Here On Out

by Kyle Stephens

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This is sort of a placeholder album, as the name might suggest. This is where I'm at right now with my music and trust me, much more is on the way. You may see a few of these pop up again in remastered form on the next album, but I hope you enjoy what is here so far.

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released October 19, 2012

Written and performed by Kyle Stephens.

"There You Are Again", "Save For Me" and "Getting Up" recorded at Vonuri Records.

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Kyle Stephens Johnson City, Tennessee

Kyle Stephens is an acoustic soul pop singer/songwriter (get all that?) originally from Johnson City, TN. He also writes his own bio and figured third-person was best. Good call, Stephens. So whatcha like? Need a little soul to start your morning drive to work? Maybe a little harmonic funk for an evening walk? Here On Out is your album. We hope you enjoy it. It's plural now. ... more

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Track Name: There You Are Again
"There You Are Again"

Soul never gon' learn
when I sink, you return
our moves our palindromes

Soul, swear you're no bore
I swear I've seen you before
same rules apply, y'know...

I'm more convinced by every moment that you say you're leaving
the sent of you still turns my head before my feet can hold me down

Are you here with somebody?
Or were you here with somebody before
Now, are you here with somebody like me

(silence)
(Ah ah)
Think I'd give it up that easy?
I'll make the moves so you'll be sure you never go unnoticed
I'll play the big chords and the high notes just to get your motions down

are ya here with somebody?
Were ya here with somebody before
now are you here with somebody like me

are ya here with somebody?
Were ya here with somebody before
now are you here with somebody like

Cold shoulder return
I make a move and get burned
the chills are echoing

Soul, tell me I'm wrong
we plant the seed and we're gone
but you're never gone...
Track Name: So Long, In So Far...
"So Long, In So Far..."

I've been awake
so long, in so far
as i can be
so long, in so far
as you and me
so long, in so far
as we can see
so much
for ever getting-

I've got a million different visions goin through my mind
it's the same as anything you've ever heard, my crimes
are consistent with the motives and the way you'll find me
sprawled across the floor repeating beats and rambling on
that you could wait
so long
in so far as i can be
so long, in so far
as you and me
so long, in so far as we can see
so much, for ever getting-

you could tell me where to go, well ya know that i don't need no release
but you know, there's no condition that is half the same as you here with me
and i'm pleased, but you seem
so bent on knowin, every bit as you I'm alone
so who are you with the chemicals gone, 'cause i believe
so much in so far but i can't tell
you from the hell that you dragged me through

it's so long
in so far as i can
so long in so far as i can
so long in so far as i can be
and I won't be party to all that you need

(chorus)

so much
for ever getting sleep.
Track Name: The Dick Stephens Blues
"The Dick Stephens Blues"

Don’t wanna get up today 
Don’t wanna put on a suit don’t wanna fool with them 
But what am I s’posed to say? 
“Guess I came down with a case of the F--k-Its”? 

Should I shave? No. 
I’m gonna leave, I gonna leave there. 
Will I get paid? No. 
Somebody got some big idea, they wanna talk about it. 
At 7am... 

Gotta put on a damn tie. 
Gotta convince some yes-man that I’m right. 
That I can do I my own job better than he can 

So don’t you bother me 
I ain’t pissed but now I 
don’t want cause to be. 
Make a list, well now there’s 
Just three things I need, 
Quiet, coffee and work. 

And I don't like coffee all that much. 
But I'ma need it today... 
(I'ma need it today) 

Till I can go home to something more familiar 
eat lunch with someone more familiar 
Or play with someone brand new in my family 

So I can go home to something more familiar 
eat lunch with someone more familiar 
Or play with someone brand new in my family, but now 

Gotta put on a damn tie. 
Gotta convince some yes-man that I’m right. 
That I can do I my own job better than he can 

So don’t you bother me 
I ain’t pissed but now I don’t want cause to be 
Make a list, well now there’s 
Just three things I need 

(Quiet, coffee and work) 
Don't think you heard me, I said 

Don’t you bother me 
I ain’t pissed but now I don’t want cause to be 
Make a list well now there’s 
Just three things I need 
Quiet, coffee and work. 

Quiet, coffee and work.
Track Name: Save For Me
"Save For Me"

He's over thinkin now, it'll never come
He's made a list of things that could pass for love
like fear of loneliness or the need for satisfaction in his bed
but doesn't have a plan he would ever act upon

he's crazy if he thinks he can play along
cuz it's creepin ever closer and catchin' on
nomatter how he handles the present, past presentations, oh they
haven't fallen far enough from memory

and his mantra's ringin out but it's breakin up
"i'll go the way I go, I don't fall in love"

I’ll go the way I go
I don’t fall in love
I can't fool anybody
cuz I'm owned, so very owned
and in truth that's how they get you behind them
I'll go the way I go
I don't fall in love
I can't fool anybody
Save for me

Would’ve thought I had learned by 25
How to show love in a way you could recognize
But I feel lost
My philosophy’s no cost
To anyone I could fall off
the radar any time that I want
but I can't for very long

but my mouth ain’t doin me no good
hands ain’t keepin secrets
so my feet keep draggin off just crying

I’ll go the way I go
I don’t fall in love
I can't fool anybody
cuz I'm owned, so very owned
and in truth that's how they get you behind them
I'll go the way I go
I don't fall in love
I can't fool anybody
Save for me

(repeat chorus at the end)
Track Name: Getting Up
"Getting Up"

I'll recommend knowin' you won't go
what you played, it sounded like you knew it before
you had known me, I'd thought
and I could go on, I could tell anyone that while we

sold out
and I would in all effort to be
held out
for a moment or so more than I had
said that I would
sit a while now
just to be staying put, from what I've seen

you want to feel and not believe

I know what you mean
that sounded like you wanted to go
to that old style city that we knew before
no longer plays out your tune
you said you were gone
said you'd be home by June

where are you now?
inside of your head
and further off now than you've ever been
you oughta stow it away
believe in that voice, believe it don't keep you at bay

for all I've seen,
I'd rather fail than never be

Do you know what I mean?
And I'm careful not to speak
but if you could just
bend the laws
or stretch the time before you should go
you'd never leave...

Nobody ever told him in a way that he could understand it,
and he damned himself to play it out again and again.
But it rang inside his head with words he first heard only as they left his mouth that

Nobody waits for you.



I could go on.
I could tell the father and son
that the battle is won and be done and find a
way to explain
or I could refrain,
but won't for one minute think anything that
came out
would ever be the same as what I'd
find out
and the moments spill out into that
frozen ground
better off now
better that we see this out

and to that old style city that we knew before
the only way out that I knew had a door
I haven't fallen yet.
Better off now.
Better than I've ever been.

God help me, I'm pulling my weight.
Never before would you have seen my face or known my name.
I'm only here for a time,
so I can tell the father and son that the battle is won and be done and
live on.
Track Name: Good Day
“Good Day”

I coulda let you go
But after a while I couldn’t hold it in
There was a kink in our proximity
more specifically the lack therein

I couldn’t tell you where it’s gonna go
From here on out I bet the days’ll be slow
I went and got myself spoiled,
callin’ into work
so you could toil with my plans

I woke up knowin’ I can’t go with you
But I’m just happy that you drifted my way
So I’m committing you to memory
And I’ma file it under “Good Day”

You light up the morning with a gold trim
Honey you blind me from your cheek to your chin
Trace the contours of your dimples
comparable to mine
I got some time
‘fore the alarm goes off
to study what I’ll be missin’

I woke up knowin’ I can’t go with you
But I’m just happy that you drifted my way
So I’m committing you to memory
And I’ma file it under “Good Day”

From my bottom lip/ to the tip of my nose
Is the length/ of your nose if you’d like to know/
That's just where I found myself
waking up I never felt
this coming
but before it goes
I'm makin' damn sure I had seen it all
if only while your face holds out

(scat)

I woke up knowin’ I can’t go with you
But I’m just happy that you drifted my way
So I’m committing you to memory
And I’ma file it under “Good Day”

I’m committing you to memory
My mental pictures I’ll be hitting save
I’m committing you to memory
And I’ma file it under “Good Day”