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by Mike Miller

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My first solo-album... worked for more than a year on this one. Let me know what you think :)

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released June 23, 2016

Ciaran Bennett - album artwork
Evan Dickson - drum composer of Cornered's bridge
Noah Smith - drum composition consult for sour taste
Calvin Chang-Harrison - bass guitar supplier
Maia Beresford - some vocal harmony on Take Me Back
Mike Miller - everything else

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Track Name: Excerpt
Time: stop, stare
Muffled; it's still unclear.
Where are we going? What am I doing?
Do I belong somewhere?

So I'm a washed up dreamer
Falling apart
I look so- so different
When I see her

With a bleeding heart
A bleeding heart

If it should be that I grow weak and
Pain should keep me from my sleep
Well let me leave

If it should be that I can't see
What it is I am leaving
Well hold me still and speak to me
Track Name: Cornered
I'm a mess and cornered
Deafening, I always get torn

But there are no strings on tonight
I know what this is and I'll keep it in sight

Hands are shaking, eyes are steady
My focus unraveling, but I know the course I'm heading

But there are no strings on tonight
I know what this is and I'll keep it in sight

We're not done yet
We're not done yet

Now your ghosts are all around me
And I can't find my feet
Nightmares are getting impatient (I plead)
Swallowing me
Track Name: sour taste
Sour taste in her mouth
Another day of the month
Rain's painting with certainty
But all of it's invisible to me

She smiles and nods
Says she loves her god
On my own doesn't mean alone
But it's just time for her to leave

Sour taste in my mouth
Seems everything's pointed south
What I thought I had with certainty
Was unrequited to me
Track Name: Take Me Back
Life's vices
Our nine to five and licenses don't
Compare to what I've got here
Lord preserve my soul
I don't remember
Half of what I told her
And too fast,
I backtrack
And finish last

Take me back
Take me in, let me back. I crack
And I am taking more than I can
But take me back

This Goliath is
Getting old
And my charade is
Coming down We are the broken, but honest and I can
Honestly say I'm living now
Thoughts spilled off my tongue. Now, I've nowhere to run
But I'll count and keep my pieces

Take me back
Take me in, let me back. I crack
And I am taking more than I can
But take me back
x3
Track Name: Boyhood
Mom and dad told me: slow it down
But mom and dad don't know what's allowed
In my own boyhood, I have found
Everyone pushing me on and out I'm on the pursuit of happiness
Trying to figure myself out
And everyone else is just coming down
Infected with life, it's mine now

Boyhood, boyhood

Dad, he was a mean drunk. Momma fell
Down too far to get out
Sometimes you get love endowed
Sometimes you live your life a hell

Boyhood
x2

Now I can't sleep - it's too loud
Born to a path in which I am bound
Where I get less as evermore
Washed up on my conscious shore Am I a ghost story? Etching echoes?
Cause it'd be easy to let go
Ninety-seven seconds, no one knows
Where we're going, but we go

Boyhood
x2

Mom and dad told me
x2
Track Name: Fever
Take back
The words that you left unsaid
'Cause all I see now
What I let get in
(-side my head)

Catch and release
'Till my scene ceases to please
In this fever,
Out of reach
Track Name: Separate
I used to be in love
With the world around me
And the stars revealed by the setting sun
But that character's been cleaned

Separated like blood and sweat on my skin
Separating the divides within
Separated. The one sin
Oh kid, you're too far in

The lies I'm fine with
It's not your fault, but I can't just suck it up
And they don't care about us
I can't shake off my rust
God, I'm so sick of it: our problems compounding
You can feel it surrounding you
Still it's your life you're living
But are you really living?

Separated like blood and sweat on my skin
Separating the divides within
Separated. The one sin
Oh kid, you're too far in
x2
Track Name: It Ends In a Whimper
Locked in, spare (the worst)
Retention tensioning
Meaningless melancholic minutia
Leaving the living

Oh, one of these mornings
You're gonna rise up. Memories
Are laces unstringing
Nothing more to give up

On the
Stairwell
Well,
Well

You're screaming out
Softly killing from the inside
Around my back door

Oh, you're crushing us
Your name held in lights
So distant
Where are you?

It Ends In a Whimper
It ends in a whimper
It ends in a whimper
It ends in a whimper
Track Name: Can't Sleep
I can't sleep
Because I see myself in you

And it chills me to the bone
It's an illness I can't treat
No, I can't sleep
But I'm never waking up

Say 'write what you know'
I can't do a sonnet or a poem
Say 'I already know
...Just what you're about to say'
I can't stay
But I hear it anyway

And it chills me to the bone
It's an illness I can't treat
No, I can't sleep
But I'm never waking up