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from by Lyle King



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
Where you don't have to fear
Anywhere but here


from 5 A​.​M., released March 26, 2004


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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." --

"[Left Standing] is a must have for any fan of acoustic rock and any fan of pure and passionate music." --
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