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A smattering of songs from my first 6 albums...

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released April 15, 2012

Instruments & Vocals ~ Mike Miles *except as noted

*Music & lyrics as noted

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Simian Crease Puyallup, Washington

An "extremely prolific and creative studio project..." ~ Fabricoh Magazine

Featured track on 94.7 FM Too at 2: 'Prickly Little Unicorn'

"I really enjoy Taipei EP, too bad it ends so quickly..." ~ Solance/Audio Camp

"Experimental rock treasures" and "the underground sound is fully-realized and surprisingly adventurous..." ~ Music Emissions

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Track Name: The Devil's In The Doorway
The devil's in the doorway
and he's looking for a fix.
He's agreed to do it your way
but there's an asterisk.
You see, patience is a virtue
and he ain't too virtuous
so let's get on with this...

The devil's in the doorway
and he's itching for a taste.
A threesome or a four-way,
maybe a memory erased.
You see, grass is growing underfoot,
it's only time we waste
so let's get on with this...

Let's get on with this...

And we'll drop one for the good times,
take another for the bad.
A couple for later on
when you realize what you could have had.
Wash it down with wine or water,
guess it doesn't really matter
when you're sad.

Ahhh...

The devil's in the doorway
and he needs a pick-me-up.
Something to take away the pain
that comes with life and love.
You see, he's closed the door behind him,
I think he's waited long enough
so let's get on with this...

Let's get on with this...

And we'll drop one for the good times,
take another for the bad.
A couple for later on
when you realize what you could have had.
Wash it down with wine or water,
guess it doesn't really matter
when you're sad.

Drop one for the good times,
take another for the bad.
A couple for later on
when you realize what you could have had.
Wash it down with wine or water,
guess it doesn't really matter
when you're sad.
Oh, so sad...

Ahhh...
Track Name: Right Down The Line
You know I need your love,
you got that hold over me.
As long as I got your love,
you know that I'll never leave.
When I wanted you to share my life,
I had no doubt in my mind.

It's been you,
woman,
right down the line.

I know how much I lean on you,
only you can see.
The changes that I've been through
have left their mark on me.
You've been as constant as the Northern Star,
the brightest light that shines.

And it's been you,
woman,
right down the line.

I just wanna say
this is my way of telling you
everything
I could never say before...

Yeah, this is my way
of telling you
that every day
I'm loving you so much more...

'Cause you believed in me
through my darkest night.
Put something better
inside of me,
you brought me into the light.
Threw away all those crazy dreams,
I put them all behind.

And it's been you,
woman,
right down the line.

If I should doubt myself,
if I'm losing ground,
I won't turn to someone else.
They'd only let me down.
When I wanted you to share my life,
I had no doubt in my mind.

It was you,
woman,
right down the line.

And it's been you,
woman,
right down the line.

I just wanna say
this is my way of telling you
everything
I could never say before...

Yeah, this is my way
of telling you
that every day
I'm loving you so much more...
Track Name: Heart-shaped Moon
Can't beat my wings,
won't hold my breath.
My body waits for a peaceful death.
Soon it will be cold
as the water is warm
and then from her womb, not fully-formed...

I loved you,
even as you held my head
underwater~
Drunk on your wine
and this heart-shaped moon...

Leave me to sing
for a deep caress.
The song of the swan and his weightless egress.
Soon the moon will dance,
dance and fade away
and then from her heart, when morning breaks...

I loved you,
even as you held my head
underwater~
Hung up in your twine
and this heart-shaped moon...

I loved you,
even as you held my head
underwater~
I don't mind
this deep-blue swoon...
I'll wane in your refrain,
it's really no bother~
Just leave me behind
this heart-shaped moon...

Can't beat my wings,
won't hold my breath.
My body waits for a peaceful death.
Soon this long goodbye
will end with a kiss.
The song of the swan and his weightless egress...

When morning breaks this
heart-shaped moon.

Heart-shaped moon...

When morning breaks this
heart-shaped moon.

Heart-shaped moon...

When morning breaks this
heart-shaped moon.

Heart-shaped moon...

You'll see me behind this
heart-shaped moon...
Track Name: A Love Song Called 'Jewels (In The Moonlight)'
You want love songs and all that shit.
I don’t know how I feel about that…
But this city will swallow us whole
if we don’t kick it square in the face.

Some space, some space, some space
to move
and dance like fools
and love like animals
and shine like jewels in the moonlight!

We’ll be together when the time is right,
then you’ll drag me out into the night.
But these city lights will swallow us whole…

We’ll go, we’ll go, we'll go
to the country
and act like fools
and swim under the stars
and shine like jewels in the moonlight!

Somewhere in the sky tonight,
a star is twinkling bright,
giving life to another world.
Life to another world...
There is magic and there is art in it's curve,
as darkness touches it's nightly nerve,
giving lovers a reason to curl…

And I believe there is a boy who is bound
by the one, true love he has found.
And right now he’s writing a song about,
a song about you
and me.
You and me...

You want love songs and all that shit.
I don’t know if I can give you that…
But this city will swallow us whole
if we don’t give it the old ‘one-two’.

We’re through, we’re through, we’re through
the country
and over the tallest peak,
where you speak but make no sound.
We're upstream and downstream,
we’re together now, baby, and that’s alright!
Alright, alright now baby!
We can dance like fools
and write love songs, maybe,
and shine like jewels in the moonlight!

Jewels in the moonlight!

I’ll never say ‘we’re through’ again.
I’ll never say those words again.
I’ll never say those words to you again…
Track Name: The Etched Heart Committee
Do you remember the day
the Committee came down to meet us?
As their white hands sprung from business suits
to greet us.
With promise of a new age...
where you grow old before you're stuck in a jar,
like another aborted fetus.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Our heroes saved us from our suffering!
Hail! Hail! The harbingers and their peaceful offering!
You hang up the phone,
it's written in stone
by The Etched Heart Committee...

Well spoken and versed
in the language of the people.
With a deeper understanding of good
and evil.
The pamphlets dispursed...
Born again to a partial birth
and the words of the vain and feeble.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Our heroes saved us from our pity!
Hail! Hail! The harbingers of this fair city!
You hang up the phone,
it's written in stone
by The Etched Heart Committee...

Yes, I remember the day
the Committee came down to meet us.
As their white hands strained to spank her child
and defeat us.
They left in a haze of smoke...
And she choked to death on disclaimers,
as we stood there
holding our hangers...

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Our heroes saved us from our sorrow!
Hail! Hail! The harbingers of this bright tomorrow!
You hang up the phone,
it's written in stone...

I have seen the future and it don't look pretty...
To hell with the harbingers of this fucked up city!
It's written in stone,
you hung up the phone
on The Etched Heart Committee...

The Etched Heart Committee...

The Etched Heart Committee...
Track Name: Drecksack
(instrumental)
Track Name: Going Under
Left home with a friend of mine.
Gone two years and I don't know why.
Now I'm happy all the time.
I can't think and I'm feeling fine.
Girl put me in a situation,
going through soft core mutation.

Think you heard this all before.
Now you're gonna hear some more.
I know a place where dreams get crushed,
hopes are smashed but that ain't much.
Voluntary experimentation.
Going through soft core mutation.

I'm going under...

Down under where the lights are low.
To a place where all the mutants go.
Doing things I never did before,
inside-out and coming back for more.
Little girl with the four red lips.
I never knew it could be like this.
You put me in a situation.
Going through soft core mutation.

Down under where the lights are low.
To a place where all the mutants go.
Doing things I never did before,
inside-out and coming back for more.
Little girl with the four red lips.
I never knew it could be like this.
You put me in a situation.
Going through soft core mutation.

I'm going under...

Down under where the lights are low.
To a place where all the mutants go.
Doing things I never did before,
inside-out and coming back for more.
Little girl with the four red lips.
I never knew it could be like this.
You put me in a situation.
Going through soft core mutation.

I'm going under...

Down under where the lights are low...
Track Name: Prickly Little Unicorn
Prickly little unicorn...
Luckless? Yes, as he was born
with more than just the usual horn.

But more than two,
and even more,
this luckless beast
was born with four!

How sad, was he, forevermore,
this prickly little unicorn...
Full of sorrow and forlorn.

As all his friends called him
the poor-old, prickly...
All his friends called him
the poor-old, prickly
quadruplecorn...

Prickly little unicorn...
Luckless? Yes, as he was born
with more than just the usual horn.

But more than two,
and even more,
this luckless beast
was born with four!

So full of sorrow and forlorn,
this prickly little unicorn...

Plagued by the way
that he was formed,
he cursed the day
that he was born.

Plagued by the way
that he was formed,
he cursed the day
that he was born,
this prickly little unicorn.

Prickly little unicorn...
Track Name: Eklipse
His eyes were an eclipse.
Seine Augen waren eine Eklipse.
Track Name: Soon-To-Be-Exit Strategy
(instrumental)
Track Name: Girl Under Glass
Girl under glass,
covered in centipedes
and scorpions...
I understand,
this wasn't your plan...

Girl under glass,
clearly, I see your predicament.

There's nothing I can do
for you.

There's nothing I can do
for you...
Track Name: Hummingbird
I love your little wings.
It’s like they sing to me.
A song about the mist
that chills this morning…
And if you fly away,
won’t let another take your place,
‘cuz I know that you’ll be back
for one more taste…

I love your little wings.
Fast as anything.
I’ll hum the song you sing
‘til I see you coming.
I want to hold you in my hands.
I want to feel your tiny heart.
I want to make a brand, new start
this misty morning…

I love your little wings,
and when they bring you back to me,
I want to sing your song
and sing along with you!
I swear that I’ll be true.
And stay forever sweet.
As long as you return
each misty morning
to sing your song to me.

You sing your song to me.

Sing your song to me.

Sing your song to me…
Track Name: Spiderweb Song
Sue was wrapped up in blue,
spiderweb made of silk and glue.
Though try, did she,
she couldn’t get free.
Oh no…

Days and nights came and went,
spent
suspended in spider cement.
And cry, did she,
constantly.
Oh no…

And why did she
follow the spider into that hole,
the hole inside of her?
Why would she
follow that spider?
Well, I know….

Sue was stuck in a web,
‘twas a trap the spider had set.
Hopelessly caught
in a tangle of thoughts.
Oh no….

Plans were made and then scrapped
when the spider would tighten it’s wrap.
All of her plots
would end up all for naught.
Oh no…

And why did she
follow the spider into that hole,
the hole inside of her?
Why would she
follow that spider?
Well, I know…

And I know there are times
when I just want to walk away,
leave her behind,
put her out of her misery
and me out of mine,
but, you see,
we are meant to be, meant to be…

Meant to be…

Sue was wrapped up in blue,
spiderweb made of silk and glue.
Though try, did she,
she couldn’t get free.
Oh no…

And cry, did she,
constantly.
Oh no…

Crying and weeping
and calling to me.
Oh no…

Oh no, no…

And why did she
follow the spider into that hole,
the hole inside of her?
Why would she
follow that spider
into the hole,
that hole inside of her?
Why would she
follow the spider?
Well, I know…

Yes, I know…
Track Name: Turn
If you leave,
I’ll go mad.
If you go,
I’ll be bad.
Fire away,
ring some bells,
then I’ll turn
it on myself.

Oh.

Turn away,
turn on me.
I’ll be bad,
you will see.
Cock my gun,
watch them run.
When I’m done
it’s my turn…

Oh.

Turn around,
please come back.
Walk out that door,
and I’ll be bad.
Bullets fly,
raise some hell,
then I’ll turn
it on myself.

Then I’ll turn
it on myself.

Then I’ll turn
it on myself….

Oh.
Track Name: Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
How can I just let you walk away,
just let you leave without a trace?
When I stand here taking every breath
with you,
ooh.

You're the only one
who really knew me at all...

How can you just walk
away from me,
when all I can do is watch you leave?
We've shared the laughter
and the pain,
we've even shared the tears.

You're the only one
who really knew me at all...

So take a look at me now,
there's just an empty space...
There's nothing left here
to remind me,
just the memory of your face.

Just take a look at me now,
there's just an empty space...
And you coming back to me
is against the odds
and that's what I've got to face.

I wish I could just make you
turn around,
turn around and see me cry.
There's so much I need
to say to you,
so many reasons why.

You're the only one
who really knew me at all...

So take a look at me now,
there's just an empty space...
There's nothing left here
to remind me,
just the memory of your face.

Just take a look at me now,
there's just an empty space...
But to wait for you, is all I can do
and that's what I've got to face...

Take a look at me now...

Take a look at me now,
there's just an empty space...
There's nothing left here
to remind me,
just the memory of your face.

Take a look at me now,
'cause I'll still be standing here...
And you coming back to me
is against all odds
and it's a chance I've got to take.

(Take a look at me now.)

Now it's a chance I've got to take...
Track Name: Whateverafter
I don’t want to die alone.
I want to die with you.
To discover
whatever
comes after…

Oh, to kiss your mouth
one last time,
grab your hand and run to the edge,
fast as we can.

Oh, the thrill of meeting
these new feelings
head-on
with hearts on fire!

Hearts on fire!

Hearts on fire!

Hearts on fire!

My one desire,
my only love,
our screams intertwined
and buried in the rush.

Oh, to kiss the ground
with you by my side.

With you by my side…

I don’t want to die alone.
I want to die with you.
To discover
whatever
comes after…

I don’t want to die alone.
I want to die with you.
To discover
whatever
comes after
with you…

With you...

With you,
my one desire...

With you,
my only love...
Track Name: You Turned To Blue
You, you turned to blue
when I kissed you,
when I kissed you.

You knew, I couldn't wait
to suffocate you,
suffocate you.

And your mouth opened like a flower
in bloom...

I, I saw red
when you said you were leaving,
you were leaving.

I tried, to stop myself,
Felt like my heart
had stopped beating.

I tried to tell you,
but you weren't breathing.

And your mouth opened like a flower
in bloom...

And your mouth opened like a flower
in bloom...

(Take it, Michael)

You, you turned to blue
when I kissed you,
when I kissed you.

I, I had to let you go
and now I know
I’m better off without you.

And I hope
you’re better off, too.

And your mouth opened like a flower
in bloom...

And your mouth opened like a flower
in bloom...

And your mouth opened like a flower
in bloom...