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5 A​.​M.

by Lyle King

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about

In June of 2003 Lyle entered the studio to record 6 new songs. He had a day's worth of time available to him at Egan Media Productions and his fans had been requesting a more stripped down album. The result was a very live group of recordings that Lyle decided to release later that fall. Due to some unfortunate setbacks during the production process the album wasn't released until March 26, 2004.

credits

released March 26, 2004

All songs written by Lyle King

Musicians:
Lyle King - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Joe Tymecki - Lead Acoustic Guitar (track 1)

Other Information:
Produced by Lyle King and Aaron Flinn
Mixed and Mastered by Aaron Flinn at Egan Media Productions, Colchester, VT
All songs arranged by Lyle King
Additional arranging for "Leap of Faith" by Joe Tymecki
Recorded June 18 2003
Released March 26, 2004
Design Concept by Lyle King
Design Layout by Adam Rabin and Lyle King

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Lyle King Burlington, Vermont

Catchy and melodic folk pop/rock.

King [has a] "penchant for writing great melodies... the listener can’t help but whistle ’em long after the disc stops spinning." -- Indie-Music.com

"[Left Standing] is a must have for any fan of acoustic rock and any fan of pure and passionate music." -- LeftOfftheDial.com
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Track Name: Leap of Faith
Why are you still around here
Would've thought you'd moved on by now
What are you still holding on to
Why are you still hanging around?
Another question and I'll break
It was my choice to make
And I think I'm doing just fine thank you
It's taken me this long to shake
My own fears and mistakes
Maybe I'm just not ready to

I still lie awake some nights
Staring as the shadows give into the light
Hoping your side of the bed
Will show you beside me instead
Of the imprint on your pillow darlin'
Hopin' that those whispers you said
And the slight hint of your scent
Won't fade so far that I can't find them

When love is divided you start to lose sight
Sometimes what's comfortable just isn't right
If you try to fight you get left behind
Change is a leap of faith we all must try

At first I didn't understand
Why things didn't work out as I planned
As time goes by people change
And their feelings rearrange
To make way for the new ones starting
Priorities aren't the same
And like a moth to the flame
You burn each other just by parting

When love is divided you start to lose sight
Sometimes what's comfortable just isn't right
If you try to fight you get left behind
Change is a leap of faith we all must try

I hate to think I lost my chance
'Cause I was too afraid to learn the dance
To close my eyes and let romance lead the way
Now I can change my ways

When love is divided you start to lose sight
Sometimes what's comfortable just isn't right
If you try to fight you get left behind
Change is a leap of faith we all must try
Change is a leap of faith we all must try
Change is a leap of faith we all must try
Track Name: Almost Fell in Love
I only got a taste of what it would feel like
To hold you for the rest of my life
I only caught a glimpse of what you would look like
In the morning when you open your eyes

But I liked it a lot
I liked it so much
I liked it

I only stuck my toes in for a second
But the water was warm
I only got to drive by the shops you would’ve bought my
Christmas presents in that I wouldn’t have worn

But I liked it a lot
I liked it so much
I liked it too much
I almost fell in love

It didn’t take me long to let my guard down
It didn’t take you long to start fooling around
I should’ve known all along
But I guess it doesn’t matter now anyhow

I only reached your skin with the tips
Of my fingers but it was enough
I only felt your lips under your breath
As you watched the headlights pass on the wall

But I liked it a lot
I liked it so much
I liked it too much
I almost fell in
Track Name: Undertow
Your head's hung low
The stars won't shine
You can't go forward 'cause your laces are untied
You're out on the town
Feeling like the night
Like an angel in the darkest alley
Something don't seem right

And it's a hard life
When the street lights go down
And your own light
Seems to have finally died out

The chill is harsh
But it fits so right
You hear the cars as their headlights cross your mind
And there's a bruise on your shoulder
From a weight you had to carry
And in your pocket there's a picture of
The one you want to marry

And it's a hard life
When you don't know what to know
And your own life
Is caught in the undertow

Of the one you can't forget
The one you have to leave
The one you feel you can't escape
Who stalks you in your dreams

The nights are too long
To lay awake in bed
So you decide to take a walk somewhere
To sort things out instead
But your losing your way
And street signs you don't know
Keep popping up at every turn
No matter where you go

And it's a hard life
Yes it's a hard life right now
Things just aren't right
As you wander through this town
And you don't know where
You're hoping you'll end up
Maybe somewhere
Where you might have a little luck
Somewhere
Where you don't have to fear
Somewhere
Anywhere but here
Track Name: Living With Her Ghost
The city ain’t big enough
On a night like this
These walls aren’t thick enough
Every turn I turn and I see a reminder
A face in the window like I’m standing beside her
And I know if I don’t go
I’ll never know what it’s like to be alone

She stained every thought that I have
Her ghost it still walks through my room
I’ve come so close to cutting up every picture that I have
Come so close but gave in too soon

I replay every move
Every hint in her eyes
The way her hair would move
She dances on my mind we’re like a leaf and a feather
Falling to the ground but landing closer together
She’s got a way to make me stay
so every day I unpack my bags

I’ve been thinking about leaving this behind
Heading out the door and down the road
‘Cause living this way will never keep me satisfied
And I can’t keep living with her ghost

I don’t know why it’s so hard to leave
Letting go’s never been this hard
The more that I push it seems the more that she needs
Maybe she isn’t holding on
Maybe it’s just me

Maybe I’m the one who’s scared to fall
Maybe she’s doing just fine without me
Maybe I’m afraid I’ve lost it all
Maybe my best days are behind me
Maybe I’m just afraid I’ll never find
Someone else who thinks I’m worth their time

Everybody’s got something hide
Everybody’s got a long way to go
Everybody falls two steps behind sometimes
And I can’t help living with her ghost
Track Name: Connecticut
I heard her knock late at night
Found the door without a light
And I let her in
I asked her where she'd been

She fell to me and held on tight
And said can I just stay here tonight?
Would it be okay?
Would I be in the way?
So I led her up to bed

I lain there for quite some time
Feeling her body close to mine
She didn't breath a word
But through her touch I heard

I said don't worry we'll get there soon
There's not a whole lot that you can do
So just rest for now
I'll try to get us there somehow
And I tried to figure it out

And she said
I've gotta get to Connecticut
I'm afraid I'll start to forget
The way she used to look at me
The way she used to say my name
I've gotta get to Connecticut
Before I forget the way she...
Track Name: Glass Walls
5 A.M. alone covered in dread
Trying to sort the dreams out of my head
Gray light creeping up the bed

I’ve been working so long and losing sleep
Building glass walls that I can’t keep
Fighting the world back under my feet

Pale thin light shines on these thoughts
They say with time you can do anything you want
Your patience will pay off

So when is time gonna get around to me
When is time gonna get around to me

What would you think if I told you
If I let it all out and reveal myself
How would you act if I showed you
Or should I keep weaving around

I keep thinking that I’m strong
But I can fake it if I’m wrong
As long as it don’t take long

So when is time gonna get around to me
When is time gonna get around to me

‘Cause I don’t think that I can last
Another night behind these thin walls of broken glass
My hope has long since past
Our lives change and go by so fast
I only hope innocence can last

So when is time gonna get around to me
When is time gonna get around to me