XVSK Live Session Vol. 1

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Recorded at the Bella Terra Festival in Stephentown, NY and at Puck in Doylestown, PA during July and August, 2011

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released September 29, 2011

XVSK is Trevor Exter and John Kimock
Cello and Drums

Special Guest on "Use Me Up (Bill Withers)": Todd Reynolds, fiddle

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XVSK Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Working with the shorthand moniker XVSK, cellist Trevor Exter and percussionist John Kimock have a unique chemistry as musicians, wringing the depth of drums and cello.

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Track Name: Straight Shooter
fear used to tuck me in my bed
now it shakes me out
and pride used to say it was on my side
when I was busy cashing out

I twist and turn to get to you
now you're gonna ask me what I'm gonna do
well what am I gonna do

read my mind or guess the future
I always try to be a straight shooter
kept on running with the ball
I didn't see the hole to fall
now I'm doing all that I can
now that I am
many times the man

something changes when you're looking at a pile up
now I'm tearing it up
and the times are tough
but I can decide when I've had enough
have you had enough?

read my mind or guess the future
I always try to be a straight shooter
kept on running with the ball
I didn't see the hole to fall
now I'm doing all that I can
now that I am
many times the man
Track Name: Back In My Arms
CHORUS:
fallen and scarred, a long time to wait
wishing so hard for a heart to resonate
I don't want to control you
just keep you safe from harm
I don't need to be right
I just want you back in my arms

She offered up a prayer
for attention and forgiveness
Setting up a journey away
from home and innocence
'cause nobody will bail you out
of the bind you tied yourself up in
but maybe this time it'll hurt enough
you just might learn something

CHORUS

You've been here before
the stakes are high this time
nobody can hurt you more
than your own wild mind

CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Hits
HITS
(c. and p. 2009 by Trevor Exter)

I gotta stash my paraphenalia
to land on the aircraft carrier
you like to call me a failure
but you're locked out behind the barrier

I'm not an inquiring mind
I haven't got the time
you see these are the good old days
and I'll see you at the coronation
they're crying out across the nation
praying for my salvation
they leveled the accusation
that I'm a walking greatest hits compilation

say he's a walking greatest hits compilation
we'll make a movie adaptation
it's no exaggeration
he's living in temptation
smoke sin beats procrastination

He's not an inquiring mind
Yeah I haven't got the time
I created a new sensation
come join my celebration
I'm risking my reputation
with my parent corporation
got a simple explanation, see
I am a walking greatest hits compilation
all i can hear is work when you sing
but this is not a work song not this time
I ain't got no hearing for your fake feeling
You think it's a fun time but the rewind is a bind
The Rewind Is A Bind!

I'm not an inquiring mind
Yeah I haven't got the time
ya know these are the good old days
and you are all part of my creation
and they're crying out across the nation
come and join my congregation
yeah they're praying for my salvation
'cause I'm a walking greatest hits
I'm a walking greatest hits
I'm a walking greatest hits
I'm a walking greatest hits compilation
Track Name: Natalie
they go on about quality
and how we don't make the grade
I know I'm barking up the wrong tree
but at least I'm getting paid

out beyond the brickyard
there's a whole world waiting
from awendaw to soulard
a feast fit for a king

but I never knew how much I wanted you
I'm a slow one I confess
make my days so blue
and you tell me that you want me
maybe someday you'll be free
but you make me wait
oh natalie
oh natalie

and I never sat up at night and wondered
who's the one I'd choose?
you were the light that led me homeward
one I never thought I'd have to lose

but I never knew how much I wanted you
I'm a slow one I confess
make my days so blue
and you tell me that you want me
maybe someday you'll be free
but you make me wait
oh natalie
oh natalie
Track Name: Outrun
Waiting up alone at night
tryin' hard not to give up the fight
another day goes by I'm looking for a home

If the trip began with a single step
but it all comes back to how far you get
I never thought that it would take this much out of me

Outrun and outgunned
outshone and outdone
broken own in my own land
a boomtown bystander

It doesn't matter where I draw the line
Someone's always waving from the other side
Rock bottom's the only solid place to stand

Nobody does great things when they're getting
everything they want
Hand to mouth is the only way I know

CHORUS
Track Name: Drink Deep
come into the fold
you've wandered far and wide
you flew but you stayed true
to the song you carry inside
wondering if you'd ever find us
or the ones you left behind
wondering if you'd ever find us
or the ones you left behind

drink deep with the dawn
divine sleep we swim on

don't let the bounder get you down
you are not one of them
you are one of us
and we take care of our own

sister of the time, champion of lost hours
aloneness is a beast and she devours
I won battles, lost the war
and I can't fight anymore
I brought myself to death's door
trying to please people

don't let the bounder get you down
you are not one of them
you are one of us
and we take care of our own
Track Name: No How
You know you've gone from broke to bust
But you keep on raising the stakes
Gabardine con layin in the dust
And you keep on making the same mistakes

And I know you're trying to get your head together
But it's making you lose your mind
You think you can skip lines light like a feather
Until you go blind, til you go blind
Until you go blind, til you go blind

I'm begging on my knees
With my back to the crowd
Hand off the keys
And grow yourself some know-how

I know you're burning up inside
Didn't know what you had til it was gone
And they're sayin' God bless you
God bless you mr suit and tie
And the horse you rode in on
And the horse you rode in on

I'm begging on my knees
With my back to the crowd
Hand off the keys
And grow yourself some know-how
I'm begging on my knees
With my back to the crowd
Hand off the keys and grow yourself
Hand off the keys and grow yourself some
Hand off the keys and grow yourself some know-how
Grow yourself some know-how