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One Alone

by William DuVall

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1.
TIL THE LIGHT GUIDES ME HOME (DuVall) Dark days tearin’ me down Nights are soaked with tears Our love won’t ever die But neither will our fear So we go on after goodbye Like the seasons changing Under the all-seeing sky Someday this pain may be gone But for now I chase the dawn I can feel you buried in my bones And I’m afraid But not alone ’Til the light guides me home I tried to build upon a dream Born in our family tree But all I did was break you down With my demons and insecurity It’s a wicked sorrow That makes a man do the things I’ve done And I can’t blame you For calling up the strength it took to run Someday I may feel your smile again When I atone for all my sins But I belong in this hell I’ve made my own Still afraid But not alone ’Til the light guides me home © 2011 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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THE VEIL OF ALL MY FEARS (DuVall) Sun rising on the hill You were at the wheel all night Laughing at my jokes That only you and I seem to get I’m tired of the view through the veil of all my fears I’m tired of the sound of you drowning in your tears I think of how we lost ourselves along the way Both gunned down by the ricochet Of foolish words that pride allows To win the day Now strangers lost in grief The hail of noise that life brings Stone, I had to make my heart To fill the space where you used to be So much pain I can’t explain But through it all, my love remains I’m calling out Calling out Calling out to you Though it’s in vain © 2018 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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The 3 Wishes 03:59
THE 3 WISHES (Lyrics: DuVall, Music: DuVall, Constantine) Buried in my skin Sweating out my sin The three wishes Are all that’s keeping me alive Broken by temptation Alive in paradise Swallowed in the landslide Or dancing in the light This twisted ecstasy One love in heresy And I pray you’ll never Lose your hold on me I could play the part Scarab on your heart My three wishes Are all that’s keeping me alive © 1999 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) / Last Leg Music (ASCAP) Lyrics: William DuVall Music: William DuVall and Nico Constantine
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STRUNG OUT ON A DREAM (DuVall) Lover, I just can’t make sense of this How I could hate you just as much as miss you Lover, on a lonely night like this I would trade my kingdom just to kiss you And now the violet hour calls It wakes me from my sleep For I want so much more Than you would have me keep Strung out on a dream Stranded where I lay But over and again I give myself away Strung out on a dream But I see the light ‘Cause tonight just might be our time Tonight just might be our time coming Lover, got my pedal to the floor And I’ll soon be scratching at your door Lover, with my face against the pane I’ll hold your hand as we both go insane And now, in these violet hours, A stranger to my sleep, I want you so much It hurts for me to breathe One more chance is all I ask of you now, darlin’ One more chance is all I need One more chance is all I ask of you, my love ‘Cause tonight just might be our time Tonight just might be our time coming © 2000 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
5.
White Hot 04:26
WHITE HOT (DuVall) You are so much more than beautiful I can’t help trying You are so much more than beautiful I can’t help crying ‘Cause I can’t find the words for what you are I can’t find the name to claim your star My heart is breaking You are so much more than beautiful I want to lose myself ‘Cause I can’t find the words for what you are I can’t find the name to claim your star My heart is aching I see that look in your eyes It’s white hot I feel the heat from your skin It’s white hot And when I’m locked in your stare There’s nowhere left to run So let’s fly into the sun, my love © 2007 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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STILL GOT A HOLD ON MY HEART (DuVall) Leave me to my delusion Tell me what to say When the day is stealing every illusion I’m hoping, praying in vain that you’ll say That we’ll start again I can’t outrun the days gone by You still got a hold on my heart But you’re worth every tear I cry You still got a hold And there’s no letting go Sometimes when I’m still dreaming I listen and I could swear that I hear you singing Off in the distance You’re waiting for me to join the next line But I pantomime Just like the sky surrenders the rain falling down I keep on flying and crashing that plane Into your killing ground Every explosion knowing my soul is glory bound Then you can write on my grave That the love I gave you saved you While I slowly drowned © 2007 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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SMOKE AND MIRRORS (DuVall) Your love brings me to my knees Rapes my memories Kills me by degrees Your love owns my heart and mind Leaves no peace to find Pulls me out of line And every breath you take is a siren song That’s got me spinning Out of control I’m scratching at your door Holding out for more Solid in my faith But shaken to the core And in your darkest hour I will see you through I’ll lay down my life The way true lovers do To build a bridge to you Your love chants the crying curse Rings my nightmare nurse Drives a diamond hearse And every touch I feel from another Just leaves me wanting What you won’t give up © 1999 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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So Cruel 04:01
SO CRUEL (DuVall) No words I say can speak my heart And no mask I wear will let me play the part If I could be a better liar Then I might better hide my true desire You’re so cruel So cruel when you walk on by You drive me wild I’m hungry like a newborn child You’re so cruel So cruel when you walk on by Maybe we choose our destiny Born to be drifters on a raging sea And crucified upon this cross that we call love When you’re the only one that I’ll be dreaming of © 2001 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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CHAINS AROUND MY HEART (DuVall) Reach for me across this frozen distance We’ve come too far to turn around I don’t know why it comes so easy For me to break your heart and let you down Well, maybe I could cry you a river But I’d probably just be wasting my tears And tears won’t wash away These chains around my heart Chains around my heart The harder we push away each other The more wrapped up we seem to be Forgive me, darling, if I’m jealous of your power The spell you’re casting over me And even if you tell me it’s over We both know those are just hollow words And hollow words can never break These chains around my heart © 1996 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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KEEP DRIVING ME AWAY (DuVall) I’m moving too fast Coming on too strong I’m like a Molotov cocktail Since the day that I was born It’s just that I want you I want you so much You’re lookin’ so pretty I can hardly stand the pain You got the wind blowin’ in your hair And that ice flowing through your veins I could die happy under your touch Seems like we’re always saying goodbye Feels like I’m drowning And I don’t know why You keep driving me away You’re acting so suspicious And I know you got your pride ‘Cause every time you let your guard down Somebody took you for a ride But now you’ve run into A different kind of fool © 1996 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall
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NO NEED TO WONDER (DuVall) Now may be the only time We get to share the smallest part Of the loneliness that makes us who we are It seems to be the way You never seem to stay too long When your work is done You leave me high and dry And God only knows why I just can’t get enough There’s no need to wonder Why you pull me under ‘Cause I can’t stop to think about Coming to my senses And I can’t stop to think about Truth or consequences now You know I can’t refuse And even if we lose I’ll stand this ground with you Your ever-watchful eye Whatever fortune falls Remember we are flesh for just a moment’s time But spirits evermore If we only knew what for © 1999 Ultramad Music, LLC (ASCAP) Music and Lyrics: William DuVall

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William DuVall’s first solo album, “One Alone,” is a smoldering, all-acoustic affair. In contrast to the multi-layered sonic assault comprising most of his discography, “One Alone” is as sparse and intimate as it gets - part late-night confessional, part living room concert. As William describes it, “I felt the need to peel everything back. This album is strictly one voice, one guitar. It reveals the very core of who I am as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.”

The album’s first single, “‘Til The Light Guides Me Home,” is a song of redemption in the wake of tragedy. Inspired by a family break-up, “‘Til The Light...” also hints at the larger implications of a planet seemingly descending into chaos.

From the romantic pleas of “Strung Out On A Dream,” “White Hot,” and “Still Got A Hold On My Heart” to the betrayal of a close friend addressed in “The Veil Of All My Fears,” these solo acoustic performances cut right to the raw nerve at the heart of each song. As a meditation on heartbreak, resilience, and hard-won wisdom, “One Alone” offers rewards that can’t be found anywhere else by an artist who continues to forge a singular path across a boundless musical landscape.

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released October 4, 2019

One Alone

Produced by William DuVall

Tracks 1, 3-8, & 11 Recorded & Mixed by Jeff Bakos at Bakos Amp Works, Atlanta, on February 22, 2011
Tracks 2, 9, & 10 Recorded & Mixed by Jeffrey Blount at Amber Leaf Studios, Atlanta, on December 30-31, 2017

Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering, New York

Art Direction and Layout by Susan Archie
Photos by James Demer

All songs written by William DuVall. Published by Ultramad Music (ASCAP).
Except Track 3 music by DuVall/Constantine. Published by Ultramad Music/Last Leg Music (ASCAP).

©℗ 2019 DVL Recordings, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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