Monthly Archives June 2014

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Head Towards the Light

Live off the killing floor … I thought I’d write a breakup song while I wasn’t actually going through a breakup. As any songwriter will know, it’s always a risk writing about things that aren’t actually happening, because you might bring them into being. Needless to say I won’t be doing that again anytime soon.

© 2014 Jonny Miller

Head Towards the Light

Break out break up, our work here is done.
Move out move on, no one did anything wrong.

It’s not about what we did, it’s what’s inside and what we hid

Another chapter, another life.
Walk through the door …
and head towards the light.

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Sebastopol

Back to my roots on this one … I grew up in California and have fond memories of the amazing amount of food they grow there … but as I grew older I learned about the great migration of poor people who came to work the fields in hopes of a better life, and the economic slavery and environmental destruction that followed. Anyway, this is from the point of view of a poor fellow who comes down out of the Sierra Nevada in search of all that the central valley and San Francisco promise.

© 2014 Jonny Miller

Sebastopol

I’m going down to Roseville, just for the night.
I’ll be pushing west, come the morning light.
‘Cause there’s peaches out in Davis, and grapes in Sebastopol …
and they say the fog in San Francisco is nice and cool.

There’s not much going on, in Auburn Trails.
The river dried rig...

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fire

The Fire (it burns)

I’ve been suffering from a bout of writer’s block, but I don’t really write them anyway, they just happen … and as it happens, this one chose me. Generally speaking I guess it’s a “why bother, life happens anyway, may as well just try and enjoy the ride” kind of sentiment.

© 2014 Jonny Miller

The Fire (it burns)

You live and you give and you take and you break,
and you learn …
at the end of the day you throw it away, in the fire …
the fire it burns.

You preach and you pray and you shout and you beg,
and you turn …
your face to the light at the end of the night, and the fire …
the fire it burns.

CHORUS
The fire the fire it burns, the fire the fire it burns.
The fire the fire it burns, the fire the fire it burns.

You laugh and you love and you can’t get enough,
and it hurts …
when no one...

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