Friday, July 16, 2010

New Song - "Sneakers"

So there will be a couple of big news posts coming up in the next couple of days, as next week I will have copies of the new album, Ghost Towns, in hand, and will fly up to Fairbanks to begin the Alaska tour. But, before that excitement, I wanted to share some lyrics from a new song I wrote the other day while flipping eggs at the diner. I'm calling it "Sneakers" for now, but we'll see, I haven't exactly been on top of the naming game lately. Enjoy!

Well the farm lights off in the distance flicker,
and you're driving home on the 94.
The band on the stereo, begging you to listen,
but your mind is stuck on the night before.

When the summer's half gone and you've beat it to death,
and the days come and go like the feeling in your chest.
Don't you think about what you almost had,
suitcase and telephones ain't bad.

Mmmmmm, and you're up all night.
Mmmmmm.
Mmmmmm, and you're up all night.
Mmmmmm.

You told me you'd be trouble,
you were right, you were right.
and the devil's in the distance,
in the night, in the night. (x2)

And the drive was short,
'cause you weren't really thinking
'bout the road, its straight,
but your brain is a twisting.

And the red lights have all started looking,
like the landing strip if the plane mistook it.

Mmmmmm, and you're up all night.
Mmmmmm.
Mmmmmm, and you're up all night.
Mmmmmm.

You told me you'd be trouble,
you were right, you were right,
and the devil's in the distance,
in the night, in the night...