Just One Night

by The Taters

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about

Our first live album, recorded in, well, just one night, at a show in Ashland, VA, December 2004. The album features a few new songs, several new versions of earlier tunes from our Vox Box and Strange But True albums, and some of the most popular cover requests from our live shows, including songs from Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Steve Earle, Simon & Garfunkle, and more. A consistent fan favourite!

NOTE: This albums is currently OUT OF PRINT as a physical CD, but can still be ordered here as an immediate download!

credits

released June 1, 2005

Recording, mixing & mastering by the master: Bill McElroy, Slipped Disc Audio

Production & arrangements: The Taters

Cover Art: The Sparking One, John Otte

Craig Evans - bass, vocals
Brad Tucker - acoustic & electric guitars, vocals
Stu Grimes - drums, vocals

with special Tater side dishes:
Diana Keene - pedal steel
Ned Henson - electric guitar
Jim Wark - electric guitar
Alan McEwen - trumpet
Chris Watling - saxophone

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The Taters Richmond, Virginia

Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana, a sound that's been described as "Country roots- pop with the genius songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop, …a curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles" Billboard magazine calls it "American roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip sensibilities" ... more

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Track Name: Just One Night
Just one night and every day
Got a whole lot better
Little things don't bother me
When we're together
I hadn't seen you in so long
Since you left everything's gone wrong
Now you're back in town and everything seems right
After just one night

Just one night alone with you
Showed my what I'm missing
The way we used to talk
And all that time spent kissing
That old sun got brighter today
I hope this time it's here to stay
And this time feels to me just like it might
After just one night

I'll never understand it
What brought you to that place
The angels must have planned it
I can see it in your face

Just one night and I feel like I've
Seen a glimpse of the promised land
I hope that you can feel it too
When I hold your hand
I can't wait to see you again
I want to tell you how it's been
I want to open up and show you what's inside
After just one night
Track Name: Men of the Past
Men of the future, men of the past
Finding it first and building to last
Always afraid of somebody's claim to fame

Men of the future, running about
Trying to stop the time running out
While the men of the past are the last of the vast unknown

Honor & glory, the stories of entourage
Listed & labeled, all lost in courtly camouflage

Men of the past, papers in hand
Eager to halt the progress of man
While the men of the future are missing the signs today

Men of tomorrow, forging ahead
Watching themselves at the end of a thread
Never to know that it's all be said before
Track Name: Waiting Game
They wait behind the door
One by one they find out more|
The hardest part is still outside
Just waiting

The talk goes round and round
But the terms are still the same
Now I'm sitting in this room again
Playing the waiting game

When will you decide
What you're gonna do with me?
In the meantime now I'm stuck outside
Just waiting

The talk goes round and round
But the girls are still the same
Now there's three men with their hands in chains
Playing the waiting game

Something might be happening
With all this waiting
Something might be happening
You could turn, you could go
But you might never know

A front porch with a chair
Tired years of sitting there
Wonder who might come inside
Just waiting

The talk goes round and round
But the house is still the same
Now there's one less day but no less shame
One more man to go insane
Playing the waiting game
Track Name: Man with a Plan
There's been a lot of ways you've let me down before
Losing my salad days on shows you wouldn't explore
Now there's a sadness creeping in
It feels like this is the end

Everybody say, a man came by today
With a better plan for taking you away
Wish I had my story down
When the sound of his crown cuts through
I really don't believe it's true

Outside my window I can see a street of gold
I should be walking there but I might have grown too old
Nowhere on earth I'd rather be
But time's no guarantee

Everybody say, a man came by today
With a better plan for taking you away
Wish I had my story down
When the sound of his crown cuts through
I really don't believe it's true

I feel the weather turn and the winter coming on
If there's a fire to burn then it won't be burning long
Now as you turn the key to go
You won't be back, I know...
Track Name: Easy Way Out
It tears me up to turn you down
I feel like hiding underground
I've looked around but it can't be found
I want an easy way out of your heart

It hurts to love you, hurts to leave
Hurts to watch the way you weave
I've got to leave this make believe
I want an easy way out of your heart

Never heard you say you need me
And I got tired of hearing
What you mean to me

If we could have this chance again
Chance to start another end
I still recall when we were friends
I want an easy way out of your heart
Track Name: All the Trouble I Need
Don't change the way you play
Every sight, every sound
You're so strange, you make my day
I pray you're keeping me around and around

The things you do, the things you say
Keep me up, keep me up at night
And I know it's okay
Even when it's not alright

I was down for the count when my number came up
It took some looking but now I see
You're too much, but I can't get enough
You're all the trouble I need

Am I wrong to want to stay
Show me everything, I'll learn
Something new every day
It's getting late but I'll wait my turn
Track Name: Explanation
I don’t know what makes me want to meet you
I don’t know what makes me scared to try
All I know is I can’t talk to strangers
And I won’t do a thing to stop this chance from slipping by

Everytime you step into the picture
I don’t have a single thing to say
In your eyes I see a spark of kindness
But I just stand and want you as you turn and walk away

What I need right now is an explanation
What I need right now is time to try
I don’t know what makes it so hard
Please tell me why

Maybe someone else will introduce you
Maybe you’ll turn out to be the one
Maybe this time things will turn out different
Maybe this will be the night that I’m not left alone
Track Name: Little Bit Left in Me
I can see when you look at me
You’re about to fly
You’ve been around this town a time or two
Now you couldn’t if you tried
Just relax, Let it be
I think I’ve got maybe just a little bit left in me

How you cried when he said goodbye
To look for greener grass
You tell me that there’s nothing left inside
And I might as well just pass
Don’t believe all you read
Because I’ve got maybe just a little bit left in me

For a while I can do the work for two
I’m not keeping score, I won’t ask a thing of you

You must know how I love you so
Let yourself give in
And please don’t worry ‘bout what I expect
You ain't been where I been
It’s alright, you will see
I’ve got maybe just a little bit left in me
Don’t believe all you read
Because I’ve got maybe just a little bit left in me
Just relax, Let it be
I think I’ve got maybe just a little bit left in me
Track Name: Peccadillo
I've been gaining a great amount of experience
As I've watched your friends who'd seen the show
And I can sense what they all know
That you've become a master
At the art of the peccadillo

You were always my favourite kind of authority
I looked to you when you would go
But who could tell from so far below
That you'd become a master
A king of the peccadillo

Peccadillo
When the stakes are not too high
Peccadillo
Just enough so you'll get by
When the situation doesn't call
For a crime that's too extreme
Peccadillo, you're the scoundrel of my dreams
Track Name: 29 Days
In 29 days I'll get you back
You've had your month away
In 29 days you're coming home
I started count today
In 29 days you'll let me know
If you're gonna stay
I guess you'll get the final say
In 29 days

In 29 days I'll get another chance
To make the same mistake
In 29 days I'll find out
How much we can take
In 29 days I guess I'll know
When to make my break
I'll find out if I stay or go
In 29 days

It seems like years ago
Since you packed and ran away
You told me that a month alone
Would help us find our way
I made it through one 24
Now my poor heart just breaks
I wonder what I'll have to say
In 29 days

In 29 days you'll find me here
In front of my TV
In 29 days I bet you I'll be
Quite a sight to see
29 days alone in this room
Counting down from three
I wonder what this boy will be
In 29 days
Track Name: Restaurant Rumours
I heard some people talking yesterday
And they said you were gonna put me by the way
Well, I just wish you would come to me
When you got something to say
I'm not gonna let another restaurant rumour
Spoil my day

I just got back in town from a weekend trip
I overheard something, baby, it made me flip
They saw you last night, you were out on the town
With my best friend, you were fooling around
I'm not gonna let another restaurant rumour
Come my way

Restaurant rumours
Well, I hear them all the time
Sitting here eating my blue plate special
And choking on every line
When I'm looking at the waitress
And she's smiling at me funny
Then I know right away
You been talking 'bout me, honey
With your restaurant rumours
Giving me a knife in the back

Well, it seems like this has been happening quite a lot
I never know why, but I find out when and what
I'm sitting in the cafe just having my dinner
Hear my little blue angel is a red-hot sinner
I'm not gonna let another restaurant rumour
Spoil my day

Restaurant rumours
Well, I hear them all the time
Sitting here eating my blue plate special
And choking on every line
When I'm looking at the waitress
And she's smiling at me funny
Then I know right away
You been talking 'bout me, honey
With your restaurant rumours
Taking up all of the slack
Track Name: Truth Is
Well it hasn’t been right for a long, long time
I try to talk to you, you just end up cryin’
You say it doesn’t matter anymore
And you’re gonna walk right out that door
Once upon a time you were so sweet
You held my hand walking down the street
Now when I touch you, you look at me strange
I think I figured out what’s changed

Truth is, you don’t love me
Truth is, you just wanna leave me
Truth is, you told me you’d be mine for life
Truth is, you told a lie

I remember that day in early spring
When you said “I do” and you wore my ring
We both said it was for better or worse
But now that ring has become a curse
Why couldn’t I see what was in your heart?
I’ve just never been that smart
You won’t tell me why you changed your mind
But the answer isn’t hard to find

Truth is, you don’t love me
Truth is, you just wanna leave me
Truth is, you told me you’d be mine for life
Truth is, you told a lie