of it * But when you told me about your new boyfriend * I knew Fate found a way to separate us again... / (Hey God) Why did you do set me up to feel blue? * When you knew I hate feeling this way * I've done my best to pass all your tests * Yet it seems you have lead me astray * And I should have known I'd end up all alone * That her and I would never be one * Or is this your way to basically say * That my journey has just begun… / "After what I've seen I find it hard to believe * That eventually I'll find someone..." / We were starcrossed lovers, our paths not meant to be * And now we both live our lives separately * I guess we weren't meant to be more than just friends * 'Cuz Fate found a way to separate us in the end...
Track Name: Back in Fighting Form
Now I woke up again on the wrong side of bed * Thoughts of dread, stuck in my head * Winter’s at an end, time to shake these blues * There’s only one thing that I can do… / Prechorus#1: Gotta pick myself up from depression’s floor * And tell the world, I won’t take it anymore… / Chorus#1: I was feeling down, ‘til I turned things around * And now I’m ready to hit the stage * I’m far from my demise, now that I’ve opened my eyes * This animal wants out of it’s cage * Now I know before, I was feeling worn * But now I’m back in fighting form… / Now I once had someone I called my better half * But as time passed, I forgot how to laugh * Guess I was stunned when she didn’t look back * But now it’s time I got my life on track… / prechorus#1 / chorus#1 / (SOLO) / Now I woke up today on the right side of bed * No more dread stuck in this head * Winter’s gone away, new season is at hand * It’s time to see what I can do with this band… / Prechorus#2: And I’ve pick myself up from depression’s floor * And told the world, that I won the war… / Chorus#2: So instead of feeling down, I’ve turned things around * And now I’m ready to hit the stage * I’m far from my demise, now that I’ve opened my eyes * This animal is out of it’s cage * Now once before, I was feeling worn * But now I’m back in fighting form…
Track Name: Push Comes 2 Shove
It’s been over 6 years of blood, sweat and tears * But we’re still here, so I’ll make it clear * ’Cuz failure’s not an option, so we don’t fear * Don’t like what U hear, I guess that’s only fair * Well the doors over there, unless u wanna share * The kinda music that we love, push comes 2 shove… * Chorus: ’Cuz nothing’s gonna stop us now * And no one will hold us down * We’ll stand up for what we love * ’Cuz push has come 2 shove… / Now it’s all systems go, so you better grab hold * As we give u a dose of gung-ho rock n’ roll * ’Cuz failure’s not an option, so we’ll break the mold * And give u a show, that you’ll never forget * And u can bet that U will get * The kinda music that we love, push comes 2 shove… / chorus / (SOLO) / So take it from me, we give stress relief * Temporarily relieve U of your day’s misery * ’Cuz failure’s not an option, and it will never will be * We will set u free for an hour or 2 * And when we’re though, we are hoping that u * Like the music that we love, push comes 2 shove… / chorus

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