One of Us Has Got to Go

by RyVo & The Revolving Door

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'This entire album was a true labor of love, with lots of sweat in the creases. The original songs & cover songs here survived multiple performances at The Hotel Utah’s open-mic & other various locations. When we realized we didn’t really get tired of them, we knew they needed to exist in album-form!' -RyVo

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released July 1, 2017

1. One of Us Has Got to Go
(James Conrad, Ryan Voss, Guinevere Q, 
Ben Peterson & Hayley Goldstein)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocals
*Hayley Goldstein: vocals
*James Conrad: rhythm & slide guitar
*Olga Schubert: keyboard & organ
*Guinevere Q-nbfd: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

2. Darling, I Can’t Stand You
(Ryan Voss & James Conrad)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocals
*James Conrad: slide guitar
*Elliot Racine: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

3. Red To Blue
(Ryan Voss)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocals
*James Conrad: rhythm & lead guitar
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

4. Right Place, Wrong Time
(Mac Rebennack)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocals
*James Conrad: rhythm & lead guitar
*Alex Day: sax
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

5. The Old Song
(Ryan Voss)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocal
*Kevin North: lead guitar
*Alyssa Wright: violin
*James Conrad: theremin
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

6. White Room
(Jack Bruce & Pete Brown)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocal
*James Conrad: lead guitar
*Cadence Myles: rhythm guitar
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

7. The Oatmeal Song
(Ryan Voss & James Conrad)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocals
*Kevin North: lead guitar
*James Conrad: guitar
*Alex Day: sax
*Tricia Danieli: keyboard & organ
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

8. ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers
(Stevie Wonder)
*Carlie Mari: lead vocal
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, backing vocals
*James Conrad: lead guitar
*Erica Messer: harp
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

9. Ghosts & Shadows
(Ryan Voss & Ben Peterson)
*Mindy Michelle: lead vocal
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, backing vocals
*Kelyn Crapp: lead guitar
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

10. Shot In The Head
(Harry Vanda & George Young)
*RyVo: 12-string guitar, vocal
*James Conrad: lead guitar
*Cadence Myles: rhythm guitar
*No!: bass
*Ben Peterson: drums

Production Credits:
*(Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9)
Produced by
RyVo & Noah Foley-Beining

*Partly recorded in 
Music City Rehearsal 
in San Francisco,
and partly in RyVo's home studio,
also in San Francisco.

*(Track 6 & 10)
Produced by
Noah Foley-Beining
*Recorded at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts,
6601 Shellmound St, Emeryville, Ca.

*All tracks mastered by
Noah Foley-Beining

*Cover art by
Daniel Bland

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Track Name: One of Us Has Got to Go {feat. Hayley Goldstein}
One of Us Has Got To Go
words by James Conrad

You tell me lies when I ask where you've been.
I asked for whiskey, you served me gasoline.
And now you and I both know
That one of us has got to go.
Yeah, one of us has got to go.

You steal my money, you broke my bank.
The sweetest thing you gave me was sugar in my gas tank.
Lord I'm tired, I want to be alone,
So one of us has got to go.
Yeah, one of us has got to go.

(Instrumental)

You cheat and betray me time after time.
When you say you love me, you're just reading your lines.
I'm dropping the curtain, I'm ending the show
Cuz one of us has got to go.
Yeah, one of us has got to go.

You done smashed my best guitar.
You put a big dent in my Daddy's brand new car.
You're so God damned wicked! I should have known
And now one of us has got to go.
Yeah, one of us has got to go.

You tell me lies when I ask where you've been.
I asked for whiskey, you served me canned heat.
And now you and I both know
That one of us has got to go.
Yeah, one of us has got to go.
Track Name: Darling, I Can't Stand You
Darling, I Can't Stand You
words by Ryan Voss

Somewhere out there’s a spot o’ sunshine
I only know at all
‘Cause I hooked myself on the idea
Despite your efforts, it flickers still

We’ve tried to make it work to no avail
Well, I do all the trying
While you sit around, trying my patience
No way to numb the pain,
You already helped yourself to my booze & pills

Darling, I just can’t stand you
I see an open door,
It got me thinkin’,
Here’s why the chicken crossed the street

Darling, I just can’t stand you
Found a ticket to elsewhere,
With your name written there,
Why are you still sittin’ here?
Get movin’, pick up your feet!

Must’ve passed the expiration date
On whatever glue you used,
Kept we worn & abused, but planted
Leaving me in your shadow, not worth a damn

We deluded ourselves in a daydream
I would’ve noticed sooner,
Been wincing at the tumors you made me
You think yourself a trophy-wife,
Maybe to some deaf, dumb & blind man

Darling, I just can’t stand you
I see an open door,
It got me thinkin’,
Here’s why the chicken crossed the street

Darling, I just can’t stand you
Found a ticket to elsewhere,
With your name written there,
Why are you still sittin’ here?
Get movin’, pick up your feet!

You, yourself, you’re no spring chicken
You’re getting’ on in years,
And I suspect my very fears are shared
We done our bit,
And bit off more than we can chew

Should’ve trusted to our better judgment
And we’re not ranking high,
We’re the very girl & guy that got us here
There’s no love lost,
It took to the hills with me & you

Darling, I just can’t stand you
I see an open door,
It got me thinkin’,
Here’s why the chicken crossed the street

Darling, I just can’t stand you
Found a ticket to elsewhere,
With your name written there,
Why are you still sittin’ here?
Get movin’, pick up your feet!

Darling, I just can’t stand you
I see but one way out,
I’m going mental,
Pedal to the metal & away with speed

Darling, I just can’t stand you
I could go on
In a thousand more verses
Overflowing with curses
What more do you need to read?!!
Track Name: Red To Blue
Red To Blue
by Ryan Voss

I don’t know what your game is
Or if there’s a game being played at all
Whether my heart is in the right place
Or if I believe in a tale that’s tall
I admit I’m not too clear headed
Your eyes convey a kindness genuine
But all too soon you float away
No one to hear me cry but this empty page and my pen

Trying not to read too much in minute detail
You embrace me when you can and put my darker thoughts to bed
I’ll just hurt myself in asking more than you can bear
Just wish I had your tranquil blue
Instead of my raging red

I wrote you a love song
I sang while your smile gave me a sense of aplomb
I knew well you didn’t share my feelings
But words left unsaid have me feeling so numb

Somewhere my wires got crossed
You see all my defects and still offer me a friend
But I’m just weary of pretty words
They’ve hurt me before and I’m not so trusting of them

Trying not to read too much in minute detail
You laugh along with me, pop a pillow under my head
I’ll only hurt myself in asking more than you can bear
Just wish I had your tranquil blue
Instead of my raging red

You’re quite the cool cucumber
Think you stole Lady Ga-Ga’s poker face
Know some folks you’d like to slap upside the noggin
But you’re warm as summer and in a happier place
Still, I’m plagued by my past
Left in the rough and lost in the woods
Will you stay alongside your troubled friend?
Or question whether or not you should?
Track Name: Right Place, Wrong Time
Right Place, Wrong Time
by Mac Rebennack

I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time
I’d have said the right thing, but I must have used the wrong line
I been in the right trip, but I must have used the wrong car
My head was in a bad place, and I’m wondering what it’s good for
I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time
My head was in a bad place, but I’m having such a good time

I been running, trying to get hung up in my mind
Really got to give myself a good talking-to this time
Just need a little brain salad surgery
Got to cure my insecurity

I been in the wrong place, but it must have been the right time
I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong song
I been in the right vein, but it seems like wrong arm
‘Cause I been in the right world,
But seems like a wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong

Slipping, dodging, sneaking, creeping, hiding out down the street
See my life shaking with every who I meet
Refried confusion is a making itself clear
Wondering which way do I go to get on out of here

I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time
I’d have said the right thing, but I must have used the wrong line
I’d take the right road, but I done took a wrong turn
I made the right move, but I made it at the wrong time
I was in the right place, but I must have been the wrong time
I was in a good place, why we having such a bad time…
Track Name: The Old Song
The Old Song
by Ryan Voss

It was a name the host could swear
He’d not seen before
As his list was once again perused
Sure enough, it made the page; he took to the stage, and Donnie Deininger was introduced
The scene caters to every like
At The Utah’s open-mic,
And some pale ghoul’s creepy vibe was nothing new
With eyes red and sunken in and a form wasted and rail thin
He said, ‘Here’s an old song’,
And he strummed a verse or two

It was a tune about sorrow;
A vintage feel that went down smooth
Every folkie in the room could relate
He sang about the minstrel life
And friendly eyes that caught the light
Guess he met her in this very place
Bled heart and soul for her serenade
But she didn’t care for what he played
Her mood grew sour as he prattled on
Taken aback by her rejection,
And a boyfriend ready to deck him
Still he kept on singing his old song

Things got heated;
Not the hot and heavy he wanted
The conflict that followed was out of sight
Two men with tempers flared,
Donnie was eighty-sixed from here
He was never seen again until tonight
Well, the audience dug the shtick;
Cheered his melody and lyrics
But applause died down when his eyes grew cold
He said, ‘It’s well of you to make merry,’
‘I’ve been dead for more than a century!’
‘So, no lie when I said my song was old.’

The crowd grew despondent;
Eyes fixed on Mr. Deininger
Lights seemed to flicker at his suggestion
Meanwhile, the host got pissed,
This act carried on for twenty minutes
And he had an open-mic to run

He tried to cut the sound,
But the console’s mind was its own
Or was swayed by an unseen hand
The old song continued play,
Getting louder on the p.a.
Set to bleed every eardrum in the balcony and bandstand

I’m sure that Donnie Deininger
Had reasons for this visit
Aside from putting us off our alcohol
And that long ago Ms. ‘What’s-Her-Name’
Stayed sound asleep in her grave
Never caught his long awaited encore at all
Nobody harmed in the makin’
A few left shaken
Donnie struck his last chord and faded away
Many women were unnerved,
But some guy jotted down the words
With glowing red eyes, he wrote out his song for next Monday
Track Name: White Room
White Room
by Jack Bruce & Pete Brown

In the white room with black curtains near the station
Black roof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings
Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes
Dawn light smiles on you leaving, my contentment

I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines
Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves

You said no strings could secure you at the station
Platform ticket, restless diesels, goodbye windows
I walked into such a sad time at the station
As I walked out, felt my own need just beginning

I'll wait in the queue when the trains come back
Lie with you where the shadows run from themselves

At the party she was kindness in the hard crowd
Consolation for the old wound now forgotten
Yellow tigers crouched in jungles in her dark eyes
She's just dressing, goodbye windows, tired starlings

I'll sleep in this place with the lonely crowd
Lie in the dark where the shadows run from themselves
Track Name: The Oatmeal Song
The Oatmeal Song
words by Ryan Voss

Don't feed me any oatmeal
It's more than I deserve
I'll just help myself to some more week-old gruel
Before you kick me to the curb
Only cool people eat oatmeal
With a cappuccino & toast on the side
I'll be fine with this burnt crust & cup o' brown swill
Repeat the daily dose 'til I die

Could really go for some waffles
But I've barely enough for a dollar-menu item at McDonald's

No, put away that cranberry juice!
Cranberries are just cherries with bitter thoughts
At any rate, it doesn't jell with that thick, juicy steak
The one I haven't got
And you know if you don't eat your meat...
...Well, you know what you can't have
Spending the day running on empty
Going to bed so mad & sad & mad & sad

Should be a cinch to watch the cholesterol
No food for thought
But no fat content at all!

So, yeah, no oatmeal for me
It's not what I have earned
Not even getting out of bed today
No energy to spend, no calories to burn
I'm not playing with a full deck
Plus, I'm sick with a head like a spinning wheel
Must be coming down with that Ebola virus
And the goddamn medicine is in the oatmeal...
Track Name: 'Cause We've Ended Now As Lovers {feat. Carlie Mari}
‘Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers
words by Stevie Wonder

Sneaking kisses in the hall
Parting love notes are on the wall
Been each other's all and all each day
Lovers walking in the rain
So close we felt each other's pain
But now you say that love has died away

'Cause we've ended now as lovers
Doesn't mean that we each other can't be friends
'Cause we've ended now as lovers
Does our love for one another have to end

I remember teaching you
On piano 'Tea for Two'
And how playing it wrong I kissed your hand
But when our love has gone and passed
Why does the good exceed the bad
Well that's one thing I'll never understand

'Cause I remember us at class
You were always the one to pass
And gave me answers right to see me through
But that was more than years ago
And who will love me I don't know
It's sad for sure but true it won't be you

'Cause we've ended now as lovers
Doesn't mean that we each other can't be friends
'Cause we've ended now as lovers
Does our love for one another have to end

'Cause we've ended now as lovers
Doesn't mean that we each other can't be friends
'Cause we've ended now as lovers
Does our love for one another have to end
Track Name: Ghosts & Shadows {feat. Mindy Michelle}
Ghosts & Shadows
by Ryan Voss

Cloudy eyes to a blue sky and a pristine lake
Waking to the morn and memories a bit vague
Rising to a time I’ve wished away
When I entertain your ghost
Breach the peace with bland small talk and
mundane tasks
Tears of longing locked away behind a mask
Burdened with questions too painful to ask
While I entertain your ghost

Thoughts abroad in merry tunnel vision
Ghosts and shadows dance about the empty room
Parish the notion that they’ll soon disappear
As I sink deeper into the murky everglade
Sugarplums return to slumber in the dreams I’ve
laid
Misty eyes return to greet the dawn
And softly cry

Yesterday, an eternity of joyful bliss
Not enough appreciation until days like this
Grasping for your reach; just empty air in my fist
As I entertain your ghost

Nights are cold and forlorn while the daytime forgets
The warm embrace I miss, imagined in your silhouette
Longing for answers to my prayers, but still nothing yet
I’ll just entertain your ghost

Thoughts abroad in merry tunnel vision
Ghosts and shadows dance a-bout the empty room
Parish the notion that they’ll soon disappear
As I sink deeper into the murky everglade
Sugarplums return to slumber in the dreams I’ve
laid
Misty eyes return to greet the dawn
And softly cry

And softly cry…

As I sink deeper into the murky everglade
Sugarplums dance and prance around…
And return to the dreams I’ve laid
Misty eyes return to greet the dawn
And I’m still crying…

Reality beckons; I’m oblivious to its call
Can’t bear to consider that I’ve lost you after all
Wasting away while autumn days slow to a crawl
As I entertain your ghost
'Cause it's cloudy eyes to a blue sky and a pristine lake
Waking to the morn and memories a bit vague
Rising to a time; I never thought I’d see the day
When I entertain your ghost

I just entertain your ghost

I just entertain your ghost

I just entertain your ghost

I just entertain…

…entertain your ghost
Track Name: Shot In The Head
Shot In The Head
by Harry Vanda & George Young

Hard case, musician mean, hey, hey, hey
It's kind of sad but that's what I'll be, hey, hey, hey
I don't have nothing but the clothes on my back, hey, hey, hey
Do my sleeping in an old brown sack, hey, hey, hey

I've had enough of getting shot in the head
I've had enough and I wish I was dead
I've had enough of getting shot in the head
I've had enough of getting shot in the head

I don't have money and I don't have class, hey, hey, hey
Need a couple of dollars just to fill my glass, hey, hey, hey
I've got so many friends to my name,
They're all bottles of whiskey, they're friends just the same
Never have to worry that's the name of the game, hey, hey, hey
I've had enough of getting shot in the head
I've had enough and I wish I was dead
I've had enough of getting shot in the head
I've had enough of getting shot in the head

I spent 22 years in a Rock and Roll band,
10,000 women on a one night stand
And all I've got to show is a hole in my hand,
Where my money has burned me through
I've had enough of getting shot in the head
I've had enough and I wish I was dead
I've had enough of getting shot in the head
I've had enough of getting shot in the head