One Of The Ones

by Levi Kreis

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about

Levi's debut album One of The Ones was released in the autumn of 2005. Recorded through in one take and costing only $200, it was intended to be a simple collection of love songs made available upon Levi's appearance on that year's season of NBC's The Apprentice. It's popularity is responsible for Levi's signature sound of piano/vocal acoustic songs centered around lyrical storytelling of love and loss. I Should Go, the first single, found a home with AC radio and was featured as Austin and Carrie's theme song on Days Of Our Lives. The single reached a new audience in 2011 when featured on the season two finale of The Vampire Diaries. Hardly A Hero was featured in the movie Kiss The Bride. Just This Good was performed live on The Apprentice.

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released November 16, 2005

Much thanks is due to the following...

Del Shores for your continued support and for always pushing me toward my greatest potential. Wyatt Earp and Western Legend Music for helping me make this happen. You saved the day my friend. Romain Frugé for your time, craftsmanship and unexpected kindness. You're a beautiful man. Darci Monet for penning my thoughts with such accuracy. Writing with you is one of my greatest joys in life. Andrew Briskin for your all-around brilliance. I'm so glad we're working together again. Terri Johnson for your constant support and friendship. Special thanks to Loren Toolajian, Sean Canada, Mark Burr, Marty Wheeler, Peter Covington, Austin Hanks, Travis Howard, Jennifer Neumann, Julian Velard, and Heather Greene.

Piano and Vocals by Levi Kreis.
Recorded at Euphoria Studios and Broadway Sound Studios
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Sean Cananda
All songs by Levi Kreis for Surgery Puppy Music/ASCAP except I Should Go, Hardly A Hero, and Just This Good by Levi Kreis and Darci Monet for Surgery Puppy Music/ASCAP and Songs From The Fortress/BMI

Photography and Album Design by RCFrugé

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Track Name: I Should Go
I Should Go
Written by Levi Kreis & Darci Monet

Here we are
Isn't it familiar
I haven't had someone to talk to
In such a long time
And it's strange
All we have in common
And your company was just the thing I needed tonight
But somehow I feel I should apologize
Cause I'm just a little shaken
By what's going on inside

I should go
Before my will gets any weaker
And my eyes begin to linger
Longer than they should
I should go
Before I lose my sense of reason
And this hour holds more meaning
Than it ever could
I should go
I should go
Baby, I should go

It's so hard
Keeping my composure
And pretend I don't see how
Your body curves beneath your clothes
And your laugh
Is pure and unaffected
It frightens me to know so well the place I shouldn't go
But I know I gotta take the noble path
Cuz I don't want you to question
The intentions that I have

I should go
Before my will gets any weaker
And my eyes begin to linger
Longer than they should
I should go
Before I lose my sense of reason
And this hour holds more meaning
Than it ever could
I should go
I should go
Baby, I should go

I don't mean to leave you with a trivial excuse
And when you call tomorrow, I'll know what to do

But I should go
Before my will gets any weaker
And my eyes begin to linger
Longer than they should
I should go
Before I lose my sense of reason
And this hour holds more meaning
Than it ever could
I should go
I should go
Baby, I should go
Track Name: With You
Written by Levi Kreis

I used to be
The life of the party
The man of the hour
The one in control
Never a question
No hesitation
Get who I want
And then I'd move on
But you've stolen my thunder
Taken me under
By something so real

With you
I can't speak
I can't move
I can hardly breathe
I'm a fumbling boy
Whose never felt something like this
And it's just how it is with you

I'm paralyzed
By the light of an angel
You may be all I've been dreaming of
And I know the likes
Of infatuation
And I'd be surprised if this isn't love
Cause I just wanna break through
Reach out and feel you
Fall into me, yeah

With you
I can't speak
I can't move
I can hardly breathe
I'm a rambling boy
Whose never felt something like this
And it's just how it is with you

Oh, and I want to reach out and touch you
Feel you consume me
Fall into me

With you
I can't speak
I can't move
I can hardly breathe
I'm a fumbling boy
Whose never felt something like this
And it's just how it is
Oh, yeah, it's just how it is
With You
Track Name: Hardly A Hero
Written by Levi Kreis & Darci Monet

Just an ordinary man
Thrown into a life I didn't plan
Suddenly my world has changed
I'm unprepared to make my way
My resolve is growing weak
So unsure of who I'm supposed to be
The one who takes the noble path
Or the one who wants what he can never have

And I'm hardly the hero
This is the only thing I know to do
To make it through
But I need you to believe
That beneath this bravado
I'd still give anything to have a chance
To get you back
And I'm hardly a hero for that

Exuberant and terrified
Every time I look into your eyes
But I can't entertain the thought
Cuz we both know I'm not the man you thought I was

And I'm hardly the hero
This is the only thing I know to do
To make it through
But I need you to believe
That beneath this bravado
I'd still give anything to have a chance
To get you back
And I'm hardly a hero for that

The ones I love will always be
The ones who pay the price
And so I sit outside my dreams
To do the thing that's right
And keep it all inside

And I'm hardly the hero
This is the only thing I know to do
To make it through
But I need you to believe
That beneath this bravado
I'd still give anything to have a chance
To love again
And I'm hardly the hero for that
Yeah I'm hardly a hero
Track Name: Hold You All Night
Written by Levi Kreis

I've been drinking myself into oblivion
The deeper the pain the harder to deaden
Staring into space
Tuning out the bar
Coming up for air
Only to seek a minor distraction
But escaping doesn't get me very far
Away
From the cords that we entangled
Away
From the smile I used to know

And I would hold you all night
If there was such a thing as second chances
If I had just made different choices
I'd know how to live again
And I would hold you all night
And pray the morning light would never wake you
And time would stop to heal the pain I gave you
Baby, I would hold you all night

I've been finding myself in harsh realizations
Hearing the truth in your indignation
There is such a thing
As being too strong
I was unaware
I made myself into an island
Too afraid to let you in too long
You tried
Giving all your heart could offer
I tried
But my efforts were too late

And I would hold you all night
If there was such a thing as second chances
If I had just made different choices
I'd know how to live again
And I would hold you all night
And pray the morning light would never wake you
And time would stop to heal the pain I gave you
Baby, I would hold you all night

If I could take back every word I said
And resurrect us from the dead
I'd thank God beneath my breath
And never let you go

And I would hold you all night
If there was such a thing as second chances
If I had just made different choices
I'd know how to live again
And I would hold you all night
And pray the morning light would never wake you
And time would stop to heal the pain I gave you
Baby, I would hold you all night
Baby, I would hold you all night
Baby, I would hold you all night
Track Name: Lonely Sunday Morning
Written by Levi Kreis

I can still taste you on my lips
I can still smell you on my sheets
I can still feel the way you tremble
When I hold you close to me
It's like everything about you
Is everything I need
And waking up without you
Is gonna be the death of me
I'm not so used to silence
And I can't find you anywhere

It's a lonely Sunday morning
Cause you left me without warning
And I don't know how to make it
Through this lonely Sunday morning

Last night I took your picture
Out of my dresser drawer
And said the words that I wish
I could not say anymore
The truth is that I love you
And I'm doing all I can
To make myself forget the way
It feels to be your man
And I gotta find a reason
To face another day

It's a lonely Sunday morning
Cause you left me without warning
And I don't know how to make it
Through this lonely Sunday morning

I should just crawl back in bed
Shut out my heart
Turn off my head
But it's impossible to do
Cause my whole world was you
Yeah, my whole world was you

It's a lonely Sunday morning
Cause you left me without warning
And I don't know how to make it
Through this lonely Sunday morning
Track Name: Love In Another Light
Written by Levi Kreis

Turn down the dial
I don't want another
Lesson in something I've had enough of
It's all the same
A big misconception
Thinking I'd find what I was looking for
Love is not just a fix anymore
A man needs to feel something more
So maybe it's time that I

Tear down the walls
Open my eyes
I wanna know love in another light
There's got to be
More to this life
Let me know love in another light

Too many nights
I fed from the ruin
Of manic pursuits that left nothing to gain
In desolate bars
Drowning in whiskey
In back rooms with boys that don't have a name
At some point we all want the same
To live and let go of the pain
So maybe it's time that I

Tear down the walls
Open my eyes
I wanna know love in another light
There's got to be
More to this life
Let me know love in another light

Love that's as deep as the ocean
I just want to feel some emotion
So maybe it's time that I

Tear down the walls
Open my eyes
I wanna know love in another light
There's got to be
More to this life
Let me know love in another light
Track Name: Just This Good
Written by Levi Kreis & Darci Monet

Baby, I can't believe
What's happening to me
As I look at you
Lying naked with me
A realm of emotion
Beyond this embrace
Leaves me with nothing to say

Now, I've been a man
Conditioned to think
That love was no more
Than a hollow routine
But when I feel your body
Moving slowly with mine
It's then that I realize

Baby it's just this good
I never thought I could
Feel such love in my soul
You're the reason I know
That it's just this good

You've given me
What my soul seeks to find
A love that reveals
A greater design
Oh, and I've always wondered
What heaven was like
Strange that I never saw
Heaven was here all along

And baby it's just this good
I never thought I could
Feel such love in my soul
You're the reason I know
That it's just this good

Baby it's just this
One kiss
And I'm a believer
Hallelujah
Cause baby we are just this good
I never, never thought I could
Feel such love in my soul
You're the reason I know
That it's just this good, ya'll
Baby, it's just this good
Track Name: Left Over
Written by Levi Kreis

I remember the day I laid eyes on that sweet Georgia smile
With your rosy complexion and your brown winter coat
You made my acquaintance and laughed through that cute little nose
From first kiss, to first touch, to first time that we'd ever made love
We could both fill a novel with eloquent memories
Of fumbling passions, of personal struggles
A burgeoning friendship I always believed would grow old

But I guess I'm the one left over
Cause we don't resemble who we were before
I guess once that ship has pulled out of that harbor
The things that had measure don't measure up anymore

With 12 years behind us I can't say that I understand
But friends grow together and friends grow apart
And friends get replaced even though it may hurt a friend's heart
But aside all of this what I want more than anything else
Is to have just a moment when you stop pretending
You look at me in earnest, admit that we're strangers
And you've no intention to face what you'd rather ignore

So I guess I'm the one left over
Cause we don't resemble who we were before
I guess once that ship has pulled out of that harbor
The things that had measure don't measure up anymore

Yeah I guess I'm the one left over
Cause we don't resemble who we were before
I guess once that ship has pulled out of that harbor
The things that had measure don't measure up anymore
The things that had measure don't measure up anymore
Track Name: Kiss You Yet
Written by Levi Kreis

You move through me
Like the ocean underneath the full moon
And your touch warms me
Like the sun above a summer afternoon
And I've never been so swept away
There's so much love that we could make but

Ooh, I don't wanna kiss you yet
I wanna feel your breath
And look into your eyes so blue
I don't wanna kiss you yet
Cause just anticipating
Is so intoxicating

I'll be honest
I don't understand what's coming over me
Fearless, breathless
Face to face with you is where I wanna be
Baby. believe me when I say
I got all the time it's gonna take but

Ooh I don't wanna kiss you yet
I wanna feel your breath
And look into your eyes so blue
I don't wanna kiss you yet
Cause just anticipating
Is so intoxicating

These are the moments love is made of
You're someone I think I could be sure of
So baby before we kiss
I wanna remember you just like this
Just like this

I wanna feel your breath
And look into your eyes so blue
Don't wanna kiss you yet
Cause just anticipating
Is so intoxicating
Track Name: Man Outta Me
Written by Levi Kreis

Something that I never said
A story that I've never shared
I was only 20 years old
He was a love affair
Soon became a humble home
Wrecked with animosity
He took it to the bottle
And turned around and took it out on me
And I was just a boy
A scrawny little boy
A naive, faggot little boy
Too confused by love to leave
Too abused by you to see
That you were

Maniacal
Certifiable
It's comical
When I'm looking back I see
You made a man outta me

Life has been so good to me
Taught me things about the soul
If pain is just an error in thought
Then I'm in full control
Glad I started long ago
Learning in the hardest way
Cause now I know my power
And that bullshit would never fly today
But I was just a boy
A sheltered little boy
I let you own that little boy
Might have been too young to see
But look what you made of me by being...

Maniacal
Certifiable
It's comical
When I'm looking back I see
You made a man outta me

And I was just a boy
Misguided little boy
I let you use that little boy
Might have been too young to see
But just look what you made of me by being...

Maniacal
Certifiable
It's comical
When I'm looking back I see
You made a man outta me
You made a man outta me
You made a man outta me