Kyle O'Quin

by Kyle O'Quin

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This album was recorded in 2009 at the House of Breaking Glass in Seattle, WA

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released September 20, 2013

All songs by Kyle O'Quin
Produced by Phillip A Peterson and Kyle O'Quin
Mixed by Steve Fisk and Kyle O'Quin
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Engineered by Phillip A Peterson and Kyle O'Quin
*Lead vocals for the whole album and piano for Gotta Get Out engineered by Steve Fisk and recorded at his house

Kyle O'Quin: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys and Drums

Phillip A Peterson: Strings, Horns and Backup Vocals

Additional Players
Aaron Benson: Snare drums on Patient Kind of Guy
Nick Shadel: Backup Vocals on Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
Peter Kowalczyk: Backup Vocals on Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
Ryan Van Wieringen: Backup Vocals on The Way Things Go

Cover Photography: Zach Carothers
Cover "Art": John Gourley

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Track Name: Gotta Get Out
i've got a lot of things on my mind, i know you sometimes feel the same
a spiraling staircase in my head to nowhere, climbing to escape
we gotta get up we gotta get out
the record is spinning round again. a web of subtle contemplation
we gotta get up we gotta get out, we gotta go before it's time to let go
the city's wide awake, every things at stake
it's getting hard when you can't catch a break
and now i'm standing all alone
everybody's walking 'round, people talking now. I still can't seem to figure out just what they're all talking about
we gotta get up we gotta get out, we gotta go before it's time to let go
the city's wide awake, every things at stake
it's getting hard when you can't catch a break
and i tried so hard to stay but something's telling me no
sometimes you must gamble it all away to save your soul
sometimes you just make with what you've got
in the end it's all you have
just go with what feels right in your heart
it's the only thing that really sets up apart
we had a good start then it all fell apart...
Track Name: Everybody Else
everybody knows that good things never last
everybody knows but me
well i don't want to be like everybody else
all the days i work just trying to scrape a buck
bills keep piling high i'm running out of luck
well sometimes you have to be like everybody else
midnight stroll i walk around the park til half past two
benches filled with vagabonds that reek of piss and booze
they got nothing to lose
please don't take my hard earned pay, yeah don't take that shit away
and all the days go right on by
and i'll just sit here wondering why i try
when things never really seem to change
please don't take my hard earned pay, yeah don't take that shit away
we'll live to see the day, yeah we'll find some other way
Track Name: Gentleman Junkie/Moonlight
you said i could be your gentleman junkie
i tried and tried to make things right
please don't go there's still so much i don't know
well you can be my little star
you said i could be your gentleman junkie
it's all i could ever be, at least all that you'll ever see
i hear you hollerin' all the same shit i've heard before
you best start walking out the same door you came in before
well you can be my little star
you said i could be your gentleman junkie
there's more that you'll never see
that much more that you'll never be
the city streets are talking
something about the stock market crashing down
spinning the world round and round
well take it from me your resident junkie
there's more that you'll never be
that much more that i'll never see

the moon shines down upon your face
"don't go you're making a mistake"
you wait standing by the phone
don't call you can make it out alone
Track Name: Watching The World Go By
sitting, waiting, watching the world from your second story window
holding feelings of dissatisfaction for everyone that you know
well if you want it kid, you best get up and go
'cause there's always someone else who wants it just a little more
i'm holding my head up high even though things haven't turned out right
i'm skating through life on thin ice
don't think twice and it'll be alright
i haven't slept much lately, i can't seem to find my way
when there's so much work to be done and so little time in each day
i'm watching this world go by and i can't quite seem to get shit right
i can't find the time of day to say the things that i'd like to say
you don't know the second half of everything that came before or what the future holds for you
i'm holding my head up high even though things haven't turned out right
i'm skating through life on thin ice
don't think twice and it'll be alright
Track Name: In a Little Place off Grand Ave
sunday morning wake up. I'm taking my time, i'm feeling just fine
operation breakout of this mold that unfolds and plagues the streets of today
i'll sit and wait for you in a little place off grand ave
in a place where all your dreams will come true
conversations with the books and radios is getting kind of old, yeah i need someone to hold
i'm stuck here on the fast track getting nowhere soon
nowhere close to you
someday we might make up but there's still options left
i'm not holding my breath
i'll sit and wait for you in a little place off grand ave
in a place where all your dreams will come true
conversations with the books and radios is getting kind of old, yeah i need someone to hold

i'll sit and wait for you in a little place off grand ave
Track Name: Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
i sit on this stoop and write this song, i wrote it for you
yeah cause what else is there for a guy like me left to do?
i sit here scraping my money for nothing but i'll do it for you
when your whole world is caving in
and your left not knowing what to do
just know this is for you
all the times that i tried but i couldn't get things right
yes i think i might have made the same mistake twice
pretty maggie moneyeyes
what would i do, what would i do without you?
you sit here selling your body for nothing
a chance to be true?
yeah cause what else is there for a girl like you left to prove?
you know this is for you
all the times that i tried but i couldn't get things right
yes i think i might have made the same mistake twice, it's alright
pretty maggie moneyeyes
what would i do, what would i do without you?
these days, oh how they're fading away
these nights, oh how they're passing us by
Track Name: Penniless
sitting staring up at the sky
man you know i'm just trying to get by
i got a guitar and a mean case of the blues
i'm just a guy who's got nothing to prove
here's another melody
it just might be the closest you will get to me
here's a final memory for you to keep, i left you fast asleep
man i'm sitting here wondering why
i'm having trouble just trying to stay high
my papa said "son, we all run out of luck"
well i got just two smokes and i spent my last five bucks
and now i'm penniless, worth only the ideas in my head
you been hanging around me, well you fucking found me
my mama said "if you can't get out, get in"
well ma, i'm in now over my head
and now i'm penniless, worth only the ideas in my head
here's a final remedy for you to keep, i left you fast asleep
Track Name: I Like You Just the Way That You Are
i left you alone in the dark
well i'll be your little shooting star
they say that people never change
well i like you just the way that you are
you came, took all my troubles right away
you're sitting alone in your room
with nothing left to do
i may be a far ways from home
but i'm thinking about you
you came, lifted my sorrow right away
things might not work out in the end
but i still live it all again
all of the things we're looking for
i swear that we've seem them all before
Track Name: Patient Kind Of Guy
we're all just waiting for the day when all our problems wash away
well it's gonna be a long, long time
but that's alright i'm a patient kind of guy
cause in the end we have our time
i'm wasting yours, i'm wasting mine
one day i hope you'll know your way
and find yourself down on rhododendron way
walking down the street dragging both my feet
i'll give this one more try cause i'm a patient kind of guy
lets take things back from the start
back before they fell apart
cause nothing in this world is free
well that's alright, that's just fine with me
i'm a patient kind of guy
Track Name: The Way Things Go
kinda funny how the truth gets bent, you don't even know you're lying
i never knew what you meant until i saw you crying
Isn't it funny how things go?
there's always something that we won't know
the people that come and the people that go so far away
where were they all when we needed them most?
brother i want you to know i never meant to hurt you
with all the time in the world, still i'm left here searching
isn't it strange how things go?
a struggle to carry the weight of the world
left here alone at the end of the road so far away
where the people you love aren't the people you know