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Left Standing

by Lyle King

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Released on September 19, 2002, Left Standing is Lyle's first official album and features 13 studio recorded tracks. The CD contains a mix of original acoustic rock/pop material ranging from full band tracks to solo acoustic performances. The album features an impressive lineup of guest performers and has been well received by audiences of all ages.

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released September 19, 2002

All songs written by Lyle King
(track 4 written by Lyle King & Aaron Ritchie)

Musicians:
Lyle King - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars (6-string and 12- string), Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion (tracks 3,7)
Andrew Miskavage - Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals (tracks 8, 12)
Aaron Ritchie - Bass
Chris Titchner - Backing Vocals (tracks 6, 8, 12)
Ana Jesse - Cello (tracks 2, 5, 10)
Arthur Adams - Piano, Backing Vocals (track 8)
Joe Tymecki - Electric Guitar (tracks 1, 11)
Angela Scarpone - Backing Vocals (track 7)
Rachael Soroka - Cello (track 3)
Michaela Condon - Backing Vocals (track 2)
Irving - Tablas (track 5)

Other Information:
Produced and recorded by Lyle King

Drums recorded by Sam Hooker
Mixed by Adam "Irving" Rabin and Lyle King
Mastered by Irving at Superpickle Sound, Burlington, VT
All songs arranged by Lyle King
Additional arranging by Chris Titchner, Ana Jesse, Andrew Miskavage, Aaron Ritchie, Joe Tymecki, Arthur Adams, and Irving
Recorded March 2002 - August 2002

Released September 19, 2002

All cello parts (except track 3) recorded in September, 2001
Instruments on track 7 recorded in April, 2000, at Superpickle Sound, Burlington, VT
Design Concept by Lyle King and Angela Scarpone
Design Layout by Irving 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: What Goes On
Everybody's craving your attention
They've got your back against the wall
All eyes are looking in your direction
Like you should know them all
I could be your distraction
I could give you a taste
Of what it's like to be no one
To be just another nameless face

Everybody's making their connections
Through their favorite pickup lines
Everybody's striving for perfection
In the corner of their minds
They're all selling their reactions
Hoping that you'll buy
And complete the transaction
Before they say goodbye

If I give a little bit
Would you take until I have no more to give?
If I fall a little bit
Would you help me up or push me over the edge?
I've seen what goes on
After the sparks have all gone

Everybody's shouting out corrections
Of what they really want
Everybody's pushing their deceptions
'Cause they're afraid it's all they've got

If I give a little bit
Would you take until I have no more to give?
If I fall a little bit
Would you help me up or push me over the edge?
I've seen what goes on
After the sparks have all gone
Why do we stay? Why do we stay?
Why do we live life this way?
Why do we play? Why do we play?
These games that we play?
Track Name: Angel
An angel's face glowing in radiance
Lies above me in the night
I think I know her, oh yes I know her
But has she forgotten?

An angel's face dimming the dark
Shines above me in the night
There's just one thing I want to ask you
Do you believe, do you believe in me?

Oh my angel why must you leave me
When the morning comes and I awake?
Oh my angel won't you stay with me?
My life makes sense when you're around

My angel comes to me at night
She likes to make sure I'm all right
In my sleep I see her like she was then
I know she'll always understand me

I keep her alive through my need to have her by my side
Oh my angel you'll always be with me
Track Name: Turn Around
How'd we get here I ask myself
Hopin' someone else
Will clue me in on the answer
And I noticed all the things I missed
And the heart I kissed
And the chill from your walking out that door

You never can be sure of just what will happen
Or you'd jump out of the car before it starts crashin'

You're smiling and you're waving
Goodbye and I just can't turn around
You're cryin' as I'm dyin'
From this hurting inside
Don't want to go, don't need to know I told you so's

You're so civil and hard to read
My heart's in your teeth
But you keep on biting down gently
And you're certain just as certain as I
But you can't say goodbye
It's just easier to live a lie

You've got that faded smile to coverin' your pain
I wonder under all your faces do we feel the same?

I hear your footsteps fallin' deeper in the distance
Growing weaker with resistance as I call
But then there's nothin' but the smile that you left watching
In my head it's just been stalkin' every inch I knew of love

You're smiling and you're waving
Goodbye and I just can't turn around
You're cryin' as I'm dyin'
From this hurting inside
Don't want to go, don't need to know I told you so's
Track Name: One Way Street
There's a one way street
On the west side of town
Take a right after the parking lot
And go down down down
It sometimes feels like my life
Has got the same direction in mind
And all the signs keep telling me
The rules without affection Oh I'm

On a one way street
Can't change my destination
A few days ago my train left the station
And I've been left here with no explanation

Should I follow the rules
Like they taught me to in school?
Or should I ignore all the signs
And find my own direction in life?
Can't take a left can't take a right
I can't see the road there in the night
Am I the only one
Who doesn't feel that this is right?

On a one way street

There's a one way street
On the west side of town
Take a right after the parking lot
And go down down down
I think I'll take my own way
Despite the signs and what they say
If you're gonna get there anyway
You might as well enjoy today

On a one way street
Can't change my destination
A few days ago my train left the station
And I've been left here with no explanation
Track Name: Always
There's a girl I knew
Who would stand beside the ocean
Carving her name in the sand
With her shaking hands

And no one ever knew
Just who she really was
Although they played along just fine
They never took the time

But I think I struck a chord somewhere
With a song I sang her once
And although it wasn't much I sang to her

I said you'll always be the one I hold
You know all of my life
I've been turning left not right
But I finally see the light
You'll always be the one I crave every day
Oh you know no matter where I go
I won't let go
I'll stay, I'll stay
Track Name: Losing the Game
I wonder what you'd say
If you saw me today
Saw the way I hurt
Or if you'd look away

Since things have turned around
It feels like I've been losing ground
You pulled the earth right out
From underneath my feet

And you seem so sure of where you're going
And I don't know which way I'm facing
You're so sure you're making the right decision
So why'd you hold out on me for so long
If you knew this all along?

It's the simple things each day
That we never seemed to say
In any apparent way
That I'm missing more than sleep

You took everything I knew
And made it untrue
Now nothing's as it seems
And no one's hearing me

I don't know when you slipped away from me
All I know is I can't face this alone
All my old friends are all that's supporting me
And I'm still falling down on my faith
And there's nothing they can say

The sound of your voice
The volume of your choice
Was more than I could take
I had to go away

I've been thinking what to think
And the days go by like weeks
And I wonder how you are
And if you still remember me

And I know now just what you meant to me
But you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
And I know you're not coming back to me
I don't know how I'll make it on my own
I forgot how to be alone

There's nothing left to say
That can make things okay
Even more with every day
I'm losing the game
Track Name: Cold Feet
Her whole life she's been herself
No need to simplify
Stashed her pride high on some shelf
Blind to the eye
It's real, what you feel

You so want to feel complete
You need someone else
There must be something wrong with me
Or so you tell yourself
You lie, it's not right

She's got nothing to hide
Her place she's long since found
You can't look her in the eye
A fear she won't want you around
You could be there that place you want to be
All you need is yourself to believe, to believe

Seven days pass once again
And you're feeling down
You wish you had her as a friend
At least she'd be around
Ask why you don't try

Cold feet freeze you in your tracks
As you watch life leave
You know there ain't no going back
To opportunities
You cry, but why?

She's got nothing to hide
Her place she's long since found
You can't look her in the eye
A fear she won't want you around
You could be there that place you want to be
All you need is yourself to believe, to believe
To believe