Rooms of the Indoors

by The Soldier Story

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released October 1, 2013

©2013 The Soldier Story

Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered, and all instruments and vocals performed by Colin Meyer.

All lyrics written by Colin Meyer.

All music written by Colin Meyer except When the Thieves Came and Sharks & Ghosts by Colin Meyer and Jonny Rodgers.

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The Soldier Story New Haven, Connecticut

The Soldier Story formed in late 1999 as a six piece band. Musical differences caused more than half the band to leave early on, making The Soldier Story a moniker for multi-instrumentalist & producer Colin Meyer. Releases include: Wait (2009), and Rooms Of The Indoors (2013).
Colin Meyer is currently self producing what will be The Soldier Story’s third LP to be released in the fall of 2016.
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Track Name: Us As I
Us As I

Now we go through darkness
Through the veils of death
Then clearly us as I
We as you

What I know is worth more than what I’ve been taught
What I’ve grown is worth more than what I’ve bought
Then clearly us as I
We as you


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: A Lion
A Lion

A lion is in your house
Waiting for daylight
And now it sees you find
Your shoes on the floor
It starts moving through the rooms
Above and below

If you knew it was there
You think it might end your life
But all the while it’s just there
To protect you

The truth is in the walls
That separate us
And sometimes in the moments
We try so hard to avoid
Take your shoes and lie them down
The lion is here

when you come and halt me by the soul
the waves subside, you’re in control

If you knew it was there
You think it might end your life
But all the while it’s just there
To protect you


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: When the Thieves Came
When the Thieves Came

Form it out of gold
Form it out of iron
Call it what you will
Call it your desire
Name it like you want
Call it independence

Love doesn’t look like this

When the thieves came, what did they take?
All of your belongings can be replaced
They came to my house too
But I killed them at the door

Form it out of gold
Form it out of iron
Call it what you will
Call it your desire
Name it like you want
Call it independence

Love doesn’t look like this

When your love is weak, do your vows then break?
Contracts of paper to be replaced
The common words I do
Are breaking down in war

Form it out of gold
Form it out of iron
Call it what you will
Call it your desire
Name it like you want
Call it independence

Form it out of gold
Form it out of iron
Track Name: Oh the Dove
Oh the Dove

Oh Grace
Came to me
In the grass
Moving leaves

Oh the Dove
Came to me
From the trees
Making leaves


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: Some Think
Some Think

It started in the nights when we were young
Mast Road to the place we called home
Then the morning we talked everything had changed
Your eyes were blank; you couldn’t stay

Some think it’s all planned out
Some think we’ll make it up as we go
I don’t know the equations
But I think you were better off before

Packed your bags and checked out for good
No mistakes and nothing to undo
The rest of us in your eyes left for dead
But in your eyes an emptiness so sad

Some think it’s all planned out
Some think we’ll make it up as we go
I don’t know the equations
But I think you were better off before

Some think they’ve got it figured out
But it’s just so complicated


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: Rooms of the Indoors
Rooms of the Indoors

Deadbolts for doors with no way out
Their hope in a cell called home
Oh to live a life free from this
But now there is no return

Still he thinks...

Couldn’t we, couldn’t we be happy again?
Couldn’t we, couldn’t we just forget the past?

Her feet dancing the wood floors
The rooms of the indoors
Resounding in joy
Where once, the rooms filled with violence
Now the sweetness of silence
What a beautiful sound

Couldn’t we, couldn’t we be happy again?
Couldn’t we, couldn’t we just forget the past?
Couldn’t we, couldn’t we be free?
Couldn’t we?

Her feet dancing the wood floors
The rooms of the indoors
Resounding in joy
Where once, the rooms filled with violence
Now the sweetness of silence
What a beautiful sound
Her feet dancing the wood floors
The rooms of the indoors
Resounding in joy
Where once, the rooms filled with violence
Now the sweetness of silence
What a beautiful sound


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: Through the Trees
Through the Trees

Through the trees there’s a light
If you hold your sight

In the valleys, no sound
Only on the mountain tops

No sound, no sight here
We’ll climb until we see clearer

Carbon air
Rust water
The world up for slaughter

Oh no, oh no


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: Gray Clean Suit
Gray Clean Suit

With a gray clean suit, the devil on his back
The man who came to save you betrays you, enslaves you
But it’s your occupation by day and by moonlight
Your body pays the rent whether wrong or right

Still the love of God reaches
Where the love of mankind ends

Her body on a bed in a dark motel
His kids at home in the yard, it all seems well
Running through the grass, playing in the sand
His wife at the stove, full glass in her hand

Still the love of God reaches
Where the love of mankind ends


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: Sharks & Ghosts
Sharks & Ghosts

Someday you could live
In a small room with
Sharks and ghosts and not be scared
Someday soon

You can’t find hope now
With the walls you build around your fragile heart
You can’t find hope now
Don’t let despair become doubt

You built a cage around you thinking it was safe
Only to lock in fears and lye with your mistakes

Someday you could live
In a small room with
Tornadoes and volcanoes
Someday soon

You can’t find hope now
With the walls you build around your fragile heart
You can’t find hope now
Don’t let despair become doubt

You built a cage around you thinking it was safe
Only to lock in fears and lye with your mistakes


©2013 The Soldier Story
Track Name: The Leaves That Fall First
The Leaves That Fall First

Autumn comes at last
Sometimes the leaves that fall first are some of the brightest

Let’s hope for the best
Home is a long way off but it comes so fast

When they laid you to rest
Your heart was golden and full of love to give


©2013 The Soldier Story