Standing in the Rain

by CHRISTILLOW

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about

Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1988 by members Michael James Christillow (Vocals), Kenne Mettler (Guitar), Jessy Marks (Bass), Rod Taken (Drums), and David Guistwhite (Keyboards). CHRISTILLOW would quickly generate a buzz as they began playing the circuit up and down the East coast. Sharing bills with bands such as Loudness, Trixter, and a number of other touring bands of the time, CHRISTILLOW would prove to audiences that their brand of metallic melodic hard rock with hints of pomp had what it took to be a contender.
Several radio interviews, along with much airplay, and lots of magazine coverage helped the band gain major label attention. Although the industry was foreseeing a change coming and holding many hard rock bands at bay. CHRISTILLOW like many bands who stuck to their guns and would not alter their sound for a new audience, they would await that deal that would never come. By 1992 it looked like there was no room for hard rock in the new musical climate and CHRISTILLOW called it a day.
CHRISTILLOW would manage to record a 10 track demo that would be sent out to labels and sold great at shows. In years since the band’s disappearance, the recordings have become quite sought after by collectors who know of the band, the cassettes being nearly impossible to find these days. Their obscurity on the internet would only add to the mystique.

credits

released September 25, 2016

Christillow is:

Michael James Christillow (Vocals),
Kenne Mettler (Guitar)
Jessy Marks (Bass)
Rod Taken (Drums)
David Guistwhite (Keyboards)

Executive producers Jeremy Golden and Gary Shafer
Produced by Steve Hunt and Christillow
Engineered by Jeff Brubaker
Originally master at The Room Across the Hall Studio
Recorded at Frederick, Lee, and Lloyd
Crew is: Chris “Bobo” Bowman, Steve “Sound” Hunt, Sean “The Clown” Straining
Re-mastering by Steve Hunt and K. Mettler

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Track Name: Turn Me Loose Tonight
Turn Me Loose Tonight
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

I’ve had dozens of reasons
We came to fight for this land
To defend our name
In the deadliest game
Everyone a believer
There’s no escape from this place
A taste of something you’ll never forget

We’ll only come out at night
You can easily see it
Forget who we are and give you our all
Now you’re a believer
So escape to this place
The moon is out
And we’re ready to burn

(Chorus)
Turn me loose tonight
Let me out on the streets again
Turn me loose tonight
This time I’m playin’ to win
Turn me loose tonight.
Let me out on the streets again
Turn me loose tonight
Turn me loose tonight

Oh, a taste of something
It’s a taste to beware
A taste of something you’ll never forget
So you pray for those souls
For now were in control
Everyone must answer the call

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: The Climb
The Climb-
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

I stand alone at center stage
The spotlights bright, the color of beige
A gracious young prince, I’m dressed disguise
The sold out performance has opened my eyes

My music begins to rattle the scene
Life has been givin’ to this plastic machine
I feel this vibration go through my head
Looking back at times I’ll always dread
(Chorus)
It all started such a long time ago
Long time ago
In smoked filled rooms and people we know
People we know
Look at the rooms and how they have grown
How they have grown.
My climb to the top was hard as a stone

It all started such a long time ago
Long time ago
In smoked filled rooms and people we know
People we know
Look at the rooms and how they have grown
How they have grown
My climb to the top was hard as a stone

(Tag)
The search is on
As I reach for the top
A constant fear
A fear that drives us to make
The ultimate sacrifice
The climb
Track Name: Little Angel Girl
Little Angel Girl
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

Little angel take me by the hand
Let me show you I’m your lovin’ man
Put my arms around you make you smile
Even if it’s only for awhile
Now in the middle of a cold dark night
If you’re frighten, it will be alright
Maybe then you’ll begin to see
The kind of lovin’ that you’ll get from me

(Chorus)
You’re my angel
You’re my little angel girl

Thunder in me plays a symphony
The very moment that you came to me
And as strange as it may seem
I realize what you have to be
Our tomorrows came from yesterday
Let our hearts show us the way
I’ve waited all my life for you
And now the moments that we share
Are all too few

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: All I Want
All I Want
K.Mettler / M.Mcdonald

When you’re down and feeling lonely
And you need someone who cares
You’re the one that I can count on
And I know that you’ll be there
Be so nice to have you near me
Yes, you mean so much to me
That’s the way I always wanted it to be

You changed my way of thinking
Which I never thought could be
Cause I spent my life believing
Love was never meant for me
And now you opened up my eyes
And I got to let you know
I’m going to hold you
I’ll never let you go

(Chorus)
Cause you’re all I want
And you’re all I need
There’s one else that makes me feel
Exactly like you do
I wonder if you feel the same way that I do

When you smile at me I remember
When you touch me I get weak
Ah, girl you feel so warm and tender
And you make my life complete
But now my dreams have all come true
By those things you say and do
When I find myself beside you, then I knew

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: Love Me Tonight
Love Me Tonight
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

My eyes can see nobody but you
My hearts on fire, what can I do
I need your touch, I want your needs
The moment is here for us to seize
I love your way, the way that you talk
You got the magic, you’ve got so much
So what do you say, so what do you feel
Should we make it tonight, and make it real?

(Chorus)
So love me tonight
The timing is right
Love me tonight
Until the daylight

No need to think, no need to speak
Without the magic, what will you need?
So take a chance, how can you lose
This rendezvous is what you choose
You got the invitation, so girl it’s up to you
This evening has something, in store for you
So what do you say, so what do you feel
Should we make it tonight, and make it real?

(Repeat Chorus x2)
Track Name: Standing in the Rain
Standing In The Rain
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

I told you not to leave
I begged you not to go
You told me to believe
Said you had to know
You smiled and said goodbye
You turned and walked away
But he was like a dream
A memory from the past

(Pre Chorus)
It’s over, you’re dangerous
It’s over, you’re dangerous.

(Chorus)
And now you stand alone
On the outside
Looking through my window
Facing the pain
I don’t hear your voice
Don’t see your tears
You’re standing in the rain.

I don’t want you around
I’ll never take you back
Just get another fool
It shouldn’t be too hard
Cause now I realize
There’s better things in life
When it happens like this
It has to be that way

(Repeat Pre-Chorus)
(Repeat Chorus)

And now you stand alone
On the outside
Looking through my window
Facing the pain
I don’t hear your voice,
Don’t see your tears
You’re standing in the rain
Track Name: Streets
Streets
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

There’s a place that we don’t know
Don’t understand.
A place where the wind will blow
Through a garbage can
Your mother can’t save you now
She’s not around.
Your father can’t help you now
He’s underground
Moonlight is rising now
Feel evening fall
No time for sleep right now
Can’t you hear the call?

(Chorus)
How can we have the gall?
And just turn our heads
I know you’ve heard it all
Children living in the streets

This girl is only nine
She’s all alone
Walking streets just killing time
She has no home
Her mother can’t save you now
She’s not around.
Her father can’t help you now
He’s underground.
Sunrise brings another day
Leaving night behind
Don’t take much nerve to say
Can you spare a dime?

(Repeat Chorus)

Come on people let’s turn around
And open up our eyes
It’s time to fight this now
And stop the children’s cries.

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: Forever Gone
Forever Gone
J. Askey / M. McDonald

About your lifetime
Hey, about those years
Where did they go?
They came and went
About your lifetime
It’s now been spent
Forever gone without a chance

(Chorus)
On that cold November day
We sat and past the time away
I never thought you’d be the one
We will be forever gone

I remember the laughter and the tears
The memories will linger throughout my years
Still I wonder, I’ll never know
Why did you leave, why did you go

(Repeat Chorus)
(Vocal Tag)
Remember, the years
Remember, the fears
Remember, our tears
Remember, forever gone

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: What Goes Around
What Goes Around
K. Mettler / M. McDonald

Where like a speeding train
Running on from town to town
Playin’ run and hide from me
That’s not the way it’s supposed to be

(Chorus)
What goes around
Comes around again
What goes around
Comes back to you

Never been much of an engineer
For you it seems a great career
I can’t believe the tricks you play
You’re a veteran of your trade
Of your trade

(Repeat Chorus)

So I’m not getting on board
The fare’s too high to afford
You’re heading to a different town
Arriving in leaps and bounds
So jump back on the rails
And ready yourself for the ride
Soon you’ll be right back here
And you know as well as I

(Chorus)
What goes around
Comes around again
What goes around
Comes back to you
Back on you
Comes back on you