Getting Up

from by Kyle Stephens

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"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.


from Here On Out, released October 19, 2012
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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