MICHIGAN

by Adam Whiteley

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    10 songs you can wayfare across the midwest with. Own a physical copy with the thoughtful album art created by Benn Colker.

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My first complete solo album mastered by Gareth Hobbs (www.Garethhobbs.bandcamp.com) with original album art by Benn Colker (www.Benncolkerprojects.com)

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released November 15, 2012

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Track Name: Michigan
I waited, waited for,
I waited, waited for you
among the call of cicadas
and the fall of the stars
hidden by the brick inside,
inside of you.

I cried, I cried for,
I cried, I cried for you
when we sat in Michigan
when we sat in Michigan
and we told each other how
we'd come to be so sad.

The wind is blowin' in
my open window again.
Carrying your name
and stories of how you been.

It was so hot, It was so hot
when we laid next to each other so,
when we laid next to each other so,
cold. It was so cold.

I ran, I ran away,
I ran, I ran away from you,
so I could run away, from you
so I could run away, from me.
And everything you made me want to be.

But you still held me,
but you still held me.
But you still held me,
but you still held me.

I waited, waited for,
I waited, waited for you
among the call of cicadas
and the fall of the stars
hidden by the brick inside,
inside of you.
Track Name: The Hawk & The Hare
How do you wait for what's right there,
with the trees gone bare.
The hawk he's perched and waits to dare
you to run like a hare.

Time to let her know.
Time to let her go.

The Sun has set, the shade grows long,
I can't go back, I can't get gone.

Time to let her know.
Time to let her go.
Track Name: Comes The Rain
Too late to sleep now, too hard to think how
I'm out here drownin' on your window sill
with the wrong kind of past and a troubled way still.
And here comes the rain,
to wash out my stain
To fill my mouth with truths about how someone I love
can hurt so.
And fall I will.
And fall I will.

The flood of thoughts.
Standin' on what we all sought.
'till the day rises up and breaks us apart
with the hard edged blow of the myths they all sewed.
And here comes the rain,
to wash out our pain.
To patter on our window sill,
to come make sure that I'm drowned still.
And fall I will.
And fall I will.
Track Name: Nancy
Leave your shadow by my side,
one more time,
one more time.
Let them carry our loss
as the late shade creeps across.

No matter how hard you try,
you'll be gone soon and home will die.

Close your eyes and sleep away back to then,
back to then.
Where your shoulder still holds my head,
oh my head.

You will always be the same
to me even though time has changed.
And I've cried in the alley alone
just thinkin' how I'll never go home.

You will always be the same
to me even though time has changed.
Track Name: The Midst Of
Ya your daddy was never there.
So you puff yourself to no where.
Let the night drip black around
and sit there waiting for the found.

Ya your mommas crying now,
she screams for a saving somehow.
And the shatterings ringing through,
but the dying aren't as lucky as you.

Pushing pockets full of pills.
Driving northern roads full of hills,
with the quiet breaking in,
and the lake birds begin to sing.

I can see you now in the midst of,
you can still have heart in the midst of fear.
I can see you smile in the midst of,
you can still find home in the midst of fear.
Track Name: You Stay
Jaw clenched, smother.
Hand lent, covered.
You said my pain was your pain,
my pain is your pain.
I stared at the ceiling for hours,
wood painted by rain.

Rejoice in the summer so hot,
sweat felled and faint we got.
The family is laid down,
Disease has come right round.

But you stay.
But you stay,
your chest from swelling now,
her voice has shed somehow.
The legs as useless as a fall,
give them to the ground so we may stall.

Rejoice in the grave of her father,
Brother and sister never bothered.
The crying drought will kill the moss,
this the heat of the summer frost.

You said your pain was my pain,
my pain is my pain.
you said your pain was my pain,
my pain is my pain.
Track Name: Weary Son
Follow your fathers path.
Weary son,
pick up your fathers axe
and feel,
the hollow hands
in yours.
And feel,
the hollow eyes
see
how they speak
of how we'll weep
when we're buried
by the morning,
by the morning light.

You've always gathered
the paths been laid,
the handle is worn,
there's rust on the blade,
but there's work to be done.
There's work
for the weary,
for the weary sons.
Track Name: Forget The Way
I need you more than I need me.
I want you more than I want me.
If you were to leave here I may die,
from the grief and not from the weakness
given by the man in the sky.

Come live above the waves in a tree.
We'll build a house and befriend all that breaths.
We'll forget the ways of murder and of greed.
We'll forget the modern that's made us who we be.

I need you more than I need me.
I want you more than I want me.
If you were to leave here I may die,
from the grief and not from the weakness
given by the man in the sky.

We'll try to leave the pain
with songs of how we came.
We'll dance among the fires built by our hands,
we'll never shout or cry, we'll never make plans.

Further down the road we'll raise our children well,
give them names of our parents
and never teach them of hell.
We'll stand next to each other as our house crumbles down,
until there's nothing left of us to ever be found.

I want you more than I want me.
If you were to leave here I may die,
from the grief and not from the weakness
given by the man in the sky.
From the grief and not from the weakness
given by the man in the sky.
From the grief and not from the weakness
given by the man in the sky.
Track Name: Meet Again
We'll meet again before the winter snow.
Where the call of the evening crow,
wakes us from our deep reverie
and reminds us its just you and me.

Where the snow falls hard around,
crashing on the frozen ground.
And the light from the fires flame
cast shadows of who we were now the same.

Come back this way again,
come back this way my friend.
Come back this way again,
come back this way my friend.
Track Name: My Dear
Oh my dear,
you've done well to travel here.
With the night now liftin'
and your eyes driftin'
there's only a little way more.

And all the while I've been slippin'
before you my dear.