Vegas With Randolph

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VWR's debut album!

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released May 15, 2008

Mastered by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA
Produced by Vegas With Randolph

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Vegas With Randolph Washington, D.C.

Vegas With Randolph’s music has been called “ebullient, unabashed power pop”, “thinking man's party music,” and “blissful pop songwriting at its finest” and their music has been compared to Fastball, Sloan, and Fountains of Wayne.

In 2013, their third full length CD, the critically acclaimed "Rings Around The Sun" was released. VWR is currently recording their fourth full length CD.
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Track Name: Be The One
I Wish That You Would,
Be The One,
That I Want,
It’s So Hard
I Wish That You Could
Be The One

And So I Go,
Out On My Own,
Every Night,
Kicking back
And Having Fun
I wish You Could Be The One

I Wish That You Would
Be The One
I Wish That I Could
Be The One Too (Three – Four)

Should I give myself away?
Walk right up to you and say...

I Wish That You Would,
Be The One, That I Want,
It’s So Hard
I Wish That You Could,
Be The One, That I Want,
It’s So Hard

I Wish That You Would – Be The One
I Wish That I Could – Be The One Too
I Wish That You Could – Be The One
I Wish That I Would – Be The One 2, 3, 4

I Wish That You Would,
Be The One,
That I Want,
It’s So Hard
I Wish That You Could
Be The One

Look At Me,
Looking At You,
Looking At Me,
Looking At You………………..
Track Name: Happy
Happy
(Kern/Ratts)

when she left alabama she swore that she'd never
be made to feel hopeless again
she packed up the poems she'd only begun
and set out to find how they end
as she drove away i heard her say

i just want to be happy
is that too much to seek, tell me
i just want to be happy
step out of the trappings
that are binding our feet

i gave years to the practice
my long nights and weekends
he said, as he ordered one more
i've mortgaged my moments
in hopes of a bonus
for kids i'm too seldom there for
i swear one day i'll walk away

i just want to be happy
is that too much to concede, tell me
i just want to be happy
step out of the trappings
that are binding our feet

you know jefferson said it and i won't deny
that it ranks with life and liberty
while this world hands us suffering, heartbreak, and disease
we've a right to to aspire to get free
until it's all moot it's our pursuit

we just want to be happy
is that too much to ask and we
just want to be happy
before they fill up the casket with me
i just want to be happy
is that too much to seek, tell me
i just want to be happy
for the rest of my life i'll be
Track Name: Milky Way Girl
When I Saw You Walking In The Moonlight
Walking In The Light Of A Star
And I Swear I’ve Never Seen Another
I’ve Admired More From Afar

You Moved Like A Shadow Baby
It Hurt To Watch You Sway
Now I Swear I’ve Never Seen Another
Dance Beneath The Milky Way

My Milky Way Girl
Walk Along With Me
On The Milky Way
My Milky Way Girl
Rock Along With Me
In The Galaxy
My Milky Way Girl
Rock Along With
Walk Along With
Fall Into The Sky With Me

Now It Seems To Me Little Girl
That You Shouldn’t Walk At Night Alone
For A Smile and A Little Affection
I Might Walk You Home
The Air Is Cold And There’s Fire In Your Eyes
And I Could Do With Some Heat
There’s No Real Need To Be Lonely Little Girl
When You Could Rock Along With
Walk Along With
Fall Into The Sky With Me

You Start To Shimmer
Your Hand Falls Out Of Mine
You Fade To Leave Me
With Stars In My Eyes

When I Saw You Walking In The Moonlight -
Burning Like A Star Gone Astray
Now I Swear I’ve Never Seen Another -
Falling From The Milky Way
Track Name: Lifting Your Burden
LIFTING YOUR BURDEN
(Kern/Ratts)

So now you won’t have to argue, little baby
you can always have your way
Now you won’t have to close your ears
to all the patronizing things I say
You won’t have to save me from vices
or accept that sometimes things are gray
You won’t have to worry about me
‘cause I am taking that cross away

And you don’t have to save me
And I won’t make you sore
And you don’t have to love me anymore

Now you don’t to worry no more
about your style of underwear
You won’t have to consider me
you don’t have to learn to share
You won’t have to humor my friends
or even consider trying to understand them
You can have your erratic emotions
have them all for all I care

And you won’t have to please me
Rub my back when I’m sore
And you don’t have to need me anymore

You don’t have to need me, it’s alright
You won’t have to love me in the middle of the night
You won’t have to worry, and we don’t have to fight
Lifting your burden, lifting your burden, take flight

You won’t have to be my mother, baby
pick my cans up off the floor
You don’t have to be my little girl,
won’t have to wake me when I snore
Now you don’t have to worry about my sperm count,
second hand smoke whenever we go out
You don’t have to worry when I’m coming back
As I am walking out your door

And you don’t have to appease me
If it’s all such a chore
Then you don’t have to love me anymore
Track Name: The Same
THE SAME
(Ratts/Kern)

Still alone after all these years
Seems so natural to have my fears
Never quite ready to lose my pain
Holding on to nothing is so insane

Floating heavy on my knees
Troubled hearts cry out with pleas
To go unanswered without a touch
Perhaps we ask too much

Don’t you feel the same - Just like I do
A hollow feeling that feeds on you
Don’t you feel the same - Just like I do
The pain is gone until it buries you

Compelled to interact
Short on grace and short on tact
Fumbling words cannot convey
What our lips will try to say

So we drag around our sin
While we fight to keep it in
Never showing all we feel
Afraid to be revealed

Don’t you feel the same - Just like I do
Aware you’re dreaming never coming to
Don’t you feel the same; Just like I do
A hidden candle waiting to shine through

So we live and cry and love
To go on dreaming of
Simple pleasures we could obtain
If you only felt the same.....
Track Name: When
WHEN
(Ratts/Kern)

My Heart’s all in pieces - my head’s spinning ‘round
I can’t seem to pick myself up from the ground
Well I’m quite a mess - and baby I guess

You are forgiven -and we are alone
I thought I had it all figured out and then I’m shown
I pour my heart out and then - you say when

When is the question

When is the dream
When will I find love and when will it leave
When is the answer to my prayers
until it happens to me


Still I am hopeful - brave ‘til the end
I won’t settle or sell out but then
I am alone - and I have been shown

Love may find you - lift you up to the stars
Fulfill your longing and without regard
Straight up to the end - love only pretends

CHORUS

I swear if it happens again – I swear if I let somebody in
If I vow to give my all and set myself up for a fall
I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Know A Sweeter Feeling Than You Showed
I don’t think I’ll ever be in love or satisfied it seems
So I stumble I feel My Way, Keep On Searching For The Day
Gathering To Me I Pretend To Place My Trust In Hopes Of When
Track Name: Versailles
VERSAILLES
(Kern/Ratts)

I saw a VW van
on the streets of Versailles today
In it was an American
and I asked him why he can
He said he did not understand
who was to blame
But no one means what they say anymore,
I have fought, now I’m here to play

I saw an eagle flying low
over the streets of Versailles today
It did not know just where to go
but I knew I was here to stay
I did not feel like going home
so I followed it to the place
I should have known that it would go
and I passed through the gates

And though I know there still might be a time
when people show they care
As for us we’ll be waiting in line
you can find us there

I want to frolic in the gardens with Marie Antoinette
While the king bankrupts the country
Threatening destination but we ain’t got there yet
In the meantime we are still free
Just a low flying eagle, me, Marie, and the vet
And a silent cry for unity
Frolic in the gardens with Marie Antoinette
While the king bankrupts the country

I saw the headlines of Le Monde
on the streets of Versailles today
It said there is very little time
man’s welcome is overstayed
Not that it bothered me none
still I had to turn away
For I have found my own utopia
and I’m going there to stay

And though I know there may never be a time
when people show they care
As for us we’ll be waiting in line
you can find us there

I want to frolic in the gardens with Marie Antoinette
While the king bankrupts the country
Threatening destination but we ain’t got there yet
In the meantime we are still free
Just a low flying eagle, me, Marie, and the vet
And a silent cry for unity
Frolic in the gardens with Marie Antoinette
While the king bankrupts the country

And though I know there will never be a time…

I want to frolic in the gardens with Marie Antoinette
While the king bankrupts the country
Threatening destination but we ain’t got there yet
In the meantime we are still free
Just a low flying eagle, me, Marie, and the vet
And a silent cry for unity
Frolic in the gardens with Marie Antoinette
While the king bankrupts the country
Track Name: Arizona Blue
Arizona Blue
(Kern/Ratts)

once in a while i see a face
that takes me back to this place
and its then i feel my spirit
beckoned back to you
and i almost see your landscape now
converging in my view
and i know
when the day is through
from my chilly city bed
i'll feel the desert's warmth instead
render the sky anew
arizona blue

christmas is here
or so they say
i'm looking out of my window
on a frosty winter's day
there's a haze on the city
as the last minute shoppers
go about their frantic pace
as the peaceful sun shines
the first rays of dawn
on a distant warmer place

yeah, hold on tight
tomorrow's not so far away
yeah, hold on tight
i'm sending back a toast today
just for you
arizona blue

late at night
i recall
so many stars fill the sky
well, you think you can reach them all
and i know
all i have to do
is merely follow through
envision the canyon's red
render this grey sky's hue
arizona blue
Track Name: One Tough Life
ONE TOUGH LIFE
(Kern/Ratts)

Times were tough, I heard him say
How’d you think I got so gray?
It was one tough life for you.

Things were different in a younger day.
You’d break your back just to earn your pay.
It was one tough life for you.

Up in the morning at the break of dawn
Stand in line to find the soup’s all gone.
It was one tough life for you.

Had Valentino and Greta G.
We never had no MTV
It was one tough life for you.

We didn’t worry ‘bout no overtime
We just felt damn lucky we could make a dime
There was always someone ready to take your place in line
We didn’t struggle or put up a fight
Just thankful for a place to lay our heads at night
It wasn’t easy, but we did all right

We couldn’t trust the bank at all
We had to hide our alcohol.
It was one tough life for you.

No medicine to vaccinate.
No means to refrigerate.
It was one tough life for you.

We never thought about no fax machine
No CD player, no plasma screen
We didn’t have a car so we didn’t need no gasoline
We did what we could on integrity
And if that didn’t work, well then you went hungry
We just called it “life as usual” in the 1930’s

So when you think that you’ve got it bad.
Just try to live on what we had
It was one tough life for you.
It was one tough life for you.
It was one tough life for you.
Track Name: Buses, Trains & Planes
Buses, Trains, and Planes
(Ratts/Kern)

buses, trains and planes are all the same
they move you around and take you away
sometimes it's much better just to roam
than it ever really feels to make it home
so i lay awake at night and i dream
of the day that someone's waiting there for me

and as you leave the plane the lady smiles
she passes out goodbyes from the aisles
rejoined couples kiss and laugh out loud
silently you move into the crowd
and you wonder just how much you really know
it's certan you've come too far to be alone

fly away
there's a plane leaving today
give your fare and cares away
there's always somewhere else to go
to help forget that you're alone
if your life's a one-way ride
with no hand waving goodbye
to no one there to help you through
the bus is always there for you

still you never know
the places you could go
and people you might meet
accidentally on the street
it's possible you know
but only if you go...

fly away
there's a plane leaving today
give your fare and cares away
there's always somewhere else to go
to help forget that you're alone
if your life's a one-way ride
with no hand waving goodbye
to no one there to help you through
the bus is always there for you
Track Name: Yours and Mine
YOURS AND MINE
(Ratts/Kern)

She says to me
words I don’t understand
The smile on her face
not what I had planned
Seems to me
she is and I am

Soothing remarks
meant to calm her down
I saw it turn
a smile to a frown
And now I’ve found
she’s up and I’m down

And we go up and down and round and round and then
Kick it back, throw it down and pick it up again
Ambivalence, opposites, these things are intertwined
I am yours, and you are mine

So I say to her
we could have a good a time
She says to me
how could you be so blind
There’s no denying
she quit and I’m trying

She says to me,
you know you’ll never win
I’m sure she’s right
and I just have to grin
See I can see
on one thing we agree

And we go up and down and round and round and then
Kick it back, throw it down and pick it up again
Ambivalence, opposites, these things are intertwined
I am yours, and you are mine
Track Name: Hey Sun
Hey Sun
(Kern/Ratts)

hey sun won't you shine on me today
don't feel much like getting older
trapped down here with the clouds all in my way
sure could use some sunshine on my shoulder
but it gets colder every day

hey sun there's an awful northern breeze
i feel it chilling down the prairie
hey sun takes a whole lot to believe
to soar sometimes its so extraordinary
on the california breeze

hey sun can you give us this?
i know i ask a lot
but theres still some room in this crowded world
for a few things we ain't got
hey sun i know i ask a lot from you
but a little less hate and a lot more love
we sure could use

hey sun won't you burn away my blues
for once lets skip the air conditioning
we need some sand instead of shoes
we need some tme to go out fishing
and some time to laugh and play

hey sun can you give us this?
i know i ask a lot
but theres still some room in this crowded world
for a few things we ain't got
hey sun i know i ask a lot from you
but a little less hate and a lot more love
we sure could use

i know that you don't control each day of the year
and the summer comes and goes
and some hurt still grows, its always here and
i know i can't expect to be smiling all the time
but if you could spare a ray or two right now
it would be so fine

hey sun won't you shine on me today
don't feel much like getting older
trapped down here with the clouds all in my way
sure could use some sunshine on my shoulder
and some sunshine on my world

hey sun can you give us this?
i know i ask a lot
but theres still some room in this crowded world
for a few things we ain't got
hey sun i know i ask a lot from you
but a little less hate and a lot more love
we sure could use
Track Name: Longplay: Behind the Wheel
The Wind Blows Cold In The Rain
The Wind Brings The Clouds That Blow Me Away

Seems Like I’m Always Behind the Wheel
I’ve Got No Faith In What Is Real
And I Don’t Believe