Royal Cafe

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"Royal Cafe"
Everclear cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Everclear
Released 1991
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 3:23
Label Alias Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Bruce Kaphan & American Music Club
Everclear track listing
  1. "Why Won't You Stay"
  2. "Rise"
  3. "Miracle On 8th Street"
  4. "Ex-Girlfriend"
  5. "Crabwalk"
  6. "The Confidential Agent"
  7. "Sick Of Food"
  8. "The Dead Part Of You"
  9. "Royal Cafe"
  10. "What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up"
  11. "Jesus' Hands"
Matchbook from the Royal Cafe

"Royal Cafe" is the 9th song on American Music Club's 1991 album, Everclear. It was first recorded in 1989 during the aborted Everclear sessions with Tom Mallon.[1]


How do you live traveling like this
You laugh too much like things used to be funny
And now it's all a big state of bliss

We had a little party somewhere outside Memphis
We hid a six-pack under the seat
It's never too late to forget

I can see them all standing around the bar
With big crowns of gold on their heads
And they're all blind to who you are
At the Royal Cafe

If you keep laughing, I'll forgive you anything
Watch the towns pass by like tears
After all the scenery is just a blur
And the world is just ringing in our ears

Hey princess
This passage suspended between now and then
Make no problem
Don't worry about anything

Hurry hurry make sure there's no time
For them to get their claws in us
Raise a toast at the end of the line
At the Royal Cafe

But the harder your pain
You got to find a way to survive
With all your pain
You got to find something to keep alive

Don't worry about the Magic Kingdom
They wouldn't even let us near the gate
Yeah we're just a couple of anchors
Dragging an empty slate

Are you ready to go
You'll be happier I know
Are you ready to go to the Royal Cafe


American Music Club performing "Royal Cafe" in September of 1989 in Chico, CA, USA.


Also appears on


  1. Tom Mallon. "Tom Mallon Recording (1978-present)". Retrieved June 16, 2017.