Studio Sampler 2003

by Michael Miles

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1.
04:37
I can't stand your oppression Or tolerate your obsession I'm just not good enough for you Won't stand for your control Or give you another inch of my soul As far as we're concerned, you're through Caught in the ring your fear Snared by what you whisper in my ear That there's nothing of worth in me But I'm so through with your lies Oppressing things you devise For all I care you can rot in your debris Chorus: Is it too much to ask to stretch my wings out and fly Is it too much to dream that I might have something worth giving Before I die Won't hear your confession Or believe your observation Of all the things you think you see in me But I won't put up with your mind control Be blind no more, will open the door Let freedom roll and soar and stop keeping score Finally see and believe what it really means to live free indeed (chorus)
2.
04:25
I can't look up, I won't look up Won't look you in the eyes at all I just wanna lay here and expire Afraid to hear you say those words "last call" You hurt me, you bruised me Your words beat me with sticks and stones No more, no more, won't take it no more Won't let your actions break my bones Chorus: I'm damaged, I can't swim You stand there, but won't come in You stretch your hand, but only so far And say last call You stifle, and repress me You apologize but don't impress me What kind of friend, what kind of friend are you When your words do anything but bless me (chorus) Just walk away, just let me go You were never all that, never all that to me Just walk away, don't bother reaching You were never a friend, never a friend can't you see (chorus)
3.
04:43
Been on the same chapter, been on the same verse Seems like I've read these same words a thousand times The story's getting old, the plot wearing me thin And I can't take much more of this tragedy we're in Chorus: And I want to find my way out Of this tale of failure, weakness and doubt And I hope to see the light of day As I page through these stories I stumble over the words, my eyes wander lost False images dancing, as I carry my cross The nails drive in deeper, front of the whole world to see My flesh is crying, please crucify me (chorus)
4.
04:58
The air's thick with haze the heat drains my energy But I know that I am on my way home The sweat it stings my eyes so bad that I cannot see But I know that I am on my way home Sometimes I wanna cry, cuz I can't seem to make ends meet But I know that I am on my way home No matter how hard I try that mountain seems way too steep But I know that I am on my way home Sometimes I'm let down by the ones that I love most But I know that I am on my way home When the pain begins to come around it haunts me just like a ghost But I know that I am on my way home Home, on my way home, home It's a fight there's no doubt, to keep my roots growing deep But I know that I am on my way home The rain tries to watch out, that soil that embraces me But I know that I am on my way home
5.
07:34
When I see you, I turn away Callous and pale with not much to say I'm frightened and shamed, somewhat torn apart Would you still take this cold, cold heart The truth speaks clear, that I've not loved you I've been selfish and vain, anything but true Oh God, I just don't know where to start But ask that you'd warm this cold, cold heart Chorus: And maybe I will realize just how foolish I've been Someday see the mess in me, and own up for my sin But for now I don't know how to find the right words to say 'Cept, "help me please, I'm on my knees. I'm sorry. I'm sorry." When I see you, I don't wanna turn away I've been so desperate with a whole lot to say Oh God, I'm so scared and broken apart Would you still take this cold, cold heart (chorus)
6.
I can't stand your oppression Or tolerate your obsession I'm just not good enough for you Won't stand for your control Or give you another inch of my soul As far as we're concerned, you're through Caught in the ring your fear Snared by what you whisper in my ear That there's nothing of worth in me But I'm so through with your lies Oppressing things you devise For all I care you can rot in your debris Chorus: Is it too much to ask to stretch my wings out and fly Is it too much to dream that I might have something worth giving Before I die Won't hear your confession Or believe your observation Of all the things you think you see in me But I won't put up with your mind control Be blind no more, will open the door Let freedom roll and soar and stop keeping score Finally see and believe what it really means to live free indeed (chorus)

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released December 5, 2003

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Michael Miles Minneapolis, Minnesota

Acoustic artist Michael Miles is an acoustic guitarist and songwriter from the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota (not to be confused with Michael J Miles the banjo artist). Miles recorded his last full-length album in 2011, "Six by Six", a recompilation of a variety of his favorite improv instrumental pieces. ... more

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