Life In Session

by Kevin White and John McLaughlin

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released November 14, 2012

We'd like to thank the following folks who were kind enough to lend their incredible talent to this project:

Emeric Loan: Bass (If you don't love me)

Wayne Glaser: Bass (Broken Hearts, Singing Angels, Long Autumn's Fall) Background vocals (Goodbye You)

Jeff Maher: Bass and Electric Guitar (Toss it all Behind)

Gary Everett: Lead Guitar (Like I Knew You Would)

Bryan White: Background vocals (Soon You'll be Leaving)

Steve Jaworski: Background vocals (Soon You'll be Leaving)

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Kevin White

After a stint in Special Ops, working covertly in the world's most dangerous hot spots, a chance meeting with a Zulu medicine man launched an interest in music.

For the healing power of song, as evidenced by Coca Cola's "We'd like to teach the world to sing", followed up by Pepsi's "The world sings out of tune", is instrumental-not in a literal sense, but a musical one; literally. Please enjoy.
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Track Name: Like I Knew You Would
Well I knew from the start that we were headed for trouble
When all wanted I was beneath the bed covers

But you talked of love and dreamt of sharing lives

Don't waste your time
Please spare your emotions
I’ll nod my head
to all of your notions

I'll tell you the truth
I'm just in it for the night

Cause I found that nothing is for sure and you sighed like I knew you would

So please take a glance at the words that I am saying
you can try but that won't change their meaning

I'm saying the words that get me through my life

So please don't waste your efforts
Spare your emotions

I'lll nod my head
But it won't mean I'm listening
I told you before
I just never want that life

Cause I found that nothing is for sure and you tried like I knew you would

Don't believe I don't mean what I'm saying
I'm sorry but
it's no game that I'm playing

I'll say it again
I hope you get it right

Now don't waste your dreams here
Spare your emotions
I'll nod my head
But I'm going through motions
I told you before
I'm in it for the night...

Cause I found that nothing is for sure and you cried like I knew you would

You're crying girl
I'm sorry girl
You're crying girl
Just like I knew you would

© White/McLaughlin
Track Name: Soon You'll Be Leaving
You're lying in bed and you're turning your head to capture a glimpse of your girl.
Though she's still sound asleep the most beautiful sight in your world.

You start drinking her in like a tonic and gin that you know will be gone when you're through
Cause you've seen this before, but you won't see no more of that view.

Cause soon you'll be leaving and it isn't easy to think about leaving
But you know you will; you know you will

If you counted the good and you counted the bad, an accountant would tell you you're fine.
But that just isn't so cause they can't see inside of your mind.
They don't understand you cause you still think it's true that you only love once in your life
And you think that it's her; it's too bad that she can't say it’s you.

So soon you'll be leaving and it isn't easy to think about leaving
But you know you will; you know you will

But you're not the type who can wait for the end so you're leaving
and it isn't easy to think about leaving
But you know you will; you know you will

© White/McLaughlin
Track Name: Toss It All Behind
Her lead I would follow
To the far ends of the earth
But I'm leaving tomorrow
To get far away from her

Flying over the ocean
I'll toss it all behind

Friends, family, country
And a girl
Who's not mine

It isn't our families
Religion or a war
The truth is more painful
She finds this boy a bore

I bought a ticket to Boston
For that is where I'll hide

I'm bringing my bottle
And the girl
Who's not mine

Left her behind
The girl is not mine
Now they tell me I'm drunk all time

Left her behind
The girl's not mine
See the red white and blue in my eyes

Left her behind
The girls not mine
But she comes to me late in the night


I haven't a green card
But I'm still getting by
If you speak the Queen's English
Work ain't hard to find

Thought I could leave her behind me
I knew that I'd survive

But I'm tied to this bottle
And the girl
Who's not mine
Track Name: If You Don't Love Me
If you don't love me I won't rollover and die.
If you don't love me I'll lose some sleep in the night.
If you don't love me I might just get drunk and cry

But I'm saying it's you that could soon do the wondering why.

If you don't love me I can't say we didn't try
If you don't love me I can't say that you told me lies
If you don't love me I'm sure I will survive fine

But I'm saying it's you that could soon do the wondering why.

Cause your going to wonder just what I am doing
And you're going to wonder who is loving me now
And your going to wonder why you couldn't do it
And you're going to wonder if you can come back.

If you don't love me I'll tell myself it's all right
If you don't love me I'll do my best to get by
If you don't love me I'll hope that you'll change your mind

But I'm saying it's you that could soon do the wondering why.

Cause your going to wonder just what I am doing
And you're going to wonder who is loving me now
And your going to wonder why you didn't do it
And you're going to wonder if you can come back.

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na

You're coming back to me yeah you better believe it

You're coming back to me yeah you better believe it believe it when I tell you ...

© White/McLaughlin
Track Name: Singing Angels
Late at night
When I
See singing angels

I start to question myself

How the hell am I
Seeing Singing Angels

Could be death
Could be drink
Could be love

I hear a song with
a verse and a chorus
Lofty lyrics as well

But how the hell can I
hear singing angels

Could be death
Could be drink
Could be love

I take a look around
and start counting my bottles
I take a look around
and my coffin is here
I take a look around
and my sweetheart is with me

But still not an answer is clear

That's the time when I kiss
singing angels
Lofty music then swells

How the hell can I
Kiss singing angels

Could be death
Could be drink
Could be love

This could be death
This could be drink
This could be love
Track Name: Cathedrals on the Rivers
All along the rivers of my New England homeland
Down on canals
And down by the streams
There sit cathedrals of an age that is over
Empty and forlorn from forgotten dreams
Track Name: Things I Should Have Done
The things I should have done
The things I should have done

Had I learned to look away
It'd be different here today
I should have known
A heart of stone

... and she is gone

Now she's dead and gone
Now she's dead and gone

Well ... in fact, she's doing well
But she's off with someone else
And he's all wrong
A heart of stone

... and now she's gone

Did I make a mistake
making a stink about nothing?
Did I make a mistake
Placing faith in the winds
that never change?

I wonder what I want
I still wonder what I want?
Oh I wish it weren't that way
Cause I miss her every day

But if she came back
This wouldn't last
... and she'd be gone

Yeah, If she came back
This mood would pass
... and she'd be gone

But she won't be back
The time has passed
... and now she's gone
Track Name: Goodbye You
Well what's a poor boy from the suburbs to do?
Getting caught and bewildered by a woman like you.

Well I've got a few things that I want to say to you
I'm sorry girl ... but I just can't see this through.

Cause I'm lost
I can't find my way back
I'm running scared
I lack the will to see this through
And it's true
Cause of you

Goodbye - time for leaving
I've been waiting here too long

Well I call it kinky, but you call it cool
You want your freedom ... don't mind breaking some rules

Well there are a few things that I'd like to say to you
So sorry girl, but I just can't see this through.

Cause I'm lost
I can't find my way back
I'm running scared
I lack the will to carry through
Yes it's true
Goodbye you

Goodbye - time for leaving
I've been waiting here too long
Track Name: The Long Autumns Fall into Winter
The long autumn's fall into winter; I love it every year

... although it means the end of the summer and the snows will soon be here

Cause I was born a child of the city; a triple decker was my home

but even a city street can look pretty painted orange, red and gold

Chorus:

With the third week in September jogging memories in my head

And the autumn winds are blowing cold again

The long autumn's fall into winter (It's cold again)

Books and kegs and co-eds on the campus in this sleepy college town

Friends "forever" laughing together; who knows where they are now

(Chorus)

Not by chance my love started in autumn; something special in the air

And both our babies came in early summer; count back nine months and you're there