Standing in the Rain

by CHRISTILLOW

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    • First time ever on vinyl
    • Transparent yellow vinyl
    • One-sheet insert with complete lyrics
    and never before seen photos
    • Download card for FREE digital copy of the album
    • Each card personally signed by Ken Mettler & Michael McDonald
    • Limited to 250 copies worldwide

    Tracks

    Side A:

    Turn Me Loose Tonight
    Standing in the Rain
    Streets
    Love Me Tonight
    What Goes Around

    Side B:

    Heaven’s Gate
    Little Angel Girl
    Forever Gone
    All I Want
    The Climb

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  • Christillow : Standing in the Rain
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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    • First time ever on CD
    • Re-mastered from the best possible source available
    • 8-page booklet
    • Complete lyrics
    • Never before seen photos
    • Limited to 500

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1.
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)
2.
The Climb 04:05
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
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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)
5.
All I Want 04:44
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)
6.
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)
7.
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
8.
Streets 04:16
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)
9.
Forever Gone 03:55
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)
10.
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

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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